2012 Family Weekend Registration



October 12-14, 2012
(Schedule updated October 11, 2012.)

Pre-registration is now closed.
Registration will be open on Friday, October 12 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm (Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, East Lobby) and Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 to 10:00 am (Kline Commons).


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012

TIME EVENT LOCATION
     
3:00 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, and get general information about Bard and the campus. (If you arrive after 7:00 pm, stop by the registration table in Kline Commons on Saturday between 8:30 and 10:30 am.)
   
4:00 to 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, North Lobby
  Join members of the faculty and student affairs staff  for refreshments, a student performance, and an opportunity to meet other Bard families.
   
4:00 pm Men's Soccer vs. Rochester Institute of Technology Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer Complex
   
4:00 pm
Performance by Student Group
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center
  Enjoy some of your favorite jazz standards performed by this trio of Bard students.
     
5:00 to 6:00 pm What's New at Bard Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
  Michèle Dominy, vice president and dean of the College, and Bethany Nohlgren, dean of students, highlight some of the exciting changes at Bard this year.
   
5:00 to 7:30 pm Family Dinner Kline Commons
  Enjoy dinner with other Bard families in the student dining facility. Tickets available at the door.
($8.00. Students may use their meal cards for themselves.)
   
6:30 pm
Shabbat Services Beit Shalom-Salaam, Basement, Village Dorm A
  A brief, informal Shabbat 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.
($5.00. Free for students with ID.)
 
6:30 pm Faculty Roundtable on the Presidential Debates Today Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
  Faculty members will discuss the role of presidential debates in 2012, the way in which they live up to or disappoint our expectations, and what purpose they are meant to serve. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Bard Debate Union. Participants include Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement / Associate Professor of Political Studies Jonathan Becker, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities Walter Russell Mead, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies David O'Connell, and Visiting Instructor of Humanities and Faculty Advisor to the Bard Debate Union Ruth Zisman.
   
7:30 to 8:30 pm Public Debate: Obama vs. Romney Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Students from the Bard Debate Union will represent Obama and Romney teams in a mock presidential debate in which they will attempt to capture and display the positions of both candidates. Team members will be asked to answer specific questions regarding national and international policy, the economy, general party platforms, and social issues. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Bard Debate Union.
   
7:00 pm Family Movie: The Pirates! Band of Misfits Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain — a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream — to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award (2012).
   
7:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Kassandra The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
 

A new twist on the well-known story of the Trojan War as told by the seer Kassandra. Adapted from the novel by Christa Wolf and directed by Jean Wagner, artist in residence. Reservations required. Please call the Box Office at 845-758-7900.
($5.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. Free for Bard students with ID.)

     
8:00 pm American Symphony Orchestra Concert, Concert One The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  7:00 pm Preconcert Talk
8:00 pm Program

Carl Maria von Weber
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op. 75
Andante and Rondo Ungarese, J. 158, Op.35 

Menachem Zur
Tuba Concerto

Richard Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. Featured soloists include current students Peter Blaga, tuba; David Nagy, bassoon; and Renata Rakova, clarinet — winners of the 2011 Bard College Conservatory Music Concerto Competition. Programs and performances are subject to change.

Family Weekend registrant tickets offered at a 20% discount.
Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900 for tickets.
     
9:00 to 10:00 pm Bard Band Showcase Bertelsmann Campus Center,  Multipurpose Room
  Musical talent is abundant at Bard. Join us for a showcase of student bands.
   
9:30 pm Family Movie: The Pirates: Band of Misfits Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
   


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012


TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:30 to 10:00 am Opening Breakfast & Registration Kline Commons
  Enjoy breakfast with other Bard families. If you missed registration on Friday, please stop by the registration table and sign in to pick up your onsite packet and to purchase breakfast tickets. Tickets available at the door. Be sure to visit the Women's Basketball Pumpkin Fundraiser while you're there.
($7.00. Students can use their meal cards for themselves.)
   
10:00 to 11:00 am Academic Classes  
  Register for the class of your choice and experience the Bard College classroom setting first-hand. Due to limited classroom space, advance reservations are required.
 

  MUS 264 - Literature and Language of Music I
Sold Out
Blum 217
  Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of music
     
  LIT 103 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Sold Out

Olin 205
  Karen Sullivan, Asher B. Edelman professor of literature
 
  LIT 2311 - St. Petersburg: City, Monument, Text
Sold Out
 Olin 202
   Olga Voronina, assistant professor of Russian
   
  CMSC/PSY 131 - Foundations of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Sold Out
Olin 102
  Barbara Luka, assistant professor of psychology
     
  MATH 141 - Calculus 1
Hegeman 204
  Lauren Rose, associate professor of mathematics
     
  PHI 104 - Introduction to Philosophy from a Multicultural Perspective
Sold Out
Olin 203
  Daniel Berthold, professor of philosophy
     
  PS 254 - Security and International Politics
Sold Out
Olin 201
  Michelle Murray, assistant professor of political studies
   
  FILM 248 - Framing the Election Avery 217
   Jacqueline Goss, associate professor of film and electronic arts
     

First-Year Seminar A
Sold Out
Olin 204
  Nancy Leonard, professor of English; faculty, Institute for Writing and Thinking; adjunct faculty, Master of Arts in Teaching
     
  First-Year Seminar B
RKC 101
  Robert Weston, visiting assistant professor of literature, assistant dean of Al-Quds Bard Program, assistant dean of international studies
     
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 Peg Peoples and Jim Keller from the Institute for Writing & 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 RKC 114 and RKC 112 
  Join Matthew Deady, professor of physics and the director of physics program, and Craig Jude, Citizen Science laboratory coordinator, 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.
   
11:00 am Women's Volleyball vs.
Union College
Stevenson Athletic Center
     
11:00 am Admissions Open House and Walking Tour
Hopson Cottage
     
11:00 am to 2:00 pm Memory and History: The Legacy of Alfred Spitzer and Edith Neumann Blithewood Mansion
  Tour the permanent display of the bequest of German and Austrian paintings of the fin de siecle period of Dr. Edith Spitzer Neumann to Bard College. The 92 paintings and drawings, 70 of which are on view, constitute the remainder of one of the great Viennese art collections from the turn of the 20th century, that of her father Dr. Alfred Spitzer. Highlights of the collection are three early paintings of Egon Schiele, a Max Slevogt work, and a drawing by Max Lieberman.
     
11:15 am to
12:30 pm
Inside Bard: Life in the Lower College Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  Join David Shein, dean of studies, Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students, Lora Seery, associate dean of students, and Jennifer Tripplett, director of academic advising, 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.
   
11:00 am to 3:30 pm Brunch with the Bard Community Kline Commons
  Enjoy brunch with other Bard families. Tickets available at the door.
($10.00. Students can use their meal cards for themselves.)
   
12:00 to 1:00 pm Class of 2013 Luncheon Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
  Members of the Class of 2013 and their families are invited to join us for a celebratory luncheon.
   
12:30 to 3:30 pm Green Vehicle Expo Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Front Lawn
  Learn about electric cars, visit industry exhibits, and have the chance to test drive the Chevy Volt. Hosted by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard Office of Sustainability.
   
1:00 pm Women's Tennis vs.
Ramapo College
Stevenson Athletic Center
     
1:00 to 2:00 pm Trustee Leader Scholar Workshop: Public Speech Acts
Sold Out
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.
     
1:30 to 2:30 pm Inside Bard: Life in the Upper College and Beyond Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 
  David Shein, dean of studies, Bethany Nohlgren, dean of students, and April Kinser, director of career development, 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.
     
1:00 to 2:00 pm Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum
Sold Out
CCS Bard Hessel Museum
  Meet in the reception atrium for a one-hour tour of two current exhibitions. From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick, curated by Tom Eccles, CCS Bard executive director, is a survey of Gillick's work from the early 1990s that pushed for a new awareness of how art institutions function. Curated by CCS Bard Graduate Program Director Johanna Burton, Anti-Establishment investigates artistic practices that radically utilize and recommit to the notion of "the institution," while nevertheless demanding of it new functions and effects.
   
1:30 pm Women's Volleyball vs. Skidmore College Stevenson Athletic Center
  Meet members of the athletics staff for cider and donuts and learn more about the recent renovation of the Stevenson Athletics Center.
     
1:30 pm
The Orcapelicans
Bard Hall
  Join us for this performance by Bard's premiere
a cappella group.
     
