Marymount Manhattan

Family, Friends & Alumni Homecoming Weekend

We’re excited to once again celebrate Family, Friends, and Alumni Homecoming Weekend!  Join us and you’ll have a chance to meet President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., members of our faculty and staff, as well as other students and their families. Activities include visiting your student’s class, MMC’s Got Talent, our famous Flag Football Game, and a special presentation and book signing by author Tina Santi Flaherty.  We can’t wait to see you there!

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Homecoming Weekend 2014 Schedule of Events

* denotes events that require reservation. Please fill out our RSVP form to register.

 

In addition to the schedule below, on each day we will offer the following options for you to visit at your leisure: 

Starbucks Coffee /Nugent Lounge-1st floor, Nugent Building
Starbucks coffee and snacks will be available for purchase. Have a cup and relax while you wait!

Griffin Gear – Our School Apparel - The Commons, 3rd Floor, Main Building
Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase all of your MMC Apparel. The store will be open during the following hours: Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 2 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm.

Art Department Faculty Exhibition- Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building
This exhibition showcases the art and design work of our full-time and adjunct teaching/artist professionals. Committed to sharing their work and ongoing creative process with students, colleagues and the wider community, this exhibition represents a diversity of media including painting, drawing, photography, watercolor, printmaking, ceramics and design.

Participating artists: Anna Adler, Craig Banholzer, Ann Brandeis-Pierno, Hallie Cohen, Millie Falcaro, Douglas Fertig, Julia Gran, Carl Gunhouse, James Holl, Allison Maletz, Judy Mannarino, David Pettibone, Mary Proenza, Dominick Rapone, John Ruggeri, Beth Shipley

Archives Presentation: MMC’s War on Poverty - Library Archives, 3rd Floor, Nugent Building
This summer marked the fortieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Freedom Summer, the Economic Opportunity Act, and Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to build a “Great Society.” MMC’s students, faculty and administrators participated in these events in their own way. The Higher Education Opportunity Program Class of 2018 has re-created MMC’s efforts in the War on Poverty using student newspapers, documents and photographs from our archive.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH  

* denotes events that require reservation. Please fill out our RSVP form to register.

8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Family, Friends and Alumni Check-In            
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

8:00 am - 10:00 am

*Continental Breakfast for Families of Dance Students      
Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd   Floor, Main Building

Provided by the Dance Department

8:30 am – 5:20 pm

Visitation of Select Classes                                     
Various Locations
Families are invited to sample a variety of MMC classes in order to experience the College’s dynamic academic environment.  

8:30 am – 5:20 pm     

Observation of Dance Technique Classes   
Great Hall, Studio 705, Dance Studio, Martha Graham Studios
Families are encouraged to attend their students’ dance technique classes and see what they have been learning. 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Master Class with Frank Wildhorn H’14
The Commons, 3rd Floor Main
International music theatre composer of Jekyll and Hyde, Scarlett Pimpernel, Dracula, Bonnie and Clyde and Wonderland— and an often heard pop song writer—Frank Wildhorn who received an honorary degree from MMC in 2014—will coach student singers and answer and answer questions about his life and work.  

Seating is first come, first serve.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Families Reception
(By Invitation Only)
Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd Floor, Main Building

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Room
Nugent Lounge, 1st Floor, Nugent Building

Sit and relax while you wait for your next event. Coffee and snacks will be available for purchase at our newly opened Starbucks. 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

*Dialogues in Dance – Lecture Series
Great Hall, 1st floor, Main Building
Families and Friends are invited to attend the Dance Department’s Lecture Series,
“Dialogues in Dance”.  The purpose of the lectures is to further the promotion and contextualization of dance in our College and the dance community at large.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MMC’s Got Talent 
Sponsored by Student Government Association
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st floor, Nugent Building
Enjoy a showcase of the vast amount of talent at MMC! Come and experience
performances from many students at the College.  Don’t miss the talent all in one room!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family, Friends and Alumni Check-In                 
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

9:30 am- 6:30 pm

Welcome Room
Nugent Lounge, 1st Floor, Nugent Building

Sit and relax while you wait for your next event. Coffee and snacks will be available for purchase at our newly opened Starbucks. 

 9:30 am Historical Walking Tour of the Upper East Side

Meet at the 71st Street Entrance
See how MMC takes advantage of its New York City location with this 45-minute walking tour. Along this tour, led by Archivist/Bibliographer Mary Brown, you will see brownstones and mansions, shops and transportation routes, architectural gems and sites of historic interest. 

10:30 am 

*Board Bus for Roosevelt Island, Octagon Field
Meet at the 72nd Street Entrance
Seating is limited. The buses will transport families to Octagon Field and will board to return to the College at 2:00 pm and 2:15 pm. 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

*MMC Flag Football Game and Picnic
Octagon Field, Roosevelt Island
Join us on the field for the annual Flag Football game!  There will be a half-time show,
including several activities from different groups. A picnic lunch will be available and
Gary the Griffin is sure to make an appearance!

2:00 pm & 2:15 pm Board Bus for MMC.  Depart from Roosevelt Island,
Octagon Field.  

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

*Experience Film and Emerging Technology Master Classes
Faculty from the Communication and Media Arts Division will teach a short class designed to be interactive and give participants a taste of either film or emerging technology.

Creating a Story: From Memory to Final Frame will work collaboratively to pitch story ideas and shoot video to create an edited sample during this two-hour session with Prof. Erin Greenwell. 
Room 557, Fifth Floor, Nugent Building

Playing with Sensors will engage with sensing technologies to create an interactive project with Prof. Edrex Fontanilla. 
Room 556, Fifth Floor, Nugent Building 

4:00 pm

*J. William Bordeau Box Theatre Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

J. William Bordeau Box Theatre, Lower Level, Room 002, Nugent Building

The J. William Bordeau Box Theatre recently underwent renovations.  Join us in formally naming the theatre in memory of faculty member J. William Bordeau.  Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating this occasion.

4:00 pm

*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building

In this student produced musical comedy, the 25th Annual Putnam County  Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

We are only accepting Online ticket purchases.Please visit EventBrite at http://mmc-spellingbee.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets.

  • All tickets are $5 with an additional $1.27 processing fee payable to EventBrite
  • All MMC Students will be able to reserve one (1) ticket at no cost. Students must still register for a ticket.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • All tickets must be claimed by 15 minutes before the start of each performance or they will be forfeited.All students must show valid MMC ID when claiming student tickets.

(Box Office opens one hour prior to performance to pick up purchased tickets.)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*PRESIDENT’S WELCOME RECEPTION
The Commons, 3rd Floor, Main Building (Informal/Casual)
Join us for this reception hosted by President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D.  Come and meet administrators, faculty and students.  Families, parents, alumni, students, and friends are all invited.

8:00 pm

*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Encore Presentation
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building

We are only accepting Online ticket purchases. Please visit EventBrite at http://mmc-spellingbee.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets.

  • All tickets are $5 with an additional $1.27 processing fee payable to EventBrite
  • All MMC Students will be able to reserve one (1) ticket at no cost. Students must still register for a ticket.

All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets must be claimed by 15 minutes before the start of each performance.

  • All students must show valid MMC ID when claiming student tickets.

(Box Office opens one hour prior to performance to pick up purchased tickets)


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dean’s List Convocation for Business and FAPA Divisions 
(By Invitation Only)           
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st floor, Nugent Building

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

*Farewell Brunch
The Commons, 3rd Floor, Main Building
Join us for brunch as we say farewell to our families.  Until next time!  Everyone is welcome to attend.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dean’s List Convocation for Humanities, Social Science and Sciences Divisions 
(By Invitation Only)
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st floor, Nugent Building

2:00 pm

*Five Things You May Not Know About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Presentation and Book Signing by Tina Santi Flaherty
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st floor, Nugent Building
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis passed away 20 years ago and she left behind a great legacy.  Join us for this special discussion as we take a deeper look into the life she lived and her many accomplishments. Reception and book signing to follow in The Commons, 3rd Floor, Main Building. (Books will be for sale)

3:00 pm

*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building

 In this student produced musical comedy, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

(We are only accepting online ticket purchases. Please visit EventBrite at http://mmc-spellingbee.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets.)

  • All tickets are $5 with an additional $1.27 processing fee payable to EventBrite
  • All MMC Students will be able to reserve one (1) ticket at no cost. Students must still register for a ticket.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets must be claimed by 15 minutes before the start of each performance.
  • All students must show valid MMC ID when claiming student tickets.
  • Box Office opens one hour prior to performance and all seating is general admission.

 

To RSVP click HERE