News for the Smith College Community | October 24, 1996

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Different members of the Smith community may have distinct concerns. From students and prospective students, we are interested in the accuracy and availability of information on academic requirements, housing and social life, financial issues, college resources and life after college. Faculty and staff may share some of these concerns, but in addition may have comments about whether information about salaries, benefits and other issues that affect work life are adequately and accurately represented.

Our concerns are several:
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We are anxious for your input. The team has set up an e-mail discussion site. The address is <ss_public_dis>. In addition, community members may address written comments to the Public Disclosure Team c/o Self-Study Office, Clark Hall.

Rally 'Round These Winners

Four outstanding Smith alumnae will be in Northampton in February to receive Smith Medals at the annual Rally Day convocation. The 1997 honorees are Gwen Grant Mellon '34, Helen Zimmerman Hill '50, Carolyn Dineen-King '59 and Thelma Golden '87.

Mellon is being recognized for her life-long commitment to the poor and underserved population in a remote area of Haiti. Inspired by the example of Albert Schweitzer, she and her husband, Larry, founded and administered a 154-bed hospital there, and, since her husband's death in 1989, she has continued as the facility's chief executive. In addition to their efforts to improve the health care of their community, the Mellons also oversaw such projects as tree planting, dam construction, well building and even the repair of a bridge to the local voodoo priest's home.

Hill is a scientist nationally and internationally known for her contributions to biomedical research, especially in the area of melanoma. In the mid-1970s, she recognized that melanoma, a form of cancer that is unresponsive to both chemotherapy and radiation therapy, presents unique challenges to therapeutic treatment. She brought to this work the skills she had previously developed in photobiology, genetics, radiation biology and cancer biology. She is also acclaimed as a remarkable teacher and mentor of young scholars, especially women.

Judge of the United States Court of Appeals in the Fifth Circuit, Dineen-King is recognized by her peers as one of the outstanding women in the legal profession today. As a jurist for 16 years, she has assumed a position of leadership on her court and has authored landmark opinions in several areas and, notably, a widely reported dissent that persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a death-penalty conviction upheld by the highest court of Louisiana. A pioneer in her own right, King has been called "tireless in promoting women to positions of prominence in the legal profession."

Golden is an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, a position she attained just five and a half years after graduating from Smith. Her achievements as a curator of contemporary art and her influence as a cogent voice for inclusion of multicultural artists have made her a strong force in the national arts scene. Her work in organizing the 1994 exhibition "Black Male: Representation of Masculinity in American Art" at the Whitney Museum introduced her thoughtful and provocative curatorial work to a broad national and international audience. In addition to serving as a panelist and lecturer on current issues in contemporary art, Golden is a prolific author.

Wole Soyinka Visits Smith

During the week of October 28-November 4, the Five Colleges will welcome Nigerian playwright, activist and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka as artist in residence. Soyinka, who is 62, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 and is considered Africa's foremost playwright.

His schedule will begin at Smith on Monday, October 28, with a presentation of scenes from his play The Strong Breed, which will be followed by a discussion with the audience. The workshop will run from 7:30-10 p.m. in Theatre 14 of the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Earlier on October 28, Soyinka will work with a select group of Five College student actors on scenes from The Strong Breed, in which Eman, a stranger and "a strong one" from another place, is used as the "carrier" of blame -- often referred to as the scapegoat-for a village struggling to usher out the old year and find hope for the new. Soyinka juxtaposes reality and memory in this fight for survival and truth.

Soyinka was detained without trial from 1967-69 during the Nigerian civil war and, after his release, went into exile until 1976, when he returned to his homeland for nearly two decades. In 1994, as a result of his advocacy for justice and human rights and his outspoken criticism of the current regime, he was forced to flee Nigeria once again, and he now lives in the United States. Committed to examining and logically questioning political practices and the internal struggle of the African people, Soyinka is the founder of three theatre companies in Nigeria and has worked internationally developing new works, producing plays and training actors.

His new play, The Beatification of Area Boy, has recently had a hugely successful run in England and was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in early October. Meanwhile, his latest book, The Open Sore: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis, a scathing critique of the current Nigerian dictatorship, has been widely reviewed and praised.

The doors to Theatre 14 will open promptly at 7:30 p.m., and its 460 seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call ARTS (extension 2787); Heather Bell at the Center for the Performing Arts, extension 3222; or Carla Kirkwood, assistant professor of theatre, at extension 3235.

Other Five College events featuring Wole Soyinka, which are also free and open to all, include:

Tuesday, October 29, 4 p.m., Troy Lecture: "Creativity, Education and Modern Technology," Student Union Ballroom, UMass (For more information: 545-2332)
Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 p.m., Lecture: "Literature in Crisis," Johnson Chapel, Amherst College (542-5800).
Thursday, October 31, 4:30 p.m., "Nigeria and Africa -- A Conversation with Wole Soyinka," Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College (582-5482)
Friday, November 1, 8 p.m., "Readings and Reflections by Wole Soyinka and Others," Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art. A reception, sale of books and book signing will follow. (538-2146).
Monday, November 4, 1-2:30 p.m., Open Class: African Languages and Literature, New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College (538-2146).

Congrats To...

The following staff members were honored at the October 16 community forum and reception, which recognized multiple years of service to the college and perfect attendance records for the past year.

25 Years of Service
Martin J. Bimbane, libraries; June L. Delaney, Career Development Office; Sandra L. Donaldson, RADS; Richard M. Gnatek, Campus School; William L. Hayden, Physical Plant; Mayona E. Kirtland, RADS; Joyce A. Leamy, School for Social Work; Marian V.H. Macdonald, Center for Academic Development; Diane H. Roj, RADS; Eleanor Rothman, Ada Comstock Scholars Program; Nancy Eveline Rubeck, RADS; Anthony Symanski, Jr., controller

20 Years of Service
Donald E. Blair, Physical Plant; Karen L. Borowski, School for Social Work; Pamela Godfrey Clark, RADS; Joseph F. Cote, Physical Plant; Patricia A. Cote, Physical Plant; David Dempsey, Museum of Art; Joseph Gabriel Farrick, Sr., Physical Plant; Edward E. Frew, Physical Plant; Charles S. Glowatsky, Physical Plant; Gloria D. Lebeau, RADS; Chester S. Monska, Jr., Physical Plant; Linda Diane Muehlig, Museum of Art; Arthur Eugene Neipp, Rental Office; Emilie R. Nicol, RADS; Rose-Maria Nieboer, RADS; Marion B. Peret, RADS; Sandra L. Prost, RADS; Dorothy R. Salvatore, RADS; Wells Raymond Swanda, Physical Plant; Thomas Mark Weiner, Campus School

15 Years of Service
Lea Ahlen, Social Sciences Cluster; James R. Babyak, Athletics; Timothy John Bruso, Physical Plant; Beverly A. Byrnes, RADS; Stephen Edward Campbell, RADS; Casey Clark, Science Center office; Cheryl N. Currie, RADS; Sidonia M. Dalby, Admission; Michael A. Estes, RADS; David Goudreault, Physical Plant; Claire M. Kmetz, College Relations; M. Drusilla Kuschka, Museum of Art; Marie T. L'Heureux, Graduate Study; Michael A. LaRiviere, RADS; Jonathan B. Lovell, Office of CFO/Treasurer; Lisa M. Lukas, Physical Plant; Brett H. McGuinness, RADS; Debra Ann McMullen, Ada Comstock Scholars Program; Gail V. Packard, Advancement; Suzanne Gray Payne, Athletics; Jean M. Reardon, RADS; Frederick D. Richardson, Physical Plant; Lily P. Rustemeyer, RADS; Dennis A. Seymour, RADS; Ann Hartley Sievers, Museum of Art; Janice Marie Szymaszek, Campus School; Hrayr Chant Tamzarian, Student Affairs; Sandra Warren, Campus School; John A. Zaikowski, Physical Plant

10 Years of Service
David T. Alexander, Physical Plant; Elizabeth J. Anderson, Student Affairs; Janet R. Babcock, School for Social Work; James Alan Bak, Physical Plant; Richard F. Barnicle, RADS; Suzanne M. Beaumier, Science Center office; Kathleen E. Benoit, RADS; Ruth E. Bishop, Advancement; Esther L. Boyer, libraries; Susan P. Briggs, Office of the Dean of College; Joan M. Brink, Clark Science Center; David R. Buckingham, RADS; Frances B. Burgielewicz, RADS; Paula C. Caouette, Advancement; Joanne Caraker, RADS; Debra Carney, Center for Academic Development; Christine M. Carr, Advancement; Robert Chartier, Physical Plant; Chy Chen, Physical Plant; Linda M. Chirgwin, RADS; Shawn P. Connelly, RADS; Michele Kay Cotnoir, Financial Aid; Holly B. Davis, Center for Academic Development; Patrick J. Diggins, RADS; Dorian B. Fill, Health Services; Nancy Apple Fratoni, Clark Science Center; Ann M. Godin, College Events/Summer Programs; Scott Grabowski, RADS; John W. Grincavitch, Physical Plant; Thomas Dale Grise, Physical Plant; Deborah N. Grubbs, Campus School; Patricia A. Hentz, RADS; Joan M. Hornbuckle, theatre; Linda M. Jacque, Office of CFO/Treasurer; Mary Aleta Koncel, Center for Academic Development; Edward C. Kopec, Physical Plant; William R. Krieger, Communications Systems; Susan Lee Kulig, Office of the Dean of Faculty; David A. Lacroix, Physical Plant; Robert J. Larose, Physical Plant; James Lucey, Physical Plant; Joseph C. McNeish, RADS; Patricia A. Mahar, RADS; Lou Anne Mathers, RADS; Irene Rodriguez Martin, School for Social Work; Joan E. Martis, Human Resources; Cathy Ann Noess, music; Andrea M. O'Brien, Health Services; Donald Robert Osley, Physical Plant; Theresa H. Perrea, Chapel; Brian Edward Pichette, Physical Plant; Stephen Plifka, RADS; Margaret A. Powers, Physical Plant; Jeffrey K. Rankin, botanic garden; Janice Reddy, Office of the Dean of Faculty; Jane M. Riel, RADS; Lorraine M. Roberts, RADS; Stephen A. Sojkowski, botanic garden; Stephen P. Stander, Information Systems; Susan J. Stano, Financial Aid; Anne Cathryn Stolarik, RADS; Mark C. Swanson, RADS; Marilyn Ann Szumowski, RADS; Brian William Turner, Center for Academic Development; Diane L. Warren, RADS; Kathleen M. Yarnell, Campus School; Michael C. Zaikowski, Central Services; Timothy Paul Zima, RADS

Perfect Attendance, 1995-96
Helen Ahearn, Smith Management Programs; Joyce Allen, Advancement; Anthony Aubrey, RADS; Maryjane Beach, botanic garden; Ruth Bishop, Advancement; Catherine Brooks, College Relations; David Brown, Physical Plant; Lorraine Brown, RADS; Jill Burckhardt, RADS; Frances Burgielewicz, RADS; Beverly Byrnes, RADS; Moira Callahan, libraries; Miguel Candelaria, Physical Plant; Dennis Carey, Physical Plant; Mary Caron, Campus School; Mary Clayton, Controller's Office; Cecile Cote, RADS; Michele Kay Cotnoir, Financial Aid; Sylvia Crafts, RADS; Chris Curtis, RADS ; Glenn Delisle, RADS; Karen Healy Denno, Advancement; Eileen Diemand, RADS; Patrick Diggins, RADS; Sandra Dix, RADS; John Doherty, Physical Plant; Gary Duffy, Physical Plant; Nancy Eckert, Human Resources; Joice Gare, Science Center Office; Dorothy Goulet, RADS; Scott Grabowski, RADS; Esther Growhoski, Advancement; Serena Harris, Human Resources; Kathleen Haskell, RADS; Gail Hathaway, Physical Plant; William Hayden, Physical Plant; David Hickson, Physical Plant; Linda Jacque, Office of the Controller; Michael King, Physical Plant; Mayona Kirtland, RADS; Richard Konopka, Physical Plant; Donna Kortes, Office of the Controller; Karen Mary Korza, Rental Properties; Linda LaFlam, RADS; Bessie Langlois, RADS; Mary Dailey Lempart, libraries; Nancy Long, RADS; James Lucey, Physical Plant; Daniel Maguire, Physical Plant; James Martin, Physical Plant; Josephine Matuszek, RADS; Jean McDonald, libraries; Brett McGuinness, RADS; Kenneth Misterka, Physical Plant; Joanne Nadolny, libraries; Rose Maria Nieboer, RADS; M. Therese O'Brien, RADS; Geraldine Owen, Physical Plant; Norman Paulin , RADS; Stephen Plifka, RADS; Salvatore Presto, RADS; Linda Rainville, Athletics; Dennis Reardon, Physical Plant; Jean Reardon, RADS; Frederick Richardson, Physical Plant; Jane Riel, RADS; Francisco Robledo, RADS; Rick Rubin, RADS; Susan Kay Rudnitsky, Campus School; Donald Saltmarsh, Physical Plant; Dennis Seymour, RADS; Holly Shaw-Kopinto, RADS; Allan Shepard, RADS; James B. Smith, Physical Plant; Percy Spence, Physical Plant; Anne Stolarik, RADS; John Storozuk, RADS; Steven Szpila, Physical Plant; Marie Templeton, Telephone Office ; Elizabeth Trojanowski, RADS; Marc Waller, RADS; Lucinda Williams, libraries; Kelly Wolf, RADS; Kathleen Yarnell, libraries; Linda Zeitler, RADS; Maryann Ziomek, Office of CFO/Treasurer

Dollars for Scholars

Are you a faculty or staff member who sometimes wonders if the only thing standing between you and that Nobel Prize is green matter and not gray matter? If so, a new member of the Advancement team may be able to help by putting you in touch with a variety of funding sources.

On October 1, Alan Bloomgarden joined the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office as assistant director for faculty grants and government relations. He brings with him more than 10 years experience in the non-profit sector, conducting research and development work for policy-related projects in foreign and international affairs, the news media and information technology. His background in supporting development of a wide range of projects in and beyond the social sciences is coupled with valuable experience using computer and telecommunications facilities.

Bloomgarden is now eager to meet with and to support faculty and staff members seeking external research funding from government or private sources. He will be pleased to offer assistance at all stages of the grant process, from developing program ideas and project plans to identifying potential funding. You can find him in Stoddard Hall Annex (second floor) and also reach him via telephone at extension 2026 or e-mail him at abloomgarden@ais. Bloomgarden also promises that new and improved faculty grants resources will appear on the World Wide Web in the near future. In the meantime, he invites all to visit his personal site at

Meet the Prez

Presidential open hours for students will be held Monday, November 4; Wednesday, November 13; and Monday, November 18. All sessions will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the president's office, College Hall 20.

President Simmons will meet with staff members on Monday, November 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., also in College Hall 20.

These open hours offer an opportunity to chat individually with the president. No appointments are necessary, and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Job Openings

Associate director of major gifts, advancement. Apply by November 8.
Assistant director for admission and financial aid, admission. Apply by November 6.

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People News

A Company of Men?

Gwen Maynard is quick to concede that she's known as a "mover and shaker" around the Smith theatre department. But, recently, the Ada Comstock Scholar had to do a lot more moving and shaking than she'd bargained for.

One Monday in late August, Maynard explains, she received an unexpected telephone call from Maureen Shea. Shea was slated to direct The Company of Women's performance of King Lear that was soon to open at Smith. She was also planning to perform several small roles in the production. "But she realized that both directing and acting were going to be too much," Maynard recounts, "so she asked me to tryout for her part instead."

Thus, on Tuesday, Maynard auditioned before Shea and "Lear" herself, The Company of Women artistic director Kristin Linklater. By Wednesday, she found out she'd been selected. On Thursday, rehearsals began and, the following Sunday, the show opened to an enthusiastic audience at Smith.

