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8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

Harbor Level Lobby, Seaport World Trade Center

8:30–11:30 a.m.

Board Meetings

Members only

  • Cornell Association of Class Officers
    Waterfront Ballroom 2, Harbor Level
    Staff Contact: Margaret Gallo
  • Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council
    Cambridge 1, Harbor Level
    Staff Contact: Michaela Moody

9:00–11:30 a.m.

Board Meetings

Members only

  • Cornell University Council Administrative Board
    Waterfront Ballroom 3, Harbor Level
    Staff Contact: Laura Denbow
  • Human Ecology Alumni Association
    Cambridge 2, Harbor Level
    Staff Contact: Terri Jackson

Class Programs Office Hours

Beacon Hill Complex 2, Harbor Level
Staff Contact: Lisa Bushlow

The Class Programs team invites Class Officers and Council Members to meet with their staff contacts during our Office Hours! Please contact your engagement officer prior to CALC to schedule a 30-minute session, and bring your class-specific questions to these face-to-face meetings!

CACO's Sesquicentennial Photo Scanning Booth

Congress Boardroom, Mezzanine Level
To celebrate Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board invites you to bring Cornell-related photos or documents (maximum of 10 per person) to CALC so they can be scanned and submitted to University Archives. CACO will provide thumb drives so you can take your scanned documents home with you and share them with classmates, family, and friends! If you have digital photos, upload them any time to http://150.cornell.edu/participate/shareyourstory/. We are happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

9:30–11:30 a.m. TIME CHANGED to 9:00 a.m.

Board Meetings

Members only

  • Cornell Engineering Alumni Association
    Waterfront Ballroom 1, Harbor Level
    Staff Contact: Kristie Blake

10:30–11:30 a.m.

FHTR Award Recipients Meeting

Members only
North End, Plaza Level
Staff Contact: Loreal Maguire

Resources for Success as a Cornell Volunteer

Beacon Hill Complex 1, Harbor Level
This informative session will provide you with an overview of the various tools, resources, and projects that will help you and your organization succeed. From CUVolunteer to who’s who, we will cover all of the bases.

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Book Signing: Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Harborview Ballroom Lobby, Plaza Level

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Cornell Store

Mezzanine Level

11:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Lunch: Presidential Challenges 1940 to the Present—A Presentation by Professors Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

Harborview Ballroom, Plaza Level
In researching their recently published book, Cornell: A History, 1940–2015, Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick studied several Cornell presidents and explored their challenges and triumphs. Join these esteemed professors as they discuss a few Cornell leaders and how they responded to the unique demands of their time.

Glenn C. Altschuler, Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies

Isaac Kramnick, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Book Signing: Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Harborview Ballroom Lobby, Plaza Level

2:15–5:15 p.m.

Reunion 2015 Planning

Cityview Ballroom 2, Plaza Level

    June is quickly approaching, so let’s get down to Big Red business! During this extensive session you’ll gain valuable insight that will help your Reunion planning stay on track, on time, and on budget. Class Programs staff will share what you need to know about promoting the weekend, producing events, supervising clerks, and managing registrations. You’ll also have a chance to hear from past Reunion chairs and ask specific questions about their secrets of success. Please note: This session is for Reunion 2015 chairs and key committee members only.

2:15–5:15 p.m.

Develop Your Volunteer Skills

Learn and share best practices, then apply them to your own community.

SESSION ONE
2:15–3:00 p.m.

All Volunteers: Essential Skills

All volunteers are welcome!

  • How to Build Effective Organizations
    Waterfront Ballroom 3, Harbor Level
    Any old organization will do when you do not know your goals. Strong organizations know their mission statement is the foundation for success. This workshop will demonstrate how to assess your current structure based upon your upcoming goals. You will learn how to use your mission statement, constitution, bylaws, and organizational charts to engage your members towards accomplishing your objectives.

    Jodi R. R. Smith MIL '95, President and Owner, Mannersmith Etiquette and Consulting

Class Officers

  • Our Favorite Things: Proven Practices for Class Officers (Part I)

    Back by popular demand, you’ll hear from star class officers who’ve learned what works—and what doesn’t—to engage classmates, streamline processes, or improve effectiveness. Sessions, segmented by class officer roles, will highlight the latest proven practices. Sessions will be held for: Class Correspondents and Webmasters; Council Members and Affinity Chairs; Presidents and Vice Presidents; and Reunion Chairs. Those who hold other class officer roles should feel free to attend any session of interest.

