Monday, September 25, 2006

Collegian Reunion Schedule

With only eleven days remaining until the first annual reunion, we'd like to share the tentative schedule with you. A finalized version will be available in a reunion booklet, available at Weaver Cottage upon your arrival in Gambier.

5-7:00 p.m. -- Welcome Center open at Weaver Cottage
7:30-11:00 p.m. -- Opening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Weaver Cottage

Reunion booklets available in Weaver Cottage from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
9:30-10:30 a.m. -- Special Collections and Archives room open; Collegian archives on display
10:30-11:30 a.m. -- Roundable discussion of journalism at Kenyon
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Catered brunch at the Harcourt Parish house
1:00-2:30 p.m. -- Discussion regarding the future of the organization
2:30-5:30 p.m. -- Special Collections and Archives room open, Collegian archives on display
3-4:30 -- Tour of the Mount Vernon news offices and printing press, meet at Weaver Cottage
4:30-5:30 -- Tour of the temporary Collegian offices
7-9:00 p.m. -- Inaugural banquet, featuring keynote speaker Renee Peck, in Philomathesian Hall
9:15 p.m.-12:00 a.m. -- Closing reception

If you haven't yet reserved your space for the reunion, please e-mail Sonya Broeren '90 at We look forward to seeing you on October 6-7!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Help preserve our crumbling archives!

The Collegian Alumni Association has teamed up with Kenyon LBIS to help preserve the aging bound volumes containing the only complete archive of Collegians housed in the library's Special Collections room. We have pledged to help raise funding for a digitization project which will result in these archives being made available in a searchable format and preserved in a form which will not deteriorate.

Those members attending the upcoming reunion (RSVP by Friday!) will have two unique opportunities to assist us in this venture:

1) Buy a reunion t-shirt! These high-quality t-shirts from Russell Athletic will be on sale in the Kenyon College bookstore starting on Monday, September 25 for the low price of $13.20. For every shirt that's sold, the Collegian Alumni Association will receive $1 for the preservation fund. Even if you aren't attending the reunion, you can buy a shirt by e-mailing Sue Dailey ( regarding online sales.

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2) Participate in our silent auction. We have acquired a number of wonderful items for reunion attendees to bid on during the reunion dinner. These include:

-A signed copy of Alma Mater by P.F. Kluge
-A signed copy of Kenyon Reborn: The Administration of William Foster Peirce by Christopher Barth
-A copy of History of Knox County, Ohio 1876-1976 by Frederick Lorey
-A copy of Kenyon College: Its Third Half-Century by Thomas Greenslade

As well as several other surprise items. All proceeds benefit the preservation effort, so come prepared to bid!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Reunion RSVP date approaching!

With the summer weather still not quite transitioning into autumn, it's hard to believe that the first Collegian reunion is mere weeks away. The festivities begin on the evening of October 6, followed by a full day of activities and roundtables on October 7, culminating in a reunion dinner, keynote address by Renee Peck '75 and a closing reception.

If you haven't yet made your reservation, it still isn't too late! Simply mail your check or money order made out to Kenyon College in the amount of $100 to:

Sonya Broeren, Director of College Relations Campus Events
Alumni and Parent Programs
College Relations Center
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022

In order to secure your place at the reunion, please RSVP by September 22. We look forward to seeing you in October!