News for the Smith College Community | February 6, 1997

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Preventive Medicine

Recently, AcaMedia noticed that there seemed to be an unusual amount of tree work -- from pruning and shaping to taking down entire trees -- going on around campus, and we asked Kim Tripp, the director of the botanic garden, to comment for our readers. Here's what she had to say:
While we are never pleased to take down a tree, nor do we ever undertake it lightly, there are several reasons why we have had to undertake a concentrated period of tree work on campus this winter.
The Smith College campus is a designed landscape that is more than 100 years old. Originally designed and planted in the 1890s by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his firm, the 120 plus acres of beautiful historic space has evolved and changed in many ways since Olmsted started his work here.
The campus, originally a pastoral meadow, was designed as an arboretum and botanic garden -- in other words, as a beautiful landscape created to offer respite and a pleasant working environment in harmony with regional natural landscapes as well as to provide a working collection of plants to be used for research and teaching and display of all kinds. Almost all of the plants on campus have been intentionally planted by human hands over the last 100 years. These plant collections include specimens from around the world and continue to grow and develop.
Over the last century at Smith, the necessary additions of buildings, roads, parking lots, underground infrastructure, pedestrian and vehicular traffic and even the unavoidable changes in pollution have dramatically increased the pressures on the living plants that make up the campus landscape. This is simply the inevitable march of time that we must acknowledge and address as we manage the campus.
The key word here is "living." All species and varieties of plants have different general life spans in the same way that different species of animals do. You would not expect a horse or bird to have the same life span as a turtle or human. Plants are no different; some plants have very short life spans while others live hundreds of years. Different species of trees have different life spans. Many flowering ornamental trees -- for example, many flowering cherries -- have a life span of only 30-40 years. Some oaks and conifers, on the other hand, can remain vigorous for 300-400 years.
As the Smith campus has reached its centennial year, so too have many of the trees on campus. For some trees, this means only that they have reached a sound and healthy middle age. Unfortunately, for many of the shorter-lived trees, this means that they have reached a stage of rapid decline and decay. If left to their own devices, these trees will break apart in a storm or heavy wind. These declining trees can also become breeding grounds for pests and diseases that cannot gain a foothold in healthy vigorous, younger trees. In that case, the continued existence of the declining trees actually increases the odds of campus-wide disease and insect problems with trees that would normally not be susceptible to these same pests and diseases.
Because of this, at the garden, we have been surveying the trees through the summer, fall and winter. We have identified diseased, damaged and structurally unsound trees that would present hazards if left in place. We are beginning to remove these trees and will gradually work to remove and replace all of these problem trees over the next few years.
To exacerbate the situation, here in New England, we are subject to periodic severe early winter ice and snow storms, such as we had this past December. These storms create the most mechanically disastrous situations for weak, flawed and precariously sited trees. This year's early storm hit a population of old, vulnerable trees on our campus that simply could not stand up to this kind of pressure. We saw the results everywhere on campus.
Making decisions about which trees to prune, which to take down, which to remove and which to replace is a complicated process that we undertake with great care and conservatism. These decisions require a practiced eye, detailed knowledge of tree growth and development among a wide range of species, and sufficient experience with tree management to be able to make reasonable predictions about the long term effect on a tree of minor wounds and structural flaws that are often not apparent to the casual observer. We will save damaged rare and memorial trees long enough to re-propagate the tree and contact the donor.
Attaining the revered age and stage of development of our first centennial is a laudable benchmark for the Botanic Garden of Smith College -- and one that presents us with the challenges of managing 100-year-old gardens as well as the rewards of a mature landscape.

Music to Their Ears

A song sung by the Smiffenpoofs, one of several Smith a capella groups, has been included on the third annual Best of Collegiate A Capella III CD. The Poof's cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" has been chosen as one of 19 tracks on the recently issued BOCA III CD, along with songs by such other groups as the Tufts Amalgamates, the Stanford Mixed Company, the Arizona State Pitchforks and the Emory No Strings Attached.
The Poof, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is presently in the fund-raising mode, seeking money to finance its own CD, which will be recorded in April. Toward this end they are selling both BOCA III and their own earlier CD (called Get Out of the House). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of BOCA III supports the Urban Harmony Movement, which encourages music education through a capella music. For more information, call Margaret Shin, ext. 6056 or you can send e-mail to her at MHShin@smith.

Merit Award

Judith Marksbury, secretary to the president, received the Elizabeth B. Wyandt Gavel award at the all-college meeting on January 27 that marked the opening of second semester.
The award is presented annually to a member of the staff "who has given extraordinarily of themselves to the Smith College community as a whole." Nominations are submitted by students and the recipient is chosen from among them by the Student Government Association cabinet.
The gavel is named for Elizabeth Wyandt, who assumed the presidency of the Smith student body in the first year (1919-20) after its governance structure had been transformed from an earlier incarnation to an organization that is more or less like what exists as the SGA today. The Wyandt award was established by the 1984-85 SGA cabinet.
Presenters of this year's award were SGA cabinet representatives Lanisha Makle '98 and Alexis Cordiano '98.

Changing of the Guard

When Susan Bourque leaves the dean's office on June 30, another member of the government department will take her place.
The appointment of Donald C. Baumer, a member of the Smith College faculty since 1977, to a two-year term as dean for academic development was announced at a meeting of the Smith faculty on January 29.
In recent years Baumer has served on the Faculty Council; he was a member of the search committee whose work resulted in the appointment of Ruth Simmons as president of the college; and headed the Campus Center Task Force.
In announcing the appointment, Dean of the Faculty John M. Connolly noted that Baumer's "service to the college, especially in recent years, has been prodigious... to this new job he brings all that leadership experience as well as his level-headedness and strong concern for the interests of the faculty."
Simmons noted that "serving as dean for faculty development is one of the most demanding yet gratifying roles one can play in a college. I am certain that, like Susan Bourque, Don Baumer will serve the faculty well."

Ergo Argot

Here's another "Tip-of-the-Day" from the Ergonomics Committee:
Ergonomically, it's important to do periodic self-assessments of our work stations. Be sure to always sit directly in front of your screen or keyboard -- never to the left or right -- as this will cause your body to twist uncomfortably. Sitting to the side of the keyboard will also force your wrists to tilt, which may be awkward and potentially damaging.
Questions or comments for committee members? You can send them e-mail at

Job Openings

This is a listing of jobs available at our publication deadline. For complete information, see the bulletin board in the Office of Human Resources or call the job hot line at extension 2278.
Payroll clerk, controller. Apply by February 17.
Secretary/receptionist, music department. Apply by February 13.
Administrative assistant, financial aid. Apply by February 14.

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People News

Rising Star

Heather Calvin's star is rising, or at least that's what the awards committee of the District I region of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education thinks. CASE, gave Calvin, who is an assistant director of the Alumnae Fund of Smith College, one of five of its Rising Star awards at the group's annual meeting held recently in Boston.
Calvin joined the alumnae fund staff three years ago and has worked with alumnae from recently graduated classes through the 25th reunion class, undergraduate programs, the fund's communication program and leadership donors.
A graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, Calvin's fund-raising experience started in her senior year there when she worked part time for Planned Parenthood and subsequently on a political campaign for a Missouri gubernatorial candidate. ("We had to raise $2 million in 90 days...and we did," she says.) She also did fund raising and volunteer coordination for an AIDS organization.
"I was surprise and flattered," Calvin said of her Rising Star tribute. "Fund raising success has a lot to do with great colleagues, a great supervisor and excellent volunteers, and all of those are in place here."


The celebrated Smith network does, indeed, work -- just ask Elizabeth Donoghue '98. The Burlington, Vermont, native spent last summer as an intern at Breast Cancer Action (BCA) in San Francisco, California. She first learned about the opportunity from another Smithie, Beverly Jones '97, who had held a similar position the previous summer. In addition, Donoghue points out, the agency's executive director is a Smith alumna.
During her internship, Donoghue assisted with the daily operations of the nonprofit organization. She responded to requests for more information about the BCA, answered the telephone, drafted letters, sat in on board meetings and attended conferences with the executive director. Donoghue also assisted the executive director by contacting all of the oncologists and gynecologists in San Francisco to begin an outreach program that would provide BCA's information to women and their doctors. In beginning this outreach, Donoghue tabulated the response data of BCA's member survey and wrote an article for the newsletter reporting the results.
Donoghue, a double major in women's studies and government, received funding for her internship from the Smith Summer Internship Funding Program. For more information about applying for these funds, contact the CDO at extension 2570.

Going to the Head of the Class

This winter, 18 Smith students got a chance to return to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools to take another look at science education -- but, this time, from a new side of the big desk.
Since its inception in 1992, participants in Smith's January Teaching Internship Program have been introduced to the rewards -- and challenges -- of teaching by observing classes and planning and presenting hands-on laboratory experiences for students in area schools.
"While the Smith students are exposed to the exciting world of teaching, the students in the schools become acquainted with positive female role models," notes Casey Clark, science outreach coordinator.
The interns -- all math or science majors -- are selected from a large pool and chosen on the basis of their commitment and their proposed teaching plan. Each intern is matched with a cooperating teacher and spends one day observing in the classroom, followed by four days of teaching, assisting the cooperating teacher and conducting additional observations.
The 1997 interns included Emily LeinonenDufresne '98, Marah Studer '98, Jennine Crane '97, Ali Senauer '97 and Kathy Rho '98 (all biology majors); biochemistry majors Sae Hee Kim '98, Ji Yon Bang '97 and Kathryn Dupnik '97; Barbara Knott '97 (chemistry); Cheryl Cameron '97 (geology and English); Dawn Chapel AC and Celeste Cosby AC (geology); Maria Termini '97 and Rebecca Rogers '97 (math); Melissa Wessels AC and Emily Singer '97 (physics); Nia Burton '98 (physics and math) and Elizabeth Pufall '98 (psychology).
For more information about the 1998 January Teaching Internship Program, contact Casey Clark at extension 3951 (e-mail to Participants receive a small stipend.
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Monday, February 10

Vendor sale: Poster Sale. Art, music and photography prints. Sponsored by the Siren.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gamut
Religious activity: Christian spirituality study/discussion group. Topic: Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle. Lunch served.
Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
French language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Italian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CDO Workshop: How to Write a First Résumé.
2:45 p.m., CDO group room, Drew Hall
Meeting: Amnesty International.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 105
CAD workshop: "Time Management, Part II: How Much Time Do I Have?" With Sarah Lazare. Please register two days beforehand at the CAD, Seelye Hall 307.
4-6 p.m., CAD, Seelye 307
Informational meeting for Smith faculty interested in applying for Mellon grants through the Smith College Museum of Art for museum-related courses. Questions? Call Nancy Rich ext. 2773 or e-mail
4:15 p.m., Museum of Art
Meeting: Proposed Campus Center student meetings. Representatives of Sasaki Associates, Inc., of Boston will be on campus for several meetings with Smith students to discuss programming and services for a proposed campus center. Please come and make your ideas known at one of the following meeting times:
4:15-5 p.m. and 7-8:15 p.m., Seelye 101
Lecture: Sex! Sex! Sex! Dr. Whoopie tells all. He'll answer all of your wildest questions and give out free stuff! Sponsored by the peer sexuality educators and Health Education/ Health Services.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Meeting: Weekly PIRG Meeting.
7-9 p.m., Dewey common room
Film: Because You Are a Woman (1990) by Kim Yu-Jin. Part of Korean Film Week. Sponsored by KASS.
7-9 p.m., Seelye 106*
Auditions for Falsettoland. Roles for up to three men and three women, please bring a song prepared, accompanist available. Questions? Call ext. 3222.
7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA
Special event: A discussion of depression in women and a reading and book signing with Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. Cosponsored by the Globe Bookshop and the Smith College Department of Psychology.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Meeting: Society for Creative Anachronism. Help build the Five College chapter. It's a historical educational society that recreates the best of the Middle Ages.
9-10:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 208

Tuesday, February 11

Vendor sale: Poster Sale. Art, music and photography prints. Sponsored by the Siren.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gamut
Luncheon meeting: Sigma Xi. "Conservation Biology: For Costa Rica the future is now! A Slide Presentation," by Esteban Monserrate, assistant professor of biology.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge
Religious activity: Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in parish house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome.
Noon, St. John's Church, Elm St.
Hebrew language lunch table. Pizza provided.
Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Deutscher Tisch language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Japanese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CAD workshop: "Exam Preparation," with Sarah Lazare. Please register two days beforehand at the CAD, Seelye Hall 307.
4-6 p.m., CAD, Seelye 307
Lecture: "Unnatural Acts in Nature: A Look at Scientific Fascination with Queer Animals," by Jennifer Terry, Ohio State University. Sponsored by women's studies.
4:30 p.m. Seelye 106*
Informational meeting: Presentation of the Smithsonian Internship Program for fall 1997. See notice section for description.
5-6 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room
Lecture: "Painted Evidence for Female Devotional Practices in the Medieval East," by Sharon Gerstel, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Department of Art.
5-6 p.m., Hillyer Hall 117*
Meeting: Grécourt Review.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 202
Special event: SOS Community Recruitment Service Fair. Come learn about service opportunities with more than 40 agencies in the Pioneer Valley. Speak to agency representatives about placements available in tutoring, child care, case advocacy, women's shelters, hospitals and more. On-campus opportunities available as well.
7-8:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Meeting: Senate. All are welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
CDO Workshop: How To Prepare For a Successful Interview.
7 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO Informational meeting: American English Programs of New England (TEFL training). Lesley Woodward of the new TEFL certification program being offered in Northamp-ton will present the program and answer your questions about using a TEFL certification to work abroad.
7 p.m., Seelye 107
CDO Open Hours
7-9 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew Hall
Film: Chil-Su and Man-Su (1988) by Park Kwang-Soo. Part of Korean Film Week. Sponsored by KASS.
7-9 p.m., Seelye 106*
Workshop: Female Figure Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker welcome. Questions? Call Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054
7-10 p.m. Hillyer Room 18
Auditions for Falsettoland. See 2/10 listing for information.
7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA
CDO Informational meeting: Chase Manhattan Bank
7:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room
CDO Informational meeting: Fund for Public Interest Research
7:30 p.m., Seelye 206

Wednesday, February 12

Student payroll vouchers due by noon in College Hall 10.
Religious service: Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service for the Protestant and Catholic communities with the distribution of ashes. Light lunch provided.
12:10 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel
Korean language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Spanish & Portuguese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Informational meeting: Marine science information session. Lora Harris '98 will speak about the Duke University marine laboratory where she spent fall semester.
4:15 p.m., Burton 101*
Film: Short films about Nicaragua by Ana Coyne Alonso, writer/director. Sponsored by the Department of Latin American Studies.
4:15 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room*
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Workshop: Male Figure Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker welcome. Questions? Call Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer Room 18
CDO Informational meeting: NewSub Services
7:30 p.m., Seelye 110
Lecture: "Holocene Rapid Climate Change Events and Their Significance," by Paul A. Mayewski, department of earth sciences, University of New Hampshire. Five College Geology Lecture Series.
7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium
Film: "A, B and C." Television series starring Patrick McGoohan. Number 2 suspects "The Prisoner" resigned in order to sell out and invades Number 6's dreams to check. Optional for students in HST254b Individual and Community and open to all.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Thursday, February 13

