Schedule Updates

Please note that not all locations are listed on the online registration form or in the schedule below. When you arrive on campus for the weekend, stop by Registration to pick up a handout of the final schedule of events.

This page will continue to reflect updates and can be referenced during Alumni Weekend for final event details, including locations, times, and descriptions. 

For a printable PDF version of the event schedule, click here.

Thursday, June 9

Make plans to hit the town for dinner or meet up with friends on campus. Either way, you’re off to a great beginning.

Registration 
5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Lobby, Ellis Hall
Pick up room keys and registration materials upon arrival.

Dinner out on the Town
Make plans to explore the eateries of Huntingdon. Check out the local listing of area restaurants.

Class of 1970 Reunion Cookout
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hickes Lounge, Lesher Residence Hall

The Class of '70 is invited to enjoy a relaxing evening hosted by Craig "Zeke" Eisenhart '70 and the 50th Reunion Committee. Grilled favorites will be provided and classmates are encouraged to BYOB. RSVPs for this event should be made using this link.
Note: Your registration for this event will not appear on the Alumni Weekend online registration form or confirmation email.

Class of 1972 Reunion Welcome at “Tote”
6–9 p.m.
Eagle’s Landing, 2nd Floor, Ellis Hall
The Class of ’72 will kick off their reunion weekend with a time to reconnect with classmates for a casual reception and gathering, hosted by the 50th Reunion Committee. An assortment of desserts, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available. 

Prices
Class of 1972 Member: Complimentary
Adult (non-class member): $15.00

Friday, June 10

Make it a fun-filled day attending classes and catching up on campus happenings. In the evening, we’ll come together to celebrate all the reunion classes at dinner. Afterwards, join your classmates and party into the evening.

Registration
8 a.m.–8 p.m. 
Lobby, Ellis Hall
Pick up room keys and registration materials upon arrival.

Buffet Breakfast
8–9 a.m.  
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall

Prices
Adult: $12.00
Child age 6-21: $6.00
Child 5 and under: Free

Alumni College – Session 1
9–10:15 a.m.

A New Look at the Parables of Jesus 
Bob Miller, Rosenberger Professor of Christian and Religious Studies
Good Hall 202
The Christian tradition has regarded Jesus’ parables as his way of communicating timeless truths to simple people. But appearances can be deceiving. These seemingly simple stories are sophisticated observations that challenge readers to do some serious thinking of their own.

Inspiring Citizens of Consequence 
Sarah Worley ’00, Ph.D.
Brumbaugh Academic Center C116
At Juniata, we have a strong history of community engagement that is now intentionally incorporated into our new General Education requirements. High-impact experiential learning of this type inspires citizenship and prepares students for personal and professional growth. We will offer an overview of current thinking about and examples of community-engaged learning and invite participants to share their perspectives and experiences.

Class of 1972 “Our Times at Juniata” Discussion and Brunch 
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Ballroom, Ellis Hall
Cathy Podgorski Pumphrey ’72, moderator
Get reacquainted with classmates and events of our four years at Juniata with this chat and chew opportunity. Join us for brunch and an interactive discussion guaranteed to rejuvenate your memories of who, what, and where.

Prices
Class of 1972 Member: Complimentary
Adult (non-class member): $20.00

Alumni College – Session 2
10:30–11:45 a.m.

Contamination Source Identification (CSI): Revolutionizing Infectious Disease Diagnostics 
Gina Lamendella, George '75 and Cynthia '76 Valko Professor of Biological Sciences
Baxter Entrepreneurial Studio, Sill Business Incubator, Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership*
Drive on your own or walk to 419 14th Street Huntingdon, PA 16652. Use the Moore St. entrance. Handicap accessible entry is on 14th St. side of the building across from Sheetz.
This session will focus on showcasing CSI, a company focused on revolutionizing how we diagnose infectious diseases, including prosthetic joint infections, sepsis, and tick-borne diseases. The presentation will focus on how this small company responded to the COVID crisis while also developing key patent-pending technology to help improve clinical infectious disease diagnostics. Juniata alum (now CSI employees) will give a tour of the laboratory spaces to showcase our fully-integrated technology that includes robotic liquid handlers, high-throughput DNA sequencers and more!
*Masking required for this tour and presentation.

The Centralia Mine Fire, 60 Years Later 
Steve Jones ’70
Neff Lecture Hall, von Liebig Center for Science
The Centralia mine fire is a coal-seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, since at least May 27, 1962. In this session, Steve Jones '70, Chief, Div. of Mine Hazards, PADEP (retired), will cover the sixty-year history of the mine fire.

Interpersonal Conflict Management
Ziaul Haque, Elizabeth Evans Baker Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
Good Hall 321
In this session, we will explore various sources of interpersonal conflicts. We will learn some conflict management tools and strategies to minimize their destructive consequences. Based on real–life role–play and simulation, we will survey some effective ways individuals diffuse tensions, respond to intense situations, and handle interpersonal conflicts.  

Alumni Association Annual Meeting
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  
Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science
All alumni are welcome to join the Alumni Council for its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. – noon. A working lunch for Council members will follow from noon – 2 p.m.

Buffet Lunch
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.  
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall

Prices
Adult: $17.00
Child age 6-12: $8.50
Child 5 and under: Free

Class of 1972 Raystown Field Station Tour 
12–3 p.m.
Drive on your own or meet in front of Ellis Hall for transportation.
Shuttles depart campus at 12 p.m. and return from Field Station at 2:30 p.m. Shuttle space is limited. Directions available at registration desk in Ellis Hall.

Enjoy presentations from staff and students, and tour the certified “green” dining hall/multipurpose Lakeside Center, including Shuster Hall and Davis Robison Lodges, at the Raystown Field Station.  Please note that the center and main gate are open to visitors only during this time. 

Alumni College – Session 3
1–2:15 p.m.
The Wonder Baby: The Immanuel Prophecy in Isaiah and Matthew 
Bob Miller, Rosenberger Professor of Christian and Religious Studies
Good Hall 202
During a national crisis in ancient Israel, the prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of a boy who would make everything all right. The New Testament tells us that this prophecy was fulfilled in the (supposedly) virgin birth of Jesus. This class examines what Isaiah thought his prophecy meant and the fascinating way it was “repurposed” for the story of Jesus.

Class of 1977 Pickleball Tournament
Bill Clemens ’77
Huntingdon Community Center, 310 5th St, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Let's play pickleball!  Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor game that basically combines the elements of Tennis, Badminton and Ping Pong.  It is played on a hard surface that contains two sides between a 36" net with each side having two sections, one 20' x 15' volleying area and two a 20' x 7' rectangular non-volley zone, also known as the "Kitchen".  It is played with a Pickleball Racket/Paddle which is smaller then a tennis racket with a smaller handle.  The ball used to hit back and forth is plastic with round holes that resemble a Wiffle Ball.  Almost anyone can play Pickleball as you play up to 11 points per game and you can only receive a point upon winning your serve.  This game can be played a singles or doubles game similar to tennis and enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Bring your own Pickleball Racket/Paddle and Pickleballs if you have them else some will be available for you.  Please wear casual clothing and sneakers are preferred.

Juniata Honors Nobel Laureate William D. Phillips ’70, Ph.D.
Hear from one of Juniata’s most distinguished alumni, Bill Phillips ’70, as he leads a discussion and Q&A that invites us to explore the connection between science and faith. In 1997, Dr. Phillips shared the Nobel Prize in Physics "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light." The College will honor Dr. Phillips’ accomplishments and legacy with a special dedication ceremony immediately following his presentation. 

Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science
William D. Phillips ’70, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Maryland, College Park
2:30 p.m.
Phillips Lobby (Alumni Hall), Brumbaugh Academic Center
While popular culture often portrays the relationship between science and religion as one of conflict, many conventional scientists are also people with conventional religious faith. I, a physicist, am one example. This talk explores the relationship between my science and my faith. I compare religious and scientific knowledge: while, for me, science and religion differ in many respects, they also have common features. I discuss my belief in God as a cosmic creator who is in personal relationship with us all. I consider the doubts and questions that scientists, or any critical thinkers having religious faith, confront.

Dedication
4 p.m. (or immediately following the presentation)
Phillips Lobby (Alumni Hall), Brumbaugh Academic Center

Class of 1977 Reunion Kickoff Reception
5 – 5:45 p.m.
Founders Hall Lawn
(Weather alternative venue: Cloister Lounge)
Reconnect with classmates at this informal reception and welcome hosted by your 45th reunion committee. 

All Class Dinner
6–8 p.m.   
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall
Be Together Again with reunion classes across the decades. Enjoy dinner, conversation, class recognitions, and the presentation of the Class of 1972’s 50th reunion legacy gift. Limited seating available. Registration for the All Class Dinner has closed.

Prices
Class of 1972, 1971, 1970 Member: Complimentary

Adult: $35.00
Child age 6-12: $15.00
Child 5 and under: Free

All Class After Parties
8–11 p.m.

Class of 1972 50th Reunion “Sit–in” Social
Global Commons Lounge and Patio, Tussey-Terrace Hall
Retro-era gathering for the Class of ’72. Join your classmates for a casual evening of reminiscing and reconnecting immediately following the All Class Dinner. Wear your vintage hippie clothes (bell bottoms, band shirts from college days, leather vests, tie dye, etc.) to get into the mood and celebrate together. Snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be provided. 

Prices
Class of 1972 Member: Complimentary
Adult (non-class member): $15.00

Class Celebrations
Locations Below
Individual get-togethers for the Classes of ’62 & Emeriti Alumni, ’67, ’70, and ’71. Snacks,  beer, and wine will be provided. 

Prices
Class of 1970 and 1971 Member: Complimentary
Adult (non-class member): $15.00

Locations
Emeriti Alumni & Class of 1962 Gathering: Pheasant Lounge, von Liebig Center for Science

Class of 1967 Gathering: Cloister Hall Lounge and Patio
Class of 1970 Gathering: Alumni Hall Lobby, Brumbaugh Academic Center
Class of 1971 Gathering: Student Commons, 2nd Floor, Ellis Hall

After Dark Extravaganza
Campus Quadrangle
(Weather alternative venue: Ballroom, Ellis Hall)
Party on the Quad with music, bar, and light refreshments for the Classes of ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, and members of the Juniata family who are not celebrating a reunion. 

Prices
Adult: $15.00

Saturday, June 11

With more activities, you’ll wish the weekend didn’t have to end. Don’t miss the Alumni Awards Assembly, picnic lunch, and President Troha’s Q&A session. Then, enjoy dinner with your classmates and reminisce about your favorite memories.

Registration
8 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Lobby, Ellis Hall
Pick up room keys and registration materials upon arrival.

Buffet Breakfast
8–9 a.m.  
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall

Prices
Adult: $12.00
Child age 6-12: $6.00
Child 5 and under: Free

President’s Milestone Breakfast (By invitation only)
8:30 a.m.
Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts
President and Mrs. Troha will host a very special breakfast to honor and celebrate our alumni and friends who are members of Juniata’s giving societies. The recommended dress for this event is business casual or smart casual. 

Field Trip to the Cliffs
9–10:15 a.m. 
Hike on your own or meet in front of Ellis Hall for transportation. Shuttles depart campus at 9 and 9:45 a.m. 
The Class of 1970 invites you to take in the scenery with classmates and friends. All are welcome, but shuttle service is limited. Parking is not available on site. Appropriate footwear is recommended.

Alumni College – Session 4
9:30–10:45 a.m.

Class of 1972 “Days to Come”
Stewart Hill ’72 and Bonnie (Miller) Shapbell ’72
Neff Lecture Hall, von Liebig Center for Science
We will all experience drastic changes in our lives. It could be the death of a spouse, divorce, retirement, or moving away from everything familiar. It’ll be a time to rebuild a joyful life. Come and discuss how.

What is the Metaverse and why should you care?
Donna Weimer, Colonel Sedgley and Elizabeth Bailey Thornbury Professor of Communication; Chair of Communication and Theatre Arts Departments
Brumbaugh Academic Center C116
What is the Metaverse?  Juniata has had a class on the Metaverse since 1992 and now Google and Facebook argue it is our future internet experience – let's explore the dimensions of the Metaverse and why it is significant.

Will telehealth improve healthcare for rural citizens?
Thomas Terndrup ’77, M.D.
Brumbaugh Academic Center C109
In this session, we’ll discuss how telehealth (TH) can help provide healthcare for rural citizens and compare alternatives for care. RelyMD, a telehealth company based in Durham, NC, will allow us to do a live telehealth call during the scheduled time with an audience member acting as our “patient” for the session

Alumni Awards Assembly
11 a.m.–noon
Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center
Everyone is invited to attend the annual Alumni Awards Assembly for the recognition of award recipients:

  • Sarah Young Fisher ’75, Alumni Achievement Award
  • Chelsea Wilson ’13, Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • James Gaskell ’60, William E. Swigart '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • Robert McDowell ’67, Harold B. Brumbaugh '33 Alumni Service Award 

Picnic on the Quad 
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Campus Quadrangle
(Weather alternative venue: Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall)

Prices
Adult: $20.00
Child age 6-12: $10.00
Child 5 and under: Free

Raystown Field Station Tour 
12:30–3 p.m.
Drive on your own or meet in front of Ellis Hall for transportation.
Shuttles depart campus at 12:30 p.m. and return from Field Station at 2:30 p.m. Shuttle space is limited.
Directions available at registration desk in Ellis Hall. 
Tour the certified “green” dining hall/multipurpose Lakeside Center, including Shuster Hall and Davis Robison Lodges, at the Raystown Field Station. Please note that the center and main gate are open to visitors only during this time.

