|FRIDAY, MAY 31
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00
Lee Hall Underground
|7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
||Buffet Continental Breakfast
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Reunion Weekend Fredericksburg Passport. Explore Fredericksburg sites and enjoy special discounts with your Reunion Weekend name-tag. Find additional information in your registration packet.|
|10:30 a.m. – Noon||Alumni College Session I – Preregistration required|
|A.||The 150th anniversary: Civil War remembered on the Mary Washington campus- Gary Stanton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Historic Preservation. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg with a Campus Civil War walking tour and discussion of the historic events that took place on the Mary Washington campus.|
|B.||Women as Political Actors – Rosalyn Cooperman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Enjoy a talk on women as political actors in American government. Considers the value of women’s political participation as voters, the issues that motivate women’s participation, and, how both President Obama and Governor Romney campaigns worked to capture the women’s vote in the 2012 presidential campaign.|
|C.||Digital History, Jeffrey McClurken ’94, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Department Chair. Learn about the field of digital history and the latest techniques to preserve memories and history (academic and personal). Enjoy a peek at University’s history, alumni interviews, and local history projects, and learn about the new Digital Studies minor.|
|Noon – 2:00 p.m.||Box lunch
Pick up your preordered lunch from the registration area in Lee Hall.
|Noon – 4:00 p.m.||UMW Galleries Exhibit -
Ridderholf Martin Gallery
SPOTLIGHT: Designers from the UMW Department of Theatre and Dance” – celebrating 100 years of theatre on the UMW Campus.
|1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Alumni College Session II – Preregistration required
|A.||Mathematical Art – an Exploration – Debra Hydorn, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics.
Explore mathematical art through the use of Geometer’s Sketchpad and transformations of simple geometrical shapes. Learn about the mathematics of pattern and design.
|B.||Makerspace/Think Lab – George R. Meadows, Professor of Education and Timothy R. Owens, Instructional Tech Specialist. Explore the new “Think Lab” where 3-D printing, electronics, and robotics are explored during a first-year seminar called Mashups and MakerBots. See how students from across disciplines are learning the basics of circuitry and automation while designing 3-D objects, from the simple – think key rings and iPad covers 0 to intricate works of art.|
|C.||Arab Spring – The Continuing Story – Ranjit Singh, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Update on the continuing store of the Arab Spring. Receive insight into the dynamics of face-paced political changes in the Arab world that have wide-ranging effects.|
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Anderson Center Open House.
See the bleachers, the locker rooms, and the basketball courts from all angles and all sides.
|2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Alumni College Session III – Preregistration required
|A.||Data Analytics and You – Christopher Garcia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Business. Learn how analyzing large data sets for certain patterns affects our everyday lives, Why is Amazon or Netflix able to suggest other items you might like to purchase? Hear about a new UMW minor in the discipline of Analytics that will be made up of business, computer science, and math courses.|
|B.||Myth, Media and Mad Scientists – Leanna Giancarlo, Associate Professor of Chemistry. Explore the role of the mad scientist archetype in popular culture, and its implications for society. Film and fiction have long depicted scientists as sinister, dangerous, arrogant, secretive and ruthless. By examining the role of language and myth-making, these negative views of scientists are explained.|
|C.||Silkscreen Posters – Rosemary K. Jesionowski, M.F.A, Assistant Professor of Multiple Imaging. Learn the basics of silk-screening during this hands-on workshop. Aprons will be provided, but be prepared for possible messiness. Participants will take home posters commemorating Reunion Weekend. Class in Melchers Hall – limited to 12 participants.|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Campus Walking Tours
Walking tours of campus. Chat with students, rediscover your favorite places, and see what’s new. Meet in front of George Washington Hall.
|5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
||President’s Welcome Reception
President and Mrs. Hurley invite all reunion classes to celebrate Reunion Weekend 2012 on the lawn at Brompton with refreshments and great conversation.
|7:00 p.m.||Friday Night Class Gatherings
Have a blast renewing acquaintances and sharing stories at a time and place dedicated specifically for your class.