Reedfayre

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The locations and events on this schedule are subject to change. The most up-to-date schedule is available at Reedfayre Central.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Start getting nostalgic, soon you'll be back on campus!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You're all packed, right? Got a Reed t-shirt in the suitcase? (If not, you can get one at the Reed bookstore!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
11:30 AM–1:30 PM - Commons.

Lunch

12:00 PM–12:00 AM - Kaul Foyer.

Reedfayre Central open

12:00 PM .

Dorms open

12:00 PM–2:00 PM - Reunions Central.

Switchboard Tabling/Switchboard Hearts

This year during Reunions, Reed Switchboard continues their “Switchboard Hearts” project. “Switchboard Hearts” aims to document Reed College alumni and their passions: often, what Reedies pursue after college has little to do with their major, or their thesis. Pictures will be shared on the Reed Switchboard Tumblr and Instagram, with the goal of connecting Reedies who have similar interests. Stop by and share what you’re passionate about to the alumni community!

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Educational Technology Center 211.

Reunions Paideia Slot A : JSTOR and How To Use It. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Gray Campus Center B.

Reunions Paideia Slot A: Reunion as Time Travel and Healing with Rory Bowman '90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–5:00 PM - Eliot 314.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: belief and non-belief,” lectures/panels discussion (preregistation required)

3:30 PM–5:30 PM - Educational Technology Center 211.

Reunions Paideia Slot B: Resume & Beyond Reed Tools Bootcamp with Brooke Hunter, assistant director of strategic partnerships, Beyond Reed. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

3:30 PM–5:30 PM - Gray Campus Center B.

Reunions Paideia Slot B: Theraputic Writing with Rory Bowman '90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

4:00 PM–5:00 PM - Library Lobby.

Tour: "Artists' Books in Reed's special collections.” (Note that this tour is open only to the first 16 people who show up.)

5:30 PM–6:30 PM - Commons.

Dinner

5:30 PM–9:00 PM - Commons Café.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

7:00 PM–8:00 PM - Psychology 102/103.

History of Calligraphy

In the Fall of 2012, the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery launched the Calligraphy Initiative in Honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Please join Calligraphy Initiative coordinator Gregory MacNaughton ‘89 for an illustrated presentation on the past, present, and future of calligraphy at Reed.

7:00 PM–8:30 PM - Winch/Capehart.

Reed Stories

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from eight decades of life at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark—with a special search for religion at Reed.

7:00 PM–9:00 PM - Sports Center Gym 1.

Reedfayre Paideia: Juggling: A Reed Experience Since 1979 with Stuart Celarier, '83, Reed College PE juggling instructor, and founder of the Portland Juggling Festival. (Please use the main Sports Center entrance on Botsford Drive.)

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.

9:00 PM–11:00 PM - Cerf Ampitheater.

Camp Reed Group Sing-along

We’ll roast marshmallows and make s’mores in the spectacular setting and sing a host of tunes with song leader John Cushing ’67.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM - Commons.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM - Kaul Foyer.

Reedfayre Central open

8:30 AM–9:30 AM - Sports Center, Dance Studio.

Meditation

Reunite with yourself (and others) at a drop in meditation space. Open to all who crave a still and quiet place amidst the tumult of Reedfayre. Please bring a pillow/cushion for sitting on the floor; some chairs will also be available.

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Gray Campus Center D.

Reunions Paideia Slot C: Sexual Assault Dynamics at Reed with Gary Granger, Director of Community Safety. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

9:00 AM–12:00 PM - Eliot 314.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: Religious Institutions and Social Change,” lectures/panels discussion (preregistation required)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center C.

Reunions Paideia Slot D: Writing to Heal with Rory Bowman ’90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center A.

Reunions Paideia Slot D: Heaven on Earth Now: Simple Prosperity with Ron Warsher ‘63. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center D.

Reunions Paideia Slot D: Fauxcheivement 101: The Trouble with K-12 with Don Berg '12. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

11:30 AM–1:30 PM - Commons.

Lunch

12:00 PM–1:00 PM - Chapel.

Silent Meditation

Silent meditation during the lunch hour in the Eliot Hall chapel under the direction of Alan Shusterman. Participation is open to all members of the Reed community and their guests. Come join us for a quiet break from the hustle and bustle. More information for beginners and experienced meditators alike on our blog.

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Gray Campus Center C.

Reunions Paideia Slot E: Death Café with Holly Pruett ’85. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Educational Technology Center 211.

Reunions Paideia Slot E: Reed's Digital Collections led by Angie Beirger, Digital Assets Librarian. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Gray Campus Center D.

Reunions Paideia Slot E: Cartooning with Mateo Burtch ’82. Please bring art supplies if you have them. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–5:00 PM - Eliot 314.

Alumni College: Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: The diversity of spirituality in America, Lectures/Panels Discussion (preregistation required)

3:00 PM–4:30 PM - Winch/Capehart.

Reed Stories

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from eight decades of life at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark, with an eye out for music, theatre and dance.

3:30 PM–5:30 PM - Gray Campus Center C.

Reunions Paideia Slot F: Five Wishes End-of-Life Planning with Rory Bowman '90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

4:00 PM–5:00 PM - Library Lobby.

Tour: "Rarities in Reed's special collections.” (Note that this tour is open only to the first 16 people who show up.)

4:00 PM–5:00 PM - Eliot 103.

LGBT Reed Alumni Meeting and Brainstorm

Reed is known as an LGBT-friendly school, but historically has struggled to have a cohesive LGBT alumni community. We will discuss LGBT issues at Reed and get organized for Reed's presence at the Portland Pride Parade (on Sunday, June 15, 11 a.m. Register for this at alumni.reed.edu/pride.) Open to all.

4:00 PM–8:30 PM - Performing Arts Building 320.

Renaissance Music Workshop by In Mulieribus

Dr. Kerry McCarthy '97, Byrd scholar, explores the household music of William Byrd sung by women in the English Renaissance, focusing on soprano and alto participants. The event is free and open to all. If interested in attending this workshop, please email inmulieribus@yahoo.com with your name, phone number, and email address. (Break at 5:45 p.m. for no-host dinner in Commons.)

5:00 PM–6:00 PM - Vollum Lecture Hall.

Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Pam Ronald ’82 is a prominent plant geneticist and a professor at U.C. Davis, who recently engaged in a debate with Michael Pollan that was featured in the New Yorker. Moderated by Sam Fromartz ’80, the editor-in-chief of the non-profit Food & Environment Reporting Network and the organizer of our food-themed track, this promises to be an informative and thought-provoking opening session.

5:30 PM–6:30 PM - Commons.

Dinner

5:30 PM–9:00 PM - Commons Café.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

5:45 PM–6:45 PM - Gray Campus Center Room B.

Egg the Editor

Grab your dinner in Commons and join editor Chris Lydgate ’90 for a lively discussion about Reed magazine. What's your favorite part of the magazine? What do you dislike intensely? What do we get right and wrong? Here's your chance to share tips, make suggestions, and give the editor a piece of your mind.

6:00 PM–8:00 PM - Psychology 102/103.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing 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, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

6:00 PM - Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave.

Once is a tradition, twice is an institution.” We have a reservation at the Green Dragon, a super micro-brewery with excellent food, about ten minutes from Reed. Named by Imbibe magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America, it features 62 taps that serve an eclectic mix of craft beer from across the country. Limited space! RSVP or just show up. Please say “Hi” to Bill Nicholson ’78 and many other friendly Reedies when you arrive. NOTE:  A 14-person shuttle van will operate from in front of Reunions Central at Kaul leaving at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and returning from the pub 15 minutes after the hour. 

6:30 PM–8:30 PM - Psychology 105.

An Evening of Poetry with Brittney Corrigan '94, Endi Bogue Hartigan '94, and Shadab Zeest Hashmi '95

Brittney, Endi and Shadab will read from their recent collections of poetry. An open mic will follow the reading.

7:30 PM–9:30 PM - Winch/Capehart.

Reed Stories—Your Turn

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee '67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reedfayre. Come share your Reed stories! Extra points for music, theatre, dance . . .

9:00 PM–11:00 PM - Performing Arts Building First Floor Atrium.

Camp Reed Group Sing-along

Share in the music around the piano as Rob Fishel ‘03 tickles the ivories as our song leader for the evening playing show tunes and popular standards.

9:30 PM–10:30 PM - Quad.

Fire dancing

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

Friday, June 6, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM - Commons.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM - Kaul Foyer.

Reedfayre Central open

8:30 AM–9:30 AM - Sports Center, Dance Studio.

Meditation

Reunite with yourself (and others) at a drop in meditation space. Open to all who crave a still and quiet place amidst the tumult of Reedfayre. Please bring a pillow/cushion for sitting on the floor; some chairs will also be available.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM - Eliot 103, 121, 123, 126, 216, 314.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God”: Parallel conferences and concluding plenary discussion. (preregistation required)

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Gray Campus Center D.

Reunions Paideia Slot G: Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Dynamics at Reed presented by Gary Granger, Director of Community Safety. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Gray Campus Center B.

Reunions Paideia Slot G: Motivation Hacks: The Science of Human Nature with Don Berg ‘12. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Educational Technology Center 211.

Reunions Paideia Slot G: Introduction to Wordpress with Eva Schweber '93. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Performing Arts Building Room 320.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Back to the Land and Sea and to Market

Our esteemed panelists will discuss their entry into farming, broad issues of sustainability, and locality. Panelists include Jon Rowley ’69 (who first marketed Copper River Salmon, is an expert on oysters, and is a James Beard-award winner) and Amelia Hard ’67, who is the driving force behind the James Beard Public Market. Claire Cummings, Waste Specialist at Bon Appetit, will serve as the moderator.

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center C.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Basic Wills with Rory Bowman '90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Vollum 110.

Mad Comes of Dotage: Art and Artifacts from Six Decades of Mad Magazine with Bennett Barsk '82

Come learn about the Great Comic-Book Scare of the 1950s and how it led to the birth of Mad Magazine, that irreverent and zany publication that is still going strong after more than 60 years. Discover the links among psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, Ph.D. chemist Bill Gaines, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, composer Irving Berlin, and the U.S. Supreme Court. You will get to see pristine examples of early issues, as well as books, original art, one-of-a-kind collectibles originally from Mad publisher Gaines' personal collection, and just plain oddities. Food and drink will be served.

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Educational Technology Center 211.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Wordpress Next Steps with Eva Schweber '93. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center B.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Lost and Found: Writing What You Didn’t Know You Remembered with Monica Wesolowska ’89. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Performing Arts Building Resource Center.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Performing Arts Resource Center with Erin Conor, Performing Arts Librarian. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

11:00 AM–4:00 PM - Student Union patio.

Used-Book Sale with Bill Nelson ’62

For 50 years, Bill has been sharing his love of books with his used-book sale. Check it out and you might find a book that has your name in it or at least a copy of an old Hum favorite.

11:00 AM–7:30 PM - Front lawn.

Come play croquet, volleyball, or badminton with your friends!

11:30 AM–1:30 PM - Eliot Circle.

Tour: Cartlandia Food Pod

Portland is a foodie town but it is not just fine dinning that has attracted all the attention. Portland food carts are at the leading edge of the chef's knife in great eating. Here is an easy way to sample some of the best food carts the city has to offer. The tour includes a shuttle ride to and from campus. Bring cash for your food. Space is limited; sign up at Reedfayre Central.

11:30 AM–1:30 PM - Commons.

Lunch

12:00 PM–6:00 PM - Reunions Central.

Switchboard Tabling/Switchboard Hearts

This year during Reunions, Reed Switchboard continues their “Switchboard Hearts” project. “Switchboard Hearts” aims to document Reed College alumni and their passions: often, what Reedies pursue after college has little to do with their major, or their thesis. Pictures will be shared on the Reed Switchboard Tumblr and Instagram, with the goal of connecting Reedies who have similar interests. Stop by and share what you’re passionate about to the alumni community!

1:00 PM–2:00 PM - Chapel.

MOZART!

Come hear Ben Ross '89 play Mozart's piano sonata in C as well as selections from the sonata in B-flat, plus a bit of Beethoven as well . . . Sparkling and joyous!

1:00 PM–2:30 PM - Vollum Lecture Hall.

President John R. Kroger presents “Mafia Hitmen I Have Known”

Earlier in his career, John had the somewhat unusual opportunity to get to know a number of mafia hitmen. He will talk about what it is like to spend time with people who kill other people for a living, touch upon the mafia life, the witness-protection program, and other related matters, leaving lots of time for questions.

1:00 PM–3:00 PM - Psychology 102/103.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing 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, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - BIology 19.

Special screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters

In 1914, Edward S. Curtis released the first feature-length, silent, fiction film to star an entirely indigenous cast. In the Land of the Head Huntersan epic melodrama of love, war, sorcery, and ritualwas made with the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) people on location in British Columbia. Join Aaron Glass '94 for a special screening and discussion of the newly restored film, which he helped produce and which has returned the film’s original title and features including the musical score. The score was written by John J. Braham, best known for arranging Gilbert and Sullivan.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - Library Lobby.

NEW EVENT

Secret Library Tour

Explore the locked doors and hidden passageways of the Reed College library with Gay Walker.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - Gray Campus Center D.

Reunions Paideia Slot I: Graphical Analysis of Free Love at Reed: 1960–1964

A small place such as Reed is always somewhat incestuous. In the 1960s, a number of people noted who was doing what with whom. These long-archived data have been dusted off, anonymized, and subjected to modern network analysis. JD Eveland ’64 will present some interesting findings that the analyses revealed.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - Gray Campus Center A.

Reunions Paideia Slot I: Beelining Workshop with Bob Combs '90. (See ReedPaideia.net for full course descriptions)

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - Performing Arts Building 320.

Reunions Paideia Slot I: Delicious Words: Writing about Food

The writing about what we eat is also an art, and we have assembled a top flight group of writers to talk about their craft and how they cover the issues involved in food writing. Panelists include Molly Watson ’92, food writer; Michelle Nijhuis ’96, environmental writer; and Sam Fromartz ’80, the editor-in-chief of the non-profit Food & Environment Reporting Network. Professor of English and local food critic Roger Porter will serve as the moderator.

1:30 PM–3:30 PM - Winch/Capehart.

Reed Stories—Your Turn

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee ’67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reedfayre. Come share your Reed stories!  Extra points for music, theatre, dance . . .

2:00 PM–4:00 PM - Math Lounge.

Math Department Open House

A number of math faculty and staff are retiring this year. Drop by to visit with them and wish them well. Current faculty and math alumni will also be there. The Math Lounge is on the third floor of the library, but not in the library proper.Take staircase D or the elevator near the library front desk. If you have any questions about this event, you may contact Steve Swanson '84 a swanysteve@gmail.com.

2:30 PM–3:30 PM - Student Union.

Authors’ Reception and Book Signing

Mingle with Reed authors and enjoy coffee and cookies. If you are interested in showcasing/selling your book/s, please contact Patrick Sandlin, book department manager, at sandlinp@reed.edu or 503/788-6659.

2:30 PM–3:30 PM - Eliot 314.

Open Session on College Admission with Reed Admission Officers Crockett Marr '06 and Falone Serna

Admission Officers Crockett Marr '06 and Falone Serna will talk shop, answer questions about Reed's recruiting and admission processes, and discuss changes in the national higher-ed landscape. This session will explore how college admissions shapes the student body and future of institutions.

Bring questions!

2:30 PM–4:00 PM - Psychology 105.

How Reedies Give: An Unapologetically Nerdy Exploration

Keith Allen '83, computational biologist and Alumni Fundraising for Reed Steering Committee member, will present new research into how Reedies support Reed. In this presentation, Keith will provide an interesting new way of thinking about who we are, how we give, and how this has changed over time. Refreshments are sponsored by the Alumni Fundraising for Reed Committee.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM - Library Lobby.

Tour: Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's special collections. Note: this tour is only open to the first 16 people who show up.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM - Performing Arts Building 320.

Reunions Paideia: Mark Powell ’79 “Discovering Sustainability in a Chinese Fish Farm”

Mark’s journey of discovery began with western sustainability standards that were a poor fit to traditional Chinese fish farms growing fish, mulberry, and silk in connected cycles. Growing carp on small farms in China is the largest and perhaps most sustainable fish industry in the world and a lesson for the West. Mark has been a conservationist for 20 years working for Ocean Conservancy and WWF International.

3:30 PM–4:30 PM - Eliot 103.

Friends of Bill W.

4:00 PM–4:30 PM - Cerf Amphitheatre.

Pre-fanfayre hosted reception

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

4:30 PM–5:15 PM - Cerf Amphitheatre.

Fanfayre

At this eighth-annual Reunions kick-off event, we are pleased to feature our delightful and humorous Yoram Bauman '95 as we say thank you to the following retirees for their combined 200! years of service to the college: Kathleen Worley, professor of theatre; Ronald McClard, Arthur F. Scott Professor of Chemistry; Ed McFarlane, vice president/treasurer; Rao Potluri, professor of mathematics; and Joe Roberts, F.L. Griffin Professor of Mathematics. In addition, the alumni association will bestow honorary alumni status upon former calligraphy instructor Robert Palladino and honor the Meat-Smoke Crew for their 31 years of dedicated and tasty service as this year's recipients of the Jean L. Babson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Come for the fun, listen to the delightful music of Lauren Sheehan ’81, and raise a glass to Reed!

5:00 PM–11:00 PM - Vollum Lounge.

Kids at Reunions

Provided by Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc. 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 Michelle Davenport at Creative Childcare Solutions, www.munchkincare.com or 503/819-5554.

5:15 PM–6:00 PM - Performing Arts Building atrium.

Class/y Reception

Mingle with your classmates and grab a drink and a nosh from the hosted bars.

6:00 PM–8:00 PM - Quad Tent.

Dinner with Faculty

Sit with faculty and classmates and enjoy an array of Pacific Northwest fare. Music by Kyle Alden Thayer '80.

7:30 PM–8:30 PM - Eliot 314.

20th-Century American Folk and Pete Seeger

Seeger lent his voice in support of three important movements in 20th-century America: labor, peace, and the environment.  Barry Hansen ’63 (aka Dr. Demento) will provide interesting background and play some quintessential folks songs associated with this iconic American activist.

8:00 PM–1:00 AM - Commons Café.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

8:30 PM–9:30 PM - Student Union.

Lauren Sheehan ’81 has selected some American roots songs covered by Seeger and will share her bluesy take on them.

8:30 PM–10:00 PM - Performing Arts Building Dance Studio.

Folk dancing

This doubles as a PE credit, but whether you are familiar with the steps or not, join in this reunions staple. Jim Kahan ‘64 and others will keep your feet moving to the music and build community along the way. 

(Please no shoes, food, or drink.)

8:30 PM–12:00 AM - Winch/Capehart.

10th-Annual Reunion Poker Game

Come see if you know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em at this event hosted by Mark Humphrey ’85.  (Latecomers are allowed, of course, due to the nature of a poker game . . . but show up early to be assured a seat). Please email Mark at markhumph60@yahoo.com to indicate interest in the  game, so we can know how many tables to set up, etc. BYOB

9:00 PM - Pool Hall.

NEW EVENT

Miss the days of procrastinating by playiing pool? Show off your skills in a late night 8-ball tournament. Entry fee is $3.

9:00 PM–11:00 PM - Chapel.

Laugh Track: Comedy & Magic

  • Barry Hansen ’63 is back. Reed’s most celebrated radio personality serves as the emcee for our evening of magic and comedy before he ends the evening by spinning and showing his favorite tunes.
  • Zack Dubnoff ’91: Zack displays deft sleight of hand along with some funny gags and stunts.
  • Yoram Bauman '95, "the world's first and only stand-up economist"
  • The Demented Era: He's baaack and crazy as ever! Dr. Demento will play a few comedic gems from the early 1960s—a prime era for recorded comedy.  And then he'll spin some good stories and play a sampling of Dementite favorites, including some naughty bits.

10:00 PM–12:00 AM - Cerf Amphitheatre.

Hootenanny in honor of Pete Seeger

We’ll roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and sing Pete Seeger songs with song leader Lauren Sheehan ’81, Konrad Alt '81, and friends.

10:00 PM–12:00 AM - Student Union.

'80s Dance Party

Get your nostalgia on with tunes by Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Poison, and much more. Costumes encouraged, but not required. To request a song, please email alumni@reed.edu.

10:00 PM–12:00 AM - Paradox Porch.

Switchboard Hearts at '80s Dance Party

“Switchboard Hearts” aims to document Reed College alumni and their passions: often, what Reedies pursue after college has little to do with their major, or their thesis. Pictures will be shared on the Reed Switchboard Tumblr and Instagram, with the goal of connecting Reedies who have similar interests.

12:01 AM–2:00 AM - Student Union.

Desert Beat Dance Party

Still standing after the '80s dance party? Stick around and dance to the irresistible beat of modern Berber, Tuareg, and Bedouin music. Featuring songs by Tinariwen, K'Naan, Bambino, Terakaft, and others.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM - Commons.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM - Kaul Foyer.

Reedfayre Central open

8:30 AM–12:00 AM - Sports Center, Dance Studio.

Meditation

Reunite with yourself (and others) at a drop in meditation space. Open to all who crave a still and quiet place amidst the tumult of Reedfayre. Please bring a pillow/cushion for sitting on the floor; some chairs will also be available.

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Gray Campus Center B, C, & D.

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

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

9:00 AM–10:30 AM - Eliot 314.

Reedfayre Paideia Slot J:: Sam Fromartz ’80, “In Search of the Perfect Loaf."

If you are into bread, this talk is for you. Due out in the fall, Fromartz will deliver a talk in advance of his new book that will rise to the occasion. Sam trekked from California to Berlin to Southern France and places in between in this quest. See if Sam succeeded. When he is not baking bread, Sam is the editor-in-chief of the non-profit Food & Environment Reporting Network.

10:15 AM–11:30 AM - Performing Arts Building 320.

Strategic planning panel

The college is in the final stages of a year long strategic-planning process. Alumni were invited to participate in a survey to help inform the college on a variety of issues. Hear what a panel of alumni who participated in the process found interesting and learned along the way.

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Cerf Amphitheatre.

Reunions Paideia Slot K: Canyon Tour with Zac Perry

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

10:30 AM–12:00 PM - Gray Campus Center B, C. & D.

Reunions Paideia Slot K: Feeding a Passion: Owning and Operating a Restaurant

Operating a restaurant is no small undertaking, and perhaps that is why so many Reed alumni have launched restaurants around the country. Alumni who own and operate eating establishments will gather and discuss what it is about restaurants that appeals to them and how they approach the dynamic challenges in this industry: Kurt Huffman ’93 (founder, ChefsTable restaurant group) and Karen Leibowitz ’99 (Mission Chinese in San Francisco).

11:00 AM–9:00 PM - Front Lawn.

Come play croquet, volleyball, or badminton with your friends!

11:30 PM–1:30 PM - Commons.

Lunch

12:00 PM–12:45 PM - Eliot 314.

Alumni Super Connectors Panel

An informal panel and discussion centered around creating peer mentorship relationships between alumni and current students, and the possibility of creating a program to facilitate such relationships. Possible topics may also include how to help current students become involved alumni and participate with the Switchboard. Panelists include Lev Chao ‘12, Kaori Freda ‘15, Eira Long ‘08, Erik Speckman ‘91, and Bram Wessel ’90.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM - Commons.

Reed Legal Network

Reed lawyers gather to network and support each other, future Reed lawyers, and the Reed community.

12:00 PM–1:30 PM - Kaul Auditorium.

Foster-Scholz Club & Annual Recognition Luncheon

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 (Gay Walker '69 and Don Green '54/'04) and welcome the Class of ’74, who are joining the club this year. The keynote features John Sheehy '82, "Putting the Arts in Liberal Arts at Reed" -- a brief history of the role of the arts in the Reed curriculum.

12:30 PM–2:00 PM - Psychology 102/103.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing 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, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

12:30 PM–2:00 PM - Gray Campus Center B, C, & D.

Oregon Before the Grapes

Susan Sokol Blosser ‘67 MAT will join forces with Sebastian Pastore ’88 (former VP at Widmer) and Tom Burkleaux ’92 (New Deal Distillery) in a moderated discussion on why this area seems to be particularly ripe in the growth and development of their respective beverage industry. And why are so many Reedies drawn to these areas? Oregonian beverage writer John Foyston will pour questions to the panel.

1:00 PM–4:00 PM - Psychology 105.

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

This film documents the 1954 nuclear testing at Bikini in the Marshall Islands, which used the islanders as human guinea pigs. The islanders have struggled for survival and justice for the last half century, and survivors from the test grounds will be present to discuss their experience and plead for restitution. Sponsored by Suzanne Scollon ’69.

