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NEW ALUMNI WEBSITE DEBUTS
The new online home for Alumni Relations and the Rensselaer Alumni Association is at alumni.rpi.edu. Use the new site to build your network, communicate with friends, and stay informed as to what is happening on campus and in your region. If you prefer Twitter, RSS feeds, posting photos on Flickr, or connecting with LinkedIn, the site will do that as well. Improved navigation, upgraded services, a searchable online directory, Class Notes, and more are features of the upgraded site. Click on “First Time Login” to sign up. You will need your alumni ID number, which is printed on the mailing label on the back of this issue.
Campus will be alive with students and faculty, athletic events, and a wide range of programs for Reunion & Homecoming weekend, Oct. 15-17. All alumni are invited, so visit the website for more information.
A New Tradition Takes Hold
Come back to campus for Reunion & Homecoming, Oct. 15-17
MORE THAN 2,500 ALUMNI, FAMILIES, AND friends came to campus last fall to take part in an exciting new tradition—Reunion & Homecoming. This fall, Oct. 15-17 is your chance to be part of this growing Rensselaer tradition. All alumni, their families, and guests are invited to come back to Rensselaer to enjoy a campus alive with students and faculty, athletic events, and a wide range of programs both fun and educational. Weekend highlights include President Jackson’s State of the Institute address, a “Back-toClass” program that allows alumni to sit in on an actual class, a special performance by the a cappella group VOX Audio at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Greek events, a football game and men’s and women’s hockey games, five-year Reunion celebrations for classes ending in 0 and 5, and so much more. Beginning this year, registration for Reunion & Homecoming will be available online only. No paper forms will be mailed. Please be sure to update your e-mail address with Rensselaer so you don’t miss out! Go to www.alumni.rpi.edu/
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gogreen to update your contact information. Though everyone is invited to Reunion & Homecoming, the following groups and events will be marking special anniversaries and milestones: 175th anniversary of Civil Engineering; 20th anniversary of the Rensselaer Union Pub; 50 Year Club; Alpha Gamma Delta; baseball alumni; Delta Tau Delta; football alumni; graduate alumni; Lambda Chi Alpha; minority alumni; Phalanx; Phi Iota Alpha; Phi Kappa Theta; Phi Mu Delta; Phi Sigma Sigma; Pi Kappa Alpha 75th anniversary; Reunion classes ending in 0 or 5; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sigma Chi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Theta Xi; women’s soccer alumnae; and young alumni. This is only a preliminary listing—more groups are expected to be added as the weekend approaches. To have your group included, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about any of the special interest, affinity, Greek, Class Reunion, or athletic team programs, visit the website at www.alumni.rpi.edu/reunion or contact email@example.com.
SustainAffinity is a new group for alumni and current students with an interest in a green environment and a sustainable future. The group’s goals are to communicate among alumni about sustainability at Rensselaer and beyond; connect alumni and students with environmental careers; keep alumni informed about environmental groups on campus and in the regions; raise money for a fund for sustainable student organizations; and help make alumni campus events greener. Programs are held on campus and in conjunction with regional chapters. For more information, contact Geoff Seber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-2324.
ALUMNI CHAPTERS HELPING THEIR COMMUNITIES
Alumni chapters across the country are pitching in to help out in their communities. Events such as D.C./Baltimore’s annual D.C. Cares Servathon and New Jersey’s participation in the Lymphomathon give alumni an opportunity to make a difference where they live, while meeting other area alumni and having fun at the same time. Do you know of a volunteer activity for your local chapter? Contact your local chapter leadership (visit alumni.rpi.edu for information) or write to email@example.com and let us know about it!
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE PROGRAM
Liberty Mutual now offers an auto, home, condo, and renters insurance program for Rensselaer alumni. Visit the Web site at www.alumni.rpi.edu/service.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Summer 2010
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Creating a Lasting Impression
Preserving Our Past
One Last Thing
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Summer 2010