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Goucher Vagabonds

The 2013 Goucher Vagabonds team just wrapped up their two-week trek along the east coast between Northern Virginia and Maine. Along the way they met with incoming first-year students at send-off parties, interviewed alumnae/i about life post-Goucher, and made stops at several alumnae/i regional events. Read posts from this year’s journey right here and check out more photos and video on the Vagabonds facebook page at www.facebook.com/gouchervagabonds.

vag·a·bond noun
[vag-uh-bond] a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad. vagabond. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vagabond.

Gouch·er vag·a·bond noun
A person, always a Goucher student, who wanders from place to place for two weeks each summer to bring the current Goucher experience to members of our school’s off-campus community while collecting stories of the post-grad experience and tales of Goucher’s history.
A Goucher Vagabond is never ‘settled.’ While on the road, he or she is constantly searching, learning, exploring; having an adventure of excitement and inquiry.

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Dance-a-thon: Dancing through the Decades

sophia kurek3Sophia Louise Kurek, Goucher dance alum from the Class of 2013, loved life and all the adventures it had to offer. After news of her untimely death hit the Goucher community in June of 2014, friends on campus soon began thinking of ways honor her memory, her passion, and talent. So this fall, Goucher’s Dance Department and a group of motivated alums: Kate Clarke ’12, Angelica Daniele ’09 ’12, Victoria Peters ’12, Amanda Pugh ’08 ’14, and Ashley Turenchalk ’10; will put on the first annual Sophia Kurek ’13 Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 4-10 p.m. This event, which will raise money for dance scholarships, is the perfect way to celebrate Sophia and her love of the community that dance creates, all for a good cause.

sophie kurek 13The theme of the Dance-a-thon is “Dancing through the Decades!” Participants are encouraged to don a creative costume from the dance era of their choice. Anyone can register as a team of 5+ ($50) or as an individual ($10). In addition to team prizes, there will be a prize for the best outfit, mini dance classes throughout the afternoon, raffles, food, dance-offs, and a special performance by alums Mckenzie Shanahan ’08, Ellen Bast ’14, Lynn Price ’09, Megan Lynn ’11, and Georgia Speier ’11!

All proceeds will go to the Sophia L. Kurek Memorial Fund, recognizing students who embody strong academic standards, artistic talents, and personal qualities of grace, passion and diligence exemplified by Sophia.

For more information, and to get registered go to http://sophiakurekdanceathon.webs.com.

1st Annual Sophia Kurek ’13 Dance-a-thon
Saturday October 3, 2015 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Lillian Welsh Gymnasium, Decker Sports and Recreation Center
Goucher College

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Fall 2015 Events for Alumnae/i

A new season and semester at Goucher brings plentiful opportunities to get involved with your alma mater. Here we’ve highlighted upcoming Goucher events to bring you back to campus and several occasions to meet the Goucher family on the road in cities around the country.

September 9      “Gophers in the City” Happy Hour*
5:30-7:30 p.m.   Towson Tavern, 516 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204
Say goodbye to summer with fellow Goucher graduates at this year’s final alumnae/i happy hour in our “Gophers in the City” regional event series. Tell your friends and RSVP to alumni@goucher.edu. Share this event on facebook

sophie kurek 13October 3            1st Annual Sophia Kurek ’13 Dance-A-Thon
4-10 p.m.             Lillian Welsh Gymnasium, Decker Sports Recreation Center
Join Goucher for a fun night of dancing for a great cause at the 1st Annual Sophia Kurek Dance-A-Thon in memory of alumna Sophia L. Kurek ’13. The theme is “Dancing through the Decades” and in addition to the competition, there will be raffles, team prizes, food, dance-offs, and a special alum performance! You can register as a team of 5+ ($50) or as an individual ($10). All proceeds will go to the Sophia L. Kurek ’13 Memorial Scholarship Fund to build opportunities for rising juniors pursuing dance degrees. For more information and a schedule of the evening’s activities, visit http://sophiakurekdanceathon.webs.com.

October 9-11      Goucher Family Weekend: Events for Alumnae/i

October 10, 2015              Goucher Legacy Reception
4-5 p.m.                               Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room
Goucher will host its annual reception honoring legacy families on Saturday afternoon of Family Weekend. Let us know if Goucher is part of your family tradition by contact the office of Alumnae/i Affairs at 410-337-6180.                     

RenieRun2014-008October 11, 2015              23rd Annual Renie Amoss Memorial 5K Run & 2.5K Walk
9 a.m.                                  Decker Sports and Recreation Center
Tie your tennis shoes and join Goucher student athletes, families, and alums for this year’s “Renie Run,” held in memory of alumna Corene “Renie” Amoss, a three-sport Goucher Academic All-American who died in 1993 shortly after graduating from Goucher.  All proceeds go to The Renie Amoss Fund, which grants several monetary awards each year to eligible Goucher students. http://renierun.com

October 16           Wilmington, DE Goucher Presidential Reception*
6-8 p.m.                The Home of Jeff Roth and Carol Hirschfeld Roth ’70
Goucher community members in the Wilmington, Delaware region are invited to a special reception and conversation with Goucher President José Antonio Bowen on Friday, October 16. For complete address details and to RSVP, please call 410-337-6159 or email alumni@goucher.edu by Monday, October 12.

October 17          “Emma in America” Opening Reception
3-5 p.m.               Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, 4th Floor and Hyman Forum
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Emma, Friends of the Goucher College Library will be unveiling the exhibition, “Emma in America: Jane Austen’s Novel through Two Centuries.” Join us for the exhibit opening reception, to begin with a brief introduction by Austen scholar Juliette Wells, and a dance performance by Choregraphie Antique. This event is free and hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets are required and will be available at http://www.goucher.edu/tickets.

October 22          Denver, CO Goucher Presidential Reception*
Members of the Goucher Denver community are invited to meet with President José Antonio Bowen at the Clyfford Still Museum to learn about new and exciting developments at the college. Following the evening’s program, guests may enjoy a private tour of the museum led by venue hosts Curt R. Freed and Nancy Fernald Freed ’70. To RSVP, please call 410-337-6159 or email alumni@goucher.edu by Friday, October 16.

nyc compressedDecember 3       New York, NY Goucher Presidential Reception*
Don’t miss the largest regional Goucher event of the year, our annual New York reception at the exclusive Colony Club in Manhattan. Please save the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

* = Alumnae/i Regional Event

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