June 9–11, 2023
Welcome Center Hours
The Welcome Center is in the Waidner-Spahr Library (map No. 21). Please make this your first stop and pick up your registration information.
Thursday: Noon–5 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.–Noon
Thursday, June 8
Alpha Chi Rho Brothers & Others Reception
Co-sponsored by Sigma Chi
All Phi Betas and Omicrons are welcome to catch up before the full schedule for the weekend begins. There will be a casual cookout and Crow bar.
Friday, June 9
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour
Matthew Pinsker, associate professor of history, and Eric Wittenberg ’83
Join Matthew Pinsker, Brian C. Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History, and Eric Wittenberg ’83 for a guided tour of the battlefields and cemetery at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Limited to 35 people.
Old West Society Luncheon–Invitation Only
Class of 1973 Private Event: Tour of The Bower, a Native Garden and Sculpture Sanctuary Owned by Jane ’73 and Bill ’75 Allis
Join classmates in a visit and guided tour of The Bower, a 36-acre meadow and woodland site on the north slope of the Appalachian Mountains, owned by Jane ’73 and Bill ’75 Allis. Located in Perry County, Pa., a 30-minute drive from Carlisle, The Bower is a sanctuary where art and the natural world co-exist in harmony. The Bower is a public garden and rural nature preserve featuring woodlands, naturalized landscape, native plant gardens and large-scale sculpture and land art. Visit https://thegardenbower.com/ for more information about the property.
There is no fee for this event. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Please indicate if you will be driving on your own or if you would like college-provided transportation. A 4 p.m. arrival back to campus is expected. If you are unable to join this visit, The Bower will also be open for self-guided tours on Sunday, June 11, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Dickinson Admissions: Insider’s Guide
Meet with an admissions staff member and learn about the admissions process and the shifting landscape of higher education.
Sigma Chi Plaque Unveiling
Friends of Bill W. Meeting (open)
Rally all Omicrons: Sigma Chi Reception
All Sigma Chi brothers and their guests are invited to a cocktail party sponsored by the Omicron House Corporation. Please email Don Zane ’68 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lon Haines ’71 at email@example.com to register.
Alumni Award Ceremony
Please join us as we bestow the Alumni Association’s highest honors on this year’s award recipients and celebrate our Volunteer Award-winners. This event will be livestreamed.
Welcome Back Reception
Sponsored by Alumni Council
Join President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, in a toast to celebrate our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and kick off the weekend! Be sure to stop by the Alumni Council and Mermaid Society tents during the reception to learn more about getting involved and supporting the college.
Raven’s Claw 125th-anniversary Reception and Dinner
Asbell Center for Jewish Life Shabbat Service
Join us for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Marley Weiner and Dickinson alumni. Services will be followed by a hearty Oneg Shabbat on the first floor of the Asbell Center.
Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet and great company at this year’s Celebration Dinner on Morgan Field.
$25, or $15 for children ages 4-12. Free for children 3 and under.
International Business and Management 25th-anniversary Private Wine Tasting
Open to alumni and their guests, aged 21 years and older, who are registered for the weekend and who majored in IB&M. Join in the 25th-anniversary celebration of the department during this private event. Professor Steve Erfle will guide participants through a selection of wine and cheese pairings. Stick around after the tasting to catch up, chat and visit with faculty and fellow Dickinsonians.
Alpha Chi Rho “Good Old Days” Class of ’73 Reunion
Come celebrate at the old quad house. There will be memorable “oldies” playing all night, plus favorite songs from the ’60s and ’70s. Snacks, dinner and drinks will be provided.
Music at Stern
Hosted by the Class of 1993
Event is hosted by the class of 1993 but open to all. Enjoy the musical stylings of North O’ Nashville, a New Jersey-based country trio, featuring Mike (Joe) Colledge ’93, Jon Wohlgemuth and Brian Keane.
Todd Wronski’s Farewell Tour: An Informal Mermaid Players Mixer
Stop in and say hello to old friends and bid a fond farewell to Todd Wronski, as we celebrate his 36 years of dedicated service to the Mermaid Players and Dickinson College.
Alpha Delta Epsilon 55th-anniversary Reception
Blue-green means ADE; friendship and sisters that’s for me! Join ADE sisters as we reconnect and honor our history and local chapter's founding at Dickinson.