Luncheon meeting: "How I Became a Person of Color: Asian Scholars in U.S. Academic Context," by Hyaeweol Choi, lecturer in East Asian languages and literatures. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series, open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level
Luncheon Meeting: Hillel at Noon, a weekly discussion and luncheon gathering. Deborah Lubar, actress/director, will discuss the life of Countess Maria Van Maltzan, a German resistance leader. RSVP to ext. 5074. All welcome.
Noon, Dawes, Kosher Kitchen
Chinese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Russian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Workshop for teachers: Mojo Hand: Recent Work by Richard Yarde. Artist Richard Yarde will discuss his work and give a tour. $10 fee; enrollment limited; preregistration required. Send name, address, phone and check (payable to SCMA) to Teachers' Programs, SCMA, Northampton, MA 01063.
3:45-5:45 p.m., Museum of Art
Lecture: Rosemarie Beck, visiting painter, will talk about her work, which will be on exhibition in Hillyer Gallery until February 19. Beck is from New York City and has shown her work there and elsewhere. She has taught at Queens College, The New York Studio School, and The Vermont Studio School.
4:30­5:30 p.m., Hillyer 117*
Meeting: Heads of Organizations. Mandatory meeting for heads of organizations. If you cannot attend, contact the coordinator of student organizations in writing.
5 p.m., Stoddard auditorium
Meeting: Newman Association meeting for Catholic students with a home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner celebration. Come enjoy dinner and get involved in an exciting semester.
6-7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Film: The Story of Two Women (1994) by Lee Jung-Kook. Part of Korean Film Week. Sponsored by KASS.
7-9 p.m., Seelye 106*
Film/discussion: This film series is a forum for political discussion and inspiration for all. Sponsored by MassPIRG.
7:30 p.m., Dewey common room*
Lecture: "Decentering Sex," by Judith Plaskow, Quigley visiting professor and the William Allan Neilson Professor in Women's Studies. This is the first lecture in the Neilson Lecture Series entitled "Toward a Theology of Sexuality." Reception to follow in Seelye 207.
8 p.m., Seelye 201*
Lecture: "War and Memory: Reflections on the End of World War II," by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University. Sponsored by the History Department.
8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Film: To be announced. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium

Friday, February 14

ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 208
Religious service: Shabbat Eve Service.
5:30 p.m., Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Community event: Shabbat Eve Dinner.
6:30 p.m., Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Film: Why the Boddhidharma Left for the East (1989). Part of Korean Film Week. Sponsored by KASS.
9-11 p.m., Seelye 106
Party: Valentine's Singles Party. A dance party for singles. Couples welcome too! Free and open to the Five College community only.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Saturday, February 15

Conference: 11th Annual KASS Conference Lecture Series in Korean Studies entitled, "Crossing the Boundary: Politics, Gender and Art." See box on page three for complete schedule of events. Free to the Five College community, $10 general.
10-6 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium*+
Basketball vs MIT
7 p.m., Ainsworth Gymnasium*
Dance: 11th Annual KASS Conference Dance.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Sunday, February 16

Religious activity: Quaker (Friends) discussion group. Meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Child care available.
9:30 a.m., Bass 210*
Religious service: Service of morning worship with Reverend Richard Unsworth. Coffee hour follows. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
CDO Open Hours
1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass. Informal dinner follows. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*
Concert: Faculty Recital: John Van Buskirk and Doris Stevenson (Williams College), pianos; William Hanley (UMASS) and T. Thomas Toner (UVM), percussion. Works by McPhee, Bartók and Perera: Augmented Forces for piano and DX7 synthesizer, Tolling for two pianos and tape.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*

Korean American Students of Smith

Lecture Series in Korean Studies
Saturday, February 15, 1997
Wright Hall Auditorium
10 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Bruce Cumings, Northwestern University, "U.S.-Korean Relations: Time to Bring the Troops Home?"
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Byung Chul Koh, University of Illinois at Chicago, "The Korean Cold War: A Thaw or An Escalation?"
12:20 p.m.-2 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks
2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
Chungmoo Choi, University of California, "Decolonization at the Margin"
3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
Laurel Kendall, Columbia University and curator Asian Ethnographic Collection, New York Museum of Natural History, "Who Speaks for Korean Shamans When Shamans Speak of the Nation?: Gender, Ritual and Nationalist Discourse in Korea"
4:10 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
Marilyn Rhie, Smith College, "Spirituality in Korean Art"
5:10 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
Dong-il Lee, Harvard University, "Contemporary Madang Theater in South Korea: Clash and Deconstruction Through Transformation from Han to Shin-Myong"
6:20 p.m.-7:20 p.m.
Reception by Green Street Café, Neilson Library Browsing Room
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dance, Davis Center Ballroom+
This event is open free to students and faculty of the Five Colleges. For others, the registration fee will be $10.
The program is sponsored in part by:
The Committee on Community Policy Ada Howe Kent Fund
Departments of Religion and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Student Government Association Lecture Fund
Dean of the Faculty
Office of the President

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Museum of Art, 585-2770. Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Noon to 8 p.m. Print Room hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., during exhibitions. Other hours by appointment.
Mojo Hand: Recent Work by Richard Yarde (1/16 through 3/16).
Still Life Photographs (1/21 through 3/22). Print Room.

Student Schedules

When you receive your course schedules, please check your course registration carefully and report any discrepancies to the registrar's office immediately. Five College registrations may not yet appear on your schedule. Once your Five College registration has been processed, you will receive notification in the mail. The course will appear on an updated copy of your schedule to be sent to you in March. Note that class times and instructors' names for Five College courses will not appear on your schedule.

Add/Drop Deadlines

The last day to add a course is February 14. Add/drop forms may be obtained in the registrar's office. This does not apply to Five College interchange courses for which February 7 was the deadline. The last day to drop courses is Friday, February 28.

Loving Carefully Week

February 10-14 is Loving Carefully Week -- a week dedicated to education about safer sex. Activities during this week will include the peer sexuality educators "selling" (technically giving out, but a donation is requested) latex-grams in the post office. They are heart-shaped cards that can be sent to the Five College student of your choice for Valentine's Day. There's a place to write a message and they include a condom, a dam or some Hershey's Kisses.
"Loving Carefully" Poster Contest: Win $200 and do a good deed at the same time! (Second prize is $50.) Design a poster for this year's contest. The poster should include a catchy graphic and/or picture and a positive safer sex message. The winning poster will be printed and distributed on campus next fall. (All entries become property of the Smith AIDS Education Committee). Entries should be submitted to Health Education/Health Services by February 26. Questions? Call Connie Peterson at ext. 2824.

Late Registration Fee

A late fee of $25 is charged for any petition to add or drop courses after the deadline. Please be sure to correct your registration by the appropriate deadlines.

1997-98 Theatre Space Requests

Anyone considering using space in the theatre building during 1997-98 should submit a request to the theatre department calendar committee and complete a facilities questionnaire before Friday, February 28.
The facilities questionnaire may be picked up in Sally Donohue's office, T205, in the theatre building. We are sorry we cannot consider requests for space after our deadline due to the advanced planning for our 1997-98 production season.

Reunion and Commencement

The deadline for entries in the reunion and commencement program and the reunion weekend program is March 14. All entries should be sent to the Alumnae Association, Alumnae Outreach. No entries will be accepted after March 14.
All campus space reservations for the period May 10-25 should be made through the Alumnae Association. Please submit all requests for space in writing to the Alumnae Association, Alumnae Outreach. Requests for campus space during this period may be made until May 9.

CDO Connections

Interested in becoming a CDO peer advisor? PA's lead workshops, provide library assistance, critique résumés and create CDO programs. Ten hours of training this semester will prepare you for an eight hour per week paid position during '97-98. Students from the classes of 2000 and 1999 as well as Ada Comstock Scholars are welcome to apply. Pick up an application at the CDO front desk. Deadline: February 24.

Smithsonian Institution Intern-ship Program for Fall 1997

The American Studies Program administers a fall semester program for Smith seniors and juniors at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is not limited to American studies majors; students majoring in art, history, sociology, anthropology, religion and economics are especially encouraged to apply. Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring any aspect of American culture are eligible to apply. The program provides a full semester of credit. For more information attend the February 11 meeting in Wright Hall common room at 5 p.m. or obtain an application form from the American Studies office, Wright Hall 12.

Reunion/Commencement Housing

The Alumnae Association is responsible for housing all students who receive permission to remain on campus following the end of the room and board contract on May 10 at 10 a.m. With the large number of alumnae returning for the reunion/commencement weekend, space for students who are not graduating seniors, but who wish to remain on campus beyond this date is extremely limited.
The Alumnae Association must pre-approve all students who request a room during this period. Graduating seniors do not need to request approval to stay on campus. All department heads as well as student organization leaders who had students approved to stay last year have been sent a "Request for Student Housing" form this week. Others who would like a form should call Suzanne Sullivan in Alumnae Outreach at ext. 2040. Forms are due back by Monday, March 3. Please note these are requests, not reservations for space, and will be considered on a space-available basis.

Scholarship for Graduate Study

Seniors are reminded that alumnae scholarship applications for full time, first-year graduate study in the United States or abroad are available in the Office of the Class Deans, College Hall 23. The deadline for applying is March 15.

Independent Study Abroad Deadline

March 1 is the deadline for submitting applications for independent study abroad. Students who wish to study outside the United States for the fall semester or academic year 1997-98 are required to submit the completed application to the Office for International Study for approval. All students who are eligible for financial aid for study abroad must meet the March deadline, even if they are planning to study abroad in the spring term of 1998.

Rally Day (February 19) is almost upon us!

For those unacquainted with it, the Rally Day Show is an evening of class skits that celebrate and/or poke fun at life at Smith. This year's show promises to be better than ever as there will be competitions for the best skit and for the class with the largest attendance at the show (yes, there will be prizes, too!). Anyone interested in helping out with organizing or publicizing the Rally Day Show or anyone interested in participating in her class's skit, please contact any of the following:
Amy Mauro, general co-chair: ext. 7245; amauro@sophia; Christi Wood, general co-chair: ext. 7262, cwood@smith; Gina Ko, publicity chair: ext. 5593, gko@smith; Heidi Ho, advertising chair: ext. 5688, sho@smith; Karin Hardiman, stage manager: ext. 6248, khardiman@sophia; Peach Pittenger, Ada class chair: ext. 6526, ppitteng@sophia; Emily Ferguson, '97 class chair: ext. 7478, eferguso@smith; Elaine Milardo, '98 class chair: ext. 7339, emilardo@sophia; Annisah Umrani, '99 class chair: ext. 6147, aumrani@smith; Sarah Trabucchi, '00 class chair, ext. 7242, strabucc@sophia.

SEMS Meeting

There will be an orientation and training session for anyone interested in joining the Smith College Emergency Medical Service this semester at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, in Seelye 101. Questions? Call Emily Singer at 587-9766.

Downhill Ski Days

Two downhill ski days are being planned. Come skiing or snowboard-ing, open to all abilities and all members of the Smith community. Van transportation limited to Smith students and others on a space-available basis. Saturday, February 22, to Stratton Mountain, Vermont (one and a half hours from Smith) Saturday, March 8, to Mount Snow, Vermont (one and a quarter hours from Smith). The trips are sponsored by the student affairs office and the Mount Snow trip is cosponsored with Rec Council. Details on the Stratton trip to follow in the next issue of AcaMedia.

People's Institute Child Care

Only those Smith families who have signed up for the Snow Day Program by filling out applications at the People's Institute are eligible to participate in the child care program that will be offered there during February and April school vacations. The charge for benefit-eligible Smith employees will be $10 per day. If you are already registered for the Snow Day Program and wish to sign up for the February program (which will not operate on Monday, February 17, because of the holiday), you must call Kathy Bowe, 584-8313, by February 10. People who have not already signed up for snow day care may call Lois Ducharme, acting child-care coordinator at Fort Hill, ext. 3290.

Smith Management Program Internships

Résumés and cover letters are currently being accepted for academic assistants and program assistants for the 1997 Smith Management Programs, concurrent summer residential executive education programs for women managers and professionals. Interns will be responsible for all aspects of preparation for the program, in-session coordination and post-program organization, including mailings, preparation of educational and classroom materials, classroom set-up, faculty/academic assistance, front desk/customer needs and information, hotel coordination and van service. Dates of employment are June 16 through August 29. Interns receive a stipend of $4,125 for the 11 weeks of work involved and lunches during the five weeks when the programs are in session. If you have a background in the areas of responsibility mentioned, a desire to work hard this summer and want to experience the rewards of being part of a team that plans and delivers executive education programs, come to the SMP office in Tilly Hall to pick up a job description. Deadline for résumé and cover letter submission is February 21, 1997.