    • Council Members and Affinity Chairs
      Back Bay Complex 1, Mezzanine Level
    • Presidents and Vice Presidents
      Federal Complex 1 and 2, Mezzanine Level
    • Class Correspondents and Webmasters
      Washington, Mezzanine Level
    • Reunion Chairs
      Back Bay Complex 2, Mezzanine Level

Clubs

  • Event Boot Camp: Know your Role(play): Part I

    Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
    Calling all event experts and new club leadership! Join us for this out-of-your-seat session to experience an event, exchange feedback and share your own stories. Light refreshments and laughter will be provided.

Greek Life

  • The Cornell Fraternity and Sorority Experience Today and the Important Role
    of Alumni

    Waterfront Ballroom 2, Harbor Level
    This session will provide information on the progress that the Greek Community has made over the last twelve months, the current status of the Cornell Greek experience, and information on what to expect over the next calendar year. The majority of this session will be reserved for Q&A from alumni.

    Travis Apgar, Associate Dean of Students, Office of Fraternity, Sororities, and Independent Living

    Also featuring:
    Donna Barsotti, President, Alumnae Panhellenic Advisory Council
    Kent Hubbell '69, Dean of Students
    Dan Meyer '87, President, Alumni Interfraternity Council
    Ralph Wilhelm '67, Chair, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council
    Frank Wilkinson '84, President, Alumni Multicultural Greek Letter Council

SESSION TWO
3:15–4:00 p.m.

All Volunteers: Essential Skills

All volunteers are welcome!

  • How to Find Talented Members

    Waterfront Ballroom 3, Harbor Level
    Nowadays it is not enough to have enthusiastic volunteers, you must seek out and engage the right enthusiastic volunteers. This workshop will help you identify the targeted skills and how to find the right person for a particular volunteer role. Once you have found this volunteer, learn how to do "the ask" so that they cannot possibly refuse.


    Jodi R. R. Smith MIL '95, President and Owner, Mannersmith Etiquette and Consulting

CAAAN

  • Admissions Case Studies

    Cambridge Complex 1 and 2, Harbor Level
    How do admissions committees at highly selective institutions choose between all the great candidates? What do they discuss behind the closed doors of the selection committee meetings? Find out during this informative exercise where you will play the role of an admissions officer for an hour!

    Kyle Downey, Associate Director/Coordinator of Alumni Admissions Engagement,

    Undergraduate Admissions Office

Class Officers

  • Our Favorite Things: Proven Practices for Class Officers (Part II)

    A continuation of Part I, segmented by class officer role. You’ll also do a 10-minute brainwriting exercise that will generate dozens of ideas, which we will then aggregate and post on the CACO website.

    • Council Members and Affinity Chairs
      Back Bay Complex 1, Mezzanine Level
    • Presidents and Vice Presidents
      Federal Complex 1 and 2, Mezzanine Level
    • Class Correspondents and Webmasters
      Washington, Mezzanine Level
    • Reunion Chairs
      Back Bay Complex 2, Mezzanine Level

Clubs

  • Event Boot Camp: Know your Role(play): Part II
    Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
    See Part I above (2:15–3:00 p.m.).

Greek Life

  • Greek Leadership Academy: Status, Plans and How You Can Help Make This Valuable Experience Available to More Students
    Waterfront Ballroom 2, Harbor Level
    This session will discuss the four-year history of the Cornell Outdoor Education-lead Greek Leadership Academy, the syllabus, goals and feedback from students, and having 70% of Greek chapters involved as of Fall 2014. Amy Kohut will speak about the forecast for the next twelve months, including potential changes in the syllabus, business model, and funding.

    Amy Kohut, Director, Cornell Team and Leadership Center, Cornell Outdoor Education

    Also featuring:

    Travis Apgar, Associate Dean of Students, Office of Fraternity, Sororities, and
    Independent Living
    Donna Barsotti, President, Alumnae Panhellenic Advisory Council
    Marc Magnus-Sharpe, Lindseth Director, Cornell Outdoor Education

    Dan Meyer '87, President, Alumni Interfraternity Council
    Ralph Wilhelm '67, Chair, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council
    Frank Wilkinson '84, President, Alumni Multicultural Greek Letter Council

SESSION THREE
4:15–5:15 p.m.

