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Schedule 2017

February 3–4

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CALC 2017

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CONTACT

Office of Alumni Affairs
607-254-7115
calc@cornell.edu

 

 

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Registration Desk and Welcome Area Open

Maryland Foyer, 5th Floor

 

Pre-CALC Sessions

9:00–11:30 a.m.

Leadership Summit

By invitation only
Staff Contact: Tina Gourley
Homeland Room, 5th Floor

The Leadership Summit is a new initiative, inaugurated last fall, bringing together the leaders of a small group of university-wide volunteer organizations of similar function and scope. These leaders convene to share the experience they have gained from holding similar leadership positions and to discuss best practices in order for their mutual organizations and members to be successful in satisfaction and impact.

 

Reginald White '80, Senior Management Consultant, Organizational and Workforce Development,
Cornell University

 

9:00–12:00 noon

Reunion 2017 Meetings with Cornell Catering and Conference Services

Staff Contact: Cathy Hogan
Federal Hill Room, 5th Floor

In order to assist volunteers with planning their Reunion, Cornell Conference Services representatives will be available to meet individually with 2017 Reunion planners to discuss their headquarters, guest rooms, and room assignments. Cornell Catering will also be available to meet with volunteers who are contracting their services for Reunion 2017 weekend. Appointments will be scheduled in advance for each Reunion class. Please note: This session is for Reunion 2017 chairs and key committee members only.

Reunion 2017 Meetings with Class Programs Staff

Staff Contact: Engagement Officers or Cathy Hogan

Maryland Ballroom A, 5th Floor

 

2017 Reunion planners are encouraged to meet individually with engagement officers to finalize their class registration fees, packages, registration mailings, and more. Each 60-minute session gives volunteers the opportunity to have their specific questions answered prior to beginning the Reunion 2017 Planning Workshop. Appointments should be scheduled through the engagement officers prior to CALC. Please note: This session is by invitation only to Reunion 2017 chairs and key committee members.

Reunion 2017 Registration System Office Hours

Staff Contact: Kate Freyer

Guildford Room, 5th Floor

 

In order to assist Reunion Registration Chairs with the 2017 registration process, Steve Rittler of AlumnIQ will be available to meet with Registration Chairs from classes of the 2s and 7s to answer questions about Reunion Registration. Appointments should be scheduled in advance. Please note: This session is for 2017 Reunion and Registration Chairs only.

10:30–2:00 p.m.

Cornell Club of Maryland Aquarium Tour

Staff Contact: Shannae Murray

National Aquarium
Harborview Room
501 East Pratt Street

Looking for a fun and local Baltimore sightseeing opportunity while you are in town? Join the Cornell Club of Maryland for a special, private reception at the National Aquarium. John C. Racanelli, President and CEO of the National Aquarium and Cornell Parent '14, will address the group. Guests will then have the opportunity to explore the aquarium at their leisure. We hope to CU there!


Cost: $25.00 (includes entry into the aquarium)
Register here

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Leadership Lunch: Creating Environments to Foster Community

By invitation only
Staff Contact: Tina Gourley
Baltimore Ballroom, 5th Floor

The Cornell student experience is always in motion: where they live, where they learn, where they engage and socialize. This translates into the university’s need to be mindful of how our environments contribute to the student experience. What are the opportunities today, and what might be different tomorrow? Hear Vice President Lombardi’s vision for how we can best support our students throughout their multidimensional experiences on campus.

 

Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life


1:004:00 p.m.

Reunion 2017 Planning Workshop

By invitation only

Staff Contact: Lisa Bushlow

Watertable Ballroom, 5th Floor (access via Watertable Restaurant)

 

During this interactive workshop, Reunion Chairs from classes of the 2s and 7s will gain valuable insight that will help their Reunion planning stay on track, on time, and on budget. Class Programs staff will share information about promoting the weekend, producing events, supervising clerks, and managing registrations. Attendees will have a chance to network with one another as well as hear from past Reunion chairs about their secrets of success. Please note: This session is for Reunion 2017 chairs and key committee members only.

1:45–3:45 p.m.

Board Meetings

Members only

Cornell Association of Class Officers Board
Staff Contact: Margaret Gallo
Homeland Room, 5th Floor

Cornell Engineering Alumni Association
Staff Contact: Kristie Blake
Pride of Baltimore Room, 6th Floor

Cornell University Council Administrative Board
Staff Contact: Laura Denbow
Fells Point Room, 5th Floor

Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council
Staff Contact: Lauren Graham Garcia
Guilford Room, 5th Floor

Human Ecology Alumni Association Board
Staff Contact: Terri Jackson
St. George Room, 6th Floor

Human Ecology Young Alumni Council
Staff Contact: Terri Jackson
Gibson Room, 6th Floor

Mosaic
Staff Contact: Matt Carcella
Federal Hill Room, 5th Floor

President's Council of Cornell Women Steering Committee
Staff Contact: Tina Gourley
James Room, 6th Floor


CALC Opens

4:00–5:15 p.m.

Town Hall

Maryland Ballroom, 5th Floor

 

Join Associate Vice President Jim Mazza ’88 and other Alumni Affairs program directors for an update on key priorities and emerging trends in the world of Cornell Alumni Affairs. During this informal session, time will be reserved for discussion on the ways in which alumni leaders and staff can continue to create meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities for Cornellians of all generations. Specific questions or topics on your mind? Please drop a note to Jim at jam16@cornell.edu in advance.

James A. Mazza '88, Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs

Beth Anderson '80, Convener of Cornell Alumni Advisory board

 

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Baltimore Foyer, 5th Floor

 

Welcome to Baltimore, one and all! Please join us for light refreshments and networking.

7:00 p.m.

Dinner with Friends

Enjoy a meal or drinks with friends. Some groups are organizing events for their constituents, and you can view details here. Others will take the opportunity to enjoy Baltimore on their own. You may want to review the following websites for restaurant ideas: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Citysearch, and Inner Harbor Restaurants.

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7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk and Welcome Area Open

Maryland Foyer, 5th Floor

Office Hours

  • Class Programs

    Staff Contact: Lisa Bushlow
    The Class Programs team invites class officers and council members to schedule individual meetings with their staff contacts. Please contact your class engagement officer prior to CALC to schedule a session, and bring your class-specific questions.

7:15–9:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Maryland Ballroom, 5th Floor

Diversity and Inclusion: Using Student Voices to Inform Institutional Priorities
Staff Contact: Margaux Neiderbach


Every year Cornell’s undergraduate student community becomes more diverse than the year before as reflected in the compositional structure of our incoming class: race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability, etc. How do we ensure that all members of the student community feel included? How do our ongoing efforts related to diversity impact the level of equity and inclusion that students experience on campus? This session will feature a 5-minute video that captures students’ experiences, challenges and aspirations, followed by a panel discussion with some of the students featured in the video.

Introduction: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life

 

Moderator: Renee T. Alexander '74, Associate Dean and Director of Intercultural Programs, Student and Campus Life

 

Panelists:

Amber Aspinall '17 ILR
Saadat Badruddin '17 CALS
Eddy Cruz '17 SHA
Dustin Liu '19 ILR
Hadar Sachs '17 AAP


Presentation of the William “Bill” Vanneman ’31 Outstanding Class Leader Award
The Bill Vanneman ’31 Award is given annually to an extraordinary alumnus/a who has worked tirelessly for many years as a class officer. The award recognizes loyal and dedicated class leaders who have spent countless hours planning reunions, running class activities, raising funds, and much more.

The 2017 award recipients are Marshall Frank ‘61 and Rosanna Frank ‘61.

 

9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Reunion 2017 Meetings with Cornell Catering and Conference Services

Staff Contact: Cathy Hogan
Federal Hill Room, 5th Floor

In order to assist volunteers with planning their Reunion, Cornell Conference Services representatives will be available to meet individually with 2017 Reunion planners to discuss their headquarters, guest rooms, and room assignments. Cornell Catering will also be available to meet with volunteers who are contracting their services for Reunion 2017 weekend. Appointments will be scheduled in advance for each Reunion class. Please note: This session is for Reunion 2017 chairs and key committee members only.

Reunion 2017 Registration System Office Hours

Staff Contact: Kate Freyer
Guilford Room, 5th Floor

 

In order to assist Reunion Registration Chairs with the 2017 registration process, Steve Rittler of AlumnIQ will be available to meet with Registration Chairs from classes of the 2s and 7s to answer questions about Reunion Registration. Appointments should be scheduled in advance. Please note: This session is for 2017 Reunion and Registration Chairs only.

9:15–9:30 a.m.

 

Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Annual Meeting

Staff Contact: Margaret Gallo

Maryland Ballroom, 5th Floor

 

CACO President Simon Krieger '76, MBA '77 will briefly discuss the organization's FY17 priorities, and Vice Presidents from each of the five focus areas—Communications, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Membership, and Students & Young Alumni—will highlight some of their committee’s initiatives for this fiscal year. A vote will be taken on the FY17-FY18 CACO Board slate.

 

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Learning, Impact, Action I

  • Cornell Giving Day
    Kent Room, 6th Floor

    Each year, Cornell Giving Day is a fun and inspiring event. On March 14, Cornellians will come together again to change the course of Cornell's future. We need YOU and your network to play a major role in the success of this day. In this session, we'll share the ways that you can be involved and help make this year’s Cornell Giving Day a pivotal event.

    Matt Siegel, Senior Director, Annual Giving Programs
    Day Kibilds, Assistant Director, Digital Marketing, Annual Giving Programs
    Scott Pesner '87, Director, Engagement and Annual Fund, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


  • Lead by Example, Lead a Community, Lead Others
    Baltimore Ballroom, 5th Floor

    What makes great Cornell volunteers, ensuring another 150 years of strong Cornell volunteer leadership? Come prepared to tell us what you think are the key attributes of a great volunteer and hear about the work that the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) has been doing in this area.

    Beth Anderson '80, Convener, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board
    Kevin M. McManus '90, Member, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board


  • Let's Grab Coffee!
    Watertable Ballroom, 5th Floor (access via Watertable Restaurant)

    Did you think we were inviting you for another coffee break? Nope! We’re talking mentoring. Of course we all know that students (and alumni!) need the information they can get through connecting with Cornell alumni, and alumni are eager to be mentors. But did you know that “mentoring” can seem like a daunting task to Millenials—and who knows what Gen Zers will think? They find “talking over coffee” not so scary. So let’s align the expectations—and language—of knowledge seekers (students) and knowledge sharers (alumni mentors) to help everyone get the most out of a connected Cornell. Come learn how you can be a great connection for our students while we “grab some coffee.”


    Rebecca M. Sparrow MILR '86, Executive Director, Cornell Career Services
    Mike Bishop, Director of Student Leadership Initiatives, Office of Engagement Initiatives (Engaged Cornell)

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Learning, Impact, Action II

    • Cornell Giving Day
      Kent Room, 6th Floor

      Each year, Cornell Giving Day is a fun and inspiring event. On March 14, Cornellians will come together again to change the course of Cornell's future. We need YOU and your network to play a major role in the success of this day. In this session, we'll share the ways that you can be involved and help make this year’s Cornell Giving Day a pivotal event.

      Matt Siegel, Senior Director, Annual Giving Programs
      Day Kibilds, Assistant Director, Digital Marketing, Annual Giving Programs
      Scott Pesner '87, Director, Engagement and Annual Fund, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


    • Lead by Example, Lead a Community, Lead Others
      Baltimore Ballroom, 5th Floor

      What makes great Cornell volunteers, ensuring another 150 years of strong Cornell volunteer leadership? Come prepared to tell us what you think are the key attributes of a great volunteer and hear about the work that the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) has been doing in this area.


      Beth Anderson '80, Convener, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board
      Kevin M. McManus '90, Member, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board

    • Let's Grab Coffee!
      Watertable Ballroom, 5th Floor (access via Watertable Restaurant)

      Did you think we were inviting you for another coffee break? Nope! We’re talking mentoring. Of course we all know that students (and alumni!) need the information they can get through connecting with Cornell alumni, and alumni are eager to be mentors. But did you know that “mentoring” can seem like a daunting task to Millenials—and who knows what Gen Zers will think? They find “talking over coffee” not so scary. So let’s align the expectations—and language—of knowledge seekers (students) and knowledge sharers (alumni mentors) to help everyone get the most out of a connected Cornell. Come learn how you can be a great connection for our students while we “grab some coffee.”


      Rebecca McMillan Sparrow MILR '86, Executive Director, Cornell Career Services
      Mike Bishop, Director of Student Leadership Initiatives, Office of Engagement Initiatives (Engaged Cornell)

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Maryland Ballroom, 5th Floor

 

As interim president, Hunter Rawlings has served Cornell once again with a steadying hand and clear vision. Hear his thoughts on the university’s strengths and challenges as we look to a new administration in the spring.

Hunter R. Rawlings III, Interim University President

2:15–3:45 p.m.

Coach and Apprentice: The Volunteer

Baltimore Ballroom, 5th Floor


First, you may ask: how does a coach differ from a mentor? A coach helps you develop and improve specific skills and abilities. The relationship can be transactional and involves targeted goals. Mentoring relationships are often more personal, with less structured goals. In this session, we’ll talk about why we all need volunteer coaching, and why coaching is important to the development of volunteer leadership, especially for succession planning and the leadership pipeline. We’ll explore the skills and traits of both a good coach and a good apprentice, the ways in which these skills might be developed, and how to leverage coaching to advance an organization. After an introductory discussion, we will meet in smaller, facilitated groups to do some interactive and reflective exercises, after which we'll regroup to share insights and tips for integrating what you’ve learned into your current volunteer roles.

 

Jen Baker MBA '12, MEN '13, Senior Manager, Under Armour, Inc.; Co-Founder, Athletics Leadership Consulting

 

 

4:005:45 p.m.

 

Meetings and Labs

 

4:00–4:45 p.m.

 

  • CUVolunteer Working Lab
    Staff Contact: Staci Kirkland
    Guilford Room, 5th Floor

    CUVolunteer is a must-have tool for any Cornell volunteer to identify opportunities, raise your hand to participate, nominate yourself or another for a volunteer leadership role, gain easy access to your organization’s key documents, and more. Start with this lab to create your CUVolunteer profile, or continue your CUVolunteer learning skills in this learning/practice session. Please bring your own device for practice exercises.

    Led by: Laura Denbow, Senior Director, Office of Volunteer Programs

  • iModules Working Lab
    Staff Contact: Ron Babuka
    Fells Point Room, 5th Floor

    Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert help in creating your volunteer organization’s e-mails and websites. Learn, practice, and get answers to your questions during this hands-on session with an iModules expert. Please bring your own device for practice exercises.

    Led by: Ron Babuka, Applications Systems Analyst, Alumni Affairs and Development

  • Intervene: A Cornell Collaboration to Increase Capacity for Community Intervention
    Staff Contact: Lauren Graham Garcia
    Homeland Room, 5th Floor

    This session will showcase the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives' newly developed bystander intervention video and workshop, called Intervene. Attendees will view the video and learn about the Skorton Center’s upcoming collaboration with Cayuga’s Watchers, an independent, student-run organization with aims to change the social norms at Cornell by emphasizing safe and responsible drinking. This collaboration will empower community members to effectively assert themselves when problematic behaviors occur, and communicate and establish acceptable community norms.

    Laura Santacrose '11, Health Initiatives Coordinator, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives

    Ben Bacharach '18, Cayuga’s Watchers

    Madisen Swallow '18, Cayuga’s Watchers

4:00–5:00 p.m.

 

  • Cornell Mosaic and the Diverse Alumni Associations Joint Meeting
    Staff Contact: Matt Carcella
    Pride of Baltimore Room, 6th Floor

    All are invited to join Cornell Mosaic, Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell Latino Alumni Association, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, Cornell Native American Alumni Association, and CUGALA: Cornell’s LGBT Alumni Association in a joint meeting to discuss the challenges and goals these organizations face in engaging more diverse alumni of all class years, degree programs, schools, and colleges. In addition, those interested in any aspect of alumni diversity should attend.


  • Trends, Tools, and Idea-Sharing for Regional Club Volunteers
    Staff Contact: Mindy Hillenbrand
    Federal Hill Room, 5th Floor

    Learning new programs can be a challenge, but it can also give you a leg up in the communications and marketing world! Before you attend the iModules or CUVolunteer training sessions, come in and say hello to your Regional Programs staff and your fellow club and association volunteers. You’ll connect with your counterparts from around the world. Bring a cup of coffee or tea with you and hear what everyone’s club is up to in their hometown. Share best practices, uncover new ideas, problem-solve, and propose a challenge for the upcoming Giving Day. Finally, check in with your Regional Programs contact to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you!

4:00–5:45 p.m.

 

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About the Admissions Process and CAAAN Ask
    Staff Contact: Kyle Downey
    Maryland Ballroom B, 5th Floor

    Join us for this exciting, interactive overview of the first-year admissions process. Follow an application from submission to CAAAN contact meeting, to completion and review by the admissions committee. After the overview, participants will form selection committees to consider applications and try to agree upon decisions.

    Note: Due to the interactive nature of this session and the time required to carefully review and discuss the applications, this session requires participants to be in the room by 30 minutes into the first session (if your class meeting ends early, join us); participants will not be able to join the session once the application review process has begun.

    Kyle Downey, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions/Coordinator for Alumni Admissions Engagement
    Randy Rosenberg ’74, Chair of the CAAAN Advisory Committee (C’AC)


  • Class Meetings

    Staff Contact: Engagement Officers or Teri Baier

    For meeting locations, please consult list at the Registration Desk.

    Class officers are encouraged to meet with their volunteer leadership. Agendas are determined by each class president to address specific goals based on class-specific initiatives. A list of meeting room assignments will be available at the registration desk. Please note that the staff is happy to transfer items documenting your Cornell experience—especially letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, programs, menus, and other memorabilia—to University Archives.

  • Cornell University Council Membership Committee
    Members only
    Staff Contact: Loreal Maguire
    Watertable Ballroom C, 5th Floor

 

5:00–5:45 p.m.

 

  • CUVolunteer Working Lab
    Staff Contact: Staci Kirkland
    Baltimore Ballroom A, 5th Floor

    CUVolunteer is a must-have tool for any Cornell volunteer to identify opportunities, raise your hand to participate, nominate yourself or another for a volunteer leadership role, gain easy access to your organization’s key documents, and more. Start with this lab to create your CUVolunteer profile, or continue your CUVolunteer learning skills in this learning/practice session. Please bring your own device for practice exercises.

    Led by: Laura Denbow, Senior Director, Office of Volunteer Programs

  • iModules Working Lab
    Staff Contact: Ron Babuka
    Baltimore Ballroom B, 5th Floor

    Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert help in creating your volunteer organization’s e-mails and websites. Learn, practice, and get answers to your questions during this hands-on session with an iModules expert. Please bring your own device for practice exercises.

    Led by: Ron Babuka, Applications Systems Analyst, Alumni Affairs and Development

  • The Project for Excellence: A Process to Build Upon the Strengths of the Cornell Fraternity and Sorority Experience
    Staff Contact: Lauren Graham Garcia
    Homeland Room, 5th Floor

    Facilitated by RISE Partnerships Consulting, a working group made up of students, faculty, alumni, and staff has launched into a review of the current experience with the goal of generating recommendations for preserving the positive aspects, supporting change to address areas in need of improvement, and further promoting ways in which the fraternity and sorority experience can and should best contribute to the overall Cornell community. Come learn more about the process and get an update on progress.

    Kara Miller, Interim Director of Greek Life

    Dan Wrona, CEO and Project Leader, RISE Partnerships

 

5:45–6:45 p.m.

Farewell Reception

Baltimore Foyer, 5th Floor

 

Enjoy a relaxed ending to the weekend. Mingle with friends and delight in a variety of beverages and hors d'oeuvres. A winning combination!

 

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