Alumni Weekend 2008 Schedule of Events

Eckerd college alumni weekend 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Afro-American Society Alumni Reunion Welcome Reception
Tradewinds Resort: Cypress Villa

Members and friends of the Afro-American Society Alumni of FPC/EC will gather at the Cypress Villa on the Tradewinds property for a welcome reception including light refreshments, then and now pictures and fellowship. Get a head start on the weekend fun! Included in the Afro-American Society Reunion package. Separate pricing also available.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Welcome Back, Welcome Back
Eckerd College Campus: Triton's Pub
Hosted by the Class of 1988

The Class of 1988 invites all alumni, faculty and staff to join them at Triton's Pub for a pre-weekend gathering. Get a head start on seeing old friends, making new ones and seeing a few surprise guests from Eckerd's past. Included in all package prices.

7:30 p.m.

Distinguished Speaker - E.O. Wilson
College Program Series
Eckerd College Campus: Fox Hall

A legendary biologist known as The Ant Guy, Edward O. Wilson is considered the father of the modern environmental movement. He makes a persuasive, eloquent plea to government, corporate and religious leaders to address the damage we have done to our planet - and to see the enormous benefits of doing so before it's too late.

Friday, November 14, 2008

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Afro-American Society Reunion Alumni and Student Brunch
Eckerd College Campus: Triton Room

The Afro-American Society Alumni of FPC/EC will host the current student Afro-American Society club for a networking breakfast with students on the Eckerd Campus. Included in the Afro-American Society Reunion package. Separate pricing also available.

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Classes without Quizzes
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Has it been a while since you were in the classroom? Curious about how classes have changed or stayed the same? Stop by a current class to see old professors, meet new ones and be a College student for an hour - no homework! Included in all package prices.

10:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Tradewinds Resort: Hotel Lobby

Drop by the lobby of the Tradewinds Resort, our host hotel, to pick up your weekend packet, commemorative gift and post messages for your friends on our Alumni Weekend message board.

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Beach Afternoon
Tradewinds Resort: St. Pete Beach

Bring your family and join your alumni friends for a relaxing and fun afternoon on St. Pete Beach. Water-trykes, paddle boats and the Tradewinds infamous three story High Tide Water Slide* available for your entertainment. Included in Alumni Weekend package price. Separate pricing also available. (*Must be 42" tall to use slide; children must be supervised by parents).

2:30-4:00 p.m.

History Studies Reunion
Eckerd College Campus: Fox Hall

Join Professor Emeritus Bill Parsons, Charlie Stripling '68 and Sandy Ripberger '68 for a special History Studies Reunion. Included in all package prices.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

ECOS Reunion
Eckerd College Campus: Student Lounge

Join Alumni Association Vice President Andy Haines '86, ECOS President Blake Johnson '09 and other current and former ECOS officers for reunion of FPC and EC student body leaders. Included in all package prices.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Alumni Art Show & Gallery Talk
College Program Series
Eckerd College Campus: Library

View Visual Arts alumni art work in Eckerd's library, Elliot Gallery and Lewis House followed by a gallery talk in Elliott Gallery. Included in Alumni Weekend package pricing.

3:00-8:00 p.m.

Check-In Meet and Greet
Hosted by the Class of 1968
Tradewinds Resort: Cypress Villa

After checking-in at the Tradewinds Resort and for Alumni Weekend, drop by the Cypress Villa to grab some water and snacks and say hello to fellow members of the Class of 1968.

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Alumni Art Show and Theater Reception
Eckerd College Campus: Library & Bininger Lobby

Join Visual Arts alumni in the Bininger Lobby to learn more about their inspiration and FPC/Eckerd experiences. Included in Alumni Weekend package pricing.

7:00 p.m.

"Reckless"
Eckerd College Campus: Bininger Theater

Join professor and director Gavin Hawk for this one night showing of Craig Lucas's play about a woman who ponders whether the modern world might not be a vast conspiracy designed to systematically undermine her own increasingly shaky sanity. Tickets must be purchased separately.

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Afro-American Society Alumni Social Networking
Eckerd College Campus: Fox Hall

Join the Afro-American Alumni Society for an evening of dancing, refreshments and networking - be sure to bring plenty of business cards to exchange with new contacts and old friends. The legendary slide show will return along with many of your former friends from FPC & EC days. Pricing part of the Afro-American Society Reunion package price. Separate pricing also available.

8:00-11:00 p.m.

Florida Presbyterian Era Reunion
Hosted by the Class of 1968
Tradewinds Resort: Cypress Villa

The Class of 1968 is hosting a special reunion gathering for founding classes in the Cypress Villa at the Tradewinds. Please join the host committee for a special evening of memories and reconnections. Part of the 1968 Reunion package price. Separate pricing also available.

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Eckerd College Alumni Night
Hosted by the Classes of 1983 & 1988
Tradewinds Resort: SeaBreeze Deck

Come as you are and join the Classes of 1988, 1983 and local alumni for a special Eckerd night with local and out-of-town alumni. Be sure to check in with Eckerd staff to get your free drink ticket. Included in Alumni Weekend package price. Separate pricing also available.

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Child Care*
Tradewinds Resort

Not sure what to do with the kids while you hang with your old college friends? Let the Tradewinds help! All Eckerd alumni children will be together to share an evening of fun entertainment including a snack and craft activity under the supervision of the Tradewinds counselors. Accommodates ages 4 through 12. Not included in Alumni Weekend package price - separate pricing only. *Children under four? Contact the alumni office for child care arrangements.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Sixth Annual Triton 5K Run & walk
Eckerd College Campus

Tour Eckerd's campus while running or walking a certified USTAF 5K course with local runners and other alumni. Registration packets, hot breakfast and raffle prizes include. Price is not included in Alumni Weekend package price - must register separately.

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Afro-American Society Alumni networking Breakfast with the President and Trustees
Eckerd College Campus: Flamingo Room, CEC

Included in the Afro-American Society package. Separate pricing also available.

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tennis Clinic
Eckerd College Campus: Tennis Courts
Hosted by Dean Hallin, Shikha Singh '02, Dave Wood '96 and Tim Wilmot '88

Join the Eckerd College tennis team, former tennis coaches Scott Dei, Sam Vuille and current coach Erin Koenig for a morning of tennis. The clinic is a great warm-up and opportunity to work on your strokes as well as a great activity for families and kids. Tennis clinic is not included in Alumni Weekend package price - must register separately. Special pricing for the clinic and children's pricing available.

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Tradewinds Resorts: Hotel Lobby

Drop by the lobby of the Tradewinds Resort, our host hotel, to pick up your weekend packet, commemorative gift and post messages for your friends on our message board.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Memory Lane: Continuing the Experience
Eckerd College Campus: Library
Hosted by the Class of 1968

Check out Eckerd's state-of-the art library while reminiscing about days gone by with archivist Cathy McCoy '72 and members of the Class of 1968. Have some memorabilia of your own? Please bring it to share with fellow alumni. Included in Alumni Weekend and Class of 1968 package prices.

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Afro-American Society Alumni Reunion Panel: Diversity at Eckerd College
Flamingo Room

Join the Afro-American Society Alumni for a panel discussion about the impact of diversity on students at Eckerd College. Panelists include Dick Hallin, Emeritus Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid; John Sullivan, Dane of Admission and Financial Aid; Jim Deegan, Dean of Special Programs and invited students. Special guests will include Lena Wilfalk and Emeritus Professor Tom West.

12:15-1:45 p.m.

Alumni Celebration Lunch
Eckerd College Campus: Lewis House Lawn

Join President Eastman, the Eckerd College Alumni Association Board and your fellow alumni under a white tent as we recognize outstanding members of the Alumni Association for their accomplishments and enjoy a casual lunch on the shores of the Chapel pond. Included in Alumni Weekend package price. Separate pricing also available.

