News for the Smith College Community //April 19, 2001

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Do You Know About WAG?

By the time they've been on campus for a few months, Smith students and employees have no doubt mastered a slew of acronyms. Everyone here knows RADS, of course, and ITS. Most people recognize BOT as the Board of Trustees.

But what about WAG? Does everyone know that one? There's a group of Smith students who think that acronym should join the campus mainstream lexicon.

WAG stands for Web and Graphics Center. It's a computer resource center, located in Seelye B1, run by the Educational Technology Services division of ITS.

The seven students who serve as WAG consultants say the center is jam-packed with fun and useful hardware, software and most importantly, know-how.

Consultant Morgan Hewitt '03 knows that once members of the Smith community set foot in the WAG Center, they'll be hooked. "This is the place to come for Web design or graphics," she says. "We have the high-quality programs and top-notch equipment that you'd find in any Web design studio. Our staff will teach anyone who wants to learn how to create a Web site or how to lay out a newsletter or scan and edit photos."

The WAG Center houses five Mac computers and one PC. All stations are equipped with Photoshop 6.0, one of the lab's most popular programs. The Web design tools available in the center include Adobe GoLive, PageMill and Dreamweaver. Lab users can also access Adobe InDesign, Pagemaker, Microsoft Publisher and many other Web, pagination and imaging software programs. The WAG also has two digital cameras that are loaned to students for a maximum of 48 hours. Another standout feature is a color laser printer that can be used by anyone in the lab.

Stephen Grettenberg, educational computing analyst, provides technical direction for the lab and supports its hardware and software. He's also a Mac specialist for the campus.

Grettenberg says that what distinguishes the WAG is that it's run by students for students. "Without the WAG, many students would only be able to access certain applications by taking a class," he says. "The WAG is a space where academic need isn't the priority. It's a low-key setting where members of the Smith community can use the programs for whatever they want, even if it's just to experiment."

Along with providing training for consultants, Grettenberg handles the lab's budget and keeps the machines equipped with the latest programs. For next year, he has submitted a proposal that would bring digital video production software to the WAG. He's also anticipating a new station that will use Mac's newest operating system, Mac OSX. "The WAG will have OSX before it is widely available on campus," he says. "And because it's a UNIX-based system, it will have the capacity to run some of the fanciest animation packages. That will open up exciting options for WAG users."

So how does the WAG Center actually serve students? On a recent morning, Leandra Zarnow '01 came to the lab to scan photographs by Annie Leibowitz for her American Studies thesis. She had heard about the lab through word of mouth, and it was her first time there. For Zarnow, the WAG was a timely discovery. "My thesis is titled 'The Politics of Beauty: Tensions Between Feminism and Popular Culture,'" she explains. "I'm scanning images of the representation of women in pop culture. This equipment is the only way I can get them to fit onto my pages."

Seated next to Zarnow in the lab was a regular user, Michaela Kelly '03. Kelly, who was creating invitations for a bridal shower, says the WAG Center is where she goes when she needs to do color projects. "It's a great place that I just stumbled across one day. Here I can use Photoshop 6.0. I only have 4.0 in my room."

According to WAG consultant Kelley Louie '01, most students visit the lab to learn basic Web design. "Once someone comes to the WAG, she's taken the first step toward learning," says Louie. "We're here to help and we have the resources to support users who want to develop advanced skills." As a consultant, Louie prefers to introduce new Web designers to "what you see is what you get" editing packages, as opposed to teaching HTML code. "Code isn't for everyone," she says. "In our workshops, we present a little HTML, but not enough to scare anyone away. Our goal is to give people the tools they want. "

Like other campus labs, the WAG Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight. Consultants are available during most of those hours. For more information, consult

Meanwhile, remember that acronym.

College Says 'Farewell Ruth' Texas Style

It's been many years since President Ruth Simmons has lived in Texas. She was born in the small east Texas town of Grapeland and grew up in Houston. But then it was off to Dillard University in New Orleans in the next state over. From there she traveled a couple thousand miles to obtain her doctorate from Harvard University. And though she has traveled a bit more since then-serving in posts at Princeton University and Spelman College before arriving at Smith -- and often visits family there, she hasn't resided in Texas since her youth.

So on Thursday, May 3, the college's Board of Trustees will orchestrate a return to the president's roots when it hosts "A Farewell Texas Barbecue for Ruth Simmons" as a sendoff celebration for her departure for Brown University, where she will assume the presidency. The trustees invite all faculty and staff members and students to the barbecue, which will take place, rain or shine, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Texas-proportioned Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT).

