Family Weekend 2019

Family Weekend 2019
February 15-17

Although Family Weekend doesn't officially begin until Friday, February 15, Thursday activities are listed for families who arrive early. Athletics events for the weekend can be accessed by clicking the button on the side menu.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Last updated 02/14/2019.

Online registration for Family Weekend 2019 is now closed. On-site registration will take place on Friday, February 15, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, February 16, from 8 a.m. until noon, in the Fireplace Lounge at the Smith Campus Center. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Office of Parent Engagement & Giving at (909) 607-7827.

Please note that the Sagehen Family Picnic will now take place in the Oldenborg Center parking lot (located on the east side of the building).

Quick jump to the schedule for:

Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16
Sunday, February 17

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Smith Campus Center)

9 a.m. – midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

“Campus Mail Art: The Claremont Colleges”

(Studio Art Hall)

2 - 5 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

“Campus Mail Art: The Claremont Colleges”

(Studio Art Hall)

4:10 - 5:40 p.m. -- Pomona College Glee Club Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working Glee Club rehearsal led by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. -- Oldenborg Open House

Join students, staff and faculty on a tour of the Oldenborg building, which includes visits to the eight language lounges where visitors can interact with language residents and their students. Learn to say “I love you” in at least six languages and become eligible to enter the Oldenborg raffle. Snacks and beverages available. Will you fall in love with Oldenborg? Visit us to find out!

(Oldenborg Center)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Pomona College Choir Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working choir rehearsal led by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Pomona College Orchestra Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working orchestra rehearsal led by Eric Lindholm, Professor of Music and Orchestra Conductor.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

7:45 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

8:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

9:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

9:45 p.m. -- Claremont Challah Sale

Claremont Challah (previously Challah for Hunger) is a student-run club that bakes Challah, a traditional Jewish bread, and donates all proceeds to local charity organizations. Choose from plain, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon chocolate chip and, just for Family Weekend...drumroll please...white chocolate raspberry! The sale will also be held on Friday morning at 9:45 a.m.

(Smith Campus Center, Fountain Courtyard)

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Friday, February 15, 2019

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Registration and Information

Continental breakfast available 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

(Smith Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Smith Campus Center)

8 a.m. - noon -- Open Classes

Families are invited to attend one of your student's classes or any other class on the printed schedule (available at registration). Please note that most classrooms have limited space for guests, and that students enrolled in the class have priority for seating. Families are encouraged to check in with the professor before class begins to make sure that there is still room for guests.

9 a.m. – midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

9:45 a.m. -- Claremont Challah Sale

Claremont Challah (previously Challah for Hunger) is a student-run club that bakes Challah, a traditional Jewish bread, and donates all proceeds to local charity organizations. Choose from plain, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon chocolate chip and, just for Family Weekend...drumroll please...white chocolate raspberry!

(Smith Campus Center, Fountain Courtyard)

10 – 11:30 a.m. -- Career Development Office (CDO) Open House

Visit the Career Development Office to find out about all of the programs and services they offer. Your student can come to the CDO to seek assistance in a myriad of ways: individual career counseling sessions, fellowship/pre-law/pre-health advising, internships/full-time positions, summer/winter break funding, networking and more.

(Alexander Hall, Career Development Office)

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

“Campus Mail Art: The Claremont Colleges”

(Studio Art Hall)

11 - 11:45 a.m. -- "The Pomona College Campus: A History"

Presentation and campus walking tour by Bob Robinson, assistant vice president and director, Facilities and Campus Services and Scott Smith, principal, Artichoke Design Company.

(Rembrandt Hall, Room 104)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Lunch in Frary Dining Hall

Join your student for a great meal in the beautiful Frary Dining Hall! Please RSVP for Friday Lunch during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry. Please note that Frank Dining Hall will not be open for lunch on Friday.

(Frary Dining Hall)

Noon - 1 p.m. -- Lunch and Conversation in Oldenborg Center

Enjoy lunch as you join one of our daily foreign language tables (see schedule), or catch the Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium (OLC) featuring recipients of the Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant.

Please RSVP for Friday Lunch during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry.

(Oldenborg Dining Hall)

12:15 - 1 p.m. -- Friday Noon Concert

Sarah Thornblade, violin, and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano; featuring music by Debussy and others

(Balch Auditorium, Scripps College)

12:30 p.m. -- Juma’a Prayer

(McAlister Center)

1 - 1:45 p.m. -- Family College Concurrent Sessions

Special Family Weekend academic sessions designed just for you by members of the faculty and staff.

Study Abroad Information Session for Families - Nicole Desjardins-Gowdy, Director of Study Abroad
At this session, Study Abroad staff will cover the nuts and bolts of how study abroad works at Pomona, including types of programs, academic planning, health, safety and cost. Study Abroad returnees will share their experiences in a range of locations and programs, and you’ll have the chance to ask questions of staff and students. (Smith Campus Center, Room 208)

Fail Better - Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English; Director, The Humanities Studio
“Fail Better” is the 2018-19 theme for both Pomona College’s Humanities Studio and its year-long faculty/student seminar. Humanities Studio Director Kevin Dettmar explains the thinking behind the “Fail Better” theme and gives participants a taste of the seminar by touching on some of the texts to be studied over the course of the year: Samuel Beckett’s novella Worstword Ho (where the phrase “fail better” comes from); John Cage’s “chance operations”; The Book of Job; and Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. This session is also offered on Saturday. (Carnegie Hall, Room 109)

The Museum and the Student Experience: What to Expect from Pomona’s New Museum - Kathleen Howe, Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel '23 Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History
An academic museum supports the educational mission of the College. Hear how that works and get an update on the progress and promise of Pomona’s future museum.  (Hahn Hall, Room 108)

The European Enlightenment - Gary Kates, H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of History
Since 2001, every fall I teach The European Enlightenment as an ID 1 course – it is my favorite part of the teaching curriculum. In this session, you will hear how ID 1 has changed over the years (due both to digital technology and the changing composition of our student body) and you yourselves will learn a little bit regarding Voltaire’s influence upon eighteenth-century Europe. (Hahn Hall, Room 107)

Herodotus: Father of History or Father of Lies? - Benjamin D. Keim, Associate Professor of Classics
Born into that uneasy decade between Marathon and Thermopylae, raised within a Greek community on the fringes of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Herodotus of Halicarnassus (ca. 483-424 B.C.) spent his life inquiring into the causes and cataclysms of the Greco-Persian Wars. Marked in equal parts by compelling historiography and vivid ethnography, the nine volumes of Herodotus’ Histories have inspired and appalled readers since antiquity. Here, through our reading together and discussion of short selections drawn from the across the Histories, I will introduce this landmark text and encourage our explorations of Herodotus’ motivations for chronicling – and indeed celebrating – the accomplishments of Greeks and non-Greeks alike. (Pearsons Hall, Room 101)

It Never Rains (except when it does): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California - Char Miller, Director of Environmental Analysis; W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History
Southern California, from its mountains to the ocean, have been shaped—and dramatically so—by the twin forces of drought and deluge. Using an array of historical and illustrative material, Professor Char Miller will explore these dynamic natural systems and how they have enabled and disrupted the conditions of life in this region.  (Smith Campus Center, Room 201)

Gender Flipped, Talking Chestnut, Buck-Toothed Subjects/Objects of Pleasure and Desire: Japanese Manga Comics Versions of The Tale of Genji - Lynne K. Miyake, Professor of Japanese
The eleventh century Tale of Genji captured the imagination of generation after generation of readers, artists, warriors, ladies in waiting and even the Japanese government, as it was transposed into woodblock prints, novels, films, a symphony and an opera in English.  One such transposition is the over 40 manga comics remediations totaling 20,000 pages.  As the title indicates, the male lead has been transposed into a roly poly chestnut, a buck-toothed Nasty, and gender flipped into a young woman—but he also participates in male-male couplings in a world where all progeny is male.  Are the manga simply contemporizing the venerable old tale?  Or are they re-envisioning it entirely—or even “dis-ing” it?  Come find out as we explore together the full richness and fun the manga Genji provide! (Mason Hall, Room 022)

Humans Through the Eyes of Technology - Alexandra Papoutsaki, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and Grete Helena Kütt ’20
This session will introduce eye tracking, a technique that allows us to infer where someone is looking. Eye tracking is a popular methodology used in many fields that try to understand and take advantage of human attention. We will examine a number of such applications, focusing on novel research we are conducting on the effects of gaze sharing on collaboration. We will also talk about the limitations of current eye tracking technology and our effort to alleviate some of these constraints.  (Edmunds Hall, Room 101)

Hidden Histories: Latinos and the Vietnam War - Tomás F. Summers Sandoval, Associate Professor of History and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies
Using oral histories and "big data," Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval explores how the history of Latino involvement in the Vietnam War can serve as a window into the historical dynamics shaping the larger experiences of this population in the 20th century United States. (Crookshank Hall, Room 10)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Draper Center for Community Partnerships Open House

Join Associate Dean Sefa Aina and the faculty, staff and students of the Draper Center for Community Partnerships to learn more about the active outreach programs and collaborations taking place at Pomona College and beyond.

(Draper Center)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Open House

Join Dean Tony Jimenez and the staff of Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) at The Claremont Colleges for refreshments and conversation at the CLSA office.

(Tranquada Student Services Center)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Pomona College Organic Farm Stand

Come to the farm stand at the Smith Campus Center to see what has been growing at the Pomona College Organic Farm. You will be able to buy farm apparel and fresh produce grown right here on campus!

(Smith Campus Center, Fountain Courtyard)

2 - 5 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

“Campus Mail Art: The Claremont Colleges”

(Studio Art Hall)

2 - 2:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions, Part I

Empathetic Listening at The Hive
Empathetic listening is one of the most important skills in the design thinking process. Come learn how to have – or more accurately, how to be a good listener in – conversations that can uncover people's real needs and help foster an atmosphere of true collaboration. Note: Space is limited in this workshop, so advance registration directly with The Hive is required. Visit their sign-up page to reserve your space.
(Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity)

OMG! Commencement Is Coming!
Your student's last semester before graduation is exciting for all of you, but families often have questions about what to expect during Commencement Weekend. In this session, members of the Commencement Planning Committee will review frequently asked questions about Class Day and Commencement and offer tips for making the most out of the weekend. Not just for families of senior students. All families are welcome to attend and learn more about what's ahead!
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

2 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

2:45 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

3 - 3:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions, Part II

Quick Dive at The Hive: Unlocking Creative Potential at the 5Cs
Come explore the center that is helping students become their most creative selves. There will be opportunities to exercise your empathetic listening skills, take a goofy photo in our photo booth and walk away with your very own button. Experience all that the Hive has to offer!

(Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity)

The Home for Physical Education, Athletics and Wellness on Campus!
Athletic Director and Chair of Physical Education Lesley Irvine and other key department leaders will share exciting progress fueled by current momentum on campus for physical education and wellness. Come and CHIRP all about the exciting advancements being made!
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

3 - 3:45 p.m. -- Tribute Coffee

Are you a Pomona College alumna/us who now has a student attending Pomona? Enjoy coffee and snacks as you connect with other alumni parents. Your Pomona "Tribute" student and other family members are welcome to join us. Please RSVP for this event during Family Weekend registration. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

(Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge)

3 - 3:45 p.m. -- International Family Coffee

International families and students are invited to meet Parents Leadership Council members and Student Affairs staff, ask questions and get to know fellow international parents over refreshments. Please RSVP for this event during Family Weekend registration.

(Smith Campus Center, Rooms 201/208)

4 - 5 p.m. -- Theatre Department's Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

This year's theme is "Light It Up," and each piece tells a story that taps into our shared humanity and reminds us of the potential of our community. Each year, all members of The Claremont Colleges Community are invited to submit new plays inspired by a common theme. Winners are selected in December and the department produces the plays with student directors and performers. Seating is limited. An encore performance will be held at 6:30 p.m.

(Seaver Theatre Complex, Allen Black Box Theatre)

4:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

5 - 6:30 p.m. -- President's Reception

Meet President G. Gabrielle Starr, college faculty, staff and members of the Parents Council. Please RSVP during Family Weekend registration.

(Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom)

5:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. -- Shabbat Service

(McAlister Center)

6:30 p.m. -- Shabbat Dinner

Please email Rabbi Shapiro at dshapiro@claremont.edu to RSVP for the Shabbat dinner

(McAlister Center)

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Theatre Department's Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

An encore performance of the Festival! This year's theme is "Light It Up," and each piece tells a story that taps into our shared humanity and reminds us of the potential of our community. Each year, all members of The Claremont Colleges Community are invited to submit new plays inspired by a common theme. Winners are selected in December and the department produces the plays with student directors and performers. Seating is limited.

(Seaver Theatre Complex, Allen Black Box Theatre)

7:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

8 p.m. -- Music Faculty Recital, featuring Melissa Givens, soprano

Soprano Melissa Givens is joined by Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano in a program of songs chosen by Ms. Givens upon her 50th birthday. This is not just any old song recital, but one made up entirely of art songs written and/or published in the year the composer celebrated their own 50th, with texts that narrate the themes of fifty years of living. The program includes selections by Beach, Brahms, Chaminade, Copland, Duke, Gounod, Hagen, Massenet, Price, Satie, Shostakovich and others.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

8 a.m. - noon -- Registration and Information

Continental breakfast available 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

(Smith Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch will not be served on Saturday.

(Smith Campus Center)

9 – 11:30 a.m. -- Politics Majors Senior Oral Public Presentations

Every politics major in the senior year undergoes an oral examination based on a list of 12 books or articles that the student selects. This year, the politics seniors will each be giving five-minute presentations – in public, during Family Weekend – explaining why they selected the books they did and what themes and issues they intend to address during their senior oral examination. Come see a few, or many, or all 22!

(Carnegie Hall, Room 107)

9 a.m. – midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

10 a.m. – noon -- Queer Resource Center (QRC) Open House

Come to the QRC to visit the space and learn about upcoming programs, events, and resources the QRC has to offer. Meet Manny Diaz, Director, and Pharalyn Crozier, Assistant Director, their Graduate Assistants and Student Associate staff. Learn what makes this a unique place on campus for all LGBTQ+ (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members across The Claremont Colleges.

(Walton Commons)

10 a.m. – noon -- Pomona College Organic Farm Volunteer Hours

Join the farm manager and students for volunteer hours at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Spend the morning outside and help us start our spring and summer crops!

(The Farm)

10 - 10:45 a.m. -- Family College Concurrent Sessions

This is your second chance to participate in academic offerings specially designed for you this weekend!

Coming Home: My 31-year Journey From Pomona Student to Pomona Faculty - Lise Abrams, Peter W. Stanley Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science; Coordinator of Cognitive Science
Lise Abrams has a unique perspective on Pomona, having seen it through two different sets of eyes (or to be more accurate, the same set of eyes at two very different times in her life).  She will share her story to highlight how students can best use their time at Pomona, focusing on the (a) opportunities and experiences that helped her to figure out her career path, and (b) the missed opportunities and experiences that she wishes she had done.  She will also discuss why she was enticed back to the Pomona liberal arts environment after 20 years as a professor at a research university. (Edmunds Hall, Room 101)

Environmental Analysis (EA) Senior Thesis Panel - EA Seniors, Moderated by W. Bowman Cutter, Associate Professor of Economics
This exciting panel includes a representative selection of the EA Program's senior theses, featuring Clare Flynn ‘19, “Changing Oceanic Conditions on The Foraging Patterns of Cassin’s Auklets,” Bailey Lai ‘19, “Exploring Transit-Based Environmental Injustices in San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles,” Sara Sherborne ‘19, “Let's Get Sorted: The Path to Zero Waste at Pomona College,” Viraj Singh ‘19, “How Can California Best Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption?” and Brandon Tolentino Serrano ‘19, “In the Eye of the Storm: Houston after Hurricane Harvey.” (Crookshank Hall, Room 10)

Fail Better - Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English; Director, The Humanities Studio
“Fail Better” is the 2018-19 theme for both Pomona College’s Humanities Studio and its year-long faculty/student seminar. Humanities Studio Director Kevin Dettmar explains the thinking behind the “Fail Better” theme and gives participants a taste of the seminar by touching on some of the texts to be studied over the course of the year: Samuel Beckett’s novella Worstword Ho (where the phrase “fail better” comes from); John Cage’s “chance operations”; The Book of Job; and Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. This session is also offered on Friday. (Carnegie Hall, Room 109)

The Evolution of Complex Life on Earth - Robert R. Gaines, Edwin F. and Martha Hahn Professor of Geology
We will consider the latest findings on the first appearance of life on Earth, and the major steps and events in its evolution, in concert with planetary change. Major emphasis will be placed on the penultimate step, the origin of animals from single-celled ancestors, with updates from ongoing discoveries from fieldwork in British Columbia, south China, and beyond.  (Edmunds Hall, Room 130)

The Virgin Mary as Queen of Genoa, 1637 - George L. Gorse, Viola Horton Professor of Art History; Chair of Art History
In 1637, the Genoese republic proclaimed the Virgin Mary “Patrona, Signora e Regina della Città.” Modern scholars stress the Genoese republic’s efforts to achieve diplomatic parity with rival “principalities” in Europe, in particular, the duchy of Turin, during a period of declining power of Spain, Genoa’s ally, and the rise of France. This talk looks at the contested “reinvention” of the Genoese “republic” as a “monarchy” through civic iconography and ceremony in a longer tradition of Marian worship in Genoa, the Mediterranean and New World. (LeBus Court, Room 113)

The Art of Improv - Carolyn Ratteray, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
Join Professor Carolyn Ratteray for a morning of improvisation and play -- the building blocks of artistic performance. We will explore exercises and games that encourage us to listen, play and hopefully laugh. See you at the theatre! (Seaver Theatre Complex, Allen Black Box Theatre)

St. Francis of Assisi: Upside Down - Kenneth Baxter Wolf, John Sutton Miner Professor of History and Professor of Classics; Chair of Classics
Francis of Assisi (d. 1226) is widely admired for renouncing his wealth and assuming an itinerant life of voluntary poverty. But how did Francis’ self-imposed poverty compare to the involuntary poverty of the people he met in and around Assisi? What did he get out of acting like them? What did they get out of him acting like them? Using a series of texts taken from the earliest lives of Francis, Wolf argues that while this saint’s conception of “holy poverty” may have opened the door to salvation for wealthy Christians like himself, it effectively prevented the other kind of poor from using their kind of poverty as a ticket to heaven.  (Hahn Hall, Room 101)

11 - 11:45 a.m. -- "The Pomona College Campus: A History"

An encore session of Friday's presentation and campus walking tour by Bob Robinson, assistant vice president and director, Facilities and Campus Services and Scott Smith, principal, Artichoke Design Company.

(Room 104, Rembrandt Hall)

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Sagehen Family Picnic (New location)

Join your student, faculty and other members of the Pomona campus community for a delicious “picnic-style” meal with games and activities for the whole family. On the menu: hamburgers, vegan burgers, hot dogs and BBQ chicken sandwiches with all the fixings, desserts and beverages. We’ll have a photo booth, music and free ice cream samples from our local creamery.  You’ll also have the opportunity to play Bingo, enter a pie eating contest, join in on sack races or play in an inflatable obstacle course. An additional charge of $5/person applies. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you (students will be asked to swipe in with Flex).

(Oldenborg Center parking lot)

1 - 1:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Intensive Summer Experience Poster Session
What can students do over the summer to build upon their academic interests AND receive financial support from Pomona? Learn about amazing internships and research projects around the country and abroad. A few of the more than 300 students who received funding for internships and research last summer will present their posters and share the impact of these experiences on their career goals. Stop by and browse posters of these fascinating pursuits and check out the 2018 Poster Conference directory that includes all the Pomona Intensive Summer Experience projects funded by our generous donors.
(Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom)

This is Your Brain on Stress
Winner of multiple Wig Distinguished Professor Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Associate Dean of the College and Professor of Neuroscience Nicole Weekes is an expert on the body's psychological and biological stress response. Her work examines how changes in stress levels affect both physical health (such as impairments to the immune system) and psychological health (cognitive deficits and psychopathologies). She has also recently begun to consider the field of stress management, with a focus on mindfulness. Learn more about how stress affects us all and what we can do about it.
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

1:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

2 - 2:45 p.m. -- Dumbledore Lives: A Conversation with Dean Audrey Bilger

For those familiar with Dumbledore, his wittiness and his world wisdom, you’ll not be surprised to hear the Dean of the College and Professor of English Audrey Bilger describe how she draws inspiration from his role in the highly-regarded Harry Potter series. She’ll also explore how Pomona professors, most of whom forgo magical wands, flowing robes, and long, silver beards, honor the mission of liberal arts reflected in Dumbledore’s embracing of the value of teaching and learning both with the heart and mind, its focus on relationships, and its requirement of us to be our best selves in a real world challenged by the themes embedded in the famous series.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

3 - 3:45 p.m. --  Getting Out of the Game: A Conversation with Dean Avis Hinkson

The transition of children to college can be a difficult one for parents as they find themselves on the sidelines while their students navigate their own experiences. Dean of Students Avis Hinkson talks with parents about how to move from the role of "player" to "coach" while empowering their students to succeed.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

4 - 5:30 p.m. -- Ideas@Pomona: Family Edition

Tickets required. Families please RSVP during Family Weekend registration; Student, faculty and staff tickets for Ideas@Pomona: Family Edition are available online or at the Bridges Auditorium Box Office.

Come together with Sagehens and The Claremont Colleges community to explore and examine a range of thought-provoking topics and ignite your intellectual spark. The Ideas@Pomona program curates the best content from around campus and the greater Pomona community to ignite discussion, share ideas and highlight exciting areas of research. This year's Family Edition, Telling New Stories in a Time of Change, features Pomona alumnus and trustee Aditya Sood ’97, producer of The Martian, Deadpool and Murder on the Orient Express. Sood shares insights into what makes stories powerful and memorable. At a time when Hollywood is engaging new audiences and new topics, he describes the ways old stories can, and must, become new again. He also shares his own story, from Pomona College to the Fox Studios backlot. Sood is joined in conversation by Assistant Professor of Media Studies Kevin Wynter.

(Bridges Auditorium)

6 - 8 p.m. -- Family Dinner at Frank's Bistro

Frank Dining Hall is transformed into Frank's Bistro for this one of a kind dinner event with music and a special menu that includes a carving station with herb crusted prime rib; a ravioli bar with shrimp, pancetta, alfredo, pesto and assorted vegetables; Korean BBQ pork, Jamaican jerk chicken and portobello kebobs on the outdoor grill; quinoa cakes with vegan Bolognese; pizza, soup, salads and more (Full menu [pdf]). Reservations are required through the Family Weekend registration process - choose one of several seating times when you register (6, 6:20, 6:40, 7 or 7:20). An additional fee of $20/person applies for this event. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you (students will be asked to swipe in).

(Frank Dining Hall)

6 - 8 p.m. -- Dinner at Frary Dining Hall

Want a more casual dining option? Join your student at the beautiful Frary Dining Hall for dinner on your own schedule and avoid the lines in the Claremont Village. Reservations are required through the Family Weekend registration process. An additional fee of $5/person applies for this event. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you (students will be asked to swipe in).

(Frary Dining Hall)

7:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

8 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at eleven different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend.

(Millikan Laboratory)

9 p.m. -- "Parents Freakend: Student Comedy Show"

Come out to a fun variety-comedy show for lots of laughter. Most ages appropriate. Come laugh off your student's grades! Tickets are not required, but last year's show was standing room only so plan to arrive early to secure your seat.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Brunch in the Dining Halls

Join your student for a great meal in one of the dining halls! Please RSVP during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry.

(Frank Dining Hall)

(Frary Dining Hall)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. -- Claremont Village Tour with Mayor Corey Calaycay

Walk the Claremont Village and learn more about this charming college town with a rich history. Mayor Corey Calaycay will lead this small group tour and share his love of Claremont. This is event is now filled to capacity.

Community Events in the Claremont Village

The Claremont Village offers a wide variety of shopping, entertainment and cultural opportunities. Here are some of the special events taking place in and near the Village on Sunday.

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market
Found on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, the Farmers and Artisans Market was founded in 1996 to connect California farmers and artisans to the local community. Now over 100 growers and artisan members are sharing their goods and services throughout the year. Proceeds from each market also help to support service projects, such as the Prison Library Project. For more information, visit the Claremont Forum website.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California's native flora. While you're there, take part in the Family Bird Festival (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and enjoy hands-on experiences, activities and educational opportunities for young beginners and bird enthusiasts. Admission fees apply. For more information and directions, visit the Botanic Garden website.

Noon - 4 p.m.: Claremont Museum of Art Exhibition
The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to announce "Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection," an exhibition that invites us to enter the home of ceramic collectors Julie and David Armstrong. Perhaps best known for having founded the remarkable American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, the Armstrongs’ love of clay is evidenced equally in their extensive private collection. For more information and directions, visit the Claremont Museum of Art website​.

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