Come Celebrate Pomona’s 125th
Pomona College’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated in 2012-13. The main event, scheduled for Founders Day, Sunday, Oct. 14, will be a grand, campus-wide, open house centered on Marston Quadrangle.
In keeping with the anniversary’s theme of community, we are reaching out not only to the immediate Pomona family—faculty, staff, trustees, students, alumni, parents—but beyond, to The Claremont Colleges, the cities of Pomona and Claremont, and particularly to school children and their families, many of whom are working with Pomona students through the Draper Center for Community Partnerships and its outreach programs.
Founders Day will offer a festive mix of events, including music and dance performances, special exhibitions, a behind-the-scenes campus tour and activities for children. We’ll also have refreshments and birthday cake for all our guests. Anniversary observances will extend throughout the year with special events and programs now in the planning stages. The virtual center of this effort will launch in the fall on the College’s web, including an innovative timeline that will both update our history and invite ongoing participation from all members of the community, thus creating a vibrant record of life at Pomona in our 125th year.
Please save Oct. 14 on your calendars now, and look for more information in coming months at www.pomona.edu/125.
Sicily: Heart of the Mediterranean With History Professor Ken Wolf
May 14—26, 2013
Sicily’s position at the very heart of the Mediterranean has ensured that it would always serve as one of the world’s greatest crossroads. For centuries the island has been subject to a succession of foreign powers: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Goths, Tunisians, Byzantines, Normans, Aragonese and British. Join Professor Wolf and Peter Watson for this walking tour through history. Price not set at press time.
Galapagos Island Cruise With Professor of Biology and Associate Dean Jonathan Wright
August 3—12, 2013
Join Jonathan Wright on his third trip to the Galapagos Islands aboard the 48-passenger Lindblad Expeditions Islander. The animals here have no fear of humans, so you can get close to the birds, sea lions and iguanas—as well as snorkel with penguins and sea turtles. Prices start at $6,260, not including airfare. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-621-8110 to request a brochure.