Schedule of Events 2013

ATTIRE FOR THE WEEKEND IS INFORMAL

The Parents and Family Weekend Schedule of Events is subject to change. Check back often for updates and upon arriving in Lexington, please check in at the Elrod Commons Living Room to register and receive a copy of the latest schedule and special notices.

You may also download a PDF version of this schedule.

Thursday, October 3, 2013  

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Contact Presents an Evening with Lara Logan  
Location: Keller Theater, Lenfest Center
Ms. Logan is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for CBS's 60 Minutes. The talk will focus on her experiences on the front line of events abroad and will include a Q&A session and reception following her talk.
This event is sponsored by Contact Committee.

Friday, October 4, 2013

8 a.m. | Classes Begin
Parents are welcome to join students in the classroom.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Financial Aid Conferences
Financial Aid, 23 University Place
Fifteen-minute appointments with financial aid officers. Appointments must be made in advance through the Financial Aid website or by calling Martha Rowsey at (540) 458-8717.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Registration
Elrod Commons, Living Room

Stop by the registration table, meet other parents, enjoy refreshments and pick up your Parents and Family Weekend tote, which will include the latest schedule. Your student may pick up the tote for you.

9:05 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Physics Fest 
Science Center, Howe Hall
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

10:10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. | Physics Fest 
Science Center, Howe Hall
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Elrod Commons, Room 301
Career Development Center

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Open House & BBQ Lunch
Science Center Addition 218
Geology Department.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | University Registrar Appointments
Early-Fielding
The University Registrar will be available for 15-minute appointments. Please email registrar@wlu.edu with a preferred time.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Student Affairs Report to Parents, Current Happenings at W&L
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Sidney Evans, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Division of Student Affairs staff.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Summer Research Scholar Student Presentations 
Leyburn Library, Main Floor

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Study Abroad Project Presentations 
Leyburn Library, Main Floor

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Open House
Parmly Hall 229
Psychology and Neuroscience Departments

2 p.m. - 3 p..m. | Open House & Tour   NEW!
Science Center, Beside the Great Hall
New Integrative and Quantitative Center (IQ Center)
Come experience how science is taught today for majors and nonmajors.  There is no space quite like this center within undergraduate education today.  Helen I'Anson, HHMI Program Director & Chair of the Biology Department, and Dave Pfaff, IQ Center Manager, will host an open house with a running demonstration.  Parents may come and go as they please.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House
Science Center, Howe Hall, Biology Museum, 4th Floor
Biology Department

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Elrod Commons, Room 114
Religion Department

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House 
Newcomb Hall
The History Department, Sociology/Anthropology/Archaeology Department, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Teacher Education, and the East Asian Studies Program invite you to our Open House. Come to our front hall where we'll have cider and snacks and signs to the offices of faculty who look forward to visiting with you.

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Appointments with Faculty and Administration
Individual Offices

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Greek Life Q&A
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Fraternity and sorority leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer general questions.  Session is geared toward parents of first-year parents.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House and Reception 
207 Reid Hall
Journalism and Mass Communications Department

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House 
Tucker Multimedia Center, 408 Tucker Hall
For Parents, Families and Friends: Global Starts with Languages
Modern Foreign Languages and the Tucker Multimedia Center

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House 
201 Mattingly House
Shepherd Poverty Program

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Senior Majors' Capstone Projects
Payne Hall, Mason Taylor New Room
Join English professors and senior majors for presentations of capstone projects and conversation.  Refreshments will be served.

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Sorority Q&A
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Sorority leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer sorority specific questions. Session is geared toward parents of first-year students.

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Fraternity Q&A
Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium
Fraternity leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer fraternity specific questions.  Session is geared toward parents of first-year students.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Johnson Scholars Family Reception 
Washington Hall Foyer
A welcome reception for Johnson Scholars and their families.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Huntley Hall, Reading Room 219
Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Open House
Science Center Addition, 3rd Floor Lounge
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Sorority Open House
Frank Parsons Way
The Panhellenic Council invites all first-year women and their parents to tour the sorority houses. Families are free to enter the houses for a self-guided tour.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Global Learning and Study Abroad at Washington and Lee
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
This session will focus on W&L's global learning initiative and highlight new thinking about experience abroad for students and how it may relate to their overall W&L education.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | President's Open House
Lee House
Please join President and Mrs. Ruscio for an open house and reception for first-year and transfer students and their parents.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Open House
5 University Place, The Red House 2 (EALC)
East Asian Languages and Literatures Department.  A Taste of Asia - Delicious East Asian food along with its culture will be introduced.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Shabbat Service and Dinner
Hillel House
Hillel sponsors a Shabbat Service and dinner once a month and is open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Lexington/Rockbridge community.  Shabbat Services start at 5 p.m. and dinner will immediately followPlease RSVP for dinner to Brett Schwartz at (540) 458-8443 by no later than Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Parents Leadership Council Welcome Back Reception
Lenfest Center, Kamen Gallery
Sponsored by University Development. By invitation.

