Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
September 6, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Hello, Reedies! We hope you have been exploring all of the spaces the college has to offer, but this week we would like to shine a spotlight on the Student Center. This is a unique, shared space that serves as both an informal community gathering space for students and a working environment for professional and student staff in the Office for Student Engagement (OSE), the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), and Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service (SEEDS). 

There are several reservable spaces for you to use, including two student work spaces, a conference room, living area, and a BIPOC student lounge. Find out how to book these spaces on our website. We look forward to seeing you there! 

As a reminder, this newsletter highlights events hosted by student organizations and select Reed departments during the next two weeks. Please be sure to check out for other events organized by academic departments.

Sometimes the newsletter list so many events that it ends up getting clipped. Please click on the 'view entire message' link at the bottom of this email to view all of the listings. 

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Office for Student Engagement

Trivia Night

Join the Student Engagement Program Board (SEPB) for a night of pub-style trivia, prizes and free drinks! Click here to register your team in advance. Registration is not required, just highly encouraged. 

September 16
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Union

Gray Fund

Let's Picnic!

Join the Gray Fund team and the Student Engagement Program Board for an outdoor picnic to celebrate the start of the fall semester! Free snacks, sandwiches and drinks. Relax with lawn games, chalk art and a chill afternoon in the sun.

September 9 
12 PM - 2 PM

Improv Series w/ Nicholas Kessler

Synergize, Capitalize, Improvise! 

Learn the heart-pounding, thrilling skills of spinning straw into gold, and building comedy in an instant. Join Gray Fund for a 3-part series of improv workshop or join just one or two!

September 11
1 PM - 3 PM

Gray Fund Outdoors: Portland Thorns Game

Watch as the Portland Thorns, PDX's women's professional soccer team, kick it off against Racing Louisville in Portland's Providence Park stadium! Whether you're a die hard soccer fan, or just in it for one night of screaming fans, greasy stadium food, and stunning professional sports, it's gonna be a great time! 

September 21
6 PM - 10 PM

Student Life Office

Dr. K's Drop-In Hours

Meet with Karnell McConnell-Black, VP for Student Life, to discuss anything you have in mind.

September 6 at 4 PM: ETC lobby
September 9 at 1 PM: Eliot 218

First Year Experience (FYE)

HUM Paper Tutoring

Hum tutors will be available in the residence hall lobbies to help with last minute writing assistance. They are available to help with all steps of the writing process, so bring your laptop and your questions!

September 16
7 PM - 9 PM

Health & Counseling Center (HCC)

Play Break

Play Break is an emotional-social break for wellness through play. The idea comes from play therapy's effect on individuals with trauma and anxiety. Learning and engaging become an enjoyable experience when you use to play as an intervention. Playing is really just problem-solving satisfyingly for the user. While this isn't structured play therapy, it is a play intervention for stress, anxiety, and trauma.

There will be board games and there will be cards. You can learn a new game or teach us your favorite. Join us for a break, play, and decompression. Maybe even laughter.

September 16
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Academic Support

Study Skills for College

In this workshop we will dive into effective, research-based studying strategies that can assist you in making the most of your focus, time and effort. Whether this is your first year or your last year at Reed, come to the workshop to learn about effective studying strategies that can assist you in building skills toward learning anything.

September 6 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Studying for STEM Courses

In this workshop, we will look at studying strategies that can help you to better understand and retain information from your Science and Math courses. Studying for STEM courses requires a different set of skills for the challenges ahead. Come to this workshop to find ways to incorporate active learning and other research-based studying strategies to assist you in your Math and Science courses.

3 - 4 PM


Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood drives are back!  Join us for the 1st Fall 2022 blood drive hosted by SEEDS and Pre-Health Club! This semester we are partnering with the American Red Cross to host this on-campus blood drive for Reedies and the community members around Reed!

Plan ahead and schedule your blood donation appointment on the designated Red Cross website Once your appointment is scheduled, you will be asked to complete the RapidPass questionnaire on the day of your appointment.  Please bring your photo ID. Walk-ins are welcomed, but not guaranteed.

September 13
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Student Union

Student clubs & Organizations

K-Pop Dance Club

We learn K-pop dances, work on original choreographies, host dance workshops, and do performances! Besides K-pop covers, we will also provide stretching/conditioning classes for dancers of all skill levels. If you are a k-pop stan or want to try out dance classes in a welcoming environment then come join us!

September 6 & 13
5 PM - 6:30 PM
PAB 240

SEEDS Community Engagement Internship Program Info Session

Looking for job experience in the real world? Want to work toward social change with organizations in Portland? Find out how you can earn $15.75/hr of Federal Work Study (FWS) wages or up to 2 of the required PE credits through work with our partner organizations! We offer opportunities from over 50 organizations, so you can find a job that suits your needs and interests.

September 7 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Student Center 122

Finance & Investment Club

Reed College's student-run resource for learning about and engaging with the world of financial services. Together we analyze stocks, evaluate our portfolio, learn about investing, and make industry connections.

September 7 & 14
6 PM - 7 PM
Eliot 207

Weapons of Mass Distraction Practice

WMD’s weekly practice. Weapons of Mass Distraction is always happy to welcome new members of any (in)experience level. Props, fuel, and music provided. Come talk to us and learn how to play with fire safely!

September 8 & 15 
9 PM - 11 PM
Student Union

REED YDSA General Meeting

Join Reed YDSA and organize with us for a socialist future on campus and beyond! Fill out our interest form to get involved!

September 8 & 15
7 PM - 8:30 PM
PAB 332

Mid-Autumn Festival

Join us on the quad in front of Paradox for our annual multicultural Mid-autumn Festival! We’ll have free food and mooncakes, as well as games, calligraphy, and crafts. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket to set up on the lawn to view the full moon with us after the sun goes down. 

September 9
6 PM - 8 PM
The Quad

Gryphon Group AA

The Gryphon Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:15pm via Zoom and in person on Sundays from 4:30-6pm. We welcome all who seek to know more about alcoholism. We share our experience, strength and hope. Gryphon was founded by Reed students in 1982. As an open meeting we invite all who seek answers to addictions.

September 11 & 18
4:30 PM - 6 PM 
Psych 108

Writers Bloc

Are you a creative writer interested in connecting with other writers on campus? Do you want to talk shop, workshop, or just sit down and finish that piece that's been on your to-do list for six months? Find us on Monday nights to do just that!

September 12
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120

Mahjong Night

Students will be gathering to play mahjong and enjoy snacks together. No experience is required! 

September 16
6 PM - 8:30 PM 
PAB 104

Dance Yrself Clean

A Reed tradition - indie music from the 2000s and 2010s to dance yrself clean to!

September 16
10 PM - 2 AM
Student Union


For more information on how to plan an eventstart a club or organization or how to submit an event to this newsletter, please visit our website! 

We would love to include your events in our next issue. Register your virtual or in-person event in the IRIS Student Events Portal to share your event information! Make sure you submit by Wednesday morning for inclusion in the following Monday newsletter.


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