News for the Smith College Community //January 24, 2002

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Christ to Give First Campus Address

A much-anticipated first appearance by Smith's new president-elect, Carol T. Christ, will be the central feature of this year's All-College Meeting. Christ will deliver the main address at this year's convocation, which will take place on Monday, January 28, at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

The annual All-College Meeting is the official opening event of the second semester.

Christ, who was appointed last July as Smith's tenth president, following the resignation of former president Ruth Simmons, will assume her new position in June. Her address at the All-College Meeting will be her first before the Smith community in its entirety.

Christ, who served as vice chancellor and executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California at Berkeley from 1994 to 2000, is spending this year fullfilling her teaching obligations at the university.

In addition to Christ's address, the All-College Meeting will include opening comments by acting president John Connolly; "welcome-back" addresses by student leaders; a performance by the Smith College Chorus, directed by Pamela Getnick; and the annual presentation of the Elizabeth B. Wyandt Gavel Award, given to a staff member selected by students for outstanding service on their behalf.

Anna Franker '02, president of the Student Government Association, will give a brief talk, as will Moliehe Pefole '02, president of the class of 2002, and Katrina Cokeng '02, alumnae class president.

Also, for the first time in four years, Smith's organ will be featured at an All-College Meeting in a performance by college organist Grant Moss. The organ, which is newly renovated, sustained extensive water and moisture damage in late 1997.

Christ, who joined the English faculty at Berkeley in 1970 after receiving her doctorate from Yale University, has since become a widely respected scholar of Victorian literature. Along the way, she has established a reputation as a champion of women's issues and of diversity. She is credited with sharpening Berkeley's intellectual focus and building top-ranked departments in the humanities and sciences.

The All-College Meeting will close, as usual, with the collective singing of Gaudeamus Igitur, likely the first of many opportunities for Smith's new president to join students, faculty and staff in a long-standing college tradition.

How to Kill a Month at Smith

During Interterm, the pace around campus becomes decidedly slower and more relaxed. Class schedules are drastically reduced. Many faculty members leave the area. Campus residences become relatively empty.

But for the small percentage of Smith students who, for various reasons, stick around during January, the off month provides an opportunity to pursue some pasttimes they can't fit in during the semester. Freed for a month from their usual routine of government lectures, for example, philosophy classes and science labs, these remaining students find a range of ways to fill their time.

Some luxuriously sleep away the month. Others might exercise, attend movies and hang out with friends. Many while away their days taking noncredit courses through the Interterm Program, through which they can learn how to fix cars, cook decadent desserts, create clothing and accessories from duct tape and knit striped stockings and scarves.

However they spend the month, most January resident students enjoy seeing their time at Smith -- normally one fraught with constant stress -- in a whole new light.

"J-term lets me see Smith in a new way, Northampton in a new way and my friends in a new way," says Becky Schaeffer '02. Though Schaeffer has taken advantage of Smith's Interterm opportunities in the past (including the philosophy department's Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Hermeneutics course in India), this January has been the first she's spent on campus. "I feel like I should have done this before," she says. "It's great to be here and be with my friends and have people not be stressing and just enjoy this place. It's a little bit of vacation in your own life."

For Schaeffer, who is writing an honors thesis for her comparative literature major, J-term isn't entirely a vacation. Still, she says, the laid-back atmosphere in her house and around campus makes it "easier to be productive and relaxed, because there's not that stress culture, that social pressure to feel stressed."

"I stayed for J-term first year, and it was the best time ever," says Sarah Field '02, who spent her first Interterm on campus relaxing and hanging out with friends. This January, she's attending a bartending course at UMass and pursuing a passion through her internship with the Media Education Foundation in Northampton. The foundation, she says, "is a media literacy organization which helps people understand the power of the media and think critically of it. I love it. I really believe in the mission of the organization. It's a great internship because this is something I think is really important."

While Field misses the more relaxed schedule she had during her first Interterm at Smith, she says "this is fun in a different way, and I'm learning a lot."

Anna Graseck '05 is learning a lot over the course of her Interterm as well. She returned to campus "to experience Smith without all the classes, to be with all my friends, see a new aspect of the school," and to participate in Smith's two-year Leadership Program. As one of the program's participants, Graseck has committed to spending this Interterm and next on campus with the program, learning about problem solving, leadership styles and teamwork strategies. "I've liked it a lot so far," Graseck says of the Leadership Program. "It's a long schedule and not as relaxing as J-term could be. But I'm learning how to look at things in a totally different way, and it's fascinating that way."

For whatever reasons Smith students stay on campus during January, one of the best parts of Interterm remains the experience of "Smith without all the classes," as Graseck puts it, "the chance to be with all my friends in a more relaxed atmosphere and see a new aspect of the school. I've just been hanging out. It's a lot more relaxing than normal, which is nice."

Rally Day Show Still Going Strong

In 1918, as in 2002, America was a country at war.

Members of the Smith community rallied then to show support for their country in any way they could. "The war has revealed to us that whatever concerns the rest of the world concerns us," a student writer concluded in the 27 February 1918 Smith College Weekly.

Smith students that year collected material to be used for surgical dressings and launched fundraising drives. That was also the inaugural year of Smith's Rally Day Show, a performance staged the evening of Rally Day to benefit the Smith College Relief Fund. That show featured the classes of 1918, '19 and '20 and collected more than $450.

"The audience was most appreciative of the clever work presented throughout," said the Smith College Weekly, "and the success of the Show was proved to be financial as well as dramatic."

Though Rally Day had been celebrated at Smith since 1894 (originally as a celebration of George Washington's birthday), 1918 was the first year in which the Rally Day Show was produced as part of the event. That show, again according to the Smith College Weekly, included "a clever take-off on the trials and difficulties of the SCRU [Smith College Relief Unit] in its work in France, limited as it was by its lack of funds and support," as well as "a war-time knitting dance" and "several very original and amusing stuntsgiven by members of the three classes."

Thanks to the audience's warm reception and financial outpouring that year, the show became a tradition and has been an integral element of Rally Day ever since. This year's Rally Day celebration will be no exception, and on the evening of Wednesday, February 20, the Rally Day Show will go on. The Rally Day convocation will take place at 1:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall (see future editions of AcaMedia for more Rally Day information).

Themes and topics for Rally Day shows have evolved over the years to reflect students' changing personal and political concerns. Of course, the shows also tend to convey and poke fun at elements of Smith life. Though the first-ever Rally Day Show was dominated by skits and songs about World War I, it also included a skit about "the would-be bravery of a group of girls facing an unknown noise," reports the Smith College Weekly, "which should serve as a warning to any self-respecting burglar who plans to visit a college house."

In 1944, the junior class performed a skit called "Malice in Wonderland or the Valley of Derision" with a scene titled "Paradise Lost or Junior Year Abroad." The Junior Year Abroad theme resurfaced last year, according to Allison Otto '02, who participated in a skit "about how excited we were to actually be at Smith," she says.

While money raised during Rally Day originally went to the Smith College Relief Unit, in recent years it's been contributed to the fund drives of the Service Organizations of Smith (S.O.S.). This year's Rally Day Show will support the S.O.S. project "Language, Culture, and Health Care: Communicating Across the Barriers," which is "trying to raise money to provide services for people who are bilingual and need health materials or translation services and other kinds of things," says Tiertza-Leah Schwartz, S.O.S. director. "The immigrant population is scattered, so spread out in the area, and we're looking to provide improved health care and make some bridges across these languages and cultural barriers."

Though America is again at war this year, Rally Day and the Rally Day Show will have less to do with patriotism and more to do with Smith students' personal strengths and their pride in their institution, attests Tamra Bates, student activities coordinator, who helps organize Rally Day and the show. When she met with student leaders late last semester to devise a theme for this year's event, "inspiration and leadership were big themes they wanted to get across," says Bates. As a result, this year's Rally Day and Rally Day Show will be a celebration of "Smith Women: Leading Inspired Lives."

After 9/11, New Light on Smith ROTC

Since September 11, Debby Cwalina '03 has found herself discussing her involvement in the Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) -- and in the military in general -- more than usual. Some of her interactions have been negative, many of them positive. But Cwalina approaches each engagement with equal enthusiasm.

"Right after 9/11 most people that knew I was involved in ROTC asked if I could be sent to Afghanistan -- I can't," she says, "and some even went so far as to thank me for my decision to serve my country when I graduate. Once Operation Enduring Freedom began, I did get a dramatic increase in negative feedback. I am an outgoing person and I am always willing to talk to anyone about my decisions and my opinions about the military and anything else. I just wish people would stop assuming that people in the military love to go to war and kill people. That is absolutely not true."

Though she was initially reluctant to discuss her participation in ROTC with other Smith students "because Smith is such a liberal campus," she notes, "I now feel comfortable talking about it. Most Smithies react positively to ROTC and often want me to describe exactly what it is, since they have usually heard about it but don't really know about it."

ROTC is a four-year program in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force that trains college students to be officers. After graduating from college, ROTC cadets are required to serve in a military division. Jesse Leins '05 joins Cwalina as Smith's two participating ROTC members.

Cwalina was a junior in high school when she first investigated ROTC programs in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. Like many of her peers, Cwalina wanted to attend college but had other ambitions as well. "I was interested in going into the military to serve my country while being able to pursue a college degree at the same time," Cwalina explains. Though she was offered ROTC scholarships in all three military branches, Cwalina elected to join the Army ROTC and Smith College's class of 2003.

Cwalina's ROTC involvement has piled several responsibilities onto her strenuous schedule as a biochemistry major. "I spend, sometimes, upwards of 20 hours a week, five days a week, in ROTC-related activities and commuting back and forth to UMass," where ROTC activities are held, Cwalina says. As an ROTC member, Cwalina is required to attend a weekly lecture section and leadership laboratory and to participate in physical training at least three times a week, she continues. "Each semester, there is also a required field training exercise, which provides a hands-on setting to apply the knowledge and tactics we have learned in the classroom," she adds. And during the summer between her junior and senior years, Cwalina will attend the National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, "where a training and evaluation setting is provided so all cadets have the same knowledge base before commissioning."

Despite its demands, Cwalina believes ROTC has been a worthwhile commitment. "There are so many benefits to ROTC," she says. "First of all, I am going to be able to serve my country. In addition, I am also getting financial aid for school, making lifelong friends and participating in adventure-type activities. There are no real significant drawbacks, other than the substantial time commitment and the time spent traveling back and forth to UMass daily."

As for the increased interactions with curious Smith students, Cwalina welcomes them as opportunities to share her experience while remaining steadfast in her resolve. "Everyone is entitled to their feelings about [the military]," she notes, "but I do want to remind those who oppose the military that the military is what in fact protects the very freedoms you enjoy. A lot of people take these freedoms for granted and never really think about what life could be like if we didn't have such a powerful military that defended our nation so well."

Four Smith Family Members Pass Away

Vernon Gotwals, professor emeritus of music, died on January 12. Gotwals taught music and was the college organist from 1952 until his retirement in 1984. A memorial service was held on January 17 in Deer Isle, Maine, where Gotwals lived since his retirement. A service, yet to be scheduled, will later be held at Smith.

Esther Carpenter, the Myra M. Sampson Professor Emerita in the Biological Sciences, died last November 21.

Rhea Cottler Levine '60, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, a recently retired Smith College trustee, died on January 18. A memorial service was held last Monday at the Platt Memorial Funeral Home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Gregory F. Perry, a Physical Plant custodian in charge of the morning shift who had worked at the college for 40 years, died last Sunday, January 20. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 24, at Saint Mary's Church on Elm Street in Northampton, at a time as yet unannounced.


