News for the Smith College Community | March 27, 1997

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An Invitation to Future Smithies

The college admission process can be exciting but also overwhelming -- so what better place to start than close to home? On Thursday, April 3, the Office of Admission will again be sponsoring College Preview Day, an opportunity for girls who are juniors in high school to take a close-up look at Smith. Susan Lewandowski, associate director of admission and the event's coordinator, invites all 11th-grade daughters of faculty, staff and other members of the Smith community to take part.
As in the past, a variety of programs and activities are scheduled throughout the day. These include a welcome address by Dean Maureen Mahoney; sample classes taught by Yvonne Daniel, Ann Leone, Pat Skarda and Greg White; lunch in student houses, talks, tours and entertainment by the Smiffenpoofs.
Afternoon workshops led by admission officials will address a range of topics that are timely for the college-bound. Nanci Tessier will offer a question and answer session on the application and selection process; Jennifer Desjarlais will provide tips on essay writing and Susan Lewandowski and Joyce Rauch will help keep peace around the dinner table with a session on how parents and students can live with each other during the sometimes stressful college search.
Parents are also invited to attend College Preview Day, and several events are designed just for them, such as a lunch at the Alumnae House and a session on financing a Smith education, conducted by Ann Playe, assistant director of financial aid and admission.
According to Lewandowski, approximately 200 prospective Smithies from throughout New England and the Middle Atlantic States are expected to flock to campus for the festivities. She urges current students to be helpful and, especially, to seek out and chat with the guests during lunch.
Lewandowski is eager to have faculty and staff daughters join the visitors, and she notes that even young women who have grown up in the shadow of the Grécourt Gates may see a new side of Smith on April 3. Registration for College Preview Day will begin at 9 a.m. in Alumnae House, and the program will conclude about 4 p.m. Interested parents and students should reserve a space by March 31. Contact Marilyn Ryan in the Office of Admission at extension 2512.

Tobacco Road Closed

The Smith College board of trustees voted at its recent meeting to direct its money managers to divest the college's endowment of tobacco investments.
The vote came as a result of a recommendation from the college's investor responsibility committee that such a divestiture occur. Members of the committee, which met a number of times over several months to discuss the issues related to such a move, include Smith trustees as well as faculty, staff and students.
The recommendation was based on the committee's belief that "tobacco products are injurious to health, and some major companies are targeting young women as continued or potential consumers," said Ned Zimmerman, a trustee and chairman of the investor responsibility committee.
A small percentage, approximately three-tenths of one percent or about $1.9 million, of the college's overall investment portfolio is currently invested in tobacco stocks, says Jonathan Lovell, director of budget and investments.
Douglas Cogan, a spokesman for the Investor Responsibility Research Center, which tracks stockholder issues, says he believes that only a few other educational institutions have taken steps to divest tobacco stocks in recent years; among them are Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Wayne State universities and Pomona College.

Meet the Prez

Presidential open hours for students will be held on Wednesday, April 2; Thursday, April 10; Wednesday, April 16; Monday, April 21; and Monday, April 28. All sessions will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Office of the President, College Hall 20.
President Simmons will meet with employees on Thursday, April 10, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., also in College Hall 20.
These open hours offer an opportunity to chat informally and individually with the president. No appointments are necessary, and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Middle Age Spread?

by Kate Drake '99
If you think heraldry and armor are things of the past, you'll have to think again. Right here on the Smith campus, the ideas, events and celebrations of medieval times are being vigorously promoted by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The Five College SCA, founded in the early 1990s at Hampshire College, moved to Smith about three years ago.
What does this medieval group do? According to Five College SCA member Shana Worthen '97, it's "an educationally oriented group that frequently holds informational demos on aspects of the Middle Ages everywhere from elementary schools to historical museums."
The group also goes on three to four trips each semester; for instance, this term they will venture forth to the Baronial Birthday of Bergental (western Massachusetts), the East Kingdom Coronation and the Spring Feast of Simple Fare, an "amazing food event down in Norwich, Connecticut," says Worthen, who loves costumes. "Coming back after a day at an event can be amusing," she says. "By that time, we've forgotten that we're wearing medieval-style clothing and when we stop at a fast food place en route to Smith, it always takes me several minutes to figure out why everyone is looking at us oddly."
If these events sound intriguingly different to you from those of any other group on campus, perhaps you want to know more about this club. The international SCA, which has been around for about 35 years, is divided into kingdoms. The Five College SCA is in the East Kingdom, which includes New England, Nova Scotia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The next division includes the baronies, governed by a baron and baroness. There are two possible subdivisions of a barony: a "shire" and a "college." Shires are small groups not at collegiate locations, whereas colleges are on the campus of actual colleges and universities.
Okay, so maybe this isn't too complicated, but what does Worthen mean when she says the group based out of Smith is trying to found a Five College College? She explains that they're forming an SCA college, made up of people from all five colleges in the Valley that will be called the College of the Sinking Lands, a nod to the fact that Hampshire was built on a swamp.
Aside from forming an SCA college, which requires having dues-paying members, officers and a registered name, the Five College SCA is also in the process of writing a charter to become an official group of Smith's SGA.
Sound like a lot of bureaucratic drudgery? Not so, say devoted members like Jenny Craig '97. Craig became interested in the SCA when she attended Renaissance fairs in Texas. She says, "I guess I've always liked the Middle Ages, but I also rejoice in the company of the other people who have a belief in standards of courtesy and chivalry and who create so much. How many people do you know who are masters at archery and fencing, make their own clothing, are able to prepare a feast for 150 people, write calligraphy like old-time scribes and sing a variety of lovely songs?"
Probably not many, but to be a member of the SCA you don't have to have medieval experience. Half the fun is learning all of the different activities, and according to Worthen, "There are so many different things for so many different interests." Some members say they've joined SCA to socialize; others are involved for academic reasons. Worthen, for example, is a medieval studies major.
Among the activities are workshops on everything from embroidery to personal development. If a world of kings and queens, Renaissance fairs and personal pirate ships appeals to you, contact Brenda Lundt, president, at ext. 4441 or

Ergo Argot

Bifocal and trifocal wearers have to pay particular attention to the placement of their monitors. These folks often unknowingly tilt their heads backwards so they can read the screen through the lower portion of their glasses. This can sometimes lead to neck, shoulder and back discomfort. Potential solutions include either lowering the computer monitor or purchasing glasses designed specifically for working at the computer.
Questions or comments for ergonomics committee members? You can send them e-mail at

Attention Windows Users

Information Systems announces a new terminal emulation package for Windows users. Because Windows users have been experiencing problems with WinQVT Terminal and Kermit, Information Systems will support a new terminal emulation package, PowerTerm. Terminal emulation software makes your PC imitate a dumb terminal. In other words, it allows you to log in to remote hosts like Sophia and AIS from the on-campus network or when dialing in from home. PowerTerm corrects the problems with WinQVT Terminal and Kermit.
There will be four PowerTerm overview sessions in Stoddard Auditorium. Their dates and times are listed below. At these sessions, you will see a demonstration of PowerTerm, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive instructions for installing and using PowerTerm. If you miss these sessions, you can find instructions for installing and using PowerTerm in the Computer Information Center in Seelye Basement and on-line at
For licensing reasons, WinQVT Terminal will no longer be available after July 1. So please make plans to attend one of the following sessions: April 1 (noon-1 p.m.); April 2, (4-5 p.m.); April 3 (4-5 p.m.) or April 4 (noon-1 p.m.)

As the Century Turns

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the U.S. Naval Observatory, the Encyclopaedia Brittanica and Webster's Third International Dictionary all agree that the 21st century will begin on January 1, 2001. But, were he still here, Laurenus Clark Seelye, Smith's first president, would disagree.
As chronicled in a recent piece by columnist Richard E. Mooney, the issue of when a century begins was settled satisfactorily and, most hoped once and for all, in the waning years of the 19th century when Pope Leo XIII, Czar Nicholas II, President Charles William Eliot of Harvard and The New York Times, among others, all agreed that the 20th century would begin on January 1, 1901.
But when he had an opportunity to weigh in on a century-change more than 100 years ago, Seelye and Kaiser Wilhelm reportedly disagreed with virtually everyone else; they maintained that the 20th century would begin on January 1, 1900.
Apparently their view was pursuasive for many. Although they were in the minority 100 years ago, as the next century rolls around, there are millions -- maybe even billions -- of people around the world, according to Mooney, who believe that January 1, 2000, will begin the next millennium. "The self-anointed Millennium Society plans celebrations at midnight in each of the 24 time zones, and the biggest of all at the Great Pyramid of Cheops outside Cairo," reports Mooney. No party at Smith, though; the college is not in session January 1 in any millennium!

