Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010 - (Page 38)
GO GREEN FOR REUNION & HOMECOMING 2010
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the many important achievements of graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering. Chief engineer Washington Roebling was a member of the Class of 1857.
In an effort to conserve resources, the Office of Alumni Relations is relying more heavily on e-mail. Much of the communications regarding Reunion & Homecoming 2010, including registration, will be done via e-mail and the Web. Most regional chapter events are also advertised exclusively through e-mail. Help us go green, and make sure you stay informed about Rensselaer events in your area and on campus. Update your e-mail address at www.alumni.rpi.edu/gogreen. Update your postal address, too, and help eliminate returned mail!
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE PROGRAM
Civil Engineering Celebrates 175 Years
Reunion & Homecoming 2010, Oct. 15-17
CIVIL ENGINEERING HAS A LONG AND DISTINguished history at Rensselaer. In 1835, the Institute became the first U.S. school to issue a civil engineering degree. Among its graduates are Washington Roebling, Class of 1857, engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge; Ralph Peck ’34, a leader in soil mechanics; and George Ferris, Class of 1881, inventor of the Ferris wheel. Rensselaer will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the first civil engineering degree awarded in the United States with a special series of events during Reunion & Homecoming weekend, Oct. 15-17. The celebration begins the day before, with a gala dinner on campus on Oct. 14. President Shirley Ann Jackson will present a program that will honor distinguished civil engineering alumni past and present. Friday’s program will feature a keynote from a distinguished speaker in the civil engineering field. A symposium and panel discussion, featuring faculty, alumni, and leaders in the profession, will feature the history and evolution of civil engineering. Other events will include lab tours and a State of the Department Address, which will bring attendees up-to-date on the latest research taking place. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, a Web site will be created featuring the works of selected prominent alumni. Watch
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Liberty Mutual now offers an Auto, Home, Condo, and Renters insurance program for Rensselaer alumni. Watch your mailbox in June for more information or visit the Web site at www.alumni.rpi.edu/service.
RAA WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PROGRAM
the civil engineering site at www.cee.rpi.edu for more details. Opportunities exist for you to support the Department of Civil Engineering and its outstanding programs in honor of the 175th anniversary. To make a gift toward the future of the department, or to discuss opportunities to provide for scholarships, fellowships, and worldclass faculty and facilities, contact Dean of Engineering David Rosowsky at email@example.com or (518) 276-6298. The 175th anniversary celebration is being held on campus during Reunion & Homecoming weekend, so attendees will be able to join in those activities as well. Highlights include the President’s State of the Institute Address, a Back-to-Class program that allows alumni to sit in on an actual class, Greek events, five-year Reunion celebrations for classes ending in 0 and 5, and more. Details are still being finalized on the 175th anniversary celebration, so check the Web site at www.alumni.rpi.edu/reunion. Much of the communication regarding this program will be done via e-mail, so be sure to update your e-mail address with Rensselaer while you are at the site. For more information, contact Susan Haight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit exciting and beautiful destinations with people who share your interests— fellow Rensselaer alumni. Planned for 2010 is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see Oberammergau’s Passion Play, performed once every 10 years in Bavaria, Germany. The trip takes place Aug. 29–Sept. 9. Visit www.alumni.rpi.edu/service/travel to see a full schedule, including trips to Italy, Israel, China, South Africa, Greece, and more. Contact Michael Wellner ’64 at email@example.com or (212) 486-3064 for more information.
GREEK LIFE COLLABORATION
The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with 16 Greek organizations (to date) to provide database services, help plan anniversary and milestone celebrations, and leverage resources for major weekends such as Reunion & Homecoming and Freakout. Alumni Relations looks forward to collaborating with any Greek organization that would benefit from their assistance. Visit the Web site at www.alumni.rpi.edu/involved/greeks or contact Geoff Seber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-2324 for more information.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010
Making a Difference
A Decade of Transformation
One Last Thing
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010