Reunion Weekend Schedule

From Convocation and Alumni College to class dinners, dancing, strolling around Granville, and catching up with old friends, Reunion Weekend looks to be an action-packed weekend for all.

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  • Alumni College Classes – All the fun of learning — without the tests! Get back into the classroom to learn from Denison faculty and alumni.
  • Alumni Convocation – A time-honored Reunion tradition, where we celebrate Denison’s past, present, and future; Alumni Citation recipients; and Class Reunion gifts.
  • Alumni Citations – The highest honor Denison bestows upon its distinguished alumni recognizes outstanding contributions to the professional, civic, business, or religious life of the nation, and to the advancement of the college. This year’s honorees are Don Shackelford ’54, Sandy Thomson ’59, Milt Baughman ’69, Garrett Stevens ’69, Alberto Verme ’79, Pam Houston ’83, Karen Wheel-Carter ’84, Jon Puchalski ’94, and Alex Moffat ’04.
  • Children’s Program – Reunion is for the entire family! Bring your 12 and under kids, and we’ll keep them entertained while you play.
  • Class Photos – Commemorate this special occasion with your classmates. Combed hair and clean shirts are optional!

A tentative Reunion Weekend schedule is listed below.

Please revisit this page as Reunion draws near for more details and updates.

Please note that events for the Class of 1969 50th Reunion begin on Wednesday, May 29, and that events for the Class of 1959 60th Reunion begin on Thursday, May 30.

Times and locations listed are tentative and may change!



Activities offered and offices open during Reunion Weekend


The Admission team will be available on Friday to answer your questions about applying to Denison. Stop by the fifth floor of the Burton D. Morgan Center (they’ve moved from Beth Eden) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to pick up admission materials for your favorite prospective Denisonian. To schedule a formal individual interview or campus tour in advance, please call 740-587-6276.

Doane Library Lab. Hours: Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Fellows Hall Lab; Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Slayter Hall second floor. Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Parking Garage, Office 105 (P1 / Visitor Parking Level); Hours: Open 24/7, phone (740) 587-0810

Enjoy a leisurely tour. Handouts are available at the Circulation Desk. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday: closed

Take a self-guided hike; Hours: Wednesday through Sunday: dawn to dusk

  • Recreation areas, including the new Crown Fitness Center, basketball, racquetball, squash, and tennis courts. Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Trumbull Aquatic Center – Pool open swim hours Wednesday through Friday 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., noon – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Limited shuttle service is provided between campus and the Granville Inn, the Buxton Inn, Cherry Valley Lodge, and Courtyard by Marriott-Newark. Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Friday:

7:00 p.m. Granville Here and Now Group of Alcoholics Anonymous
(step meeting, discussion, open meeting)
United Church of Granville Annex
119 W Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

7:30 p.m. Granville Eye Opener Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous
(rotating format, open meeting)
Lake Hudson
1000 Old River Rd
Granville, OH 43023

Saturday:

6:30 p.m. Granville Fourth Dimension Group of Alcoholics Anonymous
(discussion, open meeting)
First Presbyterian Church
110 W Broadway
Granville, OH 43023



Wednesday - May 29, 2019


Schedule Time Location & Details

2 – 5 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Express Check-In Center Open
, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218

For those alumni and guests who already registered for the weekend, make the Reunion Check-In Center your first stop when arriving on campus. Pick up your weekend registration packet which will include your name badge, meal and event tickets, room key (if staying on campus), an updated weekend schedule, messages, and more.

2 – 5 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
On-Site Registration Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 216

For those alumni and guests needing to register for the weekend, stop here to select meals and events you plan to attend.

2 – 5 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Hospitality Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium

Relax and catch up with old friends and new; meet members of this year’s Student Crew and learn why it’s still a great time to be a student at Denison. Refreshments, a message board, and class sign-in sheets will be on display.

2 – 9 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Memorabilia Room/Gathering Spot open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common, Room 315.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Welcome Gathering

More details to come!


