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May News & Events Update

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Hello fellow dartmouth ’85s!

Here’s our May 2016 Class of ’85 News & Events email blast – a quick monthly update to help keep us connected to each other, to the college, and to Dartmouth Class of 1985 items of interest.

April News & Events Update

Dartmouth Alumni

Monthly News & Events – April 2016

In honor of the month of April, does anyone still have a copy of the fake Daily D from April 1, 1982, (done by the Jack O’Lantern)? It was the issue distributed across Campus that announced that the College had decided to close the fraternities. Let us know!

Our goal with these monthly emails is to help keep us connected to each other, our class and the college.  As we continue to fine tune our format, we welcome your input.  Please let us know what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see included.

Happy Spring!

Lisa and Margaret

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CarniVAIL Recap

This year’s CarniVAIL event was held March 5-6th in Vail, Colorado.  Judy Stein ’85 once again was a part of this fun event. and several ’85s joined her for a weekend of fun.  This year’s theme was to honor the great skiers of the 1980s classes and the legendary National Ski Hall of Fame skier Ralph Miller ’ 55. There were contributions from Tiger Shaw ’85, President of USSA; world ski champion, Lindsay Vonn and Dartmouth daughter, Mikaela Shiffrin; Lisa Densmore-Ballard ‘83, Chairman of the Masters Ski Racing Committee and President of the Outdoor Writers Association; Aldo Radamus (the Executive Director of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Dan Nelson ‘75 (Director of the Dartmouth Outing Club); Trish Michaelsen (Coordinator of the Dartmouth Ski Friends); and over 30 former Dartmouth Olympians, National Champions, All Americans, Ski Team Captains, former ski team coaches and team members.

Check out the many photos taken over the weekend here.

Pictured here: Tom Horton ’85, Sarah Millham ’85, Tiger Shaw ’85, & Judy Stein ’85

Save the date for CarniVAIL 2017 on March 3 – 5, 2017. Plans and surprises are already in the works.

Classmates online…

Check out our very own Dr. Jake Lowenstern ’85, Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, in this Smithsonian Channel special, Yellowstone SuperVolcano.  Thanks to Tom Friedman ’85 for letting us know!

Classmates out in the world…

Anita Charles ’85 is spending this semester in India on a Fulbright-Nehru grant to work at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi. Anita is a faculty member in Education at Bates College. Joining Anita in India are two of her five children, Devki and Malvika. To read more about their adventures visit their blog. Devki and Malvika are also contributing, so the blog site is a good read for older children/teens interested in learning about life and the education system in India.

CALLOUT: Have you done a 180 with your career path?

In our Spring Class of ’85 Newsletter we will be highlighting classmates who have made a career “pivot”.  If your career is now very different from what you started with many years ago, please send us your story – where you are, what made you change and the highs and lows of this new career.

If you are considering a career change of any type, check out these free lunchtime webinar from the Alumni Office:

Strategies for a Successful Career Pivot

Ready to take the next step in your career? Dartmouth Alumni’s “Strategies for a Successful Career Pivot” free lunchtime webinar series will help you put your best foot forward.
Whether you’re looking to switch jobs, move ahead in the one you have, or transition to a whole new field, our experts will help you take stock, identify your strengths, tell your story, and develop the competencies you need to plan your next move.

The series begins on Wednesday, March 23 from noon-1 p.m. (ET) with “Telling Your Career Story: The Art of Narrative.” Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication, will share the techniques he teaches at the Tuck School of Business to prepare you to tell your own story no matter what questions you’re asked or how pressured the situation may be.

Participate in as many webinars as you like, or choose the topics that are most important to you. New episodes on salary negotiation, interview skills, and personal branding will launch in May and June.

SAVE THE DATE – Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service on May 7th

Check here for activities and locations, or create your own day of service in your community.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Dartmouth Events for April 2016 (click on the title for event details)

Gallery Talk with Sharon Washington ’81 and Natalia Wrobel ’11
04/05/2016 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join Abigail Ogilvy Holden ’11, owner of Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, for a conversation with two talented women in the arts, Sharon Washington ’81 and Natalia Wrobel ’11.

Los Angeles, CA: Happy Hour & Mixer with Cornell
04/07/2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Co-mingle with fellow Big Green and Big Red alums for a Happy Hour and mixer in downtown L.A.!

Chicago, IL: Dartmouth on Location
04/08/2016 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join Lindsay Whaley, professor of classics and linguistics at Dartmouth, and explore the blockbuster exhibition The Greeks – at Chicago’s Field Museum.

Springfield, MA: Dartmouth at the Springfield Symphony
04/09/2016 All day event
Join Professor Steve Swayne and the Dartmouth Club of Pioneer Valley for an evening of Beethoven and Brahms at the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Philadelphia, PA: Big Green Baseball Watch Party
04/09/2016 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia invites all Maryland alumni to a watch party at Mac’s Tavern (co-owned by a Dartmouth alum) to cheer on the Big Green baseball.

Washington, DC: Happy Hour, Club Volunteers and Board Meeting
04/11/2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Board of Directors meets monthly in open meetings and welcomes the participation of all Dartmouth individuals. Please join us!

New York, NY: New York Cares Day: Volunteer With Dartmouth Alums
04/16/2016 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
We’re rolling up our sleeves to give New York City a spring greening on Hands On New York Day.

Washington, DC: Washington Walks Tour
04/16/2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Join Washington Walks to visit the historic Rock Creek Cemetery.

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
04/17/2016 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a fabulous night of baseball as we watch our Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants! It’s also Viva Los Dodgers night!

San Francisco, CA: Volunteer Breakfast Serving at GLIDE
04/23/2016 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Make your Spring a giving Spring by joining your fellow alums at this GLIDE breakfast serving event.

Calabasas, CA: Hike in Malibu Creek State Park
04/23/2016 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Please join us for an easy hike in one of LA County’s best parks, and some of the most spectacular volcanic rock formations in Southern California!

Pittsburgh, PA: All Ivy Plus Bike Tour
04/24/2016 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday April 24th BikePGH hosts a 14 mile bike tour of Pittsburgh featuring public art, bike friendly streets and riverfront trails.

Boston, MA: Rex Sox Tickets
04/28/2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Back by popular demand, the DCGB has secured blocks of tickets to watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park.

New York, NY: The Dartmouth Aires and the University Glee Club of New York City
04/29/2016 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group, and one of the nation’s finest college performing ensembles, returns to NYC to join the UGC at our debut in Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Denver, CO: Dartmouth on Location
04/30/2016 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Join fellow alumni at Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science and learn about the cultural impact and history of chocolate, one of the world’s most fascinating (and tempting) treats.

Dartmouth Athletics Schedule – April and May

Cheer on our Dartmouth athletes when they come to your town.

Go Big Green!

Monthly News & Events Update



hello fellow dartmouth ’85s!

 welcome to our second monthly news & events email

— to help keep us connected to each other,

to the college, and to our class.

items of interest coming up soon…

…..march 2016…..

(as always, for more information, check out our class website:  www.dartmouth85.com)

Green Eggs & Dues Challenge – Check out Joe’s video here

Hope you received your class dues notice in the mail in February!  Please join us in supporting our great class of 1985 by paying your dues now.

The math is simple:

$50 class dues + optional $35 contribution towards class projects = $85.

Join our class president, Joe Riley, and take the Green Eggs & Dues challenge!  And go to our Dartmouth Class of 1985 Facebook page to watch Linda Blockus (class projects co-chair) and Jeff Weitzman (class webmaster) take the Green Eggs & Dues challenge, too. 

There are two ways to pay your dues:

— go to our website (www.dartmouth85.com), look under “News & More,” and click “Pay Class Dues”

— or mail your check in the envelope that arrived with your class dues notice and great letter from our class president.


85th Day of the Year Celebration

Friday, March 25th:  here we come!!!!

Happy March!  Well, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring and it sure seems to be real here in Georgia.  Hope that it’s happening in your part of the world too!

Well, March is a special month for the ’85 family.  Not only do we get to celebrate a holiday filled with Green (St. Patrick’s Day) and March Madness (and yes, the first day of spring), but it’s the month when we ’85’s celebrate a really important and exciting day of the year-you guessed it-the 85th day of the year-yahoooo!!!!!  With Leap Year in the mix, we celebrate this major milestone on Friday, March 25th (counted and double-counted-and hopeful that I got it right:-)  So it’s time for another virtual mini-reunion for the Class. 

Get out your “ancient” Dartmouth-wear and take a picture wearing it (or stick it on your child/pet/friend and take some pics:-).  If you can, gather a bunch of Dartmouth ’85 buddies and watch some March Madness (or not) and take a picture of the gang.  Post these awesome pics to our class Facebook page (Dartmouth Class of 1985) (thank you Jeff Weitzman, our fearless webmaster, for making this page a reality). Get out those photo-albums and post some throw-back pictures from our “glory days” on the site too. 

Any and all of these things will be great BUT PLEASE DO AT LEAST ONE OF THEM on or around Friday, March 25th.  Let’s make it festive folks.  Todd and I feel so darn grateful to be part of this great class of ’85-truly an honor and a privilege.  So let’s show some spirit and make Friday, March 25th “our” day.  

With gratitude-Valerie (Hartman) and Todd (Cranford) (mini-reunion chairs)

PS:  And in the spirit of some good, fun competition, let’s see who can post the most pics for our 85th Day of the Year Celebration-there will be a special shout out for the winner (and maybe something more:-)


’85s on the slopes in California


Saturday, February 27, 2016 – Top of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

back row:  George Eldridge, ND, ND, John Palmer, Ted Meisel, ND

middle row:  Mark Engel, Andy Ford, Chris Mendelson, Joe Niehaus

front row:  Billy Budd

(*ND = non-Dartmouth friends)


Dartmouth Events for March 2016

For more information about these and more events, and to rsvp, go to http://calendar.dartmouthgro.org/cal/event_search.php


March 8th — “Distinctly Dartmouth:  A Commitment to Discovery & Action”, with Provost Carolyn Dever

Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Laura Gilloux [email protected]



March 10thSuperbosses with Sydney Finkelstein

Where: 555 California St, auditorium on concourse level

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Rachel Wilson [email protected]



March 16th — Off the Green in Boston:  Dartmouth and Medicine

Opportunity to connect with fellow alums, parents and students working across specialties in medicine.

Where: Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur (in the Longwood area of Boston)

When: 6:30-8:30pm

Contact: Courtney Pike [email protected]



March 16th — Celtics vs The Thunder

Where: TD Garden

When: 7-10pm

Contact: Chip Conner ’85 T’87 [email protected]



March 19th — Volunteer with the Greater Boston Food Bank

Where: 70 South Bay Ave

When: 1-3pm

Contact: Bill Ragan D’82 P’16 [email protected]



March 21st —  Superbosses with Sydney Finkelstein

Where: Hogan Lovells, 555 13th St, NW

When: 6-8:30pm

Contact: Dartmouth Club of Washington DC [email protected]



March 29th — “Distinctly Dartmouth:  A Commitment to Discovery & Action”, with Provost Carolyn Dever

Where: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, 433 Chestnut Street

When: 6-8pm

Contact: Annie Walker [email protected] (603) 646-2224



April 8th — Dartmouth on Location:  The Greeks

Join Lindsay Whaley, Dartmouth professor of Classics and Linguistics, and explore the blockbuster exhibition The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great)

Where: The Field Museum, 1400 Lake Shore Drive

When: 6-10pm

RSVP: http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/learnandtravel/onlocation/TheGreeks


Save the Date:

Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service – Saturday, May 7, 2017

Plan your own project for your area and invite fellow alum and friends or check out Dartmouth’s list available later this month.  We’ll keep you posted on when the list is ready.


News you’d like us to feature?

— let us know!

Joe Riley ’85

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Margaret Warram Marder ’85

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Lisa Sweeney Herrington ’85


What’s Happening: Our New Monthly News Feature

Here it is, the first of our monthly updates! The monthly updates feature news and events from the College, class, and alumni organizations. Be sure to watch for them in your email, or catch them on our website or Facebook page.

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