Alumni Weekend 2013 Events

A celebration of BU football. The women’s field hockey team vs. Duke at the recently completed New Balance Field. A special performance by the BU Symphony Orchestra. The Best of BU luncheon. The list goes on and on. Registration is open, so take a look at all the events and start planning your weekend. See you soon!

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  • School of Theology Chapel Service

    Stop by for the Wednesday morning service featuring Reverend Daniel Velez-Rivera, SSW’05, STH’06, and his sermon “Free at Last?”.

    • Date: Wednesday, October 23
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marsh Chapel
  • School of Theology: A Film Screening of Love Free or Die, Bishop V. Gene Robinson’s Ministry

    Bishop Robinson was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003. He has been particularly active in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Working at the state, national, and international levels, he has spoken and lobbied for equal protection under the law and full civil marriage rights. He has been honored by many LGBT organizations for this work, including the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, GLAAD, and the Equality Forum.

    • Date: Wednesday, October 23
    • Time: 4:30–6 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: School of Theology, B 19
  • What’s Wrong With Washington? A Discussion on the state of American Government

    Americans take understandable pride in their system of government. Yet the feeling that “Washington isn’t working” is widespread. Basic tasks of governance, such as confirming key executive and judicial branch appointments, budgeting, and correcting obvious errors in existing laws go unperformed. Not surprisingly, only a small minority of Americans (around 16% as of July 2013) views Congress, the institution that supposedly represents them, favorably. The role of money in politics seems evermore prominent in elections to every position, including President. What’s gone wrong in Washington? What would it take to fix it? This panel from the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Political Science identifies problems and perhaps even solutions.

    • Date: Wednesday, October 23
    • Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Arts & Sciences, Room 211, 725 Commonwealth Avenue
  • College of Fine Arts presents Hilan Warshaw’s Documentary “Wagner’s Jews” and Post-Viewing Discussion

    Hilan Warshaw’s “Wagner’s Jews” is the culminating event in a month-long exploration of Richard Wagner’s legacy featuring lectures, round-table discussions, conversations, and film screenings, sponsored in partnership with BU’s Center for the Humanities, BU Arts Initiative, BU Jewish Cultural Endowment, BU Center for Study of Europe, BU College of Fine Arts, and the Boston Wagner Society. For more information about the series, visit facebook/wagnerincontext or bu.edu/cfa.

    • Date: Wednesday, October 23
    • Time: 7 – 10pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Tsai Performing Arts Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.
  • College of Fine Arts’ 17th Annual Fringe Festival: Back Bog Beast Bait

    Back Bog Beast Bait is the culminating performance in the College of Fine Arts’ 17th Annual Fringe Festival. In this one-act play by one of America’s most celebrated dramatists, a two-headed “pig beast” is ravaging the Louisiana countryside. A terrorized mother summons Slim and his sidekick, Shadow, to slay the Beast. Sam Shepard, Playwright. Michael Hammond, Director. Approximate Running Time: one hour with no intermission.

    • Date: October 23 – October 27
    • Time: 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday
    • Cost: $7 General Admission, one ticket free with your BU ID
    • Location: Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
  • Gerald M. Kramer Symposium on Periodontology

    Join the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine as they celebrate their first 50 years with the Gerald M. Kramer Symposium on Periodontology. A number of distinguished alumni will be speaking throughout the day. To register for this event, please go to bu.edu/dental/cereregistration or call 617-638-5656.

    • Date: Thursday, October 24
    • Time: 8am – 5pm
    • Cost: $295 (Register by calling 617-638-5656)
    • Location: Keefer Auditorium, BU School of Medicine
  • The 2013 School of Public Health Bicknell Lecture: “The Obesity Epidemic – Is Focusing on Weight Hazardous to the Public’s Health?”

    This annual School of Public Health lecture will feature Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth, as the keynote speaker, and Frank Hu, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, and Abigail Saguy, Associate Professor at UCLA as the panelists.

    • Date: Thursday October 24
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Bakst Auditorium, 72 E. Concord Street, BU Medical Campus
  • School of Management Centennial Distinguished Speaker Series: Warren Bennis on Leadership

    Warren Bennis is the Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at USC and one of the world’s leading experts on leadership. A lecturer, consultant, and writer, Professor Bennis has been an advisor to four U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic On Becoming a Leader. He chairs the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Professor Bennis is a former Distinguished Research Fellow at Harvard Business School, former president of the University of Cincinnati, as well as the former Provost and Executive Vice-President of SUNY-Buffalo. Bennis began his career and served on the faculty of Boston University in the School of Management and the College of Liberal Arts for three years beginning in 1955. Please join us for this Live Video conference. Open to all BU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    • Date: Thursday, October 24
    • Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • The Business of Branding: Being Your Own Brand, a Master Class by Stephanie McMahon, COM’98

    Join Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President of Creative for World Wrestling Entertainment for a master class in Building your own personal brand. Listen as she discusses her rise in the ranks of WWE and how she built her brand in the ring and the board room. Must register in advance or have valid faculty or student ID. Any unused alumni seats will be released 5 minutes prior to the event.

    • Date: Thursday, October 24
    • Time: 4 – 5pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Metcalf Science Center, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Auditorium 109
  • College of Communication Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Join fellow COM alumni as we honor the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Cocktails at 5:30pm with a program at 6:30pm.

    • Date: Thursday, October 24
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Photonics Center, Colloquium Room, 9th Floor, 8 St. Mary’s St
  • School of Theology Lowell Lecture featuring Bishop Gene Robinson with Reception following

    The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, presents a lecture on his personal faith journey and his spirituality in the light of the controversy surrounding his election and service as the first Bishop to be “openly gay and married to a person of the same gender” in the Anglican Communion.

    • Date: Thursday, October 24
    • Time: 7 – 8:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Tsai Performing Arts Center
  • Alumni Weekend Headquarters & Information Stations

    We have everything you need! Stop by Alumni Weekend Headquarters on Marsh Plaza to pick up your Alumni Weekend 2013 button, grab some BU SWAG, sign up for events, and capture memories in the “then and now” photo booth! Or just come by to relax and grab a cup of coffee in the “Alumni Weekend Lounge” – we’d love to say hi! Forget what you registered for?

    Need another parking pass? Lost on campus? We will have all this information for you.

    And what is an information station? BU’s Alumni Weekend information stations are like mini headquarters. There will be two stations on campus where you will be able to pick up your Alumni Weekend 2013 button and program, campus map, parking pass and ask any questions you may have about the weekend.

    • Date: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 9am-5pm on Friday and Saturday (Marsh Plaza), 9am-5pm on Saturday (SMG and FitRec)
    • Cost: Free
    • Location of Central HQ: Marsh Plaza, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
    • Location of Info Station #1: School of Management, 1 Silber Way entrance
    • Location of Info Station #2: Fitness & Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Avenue
    • Information Stations open only on Saturday
  • LinkedIn: The New Resume with John Hill, LinkedIn’s Higher Education Evangelist

    Creating an online profile and building an online network, especially on LinkedIn, is an arduous but necessary task. Fine-tuning your profile, maximizing your network, and connecting with contacts can be even more perplexing. Hill will reinforce his mantra, “Relationships matter!” and share best practices and strategies for utilizing LinkedIn to create an online brand and network with fellow BU alumni, peers, and professionals. Open to all BU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 1 – 2:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • Are We Listening? A Symposium on Music, Change, and Challenge

    This two-day symposium invites alumni, artists, educators, music scholars, composers, and industry experts to join in conversation to explore the challenges and opportunities facing this and the next generation of musicians. Topics will include effective entrepreneurship models, the ethics of music degrees, the future of the orchestra, music for social change, and audience building. For specific details about panel topics and session times, visit bumusicsymposium.org

    • Date: Friday and Saturday, October 25-26
    • Time: 1:30 – 6pm on Friday, 9am – 4:30pm on Saturday
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Fine Arts Concert Hall on Friday, College of General Studies on Saturday
  • School of Theology Back to Class Session: The Church as Incubator/Oppressor – Motive Magazine, Methodism in the Midst of Cultural Upheaval

    This “back to class” session features the Reverend B. J. Stiles, editor of Motive Magazine from 1962-1969, and a panel of writers and decision-makers.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: School of Theology, B 19
  • Sumner M. Redstone Building Celebration

    Join Dean Maureen O’ Rourke to celebrate the construction of the new Sumner M. Redstone Building at Boston University School of Law!

