News for the Smith College Community | April 3, 1997

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The deadline for entries in the Smith 2020 Contest has been extended to April 11. Submissions should arrive in the Office of College Relations, Garrison Hall, by 4:30 p.m. There will be first prizes of $2,020 and second prizes of $202.0(0) in three categories: current students, faculty and staff (which includes all other employees), as well as a number of honorable mentions at $20.20. (Senior staff, judges, trustees and their families are not eligible to participate.) If you missed previous contest details in AcaMedia or if you have any questions, contact Ann Shanahan, ext. 2190, or e-mail ashanahan@ais

On the Luce in Asia

By now it's well known around campus that senior Joanna Slater has been named a Luce Scholar, but what no one yet knows -- including Slater, herself -- is where the award will take her in the year ahead.
The Luce Scholars program, initiated in 1974, aims to "provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society." The program is sponsored by The Henry Luce Foundation, established by the late co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Time Incorporated. Born in China, Luce maintained a lifelong interest in Asian-American relations.
Each year 18 young men and women from throughout the United States are selected to spend 11 months working and living somewhere in Asia. Perhaps surprisingly, the successful candidates must have no prior significant exposure to Asia during their academic careers. While Slater, a comparative literature major, admits that it may seem ironic that her Smith classmates who spent countless hours learning about Asian history, culture, politics or languages are not eligible for this prestigious program, she notes that "there actually is a certain logic to it."
According to the Luce Foundation, in recent decades, "thousands of Asians from every conceivable field have received all or part of their education in the United States. But that flow has not been reciprocal...we have failed to develop on this side of the Pacific a broad leadership community with the ability to look at Asia from other than a limited Western perspective." "Americans," agrees Slater, who opted to spend her junior year in Paris, "traditionally look to Europe, as I did."
But soon, she will be looking farther east, to a country and job that still remain question marks. Luce Scholars are placed in Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Mongolia, Vietnam or Indonesia, and in jobs appropriate to their fields of interest and expertise. The scholars do not have to locate their own jobs, and they can request the cities or countries where they'd most like to live. "But it's important to be flexible," Slater stresses -- both in terms of host country and employment. The Asia Foundation -- a not-for-profit agency based in San Francisco -- works closely with the Luce Foundation and with Luce Scholars to locate appropriate placements. Slater has been in touch with them since she received word of her selection, and she hopes to know her destination by commencement.
Since Luce Scholars work in Asian businesses and organizations -- and not in American concerns abroad -- she will undertake intensive language training this summer before her departure, although she anticipates that her placement will be with an English-language newspaper or magazine. In late August, she will join the other scholars in an orientation session, which begins in the U.S. and concludes overseas.
As a college senior, Slater is in the minority among her Luce counterparts -- who may be up to 29 years old. That's because the organization is looking for candidates who have demonstrated "career certainty," and many undergraduates have yet to make such commitments. Slater, however, is an aspiring journalist whose résumé already boasts stints at the Canadian bureau of The Washington Post, the Paris bureau of Newsweek, Harper's magazine and The Daily Hampshire Gazette.
But even such an impressive array of experience hardly makes for a scholarship shoo-in. Candidates must be high achievers, in and out of the classroom, with strong leadership potential. Slater, who was lured to Smith four years ago by the STRIDE program, also took part in the Smith Leadership Program.
Yet despite her credentials, Slater admits surprise at surviving the rigorous selection process and claims she had concurrently investigated alternative post-Smith plans. "I knew that I didn't want to go straight to graduate school," she explains, "but I wasn't otherwise sure what I wanted to do. This is the best of all possible worlds -- I get to go to a new place that will allow me to pursue my interest in journalism."
And afterwards? Slater is uncertain. Her mother, Lisa, a 1973 Smith alum, and her aunt, Abigail, class of '80, are Toronto bagel magnates who were profiled in the spring Alumnae Quarterly. The pair donate portions of their profits to varied charities, especially those serving women. When asked if she saw her own future in the bagel biz, Slater replied, "I'm sure they'd be happy to have me. I'll always be a bagel connoisseur -- but whether I make it my life's work is another thing."
In addition to Slater, Nicole Marie Fraser '93 was also named a Luce Scholar. Fraser, who double majored in geology and economics at Smith, is currently enrolled at the University of California in a doctoral program in earth sciences.
Two Luce recipients in one year is quite a coup for the college. The last Smith graduate to be so honored was Mikel Durham, a member of the class of 1985, who spent 1987-88 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Smith alumna Lwiindi Leila Hassan '94 recently received a prestigious fellowship to go abroad from another organization. Hassan, a native of Zambia, will study at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship next year.
Current students or recent alumnae interested in competing for these opportunities to work or study outside the United States should visit the Office for International Study, College Hall 23. Luce Scholars must be United States citizens.

Working Daughters

Smith will celebrate "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" on April 24 with a greeting for visiting daughters by Dean of the College Maureen Mahoney at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumnae House living room and campus tours at 2 p.m. Moms may also take their daughters to lunch at the Smith College Club.
The goal of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," established some years ago by the Ms. Foundation for Women, is to introduce young women, between the ages of 9 and 15, to their mother's work and to encourage them to "imagine a day when girls are working absolutely everywhere -- in board rooms, city halls, union halls and concert halls."
Smith moms are asked to consult their supervisors in advance about bringing their daughters to campus in those offices or departments where health, safety or other concerns might present problems.
And, so that we may plan for refreshments and tour guides and let you know about arrangements, please call or e-mail Peg Pitzer (ext. 2163 or ppitzer@ais) by Wednesday, April 16, if you are planning to bring your daughter to work on April 24.

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No Trivial Pursuit

What started out as a lark is now a serious exercise in the fine art of playing politics in the chamber of the United States Senate. At least with a deck of cards.
Yes, thanks to professors James Henle and Donald Baumer, there is now a card game that enables ordinary folks to ram through legislation, filibuster, override presidential vetoes and engage in other senatorial activities.
The game may not be available to the public immediately, however. Henle says he and Baumer still have to iron out some of the kinks so players don't get bogged down in the legislative process. "It takes Jim and me about an hour to really get started," adds Baumer. And that's too long, they believe. Time is a factor, in part, because they are both planning to use the game in the classroom. Henle teaches mathematics and Baumer government.
According to Henle, while there are no mathematical principles involved in the game, some aspects of game theory are used tangentially, so he expects it to be a useful tool in his Politics and Mathematics course; Baumer, on the other hand, considers the game quite relevant to his American Government class.
The Senate Game had its genesis in a series of games of "Magic," played by Baumer and Henle during the summer of 1995. But, instead of dragons, wizards and Cyclopes, they decided to create a card game that would feature the photographs of the 100 senators and their approximate stances on five issues: economics, international relations, social welfare, civil rights and the environment. Other cards identify the characteristics of private citizens (like "charismatic industrialist") or quantities of influence (how much pork, for example, it takes to buy a senator's vote).
On the "senator cards," legislators' positions on issues are rated on a scale of one to five, ranging from liberal to conservative. For instance, Senator Robert Byrd, D-Virginia, is rated a two on economic issues, three on international relations, two on social welfare and four on the environment. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, is rated five on economic issues, social welfare, the environment and international relations and four on civil rights.
Players score points by maneuvering legislation through committees, to passage on the senate floor and into law. Once a bill has become law -- on flag-burning or abortion, for example -- all others like it are withdrawn. Of course, calling a vote runs the risk of a filibuster and the loss of points.
Like all games -- and elections -- there are winners and losers at the end. But you'll just have to play to find out how politically savvy you really are.

Up Close & Personnel

New Hires:
Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books, libraries; John Berryhill, laborer, botanic garden; Michael Boucher, relief cook, RADS; Mary Burns, program assistant, advancement; Thomas Gingras, gardener No. 4, botanic garden; Deborah Johnson, systems coordinator, financial aid; Kevin Kerwood, systems coordinator, Human Resources; Janine Nye, housekeeper, RADS; Ann Playe, assistant director for admission and financial aid, financial aid; Sylvia White, programmer/analyst, Information Systems
Anne Tracey Becken, director of advancement operations, advancement; Anita Finnell, editorial assistant, government; John Forkey, dining services custodian, RADS; Norman Roberts, truck driver, Central Services; Elaine Stafford, secretary/receptionist, music

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Monday, April 7

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 résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO Workshop: How to Prepare for a Successful Interview.
2:45 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Meeting: Amnesty International.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 105
Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 107
Special event: Green Tara Meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan, Tibetan Buddist 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., Wright common room*
Informational meeting: Mandatory meeting for all candidates in the SGA senate election.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 201
Meeting: PIRG.
7-9 p.m., Dewey common room
Lecture: "A Holy War, A Cultural War." Donna Red Wing, national field director of the Human Rights Campaign, will present an overview of the activities of the extreme right and its targeting of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Co-sponsored by two Hampshire College programs, Civil Liberties and Public Policy and Population and Development, and by the Women's Studies Program. A reception follows.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Tuesday, April 8

Special event: Day of Silence information table. Handing out pins, cards and information for the National Day of Silence, April 9. (See notice.)
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Student mail center*
Luncheon meeting: Sigma Xi. "The Coral Reef Environment: Paradise Threatened," by Allen Curran, geology, and Paulette Peckol, biological sciences.
noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge
Workshop: Working Mother's Support Group. Part of Human Resource's training and development program. Registration required. Questions? Call Kathleen Chatwood at ext. 2263.
noon, Dewey common 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
Concert: Music in the Noon Hour. Christine Hartzler '97 and Monica Jakuc, piano duet. Fantasy in F Minor, Op.103, by Franz Schubert.
12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*
Lecture: "The War in Jest: Political Cartoons and Ethnic Conflict in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina," by Goran Jovanovic, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 110*
Softball v. Amherst
4 p.m., athletic fields*
Lacrosse v. Mount Holyoke
4:30 p.m., athletic fields*
Meeting: EDC 345/346 preregistration. All students planning to practice teach at the elementary or secondary level should attend.
5 p.m., Gill Hall library
Meeting: Study group to discuss and experience the spiritual insights of The Celestine Prophecy. All Welcome.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Meeting: Senate. All welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Film: Courage Under Fire (1996; Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan. Weekly film showing for GOV 347: Seminar in International Relations, but open to all.
7 p.m., Stoddard auditorium*
CDO workshop: Writing Your First Résumé.
7 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO open hours
7-9 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Workshop: Female figure-drawing session. Free. 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: "Changing the Lens on Population: From Cairo to Beijing." Geeta Rao Gupta, president of the International Center for Research on Women, will discuss the ways in which the empowerment of women -- through education, health, jobs and family planning services -- and survival of life on earth are intimately connected. Sponsored by the population committee of the Pioneer Valley Sierra Club and the Smith College Project on Women and Social Change.
8 p.m., Wright common room*
CDO résumé critiques by peer advisors.
8:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Find a Summer Job or Internship.
8:15 p.m., CDO. Drew Hall

Wednesday, April 9

Student payroll vouchers due by noon in College Hall 10.
Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch is served.
noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
CDO informational meeting: Careers in Human Resources. Page Palmer '73, vice president of human resources at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston. A brown-bag discussion on careers in human resources and in financial institutions.
12:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
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
General Literature lecture: "Faust: The Web Site," by Judith Ryan, Robert K. and Bale J. Weary Professor of German & Comparative Literature, Harvard University.
2:40 p.m., Stoddard auditorium
Softball v. WNEC
4 p.m., athletic fields*
Meeting of the faculty. Tea served at 3:45 p.m.
4:10 p.m., Alumnae House conference room
Workshop: Male figure-drawing session. Free. 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
Panel discussion: Smith Alums in the Sciences, sponsored by SAASC (Student Alumnae Association of Smith College). If you are interested in cancer research, genetics, molecular biology, health care administration, marine sciences or environmental consulting, come join our discussion. This session is a superb opportunity to network with successful, energetic Smithies. All welcome; the more the merrier. Refreshments served.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Meeting: Smith College Collective (Film Club).
7:30 p.m., Nonprint Resource Center C103
Film: Checkmate. A Nietzchean episode of "The Prisoner." Can a group escape from the village where individuals have failed? Optional for students in HST 254b: Europe in the Twentieth Century, and open to all.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*
Film: The Wannsee Conference (1984; Heinz Schirk, director). In January 1942, Nazis and German civil servants work out organizational details of the Final Solution. German dialogue with English subtitles. Optional for students in HST 251b: Europe in the Twentieth Century, and open to all.
8:30-10 p.m., Seelye 201*

Thursday, April 10

Luncheon meeting: "Cultural Claims and Children's Best Interests: Interpreting the Indian Child Welfare Act," by Alice Hearst, assistant professor of government. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series, open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
noon, Smith College Club lower level
Workshop: Meditation Sessions for Stress Reduction. Part of Human Resource's Training and Development Program. Registration required. Questions? Call Kathleen Chatwood at Ext. 2263.
noon, Dewey common room
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
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
Panel discussion: Session II: Promoting Healthy Weight Loss through Hypnosis. Part of Human Resource's Training and Development Program. Registration required. Questions? Call Kathleen Chatwood at Ext. 2263.
1 p.m., Dewey common room
Lecture: "The Worldly Sneaker: Some Feminist Thoughts," by Cynthia Enloe, professor of government, Clark University. Sponsored by international relations and government departments and the Committee on Community Policy.
4:30 p.m., in Neilson Browsing Room*
CDO workshop: Job Searching and Surfing on the Internet.
4:30-6 p.m., Seelye B-3
Opening reception for Stephen Antonakos: Inner Light.
4:30-6 p.m.. Museum of Art*
Meeting: Heads of Organizations. Mandatory for all heads. If you cannot attend, contact the coordinator of student organizations in writing.
5 p.m., Stoddard auditorium
Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 107
Meeting: Hosts for admission office Open Campus. Questions? Call Cecily Peterson at ext. 2508.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing room
Dance performance: The Annual Spring Dance Department Concert will include modern dance, ballet, tap and structured improvisation, choreographed and performed by Smith dance faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as students from the Five Colleges and the Pioneer Valley Ballet. General Admission $6; $4 for students, senior citizens and children. Please call 585-ARTS for reservations, 2-5 p.m., beginning Monday, April 7.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall CPA*+
Lecture: "Sex, Authority and God," by Judith Plaskow, Quigley Visiting Professor and the William Allan Neilson Professor in Women's Studies. This is the third lecture of the spring semester Neilson lecture series, "Toward a Theology of Sexuality." Reception follows in Seelye 207.
8 p.m., Seelye 201*
Film: Dangerous Liaisons. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium

Friday, April 11

ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Lecture: "Mothers & Daughters: Changing Patterns of Affection and Relationship, 1794-1960," by professor emerita, UMass, Amherst Miriam Usher Chrisman. Annual lecture, Friends of the Smith College Libraries. Reception follows.
2:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Meeting: MERC Orientation Meeting. This is a required meeting for students planning to attend MERC (Mass. Educational Recruiting Consortium). MERC is a job fair for teachers held in Boston April 24-25. Open to Smith students and alumnae.
3:15-5:15 p.m., Seelye 201
Lecture: "The Environmentally Responsible Analytical Chemist," by James McLaren, Institute for National Measurement Standards, Na-tional Research Council of Canada.
4 p.m., McConnell B15*
Lecture: Biological Sciences and Biochemistry Colloquium: "Human Eosinophils: A Puzzle of Biochemistry and Physiology," by Helen Rosenberg, investigator, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.
4 p.m., McConnell B05*
Special event: Green Tara Meditation. (See 4/7 listing.)
4:15-5:15 p.m., Dewey common room*
Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 208
Lecture: Comparative literature departmental lecture, "The Uninterrogated Question of Stupidity," by Avital Ronell, professor of comparative literature, New York University.
4:15 p.m., Seelye 106*
Special event: "A Celebration of Luigi Dallapiccola." Pre-concert panel discussion with John Sessions, Alfonso Procaccino and Helen Searing. Sponsored by the music department.
4:30 p.m., Sage Recital Hall*
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
Meeting: Keystone. All welcome for discussion, praise, and prayer.
7-9 p.m., Dewey common room
Meeting: Smith Christian Fellowship. Come sing, pray and chat.
7-9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Film: Salaam Bombay. Gut-wrenching chronicle of young country boy and his experiences among the street hustlers, drug peddlers and prostitutes of Bombay (directed by Mirea Nair; 1988; 113 min.). Part of the film series, "Sub-Cultures and Counter-Cultures," sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
7 and 9 p.m., Wright auditorium*
Performance: A reading of Miss Julie by August Strindberg, adapted by Campbell Scott, features Gwen Maynard as Miss Julie. Directed by Ellen Kaplan.
7:30 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA*
Dance performance: The Annual Spring Dance Department Concert. (See 4/10 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall CPA*
Concert: "A Celebration of Luigi Dallapiccola." Jane Bryden, soprano; Donald Wilkinson, baritone; Randall Hodgkinson, piano; John Harbison and Craig Smith, conductors; and members of Emmanuel Music. Program to include: Tre Laudi, Cinque Canti, Quattro Liriche di Antonio Machado, Concerto per la Notte di Natale dell'Anno. Admission $10/general, $5/students.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*+
Party: Final KASS Party. Following senior banquet. Senior members admitted for free. Others and Five College students $5.
10 p.m., Davis ballroom*+

Saturday, April 12

Riding: Regionals
9 a.m., Equestrian center*
Track & Field: Pioneer Invitational
10 a.m., Outdoor Track*
Softball v. MIT
noon, athletic fields*
Lacrosse v. Wellesley
1 p.m., athletic fields*
Film: La Cage Aux Folles. Sponsored by Rec Council.
7 p.m., Wright auditorium
Dance performance: The Annual Spring Dance Department Concert. (See 4/10 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall CPA*

Sunday, April 13

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*
Discussion: "The Problem With the Word: Christianity and Sexuality." Questions? Call Abby Rupp, ext. 4828, or Betty Stookey (617) 576-6590.
12:30-2:30 p.m., Bodman lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
CDO special event: City Fair. Are you relocating this summer to another city? Come to the annual City Fair for the relocation information you need. (See notice for details.)
1-4 p.m., Davis Ballroom
CDO panel discussion: Moving to Washington, D.C., Boston or New York City? Come meet some alums who can give you the ins and outs of relocation.
1:30 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis
Film: Salaam Bombay. (See 4/11 listing.)
2 and 4 p.m., Wright auditorium*
Concert: Baroque Splendors. Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra. Bach: Magnificat, Suite III. $18,$30, general; $10, Five College students (bring a friend for free); children $5. Tickets at the Northampton Box Office.
2-4 p.m.., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*+
Religious service: Roman Catholic mass. Informal dinner follows. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*

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By action of the faculty, students are responsible for the observance of notices and calendar listings appearing in AcaMedia. Members of the Smith College community are expected to make their announcements through this publication. Submit calendar items and notices to Mary Stanton, Garrison Hall. Items for news articles (not calendar listings) should be sent to Sally Rubenstone, Garrison Hall. (E-mail submissions of notices and news articles are welcome as well: send to mstanton or srubenstone@ais as appropriate.)
Copy is due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, for issue #26 (containing the April 21 to April 27 calendar listings). Copy is due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, for issue #27 (containing the April 28 to May 10 calendar listings). Late information cannot be accepted.
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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 in the Common Room, Smith College Museum of Art. The first installation opens Tuesday, April 15; the second opens on Saturday, April 26 and closes Sunday, May 4.
Stephen Antonakos: Inner Light (April 10-June 29). Opening reception, April 10, 4:30-6 p.m., Museum of Art.
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 U.S. by members of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization of bookbinders, printers and other book and paper artists. (4/4-6/15) 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.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-midnight.


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. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.
Self-scheduled examinations will be distributed during three periods on May 6, 7 and 8, at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and two periods on May 9, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., at centers posted. College IDs will be required at the centers. Please note that there will be no examination period Friday evening.
Students who wish to sign up as workers to distribute examinations should do so in the financial aid office.

Show Off Smith This Summer

Applications are available in the Office of Admission for summer tour guides/office workers. They are due on April 10. Spend your summer at Smith with no papers to write, and get paid for it. Questions? Contact Cecily Peterson at ext. 2508.

Registration for Fall 1997

All students returning for the fall semester should be sure to submit their registration forms to the registrar's office on their assigned days as indicated in the registration instructions. Students who are unable to do so have until Friday, April 18, to register. The deadline for Five College registration is also April 18. No Smith or Five College forms will be accepted after this date.

Help with Summer Study Tuition

The Smith Students' Aid Society (SSAS) has some funds available to help defray cost of tuition only for summer study for students who can demonstrate academic necessity for summer study. Applications are 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.

$$$ for Summer in Israel

Students interested in summer study or work 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.

Silent Support Wanted

Wednesday, April 9, is The Day of Silence, a national event to bring together students of all sexual orientations to raise awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. There are over 84 schools participating in the day, which originated at the University of Virginia.
Take a vow of silence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help bring this discrimination to the attention of the Smith campus and to inspire crucial discussion. There will also be a moderated discussion held at 7 p.m. to voice ideas and propose change.
Cards, printed with a statement about the day, will be handed out by designated participants on April 9. Stop by the student mail center on April 8 if you want to hand out cards or help chalk or call Rachel at extension 7839 with questions or to volunteer.

T-Shirt Design Contest

Twenty-five Davis Dollars will be yours if you create the winning class of 2001 t-shirt. Traditionally, the previous first-year class creates the t-shirt design for the incoming class -- this year the class of 2001. Preference will be given to members of the class of 2000, but all designs will be considered. Entries must include the words "Class of 2001," be a front and back design and be appropriate for one color ink only. Deadline for submission of design is Monday, April 21, College Hall 22. Questions? Call Merry Farnum at ext. 4904.

Vendors Prohibited

Vendors will not be allowed on Paradise Road during Reunion/Commencement Weekend, May 17-18. Those wishing to sell items during this period may use Elm
Street for that purpose.


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 following weekend, 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 2nd-year reunion.

Peer Writing Assistance Available

From now until the end of the semester, the peer writing assistants will help students improve their writing, Sunday through Thursday, 7-10 p.m. in Seelye 307. No appointments necessary. All stages of drafts considered. No fee.

Five College Chemistry Lecture Series, April 8-10

Dr. James W. McLaren, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of Canada.
Tuesday, April 8, 8 p.m., Hampshire College, Adele Simmons Hall, Ruth Hammen Auditorium. "Environmental Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)."
Wednesday, April 9, 8 p.m., Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland Hall, L1. "Isotope Dilution ICP-MS- taking Accuracy and Precision to the Limit."
Thursday, April 10, 11:15 a.m., University of Massachusetts, Lincoln Campus Center, Room 165. "The Production of Environmental Certified Reference Materials."
Thursday, April 10, 8: p.m., Amherst College, Merrill Science Center, Lecture Room 2. " What Do We Really Mean by 'Trace Element Speciation?'"
Friday, April 11, 4 p.m., Smith College, McConnell Hall, B-15. "The Environmentally Responsible Analytical Chemist."

Calling All Softball Players -- Especially Women!

Looking for fun, friendship and activity this summer? Smith is once again entering a team in the Northampton Recreation Department's coed softball league. Smith won the "C" division championship last year with an outstanding 17-3 record, but we often had problems finding enough women to play. The team will probably play in the "C" division again, so great ability and years of experience are not required. Practices will begin in late-April, and the 16-game season will run from early May until early August. Games are weekday evenings and Sundays. Rosters are limited to 20 players, so we really need 10 women and 10 men who are excited about playing and who will be committed to showing up for as many games as possible. If you are interested or have questions, call Jim Montgomery at ext. 2921 by Wednesday, April 16.

Library Friends Meet

The Friends of the Smith College Libraries Executive Committee will hold its Spring Meeting on Friday, April 11, in Neilson Library.

Get Psyched!

Field Day, April 27.

New Members Needed for the College Judicial Board

Are you interested in becoming involved on campus? The College Judicial Board is looking for new members from the Class of '99 and Ada Comstock Scholars with the appropriate number of credits. This is a full two-year commitment.
Interviews will be held the week of April 21. Sign up for an interview in the SGA Office, Clark Hall, April 14-20. If you have any questions or would like further information, contact Amy at ext. 6299 or Denise at ext. 7215.

SEMS Training

The Smith College Emergency Medical Service will be sponsoring a First Responder certification class (equivalent to professional level CPR and community first aid) at Smith. The class will meet April 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The cost is $100. This includes books, supplies and certification cards. Questions or to register, call Emily Singer at 587-9766.

Employer Connections

April 11, 1-4 p.m.: Not-for-Profit and Public Service Career Fair, Low Library, Columbia University. Bring questions and résumés. Speak with representatives of dozens of not-for-profit/public service agencies about work opportunities. The CDO is arranging a van for transportation ($25 round trip). Sign up for the van in Room 20, CDO.
Come to the Annual CDO City Fair in Davis Ballroom, Sunday, April 13. This fair will include student representatives giving basic information on city living; information sheets on each city; information on transportation, restaurants, maps, housing leads, roommate sign-up sheets, useful web sites and more. Cities and areas represented are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Boulder, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., local, North/Northeast, South/Southeast, Southwest, International, West, Midwest.
Come to a panel discussion on Sunday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Women's Resource Center, Davis, where alum representatives from New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. will speak on their experiences and offer advice.

WWW Teleconference

Interested in discovering innovative ways to use the World Wide Web in your courses? Faculty and staff are invited to attend a live teleconference, "The World Wide Web: Gateway to Effective Learning Information." Sponsored here at Smith by Information Systems and the libraries, this live PBS teleconference from the Eighth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning can be seen on Thursday, April 17, 3-4:30 p.m., Seelye 201. For more information, contact Hugh Burns (ext. 3079 or


The film studies presentation of the minor for April 4 has been canceled.

Clubs Conference

The Alumnae Association's Clubs Leadership Conference will be held April 5 and 6 to familiarize Smith Club officers with Smith today, build skills and allow volunteers to share ideas for membership programs, scholarships, fundraising and student recruiting. Questions? Contact Suzanne Sullivan at ext. 2040

Parking Lottery, Part I

Class of 1998 residential students: The parking lottery for the class of '98 for the 1997-98 school year will take place in two parts, with no stickers being issued until the conclusion of Part II in the fall. This two-part process should make it possible for those who draw numbers this spring to leave with a better idea of their chance of getting a parking sticker in the fall.
Eligibility: Members of the class of '98 who are planning to be away during first semester and who wish to be considered for a sticker for second semester should draw in Part I of the lottery this spring. If the number is low enough, we can issue a sticker for second semester only. There are 160 stickers available. The cost of each sticker is $150 for the year.
Rising seniors wishing to draw this spring should attend the lottery on Thursday, April 24, at 4:15 p.m., in Seelye 201. They must present their current car registration (check expiration date), ID and license in order to draw.
All numbers drawn will be recorded and set aside. In the fall, all seniors who were away this spring or did not previously draw may participate in Part II of the lottery. No one may draw more than once. Following the fall drawing, the total list by numbers will be compiled, and the limited number of parking stickers allotted will be issued.
Friedman residents: One resident in each Friedman apartment can be issued a sticker for her own car; it's up to the apartment members to decide which individual will receive it. Other apartment residents (seniors) may enter the regular lottery. Once an apartment has decided which resident will receive the sticker, the selected student should contact the Office of Student Affairs and present her car registration and a note signed by the others in her apartment giving her permission for that one sticker. This can be done either now or in the fall.
Temporary passes: Members of the class of '98 should obtain a temporary pass from security as soon as they arrive on campus in the fall. These passes will be honored pending the results of the lottery, after which only permanent stickers will be accepted.
Questions? Contact the Office of Student Affairs, ext. 4927.

American Studies Pre-registration

Sign-up sheets for AMS 220a: Colloquium, New Age America -- The Role of Mysticism in Secular Culture, and AMS 350a: Writing About American Society, for fall 1997 are posted in the department office, Wright 12. Enrollment limited and admission by permission of the instructor(s).

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