Carleton Class of 1987



Hip Reunion Happenings

A Supposed Schedule of Stuff

This schedule has been cobbled from events posted on the official Carleton Reunion site (which were shamelessly copied and pasted below), emails from other classmates, notes on scraps of paper, and vague recollections. It's not meant to be the final word on Stuff To Do that weekend, but should be an indicator for some of the items of interest that are planned. 

If you think of anything else that you know of and that have been unreasonably censored from this list, let us know and we'll add them on. (Note, however, that  tours of the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota have been knowingly axed from this schedule, as they do not meat requirements for reunion-sponsored activities).

(Note: Items specifically for our class are in bold. Additions by the editor are in italics.)


June 2: Expanded '87 kid's crafts times, added "Reunion Revue" activity
June 12: Group Babysitting for '87: Fri/Sat 8-11 PM
June 13: Updated '87-specific events based on recent updates from Carleton.


Thursday, June 14

Suggestion from past reunion attendees: take some time on Thursday to explore the campus and downtown Northfield [Ed: sounds like a lame attempt to make a lack of activities sound like an organized event. On the other hand, did we ever have time to do this when we actually lived in Northfield?]
Recreation Center, Gould Library, and Bookstore open
1 p.m. - Carleton Reunion/Jarchow Memorial Golf Outing (starts at 1 p.m.)
3-10 p.m. - Check-in and registration, Sayles-Hill
4 p.m. - Reunion Revue: Reprise & Refrain (Nourse little theater)
6:30-8 p.m. - All-class dinner (Nourse tent)
8 p.m. - Post-dinner individual class gatherings
8 p.m. - Reunion Revue: Reprise & Refrain (Arena theater)
8 p.m. - '87 pub crawl: Meet at Parish and walk to Contented Cow and Froggy Bottoms