November 20: Smith 71, Elms 49
November 30-December 2: Seven Sisters Championship: 4th place
December 6: Smith 48, Trinity 64
December 8: Smith 46, Connecticut College 50
December 10: Smith 51, Westfield State 43
December 12: Smith 51, Newbury College 34
January 8: Smith 47, Amherst 57
January 10: Smith 34, Wesleyan 60
January 12: Smith 34, Tufts 45
January 15: Smith 35, WPI 60
January 17: Smith 74, Regis 30
January 19: Smith 64, Wheaton 75 (OT)

Swimming and diving
November 27: Smith 121, Amherst 164
December 4: Smith 122, Springfield 173
December 8: Smith 145, Westfield State 137
January 12: Smith 124, Wellesley 174
January 19-20: Seven Sisters Championship: 2nd place

January 11-13 : Williams Invitational: 0-4
January 16: Smith 5, Mount Holyoke 4
January 19: Smith 0, Wellesley 9

Track and field
January 19: Brandeis Invitational: 13 place out of 16

January 19-20: UMass Carnival: 5th place

Nola Reinhardt, professor of economics, was recently awarded the annual Joseph T. Criscenti Best Article Prize for 2001 by the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) for "Latin America's New Economic Model: Micro Responses and Economic Restructuring," an article she coauthored for World Development. In the award citation, the article committee chair, James E. Mahon, Jr., writes, "The article develops a new way of measuring structural change in Latin American economies -- or any economy for that matter -- applies it usefully, and finds that it confirms, in easily visible form, many of the results of individual papers in the volume. The article will stand for years to come as a concise and authoritative description of neoliberalism at work in Latin America." Reinhardt received the award at the luncheon of the annual NECLAS meeting, held last November at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts.

For the past three years, Kathleen Nutter, a manuscripts processor in the Sophia Smith Collection, has reviewed, organized and catalogued some 100 boxes of records from the Thomas Thompson Trust that were donated to Smith five years ago. Thomas Thompson, a real estate investor, art collector and (with his wife Elizabeth) philanthropist, left his fortune in 1901 to the towns of Brattleboro, Vermont, and Rhinebeck, New York. The records of the Thompson Trust have been researched by Vermont historian Lyn Blackwell '69, who focused her doctoral research at UMass on the history of the trust. Blackwell helped persuade the trustees of the Thompson estate to donate their records, which include more than 40 photographs that have since been displayed, to the Sophia Smith Collection. "The materials, which document the trust's activities in Rhinebeck and Brattleboro up through the 1960s, show the evolution of both public health and nursing education through the first half of the 20th century," says Nutter, who uses the Thompson materials in her history classes at Smith. Blackwell and Nutter gave presentations on the Thomas Thompson Trust last December at Brattleboro's Latchis Theater to commemorate the trust's 100th anniversary.

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


Save the Date
On Saturday, April 20, Smith will hold its first Student Research Day to celebrate the scholarly work that results from student/faculty collaboration. The day will feature student presentations in a series of poster sessions, papers, readings, panels and performances that will showcase senior theses, special studies, independent research projects and creative work in the fine and performing arts. The event may include introductory sessions in the late afternoon and evening of April 19 and a picnic luncheon on April 20. Details will be forthcoming. For further information, contact Debbie Cottrell, assistant dean of the faculty, at

Check Online to Plan Events
Do you have trouble remembering whom to contact to reserve space on campus? Have you ever misplaced your Event Service Request Form? Do you worry about missing AcaMedia deadlines? For the answers to all those problems, go to on the Web (or click on Offices on the college home page, then Planning an Event at Smith). There you will find a list of whom to call and when to book campus space, plus a new, helpful checklist for planning an event (both available in Microsoft Word); an online Event Service Request Form; AcaMedia deadlines; and more. Happy planning.

Nonprint Collection Moves to Neilson
During Interterm, the Nonprint Resources collection of videos, DVDs, laser discs and other materials, as well as viewing stations, moved from the Alumnae Gym to the newly recarpeted Neilson Library, thereby increasing their availability by almost 45 hours a week. The materials can be requested at the Neilson Circulation Desk. Viewing stations for one or two people will be available at the north end of the first floor, past the reference collection, by the electronic classroom. Later this semester, a group viewing room will be set up near the Kahn Institute, on the third floor. Marlene Znoy ( or ext. 2957) will continue as the contact for the collection. Please note: From now on, faculty members must pick up videos, DVDs and other materials for classroom use from the Neilson Circulation Desk. Media Services will remain in the Alumnae Gym and will continue to support presentations services, video/audio production, and repair and installation of electronic equipment.

Quit Smoking Support Group
Do you need some support to stop smoking? Come to a drop-in meeting every Tuesday, from 4:15 to 5 p.m., in the Women's Resource Center on the third floor of Davis. If that time is not convenient but you'd still like some help quitting, click on the health services' Web site at for the "Becoming a Former Smoker" resource list or select "Health Education" for a quitters' self-help guide. For one-on-one help, call health services at ext. 2824 or 2823 to schedule an appointment.

Open Batting Cage
The softball team will sponsor an open batting cage during four upcoming Sundays for all faculty, staff, dependents and students. The cage, located in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility, will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 17, 24, and March 10. The cage, which will cost $1 for each bucket of balls, will be for fastpitch softball only. Men are encouraged to bring their own bats (Smith softball team bats, which are available at the cage, are relatively light). For more information, contact Bonnie May at ext. 2713.

Pitching-Catching Clinic
The softball team will sponsor a three-part softball pitching and catching clinic for girls in seventh through twelfth grades during three consecutive Sunday sessions on February 10, 17 and 24. All sessions will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility. Admission for all three sessions is $45 per player. Catchers should bring their own equipment if they have it. Each Sunday will offer two time slots: 1-2:30 p.m. for seventh- and eighth-graders; and 2:30-4 p.m. for girls in grades nine through 12. Clinics will be run by Johanna Van Der Hulst, a pitcher with international experience. For information or to register, call Bonnie May, ext. 2713.

Springfield Spirit at Smith
The Springfield Spirit professional basketball team, featuring former UConn stars Rebecca Lobo, Kara Wolters, Shea Ralph and local UMass player Beth Kuzmeski, will visit Ainsworth Gym on Sunday, February 3, at 4 p.m. for an intra-squad scrimmage. A three-point and foul-shooting contest will be held, as well as a mini-clinic for fans. An autograph and photo session will follow the scrimmage. Also, the largest private collection of women's sports memorabilia, titled "The History of Women's Basketball," will be on display in the gym. This event is open to the public. Tickets (call the athletic department, ext. 2705) are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 16. Only 500 people will be allowed into the gym for the game. Free programs will be available.

Mark Your Calendars
The inauguration of Smith's tenth president, Carol T. Christ, will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2002. Additional inaugural events, yet to be planned, will take place throughout the weekend of October 18-20, which is also Family Weekend.

Campus School Open Houses
The Smith College Campus School will hold two open houses to introduce its programs and provide information on admission and financial aid to prospective families, and to allow visitors to tour its facilities and meet teachers. The first open house will be on Sunday, January 27, 2002, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Fort Hill Campus (which houses the preschool) at 28 Lyman Rd. The second, for families of prospective kindergarteners to sixth-graders, will take place on Sunday, February 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Gill Hall on Prospect Street. For more information, call the Campus School admission office, 585-3295.

Foul Weather Flash
For information about delayed opening, early closing, curtailed operations at Smith or weather emergency information, call the Smith Information Line at 585-INFO, the college's only official weather source. An updated announcement of storm delays or closings will be available after 6 a.m. on the affected workday. Also, tune in to the following media stations for news on delayed openings or cancellations: WHMP (Northampton) 1400 AM/99.3 FM; WFCR (Amherst) 88.5 FM; WWLP-TV channel 22; or WGGB-TV channel 40.

Health Education Workshops
Health services sponsors a variety of workshops each semester. To see a list, check on the health services Web site (, select "Health Education," then "workshops," or call ext. 2824. Door prizes will be given away at each workshop.

Girls and Women in Sports
On Sunday, February 3, girls in the third through fifth grades will be invited to Smith to participate in clinics in basketball, crew, field hockey, soccer, softball, rugby, tennis and track and field as part of Smith College Youth Sports Day. The clinics will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility. Each participant will receive a free pass to the Springfield Spirit exhibition basketball game (with WNBA stars) at 4 p.m. in Ainsworth Gym. The event, which is sponsored by the athletic department, is part of National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which was established in 1986 by a joint resolution in the U.S. Congress to acknowledge the achievements of women in sports and fitness, and to highlight the importance of sports and fitness for girls and women of all ages. For more information, call the athletic department at ext. 2705.

Faculty and Staff

American Studies in Japan
The Center for American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, is welcoming applications for its American Studies Faculty Fellowship for 2003. Fellows will teach one course. All teaching and related duties are conducted in English; no knowledge of Japanese is necessary. Specialists in all fields of American studies are encouraged to apply. The normal term of the fellowship corresponds to a semester of the Japanese academic year (April-July 2003 or October 2003-January 2004). The center is amenable to an accelerated course over a shorter period of time if circumstances permit. The fellowship provides housing, office space, a stipend and travel allowance. The application deadline is March 15, 2002. For more information, contact Dennis Yasutomo, ext. 3551,

AKP Fellow Program
Information is available for the Associated Kyoto Program's Visiting Faculty Fellows program. AKP is a JYA program comprising 16 American liberal arts colleges located on the campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Successful applicants are expected to teach one Japan-related course in English during the fall or spring semester of 2003­04. Applicants may be Japan specialists or nonspecialists who wish to enhance the Japan component of their courses on home campuses and to pursue a Japan-related research project. AKP will provide a stipend, travel allowance and some living expenses. The application deadline is June 1.


Your Words Wanted
I am a junior at Smith and am soliciting student essays (about 250 to 500 words long), poems, drawings, thoughts and/or photographs that capture your experience at a women's college. Based on these submissions, I plan to produce a book that celebrates education at all women's colleges in the United States. Please send submissions or questions to Patience Musingarimi, Box 8675, or electronically to

Riding Registration
Registration for all students interested in taking riding classes will take place on Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. in the Ainsworth Faculty Lounge. Bring academic schedules and fees. Attendance is mandatory even if you have preregistered. For more information, call Sue Payne, ext. 2734.

Study Abroad Deadlines
The deadline for seeking individual approval to attend a nonapproved study-abroad program for spring 2003 is Friday, March 1. The deadline for the Plan of Study for Smith-approved study-abroad programs for fall 2002 or 2002-03 is Friday, February 15, by 4 p.m. The deadline for JYA applications, for the Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris programs, is Friday, February 1.

Study Skills Workshops
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning will offer a series of free, hour-long workshops this spring to assist students in managing their studies and schedules. To register (required), sign up in the Study Skills Workshops notebook at the center, in Seelye 307, or call ext. 3056. The workshops are: "Order Out of Chaos: Managing Your Time and Organizing Your Coursework," on Wednesday, January 30, 4:1-5:15 p.m. and Thursday, January 31, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; "Notetaking 101: How to Take, Organize and Use Good Notes," Wednesday, February 6, 2:45-3:45 p.m. and Thursday, February 7, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; "Reading to Remember," Monday, February 11, 3-4 p.m. and Friday, February 15, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; "Where Does the Time Go? Time Management Techniques," Tuesday, March 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and "Preparing for Exams," Wednesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m. Individual counseling is also available to students who need assistance with time management and study skills issues. To schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, at ext. 3056 or 3037.

Community Service Fair
The S.O.S. Community Service Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Davis Ballroom. Representatives from local nonprofit community-based agencies will provide information on how you can make a difference in the community. Help in the courts as a bar advocate. Teach adults basic literacy. Inform people about fair housing policies and options. Tutor inner-city children. Play music or just visit with elderly people. Call S.O.S., ext. 2756, with questions.

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, January 28

Classes begin

Lecture "Introduction: What Isn't Landscape Studies?" Nina James Fowler, art history. Part of LSS 100, Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40-4 p.m., Seelye 106*

Informational meeting Smith TV. 4 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Informational session Weekly meeting for students interested in studying abroad, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

All-College Meeting Carol Christ, Smith College president-elect, speaker. (See story, page 1.) 4:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Religious Life
Prayer and Possibilities Share faith journeys and a sense of God's presence while using a South African Bible study method that encourages empathetic listening to the spirit and one another. Light lunch provided. Sponsor: Lutheran Fellowship. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Service "Invitation to Silence." Take time for reflection, renewal and respite in the quiet of the chapel. Candles available. All welcome. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up whenever you like. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Tuesday, January 29

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Learning to Do Theory: Lessons for the Philosophy of Science." Jeff Ramsey, philosophy. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 12:15-1:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meeting Amnesty International 4:45 p.m., Chapin House

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 1/28 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Episcopal 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

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Bible study. For more information, call Andy, ext. 7348. 9 p.m., Lamont House

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

Welcome-back reception for students returning from studying away. 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up whenever you like. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Wednesday, January 30

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

Meeting Smith TV, to discuss new programming. 7 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 310

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 1/28 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Buddhist meditation and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Auditions Five College Early Music Program. Baroque chamber music, Collegium and Voces Feminae, recorder groups, historical strings and more. For more information, call 538-2079. 6-7 p.m., Room 6, Sage

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up whenever you like. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Thursday, January 31

Lecture "Why War Is the Best Way to Counter Terrorism." Patrick Clawson, director of research at Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former Defense Department senior analyst and World Bank and IMF economist. Gregory White, government, and Kum-Kum Bhavnani, editor of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, will respond. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meeting MassPIRG. All welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 310

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 1/28 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up whenever you like. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Friday, February 1

Lecture "Community, Identity, and Social Change." Mary Katzenstein, Cornell University. Part of the "Global Movements, Local Resistances: Community, Identity, and Social Change" conference of the Kahn Institute project "From Local to Global: Community Activism in the New Millennium." 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Globalization and Community Activism." Nancy Naples, University of Connecticut. Part of the "Global Movements, Local Resistances: Community, Identity, and Social Change" conference of the Kahn Institute project "From Local to Global: Community Activism in the New Millennium." 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meeting Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. Animé, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and people who like sci-fi people. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 1/28 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities
Squash Invitational Co-sponsored by Smith and Mount Holyoke College. 4 p.m., Squash Courts, Ainsworth Gym*

Saturday, February 2

Lecture "Art and Activism." Amie Dowling, Deborah Lubar, Julie Lichtenberg and Eveline MacDougal. Part of the "Global Movements, Local Resistances: Community, Identity, and Social Change" conference of the Kahn Institute project "From Local to Global: Community Activism in the New Millennium." 10 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Activism and the Academy." Linda Stout, author of Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing. Part of the "Global Movements, Local Resistances: Community, Identity, and Social Change" conference of the Kahn Institute project "From Local to Global: Community Activism in the New Millennium." 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Other Events/Activities
Squash Invitational Cosponsored by Smith and Mount Holyoke College. 9 a.m., Squash Courts, Ainsworth Gym*

Track and field Women's Invitational. 11 a.m., Indoor Track and Tennis facility*

Sunday, February 3

Meeting Gaia. 4 p.m., Bass 106

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

Meeting Gold Key Guides. Sign up for tours and get the semester's schedule. 6:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Religious Life
ECC Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. The Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain, presiding. Community brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. 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*

Meeting Smith Baha'i Club. 2 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Roman Catholic Mass Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities
Squash Invitational Cosponsored by Smith and Mount Holyoke College.
9 a.m., Squash Courts, Ainsworth Gym*

Youth Sports Day Sponsored by the athletic department. (See Notice, page 3). 12:30-4 p.m., ITT*

Campus School Open House for prospective kindergarten-sixth-grade students and their families.
2-3:30 p.m., Gill Hall*

Professional Women's Basketball The Springfield Spirit, with WNBA stars, will play an intra-squad scrimmage. (See Notice, page 3) Admission: $6 adults; $4 children under 16. 4 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*


The Harold P. McGrath Collection: Contemporary Book Arts from the Connecticut Valley Through March. Morgan Gallery and Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library*

A Space Odyssey 2001 An exhibition of photographic art by Anne Ross '55 featuring her newest digital images that explore the inner work of dream landscapes and surreal places. Ross creates images on a computer, using her photographs as source material. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and universities throughout the eastern United States, and she has been featured in several publications, including "The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America." Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended through April 5. Alumnae House Gallery*