1:30 PM - Chemistry Foyer.

Nuclear reactor tour

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 repeats at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.)

1:30 PM - Gray Lounge.

Class photo for the class of 50th reunions

1:30 PM–3:00 PM - Vollum 110.

Class of ’89 Oral History Interview on the occasion of their 25th Reunion.

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

1:30 PM–5:00 PM - Eliot North Lawn.

Carnival & Music

· Cosmic Face Painting by Sascha Gordon

· “Not your average Joe” Mishkin, balloon artist

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

·  Giant Jenga and inflatable bouncy slide

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

· 1:15-2:30 p.m. Reed Air Force Aerial Acrobatics Troupe

· 2:30–3:30 p.m. Up for Grabs juggling show by Rhys Thomas

· 3:30–4:30 p.m. Lauren Sheehan '81 and friends. Start off the afternoon’s music with some upbeat tunes and kick back on the lawn to enjoy the sweet sounds of talented alumni and their playing partners.

· 4:30–5:30 p.m. Kyle Alden Thayer '80 and Kathryn Claire. The music continues with this folk music duo with harmony singing and music played on fiddle, guitars, and mandolin.

1:45 PM - Gray Lounge.

Class photo for the classes of 55th–75th reunions

2:00 PM–3:00 PM - Library Lobby.

Tour: "Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's special collections."

Note: this tour is only open to the first 16 people who show up.

2:00 PM–3:15 PM - Winch/Capehart.

Class of '64 Oral History Interview on the occasion of their 50th reunion

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

2:00 PM–3:30 PM - Student Center.

Peer Mentor Program (PMP) Reception

If you were involved in the Peer Mentor Program as a mentor or mentee, please join us to reconnect and hear about the ways in which the program has evolved. Staff from the Office for Inclusive Community (formerly Multicultural Affairs) will be available to answer questions about PMP and the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). We hope to see you there!

2:00 PM–4:00 PM - Performing Arts Building Lobby / Lawn.

***NOTE: TIME CHANGE***

Bring your ID: 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. 

The Marketplace

In the days of ancient Greece, you could head down to the market of Athens and purchase papyrus imported from Egypt, salt fish from Scythia, as well as the olive oil, figs, and wine that were ample throughout the city-states.

Reed’s own Marketplace (formerly Gastronomy Northwest) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Saturday of Reunions. While it won’t contain any salt fish or papyrus (unless there happen to be Reedies who make those things, in which case they should email Rob at rshryock@reed.edu!), it will have the finest things Reedies make such as beer, wine, brandy, food, art, clothing, and hand-knitted items.

Participating alumni include:

  • Meat-Smoke Crew, featuring scrumptious smoked meat sandwiches
  • Lucy Bellwood '12, featuring comics and illustration
  • Brad Blickenstaff '11 of Rainy Day Mushrooms, featuring wild and cultivated mushrooms
  • Tom Burkleaux '92 of New Deal Distillery, featuring vodka and spirits.
  • Bob Combs '90 of Combs Honey, featuring raw and treatement-free honey
  • Kim Damio MALS '10 of Portland Black Lipstick Company
  • Christine Herman '02 of Case Study Coffee, featuring cold brew and bagged coffee
  • Van Havig '92 of Gigantic Brewing, featuring beer
  • Emily Johnson '02 of George Paul Vinegars and EMprint Press, featuring fine vinegars and letterpress
  • Taya Koschnick '05 of Tasi Designs, featuring jewelery.
  • Minott Kerr '80 of Clear Creek Distillery, featuring brandy and/or liqueur
  • Jonathan Perkins '16 of Sunny Day Sorbet Society, a student group devoted to the spreading of sorbet
  • Jehnee Rains '93 of Suzette, featuring crepes
  • Dawn Seymour '80 of Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design, featuring handmade items and reflective yarn
  • Daniel Thomas '89 of Xico and No. 2 Print Shop, featuring tamales, tortillas, and Mezcal creations, and prints
  • Shimron Tubman '05, featuring hand pies
  • Diane Vireday '89 of Sweetrock Farm Swiss Bakery


For the cost of only $15, you can register today for the Reunions Marketplace to enjoy samples of food and drink and to browse the wares of Reed’s most talented artisans.

