New Orleans Area:
Under the Oaks
Friday, May 13, 2pm
Dixon Hall, Uptown Campus
Under the Oaks is a ceremony hosted each year by the Newcomb College Institute during Commencement week. At Under the Oaks, we honor graduating women, including award recipients, Newcomb Scholars, Mortar Board members, Newcomb grant recipients, Newcomb Alumnae Association award recipients, outstanding faculty, and the Newcomb College Class of 1966. Many cherished traditions from the Newcomb College commencement ceremonies are celebrated at Under the Oaks, including the Daisy Chain, presentation of a second diploma to each member of the Newcomb College Fifty Year Class, wearing of the brown robes, distribution of class pins and mortar board decals, and singing of the Newcomb College Alma Mater.
The spring book club selection is On Beauty by Zadie Smith, the 2016 Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence. Zadie Smith is the winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction and is the celebrated author of White Teeth. On Beauty is the comedic story of an interracial family whose misadventures in the cultures wars serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.
Arlington, Virginia - Tuesday, March 29, 7pm
Home of Katye Magee (PHTM ’14)
Bring your favorite dish to this potluck dinner. Please respond by March 25 to Katye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-319-5811.
Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh, North Carolina - Tuesday, March 29, 7pm
Home of Fiona Immonen Susie (NC '95)
Bring your favorite dish to this potluck dinner. Please respond to Fiona by March 25 at email@example.com.
Dallas, Texas - Thursday, March 31, 7:30pm
Home of Laurie Finger Berger (NC ’88)
Co-hosted with Dana Zale Gerard (NC ’85)
Light dinner will be provided. Please respond by March 28 to Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share dietary restrictions upon response.
New York City, New York - Thursday, April 7, 7:30pm
Co-hosted by Amy Ruderman (NC ’93) and Marissa Elgrissy (NC ’07)
Refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 3 to Amy at email@example.com.
Sacramento, California - Friday, April 8, 6pm
Home of Lesley Walker (NC ’02)
Light refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 5 to Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.541.8640
Houston, Texas - Thursday, April 21, 7pm
Home of Sara Saber (NC '00)
Light refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 18 to Sara at email@example.com.
St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida - Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm
Home of Ann Gurley Rogers (NC '67)
Dinner will be provided. Please respond by April 18 to Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulder/Denver, Colorado - Saturday, April 24, 2pm
Home of Julie Leonard (NC ’80)
Light refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 20 to Julie at email@example.com.
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Thursday April 28, 6pm
Home of Martha Cordell (L '85)
Light refreshments will be provided. Please respond to Martha by April 24 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.740.4692.
Camarillo/Los Angeles, California - Saturday, April 30, 6pm
Home of Michelle Macmanus Runnels (NC ’89)
Co-hosted by Amanda Leiker Fagan (NC ’01)
Light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 27 to Michelle at email@example.com.
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, May 7, 2:30pm
Home of Maren Jaffee (NC '04)
Co-hosted by Gaargi Desai (NC '04), Anne Diemer (NC '04), Nelle Sacknoff (NC '04), and Meredith Alexander (NC '04)
Please respond by May 4 to Anne Diemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.983.5034.
Chicago, Illinois - Thursday May 19, 6pm
Home of Priscilla Mims (NC '74)
Dinner will be provided. Please respond by May 16 to Pris at email@example.com or call 312.861.0166.
St. Paul, Minnesota - Saturday May 21, 2pm
Co-hosted by Davita Petty (PHTM '11, PHTM '12) and Clark Biegler (PHTM '10)
Urban Growler Brewing Company
Please respond by May 17 to Davita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Tuesday, May 24, 6:30pm
Home of Joanna Clarkson (B ’91)
Please respond by May 21 to Joanna at email@example.com. Light refreshments will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring a dish.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org