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Saturday, May 24

The Art of Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy

The Art of Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy...

An exhibit: The Art of Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Sponsored by the Oberlin College Library.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Goodrich Room, Fourth Floor  
Walk for Birders with Keith Tarvin, Professor of Biology

Walk for Birders with Keith Tarvin, Professor... 7:00am

Meet at 6:45 a.m. for light morning refreshments at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center (65 E. College St., Suite 4). Group will leave from there by...

Arboretum  
Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens 8:00am

Please check-in here to pick up your Commencement/Reunion Weekend packets, event tickets, and room keys. Ticket sales will be available until 8:00 p.m.

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Exhibition from the Conservatory Library Special Collections

Exhibition from the Conservatory Library... 8:00am

Selections from the Oberlin Conservatory Library's Special Collections will be on display in an exhibit case in the basement of the Kohl Building. Highlights...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, Basement  
<3" (three inches or less) handcrafted miniature books

<3" (three inches or less) handcrafted... 8:30am

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will showcase their talents in the Clarence Ward Art Library’s upcoming show <3” (three inches or...

Clarence Ward Art Library, Allen Memorial Art Building, 2nd Floor  
Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga 8:30am

Begin your day with a beginner-to-intermediate yoga session led by Annie Piper ’89. Annie has been teaching yoga in New York City since 1997. Her teaching...

Warner Center, Dance Studio  
Panel Discussion: Health Care Developments, Disparities and Controversies

Panel Discussion: Health Care Developments,... 8:30am

Physicians Daniel Blumenthal ’64, Alan Cowles ’64 and Maurice Dysken ’64 will lead a discussion on preventive health screening, Alzheimer’s disease, and...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for... 8:30am

Self-guided tours are available from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Guided tours are available at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., beginning in Room 102. The guided tours last...

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Atrium  
College Admissions 101

College Admissions 101 9:00am

A half-day seminar for the high school age children of alumni and siblings of current students. Learn about the college admissions process, preparing for...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 112  
Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA Studios

Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA... 9:00am

Led by student interns; includes the Kohl Building.

Conservatory Central Unit, Lounge  
Warner Concert Hall Organ Demonstration

Warner Concert Hall Organ Demonstration 9:00am

James David Christie ’75, professor of organ, and Jennifer Bower ’14 will deomonstrate the Flentrop organ.

Warner Concert Hall  
25th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser"

25th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser" 10:00am

Reminisce of your days at Oberlin by bowling with friends in College Lanes. Event oordinated by Thomas W. Reid ’80, associate director of the Student Union....

College Lanes, Hales Annex  
Class of 1989 Brunch

Class of 1989 Brunch 10:00am

The Class of 1989 is invited to the home of President Marvin Krislov for a brunch and short program. Tickets are required for all guests, including children.

President's House  
Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration

Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration 10:00am

James David Christie ’75, professor of organ, and Jonathan Moyer ’12, assistant professor of organ, will demonstrate the Fisk organ.

Finney Chapel  
Oberlin Origins Tour

Oberlin Origins Tour 10:00am

Learn about the radical roots of Oberlin, from Christian perfectionism and coeducation to abolition. Thirty-minute tour offered every half hour, $3/adult....

Monroe House  
Panel Discussion: The Learning and Labor of Peacemaking at 21st-Century Oberlin College

Panel Discussion: The Learning and Labor of... 10:00am

Featuring panelists John Bergen ’14, Professor of Politics Steve Crowley, John D. Elder ’53, and Sakina Lavingia ’16; moderated and coordinated by Alan...

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Permaculture Workshop

Permaculture Workshop 10:00am

Permaculture is a design methodology that uses the resilience and diversity of evolved ecosystems as inspiration for creating human-built landscapes. It has...

George Jones Farm  
Small Group Discussions: The Next Stage of Our Lives

Small Group Discussions: The Next Stage of Our... 10:00am

A series of facilitated small group discussions. Coordinated by Chuck Spitulnik ’73 and Kathi Eastham ’75. Sponsored by the 40th Cluster Reunion Classes of...

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music), 2nd Floor Classrooms  
Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Oberlin Scavenger Hunt

Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Oberlin Scavenger Hunt 10:30am

Meet at Burton Hall patio for a family-friendly scavenger hunt across campus. How many items can you find by noon? Bring your camera to document your finds...

Burton Hall  
Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center 10:30am

Oberlin history comes alive: see performances of traditional spirituals and learn about their rich history, while getting a sneak peek at the future of the...

Gasholder Roundhouse Building  
Panel Discussion: The Other Side of the Story: Obies in Independent Media

Panel Discussion: The Other Side of the Story:... 10:30am

Oberlin has often highlighted the work of alumni who have found success in the mainstream media (New York Times, NPR, etc.) but there are many Obies working...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Tour of the James F. "Bill" Long Pyle Road Nature Preserve

Tour of the James F. "Bill" Long Pyle... 10:30am

Led by Emeritus Danforth Professor of Biology David H. Benzing. Meet at 10:15 a.m. Weather permitting.

Bill Long Nature Preserve  
"One Step More": A Walking Tour of Women's History in Oberlin

"One Step More": A Walking Tour of... 11:00am

In 1834, John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin's commitment to "the elevation of female character" through education. Little did he know, there was dynamite in...

Tappan Square, Southeast Corner (Main and College)  
(Re)considering Career

(Re)considering Career 11:00am

Join Career Center leadership for information and conversation about the shifting landscape Oberlin students face as they enter the "new economy." (1) Learn...

Stevenson Hall, Career Center  
Panel Discussion: Political and Environmental Snapshots: 1964 and 2014

Panel Discussion: Political and Environmental... 11:00am

Featuring Carl McDaniel ’64, professor emeritus of biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Bill Roe ’64, chair of the Arizona Democratic Party....

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Photography Open Studio

Photography Open Studio 11:00am

Open Studio: Photography See the work in progress of Professor of Art Pipo Nguyen-duy of the Art Department at Oberlin College. Session takes place in the...

Allen Art Building '75 A, Photo Lab  
Special Guest Organ Recital by Harald Vogel

Special Guest Organ Recital by Harald Vogel 11:00am

German organist and author Harald Vogel will perform a guest organ recital on the Brombaugh organ. A leading expert on historic North German performance...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
General Campus Tour for Prospective Students

General Campus Tour for Prospective Students 12:00pm

Pre-registration required. Please call the Campus Visit Office at 800.622.6243.

Carnegie Building, Office of Admissions  
Oberlin Quadapalooza: Informal & Fun Activities

Oberlin Quadapalooza: Informal & Fun... 12:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of informal games and fun with the whole family. Play Frisbee, croquet, or a rousing game of kickball. Or bring a blanket to relax and...

John W. Heisman Club Field House, Field Hockey Field (outside, west of the field house)  
Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) Alumni Picnic

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA)... 12:00pm

OSCA alumni, family, and friends are welcome to assist with cooking and cleaning for the event in addition to enjoying the picnic. To be involved, email...

Old Barrows, Front Lawn  
Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House

Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House 12:00pm

Open house at the 1948 Usonian house. Conversational tours are available, and begin on the hour. Admission is $5 for adults (payable at the house only), and...

Weltzheimer-Johnson House  
Rhinos Rugby Alumni Game

Rhinos Rugby Alumni Game 12:00pm

Come watch the current Rhinos Rugby team scrum down against the alumni side.

North Athletic Fields, Rugby Pitch  
Class of 1964 Box Lunch

Class of 1964 Box Lunch 12:30pm

Please reserve your seat via Commencement/Reunion Weekend registration. Overflow Location: Science Center, Perlik Commons

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Patio  
Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Authors and Poets Reading

Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Authors and Poets... 12:30pm

Authors and poets from the 40th Cluster Reunion will read their works and discuss their writing and publishing process. Moderated by Stuart Friebert,...