Thursday - May 30, 2019


Schedule Time Location & Details

7 – 9 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Breakfast

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Express Check-In Center Open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218

For those alumni and guests who already registered for the weekend, make the Reunion Check-In Center your first stop when arriving on campus. Pick up your weekend registration packet which will include your name badge, meal and event tickets, room key (if staying on campus), an updated weekend schedule, messages, and more.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
On-Site Registration Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 216

For those alumni and guests needing to register for the weekend, stop here to select meals and events you plan to attend.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Hospitality Center open
, Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium

Relax and catch up with old friends and new; meet members of this year’s Student Crew and learn why it’s still a great time to be a student at Denison. Refreshments, a message board, and class sign-in sheets will be on displ

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Golf Outing, (weather permitting) Denison Golf Club at Granville (formerly the Granville Golf Course) ($). For more information contact George Ramsayer ’69 at cgramsvt@comcast.net

9 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Walking Tour of Granville

Tour to begin on the corner of West Broadway and Mulberry Street in Granville. (Rain site: The Granville Historical Society Museum, 115 East Broadway) Shuttles available and will be departing from the Burton D. Morgan Center Plaza.

10 a.m. – noon

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Campus Van Tours

Departing from the Burton D. Morgan Center Plaza approximately every 30 minutes.

11 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Presentation: Sharing Experiences and Tips on International Travel

  • Moderators: Leslie Erway Wright and Garrett Stevens
  • Panelists: Bob Ichord, Michael Karlson, Susan Watson Karlson, Barb McMath Martin, Flip Whalen

noon

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Class Lunch and Q&A with President Weinberg

noon – 4 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Memorabilia Room/Gathering Spot Open
, Burton D. Morgan Faculty Common Room

2 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Presentation: Charitable Choices: Any Dream Will Do

  • Moderator: Dan Bayly
  • Panelists: Dick Meeks, Tom Meeks, Sally VanVoorhis Rogers, Leslie Erway Wright

4:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Reception hosted by President & Mrs. Weinberg
, Mitchell Center Atrium

6 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Class Photo
, Mitchell Center Fieldhouse

6:30 p.m.

Gathering Reception and Dinner for the Class of 1959 

A special event arranged by the Class of 1959 as a time to greet classmates, spouses, and friends prior to the beginning of their 60th reunion. More details here.

Please note: The cost of this event is not included in your 2019 Reunion Registration and reservations are required.

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Memorial Gathering

The Class of 1969 will honor deceased classmates.

7 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Celebration Dinner 


Friday - May 31, 2019


Schedule Time Location & Detail

7 – 9 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Breakfast

8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Reunion Express Check-In Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218

Make the Reunion Welcome Center your first stop when arriving on campus. Pick up your weekend registration packet which will include your name badge, meal and event tickets, room key (if staying on campus), an updated weekend schedule, messages, and more.

8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Reunion On-Site Registration Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 216

For those alumni and guests needing to register for the weekend, stop here to select meals and events you plan to attend.

8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Reunion Hospitality Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium

Relax and catch up with old friends and new; meet members of this year’s Student Crew and learn why it’s still a great time to be a student at Denison. Refreshments, a message board, and class sign-in sheets will be on display.

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Photo Booth open, Slayter Hall, First Floor

Gather your friends for a special reunion photo opportunity!

9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Memorabilia Room/Gathering Spot open
, Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common Room

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Tour of the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts

10 a.m.

Class of 1959 Memorial Gathering

On the occasion of their 60th Reunion, the Class of 1959 will remember deceased classmates with a small ceremony and remarks.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Presentation: Vietnam: Defining Our Era

  • Moderator: John Kimpel
  • Panelists: Leslie Sherwood Carothers, Charlie Dee

 

 

11:30 a.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Lunch
, Enjoy lunch and conversation with your classmates, a few Denison students, and reunion attendees from classes celebrating more than 50 years.

11:30 a.m.

