NOAA Novemberspring2006


A Message from the Alumni Association President

Regional Gatherings

Reunions 2006 Highlights


Call for Nominations

The alumni board invites nominations for awards for outstanding contributions to the college in 2006 through volunteer efforts in alumni relations, career services, admission, and development (non-alumni volunteers are also eligible). The Foster-Scholz Club is seeking nominations of alumni who attended Reed 40 or more years ago (classes of 1966 and earlier) for its distinguished service award. The award is presented during Reunions. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2007:

The Boar’s Head Procession

The tradition came from Oxford, and Reed’s own version is still celebrated at the annual holiday party. Join the Boar’s Head Ensemble singers on Saturday, December 9. Contact or 503/777-7589.

Constitution Changes

At its meeting on April 15, 2006, the alumni association board unanimously voted to adopt a number of amendments to its constitution. The amendments are largely technical and seek primarily to clarify uncertainties in the constitution relating to, for example, what constitutes a quorum of the alumni board. These changes can become effective upon the conclusion of a comment period, in accordance with the constitution. To see a complete copy of the constitution of the alumni association with proposed revisions, please visit the alumni board of directors page.

Travels with Reedies

germany imageThe weekend retreat at Camp Westwind for alumni and their families, sponsored by the Portland alumni chapter, will be September 29–October 1. Swap Olde Reed stories and songs in a beautiful forested setting on the Oregon Coast. Some reduced-rate spaces are available for kitchen and cleaning crew. View more details and registration.

Experience Germany on the Bier und Barock tour led by Professor Emeritus Ottomar Rudolf, October 3–14. Professor Rudolf has personally designed the itinerary and limited the number of participants to allow travelers to see, hear, and savor the art, architecture, sights, tastes, and smells of southwest Germany—from Heidelberg to Lake Constance to Munich.

Cost: $2,295 (includes hotels, breakfast and lunch each day, daytime activities, and ground transportation).

The Russian department is sponsoring its fourth tour of Russia for students and alumni during Paideia, January 5–19, 2007. Participants will visit Moscow and St. Petersburg, with overnight excursions to beautiful medieval towns of the Golden Ring. Led by Judson Rosengrant, the tour requires no knowledge of Russian. Price to be determined.

(For more details on these trips, including registration information, please visit the alumni travel pages.)

Mark your Calendar - Reunions and Alumni College 2007

Alumni College 2007:
Writer’s Workshop, May 30–June 1

Next year’s alumni college will be an interactive experience for aspiring writers and poets. The alumni office is assembling a team of gifted writers as well as helpful reviewers for a three-day workshop.

Reunions 2007 Weekend:
“Reed is the Word,” May 29–June 3

This reunion will honor the written word and the Reedies who have made the craft of writing part of their life: either as vocation or avocation. There will also be a gathering of former writers for the Quest.

If you are interested in helping to plan Reunions 2007, please contact Mela Kunitz ’87, assistant director of alumni & parent relations: or 503/777-7789. A planning weekend will be held on campus September 29–30, 2006.