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Reading by 40th Cluster Reunion Authors

Reading by 40th Cluster Reunion Authors 12:30pm

Authors and poets from the 40th class reunion cluster will read excerpts from their works and discuss their writing and publishing process.

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Annual Oberlin Ultimate Alumni Game

Annual Oberlin Ultimate Alumni Game 1:00pm

A friendly reunion game and get-together for all ultimate alumni.

North Athletic Fields  
Class of 1964 Ice Cream Social and Rock Painting

Class of 1964 Ice Cream Social and Rock Painting 1:00pm

Join classmates for ice cream and the chance to paint the rocks on Tappan Square. Featuring novelties from Cowhaus Creamery, owned and operated by Josef...

Tappan Square  
Environmental Studies Program Open House

Environmental Studies Program Open House 1:00pm

Host: John Petersen ’88, director and professor of environmental studies.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Atrium  
Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition

Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition 1:00pm

Open to the public. Come see the breadth of artistic talent on display in the Richard D. Baron Gallery featuring art work completed by graduating seniors.

Richard D. Baron ’64 Gallery, Suite 5  
Looking Beneath the Gown: The Saga of Academic Regalia at Oberlin

Looking Beneath the Gown: The Saga of Academic... 1:00pm

The distinctive history of academic dress at Oberlin—the wearing of mortarboards and gowns…or not—is a saga profoundly shaped by religious values, issues of...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Oberlin Bike Co-op Open House

Oberlin Bike Co-op Open House 1:00pm

Stop by for a tour of the facilities. Photo by John Seyfried.

Keep Cottage, Bike Co-op (rear of building)  
Ombudsperson Office Open House

Ombudsperson Office Open House 1:00pm

Come and celebrate with our 2014 graduates and their parents. Host: Rashné Limki ’05, interim director.

Lewis House  
Solar Observation

Solar Observation 1:00pm

Physics and astronomy staff will lead the observation. All are welcome.

Science Center, Outside Courtyard  
Theater and Dance Program Open House

Theater and Dance Program Open House 1:00pm

Hosts: Matthew Wright, chair and associate professor of theater; Ann Cooper Albright, chair and professor of dance.

Warner Center, Studio 3  
Commencement Recital I

Commencement Recital I 1:30pm

A concert featuring graduating Conservatory of Music students. Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. Concerto for...

Finney Chapel  
Oberlin Shansi Open House

Oberlin Shansi Open House 1:30pm

Meet Oberlin Shansi trustees, staff, and the 2014 Shansi Fellows.

Shansi House  
Tussie-Mussie Crafts for Families

Tussie-Mussie Crafts for Families 1:30pm

The Tussie-Mussie is a small cluster of flowers creating a charming round bouquet. Organized by Dennis Greive, grounds service manager. Fun for all ages.

Tappan Square, Corner of College and Main Streets  
Jewish Alumni Reception

Jewish Alumni Reception 2:00pm

Hosted by Rabbi Shimon Brand.

Home of Rabbi Shimon Brand  
Oberlin Lambda Alumni (OLA) and Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Colloquium & Lavender Celebration

Oberlin Lambda Alumni (OLA) and Multicultural... 2:00pm

A gathering for LGBTQ alumni and graduates. The celebration will be followed by a reception. All are welcome.

Peters Hall  
Oberlin Swimming and Diving Alumni Gathering

Oberlin Swimming and Diving Alumni Gathering 2:00pm

Co-hosted by Emeritus Professor Dick Michaels and Andrew Brabson, head coach of swimming and diving.

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Reception honoring Professor John Pearson

Reception honoring Professor John Pearson 2:00pm

Celebrate the career of John Pearson, the Young-Hunter professor of studio art, who retires after 42 years of inspired teaching at Oberlin. Professor Pearson...

Allen Memorial Art Museum, East Gallery  
Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA Studios

Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA... 2:00pm

Led by student interns; includes the Kohl Building.

