Wednesday, June 5
If you enjoy golf, you're invited to tee off with other fellow alumni golfers at Lake Creek Golf Course. Meet at the country club (3 miles west of Storm Lake on Hwy 7) at noon for instructions and team assignments. (optional opportunity)
President Fred and Susan Moore invite you to be their guests for a hors d'oeuvres reception in their home at 1700 Shoreway Road. (Official Summer Reunion kickoff event)
Thursday, June 6
8:30 a.m. Registration & Morning Welcome
Coffee, juice, rolls & fruit will be served.
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Innocent or guilty?
That's what you'll be asked by Dr. Neal McNabb, assistant professor of criminal justice during this interactive session. Although the U.S. has arguably the best criminal justice system in the World, it is not a perfect one. Advances in DNA testing and other scientific methods have led to the exoneration of approximately 303 people after it was determined they were actually innocent. Learn from Dr. McNabb about the partnership between BVU Lambda Phi (Criminal Justice Honor Society) and the Innocence Project of Iowa. You'll learn details of a case recently reviewed by students, more about the Innocence Movement, common causes of wrongful convictions and the future of this important program.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Has the world has gone mad?
Watching the nightly news has become a more confusing endeavor over the last fifteen years. With pronouncements of "cyber warfare," "e-money," iPads, and billion dollar companies that don't actually sell anything, it might be reasonable to conclude that the world has gone mad. In this discussion, Dr. Jason Shepherd SL'99, assistant professor of computer science, will examine the "beast" that has given rise to it all - the Internet - from its early beginnings as a Department of Defense project to its current form. During this session, Dr. Shepherd will cover anything and everything related to computers and the Internet. Come with questions!
10:30-11:30 a.m. Rural Literature Rally
BVU dean of the school of education, Dr. Paul Theobald, will share his web- based initiative designed to preserve and promote long out-of-print novels that feature farm and small-town life, with a special emphasis on Iowa authors. Do you know who wrote State Fair? Do you know who won the 1924 Pulitzer for her novel set in eastern Iowa? We think you will enjoy this excursion through Iowa's literary history.
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Conversation
President Fred Moore will take a few minutes to share the latest news and happenings at your alma mater. The Class of 1963 will be formally inducted into the Cornerstone Guard, and special recognition will be given to the reunion classes of 1953 and 1943. There will also be special recognition of the 1953 baseball team as they celebrate their 60 year reunion since winning the Conference Championship. All other baseball players from 1963 and prior will be celebrating with them and will also be recognized.
1-3 p.m. The art of glass blowing
Simeon Liske SL'08 is the owner/operator of Back Alley Glass, LLC. He will be demonstrating glass blowing techniques using an improvised set up, exemplifying one of an artists' most important challenges, using what you have on hand and ingenuity to make an idea possible. Simeon will be available for questions/discussion after the demonstration. He will also be displaying recent works from his exhibition, "Chasing the Dragon: Sub series: Artifacts and Recent Discoveries".
3:15 p.m. Coffee, Pie & Social Time
Evaluation of the day and time for conversation.
4 p.m. Campus Tour
If you haven't been back for a while, take this opportunity to see the beautiful BVU campus. (optional)