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Alumni Emmy Award winners, a U.S. Army General, a Scotch 'n' Soda performance and multiple anniversary and alumni celebrations — just some of the excitement experienced during Carnegie Mellon University's Cèilidh Weekend.

Cèilidh, a Scottish Gaelic term meaning 'visit,' is a celebration traditionally hosted in the homes of family and friends. In this spirit, the CMU community gathered October 4 – 7 for Homecoming and Family Weekends — with family, friends and Tartan pride.

Events included:

  • "Television by Design" in Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts 2012 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honorees and multiple Emmy Award winners John Shaffner (A'76) and Joe Stewart (A'77) discussed their craft as part of the University Lecture Series.
  • "The Security Challenges Facing America" in McConomy Auditorium, University Center General Stanley A. McChrystal presented his insights on the new challenges facing America in a globalized world, shared a thorough assessment of U.S. security and more.
  • Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception in Rangos Hall, University Center The Alumni Association honored 14 alumni, students and faculty for their outstanding contributions to CMU and the world.
  • Scotch'n'Soda's 5th Annual Charity Cabaret in Rangos Hall, University Center Proceeds benefited Alumni Theater Company, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization bringing theater to young artists growing up in an urban environment.
  • President's Address in Rangos Hall, University Center Jared L. Cohon is in his final year as CMU President. The audience heard reflections on his tenure and what lies ahead for Cohon and CMU.
  • Parents Leadership Program Presentation: Academic Development — A Resource for Students in Connan Room, University Center Parents learned about effective career development, job search strategies and the career resources available at CMU.
  • The Andrew Carnegie Society's 40th Anniversary Celebration in Kirr Commons, University Center CMU's oldest donor recognition society had a ceremonial cake cutting to mark the group's 40th year.
  • Carnegie Mellon Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland Under the direction of Ronald Zollman they performed the overture from The Creatures of Prometheus and a pair of symphonies by Beethoven. 
  • Carnegie Mellon Tartans vs. Denison University Big Red at Gesling Stadium Fans came out for the "Cindy Lackner Memorial Football Game" and to cheer the Tartans. 

Alumni and students who attended and signed in at an event during Cèilidh Weekend got one step closer to being recognized as a Loyal Scot. What's a Loyal Scot?

Related Links: Cèilidh Weekend Schedule | Alumni Award Honorees

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