Family WeekendGAMBIER, Ohio (October 28) Meet professors. Ask questions of Kenyon's new president. Go to a play or a concert. Cheer Kenyon athletes. Shower attention on hard-working students. These and many other activities await parents and other visitors during Family Weekend, October 31-November 2.
The College expects to host more than 800 parents, siblings, and other family members during the weekend, which is one of the most popular events of the year. One of the highlights will be a "town meeting" with President S. Georgia Nugent and other members of the administration on Saturday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium of Higley Hall. Another will be a reception at which parents can meet their students' professors. The reception, also on Saturday, takes place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Gund Commons Lounge.
Cultural activities include a cabaret concert featuring student singing groups, an exhibit by installation artist Anthony Luensman, Class of 1988, and performances of Euripides' Electra, in a new English adapatation by Professor of Drama Thomas Turgeon. The men's soccer team and women's volleyball team have home contests, as does the football team, playing at the Mount Vernon High School field while the College's new athletic facilities are under construction.
The Family Weekend schedule also includes activities at the Brown Family Environmental Center, a poster session with Kenyon's Summer Science Scholars, and a talk on the fascination of prime numbers by Judy Holdener, associate professor of mathematics and a winner of the 2003 Trustee Teacing Excellence Award.