Slope Day, Reunion Early Bird, Musical [Note-ables] and more

Spring semester classes finished up this week under clear blue skies and warm temperatures (finally!)  Slope Day, the annual end-of-year outdoor celebration featuring live music, food and plenty of facetime on Libe Slope, takes place Thursday.  Past entertainers include Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Ben Folds, Drake, Nelly, Taio Cruz, Kendrick Lamar, Ludacris and Walk the Moon.  This year features musical acts EZI, Steve Aoki and Cousin Stizz.  (Unfamiliar names to many of us….but not to the students!)

Reunion is just over a month away and the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for registration ends this FRIDAY, MAY 10.  Check out the class Reunion schedule and register here.Don’t wait!  Not sure what to pack?  This fun Reunion video should help! Watch here.


Our Class of 1974 Scholarship recipient, Wendi Gonzalez ’21, is attending our Reunion. She’s completing her Cornell in Rome program and looks forward to meeting 1974 classmates in Ithaca before starting her summer job at an architecture firm in Boston. Learn more about Wendi here.

Classmates Bill Quain and Joe Kowalik are in charge of Reunion fun and are organizing a music event.  We’ll post highlights on the class website after Reunion.  Here’s a note from Bill:

“Hey Notable classmates: Bring your instruments, your voices, and anything else that will make music, and join the Class of ‘74’s newest addition to the Cornell tradition! Join the Class of ’74 “Note-Ables:” a rag-tag, yet dedicated, group of music makers. We will play a small set of songs (hey, we’re just getting started!) that cover some of the great hits from when we were students, fun “sing-a-long” numbers (think Sweet Caroline, Margaritaville, Love Train, Midnight Train to Georgia, Piano Man) and of course some Cornell classics.

Who should join the Note–Ables?  Anyone with an instrument and a desire to have fun at Reunion.  What kind of instrument?  We’d like ukulele players (which I have recently become, kind of) but let’s not stop there!  Brass, strings, percussion, keyboards etc. are all welcome.  We have a piano on site in Becker Hall (headquarters location). Got a harmonica?  Tambourine?  (Sorry, no Didgeridoos).  It’s all for FUN, so don’t be shy.  (And, depending on how things go, please be available for a World Tour, not to exceed six months.)

Notable ukulele and banjolele master Bill Quain will provide sheet music ahead of time for a dozen easy-to-play numbers.  Practice on your own, and on Friday night of Reunion (June 7) we will strut our stuff at our class headquarters.  If you are interested, please contact, or 305 606 8976.” 

Finally, please consider making a gift to Cornell in honor of our 45th Reunion.  We already have more than 600 donors and hope to reach 1000 by June 30.  To make a gift now, click here.