Reunions

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The locations and events on this schedule are subject to change. The most up-to-date schedule will be available at Reunions Central in Prexy.

Click on indidvidual events to see the event time and description.

Reunions Events for

All Days

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reunions Central Open

8:00 AM–12:00 AM

Check in, coffee, croquet, & conversation

Dorms open

8:00 AM

Lunch

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Reunions Paideia Slot A

1:30 PM–5:30 PM

Tour of Reed's Special Collections

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

This tour is only open to the first 15 people who show up.

Dinner

5:30 PM–6:30 PM

Boar's Head Revisited Cafe

5:30 PM–9:00 PM

Refreshments available by concession.

History of Calligraphy at Reed

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Please join Calligraphy Initiative Coordinator Gregory McNaughton '89 for an illustrated presentation on the past, present, and future of calligraphy at Reed.

Reed Stories

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from nine decades of life at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark, with a special eye to diversity, pride and LGBTQ at Reed.

Juggling with Stuart Celarier '83

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Come learn to juggle, learn again, learn a new trick, or have some fun watching other folks. Drop in anytime, equipment is provided, and no experience is necessary.

Camp Reed Sing-Along

9:00 PM–11:00 PM

We'll make s'mores and sing a host of tunes with song leader TBA. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Breakfast

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Reunions Central Open

8:00 AM–12:00 AM

Check-in, coffee, croquet, & conversation

Reunions Paideia Slot C

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Reunions Paideia Slot D

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Lunch

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Reunions Paideia Slot E

1:30 PM–3:30 PM

Reed Stories

3:30 PM–5:00 PM

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from nine decades at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark, with a special eye to diversity and pride at Reed.

Reunions Paideia Slot F

3:30 PM–5:30 PM

Tour of Reed's Special Collections

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

This tour is only open to the first 15 people who show up.

Dinner

5:30 PM–6:30 PM

Music by Rebecca Shier Parks '85 and Gary Parks

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Rebecca and Gary Parks gracefully perform original and well-known folk-rock tunes with theatrical and classical touches on piano and guitar.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

5:30 PM–9:00 PM

Refreshments available by concession.

Egg the Editor

5:45 PM–6:45 PM

Grab your dinner in Commons and join editor Chris Lydgate '90 for a lively discussion about Reed magazine. Here's your chance to share tips, make suggestions, and give the editor a piece of your mind.

Calligraphy Scriptorium

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Be part of Reed's calligraphy tradition for all levels of experience--no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton '89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

Reedies Invade The Green Dragon

6:00 PM–11:00 PM

Green Dragon, a super microbrewery, is located about ten minutes from Reed. a 14-person shuttle van will operate from in front of Kaul at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and returning from the pub 15 minutes after the hour.

The Green Dragon is located at 928 SE 9th Ave.

Biology Reception

6:30 PM
Join the Biology Department over wine and cheese to kick off a weekend of celebration! RSVP to http://bit.ly/13daC4R.

Reed Stories - Your Turn

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee ’67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reunions. Come share your Reed stories! Extra points for stories of diversity and pride . . . but all are welcome.

Dr. Demento “Diversity and Integration in American commercial music, 1895–2015”

8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Dr. Demento (aka Barry Hansen ‘63) lectures on “Diversity and Integration in American commercial music, 1895–2015”

Camp Reed Sing-Along

9:00 PM–11:00 PM

We'll make and sing a host of tunes with song leader TBA.

Fire Dancing

9:30 PM–10:30 PM

Weapons of Mass Distraction is a student group that specializes in "combustible badassery." Come watch their display of flinging fire fantastically.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Breakfast

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Reunions Central Open

8:00 AM–12:00 AM

Check-in, croquet, coffee and conversation

Bio Alumni Talk: Session 1

9:00 AM–10:20 AM

Celebrate Bob and Maryanne’s legacies as their former thesis students present a series of talks ranging from their recent work in the sciences to pearls of wisdom, anecdotes and tales from their work and lives since they graduated from Reed.

We are seeking speakers to give short (5–15 minute) presentations in honor of Bob and Maryanne’s Retirement! Talks on everything from your work in science to the meaning of life of are encouraged! Contact Suzy Renn at renns@reed.edu to sign up or for more info.

Reunions Paideia Slot G

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Protest and Social Change at Reed in the ‘60s panel

10:00 AM–11:30 AM

This panel explores experiences and motivations of Reedies who participated in the protests and social movements of the ’60s.  Sponsored by the class of ’65. The time of this panel may change.

Bob and Maryanne’s Retirement Speakers

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

We are seeking speakers to give short (5–15 minute) presentations in honor of Bob and Maryanne’s Retirement! Talks on everything from your work in science to the meaning of life of are encouraged! Contact Suzy Renn at renns@reed.edu to sign up or for more info.

Reunions Paideia Slot H

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Used Book Sale with Bill Nelson ’62

11:00 AM–4:00 PM

For 50 years, Bill has been hosting his wonderful used-book sale.

Lunch

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Tour: Cartlandia Food Pod

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Portland food carts are at the leading edge of the chef's knife in great eating. Sample some of the best food carts the city has to offer via shuttle ride to and from campus. Bring cash for your food. Space is limited; sign up at Reunions Central.

Calligraphy Scriptorium

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Be part of Reed's calligraphy tradition for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

Boomerang Kids Panel

1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Many young adults are returning to live in their parents’ homes. This panel explores reasons for this trend and the experiences of affected family members. Sponsored by the class of ’65.

Reed Stories—Your Turn

1:30 PM–3:30 PM

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee ’67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reunions. Come share your Reed stories!  Extra points for stories of diversity and pride. . . . but all are welcome.

Reunions Paideia Slot I

1:30 PM–3:30 PM

Alumni Author’s Reception

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Mingle with Reed authors and enjoy coffee and cookies.

Call for Authors!

We are looking for published alumni to showcase your title(s), socialize, and maybe sell a few books. There are 12 open slots (first come, first serve).  If you have written a book and would like to join us, please let the bookstore know by May 15.  For more information, contact Patrick Sandlin, book department manager, sandlinp@reed.edu 503/788-6659

College Admission with Reed Admission Officers Crockett Marr ’06 and Abigail Anderson

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Open Session on College Admission with Reed Admission Officers Crockett Marr ’06 and Abigail Anderson

Tour of Reed’s Special Collections

3:00 PM–4:30 PM

This tour is only open to the first 16 people who show up.

Pre-Fanfayre hosted reception

3:00 PM–4:15 PM

Fanfayre Friday kicks off with a reception back at Camp Reed. Sip on the signature cocktail of Plato’s punch (mocktails available as well), enjoy the music of TBA, catch up with old friends, and stay for the main event of Fanfayre. (Kaul Auditorium if rain.)

Science Outreach Open House

3:30 PM–5:00 PM

Bring your families and enjoy some hands on science activities while mingling with some of the programs’ over 400 alumni, learning about the current program (celebrating nearly 20 years!), and celebrating one piece of a successful career with the retirement of Professor Robert Kaplan, the program’s founder. Followed by the Biology Reunion and Retirement Celebration!

 

Fanfayre

4:30 PM–5:15 PM
Kaul Auditorium if rain.

Biology Reunion and Retirement Celebration

5:00 PM

Join the Biology Department for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, mingling with biology alumni, and celebrate the successful careers and retirement of Professors Robert Kaplan and Maryanne McClellan. RSVP to http://bit.ly/12z6QSs.

Childcare at Reunions

5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Provided by TBA. Includes dinner. Please pick up your child no later than 11 p.m. Children must be registered in advance. On-site registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting TBA.

Class/y Reception

5:15 PM–6:00 PM

Mingle with your classmates and grab a drink and a nosh from the hosted bars. Alumni are encouraged to find their classmates by decade on the following

• 1970s and 1980s, 1st floor

• 1940s–1960s, 2nd floor

• 1990s and 2000s, 3rd floor

Ending with announcement from class of ’65 regarding their class gift and location of their dinner.

