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Family Weekend

October 5 - 7, 2018

Each fall, Earlham College proudly welcomes parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends, to explore campus and get a firsthand look at what life is like for our students on campus.  This weekend offers an opportunity to visit your student’s campus home, meet other Earlham families, take part in campus events, interact with faculty from across the college, experience collegiate athletics events, and explore the Richmond community.  Attendance at most events is free. Payments that are required will be collected onsite at the individual events and not in advance. A complete schedule can be found below.

Provided Meals

We invite you to join us for lunch on Saturday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Comstock Room (Runyan Center). Each family will be provided with two complimentary meal tickets for lunch when they check-in. Your student will be able to use their meal plan. Additional meals can be purchased for $8.95 plus tax.

There will be no cost to attend Breakfast with the President on Sunday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m., in the Friends Room (Earlham Dining Hall). Members of the Earlham community who are not registering for Family Weekend but would like to attend this event, should RSVP to mahonye@earlham.edu.

Families and friends will be able to eat in the Dining Hall for other meals. Please see their hours and prices below:

Friday, October 5

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ($7.15 plus tax)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ($8.95 plus tax)
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

Saturday, October 6

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

Sunday, October 7

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

For those looking for options within the Richmond Community, we encourage you to visit the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau or WayNet.

Register & Check-in

Registration is free, but we do ask that you confirm attendance and the number of your party. 

Once you arrive on campus, we ask that you check in with us so we can provide you with a packet of information for the weekend.  The check-in table will be located in the Runyan Center across from the Information Desk.

To register, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/h5zMKhZKihrQe0sy1.

Event Schedule

Below you will find a schedule of events for Family Weekend 2018. Please note that dates, times, locations and programs are subject to change. Additional events may be added over the coming weeks.

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check-In
Runyan Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
This mixed media exhibition is a collection of works by young Richmond-area artists, including several recent Earlham graduates.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Attend Open Classes
Various Locations
List of available classes
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum
Enjoy Eastern Indiana’s natural history and science museum that inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Counseling Center Open House
Counseling Center - First Floor, Earlham Hall
Meet and greet the campus counselors, explore the lounge and relaxation room. Counseling is located on the first-floor of Earlham Hall on the west wing. If you have questions please reach out to the director, Jessica Sanford at sanfoje@earlham.edu.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Theatre Arts Career Panel
McDaniel Studio Theatre, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Join us for this opportunity to learn how an education in theatre arts provides a multitude of career options. Seasoned professionals will share the story of their particular journeys and then open the floor to questions and conversation.
7:30 p.m. Under the Spotlight Behind-the-Scenes Experience
Joseph Moore Museum
What do wasabi and snake vision have in common? Does your jewelry secretly glow? Using light as our guiding theme, we'll explore stories of sunken ships, third eyes, and secret messages hidden in bird feathers. This totally irreverent, behind-the-scenes tour of the Joseph Moore Museum will have you laughing, learning, playing games, and seeing things in a whole new light. This tour is going to be LIT!
• Tickets cost $8 a person, or $7 a person for groups of three or more. This tour is limited to 8 people, so please register early at https://earlham.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZEnPY3TqvCeWjz.
• Discretion advised – adult language and topics will be present throughout the tour.
• Live reptiles will be present (snakes and lizards) to facilitate a truly enjoyable experience.
7:30 p.m. Autumn Star Party
Room 103, Center for Science and Technology
Join astronomy professor Seth Hopper and Earlham's student observing club "COSMOS" for an evening of enjoying the heavens. The sky of Friday, October 5, 2018 will be moonless with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all visible to the naked eye. Earlham's observatory makes the surface details of each of these beautiful planets easily visible. The event will start in CST with a short lecture on current astronomical events. Then, attendants will all walk together to the observatory. In case of cloudy skies, a planetarium show will be presented in the Joseph Moore Museum.
8:00 p.m. Movie Night: Incredibles 2
Loose Lecture Hall (Room 105), Landrum Bolling Center
Bring your families and your friends to see Incredibles 2, hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB)! Enjoy free snacks, laughs and family fun with our First Fridays Film Series. After the events of The Incredibles (2004), Elastigirl (Helen) is sent on a mission to make supers legal again. Mr. Incredible (Bob) is left to care for Jack-Jack, Violet, and Dash. When a dangerous new threat arises, it is up to the family to neutralize the threat and save the day once again.
• Mature Themes: Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, Profanity, Frightening & Intense Scenes, Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
8:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Afro-Contemporary Dance Workshop
Hancock Room, Runyan Center
This dance workshop, sponsored by Dance Alloy, will be Afro-contemporary focused drawing from various street dance styles that emerge from urban environments from across Africa. If you just want to destress and learn a new dance style, then this is the class for you as no skill is required. Everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.
8:00 a.m. - Noon Richmond Farmer’s Market
Jack Elstro Plaza (47 N 6th Street, Richmond)
Support your local farmers! Visit Elstro Plaza to get the freshest produce, meats, eggs, honey, etc. that Richmond has to offer. Along with food, arts and crafts, demonstrations, children's activities, and more will take place.
9:00 a.m. - Noon Check-In
Runyan Center
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. August Wilderness Presentation of Learning
Room 110, Dennis Hall
Participants in this year's August Wilderness (Earlham's wilderness-based pre-orientation program) will offer highlights from their backcountry adventures in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. They will discuss the skills they gained, the lessons they learned, and the friends they made along the way.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
This mixed media exhibition is a collection of works by young Richmond-area artists, including several recent Earlham graduates.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Team M & M (Balloon Specialties & Body Art)
Runyan Center Hallway
“Mike da Roving Guy” is a genuine Expert Latex Manipulation Technician ... (OK, he ties balloons). Actually, he is one of the country’s best balloon artists, with creations limited only by your imagination. Margaret is truly an artiste in the body art sphere. With her freehand style (no stencil), each piece she creates is literally an original work of art, and she takes face painting to a whole new level. This husband and wife duo will be rocking your world.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Fear and Loathing on the Whitewater?
A History of the Earlham-Richmond Relationship