Conservatory Central Unit, Lounge  
WOBC Open House

WOBC Open House 2:00pm

See how WOBC has (and hasn't) changed and hang out with past and present station members.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 319, WOBC Studio  
A Conversation with Actor Corey Stoll ’98

A Conversation with Actor Corey Stoll ’98 2:30pm

Corey Stoll ’98 is a stage and screen actor who was one of Kevin Spacey’s co-stars last season in House of Cards and he was nominated for a Golden Globe as...

Hall Auditorium  
Class of 1964 Choral Sing

Class of 1964 Choral Sing 2:30pm

With Jason Harris, assistant professor of choral conducting and director of choral ensembles. Sponsored by the 50th Reunion Class of 1964 and coordinated by...

Warner Concert Hall  
Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center 2:30pm

Oberlin history comes alive: see performances of traditional spirituals and learn about their rich history, while getting a sneak peek at the future of the...

Gasholder Roundhouse Building  
Religion Department Open House

Religion Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: religion department faculty.

Lewis House, First Floor  
Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program Open House

Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program Open House 3:00pm

Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2014 includes the first-ever reunion of the Danenberg Oberlin-in-London Program. All DOILP alumni are invited, as are the...

Home of Marc Blecher  
Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and... 3:00pm

Seventy-five minute neighborhood walking tour, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center.

First Church in Oberlin  
Heisman Club Hall of Honor Ceremony

Heisman Club Hall of Honor Ceremony 3:00pm

The Hall of Honor was created as a means to recognize those individuals who have helped advance the goals of athletics and physical education department in...

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center, Lobby  
Oberlin College Taiko

Oberlin College Taiko 3:00pm

"Taiko" means wide drum in Japanese; Oberlin Taiko means a great show, lots of energy, and plenty of drums. In the event of inclement weather, the...

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Panel Discussion: Reflections on Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Panel Discussion: Reflections on Where We’ve... 3:00pm

Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1989. All are welcome.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Conservatory Reception

Conservatory Reception 3:30pm

A celebratory reception congratulating the Class of 2014 and recognizing families and alumni of the Conservatory and College Music degree programs. With new...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, Plaza  
And What!? and Koreo Dance Performance

And What!? and Koreo Dance Performance 4:00pm

And What!? is a hip hop crew on Oberlin's campus that creatively investigates hip hop dance, music, and culture through movement and education. And What!?...

Warner Center, Main Space  
Newman Catholic Community Mass

Newman Catholic Community Mass 4:00pm

Appetizer and dessert reception immediately following in Fairchild Chapel. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry (Office of Religious and...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Panel Discussion: Ignite Oberlin: The Last Five Years

Panel Discussion: Ignite Oberlin: The Last Five... 4:00pm

Featuring presenters from and sponsored by the 5th Cluster Reunion Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010. Coordinated by Ma'ayan Plaut ’10 and Ezra Spier ’09. All are...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception 4:00pm

Phi Beta Kappa members and families of elected students welcome.

Science Center Commons  
America Reads Tutors' Open House

America Reads Tutors' Open House 4:30pm

America Reads tutors are celebrating their 15th year serving the Oberlin community. All tutors, past and present, are invited to celebrate the occasion....

Bonner Center for Service and Learning, Daub House  
Commencement / reunion reception for Friends of the Library

Commencement / reunion reception for Friends of... 4:30pm

Commencement / reunion reception for Friends of the Library, alumni authors, former library student assistants, alumni librarians, and anyone else who loves...

Azariah's Café, Mudd Center  
Film Screening and Discussion: Network Theory and Digging Ohio City

Film Screening and Discussion: Network Theory... 4:30pm

Brad Masi ’93, lecturer in environmental studies and film producer and director, will share and discuss his films. No stranger to the bust cycles of the...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Men and Women of Fairchild Reunion

Men and Women of Fairchild Reunion 4:30pm

A time to reminisce and gather for men who lived in Fairchild in 1970-71 and women who lived there in 1971-72. Coordinated by Gordon Hylton ’74

Fairchild House, Lounge  
Oberlin Improv Extravaganza

Oberlin Improv Extravaganza 4:30pm

Sunshine Scouts, Primitive Streak, and Kid Business perform back-to-back-to-back for your viewing pleasure. All are welcome, but most appropriate for ages 13...

