GREEN & GOLD CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Schedule of Events

There are so many incredible things to do during Green & Gold Celebration Weekend! We invite you to explore our schedule below, which is sorted by day and time, with the exception of our 2018 Signature Events. You'll find those at the top of each list. Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at Events at (315) 279-5602 or [email protected]

Show Events for:

Center for Art and Design Ribbon Cutting Celebration

For Everyone

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony as we celebrate the grand opening of the College’s Center for Art & Design in Hegeman Hall. Tour the newly created space, learn about the unique ways our students create art here, and honor the legacy of Allen Hall, former home to our art studios. 

Welcome Party

For Everyone

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Help us kick off our fifth annual Green & Gold Celebration Weekend and honor the 75th anniversary of the nursing program at Keuka College. Snack on savory hors d’oeuvres, mingle with friends new and old, enjoy the melodies of singer/songwriter Jo-Hanna Reynolds, and reminisce about the impact a Keuka College education has had on generations of students.

Comedy Hypnosis Show with Eric Mina

For Everyone

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Humor meets hypnotism as veteran entertainer Eric Mina brings his Comedy Hypnosis Show to campus. From awkward air guitar to dubious dance moves, there’s no telling what audience members will do once Mina gets them under his spell. It’s a mind-boggling, side-splitting show that will leave you entranced. Sponsored by Keuka College's Campus Activities Board.

Campus Tours

For Everyone

10:00 am to 11:30 am

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus, visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new.

Green & Gold Welcome Center & Check-In

For Everyone

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Come visit our central hub for all things Green & Gold! You can check-in, pick up essential information (event brochure, campus map and other goodies), and register for any events that are still open. 

Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Join us in honoring our Pathfinders (those who graduated 50 or more years ago). While we celebrate the Classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, and our newest Class of 1968, all Pathfinders are welcome to attend. Photos will be taken following the luncheon in the Ball Hall Burke Plaza (rain location: Ball Hall Alumni Lounge).

Photo Times

  • 2 p.m. - Pathfinders Photo, classes up to and including 1968
  • 2:15 p.m. – Class of 1968 Photo
  • 2:15 p.m. – Class of 1963 Photo
  • 2:30 p.m. – Class of 1958 Photo
  • 2:30 p.m. – Classes of 1943, 1948 and 1953 Photo

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session I

For Everyone

2:35 pm to 3:10 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

Building Interfaith Leadership at Keuka College – Trustee Don Wertman and College Chaplain Eric Detar – Room 201

Keuka College has been active in building an interfaith culture on campus. By connecting with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), we are writing an action plan for interfaith work at the College. Learn what interfaith is and why we believe it is important. Hear about the experiences of student leaders who attended an Interfaith Leadership event in Chicago this summer, and learn about ideas for interfaith work on our campus. IFYC believes Keuka College can become a model interfaith institution – and so do we!

Social Work: Behind the Success – Prof. Stephanie Craig and Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Mealey – Room 252

Through its student-focused bachelor's program, the College’s Social Work division produces graduates who provide a vast spectrum of therapeutic services. Find out what makes the instructors tick, what makes the program unique, and what’s behind the fact that it has one of the highest retention rates at the College.

Fixing the Gender Gap – Prof. Ann M. Tuttle – Room 253

What is the gender pay gap? How does it persist despite laws preventing pay discrimination? And, most importantly, what can be done to eliminate it? Learn about the history of gender-pay inequality, examine data and film clips illustrating examples of the problem, and discuss potential solutions.

The Myths of the Digital Native – Dr. Nancy Marksbury and Prof. Enid Bryant – Room 133

Baby boomers are characteristically in the dark digitally while those born in the 21st century are digital ninjas, right? Not exactly. Join Dr. Marksbury and Prof. Bryant as they share findings and recommendations from a campus-wide student digital literacy assessment conducted in Spring 2018. Let’s explore what this research project tells us about digital literacy at Keuka College.

Class Acts: Faculty Presentations Session II

For Everyone

3:15 pm to 3:50 pm

Hear from our esteemed faculty on one of these exciting topics:

Improving Lives Via Occupational Therapy – Dr. Michele Bennett and Dr. Kelly Christensen  Room 133

From students to health care professionals, from infants to those at the end of life, occupational therapy can be a life changing discipline. Keuka College's Occupational Therapy students will describe how they learn to provide treatment through the college's Field Period® program. The students will detail how the Field Periods have prepared them for required Fieldwork experiences and help shape their understanding of working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. Students will explain the impact occupational therapy's work has on people's lives, including their own.

Career Cartography – Prof. Stan Wilczek, Jr. – Room 252

In a business world where jobs, companies, even entire industries are refocused and reimagined – sometimes seemingly overnight – you need to know how to chart a roadmap to career success. Examine current and future workplace changes with an eye toward what you can do to survive and thrive in this sometimes-turbulent environment. Case studies and group discussions will ensure both education and engagement.

Mindfulness and You – Dr. Patricia Mattingly – Room 253

Self awareness is self care. Learn about both through an overview of a student Field Period® trip to Ireland in which mindfulness training formed the basis of both experiential and digital learning. Understand the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of mindfulness practice, and participate in mindfulness techniques including group meditation, mini-mindfulness brain breaks, and mindful eating.

Postpartum Maternal Self-Care - Dr. Shannon McCarthy-Leone – Room 201

What do new mothers in rural New York experience following childbirth by cesarean section? Are their self-care needs being met? Are there educational lapses? What are the assumptions and perceptions of others? Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Shannon McCarthy-Leone explores the issue and explains her findings in this eye-opening session.

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

Alumni

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Former men's lacrosse players can sign up to play in friendly competition with fellow alums.

Nursing Reception

For Everyone

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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Continue the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of our Nursing Program with fellow nursing students, faculty, and alumni. 

Alumni Association Breakfast Meeting

Alumni

8:30 am to 10:00 am
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For alumni and their families, join us for a breakfast, hear from your Alumni Executive Council, learn about what's coming up this year, and congratulate the following 2018 Alumni Award Winners:

  • Community Service Award - Betsy Conklin Bueschel ’65
  • Effective Use of Retirement - Linda Bauman Fitch ’69 
  • Eleanor Judd Wilkes Service to Keuka College - Susan Rand Boutwell ’80
  • Professional Achievement Award - Terry Curtis ’80    
  • GOLD Award - Chelsea DeGroote Fladd ’13

Green & Goldapalooza Homecoming Celebration

For Everyone

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This is one event you won't want to miss! Cheer on our athletic teams and celebrate all things Keuka College with fun activities all afternoon.

  • Food Trucks - El Morro International Cusine,Lakeside Restaurant,MighTea Boba, and Shaka Shave Ice. Students receive one free food truck item with your ID
  • Beer and Wine Tent - Sample some tasty regional beverages while enjoying music under the tent by College-favorite Paul Strowe, “The Human Jukebox.”
  • Wagon Rides, Inflatables, Marble Art, Face Painting
  • Souvenir Photo Booth

And don't forget to join Kacey the Wolf in rooting for the women's (1 p.m.) and men's (3 p.m.) soccer teams as they face off against SUNY Cobleskill. 

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner

For Everyone

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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The Athletics Hall of Fame honors those whose achievements and contributions to the athletics program have established a standard of excellence and cultivated a winning tradition. Help us congratulate and honor our 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. ​Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and formal ceremony at 7 p.m.

  • 2004 Men's Lacrosse Team
  • Aaron Quku '04 - Men's Lacrosse
  • Jeanne Vincent Canough '06 - Women's Volleyball
  • Janice Mars Gauriloff '06 - Women's Volleyball
  • Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. - Distinguished Service

Green & Gold Homecoming Dance

For Everyone

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Join us for an evening of good tunes and dancing as we celebrate another great Green & Gold Celebration Weekend. And don't forget to use our photo booth for a take-home souvenir!

Fireworks Show

For Everyone

9:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Keuka College has been lighting up careers for decades, but we also know how to light up the sky. Watch our marvelous fireworks show from the main lawn or any other comfortable location on campus.

Green & Gold Welcome Center & Check-In

For Everyone

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come visit our central hub for all things Green & Gold! You can check-in, pick up essential information (event brochure, campus map and other goodies), and register for any events that are still open. 

Flu Shot Clinic

For Everyone

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Why worry about the flu in the middle of fall? Because when it comes to the flu, the best defense is to be vaccinated before flu season begins. Our clinic will be conducted by Rite Aid, and we encourage you and your family to stop by. Just bring your insurance card for vaccination coverage, or pay $25 out-of-pocket

Field Period® Fair: A World of Experience

For Everyone

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

From France to Nicaragua to Australia to right here in western New York, Keuka College students find that the world is their classroom. That’s thanks to the College’s signature Field Period® program, which provides global opportunities for experiential learning. Hear first-hand how these experiences have informed and empowered College students. Students will showcase their Field Period® experiences, including internships, international studies, research, artistic endeavors, observations, and volunteer opportunities.

Women's Volleyball vs. College of St. Elizabeth

For Everyone

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cheer on our women's volleyball team as they compete against College of St. Elizabeth.  

Professor Stan Wilczek Jr. Book Signing

For Everyone

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hear Keuka College author Prof. Stan Wilczek Jr., discuss his recent novel and purchase your own signed copy at the Campus Bookstore. “Last Witness,” Wilczek’s fourth novel, is the tale of Reece Landis, who, as a 4-year-old, stood just 20 feet from the presidential limousine in Dallas as shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963.

Alumni Athletic Games & Gathering

Alumni

10:15 am to 12:00 pm
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Relive your shining moments as a student-athlete! Let us know if you're interested in getting together with former players, either to play in friendly competition, or to swap stories of your glory days. Games available for women's and men's soccer, baseball, softball, women's lacrosse (men play separately), or women's volleyball.

Game times will vary based on alumni interest and availability. Registrants will be contacted with more details. Please reach out to Associate Athletic Director, Jon Accardi, with questions, [email protected].

Celebrating and Remembering: Memorial Service

For Everyone

10:30 am to 11:15 am

Reflect in the architectural splendors of the College’s spiritual center, and light a candle to honor and remember an alum, classmate or friend who is no longer with us. Maj. Gen. Lorraine K. Potter '68 will officiate. Lorraine was the first woman commissioned as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, the first woman chaplain in any military branch to be promoted to major general, and the first woman to serve as chief of Air Force chaplains.

Campus Tours

For Everyone

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus, visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new.

Occupational Therapy Open House

For Everyone

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Come see for yourself why Keuka College's occupational therapy graduates are among the most sought after in the region. From state-of-the-art lab spaces, to knowledgeable professors, to engaging projects and scholarship opportunities, get your own hands-on look at the Division of Occupational Therapy. Last year we had our 30th anniversary—we can’t wait to show you what’​s next!

Class of 1958 - 60th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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It was Eisenhower in the White House, “South Pacific” on the big screen and the Everly Brothers on the jukebox. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1958.

Create & Celebrate Art Class

For Everyone

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Join Professor Melissa Newcomb, members of the Yates County Arts Center, and Chelsea Cooper '18 in painting a Keuka College campus scene. We'll provide the canvas, paints, brushes and direction to help you create your own unique memento. No artistic experience is necessary – just a willingness to be creative! Space is limited.

Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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It was Reagan in the White House, “Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi” on the big screen and Michael Jackson on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1983.

Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 2:30 pm
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It was Johnson in the White House, “2001: A Space Odyssey” on the big screen and The Beatles on the jukebox. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1968.

A wine tasting by Glenora Wine Cellars will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Class of 1953 - 65th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was Eisenhower in the White House, “Peter Pan” on the big screen and Percy Faith on the jukebox. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1953.

Class of 1973 - 45th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was Nixon in the White House, “The Sting” on the big screen and Elton John on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1973.

Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was Reagan in the White House, “Rain Man” on the big screen and Guns N’ Roses on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1988.

Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State - Abington

For Everyone

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cheer on our women's volleyball team as they compete against Penn-State Abington. 

ASAP Alumni & Student Meet-Up

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

If you are an alumni or current student in our Adult and Online Education (AOE) program—formerly known as ASAP or CPS—at a location near where you work or live, come meet other graduates and students, reunite with your cohort, swap stories about your favorite instructors, and meet other professionals within your discipline. Meet up under the Beer and Wine Tent at Green & Goldapalooza.

Class of 1963 - 55th Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his everlasting “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., “Cleopatra” was on the big screen and the Beach Boys were on the jukebox. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1963.

Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion Gathering

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

It was Bill Clinton in the White House, “Saving Private Ryan” on the big screen and Savage Garden on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 1998 under the Beer and Wine Tent at Green & Goldapalooza.

Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion Gathering

Alumni

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was George W. Bush in the White House, “The Dark Knight” on the big screen and T-Pain on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 2008 under the Beer and Wine Tent at Green & Goldapalooza.

Women's Soccer vs. SUNY Cobleskill

For Everyone

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cheer on our women's soccer team as they compete against SUNY Cobleskill. 

Splintered Sign Making Workshop

For Everyone

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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Join Keuka College alumna Jenna Owen '13 as she instructs a 1.5 hour wood sign workshop. With four design options to choose from, you'll be proud to hang your new piece of art in your home or residence hall. The wood signs are 12"x 12", pre-painted white, and ready to hang after your finishing touches. Check out Jenna's Instagram or Facebook pages for her business, Splintered Designs. Space is limited. 

Class of 2013 - 5th Reunion Gathering

Alumni

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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It was Obama in the White House, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on the big screen and P!nk on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 2013.

Presidential Open House for Current Students & Families

Students & Families

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Interim President Amy Storey warmly invites students and their families to a reception for light refreshments and conversation. Chat with the Interim President, and hear her vision for the future.

Class of 2003 - 15th Reunion Gathering

Alumni

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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It was George W. Bush in the White House, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” on the big screen and 50 Cent on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 2003.

Men's Soccer vs. SUNY Cobleskill

For Everyone

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cheer on our men's soccer team as they compete against SUNY Cobleskill. 

Milestone Reunion Receptions & Class Photos

Alumni

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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You might not remember their names, but you’ll be glad to see their faces at this milestone reunion gathering. Open to alumni celebrating reunion years ending in ’3 and ‘8, this event will give alumni the opportunity to rekindle old friendships, and reminisce. We'll take class photos starting at 4:30 p.m., with food served at 5 p.m.

Class Photo Schedule

  • Pathfinders: Class photos will be taken during the Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony Friday afternoon.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Class of 1973
  • 4:40 p.m. – Class of 1978
  • 4:50 p.m. – Class of 1983
  • 5 p.m. – Class of 1988
  • 5:10 p.m. – Class of 1993
  • 5:20 p.m. – Class of 1998
  • 5:30 p.m. – Class of 2003
  • 5:40 p.m. – Class of 2008
  • 5:50 p.m. – Class of 2013
  • 6 p.m. – Class of 2018

Student Leader Reunion and Reception

Students & Families

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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The College's mission strives to create exemplary citizens and leaders, so it’s no surprise leaders flourish on campus. Always have, always will. Past and present student leaders — RAs, mentors, senators, club officers — are invited to join us for networking, conversation, and reminiscing.

Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Pizza Party

Alumni

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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There is a lot of catching up to do after 50 years, so keep the conversation going at a special second Class of 1968 gathering—a pizza party just for you. So grab a slice and a spot on the couch as you share memories while making new ones.

Bar Crawl

For Everyone

9:30 pm to 12:00 am

If you’re looking to continue the celebration off-campus with friends and alumni, downtown Penn Yan pubs (The Keuka, the Tavern and the Mustang Pub)will be offering drink specials, karaoke and live music for you to enjoy. Students and alumni can pick up vouchers for one round-trip use of the Keuka Taxi at the Welcome Center and Check-In table on Friday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or Saturday (8 a.m. - Noon) in Ball Hall. Students can also pick up a voucher in the Dahlstrom Student Center with a valid driver’s license.

Field Hockey vs. Sage College

For Everyone

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cheer on our field hockey team—winners of the 2017 North Atlantic Conference West Division Championship—as they compete against Sage College.

Yoga

For Everyone

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Want to stretch Green & Gold Celebration Weekend just a bit further? Stop by our basic yoga class to relax and destress. It's a great chance for you to unwind and enjoy yourself.

All-Weekend Awesomeness

Check out these great things all weekend long

Point Neamo Open

Point Neamo Open

Enjoy our beautiful lakeside paradise and boat at Point Neamo. While a lifeguard is on duty, and weather permitting, you can take out one of our canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards. The Point is open Noon - 5 p.m. throughout the weekend.

Nursing Anniversary and Art Exhibits

Art Exhibit

Visit the Lighter Library to view historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia honoring the 75th anniversary of the Nursing program. Keuka College’s Nursing program began in 1943 following a request from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Also enjoy an art exhibit entitled, "The Art of Perseverance," featuring the creative work of our talented students.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 am. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - Midnight

Campus Bookstore

People cheering and wearing Keuka College gear.

Have your Keuka College t-shirts and sweatshirts turned into dust rags? Update your alumni apparel and any other items in your collection at our Campus Bookstore, located in Keuka Commons. All guests will receive a 10% discount on imprinted clothing and gift items.

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Noon

A representative from Jostens will be here from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for all your Class Ring needs.

Visit the All-New Wolf Den Café

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Every Day • Keuka Commons

When to Eat

If you're not coming to an event that serves a meal, here's when you can grab some grub in the Geiser. Pay at the door if you aren't on the College meal plan.

Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.

Sunday

Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Costs

Breakfast: $7.53/Adult, $3.77/Age 4-12, Free/Age 0-3
Brunch: $13.09/Adults, $6.55/Age 4-12, Free/Age 0-3
Lunch: $10.89/Adult, $5.45/Age 4-12, Free/Age 0-3
Dinner: $13.09/Adults, $6.55/Age 4-12, Free/Age 0-3

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