22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM Family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM Family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Family Weekend 2014 Schedule

Hawktoberfest 2012

Friday, September 26, 2014

8 p.m.Family Movie: Malificent

Join the SMCM Programs Board for this weekend's free movie, "Malificent." (Cole Cinema)

Two more showings will be on Saturday night in Library 321.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.Family Weekend Registration
This is where you go to pick up your registration materials, exchange tickets, and get information (Aldom Lounge, Campus Center)
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Campus Store/Daily Grind

The Campus Store will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Stop by and take advantage of specials throughout the store. Also, the Balfour college ring representative will be available to take orders and answer any questions from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Daily Grind will be open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight. Stop by for a fresh cup of coffee or a Freshens smoothie. Also, check out the great selection of snacks, beverages, health and beauty items and more.

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.St. Mary's College of MD Fall Inter-Conference Regatta

Come cheer on the Seahawks as 18 Colleges and Universities from around the country will vie for this prestigious trophy. Yale University won the 2013 competition.

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.*Cruises Along the River on the “Chelsea Lane Tyler”

Open to families and students. Cost: Adults: $25/person; SMCM Students: $25/person; Children under 6: $10/person

This is one of the highlights of the weekend! Take a relaxing, scenic cruise on the St. Mary’s River. Register early as space is limited and tickets go quickly! (Meet at the College Pier)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.Mini-Classes

Free for families and students. Pre-registration suggested since classroom seating is limited. 

Emerging Adulthood: A New Framework for Understanding What Comes After Adolescence.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Renée Dennison. Goodpaster 184

Historically, the transition from adolescence to adulthood was fairly straightforward, and fairly swift. In the mid-twentieth century most young people completed their education, entered into the labor force, left home, married, and became parents—the traditional milestones of adulthood—by their early 20s. Today, however, the transition from adolescence to adulthood typically takes 5 to 10 years longer, resulting in a new developmental period called ‘Emerging Adulthood.’ In this session, Professor Dennison uses the current research on Emerging Adulthood to explain the experiences of the typical 18-25 year old, and explore answers to common questions about Emerging Adults such as:

  • Is it normal to move back home after college?
  • Are young people today lazy? 
  • When are they going to grow up?

 

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Science in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Professor of Physics Chuck Adler. Goodpaster 186

Professor Adler, author of a recent book on the science of science fiction, explores how science fiction and fantasywork to either respect or reject the most important principles in all of science — the great conservation laws.

 

Visual literacy in everyday life. Professors of Art History Cristin Cash and Joe Lucchesi. Goodpaster 198

Every day, we are awash with visual stimuli, from the ordinary objects surrounding us; to advertisements, videos, and films; to works of art. Visual images are complex creators of meaning, but all too often that meaning remains unexamined. In this session, art historians Joe Lucchesi and Cristin Cash will offer an introduction to “reading” visual images, and talk about how we decode and make sense of them.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Riverfest (with the St. Mary’s City Militia) at Historic St. Mary’s City
Families and students are welcome to visit our neighbor, Historic St. Mary's City, one of our nation's most vibrant outdoor history museums. Step onboard a tall ship, get impressed at the Print House, see what’s up in the Spray Planation garden. Don’t miss the St. John's Site Museum, Maryland's premier museum of archeology, located in the heart of the College campus. HSMC is hosting the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association for RiverFest, where you’ll discover 101 ways to protect and enjoy our waterways. The St. Maries City Militia will muster onsite for drills, mock battles, and fencing. Visit an encampment, march along, watch a musket fire demonstration, and more! Feel free to go on self-guided tours through the city. All events are free! (HSMC)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Internships & Study Abroad Presentations

Free for families and alumni. Pre-registration suggested.

St. Mary’s students will share their internship and study abroad experiences. Come learn from students and program administrators how to make the most of two of the opportunities designed to meet the Exploring the Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW) requirement. (Meet in Goodpaster Hall 195)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Arboretum Activity: Guided Tree Walk

Free for families and students.

Learn about the St. Mary’s Arboretum, a Level Two Arboretum as recognized by The Morton Register of Arboreta and a 2013-2014 recipient of Tree Campus USA status. Led by Dan Branigan, SMCM Associate VP of Planning and Facilities. Sponsored by the St. Mary’s Arboretum Association. Pre-registration is suggested. (Meet at the large Willow Oak in the Garden of Remembrance)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.Special Brunch

Families and alumni are welcome to eat meals in The Great Room during the weekend. Tickets are required and may be purchased on-site outside the Great Room. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for payment.

Cost: $13.00/person. Children 3 - 12 years old: $3.85/person. Children 0 - 2: Free

This special brunch will highlight our annual Eat Local Challenge. Every year, our talented chefs prepare a meal with ingredients sourced exclusively from within 150 miles of the café. It’s not as easy as it may sound. Want bread? We’d have to find locally grown wheat and yeast. How about a turkey sandwich? We’d need to locate a turkey farm close to home, too. While the availability of certain foods varies regionally, all of our chefs create outstanding, diverse meals from the seasonal bounty harvested and produced nearby.

We want to use the Eat Local Challenge to its fullest effect -- demonstrating to our guests how their food choices affect the environment, land use, and community well-being. While learning that supporting local farms is as easy as eating lunch, students (and families) also discover the fresh and flavorful varieties that exist in their local food shed.

