Alumni Weekend 2009

         

    Alumni Weekend 2009


     
    Event Description - Alumni Weekend 2009

    Join us for Alumni Weekend 2009 at Oglethorpe University, Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19!

    The Alumni Weekend schedule is below. View special hotel and airfare rates for Alumni Weekend!

    Please note that all Alumni Weekend registrations are non-refundable.
    Please call the alumni office at 404-364-8893 or email the alumni office to request your ePetrel password if you do not receive The Flying Petrel each month. (The Flying Petrel includes your ID number). You can also call the alumni office to pay by phone or send a check payable to Oglethorpe University, Alumni Relations, 4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319 if you choose not to register online.


    It is important that individuals planning to attend Alumni Weekend register online so that the Alumni Office will know the number of alumni and guests planning to attend (for planning purposes, i.e. food and beverage counts).
    The Alumni Weekend registration deadline is April 14.

    Need a sitter during Alumni Weekend? Contact Rachael Zellner '07 at 404-502-4753 or visit the Playgroup's website.

     
     
     
     
     

    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    7:00 PM
    Alumni Accounting Reception
    All OU accounting alumni are invited by Professor Chris Benton to the Alumni Accounting Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the accounting faculty and network with fellow alumni at this casual spring reception. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. No cost to attend.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    7:15 PM
    Oglethorpe Book Club
    Join OU alumni and members of the OU community for the upcoming Book Club! Dr. Brightman will host his semi-annual book club on Thursday, April 16, in the Great Hall of Hearst, and all alumni and OU community members are invited to attend. The History of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss will be discussed. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. There is no cost to attend. New participants are welcome!

    Friday, April 17, 2009
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Classes Without Quizzes (you can visit actual classes!)
    Alumni get the opportunity during Alumni Weekend to visit classrooms! Please be sure to get to class on time! Click on the link above for a listing of the classes. No cost to attend.

    Friday, April 17, 2009
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Campus-Wide Oglethorpe Day of Service
    Alumni are invited to join members of the Oglethorpe community as we come together to make a difference in the city of Atlanta. Please meet at Emerson Student Center for transportation to the volunteer sites. Click on the link above for a listing of the community projects. No cost to attend.

    Friday, April 17, 2009
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Alumni Awards Banquet
    Join classmates as we honor our 2009 Alumni Award winners at The Retreat of Dunwoody, 1001 Summit Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30319, $55/adult (includes cocktail reception and dinner with wine/beer). Business attire. Reservations required by April 14. Limited seating. This has become one of Alumni Weekend's most popular events! Click on the link above to view a listing of this year's award winners and directions to The Retreat of Dunwoody.

    Friday, April 17, 2009
    8:00 PM
    Spring Oglethorpe Singers Concert
    Don't miss the Spring Oglethorpe Singers Concert, directed by Irwin Ray! The music will be from the Renaissance through the 21st century. The concert includes both accompanied and unaccompanied choral selections as well as small ensembles and solos by our outstanding student musicians. Admission is free.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Early Bird Coffee & Newspapers
    Arrive early before Breakfast with the President for coffee and newspapers in the Great Hall of Hearst! No cost to attend.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Hospitality Table throughout Morning and Early Afternoon
    You can stop by the Hospitality/Check-in table and ask questions, get recommendations for local restaurants and shopping. View class memorabilia or relax and enjoy the Great Hall!

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    9:30 AM
    Breakfast with the President
    Join President Schall and the officers of the National Alumni Association for a light breakfast, State of the University and a question-and-answer session. No cost to attend.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sigma Sigma Sigma National Founders Day Celebration

    Sigma Sigma Sigma National Founders Day Celebration will be held in the Conant Performing Arts Center on Oglethorpe University's campus. Brunch provided. Please RSVP to Merrill Griffis Gibson.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
    CANCELED: Mini Class: The Good Life, 2009 A.D. by Stanley Daugert
    This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances; Dr. Daugert and his wife will not be able to join us for Alumni Weekend. However, Dr. Daugert and his wife will join the OU community for Commencement and the Golden Petrel Celebration on Saturday, May 9.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
    Mini Class: In These Hard Economic Times: A Lecture on the Economy by Dr. S

    Join Dr. Shropshire, a longtime economics professor at OU from the ’80s until he retired in 2001, discusses the state of the economy.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Walking History Tour of the Crypt of Civilization and Hermance Stadium
    Enjoy a walking tour on campus led by Dr. Paul Stephen Hudson '72, historian laureate of Oglethorpe, who prepared the nomination for the university's appointment to the National Register of Historic Places. Please meet in the Great Hall of Hearst to begin the tour. There is no cost to participate.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Petrel BBQ on the Quad

    Join fellow alumni and the OU community for a Southern-style BBQ with entertainment. Kids can enjoy lawn games and get their picture taken with Petey the Petrel! Reunion classes will gather for the Carillon bell-ringing ceremony. Vegetarian options will be available. The cost is $15/adult, free for children under 12.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Carillon Ceremony for Reunion Classes
    The Carillon Ceremony honors members of reunion classes with an opportunity to enter a "secret door" in Lupton Hall and climb a narrow spiral staircase to the top of the Lupton Bell Tower. Alumni may sign a historical carillon registry book and have their picture taken ringing a carillon bell. The Carillon Ceremony has become one of the most treasured traditions during Commencement Week at Oglethorpe. No skirts; please wear non-slip low heeled shoes. No cost to attend.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Psychology Reunion
    Psychology alumni and past and present faculty gather in the Great Hall. Professors from various OU eras will attend: Johnna Shamp, Bob Moffie, Beth (Cooper) Johnson, Caroline Noyes and John Carton.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Greek Block Party
    All OU Greek alumni and their families are invited to celebrate Alumni Weekend on Greek Row for games, children’s activities, music and reminiscing about your OU experience. Visit the Alumni Weekend website for details. There will also be individual reunions for these three organizations celebrating special anniversary years: SAE (celebrating 150 years), Chi O (celebrating 40 years since its refounding) and Chi Phi (celebrating 40 years). Please see the schedule for information reunion parties Saturday evening. No cost to attend the Greek Block Party.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Museum Lecture on “Dachau Before Dachau: European Artist Colony 1860-1914”
    Don't miss the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art's spring exhibit! Join Lloyd Nick, Director of the OUMA, for a one-hour lecture of Dachau Before Dachau: European Artist Colony 1860-1910. For more info about the exhibition, click on the link above.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Faculty Appreciation Reception
    Please join the National Alumni Association in celebrating past and present faculty members by personally thanking and honoring them for their time, commitment and dedication to the OU campus. Appetizers and drinks will be served. For a listing of faculty who plan to attend, click on the link above. Reception for adults only. There is no cost to attend.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    '80s Blast Off Party honoring Classes of '84 and '89
    All ’80s graduates are invited to join the classes of ’84 and ’89 to celebrate their reunion. Enjoy a Mexican fiesta with beer, wine and margaritas with classmates and current and retired faculty members. $16/person. Click on the link above for more info.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM
    Class of 1959 Reunion
    President and Mrs. Schall host the 50th reunion class and their guests for dinner. Click on the link above for more details. 

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Greek Reunions for SAE, Chi O and Chi Phi
    Since SAE is celebrating its 150th anniversary, Chi Omega is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its refounding, and Chi Phi is celebrating its 40th anniversary, the three Greek organizations will have special reunions in OU’s Emerson Student Center. Click on the link above for more info!

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Psychedelic '70s Party honoring Classes of '74 and '79
    All ’70s graduates are invited to join the classes of ’74 and ’79 to celebrate their reunion. Enjoy a Mexican fiesta with beer, wine and margaritas with classmates and current and retired faculty members. $16/person. Click on the link above for more info.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Spirit of the '60s Party honoring Classes of '64 and '69
    All ’60s graduates are invited to join the classes of ’64 and ’69 to celebrate their reunion! Enjoy heavy appetizers, wine and beer $19/person. Click on the link above for more info.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    We're Going to Party Like it's 1994 and 1999!
    The classes of ’94 and ’99 will celebrate their reunions! Enjoy beer, wine, margaritas and a Mexican fiesta with classmates. $16/person. Click on the link above for more info.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Young Alumni Party and Class of 2004 Reunion
    The classes of 1999 - 2008 (Young Alumni) are invited to celebrate together with a fun party on the Quad during Alumni Weekend before Stomp the Lawn (Alumni-Style)! Special reunion celebration for the class of '04. Click on the link above for more info!

    Saturday, April 18, 2009
    9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Stomp the Lawn (Alumni-Style) Band Party
    Party on the Quad with live music from Oglethorpe’s own Dominic DeSantis ’86 whose band will perform standards, classics, rock and pop favorites from the past 50 years! This event was a show-stopper last year!
    Complimentary desserts; beer and wine – and OU’s Alumni Weekend signature libation The Fuzzy Petrel in a custom souvenir cup – available for purchase. All class reunion attendees receive one complimentary drink ticket.
    No cost to attend.

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