Reunion 2014: June 6-8
Classes of 4s and 9s Celebrate Special Reunions
Complete the following Reunion online forms:
Traveling from a distance? Stay on campus at Knight Hall or click here for a list of area hotels.
Friday, June 6
Grey Towers Castle
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Dining Room Complex
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Barnes Foundation Tour
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy lunch before boarding the bus to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
This unique art collection is one of the world’s most important holdings
of post-impressionist and early modern art. This trip will fill up quickly. Register early.
Cocktail Reception for Alumni and Guests with President Nicolette DeVille Christensen
5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Castle Grand Hall, Rose and Mirror Rooms
Class of 1954 Dinner
5:30 p.m., The home of Peg (Johnson) Sutor
Class of 1964 Buffet Dinner and Class Meeting
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Landman Library, 2nd Floor
Saturday, June 7
Welcome, Registration and Breakfast
8:00 to Noon, Registration in Castle Grand Hall
8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Breakfast in Castle Rose Room
Enjoy the Commons
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Commons Lounges and Game Room
Spouses, partners and friends of Reunion alumni can spend time in the Commons shooting pool, playing ping pong, and relaxing in the lounge area and the Game Room.
Class Meetings and Class Pictures
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Various Campus Locations
Your class has a place of its own all day Saturday for your class meeting and for socializing when you are not attending other Reunion events. Our photographer will come to your meeting for your class picture. Classes 2004 and 2009 will have their class pictures taken during the Young Alumni Picnic at 6:00 p.m.
Faculty and Leadership Presentations
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Brubaker Hall
You will have an opportunity to select 3 of these events on your Reunion Invitation reply card.
Helene Klein, Co-Director, Honors Program - Honors Programming and Career Mentoring
Leadership, Innovation and Communication Skills developed through the Arcadia Honors Program
The Honors Program at Arcadia is focused on having students understand their leadership potential as a professional, graduate student, and global citizen. As such, the program focuses on having students identify their leadership abilities and using their strengths to help others realize their own. The crux of the academic and co-curricular programming, including the Alumni/Honors Mentor Program is to have students explore empathy, creating missions, being innovative, developing communications expertise, magnifying their teamwork abilities as well as their abilities to develop relationship and motivate others.
Lorna Stern, Vice President and Executive Director of The College of Global Studies
What Makes Millennials' Hearts Beat Faster When Thinking About Studying Abroad?
One of the largest and most respected campus study abroad programs in the nation. The College serves students from Arcadia University and more than 300 U.S. colleges and universities. Thoughts and observations will be expressed on current student populations and their motivations for international educational experiences.
Robert Mauro, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts and Abbey Ryan '03, Assistant Professor
Designing the Creative Experience
Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Design & Theater) are the creative soul of the University. This nationally accredited and recognized program offers BFA degrees with over 200 majors.
Dr. Richard A. Wertime, Director, Graduate Studies in English and the Humanities, University Director of Creative Writing
The University's Literary Life - Bringing the World to Arcadia and Taking Arcadia to the World!
Arcadia's literary scene is a vibrant one, a two-way street that brings famous and up-and-coming writers to campus at the same time that it affords our students a chance to strengthen their literary craft abroad. Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) students travel each summer to Scotland to enjoy a literary residency in Edinburgh, and each summer students--and sometimes alumni--travel with Dr. Wertime to the very heart of Umbria to undertake a literary residency there. Both the Visiting Writers Series and the Writers Return to Campus enrich our life to the Glenside campus with the presence of renowned writers and with our own alumni who have enjoyed exciting literary success.
Michael Saloma, Grounds Manager
Hear about the recent additions and planned projects. Arcadia's sustainability with recycling efforts and geothermal technology will be highlighted.
Parade of Classes
12:30 p.m., begin at the Wishing Well
The Parade of Classes marches from the Wishing Well to the Reunion Luncheon in the Commons Great Room.
Reunion Luncheon, Presentation of Alumni Association Awards
1:00 p.m., Commons Great Room
Enjoy lunch with your class and faculty guests by your invitation. Applaud the recipients of the coveted Alumni Association Awards.
Free Time to Check-Out the Campus (map)
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- View alumni art exhibit in the University Commons Art Gallery (1st Floor).
- Take a Campus Tour.
- Purchase Beaver College/Arcadia University memorabilia in Templeton Bookstore (open until 7:00 p.m.).
- Find your Paver along The Alumni Walk of Pride.
- Visit the Game Room in the Commons.
- Stop by the Weiss Tennis Courts as the 2nd Annual Men's Tennis Tournament is underway (from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.).
Yoga with Sara DiVello '99
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Kuch Center, Aerobics Room
Enjoy a meditative practice that will both challenge and support you. Sara provides modifications and options for each pose, custom-tailoring to your experience, ability, and energy level. With strong focus on breath, intention, and internal awareness, this practice seeks to deepen your practice and enhance mindfulness. Through the practice, you can release stress and anxiety, providing an opportunity to move inward to a place of stillness and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.
Young Alumni Picnic
5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Haber Green (in front of the Commons)
Cost: $15 Adult when registering by May 31; $5 children 6-12. $20 at the door.
All alumni of the last ten years are invited back to campus for the Young Alumni Picnic to help the class of 2004 and 2009 celebrate their five and ten year reunions. With plenty of food, music, and lawn games. Have a great time and catch up with friends. For Young Alumni with children, there will be plenty to keep them entertained with a face painter, balloon artist, and a moon bounce. Class pictures for the Class of 2004 and 2009 will take place during the picnic at 6:00 p.m.
Evening Cocktail Reception and International Dinner
5:30 p.m., Castle Grand Hall, Rose and Mirror Rooms
All classes are invited to attend the cocktail reception in the Castle where you can meet with classmates and friends from all Reunion year classes. Then segue into the Rose and Mirror Rooms for an international dining experience.
Class of 1969 Dinner
6:30 p.m., The home of Robert and Susan (Rodgers) Fleming
Alumni Focus Exhibition and Dessert Buffet
8:00 to 9:30 p.m., University Commons Art Gallery
Sunday, June 8
7:30 to 11:00 a.m., Stein Fireplace Lounge