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Waterfront Family Afternoon
Eckerd College Campus: Waterfront

Spend the afternoon at Eckerd's waterfront with your family and friends. Sign up for kayak or sailing trips in the Bay and boat tours of Eckerd's waterfront campus. Included in Weekend package.

2:00-4:00 p.m.

EC Bookstore Shopping Spree
Eckerd College Campus: Bookstore

Drop by Eckerd's Bookstore to get the latest EC apparel. Alumni get a 10% discount with coupon found in the registration bag.

2:00-4:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg City Tour
City of St. Petersburg
Hosted by the Afro-American Society Alumni

Remember St. Pete as a sleepy beach town? No longer! St. Petersburg boasts dozens of outdoor festivals, concerts, restaurants, Major League Baseball games, theatres, galleries and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Meet at Lewis House for a trip downtown where you will be given a guided tour of St. Petersburg. Included in the Afro-American Society Alumni Reunion package price. Separate pricing also available.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Annual Alumni Softball Game
Eckerd College Campus: Turley Athletic Field

Join fellow alumni as they take on current Eckerd students in search of the golden baseball bat trophy. Included in Alumni Weekend package price.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Annual Baseball Reunion
Eckerd College Campus: Turley Athletic Field

Come watch Baseball alumni take on the current baseball team in this annual game.

2:30-4:00 p.m.

Memory Lane
Eckerd College Campus: Library

Check out Eckerd's state-of-the art library while reminiscing about days gone by with archivist Cathy McCoy '72 and members of the Class of 1968 and the founders and leaders of the College. Have some memorabilia of your own? Please bring it to share with fellow alumni. Included in Alumni Weekend package price and the Class of 1968 Reunion package price.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour
Eckerd College Campus: Franklin Templeton (start)
Hosted by Matt D'Antonio '05

Back by popular demand, join Matt D'Antonio '05 for a golf cart tour of the campus. See new buildings, renovations to existing buildings and learn interesting facts about campus you may have never known. Tour begins in the Franklin Templeton Lobby. Included in Alumni Weekend package price.

4:30-6:00 p.m

Continuing the Experience
Lewis House

Join Ernie Mahaffey '68 and members of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC) to learn the different ways you can continue your Eckerd experience. Included in the Alumni Weekend package price.

7:00-11:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary Celebration
Eckerd College Campus: Hough Quad

Join alumni, trustees and students for an Eckerd style celebration honoring the College's 50th Anniversary as well as our alumni reunions. Food, beverages, fireworks, music and a special announcement by President Eastman are some of the highlights of this blowout celebration. Included in Alumni Weekend package price. Separate pricing also available.

7:00-11:00 p.m.

Child Care*
Tradewinds Resort

Not sure what to do with the kids while you hang with your old college friends? Let the Tradewinds help! All Eckerd alumni children will be together to share an evening of fun entertainment including Red Beard's Pirate Crew Party, dinner and craft activity under the supervision of the Tradewinds counselors. Accommodates ages 4 through 12. Not included in Alumni Weekend package price - separate pricing only. *Children under four? Contact the alumni office for child care arrangements.

11:00 p.m.

Eckerd After Hours
Eckerd College Campus: Triton's Pub

Having too much fun to go home? Stay a while longer and enjoy the Triton's Pub with refreshments on tap, billiards and more time with old and new friends.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Alumni Worship Service
College Program Series
Eckerd College Campus: Wireman Chapel

Join alumni and Chaplain Mona Bagasao for an alumni worship service through music and praise. Light brunch following on the Chapel patio. Included in Alumni Weekend package price. Separate pricing also available.

2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

All-Mozart Concert featuring alumni soloists
Eckerd College Campus: Wireman Chapel

Join Choir Director Marion Smith, professional opera singers Antonia Brown '78, Chris Trakas '78, Anna Lorraine Tonna-Brown '88 and choir alumni for a musical program including Mozart's Requiem and operatic arias. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to sing in the choir.

*Please note all events and locations are subject to change.