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UNCG Alumni Reunion Activities May 14-15
GREENSBORO – Readings by an award-winning author and a historian,
along with a Beatles tribute concert, will be among the highlights of Reunion
Weekend 2004, Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, at The University of North
Carolina at Greensboro.
Classes celebrating reunions this year will be 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939,
1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974 and 1979. Registration both days
will be in the Elliott University Center (EUC) lobby. For the schedule,
visit the website at http://www.uncg.edu/ala/reunion.htm.
The fun and nostalgia will follow UNCG’s 112th commencement at 10 a.m.
in the Greensboro Coliseum, which has former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt as speaker.
In addition to class meetings, receptions, dinners and class photos, returning
alumni can enjoy the following events:
Friday, 2-3 p.m., retired UNCG historian Dr. Allen Trelease will discuss
his recently published history of UNCG, “Making North Carolina Literate,”
Pecky Cypress Room, Alumni House. Free.
Friday, 3-4 p.m., novelist Doris Betts, Class of 1954, will read selections
from her works, including “The Sharp Teeth of Love,” “Heading West” and
“The Road to Pickle Beach,” Hodges Room, Jackson Library. Free.
Friday, 4 p.m., preview of the Theatre Department’s New York Showcase,
which will allow graduates and alumni to audition before casting agents
in the Big Apple this summer, Brown Building Theatre. Free, but donations
accepted to defer student expenses.
Friday, 8 p.m., reunion kickoff concert by Wonderwall, the Beatles tribute
band, which played last August at the International Beatle Week in Liverpool,
England. Visit the band’s website at http://www.wonderwallband.com.
Cone Ballroom, EUC.
Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m., Grand Reunion Luncheon and 111th meeting of the
UNCG Alumni Association, with presentation of Alumni Distinguished Service
Awards. Cone Ballroom, EUC.
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