Reunion Weekend, June 5-8, 2014

Cornell's Reunion calendar is packed with activities that will re-introduce you, your family, and guests to the exciting things happening in and around Cornell. We've planned additional activities especially for Johnson alumni to further enhance your enjoyment of the weekend.


Thursday, June 5

Reunion Registration
Noon to 10:00 p.m.
101, Management Library, Sage Hall
Collect your registration packets and Reunion gifts, and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Alumni Affairs Office.

Reunion Lounge
101, Management Library, Sage Hall

Alumni Career Coaching
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
During Reunion this year we are pleased to be offering the career consulting services of our two Alumni Career Advisors, Laurie Sedgwick and Lynne Allen. Registration details will be available shortly.

Dean's Welcome Reception
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A.D. White House
29 East Ave.

Class of 1979 Cocktails and Dinner 
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Boatyard Grill, 525 Taughannock Blvd.
Click HERE to register (note: registration is seperate from Reunion registration)


Friday, June 6

Registration
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
101, Management Library, Sage Hall

Reunion Lounge
101, Management Library, Sage Hall

Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Meet-up featuring
Rhett L. Weiss, Class of 1981 Executive Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Suite 248, Sage Hall
Are you a Johnson alum who has been or is an entrepreneur, angel investor, or venture capitalist?  Founded or co-founded a startup since graduating from Johnson?  Involved now in a growth-oriented business or cool innovation?  Commercialized technology?  Invented something? This informal gathering will be a great opportunity to catch up with each other, swap war stories, compare scars, and rekindle or make connections regarding your entrepreneurial pursuits or innovations.

Alumni Career Coaching
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During Reunion this year we are pleased to be offering the career consulting services of our two Alumni Career Advisors, Laurie Sedgwick and Lynne Allen. Registration details will be available shortly.

Professional Education Session: "Take Control of Your Personal Brand - Online Reputation Management 101"
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Whitcomb Auditorium B05, Sage Hall
Presented by the Johnson Graduate School of Management Library. In the digital age, personal and professional connections sometimes begin with a mouse click instead of a handshake. Everything we say or do online has the potential to affect our lives offline. Discover strategies and best practices for managing your online presence and avoiding unintentional reputation damage.

Class of 1979 Golf Outing
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Warren Rd.
Click HERE to register (note: registration is seperate from Reunion registration)

Class of 1964 and the "Half-Century" Club Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ramin Parlor 104, Sage Hall
For the classes of 1948 through 1964, invitation only.

Johnson Alumni Picnic
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Wee Stinky Glen

Class of 1979 Patio Party - Late Lunch & Refreshments
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
McKormick's Grill, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Warren Rd.
Click HERE to register (note: registration is seperate from Reunion registration)

Professional Education Session: "Women Who Lead - Pathways to Power" featuring
Kathleen O'Connor, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations 
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Park Foundation Auditorium B08, Sage Hall

To explain the shrinking numbers of women one sees as one moves up the ranks in American firms, scholars point to a “second generation bias” problem.  In addition to small numbers of female role models and the stereotypes people hold about men’s and women’s work, research shows that women suffer from a lack of access to powerful sponsors and networks. Drawing on her own as well as colleagues’ research, Professor O'Connor will highlight what we know about the importance of professional networks and advocacy.  To make this talk useful for those of us returning to work on Monday morning, Professor O'Connor will provide concrete tactics anyone can use to build more effective professional networks, identify helpful sponsors, and negotiate for valuable resources. Not for women only, both men and women are encouraged to attend and learn how they can improve their own outcomes as well as those they manage.

Professional Education Session: "First In, Last Out: Managing Life and Business Amid the Egyptian Uprising" featuring Marshall Stocker '97, MBA '99
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eisenberg Auditorium B09, Sage Hall
"Invest when there is blood in the streets" was not just a metaphor -- it was his reality. Against the backdrop of a crucial period in the Middle East, Marshall L. Stocker BS ’97, MBA ’99 has authored Don't Stand Under a Tree When It Rains to expose dilemmas of investing during the Egyptian uprising. He provides advice on dining, bargaining, traveling, and mastering the cultural nuances of working in a foreign country. A mix of A Year in Provence and Adventure Capitalist, his memoir reveals a unique perspective on Arab culture and on business in an increasingly globalized world. www.marshallstocker.com. Bring your business card for a drawing to receive a copy of Marshall’s book.

Reunion Wine Tasting
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ramin Parlor 104, Sage Hall
Limited to the first 80 registrants
"Wines from the Finger Lakes and the World," presented by Professor Joe Thomas, Johnson's resident wine connoisseur! Joe will treat us to a review of wines both local and global. Following a brief background presentation on the wines, you will have the chance to sample and assess them.

Family Barbecue and A Special Welcome to the One-year Ithaca and One-year NYC MBA Students!
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
313 Warren Road
Meet at the home of Richard A. Marin '75, MBA '76, next to Moakley House and the Cornell Golf Course (313 Warren Road). Transportation will be provided to and from the barbecue via Sage Hall. Entertainment and games for children will be provided.
Severe weather location: Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

Class of 2009 Happy Hour
9:00 p.m.
Stella's, 403 College Ave.

Class of 1999 & 2004 Happy Hour
9:00 p.m.
Chapter House, 400 Stewart Ave.

Class of 1989 Happy Hour
9:00 p.m.
Rulloff's, 411 College Ave

Class of 1984 Happy Hour
TBD - Bowling
Lanes open at 9:30 p.m.

Class of 1979 Happy Hour
9:00 p.m.
Simeon's Restaurant, 224 E. State Street

Reunion Tent Parties
11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Arts Quad
Dance the night away to big band and rhythm and blues music. A Reunion 2014 button is required (no one under 21 is admitted).


Saturday, June 7

Reunion Fun Run
7:30 a.m.
Departing from Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, Cornell Plantations

Reunion Registration
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
101, Management Library, Sage Hall

Reunion Lounge
101, Management Library, Sage Hall

Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Start your day catching up with old friends and meeting new ones!

Class of '74 Breakfast with Hal Bierman and Joe Thomas
Hosted by Bill Huling '68, MBA '74 and Karin Ash
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
328 Snyder Hill Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

Professional Education Session: "Building Better Business Plans - Research for Entrepreneurs"
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Park Foundation Auditorium B08, Sage Hall
Presented by the Johnson Graduate School of Management Library. Writing a business plan? Jumpstart your Saturday by learning time-saving research strategies and resources that will help you identify competitors, find industry trends, and assess your customer market in this interactive session.

Alumni Career Coaching
9:00 a.m. to Noon
During Reunion this year we are pleased to be offering the career consulting services of our two Alumni Career Advisors, Laurie Sedgwick and Lynne Allen. Registration details will be available shortly.

State of the University Address by President David J. Skorton
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Bailey Hall
President David Skorton will deliver the State of the University Address. All registered alumni and their guests are welcome.

Reunion Awards Luncheon
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Join Johnson alumni in recognizing the efforts of all reunion campaigners and reunioning classes.  Both the Reunion Awards as well as the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award will be presented during this special luncheon.

State of the School Address by Dean Soumitra Dutta
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Eisenberg Auditorium B09, Sage Hall

Professional Education Session: “Success and Luck” featuring
Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Professor of Economics
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Park Foundation Auditorium B08, Sage Hall
No topic more reliably divides conservatives from liberals than the question of whether material success is heavily dependent on luck. As conservatives correctly point out, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. Yet liberals are also correct in noting that countless others don’t earn much despite having those qualities in abundance. How important is luck? In recent years, social scientists have demonstrated that chance events play a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people once imagined.  Those findings have interesting and sometimes unexpected implications for how best to think about the role of luck in life.

Professional Education Session: "The Art of the Sale:  Persuasion Tips for Business Leaders (and Everyone Else!)"
featuring Risa Mish, Senior Lecturer of Management
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eisenberg Auditorium B09, Sage Hall
This workshop will explore the three building blocks of Persuasion and Influence, and, through practice exercises and an overview of key social science research​ findings, teach you a strategy for motivating, inspiring, and influencing others toward a desired outcome.

Class Photos Reception
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wee Stinky Glen Tent, Next to Sage Hall
Meet up for drinks and snacks with faculty and Johnson Alumni while your class gathers for your Reunion Photo.  Entertainment provided for the kids.

Leadership Donor Reception with the Dean ~ Special invitation only
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ramin Parlor 104, Sage Hall

Young Alumni Dinner - Class '04 and '09
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Human Ecology Commons (Martha Van Rensselaer Hall)

Class of ’99 Dinner with Professor Robert Frank
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Memorial Room/Terrace, Willard Straight Hall

Reunion Celebration Dinner Dean Soumitra Dutta and the One-year Ithaca and One-year NYC MBA Students
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Join the Dean, alumni, faculty and friends in Sage Hall. Dinner will not be a formal sit down dinner, but instead a variety of dinner stations. For the classes of: ’94, ’89, ’84, ’79, ’74, ’69, ’64, ’59, ’54, '49
Special entertainment by the Cornell Hangovers!

Reunion Tent Parties
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
Arts Quad
Dance the night away to big band and rhythm and blues music. A Reunion 2014 button is required (no one under 21 is admitted).


Sunday, June 8

Champagne Brunch
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Enjoy a tasty brunch and toasting to friends, as you say farewell to your classmates.


 

Alumni Affairs Office
Johnson at Cornell University
235 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 800 847-2082 ext. 2 or 607 255-9437
fax: 607 255-0506
e-mail: alumni@johnson.cornell.edu (subject line "Reunion")