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Spring Family Day

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Feb. 28 - March 1, 2014

Families and friends of Southwestern students are invited to campus for Spring Family Day. Come celebrate the Southwestern Experience with us! Pre-registration has closed, but we welcome all to attend and register at the Check-in and Information Desk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

SPRING FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

1-5 p.m.
Art Exhibit – Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts)
The Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery
The focus of the exhibition is linked with the theme of the Brown Symposium: Healing - The Art & Science of Medicine.

5 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Augsburg College
Varsity Athletic Fields

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Historical and Picturesque Places of Southwestern Tour
Tour begins at the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bob and Vivian Smith
Concourse
Take a tour of campus that highlights stories from Southwestern’s past and stops at favorite photo spots along the way. Learn about Southwestern history and bring your camera for photos of your Pirate. Handicap Accessible.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Family Reception Hosted by the Parent Leadership Gift Council
Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Mabee Lobby
Welcome to campus! Stop in with your family to enjoy appetizers, beverages and mingling. Say hello to President Edward Burger, faculty, staff, and meet members of the Parent Leadership Gift Council.

7 p.m.
Parent Leadership Gift Council Dinner
The Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
By invitation only. Members of the PLGC and their Southwestern student(s) are invited to attend dinner with President Edward Burger.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

8:30-11:30 a.m.
Parent Leadership Gift Council Meeting
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Connie McCombs McNab Room
By invitation only. Members of the PLGC will meet to learn more about student life at Southwestern and discuss plans for the upcoming year.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check-in and Information Desk
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bob and Vivian Smith Concourse
Stop by to pick up your name tags or to register on-site. Helpful information and campus maps will be available.

10-11:15 a.m.
Honors Convocation
Lois Perkins Chapel
All are welcome to attend Southwestern’s annual academic achievement ceremony. Students to be honored will be notified in late-January by the Provost’s Office.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Delta Delta Delta Senior Toast
Mood-Bridwell Hall, Atrium
Parents of current members of Delta Delta Delta are invited to attend a reception to honor graduating seniors, meet other families and learn about what the sisters have been doing this year. RSVP to Victoria Flores at floresb@southwestern.edu by Friday, Feb. 21.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brunch in the Commons
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, J.E. & L.E. Mabee Commons
Purchase your meal at the cash register at the entrance to the Commons.

10:30-11:20 a.m.
Classes Without Quizzes
F .W. Olin Building, various classrooms
Catch a glimpse of what Southwestern students are learning. All family members are invited to attend.

Prosperity Without Economic Growth
Emily Northrop, Associate Professor of Economics
Room 207

Creative Writing: The Short-Short Story Form as Social Commentary
John Pipkin, Writer-in-Residence
Room 209

11:30 a.m.
Honors Convocation Luncheon
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballrooms
Honorees and their families are invited to join faculty members at this celebratory luncheon immediately following Honors Convocation. Tickets are available through the online pre-registration form.

11:30 a.m.
Alpha Xi Delta Family Brunch
Julie Puett Howry Center
Join the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta and other parents for brunch. RSVP to Mandy Koohi at   koohim@southwestern.edu by Friday, Feb. 21.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Historical and Picturesque Places of Southwestern Tour
Tour begins at the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bob and Vivian Smith
Concourse
Take a tour of campus that highlights stories from Southwestern’s past and stops at favorite photo spots along the way. Learn about Southwestern history and bring your camera for photos of your Pirate. Handicap Accessible.

1-1:50 p.m.
Effective Learners: Messing Things Up to Get it Right!
F. W. Olin Building, Room 105
President Edward Burger will moderate a panel discussion with three Honors Convocation awardees discussing how “messing things up,” “making connections,” “owning it” and “being open to change” have shaped their Southwestern Experience.

1 p.m.
Softball vs. Our Lady of the Lake University
Taylor-Sanders Softball Field

1-5 p.m.
Art Exhibit – Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts)
The Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery
The focus of the exhibition is linked with the theme of the Brown Symposium: Healing - The Art & Science of Medicine.

2-2:50 p.m.
Classes Without Quizzes
F .W. Olin Building, various classrooms
Catch a glimpse of what Southwestern students are learning. All family members are invited to attend.

Prosperity Without Economic Growth
Emily Northrop, Associate Professor of Economics
Room 207

The Geography of the Universe
Mark Bottorff, Associate Professor of Physics
Room 209

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Pi Kappa Alpha Parent Reception
Pi Kappa Alpha House
The Gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha cordially invite families of their members to visit the Pike House and meet with actives, alumni and new members.

3-3:45 p.m.
Historical and Picturesque Places of Southwestern Tour
Tour begins at the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bob and Vivian Smith
Concourse
Take a tour of campus that highlights stories from Southwestern’s past and stops at favorite photo spots along the way. Learn about Southwestern history and bring your camera for photos of your Pirate. Handicap Accessible.

3-4 p.m.
Student Organization Open Houses
Various locations

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Sharon Lord Caskey Center, Chapter Room
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Sharon Lord Caskey Center, Chapter Room

3 p.m.
Softball vs. Our Lady of the Lake University
Taylor-Sanders Softball Field

4:30 p.m.
Southwestern Ring Ceremony and Reception
Lois Perkins Chapel
The Southwestern ring is an outward symbol of the Southwestern Experience. Qualified students (75 completed credits or more) must have ordered a ring from Balfour (www.balfour.com) prior to Jan. 3, or have contacted the Office of University Relations to have their previously purchased ring presented to them. All are invited to attend. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony: Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Bishops Memorial Lounge.

5-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Dinner in the Commons
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, J.E. & L.E. Mabee Commons   
Purchase your meal at the cash register at the entrance to the Commons.