Grand Reunion News
A way to find out the latest information about your reunion.
Friday, Sep. 13, 2013
It is often said that the only constant in life is change. Well, Grand Reunion is certainly not immune to this. Since our schedule was finalized and published back in July, we have had a few things happen that have warranted some updates to our schedule as well as other aspects of the reunion weekend. We would like to make you aware of the following information:
The DoubleTree and Fairmont Hotels are sold out. Rooms are available on both Friday and Saturday nights at the San Jose Hilton.
The Grand Reunion golf tournament will be held at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose. The shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m.
Friday, October 11
“Why is God for Christians Good for Nothing?” has been cancelled. This event has been re-scheduled by the Ignatian Center for Monday, October 7. See their website for more information.
Meir Statman is unable to present “What Investors Really Want: Lessons from Behavioral Finance” but we have another speaker from the Business School, John Ifcher, who will present “The Economics of Happiness” in the same time slot.
Saturday, October 12
NEW EVENT: "Red and White Scrimmage" - Catch a sneak peek of the men's basketball team as they play an inter-squad scrimmage in the Leavey Center. Attendees will also enjoy a meet and greet with the players and coaches as well as an opportunity for autographs! No need to RSVP; we'll see you in Leavey on Saturday morning from 9 - 10:30 am.
Gerald McKevitt’s talk preceding the Gianera Society Luncheon titled “The History of Photography and SCU” has been cancelled, but we are pleased to welcome Dennis Gordon who will speak about U.S. and U.K. political and cultural relations since WW II. He will also share information about our plans for an alumni trip to England next summer for which he will be one of the faculty hosts.
Thank you for your patience as well as your understanding as we all adapt to these changes.
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013
If there’s one thing we know here in the Alumni Office, it’s that the Santa Clara legacy is strong; you need look no further than the numerous families whose Bronco affiliations stretch back for generations. And what we find especially noteworthy is the fact that many of these family legacies were started when two lucky Broncos caught each other’s eye during Orientation, or in English class, or in the lunch line at Benson. Yes, we’re talking about Broncos meeting Broncos.
According to a November 2012 article published in The Santa Clara, about 14% of Santa Clara alumni are married to another Bronco, which is 5% above the national average of couples who met in college. How fortunate that these couples were able to find both the education as well as the love of a lifetime on this beautiful campus!
Now, if you aren’t among that lucky 14%, do not despair; the train hasn’t completely left the station. It is still possible for you to meet your Bronco love, and we have just the opportunity for you during Grand Reunion Weekend: Our Broncos Meeting Broncos singles mixer. On Friday, October 11 from 8 to 10 pm, all single Broncos are invited to campus for a fun night of food, drinks, and…KARAOKE! Bring your friends and break the ice by belting out your favorite tune. Karaoke not your thing? We’ll also have trivia, so you can impress a potential date with your knowledge of 1990’s television show theme songs. Karaoke was a popular request from last year’s attendees (Who had a blast!), so we are excited to see how much fun everyone has this year.
Rumor has it that last year’s mixer resulted in the genesis of at least one new Bronco couple, so the precedent has been set; come on out during Grand Reunion Weekend to mix, mingle, and hopefully, find your match! We hope to see you on campus next month.