The Juniata Scholarship Fund and Class Team Meeting
1:15–2 p.m.
Rockwell Seminar Room, von Liebig Center for Science
The Juniata Scholarship Fund is successful because of the support of Class Teams and other volunteers. Please join us as we discuss new strategies for annual giving and help us determine a direction for the future of JSF. All are welcome.

Campus Tour hosted by Juniata Admission Ambassadors (JAA)
1:15–2:30 p.m. 
Outdoor Classroom at Swigart Enrollment Center
The tour begins at the Swigart Enrollment Center with a welcome and information about Juniata Admission Ambassadors (JAA) and Juniata Community Scholarships (JCS). A student tour guide will then escort you on a campus tour, similar to what prospective students and their families experience. You will be able to see the campus as they would, so when you meet any prospective students, you may let them know about the latest campus updates and current information.

Alumni College – Session 5
1:15–2:30 p.m.

Campus Trees, Bees, & Beyond: Sustainability Initiatives at Juniata 
Amy Frazier–Yoder, Associate Professor of Spanish; Uma Ramakrishnan, Professor of Environmental Science and Studies; and Norris Muth, Professor of Biology
Brumbaugh Academic Center C109
We will share and discuss progress and planned initiatives on sustainability across campus. Everything from energy use and carbon footprint to campus certifications and making study abroad more sustainable.
*This session will include a tree planting. From 1:15-2:00, the presenters will hold their lecture. From 2:00-2:30, the group will walk down to the planting site next to BAC and plant 3 saplings.

Contamination Source Identification (CSI): Revolutionizing Infectious Disease Diagnostics 
Gina Lamendella, George '75 and Cynthia '76 Valko Professor of Biological Sciences
Baxter Entrepreneurial Studio, Sill Business Incubator, Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership*
Drive on your own or walk to 419 14th Street Huntingdon, PA 16652. Use the Moore St. entrance. Handicap accessible entry is on 14th St. side of the building across from Sheetz.

This session will focus on showcasing CSI, a company focused on revolutionizing how we diagnose infectious diseases, including prosthetic joint infections, sepsis, and tick borne diseases. The presentation will focus on how this small company responded to the COVID crisis while also developing key patent-pending technology to help improve clinical infectious disease diagnostics. Juniata alum (now CSI employees) will give a tour of the laboratory spaces to showcase our fully-integrated technology that includes robotic liquid handlers, high-throughput DNA sequencers and more!
*Masking required for this tour and presentation.

Vietnam, A Perspective from a member of the Class of 1972 
Ron McAlpine ’72
Neff Lecture Hall, von Liebig Center for Science
This class will discuss the lead up to the Vietnam War that we were born into and experienced in the 60s and 70s. Discussion of our experiences as a result of the Vietnam War. Viewpoints of lessons learned as result of the war.

CANCELLED Aquacise
Pam (Pollick) Babick ’71 
Binder Natatorium, Kennedy Sports & Recreation Center 
Aquacise is a low impact water aerobics class that combines cardio and resistance exercises, using water weights and noodles.  This low impact class will be performed in shallow water and all exercises will be demonstrated.  Bring your bathing suit, towels, and come exercise and socialize, the perfect combination for all ages!

Class of 1970 Kepple Hall Tour hosted by Tom Kepple (Open to Everyone)
1:30–2:30 p.m. 
Kepple Hall
Join us for an informal tour of one of the newest additions to Juniata's campus, the Tom and Pat Kepple Integrated Media and Studio Arts Building. As a special bonus, Tom will be the guide! Plan to gather at the main entrance of Kepple Hall at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Marsha Hartman '70 at marshah88@gmail.com with questions. Please register for this event using the form found here.

Forum on the Future with President James Troha
2:45–3:45 p.m. 
Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center
Participants have the opportunity to discuss current and future goals and plans for the College with President Troha and members of the administration.

A Gathering in the Woods – Westminster Woods 
4–6 p.m. 
106 Calvin Way, Westminster Woods
Members of the Class of 1964 and their guests are invited to enjoy good conversation and refreshments provided by Dan ’64 and Sheila O’Sullivan at their villa in Westminster Woods. Parking is limited; please consider carpooling. RSVPs for this event should be sent to SOSulli177@aol.com.  
Note: Your registration for this event will not appear on the Alumni Weekend online registration form or confirmation email.

