Reunion Weekend 2006

May 26, 2006 at midnight to May 27, 2006 at 11:59 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMay 26, 2006 at midnight to May 27, 2006 at 11:59 p.m.

Class of 1956 & 50 Year Club

Friday, May 26
9 a.m. - Class of 1956 Golf Outing — (course to be determined)

1-7 p.m. - Registration — Jackson Campus Center

2:30 p.m. - Reunion Seminar — Alumni Hall
The Past, Present, and Future of Gustavus
Milt Brostrom '49 will present images from Gustavus' past and President Jim Peterson '64 a College update and plans for the future.

4:00 p.m. - Remembrance of Cecil Eckhoff '56 — Orbisc statue site on Hello Walk
Cec Eckhoff was head of alumni affairs at Gustavus for 31 years, retiring in 1994. Cec died in 1997 and a Granlund sculpture was dedicated on campus in his honor. Classmates and friends will gather for a time of remembrance.

4:15 p.m. - Class of 1956 Memorial Service — Christ Chapel

4:45 p.m. - 1956 Class Photo — Christ Chapel

5 p.m. - Reception and Dinner for 50 Year Club — Campus Banquet Rooms

5:30 p.m. - Class of 1956 Reception — The Dive

6:30 p.m. - Class of 1956 Banquet — Alumni Hall

8:30 p.m. - 1956 Post-Banquet Social — Elsa Cornell '61 residence, 1312 Pine Pointe Curve

Saturday, May 27
7-9 a.m. - Breakfast available ala carte - Evelyn Young Dining Room

8:30-5:30 p.m. - Registration — Jackson Campus Center

9 a.m. - Reunion Seminar — Alumni Hall
Discover Our Natural World — with naturalist Jim Gilbert '62
The greatest show on earth is just outside our back doors everywhere we look. This seminar will provide you with awareness to get the best seat in the house.

10 a.m. - Refreshments and Conversation — Alumni Hall

10:30 a.m. - Reunion Seminar — Alumni Hall
Medicine: Prescription for Tomorrow - Nobel Conference 2006
Bill Heidcamp, professor of biology
Medical practice has changed significantly and is poised to change even more in the decades to come. Along with these advancements, however, will come a host of public policy and medical care delivery problems, from cost to decisions on who will receive the treatments. Moral and ethical issues abound. Dr. Heidcamp will preview the 42nd Nobel Conference, to be held October 3 & 4, 2006.

Noon - Alumni Luncheon — Campus Banquet Rooms

1:30 p.m. - Reunion Seminar — Alumni Hall
Antarctica — Science and Tourism, A Personal View
John Annexstad '56, emeritus professor and director of space studies, Bemidji State University.
Antarctica is the world's last frontier, virtually devoid of human influence. As a geophysicist and experienced expedition leader, Annexstad will focus on the science and tourism of this fascinating continent.

2:30 p.m. - Reunion Seminar — Alumni Hall
Faces of Our Global Human Family
Ray "Padre" Johnson '56
"Padre" Johnson will present, with spoken interpretation, a selected variety of original featured art works representing highlights of his interesting range of life experiences, world view philosophy and his fascinating 14-year global adventure with the cultural diversity and people of 159 nations. His exhibit features "The Face of War" from his field medical rescue missions with the Special Forces in Vietnam.

Self-guided Activities
Tour renovated Old Main, view the Hillstrom Museum of Art in the Jackson Campus Center, or take a walk on a self-guided Granlund sculpture tour (brochure at Registration Desk).

3:30 p.m. - Vesper Service — Christ Chapel

4:30 p.m. - President's Reception — Evelyn Young Dining Room

5 p.m. - Alumni Banquet — Evelyn Young Dining Room
Presentation of Greater Gustavus Award to the Gustavus Library Associates and Distinguished Alumni Citations to Karen Bossart Rusthoven '66, G. Barry Anderson '76, Susan Semple-Rowland '77, and Magnus Ranstorp '85.

8 p.m. - Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concert — Christ Chapel

10 p.m. - Candlelight Chapel Service — Christ Chapel

For your information
Alumni Registration Desk (x7590)
Jackson Campus Center Information Desk
Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

For a charge Land to Air Express will provide a shuttle ride from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport to St. Peter. For reservations, call 507/625-3977.

Campus Housing
Campus housing is complimentary in Rundstrom, Sohre, and Pittman halls. Rooms have bedding and towels provided but guests may wish to bring extra blankets or a fan, depending on the weather, and hangers for hanging clothing. Elevators are not available in residence halls. If you have specific health limitations for using such facilities, you are encouraged to stay in a local hotel.

Parking at Gustavus
Parking is open in all parking stalls in parking lots; colored permits are not required.
Parking IS NOT allowed at any time on yellow curbs, fire lanes, marked areas, and the main ring road.

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