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Frisbee Valentines on Flickr.These were the Valentines written by the captain of Reed’s ultimate frisbee team, and sent to all of the players. And they are awesome.

Frisbee Valentines on Flickr.

These were the Valentines written by the captain of Reed’s ultimate frisbee team, and sent to all of the players. And they are awesome.

Hello friends! Switchboard is GIVING AWAY FLOWERS on Valentine’s Day as it is our Official Holiday. Here’s how it work: stop by the library lobby on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday from 7 - 8 PM (and also Monday from 11 - 3), fill out a note and place your order. Then, on Thursday, a flower will arrive in your sweetheart’s mail box. For free! You can also send notes to faculty and staff. You can thank Rachel, Leah, Martha, Clara, Kieran and Rebecca for coming up with and executing this fantastic idea. Don’t delay!  Won’t you spread the word? 

Hello friends! Switchboard is GIVING AWAY FLOWERS on Valentine’s Day as it is our Official Holiday. Here’s how it work: stop by the library lobby on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday from 7 - 8 PM (and also Monday from 11 - 3), fill out a note and place your order. Then, on Thursday, a flower will arrive in your sweetheart’s mail box. For free! You can also send notes to faculty and staff. You can thank Rachel, Leah, Martha, Clara, Kieran and Rebecca for coming up with and executing this fantastic idea. Don’t delay!  Won’t you spread the word? 

Hi Everyone,
Switchboard is on campus for Working Weekend. We asked the Switchboard students what they wanted us to help them organize for this event.  You know, to get all network-y. And they asked for a guy in a Gumby costume handing out pub mix and ring pops. The people have spoken. So that is what we’re going to do. Stop by tomorrow from 11  AM - 2 PM at Eliot Circle. 
Also, come by our Switchboard panel “You Don’t Have to Choose: How to craft a career if you have many interests” in Vollum from 4 - 5:15 PM. I, the humble person writing this post, will be speaking with two other great Reedies. I am terrified of an empty gigantic auditorium and actually speaking in public. I think the former is more scary-sad. So come, won’t you? 
Finally, if you don’t know what Switchboard is and want to see how it, you know, works, stop by GCC BCD from 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM and we’ll break it down for you. 
Over + out and see you soon. (PS: Also, heart shaped ring pops).XO

Hi Everyone,

Switchboard is on campus for Working Weekend. We asked the Switchboard students what they wanted us to help them organize for this event.  You know, to get all network-y. And they asked for a guy in a Gumby costume handing out pub mix and ring pops. The people have spoken. So that is what we’re going to do. Stop by tomorrow from 11  AM - 2 PM at Eliot Circle. 

Also, come by our Switchboard panel “You Don’t Have to Choose: How to craft a career if you have many interests” in Vollum from 4 - 5:15 PM. I, the humble person writing this post, will be speaking with two other great Reedies. I am terrified of an empty gigantic auditorium and actually speaking in public. I think the former is more scary-sad. So come, won’t you? 

Finally, if you don’t know what Switchboard is and want to see how it, you know, works, stop by GCC BCD from 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM and we’ll break it down for you. 

Over + out and see you soon. (PS: Also, heart shaped ring pops).XO

Robert Smith ‘89 of NPR is running a Radio Bootcamp on campus the weekend of February 1-3. Ten students will plan and build a story while learning how to conduct an interview and edit and produce radio.Applications are due January 18. All are encouraged to apply.

Robert Smith ‘89 of NPR is running a Radio Bootcamp on campus the weekend of February 1-3. Ten students will plan and build a story while learning how to conduct an interview and edit and produce radio.

Applications are due January 18. All are encouraged to apply.

paapamusic:

Billie Jean - MJ (Paapa ‘Lyricless’ cover)

So uh, yea. I’m a House Advisor at Reed and everything (known as Resident Advisor in other colleges I believe). I have required office hours each week where I’m just available in my room, and they tend to end up being jam/hangout sessions. My floormate Eren Veziroglu came to my office hours with his camera, and this happened!

Who needs lyrics anyway? Gibberish is way cooler. Oh and finals make people go crazy, evidently.

Does the awesome ever stop with you people?

Of course, cultures change, and we now see students who interact with technology in ways that might be unfamiliar to older people. But my guiding principle…is pretty simple: people are interested in other people; they always have been, and they always will be.
You might remember Miriam Posner ‘01, who guest tweeted for us a while back? Go read her badass interview here. She is a beautiful, wise thinker. 

This talk by Amy Cuddy is really valuable, especially for women. Here’s the takeaway: before a job interview or stressful performance situation (Hum conference or thesis orals, for example), stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes: hands on hips, back upright, shoulders broad, chest expanded. It raises testosterone and decreases cortisol, the stress hormone. 

Congrats, spring/fall grads! You make us proud. [And thanks to Mia]

Is there a reason why this video doesn’t have a million views? Because it is pretty much hands down the most amazing video ever made by a college development office. If this doesn’t inspire you to open your wallets I honestly don’t know what will. 

"It’s not that you guys remind me of myself. It’s the fact that you’re so much better than I was."

Please watch this video and then watch it again. If you’re just starting out in your career, if you’re a student or recent grad: please count the number of times that someone older  has said to you: “You’re smarter, you’re better organized, you’re more effective.” Please remember when the simple truth of that statement brings the person saying it to tears. 

This is what Olde Reed would like to say to you: “It’s not that you guys remind us of ourselves. It’s the fact that you’re so much better than we were.”

There’s a picture that I just saw online two days ago…It’s a picture of someone graduating from college. You can’t tell, but you can guess that they’re probably $150,000 in debt. Written on the top of their mortarboard with masking tape it says, “Hire me.” The thing about the picture that’s pathetic, beyond the notion that you need to spam the audience at graduation with a note saying you’re looking for a job, is that you went $150,000 in debt and spent four years of your life so someone else could pick you. That’s ridiculous. It really makes me sad to see that. The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified and pick yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to be an entrepreneur or a freelancer, but it does mean you stand up and say, “I have something to say. I know how to do something. I’m doing it. If you want me to do it with you, raise your hand.”
Seth Godin via The Great Discontent
jamescurryiv:

Lauren and I will record an audiobook on November 10. It will be of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and it will be recorded all in one sitting. This will be a test of both our physical and mental endurance. It will also be a display of our differing perspectives: Lauren has read this book before, whereas I have not.
Reed College students (and anyone else in Portland who may be interested) are invited to stop by the Student Union to listen and experience snippets of the book. Everyone may enter and leave as they wish, as in a wake. Other details: The seating will be intimate. Lauren and I will be dressed entirely in black. There will be some refreshments.

jamescurryiv:

Lauren and I will record an audiobook on November 10. It will be of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and it will be recorded all in one sitting. This will be a test of both our physical and mental endurance. It will also be a display of our differing perspectives: Lauren has read this book before, whereas I have not.

Reed College students (and anyone else in Portland who may be interested) are invited to stop by the Student Union to listen and experience snippets of the book. Everyone may enter and leave as they wish, as in a wake. Other details: The seating will be intimate. Lauren and I will be dressed entirely in black. There will be some refreshments.

Today on Switchboard: Anjuli ‘14 seeks contacts in the world of chocolate, Britta ‘07 is willing to talk about film school, filmmaking, MFAs, and her film contacts in Austin and Seattle, and students use Switchboard during our office hours.

Today on Switchboard: Anjuli ‘14 seeks contacts in the world of chocolate, Britta ‘07 is willing to talk about film school, filmmaking, MFAs, and her film contacts in Austin and Seattle, and students use Switchboard during our office hours.