Western ... e-Round the World
Volume VI, No. 1
It's Reunion '06 and You Are There!
Take a look at scenes celebrating Western
community at our second annual All-Western Reunion -- which attracted even
more Westerners and friends than our first!
Here are 175 of us -- representing classes from '42 to '07 (yes,
never let it be said we don't plan ahead). See us meeting, greeting, and
enjoying each other ... walking the campus learning how to identify a few of our
most unusual trees ... parading down Western Drive, decked out in Western blue
t-shirts, proudly bearing class-year signs ... attending the annual Saturday
morning meeting to hear enlightening accounts of current WCAA business and WCP
activities ... participating in an interactive student-led walking tour, depicting
the experience of Freedom Summer '64 trainees, and afterward exchanging comments
on Letters from Mississippi ... sharing our concern over the future of the
Western College Program ... feasting on sumptuous food from Tuffy's toasted sweet
rolls to Saturday night's elegant banquet fare ... listening to inspiring music
and energizing words at the Sunday morning program in Kumler Chapel.
A great time was had by all
-- including these folks:
Everything was beautifully planned and orchestrated, and the students (both
helpers and non-helpers) were wonderful. Our interaction with them was very
rewarding, as was meeting Western College Program alums. Class of '61
I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Western Reunion and of course seeing my
classmates again and reminiscing about the past. The campus is beautifully
maintained and I am really delighted to see that. I loved staying in PH dorm,
for I spent all four years there. Class of '56
Thank you for such a well-planned and organized event. Everyone was very
helpful -- especially the young student assistants. They were just as
enthusiastic on Sunday as they were on Friday! I most especially loved combining
our two "Westerns." Class of '81
Sunday's chapel service was beautiful! It was so neat to have both groups
share together in a chapel that is very significant for everyone -- what better
setting for our sense of community. Class of '83
Seeing is believing!
Preview at Reunion: Round-Ups on the Web
Thanks to a generous gift from The Ross Foundation, all issues of the
Western College newspaper, Round-Up (published from 1930 to 1971), will
soon be seen on the Archives website. (And just last year, Cathy Ross Loveland
'52 and Lucy Liggett '54 were spending tedious hours researching their Bulletin article, "Radio at Western," the old-fashioned way. Hmm ...) We're
up to the mid-'50s and adding issues daily.
Check it out!
Christmas in July?
You meant to take your shopping list to Reunion with you, but forgot it? You
didn't make it to Reunion, but heard there were some really good buys on special
Western merchandise in the Gift Shop? No problem -- shop now,
Something New, Something Blue -- Western Community Dinners
For those who couldn't make the trek to Oxford for the Reunion, we'd like to
have some mini-reunions around the country. We'll call them Western Community
Dinners (or Lunches, as the case may be). If you are interested, drop
a line to the WCAA.
All welcome! (If questions,
contact the WCAA office.)
August 1 (Tues), 9 a.m.-noon Summer Senior Project Presentations,
August 18-20 (Fri-Sun), 7:30 p.m. Special Theatre Production,
Juliet, Ernst Nature Theatre (free)
August 20 (Sun), 5 p.m. Community Picnic, Alumnae Green,
followed by Convocation in Kumler Chapel
October 4 (Wed), 7:30 p.m. Arts Series Concert, Preservation Hall
Jazz Band, Millett Hall (tickets required)
Your Date, Your Time here Western Community
Dinner/Lunch in Your area
June 15-17, 2007(Fri-Sun)
All-Western Reunion — Western
Around the World — on campus
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