Friday, October 13, 2017

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9 A.M.–5 P.M. Art Gallery Open House

The Department of Art and Art History and the Soeffker Gallery welcome alumni and guests to a new exhibit for multidisciplinary artist Wangui Maina. The exhibition which explores the relationship between the body and how it moves through space, will be open between October 12 and November 24. With a body of work ranging from intricate and tactile drawings of hair to seemingly ritualistic sculptural objects, the artist draws inspiration from adornment practices and the way they alter daily life. Wangui Maina received her BFA from the University of Denver in 2012, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Drew Fine Arts, Soeffker Gallery

11:30 A.M.– 1 P.M. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON (for all alumni who graduated in 1967 or earlier)

This year's annual Golden Anniversary Luncheon serves as a reunion for the classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, and 1962. It also welcomes the Class of 1967 50-Year Reunion attendees to the group. Spend time together with people from your era and enjoy live music, recognition, and reminiscing. 

Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room

1–3 P.M. Golden Anniversary Coffee and Conversation (for all alumni who graduated in 1967 or earlier)

People attending the Golden Anniversary Luncheon can stay on to enjoy this casual time together in a comfortable place with a great view! A special coffee and tea bar will be available until 3 p.m.

Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room

1:30 AND 2 P.M. STUDENT LED CAMPUS TOURS

Much has changed on the Hamline campus in recent years! Enjoy the beautiful grounds and learn about our academic buildings. Golf carts available. Last tour leaves at 2 p.m.

Klas Center, Front Doors

6–9:30 P.M. 50-YEAR REUNION RECEPTION & DINNER

Join classmates from 1967 for a reception, dinner, and program— plus plenty of time to reunite, reconnect, and reminisce.

Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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9 A.M.–5 P.M. Art Gallery Open House

The Department of Art and Art History and the Soeffker Gallery welcome alumni and guests to a new exhibit for multidisciplinary artist Wangui Maina. The exhibition which explores the relationship between the body and how it moves through space, will be open between October 12 and November 24. With a body of work ranging from intricate and tactile drawings of hair to seemingly ritualistic sculptural objects, the artist draws inspiration from adornment practices and the way they alter daily life. Wangui Maina received her BFA from the University of Denver in 2012, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Drew Fine Arts, Soeffker Gallery

 

9:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M. MEMORIAL SERVICE

Join us to remember and honor the university’s alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends whose deaths we learned about this past year.

Sundin Music Hall
10:30 A.M.–Noon CLA Alumni/Faculty Awards Brunch

The CLA Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to honor this year’s award recipients. In 2017 we honor Susan Curran Lavrakas ’71 (Outstanding Achievement Award), Cindi Potaracke Broekemeier ’91 (Distinguished Service Award), Rachel Johnson ’12 (First Decade Award), Robert Massof ’70 (Making the World a Better Place Award), and Deanna Thompson (Outstanding Faculty Award). All alumni, guests, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Anderson Center, Rooms 304/305

11 A.M.–1 P.M. Leo Lectures (Starting on the Hour)

NEW THIS YEAR: Leo Lectures are short timely talks delivered by Hamline faculty highlighting transformative research or creative projects that will spark your curiosity.

11 a.m.
Why and How We Get Hooked and What We Can Do About It
Professor Serena King, psychology

In this talk, Professor King introduces participants to the field of addiction science and discusses the principles behind addiction, what makes some more likely to become hooked to food, drugs, gambling and other pleasures, and how researchers and scientists have helped individuals with behavior change through methods of self control, mindfulness, and brief interventions.

Noon
Religion: Source of Violence or Path to Peace?
Professor Mark Berkson, religion

This lecture will explore the complex ways religion connects with militancy and violence, and also how religion can contribute to peace and motivate people to acts of extraordinary kindness. Why does religion have the power to bring out the best and the worst in human beings? How do we draw on the aspects of religion that can lead to a better world while mitigating the harms religion seems to unleash?

Anderson Center, Room 111

11 A.M.–1 P.M. The Piper Rally

Get into the Homecoming spirit with students and alumni at a kid-friendly pre-game gathering. This new event hosted by the Homecoming Committee will feature food, fun, and games.

Anderson Center, Anderson Patio, Alumni Way

11 A.M.–1 P.M. Pizza Palooza with Hamline Church

Join us to share pizza freshly baked in our lovely community bread oven.The fare is free, the food is heavenly, and the hospitality is heartfelt.

Hamline Church, Lawn

11 A.M.–1 P.M. Sanctuary Tour

Hamline Church United Methodist and Hamline University have a long and historic relationship. Join Mary Bakeman, Hamline Church Historian, on a tour of the sanctuary that features five stained glass sanctuary windows that honor former members of Hamline's faculty. Come in the side door from the lawn or the front door on Englewood Avenue. For more information about the church and its history, visit hamlinechurch.org

Hamline Church United Methodist

1 P.M. Piper Athletic Association (PAA) Football Viewing

All PAA members are invited to gather to watch the Homecoming football game against Concordia College.

Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room

2-3 P.M. LGBTQIA Reunion

Join us in building Hamline's Rainbow Piper LGBTQIA alumni network. Meet others, share stories, and learn about upcoming programming in Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives at Hamline.

Anderson Center, Third Floor

2–5 P.M.The Fall Fest

The Fall Fest is a celebration of the Hamline community! Students, alumni, families, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors are invited to campus for an array of activities—lawn games, treats, and even a bounce house, balloon artists and caricaturists for the kids. The fun extends across campus with behind-the-scenes tours exploring Hamline’s history and hands-on learning.

In case of rain, some activities will remain available. Some will move or be cancelled. Please visit hamline.edu/alumniweekend or facebook.com/hamlinealumni for up-to-date information. 

Giddens/Alumni Learning Center, Old Main Mall, and various classrooms

2–3 P.M.Behind the Scenes: Exercise Science at Hamline

Exercise science is a popular field in the natural sciences with broad and diverse research questions, academic paths, and career options. Come learn about this growing field as well as the research conducted in this lab. You can even test your hand and leg strength in the lab! All ages welcome to attend this interactive session.

Drew Science Center, Integrative Physiology Lab (317)
Professor Lisa Stegall, exercise science and public health sciences 

3–4 P.M. Behind the Scenes: Mississippi Multimedia Gallery: An Interactive Experience

Discover what Hamline’s best-kept secret has to offer! Experience our Center for Global Environmental Education’s exciting new Mississippi Multimedia Gallery™ table and exhibit that is featured in multiple national and state parks along our greatest river. Journey with us as we explore a giant touch screen table and celebrate the history and environment of the river through original video, photos and 360-degree view. You will also experience our signature outreach programs and become a Storm Drain Goalie™ with a photo in front of a giant storm drain. Come and see how Hamline is leading the nation in making learning about the environment fun and effective.

Bush Center, Suite 101

4–5 P.M. Behind the Scenes: Making Things with Digital Media Arts (DMA)

Join faculty and students for a quick tour of DMA facilities, followed by some hands on demos: 3D Printing, Physical Computing, Game Design, and more.

Digital Media Arts makerLab, Drew Residence Hall, Lower Level, Room 4

4–5 P.M.Historical Tour of Campus

Student Alumni Board members will lead this tour of Hamline’s campus, focusing on its evolution and sharing stories of its long history. Golf carts will be available.Telling your own stories is highly encouraged.

Anderson Center, Campus Entrance

3–5 P.M.The Marketplace

Come discover Hamline’s authors, artists, and musicians at The Marketplace! You’ll have a chance to shop among dozens of Hamline community members’ work to show your support. Are you a Hamline artist, author, or musician interested in participating? Email Alumni relations at alum@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2448.

Giddens/Alumni Learner Center, Art Gallery

3:30–5:30 P.M. 1967 A Cappella Choir Tour Reunion

Join your choir mates prior to The Big Bash for a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of your eleven-week, thirteen-country Latin American concert tour in spring 1967. Enjoy a bar, music, and space to reconnect and reminisce.

Anderson Center, Third Floor

5–8 P.M. The Big Bash–Local Food, Craft Beer, Choice Wine, Live Music

Gather with all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to enjoy local food, craft beer, choice wine, and live music featuring alumni bands. Milestone reunions will be recognized, and a fun time will surely be had by all.

Anderson Center

5–8 P.M. 1977 40-Year Reunion

Join your classmates at The Big Bash for your milestone reunion on the third floor of the Anderson Center, where you and your classmates and guests will find a VIP bar, music, and space to reconnect and reminisce.

Anderson Center, Third Floor

5–8 P.M.1992 25-Year Reunion

Join your classmates at The BigBash for your milestone reunion on the third floor of the Anderson Center, where you and your classmates and guests will find a VIP bar, music, and space to reconnect and reminisce.

Anderson Center, Third Floor

5–8 P.M. 2007 10-Year Reunion

Join your classmates at The BigBash for your milestone reunion on the third floor of the Anderson Center, where you and your classmates and guests will find a VIP bar, music, and space to reconnect and reminisce.

Anderson Center, Third Floor

Sunday, October 15

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10 a.m. Worship Service

Attend Sunday morning worship at Hamline Church, hear the Rev. Mariah Furness Tollgaard preach, and enjoy Hamline University's A Cappella Choir. Join the congregation for a reception following the service.hamlinechurch.org

Hamline Church United Methodist


Important notes 

  • Nearly all events are kid/family friendly. If you have a question about a particular event, please feel free to call us at 651-523-2015.
  • Anderson Center is closed Saturday from 4-5 p.m. in preparation for The Big Bash. 

 

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