Friday, October 23

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration in the Campus Center

  Stop by the Information Desk to pick up your nametags, the program and other information for the weekend.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Academic Classes to Visit (click here to see complete list)

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Campus Tour - Traditions at Bryn Mawr

  Student guides from the Admissions office will show you the spaces and places on campus used for the major traditions of the College.

 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Bryn Mawr and Beyond, Session sponsored by LILAC, Thomas Great Hall

   As the culminating event for the LILAC summer funding recipients, this networking session provides the opportunity for students to share their internship experiences with the Bryn Mawr community.  Family members are invited to talk one-on-one with the students to get their perspective on their summer internships.  Discover the depth and breadth of internship opportunities.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Coffee Hour, Thomas Great Hall

     Mingle with faculty, staff and students at a much beloved tradition at the College while enjoying morning refreshments.

11 a.m. - Noon Campus Tour - Architecture of the College

    Students from the Growth and Structure of Cities program will highlight the most architecturally and historically significant buildings on campus and will detail the evolution of spaces since the founding of the College.

Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch on your own

2 p.m. - 3:30p.m. Campus Tour - Campus Landscape with Glenn Smith

    Join Director of Facilities Services Glenn Smith on a walking tour of campus.  Learn the history behind Bryn Mawr’s iconic Collegiate Gothic buildings and the influence of Frederick Law Olmstead and others had on the development of the campus landscape. 

3 p.m - 4:15 p.m. Faculty Talks

 The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

  In this talk Professor Barrier will be discussing archaeological research on the pre-Columbian mound-building societies of eastern North America.   His work near the site of Cahokia, along the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, is concerned with how small groups of farming families joined together to construct the largest ancient city north of central Mexico.  

Global Borderlands:  Subic Bay, Phillipines by Victoria Reyes

     Professor Reyes will talk about a concept she calls "global borderlands." Global borderlands are places around the world that are geared toward foreigners and where sovereignty is fluid, such as overseas military bases, special economic zones, tourist resorts, embassies, and international branch campuses.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Reception with President Cassidy, Canaday Library

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Halls

      Join your student for dinner in Erdman or Haffner dining hall, compliments of Dining Services.  Free to parents and family members; however tickets are required.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. S'mores in New Dorm Courtyard

     Enjoy creating your own tasty and gooey s’mores while enjoying the courtyard  of the New Dorm.  Dorm tours will be available during this time.

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Movie Mania for kids 12 and under, Thomas 224

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents William Shakespeare's Star Wars, a parody of Star Wars written in Shakespearian verse.  Erdman Living Room

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Trisha Brown Dance Company presents Proscenium Works, 1979–2011. A limited number of half-price tickets at $10.00 each are available. Please indicate quantity on the registration form and include payment with registration. McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Movie Mania for students/parents, Thomas 110


Saturday, October 24 

9:30 a.m. - Noon  Registration and Coffee, Thomas Great Hall


9:45a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Campus Tour - Architecture of the College

    Students from the Growth and Structure of Cities program will highlight the most architecturally and historically significant buildings on campus and will detail the evolution of spaces since the founding of the College.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  LILAC Session -

Learn by Doing:  Internships, Externships, Praxis

LILAC offers experiential learning opportunities for students within the curriculum and outside the curriculum, during the academic year, on semester breaks and during the summer. In this session you will hear from students who have participated in our Externship Program, in Praxis courses and in the LILAC summer funded internships.

11 a.m. - Noon Welcome and State of the College by President Cassidy

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Erdman Dining Hall

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Offerings to Athena in Thomas Great Hall (make a wish for your student)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tours and More (concurrent sessions)

Tours  (all tours limited to 20 guests; pre-registration required)

Reading Terminal Market

    Join Professor Kate Thomas for a tour of Philadelphia's thriving Reading Terminal Market.  The 123-year old Market is the heart of Philadelphia's burgeoning food culture and has stayed abreast of changes in farming and dining.  We will pay special attention to Fair Food - the farm-to-table stand that brings in all-local produce - and we will also visit a new cheese stand where some of the cheese is made in-market.

