This SCI-Arc alumni event, geared toward increasing participation, both organizationally and financially, features various faculty members addressing an assembly of early SCI-Arc students. Current and past faculty discuss their experience in the school and encourage those in the audience to do the same, hoping to strengthen the bond between the past and present of the school. In addition to the series of speakers, this event includes a video segment showing imagery from the early days of the school including community interactions, student work, and important events.
After an introduction by Ray and Shelly Kappe, Jerry Compton and Tony Spencer recreate the multimedia presentation they created to promote SCI-Arc. In the mid-1970s the presented it at many architecture schools around the country. The presentation includes scenes of the SCI-Arc community, student work and events in the development of the school.
The first part of this film features fourth grade students from Utah Elementary School collaborating on a giant physical model of an imaginary city. The student presentations of their projects are followed by SCI-Arc alumni event on November 29, 1995 to support the Kappe Library. Michael Rotondi speaks to the audience via video projection, reminding them that the school can only continue to grow with the support of an alumni organization. Glen Small follows by reminding everyone that Michael Rotondi fired him, and remembers SCI-Arc as a place that challenged students to dream. Ray and Shelly Kappe then thank everyone involved in setting up the event and Ray introduces a slide presentation by Jerry Compton and his fellow former SCI-Arc student, Tony Spencer.
This video is not a lecture, but documents several different SCI-Arc events circa 1975. The first part consists of meetings between students and faculty on how the students might organize to participate more effectively in the school. At another meeting Ray Kappe solicits comments and ideas for the Educational Development Plan that is being drafted for the National Architectural Accreditation Board as a preliminary to their visit (NAAB visited SCI-Arc November 19-21, 1975, and submitted their favorable report December 1). The middle of the video is part of a lecture by Roland Coate, Jr., perhaps from February 5, 1975. The video ends with Stephen Albert assisting Ray Kappe’s students in evaluating and interpreting the information they have gathered about a small arts college needing a new campus.