News for the Smith College Community //November 1, 2001

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SSC to Celebrate Stanton Speech

In January 1892, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered the most important speech in her storied life.

Stanton, a legendary suffragist, pre-eminent 19th-century feminist thinker and organizer and one of the most influential voices in American history, gave the speech, titled "Solitude of Self," before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1915, 13 years after Stanton's death, the U.S. Congress reprinted the speech from the Congressional Record and mailed out 10,000 copies worldwide. Stanton believed that the speech was the grandest achievement of her life.

On Sunday, November 11, the Sophia Smith Collection (SSC) will join Paris Press in sponsoring "A Tribute to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and 'Solitude of Self.'" The tribute will take place at 3 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing Room.

The event will feature a reading of "Solitude of Self" by six women, including Northampton Mayor Mary Clare Higgins; Susan Bourque, provost and dean of the faculty at Smith; Phyllis Curtin, a world-renowned soprano and dean emerita of Boston University School for the Arts; and Jessica Walker, a senior at Holyoke High School and member of Girls Inc. of Holyoke.

Following the reading, the women will discuss how Stanton's speech addresses their interests and experiences.

Then a celebration, complete with cake, will honor Stanton's 186th birthday. She was born on November 12, 1815.

Paris Press, based in Ashfield, Massachusetts, is a young nonprofit literary press that publishes the work of neglected and misrepresented women writers. The press recently published "Solitude of Self" in its entirety, the only available stand-alone publication of the speech. Jan Freeman of Paris Press will sell copies of the book at the event.

"To guide our own craft," says Stanton in the speech, "we must be captain, pilot, engineer; with chart and compass to stand at the wheel; to watch the winds and waves and know when to take in the sail, and to read the signs in the firmament over all. It matters not whether the solitary voyager is man or woman. Nature, having endowed them equally, leaves them to their own skill and judgment in the hour of danger, and, if not equal to the occasion, alike they perish. To appreciate the importance of fitting every human soul for independent action, think for a moment of the immeasurable solitude of self."

Of "Solitude of Self," fellow suffragist and women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony wrote, "This is pronounced the strongest and most unanswerable argument and appeal ever made of mortal pen and tongue-for the full freedom and franchise of women."

"It's an inspiring speech," says Sherrill Redmon, head of the SSC, and it's appropriate for our times. "I am astonished by how directly and wisely these words penned a century ago speak to our current troubled times."

The Sophia Smith Collection holds more than 100 letters, photographs, writings, newsclippings and other Stanton items.

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton is still underknown and underappreciated," says Redmon. Despite the tireless work Stanton did alongside Susan B. Anthony and others for women's rights and suffrage, Anthony gets the bulk of historical attention, Redmon says. "Stanton was a wonderful writer and an original thinker. Her analysis of the barriers to gender equality in her last years was far ahead of its time."

The tribute is also sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

To learn more about Stanton, consult

Once, Again Offers Brighter Campus Stroll

Next time you're near Burton Lawn or at the front of Neilson Library, take a stroll through the outdoor passageway near the Office of Public Safety. Walk about 20 feet under the passageway ceiling and stop. Then look up.

There, you will see Once, Again, a new installation of neon art by Stephen Antonakos that will permanently adorn the ceiling of the Neilson Library walkway linking the upper and lower parts of campus. The piece was commissioned by the college.

Not that you could easily miss the art installation, so bright and halting are its neon streaks and half-circles of yellow, red, blue and apple green dashing across what was once a dark and forbidding passageway.

On Thursday, November 8, Antonakos will visit Smith for a formal dedication of Once, Again by acting president John Connolly and Suzannah Fabing, director of the Smith College Museum of Art. The dedication will take place at 4 p.m. at the installation.

Following the dedication, at 4:30 p.m., Antonakos will present a slide lecture on his work in Seelye 201. A reception will follow in Seelye 207.

The idea for a work in the once-dim space was first suggested by Mary Maples Dunn, Smith president from 1985 to 1995, who correctly thought it would be a way to enliven the heavily traveled walk.

Antonakos, a renowned master of neon art, was previously featured at Smith in Inner Light, a 1997 Museum of Art exhibition of his small-scale neon panels. "Archangel Gabriel," part of the Inner Light exhibition, remains in the museum's collection.

Not far from Once, Again, haunting a corner of Burton Lawn, is Paradise Gate, an art installation commissioned by the Museum of Art, this one made not of neon, but of twigs and branches gathered from the Smith grounds.

Thanks to these works of art, a walk from Burton Lawn toward Seelye Hall will never be the same.

For 32 Years, the Mail Has Gone Through

When Frank Zabawa joined the Smith staff, Lyndon B. Johnson occupied the White House, the country was entrenched in the Vietnam conflict and Thomas Mendenhall was the college's president. Most of today's students weren't born yet. Back then, each department on campus had its own stamps and mail system.

"It was a time when the college thought that they should centralize printing and mail services," says Zabawa, who was hired in 1969 to assist in that centralization.

Now, seven U.S. presidents (including two Bushes) and four Smith presidents later, after 32 years of overseeing the college's mail and printing services, Zabawa plans to retire. His retirement will be effective as of Thursday, November 15.

A Hadley native who had previously worked as a printer at a Florence manufacturing firm, Zabawa became the founder of Central Services as well as the department's manager. His determination and dedication through the years have helped shape Central Services' growth from a small department, located originally in the basement of Seelye Hall, into the essential conduit of college communication that it has become.

"I will miss Smith," says Zabawa. He fondly tells of a time when "College Hall was practically run by two women named Florence McDonald and Helen Russell. House mothers used to sit on the steps of Hubbard and Washburn and smoke cigarettes with holders and have a cup of tea."

Zabawa's memories of his early years here are a good measure of how far Central Services -- and technology -- have progressed over the past three decades. When Central Services was founded, it cost just six cents to mail a letter, for example. Computers, fax machines, Xerox machines? They didn't exist on the Smith campus. Zabawa's young department did its printing on multigraph machines, he recalls. "We started with practically nothing," he says, "and today we're doing laminating, online printing and state-of-the-art color Xerox printing."

The years Zabawa has spent shaping and overseeing Central Services have been rewarding, he says. He enjoys "the satisfaction of knowing things are printed in a timely fashion and of knowing all the mail reaches its destination on time."

He also takes pleasure in his work with the Association of College and University Mail Services, where he has served as treasurer for nearly 20 years. "I will miss the association and the people very much," says Zabawa. "I was able to bring a lot of valuable information back to Smith."

Still, Zabawa looks forward to his retirement, he notes, and the "new challenges" that await him. After November 15, he plans to spend more time with his family, including his first grandchild, due any day. And he hopes to return to his favorite vacation spot, the island of Aruba.

Jim Hardy, purchasing manager, who will oversee Central Services after Zabawa leaves, says that Zabawa's perseverance has built the department into a valuable campus service.

"Usually on campus six days a week, Frank is renowned for his steadfast determination to make sure that everyone's daily mail gets delivered, their packages never lost, their copies made and their mailings done on time, no matter how hard he has to battle the U.S. Post Office," says Hardy. "His many friends and colleagues all over campus will miss him."

United Way Donors Are Prize Winners

With the theme "Help Change a Life," the Smith College United Way campaign 2001, as of October 25, raised $113,574 toward its $140,000 goal, with contributions from 411 campus donors.

The campaign held its first drawing for contributors on October 5. Kathy Richardson won a free lunch at the Smith College Club; Carmelita Sota, a $50 gift certificate to Hampshire Frame and Art; Pattie Lecko, a reserved parking space; Rachel Moore, a $25 gift certificate to Grécourt Bookshop; Lois Joy, a $5 gift certificate to Davis Center; Nina James-Fowler, a CD, Songs of the Nightingale, by Karen Smith Emerson; Ruth Morgan, a $25 gift certificiate to Packard's; Ann Boutelle, lunch for two at Green Street Café; Jayne Mercier, a one-month membership to Northampton Athletic Club; Marilyn Woodman, dinner for two at the Smith College Club; Patricia Miller, a book, Michelle Kwan: Skating Like the Wind, by Linda Shaughnessy; Cindy Rucci, two tickets to see Eileen Ivers at the Calvin Theatre; Nancy Rich, a CD recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 by the Smith College Orchestra and Glee Club; Gerri Manley, a print by Patricia Hayes; Peter Rowe, a CD recording of Mozart's Requiem by the Smith College choral groups; Sheri Peabody, a $50 gift certificate to Montana's Steak House; Alice Hearst, two bus tickets for a Staff Council trip to New York City; Elizabeth Daignault, a night at Country Inn Suites at the Delaney House; and Ron Macdonald, a CD recording of Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsche Requiem.

Two more drawings will be held. Only United Way donors are eligible for prizes.

Five Colleges Explores More Women's Issues

In 1991, the Five College Women's Studies Research Center was founded with the goal of becoming a support center for scholarly and creative work in women's studies.

Ten years later, the center has more than succeeded. It has become a forum for dialogue between women's studies scholars and researchers in the Five College area, who gather at the center to "discuss, critique and facilitate one another's work," says the center's Web site. And it enriches the women's studies community by offering visiting residencies for "feminist scholars, teachers, artists, and activists" from around the country and the world.

Lectures, discussions and colloquia are offered regularly at the center, which is located in two large Victorian houses on the Mount Holyoke campus. The center is "a lively site for scholarly activity in women's studies, attracting large and diverse groups of participants, including faculty, students and members of the local community," says a center press release.

Throughout November and early December, the center will offer an array of lectures and discussions in its home at 83 College Street in South Hadley. At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, Katalin Fabian, a professor in political science at Lafayette College, will give a talk titled "Making an Alternative Public Appearance: The Welfare-Related Activism of Hungarian Women 1989­1999." A Five College Women's Studies Ford Associate, Fabian will argue that "despite obstacles facing group formation and maintenance, Hungarian women's organizations demonstrate a deep commitment to effecting political change...[often using] welfare-related issues to enter the political arena."

Joan DelPlato, a Five College women's studies research associate and professor of art history at Simon's Rock College, will present a lecture on Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman paintings at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. Titled "Heroizing Black Femininity in the Late Harlem Renaissance: Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman Series," DelPlato's talk will examine "the visual and conceptual portrayal of Tubman, the 19th-century ex-slave and abolitionist underground worker, done by Lawrence, one of the leading American modernist painters of the 20th century," according to the press release.

On November 12, Martha Loutfi, former editor-in-chief of the Geneva-based International Labor Review, will address the goals of feminism and social justice in a talk called "What Do We Want? Towards a Debate on the Ultimate Objective."

"As long as women are far from achieving equality with men, it is plausible to focus on indicators of progress," reads a description of Loutfi's talk. "As long as social justice remains remote, again the direction of change is an acceptable focus of attention. But in the long term, how will we know whether society has attained the steady state we seek?"

Other talks offered at the center in November and December include a lecture by Meghan Cope of the State University of New York at Buffalo, on "Flexible Welfare: Local Social Service Organizations and the Regulation of Poor Women's Lives" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15; and "Shiksa: The Gentile Woman in the Jewish World," a talk by Amherst-based freelance writer Christine Benvenuto at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, Mathilde Schmitt, a Five College women's studies research associate from Humboldt University in Berlin, will speak on "The Appropriation and Management of Public Spaces by Foreign Migrants in Germany."

For more information on the lectures, contact the Five College Women's Studies Research Center's events line at 538-2527; or consult

Smith V'ball Team Up and Coming

By Andria Dalby '02

Volleyball co-captain Amy Kowalski '02 entered the year with high expectations for her team.

After all, the team has "a lot of experienced returners," she says, "a lot of versatility, and a lot of energetic first-years."

Bonnie May, Smith's volleyball coach, had equally high expectations. "With a year of experience playing each other," she says, the team could look forward to a promising season.

So far, say the coach and captain, their expectations have been met, and the 2001 Smith volleyball team is holding its own with a regional record of 13 and 9.

And though that may not be an outstanding win-loss record, the team has made great progress over last season's regional record of 7 and 20. A highlight of the season has been winning two out of three matches against Mount Holyoke College, attests May. Last year's team lost the single match against their rival.

With its successful season almost wrapped up, the team hopes to qualify for post-season play in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament, an honor Smith has not enjoyed for two years.

Part of the team's turnaround is attributable to a change of morale that the team has undergone, explains May. "We're an entirely different team," she says. "We play with a lot more confidence. The whole attitude is much more positive."

Also, adds Kowalski, the relationship among team members is outstanding. "We're really cohesive," she says. "We're good at being honest and working through inner-team problems." The unity among team members, combined with the fact that every individual is "focused on the same goals" makes for a hardworking, happy team, she says.