Dinner with Faculty

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Sit with faculty and classmates and enjoy an array of Pacific Northwest fare and music by TBA.

Biology Reunion Dinner with Faculty

6:00 PM

Join the Biology Department as the Biology Reunion continues at the Dinner with Faculty. Look for the “Reserved for Biology” signs.

Following Dinner, join us for a Happy Hour at Gigantic.

Biology Happy Hour

7:45 PM–10:00 PM
Join the crowd as the party moves to Gigantic for some after dinner libations.

S.L.U.R (Singing Loudly Unto Reed)

8:00 PM

The first SLUR reunion! If you can't sing well . . . Join in with this folk/Irish/sea shanty singing group.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

8:00 PM–1:00 AM

Refreshments available by concession.

Reed Bands

8:00 PM–11:15 AM

8–8:45 p.m. The Goats featuring Holiday High ‘88

An original, garage-rock trio from Portland with a noisy, eclectic, minimalist aesthetic with drummer, Holiday High ’88.

9–9:45 p.m. Part of the Kollektiv featuring Jack Johnson ’15

10–midnight p.m. Hollowdog featuring Stuart Margolis '93

Original classic rock that you haven't heard before.  musical ADHD,  a collage of rock, blues, reggae, Motown and joyful jams –an eclectic journey.

Folk Dancing

8:30 PM–10:00 PM

Jim Kahan ’64 and others will keep your feet moving to the music and build community along the way. (Please no shoes [socks are OK], food, or drink.)

11th Annual Reunions Poker Game

8:30 PM–12:00 AM

Come see if you know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em at, hosted by Mark Humphrey ’85 and Tor Jernudd ’84.  Open play (dealer choice of game) or possibly a tournament, based on attendee choice.  Your opportunity to pay off a tiny portion of your student loan debt . . .

Camp Reed Sing-Along

10:00 PM–12:00 AM

We’ll make s’mores, and sing songs with song leaders TBA. 

Stop Making Sense

12:00 AM–1:30 AM

Of course David Byrne isn’t a Reedie (his loss), but Reedies of the last decade love to pack the SU and dance to this musical classic. Join the crowd as the 1984 film is played on the big screen. Dancing required!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Reunions Central Open

8:00 AM–12:00 AM

Check-in, coffee, croquet, & conversation.

Reunions Paideia Slot J: Canyon Slide Show with Zac Perry, Canyon Restoration Manager, Gray Campus

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Reed's lake and canyon have changed greatly over the past century. Canyon specialist Zac Perry presents a short slide show on how these 20 to 30 acres has changed over the years, including the most recent restoration project. Enjoy this brief slideshow with some Q&A before a walking tour at 10:30 am.

Canyon Tour

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Zac Perry, canyon specialist, leads an easy walking tour of the canyon, Reed’s own natural wonder. Learn about the fight against invasive species and the exiting restoration panel. (Please wear outdoor shoes.)

Lunch

11:30 PM–1:30 PM

Foster-Scholz Club Annual Recognition Luncheon

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

This annual luncheon for the Foster Scholz Club (alumni who graduated forty or more years ago) will honor this year's recipients of the Distinguished Service Award (TBA) and welcome the Class of ’75, who are joining the club this year.

Calligraphy Scriptorium

12:30 PM–2:00 PM

Be part of Reed's calligraphy tradition for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent

Carnival & Music

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

• Cosmic Face Painting by Sascha Gordon

• “Not your average Joe” Mishkin, balloon artist

• Games: Ring toss, frog hop, and balloon dart wall

• Inflatable bouncy TBA

• Rojo, the therapy llama and Napoleon, the therapy alpaca

• 1–1:45 p.m. Bellows & Squawk

Neglected gems from the American Songbook

• 2–2:45 p.m. Maria Maita-Keppeler ‘14

Pulling influence from traditional and contemporary folk music, Maria’s smooth vocal delivery and poetic lyrics will transport you to another place.