In classic Texas style, the menu will feature barbecued chicken, ribs, brisket, pinto beans, vegetarian chili, peach cobber and other southwestern foods, all prepared by RADS. And for your high-stepping pleasure, Garry and the Moodswingers will perform a wide selection of swinging dance tunes like "Mustang Sally," "Jump, Jive and Wail" and "Mack the Knife."

For one night, it'll be Texas in the ITT. And for Smith College, it's a way to say, "Thank you, Ruth!"

Five Smithies to Pedal for Charity

By Eunnie Park '01

On the morning of Sunday, May 27, most Smithies will be settling into summer, savoring the weather and enjoying a break from college life.

But for five brave Smith women (including two fresh graduates), that will be the morning they prepare for one of the greatest challenges of their lives: a cycling trip across the country to raise money for Safe Passage (formerly Necessities/Necessidades), a shelter in Northampton for victims of domestic violence.

They call it SmithCycles, and it's an eight-week, 4,000-mile adventure that will take the women on wheels from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Seattle, Washington. The cyclists are Anna Campbell '01, Genevieve Borders '03, Samantha Hawkins '03, Mary Hawkins '01J, and Britton Nixon '02.

Initiated by Campbell, who is from Oregon, the idea for the trip began as a "great way to return to the Pacific Northwest after four years at Smith," she says. Eventually, as others joined the trip, it became "a fantastic opportunity to fundraise for a charity," she adds.

With a goal of raising $15,000, SmithCycles is selling raffle tickets, holding weekly car washes at a local marina, soliciting per-mile sponsors, and seeking donations from businesses and sponsorships from "outdoorsy" companies, Campbell says. As part of its annual celebration of donors on Thursday, May 24, Safe Passage will throw a send-off party for the women of SmithCycles.

Then for two months, the group will follow a western route straight toward Seattle, crossing into Ontario, Canada, at Niagara Falls, New York, and re-entering the United States somewhere in Michigan. They'll carry their own supplies, says Hawkins, including tents and sleeping bags, and make their own food. They'll sleep under the stars.

SmithCycles will visit alumnae clubs in communities along the way, some of which have offered meals and the use of their members' facilities. The cyclists have also invited members of the Smith community to ride along with them and/or offer their backyards and kitchen facilities, says Campbell.

The trip will cost each member about $1,000. The women will supply their own bicycles and cycling equipment, but their clothing is being partially paid for by a sponsorship from Cannondale, a bicycle and cycling equipment manufacturer. Some of the money raised will also help pay for their food, campsite fees and repairs.

Though she looks forward to the 4,000-mile trip, Hawkins admits that she expects to get her share of "saddle sores." But she finds comfort in knowing that "we are doing it for a cause, for something bigger than ourselves. I think it's going to be long, hard and absolutely fantastic," she says. "It's going to be extremely hard, and that's what I'm looking for. If I can do this, I can do anything."

"I thought that [we should] try to give something back to the community that houses Smith," offers Nixon as her reason for participating. "Smith is just a really big part of Northampton, and I wanted to know that at the end of my four years, I can give something back to the community."

Contact SmithCycles at with questions, comments or to make a donation. For information about Safe Passage, consult

It's Decision Time for the Class of 2001

By Eunnie Park '01

With only one month left before the biggest day of the year for the class of 2001, most seniors are making big plans for the months following Smith Commencement. And whether they're planning to return to school for graduate study, enter the workforce or take off to another country, many of them are counting down the last days of Smithhood with a mixture of anxiety and excitement about the future.

Like many of her fellow seniors, Brianne Weiss '01 will enter the workforce. Weiss, who hopes to work as a research assistant at a research institution or pharmaceutical company, says she considered many factors in making her decision. One of them is the possibility that she might someday want to attend graduate school. "I wanted to take a break from school," she says. "I knew that if I went to grad school [now], I'd get burnt out immediately and would never want to go back to school again. I want to take three to five years off to evaluate my career plans."

Similarly, Regina Koh '01 says she is pursuing her interests in advertising to test the waters and find what she ultimately wants to do. "I want to learn more about myself, and I want to find what I really enjoy doing," she explains. "I want to know what it's like to be a part of society. I'm just trying and experiencing new things. I figure I'm young and I can try a lot of things before I have to decide on something."

Some will travel abroad after graduation. Kristin Glavitsch '01, who spent her junior year abroad in Spain, says she is thinking about teaching English in Madrid. "There is a really high demand for English teachers in Spain. I loved Spain, and I loved living in Spanish culture. I want to go back to Spain and just take a break. I think it would be a fun and positive learning experience." In reaching that decision, however, Glavitsch faced "a plethora of difficulties," she says. "It's really hard to get a work permit in Spain. I knew I wanted to go back, but I didn't know in what capacity."

After Sarah Thorpe '01 graduates, she will travel to Ghana to work with Operation Crossroads Africa, a nonprofit group that brings volunteers to Africa and Brazil to do community projects. In that capacity, Thorpe will teach Ghanaian children about HIV prevention and will have the opportunity to explore her interests in public health. "I wanted to do something quite different from what I've been doing, and I'd like to help," says Thorpe. "It's fundamentally about meeting a totally new culture and learning about a whole new culture and learning to maneuver yourself within that."

Aram Bae '01 is among the many Smith seniors who will attend graduate school in the fall. She wants to continue her education "while I have the momentum," she reasons, though her decision was difficult. "I have to be realistic in this," she says. "I feel like this is my first real decision as an adult. I have to make the right decisions and a lot of it is dependent on financial issues. That's what stinks about these decisions: I have to be a real adult."

SSW Center Receives Schwartz Grant

The Center for Innovative Practice and Social Work Education of the Smith College School for Social Work (SSW) was recently awarded a $28,800 grant from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. Based in Boston, the Schwartz Center is dedicated to supporting and advancing compassionate health care delivery by strengthening the relationship between patients and caregivers. In particular, the Schwartz Center funds initiatives in the areas of education, training and support; advocacy and policy development; and research. The SSW award is the first grant that the Schwartz Center has made to a social work program.

The grant will support clinical supervision of post-master's fellows in the center's End-of-Life Care Certificate Program. Developed by Joan Berzoff, codirector of the SSW's doctoral program, the certificate program is the first of its kind in the nation. Introduced last summer, the program attracted a class of 15 social-work fellows from around the country who work in hospitals, palliative care, hospice and outpatient bereavement care.
"That Schwartz is offering this funding says, among other things, that our supervisory model is unique, well regarded and worth investing in," notes Berzoff.

While most Schwartz grants are for one year only, the center was awarded a multiyear grant that will support the innovative telephonic clinical supervision developed by Berzoff and the center in partnership with Cancer Care, Inc., a nonprofit agency based in New York City. Because fellows in the program complete internships nationwide, monitoring it by telephone affords high-quality supervision that is consistent across a range of settings.

The Schwartz grant offers $14,400 to fund clinical supervision by Cancer Care staff for the program's 2001-02 fellows. After the first year is successfully completed and evaluated, an additional $14,400 will be provided for the following year's mentoring costs.

"The Schwartz Center traditionally supports world-class medical institutions, such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center," says Georgina Lucas, director of the Center for Innovative Practice and Social Work Education. "We're extremely proud to be in such outstanding company. And we're grateful that the critical need for clinical social work interventions in end-of-life care is being recognized."

For more information on the advanced training certificate in end-of-life care, visit the SSW's Web site at

First-Years to Read First Fadiman Book

Incoming students of the class of 2005 will spend at least part of the summer reading a book by a Smith faculty member.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures, by Anne Fadiman, a lecturer in English language and literature, has been chosen as this year's required summer reading for students entering in fall 2001.

Fadiman's first book, The Spirit Catches You was chosen "for its clarity, the issues addressed (cultural, medical, scientific), its writing style and approach, and accessibility," says Tom Riddell, dean of the first-year class, who chaired the committee of faculty, staff and students that chose the book. Fadiman is also the author of Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a nonfiction work about a Hmong immigrant family's cultural clashes, encountered when they take their 3-month-old epileptic daughter, Lia Lee, to a California hospital. The attempts of the girl's parents and doctors to communicate through their language barriers and disparate ideologies lead to tragedy for the daughter and her family.

The Hmong are tribespeople from Laos, some of whom became United States refugees during and after the Vietnam War. The Hmong people, many of whom settled in Merced, California, where Fadiman's story takes place, have been less amenable to American assimiliation than some other migrated populations, choosing instead to adhere to their traditional beliefs and cultural practices.

Fadiman, a graduate of Harvard University, is a winner of the National Magazine Award for reporting. She serves as editor of The American Scholar and writes the "Common Reader" column for Civilization, the magazine of the Library of Congress. The Spirit Catches You began as a magazine assignment.

Having begun her journalism career at Harvard magazine, Fadiman was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and has written for Harper's, Life, Esquire, The Washington Post and The New York Times as well as other publications.

Fadiman, who joined the Smith faculty last fall for a two-year term as a lecturer in English, will read from her book in John M. Greene Hall during the incoming students' orientation on Tuesday, September 4. A reception and booksigning will follow her reading.

Also on September 4, as they do every year, small groups of entering students will meet with faculty and staff to discuss the book.

Fadiman's book joins a list of past required summer reading selections that includes Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats and Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot's Respect.


April 8: Smith at Vassar: Varsity 8: 1st place
2nd varsity: 2nd place
novice 8: 1st and 3rd place
April 14: Smith vs. Trinity/Mount Holyoke/ HolyCross/Williams: Varsity 8: 2nd place


April 10: Smith 11, Springfield 12 (OT)
April 12: Smith 5, Williams 13
April 14: Smith 10 , Wellesley 11


April 11: Smith 11, Brandeis 7
April 13: Smith 4 , WPI 1
Smith 8, WPI 0
April 14: Smith 0, Babson 6
Smith 0, Babson 3

April 14: Zones: 4th place

April 14: Smith 0, Williams 9
Smith 2, Bowdoin 7

Last month, Kiki Gounaridou, assistant professor of theater history, organized a seminar titled "words of so sweet breath compos'd: Translating the Dramatic Text" that included presentations by undergraduate theater scholars. The seminar was organized for the American Society for Theatre Research Conference in New York City. Gounaridou's seminar explored, in her words, "the translation of dramatic texts as an activity that involves an awareness of multiple codes: how to bring out different levels of cultural meaning and the identity of the characters, how to define theatricality in translation, and how to underline conflict and motivate the dramatic action." Gounaridou is the guest editor of a special issue, about theater translation, of Metamorphoses, a Five-College translation journal, to be published in May.

On March 28, Eric Reeves, professor of English language and literature, testified before the Committee on International Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the U.S. government's policies toward war-torn Sudan, including a proposal to impose sanctions on oil companies that operate in southern Sudan. The north African country has been mired in the longest uninterrupted civil war in the world, fought mostly in disputed southern territories. It has claimed the lives of an estimated two million people. Reeves has written numerous editorials citing the human rights travesty being inflicted on the Sudanese people, mainly by the government military and associated groups. He was joined in testifying at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., by Roger Winter, executive director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees; the Hon. Elliott Abrams, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; and the Hon. Nancy J. Powell, acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Africa.

Andrea Hairston, associate professor of theater, moderated a presentation on April 9 titled "Women Theatre Artists as Citizens of the World." The event, which took place at Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, featured five women artists who use theater to explore social and political issues, often from the unique and varied perspectives of the female characters created by them. The artists were Sonoko Kawahara, Deborah Lubar, Marty Pottenger, Alva Rogers and Alice Tuan. The presentation was cosponsored by the theatre and women's studies departments, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Smith College Lecture Fund and several off-campus organizations.

Gertrude Ridgway Stella '37, executive director emeritus of the Smith College Alumnae Association, died on April 7 in Dennis, Massachusetts, her residence of many years. Stella served as the Alumnae Association executive director from 1965 to 1985. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton.

Sources of further information, if any, are indicated in parentheses. Notices should be submitted by mail, by e-mail or by fax (extension 2171).


Arbor Day Tree Tours
"Historiam habet unus quisque arborum" [Every tree has a story]. Find out the stories behind Smith's trees and celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 28, with the Botanic Garden by joining its walking tours of the trees on campus led by students Alexandra Chitty '01 and Megan McIntyre '01. Would you like to know which tree in the Botanic Garden no longer grows in the wild? Or (for the forgetful) which medicinal tree helps increase memory and brain function? Find out by taking one of the tours, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., rain or shine, outside the Lyman Conservatory. Arbor Day is a holiday, first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, designed to encourage tree planting and public appreciation for trees.

Paperback Book Exchange
The Staff Council Activities Committee will host a paperback book exchange in the Neilson Library Browsing Room on Wednesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Books to be exchanged should be left with Judy Biardi or Cindy Rucci in Neilson Library technical services between Wednesday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 24, to allow time for the committee to sort the books before the event. Those who drop off books will be given a voucher indicating the number of books brought in. The voucher can then be exchanged for new titles at the event. Books that have not been exchanged at the end of the day will be donated to the Easthampton Rotary Club, which will sell the books at a scholarship fundraising event later this year.

Six Flags Discount Tickets for Sale
Six Flags New England amusement park opens for the season on Saturday, April 21. If you would like to purchase discount tickets, send an e-mail request to Cindy Rucci (crucci@ or leave a message on the Staff Council voice-mail at ext. 4424 (press 1 for the Activities Committee). Adult single-day passes (for those who stand 48 inches tall or more) are $20.50. Junior single-day passes (for those from 36 to 48 inches tall) are $18.50. Season passes cost $52.50 per person.

Simply Smith
Simply Smith, a college preview day for high school sophomores and juniors, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The day provides an opportunity for young women and their parents to visit the college and learn more about campus life firsthand. Guests will attend workshops on all aspects of the college application process, tour the campus and have lunch with current Smith students and other members of the community. To register for the program, call (413) 585-2612 by Saturday, April 21.

Soccer Clinic
The Smith College soccer team will host a soccer clinic for girls aged 7 to 13 on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. on the upper soccer field. Come meet the team and learn new skills while having fun. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.; the fee is $15 per participant. Call Jen Bhalla at ext. 3981 for more information.

Take Your Daughter to Work
The annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a national day organized by the Ms. Foundation, is Thursday, April 26. Smith College encourages its employees to invite their daughters, or other girls in their lives between the ages of 8 and 15, to campus, show them around the office, introduce them to office mates and machinery and even let them help out if it's appropriate. As an added incentive, a "Daughters Day Special" will be offered by the Davis grill. Order a hot dog, french fries and small soda or milk for $2.50, or a hamburger, french fries and small soda or milk for $3.50. Or, order to go either a sliced chicken breast sandwich with pesto mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce, for $3.50; or a hummus veggie wrap for $2.95. Take Our Daughters to Work Day was launched in 1992 to help inspire girls, build their confidence and support their self-esteem while exposing them to various opportunities and career possibilities. If you would like to take advantage of the Davis lunch with your daughter on April 26, register by contacting Claire Kmetz in the Office of College Relations, extension 2170, or For ideas and suggestions on useful ways to spend time with your daughter, or for more information about Take Our Daughters to Work Day, consult the Ms. Foundation's Web site at

Want to Play Softball?
Are you looking for some fun this summer? Smith will once again enter a team in the Northampton Recreation Department's coed softball league and is seeking men and women from the Smith community to play (spouses and partners are welcome). The team will compete in the "C" division, therefore advanced ability and experience are not required. Practice will begin in late April and the 16-game season will run from May to August. Games will be played on weekday evenings and Sundays. The roster is limited to 20 members. If interested, contact Jim Montgomery at ext. 2921 or

Ride Your Bike to Work
The Pioneer Valley's second annual Bike Commute Week will take place from Sunday-Saturday, May 13-19, to encourage residents of the Valley to ride their bicycles to work, school and on short trips. The event also encourages combining bicycle riding with other forms of transportation such as public transit. Bike Commute Week is organized by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MassBike Pioneer Valley and numerous civic organizations and volunteers.

"Paradise Gate" Artist At Work
Through Sunday, April 22, North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty will be constructing "Paradise Gate," a site-specific art installation on Burton Lawn, sponsored by the Smith College Museum of Art and the Botanic Garden. The Smith community is invited to view the work in progress and to chat with Dougherty. In celebration of Earth Day 2001, a public opening of "Paradise Gate," with Dougherty in attendance, will take place on April 22 at 3:30 p.m. on Burton Lawn (rain or shine). Also in association with the work, a lecture, "Villas and Gardens, Surprises and Follies in Europe, ca. 1550-1800," will be given by John Moore, associate professor of art, on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. A reception will follow.


Grade Reports
Grades for all nonsenior students are due in the registrar's office on Monday, May 21. Students may view their grades on BannerWeb shortly after that date and official grade reports will be sent to each student at her home address during early June.

Final Examinations
Information concerning scheduled and unscheduled exams is posted on the Web at and on official bulletin boards in Clark Science Center, Seelye and Wright. Self-scheduled examinations will be distributed during three periods Tuesday-Thursday, May 8-10, and two periods on Friday, May 11. There will be no examination period on the evening of May 11. Students should check the schedule of exams carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar's office immediately. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

AcaMedia Internship
The Office of College Relations seeks applicants for the position of writer intern for AcaMedia, the college's weekly internal newsletter, for 2001-02. Candidates should have strong writing skills with emphasis on journalistic prose and an ability to create and develop article ideas. The intern will work closely with AcaMedia staff. Please apply by sending e-mail to Eric Weld at Call ext. 2171 with questions.

Examination Workers Needed
Students interested in being exam workers should sign up in the Office of Student Financial Services, College Hall.

Senior Opinions Needed
Each senior should have received a survey to complete and return to the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24. Please take the time to complete the survey, because what you say will help shape Smith's future. Call the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 3021 with questions.

Graduate Fellowships Meeting
Interested sophomores and juniors are invited to attend an informational meeting on Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Luce, Gates, and DAAD fellowships for graduate study or research projects abroad. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Seelye 110. If you are unable to attend and want more information, contact Lucy Mule at ext. 4913 or, in the Office for International Study.

Study in Scotland
Are you thinking of studying in Scotland? A representative from the University of St. Andrews will be on campus on Thursday, May 3. Interested students are welcome to stop by the Office for International Study, Clark Hall 305, between 1 and 2 p.m. to speak with him. Meanwhile, check out the University of St. Andrews Web site at Call ext. 4905 with questions.

