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Alumni Weekend 10/9/20-10/12/20

ALUMNI WEEKEND VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 9-12, 2020

 

All Times Are Eastern Time

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Hourly Schedule

Friday 10/9/20

430p - 530p EST
Tour of Campus
With Kailina Mills, IBA ‘18
5:45p - 6:45p
Welcome Dinner/Drinks Social
With Mary Willems, Development Director Bring your dinner and enjoy your fellow alumni!
7p - 8p
Opening Circle
With Alumni Council, Lead by Erin Cramm, GGI-HAS ‘18 Gather together with us to kick-start the weekend. We will do speed-introductions of all participants and go over important information about the weekend.
815p - 915p
Writers’ Salon
Moderated by Tricia Shepherd, IBA ’08 & MFAW ’10 Writers will have up to ten minutes each to read from their work.
915 -
Bonfire!
With Erin Cramm Turn out the lights, get in the mood, and unwind with fellow alumni. Bring your S’mores. See: This link for indoor recipe (prepare ahead or on your Zoom camera). Does anyone know any good ghost stories?

Saturday 10/10/20

6a - 7a EST
Meditation
With Georges Drouin, RUP ‘68 Begin the day in harmony by joining a small group of fellow alums and friends to sit in silent meditation each morning from the comfort of your own home.
730a - 830a
Breakfast Social
With Tricia Shepherd Bring your breakfast, drink your tea/coffee, and enjoy your fellow alumni.
900a - 915a
Morning Circle & Updates
With Alumni Council, Lead by Kailina Mills Start your day as a community, hear any updates, and discuss intentions for the day.
915a - 1015a
Panel Discussion: “Anchor with Goddard”
Moderated by Erin Cramm With panelists: Molly Milazzo, IBA ‘13 and Lizzy Bell, IBA ‘08 Goddard in the Workplace: Perspectives and Actions: Attending Goddard can be a life-altering experience. How does taking such a nontraditional educational path translate into professional fulfillment? IBA grads and current coworkers, Molly and Lizzy, will talk about specific ways to incorporate Goddard-gleaned knowledge into one’s work and how Goddard transformed their approaches to their careers. This will be followed by audience participation and response: How has Goddard affected your life? How could Anchoring with Goddard enrich your future?
1030a - 1130a
Creations of the Mind Workshop
With Tricia Shepherd, IBA ‘08 & MFAW ‘10 Bring a journal, sketchbook, favorite pen, paints, clay or other creative materials and awaken your senses by following a series of creative prompts. Find a comfortable spot and get ready to expand your mind. You will have roughly six minutes with each prompt to write, draw, paint, mold, analyze, etc.
1145a - 1245p
Lunch Social
With Dechen Albero, RUP ‘01 Bring your lunch and enjoy your fellow alumni.
1p - 2p
Discover Goddard Day: A Panel for Prospective Students
Moderated by Lucy Bourgeault, Director of Admissions With selected panelists You are welcome to join this panel as a viewer if you are interested in seeing how the admission department works at Goddard right now and hearing about the current academic programs! Please keep in mind that non-panelist alumni are guests to this event, not contributors. You can alternatively take this hour to continue socializing with fellow alumni on the lunch link above OR enjoy some self-care away from the screen.
215p - 245p
Lifelong Study Planning, Part 1
Lead by Justin Kagan, IMA-CS ‘16 Do you want a tool for success? Is there something specific you need to learn, do, or research? Do you have a goal you want to reach this year? Do you need accountability, help, or space? Are you interested in life-long learning? Consider creating a Study Plan for the next year of your life during this workshop.
245p - 315p
Build Your Squad: Intro to Digital Marketing
With Brittany Long, IBA ‘18 It finally happened. After spending months perfecting a story, song, or art piece, you’re finally ready to share it with the world. So… now what? It’s time to build your squad! This presentation will help spark the inspiration to begin your digital marketing journey. We’ll go over what social media platforms to use, how to attract an audience, first steps to take, and resources for the future.
330p - 430p
A Very Goddard Scavenger Hunt
With Kailina Mills Move your muscles, step away from the Zoom screen, and get outside during this hour-long scavenger hunt. Join us on Zoom for the first ten minutes to get a copy of “The Very Goddard Scavenger Hunt” checklist and hear the rules, then put on your mask and head into the world to find as many things as you can.
445p - 545p
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
With Alumni Council Join us for the annual meeting of the Alumni Association. We will spend the first 30 minutes recapping what the Alumni Association has done this past year and discussing ways you can get involved in this next year. We will end with an open discussion about what Alumni want and need from the College moving forward. What are your priorities? How can the College support you?
6p - 7p
Dinner Social
With Casey Caronna, EDU ‘11 Bring your dinner and enjoy your fellow alumni.
715p - 8p
A Plethora of Pecha Kucha
Moderated by Amanda Lacson, IMA ‘10 Presenters will have 20 seconds for each of 20 slides (total = 6 min. 40 sec).
8:15p -
Bonfire!
With Erin Cramm Turn out the lights, get in the mood, and unwind with fellow alumni. Bring your S’mores. See this link for an indoor recipe (prepare ahead). Does anyone know any good ghost stories?

Sunday 10/11/20

6a - 7a EST
Meditation
With Georges Drouin. Begin the day in harmony by joining a small group of fellow alums and friends to sit in silent meditation each morning from the comfort of your own home.
730a - 830a EST
Breakfast Social
Bring your breakfast, drink your tea/coffee, and enjoy your fellow alumni.
9a - 915a
Morning Circle & Updates
With Alumni Council, Lead by Kailina Mills Start the day with a virtual GROUP PHOTO, hear any updates, and discuss intentions for the day.
915a - 945a
Growing through the shadow points of fear, isolation, and loneliness: Using a depth psychology and growth mindset lens
With Dr. Leia King-Carr, PSY ‘03 Our world is filled with trauma resulting from natural disasters, accidents, violence, conflict, and interpersonal conflict. The increased exposure to trauma creates a significantly higher demand for psychological first aid: the integration of holistic psychological care to progress as a social collective. This presentation defines these key terms as well as how the concepts can be recognized and adapted to complex scenarios and compounding trauma.
945a - 1015a
Socialization: Unlearning and Disrupting Harmful Bias
With Kailina Mills, IBA ‘18 Socialization is the process through which we learn the norms, expectations, and habits of our culture. Based on her Goddard thesis, Kailina will walk you through the process of identifying how you’ve been socialized into the white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist culture of America and introduce you to tools and methods of unlearning those harmful and oppressive frameworks of thought.
1030a - 1130a
Panel Discussion: “Antiracism in Practice”
Moderated by Kailina Mills With panelists: Synnika Alekzander-Chizoba Lofton, IBA & MFAW; Julian Pimento, IBA ‘16; Nikesha Breeze, Current UGP Student; Ah-Keisha McCants, BFAW ‘15. Join us in a discussion about antiracism and implementing that work into our daily lives. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions to the panelists during the last 30 minutes.
1145a - 1245p
Lunch Social
With Dechen Albero Bring your lunch and enjoy your fellow alumni.
1p - 2p
Town Hall
“State of the College” With Bernard Bull, President And Alumni Council Hear from Goddard’s President about the successes and challenges of the College presently. Ask questions and lay out priorities during the Q&A.
215p - 245p
Talk with Animals
With Cathy Malkin, RUP ‘80 Have you ever felt like an animal had something to say to you but lacked a common language? Animals have much to say and love it when they are heard and understood by humans. During this exciting and fun presentation, you will learn how you can easily understand animals’ thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints. Plus you will experience how animal communication works.
245p - 315p
Language Learning in Adulthood
With Molly Milazzo, IBA ‘13 Always wanted to learn more languages but never thought you could? It’s never too late - Molly didn’t become fluent in Latin American Spanish until age 24, and has since become conversational in Dari/Farsi and Pashto and regained much Italian and French. Gain some insight into not only what adults need to effectively learn and retain additional languages, but what options are available and how to harness them for your individual learning style.
330p - 430p
Game Hour
Hosted by Kailina Mills Relax for an hour and join your fellow Goddard alumni in some silly, lighthearted, community-building games!
445p - 515p
The Art and Power of Resilience
With Kate Chapman, GGI-HAS ‘16 Ever had a difficult time moving forward after disappointment? Or perhaps you find yourself grieving for the first time and you’re stuck. Do you have a problem letting things go? Then this workshop is for you. Using fun, free, and practical techniques - along with some Broadway sparkle - this workshop will demonstrate the path to bouncing back and how to follow it for yourself.
515p - 545p
Lifelong Study Planning, Part 2
Lead by Justin Kagan In this second part of the workshop, we will finalize our study plans for the next year, choose accountability buddies, and exchange contact information for our “advisory group.”
6p - 7p
Dinner Social
With Casey Caronna Bring your dinner and enjoy your fellow alumni.
730p - 830p
Cabaret
Hosted by Kailina Mills The most legendary of Goddard traditions is the culminating event of Alumni Weekend! Watch as your fellow alumni dazzle with their singing, dancing, poetry, skits, and more! Note: We still need participants for this. Please contact kailina.mills@goddard.edu if you would like to perform.
845p -
Bonfire!
Turn out the lights, get in the mood, and unwind with fellow alumni. Bring your S’mores. See this link for an indoor recipe (prepare ahead). Does anyone know any good ghost stories?

Monday 10/12/20

6a - 7a
Yoga and Meditation
With Nasreen ‘Nikki’ Allen, BA-HAS ‘15 Mindfulness meditation and relaxing yoga flow; help for centering and creating a positive mindset; we all need to be certain in our mind during these times.
730a - 830a
Breakfast Social
Hosted by Tricia Shepherd. Bring your breakfast, drink your tea/coffee, and enjoy your fellow alumni.
9a - 930a
Zines for the Next World
With Rachel Economy, GGI-SIS/TLA ‘17 This hands-on mini workshop will guide participants to create their own tiny zine, in which they can imagine and envision a just and thriving next world. We will take time to explore and be with our longing for the next world, and our pleasure and presence in playing together in this one now. Participants will also be invited to submit their zine creations to an Index For The Next World, and online hub of skills and stories that embody a world that thrives.
945a - 1045a
Alumni Association Planning Meeting: Next steps for the Alumni Association
With Alumni Council To discuss Alumni Weekend 2021, Alumni Council nominations, and more.
11a - 12n
Closing Circle
With Alumni Council

Date

Oct 09 - 12 2020
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Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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