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The SIGnboard: Spring Events

May-June 2015

Many Shared Interest Groups (alumni.harvard.edu/haa/clubs-sigs/sigs-directory) host get-togethers during Commencement and Reunion week. Some early listings appear below; updates will be posted here and at alumni.harvard.edu/events/haa-shared-interest-group-2015-reunion-events.

First Generation Harvard Alumni

First Generation Harvard Alumni hosts a casual get-together to meet and network with other first-gen alums on Saturday, May 30 (3-5P.M.) in the Mather House Senior Common Room (registration is not required). Please join us for this event! For more information, click here or e-mail jmunster@seas.harvard.edu.

Harvard Alumni for Agriculture

We welcome members and all alumni attending this year’s reunion who are interested in the agriculture, food, and bioproducts sectors to stop by for conversation and coffee on Saturday, May 30, in Sever Hall (3-5 p.m.). For more information, visit www.Harvardagriculture.org or contact Andrew Buks at andrew.buks@gmail.com.

Harvard Alumni for Global Development

HAGD seeks to advance global development by connecting the Harvard alumni community through a collaborative and global network. Join us for a special Face-to-Face Networking Event on Commencement day, May 28 (time and location TBD). Registration is not required; for more information, e-mail harvardalumniglobaldevelopment@gmail.com with subject line “commencement.”

Harvard Architectural and Urban Society Alumni

On Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., join HAUSA on an exclusive one-hour tour of Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center, led by architect Greg Haley, M.A.U.D. ’98, of Grimshaw Architects, the lead designers for this new transit hub. For details, visit www.haus-a.org or e-mail Gregory.Haley@grimshaw-architects.com.

Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus

HGSC welcomes all members, especially new LGBTQ graduates from all Harvard schools, along with reunioners, families, and friends to our reception on Wednesday, May 27, at John Harvard’s Brew House (6 to 8 p.m.). Thursday, May 28, sees our annual dinner, at Lowell House (reception, 5-7 p.m.; dinner and program, 7-9 p.m.). On Saturday, May 30, LGBTQ reunioners, families, and friends are invited to the classes of 1995 and 2000 Open House in the Quincy House SCR (3 to 5 p.m.) For details, visit www.hgsc.org/events.html or contact Rafael Burgos-Mirabal at rafael@post.harvard.edu.

Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance / Harvard Latin American Alumni & Friends

You’re invited to the annual Latino and Latin American Alumni Reunion Reception on Saturday, May 30 (3-5 p.m.) at Felipe’s Taqueria. RSVP at http://bit.ly/harvardlatinoreunion. For questions, e-mail info@harvardlatinoalumni.org.

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO invites all members of the Harvard community to join us at the Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at The Memorial Church on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. The annual ROTC commissioning ceremony occurs Wednesday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. in Tercentenary Theatre. For details, visit harvardveterans.org or contact harvardveteransorg.@gmail.com.

Harvardwood

On April 30, members of the Boston/On-Campus chapter are invited to help celebrate Arts First Weekend, and the students who make it happen, at a reception at Grafton Street Pub & Grill (5-7 p.m.). All Harvardwood members in town are invited to drop by our annual Reunion Mixer at Charlie’s Kitchen on Friday, May 29 (2-4 p.m.) to meet and mingle. Find details and register at www.harvardwood.org, or contact boston@harvardwood.org.

Holden Alumni

The Harvard Glee Club Foundation, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation, and Radcliffe Choral Society hold their Holden Alumni Reunion Weekend Sing—this year, the Verdi Requiem—on Saturday, May 30, in Paine Hall (3:15-5:15 p.m.). For more information, e-mail Samantha Morrison-Ma at samantha.morrison@post.harvard.edu.

Phillips Brooks House Association Alumni

Come and gather across classes in the spirit of public service at the PBHA-Alumni Reception (2:30-5 p.m.) on Saturday, May 30, in the Parlor Room at the Phillips Brooks House! Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Registration is not required. For more information, e-mail alumnipresident@pbha.org.

Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation

Join the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation on Wednesday, May 27 (4:30-6:30 P.M.), in Paine Hall for our annual alumnae sing, reading through repertoire from across RCS’s diverse eras. We’ll close out the sing (at 6:15 P.M.) with our annual meeting of board members; all alums invited to listen in. For more information, e-mail Kavita Kannan at kkannan@post.harvard.edu.

Signet Society Alumni

Our reunion reception takes place on Saturday, May 30, at the Signet House (3-5 p.m.). For more information, e-mail Patrick O’Donnell at anniversaryfarm12@comcast.net. Signet reunion alumni and associates are also invited to our Commencement reception for graduating seniors and their families on Thursday, May 28 (4-6 p.m.), also at 46 Dunster Street.

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