Come find out what Amelia Templeton '02, Anushka Shenoy '04, Austin Trafficante '05, and Ben Turner '09 thought they'd be when they grew up and what they actually do. Guests are welcome to all Upper School assemblies. We kindly request that adults refrain from asking questions.
College counselors Kate Grant and Blythe Butler have invited three distinguished speakers to talk with juniors and their parents about the college application process and to share their perspectives.
- Don Biship, vice president for undergraduate enrollment, University of Notre Dame
- Jim Rawlins, director of admission, University of Oregon
- Jenny Rickard, vice president for enrollment, University of Puget Sound
All juniors and their parents are expected to attend this event, which is the official kick-off for the class of 2015's college search process.
College Counselors Kate Grant and Blythe Butler will introduce parents to the college counseling program and outline the process for selecting and applying to colleges.
Two guest speakers will share their insights.
Dr. Elizabeth Kiss has been president of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2006. A 1983 graduate of Davidson College, Dr. Kiss received a B.Phil. and D.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University in England. A Rhodes Scholar, she has held fellowships at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the National Humanities Center, and Melbourne University’s Centre on Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. Before coming to Agnes Scott, she was the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University.
Laura Martin, Agnes Scott College's vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid, has spent more than 23 years in college admission at liberal arts colleges including Hendrix College and Kalamazoo College. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Michigan University and oversees strategic enrollment initiatives for the college.
Applicant parents and current parents are invited for coffee and a brief presentation about financial aid at Catlin Gabel. There will also be an open forum where admission and financial aid staff members will address your questions directly.
Lark Palma and US history teacher Meredith Goddard invite anyone who is interested to read and discuss acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar’s book Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity.
"We look forward to a lively, inter-generational, multigendered, feminist discussion on women's changing roles at home and in the workplace," said Lark.
"The brilliance of Emily Matchar's new book is that it exhaustively describes what disillusioned workers are opting into: a slower, more sustainable, and more self-sufficient lifestyle that's focused on the home. Matchar synthesizes dozens of trend stories . . . into a single, compelling narrative about the resurgence of domesticity. . . . Refreshing" –The New Republic
The book is available for $20 in the Catlin Gabel bookstore (lower level of the Barn). Pick it up for a good winter break read.
Please complete the website form by January 24 to reserve your spot in the discussion circle.
Amanda Coplin is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel The Orchardist, her debut novel. The Orchardist has made several best-of-the-year lists, including National Public Radio, the Oregonian, and the Washington Post, and was selected as a 2012 Barnes and Noble Discover Award finalist.
Coplin was born in Wenatchee, Washington. She earned her BA from the University of Oregon and MFA from the University of Minnesota. A recipient of residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Omi International Arts Center at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, she lives in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to her assembly appearance, Amanda Coplin will work with juniors in their English classes.
Catlin Gabel is one of 11 area schools participating in Portland Playhouse’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Middle and Upper School students are in the cast. Tickets $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens.
In addition to two performances on campus, our production of “The Tempest” is showing at the Winningstad Theatre on Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m. » Order tickets online.
Catlin Gabel is one of 11 area schools participating in Portland Playhouse’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Middle and Upper School students are in the cast. In addition to two October performances on campus, our production of “The Tempest” is showing at the Winningstad Theatre. » Order tickets online.
We know word of mouth is the most effective way to get the news out about our terrific school—and current parents are the school’s best spokespersons. Encouraging families to come see for themselves why Catlin Gabel could be a great school match would be a big help in our open house promotion efforts. Thank you!
The PFA is providing treats for this casual get-together for parents and guardians. Lark and Tim will start their brief remarks after people dropping off younger children arrive in the Barn.