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Events
The College will honor the Class of 1972 with an evening of special activities, starting with the class photo, continuing with a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Troha, and culminating with the 50th reunion dinner. Plan on staying into the evening as opportunities to dance, socialize, and reconnect continue after dinner with the Classes of 1970 and 1971. Open bar (beer and wine) is included.

Class Photo
5:30 p.m.
Patio of Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts
(Rain plan: Memorial Gym, Kennedy Sports & Recreation Center)

President’s Reception
Immediately following photo
Detwiler Plaza, Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center
(Weather alternative venue: Mezzanine, Memorial Gym, Kennedy Sports & Recreation Center)

50th Reunion Dinner
7–11 p.m.
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall

Prices
Class of 1972 Member: Complimentary
Adult (non-class member): $60.00

Reunion Events for the Classes of 1970 and 1971
6–7 p.m. Social
7–11 p.m. Dinner
After two years of not being able to gather in person, we are pleased to welcome the Classes of 1970 and 1971 as Emeriti Alumni and to celebrate their milestone reunions. Classes will gather for a social hour and class photo in separate locations, followed by a dinner celebration with both classes together. Plan on staying into the evening as opportunities to dance, socialize, and reconnect continue after dinner with the Class of 1972. Open bar (beer and wine) is included.

1970 Class Photo and Social
Photo: 6 p.m. on the Steps of Ellis Hall
(Rain plan: 6 p.m. at the Memorial Gym, Kennedy Sports & Recreation Center)
Social: 6-7 p.m. in the Ballroom, Ellis Hall

1971 Class Photo and Social
Photo: 6:45 p.m. on the Steps of Ellis Hall
(Rain plan: 6 p.m. at the Memorial Gym, Kennedy Sports & Recreation Center)
Social: 6-7 p.m. at the Ballcourt Tent, Ellis Hall
(Weather alternative venue: Student Commons, 2nd Floor, Ellis Hall)

1970 and 1971 Combined Reunion Dinner
7–11 p.m.
Ballroom, Ellis Hall

Prices
Class of 1971 and 1970 Member: Complimentary
Adult: $55.00

Class Reunion Dinners
6–7 p.m. Social
7–11 p.m. Dinner
Locations Below
This casual evening begins with a social hour followed by a buffet dinner. Open bar (beer and wine) is included.

Prices
Adult: $40.00
Child age 6-12: $15.00
Child 5 and under: Free

Locations
Classes of 1962, 1967 & Emeriti Alumni: Pheasant Lounge and Sill Boardroom, von Liebig Center for Science
Class of 1977: Global Commons Lounge and Patio, Tussey-Terrace Hall
Class of 1982: Campus Quadrangle (Weather alternative venue: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for Performing Arts)
Classes of 1992: Cloister Hall Lounge and Patio
Class of 1987, 1997, and Blue & Gold: Sunderland Lounge and Patio 

Blue & Gold Dinner
6–7 p.m. Social
7–11 p.m. Dinner
Sunderland Lounge and Patio
Members of the Juniata family who are not celebrating a class reunion are welcome to join Alumni Council for dinner. Open bar (beer and wine) is included.

Prices
Adult: $40.00
Child age 6-12: $15.00
Child 5 and under: Free

Sunday, June 12

Is it over already? Have a safe trip home and come back to visit soon!

Registration
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Lobby, Ellis Hall
Return keys and name tags before departing. Residence hall check–out time is 10 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast
8–10 a.m. 
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall

Prices
Adult: $12.00
Child age 6-12: $6.00
Child 5 and under: Free

Class of 1972 Farewell Breakfast
8–10 a.m. 
Baker Refectory, Ellis Hall
The Class of 1972 will gather to cap off the weekend and bid each other a fond farewell before departing campus. Look for the reserved tables in Baker Refectory.

Prices
Class of 1972 Member: Complimentary
Adult: $12.00

Residence Hall Checkout
10 a.m.

Hospitality Lounges

For your convenience, hospitality lounges will be open throughout the weekend. All guests are invited to visit the Alumni Weekend Hospitality Lounge. When not attending other events, come to relax and enjoy the displays and memorabilia

Alumni Weekend Hospitality Lounge
Friday          9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday     9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Pheasant Lounge, von Liebig Center for Science

Class of 1972 Hospitality Lounge
Thursday     5:30–9 p.m.
Friday           9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday      9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Eagle’s Landing, 2nd Floor, Ellis Hall

Class of 1971 Hospitality Lounge 
Friday           9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday      9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
 Student Commons, 2nd Floor, Ellis Hall

Class of 1970 Hospitality Lounge
Thursday     5:30–8:30 p.m.
Friday           9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday      9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Hickes Lounge, Lesher Residence Hall