Dessert & Music on the Plaza
Catch up with friends while enjoying coffee, dessert and live music.
Saturday, June 10
Alumni Council 100th-anniversary Celebration Brunch
Dickinson Christian Fellowship Alumni Breakfast
Enjoy a light breakfast while you meet InterVarsity staff, connect with friends old and new, and hear stories about DCF current initiatives on campus.
Shop, dine and unwind during the Downtown Carlisle Association’s Second Saturday series, featuring sweets, treats and sidewalk sales from local merchants.
5k Fun Run/Walk
Join Don Nichter, cross country and track & field coach, for a 5k run or walk from campus to Dickinson Park and back.
9 a.m.: Registration
10 a.m.: Shotgun Start
McAndrews Fund for Athletics 25th-annual Golf Tournament
Meet Red Devil coaches while enjoying an afternoon on the links. The fee includes 18 holes, cart, driving range and lunch. Proceeds benefit Dickinson’s McAndrews Fund for Athletics.
$100 for class of 2013 and younger, $150 for class of 2012 and older
Mayapple Golf Course, 1 Mayapple Dr., Carlisle, Pa., 17015
Celebration of Life for Harry Booth, Professor Emeritus of Religion
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. The Very Rev. Jep Streit ’73, presiding with assistance from Ann Heermans-Booth ’75, Harry’s wife, and Professor Emeritus of Music Truman Bullard. Dress is casual. Reception to follow.
- Film Course with Nancy Mellerski, Professor Emerita of French and Film Studies
Discussion of Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978): the Vietnam War as a "stranded object" in Hollywood film narrative.
- Stream Experience with ALLARM
The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) works with communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York to assess the health of local waterways, giving individuals the tools to participate in decision-making about water resources in their communities. Step into the stream with ALLARM at the Yellow Breeches Creek, get a taste of what it's like to monitor a waterway, and to see what critters live beneath the water. Note: Attendees should plan on wearing close-toed shoes they don't mind getting wet, as well as shorts or quick-drying pants. Limited to 12 people.
- Violin and Law Enforcement With Alexander Strachan ’13
Alexander Strachan ’13 will discuss his journey as a violinist and how he incorporates music into his profession as a police officer for the Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland.
Book Reading With Bill Keen ’57
Bill Keen ’57 will read from his recent book, Eden Across the Street and Other Formative Places. He will highlight Dickinson sections of his book in memory of “Robertson.”
Cycling Class led by Chrissy Olson ’88
Limited to 15 people. Preregistration is required.
The Shelling of Carlisle–160th Anniversary Reenactment
This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Shelling of Carlisle, and Historic Carlisle Inc. is hosting a one-day-only reenactment on Saturday, June 10! The event begins at 10 a.m. on West High Street. There will be walking tours, musical performances, military demonstrations and lots more. At 3 p.m., the reenactment of the Shelling of Carlisle begins! The Sons of Union Veterans will host a ceremony at the Civil War Monument on the square, after the reenactment.
Alpha Chi Rho Annual Alumni Chapter Meeting
The Phi Beta Chapter welcomes alumni members back for their annual fraternity meeting.
Join alumni for some casual pickup games. All alumni are welcome. Please bring your own equipment.
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
20th-anniversary Celebration of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life:
- 10–10:45 a.m.
Asbell Center for Jewish Life Archival Exhibit
Stop by for a tour of the Asbell Center and the Waider-Spahr Library Archive and Department of Special Collections exhibit of artifacts, stories and photos depicting Jewish Life at Dickinson over the years.
- 10:45–11 a.m.
Jewish Alumni Memorial Service
Join us to remember members of our community who have passed away.
- 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Memorial Lecture: “Celebrating the Past, Investing in the Future: A Conversation with Rabbi Lauren Tuchman ’08”
This year’s Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Judaic Studies lecture will focus on the ways that current Dickinson faculty and alumni are moving Professor Rosenbaum’s work on inclusion into the 21st century. Join Rabbi Lauren Tuchman ’08 and Andrea Lieber, professor of religion and Sophia Ava Asbell Chair in Judaic Studies, as they reflect on how a Dickinson education prepares students for a lifetime of meaning and service. Rabbi Tuchman will discuss her time at Dickinson and how it has informed her current work as one of the preeminent experts on issues of disability advocacy and inclusion within Jewish spaces.
