Saturday

TENTATIVE Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 25, 2014

All Family Weekend events and activities are completely optional. There are no required events. The most important thing to do is spend some quality time with your student.

8 a.m.-noon Information and sign-in table will be open in the Reid Campus Center. Pick up a printed schedule of Family Weekend events and tickets for Varsity Nordic Improv Group and Planetarium shows.

8-8:50 a.m. All Parents Coffee. Meet other parents and join us for coffee, scones and fruit. Reid Campus Center, Café.

9-9:50 a.m. President George Bridges Welcome. Featuring a special performance by Schwa. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Farmer’s Market. Featuring late-season produce, Walla Walla gifts, and musical entertainment. Corner of 4th and Main.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Whitman Fencing Club will hold a demonstration tournament. Front steps of Cordiner Hall.

10 a.m.-noon Alumni Swim Meet. Watch the current varsity team take on Wiley Alumni swimmers returning from various graduation years. The competition will be both heated and fun! Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, Harvey Pool.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. HELPLINE/Sigma Chi Silent Wine Auction. Please join the men of Sigma Chi to help raise money for Walla Walla Helpline, a local non-profit that assists community members of Walla Walla who are on the verge of homelessness. We have spent the past few months gathering bottles of the area’s finest wines to auction off at this event, as well as gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, etc. All of these items have been generously donated by Walla Walla businesses. Every penny made will be donated to Helpline, which will use the money to operate and support shelters, food banks and other emergency health services in the Walla Walla area. We hope you can join us for this exciting opportunity to support our community and explore the area’s rich wine-making tradition. Reid Campus Center, Room 110.

10:30 a.m.-noon Parents Encounters Discussion Groups with Rogers Miles, and other First-Year Encounters faculty. Reading assignment to come. All parents are invited to participate. A reception (with coffee available) will precede the 11 a.m. discussion. Meet in Room 207 on the second floor of the Reid Campus Center.

11 a.m. Admission Tour with Information Session to follow (noon). Meet at Penrose House.

11 a.m. Off-Campus Studies presentation. Student participants of Whitman’s study abroad and U.S. partner programs will provide a glimpse into their learning experiences worldwide. In addition, information for parents and families about Whitman’s Off-Campus Studies will be provided by Susan Holme, director. Olin Hall, Room 130.

11-1:30 a.m. **First Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Family Brunch in Jewett and Prentiss dining halls. Special price: $5 cash for all family members and guests not on a board plan; free for children 5 and under.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. **Second Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

Noon-2 p.m. **Family Open Climb sponsored by the Whitman Outdoor Program. Explore the vertical world of rock climbing at Whitman’s very own Climbing Center. Find out about our facility and learn the basics of climbing. Our friendly student staff will help you find the gear you need, give you some pointers on how to climb, and coach you and your family on how to spot each other. You will be able to climb on belay to the top of our 38-foot wall or scramble around in our bouldering area. Ages 6 and up; please keep in mind that parents need to sign consent paperwork for minors. $7 per person for family members, free for Whitman students. Sherwood Athletic Center, Climbing Wall.

Noon-7 p.m. Coffee & Cookies reception at the Sheehan Gallery.

12:30-1 p.m. **Third Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

1 p.m. Whitman College Cycling Club invites you to join them for a 60- to 90-minute ride at a leisurely pace with a possible stop at a local coffee shop following the ride. Participants will need to provide their own bicycles, helmets, etc. Rentals are available at Allegro Cyclery on Main Street. Meeting in front of Reid Campus Center.

1-3 p.m. Chemistry Department Open House. Come see what students are doing in General Chemistry Lab! Fun, hands-on lab activities for siblings or parents. Hall of Science, Room 242.

1-5 p.m. Día de los Muertos Steamroller Print Project. The second annual Día de los Muertos Steamroller Print Project is a way to bring artists, students, and the community together for a collaborative art event that celebrates the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead. Giant relief prints (4’x4’ and 4’x8’) are created by Whitman printmaking students using a steamroller as a printing press. The resulting prints will be displayed at the event and available for exhibition and sale as a fundraiser. Families are welcome to watch or join in the fun at a community activity table where people can carve their own mini-relief blocks, which can be printed on t-shirts using the steamroller that day. Whitman students will also be selling letterpress-printed posters and screenprinted t-shirts they designed and printed for the event as well. This event is sponsored in partnership with Shakespeare Walla Walla, Whitman College, Carnegie Picture Lab, and ArtWalla. Contact Nicole Pietrantoni (pietran@whitman.edu), Professor of Art, for more information. Power House Theatre at 111 6th Avenue in downtown Walla Walla.

1:15-1:45 p.m. **Fourth Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

1:30 p.m. Faculty Presentation. Olin Hall, Room 130.

2-2:30 p.m. **Fifth Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

2-3 p.m. Varsity Nordic Improv Group. A performance by Whitman’s premier improvisation group. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table. Performance held in Maxey Hall Auditorium.

2:30-3:20 p.m. The Student Engagement Center presents “Internships and Experiential Learning, Added Value for a Liberal Arts Education.” Students will present their volunteer, internship and community fellow experiences. Their presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session facilitated by Noah Leavitt, assistant dean for student engagement. Hunter Conservatory, Kimball Theater.

2:45-3:15 p.m. **Sixth Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

3:30-4 p.m. **Seventh Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

4 p.m. Pumpkins in the Penthouse. Come carve pumpkins with students from North to get ready for Halloween and Haunted Hospital. North Hall.

4:15-4:45 p.m. **Eighth Planetarium Show of the Heavens. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table; latecomers cannot be seated. Hosted by the Department of Astronomy. Hall of Science, Clise Planetarium, Room 156.

5 p.m. Volleyball. Sherwood Center.

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner in Prentiss Dining Hall. Family members are invited to enjoy their student’s experience. Special Price: $7 cash for all family members and guests not on a board plan; free for children 5 and under.

8 p.m. Harper Joy Theatre performance. Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors (60+) and free for Whitman students with their student IDs. To make reservations, call the Box Office at (509) 527-5180. For more information, visit www.whitman.edu/hjt.

8-9:30 p.m. SpeakEasy Concert. A charity concert featuring Whitman’s finest a cappella groups. Admission is free, while a $5-$10 donation is recommended. All proceeds will go to the local SOS Healthcare Clinic and to fund future events held by the Pre-Health Society. A great night of music for everyone! Cordiner Hall.

** indicates activities that are very interactive and designed for siblings and other young (or young at heart) visitors.