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

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

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 Global Health: Promoting Equality Within and Across Borders. This is an intellectual forum that explores crucial global issues with members of the Macalester community, prominent international scholars, and Twin Cities partners.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - International Roundtable begins

Please check out the International Roundtable

Friday, October 11, 2013 - Family fest begins

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

8:30 am - 3:20 pm
Attend or view select Macalester College classes;
 A list of available classes and a ticket to attend can be picked up at the check-in table in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. 

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Awakenings Project
Markim Hall Lobby 
Part of International Roundtable, art work from the Awakenings Project will be displayed. This is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their craft and finding outlets for their creativity. Meet the co-directors, Robert Lundin and Irene O'Neill.  Art display all morning.

All-Day
EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community Photo Exhibit

2nd floor, Art Commons
Created by award winning photographer, David Rochkind. He uses a combination of striking pictures and accompanying text to paint a portrait of the three countries that have been most affected by the TB epidemic. 

 9:00 am - 4:00 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
  • Internship Program Office, Kagin Commons
  • Career Development Center, Kagin Commons
  • Department of Multicultural Life, Kagin Commons
  • Macalester Academic Excellence Center (MAX Center), Kagin Commons
  • Office of Student Affairs, Weyerhaeuser Hall
  • Financial Aid, Weyerhaeuser Hall
  • Study Away Office, International Center, Markim Hall

9:30 am - 10:40 am
International Roundtable Workshops
See the International Roundtable schedule for topics and locations 

10:50 - 12:00 pm
"Global Health in Action: Toward the Vision of Global Health with Justice" - International Roundtable Plenary speaker Larry Gostin
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 
Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and director of the World Health Organization Collaborationg Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. 

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). The menu will include some family submitted recipes from the Family Fest Cookbook.

12:10 - 1:20pm
"AIDS, Activism, and The Arts" - International Roundtable Plenary speaker Sue Williamson
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
A key figure on the South African art scene since the early 1980s when she produced A Few South Africans, a groundbreaking series of portrait prints featuring women in the struggle against apartheid. Williamson's work has always been about addressing social issues and mediating contemporary history through the people who are living through it. After the end of apartheid she addressed the stories that came to light during the hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and subsequently addressed the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Global Health Roundtable
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

4:30 - 5:30 pm
PFLAG Meeting (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Room 003, Kagin Commons
Hear about the experiences of gays and lesbians and families and learn about on-campus resources to support LGBTQ students' success. 

3:30 - 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 - 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 - 7:30 pm
Dinner
Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (tickets available for purchase at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk). The menu will include family submitted recipes from the Family Fest Cookbook.

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Open Shabbat
 
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!

7:30 pm
Macalester Men's Soccer vs. St. Olaf
Macalester Stadium

8:00 - 9:00 pm
Music Sampler

Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center; Macalester Music Department presents this sampler concert featuring the Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Mandarano, and Mac Jazz, under the direction of Joan Griffith.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Morning Yoga
Dance Studio, Leonard Center
Join certified yoga instructor Emily Stuber, GDD Hall Director, for a 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 begins
Leonard Center Portico, event begins at 9:00 am
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)

11:00 am - 12:00pm
Senior Staff's State of Macalester Address
Weyerhaeuser Chapel 
David Wheaton, Vice President for Business and Finance, Laurie Hamre, Vice President for Student Affairs, Kathy Murray, Provost and Dean of the Faculty will talk about the state of Macalester and answer questions.

12:15 - 1:25 pm 
International Roundtable Workshop
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

1:30 - 2:40 pm 
International Roundtable Workshop
See International Roundtable schedule for session topics and locations

1:00 pm
Macalester Football vs. Carleton College
Macalester Stadium 

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Family Fest Workshops
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center 

  • 1:00 - 1:40 pm - Preparing for Off-Campus Study, presented by the International Center
  • 1:55 - 2:35 pm - Preparing for Life After Mac, presented by the Career Development Center
  • 2:45 - 3:30 pm - Living Off-Campus, Macalester students, moderated by Jim Hoppe, Dean of Students

2:00 - 5:00 pm 
Twin Cities Tour
Explore the Twin Cities with Macalester. Enjoy the glass and steel of Minneapolis, appreciate the historic architecture of Saint Paul. Experience the diverse neighborhoods in between these Twin Cities and learn the rich history of your student's new home. Tours depart from Weyerhaeuser Hall on Macalester St. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended, $15/person.

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

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

8:00 - 9:00 pm
Music Sampler Concert
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center 
Macalester Music Department presents this sampler concert featuring the Highland Camerata and the Concert Choir, under the direction of Michael McGaghie, the newly formed Asian Music Ensemble, directed by Music Department Chair Chuen-Fung Wong, and the African Music Ensemble, under the direction of Sowah Mensah.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Morning Yoga
Dance Studio, Leonard Center
Join certified yoga instructor, Emily Stuber, GDD Hall Director, for a 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. 

10:00 am -10:45 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 Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center Information Desk)