News for the Smith College Community | October 31, 1996

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Welcome Families!

Over the past few weeks, many Smith students have been scrambling for dust pans, dry mops and brooms in anticipation of some very important visitors. From November 1-3, Smith will host the annual Family Weekend, welcoming to campus dozens of moms and dads, step-parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers and other kith and kin.

According to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Merry Farnum, the event's organizer, an anticipated 1,000 guests will register for the three days of festivities, some coming from across oceans to be here.

Family Weekend highlights each year include Saturday's Silent Auction -- which offers the opportunity to bid on donated items that may range from a home-cooked meal to a week in a resort condominium -- as well as campus tours, student performances and exhibits, house teas, an all-comers tennis tournament, a fun run/walk and the popular "POPS!" concert. As always, the busy schedule will also include activities with a more academic aim, such as class visits on Friday and faculty presentations on Saturday.

New on the docket this fall is a panel discussion entitled "How the College Can Help," which will include representatives from Residence Life, the Career Development Office, the Center for Academic Development, the Health Service, Campus Security and the Chapel, with Dean of the College Maureen Mahoney moderating.

Family Weekend also coincides with some old and important Smith traditions, such as International Students Day, on November 1, and the Annual Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Plant House. "Combining long-time events with Family Weekend is a nice way for guests to see the kinds of things that happen at Smith on a regular basis," Farnum points out.

She notes, too, that this is the first time that the big weekend has been held as late as November. "I keep hoping that the snow won't fly, and there will still be leaves on the trees," she admits. Farnum also hopes that all Smith students -- with or without visitors -- will feel free to take part in all activities, and she urges those whose families will be here to "adopt" friends and housemates who might otherwise be alone. Indeed, it's a good way to share the fun and, perhaps, even to share the pre-weekend clean-up blitz!

Round Table Nights

If your concept of the quintessential liberal arts environment conjures up images of students and their mentors engaged in animated discourse over comestibles and coffee, then you mustn't miss Smith's Round Table forums.
Founded two years ago by students and based on a model at Yale, the Round Table forums aim to foster better campus communication, counter fragmentation and encourage students and faculty to get to know each other in a comfortable setting outside of the classroom.

The forums are held at dinnertime in Duckett House Special Dining Room and feature a keynote speaker who begins the evening by offering a short talk on a specific topic, which may range from campus concerns to world affairs. As the meal progresses, this topic is discussed by small groups of eight or 10 at individual tables. Finally, as dessert is served, the entire room joins together for further discussion or questions and answers.

At the first Round Table this fall, Majorie Senechal, Louis Wolff Kahn Professor of Mathematics, presented the preprandial address on interdisciplinary study. The second forum, on October 31, will focus on human rights intervention, with Peter Rowe, professor emeritus of government, launching the debate. Additional events are scheduled for November 7 and 21.

This year, the Round Tables are being co-chaired by Lori Kauffman '99 and Amanda Darling '99. According to Kauffman, they expect to hold four or five dinners each semester and hope to attract about 40 participants -- including up to 10 faculty members -- to each one. All Smith employees are welcome, too, she stresses, and she would like to see staff members at future forums.

The forums begin at 5:45 p.m. and usually conclude before 7. "It really depends on how lively the discussions get," Kauffman notes. "Sometimes we have to get kicked out of Duckett!"

Advance registration for Round Table is required. Student sign-up sheets are in the post office. Faculty and staff should contact Allison Wenger at extension 7410 or via e-mail to "You don't need to be an expert on the topic being discussed to take part," Kauffman insists. "The Round Tables offer something for everyone."

Membership Has Its Privileges

The next time you head to the Smith College Club for lunch, don't be surprised if your identification card gets swiped. Fear not, however -- the club hasn't yet been invaded by a band of sticky-fingered Fagins. This "swiping" is actually the result of a new and speedy service now available to members.

Since mid-October, College Club diners have been able to charge their meals directly to their Smith accounts by using IDs and a new electronic reader. Swiping the card through this machine eliminates the need to recite a social security number with each purchase and ensures that charges are accurate.

