We’re seeing the white tents going up. In mid May, this can only mean one thing: Reunion Weekend. Alumni from the graduating classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 will return to South Mountain tomorrow for a number of activities and celebrations. Many will visit local businesses, restaurants and public spaces they came to know through their time as Lehigh Students. To have so many hundreds of people return to Lehigh’s campus is a great opportunity for us to reconnect. Each and every alumni developed their own special relationship with South Bethlehem; the memories of life changing moments in this very special city.
This year, the alumni have a chance to share their stories in a new digital archive project. How neat is it that alumni will become storytellers on the same weekend as Zoellner is finishing up their 2012-13 guest artist series with one of our nation’s best storytellers, Garrison Keillor?
If you know of any alumni returning to campus this weekend, please share this information and encourage them to share their stories.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway
We all have great Lehigh stories–-passionate, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history (literally!) by participating in a casual “StoryCorps”-style interview with a volunteer or student. Interviews, with your permission, will be preserved for future generations in the institution’s archive. Contact Janet Norwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 758-5350 for info or to register. Space is limited.
A special note to our campus community:
On Friday May 17th, Zoellner Arts Center will be hosting the 2013 Reunion Weekend Mountain Talks; the topics may be of interest to our readers. After the LUAA Board of Directors briefly introduce their newest members and pass the gavel; Lehigh faculty and administrators will present updates on the following thought-provoking sessions:
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sharing a Unified Town-Gown Vision: Lehigh and South Bethlehem Partnerships
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Myths vs. Science of Climate Change, presented by Professor Ben Felzer
Lehigh Athletics on the National Stage, presented by Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett.