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2013 Alumni Reunion Schedule

General Information

Attire  The recommended dress for cocktail parties and the dinner dance is dressy casual.  For the afternoon events, please be comfortably casual. If you plan on attending a tour, we urge you to wear comfortable shoes.  The locker room at the ARC will be available if you'd like to make a clothing change before the cocktail parties.

Special Assistance  If you require special assistance during the day or evening, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.895.1106 a few days before the event so that we can help accommodate your needs.  We will have golf carts available for alumni (upon request) who require assistance from one building to the next.

Weather  Most events are inside, but just in case our order for a sunny day is ignored, we urge you to bring rain gear for the short walks between buildings.

Cancellations  Please let us know if you have an unavoidable change of plans as we must provide Catering with our guest count.  Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.895.1106.

Parking   Visitor parking is located in front of, or behind the Athletic/Recreation Center (#4 on map.) You can get to the lot by going south on 42nd Street and following it around to either lot. Reunion registration will be held in the McNeil Science and Technology Center (#19 on map.)

Schedule of Events

Register Online.

Thursday, September 26
5:30—7:30pm Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy presents The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health
McNeil Science & Technology Center (McNeil STC) AstraZeneca Auditorium
45th Street at Woodland Avenue
Speaker: P. Roy Vagelos, MD

“Biopharmaceutical Industry Impact on the Developed and Developing World” Dr. Vagelos, retired chairman of the board and CEO of Merck, and current chairman of the board of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, will discuss how the pharmaceutical industry contributes to the health care of developing countries and why it is important that it be involved in global health issues. Separate registration required.
The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health is made possible through the generosity of Ilene Warner-Maron PhD’07 in honor of her aunt Lois K. Cohen, PhD.

Friday, September 27
6—9pm Oktoberfest—USciences Style
Triumph Brewing Company
117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Rediscover Philly and join us upstairs at this authentic brewery in the heart of Old City. Reminisce and reconnect with classmates and friends over exciting microbrews and tasty fare.
Saturday, September 28
8am—5:30pm Department of Physical Therapy 30th Anniversary Celebration and Continuing Education Program
Whatever your graduation year, come back and celebrate our USciences heritage and the future of physical therapy with fellow PT alumni, faculty, and friends. Separate registration required.
10am—6pm Alumni Reunion Registration
McNeil Science and Technology Center (McNeil STC) Lobby
Pick up event tickets and get room designations here.
11am and 11:30am

Campus Tours
McNeil STC, Lobby
The University has a rich history—so you won’t want to miss this walking tour through campus, buildings, labs and old haunts. Tours start at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (one hour in duration). Meet at registration area (walking shoes recommended).

12:30—2pm Table Talk Luncheon with the President
Wilson Student Center, rooms 205–212
Join Dr. Helen Giles-Gee as she shares her vision for USciences and its continued path to excellence.
2:30—3:30pm Icons of Woodland Avenue: The Caravan Moves On
McNeil STC, AstraZeneca Auditorium
Paul Klimitas, director of athletics, renders a fast-paced history of athletics at USciences from its early beginnings in the 1800’s to the incredible programs we have today. This entertaining and informative session will include facts, figures, fun, and a celebratory film honoring Title IX and NCAA Division II. If you enjoy sports and love your alma mater, you will not want to miss this engaging program by one of our most beloved and influential coaches.
3:45—4:45pm Icons of Woodland Avenue: Reflections
McNeil STC, AstraZeneca Auditorium
G. Victor Rossi P’51, MS’52, PhD, well-respected former professor, department chair, vice president for academic affairs, artist, and author of Courageous Beginnings, Bold New Initiatives, connects our past with the present vis-à-vis stories and accounts of the illustrious leaders and events which would shape the institution into the University it is today. If you’ve never sat in one of Dr. Rossi’s classes, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear the insightful musings of one of our great all-time professors.
4:30—5:30pm A Toast to Mayes College
McNeil STC, room 137
Join Mayes alumni, faculty, and friends for this intimate gathering before connecting with fellow grads at the All Alumni Reception. Brief remarks will be followed by a celebratory toast.
5—6:30pm All Alumni Cocktail Reception
McNeil STC, Atrium
Gather with fellow alumni, friends, and faculty at this traditional reunion event for pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres-—toast and celebrate your reunion while reconnecting with old friends.
5—6:30pm Class of 1963 50th Reunion Cocktail Reception and Program
McNeil STC, room 237
Gather with classmates at this pre-dinner intimate get-together and special program recognizing your 50 years as a PCP&S alumnus.
5:30—6:30pm Department of Physical Therapy 30th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception
Join fellow PT alums at a reception to toast and celebrate the department’s 30 year birthday. Separate registration required.
6—6:15pm Class of 1988 25th Reunion Celebratory Toast and Class Photo
McNeil STC, lobby stairs
Meet classmates and remember the moment with a class portrait.
6:45—10:30pm Reunion Dinner Dance

Wilson Student Center
Dine, dance, and delight in reconnecting with classmates and long-lost friends. Raise a toast in honor of the 2013 Alumni Association award recipients for their outstanding work in the community.

Sunday, September 28
The Remington Society Brunch
Griffith Hall Lobby
A special brunch for those who support our future through a planned gift or endowment will conclude the weekend’s festivities. Invitations will be mailed separately. RSVP is required. Contact Michelle Albert at 215.596.7619 or m.albert@usciences.edu.



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