Parking Lottery
The parking lottery will take place in September in Stoddard Auditorium. The exact date will be announced before the college opens in the fall. Seniors who plan to participate in the lottery can obtain temporary parking permits by coming to the Office of Public Safety, Neilson B/South, after they arrive on campus.

Poetry Center Interns Needed
The Poetry Center at Smith College is seeking interns for 2001-02. Candidates should be creative and have an exuberant interest in poetry, as well as strong writing and design skills and the abilities to assume responsibility, take initiative and meet deadlines. Computer design experience (i.e. Photoshop and Adobe Pagemaker/Quark Express) is a plus. If interested, send a cover letter and résumé to Ellen Watson in Pierce 108. The application deadine is Friday, April 20.

CSIP Internships Available
If you'd like to earn $2,000 while helping people and learning about yourself, the Smith College Community Service Internship Program (CSIP) is for you. For one academic year, CSIP interns work four to six hours a week at a local agency, write a weekly progress report and participate in a seminar in which they discuss their placements, review their progress and learn social-work skills and techniques. Interested students should contact S.O.S. at ext. 2756. Applications are available in the S.O.S. offices in the chapel basement.

Study-Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Students who will study abroad next year are required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation session on Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Check in will begin at 1:30 p.m. Please come early so the sessio
n can start promptly. Call ext. 4905 with questions.

Still Seeking Master Tutors
It's not too late to submit an application for a master tutor position in the Jacobson Center for fall 2001. Master tutors provide tutoring in biology, chemistry, economics, French or Spanish for a minimum of six hours per week. Stop by the Jacobson Center at Seelye 307 to pick up a job description and application form. Applications will be accepted through the end of April or until all positions are filled.

Fox-Boorstein Fellowship
The Department of Government announces the annual competition for the Fox-Boorstein International Internship Fellowship. The fellowship, which offers between $500 and $1,000, supports Smith students working at summer internships in governmental or nongovernmental, profit or nonprofit international organizations. It was created by a bequest from Pauline Fox-Boorstein and is supported by her family. All students are invited to apply; applications are available in Wright Hall 15. The application deadline is Friday, April 20.

Leanna Brown '56 Fellowship
The Department of Government announces the annual competition for the Leanna Brown '56 Fellowship. The fellowship, which offers between $500 and $1,000, supports Smith students working at summer internships in state or local government, or in organizations (governmental or nongovernmental) focusing on issues of particular concern to women. It was created by Leanna Brown's father, Harold Young. All students are invited to apply; applications are available in Wright Hall 15. The application deadline is Friday, April 20.

Earth Week 2001
Join other students on Sunday, April 22, for a day of environmental service events: fish stocking at 9 a.m.; a river clean up, 10 a.m.; pulling invasive species, 10:30 a.m.; volunteering at a kids Earth Day celebration at Pulaski Park, noon-4 p.m. Sign up before April 22 by calling ext. 6405.

Sources of further information, if any, are shown in parentheses at the end of event descriptions. An asterisk following a listing indicates that the event is open to the public. Admission charges, if any, are listed when known. Items for this section must be submitted on Event Service Request Forms.

Monday, April 23

Lecture "Maverick Impossible: James Rose and the Modern American Garden." Dean Cardasis, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass. Twelfth in the series "Issues in Landscape Studies" (LSS 100). Sponsors: departments of art, comparative literature, English, environmental sciences and policy, landscape studies, and biology; and the Botanic Garden. 2:40-4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture "Doing Oral History." Revan Schendler, sociology department, University of Essex, and research associate, history department. 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Biological Sciences Colloquium Presentations by honors and graduate students. Reception precedes colloquium in McConnell foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Meeting Amnesty International 4:30 p.m., Chapin house

Religious Life
Keystone Meeting and Bible study. Come praise and pray. 7 p.m., Lamont

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables French, Italian. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Rooms A & B

President's open hours First come, first served. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Tuesday, April 24

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Torbies, Tabbies, Torties, and Other Tales and Terms in Cat Coat Colors." Virginia Hayssen, biological sciences. Open to faculty, emeriti, and staff. Noon, College Club, lower level

Literature at Lunch Elizabeth von Klemperer, professor emeritus of English, will read selections from Virginia Woolf. Bring lunch; drinks provided. 12:15 p.m., Dewey common room

Lecture "Is Global Integration a Substitute for a Development Strategy?" Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Sponsor: economics department. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture "Villas and Gardens, Surprises and Follies in Europe, ca. 1550­1800." John Moore, associate professor of art, will discuss the garden structures that form the historical precedent to Patrick Dougherty's playful installations. Reception follows. In connection with "Paradise Gate," Dougherty's installation work on the Burton lawn. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Film Teresa of Avila series. Third of four parts. 4-6 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Film Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Praxis Information Meeting for sophomores and juniors. Applications, instructions and guidelines will be presented on how to get a Praxis stipend of $2,000 to help with expenses related to a summer internship. 4:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Religious Life
Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and light lunch provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. Noon, St. John's Episcopal Church living room*

Meeting Newman Association.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch table Chinese, 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room A

Language lunch table German. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room B

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

CDO Open Hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 7­9 p.m., CDO

Wednesday, April 25

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403a

Lecture "Building New Peace Paradigms: Women in the United Nations Security Council." Eugenia Piza-Lopez, International Alert. Part of the semester-long series "Violence Against Women in War and Peace" sponsored by the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, and the UMass Everywoman's Center. For more information, consult 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Smith College jazz and wind ensembles; Bruce Diehl, director. The wind ensemble will perform American Overture for Band by Joseph Jenkins, An Original Suite by Gordon Jacob, Two Marches by Darius Milhaud, and Scenes from the Louvre by Norman Del Joio in the first half of the concert. In the second half, the jazz ensemble will perform traditional big band era pieces such as "Take the A Train" by Billy Strayhorn and "Watch What Happens" by Michel LeGrand, among other works. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meeting Baha'i Club. 2:30 p.m., Dewey common room

Faculty meeting Preceded by tea at 3:45 p.m. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House

Kahn Informational Meeting Faculty fellows of the Kahn Institute's project "Other Europes/Europe's Others" will hold an information session for students planning to study abroad next year who are interested in applying for a Kahn fellowship. The project will begin in spring 2002 and conclude at the end of fall 2002. The Kahn Institute director will attend and answer questions. 5 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge, Neilson Library third floor

Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 101

Religious Life
Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, chapel

Buddhist service and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

ECC Bible study Bring questions, frustrations and curiosities. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Other Events/Activities
Paperback book exchange Drop off books by Tuesday, April 24, at Tech Services in Neilson Library, and receive vouchers to use at the exchange. Sponsor: Staff Council Activities Committee. For staff and faculty only. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Language lunch tables Spanish, Portuguese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Rooms A & B.

Tour "Stacks on Tracks." An open house and tour of the library storage facility at 126 West Street, where 60 percent of Hillyer Art Library's collection is currently housed. Light refreshments served. For information, call ext. 6977. 1-3 p.m., Physical Plant, basement*

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Gaming night with the Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, a time for gamers to gather and play rpgs, eegs and anything else of interest. Probable games include D&D, Magic, The Gathering and Lunch Money. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 208.

Thursday, April 26

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Bringing Lithography into the 21st Century." Dwight Pogue, art. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, lower level

Lecture "The Palestinian Intifada: A Journalist's Impressions from Ground Zero." Palestinian Toufic Haddad, co-editor (with Jewish-Israeli Tikva Honig Parnass) of Between the Lines, a monthly journal analyzing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Haddad will discuss the tensions between the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian population, and report on the emergence of an "anti-apartheid campaign" among Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Performing Arts/Films
Films "Faith Hubley's Animated Universe," featuring works by Faith Hubley, winner of three Academy Awards, including the New England premiere of Our Spirited Earth, as well as Witch Madness, Cloudland, and Yes We Can. Introduced by Janet Benn '73, Five College Visiting Professor of film and video. Part of the Eighth Annual Multicultural Film Festival. Sponsor: Film Studies Program, Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Concert The Blue Window Trio. Eunnie Park '01, violin; Brianne Weiss '01, cello; and Juliana Han '01, piano, will perform works by Vittorio Monti, Brahms, Debussy, Shostakovich and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

French Theater Workshop Performance Images d'Elles. Performed in French. Directed by Florent Masse of Amherst College. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Film Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Mandatory Meeting Heads of Orgs. 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Meeting Smith TV. 7 p.m., Media Resources Center

Informational meeting for sophomores and juniors interested in learning about fellowships for graduate study or research projects abroad. Call ext. 4913 or send e-mail to for more information. 7-8 p.m., Seelye 110

Religious Life
Drop-in meditation and stress-reduction class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Open to all students, staff and Five College faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright common room

Intervarsity prayer meeting 7-10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Other Events/Activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 8-9:15 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Language lunch tables Korean, Russian. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room (alternate weekly)

Debut Party for Smith TV, to celebrate its accomplishments and recruit new members. 4:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Friday, April 27

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Jamnesty. Learn about Amnesty International and human rights while enjoying performances by the Notables, Gumboots Dancers, Celebrations dance group, the Vibes Dexter, Ryan's Band and more. Free. 1-5 p.m., Chapin lawn*

Meeting Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life
Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey common room.

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch table Japanese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room A

Hebrew lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Alumnae House tea Morris and Cushing houses are cordially invited to attend. 4 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Saturday, April 28

Performing Arts/Films
Gamelan Ensemble Spring Concert Central Javanese gamelan music, focusing on traditional court music. One modern piece will include an ensemble of western brass and wind instruments. Joining the ensemble will be dancers Sukarji Sriman, Smith MFA '01, and Urip Sri Maeny Sumarsam of Wesleyan University. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Choir and Chorale Spring Concert Featuring Bach's Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf, Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art, and other works. 8 p.m., chapel*

Other Events/Activities
Tennis vs. Middlebury. 1 p.m., outdoor tennis courts*

Tree Tour "Historiam habet unus quisque" [Every tree has a story]. Celebrate Arbor Day with the Botanic Garden and discover what lies beyond a name. Join walking tours of the campus, led by students Alexandra Chitty '01 and Megan McIntyre '01, to learn background botanical and historical information on some of the campus' most interesting and majestic trees. Tours will take place rain or shine. 2 p.m., Lyman Conservatory*

Sunday, April 29

Reading by Barry Werth from his recent book The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal. Preceded by brief remarks from Helen Bacon, scholar, teacher and advocate for civil liberties. Part of an event sponsored by the American Studies Program and Smith College Archives, with the ACLU of Massachusetts and the Meekins Library, that honors Bacon. 3 p.m., Smith College Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium*

Performing Arts/Films
Recital Tea and Trumpets. Featuring Angela Plato, Ilene Weinger, Mary Plato, and Donna Gouger. Followed by tea. 1 p.m., chapel*

Senior recital Elizabeth P. Walters, violin, will perform Beethoven's Romance in F Major, op. 50; Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances; movements from Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for solo violin; and a set of traditional Celtic tunes. 2 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Concert of student compositions by Polina Dimova '01J, Jill Hourihan '01, Beckie Raymond '02, Rachel Santamaria-Schwartz '03, graduate students Jennifer Griffith, Sylvia White and Luna Woolf, and others.
8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Workshop Learn how to write an effective résumé. Question-and-answer period included. 2 p.m., CDO

Study-Abroad Orientation Required for students planning to study abroad next year. Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. Call ext. 4905 with questions. 2-5 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Meeting Smith African Students Association. All welcome. 4 p.m., Mwangi Basement, Lilly

Meeting Gaia, for students interested in the environment. 5:45 p.m., Chapin

Meeting Feminists of Smith Unite.
7 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis

Religious Life
Morning Worship Ecumenical Christian Church's final worship service of the semester, in honor of our graduating seniors. Julia Himes '03 will preach. A special celebration brunch follows. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., chapel*

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*

Discussion with Baha'i Club. Deepening of the Baha'i writings. 4 p.m., Dewey common room

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Stephen-Joseph Ross, OCD, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., chapel

Christian Prayer Meeting Smith Christian Fellowship. 6 p.m., Wright common room

Intervarsity Prayer Meeting 9-10 p.m., chapel

Other Events/Activities
CDO Open Hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO


"La Frontera: paisajes humanos y naturales" [Human and Natural Landscapes], an exhibition of photographs by Alice Fisk MacKenzie '01. Friday, April 27 through Monday, May 28. Third Floor Gallery, Neilson Library*

"Paradise Gate," a work-in-progress. North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty will construct a site-specific architectural sculpture that will remain on campus all year. Sponsors: Smith College Museum of Art; Botanic Garden. Burton Lawn (behind Neilson Library)*

"Reflections on Paradise Gate," a display of student art work and photos of installations by "Paradise Gate" artist Patrick Dougherty. Through April 22. McConnell foyer*

"The Strongest of Bonds: William Allan Neilson, Internationalism and Exiles at Smith College." Books, photographs and other refugee rescue and resettlement materials. In connection with "The Anatomy of Exile." Through June 30. Kahn Institute, Neilson Library, third floor*

"Decorative Design: Publishers' Cloth Bindings in the Finison Collection at Smith College," a display of 19th- and early 20th-century American decorated bookbindings that illustrate the stylistic developments of book design for that period. For more information, call ext. 2906. Through May 29. Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library*

Caribbean Crosscurrent: A Photo Exhibit of Latina Cultural and Religious Celebrations" by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano. Through May 30. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, 1-4 p.m., chapel*

Artwork by the Class of 1961. As part of the class' 40th reunion, several members have assembled their art for a public exhibit. Works range from watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings to pottery and sculpture. Through May 28. Alumnae House Gallery (hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.)*