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Boston University School of Law
  • BU Then & Now: The Evolution of Our University

    Help us celebrate our Fiftieth Anniversary! The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, founded in 1963, is the home of the Boston University Archives, a historical collection of publications, manuscripts and photographs that tell the story of the founding and development of the University. Join Boston University Archivist Diane Gallagher for a talk on where the University started and how it has become a major international research institution. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will also showcase the major exhibition, A View from the Vault: Fifty Years of Collecting, as well as the exhibition of original letters and personal papers from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. Also featured will be exhibitions on the great prima ballerina Dame Alicia Markova, legendary television producer Aaron Spelling, and much more!

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 3 – 4pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
  • Digital Business Futures: Creating New Value with Jeannette Horan, GSM’93

    Jeannette Horan is the CIO and VP of IBM and will share her insights on driving success and creativity in the digital world. Open to all BU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 3:30 – 5pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • How to Make a Living Doing What You Love: A Talk with Sera Bonds, SPH’04, 2013 Young Alumni Award Recipient

    While finishing her masters degree in public health, Sera Bonds (SPH ’04) founded Circle of Health International (COHI). Linking physicians, midwives, trauma specialists, and public health professionals, COHI forms international field teams that work with women and their communities in times of conflict and disaster to ensure access to reproductive, maternal, and newborn care. COHI has been active in Afghanistan, Haiti, Israel, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tibet, and hurricane-stricken Louisiana. For her work with COHI, Bonds is returning to BU to receive the prestigious Young Alumni Award. Come hear her talk about the role of small non-profits in humanitarian aid, the various positions available in these organizations, and how to make a living doing what you love.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 3 – 4pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Center for Career Development, 100 Bay State Road, Room 613B
  • College of General Studies Alumni Awards and Reception

    Join Interim Dean Natalie McKnight and fellow CGS Alumni at this afternoon cocktail reception as we honor Ms. Elissa Altman, CGS’83, CAS’85, this year’s recipient of the College of General Studies Alumni Award.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 4pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location:College of General Studies Lobby, 871 Commonwealth Avenue
  • School of Hospitality Alumni Reception

    Please join your fellow alumni, friends, and SHA faculty and staff as we celebrate the School of Hospitality and Alumni Weekend. SHA alumni and a guest are welcome to attend this complimentary event featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 4 – 6pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SHA Lobby
  • BU Field Hockey vs. UC Berkeley

    Cheer on the BU Field Hockey team as take on UC Berkeley, and check out the brand new New Balance Field!

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 5 – 7pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: New Balance Field
  • Sargent College Cocktail Reception and Open House

    Come join fellow Sargent College alumni, friends, and family at this complimentary reception. After you mingle, you’ll have the opportunity to stroll through the facilities to see what the College looks like today!

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 5pm – 7pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Setterberg Lounge, 2nd Floor, Sargent College
  • Biology Department Alumni Weekend Social

    The Biology Department will be hosting a complimentary happy hour for all Biology Alumni. Join us for drinks and appetizers and catch up with old classmates and current biology faculty. Learn about some exciting current research, presented by Associate Professor of Biology, Pamela Templer, who will discuss the effect of winter climate change on New England forests. And come find out what fellow alumnus, Mary J. Cassoni, CAS’88, Associate Professor of Business at Palomar College, has done with her BU Biology degree, as she describes how she turned a BU Biology Degree into a biotech career in Southern California.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 5 – 7pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Life Science and Engineering Building, 24 Cummington Mall, Main Lobby
  • BU Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Shabbat at BU Hillel is an amazing experience! Every Friday night, 200 or more students from BU and surrounding universities (including Emerson, Northeastern, Berklee and Simmons) gather to celebrate Shabbat together! There are Conservative, Reform and Orthodox services, a Friday night festive dinner (registration required), special programs and speakers and lots of beautiful, awesome and friendly people.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 6 – 7:30pm, Dinner at 7:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Hillel House
  • We’re Building Something EPIC: Celebrate the new Engineering Product Innovation Center

    Join us for a pre-opening tour of the new Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC). The celebration will feature a pre-construction walk-through of the EPIC Center and cocktail reception. Come see how BU is preparing students to develop and build new products, from concept and design through manufacturing and delivery. This event is part of the College of Engineering Alumni Weekend Celebration. Non-ENG alumni are encouraged to join us for this special behind-the-scenes tour of this spectacular facility. Register early for limited admission.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: EPIC Center, 750 Commonwealth Avenue
  • College of Engineering Alumni Celebration: Building Something EPIC

    Join us for a pre-opening celebration of the new Engineering Product Innovation Center and a champagne reception for ENG alumni. The celebration will feature a pre-construction walk-through and behind-the-scenes tour of the EPIC Center. Following the tour, join us for a champagne toast and buffet dinner with fellow classmates and faculty to celebrate our alumni and the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Join Dean Kenneth Lutchen and the College alumni and faculty at its premier event of the year.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: EPIC Center, 750 Commonwealth Avenue
  • School of Management All-Class Welcome Reception

    Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Cornwall’s, a SMG institution.
    Complimentary beer and wine 7-8 p.m. Cash bar to follow.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 7 – 10pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon St., Boston, MA
  • Behind the Scenes of HBO’s “The Newsroom”: A Screening and Discussion with Staff Writer Michael Gunn, COM’07, and HBO Senior Vice President Jay Roewe

    BU Film/TV alum, Jay Roewe is Senior Vice President for West Coast Productions of Home Box Office (HBO). He is responsible for overseeing the physical production of television series for HBO. Michael Gunn, also a BU Film/TV alum, worked for Roewe at HBO before he was hired onto Aaron Sorkin’s prestigious HBO series, The Newsroom, working his way upward, from production assistant to story editor to credited writer. Roewe and Gunn will discuss their experiences with The Newsroom and will show episodes of this provocative behind-the-scenes of a nightly cable news program, starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, and Sam Waterston.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Communications, Room 101
  • Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Join us at the Fours Seasons Hotel in Boston for a reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and reconnect with fellow GSDM alumni. Both ticket prices include a $25 gift to the school.

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 7pm – 10pm
    • Cost: $100, $75 for Classes of 2003-2013
    • Location: Governor’s Room, Four Seasons Boston, 200 Boylston St
  • Classic Repertory Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alumni Reception

    Classic Repertory Company, New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program, presents Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. CRC is produced in collaboration with Boston University’s School of Theatre and is being presented by Boston Center for American Performance, the professional extension of the BU School of Theatre. The newly appointed 2013-2014 CLASSIC REPERTORY COMPANY of actors features six young alumni from Boston University’s School of Theatre class of 2013. Alumni Reception to follow..

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue
  • BU Symphony Orchestra Performance

    Come enjoy the BU Symphony Orchestra as they perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, Joan Tower’s Violin Concerto, and Edward Elgar’s Cockaigne (in London Town).

    • Date: Friday, October 25
    • Time: 8 – 10pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Tsai Performance Center
  • Class of 1963 & Golden Terriers Breakfast

    Join us as the graduates of the class of 1963 celebrate their 50th Reunion and the Golden Terriers welcome them into their ranks!

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 8 – 10am
    • Cost: Free for members of the Class of 1963, $10 for Golden Terriers (Classes of 1962 and earlier) and Guests
    • Location: Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way
  • Practical Arts & Letters Breakfast

    Reconnect with former classmates at a complimentary breakfast in honor of all PAL alumni. Following the breakfast, please join us for the Golden Terriers Tour on Wheels, departing from the entrance of 1 Silber Way.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 8 – 10am
    • Cost: Complimentary
    • Location: Kenmore Room, 1 Silber Way
  • The Gianelly Symposium on Orthodontic Excellence

    Join the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine as they celebrate their first 50 years with the Gianelly Symposium on Orthodontic Excellence. A number of leaders in the field will be speaking throughout the day. To register for this event, please go to bu.edu/dental/cereregistration or call 617-638-5656.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 8am – 5pm
    • Cost: $295 (Register by calling 617-638-5656)
    • Location: 670 Albany Street Auditorium, BU School of Medicine Campus
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga at FitRec

    Come to FitRec for a morning yoga session, led by one of our excellent instructors. Guests will need to sign a waiver at the FitRec front desk before participating in the class.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 9 – 10am
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: FitRec Center, Room L137, 915 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Are We Listening? A Symposium on Music, Change, and Challenge

    This two-day symposium invites alumni, artists, educators, music scholars, composers, and industry experts to join in conversation to explore the challenges and opportunities facing this and the next generation of musicians. Topics will include effective entrepreneurship models, the ethics of music degrees, the future of the orchestra, music for social change, and audience building. For specific details about panel topics and session times, visit bumusicsymposium.org

    • Date: Friday and Saturday, October 25-26
    • Time: 1:30 – 6pm on Friday, 9am – 4:30pm on Saturday
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Fine Arts Concert Hall on Friday, College of General Studies on Saturday
  • Scarlet Key Honor Society Tapping Ceremony

    In 2013, the Scarlet Key honor society celebrates 75 years of recognizing exceptional leadership and service to Boston University. In honor of this milestone — and the innumerable contributions Scarlet Key members have made to BU since 1938 — a special Tapping Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, as part of Alumni Weekend, to select new members from the Class of 2014. Alumni members of Scarlet Key are invited to join us for the Tapping Ceremony prior to the Best of BU Luncheon.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Warren Alpert Mall, behind Marsh Chapel
  • Class of 1963 & Golden Terriers Tour on Wheels

    Take a spin on the motorcoach and see all that has changed throughout campus! Complimentary for members of the Class of 1963.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 10 – 11:30am
    • Cost: Free for members of the Class of 1963, $5 for Golden Terriers (Classes of 1962 and earlier) and Guests
    • Location: Meet at 1 Silber Way
  • Career Power Hour

    Join us before your look for next career opportunity. Gary Bergmann from the School of Management Feld Career Center will help you develop a powerful thirty second pitch and Jeff Murphy, Associate Director, Career Education & CAS Programs at Boston University will offer an overview on the numerous career resources available to students and alumni by the BU Alumni Association. These tools and skills will help you present the best version of you, on and offline. Open to all BU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 10 – 11am
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Room 208, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • Energy Alumni Network Coffee Meeting

    Meet up with members of the BU Energy Network for coffee and conversation.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 10 – 11am
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Alumni Lounge & Board Room, 7th Floor, 1 Silber Way
  • How Technology is Revolutionizing the Field of Rehabilitation

    A panel of BU faculty will discuss the emerging topic of rehabilitation engineering.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 10am – 11:30am
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Sargent College, Room 101
  • A World in Flux: The Situation in Afghanistan and The Prospects of a US Withdrawal

    Charles Dunbar of the International Relations Department will discuss the current state of Afghanistan. Dunbar will be joined via Skype by two International Relations alumni, Matt Trevithick, CAS’08 and Lisa Jenkins, GRS’13, who currently reside in Kabul, Afghanistan. Complimentary breakfast buffet at 9:30am.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time:  9:30am breakfast, 10:30 am – 12 pm program
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SHA Auditorium, 928 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Update your LinkedIn Photo

    School of Management will have a photographer on hand to update your LinkedIn photo. Sign up for a session and your new, improved and professional headshot will be emailed to you.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 11 – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • Best of BU Luncheon, University Alumni Awards, and special recognition of retired Coach Jack Parker

    Join us for a delicious lunch featuring some of BU’s favorite dishes as we welcome home and recognize wonderful groups of Terriers, including: Football, Cheerleading, and Band alumni, Golden Terriers and the Class of 1963, Scarlet Key Society, Claflin Society, Trustee Scholars, BU Alumni Council past and present, Alumni Network Leaders and Ambassadors, loyal and generous donors, and YOU! In addition to providing a friendly and social atmosphere, the luncheon will feature the presentation of the University Alumni Awards, given to exceptional Terriers who proudly represent BU in their life and work around the globe. The Boston University Alumni Association will also honor legendary Terrier men’s ice hockey coach Jack Parker, SMG’68, Hon.’97.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 12 – 2pm
    • Cost: $20, $15 for Class of 1963, Golden Terriers, and Scarlet Key Alumni
    • Location: George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom
  • The BU Arts Initiative and Barnes & Noble at BU Celebrate BU Authors

    Join us for short readings by and casual conversation with four BU authors including Christine Hartmann (SPH) from So Far Away: A Daughter’s Memoir of Life, Loss, and Love; Bill McKeen (COM) from Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West; Kevin Stoehr (CGS) from Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western; Sharma Sunil (CAS) from On the Wonders of Land & Sea: Persianate Travel Writing; and Deborah Burton (CFA) from Recondite Harmony: Essays on Puccini’s Operas. Refreshments provided. All books will be for sale on site with a 10% discount.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 1 – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: 24 Cummington Street, Room 103
  • School of Management Centennial Distinguished Speaker Series: A Conversation with Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), Parent, SMG’15, CAS’15

    Join Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), to learn how (RED), with Bono’s leadership and vision, is changing how corporate and nonprofit sectors are learning and merging on social responsibility to solve the world’s challenges. Open to all BU faculty, staff and alumni, ticket required.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 1 – 2:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • College of Communication Golden Terrier Dessert with Dean Fiedler

    Please join your fellow Boston University classmates from the classes of 1963 and before for an intimate dessert reception with College of Communications Dean Thomas Fielder.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2 – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: George Sherman Union Academy Room
  • College of Engineering Class of 1963 and Golden Terrier Reception

    All classes from 1963 and earlier are invited to join fellow classmates to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of ’63. Come see the new ENG facilities and celebrate in the Singh Imagineering Lab- a place where students can tinker, create, and experience first-hand how to innovate.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2 – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: ENG Singh Imagineering Lab – 44 Cummington Mall, 1st Floor
  • BU Academy: BU’s On-Campus High School

    All are invited to the Academy to learn more about its distinctive and unique academic program for high school students. The workshop will include a tour of the Academy and an informal information session. The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. This event is open to the BU alumni community.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2pm – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: BU Academy, 1 University Road
  • Football, Band, Cheer, and Dance Alumni Lounge

    Take a break on Saturday afternoon and relax in the Kennel Club! Memorabilia and photos will be on display to guide you down memory lane, with light snacks and beverages available. And feel free to take a walk around Nickerson Field!

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2 – 5pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: The Kennel Club, Nickerson Field
  • The Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism Alumni Reception

    The inaugural alumni reception is an opportunity for alumni activists to meet with current BU students to share stories of student organizing and discuss how these skills can be applied in the professional world. The space was previously called the Women’s Resource Center. All alumni who are interested in the Center’s work, including those who attended BU before the Center’s inception, are invited as well.

    • Date: Saturday, October 27
    • Time: 2pm – 3pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism, Basement Level of the George Sherman Union
  • Euripides’ Alcestis Reading

    Classics and Core Alums: We miss you! Come back and see us! We’re planning a get together of current and former students and faculty from Classics and Core centered around the reading of three scenes from Euripides’ Alcestis. These will be directed by Sophie Klein, playwright and recent PhD, but never fear: this is strictly an amateur reading among friends. Steve Esposito will introduce the work and lead an informal discussion of this strange and funny tragicomedy.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2 – 4pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Arts and Sciences, Room B36
  • School of Education: Social Media for Educators

    Social media has transformed the educational landscape. From K-12 to higher education, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram are used on a daily basis by teachers, administrators, students, and faculty. For practitioners, the versatility of social media represents increased opportunities for career exploration, personal branding, teaching/learning, and professional development. Join Eric Stoller and others for an interactive discussion on how you can use social media, especially as a means to enhance your digital identity.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 2:30 – 4pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Room 113, 590 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Women’s Hockey vs. Yale

    Come see the Terriers face off against Yale. Information on tickets coming soon.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3 – 4:30pm
    • Cost: TBD
    • Location: Walter Brown Arena
  • School of Management Centennial Distinguished Speaker Series: A Conversation with Kenneth Feld, SMG’70

    Come learn how Kenneth Feld (SMG’70) maneuvers the waters of the entertainment industry and family business. Explore the practices, policies and stories of innovation that bring success and pride. Moderated by Allen Questrom Professor and Dean Ken Freeman. Open to all BU faculty, staff and alumni.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3 – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
  • Class of 2003 Roof Top Tour

    Do you remember Roof Top Tours with Assistant Dean of Students, Daryl DeLuca? Join him at your 10th Reunion for a tour of the latest construction projects on campus. You won’t want to miss this behind the scenes view of FITREC, Agganis, New Balance Field, and the West Campus Dining Hall. He’ll even bring you to the jewel of our crown, StuVi2 where you can check out our panoramic view from the 26th Roof Top Floor of the Boston skyline. Have your camera ready!

    Space is limited. Registration required. Price includes drink ticket for the All-Alumni Rhett Together.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3 – 4pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: Meet in front of the Fitness & Recreation Center at 915 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Zumba at FitRec

    Get in your workout for the day as you join fellow Terriers in this fast-paced aerobics class featuring Latin tunes and easy-to-follow moves. Guests will need to sign a waiver at the FitRec front desk before participating in the class.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3 – 4pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: FitRec Center, Room L131-132, 915 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Athletics Today: A Tour of the BU Athletic Facilities for Football, Band, Cheer, and Dance Alumni

    Join us for this behind-the-scenes look at all of the new athletic facilities around BU’s campus. Open exclusively to football, band, cheer, and dance alumni and their guests.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Meet at the Kennel Club, Nickerson Field
  • BU History and Marsh Chapel Art and Architecture Tour

    Br. Larry Whitney, University Chaplain for Community Life, and Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel, lead a guided tour of the art and architecture of Marsh Chapel as it relates to the history of Boston University.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marsh Chapel
  • Boston Scholars Alumni Reception

    Whether you graduated in 1977 or 2013, plan to join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Boston High School Scholarship program. This cocktail party will provide the opportunity for you to reconnect with classmates as well as other Boston Public Schools graduates who comprise the Boston Scholars community.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 4 – 6pm
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: Home of Dean of Student Kenneth Elmore, 24 Cottage Farm Road, Brookline
  • Psychology Department Doctoral Gathering

    Join us on campus for a celebration of the Psychology Department! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you catch up with fellow doctoral graduates, faculty, staff, and students. Open to PhD alumni and guests only.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 4pm – 6pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Alumni Lounge, 7th Floor, 1 Silber Way
  • School of Social Work Alumni Association Awards Reception

    Join fellow SSW alumni to honor this year’s Alumni Award recipients.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 4 – 6:30pm
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: Photonics Center, 9th Floor, Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street
  • School of Education Alumni Awards Presentation

    Each fall, SED recognizes outstanding SED alumni over Alumni Weekend at our cornerstone SED event, the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come reconnect with old friends and honor the alumni award winners. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to the field of education. Hors d ’Oeuvres and beer and wine will be served.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Hotel Commonwealth, Kenmore Square, 500 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Marsh Chapel Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception

    All Marsh Chapel alumni are invited to meet and mingle at a small reception in the basement of the Chapel.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 4:30 – 6pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marsh Chapel, Thurman Room
  • All Alumni Rhett-Together and Craft Beer Tasting

    All returning alumni are invited to come together and raise a glass to BU and each other at the culminating event of Alumni Weekend 2013. Knock the froth off a few and learn a thing or two about the exploding American microbrew scene at this craft beer tasting, featuring specialty beers from Backlash Brewery, Boston Beer Works, Brooklyn Brewery, Cisco Brewers Nantucket, Harpoon Brewery, and Sam Adams. Enjoy the samples with abundant seasonal food offerings as you gather a crew of friends old and new for Saturday night in your favorite town. Ticket price includes beer tasting tickets and unlimited hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar also available.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 5 – 7pm
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom
  • Cocktails with Football & Friends

    Come together with your former teammates at this private event for the Nickerson Field crew. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with football, band, cheer, and dance alumni from all eras, and raise a glass to the legacy of BU Football.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 5 – 7pm
    • Cost: Complimentary for Football, Band, Cheer, and Dance Alumni and Guests
    • Location: Student Village II, 26th Floor, 33 Harry Agganis Way
  • School of Law Annual Reunion Gala Dinner & Silver Shingle Awards Presentation

    Join Dean Maureen O’ Rourke and your fellow alumni to celebrate the Silver Shingle award recipients!

