Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2020

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Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2020

 

Rhodes College alumni, friends, and families look forward to gathering each year for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. This year, like many things, will be different than in the past. While we will not be on campus to enjoy the picnic, football game, reunions, and the All-Alumni Reception, we will have opportunities for our community to connect virtually.  

Celebrating your reunion year and want to be profiled on social media?
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Social Media Events

Homecoming Social Media Schedule

We would love for our entire community to participate!

Dig through the photos on your phone, look through your Facebook and Instagram accounts, and even your photo albums and submit photos of you and your roommates and you and your family, including pets, wearing Red and Black to alumni@rhodes.edu!

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up with all of the fun activities during the week.
 

Community Events

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Thursday, November 5, 5:00 P.M. CDT

Registration required. Select either student or alumni during checkout. 

The Office of Alumni Relations is happy to facilitate this year's virtual edition of our annual Speed Networking event. We welcome our alumni and current students to come together and connect over interests in various fields such as tech, marketing, and finance. 

This event will take place using Hopin, watch this short video for a quick introduction. Hopin is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas that are optimized for connecting and engaging. Attendees can move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections you've created for them.

Agenda:

Welcome & Instructions

5:00-5:05 P.M. CDT
Liz Moak '11 will explain the format for this event, including timing and how to navigate "Expo"

Speed Networking

5:05-6:00 P.M. CDT

Participants, go to the "Expo" tab on the left side of your screen, click on the booth of an alum you want to meet, and after ten minutes, move on to the next one.

Jeff Jackson

Thursday, November 5, 6:30 P.M. CDT

Registration Required

Join Rhodes College History Professor Jeffrey H. Jackson and Rhodes History alumnus Matthew Broussard ’20 for a conversation about Jackson’s new book Paper Bullets, an audacious true story of resisting Nazi occupation.

French artists Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe devised a PSYOPS campaign to demoralize German troops on their adopted Channel Island home by writing “paper bullets”—insults against Hitler, calls to mutiny, subversive dialogues, bawdy jokes, and poems. Hunted for four years by the secret police, the women covertly distributed their notes to soldiers, even slipping them into German pockets. Better remembered today by their artist names, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, they were lesbian partners known for creating what the Nazis called “degenerate art” that challenged gender roles, and Lucy’s father’s family was Jewish. Paper Bullets is an untold World War II story about the galvanizing power of art, resistance, and love.

LGBTQ Reception

Friday, November 6, 6-7 P.M CDT

No registration required for this Zoom event, passcode is Equalynx.

Join LGBTQ faculty, staff, alumni, students and allies for a virtual reception sponsored by Equalynx. 

Equalynx is the Rhodes chapter for LGBTQ members of the Rhodes community, their friends, and supporters.

Divine Nine Flag Ceremony

Saturday, November 7, 5-7 P.M. CDT

Registration required. Select either student or alumni during checkout. 

Join the Office of Alumni Relations for a reception with the Rhodes College Black Alumni Chapter and the Black Student Association. We will be honoring the winners of the BSA Distinguished Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Award as well as offering opportunities to catch up with alumni and students alike!

This event will take place using Hopin, watch this short video for a quick introduction. Hopin is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas that are optimized for connecting and engaging. Attendees can move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections you've created for them.

Agenda:

Pre-Program Open Time


Feel free to chat with others in various sessions until the program begins at 5:15 PM on "Stage"

Welcome Program

5:15-5:40 P.M. CDT
Welcome & Award Winners

Reception

5:40-7:00 P.M. CDT

Visit with friends as well as alumni and students in the various sessions set up.