September 19-21, 2014

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Make your plans now to join alumni, students, families and friends for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014.

Weekend Highlights

Friday, Sept. 19

Several Friday classes will be open for families and alumni to attend. Please check back once class schedules are available.

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Registration

HUB Lobby, Holland Union Building

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Trout Gallery Exhibits
Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography (lower level). Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America’s leading photographers working in the 1950s and ’60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade, prints from Robert Frank’s landmark collection The Americans and Irving Penn’s Nude No. 92, New York.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dickinson Farm Produce Stand

Visit the college farm’s produce stand to pick up fresh, all-natural vegetables, herbs and more.
Holland Union Building Lower Lobby

1 p.m.
Farm Tour  Dickinson College Organic Farm, Boiling Springs
Take a guided tour of Dickinson’s organic farm. Learn about how the farm feeds the campus and community, its renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, and how students are involved in its food production and research. Those interested in taking a shuttle to the farm should arrive in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium parking lot at 12:45.

1 p.m. 
Campus Tour

No pre-registration required. Meet at the Waidner Admissions House.

2 p.m. 
Trout Gallery Highlights Tour
Please join Curator of Education, Heather Flaherty, for a guided tour featuring highlighted works from two current exhibitions: no-gotiations: Works by Patrick Strezelec and Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography.  

4:30 p.m.
Roberts Lecture #1
How Classical Was the Classical Revival?
Pagan, Jewish and Christian Antiquities in Renaissance Europe. Each fall the Roberts Lecture series features an internationally renowned scholar who delivers two lectures on a subject related to ancient Greek and Roman culture. 

Delivered by Anthony Grafton of Princeton University. 

5:30 -10 p.m.
Harvest Fest 
Enjoy live bluegrass music, contra dancing, burgers, fresh-pressed apple cider and local ice cream at the Dickinson College Farm. Transportation provided to and from the farm from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. 

6 p.m. 
Shabbat Services Led by Rabbi Henry Shreibman ’74
Asbell Center Sanctuary

6 p.m.
Roberts Lecture Reception 

6:30-8:30 p.m.
LGBTQ Pride Reception
Rector Atrium
Join the Office of LGBTQ Services as we celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend! Make plans to attend this Homecoming & Family Weekend event, where LGBTQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies) alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents and community members will join together to celebrate our pride and continued work to build a vibrant and inclusive Dickinson community. Share your ideas, bring your history, and learn how you can support LGBTQ and ally students in the Dickinson community. Visit dickinson.edu/LGBTQ for complete event details. This event is sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services. No reservations necessary. For questions, please contact LGBTQ@Dickinson.edu.

7 p.m. 
Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Shabbat Dinner 

7–9 p.m. 
An Evening With the Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Saxophonist Tom Strohman
The Faculty Jazz Ensemble and guest saxophonist Tom Strohman will perform jazz favorites and tunes from the great American songbook in a relaxed and jazzy atmosphere. 
HUB Social Hall

9 p.m
Run With It! Show
Dickinson’s comedy improv troupe. 

Saturday, Sept. 20

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration
HUB Lobby, Holland Union Building

8 a.m.- noon
The Peddler Coffee Cart
Look for our enterprising students who will be staffing Dickinson’s own coffee cart on Britton Plaza. Be sustainable: bring your own reusable coffee mug!
Britton Plaza

8–9:30 a.m.
Succeeding at Dickinson
Gain a deeper understanding of how your student can best use tools on campus to be successful at Dickinson. Join Provost and Dean Neil Weissman, Vice President for Student Life Joyce Bylander and Dean of Career Development and Assistant Vice President for Student Life Phil Jones to learn more about the resources and support available to your student.

9-10 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Biddle Field

9:30–noon 
Community Excursions - Due to overwhelming popularity, the following events are now full. To add yourself to the wait list, please e-mail Kim Morgan at morgank@dickinson.edu.

  • Apple Picking with Project SHARE: Join us for a local adventure to Peters Orchards for a morning of apple picking to help support the fresh farm stand of Project SHARE, Carlisle’s local food bank. 
  • Hike to Pole Steeple: Join Marcus Key, Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy, on this moderately strenuous hike through Pine Grove Furnace State Park. During the hike, you will learn about the geologic and land-use history of the South Mountain area. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots. Transportation, water and a light snack will be provided. 

10 a.m.–noon 
ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, Photography by James Balog 
This photography exhibit highlights the work of James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey. The profound images capture the innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. Dickinson students will discuss their experience installing this artistic exhibition as well as the science behind the subject of the photographs. 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trout Gallery Exhibits
Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography (lower level). Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America’s leading photographers working in the 1950s and ’60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade, prints from Robert Frank’s landmark collection The Americans and Irving Penn’s Nude No. 92, New York.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Harvest of the Arts
Downtown Carlisle 

10:30 a.m.
Red Devils Cross Country Dickinson Long-Short Course Invitational 

11 a.m. 
Red Devils Field Hockey vs. Haverford 
Alumnae Tailgate to follow

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Swim Team Alumni Reception

11 a.m.-noon
Alumna Booksigning
Amy Shelley Impellizzeri '92, author of Lemongrass Hope, is available to sign copies of her novel.
The Bookstore, lower level of the Holland Union Building

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
All-campus Picnic

Join students, families, alumni, Sports Hall of Fame inductees, faculty and staff for a pregame picnic luncheon. 

Noon–end of halftime
Faculty & Alumni Tailgate

Catch up with your favorite faculty at this tailgate inside of the stadium at Biddle Field. Seniors age 21 and over are welcome to meet with members of the alumni family! 

12:30 p.m.
John Dickinson Society Tailgate 

1 p.m. 
Red Devils Football vs. Susquehanna 

1 p.m.
Red Devils Women’s Volleyball vs. Haverford

1:30 p.m.  
Farm Tour, Dickinson College Farm, Boiling Springs

Take a guided tour of Dickinson’s organic farm. Learn about how the farm feeds the campus and community, its renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, and how students are involved in its food production and research. Those interested in taking a shuttle to the farm should arrive in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium parking lot at 1:15.

2 p.m.
Roberts Lecture #2 The Study of Ancient History in Renaissance Europe
The Case of Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614).
Delivered by Anthony Grafton of Princeton University. 

Halftime
Hall of Fame

Join us as we introduce this year’s inductees, Callie Bradley James ’04, Alyssa Carlow Hilton ’04, Greg Lott ’04 and Geoff Neese ’04, to the Sports Hall of Fame, as well as honor the 2004 men’s swim team. 

3 p.m.
Red Devils Women’s Soccer vs. Haverford 

3:30–5 p.m.
Department, Greek Group and Idea Fund Open Houses and Receptions

History Department Open House
Waidner-Spahr Library

German Department Open House
1st Floor Max Kade

French/Italian Open House
Bosler Atrium

Spanish/Portugese/Russian Open House
Bosler Atrium

Biology, Chemistry, B&MB, Neuroscience and Psychology Open House
Rector Atrium

3:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Reception

4 p.m.
Roberts Lecture Concert: Abiding Compassion

Listen to Dickinson faculty members Jennifer Blyth, Blanka Bednarz, Jonathan Hays and Jeffery Wohlbach as they explore the artful sense of compassion. This concert will feature works by Robert Schumann, John Adams, Chris DeBlasio and Brahms, including Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor. 

4 p.m.
Women's Soccer Alumnae Tailgate

4:30 p.m.
Inaugural Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Judaic Studies Lecture
Prof. Bruce Phillips (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles) will present “How Intermarriage Will Shape the Jewish Future,” a discussion of current trends among intermarried couples and their wide-ranging effects on Jewish identity and community in the coming decades. Introduced by Mary Pottker Rosenbaum ’75. Reception to follow.

5 p.m.
Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Unveiling Ceremony

Join fellow alumni in recognizing the newest inductees and honorees into the Dickinson Sports Hall of Fame. 

5 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Allison Hall

7:30 p.m.
Chasing Ice
Join us for a discussion with faculty and students around Chasing Ice, the documentary detailing James Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Balog is the recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism and will be on campus this fall for a residency and public lecture. 

9 p.m. 
A Cappella Breakdown

Dickinson’s talented student singing groups will perform—the Crescendevils, D-Tones, Infernos, Octals and Syrens. 

Sunday, Sept. 21

8 a.m.- noon
The Peddler Coffee Cart

Look for our enterprising students who will be staffing Dickinson’s own coffee cart on Britton Plaza. Be sustainable: bring your own reusable coffee mug!
Britton Plaza

9 a.m.
Legacy Breakfast
Legacy students, alumni and their guests are invited to attend this breakfast recognizing those who have made Dickinson part of their family tradition.

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Asbell Center Open House and Bagel Brunch
Stop by and check out the Asbell Center.  Join us for coffee, bagels and great conversation.  


11 a.m.
The 10th Annual Run for Steph
A 5K run/2-mile walk in memory of Stephanie Kreiner ’03, who was killed by a drunk driver in October 2004. All proceeds will benefit the McAndrews Fund for Athletics. 

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For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 717-245-1373 or alumni@dickinson.edu.