News for the Smith College Community | September 26, 1996

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Assistant to President Appointed

David A. Greene has been named assistant to the president of Smith. His appointment is effective October 1, 1996.

Greene will serve as the chief administrative deputy to President Ruth Simmons, working to support and advance college goals and objectives. He will provide staff support for several committees chaired by the president, such as Senior Staff Council and the College Planning and Resources Committee. Greene will oversee the quality and coordination of reports, correspondence and other communications from the president's office and provide recommendations and counsel on various higher education and campus issues.

President Simmons said, "David Greene brings to the Office of the President a number of skills and abilities that will be needed as I try to implement goals arising out of the self-study. I am delighted that a person of such ability is enthusiastic about joining our team."

Greene is currently a doctoral candidate in educational and social policy at Harvard University. He is past chairperson of the Harvard Educational Review, a leading scholarly journal. He holds two masters' degrees from Harvard, one in Development and Psychology and the other in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. His research interests include bringing new research methods to social science inquiry and the ways in which educational policies impact access to higher education. Greene has held several research and teaching appointments at Harvard. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Hamilton College.

Greene previously served as the assistant to the president of Hartnell College in Salinas, California, and was an associate dean at Wells College, a women's college in Aurora, New York.

Isn't That Whitney Houston?

United Way Rally Hosts Guest Singer
When Whitney Houston belts out her hit tune "Greatest Love of All," she may not be singing about the spirit of caring that spurs many members of the Smith community to support the annual United Way campaign. Nonetheless, the popular star will be making a special stop in Sage Hall on Thursday, October 10, to lend her vocal cords to the United Way all-college rally at 1:30 p.m.

In fact, concedes Diane Ranaldi, associate director of the Smith Management Programs and campus United Way chair, this "Whitney Houston" is really Lee Morin, a Boston-based impersonator. "But she looks like Whitney, and she sounds like her," Ranaldi insists, "and she does her own singing. This will not be lip-synching."

Although the Smith United Way campaign traditionally targets faculty and staff, "the rally is open to students, too, and we really hope that many will turn out and see 'Whitney' perform," notes Ranaldi, who shares the chairmanship this year with Associate Professor of English Pat Skarda and CDO Assistant Director Carrie Hemenway. Those who attend are assured of hearing "Greatest Love of All," "I Will Always Love You" and other favorites. What won't be heard, however, are "Baby Love" and "The Way We Were." That's because Ranaldi and her team picked "Whitney" over other contenders -- "Diana Ross" and "Barbra Streisand." "'Diana' had to come all the way from Los Angeles," explains Ranaldi, and "she has a very busy schedule. 'Barbra' is just on Cape Cod, but we thought that 'Whitney' would have more appeal to students."

Also on the rally docket will be remarks by President Ruth Simmons and a short talk by an area individual who was assisted by the United Way. The entire event should last about an hour.

According to Ranaldi, the special guest appearance by "Whitney Houston" is intended to lure a crowd to Sage to learn about the many diverse people right here in Hampshire County who receive United Way aid. During the week of October 10, all employees will find a United Way packet in their campus mailboxes. The packet will include information about the more than two dozen local organizations that benefit directly from Smith gifts. It will also explain how donors can earmark their contributions for specific needs. "Giving to the United Way is a great way to support your community and all of the people who need help," says Ranaldi, "and we never know when we could be one of those people."

Of course, giving to the United Way is also a great way to win a prize, and the information packets will include details about this year's lottery offerings which, again, will feature many prizes, such as restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets and coveted campus parking spots. The first drawing will take place in late October. In the meantime, Ranaldi urges everyone to attend the October 10 rally. "It will be a good show for a worthy cause."

Art for Others

In conjunction with the United Way kick-off rally, a silent auction of Smith faculty art will open in Hillyer Art Library on Thursday, October 10. Visitors to the show can drop by any time during library hours, through Friday, November 1. Those who wish to do so can make bids on the work. Minimum bids will be posted, and periodic updates will list the highest offers received.