Is there a catch? Just barely. Only the newest green-bordered college IDs -- those with a bar code and an electronically sensitive magnetic stripe on the back -- can be recognized by the electronic reader. These green-bordered cards have been issued by Human Resources since August 1995, but, in order to use them at the club, you must visit the RADS office at 30 Belmont Avenue (second floor), where your social security number will be coded into that magic magnetic stripe.

If your ID is older (look for a blue border), then you'll need to replace it before it can be used as a charge card. This can be done by Serena Harris at Human Resources (30 Belmont Avenue, first floor) on Thursday afternoons, from 2 to 4. Once you've been issued your new card, you must take it upstairs to the RADS headquarters for activation. RADS will also issue courtesy charge cards to Smith College Club members who are not eligible for IDs. Those who would like to obtain such a card should call Lisa Abbey at extension 2306 (585-2306) to make an appointment.

According to Club Manager Patty Hentz, the new swiping system, in effect since October 15, has already been very well received. "People are thrilled with it," she maintains. "They feel that their ID numbers are more secure, and they certainly appreciate not having to wait in line."

For general questions about the process, contact Hentz or Abbey at extension 2300.


Please note that the first name of one of the 1997 Rally Day Medalists was incorrectly listed in last week's AcaMedia and in other Rally Day information. The honoree from the class of 1950 is Helene Zimmerman Hill, not Helen.

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.

Director of college relations, college relations. Application review begins November 15.

The Word on Banner:

(a regular feature from Information Systems)
This is the eleventh article in a series that began in late 1995. Information Systems intends to include notes, status reports, helpful hints and general news about training from now until the conversion to the Banner system is complete. We welcome your feedback. Please send comments and suggestions for future topics to ADMHELP@AIS

Helpful Hints:

Entering dates
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People News

It's Not Greek to Them

Twenty-two members of the senior class can now help open the doors that lie ahead of them with a special key -- a Phi Beta Kappa key, that is. These outstanding scholars were recently elected to the Zeta of Massachusetts chapter of the prestigious 200-year-old honor society, based on their Smith records through the junior year. Additional seniors will be added to this list in the spring.
An induction ceremony, to be held on November 4, will recognize the following students: Stamenka Emilova Antonova; Megan Corinne Bathory; Susie Chun; Hyung-Kyung Chung; Eleanor Clare Curry; Madeleine Schuyler Deming; Sage Mary Dillon; Kim Mika Fujinaga; Michele Renee Issokson; Beverly Janet Jones; Kaveri Ashok Joshi; Phyllis Newell Kirkpatrick; Xiaole Liu; Anna Alexandrovna Lysyanskaya; Marilyn Marie Metzler; Melissa Carrie Naulin; Sheila Hart Nelson; Kirsten Lyn O'Connell; Jennifer Anne Pruitt; Joanna Pauline Slater; Anne Sulling, and Gretchen Amanda Sullivan.

Top Finishers at Belmont

After a successful Open House at 30 Belmont Avenue on October 17, the Human Resources staff wish to congratulate the following prize winners:

Pat Cote (Physical Plant), Janet Hukowicz (Information Systems) and Beth Marshall (Hatfield Hall cluster) demonstrated superhuman resources in guessing the number of pieces of candy in three Halloween pumpkins. The correct answer was 178. The successful contestants estimated 175, 171 and 175, respectively, and each got to take home a pumpkin (and all those goodies therein) for their efforts.

Door prizes went to Kerry Loux (ESS), who won a t-shirt; Amy Morris (libraries) was awarded a cervical pillow; and Cindy Rucci (libraries) garnered a $10 gift certificate to Davis Center.

A plethora of employees were impressive in their abilities to answer trivia questions about the college, which ranged from one dead give-away ("Who is the president of Smith?" With multiple choice options including Ruth Simmons, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton) to far more arcane queries about health and retirement benefits. Those who earned staff t-shirts for their knowledge were: Gail Adametz, Diane Beattie, David Brown, Carol Callahan, Paula Caouette, Jennifer Desjarlais, Janet Dibrindisi, Sandra Dix, Kathleen Gauger, Carrie Hemenway, Erika Herring, Jin Hee Kim, Ed Kopec, Karen Korza, Bobbi Kozash, Karen LeHouiller, Pat Mahar, Janice Mason, Helen Mollison, Jim Montgomery, Amy Morris, Betty Nanartonis, Emilie Nicol, Lisa Norris, Beth Powell, Margaret Rogers, Sally Rubenstone, Dot Salvatore, Carmen Santana-Melgoza, Barbara Schoen, Steve Sojkowski and Tony Symanski.

