Occidental College Founders Day 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Occidental College 1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90039 Map and directions

Founders Day 2013 at Occidental College is the grand finale to the yearlong Oxy125 celebration.

In addition to the dedication of the College's new solar array, there will be carnival attractions, music and theater performances, dinner in Hillside Theater, and panels featuring distinguished alumni. Oxy students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and trustees come together to set a course for the future.

Featured Events
Founders Day Carnival
11 AM - 4 PM
Join Oxy on the Quad for games, prizes, ice cream, popcorn and of course, a ferris wheel.

Panel Discussion: Future of the U.S. Immigration Policy
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Mosher 1 - Norris Hall of Chemistry
Clarissa Martinez De Castro '89
Angelica Salas '93
Moderated by: Dean Jorge Gonzalez

The Power of Creativity
Presentation by Tor Myhren '94
1 PM - 2:15 PM
Dumke Commons - Swan Hall

Tor Myhren is President and Chief Creative Officer of Grey New York, which was just named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company Magazine.

The E*Trade Baby, the Oprah car giveaway, Obama's astoundingly viral 'Race Switch' poster and making Ellen DeGeneres a CoverGirl at age 50 are some examples of Tor's culturally relevant work. 

Panel Discussion: Future of the Music Industry
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Mosher 1 - Norris Hall of Chemistry
Join some of the music industry’s most powerful and influential executives—Richard Leher '66, Stephen Cooper '68, John Branca '72, and Ian Montone '94—and acclaimed new talent Ramona Gonzalez '09 (recording artist Nite Jewel) for an entertaining and informative discussion.

Solar Array Dedication
4 - 5 PM
Upper Soccer Field
Oxy’s $6.8-million, 1-megawatt ground-mounted solar array is one of the largest of its kind in Los Angeles.

It will generate approximately 11% of the College's annual electrical usage and save an estimated $250,000 a year. We believe it’s one of the largest arrays in the country on a small college campus.

What makes it unique is that two-thirds of the array's 4,886 panels are installed on a southwest-facing campus hillside. With panels mounted just 2-3 feet above the ground, the low-profile array will hug the topography of the slope.

About the sponsor:
The mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality -- one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent and pluralistic world.