Dickinson Alumni Week 2021

Dickinson Alumni Week 2021


Inside College Admissions Workshop

Monday, June 7, 11a.m. - 12p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join Angela Fernandez Barone '90, P'22, P'23, P’25, director of admissions communications, for a session on navigating the college-admissions process. Topics include the (virtual) campus visit, finding the right fit, essays, interviews and standardized testing. Learn how selective college-admissions committees review applicants, what catches an admissions officer’s eye and how to avoid pitfalls. Anyone guiding a student through the admissions process will benefit from this session.

A Conversation with President Margee Ensign and Incoming Interim President John E. Jones III '77

Monday, June 7, 6p.m. - 7p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Sponsored by the John Dickinson Society
Join President Margee Ensign and incoming Interim President John E. Jones III '77 for a live conversation. Please send your questions in advance to alumwknd@dickinson.edu

Learning and Exercise Throughout the Life Cycle: A Science-Based Approach

Tuesday, June 8, 12p.m. - 1p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Dr. Ira Glick ’57 will discuss how brain systems work, and how exercise and continued learning can change crucial parts of brain communication. He’ll focus how to improve thinking and remembering, based on recent research on the effects of exercise and athletics on aging brains.

Scratch Secrets: LIVE Hands-On Cooking Class With the Dickinson College Farm

Tuesday, June 8, 3p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join College Farm pizza pros Matt Steiman and Jenn Wolf for the inside scoop on making farm pizzas from scratch. Jenn will share secret recipes for some of our favorite seasonal marinara sauces and Matt will highlight our dough recipe and explain how to achieve a crowd-pleasing pizza crust. Participants are welcome to follow along from the comfort of their kitchens. A list of ingredients will be shared ahead of the class.

“What’s New?” and Virtual Campus Tour

Tuesday, June 8, 4p.m. - 5p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join a current admissions tour guide and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Admissions Greg Moyer ’06 for an interactive virtual campus tour and update on what’s new at Dickinson. This will be a great opportunity to see the campus, hear from Dickinsonians and learn about new initiatives, accomplishments and facilities.

Demystifying Estate Planning

Tuesday, June 8, 5p.m. - 6p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join us for a panel discussion featuring alumni from the fields of estate law, wealth planning and philanthropy. No matter your age, or whether or not you have an estate plan in place, our conversation will provide information to help you think about the future. There also will be an opportunity for nonconfidential Q&A.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, June 8, 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Around the World Scavenger Hunt: Sunshine Escapes

Join alumni and friends for an adventure around the world as you explore sun-drenched beaches and tropical climes. On teams, you’ll follow clues to explore interactive websites and virtual tours in search of answers to tricky questions about landmarks, natural wonders, historic events, stunning artwork and much more.

From David to Degas: Great French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art

Wednesday, June 9, 1p.m. - 2p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

The National Gallery of Art has one of the outstanding collections of 19th-century French painting in the world. Dr. Eric Denker ’75, longtime head of adult programs at the National Gallery of Art, will offer a lecture that examines major works as well as lesser-known gems from the collection. 

Data Science Initiative Update and Review of Faculty Research

Wednesday, June 9, 3p.m. - 4p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join Emily Marshall, associate professor of economics, for an update on the data science initiative. She’ll explain the evolution of the program, how it fits into the liberal arts education, its importance to the college and students, the structure of the major and more. Professor Marshall will also give an update on her latest research. 

Changing the World One Cookie at a Time:  A Tale of Using a Passion for Baking to Serve Others

Wednesday, June 9, 7p.m. - 8p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Join Jill Graby Shuck '93 and learn how, after turning her passion for baking into a thriving small business in Maryland, she said "yes" to the unexpected opportunity of partnering with Missions of Hope International in Kenya to help launch a baking-skills program, which is changing lives in an area of the world where daily challenges are often overwhelming. Whether you enjoy baking, are wondering how to use your skills to help others or simply enjoy learning about other cultures, this will be an inspiring session for you.

