Hope you’ll be joining us next week at the Annual All-Semester Reunion in Washington, DC on January 8th! The final schedule with details is below. Don’t forget to let us know you’re coming; email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7am: Morning Exercise
Join Maxey for morning exercise around DC’s monuments. We’ll be meeting at the Smithsonian metro stop on the Mall side (12th St. and Jefferson Dr. SW).
11am: Bagels, Coffee, and Speaker
A lead researcher for Lockheed Martin’s aquaculture program will be speaking on the company’s work in applying technologies used by the Department of Defense to new food production techniques that can help feed people around the world. The event will take place in George Washington University’s City View Room at 1957 E Street NW.
Take a tour of the Spy Museum, which features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.
6pm: Happy Hour for 21+ Alumni
Alumni 21+ are invited to join us for a happy hour at Hook Restaurant. For younger alumni, we encourage you to work with your classmates to plan individual events and will be happy to recommend restaurants and other activities. Email email@example.com if you need help planning your event.
Travel between events can be made via metro or cab. Looking for accomodations? We’re recommending these DC area hotels:
With four more days left of CONCHtribution, we are thrilled with the participation of our alumni so far. We can’t wait to release the final numbers on January 1st!
Congratulations to Spring 2007, who recently reached 75%, meaning they get an extra $5,000 toward their total CONCHtribution. Many classes are right on their tail, and several are SO close to hitting 60% and winning FREE ISLAND SCHOOL ALUMNI T-SHIRTS!
There is still time to give, so don’t forget to click here to make a CONCHtribution. Every penny counts! Click “read more” to see where you class stands today! Continue reading →
Dan Rather along with a film crew and a team of producers visited Cape Eleuthera last week to film a piece about lionfish. The piece is for his show on HDNet, Dan Rather Reports. He visited the Cape to see first-hand both the extent of and learn the effects of the lionfish invasion and what is being done in response. Rather’s visit coincided with researchers Lad Akins and Stephanie Green’s being on campus to conduct their ongoing lionfish research at the Cape Eleuthera Institute.
The film crew spent an entire day on boats visiting reefs and filming with Akins and Green, as well as with CEI’s own lionfish researchers Annabelle Oronti and Skylar Miller. The piece, which will air in the next couple of weeks on HDNet, will feature interviews and footage from in the field. Last month, the New York Times featured a piece on the lionfish invasion in Atlantic and Caribbean waters, and Rather’s visit to report on them underscores the importance of the issue and the work being done at CEI to understand and deal with the problem.
Congratulations to the Spring 2007 class, which recently hit the 60% participation mark for CONCHtribution. In meeting that milestone, the donors from the S07 class will all receive FREE Island School alumni t-shirts. The 60% participation level also makes Spring 07 the first class to receive a $1,000 boost toward their total CONCHtribution from the Head Family Giving Challenge. With almost 64% participation, Spring 07 is well on its way to hitting the second importance milestone of 75% participation, at which a class receives an extra $5,000 boost.
There are 11 days left in CONCHtribution, which means there is still plenty of time to make your gift. The easiest way to give is online here. Check out the participation levels below and see where you class stands! Continue reading →
With three weeks left in CONCHtribution, the competition continues to escalate. Class participations are climbing higher, and many classes are within reach of the 60% participation mark. Don’t forget that donors from classes who reach that mark will not only receive a FREE Island School alumni t-shirt, but will also get a $1,000 bonus from the Head Giving Challenge. And those ambitious classes that reach 75% participation levels, will receive $5,000 toward their final CONCHtribution!
There is still plenty of time to give online, and don’t forget that a donation of any amount gets your class one step closer to a plaque on the golden conch!