Events and Activities | October 12–13, 2018

Family Fest begins Friday, October 12, but please consider joining us a day 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.  2018’s topic is: “Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms”.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Family Fest Check-In and Hospitality
Atrium, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Check in and get a schedule of events for Family Fest and the International Roundtable.

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.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Lower Level
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Kagin Commons
Career Development Center
Department of Multicultural Life
Disability Services
International Student Programs
Internship Program Office
Macalester Academic Excellence Center (MAX Center)
Sustainability Office

Markim Hall
Center for Study Away
Civic Engagement Center

Weyerhaeuser Hall
Financial Aid Office
Office of Student Affairs

Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Campus Activities and Operations

10:00 am – 10:45 am | Listen and Learn:  Leadership and Engagement at Mac

Room 207, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Join Liza Pierre, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Leadership and Logan Schrader, Coordinator of Student Programming and Engagement and explore where does your student find energy and excitement? Be it neuroanatomy, juried film exhibitions, or urban geography — chances are that’s not all. Campus Activities and Operations offers an array of opportunities and programs for students to express and explore who they are as a person while developing key skills in leadership, communication, and facilitation. Come chat with us and each other about ways our office aids in the growth and development of your students in tandem with their academic pursuits, and how you can serve as an advocate for their co-curricular involvement.

10:15 am – 11:45 am | International Roundtable Plenary Speaker: Rick Kittles

John B.  Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Race, Skin Color and Genetic Ancestry: Implications for Biomedical Research on Health Disparities, Rick Kittles, Professor and Founding Director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences and Associate Director of Health Equities in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at City of Hope Hospital.

11:00 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch

Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, tickets available for purchase at Café Mac.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Friday Prayers and Lunch

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, lower level of the Weyerhaeuser Chapel
Join our Muslim Community for Friday prayers, lunch and conversation, the prayer room will be available for individual prayer during this time. Hosted by our Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life, Ailya Vajid.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Sustainability Tour

Olin Rice Smail Gallery
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.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Photo Booth

Great Lawn
Join our photographer to take some fun pics with your student/family/friends. Check out 2017’s Photo Booth pics!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | RHD Conversation Hour

Dupre Formal Lounge
Come talk with Residence Hall Directors, Wayne Glass, Jonathan Cardenas and Hiba Abdeljalil.  Learn about what has been going on in the Residence Halls.  Coffee will be available.

2:20 pm – 4:00 pm | International Roundtable Plenary Speaker: Premesh Lalu

John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
The Techne of Trickery: Race, Memory and Machines, Professor Premesh Lalu, Director of the Centre for Humanities Research and Deputy Dean for Research and Post-graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Idea Lab Open House

DeWitt Wallace Library, 2nd floor

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Petting Zoo

Old Main Lawn
Program Board presents the Hasse Family Mobile Petting Zoo with sheep, goats, alpaca, rabbits, chickens, horses 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 Café Mac.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Open Shabbat

Weyerhaeuser Board Room
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 | Family Fest Concert 1

Mairs Concert Hall
The Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble (Shelley Hanson, Director), Orchestra (Mark Mandarano, Conductor) and Mac Jazz (Joan Griffith, Director) in an hour-long concert. The audience is free to come and go in between the different ensemble performances.

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Fresh Concepts Improv Show

Kagin – Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
Talented improv teams perform. Specific group(s) TBD.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30 am – 10:30 am | Family Fest Check-In and Hospitality
Atrium, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Check in and get a schedule of events for Family Fest and the International Roundtable.

8:15 am – 9:00 am | Wellness 5K Run/Walk – Check-in and Registration
9:00 am | Wellness 5K Run/Walk Starts

Leonard Center Portico
The 16th Annual Wellness 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center and Athletics.  This event is for the entire Macalester community and designed to be fun (no need to be an Olympic athlete for this one).  Faculty, staff, students, family members, dogs and strollers are welcome. Pre-registration for this event will be available until Monday, October 8, 2018, and the cost is $10 for non-student participants. There is no charge for Macalester students.

Check-in for those who have pre-registered as well as same-day registration takes place near the west entrance to the Leonard Center (Portico).   The Leonard Center will be open for restrooms and for personal item storage. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt.  T-shirts will be available at the beginning and end of the run/walk. A raffle drawing with wonderful prizes is available for all participants.

Participant check-in and same-day registration will be held near the west entrance of the Leonard Center, from 8:15 am – 9:00 am.  The Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 am.  The Leonard Center is located at 125 Snelling Avenue South.  REGISTER HERE for the 5K RUN/WALK

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Brunch

Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center tickets available for purchase at Café Mac.

10:00 am – 10:45 am | Listen and Learn: Disability Services at Mac

Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Room 207
Listen and Learn Workshop presented by Disability Services Director, Melissa Fletcher.  Join Melissa and learn about Disability Services at Macalester and who is a qualified student with a disability in our community.  What are “reasonable” accommodations? How are they implemented? What things should students and families be aware of when it comes to accommodations and access?  Lastly, how can a student connect with Disability Services if they have or suspect they have a disability? Details on topic coming soon.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | State of Macalester Address

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
President Brian Rosenberg will share his thoughts about current issues at Macalester.

12:00 pm Noon | Football Game – Mac Scots vs Lawrence University

Macalester Stadium
Join us as the Fighting Scots take the field at Noon against Lawrence University.  As always, admission is FREE.  It promises to be a great game and the Roseville Area High School Band is scheduled to perform to add to the spirit and fun!

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm | Parent & Family Mixer hosted by the Parent Council

Campus Center Atrium
Come enjoy light snacks and conversation at a social gathering to connect with other Macalester families, hosted by the Macalester Parent Council. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents & families from your region and learn how you can get involved in life at Mac!

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm | TBD – Listen and Learn: Supporting Students in the Study Away Application Process by Kevin Morrison, Director for the Center for Study Away

Davis Court, Markim Hall
Nearly 60 percent of Macalester students participate in semester-long study away programs. The Center for Study Away supports students throughout the study away process, which includes advising, applying, pre-departure orientation, support during study away, and programming upon return to campus. Come to this workshop to learn about study away opportunities, how these are aligned with Macalester’s core values, and how parents can best support their students throughout the process. This workshop will be most helpful to parents of sophomore students who are at the beginning of the study away process.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | A Cappella Concert

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Hear Macalester’s student-led a cappella choirs sing.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Dinner

Café Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center tickets available for purchase at Café Mac.

5:00 pm | Men’s Soccer Game – Mac Scots vs Bethel University

Macalester Stadium
Put on your Mac gear and join us as the Scots take on Bethel University at 5:00 pm.  As always, admission is FREE.

7:30 pm | Women’s Soccer Game – Mac Scots vs Bethel University

Macalester Stadium
The Scots take on Bethel University at 7:30 pm.  As always, admission is FREE.  The 1998 NCAA Championship team will also be honored during half-time at this game.

 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Music Concert

Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
The Music Department presents the Choirs (Michael McGaghie, Conductor) and African Music Ensemble (Sowah Mensah, Director) in an hour-long concert. The audience is free to come and go in between the different ensemble performances.