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 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

Alumni College: Diversity in Contemporary America

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Preregistration required. 

Artists' Books in Reed's Special Collections

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Open only to the first 12 arrivals.

Dinner

5:30 PM–6:30 PM

Boar's Head Revisited Café

5:30 PM–9:00 PM

Refreshments available by concession.

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

Learn to juggle, learn again, learn a new trick, or have some fun watching other folks. Drop in anytime. Equipment provided, no experience necessary.

Camp Reed Sing-Along

9:00 PM–11:00 PM

Bring your instrument of choice and sing a host of tunes.

                

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

Alumni College: Diversity in Contemporary America

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Preregistration required.

Lunch

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Alumni College: Diversity in Contemporary America

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Preregistration required.

The Future of Humanity

1:30 PM–3:00 PM
This discussion of serious problems facing humanity and the prospects for solving them is led by Alan Walworth '72, philosopher and founder of the YouSA.

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.

Rare Books in Reed's Special Collections

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Only open to the first 16 arivals.

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 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.

The Past, Present and Future of Calligraphy at Reed

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Join Calligraphy Initiative coordinator Gregory MacNaughton ’89 for an illustrated presentation.

Reedies Invade The Green Dragon

6:00 PM–11:00 PM

The Green Dragon, a super microbrewery, is located about ten minutes from Reed. a 14-person shuttle van will operate between PRexy and the pub, departing Prexy at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and leaving 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 Lecture: “We're All Americans Now!"

8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Over the past century-plus, many popular songs have discovered humor, pathos, and controversy in demographic shifts in American society. From “Me No Speeka Good English” to “A Change Is Gonna Come,” songs have celebrated, ridiculed or simply commented on the changing roles of African-Americans and immigrants from Europe and Asia in our culture.  Barry Hansen ‘63 (aka Dr. Demento) will play a variety of examples from vintage recordings in his legendary archives (a few of which he found in Portland thrift shops while taking bike trips around town for P.E. credit) and comment about how they fit into the big picture.

Camp Reed Sing-Along

9:00 PM–11:00 PM

Bring your instrument of choice or just your voice.

                

Fire Dancing

9:30 PM–10:30 PM

Weapons of Mass Distraction is a student group that specializes in "combustible badassery." Come warm your feet by the fire.

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 the legacies of Professors Bob Kaplan and Maryanne McClellan 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's and Maryanne’s retirement! Talks on everything from your work in science to the meaning of life of are encouraged! Contact Prof. Suzy Renn at renns@reed.edu to sign up or for more info.

Five Wishes End-Of-Life Planning

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Holly Pruett ’85 discusses “Five Wishes,” a basic multiple-choice form created to help people begin making end-of-life decisions. Originally developed in Florida in 1996, it is now legally accepted in over 40 states and serves as an excellent introduction to health-care planning.

Alumni College: Diversity in Contemporary America

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Preregistration required.

Bike the Springwater Corridor (loaner bikes available)

9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Escape the city on a bike! Join Mateo Burtch '82 for a ride out to the country on the beautiful, nationally famous Springwater Corridor bike path. This mostly flat, moderate-to-moderate+ pace, 2 to 2-1/2 hour ride is 20 to 30 miles round trip (we'll see how far we get, though riders are welcome to go on or turn back at any point). We have a limited number of adult-size bikes to loan out; please email Mateo at elvis@alumni.reed.edu if you need one.  We'll leave from Prexy at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Please bring water, sunblock, snacks, and a phone. 

Protest and Social Change at Reed in the 60s

10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Explore the 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.

3rd annual Reunions Death Café

10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Discuss death and dying in an open and honest way, as part of the global “death café” movement, pioneered in Portland by professional celebrant Holly Pruett ’85. Read more about this in Reed magazine.

Bio Alumni Talk: Session 2

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

We are seeking speakers to give short (5–15 minute) presentations in honor of Bob's 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.

Stephanie Snyder ’91, Douglas F. Cooley Gallery Curator, “Treasures from the Reed College Art Collection”

11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Reed’s fine art collection contains exquisite and unusual works by artists such as: Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. Explore some of the collection's hidden gems.

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 in the city with shuttles to and from campus. Bring cash for your food. Space is limited; sign up at Reunions Central.

Paul Herrera, "Illustrated lecture on the life and work of Father Catich"

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Reed is renowned by calligraphers, typographers, and lettering artists, for the inscription above Eliot Hall's east entrance, which is the work of Father Edward Catich. Catich and his workshop are also responsible for the beautiful slate inscriptions of the Old Dorm Block, and it was Catich who taught Robert Palladino before Palladino succeeded Reynolds in Reed’s calligraphy program. Paul Herrera, Catich’s former assistant, studied with Father Catich at St. Ambrose College and worked with Catich from 1967 to 1979. In 1979 he succeeded Catich at St. Ambrose's art department, where he taught until 1989.

Boomerang Kids Forum

1:00 PM–2:30 PM

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

Reed Career Alliance Presents: Finding Your Bliss.

1:00 PM–3:00 PM
What would your dream job (or second act) look like? It all starts with exploring, owning, and being able to articulate the totality of your skill set and passions. We’ll explore these concepts in a series of fun exercises while enjoying tasty treats. We will then use our profiles to crowd-source the search for the ideal next step.. Organized by Amy Lindsay ’81.

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.

Consult with Estate Planning Guru, Shouka Rezvani '90

1:30 PM–2:30 PM
You will die. You may become incapacitated. Consider these and other fun possibilities in the context of the transition of all of your accumulated stuff and the care of those "left behind" in a lighthearted and hopefully scintillating discussion with estate planning attorney Shouka Rezvani '90, (as an aside, you can bet those Grays did some of this sort of planning). Don't miss this opportunity to get your burning questions answered while the billing clock is off!

Reedies Dance: Swing Dance Class

1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Led by Brian Graham-Jones ’81, the class will take you from the beginning steps through aerials. Come as a couple or solo; it will all work out. No experience necessary! Comfortable clothing and leather soled shoes are best, but not mandatory.

Discussion featuring Davis Rogan ‘90

2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Would you like to hear Davis playing on a real piano? Are you in bed by 10 p.m.? For these and other reasons, Davis has agreed to play during the day. There will be some storytelling and time for Q & A.

Alumni Authors' Reception

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Mingle with Reed authors and enjoy coffee and cookies.

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

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Crockett and Abigail will answer questions about Reed's recruiting and admission processes and discuss the national higher education landscape exploring how college admission shapes the student body and future of institutions.

Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's Special Collections

3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Only open to the first 16 arrivals.

Climate Change Action: What Can the Reed Community Do?

3:00 PM–4:30 PM
A conversation about climate change response and the Reed community. Brought to you by the class of '70.

Science Outreach Open House

2:00 PM–4:00 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!

Pre-Fanfayre hosted reception

4:00 PM–4:30 PM

Fanfayre Friday kicks off with a reception. Sip on the signature cocktail, Canyon Breeze (mocktails available as well), catch up with old friends, and stay for the main event of Fanfayre.

Fanfayre

4:30 PM–5:15 PM

Biology Reunion and Retirement Celebration

5:15 PM

Join the Biology department for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres 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

Childcare and sense of adventure provided by Lisa the Great '12.

Your child (age 6+) will join in an epic role-playing adventure, and we'll throw in free dinner!  For details and to reserve your spot, go to http://lisathegreat.weebly.com/reed-reunions-2015.html. Get in on early bird signup deals! Pre-registration for $100 closes on June 5, with an additional $25 fee per child for registration after this point.

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 through 1960s, 2nd floor

• 1990s and 2000s, 3rd floor

Dinner with Faculty

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

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

Class of '65 Dinner

6:00 PM–7:30 PM
In honor of their 50th reunion, the Class of 1965 will be dining together to celebrate this significant milestone.

Biology Reunion at Dinner with Faculty

6:00 PM

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

Biology Happy Hour

7:45 PM–10:00 PM
Join the celebration as the party moves to Gigantic for 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.

Reed Game Expo

8:00 PM–11:00 PM
Play tabletop and video games designed by Reedies and mingle with the designers!
Call for game designers: we are looking for game designer alumni to showcase your complete or prototype game(s). If you would like to join us, please contact Joe Wasserman '09 at Joe.Wasserman@gmail.com.

Kabbalat Shabbat

8:45 PM–9:15 PM
Candle lighting and Kiddush with wine, juice, and challah. Casual, liberal/Reconstructionist, short and sweet.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

8:00 PM–1:00 AM

Refreshments available by concession.

Reed Bands

8:00 PM–12:00 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. The Blob featuring Jack Johnson '15, Stewart Green '15, James Sissler '16, and Sam Ramirez '16

"Embracing the tradition established by legendary psychedelic touring acts like The Grateful Dead, Phish, and The Disco Biscuits, The Blob featuring Jack Johnson '15, Stewart Green '15, James Sissler '16, and Sam Ramirez '16, incorporates elements of jazz improvisation into their extended, eclectic, and original dance-rock grooves."

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. (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 sing songs with song leader Mateo Burtch 82.

Classic Rock (and folk) (and country) (and blues) where we'll be singing and twangin' away at everything from Elvis (both of 'em) to the Beatles, Dylan, Stones, the Dead, etc., with a dash of everything else (Talking Heads, REM, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle, The Shins, etc.) tossed in for good times. If you play an instrument, bring it with you; if not, bring your voice and a smile. All songs and styles welcome.  

Our evolving song list can be found at http://nuclearflatworms.org/Temporary/Reunions_Songs (note that this is not a complete list of songs), and if you have a song you would like us to do, email Mateo Burtch '82 atelvis@alumni.reed.edu, and we will add it to the list. (Include lyrics and chords if you can.) Or bring a songbook or your own lyric/chord sheets to pass around.  

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.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Canyon Slide Show with Zac Perry, Canyon Restoration Manager

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

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

Archery Class for Children

9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Bring your little ones to try out fun with bows and arrows.

Taiji Qi Gong Shibashi

9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Gentle, graceful, Taiji-like movements. No experience necessary; all fitness levels welcome. Energize yourself for the fun day ahead! Led by Amy Lindsay ’81.

Canyon Tour

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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

Croquet with the Class of 1990

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Grab a mallet and take a swing with your classmates.  Family fun.  Reconnect with friends while reminiscing about Gail Kelley, Steve Arch, and the First Gulf War.

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 Marianne Buchwalter '45 and Kathia Emery '67 and welcome the Class of ’75 alumni, who join the club this year. The keynote features Roger Porter, professor of English & humanities, speaking on "Philip Roth, Trigger Warnings, and the Day I Brought My Own Lawyer to Class."

Calligraphy Scriptorium

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

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 if 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 slide

• 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. “JuggleMania“ 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.

• 5–5:30 p.m. Willie and the Whips
Will Morgan '88 and friends close Carnival with country blues standards and original tunes.

Office for Inclusive Community Receptions: Peer Mentor Program

1:00 PM–1:45 PM
Reed students and alumni involved in the program are invited to this meet and greet. Come say hello and talk about Reed and life after Reed. Refreshments provided.

Class Photo for the Class of ’65/50th Reunion

1:30 PM

Archery Class for Adults

1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Try your hand at archery once again, just like back in the days of Olde Reed.

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.

Class Photo for the Classes of 55th-75th

1:45 PM

The Great Skip Across the Front Lawn!

2:00 PM
EVERYBODY gather in front of MacNaughton dorm in honor of Judy Massee to skip across the lawn to the library and gallop back! Not up for skipping? Gather in the sacred grove and cheer!

Office for Inclusive Community Receptions: Reedies of Color

2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Reed students and alumni of color are invited to this meet and greet. Come say hello and talk about Reed and life after Reed. Refreshments provided.

SEEDS turns 25! Community Service at Reed: Past, Present and Future

2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Join SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) Program Manager Meredith Dickinson for a presentation and chat. All are welcome, including SEEDS alumni from 19902014 as well as alumni interested in service or professionally involved in the nonprofit, public school, or public agency sectors.

Class of '65 Memorial

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's Special Collections

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Only open to the first 16 arrivals.

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. Meat Smoke will be bringing a unique selection slow-smoked vittles to the lawn just east of the Performing Arts Building especially for Marketplace.

Additionally, participants will have a chance to sample and purchase products from:

  • uncommons, pork belly and kimchi
  • David Autrey '89 of Westrey Wine Company, wine
  • Lucy Bellwood '12, comics
  • Tom Burkleaux '92 of New Deal Distillery, spirits
  • Kim Damio MALS '10 of Portland Black Lipstick Company, lipstick
  • Narayan DeVera '65, ceramics and fine art
  • Anne Marie DiStefano '92 of Lucky Horseshoe, cocktails made with local spirits
  • Rachel Elizabeth '88 of Jonny Sport, luggage and accessories
  • Esther Gwinnell '75, glass artwork.
  • Christine Herman '02 of Case Study Coffee, cold brew
  • Minott Kerr '80 of Clear Creek Distillery, spirits
  • Georgia Kirkpatrick '08 of Silvania, clothing and handmade items
  • Taya Koschnick '05 of Tasi Designs, jewelry
  • Elise Roberts '99 of Enlightened Bugs, photo prints of bees and bugs
  • Jehnee Rains '93 of Suzette, crepes and sweet treats
  • Dawn Seymour '80 of Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design, yarn

Please note: Although minors are allowed in the 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.

If you'd like to bring your business (or hobby) to Marketplace or have any questions about this event, please contact Rob Shryock '13, Young Alumni Coordinator, at rshryock@reed.edu.

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

Only open to the first 25 arrivals.

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

Office for Inclusive Community Reception: Queer and Trans Reedies of Color

3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Reed queer and trans students of color and queer and trans alumni of color are invited to this meet and greet. Come say hello and talk about Reed and life after Reed. Refreshments provided.

Pioneer Dance Tunes

3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Join Vivian '60 and Phil '59 Williams as Vivian shares stories and examples of the music that pioneers to Oregon danced to in the 1840s and 50s.  Her latest research includes more than 450 previously forgotten tunes from the fiddle based quadrille bands of Oregon's Aurora Colony. The program is designed to encourage Q & A and conversation.

Class of '90 Canyon Walk in Honor of Ed Coolidge '90

3:00 PM
Join us for a tramp through the canyon to celebrate the life of Ed Coolidge. Then gather on the SU porch to swap stories.

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.

Office for Inclusive Community Receptions: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Reedies

4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Reed students and alumni are invited to this meet and greet.  Come say hello and talk about Reed and life after Reed. Refreshments provided.

Class Photos

4:00 PM–5:30 PM

Class photos will be taken of the milestone classes and are open to anyone 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 ’95

4:50 p.m.: Class of ’00

5 p.m.: Class of ’05

5:10 p.m.: Classes of ’10 & '15

5:20 p.m.: Class of ’90

Reed Reunions Sixth-Annual Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

5:00 PM–5:40 PM

Members of 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.

Children at Reunions

7:00 PM–11:00 PM

Childcare and sense of adventure provided by Lisa the Great '12

Your child (age 6+) will join in an epic role-playing adventure! For details and to reserve your spot, go to http://lisathegreat.weebly.com/reed-reunions-2015.html,. Get in on early bird signup deals! Pre-registration for $$70 closes on June 5, with an additional $25 fee per child for registration past this point.

An Evening of Poetry

7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Brittney Corrigan '94, Endi Bogue Hartigan '94, Shadab Zeest Hashmi '95, and Eve Lyons '95.

Unintended Consequences: Songs and Stories by Reedies Who Found Careers or Serious Avocations in the World of Music

7:30 PM–9:45 PM

Vivian '59 and Phil Williams '60, Lauren Sheehan ‘81, and Barry Hansen ’63 will anchor an evening of music and stories by Reedies who wound up, mostly in spite of their majors, seriously immersed in performing, studying, collecting, and promoting music. The music will include what they were playing at Reed, as well as what they are doing now. The stories will focus on how being at Reed, their studies, their friends, and the music scene in Portland set them on profoundly interesting paths that they wouldn’t have imagined while they were students.

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.

Sober Weezer Singalong

8:00 PM–9:45 PM
There will definitely not be PBR at this classic Paideia event. Nope. No beer at all. Just all the classic Weezer songs from Maladroit all the way to Raditude. Definitely none of their early stuff.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

8:00 PM–1:00 AM

Refreshments available by concession.

Class of 1980 after-party

9:00 PM

Like fine whiskies, we only get better with age, right? Once we get up a good head of steam we might have a story telling session, followed by an AARP sign-up and walker race (ok, sad joke  . . . ).

Talent Show

8:00 PM–9:45 PM
Whether you're an ex-winner on Southeast Portland's Got Talent or someone who last got on stage in 4th grade, come show off at the Reunions Talent Show. We've showcased poets, singers, jugglers, pianists, joke-tellers, even banjo players, all in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Heck, come read the racy parts of your Chem thesis!  To guarantee your spot, email Mateo Burtch '82 at elvis@alumni.reed.edu, or sign up at Reunions Central. (You can also just show up, but no spot is guaranteed if you do.)

Fireworks!

9:45 PM–9:55 PM

Enjoy the grand finale of Reunions 2015. (Chapel and Mac I social room will be open as viewing locations in the case of rain)

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.

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 Prexy

Join a contingent of Reedies for the Pride Parade. Sign up to take a van from Reed to the parade downtown, which starts at 11 a.m. If you plan on taking the bus, consider taking the 17 rather than the 19, as the 19 does not begin running until 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Pride Parade

11:00 AM

NW Park Blocks, exact location TBA.

Learn more about the parade on Pride NW's website. Those who wish to stay for the festival downtown after the parade are welcome, however, we will only provide transport back to campus in the immediate aftermath of the parade. For those who wish to stay downtown, TriMet Line 19 runs roughly every 40 minutes until 8:55 p.m. There are various bus stops on SW 5th Avenue, and it runs directly to Reed's campus.

LGBTQ Issues in Law

3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Panel presentation on LGBTQ issues in law with special guest moderator Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Panelists include William Hohengarten ’84. Misha Isaak ’04, and Mark Johnson Roberts ’82. More information on this panel is available here.

Prexy Pride Pizza

5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Join us for after-Pride pizza in Prexy. Even if you couldn't make the parade, you're invited to drop by any time before 9 p.m. for pizza and conversation.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Checkout

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Reunions Central Closes

9:00 AM

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