Come Back for Alumni Weekend '07!

Annual Event Slated for Sept. 28-30
Come on Back for Alumni Weekend ’07!

Why come to Alumni Weekend? Because you’ll have a good time!  It’s a jam-packed weekend featuring your favorite faculty, lively learning, sports to play and watch, lots of reunions and opportunities everywhere to eat and greet!   Join us for Alumni Weekend and you’ll discover that, no matter what has changed, the most important things about Siena—soul, spirit, mission, values—are very familiar.   So come on back.  We’ll be waiting for you.

Check out the weekend schedule at a glance.
Questions:  SHU Alumni Office

Come Early! 
Enjoy a Thursday night lecture by Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle.”  Sit in on Friday morning classes. Pick up lunch in Benincasa—you won’t believe the changes! Explore the campus—and don’t miss Friday’s alumni reception in Klemm Gallery with artists Allan Rodewald ’80, Shaun Bangert ’96 and Joy Powell ’02.

Bring your family!
Saturday, Sept. 29, will be a day for young and old.  Kids (of all ages) will enjoy Siena Fest!  Families looking ahead to college can participate in the admissions office open house.  A free picnic lunch makes it a perfect family outing—or stop at the “White Castle” soccer tailgate.  Sports, Savvy Seminars, Mass in Lumen Chapel—plus reunions!

Come Back for the Faculty
Reconnect with your favorite teachers.  Some of Siena’s most popular professors—Mark  Schersten, Carl Kaster, Tim Leonard, Susan Conley Weeks, Bob Badra—will be back in the classroom. Plus, celebrate the legacy of “M2” with the dedication of the Sister Miriam Michael Stimson, OP Lecture Hall. 

Stroll Back to the Classroom
You first came to Siena to learn—so come back and challenge your mind again!
• Alumni Art Exhibit – Check out the exciting work of three Studio Angelico alumni:  Allan Rodewald ’80, Shaun Bangert ’96 and Joy Powell ’00. Reception Friday 6-8 p.m.; gallery talk with the artists 7 p.m.
• Savvy Seminar:  Stem Cells—Redefining Personhood.  Profs. Mark Schersten (philosophy) and Carl Kaster (biology) inaugurate the Miriam Stimson Lecture Hall.
• Savvy Seminar:  New Perspectives on the Middle East.  Prof. Tim Leonard on the ongoing conflict in Iraq and beyond.
• Savvy Seminar:  30 Years of Censorship of Women Artists.  Artist Shaun Bangert ’96 (featured in Klemm Gallery) shows and discusses “Censorious,” an original film exploring attempts to censor contemporary women’s art expression.  (Some nudity and graphic content. Not appropriate for children.)
• Prayer Brunch:  Religious Literacy and the Unfinished Church.  Profs. Susan Conley Weeks ’67 and Bob Badra (well known to students at our KCC and LMC centers) explore what we know (or not) about religion, and changes in the church before and after Vatican II.

Roll Back for Reunions
Meet and greet all weekend—but don’t miss Saturday’s all-alumni reception (immediately after mass) and the Reunion Banquets.  Special welcome to all alumni from classes ending in “2” and “7” – all reunions celebrate Saturday night at the Banquet. 

Special focus on these reunions:
25th Reunion -- Class of 1982
40th Reunion -- Class of 1967
50th Reunion* – Combined Classes of 1957 and 1958
55th Reunion* -- Class of 1952
60th Reunion* -- Class of 1947

Golden Opportunity Reunions: The 50th, 55th and 60th Reunion classes are invited to a welcome supper at the Carlton Lodge, 8-9:30 Friday evening.  Then gather at Dominican Hall for the Golden Gala Breakfast Saturday morning at 8:30.
Leap Back into the Game
Whether you’re ready to jump back into action yourself or you just want to cheer today’s (or yesterday’s) student athletes, there’s to cheer about at Alumni Weekend.
• 5K Road Race—benefiting Saints athletics.
• Co-ed Alumni Soccer—face off on the practice field.
• Alumni v. Varsity Baseball—warm up, then take on the Saints.
• Alumni Volleyball—on the court in the Fieldhouse.
• Varsity Soccer v. Concordia—women at 12:30, men at 3 p.m.  White Castle tailgate at the soccer field.
• Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction of the 2007 honorees:  the late mary Alice Murnen ’63, Tyrone Richardson ’81, Al Stobinski ’89, Becky Martinez ’96, Don Jackson ’97, Kenon Goree ’97, and the ’97 Women’s Cross Country Team.
• Sunday Saints Golf Outing at Wolf Creek Golf Club:  Find your foursome for this 18-hole scramble!

Soar Back for a Spirited Good Time
• All-Alumni Receptions:  Friday 6-8 p.m. at Studio Angelico. Saturday 5:30-7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.
• Morning Coffee:  Wake up Saturday at the Registration Tent.
• Lunch on Us:  Free picnic lunch at SienaFest on Saturday, plus sliders from the grill at the “White Castle” Soccer Tailgate.
• All-Alumni and Reunion Banquets:  Saturday evening in Dominican Hall. 
• OCTOBERFEST!  Saturday night live in the Fieldhouse.

Alumni Weekend “At-A-Glance”
September 28-30, 2007

Through the Weekend:
SHU Library Annual Book Sale
Alumni Art Exhibit: Allan Rodewald ’80, Shaun Banger ’96, Joy Powell ‘02
SHU Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Archangelus Ballroom)

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle,” speaks Thursday evening. Alumni welcome.

Friday, September 28, 2007
Early Bird Back-to-Class:  Sit in on Friday morning classes.
Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception, 6-8 p.m. (Studio Angelico)
Alumni Artists Reception and Gallery Talk, 7 p.m. (Klemm Gallery)
 featuring Allan Rodewald ’80, Shaun Banger ’96 and Joy Powell ‘03

Saturday, September 29, 2007
5K Road Race, 9 a.m.
Siena Heights Heritage Walk, 10 a.m.
“SHU Shopping: Discover Siena” (for prospective students and families), 10 a.m.
Dedication of the Miriam Stimson, OP Science Lecture Hall, 10:30 a.m.
Savvy Seminars:
Stem Cell Research (Stimson Lecture Hall, 11 a.m.)
Focus on the Middle East (1 p.m., Rueckert Auditorium)
Censorship of Women Artists (2 p.m., Rueckert Auditorium)
Siena Fest!  11:30 a.m.-3 p.m
SienaFest Picnic Lunch, 12 noon
Open Mic “SHU Showcase” noon-2:30 p.m.
Alumni Choir, 2 p.m. at the Open Mic
Alumni Sports:  Soccer, Baseball
Varsity Sports:  Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer
Soccer “White Castle” Tailgate
Alumni Weekend/Family Day Mass, 4:30 p.m.
All-Alumni Reception, 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Banquet & Reunion Dinners, 7 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction – This year’s inductees:  late Mary Alice Murnen ’63 (former women’s basketball coach), Tyrone Richardson ’81, Al Stobinski ’89, Becky Martinez ’96, Don Jackson ’97, Kenon Goree ’97 and the ’97 Women’s Cross Country Team.
Septemberfest, 9 p.m. – midnight

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Alumni Weekend 18-Hole Golf Scramble, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start (breakfast starting at 8)
Alumni Weekend Prayer Brunch: “Religious Literacy and the Unfinished Church” featuring SHU Professors Susan Conley Weeks ’67 and Bob Badra. 10:30 a.m.

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