George Williams College Coming Home Reunion 2014

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Share memories and celebrate friendships during a special weekend on the picturesque shores of Geneva Lake. Join fellow classmates, faculty, staff and students for Coming Home Reunion at George Williams College.

Friday, July 11

4:00–8:00 p.m.
Beasley Campus Center

Cook-out Dinner
6:00–7:30 p.m.
The Patio at Beasley Campus Center
$15.00 per person

The Bistro will be open until midnight following evening events.

Saturday, July 12

Sunrise Trail Walk
7:00 a.m.
Meet on the Weidensall Porch.
Coffee provided.

7:30–9:00 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center Dining Room

Weekend Registration
8:00–11:30 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center

Campus Tours
9:15 a.m.
Depart from Steinhaus Circle

"Enduring Vision" Book Signing
10:30 a.m.
Carrie Ann Room, Winston Paul Educational Center
Join us in the Carrie Ann Room in Winston Paul Educational Center to meet Rita Yerkes and Wilma Miranda, the authors of "Enduring Vision: From an Encampment to a Distinctive College." Their book traces the early history of GWC from its foundation at Geneva Lake to its move to Downers Grove. You may purchase a hardcover edition of the book using the reunion registration form, or on-site at the book signing.

Alumni Awards Lunch
Mabel Cratty
Join us to honor 2014 Spirit Award recipients Ed, '65, '69, and Mary, '69, Langbein and the second recipient of the Jeanne E. Norris Teaching Award.
$15 per person

An Introduction to "The Ballad of Baby Doe"
1:30 p.m.
Mabel Cratty
Enjoy excerpts from this classic American opera, a colorful true saga set in the early days of America's Wild West, directed by Christine Flasch, Artistic and Executive Director, Music by the Lake

Geneva Lake Boat Tour
4:00 p.m.
Departs from the GWC Pier.
Reservations are required for this complimentary 90-minute tour of Geneva Lake.
Limited seating.

Dinner on your own

The Bistro will be open until 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

Breakfast and Farewell
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Beasley Campus Center Dining Room

Coming Home Weekend will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, we will provide safety announcements on campus.