"They're not just playing better, they're having more fun, too," May says.

It's no surprise that last year's young team has matured into this year's confident one: May, who has coached Smith volleyball since 1980, is renowned for her ability to develop game-playing skills. She's received numerous coaching awards, including the NEW 8 Conference Coach of the Year Award in 1988, 1994 and 1995. In 1988, she was named Coach of the Year by the New England Women's Volleyball Coaches Association. And in 1997, she celebrated her 400th career victory -- the most wins of any current coach in New England. "I've been very proud of the program," says May. "It's very strong for Smith athletics."

May's athletes show great enthusiasm for her coaching style. "I love her to death," exclaims Kowalski. "She's very approachable and very understanding." And when it comes to the practical mechanics of volleyball, Coach May is a great resource, Kowalski says. "She knows a lot about the game. I trust what she's doing."

With the coach's help, the team is prepared to give it its best in the ECAC tournament, says Kowalski. "We're a good group of hardworking, intense women," she says. "We're ready to take it on."


October 23: Smith 3, Clark 2
October 25: Smith 2, Amherst 3
October 27: Smith 0, Wellesley 3

October 27: Seven Sisters: 1st place (tied with Wellesley)

October 27-28: NEWMAC championship: 5th place out of 9

Cross country
October 27: NEWMAC championship: 6th place out of 10

October 28: Mount Holyoke Show: 3rd place out of 12

Patricia Skarda, associate professor of English language and literature, recently published Instrumentum Laboris, a working document of facts, figures and discussion for the Third Continental Congress on Vocations to the Ordained Ministry and Consecrated Life in North America. According to a press release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Instrumentum Laboris has four objectives: to explain the concept of vocation and the place of ordained ministry and consecrated life among vocations in and for the church; to examine the status of ordained ministry and consecrated life in North America today; to recognize the signs of hope in current vocation efforts; and to identify some of the challenges and questions to be addressed by the Third Continental Congress. "Speaking for the whole Roman Catholic Church of North America has been a daunting task," admits Skarda about her role in the publication. "I learned more than I thought possible in a few short months." Following the Third Continental Congress in Montreal next spring, Skarda will write the Final Document, which will be translated into six languages by the Pontifical Office of Ecclesial Vocations. The Instrumentum Laboris can be viewed at

Although it has been more than a hundred years since Senda Berenson taught at Smith, her influence is still appreciated. Berenson, who was head of the physical education department in the 1890s, was recently inducted into the Institute for International Sport's International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame in Kingston, Rhode Island. Berenson was the first to devise a special set of rules for women's basketball after introducing the game to 19th-century Smith athletes. Other 2001 hall of fame inductees include legendary coach John Wooden, NFL running back Calvin Hill, outstanding amateur tennis player and astronaut Sally Ride, and the founder of the International Special Olympics Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Induction is based on athletic, scholarly and humanitarian accomplishments.

Up Close & personnel
New Hires:
Jennifer Beck, area coordinator, student affairs; Margaret Bielunis, program assistant/receptionist, alumnae; Jon Caris, GIS specialist/coordinator, Science Center office; Hattie Derrick, enrollment coordinator, School for Social Work; Donna Dorrell, academic secretary, art; Kerry Ferris, residence coordinator, student affairs; Gayle Fitzgerald, custodian, Physical Plant; Sheli Galipo, human resources specialist, human resources; Stephanie Jacobson, program manager, Advancement/Alumnae Fund; Theresa Leary, associate director, admission; Michael Lounsbery, Jr, lighting supervisor, theatre; Joanne Pinatel, administrative assistant, chapel; Julie Sawyer, associate curator of education, Museum of Art; William Trokey, Jr., administrative assistant, Advancement; Hope Watroba, double-unit dining room assistant, RADS.

Lysanne Lumina, Advancement/Alumnae Fund; Michelle Moye, admission; Betty Nanartonis, Information Technology Services; Alicia Senauer, Science Center office; Alison Wood, alumnae.

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


College Policy on Student and Employee Records
Smith College is committed to protecting the rights of students and employees. The college will comply with the law, which generally mandates the privacy of student and employee records. If presented with a valid subpoena for particular records, the college would comply by handing over copies of records to appropriate authorities. In any such case, unless legally forbidden to do so, the college would notify the individual(s) affected of its action.

Fall Preview
Groups of 150 to 200 high school juniors and seniors from across the country (some likely future Smithies among them) will come to Smith on Monday, November 12, for Fall Preview. They will participate in campus workshops, classes, presentations and social events to give them a firsthand look at the college. The students will be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please welcome them.

Museum Trip Rescheduled
Because of recent events, the trip to New York City sponsored by the Smith College Museum of Art, originally scheduled on October 27, has been changed. "A Breather in the Berkshires" will replace the New York trip on Saturday, November 3, with scheduled visits to the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art and MASS MoCA. Call ext. 3587 to register.

Red Cross Annual Meeting
The American Red Cross Hampshire County Chapter will hold its 86th annual membership meeting and tribute to volunteers, "Hope and Help Around the World," on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in Wright Hall Auditorium. Featured guests will include September 11 Disaster Relief Team members and Amina Canterbury, a Somalian citizen who was reunited with family with the help of the Red Cross. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Call 584-8887 with questions or to register to attend.

Faculty and Staff

United Way Thank You
The second annual Thank You for Supporting United Way Dessert Day will be held on Thursday, November 8. Stop by Davis Center in late morning or the Smith College Club at noon for a piece of cake created by Geri Dupre, pastry chef extraordinaire and floating cook with RADS. The Smith United Way Steering Committee would like to thank all employees who have contributed to this year's effort. The committee encourages those who have not yet had the opportunity to pledge to add their names to this year's donor base. Thank you all.

Annual Open Enrollment
The annual benefits open enrollment period will take place from Monday, November 5, through Wednesday, November 21. Open enrollment is the time when employees may make changes to their health and dental plans without the occurrence of a qualifying event such as the birth of a child. They may also switch between Tufts HMO and Tufts POS, or open or renew a flexible spending account. The IRS requires that a new application be completed for all flexible spending accounts during the open enrollment period. Open enrollment packets for benefit-eligible employees will be distributed at the Human Resources Fair on Tuesday, November 6, at the Alumnae House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open enrollment packets that are not picked up will be mailed to home addresses. The enrollment form and any applications must be completed and returned to Human Resources no later than Wednesday, November 21.

Denim Day Results
The Staff Council Activities Committee thanks everyone who participated in this year's sixth annual Denim Day fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. A total of $4,445 was collected, a 62 percent increase over last year's record-breaking total. Thank you to building volunteers, who have made the work much easier; to the Smith College Club, which once again served as a collection point; and to the hundreds of faculty and staff donors who opened their wallets and gave so generously.

Human Resources Fair 2001
Please join the Office of Human Resources (HR) staff at the Alumnae House for the Human Resources Fair on Tuesday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Smith's health and dental carriers will be on hand to answer questions, and advisers from all of Smith's retirement plans will be available to answer questions about investment options. Other familiar folks at the fair will include staff from the Five-College Credit Union, the Smith College Campus School and Crosby Benefit Systems. And of course, massage therapists will be there as well. The Office of Human Resources will be closed that day. HR staff (who will be wearing yellow t-shirts) will be available for questions or assistance.

Potluck Dinner
The Staff Council Activities Committee is pleased to sponsor a potluck dinner on Monday, November 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Field House. Bring your favorite ethnic dish, tell why you chose it and bring recipes to share with other participants. To register, call ext. 4424 then press 1 to leave a voice-mail message; or send email to Contact Cheryl Donaldson-Davis in ITS for more information.


Registration for Spring 2002
The spring advising and registration period will take place from Monday, November 5, through Friday, November 16. Students should have received registration instructions in their mailboxes. Registration will be online, and students should contact their advisers for appointments. All registrations must be completed by November 16. Students or advisers needing assistance with their personal identification numbers (PINs) should contact the User Support Center in Stoddard Hall.

Take Smith Home
Do you remember applying to colleges? The questions, confusion, paperwork? You can make it easier for prospective students while sharing your love for Smith through Take Smith Home. The Office of Admission invites students to return to their high schools during break and speak with interested students about Smith and the college experience. Training will be provided on Thursday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 14. Registration forms are available at the admission office reception desk. For more information, contact Carrie Green, ext. 7451, or cgreen@

AMS 351 Registration
To register for AMS 351, submit a short essay of "creative nonfiction," along with a brief statement explaining why you want to take the course, to Barbara Day, American Studies Program, Wright Hall 12, by Friday, November 16.

Students' Aid Society
The deadline for Smith Students' Aid Society applications for Interterm study grants is Thurday, November 15. The grants can be used to cover fees and costs associated with credit-bearing trips, programs and courses held during Interterm (January 7­26, 2002). Applications are available in the class deans' office, the CDO, Ada Comstock Program office, the Office of Student Affairs and the SSAS mailbox in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Contact Anne White, at ext. 2577 or, with questions. The Smith Student Aid Society also offers grants for emergency/medical expenses, summer study and fine arts supplies, as well as Beyond Smith grants, which help Smith seniors with expenses related to interview travel and clothing, graduate application fees and fine arts portfolio costs.

Health Services Exams
Students who will graduate in January should schedule annual gynecological exams by December 14. They will not be eligible to use Health Services after December. Call ext. 2823 to schedule.

Final Examinations
Information concerning scheduled and unscheduled exams is posted on the Web at and on official bulletin boards in Clark Science Center, Seelye Hall and Wright Hall. Self-scheduled examinations will be distributed during three periods on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 18, 19 and 20, and during two periods on Friday, December 21 (there will be no examination period in the evening of December 21). 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.

Change in Student Payroll Schedule
Vouchers that were originally due on Wednesday, November 21, are now due on Monday, November 19, by noon. The voucher should include hours worked between November 7 and 16. Checks will arrive in campus mailboxes on Tuesday, November 27. Call ext. 4401 with questions. 

Mellon Fellowships
Applications are available for Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies, which help promising students prepare for careers in teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. The Mellon Fellowship is available to first-year doctoral students. The application request deadline is Tuesday, December 4. Call Justina Gregory at ext. 3486 for more information.

Study Abroad Meeting
Are you thinking of studying abroad in the U.K., Ireland, Australia or New Zealand? A representative from the Institute for Study Abroad (Butler University) will be on campus to speak with interested students on Monday, November 5, at 5 p.m., in the Clark Hall first floor conference room.

Save the Date
On Saturday, April 20, 2002, Smith will hold its first Student Research Day. Designed 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

Study Skills Workshops
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning's Tutorial Services Program has planned a series of hour-long study skills workshops to help students achieve greater success in their classes. Workshops are free, but require registration. To register, sign up at the Jacobson Center, Seelye 307, in the Study Skills Workshops notebook. The workshops are: "Where Does the Time Go: Time Management Techniques," Wednesday, November 7, 4:15 p.m.; and "Preparing for Exams," Tuesday, December 4, 3 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5, 4:15 p.m. Individual counseling is also available. To schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, at ext. 3037.

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, November 5

Lecture "Class and Gender Among London Silk Weavers in Early 19th-Century England." Marc Steinberg, sociology. Noon, Kahn Colloquium Room*

Lecture "The Sexual Politics of the Modern Hebrew Revival." Naomi Seidman, the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Sponsors: Jewish studies, comparative literature and women's studies programs. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Informational meeting about "Year of the Three Seas," the East-West Marine Biology Program at Northeastern University. This yearlong program includes travel to study coastal biology in Washington, Jamaica and Massachusetts. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. Noon, Engineering 102

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

Informational meeting A representative from the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, will discuss studying in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand. 5 p.m., First Floor Conference Room, Clark

Meeting Student Committee for the Economics Department Decennial Review. A chance for students to give feedback on economics introductory course offerings. Pizza provided. 6-7 p.m., Seelye 308

Meeting Smith Democrats. 6:30 p.m., Davis Downstairs Lounge

Religious Life
Prayer and Possibilities Share faith journeys and a sense of God's presence. Light lunch provided. Sponsor: Lutheran Fellowship. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." Readings, meditation and a message of hope. All welcome. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Bible study. For more information, call Jessica, ext. 7237. 7:45 p.m., Lawrence House

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Computer science TA lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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, November 6

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Water Flowing Underground: A Modeler's Perspective." Drew Guswa, engineering. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club Lower Level

Lecture "The Current Environment of Protecting Personal Customer Information in the Aftermath of 9/11/01." Agnes Bundy-Scanlan '79, chief privacy officer and managing director, Fleet Bank, Boston. Sponsor: The Smith College Program in Financial Education. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Poetry reading canceled The reading by Lucille Clifton, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium as part of the Poetry Center series, has been canceled.

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

CDO workshop "Résumés for Adas." 4-5 p.m., CDO Group Room

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

Presentation of the minor Logic.
5 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Study

Meeting Student Committee for the Economics Department Decennial Review. A chance for students to give feedback on economics intermediate course offerings. Pizza provided. 6-7 p.m., Seelye 311

CDO informational meeting Gretchen Schneider '92, M. architecture, will discuss applying to architecture school and show sample portfolios. Students interested in landscape also welcome. 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

CDO workshop "Finding Internships." 7-8 p.m., CDO Group Room

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

CDO workshop "What Is Networking and Why Should I Do It?" 8:10-9 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Meeting Smith Students for a Peaceful Response. 9 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis

Religious Life
Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 11/5 listing. 12:30-12:50 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

ECC Bible study Student-led discussion of topics raised by the Sunday morning worship community. Snacks provided. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Human Resources fair (See notice, page 3.) 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Alumnae House

Language lunch tables Chinese, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

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. 7-9 p.m., CDO

Wednesday, November 7

Lecture "Tax Planning and Investing." Susan Porter, professor of accounting and information systems, Isenberg School of Management, UMass. Guest speaker for the course "Interpreting Financial News." Open to the Five College community. Sponsor: The Smith College Program in Financial Education. 12:10 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

Lecture "our city, adorned above all others: Alberti, Florence and the Renaissance." Luca Boschetto, Centro Leon Battista Alberti di Mantova and National Humanities Center. Sponsors: history and Italian departments. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture "The Middle East After September 11." Alan Dowty, government and international studies professor, and fellow, Joan Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, has published more than 130 articles and reviews and is a commentator on Middle East policy issues. Sponsors: Near East studies fund; Hillel. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

HR workshop "How to Manage Performance." Gaynelle Weiss, Kevin Kerwood and Susan McDonald. 9-10 a.m., Dewey Common Room

Informational meeting Thomas Cleary, D.D.S., will discuss "Excitement in Dentistry." Lunch provided; respond to or ext. 2597 by November 6. 12:10 p.m., Burton 101

CDO workshop "Job Search for Seniors." 4:15-5:15 p.m., CDO Group Room

Meeting MassPIRG "Keep It Wild" campaign meeting. 6 p.m., Ziskind Dining Room

Meeting Student Committee for the Economics Department Decennial Review. A chance for students to give feedback on economics elective course offerings. Pizza provided. 6-7 p.m., Seelye 308

Political action workshop Annette Souder, senior Washington representative, The Sierra Club; and Jay Keller, field director, Zero Population Growth. Sponsors: Population Committee of the Pioneer Valley Sierra Club; Project on Women and Social Change. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

Discussion Kevin Quashie will facilitate a discussion of Toni Morrison's Beloved, current selection of the Black Students Alliance Book Club. For more information, contact Aronica Cotton, ext. 7883. 7:30 p.m., Mwangi Cultural Center, Lilly*

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

Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 11/5 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

ECC Bible study Student-led discussion of topics raised by the Sunday morning worship community. Snacks provided. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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

Social events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Thursday, November 8

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "The Psychology of Authoritarianism and Development in Young Adulthood." Bill Peterson, psychology. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "The Hooded Man." Graham Priest, Boyce-Gibson Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne and University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The second annual Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz/Thomas Tymoczko Memorial Logic Lecture. Sponsors: Logic Program; philosophy, computer science and mathematics departments; Smith College Lecture Committee. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture Artist Stephen Antonakos will speak in conjunction with the opening of his new neon sculpture installation Once, Again on the ceiling of the Neilson Library outdoor passageway. (See story, page 1.) Reception follows. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Student research symposium Five College coastal and marine sciences students will give poster presentations on their summer internships and research. Refreshments served. 7 p.m., McConnell Foyer

Performing Arts/Films
Film Bread and Chocolate (Pane e Cioccolata) (Italy, Switzerland, 1974). Franco Brusati, director. 7 p.m., McConnell B05*

Film The Fight Against Slavery (1975). The history of the abolitionist movement in the British Empire. Part of History 100. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

HR workshop Diversity Certificate Program. Richard Ford and Katja Hahn. Make-up class from October 19. 9 a.m.­noon, Dewey Common Room

HR workshop "Money Makes the World Go Around." James Baga, Fidelity Investments. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO workshop "Résumé Writing." 1-2 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Presentation of the major Italian. 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 105

Meeting Student Committee for the Economics Department Decennial Review. A chance for students to give feedback on the course Statistics for Economics Majors. Pizza provided. 6-7 p.m., Seeyle 308

Workshop Training for Take Smith Home. (See notice, page 3.) 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Informational session on student fellowships. Advisers will be available for consultation. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Religious Life
Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 11/5 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Open to 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., Dewey Common Room

Unitarian Universalists meeting Open to all Five College students and faculty who want to talk, play games and have fun together. 8:30 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. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Special Duckett Dining Room C

Rugby Prom Fundraiser for the rugby club. Second chance prom, drag show, dancing and date auction. Rugby merchandise will be sold. Admission: $5. 8-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Friday, November 9

Lecture "Actium, Alexandria, Carthage and Troy in Virgil's Aeneid: Back to the Roots?" Dennis Feeney, classics professor, Princeton University. Sponsors: classics department; general literature program; Smith College Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films
Concert "An Evening of Jazz." Come for the music, the food and the company. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning. 8 p.m.­midnight, Davis Downstairs

Concert "The Legacy of Iva Dee Hiatt: Bach and Schütz." Jane Bryden, Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music, will give a soprano recital with Fredric Cohen, oboe. In conjunction with the Iva Dee Hiatt Choral Alumnae Homecoming Weekend. Reception follows. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Council on Community Policy Focus is on matters of concern to the campus community. All welcome. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

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 "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 11/5 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch table Japanese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A

Language lunch table Hebrew. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Saturday, November 10

Performing Arts/Films
Film Weekly showing of animé, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Autumn Serenade Smith College choir, Glee Club and alumnae will perform the winners of the New Smith College Song Contest, The Women of Smith, by Rebecca Raymond '02; Smith Sings by Clare Munson Way '55; and Alma Mater Reviewed by Alice Parker '47; along with works by Smith composers and others. Part of the Choral Alumnae Homecoming Weekend Tribute to Iva Dee Hiatt. Pamela Getnick and Jonathan Hirsh, directors. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Sunday, November 11

Reading A tribute to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a reading of her famous speech, "Solitude of Self," by six locally and nationally known women. Participants will discuss how the speech addresses their interests and experiences. A celebration honoring Stanton's 186th birthday follows. (See story, page 1.) 3 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meeting Gaia. 4 p.m., Bass 106

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

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

Religious Life
ECC morning worship in the Protestant tradition. 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 Rev. Paul Crowley, S.J., theology professor, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

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


A Space Odyssey 2001 An exhibition of photographic art by Anne Ross '55 featuring her newest digital images that explore the inner world 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. Through January 12, 2002. Alumnae House Gallery*

The Best of the Best A traveling exhibition of work by members of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization of printers, bookbinders, calligraphers, papermakers and other workers in the book arts. The exhibition showcases a variety of work produced by traditional and modern techniques. A reception will take place in the Book Arts Gallery on Thursday, November 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Through December 21. Book Arts Gallery (Neilson Library Third Floor) and Morgan Gallery (Neilson Entrance Corridor)*

Once, Again A neon sculpture by renowned artist Stephen Antonakos, installed on the ceiling of the outdoor Neilson Library passageway. Antonakos will be on campus on Thursday, November 8, for the dedication of the sculpture, which will be permanently displayed. Neilson Library Outdoor Passageway (next to Office of Public Safety)*

The Politics of Culture: Appropriation, Appreciation, Interrogation An interactive art project that gives members of the Smith community an opportunity to respond to the lectures, discussions, workshops and performances presented in celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day, an annual six-day symposium devoted to issues of racial and cultural diversity. Part of the Museum of Art project On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space. Through November 4. Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

The Henry L. Seaver Collections: A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Henry L. Seaver's Stunning Bequest Through December. Mortimer Rare Book Room vestibule, Neilson Library, Third Floor*

Paradise Gate A site-specific architectural sculpture made of natural materials, by North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty, which will remain on campus all year. Sponsors: Smith College Museum of Art; Botanic Garden. Burton Lawn*