2013 Alumni/ae Day and Family Weekend

October 25-27, 2013
(The schedule as of September 27, 2013.)


Onsite registration will be open on Friday, October 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, East Lobby).

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
The Garden Plaza Hotel in Kingston offers Bard College students, families, and alumni/ae a special rate of $109/night for a standard room during the 2013 Family Weekend and Alumni/ae Day (October 25-27, 2013). To make reservations online, go to www.hikingston.com, select Reservations, and complete the form using company code: BARD. Or contact the hotel at 845-338-0400, Monday–Friday from 9AM–5PM, and ask for the Bard College Discount. Otherwise, for a comprehensive list of hotel accommodations in the area, please click HERE. 

For Bard Transportation information, please click HERE.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

TIME EVENT LOCATION
     
4:00 to 7:00 pm Registration Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, east lobby
 
Stop by the registration desk to sign in, receive a schedule of events for the weekend, sign up to attend academic classes, and check out the 2014 Senior Class Fundraiser and the Women's Basketball Pumpkin Fundraiser. Stop by Bard Works information station and student club tables, and get general information about Bard and the campus. (If you arrive after 7:00 pm, stop by Registration on Saturday between 8:30 and 1:00 pm.)
   
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, north lobby
  Join members of the faculty and members of the Center for Student Life and Advising and Office of Alumni/ae Affairs for refreshments and meet other Bard families and alumni/ae.
     
5:00 to 6:00 pm Curricular Highlights at the College
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Join dean of the college, Michèle Dominy, and her faculty and administrative colleagues, Mark Halsey, Cole Heinowitz and Susan Merriam who will highlight curricular changes in First-Year Seminar and across the academic divisions.
   
5:00 to 7:30 pm Family Dinner Kline Dining Commons
  Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae in the student dining facility. Tickets available at the door. (Price $10 per person. Students may use their meal plan cards.)
   
6:00 to 9:00 pm
 Annandale Social Club
 Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
   Meet up "across the road" rather than "down the road". All alumni/ae and their guests are invited. Refreshments served.
   
6:30 pm
Shabbat Services Beit Shalom-Salaam, Basement, Village Dorm A
  A brief, informal Shabbat (Sabbath) service will be followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner. Come celebrate Shabbat with students, faculty, and staff. All are welcome, but advance reservations are required. (Price $7.00. Free for students with ID.)
 
6:30 to 7:30 pm  Faculty Roundtable: Humanitarian Intervention
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Bard faculty members Walter Russell Mead, James Clarke Chace professor of foreign affairs and the humanities, Michelle Murray, assistant professor of political studies, and Peter Rosenblum, professor international law and human rights, will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and implications of humanitarian intervention. Sponsored by the Bard Debate Union and the Center for Civic Engagement.
   
7:00 pm
Bard Student Performance: Moby Dick--Rehearsed The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two 
   A 1955 play by Orson Welles in which a company of actors gathers in a rehearsal room to work on an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel. Reservations required. Please call the Box Office at 845-758-7900. Price $15.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. (Free for Bard students with ID.)
   
 7:00 pm
Preconcert Talk with Peter Laki for the American Symphony Orchestra Concert The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater 
   
 7:00 pm
Men's Basketball Scrimmage vs. SUNY Ulster
 Stevenson Athletic Center
   
 7:00 pm
Family Movie Night: Monsters, Inc. Bertlesmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 
   Loveable Sulley (Billy Crystal) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (John Goodman) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. 
   
7:30 to 8:30 pm Public Debate:
Humanitarian Intervention
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Members of the Bard Debate Union will present a public debate on this issue of grave contemporary concern. Sponsored by the Bard Debate Union and the Center for Civic Engagement.
     
8:00 pm American Symphony Orchestra Concert The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  Performance Program:
   
  Igor Stravinsky Petrushka
   
  Avner Dorman Piccolo Concerto
  Fanya Wyrick-Flax '13, piccolo
   
  Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5
   
 
Conducted by music director Leon Botstein, the American Symphony Orchestra returns for its Fisher Center series on October 25 and 26. Continuing on the "wild ride" (New York Times) through Stravinsky and His World from this year's Bard Music Festival, the program begins with Stravinsky's Petrushka. The concert also features Bard College Conservatory of Music student and Concerto Competition winner Fanya Wyrick-Flax '13 on Avner Dorman's Piccolo Concerto, which draws from diverse musical genres and styles: Baroque and classical music, ethnic music, and jazz and popular music. The evening performances conclude with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900 for tickets.($5 for Bard students with ID.)
     
9:00 to 10:30 pm Bard Band Showcase
Bertelsmann Campus Center,
Down the Road Cafe
  Musical talent is abundant at Bard. Join us for a showcase of student bands, including campus favorites MoonJelly and Rantipole.
   
 9:30 pm
Family Movie Night: Monsters University Bertlesmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 
  A hilarious look at the relationship between Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University--when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013


TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:30 am to 1:00 pm Registration Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, east lobby
  Stop by the registration desk to sign in, register for academic classes, receive a schedule of events for the weekend, and get general information about Bard and the campus.
     
8:30 to 10:00 am Opening Breakfast
Kline Dining Commons
  Enjoy breakfast with other Bard families and alumni/ae. Tickets available at the door. (Price $8.00. Students can use their meal plan cards.)
   
9:00 to 10:00 am Parents Advisory Council Meeting Kline Dining Commons, Faculty Room
  Join Hillary Henderson, assistant director of development, parent programs, and other Bard parents to learn more about the Parents Advisory Council. Explore the many ways that you can get involved in the Bard community.
   
10:00 to 11:00 am Academic Classes  
  Experience a Bard College class. To ensure a place in the class, please sign up at on-campus registration, held at the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center. Here is a sampling:
 
     
  Introductory Japanese taught by Mika Endo, assistant professor of Japanese
 
 
 
  Money and Banking taught by Pavlina Tcherneva, assistant professor of economics
 
     
  Mathematics and Politics taught by John Cullinan, assistant professor of mathematics
 
     
  Developmental Psychology, taught by Sarah Dunphy-Lelii, associate professor of psychology
 
 
 
  Introduction to Dance Composition taught by Jean Churchill, professor of dance
 
     
10:00 to 11:00 am
Deconstructing the College Essay for Bard Parents and High School-age Siblings
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Writing the college essay is often one of the most stressful parts of an already high-stress application process. Come to this workshop where Jim Keller, Learning Commons director, and Erica Kaufman, associate director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, will show you strategies to approach creating a narrative that will strengthen your application and relieve some anxiety.
   
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Citizen Science: Lab Experience Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center
  Join Matthew Deady, professor of physics and the director of physics program, and Amy Savage, Citizen Science program director and visiting assistant professor of biology, in the laboratory for a hands-on experiment to isolate DNA. Experience what it will be like in the classroom during the Citizen Science Program. Sign up at on-campus registration to attend. Space is limited.
   
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
 Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Bard-St. Stephen's Alumni/ae Association
Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
   Alumni/ae interested in volunteering for alumni/ae committees and programs are cordially invited to attend.
   
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Admission Meet-and-Greet and Walking Tour
Hopson Cottage
     
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Chamber Music and Open House at The Bard College Conservatory of Music  László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building
  An informal concert by chamber musicians and singers in the performance hall  and open rehearsals in the teaching studios.
     
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Memory and History: The Legacy of Alfred Spitzer and Edith Neumann
 Blithewood Mansion
   Tour the permanent collection of the bequest of German and Austrian paintings of the fin de siecle period of Dr. Edith Spitzer Neumann to Bard College. Highlights of the collection are three early paintings of Egon Schiele, a Max Slevogt work, and a drawing by Max Liebermann.
 
     
11:00 am to 3:30 pm Brunch with the Bard Community  Kline Dining Commons
   Enjoy brunch with other Bard families. Tickets available at the door. (Price $12.00 per person. Students can use their meal plan cards.)  
     
11:15 am to 12:30 pm Inside Bard: Life in the "Lower College" Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  Join David Shein, associate vice president and dean of studies, Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students, and Lora Seery, associate dean of students, to discuss life in and out of the classroom during the first two years at college. Topics include Language and Thinking, First-Year Seminar, Citizen Science, moderation, residential life, campus activities and more.
   
12:00 to 1:00 pm Admission Meet-and-Greet and Walking Tour  Hopson Cottage
   
12:00 to 2:30 pm
Bard Farm Market
 Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center lawn
   The Bard Farm is a 1.25 acre sustainable urban farm that organically grows fruits and vegetables. Stop by the Bard Farm Market meet John-Paul Sliva, Bard Farm coordinator, to buy produce, canned goods and more! To find out more about Bard's sustainability initiatives, come meet staff members of the Center for Environmental Policy, Laurie Husted, Bard's sustainability coordinator, and Corinna Borden, our new food sustainability advocate.
   
12:15 to 1:15 pm
Bard Farm Lunch Fundraiser
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center
  Support the Bard Farm and join us for a delicious meal of dishes made from Bard Farm produce, along with select foods donated from local farms. It's a great way for alumni/ae, students and their families to learn about local, organic food values in the Hudson Valley. Preregistration required. Tickets are $20. (Students cannot use their meal plan card for this event.)
   
 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Historical Walking Tour  Meet at Bard Hall
  Join The Reverend Dr. Bruce Chilton '71, Bernard Iddings Bell professor of religion and chaplain of the College for this insightful tour highlighting the history of Bard. Rain or shine. Preregistration required.
   
12:30 to 1:30 pm Class of 2014 Luncheon  Bertelsmann Campus Center,  Multipurpose Room
  Members of the Class of 2014 and their families are invited for a celebratory luncheon.
     
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Alumni/ae Brunch
Kline Dining Commons
  Join other alumni/ae for brunch in the newly renovated dining hall at Kline. Tickets available at the door. $12 per person. (Students may use their meal plan cards.)
     
1:00 pm Women's Volleyball vs. Rutgers-Newark College Stevenson Athletic Center
     
1:00 to 2:00 pm Trustee Leader Scholar Workshop
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Room 213
  Even if we cannot name it, every time we speak to another person we are on a mission. Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) students practice speaking with purpose. Often their mission is to get people to join their cause. In this hands-on workshop, Paul Marienthal, associate dean for civic engagement and director of the TLS Program, explores public speaking principles and authentic speaking technique to develop purposeful speaking with heart.
     
1:00 to 1:30 pm Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum
CCS Hessel Museum
  Meet in the reception atrium for a thirty minute tour of the exhibition of works by Haim Steinbachonce again the world is flat. Comprising a number of the artist’s grid-based paintings from the early 1970s, as well as a series of reconfigured historical installations and major new works created in relation to a selection of works drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, the artworks in the exhibition span Steinbach’s forty-year career.  
     
 1:00 to 3:00 pm
 Bard Math Circle
 Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, NY
   The Bard Math Circle, organized by students and faculty, is a mathematical enrichment program geared toward middle school and upper elementary students. Our library programs features puzzles and games, challenging problems, and hands-on project that students can take home. We help students strengthen their critical thinking skills and make math more fun. Bard alumni/ae are welcome to join at this month's Kingston Library event. A campus van will be providing transporation. If you plan to attend, please meet in the Math Lounge, 3rd floor of Albee, at 12:00 pm.
   
1:15 to 2:15 pm
Center for Environmental Policy Panel: Farming Practices in the U.S.
 Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Join us for a panel discussion with Bard faculty on "How we feed ourselves: A look at large and small-scale farming practices in the U.S." The panel is going to explore the critical topic of, can we feed ourselves and protect natural resources?
     
1:30 to 2:00 pm
Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum  CCS Hessel Museum
  Meet in the reception atrium for a thirty minute tour of the exhibition of works by Haim Steinbachonce again the world is flat. Comprising a number of the artist’s grid-based paintings from the early 1970s, as well as a series of reconfigured historical installations and major new works created in relation to a selection of works drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, the artworks in the exhibition span Steinbach’s forty-year career.  
     
1:30 to 2:30 pm Historical Walking Tour Meet at Bard Hall
  Join The Reverend Dr. Bruce Chilton '71, Bernard Iddings Bell professor of religion and chaplain of the College for this insightful tour highlighting the history of Bard. Rain or shine. Preregistration required.
     
1:30 to 2:30 pm Inside Bard: Life in the "Upper College" and Beyond Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 
  David Shein, associate vice president and dean of studies, Bethany Nohlgren, dean of students, and Jane Brien '89, director of alumni/ae affairs, discuss life in and out of the classroom during the third and fourth years at college. Topics include senior project, career development, graduate school, post-graduate fellowships, and scholarships.
   
1:45 to 2:25 pm
Contemporary Jazz Composers Ensemble
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  Attend an ongoing performance prior to Ask the President. CJCE is under the direction of Erica Lindsay, artist in residence.
   
1:45 pm
The Orcapelicans
Bard Hall
  Join us for this performance by Bard's premiere
a cappella group.
   
2:00 to 4:00 pm Academic Classes 
  Experience a Bard College class. Classes (TBA) represent all divisions of the College. To insure a place in the class, please sign up at on-campus registration.
     
 2:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Moby Dick--Rehearsed  The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
  A 1955 play by Orson Welles in which a company of actors gathers in a rehearsal room to work on an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900. $15.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. (Free for Bard students with ID.)
     
2:15 to 3:45 pm Grounds, Gardens, and House Tour of Montgomery Place
River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  Join seniors Christina Baal '14 and Madeline Scholl '14 as they lead a grounds and garden tour of our neighboring historic site, Montgomery Place. Both students received Center for Civic Engagement awards to intern at the property this summer. A mansion tour, given by Historic Hudson Valley staff, also will be included in the visit. Montgomery Place is best known as an architectural landmark designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and as a landscape influenced by Andrew Jackson Downing. (Pre-registration required, tickets $10.)
     
2:15 to 2:45 pm Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum CCS Bard Hessel Museum 
  Meet in the reception atrium for a thirty minute tour of the exhibition of works by Haim Steinbachonce again the world is flat. Comprising a number of the artist’s grid-based paintings from the early 1970s, as well as a series of reconfigured historical installations and major new works created in relation to a selection of works drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, the artworks in the exhibition span Steinbach’s forty-year career.  
     
2:30 to 3:30 pm Horticulture and History Tour of Blithewood Manor House Grounds and Garden
Meet at Blithewood south lawn, under portico
  Bessina Harrar '84, author of Blithewood: A History of Place and gardener of the property for Bard Horticulture, will talk about the landscape and how it has influenced the people who lived there. Rain or shine.
     
2:30 to 4:00 pm Ask the President    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  Bard College President Leon Botstein answers parents' questions.
     
3:00 to 3:30 pm
Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum  CCS Bard Hessel Museum 
   Meet in the reception atrium for a thirty minute tour of the exhibition of works by Haim Steinbachonce again the world is flat. Comprising a number of the artist’s grid-based paintings from the early 1970s, as well as a series of reconfigured historical installations and major new works created in relation to a selection of works drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, the artworks in the exhibition span Steinbach’s forty-year career.  
     
 2:30 to 3:30 pm
 "Race and the Pastoral: Redux: Difference and Media Project Students Present"
 Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
   The Difference and Media Project offers a multi-media, collaborative space to interrogate "difference". At conferences, panels and talks, students respond to visiting academics, artists, activists and other students. In an ongoing project on "race and the pastoral" students and visitors continue to interrogate what it means to situate difference in the pastoral Hudson Valley landscape. Against this larger backdrop, please join DMP students and alumni/ae for a conversation about their work in progress, projects, and "difference at Bard".