Save the (New) Date

The All-College Picnic, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, will now be held on Tuesday, June 17. The 18th will serve as the rain date, if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate.

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Bibliophile on Board

Martin Antonetti joined the staff of the Smith College Libraries on February 12 as curator of rare books. Antonetti was most recently chief librarian and director of the Grolier Club of New York, the country's oldest and most active organization for bibliophiles. Prior to that, he was special collections librarian and, for a time, acting director of the Mills College Library in Oakland, California.
At Mills, he also taught in the graduate program in book arts and founded the Mills College Center for the Book to promote interest in the art and history of the book. For the past 12 years, he has been associated with a noted summer program, the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, first as assistant director and then as a member of the faculty.
Antonetti has a distinguished record of publications and lectures and has curated more than 70 exhibitions on contemporary and antiquarian books. He is very active in professional societies in the rare book and related fields. His academic background is in ancient history, classics and library science; he has degrees from Columbia University and Western Kentucky University, and he did further study at the University of Oregon, Loyola University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary's College in Rome, Italy.
Although Antonetti has lived most recently in New York and San Francisco, he is not expecting to suffer culture deprivation here. Northampton's "amazingly vital civic life" appeals to him as does the multiplicity of cultural events and the area's growing reputation as a center for books, book arts and antiquarian books.
As to his new position, Antonetti says he feels "a certain sense of honor at having been chosen to succeed Ruth Mortimer as curator-she was known to everyone in the rare book world as a distinguished scholar and librarian, and she brought the Smith collection to prominence."
Ruth Mortimer served as curator of rare books at Smith from 1975 until her death in early 1994. Smith's rare book room is named in her honor.
For now, Antonetti says he is content to build on what Mortimer has achieved, "developing the collection both as a teaching tool and a research collection," and also continuing to make the collection more visible nationally.

Up Close and Personnel

New Hires
Susan Barker, administrative assistant, libraries; Alisa Geller, area coordinator, student affairs; Alissa Leiser, music teacher, music department; Wendy Martinez, receptionist, admission; Laura Matta, clerical assistant, Human Resources; Claire Morris, department assistant, psychology; Belinda Rosin, disability services coordinator, institutional diversity
Donna Betancourt, teacher of self defense, exercise and sport studies; Donald Blair, cabinet shop journeyman/furniture repairman, Physical Plant; Grace Karpinski, housekeeper, Residence & Dining Services; Tawnya Tiskus-Kelly, systems coordinator, Human Resources; Clodagh Kosior, teacher's aide, infant toddler program; Yasmin Ortiz, administrative assistant, School for Social Work

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Monday, March 31

Religious activity: Christian spirituality study/discussion group. Topic: Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle. Lunch served.
noon, Bodman lounge, Chapel
Informational meeting: SGA infomercial. Learn about opportunities for first-year class officers, campus-wide senators and available fill-in positions. Free pizza lunch. Sign-ups to run in the upcoming elections begin here.
noon, Neilson Browsing Room
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 résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO Workshop: Writing Your First Résumé.
2:45 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO Workshop: How to Find a Summer Job or Internship.
3 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Lecture: "Evidence from Follow-up Studies and Case-Control Studies that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer," by Dr. Mitchell H. Gail, head of the epidemiological methods section, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Dickinson Lecture and the Department of Mathematics. Tea in Seelye 207 at 4 p.m..
4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*
Presentation of the major: American Studies Program.
4-5 p.m., Wright common room
Meeting: Amnesty International.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 105
Performance: Cooking in the Dark with Debbie, a one-act play by S. Falon Woll.
7 p.m., T.V. Studio, Mendenhall CPA*
Lecture: "Dr. Whoopie Answers All." Explicit answers to your explicit questions. Free latex goodie bags for all. Cosponsored by PSE. Part of Women's Wellness Week 1997.
7 p.m., Seelye 110.
Meeting: PIRG
7-9 p.m., Dewey common room

Tuesday, April 1

Special event: Smith College Print Workshop with artist Lesley Dill and printer Peter Pettengill. Stop by to see the artist and printer at work. An editioned photogravure and silkscreened prints on fabric will be produced.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hillyer 17*
Informational meeting for prospective peer advisors for incoming Adas. No commitment needed yet; just come learn more.
noon, Neilson Browsing Room
Religious activity: Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in parish house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome.
noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street
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
Lacrosse v. Wesleyan
4 p.m., athletic fields*
Softball v. Trinity
4 p.m., athletic fields*
Presentation of the major: geology.
4:15 p.m., Burton 101
Presentation of the major: religion.
5-6:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room
Meeting: Study group to discuss and experience the spiritual insights of "The Celestine Prophecy." All welcome.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Concert: WOZQ Spring Concert. WOZQ 91.9 FM presents Sub Pop bands Red Red Meat and Papas Fritas. $5.
7 p.m., Davis ballroom*+
Meeting: Senate. All welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Film: Not Without My Daughter (1990; Sally Field). Weekly film showing for GOV347: Seminar in International Relations, but open to all.
7 p.m., Stoddard auditorium
CDO workshop: How to Prepare for a Successful Interview.
7 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO open hours
7-9 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Workshop: Female figure-drawing session. Free. Sponsored by Art Resources Committee. Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker welcome. Questions? Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer 18
Lecture: Blakeslee Lecture: "What, If Anything, Exploded in the Cambrian?" by Andrew H. Knoll, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. Sponsored by Smith Sigma Xi. 585-3944.
7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium 103*
Lecture: "Becoming Lighthearted: Managing Stress Through Humor," by Izzy Gesell. A lighthearted but practical look at how humor works, how to expand the use of humor on a daily basis and how gender affects humor outlook. Part of Women's Wellness Week 1997.
7:30-9 p.m., Wright common room
CDO résumé critiques by peer advisors.
8:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO self-exploration workshop: Learn about the tools and strategies necessary for starting your career/job/internship search.
8:15 p.m., CDO. Drew Hall

Wednesday, April 2

Special event: Women's Health Fair. Students, staff and faculty can learn more about enhancing their health through this fun and informative event. Health Service will be offering a variety of exhibits, screenings and stress-reduction activities. Highlights include a 12:10 p.m. discussion with Barbara Reinhold on "Staying Vital in School and Work," blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, mini-massages and relaxation techniques. Register for door prizes from local businesses.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room


Special event: Smith College Print Workshop (See 4/1 listing.)
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hillyer 17*
Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch served.
noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Presentation of the major: computer science. Lunch provided.
12:10 p.m., McConnell foyer.
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
CDO résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Special event: German studies social. Kaffeestunde. für alle, die sich ein bisschen auf deutsch unterhalten möchten.
4:15-5:30 p.m., Wright common room
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Workshop: Male figure-drawing session. Free. Sponsored by Art Resources Committee. Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker welcome. Questions? Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer 18
Film: Free For All. Democracy comes to the village, and "The Prisoner" runs for office. Optional for students in HST254b: Nineteenth-Century Thought, and open to all.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*
Meeting: Smith College Collective (Film Club).
7:30 p.m., Nonprint Resource Center C103
Panel Discussion: "Texaco in Ecuador, The Indigenous Struggle for Survival." Sponsored by the political ecology class.
7:30 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*
Concert: Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Horia Mihail, piano. Two outstanding Romanian artists with music by Rachmaninoff, Shostakovitch, Fauré, Ginastera, Cassado. Sponsored by the Ernst Wallfisch Scholarship Memorial Fund.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*
Meeting: Hot Fudge Sundaes With Peer Health Educators. Have you thought about joining one of the health education groups on campus? Come eat hot fudge sundaes and listen to the coordinators and peer health educators talk about what their group does and how you can become a part of that. Here's your chance to join: Eating Disorders Task Force; Alcohol Awareness Panel; Peer Sexuality Educators; Eating TLC. Questions? Call Jen at ext. 5592
9 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room
Special Event: Ballroom dancing lessons.
9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Thursday, April 3

Vendor Sale: vintage clothing. Sponsored by Ceramics Club.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gamut*
Special event: Computer Expo. Vendors from several computer companies will be available to answer questions and demonstrate equipment and software.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Luncheon meeting: "The Art of Devotion: A Memorable Exhibition In the Rijksmuseum," by Hendrik W. van Os, director emeritus of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and author of the book accompanying the exhibition. Dr. van Os held the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professorship in the Renaissance in fall 1987. 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. Veggie food catered by Fire and Water Café. All welcome.
Questions or RSVP to the Kosher Kitchen at ext. 5074.
noon, Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Workshop: Meditation Session for Stress Reduction. Part of Human Resources' Training and Development Program. Registration required. Questions? Call Kathleen Chatwood at ext. 2263.
noon, Dewey common room
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: Promoting Healthy Weight Loss through Hypnosis. Part of Human Resources' Training and Development Program. Registration required. Questions? Call Kathleen Chatwood at Ext. 2263.
1 p.m., Dewey common room
CDO workshop: Job Searching and Surfing on the Internet.
4:30-6 p.m., Seelye B-3
Lacrosse v. Elms
5 p.m., athletic fields*
Meeting: Second open forum to discuss Residence Life Proposal. Focus on flexibility in dining; also revisions to Residence Life Proposal.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 101
Meeting: Newman Association
6:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge
Lecture: Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences Alum Career and Grad School Panel. Participants include: Michele Babione HC '85F, naturalist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife; Jen Christiansen SC '95, science illustrator, Scientific American; Kristian Demary, MHC '95, grad student, Boston University marine program; Dillon Scott, UMass GS, Mass Coastal Zone, Management; Cynthia Suchman AC '90, grad student, URI School of Oceanography and Julie Yates SC '91, teacher, St. Paul's. 585-3799.
7:30 p.m., Room 5, Pratt Museum, Amherst College*
Lecture: Massage workshop with Marcia Wolff, licensed massage therapist. Learn how massage can help increase body awareness, relieve stress and help people learn to relax. Part of Women's Wellness Week 1997.
7:30-8:30 p.m., Wright Hall common room
Special event: Jennifer Larson's Senior Art Show reception.
8 p.m., Hillyer Gallery, first floor*
Film: Emma. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Seelye 106

Friday, April 4

Special event: Recycling Information Table. A chance for students or staff to ask questions of the Five College recycling coordinator.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mailroom lobby
Vendor Sale: vintage clothing. Sponsored by Ceramics Club.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gamut*
ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Softball v. Clark
3 p.m., athletic fields*
Presentation of the minor: film studies.
4 p.m., Seelye 106
Special event: Singing )ut for Unity: Poetry Reading, Tea and Discussion. The power and magic of language in the promotion of justice. Special Guest: Ruth Forman, young writer and filmmaker awarded the Barnard New Women Poets Prize for her book, We Are The Young Magicians. Part of Race Uni-Tea, a series of performances and tea-time discussions to encourage race unity. Sponsored by the Smith Baha'i Club and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
4 p.m., Alumae House living room*
Special event: Green Tara Meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan, Tibetan Buddhist Lama from the Buddhist Learning Center in Washington, New Jersey. Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Department of Religion (Ada Howe Kent Program).
4:15-5:15 p.m., Dewey common room*
Lecture: "Nurse-Midwifery Discussion and Tea." Amy Metzger, CNM, and Pamela Drexler-Lopez, CNM, from Hampshire Ob/Gyn Associates will discuss what nurse-midwifery is and how it affects women's health. Tea and cookies served. Part of Women's Wellness Week 1997.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Hall common 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
Films: The Monkey King Looks West and The Decline of Western Civilization. Sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
7 and 9:30 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium
Meeting: Keystone. All welcome for discussion, praise and prayer. Leave your work behind; have fun with other Christians on campus.
7 p.m., Dewey common room
Meeting: Smith Christian Fellowship. Come sing, pray and chat.
7-9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Concert: BSA Concert. Information? Call ext. 7500.
8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*+
Performance: Kara Morin '92 will have her play Spirits from the Commonplace read as part of the 1997 Smith College Theatre Department New Play Reading Series.
7:30 p.m., Sage Recital Hall*
Special event: Joint LBA/Class of 2000 Spring Weekend Jam (dance). $3­$5.
9 p.m., Davis ballroom+

Saturday, April 5

Crew v. Amherst/Bates/Middlebury
9 a.m., Connecticut River*
Tennis v. Trenton State/Skidmore
tba, athletic fields*
Concert: Spring A Cappella Jam. Smith groups and their guest groups.
1-3:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*
Concert: Formal Senior Recital. Elizabeth Kim '97, violin, and Maria Castillo '97, piano. Works by Tchaikowsky, Mozart, Chopin, Berlioz.
3:30 p.m., Sage Recital Hall*
Concert: Brahms Abend/All Brahms Concert. Chamber music concert with Guilaine Senecal '99, soprano; Tessa Petersen, violin; Philipp Naegele, viola; Natalia Khoma, cello; John Van Buskirk, piano.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*
Spring Weekend Ball
9 p.m., Davis ballroom+

Sunday, April 6

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: Ecumenical Christian Church morning worship. Coffee hour follows. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Alumnae House living room*
Discussion group: "The Problem with the Word: Christianity and Sexuality." Questions? Call Abby Rupp at ext. 4828 or Betty Stookey at (617) 576-6590.
12:30-2:30, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
CDO résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m.-3:15 p.m., CDO group room, Drew Hall
CDO open hours
1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO workshop: Job Search for Seniors.
1:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Films: The Monkey King Looks West and The Decline of Western Civilization. Sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
2 and 4:30 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium
CDO workshop: How to Find a Summer Job or Internship.
2:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Special event: A Gallery of Readers. Janet Aalfs and Sarah Browning read from their work.
4-6 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass. Informal dinner follows. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Alumnae House living room*

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"With Liberty and Judgment for All: A Selection of 20th Century American Photographs." Arranged by Leslie Ivie (Smith) and Raven Manocchio (Hampshire). An interactive show exploring the relationships between art, audience and museum display, with two installations. The first installation opens on Tuesday April 15; the second opens on Saturday, April 26 and closes Sunday, May 4.
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.
Paper Bound: A Showcase of Contemporary Papermakers & Bookbinders. Exhibition of 21 unique bookbindings for "Paper: A Collection of Samples from Hand Papermills in the United States" by members of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization of bookbinders, printers and other book and paper artists. (4/4­6/15) Sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room.
Neilson Library. 585-2907. Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-midnight, Friday 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-midnight.
Jennifer Larson's Senior Art Show (4/1-4/7). See 4/3 listing for reception. First Floor, Hillyer Hall.

Chapel Sanctuary Renovations

The sanctuary of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel is under renovation until April 11. Sunday morning services and Sunday afternoon masses will be held in the Alumnae House at the corner of Elm Street and Bedford Terrace. All activities scheduled for the Bodman Religious Center downstairs will proceed without interruption.


Information concerning scheduled and self-scheduled examinations is posted in the houses and on official bulletin boards in Clarke Science Center, Seelye, Wright and in the registrar's office. Students should check this schedule carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar immediately. The examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

Grading Option Deadline

The last day to change the grading option in a course is Friday, April 4. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 graded credits for the semester.

Registration For Fall '97

The fall advising and registration period will extend over a two-week period, April 7-18. Registration materials will be mailed to students at their campus mailboxes on Friday, April 4. Students and advisers should plan to meet during the week of April 7. Students are required to submit their registration forms to the registrar's office on specific days during the week of April 14. Registration days will be scheduled according to class standing for the fall semester. The schedule will be published in the registration instructions contained in the registration packet.

Senior Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Juliet Evans Nelson awards is Friday, April 4. Current juniors, seniors and Ada Comstock Scholars are eligible to nominate any graduating senior who, by her integrity, enthusiasm and leadership, has demonstrated a commitment to campus life and the enrichment of the college. Students should have received nomination forms in their mailboxes the week of March 10. Please return completed forms to Box 7492 no later than April 4. Questions or need an extra form? Call Joanna at ext. 7319.

Volunteers Needed

Want to spread the good word about Smith? Student callers needed for Admission Phonathon to contact students who have received offers of admission from Smith and to help with their questions and concerns. Phonathons take place on April 7, 9 and 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Office of Admission, 7 College Lane. Information and to sign up, call Deb Shaver at ext. 2523.

EDC 345/346 Preregistration

Preregistration meeting for EDC 345/346 on Tuesday, April 8, 5 p.m., Gill Hall library. Students planning to practice teach at the elementary or secondary level should attend this preregistration meeting.

Sunnyside Openings

Smith Child Care Center at Sunnyside is now accepting applications for fall enrollment. We offer an enriching, developmentally based preschool program for ages 18 months to 6 years. Full and half days available. Call Debra Horton at 585-2293 for more information.

Comet Viewing

The Astronomy Department will hold a comet-viewing session at the McConnell Roof Observatory, providing both naked-eye and telescopic views of Comet Hale-Bopp, one of the brightest comets of the century. Comet viewing is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, April 2, from 7-9 p.m. If it is cloudy, the session will be rescheduled for Thursday, April 3, at the same time. See the astronomy department home page on the World Wide Web for more information.

Free Smith Posters!

The Office of College Relations has a limited supply of Smith posters available free of charge to seniors. The posters were created by the college's design staff for the promotion of various Smith events held during the last few years. Seniors are invited to visit Garrison Hall weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up a memento.

2020 Contest Deadline

Entries should be a representation of Smith in 2020 in writing, art, music or any other medium. First prizes in student, faculty or staff categories will be $2020; other prizes, too! Submit by 4:30 p.m., April 4, Office of College Relations, Garrison Hall.

Employer Connections

April 2 CDO Deadlines: Braxton Associates, Boston, seek business analyst; résumé referral. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance seeks entry level programmers; interview at Mount Holyoke in mid-April. Harvard University School of Arts and Sciences; assorted research and assistant positions. Interview at Mount Holyoke on April 28. Information available on the second floor of the CDO.
The Media and Communications Career Connection. The CDO has received job and internship descriptions from the following companies. More information is available on the second floor of the CDO. Résumés and cover letters are due at the CDO by April 4.
Full Time Positions: McCann-Erickson, NYC; New Jersey Monthly, Morristown, N.J.; Roni Weisberg Productions, Los Angeles, CA; U.S.A. Networks, Los Angeles, CA; J. Walter Thompson, NY; William Morris Agency, NYC; and WPKX-SFX Broadcasting, Springfield.
Internships: CBS News, NY; Chocolatier Magazine, NYC; City Arts, public relations intern, NYC; Civilization Magazine, Washington, D.C.; Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Longwood Gardens, PA; Mji Broadcasting, NY; National Security/Natural Resources News Service, Washington, D.C.; Nike Communications, NYC: Phoenix Media/Communications, Boston; Science Report Radio, College Park, MD; Sussex Publishers (Spy, Psychology Today, Mother Earth News), NYC; and WRNX/WITT Radio, Amherst.

Open Campus Hosts

The Admission Office is looking for enthusiastic students to help out during Open Campus on April 17. All students recently admitted to Smith are invited to attend Open Campus and see if Smith is an appropriate college choice. You can help by volunteering to host someone overnight. All volunteer hosts must attend a meeting at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the Neilson Browsing room.
If you are interested, please come by the Office of Admission and fill out an Open Campus host form. Questions? Call Cecily Peterson at ext. 2508 or Saskia Munier at ext. 7732.

Help with Summer Study Tuition

The Smith Students' Aid Society (SSAS) has some funds available to help defray the cost of tuition only for summer study. Students must demonstrate academic necessity of study. Applications available in the class deans office and the Ada Comstock office. Application deadline: 4:30 p.m., April 15. Questions? Call Kathy Langworthy at ext. 2577.

Get Even!

Field Day, April 27.

April 2 Health Service Hours

On Wednesday, April 2, Health Service is sponsoring a Women's Health Fair from 10 a.m.­4 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing room. During those hours, there will be a nurse on duty to attend to immediate health needs, but no routine appointments will be scheduled. Health Service will resume normal business hours on Thursday, April 3.

$$$ for Summer in Israel

Students interested in summer study or internships in Israel may apply for stipends to support such projects. Applications for funding are available in the Office for International Study, College Hall 23, and are due April 15.

Reunion Dates

The Alumnae Association and college continue a Smith tradition with two reunion weekends. The traditional Reunion/Commencement Weekend will begin Thursday, May 15, with houses opening at 5 p.m., and conclude on Sunday, May 18 with Commencement. Reunion classes attending at this time are the 2nd (Class of 1995), 10th, 25th, 50th, 65th, 70th, 75th and 80th. The Alumnae Scholar Lecture events begin on Friday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee hour in Wright Hall common room.
The 5th, 15th, 20th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 55th and 60th classes will come to campus for reunion festivities beginning Thursday, May 22, with houses again opening at 5 p.m. Alumnae College opens on Friday, May 23, at 9 a.m. with lectures in Wright Hall Auditorium.
Both weekends will offer the traditional Alumnae Parade, service of remembrance, class dinners, Illumination, fun run and much more.
The Alumnae Association would like to congratulate the class of 1997 on its upcoming commencement and we look forward to seeing you in 1999 at your second-year reunion.

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