2:00 pm Bard Farm Tour Meet at sculpture behind Manor House.
  Take a tour of the new nonprofit Bard Farm, the goal of which is to benefit the community by growing healthy, quality food.
     
2:00 pm Men's Soccer vs.
Hobart College
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer Complex
  In addition to the game, stop by for cider and donuts and learn more about the recent renovations of the Stevenson Athletic Center.
     
2:00 pm Horticultural Walking Tour
Sold Out
Meet at Hopson Cottage.
  Blithewood gardener Bessina Harrar '84 leads this tour of the Bard lands and arboretum. Rain or shine.
     
2:00 to 5:00 pm
Bito Hard Hat Tours
Sold Out

TBD
     
2:00 to 3:00 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.
     
2:30 to 3:30 pm Historical Walking Tour
Sold Out
Chapel of the Holy Innocents
  Join 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.
     
3:00 to 4:00 pm Bard Conservatory Music Showcase  Olin Auditorium

  Chamber music showcase with strings, brass, and woodwinds — duets, trios, and quartets — featuring students from the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
     
3:00 pm
Admissions Open House and Walking Tour
Hopson Cottage
     
3:00 to 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: Internships and Work 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.

   
3:00 pm
Around the Table with Arendt and Ellison: Bard on Bard
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  Bard students and alumni/ae explore the ways two famous Bardian intellectuals discussed segregation, civil rights, and each other's work and consider how their ideas continue to shape national discussions on race, politics, and education. Student panelists: Lucas Baumgart '14, Ola Ola-Busari '14, Julian Letton '10, and Carolyn Lazard '10 discuss how their own current work and future plans respond to these debates. Moderated by Annie Seaton, director, Difference and Media Project.
     
3:30 to 4:30 pm Religious Life at Bard
Bard Hall
  Meet members of Bard's interfaith chaplaincy and chat about religious life on campus.
   
4:00 pm Horticultural Walking Tour Meet at Hopson Cottage
  Blithewood Gardener, Bessina Harrar '84 leads this tour of the Bard lands and arboretum. Rain or shine.
   
4:00 to 5:00 pm Guided Tour of the CCS Bard Hessel Museum
Sold Out

CCS Bard Hessel Museum
  Meet in the reception atrium for a one-hour tour of two current exhibitions. From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick, curated by Tom Eccles, CCS Bard executive director, is a survey of Gillick's work from the early 1990s that pushed for a new awareness of how art institutions function. Curated by CCS Bard Graduate Program Director Johanna Burton, Anti-Establishment investigates artistic practices that radically utilize and recommit to the notion of "the institution," while nevertheless demanding of it new functions and effects.
   
  4:00 to 6:00 pm Green Vehicle Panel Discussion
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium
  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) is presenting this student-led panel discussion on Our Addiction to the Automobile: Air Quality and Policy Challenges in the Transportation Sector in the U.S. Reservations are required. To register, visit http://bardcep.eventbrite.com.
   
4:00 to 5:00 pm Bard Legacy Family Reception
Bard Alumni/ae Center
  A welcome reception for current Bard students and alumni/ae family members.
   
4:30 to 7:30 pm Dinner Kline Commons
  Enjoy dinner with other Bard families. Tickets available at the door.
($8.00. Students can use their meal cards for themselves)
   
5:00 pm
Yasuko Yokoshi: Performance and Discussion
Fisher Center, Felicitas S. Thorne Dance Studio
  Yasuko Yokoshi, New York Live Arts’ inaugural resident commissioned artist, gives a rare performance of solo material from Kyoganoko Musume-Dojoji. This repertory, first performed in 17th century Japan, is reputed to be the most important and difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire and is an inspiration point for her new work, BELL. Ms. Yokoshi will also present an in-progress trio from BELL. A moderated discussion with Yokoshi and her dancers will follow the performance.

Tickets are free and open to the public. Reservations may be made by calling the Box Office at 845-758-7900.
   
5:00 to 6:00 pm New Yorker Cartoonists Reception and Presentation Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
  Reception and presentation by New Yorker cartoonists Danny Shanahan (parent of Finnegan '14 and Render '12) and Lee Lorenz, former art director at The New Yorker. Join them as they share their work from the past 35 years at the magazine, tell amusing anecdotes, and share the story of their mentor/mentee relationship that began 25 years ago.
   
7:00 pm
Family Movie: Brave Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema
  Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (2012)
   
7:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Kassandra
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two

A new twist on the well-known story of the Trojan War as told by the seer Kassandra. Adapted from the novel by Christa Wolf and directed by Jean Wagner, artist in residence. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900. Reservations required.
($5.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. Free to Bard students with ID.)
   
8:00 pm American Symphony Orchestra Concert, Concert One The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  7:00 pm Preconcert Talk
8:00 pm Program
Carl Maria von Weber
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op. 75
Andante and Rondo Ungarese, J. 158, Op.35
Menachem Zur
Tuba Concerto
Richard Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. Featured soloists include current students Peter Blaga, tuba; David Nagy, bassoon; and Renata Rakova, clarinet — winners of the 2011 Bard College Conservatory Music Concerto Competition. Programs and performances are subject to change. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900 for tickets.

(Family Weekend registrant tickets offered at a 20% discount. $5.00 for Bard students with ID.)
     
9:00 pm 60's Rock: When the Music Mattered
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
  An exciting "Behind the Music" look at the 1960s with Barry Drake, one of rock music's foremost historians. The show will feature hundreds of visuals, videos, and musical clips from one of music's most innovative decades.
   
9:30 pm
 Family Movie: Brave
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012

TIME EVENT LOCATION
9:30 to 10:30 am
Ask the President
Olin Auditorium
  Bard College President Leon Botstein answers parents' questions.
   
10:00 am Worship Service Church of St. John the Evangelist, River Road, Barrytown
  In 1874, the Church of St. John the Evangelist was founded by students, faculty, and trustees of Bard College in order to provide for families living in the area. Services alternate between Eucharist and Morning Prayer, and attendance is open.
   
10:30 to 11:30 am
Farewell Continental Breakfast
Olin Atrium
   
11:00 am
Parents Advisory Committee Meeting
Olin 101
  Join Jennifer Montalbano, assistant director of development, parent programs, and other Bard parents to learn more about the Parents Advisory Council. Learn about all the ways that you can get involved in the Bard community.
   
12:00 to 2:30 pm
Sacred Harp Singing
Bard Hall
  Shapenote music is a fiery form of four-part harmony a capella 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. The Sacred Harp tune book will be provided. A one-half hour beginner's tutorial will be followed by two hours of singing.
   
12:30 pm Catholic Mass Chapel of the Holy Innocents
  Celebrate Sunday Mass with the Bard community.
   
2:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Kassandra
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
  A new twist on the well-known story of the Trojan War as told by the seer Kassandra. Adapted from the novel by Christa Wolf and directed by Jean Wagner, artist-in-residence. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900.
($5.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. Free for Bard students with ID.)
   
3:00 pm
Conservatory Sundays: Faculty/Student Chamber Music
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
  A concert of chamber works performed by faculty (Marka Gustavsson, viola; Robert Martin, cello; Daniel Phillips, violin; and Jason Treuting, percussion) and students of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Program includes the Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, Dvoark Piano Quartet in E-flat, and Lou Harrison Suite for Percussion (1942). Free to Bard students and families.
   
  Bard Farm Harvest-to-Table Dinner
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
  Join us for a delicious meal of dishes made from Bard Farm produce, along with select foods donated from local farms. It is a great way for students and their families to learn about local, organic food values in the Hudson Valley. Students $7. Non-students $10. (Pay at the door.)
   
7:00 to 7:45 pm Evensong Chapel of the Holy Innocents
  Celebrate Evensong with the Bard community.
   
7:00 pm Bard Student Performance: Kassandra
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two  
  A new twist on the well-known story of the Trojan War as told by the seer Kassandra. Adapted from the novel by Christa Wolf and directed by Jean Wagner, artist-in-residence. Please contact the Box Office at 845-758-7900.
($5.00 for Family Weekend registrants, Bard alumni/ae, and senior citizens. Free for Bard students with ID.)


OTHER COLLEGE EVENTS


CCS Bard Hessel Museum
From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick
Center for Curatorial Studies
Anti-Establishment

CCS Bard Galleries
Friday, October 12, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 14, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Memory and History: The Legacy of Alfred Spitzer and Edit Neumann
Blithewood Mansion
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


 
Primary Contact
Jennifer Montalbano
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
845-758-7657
jmontalb@bard.edu
 
 


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