Maynard had to quickly learn not just one role for the production but several. In fact, she played an entire "company of men." "I was a friend of Lear, a servant of Gloucester, a soldier, a herald, a messenger and a doctor," she notes. And, after the play closed at Smith, she traveled with the troupe to perform at Goucher College in Maryland and then at Wellesley. The adventure forced her to miss the first week of classes, which, of course, meant even more moving and shaking to get back on track when she returned to campus.

"It was well worth it," Maynard reflects, "and it was especially meaningful being on the road with an Equity company, because that's what I want to do after I graduate in May. I really learned a lot."

One thing, indeed, that Maynard insists she learned was that "Smith has the best theatre facilities. We had to 'shrink' everything to fit in the other two auditoriums," she reports. "The fly space and the back stage areas were noticeably smaller. It made me really appreciate what we have here."

Little-Known Facts

Dial a Smile: If you're looking for a cheap and easy way to brighten your day, then help may be just a telephone call away. Earlier this fall, CDO staff member Lucy Greenburg began writing amusing anecdotes and commentary for the Daily Hampshire Gazette's "Gazette Line." Now, in addition to sports scores, weather information, recipes and other timely topics, callers can listen to "Lucy's Telefun Line" -- Greenburg's brief and entertaining observations on family, work and community life.

A mother of two, Greenburg admits that fodder for her recorded messages often comes right from her own household. And a casual coffee-break conversation with a colleague at Smith may turn up on the phone line, too -- "but disguised," she insists.

Greenburg is in the midst of launching a freelance-writing career, and another member of the bi-monthly writers' group she attends suggested that the Gazette Line might be a good place to start. Although Greenburg usually draws from her own experience and imagination to pen her pieces, she is also eager to transform the adventures (or misadventures) of others into Telefun fare. So, if you have a story that you think might make good subject matter, contact her via e-mail at lgreenburg@ais.

Otherwise, to check out the latest light-hearted message (they change twice a week), call 584-3200 and ask for selection #2905.

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Monday, October 28

CDO workshop: How to Find a January Internship.
12:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO informational meeting: Harvard Divinity School.
12:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

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

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

CDO workshop: How to Write an Effective Résumé.
2:45 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO graduate school fair: Law, Public Policy and International Relations Fair. Question and answer panel with admissions representatives, 4:30­p;5 p.m.
3-6 p.m., Davis ballroom

Religious activity: Scripture study and discussion with chaplains Elizabeth Carr and Richard Unsworth.
4-5 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Presentation of the major: American Studies.
4-5 p.m., Wright Hall common room

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

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

Lecture: Department of Economics Fall Lecture: "Child Poverty and Welfare Reform" by Barbara Bergmann, distinguished professor of economics at American University.
4:15 p.m., Seelye Hall 201*

Presentation of the major: Biological Sciences. Refreshments served.
4-5 p.m., Alumnae House foyer

Informational meeting: JYA in China. For students interested in studying in China.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 109

Presentation of the minor: Third World Studies.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 105

Presentation of the major/minor: German Studies. Pizza will follow.
5-6:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

Informational meeting: Head Residents. For students interested in the head resident program.
7 p.m. in Seelye Hall 110

Five College informational meeting: MBIA, Public Finance Management Group.
7 p.m., Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, Amherst College

Five College informational meeting: Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
7 p.m., Career Development Center, Mount Holyoke College

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

Special event: Wole Soyinka Directs The Strong Breed. (See news article.)
7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

CDO informational meeting: World Teach.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

Meeting: Five College chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism meets to plan for events, learn new songs and foster interest in the Middle Ages.
9-10 p.m., Seelye Hall 208*

Tuesday, October 29

Horticulture class open lecture: John Furlong, landscape architect, will present a slide lecture on the basics of landscape design and architecture.
9-10:15 a.m., Wright Hall auditorium

CDO workshop: CDO 101: Introduction to Résumé Writing for Adas. Tips for career changers, reentry women and anyone who hasn't written a résumé in a long time (or at all). Supportive environment.
Noon, CDO Group Room, Drew Hall

Luncheon meeting: Sigma Xi. "Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Skills: An Open Discussion" by Joseph O'Rourke, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor of Computer Science and chair, Programs and Instruction team of self-study.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge

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

Presentation of major: Medieval Studies Program. Pizza will be provided.
12:15-1:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

Slide lecture: John Furlong will be joined by Karen Madsen, landscape historian, designer and noted editor of Arnoldia, to present a slide lecture on the landscapes and gardens of Paris.
1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium

Workshop: "Customer Service: The Good, The Bad and The Customer." Training and Development workshop for staff and faculty. Registration required.
1:30-3:30 p.m., Graham Hall

Presentation of major: Mathematics.
4-5 p.m., Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor

Presentation of minor: Archaeology Program.
5-5:30 p.m., Hillyer faculty lounge

Presentation of major: Government.
5-6 p.m., Wright Hall common room

Presentation of major: Education.
5-6 p.m., Campus School

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

Presentation of major: Ancient Studies.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

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 ext. 7716 or the Chapel at ext. 2750.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

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

Meeting: MASSPIRG.
7-9:15 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Workshop: Female Figure Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID & sticker are welcome. Questions? Call Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054
7-10 p.m., Hillyer Room 18/19