All Volunteers: Essential Skills

All volunteers are welcome!

    • How Do You Find Your Next Role?

      Waterfront Ballroom 3, Harbor Level
      Volunteering is a wonderful way to stay connected to Cornell. Whether you have been in the same position for decades or are just starting out, come learn how to create an ongoing Volunteer Path that will work for you. Icebreakers and self-assessments make this workshop a lively option.

      Jodi R. R. Smith MIL '95, President and Owner, Mannersmith Etiquette and Consulting

    CAAAN

  • Hot Topics and Current Issues
    Cambridge Complex 1 and 2, Harbor Level
    New log-in procedures, e-mail forwarding challenges, and an abundance of applicants are just a few of the challenges facing CAAAN committees this year. What issues are you facing in your particular area? What solutions and best practices currently exist and what new strategies can we develop together?

Class Officers

  • Pitch It: The Class Idea Competition

    Amphitheater, Mezzanine Level
    Let’s have some friendly competition à la NBC’s popular Shark Tank, shall we? Ten classes will pitch new engagement ideas and activities to a panel of four Alumni Affairs staff, who will ask clarifying questions and offer their time and talent to support the ideas. The audience will then vote on which ideas should receive a CACO subsidy to execute their programs. Details regarding guidelines and signups will be sent in mid-December to all class officers.

Clubs

  • Charter Day: Questions, Answers, and Ideas

    Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
    On April 27, 2015, Cornell officially turns the big 1-5-0! We’re looking forward to alumni all over the world celebrating this momentous Charter Day. If you are hosting a regional celebration, this is an opportunity for you to learn more from Alumni Affairs staff and share your plans with other volunteer leaders. Bring your ideas and questions to this session and we’ll bring updates and answers. Are you in?

Cornell University Council

  • Discover the Cornell University Council

    Waterfront Ballroom 2, Harbor Level
    If you've always wondered what the Cornell University Council (CUC) is about, here's your chance to find out. CUC Chair Jay Carter will talk about Council's purpose, mission, role, and impact, and the new directions it has been taking in the last few years.

    Jay W. Carter '71, MEN '72, Chair, Cornell University Council

Greek Life

  • Cornell Greek Alumni Councils Roundtables
    The three Greek Alumni Advisory Councils will meet concurrently. The sessions will provide information on what each Advisory Council has been working on over the last twelve months, how interested alumni can get involved, and the Councils' goals for the next twelve months. All CALC participates are invited to attend.

    1. Greek Alumni Interfraternity Council: Status, Plans and How You Can Help
    Waterfront Ballroom 1A, Harbor Level
    Dan Meyer '87, President, Alumni Interfraternity Council

    2. Greek Alumnae Panhellenic Advisory Council: Status, Plans and How You Can Help
    Waterfront Ballroom 1B, Harbor Level
    Donna Barsotti, President, Alumni Panhellenic Advisory Council

    3. Greek Alumni Multicultural Greek Letter Council: Status, Plans and How You Can Help
    Waterfront Ballroom 1C, Harbor Level
    Frank Wilkinson '84, President, Alumni Multicultural Greek Letter Council
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    2:15–7:00 p.m.

    CACO's Sesquicentennial Photo Scanning Booth

    Congress Boardroom, Mezzanine Level
    To celebrate Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board invites you to bring Cornell-related photos or documents (maximum of 10 per person) to CALC so they can be scanned and submitted to University Archives. CACO will provide thumb drives so you can take your scanned documents home with you and share them with classmates, family, and friends! If you have digital photos, upload them any time to http://150.cornell.edu/participate/shareyourstory/. We are happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

    3:15–5:15 p.m.

    Cornell Alumni Magazine Board Meeting

    North End, Plaza Level
    Members only
    Staff Contact: Adele Robinette

    5:15–6:45 p.m.

    All-CALC Group Photo with Networking Reception to Follow

    Meet at the Mezzanine Level Staircase
    After the photo, move to the Commonwealth Hall room to relax, socialize, network, and have a drink with your fellow volunteers! Compare notes with old and new friends before you head out to dinner.

    7:00–9:30 p.m.

    Dinner with Friends

    Enjoy a meal or drinks with friends. Some groups are organizing events for their constituents, and you can view details here. Others will take the opportunity to enjoy Boston on their own. You may want to review these restaurant recommendations. You may also want to check the Seaport Boston Hotel or Citysearch websites.

    7:30 p.m.

    Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls

    A fun alternative for the evening. Register here. And don't forget to wear your Cornell Red!

  • TD Garden
  • $45/seat
  • Sections 329 and 314 (50 seats per section, all sideline view)
  • Transportation on your own
  • No refunds

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7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

Harbor Level Lobby, Seaport World Trade Center

7:30–9:15 a.m.

Breakfast with Susan Murphy
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Fulfilling Ezra’s Dream

Commonwealth Hall, Harbor Level
Susan H. Murphy '73, PhD '94, Vice President, Student and Academic Services

Presentation of the William “Bill” Vanneman ’31 Outstanding Class Leader Award

The Bill Vanneman ’31 Award is given annually to an extraordinary alumnus/a who has worked tirelessly for many years as a class officer. The award recognizes loyal and dedicated class leaders who have spent countless hours planning reunions, running class activities, raising funds, and much more.

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Volunteer Essentials: Part I

Information for every Cornell volunteer!

Alumni-Elected Trustees: Make Your Vote Count

Amphitheater, Mezzanine Level
Alumni trustee voting opens during CALC weekend! Join this moderated discussion among alumni-elected trustees and hear about their role and responsibilities, the importance of the “alumni voice” at the Board of Trustees table, and the impact of your vote in the alumni-trustee election. Learn about the current needs of the Board, the importance of the nominations process, and be introduced to the 2015 candidates.

Moderator: Dale S. Lazar '74, JD '77, Vice Chair, Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations

Panelists:

  • Andrew H. Tisch '71, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Sheryl Hilliard Tucker '78, alumni trustee 2010-2014; trustee 2014-2018
  • Eileen McManus Walker '76, MBA '78, alumni trustee 2009-2013; trustee 2013-2017; member, Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations

Passing the Baton: Managing Successful Leadership Transitions
Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
Leadership transitions present critical opportunities for long-term success, but are often fraught with difficulty. In this workshop, we’ll examine why and discuss strategies for transition success. We’ll consider these issues from both the perspective of leaving (or preparing to leave) a leadership role, and also from the vantage point of those coming into new positions.

Ingrid Jensen, MBA’12, Associate Director of Leadership Programs, Johnson Graduate School of Management

9:45 a.m.–12:00 noon

CACO's Sesquicentennial Photo Scanning Booth

Congress Boardroom, Mezzanine Level
To celebrate Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board invites you to bring Cornell-related photos or documents (maximum of 10 per person) to CALC so they can be scanned and submitted to University Archives. CACO will provide thumb drives so you can take your scanned documents home with you and share them with classmates, family, and friends! If you have digital photos, upload them any time to http://150.cornell.edu/participate/shareyourstory/. We are happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Volunteer Essentials: Part II

Information for every Cornell volunteer!

Cornell's First-Ever Giving Day—Are You In?
Amphitheater, Mezzanine Level
In March, Cornell will hold its first 24-hour Giving Day campaign! We hope to shatter our record for any single day of giving in the past, and to do this, we need YOUR help! In this session, you will learn about plans for Giving Day, hear about some ways we hope you will help us spread the word, and share your ideas. Are you in?

Passing the Baton: Managing Successful Leadership Transitions
Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
Leadership transitions present critical opportunities for long-term success, but are often fraught with difficulty. In this workshop, we’ll examine why and discuss strategies for transition success. We’ll consider these issues from both the perspective of leaving (or preparing to leave) a leadership role, and also from the vantage point of those coming into new positions.

Ingrid Jensen, MBA’12, Associate Director of Leadership Programs, Johnson Graduate School of Management

12:30–2:15 p.m.

Lunch Featuring President David Skorton

And a special performance by the Cornell University Glee Club

Commonwealth Hall, Harbor Level

This energetic luncheon with the president is one of the highlights of CALC! Hear President Skorton’s thoughts on the university’s direction for its next 150 years, and enjoy some entertainment by the Glee Club.