3–3:45 p.m. Up for Grabs juggling show by Rhys Thomas

• 4–4:45 p.m. Scott Breitenstein ‘14

Acoustic country wailings written for anyone who’s ever been in love, lost in love, or felt the urge to wander the back roads of America.

 

 

Tour: Nuclear Reactor

1:30 PM

(Repeats at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.)

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Class of ’90 25th Reunion Oral History Interview

1:30 PM–3:00 PM

Conducted under the auspices of the Dorothy Johansen Society for the History of Reed College.

Tour: Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's Special Collections

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

This tour is only open to the first 15 people who show up.

The Marketplace

2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Enjoy this food, drink, and crafts showcase featuring Reed-related chefs, bakers, growers, harvesters, vintners, brewers, distillers, and artists. Sample and purchase products from: TBA

Please note: Although minors are allowed in Marketplace, samples of alcohol will be present. Those who plan on partaking of said alcohol who appear to be under 30 must present a photo ID at the door to receive an over-21 wristband. Those without a photo ID will still be granted admittance, but will not be allowed to purchase or drink samples of alcohol.

 

Tour: Nuclear Reactor

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Tour: Tunnels on Campus

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

This tour is only open to the first 25 people who show up.

Walking shoes are strongly suggested, no flip-flops or sandals, please.

 

Class of ’65 50th Reunion Oral History Interview

3:00 PM–4:30 PM

On the occasion of their 50th reunion, conducted under the auspices of the Dorothy Johansen Society for the History of Reed College.

Tour: Nuclear Reactor

3:30 PM–4:30 PM

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Class Photos

4:00 PM–5:30 PM

Class photos are available to the milestone classes and anyone else who identifies with that class. Please show up five minutes prior to your scheduled photo to line up.

4 p.m.: Class of ’70

4:10 p.m.: Class of ’75

4:20 p.m.: Class of ’80

4:30 p.m.: Class of ’85

4:40 p.m.: Class of ’90

4:50 p.m.: Class of ’95

5 p.m.: Class of ’00

5:10 p.m.: Class of ’05

5:20 p.m.: Classes of ’10 & ’15

Reed Reunions Sixth-Annual Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

5:00 PM–5:40 PM

All recovery programs, family, and friends welcome. For more information, please email reediesinrecovery@gmail.com.

All-class parade

5:45 PM–6:00 PM

Join the parade! Congregate on the Eliot North Lawn and grab your kazoos and costumes and march to dinner led by Davis Rogan ’90 and the All-Star New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Revue.

All-class dinner

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Mingle with alumni of all vintages and enjoy the music of TBA.

Children at Reunions

7:00 PM–11:00 PM

Provided by TBA. Does not include dinner. Please pick up your child no later than 11 p.m. Children must be registered in advance. On-site registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by TBA.

Music TBA

8:00 PM–9:45 PM

Ping-Pong Palace

8:00 PM–11:59 PM

We've got ping-pong, blacklights, and other fun games TBA. Come relive your arcade days of yore.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

8:00 PM–1:00 AM

Refreshments available by concession.

Fireworks!

9:45 PM–9:55 PM

Enjoy the grand finale of Reunions 2015.

Davis Rogan ’90 and the All-Star New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Revue

10:15 PM–1:15 AM

Davis returns once again to rock the SU with his band. This is not to be missed. Come dance the night away.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Breakfast

8:00 AM–11:00 AM

Reunions Central open for check out

8:00 AM–6:00 PM

Please leave your key in Reunions Central or in the key box in your dorm.

Leave for Portland's Pride Parade

9:30 AM

Vans from Eliot Circle

Join a contingent of Reedies for the Pride Parade. Sign up to take a van, which will ferry you to the parade downtown, which starts at 11 a.m.

Morning Music Showcase

10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Pride Parade

11:00 AM

NW Park Blocks, exact location TBA

Prexy Pride Pizza

4:00 PM–9:00 PM

Monday, June 15, 2015

Coffee & Nosh

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Light breakfast and coffee.

Reunions Central Closes

9:00 AM

If you cannot check out before the 9 a.m. deadline, please leave your key at 28 West.