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.
(Building is open 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.)

 

3:00-8:00 P.M.
Registration center open. 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.)

 

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. 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 well documented. This presentation will feature images from the era and give you an opportunity to view a collection of antique photocards through a stereoscope. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

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. Using examples from nature and popular art, Hemkin will examine how light, color pigments, the eye, and the brain work together to give awareness of color. Meet in Gund Gallery lobby

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Alumni College Seminar III. “Baseball History on this Hill,” with Gerald Kelly ’96, affiliated scholar in American studies and Peter Rutkoff, professor of American studies. Kenyon has a long connection to baseball at all levels. Kelly and Rutkoff will share this history while discussing the issues of American sport and culture and discrimination that are so intimately woven into our national culture. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

3:00-5:00 P.M.
Join BFEC staff to explore a part of Kenyon’s seven-mile trail network and enjoy great views of the Kokosing River valley. Choose from a two-mile or four-mile loop on moderate to hilly terrain. Wear proper footwear. Meet at the Parish House on Brooklyn Street.

4:00 P.M.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting. Ascension 120, Campbell-Meeker Room

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.
Bell tower open for pealing. Follow your ears up the winding staircase and join us for the traditional hour-long session of music making. Church of the Holy Spirit bell tower. (Enter through the small door between the west and north entrances.)

4:00-5:00 P.M.
“LinkedIn: Build your professional presence,” with Scott Layson, director of career development. Learn how to use LinkedIn for professional growth. 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 the 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 Cottage

5:00-6:00 P.M.
Stairwells meeting. Crozier Center

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

5:00 P.M.-midnight
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 1999 gathering. Hanna Front Lawn. (Rain site: Hanna third floor south lounge)

7:00 P.M.
Owl Creeks meeting and short rehearsal. Brandi Recital Hall, Storer Hall

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

7:30-8:30 P.M.
Wild wonders from the Columbus Zoo. Get up close and personal with a variety of zoo animals in this entertaining and informative program. Bolton Theater

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

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

7:30-9:00 P.M.
Class of 1984 gathering. Printmaking Classroom, Horvitz Hall 301

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

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

8:30 P.M.
“The Ghosts of Kenyon: A Walking Tour,” with Timothy Shutt, professor of humanities. Meet inside the Church of the Holy Spirit.

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 Grammy-nominated musicians Justin Roberts ’92, Liam Davis ’90, and Gerald Dowd. Hospitality Tent Stage, Ransom Lawn

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 open, 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 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.-Noon
The Art of Consumption (aka Booze ‘n’ Brunch). 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 brunch foods to start your day. Mimosas, teas, juices, Perrier, bloody marys, and strong coffee available. Gallery exhibition open. Gund Gallery patio and lawn

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.
Stairwells rehearsal. Brandi Recital Hall, Storer 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 (rain site: 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 program will include the announcement of the Gregg Cup recipient, Kenyon’s highest alumni honor, recognizing a graduate with outstanding service to the College. We will also honor our 50th reunion class and present 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

1:00-4:00 P.M.
Class of 2004 Non-Party Party. South Quad (Rain site: DKE 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. Sheffield explores how Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech became a guidepost for institutions of higher learning across America. The call for inclusion led to initiatives that changed Kenyon’s character and complexion. The College has come a long way from the appointment of its first black professor to the inauguration of its first African American president. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

1:30-3:30 P.M.
Reunion photos for the classes of 1979-2009, Owl Creeks, and Stairwells. Rosse Hall steps (rain site: 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. Home of Bob Hallinan ’74 and Buffy Hallinan ’76, 10431 Quarry Chapel Road

1:45 P.M (Immediately following Class of 1979 photo)
Poetry reading: Wade “Woody” Newman ’79 will read poetry from his latest book, Final Terms/East and West. All 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 to protect land around the College from development. Join managing director Lisa Schott ’80 and her colleague, Nikki Taylor P’12, for a half-hour driving tour of the protected properties. Each tour is limited to twenty-six people. Meet motorcoach at the circle driveway in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

2:00-4:00 P.M.
Open house and tours of the new North Campus Apartments. North Campus Apartment 5A, Bennett Lane

2:00-4:00 P.M.
The Overacheevers, the Class of 1979’s 35th reunion electric pickup band, will perform in the Cheever Room. The band features Martin Secrest, Bill Whitaker, Hal DeSaussure, and Bob Channick. All welcome. Cheever Room, Finn House

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

3:00-4:00 P.M.
“LinkedIn: Build your professional presence,” with Scott Layson, director of career development. Learn how to use LinkedIn for professional growth. Roth Computer Lab, Peirce Hall, Lower Level

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Philander Chase Corporation (PCC) Tour. See 2:00 p.m. entry above for details. Meet motorcoach at the 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 Heasley ’60 P’83,’88 GP’16 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. (Immediately following Owl Creeks group photo)
Owl Creeks rehearsal. Rosse Hall rehearsal room

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 P.M.
Anna Frutiger ’09 memorial gathering with the Class of 2009. Anna’s Memorial Bench, Middle Path between Mather and Hayes.

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

3:45 P.M. (Immediately following Stairwells group photo)
Stairwells rehearsal. Rosse Hall Rehearsal Room

4:00 P.M.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting. Ascension 120, Campbell-Meeker Room

4:00-5:00 P.M.
Family concert with Grammy-nominated children’s musician Zak Morgan ’94. 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

4:30 P.M.
Class of 1974 memorial gathering. Bike trail bridge over Kokosing River

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

5:00 P.M.-Midnight
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 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

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/Stairwell warm-up. Brandi Recital Hall,Storer Hall

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

9:00 P.M.
Class of 1974 gathering. Ganter Price Hall, Kokosing Drive

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

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 Third 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


10:00-10:15 A.M.
Kenyon Veterans Association Memorial Day remembrance and gathering. College flagpole, behind Ransom Hall

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

10:30 A.M.
Alumni memorial service and Episcopal worship service. (Bell tower open for pealing after the service.) Church of the Holy Spirit

1:00 P.M.
Residence halls close. Note: Keys lost or not returned are subject to a $150 replacement fee.