2014 Homecoming Schedule

subject to change

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
All day

Self-guided photo tour of campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination. Tour Information available at registration or Thomas Commons Information desk.
Pick up tour information at Registration, lobby, Thomas Commons
Tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

Golf outing

Gather with friends for a round of golf to start off your weekend! Call Kernoustie Golf Course, Mount Vernon, at (319) 895-8193 to arrange a tee time.
Kernoustie Golf Course, Mount Vernon

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Lobby, Thomas Commons
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Alumni Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
8:15-8:45 a.m.

Sign up for Classes without Quizzes

Lobby, Thomas Commons
9 -11 a.m.

Classes without Quizzes

Be a college student again! A limited number of academic classes will be available to alumni, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration required.

Open Classes:
Cell and Molecular Biology
American Foreign Policy
Campaigns and Elections
Introduction to Proof: Number Theory
Plant Morphology
3-D Studio Art Basics
Intro to Macroeconomics
Exceptional Learner EDU 230
Sport Psychology

Various Locations

Class of ’64 kick-off luncheon

Hall-Perrine West,
Thomas Commons

($15 early bird/$17 regular)

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 2-3 p.m.

Renovated spaces tour

Buildings they are a-changin'!  Join us for a insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these building are serving today's students.
Begin in lobby, Thomas Commons
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor lecture

Derek Johnson '04, Executive Director at Global Zero
lecture is entitled "Bombs Away: the Road to Global Zero"
Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
4-5:30 p.m.

Presidents Society reception

By invitation only.
Hall-Perrine Room,
Thomas Commons
5:30-7 p.m.


Small Multi-Sport Center
6-9 p.m.

All Alumni Kick-Off Reception & Buffet Dinner

Join alumni for the Homecoming weekend kick-off  buffet dinner, featuring a meal by Cornell's food service provider Bon Appetit. Cash bar from 6-9 p.m. with buffet dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reserved tables for each reunion class. Registration from 5:30-8 p.m. Casual dress.

Carving Stattion: Chef-Carved Flank Steak with Bordelaise (red wine – peppercorn sauce); Chef-Carved Garlic Rosemary Marinated Pork Loin with Braised Buffalo Ridge Apples; Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash Hash with Caramelized Onions and Dried Cherries; Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes; Cheddar, Sour Cream, and Scallion Mashed Red Potatoes; Rolls with Herb Butter

Salad station: Fresh greens, toasted walnuts, blue cheese, champagne vinaigrette, white wine macerated dried cranberries; Watermelon, Feta, Arugula, cracked black pepper, and white balsamic vinaigrette; Classic Caesar with romaine, croutons, Parmesan, and house made Caesar dressing; Focaccia bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Sauté station: Cheese Tortellini, Penne Pasta, Local Basil Pesto Cream Sauce, Local Tomato Sauce, Heartland Farms Italian Sausage, Roasted Chicken Breast, Herb Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Wild Mushroom Confit, Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Cracked Pepper, Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese, Garlic – Parmesan Breadsticks

Dessert station: Salted Caramel Tartlet, Mini Cheesecakes, Mini German Chocolate Cupcakes, Pumpkin Mousse with Candied Pumpkin Seed Garnish

Small Multi-Sport Center

($28 early bird/$31 regular)

7:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Awards

Cheer on reunion classes as they vie for the second-annual reunion awards - The Purple Pride award, Solid as  Rock award, and President's Award -  which recognize outstanding reunion class performance in giving and attendance.
Small Multi-Sport Center
9 p.m.

Pep Rally

Ash Park
9:30 p.m.


Ash Park
After fireworks


Intramural fields
After Hours

Class of ’64  hospitality suite

Cedar Rapids Marriott

Saturday, October 18
All day

Self-guided photo tour of campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination. Tour Information available at registration or Thomas Commons Information desk.  
Pick up tour information at registration, lobby, Thomas Commons
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


Lobby, Thomas Commons
8-9:30 a.m.

C Club Breakfast & Hall of Fame inductions

Hall of Fame inductees: Jim Wallace '68, Kelly Dodd '00 and Matthew Ditch '04

House Baked Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Vegetable Quiche
Smoked Bacon
House Griddle Potatoes with Peppers and Onions
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter

Smith Dining Room, Thomas Commons

($15 early bird/$17 regular)

8:30 a.m.