Prize Competitions for 1997

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall Prize
This prize is awarded annually for an essay written within the current or the three preceding semesters in a regular history course taken at Smith College. Essays originally submitted in seminars, for special studies or as honors theses are not eligible. If an essay was written in response to a specific question or problem posed by an instructor, the stated assignment should be submitted along with the essay. All essays should indicate for which course and in which semester they were originally written and should be submitted to the Department of History, Wright Hall 13, by May 2, clearly identified as submissions for the Mendenhall Prize competition. A student may submit no more than one essay for the competition.
Jean Wilson Prize
This prize is to be awarded annually for a research paper done by a Smith College student within the current or the three preceding semesters in any 200- or 300- level history department course on a topic in British history. Papers should be submitted to the Department of History, Wright Hall 13, by May 2. A student may submit no more than one paper for the Jean Wilson Prize competition.
Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award
This travel award was established in 1979 by friends and former students. The income is to be awarded to a senior majoring in the history of art, with preference given to students interested in pursuing the study of classical art at the graduate level. Students wishing to apply should submit to the art department, Hillyer Hall, by March 3, a transcript and a written proposal describing the travel plans and budget for which the grant is to be used.
Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize
This prize was established in 1987 by family and friends in memory of Megan Hart Jones '88. The award will be made annually to an undergraduate for a judged work in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic arts or architecture. Students interested should submit their work to the art department, Hillyer Hall, by 4 p.m. on April 18.
Tryon Prize
The Smith College Museum of Art offers an annual prize of $500 for the best essay on a work or works of art in the museum's permanent collection. The essay need not have been prepared for a course assignment. This prize is funded initially by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and competition is open to all Smith undergraduates and those undergraduate students from the Five Colleges who have taken a Smith art course. The prize is named for Dwight W. Tryon, painter, benefactor of the museum and professor of art at Smith College from 1886 to 1923. Essays should be submitted to Nancy Rich, Museum, by April 11. Questions regarding this prize should be directed to Nancy Rich, extension 2760.
Amey Randall Brown Prize
This botany prize was established in memory of Amey Randall Brown by Mabel Brown 1887 and will be awarded this year for the best essay submitted in any area of the plant sciences. Competition is open to any undergraduate who has not previously won the prize. A first prize of $200 and a second prize of $150 will be awarded. Further details may be obtained from John Burk, Department of Biological Sciences, Clark Science Center.
John Everett Brady Prize
This prize is awarded for excellence in Latin and is open to all classes. The award for 1996-97 will be made on the basis of an examination in the translation of Latin at sight. Examination to be held April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Hall 200. Students interested in this prize should see Scott Bradbury, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures.
Alice Hubbard Derby Prize
This prize is awarded to a member of the junior or senior class currently studying Greek who exhibits the best performance on an examination in Greek at sight. Examination to be held April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Hall 200. Interested students should see Thalia Pandiri, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures.
English Department Prizes
Typewritten manuscripts for these prizes must be submitted in person to Barbara Kozash in the English department office, Wright Hall 101, by Monday, March 31. Entries should be signed with an assumed name. Material that has appeared in student publications is eligible for most prizes.
Elizabeth Babcock Poetry Prize for the best poem by an undergraduate. Competition is not open to those who have already won the prize, nor may the poem have been printed previously.
Ethel Olin Corbin Prize for the best original poem (preferably blank verse, sonnet or ballad) or informal essay by an undergraduate.
Ruth Forbes Eliot Prize for the best poem submitted by a freshman or sophomore.
Rosemary Thomas Poetry Prize for the best poem or group of poems.
Elizabeth Drew Fiction Prize for the best fiction written by an undergraduate.
Elizabeth Drew Essay Prize for the best classroom essay on a literary subject submitted by an undergraduate to a class taught by a member of the English department.
Elizabeth Drew Memorial Prizes
a. for the best honors thesis in English
b. for the best essay on a literary subject submitted by a freshman
Eleanor Cederstrom Prize for the best poem by an undergraduate written in a traditional verse form.
Helen Kate Furness Prize for the best essay on a Shakespearean theme prepared in courses or seminars and recommended by the instructors of such courses or seminars. Honors theses not eligible.
James T. and Ellen M. Hatfield Memorial Prize to a senior majoring in English for the best short story.
Mary Augusta Jordan Prize given by the Alumnae
Association to a senior for the most original piece of literary work in prose or verse composed by her at any period of her undergraduate course in Smith College. No restriction is made as to subject, style or length; the composition may have formed part of the course requirements or already have been printed.
Mrs. Montagu Prize for the best essay on a literary subject concerning women.
Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize for excellence in writing fiction and non-fiction prose.
Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize for the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate.
Emogene Mahoney Memorial Prize for the best essay on a literary subject written by a first-year student and for the best honors thesis.
Norma M. Leas Memorial Prize to a graduating English major for excellence in written English.
Samuel Bowles Prizes
These three prizes are awarded to majors graduating in 1997 for the most distinguished papers in anthropology, economics and sociology. Before submitting a paper, the student should inquire about expectations from a representative of the appropriate department, Elizabeth Hopkins (anthropology), Mahnaz Mahdavi (economics) or Richard Fantasia (sociology). Submissions are due by the last day of classes.
Michele Cantarella Memorial "Dante Prize"
Established in 1988 by family, colleagues, friends and former students, this prize is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Italian Language and Literature to a Smith College senior for the best essay on any aspect of The Divine Comedy. Entries must be submitted by May 9 at 4 p.m. to Beth Marshall, foreign language office, Hatfield Hall.
Sarah H. Hamilton Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded for an essay on music. The essay may be a paper previously submitted for a course assignment and should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Any undergraduate may submit an essay to the secretary of the music department, Sage Hall 101, by April 21. It must be signed with a fictitious name and accompanied by an envelope containing the real name of the competitor.
Settie Lehman Fatman Prizes
Students enrolled in intermediate and advanced music composition courses are eligible to compete for these prizes, one for a composition in extended form, the other for a composition in a small form. Compositions should be submitted to the secretary of the music department, Sage Hall 101, by April 21.
Carillon Composition Prize
The Carlile Prize Fund, established in memory of Dorothea Carlile '22, offers two prizes annually, one for the best original composition for carillon and one for the best transcription for carillon. The competition is open to all students. Entries must be submitted by April 21 to the secretary of the music department, Sage Hall 101.
Religion Department Prizes
Typewritten essays for these prizes must be submitted to the secretary of the religion department, Wright Hall 102, by April 18. A student competing for these prizes should submit her essay under an assumed name. A sealed envelope containing her own name should accompany the essay.
Henry Lewis Foote Memorial Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject in the field of biblical studies suggested by a course in the religion department and written by an undergraduate candidate for the Smith College degree.
James Gardner Buttrick Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject in the field of studies in religion suggested by a course in that department and written by an undergraduate student for the Smith College degree.
Jochanan H.A. Wijnhoven Prize for the best essay on a subject in the area of Jewish religious thought written for a course in the religion department or the Program in Jewish Studies by a Smith College undergraduate.
Denis Johnston Prize
The Denis Johnston Prize for Creative Writing in the Dramatic Media is an annual prize to be awarded jointly by the Smith College Departments of English and Theatre to a current undergraduate at any of the Five Colleges. Manuscripts, which may be of any length, can be submitted to the Denis Johnston Prize Committee, Theatre Building T205, Smith College. Any unpublished script is eligible. Please submit three copies of each manuscript that is to be considered for this award, along with a self-addressed envelope (for returning scripts) with an address that will be appropriate after June 1, 1997. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 1.
Jeanne McFarland and Valeria Dean Burgess Stevens Prizes
The Jeanne McFarland and Valeria Dean Burgess Stevens Prizes in women's studies are awarded annually by the Project on Women and Social Change and the Women's Studies Program for excellent work in women's studies. Manuscripts on the lives and experiences of women may be of any length and may have previously been submitted for courses. Students or faculty may submit papers to Lisa Norris, Seelye Hall 207b, by May 2 at 4 p.m.. Each student may submit no more than one paper for consideration in any given year. Students should be aware that the papers will be read and evaluated by a multidisciplinary committee, the members of which will not necessarily be aware of the context in which the paper was originally presented. Detailed guidelines for submitting papers are available at the Women's Studies office in Seelye Hall 207b. For information call Lisa Norris (extension 3390) or Elizabeth Harries (extension 3312).
Eleanor Flexner Prize
This prize is awarded for the best piece of work by a Smith undergraduate using the Sophia Smith Collection and the Smith College Archives and is administered by the American Studies Committee. Students interested should submit papers no later than the final day of classes in the second semester to Barbara Day, secretary of the American Studies Program, Wright Hall 12.
Nancy Boyd Gardner Prize
This prize is awarded annually for a single outstanding paper or other project in American Studies by a Smithsonian intern or American Studies major. Students interested should submit papers no later than the final day of classes in the second semester to Barbara Day, secretary of the American Studies program, Wright Hall 12.
Gladys Lampert and Edward Beenstock Prize
This prize is awarded for the best honors thesis in American studies or American history. Interested students should submit their thesis no later than the final day of classes to either Barbara Day, secretary of the American studies department, Wright Hall 12, or Lyn Minnich, secretary of the history department, Wright Hall 13.
David Burres Memorial Law Prize
This award was established in 1985 by the widow (Professor Helen Searing), family and friends of Attorney Burres, who in his lifetime encouraged the entry of women into the legal profession. The income, to be used for first-year tuition, is to be awarded annually to a graduating senior or an alumna who has been accepted to law school (entrance may be deferred; the prize will be held until needed). Preference is given to students aspiring to practice law in the public interest rather than for private gain, in memory of Attorney Burres's work for the disenfranchised and in the area of civil liberties. Need is a factor, but the prize is not restricted to students on financial aid. Applicants should submit a statement of professional intentions, along with a statement of whether and where they have been accepted for law school and whether they will be receiving financial aid. All materials must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of the College, College Hall 21, by April 21.
Barbara Jordan Award for Study of Law
This prize was established in 1989 to encourage African-American women to undertake careers in law and public policy, after the example of Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936­1996). Students and alumnae can compete, provided they have at least applied for admission to a law school or a graduate program in public policy. The prize funds may be used to help prepare for admission (e.g., for LSAT coaching, for application costs, internships, travel to interviews) or they may be applied toward academic loan-forgiveness. The funds may also be held for later use to help meet the costs of tuition and books. Applicants should submit evidence they have been or are likely to be accepted into a school of law or a graduate program of public policy, along with a statement of professional intentions and career plans. They should also include some description of how they would use the prize money. All materials must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of the College, College Hall 21, by April 4.
Ruth Dietrich Tuttle Prize
This prize was established in 1985 to encourage further study, travel and/or research in the areas of international relations, race relations or peace studies. The prize in the amount of $1500 is for use at any time through the next academic year. Undergraduate students of any nationality who have done substantial academic work or have had relevant experience in any of these areas are eligible. Applications are available in the Office of the Dean of the College, College Hall 21, and must be submitted to that office by April 4.
Multicultural Award
This award, established in 1992, is given jointly by the Office of the President and the Office of Minority Affairs to the student who has contributed the most to promoting diversity and understanding of multiculturalism within the Smith College community. Interested seniors should contact the Assistant Dean for Minority Affairs, extension 4945, for information regarding application. All application materials must be filed in the Office of Minority Affairs, College Hall 24, by April 14.

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