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Star Power Illuminates Winterfest 2010

Annual celebration draws hundreds of Terriers back to campus

| From Alumni Notes | By Cynthia K. Buccini. Slide show By Edward A. Brown


In the slide show above, see scenes from this year's Winterfest.

BU’s fifth annual Winterfest had some­thing for every­one: Alumni College classes, ice sculpting, ice hockey — and a few Hollywood celebrities.

The event kicked off on Friday, January 22, with a panel dis­cussion of the work of film director Robert Altman that included actors Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, and Michael Murphy. The panel, Robert Altman: Celebration of an American Icon, marked the fortieth anniversary of Altman’s film M*A*S*H and the publication of the book Robert Altman: the Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff, a College of Communication professor of journalism.

Saturday’s Alumni College classes included a session on the foods of Lombardy, Italy, led by food stylist Lisa Falso, in the demonstration kitchen at 808 Commonwealth Avenue. The afternoon featured dance performances by Dheem, BU’s Classic­al Indian Arts Associa­tion; Step About Boston, the Irish step dancing team; and the Filipino Student Association. Outside, on the Agganis Arena promenade, teams chipped away at tall columns of ice. The weekend ended with a men’s ice hockey game at Agganis Arena. The Terriers fell to the UNH Wildcats, 4-1.

More than 800 Terriers and their friends and families came back to campus.Natasha Lewin (SMG’07) and Allison Dalton (CAS’05, SED’05,’09), members of the Young Alumni Club, said Winterfest is a chance to make new friends. As Dalton looked over the group’s final sketches for the ice sculpting session — one of Rhett holding a gold medal and flashing a number-one sign, the other of a BC Eagle with a broken leg and a crutch — she said, “It’s a lot of fun. And it’s a nice opportunity to do something you would never get to do.”

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