7 p.m. | Commons Movie
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Monsters University (G)
Free Admission.  Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and John W. Elrod University Commons.

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert
Wilson Concert Hall
Featuring the W&L Chamber Singers, Men's Glee Club and Cantatrici.
Tickets are free but required. Contact the Box Office Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m., or two hours prior to the performance. (540) 458-8000.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Parents and Family Weekend Morning Run 
Lee Chapel Entrance
If a morning stroll through the historic neighborhoods of Lexington is appealing, join members of the W&L community for a three-mile jog.  All fitness levels are encouraged to participate.

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. | The President's Society Breakfast
Evans Dining Hall
Sponsored by University Development. By invitation.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Appointments with Faculty and Administration
Individual Offices

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration
Elrod Commons, Living Room
Pick up your Parents and Family Weekend information tote. Your student may pick up the tote for you.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Financial Aid Conferences
Financial Aid, 23 University Place
Fifteen-minute appointments with financial aid officers. Appointments must be made in advance through the Financial Aid website or by calling Martha Rowsey at (540) 458-8717.

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Applied Music Recitals
Wilson Concert Hall
A recital featuring students who are currently enrolled in applied music courses.
Tickets are not required.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Japanese Tea Room Demonstrations 
Senshin'an Tea Room Watson Pavilion
Stop by for as long as you like to observe a traditional tea ceremony and enjoy a sweet and a bowl of tea.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House 
Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1
Special Collections will be showcasing some of its cornerstone documents as well as some of its more unusual and exciting treasures.

10:30 a.m. | President's Report to Parents
Lee Chapel
Kenneth P. Ruscio '76

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch in the Marketplace
Marketplace in Elrod Commons 
Cost is $9.00 per person.  Tickets for lunch will be available for purchase at registration between 9 am and 4 pm on Friday, October 4 (methods of payment: cash or check only), and at the time of the lunch.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Office of Diversity and Inclusion Parents' Luncheon
Evans Dining Hall
CLICK HERE to RSVP by Friday, September 26, 2013.

12 p.m. | Women's Volleyball
Warner Center
Washington and Lee v. Hollins University

12 p.m. | Women's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field
Washington and Lee v. Randolph College

1 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey
Artificial Turf Field
Washington and Lee v. Wilson

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Career Conversations
Science Center G14
For parents of first-years and sophomores.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Career Conversations
Science Center A114

For parents of juniors and seniors.

2:30 p.m. | Men's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field

Washington and Lee v. Roanoke College

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | A Grand Tea
Elrod Commons, Room 114
A special welcome reception for W&L grandparents.

4:30 p.m. | Women's Volleyball
Warner Center
Washington and Lee v. Marymount University

5 p.m. | Tailgating
Law School Lawn
Music and food provided by GAB.  Email kgoodwin@wlu.edu to register your group.  Tents and tables are available for registered groups. 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | A Cappella Concert
Lee Chapel
Featuring Southern Comfort, JubiLee, Washingtones and General Admission.
Seating is limited!  Tickets are free but required.  Tickets will be available in the Elrod Commons beginning Tuesday, October 1 - Friday, October 4, from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., or one hour outside the Chapel prior to the performance.  Tickets will no longer be available through the Lenfest Box Office.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

7 p.m. | Football
Wilson Field
Washington and Lee vs. Guilford College

7 p.m. | Commons Movie
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Monsters University (G)
Free Admission.  Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and John W. Elrod University Commons.

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. | University Jazz Ensemble and Electronic Music Ensemble Concert
Wilson Concert Hall
Tickets are free but required. Contact the Box Office Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m., or two hours prior to the performance. (540) 458-8000.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

2 p.m. | Commons Movie
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Monsters University (G)
Free Admission. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and John W. Elrod University Commons.

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

JOHN W. ELROD UNIVERSITY COMMONS LIVING ROOM
Please stop by the displays in the Elrod Commons Living Room to see the programming activities of LIFE peer health educators, One in Four, SPEAK, Active Minds, Traveller, Campus Coalition, and Peer Counselors. These groups work to enhance the efforts of the Division of Student Affairs in promoting a safe campus environment. Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion, Division of Student Affairs.

LEE CHAPEL, MUSEUM and GIFT SHOP - OPEN VISITATION & TOURS
          Friday, October 4, 2013                       9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Saturday, October 5, 2013                   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Sunday, October 6, 2013                     1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

LYKES ATRIUM, WILSON HALL
Art Exhibit: Drawing Italy 2013

Drawing Italy 2013, a biannual exhibition featuring drawings and paintings by Washington and Lee art students, opens on October 2, 2013, in Lykes Atrium on the second floor of Wilson Hall in the Lenfest Center.

Every other spring term, students in Professor Kathleen Olson's Drawing Italy class explore the rich artistic traditions of Italy as they travel through Rome, Florence, Umbria and Tuscany.  Over the span of the month-long course students live and draw on site using the unique experience as inspiration for their artwork.  The influence of Italy's distinct light, landscape and architecture is expressed through various media including watercolor, pen and ink and pastel.

MCCARTHY GALLERY, HOLEKAMP HALL
Art Exhibit: Char Norman

Norman is an accomplished fiber artist specializing in papermaking and fiber sculpture.  She received an MFA from Claremont Graduate university and a BA from Scripps College.  She has lectured and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, developed and conducted workshops for all ages, and worked as a consultant to schools, colleges, and community arts organizations.  She is emeritus Dean of Faculty at Columbus College of Art & Design and has recently returned to her professional practice as a full time studio artist.  Norman presents a suite of photo documentation on handmade paper of installation sculpture referencing layers of history in the development and relationship to nature of Italian civilization and religious history. The exhibit will run from September through December.
          Friday, October 4, 2013          8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

REEVES CENTER
The Reeves Center displays Washington and Lee's ceramics collection, which spans over 4,000 years of human history. The collection includes ceramics from Asia, Europe and America, and is especially rich in Chinese export porcelain made for the American and European markets between 1600 and 1900.

The Reeves Center is located in an 1842 house and in the Watson Pavilion. In addition to the ceramics collection, the Reeves Center houses the paintings of Louise Herreshoff Reeves (1876-1967) and a Japanese tea room
          Friday, October 4, 2013          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Saturday, October 5, 2013      10 am - 2 p.m.   NEW!

R.E. LEE POSTER SESSION
Research students will display summaries of their projects (Leyburn Library, Main Floor). Posters will be on display throughout the weekend. Students will be available from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday to discuss their projects.

STANIAR GALLERY, WILSON HALL
Art Exhibit: Drawings & Photos by Barb Bond

This exhibition presents drawings, photographs and works on paper that revolve around artist Barb Bondy's extensive investigation into the act of sleeping. As a fundamental necessity for survival, sleep reflects what it means to be human while as the suspension of consciousness the sleep state itself can share characteristics with art - mysterious, rejuvenating and unpredictable. Bondy uses a variety of methodologies to explore the relationship between art and sleep. Projects include an interdisciplinary piece created in collaboration with a geographic information specialist to create a topographical map of her bed and work made during an intensive residency in which she spent 30 days and nights sleeping and working in a public art gallery. Barb Bondy is an Associate Professor of Art at Auburn University. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and she was recently the recipient of a fellowship grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
          Friday, October 4, 2013          9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Saturday, October 5, 2013      9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Sunday, October 6, 2013        9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Annual Book Sale at Leyburn Library, Main Floor
(Acceptable forms of payment - cash, check, General debit/charge.  Credit cards will not be accepted.)

Friends of the Library Pre-View
          Thursday, October 3, 2013      4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Book Sale
           Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, October 6, 2013

UNIVERSITY STORE
Located in the Elrod University Commons
The University Store hours:
          Friday, October 4, 2013          8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
          Saturday, October 5, 2013      9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
          Sunday, October 6, 2013        9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WILLIAMS GALLERY, HUNTLEY HALL
Art Exhibit: Kathleen Hall

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1987, Kathleen Hall works from observation in painting, drawing and printmaking. Much of her current work resides somewhere between still life and landscape. In her studio, a combination of toys, found objects and detritus come together into ambiguous environments. This union of these diverse elements, each with their own histories, begets unusual narratives. Kathleen often draws from art history, and is particularly influenced by early Italian and Northern Renaissance painting.

Kathleen received her undergraduate degree with High Honors in Art and French from the University of Virginia in 2010 and her MFA from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.  She has also studied at the New York Studio School and at the University of Lyon in France. Some of the works on exhibit are landscapes from a trip to Ascoli Piceno, Italy, in 2012. Most recently, Kathleen was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Kathleen currently resides in New York, NY.

The exhibit will run from September through December.
          Friday, October 4, 2013          8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ATTIRE FOR THE WEEKEND IS INFORMAL