Schedule of Events 2014

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.

Pre-registration is now closed.

Parents and family members who did not pre-register may register in person in the Elrod Commons Living Room between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, October 10, and 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 11.

Last updated on 10/09/14.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:30 p.m. | Contact Presents an Evening With Bill Nye
Lenfest Center, Keller Theater
Contact Committee will be presenting Bill Nye on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in the Keller Theater of Wilson Hall. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Nye speaking at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free and will be available the week of the event in Elrod Commons, and can be picked up by current students and members of the W&L Community. Additional information will be posted on the W&L website as well as on Contact Committee's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/contactcommittee. Please email David Thomas, Chair of Contact, at thomasd15@mail.wlu.edu if you have additional questions.
Sponsored by Contact Committee

Friday, October 10, 2014

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
Financial Aid Officers will be available for 15-minute appointments.  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 registration packet and name tags. Your student may pick up your packet for you.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Mock Convention 2016 Information Table and Silent Auction     NEW!
Elrod Commons
Memorabilia will be available for purchase.  Preview the coming 2016 convention cycle.

9:05 a.m. - 10 a.m.| Physics Fest    REVISED!
Science Center, Howe Hall A114
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

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

10:10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. | Physics Fest     REVISED!
Science Center, Howe Hall A114
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | BBQ Lunch & Open House
Science Center Addition 218
Sponsored by the Geology Department.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | ITS Open House for Parents.  Come talk to us ...
Leyburn Library Information Desk
Sponsored by Information Technology Services

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.

1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House      NEW!
Mattingly House, Room 201
Shepherd Program

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. | Study Abroad Presentations
Leyburn Library, Main Floor

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Summer Research Scholar Student Presentations 
Leyburn Library, Main Floor

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

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Open House
Parmly Hall 229
Psychology Department

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House
Science Center
Biology Department

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Elrod Commons, Room 114
Philosophy and Religion Departments

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House 
Newcomb Hall
The History Department, Sociology/Anthropology/Archaeology Department, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Teacher Education, 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 p.m. | Open House (with refreshments)
Leyburn Library, Special Collections, Lower Level 1
The Special Collections Division of Leyburn Library houses some of the University's most extraordinary treasures.  On display, with ongoing commentary by Tom Camden '76, Head of Special Collections, will be original documents related directly to George Washington and Robert E. Lee as well as rare books showcasing early printing, beautiful artwork and startling provenance.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House (with refreshments)
Telford Science Library, The Integrative and Quantitative Center (IQ Center)
The IQ Center is a state-of-the art collaborative teaching and learning space that fosters interdisciplinary research.  A variety of demonstrations will be in place to highlight some of the capabilities of the center including 3D visualization, high speed video, 3D printing and microscopy.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

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

2:30 - 4 p.m. | Open House
Payne Hall, Mason Taylor New Room (1st floor)
English Department

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Fraternity Q&A
Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium
Fraternity leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer general questions.  Session is geared toward parents of first-year students.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Johnson Scholars  Reception    NEW!
Washington Hall, Lobby
Reception for Johnson Scholars and their families (by invitation only).

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House 
Tucker Multimedia Center, Tucker Hall 408
Modern Foreign Languages

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Parmly Hall First Floor
Program in Neuroscience

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

3 p.m. - 4 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.

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

3:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | "What I Did Last Summer" - W&L Math Students Present Their Summer Research NEW!
Robinson Hall 105
Math students Candace Bethea, Mary Kamp, Xichen Zhu, DanJoseph Quijada, Noah Duncan and James Quigley will present four short talks covering a range of topics: graph theory, folded ribbon knots, deBruijin sequences and Tsirelson space. No prior knowledge of these subjects will be presumed.
Refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in Robinson foyer, talk at 3:35 p.m.

4 p.m. - 4:30 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.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (approx.) | Outing Club Hike
Back Campus Trails
No registration needed.  Wear weather appropriate clothing.  Meet in the Elrod Commons Atrium at 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Outing Club

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | A Taste of Asia
5 University Place, The Red House 2 (EALC)
East Asian Languages and Literatures Department

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Shabbat Services and Dinner      NEW!
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 follow.  Please RSVP to hillel@wlu.edu or (540) 458-8443 by no later than the close of business on Monday, October 6, 2014.
Sponsored by Stacey and Andrew Reibach '87, P '18

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

7 p.m. | Commons Movie                REVISED!
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
But, I'm a Cheerleader (R)
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
Lenfest Center, Wilson Concert Hall
The University Singers, Men's Glee Club, and Cantatrici will perform a wide array of pieces by composers such as Mack Wilberg, Sarah Hopkins, Joseph Rheinberger, Dan Forest and Shane Lynch.
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 11, 2014

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

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Open House
Elrod Commons 301
Career Development

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 registration packet and name tags. Your student may pick up your packet for you.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Financial Aid Conferences
Financial Aid, 23 University Place
Financial Aid Officers will be available for 15-minute appointments. Appointments must be made in advance through the Financial Aid website or by calling Martha Rowsey at (540) 458-8717.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Applied Music Recitals
Wilson Concert Hall
Performances by students from applied music studios at W&L.
Tickets are not required.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstrations 
Senshin'an Tea Room in the 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.

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

11:00 a.m. | Women's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field
Washington and Lee vs. Virginia Wesleyan

11:00 a.m. | Tailgating
Law School Lawn (Rain location: The Student Activities Pavilion)
Music and food provided by GAB.  Email kgoodwin@wlu.edu to register your group.  Tents and tables are available for registered groups.

11:00 a.m. | Mock Convention Tailgating     NEW!
Law School Lawn
Visit the Mock Convention 2016 tent.  Memorabililia will be available for purchase and the silent auction winners will be announced.
Mock Convention events are open to everyone.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch in the Marketplace
Marketplace in Elrod Commons 
Tickets for lunch will be available for purchase at registration between 9 am and 4 pm on Friday, October 10 (methods of payment: cash or check only), and at the time of the lunch. $9 per person.

1 p.m. | Football
Wilson Field
Washington and Lee vs. Hampden-Sydney

2 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey
Artificial Turf Field
Washington and Lee vs. Shenandoah University

3 p.m. | Men's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field
Washington and Lee vs. Lynchburg

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | A Grandparent Tea
Elrod Commons, Room 114 (Outing Club Room)
A special welcome reception for W&L grandparents.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | A Cappella Concert       NEW!
Lee Chapel
Featuring Southern Comfort, JubiLee, Washingtones and General Admission.
Seating is limited.  Tickets are free but required.  Additional information regarding obtaining tickets will be posted here as it becomes available.

7 p.m. | Office of Diversity and Inclusion Parents' Dinner
Evans Dining Hall
Please RSVP here by noon on Thursday, October 2.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Student Affairs

7 p.m. | Commons Movie     REVISED!
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
But I'm a Cheerleader (R)
Free Admission.  Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and John W. Elrod University Commons.

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Instrumental Ensemble Concert
Lenfest Center, Wilson Concert Hall
Performances by large and small instrumental ensembles from the W&L Department of Music.
Free event, no tickets required.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Bagel Brunch 
Hillel House
Washington and Lee Hillel, the Center for Jewish Life on campus, welcomes W&L parents and families to join us for bagels and lox in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Sponsored by Eric White & John Zamoiski '74

2 p.m. | Commons Movie     REVISED!
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
But I'm a Cheerleader (R)
Free Admission. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and John W. Elrod University Commons.


SPECIAL EVENTS & 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 & TOUR
         
Friday, October 10, 2014        9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
         
Saturday, October 11, 2014    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Sunday, October 12, 2014      1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

MCCARTHY GALLERY, HOLEKAMP HALL
Art Exhibit: Philip Geiger 
"Inside/Outside"
http://www.tibordenagy.com/artists/philip-geiger/

Philip Geiger paints figurative and cityscape paintings from observation.  His work has been described as "masterful" and "psychological," drawing from everyday experience as well as other painters such as Degas, Vermeer and Balthus.

As inspiring teach as well, Geiger has taught painting and drawing at the University of Virginia for over 30 years.  He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, painter Elizabeth Geiger, and two children, Martin (17) and Helen (16).

A short film about Geiger's career and studio life is available on YouTube.  ("Philip Geiger" by ArtPneuma.)

The exhibit will run from September through December.
          Friday, October 10, 2014          8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MOCK CONVENTION 2016
Mock Convention 2016 is already gearing up for events including Spring Kickoff, the Presidential Gala, and Convention Weekend. Many positions have been hired and many great ways to get involved are coming up soon. To learn more about all of Mock Convention's traditions and ways to get involved, please visit our website at http://www.mockconvention.com and come meet us at one of our events this Parent's Weekend.

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 10, 2014          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Saturday, October 11, 2014      10 am - 2 p.m.

STANIAR GALLERY, WILSON HALL
Art Exhibit: Formulation : Articulation by Josef Albers

Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a painter, poet, sculptor, art theorist, and an educator. Through his teachings he introduced a generation of American artists to the European modernist concepts of the Bauhaus. He was widely known for his experimentation with color interaction and geometric shapes. Albers' writing, work, and teaching profoundly influenced a generation of artists and visual arts instruction the world over. Formulation : Articulation is a collection of 127 silkscreen plates created over a period of two years of concentrated work while Albers was near the end of his life.  The images, published in 1976, represent a gathering of over 4 decades of the artist's investigation into color, perception, and abstraction.  From his iconic Homage to the Square series, to lesser-known images, the prints display the optical possibilities of color and design.  Formulation : Articulation can be seen as a summation of the artist's pedagogy.
          Friday, October 10, 2014          9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Saturday, October 11, 2014      9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          Sunday, October 12, 2014        9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Parents and Family Weekend Annual Book Sale

Mark Twain said, "Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

We accept no responsibility for the conscience part of this prescription, but while you are making new friends during Parents and Family Weekend, please visit the annual University Library book sale in Leyburn Library.

This year's sale will begin on Thursday, October 9th, at 4:00 p.m. on the main floor of Leyburn Library.  We will have new books, old books, DVDs, and other choice items, so feel free to browse (and purchase) to your heart's content.  And let your conscience by your guide - or not. 

(Acceptable forms of payment - cash, check, General debit/charge.  Credit cards will not be accepted.)


UNIVERSITY STORE

Located in the Elrod University Commons.
Parents and Family Weekend hours:
          Friday, October 10, 2014        8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
          Saturday, October 11, 2014    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
          Sunday, October 12, 2014      9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WILLIAMS GALLERY, HUNTLEY HALL
Art Exhibit: Photographs by Florinda Ruiz
"Women Beyond Western Borders"

Florinda Ruiz, a native of Spain, studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at the Universidad de Salamanca.  She obtained her MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She was Associate Professor at Roanoke College and later taught at Washington and Lee University until her departure for the UAE (Sharjah) in 2010, where she worked as a translator for the Sheikh of her emirate. During her three years in the Middle East she pursued her passion for photography in her travels. Her collection "Women Beyond Western Borders" offers a glimpse of the diverse roles and images of the women she encountered throughout India, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Kenya, Egypt, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The exhibit will run from September through January.
          Friday, October 10, 2014         8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ATTIRE FOR THE WEEKEND IS INFORMAL