Did any EphBlog readers attend Freshmen Family Weekend events?

Tell us about them! I would be especially curious about Adam Falk’s Saturday Q&A. Also, can anyone identify this Eph and his family?

Below the break is the full schedule of events, saved for the benefit of future historians.

Friday, October 22

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – REGISTRATION
Paresky Center, Baxter Hall

8:00 AM – 3:50 PM – VISIT OPEN CLASSES
Worth getting to Williamstown early for! Check with your student about their own Friday class schedule and whether their professor can take visitors. You can see a list of classes open to families here.
(We’ll also put the list in your registration packet.)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – LUNCH
Dining Halls

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – LOG LUNCH
Families are welcome to attend the Environmental Studies Log Lunch, where Bill Vitek, W. Ford Schumann Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies, will discuss “Toward a Philosophy of Limits: No Harm, No Hubris, No Hurry.” Reserve a place by emailing kfletcher@williams.edu by 9:00 Thursday, October 21, and pay $4.00 per person at the door.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – PARENTS FUND COMMITTEE MEETING
Fall Meeting and Informational Session
Faculty House (lower level)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – MULTICULTURAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Welcoming Reception and Parents Network
Jenness House

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – BISEXUAL, GAY AND TRANSGENDER OPEN HOUSE
Have questions about your LGBTQ student? Come chat about the resources at Williams and see our Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.
Jenness House

3:00 PM – “KEEP EYE ON BALL”
Williamstown Film Festival, Images Theatre on Spring St.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – PARENTS MEET PARENTS TEA
Faculty House

4:30-5:30 – “THIS I BELIEVE”
A panel of students reflecting on their experiences with faith, spirituality, morality and conviction on campus. Sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office
Faculty House (lower level)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – DINNER
Dining Halls

7:30 PM – THE ZEISS PLANETARIUM SKY
(If the weather cooperates!)
Old Hopkins Observatory, 829 Main Street
Call 413 597 2188 to reserve a space!

8:00 PM – FROSH REVUE
’62 Center MainStage

8:00 PM – EPH-PALOOZA III
Chapin Hall
This annual Family Days extravaganza featuring more than one hundred student musicians in seven ensembles: Brass Ensemble, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Opus Zero Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Symphonic Winds.

8:00 PM – “HOUSE OF USHER”
Williamstown Film Festival, Mass MoCA

Saturday, October 23

8:00 AM – 1 PM – REGISTRATION
Paresky Center, Baxter Hall

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM – COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
Dining Halls

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – CHOOSE A PANEL DISCUSSION

1) Inside the Williams Classroom
What’s happening in the humanities, social sciences, and science and mathematics? How do tutorials work? What about summer research opportunities? These and many other questions will be answered.
Gail Newman, Harold J. Henry Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Joe Cruz, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Tiku Majumder, Professor of Physics & Director of the Science Center
Presser Hall, Bernhard Music Center

2) Williams Beyond the Classroom
Internships, fellowships, and study abroad
John Noble, Director of Career Counseling
Laura McKeon, Associate Dean International Study
Katya King, Director of Fellowships
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – FAMILY DAYS ASSEMBLY WITH PRESIDENT ADAM FALK
Chapin Hall

10:00 AM – “ALL SHORTS SLOT II”
Williamstown Film Festival, Images Theatre on Spring St.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – CHOOSE A FACULTY PRESENTATION

1) The Court, the Constitution, and the Confirmation Wars
Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Crowe ’03 moderates a conversation with the Honorable Judge Stephen Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Sutton ’83/P’14, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, about contested Supreme Court decisions, the challenges of constitutional interpretation, and the changing nature of the confirmation process
’62 Center, MainStage

2) The Language of Food
Darra Goldstein, Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, explores language as a mode of communication–though not in the way you might expect from a language professor. Instead, she’ll show how the visual language of food in the fine arts and advertising sends strong messages that are personal, cultural, and ideological.
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center

11:00 AM – 1:15 PM – DANCE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
An informal showing of all performing companies, followed by dance and music workshops.
’62 Center for Theater and Dance, Dance Studio

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET LUNCHEON
Towne Field House
Sit with your student’s JA’s, entry-mates and their families.

