Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, May 22

OPEN TODAY:
Kenyon Athletic Center (KAC), 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Kenyon College Bookstore, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Gund Gallery exhibition, 1:00-10:00 p.m.Friday, May 23
(Building is open 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.)

3:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration center opens. Kenyon College Bookstore



FRIDAY, May 23

OPEN TODAY:
Kenyon Athletic Center, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Kenyon College Bookstore, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) Resource Center, hiking trails, and wildlife garden, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Olin and Chalmers libraries, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gund Gallery exhibition, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
(Building is open 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
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8:00-10:00 A.M.
Hot breakfast. Peirce Hall

8:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
Registration center open. Kenyon College Bookstore

9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Alumni Council meeting. Leach Dining Room

11:00 A.M.
Class of 1969 golf outing. Apple Valley Golf Course

11:00 A.M.-NOON
Alumni College Seminar I: "A Sense of Place: Early Photographs and Photographers in Gambier and Mount Vernon and at Kenyon College," with Tom Stamp ’73, college historian and keeper of Kenyoniana. Did you know that the tintype, which began the popularization of photography in America, was invented in Gambier by a Kenyon professor? Because of that and other fortunate circumstances, the campus and the local landscape of the mid to late nineteenth century are particularly well documented. This presentation will introduce you to fascinating images from the era and give you an opportunity to view a collection of antique photocards through a stereoscope. Location TBD

NOON-1:30 P.M.
Lunch. Peirce Hall

1:30-2:30 P.M.
Alumni College Seminar II: “Beautiful Colors – How Do We See Them?” with Sheryl Hemkin, associate professor of chemistry. An introduction to the marvelous complexity of how we see color. Using examples from nature and popular art, we will examine how light, color pigments, your eye and brain, work together to give us the awareness of color. We will also look at how subtle modifications in environment can change our perception of color. Location TBD

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Alumni College Seminar III: “Baseball History on this Hill,” with Gerald Kelly, affiliated scholar in American studies and Peter Rutkoff, professor of American studies. Kenyon has a long connection to baseball at all levels. We sport two published baseball writers, have two recent students toiling the minor leagues, claim the daughter of a Hall of Famer as a graduate, hosted a current Major League General Manager in several classes, and sponsored a vivid symposium on the Negro Leagues led by a recently retired MLB Commissioner. And, we can claim the person of Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians GM) as the historical equal to Branch Rickey---the Ohio Wesleyan graduate who brought Jackie Robinson into the Major Leagues in 1947. In fact, just six weeks after Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Veeck signed a much younger Larry Doby to play center field with the Cleveland Indians. Veeck and Doby became the American League's pioneers in integration just as Rickey and Robinson had been for the National League. Let us also engage with the issues of American sport and culture and discrimination that are so intimately woven into our national culture. Location TBD

3:00-5:00 P.M.
Join BFEC staff to explore a part of our 7-mile trail network and great views of the Kokosing River valley. Participants may choose from a 2 mile or 4 mile loop on moderate to hilly terrain; wear proper footwear. Meet at the Parish House.

4:00-4:30 P.M.
Meet and greet with Grammy-nominated children’s musician and entertainer
Zak Morgan ’94. Kenyon College Bookstore

4:00-5:00 P.M.
Special Presentation: “LinkedIn build your professional presence,” with Scott Layson, director of career development. Learn to build an effective linkedin profile and how to connect for professional growth. (Please note this session will be repeated on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.) Roth Computer Lab, Peirce Hall, Lower Level

4:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.
Hospitality tent open. Drink tickets for alcohol will be required to receive beer and/or wine. Each legal adult will receive ten complimentary drink tickets with their reunion registration. Additional drink tickets may be purchased for $2 per ticket at the registration center and the hospitality tent. Cash only will be accepted at the tent. Ransom Lawn

5:00-6:00 P.M.
Special 25th reunion reception for Class of 1989 with President Sean Decatur. Cromwell Garden. (Rain site: Cromwell Cottage)

