Schedule of Events

A Weekend of Events and Activities -- October 9-10, 2015

Family Fest begins Friday, but please consider joining us a day or two early to participate in the International Roundtable. This is an intellectual forum that explores crucial global issues with members of the Macalester community, prominent international scholars, and the Twin Cities.

Below you will find a draft of the schedule of events, check back soon for updated info for Family Fest 2015. 

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Wednesday (International Roundtable)
Thursday (International Roundtable)
Friday (Family Fest)
Saturday (Family Fest)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 7, 2015 -- INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE BEGINS

Please see the International Roundtable. Some Highlights below.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
International Roundtable Open Reception

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Opening Plenary Session: Carlos Mariani Rosa
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Carlos Mariani Rosa is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing St. Paul district 65B and the executive director of the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Local Engagement Opportunities Reception
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Mingle with students, community members and IGC staff who can discuss community resources and opportunities related to the theme of education.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER  8, 2015

Student-led Workshops
See the International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations.
     12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
     1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
      3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

11:50 am - 1:05 pm
International Roundtable Plenary #1: Andrew Delbanco, Director of American Studies at Columbia University
John B. Davis Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
International Roundtable Workshops
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015 -- FAMILY FEST BEGINS

All Day Parents able to attend pre-approved classes, passes available at the Family Fest Check in table.

8:30 am - 4:30 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, Center for Study Away, Markim Hall
  • Sustainability Office, Kagin Commons

10:00 am - 11:30 am
International Roundtable Speaker Carlos Alberto Torres, Associate Dean for Global Programs, UCLA
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

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
Shared Meal with Muslim Student Association
TBD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm International Roundtable Student-led Workshops
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm International Roundtable Student-led Workshops
  1:10 pm - 2:10 pm International Roundtable Student-led Workshops

See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Old Main Lawn

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.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Residence Hall Director Conversation Hour 
Doty Hall Office or Dupre Formal Lounge
Come talk with the two RHDs for our primarily first year halls. Learn about what has been going on in the Residence Halls
Marian Aden, Dupre RHD, Dupre Formal Lounge
Wayne Glass, Doty/Turck, RHD Doty Hall Office

2:20 pm - 4:00 pm
International Roundtable Speaker Changu Mannathoko, UNICEF Senior Policy Advisor, Education
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

3:30 pm
Macalester Campus Tour
Lowe Dayton Commons, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
Join staff from Macalester Admissions for a campus tour.

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 - 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 Asian Music Ensemble, the Orchestra, and MacJazz.

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Improvisational Comedy Show
Ballroom, Kagin Commons
Macalester's one and only improv troupe Fresh Concepts will open for another improv troupe. Come enjoy the fun and laughs!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015

8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Morning Yoga
Studio 1, 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. Register here

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 - 11:00 am
Coffee and Conversation with the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Weyerhaeuser Chapel, lower level
Join members of the Multifaith Council and College Chaplains for conversation about the work of the CRSL.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
State of Macalester Address 
Weyerhaeuser Chapel
President Brian Rosenberg will share his thoughts about current issue at Macalester.

11:00 am
Macalester Women's Cross Country at St. Kate's Invitational
St. Catherine University

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

1:00 pm 
Macalester Men's Football vs. Ripon College
Macalester Stadium

Macalester Men's Soccer vs. University of St. Thomas
South Field, University of St. Thomas

1:00 pm - 1:45pm
Listen and Learn: Study Away Office
TBD

1:30 pm -4:30 pm 
Lake Street Bus Tour
Tours depart from Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester Street.

Minnesota is home to 385,000 immigrants and refugees. Take a three-hour bus tour of vibrant Lake Street in Minneapolis, to learn more about how international migration has shaped this business district and the greater Twin Cities. You will have the opportunity to stop at various spaces along the tour and will end at the Midtown Global Market where you will be able to shop and have a snack. We will hear from representatives of the Lake Street Council.

Advanced ticket purchase is required. Register Here

2 pm -4 pm 
Summit Avenue Walking Tour
Transportation to tour departs from Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester Street.

Macalester sits on historic Summit Avenue, named one of America’s “Great Streets”. This tour led by staff from the James J. Hill house will provide a look at some of the great history available close to campus. Tours begin at the Hill House and proceed west along Summit Avenue. The group returns via side streets and alleyways to conclude outside the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The tours focus on the architecture, original owners, social history and current preservation issues facing this nationally recognized historic district. The tour covers 1.5 miles and uses public sidewalks and parks. All areas are handicapped accessible, but some side streets are cobblestone and have stone curbs.
Advanced ticket purchase is required. Register Here

2:00 pm - 2:45pm
Listen and Learn: Internship Office and Career Development Center
TBD

3:00 pm - 3:45pm
Listen and Learn: Off-Campus Living with Dean of Students Jim Hoppe
TBD

3:00 pm 
Macalester Women's Volleyball vs. Hamline University
Hutton Arena, Hamline University

3:30 pm 
Macalester Women's Soccer vs. University of St. Thomas
South Field, University of St. Thomas

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

4:30 pm-5:30pm 
Listen and Learn: Multiculturalism @ Mac
TBD
At Macalester, world-class learning means engaging multiple perspectives from a variety of people, identities, and cultural backgrounds.  We strive to create an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty across identities (such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religion).  Come to this workshop to hear from staff in the Department of Multicultural Life talk about how multiculturalism is engaged at Macalester outside of the classroom.

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 - 9:00 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.

8:00 pm
Inside Out
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Come watch this family friendly movie sponsored by Program Board.