some pictures from the weekend, in no particular order.
Reunions and celebrations galore, especially for alumni couples and natural scientists.
Hundreds of alumni and their guests came back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2004. Among them were 25 alumni couples (in which each partner is an alumna or alumnus of Ithaca College). Special events for couples included a "sweethearts dance" and a chance to renew their vows in Muller Chapel. Many alumni couples who couldn't be on South Hill in person chose to send in wedding photos and stories of the beginnings of their romance.
The physics department hosted a "physics circus," in which participants had a chance to learn some fun hands-on science from associate professor Luke Keller (the highlight may have been eating the "instant ice cream" he whipped up using dry ice). Keller and his fellow physics faculty member Beth Clark Joseph gave the keynote talk, highlighting their work on space issues.
The chemistry department reunion was a roaring success, with about 80 people at the special dinner at which the recently retired chemistry faculty members were honored. The main organizers of that effort were assistant professor of chemistry Mike Haaf '94, and Colleen Partigianoni '86, and retired professor Glenn Vogel.
Led by Kip Opperman '79, the All-Star '79 Band played a return engagement at the picnic. The group had originally gotten together for their 20th reunion in 1999; this time they performed for their 25th to an enthusiastic audience.