Homecoming 2019 Events | Weatherhead

Homecoming 2019 Events

Join us for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend!
October 10 - 13, 2019

The Weatherhead School of Management invites all alumni back to campus for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, October 10-13! This weekend pays tribute to your experience and time on campus, and is a great opportunity to catch up with classmates and friends you may not have seen since graduation. This weekend isn't just for reunion classes—all alumni are welcome to come back to celebrate the school, our alumni community and to recognize the Weatherhead School's 2019 Alumni Award honorees. We hope that you will accept our invitation to join us for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, and that you will spread the word to your classmates and friends!

A jam-packed weekend of University events, ranging from learning opportunities and lectures to social gatherings and celebrations, is open to all alumni; the more, the merrier! You may be interested in attending the key Weatherhead events listed below. Make your hotel and travel accommodations with the travel tools found here. We hope to see you in October!

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Date:
Thursday, October 10
Time:
7 – 9 p.m.
Place:
Toby's Plaza, 11471 Euclid Avenue (Corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue)
Cost:
Free

Join the campus community for an amazing and lively kick off to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! This complimentary street festival highlights the innovative talents of our alumni and students, while boasting delicious and fresh local foods, unique entertainment and visual performances, and engaging games for your whole group. It is a remarkable way to get the weekend festivities started.

Wearing your creative blue attire suggested!

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
9 – 10 a.m.
Place:
Peter B. Lewis Building, Glass Lounge
Cost:
Free

Join the Weatherhead School of Management Deans for a morning coffee and pastry. Start your morning of right and learn about what it means to be part of Weatherhead as they celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss what the future holds.

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Room 201
Cost:
Free

Blockchains are rapidly disrupting business models across all industries. What infrastructure is needed for companies to implement a blockchain based system? What are the benefits of implementing such solutions? How should companies manage the new risks that arise in blockchains? Join Professor Anurag Gupta and industry leaders in a discussion on blockchains and their role as a game-changer in financial services, supply chains, and other sectors.

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place:
Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road (on campus)
Cost:
TBD

In between our Weatherhead and campus programming, enjoy a phenomenal lunch and join the entire Case Western Reserve University community for one of the most memorable gatherings on campus at the beautiful Tinkam Veale University Center. President Barbara R. Snyder will share the state of the university including innovative research news and alumni updates. The recipients of the 2019 Alumni Association Awards will be recognized during the lunch presentation.

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Place:
Peter B. Lewis Building

Join Ellen (Brooks) Van Oosten, MBA ’94, PhD, ’13 as she discusses key takeaways from her coauthored book “Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth”. This newly released book (September 2019) focuses on an effective approach to sustained learning and positive change: what the authors call “coaching with compassion”. This approach has been proven effective in multiple settings by formal and informal coaches, managers, medical and wellness professionals, and even parents.

A copy of Helping People Change will be available at the bookstore during Homecoming weekend.

About the Presenter:

Van Oosten earned her MBA and PhD from the Weatherhead School of Management and is celebrating her 25th MBA reunion this reunion weekend! She is an associate professor of Organization Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is also a Master Executive Coach and Director of the Coaching Research Lab which she co-founded with Richard Boyatzis and Melvin Smith in 2014; both of which are the coauthors of Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth.

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Place:
Peter B. Lewis Building

Enterprise Hall was home to the Weatherhead School of Management for many alumni. Today it is the Peter B. Lewis Building designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Learn the backstory on how the design process influenced management education as well as other fun facts and interesting anecdotes from Fred Collopy, PhD.

Date:
Friday, October 11
Time:
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Place:
Dively Pavilion, George S. Dively Building

Dean Manoj Malhotra and fellow alumni gather for a welcome back reception celebrating our school and to honor our reunion classes (4s & 9s) as well as the 2019 Weatherhead Alumni Award recipients. All Weatherhead alumni are welcome to attend this evening of memories and merriment! Registration fee includes valet parking, hors d' oeuvres, dinner stations, and a full bar.

Business/cocktail attire.

Date:
Saturday, October 12

Several reunion classes are setting aside time to catch up and enjoy time together. Locations of class-specific gatherings:

  • MBA Class of 1969 - On-Campus
  • MBA Class of 1994 - Club Isabella - Noon Lunch
  • MBA Class of 1999 - Lindey's Lake House (Dtwn Flats) - Noon Lunch
  • MBA Class of 2004 - The Burnham Restaurant - Happy Hour 5 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm

Interested in planning a special event for your class reunion?
Please contact Jennifer Kennedy at kennedy@case.edu or 216.368.3247.


The Alumni Relations office is happy to assist those celebrating a reunion year (classes ending in 4 or 9). Please contact Jennifer Kennedy at kennedy@case.edu or Shirley Reynolds at sar139@case.edu. We're here to help make your reunion a memorable occasion!