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Reunion Weekend

Reunion Weekend, June 9-12, 2016!

Reconnect with classmates from 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. Return to Hood and relive cherished memories with fellow classmates. Please view the schedule of events below. All alumni are welcome to attend reunion. 

Reunion Registration Form
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Save the date for Reunion Weekend 2017: June 9-11

Schedule of Events:
Events are complimentary unless stated below.

Thursday, June 9

4-7 p.m.: Registration ($15 Registration fee), Whitaker Campus Center Atrium
Overnight accommodations available in Shriner Hall with overflow to Smith Hall,  $25/night) 

6-8 p.m.: Welcome Reception for the Class of 1966, Beneficial-Hodson Library Reading Porch

Friday, June 10

9 a.m.-8 p.m.: Registration reopens, Whitaker Campus Center Atrium 

11-11:45 a.m.: Campus Tour, Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center 

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Welcome Buffet Luncheon ($12),  Whitaker Campus Center, Commons 

Noon-3:45 p.m. Alumni College Sessions - Back to the classroom (see below)

SESSION 1: Sex, Flies and Red Eyes

Oney P. Smith P’13, Ph.D., professor of biology
Kathy F. Falkenstein, Ph.D., associate professor and biology department chair

Noon-1 p.m., Hodson Science Center, Room 107

Biology professors Kathy Falkenstein and Oney Smith will share a lab activity they have co-developed for BIOL 203, the department’s introductory course for cell biology and genetics. Their presentation, “Sex, Flies, and Red Eyes,” will review the semester-long project BIOL 203 students conduct with fruit flies, including how students conduct fly matings to produce offspring and how students conduct DNA fingerprinting to link the phenotype (eye color) to fly genotype (genes/DNA). The session will include the use of stereoscopes to observe the eye color (and sex) of fruit flies and a demonstration of DNA analysis techniques using agarose gel electrophoresis and the department’s DNA imaging system. Dr. Falkenstein and Dr. Smith will also share their perspectives on using this lab activity for more than 5 years in their curriculum.

SESSION 2: The Myths and Realities of Domestic Violence

Teresa Rivera Bean ’87, Esq., assistant professor of law and criminal justice
1:30-2:30 p.m., Tatem Arts Center, Moot Courtroom
This session will provide an overview of the following domestic violence topics: a working definition; separating the facts from fiction; exploring the causes; and how to assist families in need. As the former chief prosecutor of the domestic violence unit, Professor Bean will discuss her experience with domestic violence in the criminal justice system.

SESSION 3: Principles of Finance and Investment

Tianning Li, Ph.D., associate professor of finance
2:45-3:45 p.m., Rosenstock Hall, Virginia Munson Hammel '67 Trading Room 

An introduction to the fundamental analytical tools and use of information sources in finance and investments will be discussed. The session will be held in the trading room, which provides a place for students to simulate real-world experiences of working with financial markets through securities trading and portfolio management. During the class session, Dr. Li will discuss results from the first annual Hood College stock trading competition (students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to participate) and alumni and guests will learn more about an investment fund that provides money for real-world student investments.

4-4:45 p.m.: Campus Tour,  Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center 

4-5:30 p.m., 25th Anniversary Pergola Society Reception, Alumnae House

6-9 p.m.: All-Class "Maryland-Style" Picnic ($25, includes beer and wine), Coblentz Dining Room

Saturday, June 11

7-9 a.m.: Buffet Breakfast ($10), Coblentz Dining Room 

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration reopens, Whitaker Campus Center Atrium 

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Campus Tour, Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

10:30-11:30 a.m.: President’s Update on the College, Rosenstock Hall, Hodson Auditorium

Noon-2:15: p.m.: Alumni Luncheon  ($17, free for class of 1966 and one guest), Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

 Afternoon Bus Tours: (Buses provided for each tour; space is limited. All buses will leave from the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center).

 2:30-4 p.m.: Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick ($10)

 2:30-5 p.m.: Private winery tour and tasting at New Market Plains Vineyards, New Market, Md. ($20) 

 3-3:45 p.m.:  Campus Tour,  Meet at Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

 3:30-4:30 p.m.:  Alumni Ceramics Reception and Gallery Tour, Whitaker Campus Center, Room 220

 6 p.m.: Class of 1966 50th Reunion Dinner,  Whitaker Campus Center, Commons ($30; select entree type on registration form)

 6-9 p.m.: Saturday Night Dinner ($30, includes open bar), Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center
(You will be seated in a special section with your classmates) 

 Sunday, June 12

8-10 a.m.: Traditional Strawberry Breakfast ($17), Coblentz Dining Room 

10:15 a.m.: Chapel Service led by the Class of 1966, Coffman Chapel (All are welcome to attend)

Noon: Check-out of Residence Halls