News & Events
International Juggling Festival
The Portland Juggling Association hosts the Annual International Juggling Festival at Reed College in the fall. Jugglers and performers from all over the world attend this three day extravaganza. There are workshops and performances. Reed college students are welcome to join in the festivities and many do!
Douglas Williams Scholarship Fencing Tournament
Douglas Williams was a 1964 Reed College graduate who continued his life long passion for fencing after leaving Reed. In 1998 Williams endowed a scholarship that would be awarded to financially deserving student fencers. The Annual Williams Scholarship Fencing Tournament is held each November. The $10,000 scholarship is shared by the top three tournament finishers eligible for financial aid. Non financial aid finishers are awarded hand-crafted gold, silver and bronze pins in the shape of fencing foils.
March Madness Basketball Tournament
Each spring Reed hosts its own version of March Madness. For one long evening students, faculty, staff and alums play in a single elimination basketball tournament. The play is fast, hard and fun! The teams are a combination of basketball players and wanna-bes who just love the game. For half time entertainment we host a half court shot contest, the winner takes home free pizza!!
This year's tournament is scheduled for March 7th, 2014 6pm-10pm! See Frank Zornado at the Cage for entry forms in February.
Wilderness First Responder Course
Every year during Paidea we offer the Wilderness First Responder Course(WFR) at Reed College. The Wilderness First Responder course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors. It is the outdoor education and recreation industrys' standard for wilderness medical training. It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals...and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them. The course includes WMTC adult CPR & AED certification.
The Reed Outing Club will subsidize a portion of the cost for the course for the individuals in return for volunteering your medical services to help the Reed Outdoor Programs and Education department safely staff and manage outdoor excursions.
This years WFR Certification is scheduled for January 20th-24th, 2014. See Will Symms for more details.
See Wilderness Medical Training Center's website for further details. http://www.wildmedcenter.com/courses.html