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Family Weekend 2013 Schedule: Saturday

When you first arrive on campus, please register at the locations and times noted below. At registration, we will provide you with a folder that includes program updates, a campus map, and your name badge. The name badge will serve as your entry pass to all events listed in the program below, unless otherwise noted.

Your name badge also allows you access to Mills athletic facilities. Please bring appropriate clothing and equipment if you wish to participate in our Tennis Festival or take advantage of our swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, or fitness trail.

Meal tickets for Founders Commons are available for purchase with cash at the door; no advance reservations are necessary.

The program below is subject to change.

Day Three: Saturday, September 28

Alumnae/Family Swim Meet
8:00 am–9:45 am

RSVP to Neil Virtue at nvirtue@mills.edu

Family Weekend Registration and Check-in
8:30 am–1:00 pm
Family Weekend Registration and Information Center, Sage Hall 129

Saturday Morning Book Group
9:00 am–10:00 am

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique has been assigned as this year’s book for incoming students. Join faculty and students for a lively discussion of this classic nonfiction book that helped fuel the women’s movement.

A Conversation with College Leaders
10:00 am–11:00 am
Location TBD
Hear the latest College news and initiatives directly from President DeCoudreaux and members of the President’s Cabinet at this gathering for Family Weekend attendees and reunioning alumnae/i.

No-host Brunch at Founders Commons
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Founders Commons
Dine with your Mills student in picturesque Founders Commons and enjoy sweeping views of the Mills campus. Sample the wide array of delicious food choices that emphasize organic and fresh local ingredients. No advance reservations are required; Mills students may use their meal plan or Mills Points.

Julia Morgan Buildings Tour
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Join Karen Fiene, campus architect, for a tour of the historic Julia Morgan-designed buildings on campus: El Campanil (1904); Margaret Carnegie Library (1906); Student Union (1916); Kapiolani Cottage, formerly Mills’ infirmary (1910); and Alderwood Hall, now the Julia Morgan School for Girls (1925).

LGBTIQ Affinity Group Reception
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Meet and network with LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and/or questioning) alumnae/I, friends, and allies. All members of the Mills community are welcome.

Cuba: A World of Rhythm
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Internationally acclaimed musician and Grammy-nominated producer and educator Rebeca Mauleon BA ’89, MA ’97, will lecture on the evolution of Cuban popular music and the mutual influences shared with American jazz and popular music. Mauleon will also demonstrate live music samples. This workshop is sponsored by the AAMC Education Outreach Committee.

Tennis Festival and Barbecue
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet the athletics and coaches and participate in a variety of fun tennis activities for all skill levels led by Mills student-athletes on the newly resurfaced Meyer Tennis Courts. Bring your own racket, or borrow one of ours, or simply cheer on the participants while enjoying the California sunshine. Please note that advance reservations and an additional fee are required to attend the barbecue lunch.

Mills College vs. Holy Names University Soccer Match and Ice Cream Social
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Cheer for our Mills student-athletes as they take on Holy Names University. Enjoy the athletic department’s traditional Family Weekend ice cream social at the start of the game.

Mills College Botanic Garden Tour
2:00 pm–2:30 pm
Join Botanic Garden and Greenhouse Manager Ann Prentiss for a tour of the gardens.

Dessert Reception in the President’s Garden
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Meet President DeCoudreaux while enjoying a sweet treat with current students and their parents, faculty, and alumnae.

Container Garden Workshop
2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Join Botanic Garden and Greenhouse Manager Ann Prentiss to learn how to make your own container garden.

MBA Community Celebration and Entrepreneur Showcase
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Join students and alumnae/i of the MBA and MBA/MA programs for our Second Annual Entrepreneur "Farmer's Market" Showcase. Meet inspiring entrepreneurs from the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. Learn about their journeys to entrepreneurship, their dedication to social responsibility, and what it takes to succeed. See their products and hear about innovative businesses at this celebratory gathering with wine and food.

Mills Alumnae vs. Students Volleyball Match
3:30 pm–6:00 pm
Cheer for Mills athletes past and present as former Mills volleyball team members return to take on this year's squad.

EndNeverEnd
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
EndNeverEnd is a dance collaborative featuring Mills faculty member Shinichi Iova-Koga, Ishihara Natsumi, and Koyano Tetsuro of Pappa TARAHUMARA. For these free performances at Mills, EndNeverEnd continues their exploration of local stories and tales through performance. Special guests include Mills Music Professor Chris Brown, Nava Dunkleman, Aprille Tang, and Mills dance and music students. This performance repeats at 8:00 pm.

Celluloids of Color–Alumnae of Color MiniCine Festival
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
The Alumnae of Color MiniCine Film Festival showcases short films focusing on women of color that have been created by Mills alumnae and current students. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Writers’ Café
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
The Writers' Café features authors, poets, and playwrights who got their start at Mills. Tea and coffee will be served.

Gender and Education, Lessons Learned
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Please join two Mills alums, Lacy Asbill '03 and Elana Metz '02, to discuss the evolving landscape of gender in school. The two will share their experiences starting a gender-specific tutoring and mentoring organization, and will facilitate a discussion about how to support girls in your own community.

LGBTIQ Gender Discussion
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Join the LGBTIQ Alumnae/i of Mills College affinity group and the Gender Identity and Expression Subcommittee of Mills' Diversity and Social Justice Committee to talk about best practices for inclusion of transgender and gender fluid students on campus. Everyone is welcome!

Dinner in Founders Commons
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dine with your Mills student in picturesque Founders Commons and enjoy sweeping views of the Mills campus. Sample the wide array of delicious food choices that emphasize organic and fresh local ingredients. Registered Family Weekend guests do not pay extra at this meal, simply show your name badge; Mills students may use their meal plan or Mills Points.

EndNeverEnd
8:00 pm–9:00 pm
Mills College Art Museum
EndNeverEnd is a dance collaborative featuring Mills faculty member Shinichi Iova-Koga, Ishihara Natsumi, and Koyano Tetsuro of Pappa TARAHUMARA. For these free performances at Mills, EndNeverEnd continues their exploration of local stories and tales through performance. Special guests include Mills Music Professor Chris Brown, Nava Dunkleman, Aprille Tang, and Mills dance and music students.

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Last Updated: 1/9/14