   

3:00 to 4:00 pm

Open House at The Bard College Conservatory of Music


László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building
 

Informal chamber music rehearsals in the teaching studios and question-and-answer session with student musicians in the classroom.

 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Horticulture and History Tour of Blithewood Manor House Grounds and Garden
Meet at Blithewood south lawn under portico
  Bessina Harrar '84, author of Blithewood: A History of Place and gardener of the property for Bard Horticulture, will talk about the landscape and how it has influenced the people who lived there. Rain or shine.
   
4:15 to 5:15 pm Internships, TLS Projects and Work: Student Panel Discussion
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  In keeping with the concept of "the Engaged University," Bard students have the opportunity to undertake substantive work experience through academic and co-curricular internships and projects that engage them in the world locally, nationally and internationally. Hear from students directly as they reflect on lessons learned from their activities in New Orleans, South Africa, New York City, Hungary, Russia, India, the West Bank, and Nepal. Sponsored by Bard Center for Civic Engagement, TLS, Human Rights Project, BGIA, Bard in New Orleans, and the Institute for International Liberal Education.



 4:15 to 5:15 pm
International Student and Alumni/ae Meet and Greet
 Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
   Help guide Bard's next generation of international students. Sponsored by the International Student Organization (ISO).
   
4:30 to 7:30 pm Dinner Kline Commons
  Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae. Tickets available at the door. (Price $10.00 per person. Students can use their meal cards.)
   
 4:30 to 5:30 pm  Buddhist Meditation Group  House of Peace in Basement, Village Dorm A
   Need space to breathe, relax, and revitalize? Come for an introduction to Buddhist meditation, a short meditation practice, followed by a discussion with tea and cookies.
   
5:00 to 6:00 pm New Yorker Cartoonists Presentation Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
  Join New Yorker cartoonist Danny Shanahan (father of Render '12 and Finnegan '14) and New Yorker Cartoon Editor and cartoonist Bob Mankoff for a hilarious presentation of their work over the years, replete with anecdotes, slides, and a no holds barred Q & A that is sure to put a smile on your face.           
   
 5:30 to 6:30 pm Alumni/ae Cocktail Reception Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
  A reception for alumni/ae, and families with legacy connections to Bard.
   
7:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Moby Dick--Rehearsed 
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two

A 1955 play by Orson Welles in which a company of actors gathers in a rehearsal room to work on an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900. Reservations required. $15.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. (Free to Bard students with ID.)
   
 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Alumni/ae Two Boots Vinyl Lounge
 Two Boots Bard
  Kick back and listen to some records: Enjoy an extended two for one happy hour at alumnus owned Two Boots with Tim Davis '91 playing records from his collection in his transported livingroom.
   
 7:00 pm Family Movie: Monsters, Inc.                                                         
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  Loveable Sulley (Billy Crystal) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (John Goodman) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.
   
 7:00 pm Preconcert Talk with Peter Laki for the American Symphony Orchestra Concert The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
   
8:00 pm American Symphony Orchestra Concert, Concert One The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  Conducted by music director Leon Botstein, the American Symphony Orchestra returns for its Fisher Center series on October 25 and 26. Continuing on the "wild ride" (New York Times) through Stravinsky and His World from this year's Bard Music Festival, the program begins with Stravinsky's Petrushka. The concert also features Bard College Conservatory of Music student and Concerto Competition winner Fanya Wyrick-Flax '13 on Avner Dorman's Piccolo Concerto, which draws from diverse musical genres and styles: Baroque and classical music, ethnic music, and jazz and popular music. The evening performances conclude with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5. Family Weekend registrant tickets offered at a 20% discount. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900.
     
 9:00 pm  Brian Imbus, The Mentalist

Bertelsmann Campus Center,  Multipurpose Room
  "Can this man read minds?" This is just one question you will be asking yourself after witnessing Brian Imbus' "Miracles of the Mind" performance. Audience members get involved as minds are read, predictions made, and laughter ensues.
     
