Reedfayre

Schedule

Please note that this is a tentative schedule; a confirmed schedule with locations will be available when you check in at Reedfayre Central.

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Reedfayre Events for

All Days
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Start getting nostalgic, soon you'll be back on campus!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You're all packed, right? Got a Reed t-shirt in the suitcase? (If not, you can get one at the Reed bookstore!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
11:30 AM–1:30 PM.

Lunch

12:00 PM–12:00 AM.

Reedfayre Central open

12:00 PM.

Dorms open

1:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot A: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

1:30 PM–5:00 PM.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: belief and non-belief,” lectures/panels discussion (preregistation required)

3:30 PM–5:30 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot B: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

4:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Tour: "Artists' Books in Reed's special collections.” (Note that this tour is open only to the first 16 people who show up.)

5:30 PM–6:30 PM.

Dinner

5:30 PM–9:00 PM.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

7:00 PM–8:00 PM.

History of Calligraphy

In the Fall of 2012, the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery launched the Calligraphy Initiative in Honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Please join Calligraphy Initiative coordinator Gregory MacNaughton ‘89 for an illustrated presentation on the past, present, and future of calligraphy at Reed.

7:00 PM–8:30 PM.

Reed Stories

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from eight decades of life at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark—with a special search for religion at Reed.

9:00 PM–11:00 PM.

Camp Reed Group Sing-along

We’ll roast marshmallows and make s’mores in the spectacular setting and sing a host of tunes with song leader John Cushing ’67.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM.

Reedfayre Central open

9:00 AM–10:30 AM.

Reunions Paideia Slot C: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: religious institutions and social change,” lectures/panels discussion (preregistation required)

10:30 AM–12:00 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot D: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

11:30 AM–1:30 PM.

Lunch

1:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot E: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net

1:30 PM–5:00 PM.

Alumni College: Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God: The diversity of spirituality in America, Lectures/Panels Discussion (preregistation required)

3:00 PM–4:30 PM.

Reed Stories

Master storyteller Cricket Parmalee '67 takes the lid off that treasure chest, the Reed Oral History Project, sharing stories from eight decades of life at Reed that are funny, quirky, poignant, and dark, with an eye out for music, theatre and dance.

3:30 PM–5:30 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot F: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net

4:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Tour: "Rarities in Reed's special collections.” (Note that this tour is open only to the first 16 people who show up.)

4:00 PM–8:30 PM.

Renaissance Music Workshop by In Mulieribus

Dr. Kerry McCarthy, Byrd scholar, explores the household music of William Byrd sung by women in the English Renaissance, focusing on soprano and alto participants. The event is free and open to all. If interested in attending, please email inmulieribus@yahoo.com with your name, phone number, and email address. (Break at 5:45 p.m. for no-host dinner in Commons.)

5:00 PM–6:30 PM.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

5:30 PM–6:30 PM.

Dinner

5:30 PM–9:00 PM.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

5:45 PM–6:45 PM.

Egg the Editor

Grab your dinner in Commons and join editor Chris Lydgate ’90 for a lively discussion about Reed magazine. What's your favorite part of the magazine? What do you dislike intensely? What do we get right and wrong? Here's your chance to share tips, make suggestions, and give the editor a piece of your mind.

7:30 PM–8:30 PM.

Peter Steinberger, Robert H. & Blanche Day Ellis Professor, Political Science & Humanities, lectures on "Thinking About Thinking About God: Truth, Philosophy, and the Life of the Mind"

Prof. Steinberger will share some thoughts that he has been having lately about objectivity, knowledge, and the fact—or at least what he believes to be the fact—that pretty much everyone is a philosopher, whether he or she knows it or not.

7:30 PM–9:30 PM.

Reed Stories—Your Turn

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee '67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reedfayre. Come share your Reed stories! Extra points for music, theatre, dance . . .

9:00 PM–11:00 PM.

Camp Reed Group Sing-along

Share in the music around the piano as Rob Fischel ‘03 tickles the ivories as our song leader for the evening playing show tunes and popular standards.

9:30 PM–10:30 PM.

Fire dancing

Weapons of Mass Distraction is a student group that specializes in "combustible badassery".  Come watch their display of flinging fire fantastically.

Friday, June 6, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM.

Reedfayre Central open

9:00 AM–10:30 AM.

Reunions Paideia Slot G: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM.

Alumni College: “Religion in Contemporary America: It's Not Just About God”: Parallel conferences and concluding plenary discussion. (preregistation required)

10:30 AM–11:30 AM.

Reunions Paideia Slot H: Canyon Tour

Zac Perry, canyon specialist, leads this tour focusing on our own natural wonder. Learn about the fight against invasive species and the exciting restoration progress. (Please wear outdoor shoes.)

11:00 AM–4:00 PM.

Used Book Sale with Bill Nelson ’62

For 50 years, Bill has been sharing his love of books with his used book sale. Check it out and you might find a book that has your name in it or at least a copy of an old Hum favorite.

11:00 AM–7:30 PM.

Come play croquet, volleyball, or badminton with your friends!

11:30 AM–1:30 PM.

Tour: Cartlandia Food Pod

Portland is a foodie town but it is not just fine dinning that has attracted all the attention. Portland food carts are at the leading edge of the chef's knife in great eating. Here is an easy way to sample some of the best food carts the city has to offer. The tour includes a shuttle ride to and from campus. Bring cash for your food. Space is limited; sign up at Reedfayre Central.

11:30 AM–1:30 PM.

Lunch

1:00 PM–2:00 PM.

MOZART!

Come hear Ben Ross '89 play Mozart's piano sonata in C as well as selections from the sonata in B-flat, plus a bit of Beethoven as well . . . Sparkling and joyous!

1:00 PM–2:30 PM.

President John R. Kroger presents “Mafia Hitmen I Have Known”

Earlier in his career, John had the somewhat unusual opportunity to get to know a number of mafia hitmen. He will talk about what it is like to spend time with people who kill other people for a living, touch upon the mafia life, the witness protection program, and other related matters leaving lots of time for questions.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM.

Special screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters

In 1914, Edward S. Curtis released the first feature-length, silent, fiction film to star an entirely indigenous cast. In the Land of the Head Huntersan epic melodrama of love, war, sorcery, and ritualwas made with the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) people on location in British Columbia. Join Aaron Glass '94 for a special screening and discussion of the newly restored film, which he helped produce and which has returned the film’s original title and features including the musical score. The score was written by John J. Braham, best known for arranging Gilbert and Sullivan.

1:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Reed Stories—Your Turn

The impromptu storytelling sessions hosted by Cricket Parmalee ’67 continue to be among the most popular activities at Reedfayre. Come share your Reed stories!  Extra points for music, theatre, dance . . .

1:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot I: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

2:00 PM–4:00 PM.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

2:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Authors’ Reception and Book Signing

Mingle with Reed authors and enjoy coffee and cookies. If you are interested in showcasing/selling your book/s, please contact Patrick Sandlin, book department manager, at sandlinp@reed.edu or 503/788-6659.

2:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Open Session on College Admission with Reed Admission Officers Crockett Marr '06 and Falone Serna

Crockett and Falone offer an open hour to talk shop, answer questions about Reed's recruiting and admission processes, and discuss changes in both Reed's applicant pool, and the national higher ed landscape. Is Reed need blind? Need aware? Test optional? Affirmative for diversity? Self-selecting? Holistic in application reading? Legacy driven? Common app? Recruiting internationally? Concerned about rankings? Concerned about female-male ratio? What do these terms mean?

Depending on your interest, this session can shine a light on how Reed's process shapes the student body and future of the institution, but can also pan out and think about national (and international) trends relevant to Reed, your work, or family.

Bring questions!

3:00 PM–4:00 PM.

Tour: Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's special collections. Note: this tour is only open to the first 16 people who show up.

4:00 PM–4:30 PM.