Boat Building: Noon. Races: 4 p.m.The Great Bamboo Boat Race

Pre-registration required to race. $10 registration fee to race. No registration or fee required to watch

One of our most popular activities! Teams of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni are welcome to sign up for this fun-filled event. There will be a mandatory racers meeting at noon (in the River Center classroom). Boat-building will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the races scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Great cash prizes for the winners! Come watch as the boats are being built or join us to cheer on the racers. To register a team, please contact Rick Loheed at mailto:rwloheed@smcm.edu by September 26. The number of teams is limited to 20. Teams must pay a $10 registration fee. The fee is required before you can get on the list! (Waterfront)

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.*Arboretum Activity: Tree Sculptures

Free for children of families, but pre-registration is required.

Stop by to make Tree Sculptures with Professor of Art Carrie Patterson and students from her Art Education Class. Children will make their own tiny trees made out of recycled material. (Quad area between Montgomery and Schaefer Halls)

2 p.m.Athletic Event

Free for families. No pre-registration required. Come out and support the Seahawks!

Field Hockey against Eastern Mennonite University (Seahawk Stadium)

3 p.m.President's Meet and Greet

New College President, Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan, will talk with families about higher education issues as they pertain to the liberal arts and specifically as they pertain to SMCM.  There will also be time for Q&A. Pre-registration suggested. (Cole Cinema)

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.Parents Cocktail Hour
Parents and alumni are invited to socialize together at the campus Pub. Beer and wine as well as our regular Pub menu will be available for sale. Photo IDs required to purchase and consume beer or wine. The Pub will remain open serving beer and wine until 10 p.m. Food will continue to be sold until 2 a.m. Pre-registration suggested. (The Pub, Lewis Quad)
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.Crab Feast
Open to all students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and other visitors. $20 per half-dozen with sides and a non-alcoholic beverage. Alcohol for 21 and older will be available for purchase on-site (please bring your ID). Crab orders must be placed in advance. Proceeds for this event go to support the Class of 2015 Senior Week activities. (Courtyard adjacent to South Crescent Townhouses and Goodpaster Hall. Rain location: the Michael P. O'Brien Athletic and Recreation Center.)
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Dinner

Families and alumni are welcome to eat meals in The Great Room during the weekend. Tickets are required and may be purchased on-site outside the Great Room. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for payment.

Cost: $13.00/person. Children 3 - 12 years old: $3.85/person. Children 0 - 2: Free

Feel free to join your student for a delicious dinner in the Great Room consisting of:

Main Line:

  • Creamy Chicken Tarragon
  • Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
  • Steamed Cauliflower
  • Seafood Jambalaya/Rice
  • Pesto Fettuccini

Grill:

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • French Fries
  • Grilled Sandwich Special

Pizza Station

  • Carving Station
  • Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Dressing/Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Broccoli

Full Salad Bar/Soup
Desserts
Beverages

6 p.m. and 9 p.m.Family Movie: Malificent

Join the SMCM Programs Board for this weekend's free movie, "Malificent." (Library 321)

8 p.m.Reeves Lecture

Professor Jeff Hammond will present the annual Reeves Lecture. His topic: “Don’t Worry, Baby: An Apology to Brian Wilson.” Free for families and alumni. Pre-registration is suggested.

In the 1960s everyone was wild for the Beach Boys -- everyone, that is, except a teenage drummer playing in three-chord rock bands in a small Ohio town. Now an English professor in late middle age, that kid drummer grew up to realize that his dismissal of the Beach Boys was woefully misguided. It might not be too late, however, to right an old wrong. After giving their music a more careful hearing and reflecting more sympathetically on the personal difficulties of their leader, Professor Hammond has come to see that he owes the Beach Boys a long-overdue apology. In this year’s Reeves Lecture, he delivers that apology by recanting his former errors and declaring that he is now a fan.

9 p.m.A Cappella Concert
Join the SMC-Men, The Nightingale A Cappella, Inter-Chorus, and Sextet a cappella groups for the annual Family Weekend concert. No pre-registration required. (Montgomery Hall 25)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.St. Mary's College of MD Fall Inter-Conference Regatta

Come cheer on the Seahawks as 18 Colleges and Universities from around the country will vie for this prestigious trophy. Yale University won the 2013 competition.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Brunch

Families and alumni are welcome to eat meals in The Great Room during the weekend. Tickets are required and may be purchased on-site outside the Great Room. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for payment.

Cost: $13.00/person. Children 3 - 12 years old: $3.85/person. Children 0 - 2: Free

Our Sunday Brunch includes a variety of fresh fruit, omelets & eggs made to order, biscuits & gravy, bacon & sausage, french toast, grilled hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers and french fries, cheese, pepperoni and breakfast pizzas, pastries, salad bar, deli bar, delicious desserts, and a wide variety of beverages.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Campus Store/Daily Grind

The Campus Store will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stop by and take advantage of specials throughout the store. Also, the Balfour ring representative will be available to take orders and answer any questions from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Daily Grind will be open from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. Stop by for a fresh cup of coffee or a Freshens smoothie. Also, check out the great selection of snacks, beverages, health and beauty items and more.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.TFMS Student-Made Films
Families and alumni are invited to view Theater, Film, and Media Studies (TFMS) student films, including St. Mary's Projects and class work. Free! Pre-registration suggested. (Cole Cinema)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Art Installation: Lynn Tomaszewski Recent Work

Join us for a behind the scenes look at how an exhibition comes together. Meet the artist! Gallery Director, Professor Cristin Cash, and student docents will be available to explain what it takes to produce the exhibition, Lynn Tomaszewski: Agglomophenoma.

Lynn Tomaszewski is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe. Her conceptually driven work explores how technology facilitates, alters, and influences perception and, subsequently, how perception constructs ideas. Her paintings, installations, coding, and video work often accumulate images into unified fields that function as visual field theory on human behavior.


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