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Reunion 2011 - Class of 2006 Schedule

Submitted by Francis P. Brown on Friday, 5/20/2011, at 1:15 PM

Friday May 27

4:00pm - Buildings of Consequence: Tour of the New Campus
Check out the new and renovated buildings on campus with a tour led by Jim Brassord, director of facilities and associate treasurer for campus services. Learn more about the college’s future plans and reclaim that prospective student feeling. Sign-up required. Meet at the steps to Frost Library.

7:00pm - Dinner, featuring Wings over Amherst and Antonio’s Pizza
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9:00pm - Music and Dancing
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Saturday May 28

9:00am - Graduate School Social Hour
An informal gathering for prospective/current/past graduate students of all fields. Share your own journey in school selection and career development with fellow alumni. Bring your stories and business cards! Donuts and coffee will be provided. Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center.

10:00am - Reunion Hike to the Notch and a Taste of Flayvors Ice Cream
Join us for views of the Pioneer Valley, the Connecticut River and the farmland of bucolic New England. Meet at the Notch Visitor’s Center (1500 West Street, Amherst) for a two-hour round trip hike to the top of Mt. Norwottuck. Then descend downward for a cone of freshly churned homemade ice cream from a charming local farm. The Notch, 1500 West Street (Route 116), Amherst; Flayvors at Cook Farm, 129 South Maple Street, Hadley.

2:30pm - Up and Coming: Young Artists Gallery and Showcase
Check out works of visual art and performances by talented young alumni in a cool gallery setting. From New York to Los Angeles and places in between, young alumni are making waves as professional musicians, photographers, stage performers, designers and more. Others have day jobs but keep a love of arts alive through side gigs or as a serious hobby. Come and see who from Amherst is up and coming! Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall.

4:30pm - Back to School: Conversations with Amherst Faculty
Reignite your intellectual engagement and creativity at this interdisciplinary faculty panel. Join professors Amelie Hastie, associate professor of English and programchair of Film and Media Studies; Kannan Jagannathan, Bruce B. Benson '43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics; and Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology and 2006 Senior Assembly keynote speaker as they share their latest research and publications, as well as offer their reflections on the College’s current and future academic priorities and direction. Acquaint yourself with professors who have recently joined the faculty and rekindle your connections with favorites from our time at Amherst. Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

6:30pm - Cocktails
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7:30pm - Dinner – Catered by Bub’s BBQ
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9:00pm - Concert –Dancing and  live music from Aleszu Bajak ’06, Daniel Marks ’06, Max Prior ’07 and Aidan Sleeper ’06
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Learn more about other, non-Class of 2006 Reunion activities.