Hampshire College 40th Anniversary

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This is the approximate schedule. All times, locations, and events are subject to change.

2-9 p.m.  

Johnson Library Center, Airport Lounge

Pick up your nametag, room keys, gift, tickets, program updates, and more. Check the message board, get answers to questions, and consult with helpful staff and volunteers.

Upon arrival-
4:30 p.m.

Johnson Library Center

Shop at the Hampstore for Hampshire-logo gifts and apparel; an array of snacks, beverages, and local products; and books.

Upon arrival-
10 p.m.

Alumni Art Exhibit
Johnson Library Center, Gallery; and Film, Photography, and Video (Liebling Center), Model Gallery

A physical and virtual compilation of works by alums in a curated show that will be on display June 5-August 1, 2010, in the Harold Johnson Library Gallery, part of Museums10, and in the Liebling Center. Catalogue available for purchase ($20).

2-8 p.m.  

The Littlest Hampster Lounge
Greenwich, Donut 5

The lounge will provide a space for parents and their young children to relax and play together. It will feature a quiet, cozy space for nursing, napping, and diaper-changing. Books, toys, and games will be available. This is a place for Hampshire parents of young children to meet and enjoy spending time with little Hampsters. (It is not a drop-off daycare facility.)

2 p.m.- Midnight   Open Sauna
Robert Crown Center
2-9 p.m.  

Robert Crown Center, upper lounge

An interactive presentation of the student-created, collaborative redesign proposals for the Library Center and the Robert Crown Center. The self-guided walking tour begins in the Robert Crown Center upper lounge.

  • Elizabeth Boyle F09
  • RJ Sakai F08
2:30-5 p.m.  

Lemelson Center for Design Open House
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for Design

Come find out what your fellow alums and current students have been doing to make the world a better place. The Hampshire College Lemelson Center for Design and Innovation for Social Change is holding an open house where you can see exhibits of projects and social enterprises, try out and view demos of interesting fabrication processes, and meet enterprising alums and students.

3-3:50 p.m.  

Panel Discussions, Readings, and Workshops

Making a Fuel-Efficient Stove from Clay
Behind the Lemelson Center

  • Aaron Evans-Janes 03F, forestry extension agent, Peace Corps

Soulful Landscape Workshop: Find Your Stories of Place
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 108

  • Erica Kranish Wheeler 79F, singer/songwriter, speaker, educator, and conservation advocate

Exploring Consciousness With Hemi-Sync
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 104

  • Christine Kenna 86F, M.B.A., and
  • Stephanie Rae, co-directors, Rock The Path

College Admission Today: A Session for Alums' Children (and their Parents), Followed By a Campus Tour
Admissions Office

  • Karen Parker, director of admissions, and
  • David Wagner, senior associate director of admissions
3-6 p.m.  

Open Swim
Robert Crown Center

4-6 p.m.  

Film Festival

Screening and Q and A, Carbon Nation
Film, Photography, and Video (Liebling Center), Bill Brand Screening Room

  • Craig Sieben 77S and
  • Artemis A.W. Joukowsky, III 81F, producers

Screening, Shadows and Illuminations
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall

  • Rob Lemelson 79F, Ph.D., documentary filmmaker
4-5 p.m.  

Panel Discussions, Readings, and Workshops

Hampshire's Tibetan Studies Program
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall

  • Sue Darlington, professor of anthropology and Asian studies
  • Jay Garfield, director, Five Colleges Tibetan Studies in India Program
  • Pema Dorjee 06F
  • Sonam Yangzom 04F
  • Ngawang Lodoe F09

Round Table on Feminism at Hampshire
Johnson Library Center, 2nd Floor

  • Penina Glazer, former acting president (September-October 1981), former dean of faculty, and professor emeritus of history
  • Miriam Slater, Harold F. Johnson professor emeritus of history (1971-1985)
  • Margaret Cerullo, professor of sociology and feminist studies
  • L. Brown Kennedy, professor of literature
  • Patricia Klindienst 71F, Ph.D., writer
  • Erin Dozier 88F, J.D., associate general counsel, National Association of Broadcasters


5-5:50 p.m.  

