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Sunday, May 25

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  
Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens 8:00am

The Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center will be open until 7 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  
Oberlin Shansi Breakfast

Oberlin Shansi Breakfast 8:00am

For alumni, students, friends, and parents interested in Oberlin Shansi and its programs in Asia. The 2014 Shansi Fellows will be recognized.

Stevenson Hall, Longman Commons  
5K Fun Run and Walk

5K Fun Run and Walk 8:30am

Coordinated by Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin head track and cross country coach. Sponsored by the Heisman Club. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m.

Memorial Arch, Tappan Square  
<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  
Class of 1964 Informal Gathering and Reflections

Class of 1964 Informal Gathering and Reflections 8:30am

Enjoy a chance to visit and chat informally with classmates.

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall, First Floor Lounge  
Self-Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Self-Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis... 8:30am

This solar-powered building has earned national acclaim as a showcase for green building technologies and operating systems. Photovoltaic panels on the...

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga 9:00am

Begin your day with an all-levels yoga session led by Melora Owen Bentz ’94. Melora has been teaching yoga in Denver since the fall of 2009. She teaches...

Warner Center, Dance Studio  
Biology Department Open House

Biology Department Open House 9:30am

Hosts: biology deparment faculty and staff.

Science Center Commons  
Neuroscience Department Open House

Neuroscience Department Open House 9:30am

Host: Jan Thorton, chair and professor of neuroscience.

Science Center, Love Lounge, Second Floor  
Economics Department Open House

Economics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Barbara Craig, chair and professor of economics.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
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  
Politics Department Open House

Politics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Eve Sandberg, chair and associate professor of politics.

Rice Hall, Faculty Lounge  
Presidential Address

Presidential Address 10:30am

President Marvin Krislov delivers his state-of-the-college address at 11:00 a.m. following an organ recital performed by Justin Murphy-Mancini ’13, artist...

Finney Chapel  
Scholars and Settlers History Walk

Scholars and Settlers History Walk 11:00am

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  
Kendal at Oberlin Retirement Community Brunch

Kendal at Oberlin Retirement Community Brunch 11:30am

Please call 440.775.9801 to register for the brunch. Cost: $13.95 (+tax) per person. Cash or check only at Kendal. If transportation is needed to Kendal,...

Kendal at Oberlin  
Champagne Luncheon

Champagne Luncheon 12:00pm

Champagne luncheon for alumni, graduates, and families. This event will represent the 175th annual meeting of the Alumni Association. The Class of 2014 will...

Wilder Bowl  
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  
Art Department Open House

Art Department Open House 1:00pm

Hosts: Bonnie Cheng, co-chair and associate professor of art history and East Asian studies, and Johnny Coleman, co-chair and professor of studio art and...

Allen Memorial Art Building, Courtyard  
Chemistry and Biochemistry Open House

Chemistry and Biochemistry Open House 1:00pm

Host: Michael Nee, chair and associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry.

Science Center Commons  
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  
Massage for Relaxation

Massage for Relaxation 1:00pm

Audrey Kolb is now the in-house body worker/massage therapist for the Massagefor Relaxation program housed in Wilder Hall, room 314. This reduced rate...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), 314  
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)  
Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration

Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration 1:30pm

A multifaith celebration with music, blessings, and reflections to inspire the Class of 2014, alumni, families, and friends. This year’s address will be...

Finney Chapel  
Plum Loco Circus Reunion

Plum Loco Circus Reunion 1:30pm

Remember the time you ran away with the circus? It was Spring 1993, and you were acrobat, audience, singer, silk screener, concessions, clown. Come swap...

Warner Center, Main Space  
Anthropology Department Open House

Anthropology Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Baron Pineda, chair and associate professor of anthropology, and anthropology department and staff.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 211  
Art Library Open House

Art Library Open House 2:00pm

Host: Barbara Prior, art librarian. Accompanied by exhibition: <3" (less than three inches) hand-crafted miniature books.

Clarence Ward Art Library, Allen Memorial Art Building, Top Floor  
Cinema Studies Program Open House

Cinema Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Geoff Pingree, associate professor of cinema studies and English, director of cinema studies, co-director of Apollo Outreach Initiative, and...

Peters Hall  
Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Cluster Recital, Part I

Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Cluster Recital,... 2:00pm

Coordinated by James David Christie ’74 Wendy Rolfe-Dunham ’74. Part II will take place in Clonick Hall.

Warner Concert Hall  
Comparative American Studies Program Open House

Comparative American Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Wendy Kozol, chair and professor of comparative American studies, and affiliate of gender, sexuality and feminist studies.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 115  
Comparative Literature Program Open House

Comparative Literature Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Tim Scholl, acting director of comparative literature and professor of Russian and comparative literature.

Peters Hall  
Computer Science Department Open House

Computer Science Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Bob Geitz, chair and associate professor of computer science.

King Hall, Room 235  
Creative Writing Program Open House

Creative Writing Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Sylvia Watanabe, co-director and associate professor of creative writing.

Communications Building  
East Asian Studies Program Open House

East Asian Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Sheila Miyoshi Jager, director and professor of East Asian studies.

Asia House (Quadrangle), Library  
English Department Open House

English Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Anuradha Needham, chair and Donald R. Longman Professor of English.

Peters Hall  
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Institute Open House

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies... 2:00pm

Host: Margaret Kamitsuka, director and associate professor of religion.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 115  
Geology Department Open House

Geology Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Dennis Hubbard, chair and professor of geology.

Carnegie Building, Fourth Floor  
History Department Open House

History Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Carol Lasser, professor of history, and Gary Kornblith, emeritus professor of history.

Lasser-Kornblith Residence  
Honor Societies and External Fellowships Awards Reception

Honor Societies and External Fellowships Awards... 2:00pm

Graduating seniors who are members of Oberlin's honor societies and recipients of external fellowships/awards and their families are invited to the home of...

President's House  
International Student Services Open House

International Student Services Open House 2:00pm

Reception for graduating international students and their friends and families. Host: Ann Deppman, director and associate dean of studies.

Peters Hall, Room 205  
Mathematics Department Open House

Mathematics Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Susan Jane Colley, chair and Andrew and Pauline Delaney Professor of Mathematics.

King Hall, 203  
Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Open House

Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and... 2:00pm

Host: Tom Newlin, chair and associate professor of Russian.

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Russian Language, Literature, and Culture Department Open House

Russian Language, Literature, and Culture... 2:00pm

Host: Tom Newlin, chair and associate professor of Russian.

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Russian and East European Studies Committee Open House

Russian and East European Studies Committee... 2:00pm

Host: Tom Newlin, chair and associate professor of Russian.

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Sociology Department Open House

Sociology Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Daphne John, chair and associate professor of sociology, and sociology faculty and staff.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 109  
Classics Department Open House

Classics Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Ben Lee, chair and associate professor of classics, and classics faculty and staff. Rain space: King 105

King Hall, Courtyard  
Hispanic Studies Program Open House

Hispanic Studies Program Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Patrick O'Connor, chair and associate professor of Hispanic studies and comparative literature, Vanessa Peláez-Barrios, faculty-in-residence, and...

Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica; Harvey House)  
Latin American Studies Program Open House

Latin American Studies Program Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Patrick O'Connor, chair and associate professor of Hispanic studies and comparative literature, Vanessa Peláez-Barrios, faculty-in-residence, and...

Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica; Harvey House)  
Law and Society Program Open House

Law and Society Program Open House 2:30pm

Host: Ron Kahn, chair and James Monroe Professor of Politics & Law, director, Oberlin Law Scholars Program, chair, Law and Society major. Rain space: King 120.

Rice Hall, Courtyard  
Panel Discussion: The Enduring Oberlin Community: How the Oberlin Connection Continues After Oberlin

Panel Discussion: The Enduring Oberlin... 2:30pm

Presented especially for graduates and their familes, this discussion aims to raise awareness of resources available to recent graduates. A multitude of...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Philosophy Department Open House

Philosophy Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Tim Hall, chair and associate professor, and philosophy faculty and staff. Rain space: King 120.

Rice Hall, Courtyard  
Psychology Department Open House

Psychology Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: psychology department faculty and staff.

Severance Hall  
Student Union Open House

Student Union Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Chris Baymiller ’71, Tom Reid ’80, and Tina Zwegat, associate directors.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 112  
Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Cluster Recital, Part II

Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 Cluster Recital,... 2:45pm

Coordinated by Wendy Rolfe-Dunham '74. Part I will take place in Warner Concert Hall.

Clonick Hall, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony 3:00pm

Parents, host parents, faculty, staff, families, and friends are welcome. Reception to follow.

Warner Concert Hall  
Class of 1964 Alumni Authors: Poetry/Book Reading and Signing

Class of 1964 Alumni Authors: Poetry/Book... 3:00pm

Enjoy learning about recent works by alumni authors from the Class of 1964. Light refreshments will be served. Coordinated by Heather Banks ’64. Sponsored by...

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall, First Floor Lounge  
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 appreciated. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center.

First Church in Oberlin  
German Languages and Literatures Department

German Languages and Literatures Department 3:00pm

Host: Steve Huff, acting chair and professor of German.

German House (Max Kade Haus)  
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  
Physics and Astronomy Department Open House

Physics and Astronomy Department Open House 3:00pm

Hosts: Yumi Ijiri, chair and professor, and physics and astronomy faculty and staff.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center, Anderson Lounge Area  
Private Tour of Mudd Center Special Collections and Letterpress Studio, Tour I

Private Tour of Mudd Center Special Collections... 3:00pm

Ray English, director of libraries, and Ed Vermue, special collections, will lead a special tour of the Mudd Center Special Collections and Letterpress...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Oberlin Quilt, Main Level  
Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Memorial

Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Memorial 4:00pm

Coordinated by Marie Barnett '08, Erin Child '09, Caitlin Seeley '08 and Taylor Soderborg '10. Rain location: Starlight Lounge, North.

Asia House (Quadrangle), Courtyard  
OCircus!

OCircus! 4:00pm

Folk-Circus Oberlin style. Jugglers, tumblers, stilt-walkers, and other performers present a family-friendly show. Suitable for children of ALL ages.

Hales Gymnasium  
Oberlin Bike Co-op BBQ

Oberlin Bike Co-op BBQ 4:00pm

The Bike Co-op invites you to an outdoor concert and BBQ. Photo by John Seyfried.

Keep Cottage, Rear, Bike Co-op  
Passion + Creativity + YOU = An Evolving and Energized Oberlin Alumni Association

Passion + Creativity + YOU = An Evolving and... 4:00pm

It is the 175th anniversary of the Oberlin Alumni Association, and we are celebrating by simultaneously honoring our past and updating our efforts to serve...

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Private Tour of Mudd Center Special Collections and Letterpress Studio, Tour II

Private Tour of Mudd Center Special Collections... 4:00pm

Ray English, director of libraries, and Ed Vermue, special collections, will lead a special tour of the Mudd Center Special Collections and Letterpress...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Oberlin Quilt, Main Level  
Alumni/Commencement Contact Jam

Alumni/Commencement Contact Jam 4:30pm

This annual event celebrates the legacy of Oberlin College's seminal involvement with the history of contact improvisation and brings the many generations of...

Warner Center, Main Space  
LaunchU Learning & Labor in Action: Food Entrepreneurship Showcase

LaunchU Learning & Labor in Action: Food... 4:30pm

LaunchU is an intensive program designed to accelerate the development and launch of Oberlin alumni and student entrepreneurs, providing a forum in which...

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
LaunchU: Food Entrepreneurship Showcase & Reception

LaunchU: Food Entrepreneurship Showcase &... 4:30pm

All are welcome to attend this celebration of Foodie Oberlineurs featuring Oberlin student, alumni, faculty, and local food entrepreneurs. Come and enjoy...

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Africana Studies Department Open House

Africana Studies Department Open House 5:00pm

Host: Meredith Gadsby, chair and associate professor of Africana studies.

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
Oberlin Baroque

Oberlin Baroque 5:00pm

The Conservatory of Music, a pioneer and leader in historically informed performance, presents a program of baroque chamber music featuring conservatory...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Class of 1964 Allen Memorial Art Museum Tour

Class of 1964 Allen Memorial Art Museum Tour 5:15pm

The 50th Reunion Class of 1964 will meet with Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and see the results of the...

Allen Memorial Art Museum  
Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner 5:30pm

Directly following the Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony. Congratulations Class of 2014.

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Memorial

Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Memorial 5:30pm

Coordinated by Maxine Houck '58 and Mary Rigdon '58.

Kendal at Oberlin, Auditorium  
Class of 1964 Reception and Dinner

Class of 1964 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Please use the Commencement/Reunion Weekend registration to purchase tickets.

Oberlin Inn, Main Dining Room  
Class of 1989 Reception and Dinner

Class of 1989 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Please use the Commencement/Reunion Weekend registration to purchase tickets.

Science Center Commons  
Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Steven Volk, professor of history.

Kendal at Oberlin, Fox & Fell Dining Room  
Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Pizza Party

Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 Pizza Party 6:00pm

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

 
Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Reception

Classes of 2008, 2009, 2010 Reception 6:00pm

Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks with invited faculty guests.

John W. Heisman Club Field House  
Mellon (MMUF), McNair, BP & Science Scholars, and Oberlin College Research Fellows (OCRF) Dessert Open House

Mellon (MMUF), McNair, BP & Science... 6:30pm

Student, family, and alumni dessert open house. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Peters Hall  
Social on the Square

Social on the Square 7:00pm

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. Pies, ice cream, coffee, and soft drinks, provided by Gibson's Bakery, will...

Tappan Square  
Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960  Open House

Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Open House 7:45pm

Following dinner, the 55th Cluster Reunion is invited to an informal open house at the Kendal Cottages of Larry and Marjorie Risser Porter '60 and Al and...

Kendal at Oberlin  
Posse IV Commencement Reception

Posse IV Commencement Reception 8:00pm

Celebrating the graduation of the fourth Posse Scholars class at Oberlin College (by invitation only).

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Punch Brothers with Student Ensembles

Punch Brothers with Student Ensembles 8:00pm

Enjoy the genre-bending and astounding technical ability of progressive bluegrass performers Chris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert, and...

Finney Chapel  
Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert 9:30pm

Tappan Square at its most beautiful, with hundreds of colored Japanese lanterns strung across the green. An Oberlin jazz ensemble will begin performing at...

Tappan Square  
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  

Sunday, May 25

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