2:30 PM – FROSH REVUE
’62 Center MainStage

3:00 PM – “MONOGAMY”
Williamstown Film Festival, Images Theatre on Spring St.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – OPEN HOUSE – WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
Mingle with faculty and staff

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – DINNER
Dining Halls

8:00 PM – FROSH REVUE
’62 Center MainStage

8:00 PM – LUCKY/PARTY AT THE CLARK
Williamstown Film Festival, Clark Art Institute

Sunday, October 24

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM – BREAKFAST
Dining Halls

9:00 AM – PINE COBBLE HIKE hosted by Williams Outing Club
Meet at Chapin steps. 2.5-hours moderate hike up Pine Cobble
Wear good hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided.

10:30 AM – JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER BRUNCH
All are welcome to join us as we inaugurate the celebration the Twentieth Anniversary of the Jewish Religious Center. In the fall of 1990, the building was dedicated as the home of the Williams Jewish community, and we welcome students and their families to celebrate with us throughout this year. Former Williams President Francis Oakley, who oversaw the building of the JRC, will look back at how the dream of building the JRC was fulfilled.
Jewish Religious Center (24 Stetson Court)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – BRUNCH
Dining Halls

11:00 AM – “NICE GUY JOHNNY”
Williamstown Film Festival, Images Theatre on Spring St.
(Bagels and coffee served)

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
(Campus events not listed in this program: www.williams.edu/go/atwilliams)

SATURDAY ATHLETIC EVENTS
Details at http://williams.prestosports.com/landing/index

LODGING, TRANSPORTATION, RESTAURANTS
For driving directions, other transportation information, listings of local restaurants and accommodations, go to www.williams.edu/home/visitors/

PARKING
We recommend that you leave your car in the Williams parking garage on Whitman Street and walk to events in and around campus.

ATHLETIC FACILITIES
Your name badge will be your entrance pass. Under the age of 13 are not permitted in the Fitness Center, and 13-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older.

Lower Lasell Fitness Center
Friday: 6-9 am, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 1-10:30 pm

Upper Lasell Fitness Center
Friday: 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Muir-Samuelson Pool
Friday: 7-9 am., noon-2 pm., 7-9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 1- 6 pm

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm

Exhibits:
-This Girl Bends: Art and Feminism Since 1960
-Photography at the Frontier of Physics and Art
-Works as Progress/Works in Progress: Drawing in 18th- and 19th-Century France
-Drowned in a Glass of Water: An Installation by Pepón Osorio
-Charles Prendergast: In Search of “Innocence”
-Art Re: Art – begins October 23
-Posing Beauty in African American Culture
More at http://www.wcma.org/

STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK ART INSTITUTE
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape
More at http://www.clarkart.edu

MASS MOCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)
(Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Opening Saturday
Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

Federico Díaz: Geometric Death Frequency-141
More at http://www.massmoca.org/

DINING
Williams provides complimentary breakfast and lunch to Family Days guests on Saturday. At all other times, you are welcome to eat at any on-campus dining locations (your name badge will allow you access to dining hall.), where you can pay with cash or check, or with a guest pass on your student’s meal plan. There are a variety of options to fulfill your dietary needs. Prices in Williams dining halls are: Continental Breakfast: $4.92, Breakfast $6.96, Lite Lunch, Lunch/Brunch: $11.24, Dinner: $14.45.

FROSH REVUE
Encourage your student to buy tickets for $5.00 apiece in advance; they’ll be on sale at Paresky during the lunch hour every day the week of October 18-22. Tickets can also be purchased for $7.00 at the ’62 Center one hour before each performance.

GOLF
Parents of current Williams students are always welcome to play the college’s historic Taconic Golf Course at reduced fees. Tee times recommended and available seven days in advance by calling the pro shop at 413-458-3997.

WILLIAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL
Movie details, show times, venues, and ticket prices for this Northern Berkshire-wide film celebration can be found online very soon here.

CAMPUS INTERNET ACCESS: Guest access codes will be available at registration.

LOST AND FOUND: Try the registration table in Paresky Center or (after hours) Campus Safety and Security on the ground floor of Hopkins Hall (413) 597-4444.

If you can’t reach your student or family member by cell phone, please call (413) 597-4444, and Campus Safety and Security will get a message to the registration desk in Paresky Center.

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