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.”