5:00-11:00 P.M.
Camp Kenyon children’s program. Horn Gallery

5:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.
Babysitting services available. (Pre-registration required.) Hoehn-Saric House

6:00-7:30 P.M.
All-reunion casual dinner. Ransom Lawn (Rain site: Peirce Hall)

6:30 P.M.
Alpha Sigma Chi gathering. West Division Lounge, Old Kenyon

6:30-9:00 P.M.
Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma open house. Harlow Walker House, 308 East Wiggin Street

7:00 P.M.
Class of 2009 gathering. Freshman Quad

7:30-8:30 P.M.
Wild Wonders from the Columbus Zoo. This entertaining and informative program will bring a variety of zoo animals up close and personal. Bolton Theater

7:30 P.M.
Class of 1974 gathering. Horvitz Hall

7:30 P.M.
Class of 1994 gathering. Home of Darnell ’94 and Will ’94 Heywood, 10434 Quarry Chapel Road

7:30-9:00P.M.
Class of 1984 gathering. Printmaking Classroom, Horvitz Hall

7:45 P.M.
Class of 1979 gathering. Weaver Cottage

8:00 P.M.
Stairwells and friends bonfire and gathering. Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC)

9:00 P.M.
Miller Observatory open to the public, weather permitting. Hosted by Paula Turner, professor of physics. To drive there, turn right from Wiggin Street onto Route 229, drive about 0.2 miles, and turn right onto the blacktop road marked by a Kenyon sign. Follow road up the hill to the observatory. Parking is limited.

9:00 P.M.
All reunion music and dancing with Part-Time Lovers; an 80s cover band featuring Justin Roberts '92 and Liam Davis '90, along with Gerald Dowd. Hospitality Tent Stage, Ransom Lawn

9:30 P.M.
“The Ghosts of Kenyon: A Walking Tour” with Timothy Shutt, professor of humanities. Meet inside the Church of the Holy Spirit.


SATURDAY, May 24

OPEN TODAY:
Kenyon College Bookstore, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Admissions Office in Ransom Hall, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Kenyon Athletic Center, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Gund Gallery exhibition and building, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Olin and Chalmers libraries, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
BFEC Resource Center, hiking trails, and wildlife garden. Pick up a trail map at the Resource Center and enjoy a self-guided hike. Dawn to Dusk
Academic buildings, 1:00-4:00 p.m.


8:00-10:00 A.M.
Hot breakfast. Peirce Hall

8:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
Registration center open. Kenyon College Bookstore

8:30 A.M.
Leadership breakfast (by invitation). Thomas Hall, upper level of Dempsey Hall

9:00 A.M.
Historical tour of south campus, led by Thomas P. Stamp ’73, college historian and keeper of Kenyoniana. Meet at north door of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

9:00 A.M.
"Breakfast with the Birds. Enjoy coffee and donuts before hitting the trails to see some of the seventy-eight bird species that nest in the BFEC preserve. Field guides and binoculars will be available. Meet at the BFEC Resource Center.

9:00-10:30 A.M.
The Art of Consumption (aka Booze ‘n’ Breakfast). Mounds of eggs, banana pyramids, stacks of sausages, rows of muffins and a smorgasbord of jams—join the Gund Gallery for a sculptural installation of breakfast foods to start your day. Mimosas, teas, juices, Perrier, bloody marys and strong coffee available! Gallery open. Gund Gallery patio and lawn

9:00 A.M.
5K fun run/walk. Meet at the Middle Path Gates.

10:00-11:00 A.M.
Town meeting: A conversation with President Sean Decatur and members of the senior administrative staff. Rosse Hall

10:00-11:00 A.M.
Admissions Office campus tour for prospective students. Ransom Hall

10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Kenyon Christian alumni and current students’ reception. All welcome. Cheever Room, Finn House (beside the Kenyon Inn)

11:00 A.M.
Admissions Office information session: “How to Handle the College Search Process.” This session is for rising high school juniors and seniors contemplating the college search, with an emphasis on Kenyon admissions. Norton Room, Ransom Hall

11:00 A.M.-NOON
Beta Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association planning meeting. Franklin Miller Lecture Hall (Hayes 109), Hayes Hall, Science Quad
11:15 - 11:45 A.M.

