Chatham University

Alumni Weekend Events

Thursday, October 26 ***Class of 1967 ONLY***

4:00 PM
TBD

"Journalism in the Era of Fake News"

Discussion led by Carol "Pogie" Pogash '67, NY Times Reporter

6:00 PM
Gate House

Class of 1967 Welcome Dinner

Friday, October 27

9:00 AM
Beatty House

Welcome Desk and Registration

9:30 AM
Beatty House

Walking Tours

Tour Option 1: Chatham’s Shadyside Campus Arboretum, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, led by head landscaper and 2012 Masters of Landscape Design alumna Kristen Spirl.

9:30 AM
JKM Library

Tour Option 2: Chatham University Archives in the JKM Library – come for a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives, including rare book room and memorabilia from reunioning classes - led by Jill Ausel, Library Director

11:00 AM
TBD

"Do You Know Me Now" Short Film Screening and Talk Back with filmmaker Judith Murray '67

The film focuses on helping caregivers connect to loved ones struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia in the present. While cognitive functions are lost, and many “mourn” the loss of the person they love, the fact remains that the person has not gone anywhere.

12:00 PM
Welker Room

50th Reunion Luncheon featuring Women’s Institute Director Dr. Jessie Ramey

12:00 PM
Mellon Board Room

Heritage Society and Intergenerational Luncheon

12:00 PM
Mellon Board Room

General Attendee Luncheon

All attending alumni are invited for an intergenerational luncheon, celebrating our Heritage Society alumnae who graduated prior to 1967. Reminisce on your favorite Chatham memories and catch up on what your fellow alumni have been doing since graduation. *The Class of 1967 will have a separate 50th Reunion Luncheon

2:00 PM
Anne Putnam Mallinson '61 Memorial Pond
Rain Location: Mellon Living Room

Memorial Service at the Anne Putnam Mallinson '61 Memorial Pond

This services honors those alumni and Chatham University community members who have passed since Reunion Weekend 2016.

3:00 PM
TBD

Encore Class with Professor Emeritus of English, Dr. Bill Lenz

Is there a souvenir collector in your life? Dr. Lenz will share his recent research on “Why We Collect Souvenirs; or, What are these shot glasses trying to tell me?”

4:00 PM

A Celebration of Women in Science, with panel featuring Dr. Carol Mason ’67

Alumnae panelists will discuss their diverse path to their ultimate positions, career options available today, current status of women in science, and how we can better educate the public about science.

5:00 PM
Art Gallery, Woodland Hall

World Premiere of The Heads, the artwork of June Linowitz ’67

This series of 25 sculptural wall-hanging heads explores emotions and states of mind. Join us for a showcase and reception.

5:00 PM
Founders Room, James Laughlin Music Building

Piano Concert

Pauline Rovkah, Director of Piano Programs and Assistant Professor of Music

6:30 PM

Class Parties

Stay tuned for details pertaining to your Class’ party!

Saturday, October 28

9:30 AM
Mellon Center, First Floor

Welcome Desk and Registration

10:30 AM
Mellon Board Room

All Alumni Bloody Mary and Mimosa Reception Brunch & Awards Ceremony

Attendees will be seated by decade/class. This Brunch also serves as the annual meeting of the Alumni Association Board.

1:00 PM

Classes Without Quizzes

Featuring Rebecca Harris, Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship

1:00 PM

Featuring Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and Assistant Professor of Political Science

1:00 PM

Featuring Greg Galford, Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture

2:30 PM
Depart from Mellon Center

Shuttle to Eden Hall Campus

3:30 PM
Esther Barazzone Center

President David L. Finegold’s Campus Update

5:00 PM

Optional Walking Tour of Eden Hall Campus

A family-friendly tour and children activities will also be available this hour.

5:00 PM

Optional Food-themed Workshop with Food Studies Program

6:00 PM
Esther Barazzone Center

Farm-to-Table Dinner

A family-style dinner featuring foods grown at Eden Hall, served with beer and wine.

7:30 PM

First return shuttle to Shadyside Campus

8:15 PM

Final shuttle to Shadyside Campus

Sunday, October 29

9:30 AM

Farewell Brunch at Gregg House

Hosted by President David Finegold and his wife Sue in their home.