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Homecoming

1968 Reunion

Making history………again!
October 11 – 14, 2018

 

As you may or may not have heard, our 50th reunion is this year, to be celebrated at Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 11-14, 2018. But since our class has a reputation for pushing boundaries when it comes to having fun, many of us are arriving a day early and/or lingering on an extra day to enjoy the campus, classmates, and wonderful memories. There are activities planned before, during and after the “official” homecoming dates.

We’ve heard from some of you already—some yes, some no, and some maybe responses. Now that the details of the reunion are shaping up, we’re hoping that the wide range of events and activities planned will encourage everyone to join us for what’s sure to be an unforgettable reunion. Take a look at the tentative schedule of events and you’ll see that there’s something for every taste—from quiet time spent catching up in our private hospitality digs, to lectures, art exhibitions, field trips to Chicago and other local spots, dinners, dancing, and best of all reconnecting with classmates.

If there’s a particular classmate whom you want to be in touch with (and maybe convince to attend), you can get their contact information from our Outreach Chairmen, Julie Amper (julieamper@optonline.net) or Mark Abrahams (BETTERGOV@aol.com).

Oh, and do fill out your 50th Reunion Yearbook Profile. It’s fun to discover what our classmates have been up to for the past half-century.

On the left side of the webpage is a link to Hotels. This is a good time to make your reservation. You’ve heard this before but special rates are limited. The Deerpath Inn has recently been renovated and is gorgeous. It is also expensive and recently booked up for the weekend. The Hilton Garden Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott, next to each other in nearby Mettawa are offering special rates- $129, The rate code at the Hilton is LFCHC The rate code at the Residence Inn is LFH. Uber, taxi, shared rental cars and possibly a shuttle will quickly get you to campus. If you have a rental car and would like to offer rides to classmates please contact Suzanne, nyren@lakeforest.edu

We will be having a casual 1968 breakfast at the Hilton on Sunday, October 13. 

Wednesday, October 10

  • Campus Tours starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. College Archives Open, Donnelley and Lee Library

Chicago City Pass (1 day = $109, 2 day = $154) gives you access to 20 great cultural and tourist attractions in Chicago, including the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Architecture River Cruise and the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. https://www.citypass.com/chicago

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, 847-835-5440

Chicago Architectural Foundation Boat Tour about $45, In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history. Google for details

  • 7 p.m to 8 p.m.Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel. Ruth Winter lecture, Chapel, Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy 

Thursday, October 11 (or Wednesday, October 10 or linger and do this on Sunday or Monday)

Transportation –everyone on their own, Metra (aka Chicago-Northwestern or more simply “the train”) late morning from East or west station

Chicago City Pass (1 day = $109, 2 day = $154) gives you access to 20 great cultural and tourist attractions in Chicago, including the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Architecture River Cruise and the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. https://www.citypass.com/chicago

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, 847-835-5440

Chicago Architectural Foundation Boat Tour about $45, In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history. Google for details

  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Class of 1968 -  50th Reunion Celebration Registration and Hospitality, Glen Rowan space for conversation or a game of Bridge- make a date with your specific friends or post it on the website message board
  • Noon to 4 p.m. College Archives Open, Donnelley and Lee Library
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local Private Garden Walk, meet at Glen Rowan House, limited spaces
  • 5 p.m. Class of 1968 Welcome Reception at the Hilton Garden Inn. 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Opening Gallery Reception at Durand Art Institute
  • 7 p.m. Dutch Treat at Lantern, 768 N Western Ave. Lake Forest
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Oppenheimer Lecture, 1st Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest. (Seating starts at 7 p.m.) 

Friday, October 12

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Celebration Registration and Hospitality, Glen Rowan House – our space for conversation or a game of Bridge
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bookstore opens, Stuart Commons. 
  • 9:00 a.m. Golf at Deerpath Golf Course, Lake Forest.
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fall Term in Madrid Breakfast for classmates who spent a semester in Spain, Glen Rowan House
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1968 Campus Walking Tour
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jim Kidney’69, Lecture: the SEC, Goldman Sachs and “The Big Short.”
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. VirtualSpace Open House, Donnelley and Lee Library, room 212
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Sonnenschein Art Gallery, located at the Durand Art Insitute.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grand opening of Lillard Science Center
  • 6:30 p.m. Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner, Calvin Durand Hall - Sam Stout will be our Minister of Music!  – 1968 Scholarship Students invited! Invited emeriti faculty: Ann Bowen, Carol Gayle (we knew her as Carol Moody), Coach Mike Dau, Bill Martin,  George Speros, Andy Sweet, Lee Thompson

    Saturday, October 13
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Class of 1968 Reconnect Breakfast or Faculty Celebration Breakfast (your choice), Hart Dining Hall
  • 8:30 to 4 p.m. Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Celebration Registration and Hospitality Glen Rowan – our space for conversation or a game of Bridge
  • 11:30 a.m. Parade – join us on the Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Celebration Trolley
  • 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class of 1968- 50th Reunion Celebration at Fan Fest Lunch
  • City of Lake Forest Architecture Tours on Trolley – exclusive for Class of 1968! First trolley departing at 12:30 a.m. and the second trolley departing at 1:30 p.m. Stuart Commons Bookstore exterior entrance. 
  • 2 p.m. Football vs Cornell College
  • 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Class of 1968- 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner Date at Gorton Community Center, home of our 2016 and 1998 reunions. The local landmark, dates to 1901 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, now renovated and accessible.
    Includes 50th Reunion Senior Comp Exam, John McDonough’64, the music of the 60’s

    Sunday, October 14
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Celebration Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn, Dutch treat