|Welcome Reception, light refreshments||5:30–6:30 p.m.||Prexy|
|Lecture: Tom Landvatter, Associate Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Since 2018, Prof. Tom Landvatter has co-directed archaeological excavations at Pyla-Vigla, a fortified site near modern Larnaca, Cyprus that dates to the time of Alexander the Great (d. 323 BCE) and the wars of the diadochi ("successors") that followed him.
In this talk, Tom will discuss the findings from this project, where he has also brought Reed students each year to gain practical experience and training in archaeological field methods.
|6:30–7:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Auditorium|
Forum for Advancing Reed 2023
Join us October 20-22 for Reed's annual Volunteer Weekend!
The Forum for Advancing Reed will look a bit different this year! Instead of introducing new volunteers to all the opportunities to get involved, we are focusing on current volunteers and volunteer initiatives. Don't miss your chance to join leaders from across initiatives, attend a faculty lecture, discuss opportunities for strategic collaboration, and plan for the upcoming year.
Below you can review the weekend schedule. You can find even more detailed information in this preview of the FAR packet. This includes more information about the brainstorming session, as well as some campus resources for the weekend (WiFi, parking, etc.), and information about Reed’s various alumni volunteer committees.
Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21
Session I: Welcome and Planning Alumni Volunteer Activities
|Check-In, Continental Breakfast, & Opening Remarks||8:30 a.m.||Performing Arts Building - Atrium|
|President’s Update with Audrey Bilger||9:15–9:45 a.m.||Performing Arts Building - Atrium|
|Hospitality break||9:45–9:55 a.m.|
|Brainstorm and project planning:
Volunteers will brainstorm specific ideas for potential projects on which alumni volunteer groups can collaborate, and select the top ideas via vote to send as recommendations to alumni volunteer committees.
|9:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Atrium|
Through the generosity of Reed alumni, parents, trustees, and friends, more than 50 students set off this summer to complete internships across the U.S., and creative projects across the world.
Award winners will join alumni for lunch.
|12:30–2 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Atrium|
Session II: Breakout Groups, Committee Meetings, Campus Feature Tours
|Committee for Young Alumni Meeting||2–3:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting||2–3:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Reed Career Alliance Meeting||2–3:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Foster-Scholz Club Steering Committee Meeting||2–3:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Reactor Tour||2 p.m.||Chemistry Building|
Session III: Breakout Groups, Committee Meetings, Campus Feature Tours
|Hospitality Break||3:30–4 p.m.|
|Regional Alumni Chapters Leadership Council Meeting||4–5:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Alumni Fundraising for Reed Steering Committee Meeting||4–5:30 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Oral History Recording Session, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee||4–6 p.m.||Performing Arts Building - Classroom|
|Reactor Tour||4 p.m.||Chemistry Building|
Session IV: Fun with Reedies
|Off-campus Happy Hour @ Gigantic Brewing Co.
Food available for purchase from nearby food carts.
Sponsored by the Portland Alumni Chapter.
|6–7 p.m.||Gigantic Brewing|
Sunday, October 22
|Alumni Board Meeting||9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.||Trillium Multipurpose Room|
|Alumni Board Socializing||10:30 a.m.–noon||Trillium Multipurpose Room|
|Alumni Board Past Presidents Gathering||12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.||Prexy Living Room|
Watch the FAR 2022 Leadership Update presented by President Audrey Bilger, Vice President for College Relations + Planning Hugh Porter, Vice President and Treasurer Lynn Valenter, and Vice President of Student Life Karnell McConnell-Black
What is the Forum for Advancing Reed?
FAR 2021—Reed Remote
Due to the prevalence of the Delta variant amid the ongoing pandemic, the Forum for Advancing Reed (originally scheduled for October 22–24, 2021) was not hosted in person. We updated programming for the weekend to be more inline with our virtual engagement series, Reed Remote.