Empire of the Griffin

Dance at Reunions


By Amy Lindsay ’81

Kinetic sculptor José Brown ’71

Kinetic sculptor José Brown ’71.

Dance will be everywhere at Centennial Reunions! Despite the huge impact that dance has had on the lives of so many Reedies, this is the first time that there will be a major dance presence at any reunion celebration. Look for workshops, improvisation sessions, “The Return of The Ice-Cream Social,” an open house with current and emeritus faculty at the home of professor Judy Massee [dance 1968–98], an exhibition of dance images, 100 Years, 100 Images of Dance, and site-specific happenings choreographed for random times and locations across campus, culminating in the Great Skip across the Great Lawn on Saturday afternoon!

All ages and experience levels are welcome at all events; there will be an event specifically designed for kids and parents on Saturday morning.

Cary Tucker ’93 remembers an exasperated professor Ottomar Rudolf [German 1963–98] once asking his class: “What do you people do besides study?” “Wir tanzen!” Cary replied. (We dance!)  Whether you like folk, modern, contact-improv, swing, choreography, or just like to get-down and boogie, there will be an opportunity for you to move or enjoy watching others move! Also, be on the lookout for a special installation of Dansemuse, an interactive video-controlled performance instrument to be played by movement.

For more, see www.reediesdance.com.

The Tees of Reed


Tees of Reed

T-shirt connoisseur Travis Greenwood ’01 is compiling a digital gallery of Reed t-shirts and related artifacts. In particular, he’s looking for classic shirts from O-Week, Renn Fayre, Beer Nation, Nitrogen Day, KRRC, bands, etc. that speak to Reed memes, campus traditions, and hot-button issues of their day. All class years are encouraged to submit tees—the more sensational and transgressive, the better.

Contact Travis at travis@founditemclothing.com.

Camp Westwind


The weekend retreat at Camp Westwind for alumni and their families, sponsored by the Portland alumni chapter, will be October 14–16, 2011. Join alumni from a variety of eras and swap Olde Reed stories and songs in a beautiful forested setting on the Oregon coast. A limited number of reduced-rate spaces are available for kitchen and cleaning crew people.

For details and registration, see www.reed.edu/alumni/westwind.