If you’re interested in participating or have questions, please send email to Rob Shryock ’13 at rshryock@reed.edu or call at 503/517-7836.

2:30 PM - Chemistry Foyer.

Nuclear reactor tour

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 repeats at 3:30 p.m.)

2:30 PM–3:30 PM - Physical Plant stairs.

Tour of the tunnels on campus: Led by Steve Yeadon, facilities maintenance manager.

Note: this tour is only open to the first 25 people who show up.

3:30 PM - Chemistry Foyer.

Nuclear reactor tour

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.

3:30 PM–4:00 PM - Chapel.

Sound Experiment: Songs for a Half-Century

This Sound Experiment features songs that capture notable events at Reed during the years 19601964, including the Columbus Day Storm, Humanities 11, the Empire game, and more. The melodies are all borrowed from other sources (mainly but not exclusively Gilbert and Sullivan), but the lyrics are all campus-created.

4:00 PM–5:30 PM - Vollum Steps.

Class photos

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 ’69
  • 4:10 p.m. class of ’74
  • 4:20 p.m. class of ’79
  • 4:30 p.m. class of ’84
  • 4:40 p.m. class of ’89
  • 4:50 p.m. class of ’94
  • 5 p.m. class of ’99
  • 5:10 p.m. class of ’04
  • 5:20 p.m. classes of ’09 & ’14

5:00 PM–5:40 PM - Eliot 103.

Reed Reedfayre Fifth-Annual Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

5:45 PM–6:00 PM - North Eliot.

All-class parade

Wear your favorite Reed t-shirt or other memorabilia, grab a kazoo, enjoy the surprises along the way, and join in the fun!

6:00 PM–8:00 PM - Quad.

All-class dinner

7:00 PM–11:00 PM - Vollum Lounge.

Kids at Reunions

Provided by Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc. 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 contacting Michelle Davenport at Creative Childcare Solutions, www.munchkincare.com or 503/819-5554.

8:00 PM - Eliot Circle.

World Naked Bike Ride

Portland sports the largest naked bike ride in the world and it coincides with Reunions this year. Reedies meet up in Eliot circle to ride together to the start of the event. Donning clothes from campus to the ride is fine. At the ride, you can go as bare as you dare.

8:00 PM - Emily's Bench (Vollum North Patio) or Vollum Lounge if Rain.

Memorial for Gary Koide '92.

If you knew Gary, please join us and share your memories.

8:00 PM–9:30 PM - Chapel.

Russian Duo concert featuring Terry Boyarsky '70 and Oleg Kruglyakov

From Russian roots to classical favorites, from vocals to ragtime, the Russian Duo is a magical collaboration between virtuoso balalaika and concert piano, creating a vibrant, cross-cultural musical experience. The duo share their love of classical and folk Russian music in this full concert.

8:00 PM–9:45 PM - Student Union.

Sportin' Lifers

With urbane lyrics and tasteful musicianship, The Sportin’ Lifers play timeless songs from Dinah Washington to Ray Charles as well as many of their own tunes. Erin Wallace '96 and Whit Draper '87 join forces with other area musicians to form this hip ensemble.

8:00 PM–12:00 AM - Kaul Auditorium.

Ping-Pong Palace

Wield your paddle, saunter in the black light, and challenge friend and foe alike.

8:00 PM–1:00 AM - Commons Café.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café: Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

9:45 PM–9:55 PM - Fron Lawn.

Fireworks!

Enjoy the grand finale of Reedfayre ’14.

10:15 PM–11:30 PM - Student Union.

Big Daddy Thaddy and the Sugar Dick Daddies

Enjoy classic electric blues tunes and hear some Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and more, as you groove to the harmonica wizardry of the inimitable Big Daddy Thaddy.

10:15 PM–11:30 PM - Chapel.

Talent Show

Sign up in Reunions Central.

11:30 PM–1:00 AM - Student Union.

Stop Making Sense Video-Dance Party

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!

Sunday, June 8, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM - Commons.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–1:00 PM - Kaul Foyer.

Reunions Central open for check out and key return

10:00 AM–11:00 AM - Commons Cafe.

Morning music showcase

1:00 PM - Kaul Foyer.

Check-out time for dorms