Sunday, April 03, 2005

Program Is Taking Shape

The programs for reunion weekend are taking shape. Doug McNeish, our program director, has pulled together some good panel discussions on career change, technology and medicine, among other topics. Details soon.

Those panels will be part of the overall college schedule for the weekend, so we can share thoughts with the other classes in attendance. On our own, back at reunion HQ, we also plan some more informal programs, including the "Conversations" I've been promoting on this blog.

My current plan is to conduct those Conversations in two parts -- one after dinner on Friday night to get things moving and then a wrapup on Sunday morning. Both will be modeled after the Sunday morning session we had under the tent five years ago. We decided to have two sessions, at the beginning and end of the weekend, to try to involve as many people as possible. Please plan to participate in one or both!

It goes without saying, but I'll say it: The time is NOW to make your plans, particularly if you want to get housing on campus. There's a lot of construction under way, so space is tight.

Please blog any questions or thoughts and I'll try to answer.


Blogger Jim Kennedy said...

Here are some particulars on the programs being put together by our classmates:

(i) “Making Movies -- From Both Sides of the Camera,” with Chris Hanley (producer/director), John Kretchmer (director/producer/playwright), and Larry Miller (actor/comedian).

(ii) “Big Media Meets Its Match,” on the challenges posed by the Internet to the media titans, with David Kirkpatrick (Fortune Magazine), Jim Kennedy (The Associated Press), and Bob McCartney (The Washington Post).

(iii) “College Teaching Today,” with John Treat (Chairman of the East Asian Languages Dept. at Yale) and Scott Bradbury (Chairman of the Classics Dept. at Smith).

(iv) “Stepping into the Void -- Changing Careers in Mid-Life,” with PK Kolisch (who went from lawyer to cheese maker), Rob Gibralter (from advertising exec to teacher), and Doug McNeish (from banker to home renovator).

(v) “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” by Greg Speck, described by Greg as nothing less than “a highly relevant and revolutionary analysis of Greek Mythology, Egyptian Cosmology, and Biblical Prophesy.”

4:25 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home