Law alumni breakfast

The Law Alumni Breakfast is an opportunity for alumni with a JD degree to meet with pre-law students to share insights about their careers in and out of the formal practice of law. Join us to help prepare the next generation of Cornellians moving towards law school.
Sponsored by the Center for Law and Society

Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Coffee with a Prof

Join professors from across campus for "Saturday Office Hours!"  Visit with professors in this casual setting.

Participating Faculty:
Suzette Astley, Psychology
Devan Baty, Classical & Modern Languages
Kara Beauchamp, Physics
Kerry Bostwick, Education
Ann Cannon, Math/Statistics
Barbara Christie-Pope, Biology
Marty Condon, Biology
Erin Davis, Sociology
Carolyn Zerbe Enns, Psychology
James Freeman, Mathematics and Statistics
Benjamin Greenstein, Geology
John Gruber-Miller, Classical & Modern Languages, Archaeology, Civic Engagement
Hans Hassell, Politics
Jill Heinrich, Education
Meg Jacobs, Education
Carol Lacy-Salazar, Spanish (Classical & Modern Languages)
Charley Liberko, Chemistry
Lyle Lichty, Physics
Shannon Reed, English
Jai Shanata, Chemistry
Tyler Skorczewski, Math
Cindy Strong, Chemistry
Leon Tabak, Computer Science
Craig Teague, Chemistry
Craig Tepper, Biology
Janeve West, Theatre
David Yamanishi, Politics
Meghan Yamanishi, Library

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
10:30 a.m.

Organ recital

King Chapel
 10:45 a.m.

Winter in Paradise: Marine Biology, Anthropology and Geology in
the Bahamas in February

Each February, anthropology, geology and biology students embark on a journey to study coral reefs and small-scale societies on San Salvador Island in The Bahamas. This presentation will include a brief history and pictorial tour of the island (including marine life) and a description of the research and class projects.  Presented by Professors Craig Tepper (biology), Ben Greenstein (geology) and Alfrieta Monagan (anthropology).
Durham Classroom, Thomas Commons
 10:45 a.m.

Connecting Students to Experiential Learning Opportunities

This session will provide an opportunity to learn about several of Cornell's experiential learning programs. Current students will share their experiences involving internships, service, research, and off-campus study opportunities. Representatives from the Career and Civic Engagement Center, the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy, and Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare will be present to answer questions.

 Russell Classroom, Thomas Commons
10:45 a.m.

Class of ’64 lines up for Convocation

King Chapel
11 a.m.

Homecoming Convocation

Please join us for a special convocation honoring alumni.  The Class of '64 will receive its Golden Alumni pins and alumni award recipients will be honored.

Distinguished Achievement: Dennis Bark '64
Leadership & Service: Ralph "Chris" Christoffersen '59, Christine Larsen-Dopolus '83, Nick Even '84

Young Alumni: Harper Reed '01, Derek Johnson '04

King Chapel
11 a.m.

Men's soccer vs. St. Norbert

Soccer Complex
11:30 a.m.

Softball Alumni Tailgate

All alumni from the women’s softball program are invited to gather for a BBQ lunch. Contact Coach Shanda Ness at sness@cornellcollege.edu for more information.

 Softball Field
11:30-1 p.m.

Alumni Picnic luncheon


Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwich with Peach BBQ Sauce
Cajun Rubbed and Grilled Chicken Breast with Pineapple Salsa
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Crispy Bread Crumbs
House Made Sweet and Salty Sweet Potato Chips
Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Blend
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Rotini Pasta Salad
Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Small Multi-Sport Center

(Adults $15 early bird/$17 regular, Children 10 & under $10 early bird/$12 regular)

 Noon-2 p.m.

Family & Friends of Intercultural Life Reception

Come out to meet and celebrate with the Office of Intercultural Life and catch up with old and new friends.  This will be a time to reconnect or discover ways to support diversity at Cornell and ICL.  Light refreshments will be served.  Call the Office of Mutilcutural Affairs with questions at (319) 895-4484.
Stoner House
 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Renovated Spaces tour

Buildings they are a-changin’!  Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell’s most recent renovations to see how these buildings are serving today’s students.

 Beginning in the Thomas Commons lobby
 1-2 p.m.

 Funky Science Club

The Funky Science Club is an informal group of students who get together to explore some of the more creative aspects of science not typically encountered in a traditional classroom.  Projects have involved plasma globes, holograms, inverting goggles, strobe lights, musical sparks, and more. Presented by Professor of Physics Derin Sherman.

 West Science
 1-2 p.m.

Cornell History 101

Travel through 150 years of Cornell history and learn the stories of Cornell's founding fathers and mothers, as well as the lore of its National Historic Register campus and the people who have passed through it since 1853. Your guide is Cornell Marketing and Communications staff member Jamie Kelly.
 Russell Classroom, Thomas Commons
 1-2 p.m.

Collaborating Across Disciplinary Boundaries: making connections in First Year Seminars

Students and faculty are finding innovative ways to work collaboratively across disciplines through One Course at a Time.  Come hear about the student collaborations between sociology and geology as well as film and media in first-year seminar courses.  Presented by Professor of Sociology Erin Davis.
 Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
 1-2 p.m.

Bon Appétit - Serving Food in new ways

Since 2012,Cornell's dining services have been provided by Bon Appétit, a company that focuses on fresh, nutritious ingredients and a made-from-scratch approach. Bon Appétit’s Manager Joan Homrich will highlight some of their local partners and share Bon Appétit’s dream, food philosophy, and social responsibilities. 
 Durham Classroom, Thomas Commons
1:30 p.m.

Women's soccer vs. St. Norbert

Soccer Complex
noon-2 p.m.

Paul K. Scott Alumni Center open house

Paul K. Scott Alumni Center at Rood House
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Knox

Cheer on the Rams as they battle Midwest Conference Knox College. Hall of Fame recipients will be recognized during halftime.
Ash Park
3-5 p.m.

Homecoming art show reception

Now and Then: Current and Emeriti Studio Art Faculty
Featuring work by  current faculty Tony Plaut, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Sandy Dyas, and Sue Coleman; and emeriti faculty Vivian Heywood, Hugh Lifson and Doug Hanson.

Gallery hours: Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
 3-5:30 p.m.

Van Etten-Lacey House Open House Book Arts reception

Celebrate the legacies of Winifred Mayne Van Etten and Stephen Lacey in the new home of the Center for the Literary Arts, tour our emerging Foxden Press & share our excitement about our iron Washington Press as you peruse early samples of our letterpress work. Visit with students and faculty in the new book arts classes, meet the new R.P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow, and hear more about the Center's programming for the upcoming year.


Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW
 4-5:30 p.m.

All-Greek Alumni Reunion

Whether you know them as Social Groups or Greeks, you are invited to visit with current students at a reception on the OC.  Hosted by the Greek Council.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
4-5:30 p.m.

BACO/Frank J. Armstrong House Open House

All alumni, friends, supporters and members of the African American Society of Cornell College, Students for Black People, and the Black Awareness Cultural Organization are invited to the reunion.
Frank J. Armstrong House, behind The Commons
5:30 - 9 p.m.
times vary

Class Reunion Parties

Reunion parties are not restricted to class members.  Feel free to join in with a class by making your reservation online.

Various Locations (click on link to view details)
 6 p.m.

Eyes of the World Culture Show

The annual Culture Show is the major event for Eyes of the World and features a fasion show, song, dance, cultural cuisine, and audience participation.  Students from 20 different countries entertain the campus with this popular program.
Kimmel Theatre

After Hours

Class of '64 Hospitality Suite

Cedar Rapids Marriott

Sunday, Oct. 19

8:30 a.m.

Class of '59 breakfast

No reservations needed.
Waterfall Terrace, Cedar Rapids Marriott
10 a.m.

Class of '64 memorial service

Allee Chapel
11 a.m.

Class of '64 farewell brunch

Garner President's House

($15 early bird/$17 regular)

Click here to view menu.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Class of '74 farewell brunch

Reservation under "Cornell College"
Class Act Restaurant at Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids
11 a.m.

Men's soccer vs. Lawrence University

Soccer Complex
1:30 p.m.

Women's soccer vs. Lawrence University

Soccer Complex