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If you go to http://roeperalumnigrandtour.blogspot.com/ and start with the first one in late June you can read about the whole story of the exciting adventures of Hindstrum, the Alumni Squirrel, as he and the Pences roamed the West in July.
Monday, Jan. 21. 5:30-6:15 Soup Dinner, 6:15-7:00 ceremony in CCB, 7:00-7:15 Candlelight Walk, 7:15-8:00 Reflections and Sharing in the Domes. Please join us in honoring a great man and his ideals while dedicating ourselves to working to make his dream - George and Annemarie's dream - our dream of a justice society more of a reality.
TIME TO COME HOME & SHARE YOUR WISDOM AND PERSPECTIVES
BACKGROUND: Every other year we have, on the Birm. campus, a day devoted to connecting the current students with the alums. We call it “Philumni Day” as in addition to getting alums and students talking and learning from each other, we delve into the Philosophy.
THIS YEAR'S PLAN: We will do it on Wednesday, March 13.
So, I need you alums to come back and present. You can present on any topic, your career, tour profession, your passion, your hobby, your political concern, your whatever. I need to know how many sessions (one or two) you would like for which you would like to present (with title or topic) and if you could make the lunch/social/talk. Please email this info to me as soon as you can.
Also, if you would like to be on the panel talking at the 9:00 General Assembly, please also contact me.
P.S. If you want to see the list of sessions for the 2011 Philumnia Day, please click HERE. It might give you some ideas.
Like secret ninjas, alums are just appearing at Forensics tourneys and practices to help. Dan Jacobs and Andrew Brock report mysterious sightings of what looks like Duncan Burns,'11, Scott King, '11, Andrew Romano,'11, Gus Schlanbusch, '11, and Ned Baker, '08, doing things like coaching and logistics. Andrew says often one of them will show up, quietly listen to a student doing a piece and making cogent, useful comments as if he had never left. The Forensics team spirit of cooperation and support never dies.
If you have an infant that is in anyway Roeper-connected and if I haven't yet or if I don't in the future send you a cool Roeper bib, please email me immediately so I can send you one.
Please click HERE to see Annemarie's great granddaughter Maia Carmen, daughter of Jamey Carmen and granddaughter of Karen Roeper wearing a bib.
When we have done this before, it has been a great success. I get a crew of you worldly alums who are in college or have attended it in the last few years. I get a room rull of seniors. I get lots of food. And then, they and I ask you all the questions about the transition to higher level ed that we can think of.
What I need from those of you interested in participating is when you are available: When are you home? Give me a wide range of availability and I will get back to you with a firm date. Thanks.
On Jan. 30, seven alumni served on a panel addressing Roeper and non-Roeper families on the Roeper advantage. Sarah North, '98, Will McDowell, '07, Patrick O'Connor, '78, Erecenia Friday, '97, Fiona Ruddy, '06, Lori Lutz, '75, and Marc Gorelick, '83, spoke about their entry into our school, their experiences while here and how their lives after Roeper were shaped by the educational experience. The audience came away better understanding the "Roeper Difference." This was an admissions, retention and marketing initiative and it really worked.
You can access that video by clicking HERE.
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