Citation Luncheon (by invitation)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Presentation: The Music of Our Times

  • Presenters: Ed Silcox and George “Bucky” Jones ’68

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Class of 1959 Conversation: Reconnecting

A chance to share our lives and experiences since our time on the hill.

2 – 4 p.m.

Campus Van Tours

Departing from the Burton D. Morgan Center Plaza approximately every 30 minutes.

2 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
1969 Presentation: Wellness and Mindfulness

  • Presenters: Rip Gellein, Buck Niehoff, and Laurel Kennedy, Denison Vice President for Student Affairs

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Alumni College Classes:

The Redesign of the Academic Quad
Harry Heft, professor emeritus of psychology and environmental studies
Dr. Heft will discuss the psychological and civic importance of public space on a college campus, especially in this age of social media, and the motivation for the recent redesign of Denison’s Academic Quad and the creation and installation of “Slayter Plaza.”  In addition, Professor Heft will share some of his research in which he examined the process by which humans find their way through their proximate environment, with its primary focus on identifying the environmental information that is used as humans learn a path or route.

Navigating the College Search Process
Meg Huston Ulsh ’12, assistant director of admission
Get an inside look at the college search process from the pros in the Denison Office of Admission. We will share some advice, tips, and tricks that could be useful for families tackling the college search.

Exercise is Medicine
Kitty Consolo ’78, exercise physiologist
Before reaching for that pill, consider that one of the best things that can be done to regain and maintain one’s health is to engage in regular, thoughtful exercise. Discover what Kitty Consolo ’78, who holds a Ph.D. in exercise science, says about what types of exercise are most effective, and how to stay active at home and while traveling. She also addresses how to detect warning signs that can help to prevent over-training. Advice on selecting appropriate running and walking shoes related to foot type and training program is shared, as well.

5 p.m.

President’s Reception for Leadership Donors and Reunion Volunteers, Slayter Hall, third floor (by invitation)

6:30 – 11 p.m.

Welcome Picnic, Reese~Shackelford Common (Rain site: Slayter Hall, Third Floor)

All alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends are welcome for dinner, dancing, and more. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Bar closes at 11 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Post-50th Classes Dinner

6:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Class Dinner

6:30 – 11 p.m.

Child Care Program

For children 12 and under.


Saturday - June 1, 2019


Schedule Time Location & Details

7 – 9 a.m.

Breakfast, Slayter Hall, first floor

7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Photo Booth open, Slayter Hall, First Floor
Gather your friends for a special Reunion photo opportunity!

8 a.m.

5K Fun-Run Walk, start from the Burton D. Morgan Center Plaza (weather permitting)

8 a.m.

Bird Walk at the Biological Reserve, guided tour starting from the Bio Reserve parking lot (weather permitting). Shuttles available and will be leaving from the Burton D. Morgan Center Plaza.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Memorabilia Room/Gathering Spot open
, Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common Room

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Camp Denison, look for the inflatables on the Reese~Shackelford Common. Fun for children of all ages, includes crafts, inflatables, and more!

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Reunion Express Check-In Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218
Make the Reunion Welcome Center your first stop when arriving on campus. Pick up your weekend registration packet which will include your name badge, meal and event tickets, room key (if staying on campus), an updated weekend schedule, messages, and more.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Reunion On-Site Registration Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 216
For those alumni and guests needing to register for the weekend, stop here to select meals and events you plan to attend.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Reunion Hospitality Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium
Relax and catch up with old friends and new; meet members of this year’s Student Crew and learn why it’s still a great time to be a student at Denison. Refreshments, a message board, and class sign-in sheets will be on display.

9:30 a.m.

State of the College Address by President Adam Weinberg, Herrick Hall Auditorium
President Weinberg gives an engaging update on Denison’s recent successes and very bright future, followed by a Q & A period. You won’t want to miss this marquee Reunion event.

10:30 a.m.

Bagels and Coffee, Swasey Chapel Lawn (Rain Site: Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium)

11 a.m.

Alumni Convocation, Swasey Chapel
A time-honored reunion tradition, where we celebrate citation recipients and reunion gifts, with special class awards. Click or tap here for a list of current and past Alumni Citation recipients.

noon

Parade of Classes, from Swasey Chapel to the Reese~Shackelford Common

12:30 p.m.

All-Class Lunch, Reese~Shackelford Common (Rain Site: Mitchell Center Fieldhouse)

12:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Luncheon
, Slayter Hall, third floor

12:30 p.m.

Class Photos(Rain Site: Mitchell Center Fieldhouse)

 

2 – 4 p.m.

Fraternity and Sorority Open Houses

2 p.m.

Alumni College Classes:

A Walking Tour of the Denison Solar Array
Jeremy King ’97, campus sustainability coordinator
Take a walking tour of Denison’s 2.3-megawatt solar array and new solar pollinator habitat located in the southeast corner of the Denison University Biological Reserve. The array is the largest of any college in Ohio, and it generates 15 percent of the electricity used on campus.

A Walking Tour of Granville
Tom Martin ’68, former president of the Granville Historical Society
Tony Lisska, Maria Theresa Barney Professor of Philosophy
Stand on the site of Denison’s first class in 1831. Visit the Old Academy Building where the Fugitive Slave Law was declared unconstitutional. See the village’s recently restored Old Colony Burying Ground that was established in 1805. And every step of the way, enjoy the ambiance of Granville. Tom and Tony are your guides through the storied past of Denison’s hometown.

The Hill Beyond Our Hill: Mount Denison Alaska Expeditions 1977 to 2007
Chris Dickey ’03, principal at Purple Orange Marketing in Jackson, Wyo.
Alumnus Chris Dickey ’03 led the second ascent of Mount Denison, the highest peak in Alaska’s coastal Aleutian Mountain Range in 2007. In preparation for the climb, Dickey spent years researching the history of the mountain, communicating with alumni who had participated in previous attempts to climb to its peak, and re-working how to approach a mountain that has been significantly affected by melting glaciers and climate change. Dickey will share stories and images of his 2007 ascent, as well as historical photos from previous climbs by Denison students and faculty in the 1970s.

A reading and talk with author Pam Houston
Pam Houston ’83, author and professor of English at U. California – Davis
Award-winning author and Denison alumna Pam Houston ’83 will talk about her new book “Deep Creek.” “Deep Creek” is a memoir of Houston’s 26 years on her ranch in Creede and her experiences as the steward of the property, as well as a reflection on how her relationship with the land shaped her.

3 – 5 p.m.

Denison Pride gathering for LGBTQ Alumni, Friends, Students, and Allies, Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common Room
Remarks and discussion starting at 3:15 p.m.

6 p.m.

Class Dinners and Programs

6 – 11 p.m.

Child Care Program
For children 12 and under.

8 – 11 p.m.

Desserts & Dancing, Reese~Shackelford Common Tent
All alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to enjoy wonderful desserts, and dancing to live music. (Bar closes at 11 p.m.)


Sunday - June 2, 2019


Schedule Time Location & Details

6:30 a.m. – noon

Reunion Check-Out Center open, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 218
Return your room key (if you stayed on campus), check for messages, and let us know if you lost or misplaced any items so that we can see that they are returned if found.

6:30 a.m. – noon

RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE AT NOON!
All room keys must be returned to the Check-Out Center before noon.

7 – 11 a.m.

Photo Booth open, Slayter Hall, First Floor
Gather your friends for a final Reunion photo opportunity!

7:30 – 11 a.m.

Breakfast, Slayter Hall first floor

noon

RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSED!
All room keys must be returned to the Check-Out Center before noon.


HAVE QUESTIONS?

Mary Frazell '79

Director of Alumni & Family Engagement

frazellm@denison.edu

740-587-5717

Marcus Fowler

Associate Director of Alumni & Family Engagement

fowlerm@denison.edu

740-587-6430