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Annual Meeting

Commonwealth Hall, Harbor Level
CACO President Jay Waks ’68, JD ‘71 will briefly discuss the organization's 2015 priorities, and Vice Presidents from each of the five focus areas—Communications, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Membership, and Students & Young Alumni—will highlight some of their committee’s initiatives for this fiscal year. A vote will be taken on the FY16-FY18 CACO Board slate. We are happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

2:30–5:00 p.m.

Cornell Alumni Association Board Meeting

Waterfront Ballroom 2, Harbor Level
Members only
Staff Contact: Jennifer Cunningham

Cornell University Council Administrative Board Committees

Members only
Staff Contact: Laura Denbow

  • Membership
    Waterfront Ballroom 1A, Harbor Level
  • Mentoring
    Waterfront Ballroom 1B, Harbor Level

Human Ecology Young Alumni Council

Cambridge Complex 1, Harbor Level
Members only

Staff Contact: Terri Jackson

Mosaic Executive Board

Waterfront Ballroom 3, Harbor Level
Members only

Staff Contact: Matt Carcella

2:30–5:00 p.m.

CACO's Sesquicentennial Photo Scanning Booth

Congress Boardroom, Mezzanine Level
To celebrate Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board invites you to bring Cornell-related photos or documents (maximum of 10 per person) to CALC so they can be scanned and submitted to University Archives. CACO will provide thumb drives so you can take your scanned documents home with you and share them with classmates, family, and friends! If you have digital photos, upload them any time to http://150.cornell.edu/participate/shareyourstory/. We are happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

3:15–5:00 p.m.

Class Meetings

List available at the Registration Desk.

Class Officers are encouraged to meet with their leadership! Agendas are determined by each class to address specific initiatives and events based on the class’s year within its 5-year life cycle. Please refer to the list of room assignments at the Registration Desk to identify your meeting location.

6:00–9:30 p.m.

The Big Idea: Cornell Celebrates 150!

Citi Performing Arts Center: Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street
Shuttle service begins 5:45 p.m. from Seaport Hotel Lobby.
The Sesquicentennial road show arrives in Boston during CALC weekend! If you didn’t attend the event in New York City or Washington—or if you just want to experience it again—now is your chance to celebrate with Cornellians from Boston and beyond.

Featured guests and performers include:

  • David Folkenflik ’91
  • Myra Hart ’62
  • The Cornell University Glee Club

Note: A separate registration is required for this event. Please visit Boston: Are you in? to sign up, including transportation.

 

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8:00–10:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

Harbor Level Lobby, Seaport World Trade Center

8:30–9:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Harborview Ballroom, Plaza Level
We’ll begin our breakfast by recognizing thought leadership among alumni leaders with the presentation of the Cornell Alumni Association Cup.

Spartan Up!
We know that Sunday morning time slots are tough, so we found the toughest Cornellian we know to deliver our parting words of CALC wisdom.

Joe De Sena ’90 is best known as the driving force behind the enormously popular Reebok Spartan Race which was voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race. But these aren’t just obstacle races, these are activities designed to push your limits, test your strength, and challenge your endurance. Kind of what we go through when we produce some of our alumni events, right?!

Joe will entertain and inspire us with a powerful, energetic, and fun talk that’ll definitely be worth getting out of bed for! If you don’t agree, we’ll do 100 burpees and send the video proof!

Speaker: Joe De Sena '90, Co-Founder and CEO, Spartan Race

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Class Programs Office Hours

Cityview Ballroom 1, Plaza Level
Staff Contact: Lisa Bushlow

The Class Programs team invites Class Officers and Council Members to meet with their staff contacts during our Office Hours! Please contact your engagement officer prior to CALC to schedule a 30-minute session, and bring your class-specific questions to these face-to-face meetings!

CACO's Sesquicentennial Photo Scanning Booth

Congress Boardroom, Mezzanine Level
To celebrate Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board invites you to bring Cornell-related photos or documents (maximum of 10 per person) to CALC so they can be scanned and submitted to University Archives. CACO will provide thumb drives so you can take your scanned documents home with you and share them with classmates, family, and friends! If you have digital photos, upload them any time to http://150.cornell.edu/participate/shareyourstory/. We are happy to transport items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to the University Archives.

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