Events and Activities | October 13–14, 2017

Family Fest begins Friday, 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.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

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.

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

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.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Residence Hall Director Conversation Hour

Dupre Formal Lounge
Come talk with Kumail Lassi, Residence Hall Director for Dupre Hall.  Learn about what has been going on in the Residence Halls

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

DeWitt Wallace Library, 2nd floor 

4:00 pm - 6:15 pm | Reception and Display of Photos by plenary speakers Wing Young Huie and Patience Zalanga

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Commons

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.

6:30 pm | No Child, a play by Nilaja Sun, Guest Directed by Faye Price '77

Theatre and Dance Department Black Box
A Theatre and Dance capstone project with Niara Williams ‘18.  $2.  Tickets available at the Macalester Box Office at www.macalester.edu/boxoffice (same day online ticket purchases should be made by 4:00 pm) or call the Theatre office at 651-696-6359. Please plan accordingly as seating is limited. This performance is followed by a talk back with guest director and Macalester alumna Faye Price ‘77.   Designers include Richard Graham '19, Ming Lian '19, and Charlotte Houghton '20.

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Mairs Concert Hall: Wind Ensemble

The Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble, Shelley Hanson, director, Orchestra Cecilia Espinosa, conductor and Mac Jazz, Joan Griffith, director in an hour-long college concert.

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

Kagin - Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
Fresh Concepts Improv Show will have talented improv teams perform.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:15 am - 9:15 am | Slow-Flow Yoga, Leonard Center Fitness Studio

Leonard Center Fitness Studio, yoga practice begins at 8:30 am
Take time to pause for a 45 minute slow-flow yoga class with Residence Hall Director, Wayne Glass. Patrons may bring their own mats or use ones provided in the Leonard Center Fitness Studio. Please feel free to bring your own water bottle that can be filled in proximity to where this class will be taking place.

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: Internship/Career Exploration

Davis Court, Markim Hall
This session will look at how the Internship Office and Career Development Center work together to help your student identify and articulate their interests, find invaluable experiential opportunities in their chosen field, and prepare for what comes after graduation. Destination data for recent graduates will also be presented.

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.

12:15 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 | 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.

4:00pm - 5:00pm | 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.

6:30 pm & 9:30 pm | No Child, a play by Nilaja Sun, Guest Directed by Faye Price '77

Theatre and Dance Department Black Box
A Theatre and Dance capstone project with Niara Williams ‘18.  $2.  Tickets available at the Macalester Box Office at www.macalester.edu/boxoffice (same day online ticket purchases should be made by 4:00pm) or call the Theatre office at 651-696-6359. Please plan accordingly as seating is limited.  Designers include Richard Graham '19, Ming Lian '19, and Charlotte Houghton '20.

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Family Fest Concert: The Choirs

Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
The Music Department presents the Choirs with Michael McGaghie, conductor and African Music Ensemble, Sowah Mensah, director in an hour-long concert.