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  Reunion Weekend 2014
  June 5, 2014 8:00 AM
  June 8, 2014 2:00 PM

The Villanova University Alumni Association invites you to celebrate your past at Villanova! An entire weekend is planned with events and activities to commemorate your time at the University and to celebrate the future of our alma mater. Opportunities abound to catch up with old friends, relive the nostalgia of your college days and create new memories to treasure for years to come.

All alumni are welcome to attend! Graduates of class years ending in "4" or "9" will celebrate special reunions.

Click here for information on Campus apartment reservations and local hotel contact information. There is a separate registration form. *West Campus apartments are now sold out.

Click here to register for Reunion!
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Pre-registration for all events is strongly recommended. On-site registration may be available, space permitting.

Thursday, June 5th

Time Event Price/RSVP
8 am - 6 pm University Shop open - Kennedy Hall  
9 am - 5 pm Art Gallery open - Connelly Center
Featuring Niko Chocheli
 
3 - 8 pm Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Visit the Alumni Center in Garey Hall for your event tickets, event schedules, West Campus Apartment assignments, class button, campus maps, refreshments, etc.
 
7 - 10 pm Class of 1964 50th Reunion Welcome Reception – Picotte Hall at Dundale
Kick off the weekend with ’64 classmates at this casual and fun “Philly style” event.

$25

Friday, June 6th
Time Event Price/RSVP
8 am - 5 pm University Shop open - Kennedy Hall  
8:30 am - 7 pm Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Make this your first stop upon arrival to campus, where you can find your event tickets, room keys, class button, events schedule, campus maps and more.
 
9 am - 5 pm Art Gallery open
Featuring Niko Chocheli
 
9 am - Noon Office of University Admission open - Austin Hall
Stop by the Office of University Admission to meet a counselor, sign your name on the Nova Notables wall, or find out what’s new in the Office of Admission.
 
  Reunion University Registration Required
Come back to campus for engaging classes - without any quizzes! Pick ONE Reunion University class per session. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Villanova faculty and discover what's new on campus. There is no charge for these events.
Appropriate attire: Business Casual/Casual
10:00 - 11:30 am Reunion University (pick one session)  
  Available Sessions:
Screening and film discussion “All of Us Home
Social documentary short film written, directed and produced by a social justice documentary class in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, highlights the work performed by Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia in order to bring attention to the ongoing problem of homelessness in Philadelphia.

Wealth, Tax and Estate Planning through Creative Philanthropy: Stories of Families and Legacies at Villanova

Walking Tours
*Faith at Villanova - Lead by the Rev. Joseph S. Mostardi, O.S.A. ’72, director of Villanova’s Center for Worship, explore the campus and learn about Villanova as a Catholic and Augustinian university today.
*Campus Sustainability Tour
Interested to see how Villanova is going green? Learn about what’s new and sustainable on campus. Tour the campus’ stormwater management projects, LEED buildings, sustainable food service, recycling, academic offerings and more. The tour will be led by Villanova’s Sustainability Manager, Liesel Schwarz; the director for the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, Dr. Rob Traver; Geography and the Environment chair, Dr. Francis Galgano, Villanova’s Recycling Coordinator, Richard Laudenslager; and the training manager for Dining Services, Michelle Moss.

*Behind the Scenes with Villanova Athletics

 

Noon - 1:30 pm
President's Lunch
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Registration
Required

$20

Join the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA '75, Villanova University's 32nd President, for lunch and a discussion of the recent achievements and ongoing initiatives at the University. Members of the class of '64, Top Cats (graduates of the Classes of ’63 & earlier) and The Heritage Society will receive special recognition.

Appropriate attire: Business/Business Casual
2 - 3 pm
Reunion University (pick one session)
 
 
Available Sessions:

Dean’s Chat: A Conversation with Dean Gary Gabriele
The Dean will host an informal conversation with alumni and friends to review this past year’s accomplishments and discuss exciting new initiatives on the horizon.
Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D.
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering

Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century
Charles Zech, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Church Management and Business Ethics; Professor, Economics

Update on the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue
Chris Kovolski ’96
Assistant to the President for Internal and External Affairs

Latest and Greatest in Simulation
A brief discussion of the latest teaching strategies using simulation scenarios.
Colleen H. Meakim, RN, MSN
Director of the Simulation and Resource Center, College of Nursing

Virtual Reality in a C.A.V.E :Travel the World without leaving the Classroom
Discover the fascinating world of Virtual Reality and the research which led to the largest grant ever received by Villanova University from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Frank Klassner, Department of Computing Science, will discuss his work on immersive video for telepresence applications as well as computer-generated graphics for 3D visualization.

 
3:15 - 4:15
Reunion University (pick one session)
 
 
Available Sessions:

Tour the Labs of Tomorrow, Today
If you haven’t seen our labs since they were housed in the basement of Tolentine Hall, you are in for a huge surprise! Each Department—Civil & Environmental, Chemical, Electrical & Computer and Mechanical Engineering—will host guided tours of their laboratories and describe how these high-tech tools are leading to cutting-edge advances in the frontiers of science and beyond.

Naval Sciences at Villanova University: Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future - John Barry Hall

Diversity and the Bottom Line: Understanding the Psychological Science Behind Managing for Inclusion
Join Dr. Katrina Sawyer, Department of Psychology, as she discusses a variety of topics related to understanding the changing business landscape within the US and the world as well as recommendations for implementing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives to increase satisfaction and job performance.

The last 20 Years in College of Nursing: Then and Now: A Historical Perspective of Alumna and Faculty
Michelle M. Kelly, RN, PhD
A historical perspective of changes in the College of Nursing. This will include physical changes as well as changes in health care and teaching strategies. A must for the 20th Reunion class. Come see one of your classmates!

 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Happy Hour – Pavilion
Meet coaches, members of the Villanova Athletic Fund staff and former student-athletes. All are welcome.
$20
5:30 - 10:00 pm
Class of 1964 Half Century Dinner - Villanova Room, Connelly Center (enter by Cinema)
Celebrate your Golden Anniversary at this special event. All classmates in attendance will be inducted into the Half Century Society and presented with a complimentary 50th Reunion commemorative pin.
$40
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Class of 1989 25th Reunion Celebration - Villanova Conference Center
Celebrate your milestone anniversary in style at this beautiful location, just one mile from campus.
$40
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Class Parties – Connelly Center & Dougherty Hall (Café Nova)
Classes of '54, ’57, ’59, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09: Celebrate with your classmates at this new location and format. “Coastal Cuisine” food stations and specialty drinks will highlight regional specialties from the coastal areas of the U.S. Live music will enhance the festive atmosphere. Don’t miss it!

$40

Saturday, June 7th
Time Event Price/RSVP
8:30 am - 10:30 am Buffet Breakfast - St. Mary's Hall, Dining Room Registration
Required

Adults: $15
Ages 5-20: $5
8:30 am & 10 am "Friends of Bill W." - Health Services Building, Room 200  
9 am - 10:30 am St. Thomas of Villanova Medal and Young Alumni Medal Breakfast – Villanova Room, Connelly Center  Complimentary
9 am - 7 pm Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Visit the Alumni Center in Garey Hall for your event tickets, event schedules, West Campus Apartment assignments, class button, campus maps, refreshments, etc.
 
9 am - Noon Blue Key Trolley Tours of Campus – Departure from Klekotka Hall, West Campus
Departing every ½ hour, on the hour and half-hour.
 
9 -11 am Office of University Admission open - Austin Hall
Stop by the Office of University Admission to meet a counselor, sign your name on the Nova Notables wall, or find out what’s new in the Office of Admission.
 
10 - 11 am

Walking Tour: Art at Villanova
Join the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., M.F.A. ’73, professor of studio art/theatre department, director of the Villanova University Art Gallery and curator of the university's voluminous art collection, and explore great art works at the University. The tour will include Father Cannuli’s own stained glass works and the ongoing restoration of Pietro da Cortona’s “Triumph of David”.

 
10 am - Noon "Conserving a Giant: Resurrecting Pietro da Cortona’s “Triumph of David– Old Falvey, Falvey Memorial Library  
10 am - 4 pm University Shop open - Kennedy Hall  
11 am - Noon Dean’s Panel - Location TBA
Join the academic deans for an in-depth look at Villanova University’s Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing and the Villanova School of Business.
 
11:15 am
Renewal of Marriage Vows- St. Thomas of Villanova Church
 
Alumni and their spouses are invited to this special event.
(Those who register prior to May 22nd will have their names included in the printed program).
Appropriate attire: Business/Business Casual
Noon - 3 pm
Reunion Family Picnic – Connelly/Dougherty Plaza & The Kennedy Ellipse
Registration Required

Adults: $25
Ages 5-20: $10
Meet up with your friends and bring your family to the largest event of the weekend. An afternoon of fun for everyone, featuring a full picnic buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks and desserts. Highlights include:
- Class Areas & Group Photos
- Meet & Greet with student athletes and Will D. Cat
- Entertainment for all ages
- Specialty tents – Annual Fund, Career Services, Villanova Football Club, Villanova Regional Offices
Noon - 5:00 pm Art Gallery open - Connelly Center
Featuring Niko Chocheli
 
4:30 pm Reunion Vigil Mass - St. Thomas of Villanova Church
University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA '75, presiding
 
5:30 - 6:30 pm Donor Recognition Reception hosted by Fr. Peter Donohue
Honoring the President’s Club, Heritage Society, Young Alumni Circle members and distinguished alumni leaders.
By invitation only.
 
 

 

 

6 - 10:30 pm

Supernova
Mendel Field (Tented)
 

 

 

 

Registration Required

$60

Annual Reunion Dinner Dance - Join us for an evening of gourmet cuisine and drinks, live music and dancing. It is “the place to be” on Saturday night, with a fantastic band, Chico’s Vibe. You don’t want to miss this!


Sunday, June 8th
Time Event Price/RSVP
7:30 am & 10:30 am St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Mass - St. Thomas of Villanova Church  
8 am -  11 am Apartment Checkout  
8:30 - 10:30 am Farewell Brunch – St. Mary’s Dining Hall  $15 Adult, $5 Child 5-20
 
11 am - 4 pm University Shop open - Kennedy Hall
 
 
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