Panel Discussions, Readings, and Workshops

Creative Writing/Memoir Workshop
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 104

  • Elisabeth Carter 82F, M.Ed., M.F.A., workshop facilitator, writing instructor, and freelance editor

Beyond Discipline(s): the Humanities Now
Johnson Library Center, 2nd Floor

  • Polina Barskova, assistant professor of Russian literature, Hampshire College
  • Christoph Cox, professor of philosophy, Hampshire College
  • Karen Koehler, associate professor of art and architectural history, Hampshire College
  • Sandra Matthews, associate professor of film and photography, Hampshire College
  • Susan Tracy, professor of American studies, Hampshire College, facilitator

Exploring the Implications of Evolving Media & Technology
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 108

  • Alex Torpey 05F, president, Veracity Media
5-7 p.m.  

Multi-Faith Shabbat Dinner
Merrill Living Room

Service for welcoming Shabbat including prayers, chanting, and song. Services are open to all and followed by a traditional kosher Shabbat meal for those who have pre-registered for this event. 

5-7 p.m.  

Gatherings hosted by alums and current and former faculty and staff, including:

Class of 1970 Reception
Red Barn
A reception hosted by and for the members of the class of 1970 and founding faculty and staff.

Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Reception
Johnson Library Center, 2nd Floor
(following the 5 p.m. panel)

7-11 p.m.  

Decades Dinner and Dancing
Main Lawn

Kick off the weekend: At dinner, catch up with old friends and meet new people, then dance the night away with music from the last 40 years. (Cash bar)

9-10 p.m.  

Informal Get Together for GLBTQ Alums and Allies
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty and Staff Lounge

Hosted by:

  • Joanna Brown 72S
  • Luis A. Hernandez 70F
  • Jamie Citron 01F
9:30 p.m.- Midnight  

Bonfire and Drum Circle
Fire ring between Enfield and the Red Barn

Fire performance by Pam Cargill 00S

10 p.m.  

Sunshine Fire Entertainment
Main Lawn

Sunshine Fire Entertainment, a fire act out of Western Massachusetts, promise an unforgettable performance incorporating various elements in the art of fire manipulation. The exhilarating show features fast-paced stunts with eye-dazzling pillars of flame, whirling snake torches, and blazing hula-hoops that envelope the performers in curtains of fire.

  • Keegan Kuvach 04F, performer
10 p.m.-2 a.m.  

The Night Truck
New student-run business and favorite late-night munchie spot.

  • Jake Hawkesworth F08, owner
Ongoing   Interactive Timeline
A physical display of Hampshire history. We invite you to bring mementos, photos, and other remembrances of your time here to place on the timeline.
Ongoing   Flagged Frisbee® Golf Course
For the first time in Hampshire history (so we’re told), the Frisbee® Golf Course will be flagged by Casey Krone 97F. Play at your leisure throughout the weekend.
Ongoing   Open Classrooms
In anticipation of Hampshire alum spontaneity, several classrooms have been reserved for networking, collaborating, presentation, or performance. Find out about spaces and times available by checking the sign-up sheets on classroom doors in Franklin Patterson Hall.
Ongoing   Hampshire Stories
Forty years of Hampshire means thousands of great stories, voices, and memories. Please share yours in the “Hampshire Stories Studio” (Liebling Sound Editing Room) or with the roving recording teams on campus. Using alum stories recorded in these interviews, Melanie Shorin 73F, of the Narrative Trust, is helping us identify what has made Hampshire unique and excellent, and how we can use our past to shape our future in the twenty-first century. Kevin Cline 97F will be leading the recording teams, with help from Brendan Toller 04F, Taliesin Nyala 07F, and Sarah Danson 06F, among others.



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