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Throughout the 2007-2008 academic year Haverford will be celebrating “Alumni Year in the Arts” (AYA). Each month from September to May, notable alumni will come to campus to discuss their achievements in one of nine areas: arts and urban renewal, writing, Hollywood, visual culture, filmmaking, music, theater, journalism, and visual art/photography. The goals of AYA are to foster mentoring relationships among students and alumni, and allow Fords opportunities to give back to the College by sharing their experiences and skills with the entire community.


All Haverford students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome to all events.


Schedule of Events:

(Additional presenters continue to be added)


Urban Renewal Through the Arts

September 28, 2007, 7-9 p.m., Chase Auditorium

Jane Golden, Director, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Oscar Goodman ’61, Mayor of Las Vegas


Haverford and the Power of the Pen

October 27, 2007, 2-4 p.m., room Chase Auditorium

David Behrman ’77, publisher

Ron Christie ’91, author (Black in the White House)

Marcy Dermansky ’91, novelist (Twins)

Alison Grambs ’92, Friars’ Club writer and humorist (The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Even)

Richard Lingeman ’53, author/editor (The Nation)


Haverford in Hollywood

Panel Discussion: November 9, 2007, 7-9 p.m., Stokes Auditorium

Student Workshops: November 10, 2007, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., various classrooms

Diane Davison ’86, entertainment lawyer

Roger Director ’71, writer (“Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting”)

Chris Goutman ’73, producer (“As the World Turns”)

Mark Hudis ’90, writer/producer (“That 70s Show”)

Jeff Silberman ’78, entertainment lawyer

Jon Wax ’94, drama development


Defining Visual Culture

December 7, 2007, 7-9 p.m., Chase Auditorium

Katherine Degn ’86, art dealer

Samuel Freeman ’97, gallery owner and operator

Henry Richardson ’83, sculptor

Hunter Tura ’94, architect


Behind the Scenes—a Filmmaking Workshop and Student Film Festival

Workshops: January 26, 2008, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Language Learning Center

Film Festival: January 26, 2008, 7-11 p.m., Stokes Auditorium

Diane Davison ’86, entertainment law

Ben Hickernell ’00, writer/director/producer (Cellar)

Andrew Millstein ’84, producer (Disney animation)


Music Fest

The Music of Dawn performances during brunch (works TBA): February 23, 2008, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Founders Great Hall

Student Music Masters Workshops: February 23, 2008, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m., practice rooms in Marshall and classrooms in Union

Guest Artists Series: Bard String Quartet featuring Jonathan Blumenfeld ’78 (oboe), Robert Martin ’61 (cellist), Christopher Gibbs ’80 (Schubert Scholar who will discuss the music): February 24, 2008, 3 p.m., Marshall Auditorium


From Laptop to Broadway—The Making of a Theatrical Production

March 28, 2008, 7-10 p.m., Stokes Auditorium

David Crommett ’76, actor (Life is a Dream, Deathtrap)

Rich Espey ’87, playwright (Hope’s Arbor)

Eric Falkenstein ’91, producer/director (Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, Coram Boy)

Colette Freedman ’90, playwright/actor (“That 70s Show,” First to the Egg)

Lane Savadove ’89, director, EgoPo theater company

Thomas Sellars ’91, theater critic (Yale Repertory Theater Magazine, The Village Voice)


Journalism Panel—The Modern Age of Media

April—date, time, room TBD

Annemarie Baldonado ’94, Weekend Producer, “Fresh Air with Terry Gross”

Christopher Crommett ’81, Senior Vice President of CNN en Español

Christopher Mills ’82, former Deputy Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now Director of Haverford College Communications

Dennis Stern ’69, Deputy General Manager, The New York Times

Alumni Photo Exhibit

May-September 2008, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

For more information, contact Jody Romano.

The intersection of College Lane and Coursey Road in front of the Cricket Pitch.

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