Parents

Parent & Family Weekend Schedule

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Parent & Family Weekend on the Reed College campus will be November 7-8, 2014. We look forward to seeing you then! In the meantime, feel free to peruse the 2013 schedule below for reference.

Questions? Contact Alumni & Parent Relations at 503/777-7589 or parents@reed.edu.

Friday, November 7

Attend a class

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
A list of classes will be available when you check in. 

Registration, Parent Lounge

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Kaul Auditorium, Gray Lounge
Check in to receive your schedule booklet, campus map, information about Portland, and nametag. 

Campus Tour

10 a.m. (also available at 2 p.m.)
Led by student tour guides, this is a great way to get to know Reed. Tour leaves promptly and takes one hour.

The Philosophy of Bon Appétit

10:30-11 a.m.
Debby Bridges, general manager of Reed College Bon Appétit, and Vanessa White, operations manager, will speak on Bon Appétit's philosophy of food service, which emphasizes sustainability and the use of organic products. They will answer your questions about the food options available.

Canyon Tour

1 p.m. (also available on Saturday)
Come see the canyon and learn from Zac Perry, restoration ecologist, about the restoration of this beautiful natural area in Reed’s backyard. The tour leaves promptly at 1 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Please wear outdoor shoes.

Nuclear Reactor Tour

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., or 4 p.m. (also available on Saturday)
Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is primarily operated by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity. The tour is limited to 20 people per session.

Calligraphy Workshop

2 p.m.
Students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These weekly, extracurricular class sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing. Join Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and calligraphy initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery for a parent and family scriptorium for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary and all necessary materials will be provided.

Informational session on international programs

3-4 p.m.
Learn about Reed’s international programs including off-campus/international study options for Reed students, the international student/scholar population, and on-campus international programs from Paul DeYoung, director of international programs.

Friday at Four concert

4 p.m.
The music department invites you to attend an hour of music showcasing Reed's talented students.

Biology department seminar

4:10-6 p.m
Please plan on arriving on time and staying for the duration of the talk.

Family reception hosted by President Kroger

4:30-6 p.m.
Come enjoy light refreshments and mingle with the president, faculty, and staff. Students are welcome with their families.

Break for dinner

6:30 p.m.
Dine with your student in commons or visit one of Portland's many superb restaurants.

Saturday, November 8

Registration, Parent Lounge

8:30 a.m.-noon, Kaul Auditorium, Gray lounge
Meet informally with members of the college staff and fellow parents.

Mt. Tabor Weed Warrior Service Project

9 a.m.-noon
Join SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) volunteers to maintain and improve Mt. Tabor Park. Meet at the kiosk near the main parking lot adjacent to the amphitheatre entering from SE 69th and Yamhill, turning west up the hill, or come all the way up the road from the SE 60th and SE Salmon entrance. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign in. (http://www.taborfriends.org/)

Continental Breakfast and Strategic-Planning Conversation with President Kroger, senior staff, and faculty

9:15–10:15 a.m.
Join President John R. Kroger, senior staff, and faculty as they discuss Reed’s distinctive program and how it is being examined going forward through the strategic-planning process.

Beyond the Classroom Discussion with The Center for Life Beyond Reed

10:30–11:15 a.m.
Join Brooke Hunter, assistant director for strategic partnerships, and her team of student interns from The Center for Life Beyond Reed for a discussion about the myriad ways that Reedies can enhance their time as students with learning and experiences beyond the classroom: externships, internships, pursuit of competitive grants and fellowships; on-campus internships, and so on. Parents, alumni, and friends of Reed can help, and we look forward to talking with you.

Resources and Strategies for Success with Academic Support Services

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Lily Copenagle, associate dean of students, and Julie Maxfield, assistant dean of students for academic support, will provide an overview of the resources available to support students' academic success, including peer tutoring, coaching by professional staff, workshops, and more. Lily and Julie will also share observations about common challenges that Reed students face, offer strategies for supporting your student from afar, and answer questions about how students progress through the academic program.

Williams Fencing Tournament

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Spectators are encouraged to attend the sixteenth-annual Douglas Williams Fencing Tournament for Reed students.

Canyon Tour

1 p.m.
Come see the canyon and learn about the restoration of this beautiful natural area in Reed's backyard from Zac Perry, restoration ecologist. Tour leaves promptly at 1 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Please wear outdoor shoes.

Tour the nuclear reactor

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., or 4 p.m.
Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is primarily operated by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity. The tour is limited to 20 people per session.

Public Policy Lecture: Lisa Hajjar, "Classified Memories: Trying To Try Terror Suspects Who Were Tortured by the CIA"

2-5 p.m.
Lisa Hajjar is a profesor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and writing focus on law and legality, war and conflict, human rights, and torture. Hajjar is the author of Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank, GazaTorture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights, and co-editor of Human Rights: Critical Concepts in Political Science. She serves on the editorial committees of Jadaliyya, Midde East Report and Journal of Palestine Studies. Hajjar is currently finishing a book about anti-torture lawyering in the United States. By probing into these issues in her lecture, she will analyze the relationship and contradictions among three larger issues of torture, secrecy, and governmental unaccountability — and the looming question of what "justice can mean under these circumstances.