Rice Centennial 2012
The Rice Centennial is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Rice students and the general community to engage in the history of our university and the plans for it's future. Please block your calendar for university events to celebrate from October 10-14, 2012.
Student Centered Centennial Events
Wednesday, October 10th
- Centennial Lecture Series
(3:00-4:30 pm, Wed. 10/10, Tudor Fieldhouse)
Four Short Talks
(8:00-10:00 am, Wed. 10/10, Tudor Fieldhouse)
All four Centennial Lecture Series speakers give short talks in one intellectual evening.
- Comedy in the Grand Hall
(10:00 pm., Wed. 10/10, Grand Hall, RMC)
A comedic performance brought to you by RPC
Thursday, October 11th
- Centennial Lecture Series
(10:00-11:30 am, Thurs. 10/11, Tudor Fieldhouse)
(1:00-2:30 pm, Thurs. 10/11, Tudor Fieldhouse)
(3:00-4:30 pm, Thurs. 10/11, Tudor Fieldhouse)
- Student Vision for the Second Century Town Hall*
(4:30-5:30 pm, Thurs. 10/11, Grand Hall, RMC)
Students present their vision for Rice’s Second Century.
- Real World Roundup: Round-table discussions with Rice Owls, Past and Present
(6:00-8:00 pm, Th. 10/11, Doré Commons, Baker Hall)
With topics ranging from various important industry questions, current opportunities at Rice, and adjusting to life after Rice,
this event will allow alumni and students to network in an informal setting.
- Mr. Rice
(8:30 pm, Thurs. 10/11, Grand Hall, RMC)
Cheer on your college’s best and support a good cause in a night filled with talent, charm, and humor. Dessert bar to follow.
- Homecoming Pub Night
(10:00 pm, Thurs. 10/11, Willy’s Pub, RMC)
Join Rice alumni at Willy’s Pub for a chance to reconnect and grab a drink with old friends.
Friday, October 12th
- Academic Procession & Keynote Address
(9:00-11:00 am, Fri. 10/12, Academic Quad)
The academic procession and President Leebron’s keynote address hark back to the Formal Opening of the Rice Institute
- Centennial Picnic
(11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Fri. 10/12, Central Quad)
A birthday picnic with food trucks, live DJ and photobooth
- Student Research Poster Session
(1:00 – 4:30 pm, Fri. 10/12, Grand Hall and Sewall Hall)
A showcase of undergraduate and graduate student work with large prizes to be won.
- Presidential Panel
(2:00-4:00 pm, Fri. 10/12, Shell Auditorium)
Rice University President David W. Leebron will be joined by an international panel of visiting university presidents to discuss
the future of higher education in a global world.
- Three Decades of Rice University Executive Leadership
(4:30-5:30 pm, Fri. 10/12, Autry Court, Tudor Fieldhouse)
Former Rice presidents and board chairs discuss leadership at Rice through the decades.
(10:00 pm-2:00 am, Fri. 10/12, Centennial Tent, Founder’s Court)
This year's semi-formal homecoming dance, Esperanza 2012 - Night of the Century, will be held in Rice's Centennial Tent at
Founder's Court. With a live DJ, delicious food, and a downtown club ambience, the Centennial Esperanza will be an event
you (and your date) will not want to miss!
Saturday, October 13th
- Homecoming Tailgate & Game
(Tailgate at 11:00 am; Game at 2:30 pm, Sat. 10/13, Rice Stadium)
Cheer on the Rice Owls! Come early for a Centennial-sized tailgate with food, drinks and festival activities. Join your college
for College Row fun!
- College Open Houses
(5:30-7:30 pm, Sat. 10/13, Academic Colleges)
Colleges invite alumni back and celebrate the Centennial in their own style.
(Performances at 8:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on the Academic Quadrangle)
A sound and light show under the stars on the Academic Quadrangle
(11pm-2am Anderson Hall Free with your Rice Student ID, students are allowed One Guest.)
The Architecture Society's annual media party: a multi-sensory rave complete with visuals, sound and dance within the walls of Anderson Hall.
Centennial Student Involvement Committee
The Centennial Student Involvement
Committee (CSIC) serves to facilitate student leadership in the
centennial planning process and promotion of centennial events within
the student body. Each college, student class, and the GSA are
represented. CSIC has worked to assist with the marketing of the Habitat Centennial House, create college exhibit programs, to
create and maintain the Centennial Story Project, work to keep students
informed and excited about centennial events, volunteer on general
centennial planning committees, and make sure students have a fun time
during the Centennial Celebration. Members of CSIC include:
- Clinton Willbanks- Jones College (Chairman)
- Adrian Yao- Baker College
- Nina Bhatia- Will Rice College
- Jarvis Sam- Hanszen College
- Adriana Bolivar- Wiess College
- Joscelyn Mejias- Brown College
- Allison Shields- Brown College
- Kanna Deustch- Lovett College
- Allison Hu- Sid Richardson College
- Ginny Johnson- Martel College
- Greta Skudra- McMutry College
- Chelsea Zeller- McMutry College
- Neela Thangda- Duncan College
- Lindsay MIller- Class of 2013 Representative
- Stephanie Tzouanas- Class of 2014 Representative
- Anna Salkin- GSA President/Centennial Representative
Student Vision for the Second Century Committee
Modeled on Rice’s official Vision for the Second Century, which can be viewed, here, the Student Vision for the Second Century (SV2C) hopes to tap into the values and motivations of Rice students as they relate to the broader Rice community and offerings. Through surveys, focus groups, and creative projects that allow students to represent their vision for Rice, the SV2C committee hopes to present student goals in areas such as campus life, facilities, professional development, and many many more. This vision will be presented at the Centennial Celebration in October and a full report will be given to the Board of Trustees in December. As a result, participation in this endeavor gives students a unique opportunity to highlight both what they think makes Rice unique and what they think Rice should be striving to offer in the future.
Stay tuned! Focus groups, surveys, and vision casting opportunities coming soon!
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Centennial Story Project
the Summer of 2011, Rice University and the Centennial Team has been
creating a video history of the University as seen through the eyes of
those that lived here. Alumni from the 1950s to the 2000s have been
telling their story about there time at Rice while currents students
have been interviewed about things like Beer Bike or Willy Week. Also
look for photos of the Owl Sign being flashed around the globe! You can
upload your own videos and photos about why you love Rice. Check out the
Centennial Story Project
to find out how Rice became the university it
of what makes Rice unique is the college system. In recognition of this
during the Centennial year, each college has created an exhibit that
typifies student life there. Be sure to check out every college's
exhibit and learn a little about how your college culture developed. You
might find out about the history of your college's illustrious career
during Beer Bike or the origins of traditions. These exhibits will open
for display during the Centennial Celebration.