Western ... e-Round the World
Volume VII, No. 1
Around the World in Two-and-a-Half Days!
Reunion 2007 was attended by 150 Western College and Western College
Program alums and guests, including 16 former international students. Class
flags from anniversary years (2's and 7's) were not the only flags flying --
lining the Patterson Place sidewalk were the national flags of the many
foreign countries represented. Miami's president, David Hodge, paid tribute to
Western's international tradition in his address at Friday night's Welcome
Dinner; a panel of international alumnae shared experiences from their student
days with an attentive audience Saturday morning; and at Sunday morning's
chapel program, speaker Ameerah Haq '71, who came to Western from East
Pakistan (now Bangladesh), chose her theme from the poem "Ithaka," by
Constantine Cavafy, which begins: "When setting out upon your way to Ithaca/
wish always that your course be long/ full of adventure, full of lore." But to
see what we're talking about,
As you can tell by viewing the slide show, appreciation of Western's global
education is strong. To help it continue, Western alumnae decided that the
2007 Reunion Gift would create a new International Scholarship endowment. Our
goal is $100,000. To date, we have raised nearly $70,000. If we ALL pull
together, we can reach this goal today! Just go to the secure
website, give/pledge as little as $30, and YOU will be part of making this
grand scholarship possible!
And to be sure you don't miss June Reunion 2008, go to your calendar
now and circle these dates: June 13-15! It will be the fourth annual
All-Western Reunion, especially honoring those class years ending in 3 or 8,
and welcoming all!
Sale! Sale! Sale!
Everything must go! Well, not everything. Actually, just some items.
Look for drastic reductions on selected
Gift Shop offerings.
While you're at it, check out these new items at great prices: our handy-dandy
Western beverage mug, nostalgic Peabody post card, and hand-crafted Alumnae
August 17-19, 7:00 p.m.: MU Theatre Department production of a new work
by a Thai playwright, Ernst Nature Theatre
August 19, 5:30 p.m.: New student welcome, alums invited! Picnic on
Alumnae Hall Green (rain plan: Peabody porch) followed by an opening event in
Kumler Chapel and La Manada on McKee lawn.
September 6, 11:00 a.m.: Ruth Rosenberg Marder Children's Theatre Outreach
production, Ernst Nature Theatre
October 15, 7:30 p.m.: African Children's Choir,
Arts Series concert sponsored by WCAA, Hall Auditorium
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