Friday, June 15

7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Recreation Center open. bouldering wall (ages 10+) and climbing wall (ages 16+) hours in the afternoon (parent must be present). See final schedule booklet for details.
7-9 a.m. - Breakfast (Dining East: between Nourse & Myers) [Ed: You could never go wrong with breakfast in the cafeteria.]
8 a.m.-7 p.m. - Check-in and registration, Sayles-Hill. (Room key pickup is available 24 hours for late arrivals.)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Gould Library open [Ed: Good thing, for all of us that still haven't finished comps. Also, the Libe continues to be the best place to catch a nap.]
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. - Bookstore open
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. - Open Houses: admissions, archives, career center
9-9:45 a.m. - Gould Library tour with current students [Ed: Current students will know the best sleeping chairs]
9-11 a.m. - Robotics Lab open house
9:30-11 a.m. - “Shaping the Education of the Future” panel with Scott Bierman, Dean of the College; Trish Ferrett, professor of chemistry and director of Carleton’s Interdisciplinary Science & Math Initiative; Kathleen Ryor, associate professor of art history and chair, art and art history department; Carol Rutz, director of the College Writing Program, and Fernan Jaramillo, associate professor of biology. Moderated by President Robert A. Oden.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Alumni art exhibit open for installations
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Visit Carleton's wind turbine (sign up in Sayles-Hill in advance) [Ed: Don't blow it]
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Gould Library art tour, led by Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions [Ed: This exhibit focuses on the famous "still life with drool" series of paintings, taken of students studying in the LIbe in the afternoons]
11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Heywood Society luncheon (seating at 11 a.m., lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.) 
12-1:30 p.m. - All-Class lunch (Nourse tent) [Ed: Do you think they still have that Fritos-and-leftover-hamburger casserole thing?]
1-4 p.m. - Can you canoe? See you on the Cannon: ’77 canoeing on the Cannon (open to all classes)
1:15-2:15 p.m. - “Navigating College Admissions in the 2000s,” with Carleton admissions staff [Ed: Holy crap! Do we have to apply again?]
1:30-2:30 p.m. - “How Good Is Carleton, Really?” with David Davis-Van Atta ’72, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Panel: Acting in the Community Together. Students talk about their experience with community service
1:30-2:30 p.m. - “Writing Your Life—The Pleasures of Memoir,” with Betty Bonham Lies ’57
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Wellstone! documentary film screening followed by discussion with Jeff Blodgett '83
1:45-2:30 p.m. - Visit Carleton's wind turbine (sign up at the registration desk)
2-2:45 p.m. - "The Genetic Age: Promise and Perils," Kathy Hudson '82, Director of the Genetics & Public Policy Center, Johns Hopkins University
2-3 p.m. - "Mapping the World in the Age of Discovery: Map Facsimiles from Gould Library Special Collections," Victoria Morse, assistant professor of history and director of medieval and renaissance studies; Kristi Wermager, curator of special collections, Gould Library"The Genetic Age: Promise and Perils," Kathy Hudson '82, founder and director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center
2-3:30 p.m. - "Ancient Rocks and Fresh Blossoms: Carleton's Japanese Garden," Bardwell Smith, John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, emeritus
2-5 p.m. - '87 kid's craft activities (Parish basement)
2-5 p.m. - Bouncy House and sprinkler at Parish for '87
2:45-3:45 p.m. - "Eastern Europe Diplomacy after the Fall of the Wall," Todd Becker '62, Deputy Mission Head, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
3-3:45 p.m. - "Disability and the Misapplication of the Golden Rule," Kristi Kirschner '82, Coleman Foundation Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
3-4 p.m. - Gould Library Reception for former library student workers, current information professionals, and bibliophiles [Ed: And sleepy people]
4-4:45 p.m. - Gould Library tour led by a current student [Ed: They're doing this tour in shifts, as the other students catch some Z's]
4-5 p.m. - Gallery Talk with Ruth Waterbury '57, Gould Library Turned Wood art exhibit
4-5:30 p.m. - All-Class Reception with current and retired Carleton faculty members, including Carnival with face-painting, mini-golf, etc.
4-5:30 p.m. - Reunion Carnival—children’s bouncy tent, face-painting, and mini-golf
5:30-6:30 p.m. - '87 social hour with beer, wine, and music
6:45 p.m. - '87 dinner, Parish tent
7:30 p.m. - All-class poker tournament
8-9 p.m. - "The Middle East: Ancient and Not So Ancient," President Rob Oden
8-9 p.m. - Northfield AA meeting
8-10 p.m. - All-Class Ice Cream Social (Nourse tent)
8-11 p.m. - '87 Group Babysitting at Parish House
8:30-10 p.m. - Reception for alumni artists; alumni art exhibit open for viewing
8:30-11 p.m. - Reunion Cafe featuring Joe Weismann '90 and the Jaztronauts - jazz, swing, conversation and coffee
8:45 p.m. - Shabbat Service led by Associate Chaplain Rabbi Shoshana Dworsky
10 p.m. - Fireworks!
10:15 p.m. - Goodsell Observatory Open House

Saturday, June 16

6 a.m. - '62 Bird Walk led by Tony Smith '62 (open to all)
7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Recreation Center open; bouldering wall (ages 10+) and climbing wall (ages 16+) hours in the afternoon (parent must be present). See final schedule booklet for details.
7-9:30 a.m. - All-Class Breakfast (Dining East)
7:30 a.m. - Reunion 5K Arb race, open to all ages
7:30-9:30 a.m. - Walking tour of the Arb with Arb Director Myles Bakke
8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Check-in and registration, Sayles Hill
8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Gould Library open [Ed: Get there early to reserve the good seats]
8-9:30 a.m. - Intergenerational table talks and Common Reading discussion groups
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast for Alumni Association Award recipients with President Oden
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. - Bookstore open
8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. - Alumni art exhibit open for viewing
8:30-9:30 a.m. - “Intelligent Design: A Scientific and Religious Critique,” with Ian Barbour, Winifred & Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, emeritus
8:30-9:30 a.m. - "Back in My Day, We Didn't Have Shelves that Move: how students are using the Gould Library for research," Ann Zawistoski '97, reference and instruction librarian [Ed: ... and catching up on their sleep]
10 a.m. a.m. - Parade of Classes (begin lining up at 9:45 a.m.) [Ed: The most incestuous parade ever created: everyone's in it, and everyone's watching it. But at least there's no Santa float.]
10:30 a.m. - Reunion Convocation [Ed: During which you will again be faced with the most common ethical dilemma of college: Go to Convo?  Or skip and shoot some pool instead?]
11-5 p.m. - '87 kids craft activities, Parish basement
12-1:30 p.m. - All-class picnic lunch (Nourse tent)
12-1:30 p.m. - ‘C’ Club Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony
1-5 p.m. - Bouncy House and sprinkler at Parish for '87
1-3 p.m. - Alumni and faculty book and CD signing [Ed: AKA, the Event of Envy, during which we all wish that we had completed our own epic tome. Or at least a book of jokes.]
1-3 p.m. - Walking tour of the Arboretum with Arb Manager Myles Bakke
1:30-2:45 p.m. - “South Africa: Problems and Challenges,” Rev. Earl Neil ’57
1:30-2:45 p.m. - '77 panel on climate change: "Our Environmental Footprint"
1:30-2:50 p.m. - "Reel Lives: Working in Film and Television," with Bob Daily '82, exec. producer, Desperate Housewives; Grace Guggenheim '82, documentary filmmaker; and Tom Szentgyorgyi '82, co-executive producer, Journeyman. Moderated by Bob Elhai '81, composer and orchestrator.
1:30-5 p.m. - The Carleton Tunnels - open for viewing (Evans to Nourse section) [Ed: Hopefully, there will be a freak blizzard and sub-negative-20 temperatures to bring back the true appreciate for the tunnels]
1:45-2:45 p.m. - “Frontiers of Astronomy: Visualizing the Unseen Universe,” Sidney Carne Wolff ’62, astronomer and former director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory
2:50 p.m. - '87 Class Photo (Chapel)
3-4:15 p.m. - Screening of The Johnstown Flood, Academy Award® winner, Best Documentary, Short, 1989, with Grace Guggenheim '82
3-5 p.m. - Rotblatt/Ultimate: Hill of Three Oaks fields [Ed: no 'nudie' innings scheduled]
3:30-4:30 p.m. - "Searching the Carletonian online archives," Ann Zawistoski '97, Gould Library reference and instruction librarian
4:15-5:15 p.m. - Alumni Choir rehearsal
5-5:30 p.m. - '67 Woodwind Quintet with piano, open rehearsal
5:30-6:30 p.m. - '62 and '87 social hour (Nourse tent west =- the smaller one)
6:45 '87 Class Dinner ("Hill of Three Oaks Tent" behind Rec center)
8-11 p.m. - '87 Group Babysitting at Parish House
8 p.m.-12 a.m. - The Cave: Open House [Ed: Think they'll have 3..2 beer?]
8:30-11:30 p.m. - All-Reunion entertainment: Boiled in Lead (Celtic folk rock) with Drew Miller ’81; Salsa del Soul
8:30-9:30 p.m. - Closed AA meeting
9 p.m. - ’87 bonfire (Parish)

Sunday, June 17

6:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast (Dining East)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Key desks open for check-out, Sayles-Hill
9-10 a.m. - Alumni Choir rehearsal
9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Open house: Dacie Moses House
9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Gould Library open [Ed: Last chance for a nap]
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Bookstore open
10:30 a.m. - Alumni Remembrance Chapel Service with Rev. Earl Neil ’57, Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82, and other reunion class clergy
12 p.m. - Checkout [Ed:  Come back in five years]
1 p.m. - Twin Cities alumni event at Neighborhood House, led by Dan Hoxworth '82. For more details: visit this web site.
5 p.m. - Comps due

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