Rabbi Lauren Tuchman ’08 is a sought-after speaker, spiritual leader and educator. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018, she is, as far as she is aware, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate. She provides consulting to individuals and organizations across the Jewish community on a variety of matters pertinent to disability access and inclusion. She has taught in numerous synagogues and other organizations across North America. She was named to the New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch for her innovative leadership concerning inclusion of Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life. In 2017 she delivered an ELI Talk entitled “We All Were at Sinai: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah.” In addition to her work in the disability inclusion space, Rabbi Tuchman passionately believes in the power of spiritual and contemplative practice as a path of transformational personal and collective change for the Jewish world and beyond. She has trained and continues to teach Mussar with Rabbi David Jaffe and the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project. She has contributed to the Mussar Institute’s weekly Torah commentary and Elul programming. She is an alum of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program and a SVARA fellow and regular teacher.
Andrea Lieber is a professor of religion at Dickinson, where she holds the Sophia Ava Asbell Chair in Judaic Studies, trained as a scholar of Late Antique Judaism and emerging Christianity. Lieber’s courses, such as Women, Gender & Judaism and Religion & the Internet, investigate the contemporary relevance of ancient texts and traditions in a rapidly changing world. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. in religion from Vassar College. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices (Alpha Books/Penguin, 2012) along with two edited collections published in honor of her mentors, Dr. Betsy Amaru and Dr. Alan Segal z”l. Her scholarly essays have appeared in The Jewish Quarterly Review, The Journal of Religion, College English and many edited anthologies. Her most recent publications explore the way digital technologies challenge and redefine traditional conceptions of religious community.
- Noon–1 p.m.
- Chocolate & Coffee Tasting With AJ (Amanda Jo) Wildey ’13
During this tasting event, you’ll travel across Peru through chocolate and coffee. The question we'll answer: Does the origin of the cacao and coffee really change the final flavor?
After graduating, AJ moved to Lima, Peru, and completed a master's degree in anthropology, focusing on Peruvian cacao and craft chocolate. She then opened El Cacaotal, a chocolate boutique. El Cacaotal is a retail space dedicated to educating about and commercializing Peruvian craft chocolate, and AJ curates the selection of 15 different chocolate brands herself. El Cacaotal is also an edible library where AJ designs craft chocolate and specialty coffee tastings with her partner, Felipe Aliaga. Both are certified tasters who match coffees and chocolates to create new flavors and sensations.
- Data on the Run with Emily Marshall, Associate Professor of Economics and Data Analytics
During this discussion, you will learn about new wearable technology that was recently made available to the athletics department. The purpose is to extract data from the wearable technology to optimize athlete performance, assess athlete workload and develop competition strategies.
- Foundation Stones: How Rocks Connect Dickinson With the Ends of the Earth--Ben Edwards, Professor of Earth Sciences; Moraine Chair in Arctic Studies
- Junk Science and the Search for Truth – The Daubert Revolution With Hank Sorett ’68
The Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993) profoundly changed the way in which expert testimony is handled in the federal and many state courts by helping to drive out false science and simultaneously opening the door to sound but novel science. Now, 30 years later, we see how dramatically this decision and F.R.Evid. 702 has impacted the search for truth in courtrooms. Join us for a lecture and discussion about expert witnesses, “fake science” and courtroom standards related to this ruling.
John Dickinson Society Reception–Invitation Only
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Alpha Delta Epsilon & Friends Meet & Greet
ADE alumnae and organizations that preceded and followed them, Phi Mu and Gamma Phi Beta, are invited to attend this informal gathering to strengthen connections and reminisce about their connected histories.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae Reunion
Golden Alumni Luncheon for the Classes of 1972 (51st reunion) and Older
Free (registration required)
Farm-to-table Lunch at the Dickinson College Farm
Always a popular event, lunch at the College Farm features delicacies from our fields and neighboring farms. Wood-fired pizzas and freshly harvested field greens are deliciously punctuated by handmade beignets, which are created using renewable energy produced on the farm. Student-led tours will be offered along with the chance to engage with student and alumni farm staff. Transportation is provided. Limited space is available, and it fills quickly!