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Oberlin Improv Extravaganza

Oberlin Improv Extravaganza 4:30pm

Get your laugh on as the Sunshine Scouts, Primitive Streak, and Kid Business perform. All are welcome, but most appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Track & Field at  NCAA Championships - Women's 5K

Track & Field at NCAA Championships -... 4:45pm

http://goyeo.com/calendar.aspx?id=2872

Delaware, OH  
Half-Century Club Reception and Dinner

Half-Century Club Reception and Dinner 5:00pm

Special event for alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion. The Class of 1964 will be welcomed into the Half-Century Club.

John W. Heisman Club Field House  
Reception with Baccalaureate Speaker Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker

Reception with Baccalaureate Speaker Dr. Mary... 5:00pm

All are invited to meet and converse with Baccalaureate speaker Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale University, where she...

Lewis House and Multifaith Center  
Scholars and Settlers History Walk

Scholars and Settlers History Walk 5:00pm

Sixty-minute walking tour of the legends and landmarks surrounding Tappan Square, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the...

Tappan Square, Main and College Streets  
The Reservoir Tent

The Reservoir Tent 5:00pm

The hospitality tent is a great place to gather with alumni from all classes. Refreshments, including soda, beer, and snack mix and nuts, will be available....

North Quad  
Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Pizza Party

Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Pizza Party 6:00pm

Wood-fired pizza by The Beautiful Flame (presented by Lorenzo's Pizzeria). With invited faculty guests.

Lawn between North and Burton  
Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 ’Sco Night

Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 ’Sco Night 8:00pm

With DJs Mark Feldman ’95 and Oscar Reyes ’95.

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Commencement Recital II

Commencement Recital II 8:00pm

A concert featuring graduating Conservatory of Music students. Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. Organ Symphony...

Finney Chapel  
Films from the Barnyard: A Short Program of Short Films

Films from the Barnyard: A Short Program of... 8:00pm

Please join the Oberlin Silent Film Ensemble for spirited accompaniment to a selection of zoologically themed early films in the historic and recently...

Apollo Theatre  
Oberlin Swing Society (OSwing) Dance

Oberlin Swing Society (OSwing) Dance 8:00pm

Try your hand (and feet) at swinging the night away. Beginner swing lesson taught from 8:00-9:00 p.m. by Ryo Kimura ’14 and Becca McKelvy ’14. Dance to the...

Hales Gymnasium  
Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960  Evening Reception

Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Evening Reception 8:30pm

Midge and Smith Brittingham '60/'60 invite the 55th Cluster Reunion to their home to continue the weekend celebrations.

Home of Midge and Smith Brittingham  
Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-Along

Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Gilbert &... 9:00pm

Coordinated by Chuck Spitulnik ’73.

Noah Hall, Lounge  
Films from the Barnyard: A Short Program of Short Films (encore performance)

Films from the Barnyard: A Short Program of... 9:30pm

Please join the Oberlin Silent Film Ensemble for spirited accompaniment to a selection of zoologically themed early films in the historic and recently...

Apollo Theatre  
Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 9:30pm

Public observing on the observing deck. Come and view the night sky. If cloudy, the planetarium will be open.

Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall  
Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Glow Bowling

Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Glow Bowling 10:00pm

Private glow bowling event for the 20th Cluster Reunion. Please be sure to wear your name tag for entry into the lanes.

College Lanes, Hales Annex  
Acapelicans, Nothing But Treble and Obertones

Acapelicans, Nothing But Treble and Obertones 10:15pm

A cappella music for everyone. From Bach to Beatles, fusion to funk, these students rock the house a cappella style. Tickets can be purchased through...

Finney Chapel  
Class of 1989 Midnight Refreshments

Class of 1989 Midnight Refreshments 11:59pm

Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1989.

Talcott Hall  

Saturday, May 24

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