Pre-fanfayre hosted reception

Fanfayre Friday kicks off with a reception back at Camp Reed. Sip on the signature cocktail of Plato’s punch (mocktails available as well), catch up with old friends, and stay for the main event of Fanfayre.

4:30 PM–5:15 PM.

Fanfayre

5:00 PM–11:00 PM.

Kids at Reunions

Provided by Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc. includes dinner. Please pick up your child no later than 11 p.m. Children must be registered in advance. On-site registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Michelle Davenport at Creative Childcare Solutions, www.munchkincare.com or 503/819-5554.

5:15 PM–6:00 PM.

Class/y Reception

Mingle with your classmates and grab a drink and a nosh from the hosted bars.

6:00 PM–8:00 PM.

Dinner with Faculty

Sit with faculty and classmates and enjoy an array of Pacific Northwest fare.

8:00 PM–1:00 AM.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café

Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

8:30 PM–12:00 AM.

10th Annual Reunion Poker Game

Come see if you know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em at this event hosted by Mark Humphrey ’85.  (Latecomers are allowed, of course, due to the nature of a poker game . . . but show up early to be assured a seat). Please email Mark at markhumph60@yahoo.com to indicate interest in the  game, so we can know how many tables to set up, etc. BYOB

8:30 PM–10:00 PM.

Folk dancing

This doubles as a PE credit, but whether you are familiar with the steps or not, join in this reunions staple. Jim Kahan ‘64 and others will keep your feet moving to the music and build community along the way. 

(Please no shoes, food, or drink.)

9:00 PM–11:00 PM.

Laugh Track: Comedy & Magic

  • Barry Hansen ’63 is back. Reed’s most celebrated radio personality serves as the emcee for our evening of magic and comedy before he ends the evening by spinning and showing his favorite tunes.
  • Zack Dubnoff ’91: Zack displays deft sleight of hand along with some funny gags and stunts.
  • Yoram Bauman '95, "stand-up economist"
  • The Demented Era: He's baaack and crazy as ever! Dr. Demento will play a few comedic gems from the early 1960s—a prime era for recorded comedy.  And then he'll spin some good stories and play a sampling of Dementite favorites, including some naughty bits.

10:00 PM–12:00 AM.

Hootenany in honor of Pete Seeger

We’ll roast marshmallows,  make s’more, and sing Pete Seeger songs with song leader Lauren Sheehan ’81 and friends.

10:00 PM–12:00 AM.

80s Dance Party

Get your nostalgia on with tunes by Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Poison, and much more. Costumes encouraged, but not required. To request a song, please email alumni@reed.edu.

12:01 AM–2:00 AM.

Desert Beat Dance Party

Still standing after the '80s dance party? Stick around and dance to the irresistible beat of modern Berber, Tuareg, and Bedouin music. Featuring songs by Tinariwen, K'Naan, Bambino, Terakaft, and others.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:00 AM–9:00 AM.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–12:00 AM.

Reedfayre Central open

9:00 AM–10:30 AM.

Reunions Paideia Slot J: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

10:30 AM–12:00 PM.

Reunions Paideia Slot K: Various classes with details to come at ReedPaideia.net.

11:00 AM–9:00 PM.

Come play croquet, volleyball, or badminton with your friends!

11:30 PM–1:30 PM.

Lunch

12:00 PM–1:30 PM.

Foster-Scholz Club & Annual Recognition Luncheon

1:00 PM–2:00 PM.

Canyon Tour: Zac Perry, canyon specialist, leads this tour focusing on our own natural wonder. Learn about the fight against invasive species and the exciting restoration progress. Please wear outdoor shoes.

1:30 PM–5:00 PM.

Carnival & Music

· Cosmic Face Painting by Sascha Gordon

· “Not your average Joe” Mishkin, balloon artist

·  Games: Ring toss, frog hop, and balloon dart wall

·  Giant Jenga and inflatable bouncy slide

·  Rojo, the therapy llama and Napoleon, the therapy alpaca

· 1:15-2:30 p.m. Reed Air Force Aerial Acrobatics Troupe

· 2:30–3:30 p.m. Up for Grabs juggling show by Rhys Thomas

1:30 PM–3:00 PM.

Scriptorium

Since 2012, students, staff, faculty, and alumni have been participating in the revival of Reed's calligraphy tradition by attending the Reed Scriptorium. These sessions provide practice and instruction in the art of beautiful writing for all levels of experience—no previous experience is necessary, and materials are provided. Organized by Gregory MacNaughton ’89, education outreach and Calligraphy Initiative coordinator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, the Calligraphy Initiative was made possible by a generous alumni donation in honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Young children are welcome accompanied by a parent.

1:30 PM–3:00 PM.

Class of ’79 Oral History Interview on the occasion of their 25th Reunion.

1:30 PM.

Nuclear reactor tour

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity. (Tour repeats at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.)

1:30 PM.

Class photo for the class of 50th reunions

1:45 PM.

Class photo for the classes of 55th–75th reunions

2:00 PM–3:00 PM.

Tour: "Lloyd Reynolds in Reed's special collections."

Note: this tour is only open to the first 16 people who show up.

2:00 PM–3:30 PM.

Peer Mentor Program (PMP) Reception

If you were involved in the Peer Mentor Program as a mentor or mentee, please join us to reconnect and hear about the ways in which the program has evolved. Staff from the Office for Inclusive Community (formerly Multicultural Affairs) will be available to answer questions about PMP and the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). We hope to see you there!

2:00 PM–3:30 PM.

Class of '64 Oral History Interview on the occasion of their 50th reunion

2:00 PM–4:00 PM.

***NOTE: TIME CHANGE***

The Marketplace

In the days of ancient Greece, you could head down to the market of Athens and purchase papyrus imported from Egypt, salt fish from Scythia, as well as the olive oil, figs, and wine that were ample throughout the city-states.

Reed’s own Marketplace (formerly Gastronomy Northwest) will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Saturday of Reunions. While it won’t contain any salt fish or papyrus (unless there happen to be Reedies who make those things, in which case they should email Rob at rshryock@reed.edu!), it will have the finest things Reedies make such as beer, wine, brandy, food, art, clothing, and hand-knitted items.

Participating alumni include:

  • Meat Smoke crew, featuring scrumptious smoked meat sandwiches
  • Lucy Bellwood '12, featuring comics and illustration
  • Mark Bitterman '95 of the Meadow, featuring fine salts
  • Brad Blickenstaff '11 of Rainy Day Mushrooms, featuring wild and cultivated mushrooms
  • Tom Burkleaux '92 of New Deal Distillery, featuring vodka and spirits.
  • Bob Combs '90 of Combs Honey, featuring raw and treatement-free honey
  • Kim Damio MALS '10 of Portland Black Lipstick Company
  • Christine Herman '02 of Case Study Coffee, featuring cold brew and bagged coffee
  • Van Havig '92 of Gigantic Brewing, featuring beer
  • Emily Johnson '02 of George Paul Vinegars and EMprint Press, featuring fine vinegars and letterpress
  • Taya Koschnick '05 of Tasi Designs, featuring jewelery.
  • Steve McCarthy '66 of Clear Creek Distillery, featuring brandy and/or liqueur
  • Jonathan Perkins '16 of Sunny Day Sorbet Society, a student group devoted to the spreading of sorbet
  • Jehnee Rains '93 of Suzette, featuring crepes
  • Dawn Seymour '80 of Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design, featuring handmade items and reflective yarn
  • Daniel Thomas '89 of Xico and No. 2 Print Shop, featuring tamales, tortillas, and Mezcal creations, and prints
  • Shimron Tubman '05, featuring hand pies
  • Diane Vireday '89 of Sweetrock Farm Swiss Bakery


For the cost of only $15, you can register today for the Reunions Marketplace to enjoy samples of food and drink and to browse the wares of Reed’s most talented artisans.

If you’re interested in participating or have questions, please send email to Rob Shryock ’13 at rshryock@reed.edu or call at 503/517-7836.

2:30 PM.

Nuclear reactor tour

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity. (Tour repeats at 3:30 p.m.)

2:30 PM–3:30 PM.

Tour of the tunnels on campus: Led by Steve Yeadon, facilities maintenance manager.

Note: this tour is only open to the first 25 people who show up.

3:30 PM.

Nuclear reactor tour

Reed College has the only nuclear reactor in the nation that is operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

3:30 PM–4:00 PM.

Sound Experiment: Songs for a Half-Century

This Sound Experiment features songs that capture notable events at Reed during the years 19601964, including the Columbus Day Storm, Humanities 11, the Empire game, and more. The melodies are all borrowed from other sources (mainly but not exclusively Gilbert and Sullivan), but the lyrics are all campus-created.

4:00 PM–5:30 PM.

Class photos

Class photos are available to the milestone classes and anyone else who identifies with that class. Please show up five minutes prior to your scheduled photo to line up.

  • 4 p.m. class of ’69
  • 4:10 p.m. class of ’74
  • 4:20 p.m. class of ’79
  • 4:30 p.m. class of ’84
  • 4:40 p.m. class of ’89
  • 4:50 p.m. class of ’94
  • 5 p.m. class of ’99
  • 5:10 p.m. class of ’04
  • 5:20 classes of ’09 & ’14

4:00 PM–5:30 PM.

Bowling in Eliot third-floor hallway

Back in days of yore, rolling a bowling ball down the hall of Eliot’s third floor was a popular pastime (especially of a certain former president and his staff). We’re reprising that activity!

5:00 PM–5:40 PM.

Reed Reedfayre Fifth Annual Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

All recovery programs, family, and friends welcome. For more information, please email reediesinrecovery@gmail.com.

5:45 PM–6:00 PM.

All-class parade

Wear your favorite Reed t-shirt or other memorabilia, grab a kazoo, enjoy the surprises along the way, and join in the fun!

6:00 PM–8:00 PM.

All-class dinner

7:00 PM–11:00 PM.

Kids at Reunions

Provided by Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc. Does not include dinner. Please pick up your child no later than 11 p.m. Children must be registered in advance. On-site registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Michelle Davenport at Creative Childcare Solutions, www.munchkincare.com or 503/819-5554.

8:00 PM–9:30 PM.

Russian Duo concert featuring Terry Boyarsky '70 and Oleg Kruglyakov

From Russian roots to classical favorites, from vocals to ragtime, the Russian Duo is a magical collaboration between virtuoso balalaika and concert piano, creating a vibrant, cross-cultural musical experience. The duo share their love of classical and folk Russian music in this full concert.

8:00 PM–12:00 AM.

Ping-Pong Palace

Wield your paddle, saunter in the black light, and challenge friend and foe alike.

8:00 PM–1:00 AM.

Boar’s Head Revisited Café: Refreshments available by concession and board games to while away the hours.

8:00 PM.

World Naked Bike Ride

Portland sports the largest naked bike ride in the world and it coincides with Reunions this year. Reedies meet up in Eliot circle to ride together to the start of the

event. Donning clothes from campus to the ride is fine. At the ride, you can go as bare as you dare.

9:45 PM–9:55 PM.

Fireworks!

Enjoy the grand finale of Reedfayre ’14.

10:00 PM–11:30 PM.

Music

10:15 PM–11:30 PM.

Talent Show

Sign up in Reunions Central.

11:30 PM–1:00 AM.

Stop Making Sense Video-Dance Party

Of course David Byrne isn't a Reedie (his loss), but Reedies of the last decade love to pack the SU and dance to this musical classic. Join the crowd as the 1984 film is played on the big screen. Dancing required!

Sunday, June 8, 2014
8:00 AM–11:00 AM.

Breakfast

8:00 AM–1:00 PM.

Reunions Central open for check out and key return

10:00 AM–11:00 AM.

Morning music showcase

1:00 PM.

Check-out time for dorms