Meeting: LBA community meeting to vote on whether or not to add a "T," signifying "transgender," to our name. All are welcome.
7:30 p.m., Wright Hall common room

CDO informational meeting: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 107

Lecture: "The Jew in a Traumatized Society" by Kenneth R. Stow, professor of Jewish history at the University of Haifa and the 1996 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance at Smith. This is the first lecture in a series entitled, "How to survive in an Early Modern Ghetto: Rome in the Sixteenth Century." Reception to follow in Neilson Library Browsing Room.
7:30 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

CDO workshop: Confused about career choices and directions? Come to a workshop to get you started on career planning. We will introduce the tools necessary to clarify your goals and values and assist you with career decisions.
8 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Meeting: Celebration of Sisterhood third general meeting. Dress rehearsal for the Celebration. All house contact people and their committee members should attend. We will be rehearsing performances and skits. All program material will be due at this time.
10-11:30 p.m., Davis ballroom

Wednesday, October 30

Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. 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 & Portuguese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Workshop: "Financial Planning and Retirement: Developing An Investment Strategy." Training and Development workshop for staff and faculty. Registration required.
1:30-3 p.m. and 3­p;4:30 p.m., Graham Hall

Presentation of major: Russian.
4-5 p.m., Room 101, 76 Elm Street

Presentation of major: Comparative Literature.
4:10­p;5 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

Informational meeting: Marine Science Summer and Semester Program series. Paulette Peckol of the Smith Department of Biological Sciences will give a presentation about the Duke Marine Laboratory.
4:15 p.m., Burton Hall 101*

CDO informational meeting: Pfizer, Central Research Division. "The Pharmaceutical Industry: A Marriage of Medicine, Research and Business" presented by: Judith Johnson Campagnari '85, Margaret Rushing '94 and Kirk Taylor, neurologist. How various majors are used in the medical and scientific field.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

CDO informational meeting: Beginning Your Career in a Corporate Environment. This workshop will offer you tips and insights about dress, corporate culture and pitfalls to avoid in a workplace environment. Rachel Orr '95 and Elizabeth Campbell, MBA from Coopers and Lybrand, will lead the discussion.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 107

Presentation of minor: Environmental Science.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Sabin Reed 101c

Presentation of minor: Film Studies.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Informational meeting for all students interested in the Smith junior year abroad in Geneva.
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

Workshop: Male Figure Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID & sticker are welcome. Questions? Call Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054
7-10 pm. Hillyer Room 18/19

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

Film: Napoléon, part one (1927, Abel Gance director, starring Albert Dieudonné). The Napoleonic legend brought to the triple screen. That olive-complexioned artillery officer captures Toulon with one lion's spring. Optional for students in HST248 The French Revolution as Epic, and open to all. Part two will be shown December 4.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201*

CDO informational meeting: Coopers & Lybrand.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Lecture: "Whatever You Bind on Earth will be Bound in Heaven: Magic and Religion in the World of Early Christianity" by John G. Gager, professor of religion, Princeton University and author of The Origins of Anti-Semitism and Binding Spells from the Ancient World.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207*

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) by Diana Son and Combination Skin by Lisa Jones and directed by Roberta Uno. R.A.W. (Raunchy Asian Women) juxtaposes the attitudes of flesh-and-blood Asian women against prevailing notions that present them as exotic and submissive sexual commodities. Combination Skin is an exploration of the "tragic mulatto" stereotype, as brought to us by fiction and film, and a subversion of historical passing strategies and contemporary crossover success myths. This production is a collaboration between the Smith College Theatre Department and New World Theatre. Reservations can be be made through the theatre department box office: 2­p;5 p.m. Tuesday­p;Friday and one hour prior to performance or by calling 585­p;ARTS/3374 TTY. Tickets are $5 general; $3 students and seniors.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Thursday, October 31

Luncheon meeting: "Childe Hassam and Celia Thaxter: A Nineteenth-Century Friendship" by Ann Boutelle, lecturer in English language & literature. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series, open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Workshop: "Taking Charge of the Future: Will-Preparation Service." Training and Development workshop for staff and faculty. Registration required.
Noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Luncheon Meeting: Come to Hillel at Noon, a weekly discussion and luncheon gathering. Kosher food is catered by Fire & Water Cafe. Questions or to RSVP, contact Alex at ext. 6149 or Rebecca at ext. 7625.
Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

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

Meeting: Question Quest, a group that hopes to foster dialogue concerning questions of belief and unbelief. Open to all. For information, contact Tiffany Dickson at ext. 7913 or Elizabeth Carr at ext. 2752.
4-5 p.m., Talbot House

Open meeting for faculty: Student Services self-study team. All faculty welcome. Team members will pose specific questions and then open the discussion to any topic.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

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

Meeting: Keystone presents a place to raise your questions about God, the meaning of life, Christianity, etc. Questions? Call Laura Keating at ext. 7290.
5-6 p.m., Clark Hall conference room

Discussion: Round table with Peter Rowe, professor emeritus of government. Sign up in post office. Questions? Contact Allison Wenger at ext. 7410 or
5:45 p.m., Duckett Special dining room

Open Houses: Treat yourself to some Educational Technology on Halloween. Stop first at Smith's new 24-hour Computer Resource Center in Washburn House, where you can pull an all-nighter. Then visit the ever-changing Jahnige Web & Graphics Design Center in Wright Hall B4, where you can design your own home page or try Netscape. Presented by our well-wired staff in Educational Technology. No tricks-only treats will be served.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Washburn House and Jahnige Web & Graphics Design Center in Wright Hall B4

