Schedule of Events

Office of Student Affairs
Macalester College
651-696-6220

If you have any questions about Family Fest, please contact Pat Traynor in the Office of Student Affairs, or 651-696-6220.

A Weekend of Events and Activities -- October 10th - 12th, 2014

ALL EVENTS SCHEDULED ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE/CANCELLATION.

Family Fest begins Friday, but please consider joining us a day early to participate in the International Roundtable. The theme for this year's International Roundtable is Migration, examining human migration as a dynamic and powerful social force shaping societies, past and present. This is an intellectual forum that explores crucial global issues with members of the Macalester community, prominent international scholars, and the Twin Cities.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 8, 2014 -- INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE BEGINS

Please see the International Roundtable. Some Highlights below.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Welcome: History of Minnesota Migration
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Thursday, October 9, 2014
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

International Roundtable Speaker Aihwa Ong
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
A Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Ong’s approach is inter-disciplinary and her ideas -- "flexible citizenship," "graduated sovereignty," "global assemblages," among others,  are featured in debates on globalization and modernity.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 -- FAMILY FEST BEGINS

All Day Parents able to attend (or view via live feed) pre-approved classes

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Family Fest Check-In and Hospitality
Atrium, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Office Visits and Drop-Ins
Make a visit to one of the campus offices listed below to learn more about the services they can provide to your student.

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, lower level Weyerhaeuser Chapel
Civic Engagement Center, Markim Hall
Career Development Center, Kagin Commons
Department of Multicultural Life, Kagin Commons
Internship Program Office, Kagin Commons
Macalester Academic Excellence Center (MAX Center), Kagin Commons
Office of Student Affairs, Weyerhaeuser Hall
Study Away Office, International Center, Markim Hall
Sustainability Office, Kagin Commons

10:00 am - 11:45 am
John Jota Leaños
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
An award-winning new media artist, animator and social documentarian focusing on the convergence of memory/history, social space/power and decolonization.

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk).

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
International Roundtable Workshops
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
International Roundtable Workshops
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 
Sustainability Tour 
Olin-Rice Science Center, Lobby
Learn about Mac’s sustainability initiatives by taking a walking tour of the EcoHouse, green roofs, and other features of campus. Tour ends at the LEED Platinum certified Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC). Led by Suzanne Savanick Hansen, sustainability manager, and students.

2:20 pm - 4:00 pm 
International Roundtable Speaker Alex Aleinikoff 
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees and served as Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University from 2004 to 2010.

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cultural House Family Art Projects

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Student Research Poster Session
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Hall
Students showcase their summer research and experiential learning. Attendees can browse the posters and converse with students about their findings and the next steps in their research.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
PFLAG Meeting
Fourth Floor Lounge, Old Main
Learn about on-campus resources to support LGBTQ students’ success.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Petting Zoo
Old Main Lawn
Program Board presents Walton’s Hollow Farm with pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, and llamas on campus to spend time with students and families. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk).

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Shabbat
Weyerhaeuser Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall
Join Macalester Jewish Organization (MJO) for Shabbat. MJO is an interdenominational group that plans events surrounding the Jewish holidays as well as cultural, volunteer, and entertainment activities. Everyone is welcome!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Music Sampler 
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
Macalester Music Department presents this sampler concert featuring the Orchestra and MacJazz.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

7:30 am - 11:00 am 
Family Fest Check-In and Hospitality
Atrium, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Morning Yoga
Dance Studio, Leonard Center
60 minute power Vinyasa flow. This invigorating class connects breath and movement through a dynamic and intelligently designed series of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mindfulness. Set to music, this practice will leave you energized and refreshed. Limited mats are available, please wear comfortable athletic wear, and bring a bottle of water. All levels welcome.

8:15 am
Wellness 5k Run/Walk Check-In, Leonard Center 
Leonard Center Portico, event begins at 9:00am
Join us for this Macalester community event. Walk or run with faculty, students, family members, and Macalester staff. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Onsite check-in required. T-shirts available at the beginning and end of the event for participants.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Brunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk).

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
International Roundtable Workshops
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

State of Macalester Address 
Weyerhaeuser Chapel

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm 
International Roundtable Workshops
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

1:00 pm 
Women’s Soccer Macalester v St. Olaf
Macalester Stadium

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Family Fest Workshops
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Neighborhood Tour - Museum of Russian Art
Founded in 2001, this museum displays a collection of Russian Art from the 20th Century, particularly Soviet art. Further details and advanced ticket purchaseTBD

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm (with optional pickup at 7pm) 
Global Migration and Local Change: The Evolving Landscape of University Avenue
Minnesota is home to 385,000 immigrants and refugees. Take a two hour bus tour of St. Paul's cultural corridor, University Avenue, to learn more about how international migration has shaped this business district and the greater Twin Cities. We will focus on the region of Frogtown, which was settled in the mid-1800s and today is home to a diverse array of Minnesota's immigrant populations. We will hear from representatives of these immigrant communities as we travel along University Avenue and visit immigrant-owned businesses, nonprofits, development agencies, and community spaces. Tours depart from Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester Street. Advanced ticket purchase is required.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A Cappella Concert
Weyerhaeuser Chapel
Come hear Macalester’s student led A Capella choirs sing.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk).

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
Music Sampler
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
Macalester Music department presents this sampler concert featuring the Highland Camerata, the Concert Choir, and the African Music Ensemble.

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fresh Concepts & HUGE Theater
Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014

10:00 am
Multifaith Worship Service
Weyerhaeuser Chapel

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Brunch
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk).