|Friday, June 16|
|9 a.m. – 10 p.m Registration
|Noon-6 p.m. Welcome Reception on the Lawn
Kennedy Center Lawn
Greet your classmates and make new friends at our afternoon welcome reception. Music and lawn games will add to the fun as you enjoy festival fare provided by Ye Old School Treats-N-Eats Food Truck.
|3-5 p.m. Afternoon Wine Tasting with Nauti Vine Tent
Booth Centennial Lawn, $
Join the Nauti Vine Winery from Portage Lakes, Ohio for a casual, self-paced wine tasting on the Booth-Centennial lawn. Owner Riki (Wathey) Antoniotti ‘91 will share notes about their wines. Light snacks included.
|4:30-5:30 p.m. Freak, Gimp, Crazy, Crip: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice
Michelle Nario-Redmond, professor of psychology People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the United States, yet remain largely misunderstood despite recent advancements. People with sensory or mobility impairments, cognitive and psychiatric conditions all provoke similar stereotypes of incompetence and dependency and reactions that range from fear and contempt to pity and inspiration. This visually rich presentation will illustrate the various forms that prejudice against disabled people can take, the existential and ideological reasons that drive such reactions, along with research on insider accounts and progress toward social change.
|6-8 p.m. Dinner and 50th Anniversary Celebration
James H. Barrow Field Station, Shuttles Depart from Kennedy Center. There is no parking available at the Field Station. $
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James H. Barrow Field Station at our picnic dinner out on the property. Enjoy a presentation about the history and current happenings at the station over dinner, along with nature hikes, facility tours and more. Staff will be on hand to capture Story Corps-style recordings of your memories of the Field Station.
|8-11 p.m. Bonfire and Bands at the Field Station
James H. Barrow Field Station
Keep the celebration going with a bonfire and music out at the James H. Barrow Field Station. Bluegrass band, the Hiram Rapids Stumblers, will perform after dinner, followed by SHA (featuring former Hiram soccer coach Carl Capellas) to close out the evening. Enjoy dancing, hot dogs, s’mores, and revelry under the stars! Speaking of stars – Stevens Memorial Observatory caretaker James Guilford will bring a portable telescope to the event for spectacular views of Saturn and Jupiter.
|8 p.m.-12 a.m. Rick Hyde’s FUN-eral – 25 years of Hiram College Theater
Renner Theater – Frohring Performing Arts Building
Since Richard Hyde, professor of theatre arts, is retiring after more than a quarter of a century of playing at Hiram College, please join together for a celebration of his “passing.” Share stories with friends about your experiences whether they occurred in Bates, Hayden, Frohring Performing Arts, or even Northwoods.
|11 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke at Fire & Ice
11677 Hayden Street
Fire & Ice, the hookah bar and lounge by Gionnino’s Pizza, will open its doors for an evening of crooning to your college favorites.