CDO informational meeting: Teach for America.
7 p.m., Seelye Hall 201

Lecture: "Drugs, Crime and Control: Reconsidering Global Prohibition" by Lt. Commander Steven Flynn of the US Coast Guard Academy. It's the first global issues forum.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) by Diana Son and Combination Skin by Lisa Jones, directed by Roberta Uno. See 10/30 for listing.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

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

Friday, November 1

Family Weekend

Exhibition: "Students Making a Difference, Students Linking Community." S.O.S. (Service Organizations of Smith) presents a display about students who contribute to the community through volunteerism. Kaffee Klatsch is open all day.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kaffee Klatsch, Seelye Hall, lower level

Classes open to families. Schedule available at registration table.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Alumnae House foyer

Information Systems/Academic Computing Resource Centers open hours:
Families are invited to visit the facilities.
8 a.m.-9 p.m., Jahnige Social Science Research Center, Wright Hall lower level; and Bernard and Florence Starkoff Resource Center (sciences and mathematics), Bass Hall first floor.
8 a.m.-midnight, Seelye Hall Resource Center, Seelye Hall B8 (basement);
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall B1 (basement), information center for assistance and software and general computer questions.

Career Development Office open hours: Families are welcome. Staff members will be available to answer questions.
8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Drew Hall

Breakfast: Family Weekend Unity House continental breakfast. Sponsored by minority affairs office.
9-10 a.m., Unity House on Bedford Terrace (between Elm and State streets)

International Students Day: International Students Day is a fair that has been celebrated at Smith for over 45 years. There will be craft booths selling clothing, jewelry and gifts from around the world. International students will be cooking and serving food from their own countries, as well as providing music and entertainment. Celebrate with us and bring your family and friends.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Scott Gym

Family Weekend registration: All families are asked to register.
Noon-5 p.m., Alumnae House foyer

Religious service: All Saints Day Roman Catholic Mass. A light lunch will be served.
12:10 p.m., Chapel*

LBA luncheon: "Homophobia in Athletics." Informal talk with Pat Griffin of UMass.
12:15 p.m., Wright common room

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

Class Deans open hours: Sign-up sheets for short, individual family appointments are available with Tom Riddell, dean of the first-year class; Mary Philpott, dean of the sophomore and junior classes; Donald Reutener, dean of the senior class; and Eleanor B. Rothman, director of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program (College Hall 32).
1-4 p.m., College Hall 23

Tour of the science center
1:30 p.m., Meet in Bass Hall front lobby

Campus tour
1 and 3 p.m., Meet in front of Neilson Library

Silent Auction item drop-off.
3-7 p.m., Davis Center ballroom

Autumn Chrysanthemum art show opening: "Life Under Glass: Paintings of Lyman Plant House by Louise Minks and Claudia Zimmerman '91." Show on view November 1­p;16.
4-4:30 p.m., McConnell foyer

Ada Comstock Scholars afternoon tea with families and invited guests.
4-5:30 p.m., Ada Comstock Scholars Center, Tilly House

Open meeting: Faculty members are invited to meet with members of the self-study team on "the faculty." Those needing childcare in order to attend should contact John Connolly at ext. 3000.
4:15 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

Afternoon teas
4:30-5:30 p.m., College houses

Autumn Chrysanthemum lecture: "The Botanic Garden of Smith College: A Garden of Futures, a Future of Gardens." Slide lecture by Kim Tripp, director of Botanic Garden.
4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell auditorium

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

Religious service: Shabbat Eve Service.
5:30 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Opening Reception: Autumn Chrysanthemum Show. Refreshments.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Lyman Plant House

Community event: Shabbat Eve Dinner.
6:30 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Opening reception: Art Resources Committee. Exhibition and sale of student artwork will be held all weekend.
7-8:30 p.m., Hillyer first floor

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) by Diana Son and Combination Skin by Lisa Jones; directed by Roberta Uno. (See 10/30 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Performance: Tier II Student Performance Project. This project is entirely student inspired, produced and performed. Past performances have spanned a wide variety of work including improvisations, original plays, poetry and music.
8 p.m., Stage Right, Mendenhall CPA*

Concert: POPS! Concert: "Sentimental Journey." Smith College Glee Club and Choirs Alpha and Omega, the Chapel Handbell Choir, the Chamber Singers and a capella groups Smithereens, Smiffenpoofs, Noteables, Greenly Spirit, Dayspring, Vibes and Instrumentally Challenged. Admission: students $3; general $4 in advance; $5/$6 at the door.
8:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*+

Special event: Ice cream social for all students and their families.
9:30-11 p.m., Cutter/Ziskind dining room

Party: International Students Day Party with music. Admission: $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
10 p.m.-1 a.m., Unity House*+

Saturday, November 2

Family Weekend

Family Weekend Fun Run/Walk: Enjoy a two-mile run or walk around campus. Registration will be from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Juice and muffins afterward.
7:45 a.m., Meet in front of Neilson Library (rain or shine)

Family weekend drop-off deadline: Last chance! Silent Auction item drop-off.
8-9 a.m., Davis Center ballroom

Exhibition: "Students Making a Difference, Students Linking Community." (See 11/1 listing.) Kaffee Klatsch is open 8:30-11:30 a.m..
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kaffee Klatsch, Seelye Hall, lower level

Family registration (continued)
8:30 a.m.-noon, Alumnae House foyer

Crew : Seven Sisters Crew Regatta (Smith, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke and Simmons).
9 a.m., Connecticut River boathouse

The Smith Academic Experience: See Family Weekend schedule for program and locations.
9 a.m.-noon

Annual Family Weekend Silent Auction: Browse and bid on items that strike your fancy (or that of your daughter). Auction proceeds will go to the Smith Students' Aid Society (SSAS), an organization dedicated to providing assistance to Smith students beyond the scope of college financial aid.
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Davis Center ballroom

Campus tour
10 a.m., Meet in front of Neilson Library

Information Systems/Academic Computing Resource Centers open hours:
Jahnige Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Bass Hall Resource Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Seelye Resource Center, 10 a.m.-midnight
Seelye Information Center, 2-5 p.m.

Exhibition: Art Resources Committee exhibit and sale of student artwork.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillyer first floor exhibition area

Special event: Annual Chrysanthemum Show (through November 10).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*

Family Welcome with Jerry Farley, chair, Smith College Parents Committee (daughter Clea Emerson-Farley '98); Amanda Gilman, '97, SGA president; Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college; and Ruth J. Simmons, president of the college.
1 p.m., Sweeney Auditorium, Sage Hall

Open houses and tours of campus facilities
1-5 p.m., See Family Weekend schedule for locations

Performance: "Rhythm on Tap." Brief performance of student tap choreography.
2 p.m., Crew House dance studio

Family croquet tournament: Wear your whites (optional, of course) and join in the fun.
2 p.m., Croquet green next to the outdoor tennis courts (weather permitting)

Last chance bidding at Silent Auction: Please plan to pick up and pay for your "winning" items at 3 p.m.
2:30-3 p.m., Davis Center ballroom

Fencing demonstration: Join the Fencing Club for a demo and even suit up and give fencing a try.
3-5 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Special event: Hillel Israeli dancing for families and students.
3:15-4:15 p.m., the Gamut, Mendenhall CPA

Panel and discussion: PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Panel, "Keeping Families Together." Informal panel will discuss issues of acceptance, understanding and coming out. Sponsored by LBA (Lesbian Bisexual Alliance)
4-5 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room

Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass with Rev. Richard Gross, S.J., and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. All families and friends are heartily welcomed to the Mass and to supper that will follow downstairs.
5 p.m., Chapel*

Special event: Asian Teahouse and Food Night proudly presents "Unveiling Our Masks." Join us in a night of discovery and celebration of our rich and diverse Asian culture. Student performances, through artistic audio-visual expression, and a wide variety of Asian food will be presented. Hosted by the Asian Students Association (ASA) in collaboration with the Korean American Students of Smith (KASS) and the South Asian Students Association (EKTA). Admission: $3 (Five College students); $5 (general).
7-9 p.m., Davis ballroom*+

Synchronized swim demonstration and workshop: Grab your swimsuit and join us for an hour of fun learning synchronized swimming. Presented by the Smith Lifeguards in their 73rd year.
8 p.m., Dalton Pool, Ainsworth/Scott Gymnasium complex

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) by Diana Son and Combination Skin by Lisa Jones and directed by Roberta Uno. (See 10/30 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Performance: Tier II Student Performance Project. (See 11/1 listing.)
8 p.m., Stage Right, Mendenhall CPA*

Sunday, November 3

Family Weekend

Exhibition: "Students Making a Difference, Students Linking Community." (See 11/1 listing.) Kaffee Klatsch is closed.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kaffee Klatsch, Seelye Hall, lower level

Family Tennis Round Robin. Play in this fun family tourney. Everyone and all abilities are welcome. Sign up to play at the Athletic Association table during the weekend's registration at the Alumnae House foyer. In case of inclement weather, the indoor courts will be reserved for open play, but no tourney will be held.
8:30-11 a.m., Outdoor tennis courts (weather permitting)

Family choir rehearsal with Choirs Alpha and Omega, in preparation for the worship service. Coffee and doughnuts to follow.
9:30-10 a.m., Chapel

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*

Exhibition: Art Resources Committee exhibit and sale of student artwork
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillyer first floor exhibition area

Religious service: Interfaith Worship for Family Weekend with special music by the Smith College Choirs Alpha and Omega and family members. All are welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Special event: Annual Chrysanthemum Show.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*

Information Systems/Academic Computing Resource Centers open hours:
Jahnige Center, 10 a.m.-midnight
Bass Hall Resource Center, 10 a.m.-midnight
Seelye Resource Center, 10 a.m.-midnight
Seelye Information Center, 2-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.

Family Weekend Brunch: Two family members per Smith student are guests of the college. Guest meal charges are in effect for all other family members.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., College houses

Performance: Celebrations, the student-run dance troupe at Smith, will hold an open rehearsal of works in progress.
1 p.m., Scott Dance Studio

Special event: Fundraising fair. SGA student organizations and classes will be selling their own Smith memorabilia (class T­p;shirts, athletic wear, mugs, glasses, hats, etc.)
1-4 p.m., Chapin lawn under the tent (in case of rain, Davis ballroom)

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

CDO workshop: How to Find a January Internship.
1:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Special student-led tour of the Museum of Art
2 p.m., Museum of Art, Tryon Hall

The Smith Debate Exhibition Round: The Debate Team will host a witty yet philosophical debate on "Women's Education: Have Sophia Smith's dreams been realized?"
2-3 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Guided Botanical Garden Tour: This tour coincides with the annual Chrysanthemum Show.
2:30 p.m., Meet at Lyman Plant House

CDO workshop: Job Search for Seniors.
2:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

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

CDO informational meeting:
Morgan Stanley.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

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

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

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.

Life Under Glass: Paintings of Lyman Plant House by Louise Minks and Claudia Zimmerman '91 (November 1 through 16), McConnell foyer, Clark Science Center, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Final Exam Schedule

Information concerning scheduled and unscheduled exams is posted in the houses and on official bulletin boards in Clark Science Center, Seelye Hall and Wright Hall. Exams will be distributed during three periods on December 16, 17, 18 and during two periods on December 19. Please note that there will be no examination period on Thursday evening. Students should check the schedule of exams carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar's office immediately. Exams cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

Registration For Spring 1997

The spring advising and registration period will extend over a two-week period, November 11-22. Registration materials will be mailed to students at their campus mailboxes on Friday, November 8. Students and advisers should plan to meet during the week of November 11. Students are required to submit their registration forms to the registrar's office on specific days during the week of November 18. Registration days will be scheduled according to class standing for the spring semester. The schedule will be published in instructions in the registration packet.

E.J. Murphy Fund

The Five college Coastal & Marine Sciences Program offers students from all five institutions an interdisciplinary curriculum including coastal and marine ecology/geology, resource management and public policy oceanography, and coastal engineering. The E.J. Murphy Fund is distributed to students for research, conferences and/or the presentation of papers during the spring semester. Scholarships will be awarded from the fund to juniors and seniors. The deadline for application is November 1. For an application and more information, contact Deb Orgera, Five College C&MS Program, Clark Science Center, ext. 3799 or applications are available online at

Senior Physicals

Students graduating in January are reminded to schedule their senior physicals by December 18, as they will not be eligible to use Health Services after that date. Those who wish to make an appointment, please call ext. 2823.

Take Smith Home in January

The Office of Admission invites students who have been on campus for at least one year to take part in the "Take Smith Home Program." Return to your local high school and talk with interested students about your Smith experience. Training will be provided in November and December. For information, call Amy Smith, student recruitment intern, at ext. 2523 or 7505.

Rally Day Show Alert

While Rally Day (February 19) seems a long way off to most of us, it is already in the planning stages. Some deadlines for the show are in November and early December.

Participation in the Rally Day Show does not require talent or previous experience (but it helps). It is a time for Smith students to get up on the stage, poke fun at themselves and the college and have a good time. Proceeds from the show are donated to a local social service agency. Last year $1,059 was given to the Northampton High School to purchase literacy educational materials.

Anyone interested in taking part in a class show/skit should contact her class president. Each class is being asked to select a Rally Day chair (or co­p;chairs) who will be responsible for forming a planning committee and a class show/skit.

Needed immediately are people with some experience, a keen interest and spare time to be members of the general committee. Anyone interested in being involved in a project for a good cause is invited to come forward for the following positions: general show chair (or co­p;chairs); publicity chair; advertising chair; and stage manager. Information sheets with a brief job description are posted on the bulletin board outside College Hall 22 and the SGA office, Clark Hall. Get involved and join in the fun of Rally Day.

SGA Cabinet Halloween Open House

On Halloween, the SGA will have an open house for children of Adas, faculty and staff. There will be age-appropriate activities for pre-school through elementary school children. Details will be available in the Sophian. Please come and join in the fun. For information, contact Maggie Smith at ext. 6334 or campus box 8889.

SOS Blood Drive

The Red Cross Annual Blood Drive sponsored by S.O.S. will be on campus Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Davis ballroom. To make an appointment or for information, call the SOS office at ext. 2156 or Shaneela at ext. 7462. Walk­p;ins also welcome.

Employer Connections

Résumés due in CDO by noon on October 28 for the following UMass recruiters: Sherwin Williams (market manager trainee program). Résumé referral deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 4 p.m., CDO, Room 20 for: Merrill Lynch Private Clients; Friday, November 1, 4 p.m., CDO, Room 20 for: CIA. More information available in the CDO.

Students who take part in any of the CDO's recruiting programs are required to purchase a registration disk ($10) at the CDO. Registered students will receive our Employer Information Booklet which lists all currently scheduled on- and off-campus recruiting organizations.

Weekly Informal Support Group For Entering Adas

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., at Cutter House Living Room. The group is facilitated by Virginia Van Scoy and Maria LaBlanc from Counseling Services. New members are welcome. Call ext. 2840 for more information.

Calling All Hebrew Speakers

Hebrew language lunch table will resume meeting in November. Tuesday lunch is most likely time. Please call Lois Dubin, ext. 3676, by November 1, if you plan to attend.

Family Weekend

We will welcome families to campus November 1­p;3. The complete schedule of events will be put in each student's mail box and will be available at the family registration table at the Alumnae House, as well as given to department chairs and program directors to make available in their departments. All students are welcome at the weekend's events, with or without guests.

Registration will take place Friday, November 1, noon-5 p.m. (only 9 a.m.-noon schedule of events and Friday class schedule will be available) and Saturday, November 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Alumnae House foyer. (Parking information, name tags, tickets to events, Sunday brunch information, sign-ups, up-to-date weekend information and refreshments will be available.) Families are asked to register upon arrival.

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