Chanticleer Garden

    Join Glenn Smith to explore one of the most romantic, imaginitive and exciting public gardens in Americ.  The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the desgin and even the drinking fountans are sculptural.

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Join Peter Magee and explore some of the highlights of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. We pay particular attention to the world famous near eastern section which contains some of the most famous artifacts ever discovered in that region. 

and More

Pumpkin Painting and LegoLand on Merion Green (Campus Center if rain)

Postcards from the Edge (of BMC) (create postcard to mail later) in the Campus Center

Hugs from Home (purchase care package for your student) in the Campus Center

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Faculty Talks -

The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

China's Technological Catch Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emission by Michael Rock

     The focus of this talk is the impact of China's technological catch up growth strategy for industry on China's CO2 emissions. The talk grows out of Professor Rock's latest book on this topic published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

The Future of our Forests by Sydne Record

    One of the most pressing questions confronting society is: how will the world’s forested ecosystems and the services that they provide respond to global change? Professor Record will discuss how she incorporates ecology, statistics, and computer modeling to explore the future fates of our forests.

Student Life -

Choosing a Major

    Join Dean Judy Balthazar and members of the senior class for a discussion of the roles that the major might play in a student's program and how out-of-classroom opportunities might enhance academic work.  Students will reflect on their experiences choosing a major, finding complementary internships and volunteer opportunities, and planning for life after graduation.

Study Abroad

    Join Associate Dean Michelle Mancini and members of the senior class for a discussion of the many exciting opportunities for studying abroad. Students will speak about how their experiences studying outside the United States shaped their academic, personal and professional goals.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Faculty Talks  -

The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

Ebola and other RNA Viruses: Teaching Biochemistry and More by Susan White

     Viral life cycles illustrate many biochemically important topics, but students are fascinated by the public health, cultural and historical background of viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Ebola.  Professor White's E-Sem class made unexpected connections between Bryn Mawr and the 1918 flu pandemic.

Race Relations in Cuba: Emerging Considerations by Raymond Albert

     As in the United States, the social construction of race in Cuba is fraught, and emerging economic changes within the country promise significant consequences for Cuba's racial arrangements.  The presentation will examine these arrangements, making certain to draw on experiences from the recent 360 class trip to the island.  

LILAC Session – What is LILAC's New Leadership Assessment Center?

     LILAC's Leadership Assessment Center provides students with the opportunity to spend the day engaged in workplace simulations.  Their performance is evaluated against multiple core competencies and by multiple assessors.  Quantitative and qualitative data are compiled into a comprehensive feedback report that includes concrete suggestions for ways in which students can continue to grow as leaders.  

Student Life – Preparing for Careers in the Health Professions

     Join Assistant Deans Gail Glicksman and Raima Evan for information about how students prepare for careers in the health professions and the assistance provided by the college.

4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Cooking with Chef Ted

     Learn to cook like a chef, with a chef. Come taste and learn! Wyndham’s own Executive Chef, Ted Foster, creates one of his signature dishes using local and campus grown ingredients!

Meditation 101 with Michelle Mancini 

     Join Associate Dean Michelle Mancini to learn about the benefits of mindfulness meditation.  It lowers stress, increase immune system function, improves academic performance.  Come discover the efforts to promote regular mindfulness meditation on campus and practice a few forms yourself.

Campus Tour - Traditions at Bryn Mawr

     Student guides from the Admissions office will show you the spaces and places on campus used for the major traditions of the College.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Dinner on the Main Line - see suggestions at Registration

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents William Shakespeare's Star Wars, a parody of Star Wars written in Shakespearian verse.  Erdman Living Room

8:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Trisha Brown Dance Company presents  Proscenium Works, 1979–2011.  A limited number of half-price tickets at $10.00 each are available. Please indicate quantity on the registration form and include payment with registration.  McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Haverford/Bryn Mawr College Orchestra and Chamber Singers, Thomas Great Hall

 

Sunday, October 25

10:30 a.m. to Noon Brunch at Wyndham Alumnae House Close out the weekend with your student with a delicious brunch in Wyndham.  Reservations are required and the cost is $25.50 per person (include your student as this is not part of the College's meal plan).