2014 Parents' Weekend Schedule of Events for April 3–6

THURSDAY, April 3

Noon–4:00 p.m. Registration & Gehner House Check-In (School of Government Lobby)
Parents’ Weekend schedule, class schedule, name tag, and other information provided today.

Visit Classes Today
Parents and visitors are invited to attend classes today with their students or on their own. Many, but not all classes will be open to visitors. Please check with your student.

10:50–11:40 a.m. Quiet Time All campus offices and services are closed Monday – Friday during this time to prayerfully support the work of Principia. Parents are invited to find a quiet place and join us.

9:30-10:30 p.m. Starbrooks – Brooks House
Join your student at this favorite campus activity.

 

FRIDAY, April 4

Visit Classes Today

Parents and visitors are invited to attend classes today with their students or on their own. Many, but not all classes will be open to visitors. Please check with your student.

8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Registration & Gehner House Check-In (School of Government Lobby)
Parents’ Weekend schedule, class schedule, name tag, and other information provided today.

10:00–11:00 a.m. Faculty Presentation (Wanamaker Hall)
Principia faculty talk about upcoming 2015-16 Principia Travel Programs and other subjects they teach.

11:00–11:20 a.m. Quiet Time All campus offices and services are closed Monday - Friday to prayerfully support the work of Principia. Parents are invited to find a quiet spot and join in.

11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m. College President’s Presentation (Wanamaker Hall)
Principia College President, Dr. Jonathan Palmer, will share a variety of ideas on the College’s planning for future programs and other timely topics related to The Principia.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Academic and Career Advising Open House
Parents are invited to visit the Academic and Career Advising Office located on the terrace level of the School of Government.

1:20–2:10 p.m. Music at Davis (Davis Music Hall)
Current students and faculty perform ensemble and solo recitals.   

5:00–6:00 p.m. Solar Car Presentation (Wanamaker)
Ra 7 (our 8th Solar Car!) will be on display this afternoon. Program faculty and student team members will talk about the program, our new solar car (Ra 9), and upcoming racing events.

5:00–7:00 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Earlham College (Morey Courts)

5:30–8:00 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Spalding University (Baseball Field)

7:309:30 p.m. Metaphysics of Physics, a talk by Dr. Laurance Doyle (Cox Auditorium)
Dr. Doyle is a principal investigator and astrophysicist at California’s SETI Institute, and director of  Principia College’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics. The purpose of the institute is to research, educate, publish, and inspire students, faculty, staff, and humanity about the revolution going on in physics, particularly in quantum physics.

9:30–11:00 p.m. Observatory Open (Observatory, across from the baseball field)
Weather permitting, parents are invited to view the universe through Principia’s computer-controlled, 16” reflecting telescope. A trained telescope operator will provide commentary and instruction.

9:30–10:30 p.m. Parents’ Weekend Dessert Bar (Dining Room, Howard Center) No charge
Join us in the College dining room for dessert and drinks immediately following tonight’s talk.

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. LATINO Dance Party (Jam Factory, downstairs, Howard Center)
LAZOS (Prin’s Latin American student organization) invites you to the biggest and greatest party ever. Come and dance to Latin American music; sample good food and coffee! Parents welcome.

 

SATURDAY, April 5

9:30–10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion with Administrators and Student Leaders & Inspirational Talk
College administrators and current student leaders share their perceptions of what’s happening at Principia College.

Inspirational Talk by Mr. Gardner Fogg CS, of St. Louis, Missouri. (Leonard Hall)

10:00–12:00 p.m. Women’s Tennis Principia vs. Westminster (Morey Courts)

11:0011:30 a.m. Principia Rugby: 7’s Blue vs Gold scrimmage game. (Old Football Field)
Come watch the Principia College Thunder Chickens, 2013 USA Rugby 7’s National Champions!

11:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Principia Rugby: The National Championship Ring Ceremony (Old Football Field)

12:00 –5:00 p.m. Baseball Double Header Principia vs. Spalding University (Baseball Field)

12:00–4:30 p.m. Parents’ Weekend Prin Abroad Slideshows (Wanamaker Hall)
Throughout the day, parents, visitors, and current students are invited to attend Prin Abroad slide shows that highlight recent Principia College study abroad adventures in places like Tibet, St. Lucia, Peru, and the European Performing Arts Abroad. Show times:

12:00 p.m. Tibet /1:00 p.m. Peru / 2:00 p.m. St. Lucia / 3:00 p.m. Performing Arts in Europe

1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Games (Lower Soccer Field)

1:00–5:00 p.m. Softball Double Header Principia vs. Spalding University (Softball Field)

1:30– 3:00 p.m. Men's Tennis Principia vs. Westminster College (Morey Courts)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Principia Guest House Open House
Stop in and get acquainted with the College Guest House. Refreshments served.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Annual Parents’ Weekend Variety Talent Show (Crafton Center)
A Parents’ Weekend favorite returns! Come and see just how talented our students really are! Walk there on the lighted path across from Hay Field House (5 min. walk) or take the shuttle, which is available from the flagpole and Crafton tonight.

9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social (Dining Room, Howard Center) No charge
Parents and students are invited to the dining room tonight after the variety show to sample a variety of ice cream and toppings.

9:30–11:00 p.m. Observatory Open (Observatory, across from the baseball field)
Weather permitting, parents are invited to view the universe through Principia’s computer-controlled, 16” reflecting telescope. A trained telescope operator will provide commentary and instruction.

 

SUNDAY, April 6

Parents should plan to depart campus by 3 p.m. today

10:30–11:30 a.m. Sunday School (Howard Center Dining Room) 

10:45 –11:45 a.m. Christian Science Organization Sunday Service (College Chapel)