Thursday, May 25
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for a final
weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome
packet, campus maps, and more.
Location: Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street
Dean's Luncheon for the Senior
Class (Class of 2006)
Attendance is restricted to
graduating seniors only.
Location: McConaughy Dining
Liberal Learning: WESeminar 1
Forensic Geology: “It’s Elementary”
In spring 2004, Timothy Ku offered a new course, “Forensic Geology,” which he
believed would tap into the growing interest of students in crime scene
investigations, and, at the same time, introduce proper methods of analyzing
geologic materials. Interest in the course was strong from the beginning, with
the first offering producing a wait list of 292 students. Course work includes
reviewing actual criminal cases and considering geologic subjects and techniques
from a forensic point of view. Students analyze everything from sand, soil,
limestone, and fossils, to cat hair, cotton fibers, asbestos, and explosives;
they make visual inspections and learn to use more high tech methods that
include polarized light miscroscopy and x-ray defraction. The course ends with
hypothetical criminal cases, real “whodunits?” that allow students to
demonstrate mastery of analytical methods. Roll up your sleeves, dust off your
magnifying glasses, and join Professor Ku for an introduction to forensic
Presenter: Timothy Ku, assistant professor of earth and environmental
Location: Kerr Lecture Hall, Hall-Atwater, Church Street (formerly
President’s Reception and Dinner
in Honor of the 50th Reunion Class of ’56 and Their Guests
By invitation only.
Location: Campbell Reference
Center, Olin Memorial Library
Snacks with the Undergraduate
Membership of Alpha Delta Phi
Gather with other early arriving brothers and sisters of Alpha Delta Phi to
catch up and enjoy snacks provided by the undergraduates.
Location: Alpha Delta Phi, 185
6 p.m.–1 a.m.
Senior Class Semiformal
Attendance restricted to graduating seniors.