The grand prize prize (a $25 gift certificate to Grécourt Bookshop) went to Carol Callahan (telephone office), whose name was drawn from the pool of trivia winners.

Editor's Note

Attention all seniors: Are you already sweating bullets over finding a post-college job? Are you worrying that Uncle Leo may have been right all along -- that you should have double-majored in accounting and auto repair instead of ancient studies and anthropology? Well, relax, your options may be broader than you think. Just ask Karin Fischer '96.

Like thousands of liberal arts graduates before her, the erstwhile government major has found that her first "real-world" job is more closely linked to her extracurricular efforts at Smith than to her academic concentration. Fischer joined the Sophian staff when she arrived at Smith and rose through the ranks from reporter to news editor and, finally, to editor-in-chief. Today, she is gainfully employed right here on campus as the Smith Alumnae Quarterly's new assistant editor.

Although Fischer loved her duties at the Sophian, she admits that holding the top job last year made for some pretty hectic times. As editor-in-chief, she was responsible for all aspects of the paper, from its content to its lay-out and advertising. Although she calls the experience "rewarding," she also remembers many deadline days that didn't end until the wee hours of the morning.

But the skills she garnered in the process have translated well to her Quarterly duties, which include writing, editing and proofreading. "I learned so much at the Sophian," Fischer reflects. "Sometimes, I even feel that I learned more doing that than in the classroom. I don't mean to discount my academic experience," she quickly adds. "It was wonderful. But the Sophian taught me confidence, as well as specific skills."

Fischer's current job ends in June, but she may have the option to stay longer. In any case, she sees it as a stepping stone to a future that will include graduate school and, eventually, a career as a journalist, in which she will focus on politically oriented material and will also combine the best of what she gained at Smith -- both in the classroom and beyond.

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Monday, November 4

Open meeting: Campus Climate Working Group.
8-9 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

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 Find A January Internship.
12:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO Workshop: Self-Assessment Focus to help you find the right fit in organizations and groups. Bring a lunch and completed summary sheet from the CDO self-assessment packet. Pick up packet ($3) and sign up at CDO reception desk by Friday, November 1.
12:15 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew Hall

CDO workshop: How To Prepare For A Successful Interview.
2:45 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Religious activity: Scripture study and discussion with chaplains Elizabeth Carr and Richard Unsworth.
4-5 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: "Money Talks: Corporate BACs in the 1994 and 1996 Elections," by Dan Clawson, professor of sociology, University of Massachusetts. Sponsored by the department of sociology and the Committee on Community Policy.
4:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

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

Lecture: "Posture, Authority and the Military: The Adult Origin of a Significant Gender Distinction." A work-in-progress presentation by Mary Mosher-Flesher, research associate in the history of the sciences program. Sponsored by the Project on Women and Social Change.
4:15-5:15 p.m., Wright Hall common room*

Lecture: "Private Strife: Elizabeth Barrett, Alice James, Maggie Tulliver." Jean Strouse, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, looks at ways these 19th-century figures-two real, one fictional-responded to conflicts over femininity, education and the structures imposed by family and society on the condition of being female. Sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa chapter of Smith College.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201*

Workshop: "Latino Men, Women and Gays: Who's a 1st, 2nd, 3rd class Citizen?" by Louis E. Perego Moreno of Skyline Community. Sponsored by Nosotras as part of Latina Week.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Presentation of the major: Italian Language and Literature.
7-8 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

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

CDO information meeting: Educational Resources Group.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Five College information meeting: Dove Associates (consulting).
7:30 p.m., Converse Hall, Porter Lounge, Amherst College

