May 19 Reunion Promises Good Time

Schedule of Events, Saturday, May 19

  • 1-2 p.m. - Check-in, Pope John Paul II Center (PJPII)
  • 2-4 p.m. - Campus Shoppe Bookstore, open
  • 2-4 p.m. - Campus Tours, Downtown Campus Tours, trolley pickup at Hutzell Athletic Center's front entrance, Brookside Tours.
  • 2-4 p.m. - Service Projects, North Campus (Linus Project, Letters to the Military)
  • 2-4 p.m. - Segways
  • 2-5:30 p.m. - Giant Twister Game
  • 4-5 p.m. - Classes without Quizzes
  • 4-5 p.m. - Men’s National Championship Basketball Game from 2010, Student Center
  • 4-5 p.m. - Ukulele Lessons, Location TBD
  • 4-5 p.m. - Bingo, Trinity Dining Hall
  • 5:15-6:30 p.m. - Light Tea with the President, Brookside Ballroom
  • 5:15-6:30 p.m. - Pool Tournament, Student Center. Corn Hole Tournament, Brookside Lawn. Athletic Open House (Whiffle Ball, Home Run Derby), D’Arcy Stadium. Croquet, outdoors between Trinity and Brookside
  • 6-6:45 p.m. - Individual Class Networking Receptions/Photos. (Club Soda in PJPII, Snacks in Each Room)
  • 7-9 p.m. - Cougar Luau Dinner, Tent in PJPII Parking Lot, Club Soda
  • 8-10 p.m. - Entertainment, DJ

Event Details

Check-in - Receive your materials for the day. Deans from the five schools will be on hand to update you on each school’s happenings, and you can learn about USF’s graduate degrees at the Graduate Admissions table. You can also head to the lower level of PJPIII to see the latest USF apparel in the Campus Shoppe Bookstore.

Campus Tours, Downtown Campus Tours and Brookside Tours - Campus tours start in front of Subway in PJPII and end at Hutzell Athletic Center. Each tour lasts one hour, guided by USF Student Ambassadors. You can also catch the trolley to visit the USF Performing Arts Center downtown (formerly the Scottish Rite Center). Afterward, the trolley will return you to Hutzell Athletic Center on the main campus. And don’t forget Brookside. University Relations staff will get visitors started on self-guided tours of this beautiful building.

Service Projects - Join your classmates for some community service on campus. We’ve got two projects you can choose from: making fleece tie-blankets for the Linus Project, and writing short notes of thanks to military personnel. No skill is need for the blanket making; a volunteer will show you how.

Segways - Have fun taking a 20-minute lap on campus aboard a two-wheeled Segway. Line up at Trinity Hall’s main entrance for your turn at personal transportation. A trained professional will provide instructions and protective gear.

Giant Twister Game - Test your balance and agility on our inflatable board at the Amphitheater just outside PJPII. (Or, come watch others!)

Classes without Quizzes - No quizzes, no fees. Just a chance to explore interesting topics with talented USF faculty. To register, contact Maria Didier at 260-399-7700, ext. 6410 or email to specify the class you and/or your spouse want to attend. (Please see “Topics for Classes without Quizzes.”)

Men’s National Championship Basketball Game from 2010 - Experience the excitement of USF’s first-ever national championship win as you view the 2010 game on the Student Center’s big screen. Ukulele Lessons — Hey, it’s a luau, right? So come learn how to play the ukulele. No prior skill is required. And you might even get to perform at dinner.

Bingo - Join your classmates in the Trinity Hall Dining Room for a good game. Light Tea with the President — Sister M. Elise Kriss requests the pleasure of your company for tea and conversation in the lovely setting of Brookside’s Ballroom.

Pool Tournament, Corn Hole Tournament, Athletic Open House, Croquet - Let the games begin! You’ll find pool in the Student Center; corn hole on the Brookside lawn; whiffle ball, home run derby and other games at the Athletic Open House, as well as a chance to visit with coaching staff; and croquet on the lawn between Trinity Hall and Brookside.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition - Join the 6-9 p.m. opening reception for the exhibition for James Bibler, Jon Detweiler, Lisa Girlie Jordan and Brian Milcinovic at the John P. Weatherhead Gallery, Rolland Art Center.

Individual Class Networking Receptions/Photos - Mix and mingle with your classmates before dinner and enjoy snacks and beverages. Room assignments for these individual class reunions, sponsored by the Alumni Department, will be announced at check-in.

Cougar Luau Dinner - Join us for this exclusive evening event under the tent in the PJPII parking lot. President Sister M. Elise Kriss will deliver the welcome, and you will receive a complimentary gift from the Alumni Department. You’ll also enjoy a great dinner menu with drink ticket. And, Club Soda created a signature drink for the event and will offer a cash bar.

Entertainment - Dance the night away after dinner under the tent. Enjoy music provided by Live Wire, a DJ service.

Topics for Classes without Quizzes

History of Nursing at the University of Saint Francis. Dr. Meg Wilson of the School of Health Sciences will explain how the “USF Nursing History: A Journey Through Time” historical display was developed. The class will include a tour of the display and Q & A. (Before class, the Nursing Resource Center (skills lab) and Simulation Labs will be open to visitors, 2-4 p.m.)

Social Media. Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson, Ms. Rebecca Coleman and Ms. Connie Collins of the School of Professional Studies will tell you all about communicating via social media.

Having Difficult Conversations. Dr. Matt Smith, School of Arts and Sciences, will facilitate this interactive workshop, which features role playing to help participants learn strategies for dealing with tough conversations effectively and with less anxiety.

Living in a Multi-Screen World: Living in the Now and Future of Mobile Devices. This class, led by Matt White of the School of Creative Arts, will look at the best practices for developing content on the web and mobile devices.

A World of Art on Campus. Justin Johnson, gallery director for the School of Creative Arts, will present highlights from USF’s galleries, discuss upcoming exhibitions and events, and review highlights from the University Permanent Collection.

Changing Jobs in Today’s Economy. This class, led by Wendy Bodwell, PhD, Keith Busse School of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership, will review national and local employment, discussing why job change may be necessary and specific strategies for changing jobs.