African American Alumni Reunion Schedule of Events

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Friday, April 9, 2010

7:45 am – 9:00 pm
Biggby Coffee open
Upjohn Library Commons Lobby

8:00 am – Midnight 
Richardson Room/Jazzman’s Café open
Upper Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Campus Bookstore open
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Information Desk Open
Arcus Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Stop by the Arcus Atrium to pick up your nametag and a schedule of the weekend’s events.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Hodge House

Kick off the weekend at this reception with President Wilson-Oyelaran at her home. Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. This event has changed from what was originally published on the schedule. If you would like to reconfirm your reservation, please contact Christy Honsberger at 269-337-7300 or chonsber@kzoo.edu.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner
Stone Dining Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Guests will enjoy a complimentary buffet dinner with students and entertainment from the College’s a cappella group “Premium Orange.”

Saturday, April 10

8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Information Desk Open
Arcus Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Stop by the Arcus Atrium to pick up your nametag and a schedule of the weekend’s events.

8:00 am – 10:00 am 
Continental Breakfast
Arcus Atrium, Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Enjoy an informal continental breakfast in the Weimer K. Hicks Center. Coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries will be available.

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Guided Campus Tour with “K” Crew Student Tour Guides
Meet in Arcus Atrium, Hicks Center

Visit major campus locations with our K-Crew student guides, including Upjohn Library Commons and the newly renovated Weimer K. Hicks Center. Tour guides include Elizabeth Hubbell ’12, Craig Isser ’13, and Toni Skalican ’11. 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Biggby Coffee open
Upjohn Library Commons Lobby

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Faculty Gathering
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

Visit with current faculty and staff, as well as your favorite professors from days-gone-by at this gathering in the Olmsted Room.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Campus Bookstore open
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Noon – 2:00 pm
Lunch with Students
Stone Dining Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Join students from the College’s Black Student Organization for a buffet lunch in the Stone Dining Room. Lunch conversations will be a time to reconnect with fellow alumni and current students. Networking and mentoring opportunities will prevail, as well as the chance to hear from fellow alumni.  What was your experience as a K student?  How has the K experience changed for students of color over the years? Take the opportunity to share your story with the group and listen to the stories of other K alumni in attendance.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  
College Update
Stone Dining Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Hear the exciting news of the College from President Wilson-Oyelaran!

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
Afternoon Student Panel
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

Gather in the Olmsted Room to hear from current students and learn what the K experience looks like today.

6:30 pm
Reunion Photo
Steps of Stetson Chapel

Gather for a reunion photo to commemorate the weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary copy of the photo following the festivities. 

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Reunion Dinner
Stone Dining Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Enjoy a plated dinner with President Wilson-Oyelaran in the Stone Dining Room.


Sunday, April 11

9:00 am – Noon
Campus Bookstore open
Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Worship Service
Stetson Chapel

Join fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff for a time of reflection and thanks. Jevon Caldwell-Gross ’04 will deliver the sermon followed by music and singing from the Kalamazoo College Gospel Choir.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Farewell Brunch
New Welles Dining Hall, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Gather for a casual buffet brunch in the College’s cafeteria and say goodbye to old friends and new friends!

Noon – 1:30 am 
Biggby Coffee open
Upjohn Library Commons Lobby