2017 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend

2017 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
October 26 - 29

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In 1917, Dr. Charles Diehl began admitting women students into the college on an equal basis with men. Little did he know that a century later we would be welcoming the first woman to serve as our president, Dr. Marjorie Hass.

Please join us at Homecoming 2017 as we celebrate the extraordinary women of Rhodes college.

Thursday, October 26 is Alumni Career Day – come a day early to share your career advice and knowledge with our current students.

 

Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 26 — Alumni Career Day

*Alumni Needed for Alumni Career Day 2017*

If you are interested in participating in Alumni Career Day on Thursday, Oct. 26 (as part of 2017 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend) please contact alumni@rhodes.edu. We need you to serve on career panels showcasing alumni working in various cities and industries, as well as to interact with students one-on-one by reviewing student resumes, conducting mock interviews, providing professional information sessions, and participating in the lively Speed Networking event.

Living & Working in DC
3 – 4 p.m.
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Alumni panel for students and alumni interested in Washington, DC

 

Women in Leadership: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Rhodes
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Hardie Auditorium, Palmer Hall
Rhodes alumnae share their experiences as leaders in the non-profit, for-profit and government sectors. A reception will follow.

 

Living & Working in NYC
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Alumni panel for students and alumni interested in New York City

 

Speed Networking
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Lynx Lair, Bryan Campus Life Center
Opportunity for students to network with alumni from a wide variety of professions in a fast-paced, casual setting

 

Alumna Artist’s Talk: Alexandra Carter ’09
6 - 7 p.m.
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall

 

Friday, October 27

 

Bookstore open
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
613 University, West Campus (next to King Hall)

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center
$30 per person
Reservations Required

Presentation of Inductees:

  • Frank Horton ’55 (posthumously)
  • Scott Decker ’89
  • Jessica Hunt Kremeier ’03
  • Taylor Cook Lowry ’06
  • 1980-1981 Men’s Basketball Team
  • 2006 Volleyball Team

 

Women at Rhodes: 100 Years of Achievement
12 – 5 p.m.
Paul Barret, Jr. Library
Exhibit of Images & Memorabilia

  

Registration/Check-In
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Dorothy C. King Hall Front Lawn
(Registration moves at 5 p.m. to the lobby of the Bryan Campus Life Center)

 

Alumni Campus Tour
2 p.m.
Meet at Bryan Campus Life Center (includes the new Robertson Hall)

 

Political Science Alumni Panel
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall, Catherine Burrow Refectory
Alumni panel for Political Science students

 

A Conversation & Book Signing with Ronald Hatzenbuehler ’67, PhD
3 – 5 p.m.
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Author of Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation
Reception to follow

 

Homecoming Collage Concert
4 – 5 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall, West Campus, 613 University
Performances by Rhodes Singers, Women’s Chorus, Rhodes Orchestra Wind Ensemble, and Rhodes Jazz Band

 

10-Year Belgium Maymester Reunion
4 – 6 p.m.
Rec Room, 3000 Broad Avenue

 

Alumni/Student Networking Activities – Health Professionals Social
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
051, Paul Barret, Jr. Library

 

Alumni/Student Networking Activities – Legal Professionals Social
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cloister, Palmer Hall

 

LGBTQ Reception
5 – 6 p.m.
Briggs Hall
Sponsored by Rhodes College EquaLynx

 

Registration/Check-in Continues
5 – 7 p.m.
Lobby, Bryan Campus Life Center

 

Alumnae Artists: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Rhodes
Opening Reception
5 – 7 p.m.
Clough-Hanson Gallery, Clough Hall
Featuring Alexandra Carter ’09, Daisy Craddock ’71, Valerie Berlin Edwards ’74, Esther Ruiz ’11, Prof. Erin Harmon and Prof. Mary Sims

 

Robertson Hall Tour
5:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall

 

All Alumni Homecoming Cocktail Reception
6 – 8 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center

 

Saturday, October 28

 

Registration & Coffee
9 – 11 a.m.
Catherine Burrow Refectory

 

Golden Lynx Brunch
9 – 10 a.m.
The home of President Marjorie Hass and Dr. Lawrence Hass, 91 Morningside Place
Those celebrating their 50th reunion and beyond

 

Alumni Campus Tour
9:30 a.m.
Meet at Diehl Court in front of Burrow Hall (includes the new Robertson Hall)

 

Women at Rhodes: 100 Years of Achievement
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Paul Barret, Jr. Library
Exhibit of Images & Memorabilia

 

Bookstore open
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
613 University, West Campus (next to King Hall)

 

Greek Receptions
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
At chapter–specific times

 

