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For more information please contact Meg Hammond: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.322.1685.
Save-the-Date to take Goddard Back to the Future!
Goddard’s 2018 Alumni Weekend will take place on our Plainfield campus, October 19-21, 2018 in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Goddard College and the 155th Anniversary of the Goddard Seminary. Please join us in Vermont this October to gather, share, and create in community.
Registration is closed. If you have any questions, contact Meg Hammond at email@example.com. Alumni Weekend starts early Friday, Oct 19 and goes through mid-afternoon Sunday, Oct 21. Housing options start on Thursday. Meals and weekend check-in starts Friday.
Last year Goddard hosted over 50 multi-generational alumni from 22 different states and 12 different academic programs. This year the Alumni Planning Committee invites you to build upon the connections, actions, and developments that took shape last fall to create a robust and active alumni association.
The Alumni Weekend is a democratically designed weekend that will create emergent spaces for cultivating authentic connection and community. The weekend is intended to provide a homecoming to your academic practice and to inspire and invigorate your future work in the world.
Come share your work, ideas, and creations by participating in any or all of the following ways:
- NEW- Goddard Alumni Mini Conference- (Abstract deadline by Aug. 5th). To present in our Goddard Alumni Mini Conference please send an 150-250 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 5, 2018. Decisions will be made by August 15, 2018 and presented on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
- Goddard-in-the World Pecha Kucha- (20 slides x 20 seconds). Pecha Kucha is a style of presenting which uses 20 slides for 20 seconds each (6 minuets & 40 seconds in total). This keep presentations concise, allows many people to share their work. You are welcome to use any format (google slides, PowerPoint, etc.) or even good old-fashioned cardboard or poster board. To present via computer, please email your presentation to email@example.com by Sept 25, 2018.
- Haybarn Theatre Alumni Cabaret- (5 minute acts) Bring your act! Or create one on site. Please note the rehearsal call on the weekend schedule upon arrival. The Cabaret is scheduled for Saturday night.
- Greatwood Writers’ Salon- (5 minute readings)
- NEW- Small Works Art Show- (small works 16″ x 20″ or under) We will hosting a “small works” art show in the Haybarn Theatre Gallery with an opening during the weekend. All works can only be hung with adhesive putty or hanging wire (no nails or screws). Please note the hanging times on the weekend schedule upon arrival.
Sign-up for each of these activities when you register for the weekend. There will be plenty additional activities throughout the weekend– a complete schedule is on it’s way. Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Alumni Weekend!
Testimonials from last years gathering
“I attended Goddard in 1967-68. That school year was pivotal for me in many ways. Both politically and socially (and personally). I learned how to speak out- something I’ve been doing ever since! This is my first time back in 50 years. I read my 1967-68 essay, also my angry 19 year old letter to Goddard and I told part of my story on WGDR. Much more: A moving time.” – Connie Kiosse
“It’s been good having these talks here in this space. There is a lot of passion. Goddard has my support and commitment!” – Tina Baldera
“Our time together this weekend proved to be an engaging experience, a new and fresh beginning for us as alumni. Rich and renewing, relational and connected.”- William Freeman
“Interestingly, I went home and devised a study plan for myself for the next year. I included what I wanted to accomplish personally, professionally, intellectually, spiritually, financially, and socially. I also included a part on what I can do politically (in my case, it is to write my congressmen). Being at Goddard helped me to hone in on what I want to do with my life (at least the next year), and how I can continue to grow and learn.” – Patricia Erzak
Being on this sacred
“Any gathering of Goddard students and faculty, past or present, is a reminder of the immense power of letting your real, essential questions lead you to an authentic vocation (or more than one!) Goddard asks each person to look beyond what is expected, assumed, or unquestioned in our families and societies and to seek both the truth and the ways that we can contribute to a better world for all of us. It’s not a lesson that is only relevant when you’re twenty; it’s relevant until you draw your last breath.” – Cass Winner