Vogueing for Reed


Assistant professor of French and humanities Derek Schilling strikes a pose for an appreciative crowd.
Photo: Paula Barclay


About two dozen students and staff and faculty members took the time to strike a pose and model for the Reed community at the fourth annual career services fashion show in April. The event was emceed by career services staff member and resident adviser Daren Wade and featured helpful fashion tips from faculty secretary Lois Hobbs, classicist Nigel Nicholson, and alumna Felicia Tripp '96.

The fashion show is designed primarily as an educational session for seniors and others involved in the job search process. Models, as instructed by assistant director of resident life and fashion consultant Sharon Goodman Lasher, chose an outfit that best fit a certain type of job interview. The result was a diverse group of fashions appropriate for such locations as a barber shop, Vanity Fair, an architectural firm, and the computer industry. This was the fourth such event that originated with students and Julie Kern Smith, director of career services.

A cooperative Conestoga

David Sears '98, a senior psychology major from Eugene, Oregon, founded an after-school program in a Portland elementary school to test his theories of cooperative learning as part of his thesis. Sears is pictured with some of the 20 children in the fourth and fifth grades who worked on an "Oregon Trail" project developed by Sears to make social studies more fun (and test their reading skills and academic motivation as they participated in cooperative learning). Students learned about how Oregon pioneers lived; they actually built a movable, full-size Conestoga wagon out of cardboard, wood, and canvas. Sears plans to go on to graduate school and hopes to study with Robert Slavin '72 in his research center for cooperative learning.


Photo: Fred Wilson


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