Reunion photos for the classes of 1964-1974  Rosse Hall steps (rainsite: Rosse Hall)
11:15 A.M. Class of 1974
11:30 A.M. Class of 1969
11:45 A.M. Class of 1964

11:50 A.M.
Parade of reunion classes, led by the Class of 1964 and bagpiper Thomas H. Curtis ’63. From Rosse Hall to Peirce Hall

NOON-1:30 P.M.
A Celebration of Classes: Gregg Cup Awards Luncheon. The lunch program will include the announcement of the Gregg Cup recipient, Kenyon’s highest alumni honor, recognizing a graduate who exemplifies outstanding service to the College. We will also honor our 50th reunion class and present all of the traditional alumni and class awards. (Not recommended for children) Great Hall, Peirce Hall

NOON-1:30 P.M.
Lunch. Peirce Hall

NOON-4:00 P.M.
Quarry Chapel open house celebrating the Chapel’s 150th anniversary (1863-2013). Come see the windows, pews, and other improvements from the Chapel’s completed restoration. Corner of Quarry Chapel and Monroe Mills roads.

12:30-2:30 P.M.
Beta Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi alumni cookout. Beta Theta Pi Temple

1:00 P.M.
Peeps Alumni Association members annual meeting. East Division Lounge, Old Kenyon

1:30-2:30 P.M.
Alumni College Seminar IV: "The Dream: Looking back at 35+ years of black faculty on the hill,” with Ric Sheffield, professor of sociology and legal studies. Professor Sheffield explores how Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech became a guidepost for institutions of higher learning across America. Ultimately, the call for inclusion came to Kenyon, not just for its student body, but for the faculty as well, leading to initiatives and commitments that irrevocably changed both the character and complexion of the College on the Hill. With a resolve to make a difference, Kenyon has come a long way from the appointment of its first black professor to the inauguration of its first African American president. Location TBD


1:30-3:15 P.M.
Reunion photos for the classes of 1979-2009 Owl Creeks and Stairwells. Rosse Hall steps (rainsite: Rosse Hall)
1:30 P.M. Class of 1979
1:45 P.M. Class of 1984
2:00 P.M. Class of 1989
2:15 P.M. Class of 1994
2:30 P.M. Class of 1999
2:45 P.M. Class of 2004
3:00 P.M. Class of 2009
3:15 P.M. Owl Creeks
3:30 P.M. Stairwells


1:30-4:00 P.M.
Class of 1974 gathering at the home of Bob ’74 and Buffy ’76 Hallinan. 10431 Quarry Chapel Road

1:45 P.M.
Poetry Reading: Wade “Woody” Newman ’78 will read poetry from his most recent book. All are welcome. Campbell Meeker Room, Ascension Hall

2:00 P.M.
Reception celebrating Kenyon alumni authors. Norton Room, Ransom Hall

2:00-3:00 P.M.
Philander Chase Corporation (PCC) Tour. The PCC, Kenyon’s land trust, works with local property owners to protect land around the College from development. Join Lisa Schott ’80, managing director of the PCC and her colleague, Nikki Taylor P’12, for a half-hour educational driving tour of the protected properties. Each tour is limited to 20 people. First come, first served. Meet vans at circle driveway in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

2:00-4:00 P.M.
Open house and tours of a new student housing North Campus apartment. North Campus Apartment # TBD

2:00-5:00 P.M.
Iota Chapter of Psi Upsilon reception. Psi Upsilon Lodge, Kokosing Drive

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Special Encore Presentation: “LinkedIn build your professional presence,” with Scott Layson, director of career development. Learn to build an effective linkedin profile and how to connect for professional growth. Roth Computer Lab, Peirce Hall, Lower Level

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Philander Chase Corporation (PCC) Tour. The PCC, Kenyon’s land trust works with local property owners to protect land around the College from development. Join Lisa Schott ’80, managing director of the PCC and her colleague, Nikki Taylor P’12, for a half -hour educational driving tour of the protected properties. Each tour is limited to 20 people. First come, first served. Meet vans at circle driveway in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit

3:00-5:00 P.M.
Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon reception for DKE alumni and their guests. Home of Bob '60 and Peg Heasley P '83,’88, GP ’16, 203 Kokosing Drive, just past the DKE Lodge

3:00-5:30 P.M.
Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Alumni Association open house. Delta Tau Delta Lodge, Kokosing Drive

3:30 P.M.
Annual swim team alumni gathering. Home of Marcie and Jim Steen P’01,’04, 11370 Kenyon Road (Route 308)

3:30-11:00 P.M.
Camp Kenyon children’s program. Horn Gallery

4:00-5:00 P.M.
Family Concert with Grammy-nominated children’s musician Zak Morgan ’94. Hospitality Tent Stage, Ransom Lawn (Rain site: Bolton Theater)

4:00-5:00 P.M.
The East Wing Association and Alpha Delta Phi open house reception. Ganter Price Hall, Kokosing Drive

4:00-5:30 P.M.
Refreshments. Drink tickets for alcohol will be required to receive beer and/or wine. Each legal adult will receive ten complimentary drink tickets with their reunion registration. Additional drink tickets may be purchased for $2 per ticket at the registration center and the hospitality tent. Cash only will be accepted at the tent. Hospitality tent, Ransom Lawn

5:00 P.M.
The East Wing Association and Alpha Delta Phi annual meeting. Alpha Delta Phi Lodge, Kokosing Drive

5:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.
Babysitting services available. (Pre-registration required.) Hoehn-Saric House

5:30-6:30 P.M.
Special 50th reunion reception for the Class of 1964 with President Sean Decatur. Cromwell Garden. (Rain site: Cromwell Cottage)

5:30-7:00 P.M.
All-reunion reception with faculty and staff. Drink tickets for alcohol will not be needed during the reception. Hospitality tent (rain or shine)

5:30 P.M.-1:00 A.M.
Alpha Sigma Chi Alumni Association reception. West Division Lounge, Old Kenyon

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Teen stromboli and movie night (ages thirteen and up). Wiggin Street Coffee and Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

6:30 P.M.
Owl Creeks and Stairwells reunion dinners. Locations TBD

6:30 P.M.
First seating of reunion class dinners. Class dinner seatings and locations will be posted at the registration center and hospitality tent.

7:00 P.M.
Second seating of reunion class dinners.

7:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.
Hospitality tent open. Drink tickets for alcohol will be required to receive beer and/or wine. Each legal adult will receive ten complimentary drink tickets with their reunion registration. Additional drink tickets may be purchased for $2 per ticket at the registration center and the hospitality tent. Cash only will be accepted at the tent. Ransom Lawn

8:00-8:50 P.M.
Owl Creeks/Stairwells warm-up. Brandi Recital Hall,Storer Hall

9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.
Peeps Alumni Association reception. All are welcome. East Division Lounge, Old Kenyon

9:00 P.M.
Owl Creeks 40th anniversary reunion concert. Rosse Hall

10:00 P.M. (approximately)
All-reunion sing following the Owl Creeks concert. Rosse Hall steps

10:30 P.M. (approximately)
Stairwells first-ever reunion concert. (Immediately following the all-reunion sing.) Brandi Recital Hall, Storer Hall

11:30 P.M. (approximately)
Owl Creeks gathering. Crozier Center

11:30 P.M. (approximately)
Stairwells gathering. Leonard 3rd Floor Middle Lounge


SUNDAY, May 25

OPEN TODAY:
Kenyon College Bookstore, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Kenyon Athletic Center, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Gund Gallery exhibition, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(Building is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)


8:00-10:00 A.M.
Hot breakfast. Peirce Hall

8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Registration center open. Kenyon College Bookstore

10:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Brunch. Peirce Hall

10:30 A.M.
Alumni memorial service and Episcopal worship service. Church of the Holy Spirit

1:00 P.M.
Residence halls close. Note: Residence hall keys must be returned prior to your departure in order to avoid a $150 fine.