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 6:00 – 11:00pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Location: The Four Seasons, 200 Boylston Street, Boston
  • Alumni Weekend Renewal of Wedding Vows at Marsh Chapel

    Alumni returning to Boston University for Alumni Weekend are invited to renew their marriage vows at Marsh Chapel, whether you were married here or elsewhere. Please RSVP at www.bu.edu/chapel/life/alumni.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 6 – 7pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marsh Chapel
  • MET Accelerated Degree Completion Program Reunion & Networking Event

    Howard Williams, Ed.D. (MET’86, SED’89) invites you to the Metropolitan College Accelerated Degree Completion Program Reunion (formerly the Executive Degree Completion Program). Join Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva and fellow ADCP alumni and faculty for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: GSU Alley, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
  • BU Men’s Soccer vs. Loyola

    Spend the evening on Nickerson Field rooting on the BU Men’s Soccer team. Information on tickets coming soon.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 7 – 8:30pm
    • Cost: TBD
    • Location: Nickerson Field
  • A Celebration of BU Football Dinner

    Join us as we gather together the alumni of BU’s football team, marching band, cheerleading squad, and dance team, as well as former coaches and managers, for what will be a memorable night of festivities and reminiscing. This event is open to all alumni. Dinner included.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 7pm – 9pm
    • Cost: $35
    • Location: Francis D. Burke Club Room, Agganis Arena
  • Sight Reading Novel Discussion and Violin Concert with the Educational Bridge Project

    A reading and concert featuring Daphne Kalotay (GRS ’94, UNI ’98) with student violinists visiting from Russia, sponsored by the Educational Bridge Project, a cultural exchange program organized by Ludmilla Leibman (CFA ’99). Kalotay, author of the international bestseller Russian Winter (2010), will read from her new novel, Sight Reading, which features a young violinist’s progression from student at the Boston Conservatory to professional performer in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Young talents from Russia will perform related musical excerpts, as part of the Educational Bridge Project’s 24th Russian-American Festival.

    • Date: Saturday, October 26
    • Time: 7 – 9 pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marshall Room, School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Sunday Brunch at Eastern Standard & Island Creek Oyster Bar

    Before heading home on Sunday, indulge in a delectable Sunday brunch at Eastern Standard or Island Creek Oyster Bar, two of BU’s favorite neighboring restaurants. To make a reservation, please visit their websites or call 617-532-9100 for Eastern Standard or 617-532-5300 for Island Creek. Make sure to indicate that you are a BU Alumni Weekend guest, and you will receive a complimentary order of breakfast breads.

     

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 9am – 3pm
    • Location: Eastern Standard & Island Creek Oyster Bar
  • Alumni Brunch at Hillel: New Rabbi, New Building, New Hillel

    Please join us for a complimentary Sunday brunch to meet Rabbi Michael Beyo, our staff and student leaders while you learn more about Jewish Life on Campus.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor
  • College of Communication Open House

    Stop by COM for brunch and a tour of the building on Sunday morning.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: College of Communication
  • Marsh Chapel Interdenominational Services

    Join Marsh Chapel Dean Robert Hill for a Protestant service of ordered worship, drawing on 2000 years of Christian tradition, and aiming at the best liturgy, homily and music that our current culture and practice can inspire.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Marsh Chapel
  • The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies presents a symposium on Jewish Text(s) and the College Humanities

    “Surely the Bible!” This might be the answer to the question of whether any Jewish text(s) are part of the general educational requirements of a modern liberal arts education. But is the Bible a “Jewish text”? Is it not also a Christian, and even a Muslim text? And what about other Jewish texts? Don’t they deserve a place in the canon? We invite the BU community to a symposium on Jewish Text(s) and the College Humanities. This event, in collaboration with the Core Curriculum, will feature an introductory panel on the state of Jewish studies, the Humanities, and the place of Jewish text in a general educational curriculum. It will include a faculty led text-study and a plenary discussion with BU faculty and alumni, along with leading professionals from prominent institutions. Click here for more information.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 1pm – 5:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, 147 Bay State Road
  • BU Field Hockey vs. Duke

    Come see our Field Hockey team square off against Duke while checking out the newly-opened New Balance Field.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: New Balance Field
  • Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial Exhibition Opening Reception

    Join alumni and friends for the exhibition opening reception on Sunday afternoon.

    • Date: Sunday, October 27
    • Time: 3 – 5pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: 808 Gallery

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