$15, or $10 for children ages 4-12. Free for children 3 and under.
Limited to 150 people.
Delta Sigma Phi BBQ & Alumni Corporation Board Annual Meeting
Alumni Food Truck Festival
- Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
- Grappling Crab Shack
- Mad Dash
- Mammas Meltz
- Piper Belle’s BBQ
- The Potato Coop
Class Gatherings for Reunion Classes Ending in 3 or 8
Details available on class-reunion pages at www.dickinson.edu/alumniweekend.
Class of 1968
Life Since Dickinson: A Time to Remember, Reflect and Reconnect
Join members of the class of 1968, as well as special guests and retired faculty Dr. Truman Bullard and George Allan, for a 55th-reunion panel and group discussion. We’ll reflect on life since Dickinson, the impact Dickinson has had on our life experiences and what the future holds.
Class of 1973
50th-reunion Panel and Group Discussion: Beyond Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
We went to school at a time of great change and, sometimes, turmoil. How did your Dickinson experience affect you then, and has that experience carried forward to your life now? Join members of the class of 1973 for a 50th-reunion panel and group discussion to explore these questions. You’ll have the opportunity to share your own reflections and hear from classmates on topics including the Vietnam War; the anti-war, women's and Black-pride movement, environmental activism, the space program/science, commitment to "greater good" causes and international study.
Phi Psi Alumni Gathering
This event is in association with the Quad Party.
Old-Fashioned IFC Quad Party & Crow Show
Sponsored by Alpha Chi Rho, Kappa Sigma, & Sigma Chi
Enjoy DIY hot-chee dogs, a cookout and the musical stylings of Mr. Mody and Friends. Everyone is invited! Members of fraternities and sororities are asked to wear their Greek letters and bring old photos, yearbooks, banners and composites to share.
Delta Nu Alumnae Gathering
This event will be near the class-gathering spaces.
Alumni of Color Meet & Greet Reception
Meet old friends and make new ones over light refreshments as you reminisce and reconnect.
Liberty Cap/Tour Guide Reunion
Calling all Liberty Caps! Join us for a Lib Cap reunion to catch up with old friends and make new ones! Reminisce about telling the Mermaid story and avoiding walking on the seal during tours!
Informal Wine Tasting
Hosted by the Department of International Business & Management
Open to all. Participants are asked to bring a bottle of wine under $25 to share.
Beta Theta Pi Alpha Sigma Chapter Meeting
The Alpha Sigma Chapter welcomes alumni members back for their annual fraternity reunion meeting.
Mermaid Players 75th-anniversary Reception & Memento Sale
Gather together and take a bow on the Mathers stage while we celebrate 75 years of Mermaid Players at Dickinson! Enjoy refreshments, reminisce and peruse the memorabilia and photos from past shows on sale in benefit of the Mermaid Players.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting (open)
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association Meeting
Kappa Sigma welcomes alumni members back for their annual association meeting.
Raven’s Claw Tappings
The Skull and Key Society Alumni Group Photo
All former “black hats” are encouraged to commemorate their 115th anniversary during this group photo at the Skull and Key plaque.
Phi Psi Cocktail Hour
Children can enjoy pizza, movies, crafts and games staffed by the Dickinson Children’s Center. This program is for children 3–11 years old; children must be potty-trained.
$25. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.
Mix, mingle and network with alumni, faculty, staff and professors emeriti.
1958, 1963, 1968, 1973 and 1998 Reunion Receptions and Dinners
$35; free for 50th reunion
Phi Psi Alumni Dinner (for Non-milestone Years)
Phi Psi not attending class dinners are welcome.
Class Reunion Dinners for Reunion Classes Ending in 3 or 8
$35; $30 for 5th and 10th reunion
The Dickinson Dance Party
Keep the celebration going at Dickinson’s Dance Party with music from Bradley, featuring Al Hershner ’73, Chris Knopf ’73, Dave Newell ’73, Pete Taft ’73 and Bob Willemin ’73. Stop in for dessert and/or a drink and catch up with friends.
Sunday, June 11
Honor classmates who have passed away since the last reunion during this nondenominational service.
Bid farewell to friends at this special brunch buffet.
$20, or $10 for children ages 4-12. Free for children 3 and younger.