Keuka College Campus: Green & Gold Celebration Weekend

Keuka College 141 Central Avenue Keuka Park, NY 14478

Campaign Kickoff Gala

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Celebrate the last 125 years of Keuka College history and see what's in store for the future. Join us for the largest announcement in Keuka College history as we solidify our legacy. Live music, fantastic food, plus beer and wine.

Throwback Time Machine Dance Party

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Step back in time. Better yet – dance back in time. Throwback Time Machine is a video dance party that covers every memorable song, popular dance routine and feel-good sing-along from the past 40 years. A DJ blasts the hits through two massive screens, and “The Doc,” a time-traveling party-starter, will help dancers separate their Macarena from their Harlem Shuffle. C’mon: When was the last time you attended a Throwback Time Machine Dance Party?

Campus Tours

10:00 am to 11:30 am

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus–visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new.

Green & Gold Check-In

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Don’t forget to make it official! Upon arrival to campus, all guests are asked to check in at our Hospitality and Registration table. You can pick up your name tags and schedules, and register for any events that are still open.

Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony


12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Join us in honoring our Pathfinders (those who graduated 50 or more years ago). While we celebrate the Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and our newest Class of 1967, all Pathfinders are welcome to attend.

Photos will be taken following the luncheon in the Ball Hall Burke Plaza (rain location: Ball Hall Alumni Lounge).

See Pathfinder photo times.

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session I

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

Public Education: Italian Style – Dr. Debra Dyer

American schools and Italian schools – language may not be the biggest difference. Dr. Debra Dyer shares her observations after visiting Italy to investigate the public education system. She’ll describe the country’s “ReggioEmilia” philosophy for experiential learning, and how the students and teachers are viewed differently than in the U.S. Find out how American schooling measures up to the Italian system.

Digital Learning: A Student's Eye-View – Dr. Nancy Marksbury, Prof. Enid Bryant and Dr. Tim Sellers

It’s not only what you learn, it’s how you learn. And digital media plays a huge role in how the students of today learn at Keuka College. Find out how that instruction is woven into liberal arts degrees at the College via the Digital Learning at Keuka College (DL@KC) initiative. Instructors and students explore the Digital Studies minor and describe how it dovetails with different majors. 

Doing Criminal Justice Justice – Dr. Tom Tremer and Dr. Richard Martin

Ever wonder how a Special Agent for the U.S. Secret Service starts his or her career? How about the Bureau Chief for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community? The answer in both cases: A master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Keuka College. Dr. Tom Tremer provides an overview of the latest developments in this always-evolving master’s program, with special attention to highlights in recent criminal justice innovations and technology.

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session II

2:35 pm to 3:05 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

The Great Finger Lakes Chemical-Elements Hunt – Dr. Andrew Robak

There’s gold in the Finger Lakes! Silver, uranium, and titanium, too. Dr. Andrew Robak, his students, and alumni have been on a multi-year mission to hunt down chemical elements in the Finger Lakes and turn them into beautiful works of art that drive business and inspire minds. View their amazing photographs and hear about their finds.

Mind Your Stress Levels – Dr. Vicki O’Connor and Prof. Jennifer Mealey

When it comes to managing stress, a little mindfulness can go a long way. Find out about the impact of mindfulness-based teaching on students’ self awareness and self-care strategies. And learn how mindfulness can contribute to reduced stress, improved social interactions, and better problem-solving – while taking part in mindfulness techniques.

From Keuka College to the Dominican Republic – and Beyond – Dr. Michele Bennett

If you appreciate the transformational value of foreign travel, you’ll be captivated by accounts of the Dominican Republic from Keuka College students and instructors. Never mind the beaches and golf courses; they provided health care and health education to underserved communities as part of the College’s Field Period® trips. Find out how the experiences changed them both personally and professionally as they offer personal reflections, a video presentation and a Q&A session.

