Weekend Schedule of Events

We hope you enjoy the weekend renewing your connections with friends, classmates, the campus, and the North Country community!

Thursday, May 31

12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center

Pick up your complimentary Reunion gift, schedule of events, and nametag. Your nametag serves as your entry into events throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mysteries in the Archives
Owen D. Young Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections Technician Paul Haggett in exploring the University’s rich history through photos, documents and scrapbooks.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The McFarland Collection
Owen D. Young Library, Frank and Anne Piskor Reading Room

In 2018, the St. Lawrence Libraries acquired the papers of Dr. George McFarland, Craig Professor of English from 1952-1985. Peek inside the mind of a reader and scholar as these papers are personal notes that Dr. McFarland took while researching authors such as Julius Hare. This is a display not to be missed!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

“SLU Traditions Then and Now” Tour
Meet at Sullivan Student Center Main Entrance

Join this interactive, student-led tour of campus that includes both historic and new locations.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

North Country Welcome Dinner
Dana Dining Center

Join other early arrivals for a dinner featuring tastes and flavors of the North Country! Cash bar available.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Welcome Dinner
Eben Holden Center

The Class of 1968 reunites for a welcome dinner immediately following the 50th Reunion reception at MacAllaster House. Class photo will be taken. Complimentary beer and wine.

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Fun @ 56
Pub 56

Hosted by Joe Richardson '63 and the Class of 1963, mingle with classmates and other returning milestones and affinities while enjoying small bites, drinks, and music from fellow reunioner Rob Larrabee '97. Cash bar available.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings

Stop by your class's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Friday, June 1

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Noble Center

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center

Pick up your complimentary Reunion gift, schedule of events, and nametag, which serves as your entry into events throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Azure Mountain Hike
Meet at Parking Lot H, adjacent to the Noble Center
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure*

Join Bill Short, Director of HEOP, and the HEOP group on a traditional hike up one of the best fire tower peaks. Pre-registration is required; transportation and lunch are included.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9th Annual Saints Athletics Golf Tournament
St. Lawrence University Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course

Late registration possible, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start; cocktail reception and awards presentation at 4:00 p.m. Entry fee of $175 covers green fees, cart, lunch, contests, prizes, cocktail reception and approximately $100 as a tax-deductible gift to the athletics department.

9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thousand Islands Boat Tour
Meet at Parking Lot H, adjacent to the Noble Center
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure*

Travel by bus to the Thousand Islands for a one-hour cruise with Uncle Sam's Boat Tours. This tour will highlight the "Millionaires Row" section of the U.S. islands and then loop into Canadian waters before heading back to Alexandria Bay for a buffet lunch. Pre-registration is required; transportation is included. If you are interested in attending this day trip but did not pre-register, please ask about availability at the Registration Center.

10:00 a.m.

Student-Led Campus Tour
Meet in front of Sullivan Student Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

"Build Your Bag" Lunch
Sullivan Student Center, Winston Room

Stop by and make your complimentary lunch "to go."

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Canoe Shack Open

Check out a canoe and enjoy a paddle on the Little River. Transportation is available at the Noble Center, or go out Park Street to the end of the sports fields, turn right on the gravel road just before the Little River bridge, and go about 100 yards to the Canoe Shack, a brown clapboard building on the river's edge.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mysteries in the Archives
Owen D. Young Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections Technician Paul Haggett in exploring the University's rich history through photos, documents and scrapbooks.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The McFarland Collection
Owen D. Young Library, Frank and Anne Piskor Reading Room

In 2018, the St. Lawrence Libraries acquired the papers of Dr. George McFarland, Craig Professor of English from 1952-1985. Peek inside the mind of a reader and scholar as these papers are personal notes that Dr. McFarland took while researching authors such as Julius Hare. This is a display not to be missed!

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Excellence in Internationalization: A Celebration of the NAFSA Paul Simon Award
Sol Feinstone Room, Herring-Cole

St. Lawrence was recently distinguished as one of the five institutions to receive the 2018 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. This award recognizes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of the university. Join Dr. Marina Llorente, Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies, as well as former deans Dr. Karl Schonberg and Dr. Patricia Alden, to celebrate this achievement. Our panel will offer insights on the growth of internationalization at St. Lawrence, and how we will build on our cross-cultural learning in the future. Guests will be encouraged to share their own reflections about how internationalization and study abroad impacted their St. Lawrence experience.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Stained Glass Window Tour with University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley
Gunnison Memorial Chapel

See the 28 stained glass windows on campus: one in Herring-Cole, two in Atwood Hall, four in Richardson Hall, and 21 in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. These amazing windows celebrate various liberal arts disciplines and honor individuals ranging from King Arthur to Mahatma Gandhi to Dag Hammerskjold.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Passion for Prevention
Carnegie 010

Dr. Paul A. Levi Jr. '62, Alumni Citation recipient, has built a strong career in dentistry over the past 50 years. With national expenditures for dental care reaching over $117 billion in 2015, Paul assigns two definitions to "prevention." One is that much dental disease, tooth decay, and periodontal disease is preventable. The second definition stems from the vast numbers of students who matriculate each year in to dental schools, a number that reached 6,000 in the United States in 2015, and the costs these students incur throughout their education. Paul's practice features an internship program that helps students explore the dentistry field, crucial when considering the costs of dental education. This presentation will illustrate Paul's pathway to dentistry and highlight the participation of Nick Santaro '18 and Parker Johnson '19 in the internship program at Paul's office.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Career Services Open House
Sullivan Student Center 206

Whether you are seeking a bit of career-related coaching yourself or wondering how you can support the personal and career development of current students, please come by Career Services to chat with some of our staff regarding our signature programs and engagement opportunities.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Exploring the Pipes of Gunnison Organ Concert
Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Join Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, musician-in-residence, for a breathtaking performance of compositions that float through the chapel from France, Germany and the United States to celebrate the sounds of the historic Estey Organ.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Class of 1978 40th Reunion Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Classes of 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948 & 1943 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th & 75th Reunion Reception
Ireland Green Room & Ireland Student Arts Lounge, Noble Center

Complimentary beer and wine

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

#HEOPWorks Alumni Exhibition Opening and Reception
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

#HEOPWorks is a multi-media group exhibition of artworks and personal artifacts by and about current HEOP students and HEOP alumni. Each contributor, dating from SLU's class of 1975 to present day, created an artwork or selected an item that represents the influence of HEOP on that person's life. Contributors also wrote brief statements describing the meaning and context of the items on display. The goal of the exhibition is to share the impact of St. Lawrence University's Higher Educational Opportunity Program through a diverse and meaningful array of objects and stories. Complimentary beer and wine.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bacheller Memorial Chime Concert

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Receptions and Dinners
Classes of 1943 through 1974: Eben Holden Center
Classes of 1978 through 2017: Dana Dining Center


Reconnect with classmates in designated seating areas or mingle with other classes and affinities at this kickoff welcome reception and dinner.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Award Recipient Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

By invitation only

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Performance by Travis Rocco '99 Band
Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Travis Rocco '99, and the Travis Rocco Duo, have shared the stage with artists such as the Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, and major label bands Walk the Moon and Dropkick Murphys. With a unique tone, Travis' voice is instantly recognizable. While focusing on original material, Travis also has an arsenal of popular and modern cover songs in his set that will delight any crowd. Cash bar available.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings

Stop by your class' or affinity's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Saturday, June 2

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration
William Randolph Hearst Studio, Noble Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Coffee with Coaches" Continental Breakfast
Alumni Campus Room, 3rd Floor, Sullivan Student Center

Get energized for the day at this Saturday morning continental breakfast while enjoying the company of the Saints Athletics coaching staff. Director of Athletics, Bob Durocher M'94, P'13, will provide an athletics overview at 9:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Reunion Bike Ride
Meet at the steps of Vilas Hall
*Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time*

18-mile bike ride paced for recreational cyclists. Participants must provide their own bike, helmet, and gear. No bike rentals available.

8:30 a.m.

5K Walk/Run
Meet in front of Newell Field House
*Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time*

The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative Alumni Run memento. Thunder and lightning will cancel this event.

8:30 a.m.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Breakfast and Informal Meeting
Kappa Lodge, 45 East Main Street

Alumni and spouses welcome!

9:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Carnegie 212

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Canoe Shack Open

Check out a canoe and enjoy a paddle on the Little River. Transportation is available at the Noble Center, or go out Park Street to the end of the sports fields, turn right on the gravel road just before the Little River bridge, and go about 100 yards to the Canoe Shack, a brown clapboard building on the river's edge.

10:00 a.m.

Alumni Parade
Line up on the High Road between Dean-Eaton and Carnegie

Don your alumni garb, grab a sign, and join this festive event for a nostalgic walk around the Richard F. Brush '52 Quad. The parade will start at 10:15 a.m., rain or shine. Thunder and lightning will cancel this event.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Alumni Awards and Class Gifts Ceremony
Gunnison Memorial Chapel

President William L. Fox '75 will offer reflections and recognize Alumni Citation recipients Dr. Paul A. Levi Jr., D.M.D. '62, Lynn S. Birdsong '68, Terry Burns Birdsong '69, and William S. Kies IV '97; Sol Feinstone Award recipient Marna Olsen Davis '72; G. Atwood Manley Society Achievement Award recipient Lennelle "Lennie" D. McKinnon '58. Class gifts will be announced and awards will be presented for class achievements and "Best in Show" in the parade.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

All-Class Picnic with Faculty, Staff, and Coaches
Library Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)

Mingle over traditional picnic fare while you listen live to "When the Saints Go Marching In" and other jazz favorites.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

G. Atwood Manley Society Planned Giving Appreciation Annual Luncheon
John W. Hannon Jr. '44 Room, 3rd Floor, Sullivan Student Center

All alumni are welcome to join members for good food and invigorating conversation with current students. Hear from our newest Manley Award recipient Lennelle "Lennie" D. McKinnon '58 on why she is a Manley member, as well as ruminations on St. Lawrence past and present – accompanied by a photo montage. Manley Society membership includes alumni, parents, and friends of St. Lawrence who have included the University in their estate plans.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Classes of 1997, 1998, 1999 20th Reunion Luncheon with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries Book Plating
Browsing area near Special Collections, Owen D. Young Library

Take a break on Saturday afternoon to swing by ODY and book plate a book of your choosing. A book plate can be a remembrance of a person, a place, or an inspiration for other young Laurentians as they find their way. There is no cost, and there are plenty of book plates and books!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Johnson Hall of Science Tour with Biology Professor Emeritus Tom Budd
Meet at Main Entrance (Johnson North Lobby)

Johnson Hall of Science represents innovative ways of teaching and of constructing spaces and buildings. The home of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience and aspects of psychology is part of a multi-phase program to provide state-of-the-art science and math facilities. It is also the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building on campus, representing a deep commitment to sustainable ("green") architecture and practices.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly About Starting a Foundation Out of a Passion
Carnegie 010

Marna Olsen Davis '72, recipient of the 2018 Sol Feinstone Award, is the Chair of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation. The Foundation was started by her son, Tucker Davis, and his friends as he navigated his cancer journey, which ended with his death in 2010 at age 28. Tucker once said to Marna on the way to treatment, "Mom, I know there is a cure out there and I hope we find it in my lifetime. But if we don't, you and Dad have to find it." Chuck and Marna Davis became actively involved in finding a cure for this rare, young adult cancer, and through the foundation that Tucker started, they have made great strides including getting the attention of the National Cancer Institute, which now offers treatments to fibrolamellar patients. However, foundations are a tough business, and Marna will share lessons learned and provide tips about navigating the foundation world. This seminar will be moderated by Judy Howe '72, a 2003 St. Lawrence University Alumni Citation recipient.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Kirk Douglas Hall Underpass (Rain location: Leithead Field House)

Cool off with a delicious afternoon treat!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lawn Party
Richard F. Brush '52 Quad (Rain location: Leithead Field House)

Enjoy music by Flying Wedge with complimentary beer & wine tasting from Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, High Peaks Winery, and In-Law Brewing Company. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the bottle.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stroll with the "Neigh"bors
Meet at Richard F. Brush '52 Quad

Head over to the Lawn Party to meet a few of our four-legged Saints and accompany them on a stroll back on the Avenue of the Elms to the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Arena. Get a look at their facilities and see an afternoon feeding while there! Inclement weather will cancel the walk. Afternoon feedings occur all weekend from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Greek Open Houses

Alpha Delta Pi, 18 Elm St (current Chi Omega house)
Alpha Tau Omega, 13 University Ave
Beta Theta Pi and Temple, 25 College St
Chi Omega, 18 Elm St
Delta Delta Delta, 19 Judson St
Kappa Delta, 53 Park St (current Kappa Delta Sigma house)
Kappa Delta Sigma, 53 Park St
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 45 East Main St
Phi Kappa Sigma, 1 Lincoln St
Phi Sigma Kappa, 78 Park St
Pi Beta Phi, 21 Romoda Dr
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 62 Park St
Sigma Chi, 58 Park St, 62 Park St
Sigma Pi, 52 Park St

For closed chapters, take this opportunity to visit your former Greek house (limited access). Due to campus housing for Reunion Weekend, a few former Greek house locations are unavailable.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

St. Lawrence, the Adirondacks, and "Venture" Philanthropy
Carnegie 010

Lynn Birdsong '68 and Terry Burns Birdsong '69, Alumni Citation recipients, were unwittingly introduced to the Adirondack Mountains by driving to-and-from St. Lawrence as students and to Camp Canaras with their young family. Having since summered in the Adirondacks for over 30 years, they witnessed a steady economic decline in the local communities. When Lynn and Terry learned of an inspiring idea to build an environmental science center in Tupper Lake, they decided to get involved. Little did the Birdsongs know that this project, now known as "The Wild Center," would be entering its 12th year in 2018. This seminar shares the story of how an idea coalesced with talented, motivated individuals determined to inspire "venture" philanthropy in order to have a significant impact on a community, a region and (surprisingly), the world.

4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Classes of 1972, 1973, 1974 45th Reunion Reception with President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox
MacAllaster House, 54 East Main Street (Rain Location: Newell Atrium Lobby)

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bacheller Memorial Chime Concert

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Honor Guard Reception & Dinner and 50th Reunion Induction Ceremony
Eben Holden Center

President William L. Fox '75 and Lynn Fox invite you to this special occasion for members of the St. Lawrence University Honor Guard. The 50th Reunion class will share remembrances and be inducted into the Honor Guard.

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 1997, 1998, and 1999 20th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Library Quad Tent (Rain location: Dana Dining Center)

Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class of 1978 40th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Alumni Campus Room, 3rd Floor, Sullivan Student Center

Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classes of 1972, 1973, and 1974 45th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Off campus, Best Western Hotel

Complimentary beer and wine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A Celebration of HEOP Reunion Reception and Dinner
Sykes Common Room

Complimentary beer and wine

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Performance by Mayfield and Rhoads '78
Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Mayfield & Rhoads began performing at SLU in the stairwells of Sykes Residence in 1974, and soon became campus favorites in coffeehouses, at parties, and in local pubs. Mark and Steve have been performing together throughout the Northeast US ever since, and in 1981 recorded their first self-produced/engineered album of original music. In addition to original music, their ever-expanding repertoire includes folk and country/rock classics as well as covers from groups like Aztec Two-Step, Jim Croce, the Eagles, and many current contemporary artists. Cash bar available.

Ongoing

Hospitality Center Gatherings

Stop by your class's hospitality center, open all weekend, for casual conversation and to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Sunday, June 3

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Dana
Dana Dining Hall

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Service of Remembrance
Gunnison Memorial Chapel

As Reunion comes to a close, we remember all alumni, faculty, and staff who have passed away in the last year. Alumni Executive Council members will read the names, one-by-one, to remember each Laurentian. All are encouraged to attend this non-denominational service.