50th Anniversary Events


March 5

"Gloria Steinem and Friends"
7:00 p.m., McArthur Gymnasium
Feminist activists Gloria Steinem, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Amy Richards, and Jennifer Baumgardner
Tickets: $5, alumni; $10, public *
A Women's History Month celebratory event

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes spoke at Eckerd, then FPC, in December 1971. Their talk was entitled "Sexism and Racism" and was part of the Christian Faith and Great Issues series.

March 15

Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by St. Petersburg Alumni Chapter
11:00 a.m., Hough Quad

March 25

"Israel, Iran, the Bush Doctrine and the Future of Terrorism"*
7:30 p.m., Fox Hall
Jeffrey Goldberg, journalist
Part of the Col. Christian L. and Edna M. March International Relations Lecture Series, "Islam and Global Politics"

March 27

"Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense: From Aliens to Creationism"*
7:30 p.m., Miller Auditorium
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Chapter of Florida was granted to Eckerd College at the 40th Council in 2003, a distinction granted to only 270 colleges and universities nationwide at the time. Eckerd is among the youngest institutions to be granted a charter.

March 28 - April 7

Eckerd College Concert Choir and Eckerd Ringers Jubilee Tour
Washington, D.C. / Philadelphia / New York City

March 31

An Evening with The Harlem Gospel Choir
7:00 p.m., McArthur Gymnasium
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. General Admission.

Tickets are required for this event.

Made up of the finest singers and musicians from Harlem's Black Churches and from the New York/tri-state area, the Harlem Gospel Choir has performed with Andre Rieu, Lyle Lovett, Bono and U2.

April: Spotlight on the Sciences

April 2, 2008

Eckerd College Student Research Symposium (College Program Series)
Sheen Science Complex
1:00-4:00 p.m.

In this first student research symposium at Eckerd College, poster and oral presentations consisting of significant original research performed by a student or group of students will be presented.

April 9

Celebration marking the 15th Anniversary of the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory (GMSL)
Lessons from Graduate School
Marine Galbraith Science Auditorium
3:00 p.m.

A panel of Eckerd alumni will discuss graduate school in light of their current careers. The panel includes Julie Huber '98, Kelli Hammer Levy '91, Laura Altfeld '92, Jenna LoDico-Cummings '03, and others. The panel will be hosted by Jonathan Cohen, Assistant Professor of Marine Science and Biology for Marine Science Junior Seminar.

The panel will be followed by a reception on the Marine Science deck until 5:00 p.m.

April 9

Pushing the Limits: Microbial Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
Miller Auditorium
6:00 p.m.

Alumna Julie Huber '98, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, returns to campus for a keynote presentation in honor of Marine Galbraith Science's 15 year anniversary.

Pre-lecture reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Miller lobby.

April 19

Alumni Grove Restoration Day
1:00-3:00 p.m, Alumni Grove

Inspired by Earth Day, this annual event helps to improve Alumni Grove, a campus area designated for alumni in 1967.


May 1

An Eckerd Evening at the Tribeca Grill hosted by the New York Alumni Chapter
6:30 p.m., Tribeca Grill, New York

In conjunction with the annual Tribeca Film Festival, New York-area alumni will gather for a special 50th Anniversary program.

May 18

Commencement 2008
8:00 a.m., South Beach Field, Eckerd College

Join us for the Commencement ceremony celebrating the class of 2008. Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor will deliver the Commencement address as the 45th class celebrates their graduation on beautiful South Beach Field. Visit the Commencement site for more information.

* Denotes events that are part of the Presidential Events Series (eckerd.edu/president/pes)