Family WeekendWish You Were Here, Halena!Halena Martin '20 was practicing with the basketball team while her home team visited Athena. Parents Kim and Harry Martin are on the right.
Hundreds of family members and guests visited Bryn Mawr earlier this month to spend time with the Mawrters they love and to see first hand what life is like on campus.
For many, the weekend started on Friday, Nov. 3, with the chance to sit in on classes. In addition, the first day offered visitors to campus the chance to meet with students who received LILAC summer funding and learn about their experiences; take a tour of the campus with students from the Growth and Structure of Cities Program; or sit in on one of the many TED-X style faculty presentations offered throughout the weekend.
After a reception with President Kim Cassidy and Dean of the Undergraduate College Jennifer Walters, Mawrters and their guests had dinner in the dining halls. The night ended with opportunities to take in a movie, watch the Shakespeare Performance Troupe perform A Winter's Tale, or enjoy a sing through of the score of the fall theater production of Riot Antigone. Those looking to be a part of the action joined Bi-Co Latin Dance Troupe Pulso Latino for a night of dancing or the Art Club for a hands-on sampling of the crafts taught during their Community Art Nights.
The weekend continued on Saturday, when, in addition to a host of on-campus activities, Mawrters and their guests had the opportunity to travel into nearby Philadelphia for faculty-led tours of the Barnes Foundation and the Museum of the American Revolution.
Saturday's faculty talks included:
- Sex in the Citadel of Science by Michelle Francl, Professor of Chemistry
- Where's All the Soft Evidence? by Pedro Marenco, Associate Professor of Geology
- #Mathematics4Life by Erica Graham '04, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Art Worlds of South Asian Cloth by Sylvia Houghteling, Assistant Professor of History of Art
There were also a number of talks by members of the Dean's Office covering everything from choosing a major to studying abroad and career preparation.
The evening ended with most families dining at one of the restaurants close to campus and coming back to enjoy another performance of A Winter's Tale by the Shakespeare Performance Troupe or the sounds of the many a cappella groups and chamber music groups in the Student Ensembles Concert.
Before hitting the road on Sunday, Mawrters and their families ended their weekend with a walk of Bryn Mawr's labyrinth and brunch in the New Dorm Dining Hall.
We hope to see everyone again next year. Check out the gallery in the sidebar to meet a few of this year's guests!