Save the Date! Family and Alumni/ae Weekend 2017 will be on October 20th-22nd

 

      

Family and Alumni/ae Weekend


Thank you to everyone who made Family and Alumni/ae Weekend such a great success!

Save the Date! Bard Family and Alumni/ae Weekend 2017 will be held on October 20th-22nd. 

#bardianandproud #bardfallwknd

Please find the 2016 schedule below.

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Accommodations

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Contact

Bard Office of Special Events, 845-758-7360, events@bard.edu

Friday, October 28, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.  PIE Conference
Democracy at a Crossroads: Politics, Education and Social Change
Arriving to campus early? You are invited to attend this all day open conference hosted by Bard's Program in International Education (PIE). In celebration of PIE's 25th anniversary, the conference will examine the politics of the post-Soviet sphere and the role of educational exchange in promoting democracy and social change. Speakers, panelists, alumni/ae, and audience members will discuss and question the role of education in democracy's past and future.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Registration & Welcome Reception
Visit the registration desk to check in, receive a schedule of events, sign up to attend academic classes and get general information about Bard and the campus. Join alumni/ae and families of current students for refreshments. If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., you can register on Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and noon. 
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, Lobby

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $10 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fund for Visual Learning Exhibition and BIGFOOT Art Sale
An exhibition of faculty and student art work to support the Fund for Visual Learning, which was established in 2014 to improve the range and quality of, and access to, material and educational resources for students interested in studio art. Art will be displayed and available for sale through Saturday. Opening reception from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Fisher Studio Arts Building

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Shabbat
Attend a brief, informal Shabbat (Sabbath) service followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner with students, faculty, and staff. Advance reservations required. $7 per person; free for students with a Bard ID.
Beit Shalom - Salaam, Basement of Resnick Commons A

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Conservatory Percussion Studio Concert
Percussion Plus
Contemporary works including Timo Andres: Crashing Through Fences, Tom Johnson: Narayan's Cows, Virgil Moorefield: Detroit Per Se, Kevin Puts: And Legions Will Rise, and Terry Riley: In C.
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fall Dance Concert 
Choregraphy by Skyler Allen, Julia Bryck, Talia Eshel, Lila Klaus, Vita Taurke, and Meghann Trago. Choreographed and performed by Bard students and assisted by professional lighting and costume designers, this concert gives students a chance to explore new territory in dance making. Some dances are presented in partial fulfillment for acceptance into the program. Tickets are free; reservations are required. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dancing with the Drones  "Like Bard students, robots are still learning to find their way in the world, and it's not always easy; join us for a whirlwind visual tour of military and civilian drones that fly, run, swim, see, and learn, and find out what they'll mean for our future." Presented by Arthur Holland Michel '13, founder, Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, Bitó Auditorium

8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Senior Short Films
Come watch films produced by recent Bard graduates: 
(Films may not be suitable for children under 13 years old.)
Carly Cohen '16- "Sin Objetivo"
Kaitlin Gleason '16- "Excavation of Memory in Five Rooms"
Marco Lorenz '16- "Magic Hour"
Ramona Mikelson '16- "Moonfall"
Ashley Quince '16- "What Are You?"
Mireya Rodriguez '16- "Every Moment is Nothing Without End"
Bennett Torres '16- "Keep Austin"
Nikky Ucedo '16- "Wild Myself"
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Bard Game Show
Being a contestant on the Bard Game Show is as close to being on a real TV game show as you can get. Team up with your family for Bard's Game Show! Come on down, buzz in your answer, and try your luck at Jeopardy, Bard style.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room


Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:30 a.m. – noon Registration
If you missed registration on Friday, please stop by to check in and sign up to attend academic classes.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, East Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Saturday Brunch 
Enjoy brunch with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $12 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fund for Visual Learning Exhibition and BIGFOOT Art Sale 
Fisher Studio Arts Building

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. What's the Big Deal with L&T 
Join Language and Thinking (L&T) director, Bill Dixon, for an hour and find out. Nothing to be scared of, you just need a pencil and a brain (we supply the pencil).
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, Room 204 


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Academic Classes 
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Dance 103: Intro to Dance, Articulate Body
with Leah Cox, term associate professor of dance. Live music, wear comfortable clothing.

Anthropology 261: Anthropology of Violence and Suffering
with Laura Kunreuther, associate professor of anthropology, director of the Bard Anthropology Program


Chem 123: Art and Science of Fermentation
with Swapan Jain, associate professor of chemistry


FYSEM: What is Freedom? Dialogues Ancient and Modern
with Thomas Bartscherer, assistant professor of the humanities

Lit 263: What is a Character?
with Adhaar Noor Desai, assistant professor of literature

Art History 251: Photography's Other Histories
with Laurie Dahlberg, associate professor of art history and photography

Citizen Science
with Amy Savage, director of the Citizen Science Program

10:30 a.m. – noon Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association
Alumni/ae interested in volunteering for alumni/ae committees and programs are cordially invited to attend. All Bard alumni/ae are welcome.
Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Women's Soccer 
Intrasquad Scrimmage
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Main Field

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Montgomery Place Open House
Montgomery Place Mansion will be open for tours. Come explore the grounds anytime between sunrise and sunset.
Bard College: Montgomery Place Campus, just south of main campus on River Road.
Shuttles will be provided.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Blithewood Mansion Building Open House
Visit Blithewood Mansion and explore the collection of German and Austrian paintings from the turn-of-the-20th century. The paintings were a bequest to Bard College from Dr. Edith Neumann. 
Blithewood Mansion, Foyer

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Historical Walking Tour 
Join Bruce Chilton '71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion, for this insightful tour highlighting the history of Bard. Rain or shine. Advance reservations required. 
Meet at Bard Hall 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission Walking Tour 
If you want to know what Bard is like from a student's perspective, take the Bard Admission Tour with one of our student tour guides. Advanced registration required.
Hopson Cottage

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Academic Classes
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Art History 133: Cultural Practices of Mapping
with Gretta Tritch Roman, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Humanities
  
Sociology 138: Intro to Urban Sociology with Peter Klein, assistant professor of sociology and environmental and urban studies.

LIT / CMSC 120: Technologies of Reading: Human and Machine Approaches to Literature
with Sven Anderson, associate professor of computer science and the director of Mind, Brain and Behavior, or Collin Jennings, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Humanities

LIT 267: The Neuro-Novel
with Lianne Habinek, assistant professor of English

BIO 115: Genetics and Identity 
with Michael Tibbetts, professor of biology

Citizen Science
with Amy Savage, director of the Citizen Science Program

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Inside Bard: Life in the Lower College
Join Jennifer Triplett, director of academic advising; Kevin Dean, assistant dean of students, director of the first-year experience; and Timand Bates '02, assistant dean of students, director of the sophomore year and transfer experience, to discuss life in and out of the classroom during the first two years at the College. 
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weiss Cinema

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tour of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Once you've seen the stunning facade of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, you'll want to take this guided backstage tour. Advance registration required. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Lobby

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Conservatory Chamber Showcase Concert
Conservatory student ensembles and pianists perform short works.
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Bard Farm Benefit Lunch
Join us for a delicious meal made from Bard Farm produce and select foods donated from local farms. Students and their families will learn about local, organic food values in the Hudson Valley. Tickets are $40.00 per person ($25.00 is tax deductible). Advance registration is required. 
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Alumni/ae Harvest Lunch
Alumni/ae are invited to have lunch in beautiful Manor House. Catch up with old friends, meet members of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association and the Bard Senior Class Council, and hear about what's new from President Botstein. Advanced registration recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on site.
Manor House Café

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Inside Bard: Life in the Upper College and Beyond
Join David Shein, associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of studies; Bethany Nohlgren, dean of students; and Elisabeth Giglio, director of career development, to discuss life in and out of the classroom during the third and fourth years at the College. Topics include Senior Project, career development, graduate school, and postgraduate fellowships and scholarships. 
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Orcapelicans Performance
Join us for a performance by Bard's premiere a cappella group. 
Bard Hall

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Trustee Leader Scholar Workshop: Empathic Speech
Empathic Speech is the name that Paul Marienthal, dean for social action and director of the Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS), gives to interpersonal communication that promotes honest talk and positive connection between people. This is a short introduction to the kinds of interpersonal communication work done in the TLS program.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Room 213

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Academic Classes 
Sign up for a class at registration. 

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Art History 287: Experiments in Art and Technology
with Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow

LIT 269: Ethics and Aesthetics in British Modernism
with Matthew Mutter, assistant professor of literature

SCI 123: Paints and Examination of Paintings
with Simeen Sattar, professor of chemical physics

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CCE Global Engagement: Student Panel Discussion, a reflection on work and the world.
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, including the Engaged Liberal Arts, that involve them in the world locally, nationally and internationally. Students reflect on courses, internships and work in places like New Orleans, South Africa and New York City. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)TLS, Human Rights Project, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA), Bard in New Orleans, and the Institute for International Liberal Education.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs Vassar College
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Main Field

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Fall Dance Concert
Choregraphy by Skyler Allen, Julia Bryck, Talia Eshel, Lila Klaus, Vita Taurke, and Meghann Trago. Choreographed and performed by Bard students and assisted by professional lighting and costume designers, this concert gives students a chance to explore new territory in dance making. Some dances are presented in partial fulfillment for acceptance into the program. Tickets are free; reservations are required. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Almont/Ward Manor 1916–1963: Boy Millionaire's Dream House to Progressive Paradise 
Take a brief and lively romp through the pre-Bard College history of Manor House with Emily Majer '95. Then stroll to the long-forgotten (until recently) cemetery to visit some former Annandale residents. Advance reservations required. 
Meet at Ward Manor

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tivoli Bays Canoe Tour
Join naturalist Thomas O'Dowd for a tour of Tivoli Bays. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear water shoes or water sandals (no flip-flops) and dress appropriately for the weather–remember your hat, sunscreen, or rain jacket. Please leave valuables behind. Advance registration required.
Meet at the Field Station

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Montgomery Place Garden and Arboretum Walk 
Join us for a leisurely stroll around the estate at Montgomery Place to explore some of the beautiful trees and flowering plants that make up its landscape. Arboretum Director, Amy Parrella '99, will talk about Bard's unique specimens, seasonal highlights and staff favorites. Free and open to the public, Bard community and students. Looking forward to seeing you out there! Advance reservations required. Rain or shine.
Meet at Visitor Center, Montgomery Place Campus, just south of Bard's main campus on River Road

Bard Men's Basketball Game
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Varsity Intersquad Scrimmage
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Bard Men's Basketball 8th Annual Alumni Game
(Alumni vs. Alumni game) Anyone interested in playing, please contact Adam Turner '06 at turner@bard.edu.
Stevenson Athletic Center, basketball court

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Academic Classes 
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MAT Course: Embodiment, Amputation, and Prosthesis in American Literature of the Civil War 
with Jamie Alves, graduate professor of literature

HR 251: Black Lives Matter, A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Movement, its Foundation, and its Impact
with Ariana Gonzalez Stokas '00, dean of inclusive excellence

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. BEOP Alumni/ae Panel
Join Bard Educational Opportunities Program (BEOP) and Posse alumni/ae at this interactive panel and networking event. Come hear alumni/ae share their stories of how a liberal arts education translates to the workforce and/or graduate school. Alumni/ae, want to share your experiences? Please join us. Families, thinking about what's next for your student after Bard/BEOP? Lean about the different career fields Bard alumni/ae are involved in, and ask any questions about life after college. All are welcome.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, Bitó Auditorium

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ask the President 
Come hear Bard College President Leon Botstein speak about the College and answer questions from parents and students. 
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Auditorium
 
