Events Calendar 12/9

Friday, December 9th

Physics Mini-Oral Exams (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Physics, 123)

Seniors will have a chance to present their thesis progress.

Gray Fund: Semester Surprise (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. @ Student Union)

Join the Gray Fund team for an afternoon of mystical relaxation with free food and activities! 

Nature-Based Mindfulness Experiences (3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Great Lawn)

We will offer a variety of nature-based mindfulness experiences that can be modified depending on attendee preferences and accessibility needs. These practices will either be stationary or mindful walking experiences. If we decide to engage in a walking experience on the Reed campus, the pace will be slow and the focus will be on engaging your senses. The paths may be uneven/muddy. The focus of these practices will be to strengthen your relationship with the land and nature and to transition from “thinking” to “sensing” and from “doing” to “being” which will help facilitate nonjudgmental present-moment focus, connection, self-reflection, and centering.  

Friday @ 4 Music Series (4:00 p.m. @ Eliot Chapel)

Join us for regular recitals, lectures, and other special events that are part of the Friday@4 Music Series. We invite you to attend any of our upcoming recitals. Note that the date and location may change so please check for updates here before you head to any event.

APISU Winter Festival (5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Paradox Cafe and Student Union Porch)

Asian Pacific Islander Student Union presents a winter festival with food, drinks, crafts and games.

5:00-6:00 PM — API students and staff

6:00-8:00 PM — Open to all

Food vouchers will be sold at the door (cash only). Free vouchers provided to API community members. Contact with any questions. 

Chess Club (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. @ Performing Arts Building 332)

Are you interested in playing chess? Then join chess club! We meet weekly, but times are still TBD. For more info, join our mailing list by contacting Conor ( or Kellen (

K-pop Dance Club (6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ Performing Arts Building, Dance Studio 240)

We learn K-pop dances, work on original choreographies, host dance workshops, and do performances! Besides K-pop covers, we will also provide stretching/conditioning classes for dancers of all skill levels. If you are a k-pop stan or want to try out dance classes in a welcoming environment then come join us! 

Saturday, December 10th

Winter Dance Concert (2:00 p.m. @ Performing Arts Building, Massee Performance Lab (first floor)

Join us for an evening of dance highlighting a semester full of artistry and collaboration in the dance department. The concert will feature new choreographic works by students, faculty, and guest artists. Faculty works include a collaboration between Carla Mann and guest artist Barbara Lima (Brazil), Oluyinka Akinjiola’s “Work and play do mix” set to live music, and a provocative piece inspired by The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love that will be performed by the 335 Political Bodies students. 

Free and open to the public. Masks required. Make your reservation at

WMD Virgin Burn Show (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. @ Student Union, SU porch)

Weapons of Mass Distraction invites you to come celebrate our new performers with our final show of the semester! The Virgin Burn Show is the first chance for those who have joined WMD recently to show off their skills. Come see us do our thing and play with fire in public!

Sunday, December 11th

Gryphon Group AA ( 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Reed College, Psychology 108)

The Gryphon Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:15pm via Zoom and in person on Sundays from 4:30-6pm. We welcome all who seek to know more about alcoholism. We share our experience, strength and hope. Gryphon was founded by Reed students in 1982. As an open meeting we invite all who seek answers to addictions. If you would like further information contact Mike Sweeney at 503-821-9526 or

Smash Bros/Video Game Night (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. @ Vollum Lounge)

Come to ARG’s Smash Bros Night for a night of gaming and fun! No experience needed, bring a switch controller if you have one! Tournaments start at 6:30, and other video games will occasionally be available to play such as Mario Kart, Jack box, and more!

Tuesday, December 13th

Portland Book Club (7:30 p.m. @ Prexy Conference Room)

In December we’ll be talking about The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

We are Reed alumni, spouses, and friends. We meet every month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Pacific. We may allow virtual access as well, but haven’t settled that yet.

Contact Bonnie ( or Jeri ( to be notified of the final details.

Wednesday, December 14th

Foster-Scholz Club Virtual Talk with Professor Lena Lencek (2:00 p.m. @ Virtual)

Join the Foster-Scholz Club for a virtual talk with Lena Lencek, Professor of Russian and Humanities, Emerita.

Professor Lencek’s lecture entitled, Pavel Muratov’s EVOCATIONS OF ITALY, is about the journey through the Italian Renaissance experienced by Pavel Pavlovich Muratov (1881–1950), a Russian art historian, novelist, essayist, and all around Renaissance man on the eve of World War I and the Russian Revolution—just before the world changed irrevocably.

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Reed Events Calendar Training (2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. @ Virtual)

The Reed Events page is the hub for information about all activities happening on campus. If you are a faculty or staff member who would like to be able to add events to the calendar for your department, Conference & Events Planning is now offering monthly training sessions. In the 45-minute training you’ll find out why our master calendar is important for student success and go backstage to learn how to create postings for your own events. To register, email

Concert: Winter’s Voice, with John Vergin (’78) (7:30 p.m. @ Eliot Hall, Chapel)

Winter’s Voice returns to Reed’s Eliot hall chapel. Performer John Vergin (’78) spins a tale that chronicles twenty-four hours in a young musician’s life beginning at midnight on Christmas Eve. The themes of both Christmas and winter are explored through song and story, in moods sometimes poignant, sometimes amusing. 

Admission: $5-$10 General Public

(Free to the Reed community)

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