Room 201, Landrum Bolling Center
From pioneer days to the present, Richmond has been an important national and international center for Quaker activities and institutions. Earlham has its roots in the Great Migration of Quakers from the eastern United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. Tom Hamm, director of special collections and professor of History, will trace the ups and downs in the relationship between Earlham and Richmond since 1847. Earlham Interim President Avis Stewart will offer some introductory remarks.
11:00 a.m. Tree Planting
Miller Farm (adjacent to the Suzanne Hoerner Equestrian Center)
11:00 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Wittenberg
Darrell Beane Stadium
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Earlham Dining Hall
Two complimentary meal tickets will be provided during check-in. Students will be able to use their meal plan. Additional meals can be purchased for $8.95 plus tax.
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Legacy Luncheon (By invitation only)
Richmond Room, Landrum Bolling Center
You're invited to a special Family Weekend event! Join us for a Legacy Luncheon, celebrating generations of Earlhamites. Legacy families will receive special recognition after the Women's Soccer match at Matlack-Messer Stadium. Please RSVP to this event by emailing alums@earlham.edu by Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
1:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Hanover
Matlack-Messer Stadium
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure
Athletics and Wellness Center
Outdoor Education students will lead an afternoon bike ride or walk on the Cardinal Greenway, and our climbing instructors will host introductory climbing sessions at the Solomon Climbing Wall (equipment provided). Meet outside the climbing wall at 1 p.m., to choose your own adventure.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Family Weekend Trail Rides & Barn Tours
Suzanne Hoerner Jackson Equestrian Center
(There will be shuttle rides in front of Barrett Hall to the Equestrian Center, coordinated by student Barn Staff. Shuttles will run continuously).

Explore Earlham College’s Equestrian Center with the Equestrian Team and hop on a horse for a trail ride through Earlham’s back campus. Bring your family and friends. The cost for pony rides is $5 per person. The proceeds will support the Equestrian Team.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tales from the Departed Walking Tour
Earlham Cemetery
Cost: $10 per car
This Walking Tour will be storytelling by characters in costume depicting people from Richmond's past.
• In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at the Wayne County Historical Museum.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum
Enjoy Eastern Indiana’s natural history and science museum that inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.
3:00 p.m. Human Brain Demo
Room 151, Stanley Hall
Want to hold a human brain in your hands? This anatomy demonstration will show you a real human brain and its amazing structures, including the parts that are essential for memory, vision, sensation, movement and cognition.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. International Festival
Runyan Student Center –
Comstock Room & Multicultural Resource Center (Orchard Room)

Mark your calendars. The International Student Coalition is hosting an International Festival. There will be food, music, interactive games and performances.
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Hanover
Matlack-Messer Stadium
3:30 p.m. Texas Tenors
Civic Hall Performing Arts Center (380 Hub Etchison Pkwy, Richmond)
Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent, the Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream.
• Tickets: $35- Adults, $27 – Students/Active Military
• Call the Civic Hall Box Office for tickets: 765-973-3350, or visit www.civichall.com. Box Office hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30am - noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are happily accepted.
7:30 p.m. Breakout Escape Room Games
Joseph Moore Museum
• Save the Giant Beaver Game
You and your team have to save the Giant Beaver skeleton before it's too late. You will have 60 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles, and save the world's most complete giant beaver skeleton before it becomes toast! This isn't an average weekend activity, this is a 60-minute challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles! Successful players earn a commemorative "I saved the giant beaver" button, and your group's photo will be posted on the JMM Facebook page.
Egypt Escape Room
Ta'an's scarab is lost! Can you find it? You and your team have to find the lost scarab before it's too late! You will have 60 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles, and resue the scarab that has been stolen from Ta'an! This isn't an average weekend activity, this is a 60-minute challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles!
• There is a cost to participate and you must register in advance (spots are limited) at www.earlham.edu/joseph-moore-museum/upcoming-events.
7:30 p.m. Music Department Showcase Concert
Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
The Earlham music department presents a showcase of most of its current music ensembles in performance. The evening will start with performances by the Hand Drum Ensemble in the outdoor stage north of the CVPA, followed by welcoming music in the Atrium by the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will then move to Lingle Recital Hall, where there will be 10-minute performances by the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and other choral groups, Guitar Ensemble, Latin Jazz Combo, Rhythm Project and Gospel Revelations.
9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the President
Friends Room, Earlham Dining Hall
Families are invited to join Interim President Avis Stewart for a breakfast buffet and conversation. Members of the Earlham community who are not registering for Family Weekend but would like to attend this event, should RSVP to mahonye@earlham.edu.
Noon - 10 p.m. Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
This mixed media exhibition is a collection of works by young Richmond-area artists, including several recent Earlham graduates.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. College Meeting for Worship
Stout Meetinghouse
All are welcome as Azaan Khan, a senior Spanish and Hispanic Studies Major, speaks on the theme "The Stories That Shape Us.” This weekly semi-programmed service includes 20 minutes of open worship in the manner of Friends.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum
Enjoy Eastern Indiana’s natural history and science museum that inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.

 

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