The Dirt on the College Farm

Thursday, June 10, 12p.m. - 1p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

A Virtual Tour Highlighting Current Projects and a Q&A With Jenn Halpin, Director of the College Farm

Take part in this lunch-and-learn presentation! Take a virtual walk with us into the production fields, pastures, greenhouses and gardens at the College Farm! Our prerecorded tour of the College Farm provides a behind-the-scenes look at farm activity and the many hands that help make the program so successful. Following the virtual tour, Jenn Halpin, director of the College Farm, will be available for a Q&A.

The Marcussen Group

Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 13 | Dickinson College Campus

Please register for this event if you plan to be on campus during Alumni Weekend 2021.

Strolling Through Time: The History of the Dickinson Campus

Thursday, June 10, 3p.m. - 4:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Did you know that Bosler Hall was once faced with red sandstone, like Denny Hall? Or that Weiss Center was originally built as a gymnasium? Were you aware that there was once a North College building? How many other campus buildings just aren’t there anymore? In this virtual tour, we’ll look at the history of the campus through its structures and spaces, addressing how building uses have changed over time as the college progressed.  

If there are any particular campus places that you are curious about, please email me (gerencse@dickinson.edu) in advance to share your questions so that I can be sure to include their stories.

LGBTQ+ Alumni Network: Building Community

Thursday, June 10, 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Many LGBTQ+ individuals look for ways to connect with the community; we want to find ways to serve, provide support and/or create a more equitable world. This panel will address ways you can create local connections, build community and be an activist for the LGBTQ+ community. If you are looking to find new ways to deepen your ties to your own community, come learn from the successes of your fellow Dickinsonians! A Q&A session will follow the presentation as well as time to connect with other Dickinson alumni.

Please reach out to Todd Nordgren, director of the Office of LGBTQ Services, at nordgret@dickinson.edu or Andrew Calnon, associate director of alumni relations, at calnona@dickinson.edu if you would like to receive future communication about LGBTQ+ events. 

Worsnopp Reunion Dickinson College Farm Tour

Friday, June 11, 1p.m. - 2:30p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Farm

Join College Farm staff for a guided tour of the farm.

50th Reunion Dickinson College Farm Tour

Friday, June 11, 3p.m. - 4:30p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Farm

Join College Farm staff for a guided tour of the farm. 

Rain Plan: Presentation and discussion on campus.

50th Reunion Welcome Back Reception

Friday, June 11, 5p.m. - 7:30p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Celebrate the start of your reunion weekend with a toast – cheers Dickinsonians!

50th Reunion Screening of Pennsylvania: A Fractured State by Mark Lichty ’71

Saturday, June 12, 9:15a.m. - 9:45a.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Pennsylvania: A Fractured State is a short documentary focusing on PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment.

50th Reunion Panel Discussion - The Next 50 Years

Saturday, June 12, 10a.m. - 11a.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Join members of senior leadership for a discussion on the future of the college.

Worsnopp Reunion Dickinson College Campus Tour

Saturday, June 12, 10a.m. - 11a.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Explore campus on this personal guided tour.

50th Reunion Lunch

Saturday, June 12, 12p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Join your classmates for a buffet lunch.

Worsnopp Reunion Café Favorites Lunch

Saturday, June 12, 12p.m. - 1:30p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Join your classmates and friends for a special café favorites lunch.

50th Reunion Lightning Conversations

Saturday, June 12, 2p.m. - 3p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Reconnect with your classmates from the class of 1971 during this fun social event.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner

Saturday, June 12, 6p.m. - 8p.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Join your classmates in celebration of your 50th reunion.

50th Reunion Champagne Brunch

Sunday, June 13, 9a.m. - 10:30a.m. EDT | Dickinson College Campus

Bid farewell to your classmates at this special brunch buffet.