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Graduates can re-connect with DU during Alumni Symposium

Woodstock West

Professor Sheila Schroeder will speak on DU’s “Woodstock West” at the 2010 Alumni Symposium. Photo: DU Archives

University of Denver alumni will have the opportunity to sharpen their pencils — and their minds — by returning to campus for a weekend of learning, engaging discussions and a chance to reconnect with others Oct. 1–2.

The fourth annual Alumni Symposium will feature keynote addresses, campus tours, faculty seminars and meals. There is no cost to attend, but a donation to the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is encouraged.

“It’s a way to give alumni a chance to connect back with the academic life at DU — to promote that idea of lifelong learning and to give everyone a chance to see what great faculty we have here and all the exciting things that are going on with research,” says Cheri Stanford, associate director of alumni programs and communications.

Andrew Rosenthal (BA ’78), editorial page editor for The New York Times, will be the featured keynote during the opening reception and dinner; Jami Miscik (MA ’82), president and vice-chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., will give a weekend luncheon address.

Chancellor Robert Coombe will speak during the Saturday morning breakfast.

The symposium, which will begin with registration and campus tours, provides alumni with five opportunities to get back into the classroom. Faculty presentations cover a wide range of topics, including the 2010 midterm elections, recent trends in fitness, “The Magic of Mozart,” climate change, and U.S.-China relations. Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Sheila Schroeder will speak on DU’s “Woodstock West,” a Vietnam war protest about which she is making a documentary film. 

The event coincides with a juried alumni art exhibit at the Myhren Gallery and a Pioneers hockey game at Magness Arena on Oct. 2.

For more information, call 1-800-871-3822 or visit www.du.edu/alumnisymposium for a complete schedule, descriptions of the presentations and online registration. Registration for the event will close Sept. 29. Keynote sessions are already full. 

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