3:30–4:30 p.m. Arthur Aviles ’87 Dancing Live and on Film
The solo dance piece Periodic Solution was created for Arthur Aviles ’87 by his friend and mentor Jean Churchill, Bard College professor of dance. In 2015, Churchill and Peter Richards made a film of the piece. The film recently premiered at Aviles’s company, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!). Aviles has received the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters and in 2015 he was presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Bard College. Reception to follow.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sussman Rare Books Collection Opening Reception
Please join the President of the College, Leon Botstein, and Alan Sussman, visiting associate professor of philosophy, for a reception to introduce the Sussman Rare Book Collection.  On display will be a selection of the collection's most striking holdings, including calligraphic and illuminated manuscripts in multiple languages, from the 16th through 20th centuries.
Stevenson Library, 2nd floor, Sussman Reading Room

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner 
Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $10 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Buddhist Meditation Group 
You don’t have to believe everything you think. Join meditation and free your mind. Led by Tatjana Myoko von Prittwitz CCS '99, buddhist chaplain at Bard College
Basement of Resnick Commons A, House of Peace

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Student and Faculty Roundtable: The 2016 Presidential Race
Members of the Bard College Debate Union together with faculty members Jonathan Becker (vice president for academic affairs, associate professor of political studies, and director of the Center for Civic Engagement) and Walter Russell Mead (James Clark Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities) will discuss the 2016 presidential race and its global implications. Co-sponsored by the Bard Debate Union and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Auditorium

5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Bard Cemetery Tour 
Join Helene Tieger, '85 college archivist, and Jane Brien '89, director of alumni/ae affairs, for a guided tour of the Bard Cemetery.
Bard Cemetery, Lych Gate

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fall Dance Concert
Tickets are free; reservations are required. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, music director

In its second season, The Orchestra Now (TŌN) continues its mission to create unique concert experiences for audiences of great orchestral music of the past and present. This performance features interludes from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, set in the English seaside. Harold Farberman, founder and artistic director of the Bard College Conductor’s Institute, conducts Gustav Mahler’s impassioned and sprawling Adagio from Symphony No, 10. Elgar’s Enigma Variations caught hold of the Victorian imagination on two levels: for its dedication (“to my friend pictured within”), which invited listeners to equate the work with a photograph album, and by declaring the theme an “enigma,” which tapped into the Victorian obsession with puzzles and wordplay. John Belk ’17 plays William Walton’s mysterious Cello Concerto. Walton revised the ending after the work’s premiere, but the cellist died before it could be performed.

Conducted by Leon Botstein.

Tickets are complimentary for families, students, and alumni/ae, Please contact the
Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900 to reserve. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater 

8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Senior Short Films
For details, see Friday 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.  
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

9:15 – 10:45 p.m.
Brian Imbus, The Mentalist
"Can this man read minds?" This is just one question you will be asking yourself after witnessing Brian Imbus's "Miracles of the Mind" performance. Audience members get involved as minds are read, predictions made, and laughter ensues. 
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Brunch
Enjoy brunch with other Bard families and alumni/ae. ($12.00 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.)
Kline Dining Commons

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Study Away Opportunities
This discussion will provide an overview of opportunities and processes for study away including semester, summer, and language-intensive programs. Learn about Bard’s unique programs in New York City, Berlin, Bishkek, Budapest, St. Petersburg, and the West Bank; they will also review options to study with a tuition exchange partner or independent program will also be reviewed. (The Study Abroad Fair for students is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, in the Bertelsmann Campus Center).
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Montgomery Place Open House 
Bard College: Montgomery Place Campus, just south of Bard's main campus on River Road

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, music director
For details, see Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Tickets are complimentary for families, students, and alumni/ae. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater 

 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Fall Dance Concert
For details, see Friday, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Tickets are free; reservations are required. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater


Contact Information

Bard College Special Events
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
845-758-7360
events@bard.edu

Date & Location

Date: 10/28/2016 to 10/31/2016
Location: Bard College, Annandale on Hudson