According to United Way tri-chair Pat Skarda, who is organizing the event, this is the first time that an art auction has been held at Smith to benefit the United Way. In the past, she notes, several art department faculty members have donated their work as prizes in the annual lottery drawings. This year, however, more art faculty are taking part, as well as other members of the community. Donations received so far include paintings, lithographs and photographs from art professors Carl Caivano, Dwight Pogue, Elliot Offner and Chester Michalik, as well as lithographs from Mark Zunino, art department technical assistant, and a wooden bowl and vase from Professor of English Eric Reeves. The paintings and drawings are already framed, says Skarda -- a contribution from Lone Starr Framing in Northampton. Donations are still coming in, she adds, and she expects the list of exhibitors to be much longer by opening day.

All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Hampshire Community United Way, so Skarda hopes that eager bidders will stop by and make an offer. "But even those who don't plan to bid," she suggests, "should come see the talents of our gifted colleagues."

Mexican Group to Perform

FOMMA, a women's educational and theater group from Chiapas, Mexico, will perform a play, La Migracion, in Spanish with English translation, at Helen Hills Hills Chapel, on Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

FOMMA helps Mayan women who are forced to leave the countryside and take up residence in the city of San Cristobal Las Casas, the capital of the state of Chiapas, which is one of the poorest and most heavily native states in Mexico. Chiapas is also the home of the Zapatista peasant guerrilla movement.

FOMMA was founded in 1993 by Patrona de la Cruz Cruz and Isabel Juarez Espinosa, two Mayan women who have many years of experience working as playwrights and actresses. They began using theater with immigrant women as a means of providing education that was more flexible and creative than that available to them in state-run schools.

The performance, which is sponsored by three Smith organizations -- the Latin American Studies Program, the Office of the Chaplains and the Committee on Community Policy-is open free to the public. It complements the lectures and teaching of this semester's Neilson Professor, anthropologist June Nash.

Barronial Boost

Every summer, the folks at Barron's Educational Series, Inc. publish an updated version of Profiles of American Colleges, a popular tome that thousands of frantic high school students turn to for information and advice. For most of the past 15 years, the Barron's guide has listed Smith among the "Highly Competitive" colleges -- its penultimate rating. This time, however, the newly released 21st edition boosted Smith to the top shelf: "Most Competitive." (In 1986 Smith was also included on the "Most Competitive" list, but this is our first return to that spot in a decade.)

Fewer than 50 of the more than 1,650 colleges and universities profiled by Barron's receive this designation. Here Smith stands shoulder to shoulder with other outstanding institutions such as Amherst, Brown, Haverford, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Williams and, yes, Wellesley. "Even superior students will encounter a great deal of competition for admission to the colleges in this category," Barron's readers are warned.

In addition to selectivity ratings, Profiles of American Colleges provides data describing academic programs, faculties, class size, admission requirements, computer facilities, etc. Institutions are ranked according to "Barron's exclusive College Selector Rating System," which is based on admission statistics such as SAT or ACT scores, high school class rank, grade point average and the percentage of students accepted from the applicant pool.

"We at Smith have never doubted our excellence," notes Dean of Enrollment Management Ann Wright. "However, since such ratings continue to be of importance to many high school students, we are pleased to see that ours has been adjusted in the Barron's book."

Job Opening

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.

Laboratory instrument technician, chemistry department. Apply by October 1.

Sophia's Schedule

Here, again, are the many events that will take place this weekend in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sophia Smith.

Friday, September 27

4 p.m.
Symposium; Wright Hall Auditorium
Introductions: Ruth J. Simmons. President, Smith College
Johnnetta Cole, President, Spelman College: For Our Sisters All: an "education equal..."
Jill Ker Conway, President Emerita, Smith College: "A School of One's Own"

Saturday, September 28

8 a.m.
Fun Run. Participants at all levels of fitness are invited.
Start/finish: Neilson Library. Starter: Susan C. Bourque.

8 a.m.
Twelve-mile bike trip to historic Hatfield. Led by Herb Nickles, the trip will include Sophia's house and grave. Meet at Neilson Library. John Connolly will give a brief historical talk at grave site. Light refreshments will be provided.

10 a.m.
Panel discussion: Women's Education. Panelists: Jill Ker Conway, Johnnetta Cole, Quentin Quesnell, Larry Fink, Justina Gregory. Moderator: Ruth J. Simmons.
Neilson Browsing Room. Refreshments available after discussion.

1 p.m. Head of the Paradise Regatta, Paradise Pond. Starter: Ruth J. Simmons.

4 p.m.
Birthday cake and song celebration for the Smith community;
Mendenhall Courtyard. The Smiffenpoofs, Smithereens and Noteables with birthday songs for Sophia.

8 p.m.
Concert: From the Salon of Sophia Smith: Music of 19th- century New England. Music by MacDowell, Paine, Beach, Foote, Loeffler and others; Smith Music Department faculty, Smith Glee Club and guest artists. Sage Hall.


Sophia Smith Collection: "Too Learned to be Good, Humble, and Gentle": Women's Education in Sophia Smith's Era. Alumnae Gymnasium, now through January 1997.

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Hands-On Experience

Kate Drake '99 got exactly what she bargained for when she opted for a summer internship at Springfield's Channel 22: hands-on experience.

Drake found the job after combing CDO files for phone numbers and calling many area television stations. Although she had no previous TV background, she impressed her employers with her other skills: she'd written for the Hartford Courant while in high school in nearby Somers, Connecticut and -- as a member of the Smith RADS-director search team -- had honed her interviewing technique.

Yet, despite being a neophyte in TV-land, it wasn't long before Drake was being dispatched all over greater Springfield to cover news stories on her own. With just a camera person in tow ("I learned they call them 'photographers'" she points out) and with no veteran reporter in sight, Drake was expected to handle myriad issues and events. She was also responsible for writing stories that the newscasters would later read on TV and for selecting film clips and sound bytes to accompany them. She became a familiar face to Mayor Michael Albano's staff; she found herself caught among squabbling neighbors in one of the city's toughest districts; and she even got to eat for free all day at the Taste of Springfield.

Drake maintains that she learned a lot during her 12 weeks at Channel 22 -- but one of the most important things she learned was that she doesn't want to be a television news reporter. "At least not at a small, local station," she admits. "I felt too much like I was crossing people's boundaries and invading their space." Drake has determined, however, that she does want to stay in the news field -- but on the other side of the microphone. "I think I'd like to work in public relations," she reflects. "In other words, I would be the spokesperson who greets the media." And, this year, she may get her chance, since she's now serving another internship -- in the Smith news office.

Drake doesn't seem to mind being behind the scenes and out of the spotlight. Indeed, although she covered countless news stories all summer, as an intern, she was not permitted to have her face on camera. "The only parts of me that got on camera were my hands," she explains. Now, that's "hands-on" experience!

Grants to Grads

Two members of the class of 1996 have been awarded distinguished national fellowships that will enable them to study overseas for one academic year. Janine Stouch, a French studies major from Burlington, Vermont, and Ann Deutsch, a government major from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, have been named recipients of Fulbright Grants, which are awarded annually to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills." Stouch will use her award to pursue study and research in early childhood education in Haiti. Deutsch's plans include studying Polish theatre at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

"The Fulbright is a very prestigious grant," notes Catherine Hutchison, associate dean for international study. "I was pleased to see two Smith students being recognized with this award."

Another recent alumna, Rebecca Denise Marshall '96, will also study abroad as the recipient of the Dorothy Duveen Burns Scholarship. Established in 1988 and presented each year to a graduating senior, the scholarship supports two years of study at Clare College of Cambridge University in England and includes funds for room, board and travel, as well as for tuition. Marshall, who came to Smith from Amherst, New York, majored in English.

More Wishes Granted

The talents of two Smith staff members were recently recognized with major grants. Poet Mary A. Koncel -- better known at Smith as a Center for Academic Development writing counselor and lecturer in English -- received $7,500 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Painter Katy Schneider, lecturer in art, was awarded a $7,500 Visual Arts Fellowship by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Koncel specializes in prose-poems that tell stories and whose subjects range from animals to Elvis. She first became interested in the art form while an undergraduate at Columbia College in Chicago -- a school she describes as so small that it shared its building with an artificial limb factory but offered a strong program in writing. In 1978, Koncel moved east to attend UMass, where she earned a master's degree in fine arts.

Koncel has already earmarked her grant money for a number of purposes, such as preparing a new manuscript, "Hold On, Emmanual," for publication. In the past, Koncel's work has been published in Massachusetts Review, Denver Quarterly and The Prose Poem: An International Journal.

In addition to her full-time job at Smith, Koncel also volunteers as a creative writing teacher at the Teen Resource Project, an after-school program in Holyoke.

Schneider, who teaches drawing at Smith, earned a bachelor's degree at Yale and a master of fine arts at Indiana University. She specializes in small oil paintings: interiors, figures, and group and individual portraits. A number of Smith faculty members, including Bob Buchele, Ann Boutelle, Gary Niswonger and Dick Joslin, have already been immortalized in her work.

Last year, a self-portrait (depicting Schneider, pregnant with her daughter, May, while older daughter, Olive, looks on) won best-of-show at the Northampton Center for the Arts' first juried exhibition, which featured the work of numerous western Massachusetts artists. Over the summer, she returned to the Center for the Arts for a solo exhibition. Her work was also included in a group show at Boston's Pepper Gallery in June and July, and a solo exhibition there is scheduled for next year.

Up Close and Personnel

New Hires:
Marilyn Bradley, exercise and sport studies; Lorraine Bruland, nurse, Health Services; Christine Buckhout, transcripts assistant, registrar's office; Nancy Childs, teacher's aide, Campus School; Yvette Contreras, teacher's aide, Campus School; Nancy Delson, assistant director/alumnae fund, advancement; Jan McCoy Ebbets, assistant director of publications, college relations; Edward Feld, Jewish chaplain, chapel; Christine Forgey, administrative assistant, dean of the faculty; Holly Hippensteel, area coordinator, student affairs; David Kiracofe, research associate, Center for Study of Social and Political Change; Jeffrey Kuenzi, institutional research analyst, institutional research; Lisa Marie Lebiecki, supervising teacher, Campus School; Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college, dean of the college office; Anna Michel, teacher's aide, Campus School; Larissa Rivera, supervising teacher, Campus School; Joe Roberts, office systems specialist, information systems; Carmen Santana-Melgoza, assistant to the president/director of institutional diversity, institutional diversity; Beverly Schiff, double­p;unit dining room assistant, Residence and Dining Services; Ann Shanahan, acting media relations director, college relations; Patti Shefelbine, assistant director, financial aid; Lesley Smith, Spanish teacher, Campus School; Linda Smith, teacher's aide, Campus School; Suzanne Sullivan, assistant, Alumnae Association; Kim Tripp, director, botanic gardens; Jing Wang, institutional research analyst, institutional research.

Transfers and Promotions:
Cathy Hofer Reid, principal, Campus School; Marta Ostapiuk-Staiti, administrative director, president's office.

Karen Bell, research associate, School for Social Work; Nancy Dellapenna, administrative assistant, libraries; Susan Goulet, administrative assistant, School for Social Work; Diana Herrera, administrative assistant, admission; Martha Lawrence-Hawley, alumni assistant, School for Social Work; Frances Ryan, circulation assistant, libraries; Kevin Skelly, senior cook, Residence and Dining Services; Vera Smith, area coordinator, student affairs; Marjorie Southworth, associate director, Ada Comstock Scholars Program; Peggy Westcott, computer teacher, Campus School.

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Monday, September 30

Meeting: Campus Climate Working Group, with Carmen Santana-Melgoza, Smith's new assistant to the president and director of institutional diversity.
8-9 a.m., Neilson Library 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

Religious activity: Scripture study and discussion with chaplains Elizabeth Carr and Richard Unsworth.
4­p;- p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Meeting: Amnesty International.
4-5 p.m., Seelye Hall 105

Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
4-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 107

Lecture: Work-in-Progress Presentation, "Posture Authority in the Military: The Adult Origin of a Significant Gender Distinction," by Mary Mosher-Flesher, research associate, History of the Sciences Program. Sponsored by the Project on Women and Social Change.
4:15 p.m., Seelye Hall 207*

CDO Informational meeting: Introduction to Employer Connections. Any student considering taking part in the CDO's on- or off-campus recruiting program should attend one of these three meetings. (Others to be held 10/9 and 10/17.)
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 208

Lecture: "Das Huhn im Topf: Warum die Revolution auch nach 1989 ihre Kinder gefressen hat," by Holger Teschke, poet and playwright, Dramaturg at the Berliner Ensemble and visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College. A discussion of the changes in the political and cultural landscape of Berlin since the "velvet revolution." Co-sponsored by the Department of German Studies and the Five College Faculty Seminar in German Studies.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 106*

Informational meeting for students interested in the Pomona Exchange for the Spring 1997 semester.
4:30-5 p.m., College Hall 23

Informational meeting: Mandatory meeting for all candidates in the senate, first-year and fill-in positions election.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

Meeting: The Current, an art and opinion journal, will hold its first general-interest meeting over dinner. Questions? Call Eleanor at extension 7665 or Allyson at extension 4458.
6 p.m., Meet at the steps of Northrop and Gillett

Meeting: An informal study of the Gospel of Mark.
7-9 p.m., Seelye Hall 107

Tuesday, October 1

Luncheon meeting of the Smith College Chapter of Sigma Xi. "Networking at Smith: InfoHighway to Heaven or Hell?" by Karla Borecky, Information Systems.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge

Special event: Study Abroad Fair. Thinking of studying abroad? Come explore your options. Talk to seniors who have just returned from study abroad on the Smith JYA and consortial programs and representatives from Smith-approved study-abroad programs all over the world. A list of fair participants is available in the Office for International Study.
Noon-3 p.m., Davis Ballroom

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

Meeting: The Smith College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. All faculty and staff who are members of Phi Beta Kappa are urged to attend. For more information contact chapter secretary Sarah Pritchard, extension 2902 or
5-6 p.m., College Hall 28

Concert: A musical tribute in thanksgiving for the life of Elinor Frantz Clarke '36. Participants will include trumpeters Ronald Bell and Douglas Purcell, sopranos Susanne Anderson and Diana Brewer '96, mezzo-soprano Judith Dean Kulp '77 and the Smith College Chapel Handbell Choir.
5 p.m., Chapel*

Informational meeting for sophomores interested in careers in the health professions.
5-6 p.m., Burton Hall 101

Meeting: Grecourt Review
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 202

Special event: Talk of the World. International issues presented and discussed over dinner. This week Professor Sohail Hashmi, Department of International Relations, Mount Holyoke College, will be speaking about Middle Eastern issues. Sponsored by the International Students Organization. Questions? Contact Negan at extension 6764.
5:45-7 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Meeting: Senate. All are welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

Meeting: A Course in Miracles on-going study/support Group. Drop-ins welcome. Questions? Call Claire at extension 7716 or the Chapel at extension 2750.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Volleyball vs. Clark
7 p.m., Ainsworth gym*

Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan
7 p.m., athletic fields*

CDO Open Hours
7-9 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO Workshop: How to Write an Effective Résumé
7-8 pm, CDO, Drew Hall

CDO informational meeting: Five College information session for Prudential Preferred Financial Services.
7:30 pm, Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, Amherst College

Informational meeting: January interterm in Belize, Central America. Sponsored by the Five College Coastal Marine Science Program.
7:30 p.m., McConnell Hall B05*

CDO workshop: First-years only! An orientation and tour of the CDO geared to the needs of first-year students.
7:45-8:30 p.m., CDO Drew Hall

Wednesday, October 2

Special event: Voter Registration. Sponsored by the Smith Democrats.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Post Office lobby

Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Ada Comstock Scholars. A simple lunch is served.
Noon-1 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Korean language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Spanish and Portuguese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Informational meeting: Marine science summer and semester program series: Sea Education Association.
4:15 p.m., Burton Hall 101*

Meeting: Calling all Republicans and anyone else who is interested. Find out how you can get involved in the Dole, Weld and Swift campaigns. Questions? Contact Tracy Wertheim at extension 7199 or Jessica Catrow at extension 7197.
7 p.m., King House

Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Film: The Marseillaise (1938, Jean Renoir, director). The anthem of France; the hymn of liberty, with 517 black-browed patriots who know how to die marching from Marseilles to Paris to overthrow the monarchy on August 10, 1792. Optional for students in HST 248: The French Revolution as Epic, and open to all.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

Concert: The Leontóvych String Quartet. Works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Borodin. First concert of the Sage Hall Concert Series. Admission: $18, general public; $14, Smith faculty and staff; $6, students with ID. For information on series tickets, call extension 3164. Tickets can be purchased at the Northampton Box office or by calling 1-800-The-Tick.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*+

Thursday, October 3

Luncheon meeting: "Harold Pinter's Pinteresque Dialogues," by Luc Gilleman, assistant professor of English language and literature. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level

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

Lecture: "Shame, Conformity And Body Discourses: Media Presentations of Cosmetic Surgery as Gender Politics," by Katharine Liebsch, Hamburg short-term exchange professor. Sponsored by the Project on Women and Social Change and the women's studies and psychology departments. Reception following talk.
4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

CDO panel discussion: "Business School: All About the MBA." Representatives from several leading business schools, including Harvard, Berkeley and Dartmouth will be here to discuss the MBA degree, admissions, opportunities, women at business school and your questions.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

Lecture: "The Ecole Polytechnique and Its Strange Surroundings, 1800-1850," by Ivor Grattan-Guinness, professor of the history of mathematics and logic at Middlesex University, United Kingdom.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 106*

Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 107

Lecture: "Human Rights, Development and Anthropology,"by Robert K. Hitchcock, associate professor and chair, department of anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the founding member of the American Anthropological Association's Committee for Human Rights and the author of International Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Environment.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

Performance: FOMMA presentation of the play La Migracion. Performed by members of FOMMA (Fortalez de la Mujer Maya), a women's educational and theater group from Chiapas, Mexico. (See news story.)
8 p.m., Chapel*

Film: To be announced. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium

Friday, October 4

ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Lecture: "Marine-terrestrial Contrasts in Plant-herbivore Co-evolution: How Much Co-evolution is Really Involved?" by Mark Hay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Part of the biological sciences and biochemistry colloquium series.
4 p.m., McConnell Hall B05*

Lecture: "Song as Social History: What Type of Past Does the Syrian-Jewish Pizmon Construct?" by Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Harvard University.
4:30 p.m., Sage Hall Recital Hall*

Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 208

Opening Reception: "Mortals and Immortals: Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection."
5-7 p.m., Main Gallery, Museum of Art*

Religious service: Sabbath eve service.
5:30 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Community event: Shabbat eve dinner.
6:30 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Symposium: Keynote Address: "Ancient Marbles, Modern Meanings," by Richard Brilliant, Anna S. Garbedian Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. Part of the Self-Fashioning: Roman Portraiture in Context Symposium.
7 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Movie: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; International Critics Prize, Cannes Film Festival 1974. Drawing with both irony and affection on the formulas of classic American tear-jerkers, Fassbinder tells an outrageous, touching story of the unlikely love affair between a German floor-washer in her sixties and an inarticulate Arab mechanic barely half her age. Sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
7 and 9 p.m., Stoddard Hall Auditorium*

Special event: New Play Reading Series. Nine Armenians by Leslie Ayvezian. A touching story about a family's struggle with their cultural identity, as they attempt to salvage their past and reconcile it with their present.
7:30 p.m., Sage Recital Hall, Sage Hall*

Saturday, October 5

Smith Riding Show
8:30 a.m., Equestrian Center, Fox Meadow Farms*

Workshop: House Council Leadership Seminar. Workshop sessions are in Seelye Hall. Sponsored by Student Affairs Residential Life. Questions? Contact Nancy Asai at extension 4927.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Symposium: Self-Fashioning: Roman Portraiture in Context Symposium. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by a series of lectures. For details, contact the Museum of Art at extension 2770.
9 a.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Special event: The 1996-97 Bicycle Auction. A preview of bicycles and other "surprise items" to be auctioned will commence at 11 a.m. Everything is auctioned "as is," and the college assumes no liability for damage, repair or service to any item. All sales are cash only and are final on the auction date. This event is open to the entire community. Questions? Call Campus Security, extension 2490.
11 a.m., Tilly/Gables parking lot, Round Hill Road

Field Hockey vs. Wheaton
1 p.m., athletic fields*

Tennis vs. MIT
1 p.m., outside tennis courts*

Sunday, October 6

Religious activity: Quaker (Friends) Discussion Group. Meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Child care is available.
9:30 a.m., Bass Hall 210*

Religious service: Service of morning worship with Richard Unsworth, dean and protestant chaplain, preaching. Coffee hour to follow. All are welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*

CDO Open Hours
1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO Workshop: How to find a January internship
1:15-2 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Movie: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. See 9/4 listing.
2 and 4 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium*

CDO Workshop: "Job Search For Seniors"
2:30-3:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Special event: Gallery of Readers. Two authors, Robin Hayden and John Broglio, read from their works.
4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass. An informal dinner will follow. All are welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Religious activity: Women's Spirituality Group (An ecumenical group that explores the spirituality and meaning of Christian feminism). All are welcome.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Concert: Althea Waites Recital, piano. Works by J.S. Bach, Florence Price, Ed Bland and Alexander Scriabin.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*

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Entries for the November Five College Calendar must be received in writing by October 15. Entries received after this deadline will not appear in the November issue. Please send all entries to Mary Stanton in Garrison Hall.


Museum of Art, 585-2770. Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; Thursday, noon­p;8 p.m. Print Room hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, 1-4 p.m., during exhibitions. Other hours by appointment.

Roma Antica: 18th-Century Prints by Piranesi (through 10/27). Print Room.

Mortals and Immortals: Roman Sculpture from the Miller Collection (October 4 through January 5).

One Hundred Yards and Skin Deep: Personal photographs of M.Richard Fish made near the exhibition space. Hillyer Gallery, Fine Arts Center (through October 8). Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-11 p.m.

Small Landscapes and Monotypes by Sally Brody '54 (through November). These oil on canvas paintings show various landscapes which were painted on Martha's Vineyard and in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Alumnae House Gallery, 585-2020. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Drop Deadline

The last day to drop a course is Wednesday, October 9. Forms may be obtained in the registrar's office. Signatures of the instructor, adviser and class dean are required to drop a course at this time.

CDO Information

Recruiters will be conducting on-campus interviews in the fall. Please note that most of them require pre-screening résumés or have open sign-ups.

The résumé and cover letter deadline for the following companies is by 4 p.m. in the CDO, Room 20, on October 16: Educational Resources Group (an independent school teacher/administrator placement agency); Independent Educational Services (independent school placement agency); Federal Reserve Bank of New York (banking); and First Empire State Corporation (banking).

Open sign-ups for the following companies start Monday, October 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the CDO, Room 20: M.B.N.A.-New England (credit card company) and M.I.T. Lincoln Labs (technical research & development).

The on-campus interviews are: November 5 (Educational Resources Group), November 11 (Independent Educational Services), November 19 (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), November 20 (First Empire State Corporation), November 12 (M.B.N.A.-New England) and November 22, morning only (M.I.T. Lincoln Labs).

Smith-Kline Beecham (pharmaceutical sales) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield (customer service positions) recruiters will be at UMass and have a résumé deadline of noon, October 2, CDO, room 20.

First Wednesdays with Educational Technology

This Information Systems Workshop series kicks off on October 2 with an "Introduction to Unix and Pine." This one-hour hands-on seminar introduces faculty to the Unix file server "Sophia" and also to Pine, a Unix e-mail program. Scheduled in Seelye Hall 212, this workshop will be held from 4-5 p.m. on October 2. It will also be offered November 6 and December 4. Call the Computer Information Center at extension 3780 or e-mail Timothy Shortell at to sign up. Enrollment is limited to 20 faculty members. Participants may apply for a Sophia account at the Computer Information Center in Seelye Hall B1.

Openings at Sunnyside

Smith Child Care Center at Sunnyside has a few more openings for 4- and 5-year-olds. We offer part- and full-time enrollment options, including afternoons for children who attend kindergarten elsewhere. For more information, call Debra Horton, Sunnyside director, at extension 2293.

Youth Vote

October 7-11 is Massachusetts Voter Registration Drive. MASSPIRG chapters at 24 colleges and universities across the state will register thousands of students to vote before elections '96.

Health Services

Health Services will not be closed on Mountain Day. We will be open as usual from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

College Judicial Board Openings

There are three openings for juniors (or Adas with junior standing) on the College Judicial Board. If you are interested, please send your name, box number and extension to Box #6912 by October 1. Interviews for appointment will be held October 2. Questions? Call Amy Stauffer at extension 6299.

Peer Writing Assistance Available

Sunday through Thursday, Seelye 307, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday and Thursday, Quad, Wilder library, 7-10 p.m. and Tuesday, Tilly, Ada lounge, 3­p;6 p.m. Any stages of drafts welcome. No appointments necessary. No fee.

Smith Emergency Medical Service

The Smith Emergency Medical Service (SEMS) is in operation. This service is available to anyone on the Smith campus from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and is available 24 hours a day on weekends. The service is made up of Smith students who are trained to handle emergency medical situations. If you or a friend have an emergency medical situation, dial extension 800. For all other medical-related situations, call extension 2490, and two members of our crew will be there soon.

"Lunch-For the Health of It"

Brown-bag lunch group for Ada Comstock students meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss health-related issues. Next meeting is October 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Seelye 207. The topic is stress management. For more information, call Chris Manter at Health Services, extension 2802.

Ceramics Club

If you are interested in joining the Ceramics Club, there will be a meeting Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in Davis Ballroom. The meeting will include a tour of our space. For more information, contact J. Parfet at 586-7462, or send campus mail to P.O. box #7464.

1997-98 Associated Kyoto Program

Informational brochures are now available for faculty fellowships at the Associated Kyoto Program for 1997-98. Fellows may be Japan specialists or non-specialists. They will teach one semester in English and receive a stipend, housing subsidy and one-half of utility costs. Faculty members in art history, economics, history, literature, political science and religion are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 1997. Contact Dennis Yasutomo at 8 College Lane or at extension 3551.

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