Interpretative Data from Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County – Dr. Jennie Joiner

Did you ever get lost in a novel to the point where it seems real? Then welcome to Yoknapatawpha County, author William Faulkner’s fictional setting. It now occupies a very real place in the hearts of readers – and online. Dr. Jennie Joiner provides an overview of the NEH-funded Digital Yoknapatawpha project, which uses an interactive map of the mythical locale to provide data about the works Faulkner set there. Dr. Joiner uses similar practices in her classroom to highlight the complicated relationship between data and stories. Recognize how we create stories from data -- and vice versa.

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session III

3:10 pm to 3:40 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

The Power of Pluralism – Prof. Stephanie Craig

When Eboo Patel spoke at the 29th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture this year, he ignited a months-long conversation about pluralism. Join us to learn how cultures, religions, and races interact and coexist at Keuka College, what it means to embrace pluralism, and how students think you can help further cultural competence at Keuka College.

‘Survivor’: Keuka College – Prof. Ann M. Tuttle

Fans of the long-running TV series “Survivor” know it can be cut-throat. So can the business world. So Keuka College business majors are using “Survivor” as one of their guides to identifying and analyzing emotional intelligence in corporate settings. Learn how they adapt their findings for use in the real world, where being “voted off the island” can have serious career implications.

The Art of Expression – Prof. Enid Bryant and Prof. Melissa Newcomb

There’s nothing more empowering than the ability to express oneself. Learn how to use cutting-edge tools to do just that, whether through photography, painting, or other artistic means, or simply via direct communication. Get an overview of how instructors use the power of digital technologies to keep the curricula current in both the Art & Design, and Communications Studies fields.

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session IV

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

Digital Technology, Occupational Therapy – Dr. Carrie Roberts, Dr. Dianne Trickey and Dr. Beth Jordan

Ever imagine you could record exactly what you’re seeing? That’s exactly what iVueglasses let you do — and they’re useful for far more than entertainment. See how point-of-view, first-person video and other cutting-edge digital tools are transforming the way we train new therapists.

On-campus E-commerce – Dr. Gary Smith

Senior business students selling commemorative wine is a long-standing tradition at Keuka College — and it’s evolving in the digital age. Every spring, Dr. Gary Smith turns his entrepreneurship classroom into a small business startup, guiding his students as they test products, negotiate contracts, hire out services, and build targeted e-commerce sites. Join us to learn lessons from his students and walk away with insight and tips for doing business in today’s online retail marketplace.

The Power of Capital at Keuka College – Dr. Jessica MacNamara and Dr. Janine Bower

The “New York Times” recently ranked Keuka College in the top 10% nationally when it comes to the economic mobility of its graduates. So what’s the secret sauce? Join Drs. Jessica MacNamara, and Janine Bower as they share how Keuka College helps students increase what they know (cultural capital), build relationships and networks (social capital), and use that to increase what they earn (economic capital).​

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session V

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

Building Bridges Between Cultures – Dr. Malia Spofford Xavier

Think globally, learn locally. That’s what Dr. Malia Spofford Xavier encourages as she highlights how the College’s Spanish program helps build bridges of multicultural understanding through community outreach, digital projects, and study-abroad programs. Bring a laptop or smartphone to share in an online interactive presentation.

Shoulder Motion…There’s an App for That – Dr. Holly Young and Dr. Michele Bennett

Drs. Holly Young and Michele Bennett had a theory: that the same sensors your smartphone uses to help you navigate could be used to accurately measure your shoulder’s range of motion. Hear about their fascinating exploration of the App Store, their journey into the world of software development, and how — thanks to their research — an app that costs just a few dollars can replace an expensive piece of medical equipment.

A Digital Archive of New York's Veterans – Dr. Christopher Leahy

“Old soldiers never die,” especially at Keuka College, where Dr. Christopher Leahy and his history students are keeping alive the memories, stories and experiences of New York State veterans. See excerpts from recorded interviews as Dr. Leahy describes the growing digital archive of veteran profiles he is spearheading. Find out what students are learning from local veterans – and what we can all learn.

October 13 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM