Winter Family Day 2014

Event Description

Winter Family Weekend at Rose-Hulman
January 31 - February 1, 2014

A Special Parents' Association Event
For Information Contact: Kim Jones (812) 877-8472


Euchre Tournament
7:30 p.m. Kahn Rooms, Hulman Union
Team up with your son or daughter and challenge other Rose-Hulman students and their parents to a friendly game of Euchre!  Through a single elimination tournament, we will crown this year’s “Euchre Champions” and give away lots of prizes to several different teams.  Join us in the Kahn Room of the Hulman Memorial Union for a Midwesterner’s card game Classic!  Reservations are required -- limited to 64 persons.

Drama Production
"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club"
7:30 p.m. Hatfield Hall Performing Arts Center

In the heart of London, behind the impassive facade of a windowless house, some of Europe's most powerful men gather to play a game.  The game is murder, and this is The Suicide Club.  But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, brooding, the greatest detective in the world.  Why does Holmes wish to die?  Can his friend Dr. Watson save him?  Or doesn't Holmes want to be saved?  A new stage thriller featuring the famed sleuth in a tale full of mystery, romance, twists and chills.  Reservations are required.


Parents’ Association Meeting

9:00 a.m., Noble Roman’s, Lower Level of the Hulman Union
All parents are invited to get an early start to the day by helping the Parents’ Association plan future events and discuss issues important to Rose-Hulman.  Reservations are required.

Bookstore Open for Gift Buyers

9:00 a.m., Lower Level of the Hulman Union
The Bookstore is well stocked with Commencement and end-of-the year gift ideas for those parents and family members wanting to make purchases

Parents’ Information Sessions:

"Securing a Fulltime, Internship, or Co-Op Position - Putting In The Time"
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Kahn Rooms, Hulman Union

Kevin Hewerdine, Director of Career Services and Employer Relations, and members of the Career Services Office team will discuss helpful tools available for students looking to secure experiential and full time opportunities. Reservations are required -- limited to 200 persons.

Chair Massages
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Reading Room, Hulman Union

Take a break and enjoy a free 15-minute personal chair massage -– by appointment. Sign up at the Parents’ Association information table in the upper level lobby of the Hulman Union.

Student Design Seminar
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Kahn Rooms, Hulman Union
Dr. Ashley Bernal, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  Have you ever wondered what it is like to sit-in on a Rose-Hulman design class?  Come have fun and learn about the techniques to get your creative juices flowing for redesigning an everyday household product.  Active participation is a must!  The seminar concludes with information regarding an intensive ten-week multidisciplinary summer grand challenge course in which Rose-Hulman students designed and built a water pasteurization system for use in Kenya. Reservations are required -- limited to 200 persons.

Family Day Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Vonderschmitt Dining Room, Hulman Union
Parents can enjoy a casual lunch through ARAMARK Dining Service’s student serving area. Guests will be charged $5 per meal. Just pay at the door. No reservations are necessary.

Engineer Invitational

12:00 p.m., Sports and Recreation Center

Woman's Basketball
Rose-Hulman vs. Defiance

1:00 p.m., Sports and Recreation Center

Branam Innovation Center Open House
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Branam Innovation Center
Join us for an open house at the Branam Innovation Center (BIC) to see student competition teams working on the latest vehicle technologies including hybrid, high mileage, and formula style cars - human and chemical powered vehicles - and land and underwater robots.   Over 200 students participate on the 8 competition teams housed in the BIC.  Join us to learn about the teams, tour the facility, and talk to students about the project work they are doing.  The BIC project experiences emphasize teamwork, problem solving, and innovation – all skills which are in demand in the workplace of today.  No reservations are necessary.

Men's Basketball
Rose-Hulman vs. Defiance

3:00 p.m., Hulbert Arena

Minute to Win It
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Kahn Rooms, Hulman Union
In just one event you can go from a nobody to a conquering hero!  It only takes a minute to win, but you'll enjoy every second of this awesome prize winning opportunity.  This event is presented by your fun loving Student Activities Board, with selected parents given the chance to win prizes in fun-filled games! There is no charge, but reservations are required -- limited to 250 persons.

Family Day Dinner
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Vonderschmitt Dining Room, Hulman Union
Families and students are invited to enjoy a catered buffet with entertainment provided by the Rose-Hulman Chorus under the direction of Dan Tryon.  President James Conwell will address parents during the dinner, and the Joy Hulbert Award will be presented. Reservations are required.

The meal will include:
Carved Eye of Round
Southwest Chicken Pasta
Winter Salad (greens, cranberries, tomatoes, and salad dressing)
Italian Pasta Salad
Italian Blend Vegetables
Green Beans with Sesame Seeds
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Boston Cream Pie / Mint Mousse Pie / Fresh Fruit with Whipped Cream
(Vegetarian meal available -- Please indicate on reservation)
Each dinner costs $19 for adults and Rose-Hulman students; $9 for children (3-11 years old); and free for children under 3 years old.

Drama Production

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club"
7:30 p.m. Hatfield Hall Performing Arts Center

See description under Friday night performance.  Reservations are required.


8:00 p.m., Kahn Room, Hulman Union
Comedian Ryan Conner is described by as "Unique and extremely funny...has all the makings of a great."  Ryan performs very original, smart comedy, that college audiences love.  He tells longer stories that are filled with minutes of hard-hitting punch lines.  He has written for SNL's "Weekend Update" and MTV's Ridiculousness, and has been on the NFL Network, the BBC and Fridays with Jim Breuer on Sirius Radio.  This comedy performance is sponsored by the Student Activities Board.  There is no charge and reservations are not required.  Seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis.
Contact Information
Kim Jones
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs


Date & Location
Date: 1/31/2014 to 2/1/2014
Location: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology