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Reunion 2015 and Alumni Weekend

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 215.596.8856 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 215.596.8856.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2015

6—8pm

Occupational Therapy Wine and Cheese Party
Location TBD
No cost to attend
You are invited to attend a wine and cheese party hosted by the University of Sciences Occupational Therapy Program. Sip, snack and mingle with fellow alumni and the faculty of the OT Program. Registration

Please direct questions to Carmela Matthews at c.matthews@usciences.edu or call 215-895-3123.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Time TBA 50th Reunion Friday Night Dinner
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
200 S. 40th St.
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $70

The Class of 1965 would like to invite all classmates to join them for dinner. Includes hors d'oeuvres, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Alcohol will be available for purchase.

Please R.S.V.P to Fred Lomardo or Carlos Rios directly or via alumnirelations@usciences.edu

7:30-9:30pm Oktoberfest
Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave.
Cost: $20 early registration, $25 at the door

As the original Oktoberfest began as a celebration, this year’s USciences Oktoberfest commemorates the launch of our Brewing Sciences program.  Attend and start off your Alumni Weekend right. Registration

Saturday, October 24, 201520

8:30am—7pm Reunion Registration
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) Atrium

Pick up your registration materials and an updated schedule, sign-in and see who else has arrived.

9am—12pm

Ara DerMarderosian Honorary Symposium
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 145
No cost to attend
Five of Ara DerMarderosian’s, Hon’95 former graduate students will present short vignettes to honor Ara’s fifty-year career. The scheduled speakers include:

Sreekantaswamy Murthy, PhD PhCog’73, Emeritus Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Chief Research Compliance Officer, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

John Beutler, PhD, PhCog’80, Associate Scientist, Molecular Targets Laboratory, Head, Chemical Diversity Development Section, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, MD

William Obermeyer, PhD PhCog’89, Vice President of Research (retired), ConsumerLab.com, LLC, White Plains, NY

John Gruber PhCog’97, Teacher and Science Department Chair, Friends’ Central School

Vidhanchandra Jaiswal, PhD, PhCog’08, Senior Scientist, R&D, FutureBiotics LLC, Hauppauge, NY

Breakfast will be provided. Registration

9am check in, 10:15am, first pitch

Softball Alumnae Game
McNeil Field
Cost: $25 for alumnae to play, $5 for BBQ

Alumni and guests are asked to contact
Jen Richard, Head Coach, j.richard@
usciences.edu
, to register or for additional information about this annual softball tradition. Admission to the BBQ will be free for those who make arrangements with Jen Richard to bring a dish, dessert or drinks.

10am—7pm

Recharge Lounge
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC), Lobby
Stop by for a quiet place to meet up, charge your cell phones and tablets, and reenergize yourself throughout the morning and afternoon.  Water and light refreshments will be available as well as cards for impromptu pinochle games and other means to relax and socialize.

10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm

Walking Tours of Campus:
McNeil STC, Atrium, Meet at Registration
The University is rich with history—so don’t miss this walking tour through campus and its buildings, labs, and common space. Most tours are one hour in duration (walking shoes recommended). Registration

11:30am—2pm

Picnic Lunch
Wilson Dining Hall and Quad (rain location: Wilson Hall 208-211)
Cost: $8 early registration or at the door of the cafeteria
Join us for a festive cook out picnic from Wilson Dining Hall. Take your lunch out to the Quad to enjoy the day and interact with our students groups. Registration

Noon (Game Starts) Women’s Volleyball versus Bloomfield College
Bobby Morgan Arena
No cost to attend

Take some time to cheer for your favorite Devils as they go up against the Bloomfield College Bears. Registration

1—2pm Town Hall with Interim President, Kate Mayes P’76, PharmD’78
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 145
No cost to attend

Join Kate Mayes for a town hall session to learn about the state of the University and the Trustees’ vision for USciences’ continued path to excellence. Registration.

2:30—4:30pm C8H10N4O2Klatch
Wilson Hall, 205-212
No cost to attend

Stop by to meet and greet your favorite professors from throughout campus. Think of it like office hours without the pressure of taking classes.  Stay tuned for an up-to-date schedule of which professors will be in attendance.

5:30—7pm 50th Year Reunion Class Celebration and Emeritus Reception (Classes 1945 through 1965)

McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 237
Cost: $15 early registration, $20 at the door.
Gather with classmates and friends to celebrate major milestones and the bestowing of the Golden Graduates to the Class of 1965. A photographer will be on hand for class photos.

5:30—7pm

All-Alumni Cocktail Reception
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) Atrium
Cost: $15 early registration, $20 at the door.
All alumni are invited to join fellow grads, faculty and friends for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—toast and celebrate your Alma Mater while reconnecting with old friends.

6—6:15pm CLASS OF 1990
25th Reunion Celebratory Toast & Class Photo
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC), Lobby Stairs
During the All-Alumni Cocktail, the class of 1990 will have some time dedicated to celebrating the milestone together and remember the moment with a class portrait.
6:45—7pm Legacy Family Toast and Photos

McNeil STC, Foyer
Before heading over to dinner, stop by
the Periodic Table of Legacies and have
a family portrait taken.

7—10:15pm All Alumni Dinner Celebration – Masquerade

Wilson Dining Hall
Cost: $75 early registration, $80 at the door
With Halloween a week away, get into the spirit with our alumni dinner masquerade. Inspiration will come from Mardi Gras and the Venetian carnival.  All alumni are invited to dine, dance, and delight in reconnecting with friends – old and new!

9pm—midnight

Young Alumni Party
IPEX
Cost: $18.21 early registration, $25 at the door
The classes of 2005 through 2015 are
invited back to campus to enjoy a late
night party at USciences’ newest buildings.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

10:00 AM, Men’s 8K race
11:00 AM, Women’s 5K race
2015 CACC Cross Country Championship

Belmont Plateau
Located off the Montgomery Drive exit of the Schuylkill Expressway
No cost to attend.

The 2015 CACC Cross Country Championship will be hosted by USciences this year.

Awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the women’s race.

All Weekend Long
Museum Exhibition: "Wyeth: A History Through Artifacts"

Open throughout the weekend
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
Griffith Hall
No cost to attend.

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of John Wyeth (1834-1907), a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, who, in 1860, co-founded a drugstore with research laboratory that eventually grew to become the multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Wyeth. The over 300 objects on display (manuscripts, ledgers, letters, ephemera, advertisements, prints, photographs, books, periodicals, devices, and drug bottles, containers, and packaging) document distinct moments in Wyeth’s complex 150-year history. These items are part of the large archive that Wyeth gifted to USciences in 2009.

 

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