NOAA Novemberautumn2006


New Reedies Rock!

Regional Gatherings


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Reed classics professor Wally Englert demonstrates the flawless acoustics of the theatre at Epidauros by singing the first few lines of the Iliad.


An Alumni Odyssey

In June, a group of nine Reedies, plus family members and guests, traveled through Greece for nine days on a journey sponsored by alumni & parent relations. Wally Englert, Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classics and Humanities, accompanied the tour and gave lectures about the sites visited. The trip took in numerous delights of Greece—from the wonders of Athens to tiny Poros in the Aegean Sea, as well as the classical Greek cities of Mycenae and Epidauros, and the magical islands of Aegina and Hydra.


Call for Award Nominations

The alumni board invites nominations for awards to alumni volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the college in 2006 through their volunteer efforts in the offices of alumni relations, career services, admission, and development. Alumni and non-alumni community volunteers are also eligible for the outstanding volunteer award, which honors those who give to Reed through many different forms of volunteer generosity.

Also, the Foster-Scholz Club is seeking nominations of alumni who attended Reed 40 or more years ago (currently the classes of 1966 and earlier) for its distinguished service award. The award is presented at the Foster-Scholz Club and Annual Recognition Luncheon during Reunions. This tradition was begun in 1975 and is designed to recognize a club member (in Portland or not) who has made major contributions to the community and/or the college.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2007. Submit nominations in writing to

Call for Creative Testimonials — Reunions 2007

Can You Sum Up Your Reed Experience in 400 Words?

Creative testimonials are being sought from Reed alumni for a special literary exhibition during Reunions 2007, May 29–June 3. The exhibit will be part of a special Literary Reunion and related Alumni College celebrating 100 years of creative writing at Reed.

Exhibit participants are requested to submit a short creative testimonial responding to the question: “What I Would Say to the Person I Was at Reed.” The testimonial should be in the form of a poem, prose poem, letter, dramatic dialog, or short literary essay. Creative expression is encouraged. Testimonials are limited to 400 words, and not to exceed a single 8 ½ x 11 inch page. The testimonials will also be considered for publication in Reed magazine.

Please submit your testimonial in a Word document via email to, or via
snail mail to Alumni & Parent Relations, Attn: Testimonials, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202-8199 by March 1, 2007. For information call 503/777-7589.

Insurance Available

Discounted short-term medical insurance is available to Reed alumni who need temporary coverage. Contact Meyer and Associates at 800/863-7801 or visit


That New Voice on the Phone . . .

. . . belongs to Alison Olsav, who has joined alumni & parent relations as our administrative assistant (a role in which she will wear a multitude of hats). She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz in 1997, and spent several years in alumni records and planned giving at Swarthmore College. Alison originally hails from Portland, and is pleased to be back in the verdant (if damp) Pacific Northwest. Speaking of greener pastures, our previous assistant, Rachel Fredericks ’04, has gone north to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle. We wish her the best with her studies and welcome Alison to the fold. When you call to sign up for Reunions 2007 (hint, hint), give her a warm Reed hello.

2006 Holiday Party

Mark your calendar for the alumni holiday party on Saturday, December 9! The nutcracker will reign over this year’s celebration, but Reed’s own boar’s head procession is still celebrated with accustomed ceremony. Help us keep this beloved custom alive by joining the boar’s head ensemble singers. For more information email or call 503/777-7589. (If you did not receive an invitation in the mail, see the details and register online.)

Alumni Board Notice of Nominations for 2007–2008

In accordance with the constitution of the Reed College Alumni Association, and following a call for nominations to all alumni in the Spring 2006 Reed magazine, the nominating committee of the alumni association hereby gives notice of nominations to the alumni board. All terms begin July 1, 2007. Please read short bios of the nominees, or request a paper copy by calling 503/777-7589.


Reed’s online alumni directory, ReedLink, includes class notes, volunteer and job opportunities, and contact information for
fellow alumni. Reunion-year class albums are posted as well.

New registrants must enter their Reed ID (the six-digit number on the mailing label of this magazine) and birthdate to get started.

Don’t Let Your Spam Filter Keep Us Apart

Have you been receiving ReediEnews, event invitations, and chapter announcements from alumni & parent relations? The email address from which we most often send information is If you doubt whether you are getting everything we send you, please check the settings on your spam filter. You’ll be glad you did!