9:30 pm
 Family Movie: Monsters University
 Bertelsmann Campus Center,  Weis Cinema
   A hilarious look at the relationship between Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University--when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

 TIME EVENT
 LOCATION
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Brunch with the Bard Community    Kline Dining Commons
  Enjoy brunch with other Bard families. Tickets available at the door. Price $12.00 per person. (Students can use their meal cards.)
   
12:00 to 4:00 pm Symposia First Year Seminar:--Studies in Human Experience
 Olin Hall
 

Symposia is a series of daylong conferences in which students present research projects chosen according to their own interests and developed under the guidance of Faculty Mentors. In these group research projects, students explore the intellectual, historical, cultural, artistic, scientific, and technological contexts in which the core texts of the First-year Seminar syllabus emerged. Students will present their work in a wide range of forms, from panel discussions and multi-media presentations, to musical and dramatic performances, dance, and even short films. The aim of the student Symposia is to provide a collective forum where students and faculty come together in a vibrant atmosphere of intellectual and creative exchange to investigate and test the ideas explored in the classroom. Families and alumni/ae are cordially invited to attend the full Symposium, or simply to drop in on one or two presentations and enjoy conversation and refreshments between the sessions. A schedule of presentations will be available in Olin and the Campus Center a week before the Symposium. 

   
 12:30 to 2:30 pm
 Sacred Harp Singing
 Bard Hall
   Shapenote music is a fiery form of four-part harmony a-cappella singing originating in 18th century New England and continuing to the present day in the South. You do not need to know how to sing or read music. Sing out of the tune book, The Sacred Harp, which is provided, or just come by to listen. Beginner's tutorial will be followed by two hours of singing.
 
     
 2:00 pm
Men's Tennis vs. St. Joseph's College
Stevenson Athletic Center tennis courts
     
 7:00 pm
 Bard Student Performance: Moby Dick--Rehearsed   The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
   A 1955 play by Orson Welles in which a company of actors gathers in a rehearsal room to work on an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900. ($15.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. Free for Bard students with ID.)
   
 7:00 to 8:00 pm
 Evensong Chapel of Holy Innocents
   Celebrate Evensong with the Bard Community.





OTHER COLLEGE EVENTS

Friday, October 25
6:00 pm
Bito '60 Conservatory Performance Space

As Europeans in the 17th and 18th Century attested, French and Italian musical styles were as opposed as night and day. Francois Raguenet described these contrasting national tastes in 1702, stating, "It is not to be wondered that the Italians think our musick dull and stupefying...the French aim at the soft, easie, the flowing, and coherent." In 1716 Francois Couperin quipped that the Italians "play our music less well than we play theirs." Given their many stylistic antagonisms, composers from these two cultures might be said to comprise rival if not warring musical families.

In this eclectic and entertaining program befitting Family Weekend, the talented student musicians of the Bard Baroque Ensemble illustrate these dramatic contasts through the lush French suites of Lully and Philidor, the electrifying Italian concerti of Corelli and Albinoni, the tender court songs of Michel Lambert, and the volatile arias of Alessandro Scarlatti.

For more information, contact Prof. Alexander Bonus at abonus@bard.edu



CCS Bard Hessel Museum
Haim Steinbach:
 once again the world is flat.
Center for Curatorial Studies

Friday, October 25, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm



Bardians of the 1950's Exhibition
Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center
This exhibit incorporates materials provided by alumni/ae from the 1950s, as well as on loan from the Bard Archives and Special Collections, that show the wide scope of personal, professional, and artistic accomplishments during and after their years at Bard.

Saturday 12:30 to 5:00 pm



Contact Information

Primary Contact

Hillary Henderson
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12054
845-758-7657
parents@bard.edu (Alumni/ae should email alumni@bard.edu.)

Secondary Contact

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Date & Location

Date: 10/25/2013 to 10/27/2013
Location: