Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Student A Cappella Showcase
Longfellows, BOKA, Miscellania, Ursus Verses, Meddiebempsters
Friday, October 16, 2015
Tours of Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, and the Edwards Center for Art and Dance
10:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m. (Note: 9:00 a.m. tours of these facilities will not be offered.)
Meet at the facility.
The Power of the Liberal Arts
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Hanna Holborn Gray, Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of History and president emerita, University of Chicago.
Panel 1: Yes, It Still Matters: Why and How We Teach the Liberal Arts
William Adams, chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities, and president emeritus, Colby College; Camille Charles, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania; Adam Weinberg ’87, president of Denison University; and Mary Lou Zeeman, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics, Bowdoin; moderated by Jennifer Scanlon, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and interim dean for academic affairs, Bowdoin.
Panel 2: Making a Living and Making a Life: The Liberal Arts in Commerce and Citizenship (approximately 3:45 p.m.)
Kenneth I. Chenault ’73, H'96, CEO and chairman, American Express; Ruthie Davis ’84, president and designer of Ruthie Davis; Shelley Hearne ’83, visiting professor, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and former US Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell ’54, H'83; moderated by Andy Serwer ’81, journalist and editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance.
Inaugural Concert: GUSTER!
Sponsored by the Donald M. Zuckert Fund
All members of the Bowdoin community are invited.
For admission: Students must present a Bowdoin ID at the door. Tickets are required for all others and are limited to the Bowdoin community, including family members of faculty and staff. Tickets can be picked up at the Office of Events and Summer Programs starting Monday, October 5. Alumni can pick up tickets starting Thursday afternoon, October 15, in the Homecoming and Inauguration Welcome Center in Moulton Union. Space is limited. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Guster’s songs remain packed with hummable choruses and dense lyrical detail amid the muscular guitar riffs, clanging percussion, and deceptively dark lyrics. It is a renewed band with a bolstered purpose, a band on their own vector. The new album Evermotion introduces you to a Guster that is free, not calculated, seasoned but loose, confident in re-shaping their legacy. Since forming at Tufts in 1992, Guster has become one of the leading indie/alternative bands, releasing seven critically acclaimed albums in twenty years, starting with Parachute in 1995. Evermotion (to be released on their own Ocho Mule label through Nettwerk Records) is the follow-up to 2010’s Easy Wonderful, which earned the band its highest-ever chart debut on the Billboard 200 at #22, while reaching #2 on both the SoundScan Alternative and iTunes charts. For more information on the band go to http://www.guster.com/home/.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Only for those marching. All others should go to Farley.
10:30 a.m. (Please plan to arrive by 10:15 a.m.)
Farley Field House
Luncheon to follow