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Washington | November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
The Light Still Burns: A House Concert with Lauren Sheehan '80
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1813 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Lauren Sheehan ‘80, an Americana and blues singer, will be touring the east coast this fall in support of her latest album and has kindly agreed to give a performance based on this project for Reed alumni and friends.


The concert will be held on Monday, November 10, at the home of Mark Srere '81. There will be a reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Sheehan will also discuss the making of The Light Still Burns, released as a companion CD to the book The Kalamazoo Gals, which details the forgotten stories of the women who staffed Gibson’s guitar factory during World War II and how they made one of the greatest guitars of the era. You can read more about the story behind the music here: http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-rosie-the-riveter-had-a-sister-laura-the-luthier/

Address:
Home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins
1813 Kenyon Street NW
Washington, DC  20010
(202) 265-6855


As space as limited, please RSVP to Mike Teskey at alumni@reed.edu.


There is no cost of admission, but we will have a donation basket out in case you would like to help defray the costs associated with this event. 


Also, since this evening centers around WWII-era Gibson guitars, if you have a guitar from this vintage, especially (but not limited to) Gibsons and would like Lauren to integrate it into the evening, please bring it along!

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Washington | November 10, 2014, 7 PM
Lauren Sheehan '81: A House Concert
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1813 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

This year's version of Reed on the Road features songster Lauren Sheehan '81, noted singer and guitarist (who also plays the mandolin and banjo), performing a house concert at the Washington, DC, home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins. 

Whether it's fronting a 9-piece band or performing solo acoustic work, Lauren is comfortable playing the familiar or the obscure, howling with the werewolf and weeping with the willow. Her gifted guitar work, stylistic breadth and vocals are inspired by her study with elders, oral tradition and scholarship. With all of that tradition behind her, she re-creates the intimacy of a back porch, where singing and playing were regular events.  She recently appeared on NPR, and has four CDs that charted in the top 20 on folk radio.  Mark & Jayne's home, with its comfortably spacious living and dining area, will be the perfect intimate setting for a delightful house concert of traditional, social, dance, blues & folk music.  Food and drink will also be served. 

Home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins
1813 Kenyon Street NW
Washington, DC  20010
(202) 265-6855 
Nearest Metro Station:  Columbia Heights (Yellow & Green Lines)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email (bbarsk@msn.com) or phone ((202) 265-6855)

Washington | December 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
Holiday Formal Potluck Party
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Combining elements of our annual Solstice Holiday Party & Potluck with Reed's traditional Christmas Formal, we're having our Holiday Formal Potluck Party on Thursday, December 18.  More details will follow soon; for now, just note the date, time & place.

The party will be held at:Offices of Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC  20009
(202) 588-1000 
Nearest Metro Station:  Dupont Circle (Red Line)

RSVP to Susan Belardi '76 via email (sbelardi@legalplacementconsultants.com)

Massachusetts

Cambridge | December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boston Chapter Holiday Gathering
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32 Lee Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Please join the Boston chapter of Reed Alumni for a holiday gathering at the home of Rachael Dorr. Beverages and snacks as well as good comapny and conversation will be provided.

Please come even if you forgot to RSVP.

RSVP to Rachael Dorr via email (rachael.dorr@comcast.net) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1467303166863279/?context=create&source=49)

New York

Buffalo | October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM
Buffalo: Fifth Thirsty Wednesday at Mesque
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1432 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York

Fifth Thirsty Wednesday! At Mesque on Hertel Avenue.

Hosted by Morgan Buras '08 & Jeff Maguire '07

http://mesque.com/location/

RSVP to Morgan Buras via email (morgan.buras@gmail.com) or phone (3103830103)

New York | November 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
The Light Still Burns: A House Concert with Lauren Sheehan '80
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363 Greenwich Street
New York, New York

Lauren Sheehan ‘80, an Americana and blues singer, will be touring the east coast this fall in support of her latest album and has kindly agreed to give a performance based on this project for Reed alumni and friends.


The concert will be held on Tuesday, November 11, at the home of Lynn Decker '89. There will be a reception at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert at around 8:15 p.m. 

Sheehan will also discuss the making of The Light Still Burns, released as a companion CD to the book The Kalamazoo Gals, which details the forgotten stories of the women who staffed Gibson’s guitar factory during World War II and how they made one of the greatest guitars of the era. You can read more about the story behind the music here: http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-rosie-the-riveter-had-a-sister-laura-the-luthier/


Address:
363 Greenwich St Apt 2C
New York, NY 10013 


As space as limited, please RSVP to Mike Teskey at alumni@reed.edu. There is no cost of admission, but we will have a donation basket out in case you would like to help defray the costs associated with this event. 


Also, since this evening centers around WWII-era Gibson guitars, if you have a guitar from this vintage, especially (but not limited to) Gibsons and would like Lauren to integrate it into the evening, please bring it along!

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (teskeym@reed.edu)

North Carolina

Cary | November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM
The Light Still Burns: A House Concert with Lauren Sheehan '80
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224 Custer Trail
Cary, North Carolina

Lauren Sheehan ‘80, an Americana and blues singer, will be touring the east coast this fall in support of her latest album and has kindly agreed to give a performance based on this project for Reed alumni and friends.


The concert will be held on Wednesday, November 12, at the home of Keith Allen ‘83. There will be a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the concert at around 8 p.m. 


Sheehan will also discuss the making of The Light Still Burns, released as a companion CD to the book The Kalamazoo Gals, which details the forgotten stories of the women who staffed Gibson’s guitar factory during World War II and how they made one of the greatest guitars of the era. You can read more about the story behind the music here: http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-rosie-the-riveter-had-a-sister-laura-the-luthier/


Address:
Home of Keith Allen ’83 and Lori Dirks
224 Custer Trail
Cary, NC, 27513


As space as limited, please RSVP to Mike Teskey at alumni@reed.edu. There is no cost of admission, but we will have a donation basket out in case you would like to help defray the costs associated with this event. 


Also, since this evening centers around WWII-era Gibson guitars, if you have a guitar from this vintage, especially (but not limited to) Gibsons and would like Lauren to integrate it into the evening, please bring it along!

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Oregon

Portland | October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
Knit with Reedies!
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

"Reed College, Ore., has a military organization for knitting, with captains in charge of 13 companies who oversee the work." (The North American Student, 1917)


Do you knit? Or do you want to learn how? 


Take part in a forgotten Reed tradition (this time, demilitarized) and join us on Wednesday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the Prexy Living Room for the inaugural Reed Community Knitters Circle. Eat cookies, drink tea, and chat with Reedies of all stripes: alumni, students, staff, and faculty are all welcome. Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and Reed's own student Knitting Club. No RSVP necessary, just bring your yarn and needles and show up! 

RSVP to Rob Shryock '13 via email (rshryock@reed.edu)

Portland | November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Student & Alumni Symposium: ISIS and the State of the Middle East
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

***Please note this event has moved to the Psychology 105 auditorium.

As the United States stands on the brink of war with ISIS, most of us have more questions that answers about the “Islamic State.” How did they become so powerful and influential? How big of a threat are they, really? Why have over a thousand western Muslims traveled to Syria to join ISIS? And why has their social media presence been so effective in introducing them into the world’s consciousness?

Alumni and students alike are invited to a conversation on these questions featuring Fountainhead of Jihad author and Princeton Ph.D Candidate Vahid Brown '07, alongside Professors Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (Religion), Paul Silverstein (Anthropology), and Darius Rejali (Political Science). The symposium, which will be held in Psychology 105 on Thursday, November 6 from 7-8:30 p.m., will feature a brief presentation by Vahid Brown followed by an open conversation, so come ready to ask questions. Seating is limited, so please show up a few minutes early to make sure you have a spot, although there will be some standing room. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of Alumni Relations.

RSVP to Alumni Relations (optional) via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Portland | December 13, 2014, 6:00 PM
Alumni Holiday Party 2014
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Come join the parliament of owls, the conference of griffins, and the community of Reed at the Alumni Holiday Party, a festive evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

For more details, click here. To register and pay online, click here.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM
Reunions 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reunions '14: Reedfayre is in the rearview mirror, but mark your calendars for Reunions '15, June 10-14! 

For more information, visit the Reunions webpage.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Texas

Austin | November 20, 2014, 6:00 PM
Autumnal Alumni Gathering
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3707 Highland View Drive
Austin, Texas

Join Austin-area Reedies and Reed parents at the home of Seth Paskin '90, Philosophy, for an evening of conversation and camaraderie. Share war stories and build out your local network. Special guests from the college will be on hand to share updates from the campus and answer questions. Music, BBQ, and drinks will be provided.

Thursday, November 20, 6–9 p.m.

Home of Seth Paskin '90
3707 Highland View Dr.
Austin, TX 78731

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)