Alumni Convocation
10:30 a.m.
Hardie Auditorium, Palmer Hall
Annual Meeting of International Alumni Association, Presentation of Alumni Honors

 

Psychology Department Reception & Book Signing
10:30 a.m.
Frazier Jelke Lobby
Celebrating 50 Rhodes alumni who contributed to Children’s Conflict Narratives: the Social, Emotional, & Moral Significance of Story Sharing, the new book by Dr. Marsha Walton & Dr. Alice Davidson ’02

 

Alumnae Artists: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Rhodes Exhibit
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clough-Hanson Gallery, Clough Hall
Featuring Alexandra Carter ’09, Daisy Craddock ’71, Valerie Berlin Edwards ’74, Esther Ruiz ’11, Prof. Erin Harmon and Prof. Mary Sims

 

Football Lynx Walk & Student-led Homecoming Parade
11:45 a.m.
Phillips Lane to Crain Field

 

Homecoming Picnic, “A Taste of Memphis”
12 – 1:45 p.m.
Bill and Carole Troutt Quad
Enjoy Corky’s BBQ, Fino’s from the Hill, and Gus’s Fried Chicken
$15 adults, $5 children ages 3-17, $40 family max

 

Field Hockey Game
1 p.m.
Mason Field at Fargason Fields
Rhodes vs. Hendrix

 

Robertson Hall Tour
1:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall

 

Crossroads to Freedom: 10th Anniversary Reunion
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Covered walkway, Paul Barret, Jr. Library
Dessert Reception & Exhibit

 

Football Game
2 p.m.
Crain Field at Fargarson Fields
Rhodes vs. Sewanee

 

Victory Beer Garden
2 p.m.
Crain Field at Fargason Fields
Souvenir cup included with beer purchase

 

Whiteball Reunion
2 p.m.
Whiteball Court, Gordon White Residence Hall

 

BSA Reception
5 – 7 p.m.
Wilson Fireside Lounge, Catherine Burrow Refectory

 

Class Reunion Parties
Evening

 

The Generics, Alumni 80’s Band
9:30 p.m. – Midnight
Lynx Lair, Bryan Campus Life Center
All are welcome!

 

Sunday, October 29

 

Rhodes Black Alumni Chapter Brunch
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall

 

Field Hockey Alumni Game
12 p.m.
Mason Field at Fargarson Fields

 

Reunion Receptions

 

1957 — 60th Reunion

 

Golden Lynx Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
The home of President Marjorie Hass and Dr. Lawrence Hass, 91 Morningside Place

 

Buffet Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 – 7 p.m.
Library, Dorothy C. King Hall
$40 per person

 

1962 — 55th Reunion

 

Golden Lynx Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
The home of President Marjorie Hass and Dr. Lawrence Hass, 91 Morningside Place

 

Buffet Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 – 7 p.m.
Library, Dorothy C. King Hall
$40 per person

 

1967 — 50th Reunion

 

Dinner
Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Vergos Rendezvous, 52 S. Second Street
Dutch Treat

 

Golden Lynx Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
The home of President Marjorie Hass and Dr. Lawrence Hass, 91 Morningside Place

 

Cocktails & Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Home of Canon and Clay Hall, 5470 Valleybrook Cove

 

Brunch
Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Orgill Room, Dorothy C. King Hall
$20 per person

 

1972 — 45th Reunion

 

Saturday, October 28
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Lobby, Buckman Hall
$30 per person

 

1977 — 40th Reunion

 

Saturday, October 28
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Marshall Arts, 639 Marshall Avenue
$50 per person

 

1982 — 35th Reunion

 

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall
$30 per person

 

1987 — 30th Reunion

 

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Burrow Hall
$46 per person

 

1992 — 25th Reunion

 

Buffet Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lillian Goldman Hall, Catherine Burrow Refectory
$40 per person

 

1997 — 20th Reunion

 

Cocktails & Conversation
Friday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.
Ernestine and Hazel’s, 531 S. Main Street

 

Tour of Crosstown Concourse (Formerly Sears Crosstown)
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.
1350 Concourse Avenue
Limited to 25 guests

 

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, October 28, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Alchemy, 940 South Cooper Street
$27 per person

 

2002 — 15th Reunion

 

Friday, October 27
8 - 10 p.m.
Loflin Yard, 7 West Carolina Avenue
$25 per person

 

Saturday, October 28
8 - 10 p.m.
Railgarten, 2166 Central Avenue
$35 per person

 

2007 — 10th Reunion

 

Reunion Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 - 5 p.m.
Northeast Corner of Crain Field at Fargarson Fields
$25 per person

 

2012 — 5th Reunion

 

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 - 7 p.m.
Covered walkway, Paul Barret, Jr. Library
$25 per person