Tuesday, November 5

Workshop: "Achieving Balance: How to Handle the Stress of Work and Family Life." Part of the Staff Training and Development Workshop series. Questions? Contact Kathleen Chatwood at ext. 2263.
10-11:30 a.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

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

Luncheon meeting: Sigma Xi. "Updating Strategic Plan for the Sciences," by Paulette Peckol, professor of biological sciences and chair, Programs and Instruction team of the Self-Study.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge

Religious activity: Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in the parish house parlor for worship, lunch, friendship and fun. Students, staff, faculty and friends welcome.
Noon, St. John's Church on Elm Street

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. Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478. Dana Maiben, violin; Carol Hutter, viola; Alice Robbins, cello; Monica Jakuc, fortepiano.
12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Lecture: Visiting artists Sarah Lejeune '81 and Polly Chu present slides of their own work. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. Questions? Call Kristina Wood at ext. 6975, box 8478, or e-mail to kwood.
4 p.m., Hillyer Hall 117*

Lecture: "Hand-Made Histories, " with visiting artists Sarah Lejeune '81 and Polly Chu. A reading/performance from their book of the same name dealing with diversity as a process of learning and appreciation. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. Questions? Call Kristina Wood (see above).
5 p.m., Hillyer Hall 117*

Informational meeting for NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad in 1997-98 (in non Western European, non-English speaking countries only.)
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

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

Meeting: Art Resources Committee. All students interested in art are welcome. Call Jen at ext. 7698.
6-7 p.m., Duckett Dining Room

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

Volleyball vs. E. Connecticut State.
7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Meeting: A Course in Miracles study group led by Marianna Kaul-Connolly.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

CDO workshop: How To Write An Effective Résumé.
7 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

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

Workshop: Female Figure-Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by Art Resources Committee for Smith students w/ID and Five college students w/ID & sticker. Call Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer Room 18/19

Lecture: "What is in a Name, or the Matrices of Acculturation," by Kenneth R. Stow, Professor of Jewish History for the University of Haifa and the 1996 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance at Smith College. This is the second lecture in series, "How to survive in an Early Modern Ghetto, Rome in the Sixteenth Century." Reception to follow in Neilson Browsing Room.
7:30 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium*

Panel discussion: "The Latino March on Washington, D.C." A Five College student panel will discuss the march and what it meant to them and the Latino community. Sponsored by Nosotras as part of Latina week.
7:30 p.m., Unity House*

Five College information meeting: Advest Corporation.
7:30 p.m., Converse Hall, Porter Lounge, Amherst College

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, values and skills and assist you with career decisions.
8 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Community Victory Party: Sponsored by Smith Democrats.
9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Wednesday, November 6

Student payroll vouchers due by noon in College Hall 10.

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

Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch will be served.
Noon-1 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Workshop: Exam Preparation Workshop I. Sharpen your study skills by participating in this series of workshops offered by the CAD. Bring a bag lunch; refreshments will be served. Maximum 20. Please sign up in advance at the CAD, Seelye 307.
12:15-1 p.m., Seelye Hall 306

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: "Institutional Diversity: Sexual Harassment-Building Awareness on Campus." Part of the Staff Training and Development Workshop series. Questions? Contact Kathleen Chatwood at ext. 2263.
1:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Lecture: General Literature 291. Professor Vincent Cleary, classics, University of Massachusetts, will talk on Virgil's The Aeneid.
2:40 p.m., Stoddard Hall auditorium

Workshop: "First Wednesdays with Educational Technology." Information Systems workshop series continues with an "Introduction to Unix and Pine." This one-hour hands-on seminar introduces faculty to the Unix fileserver, Sophia, and to Pine, a Unix e-mail program. Call the Computer Information Center at ext. 3780 or e-mail Timothy Shortell at to sign up. Limited to 20 faculty members.
4-5 p.m., Seelye Hall 212

Lecture: Marine Science Summer and Semester Program Series. Deb Orgera, Five College Coastal and Marine Science Program, and Kelly Kilbourne '98 will give a presentation on the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.
4:15 p.m., Burton Hall 101*

CDO workshop: CDO 101: Intro to Résumé Writing for Adas. Résumé tips for career changers, reentry women and anyone who hasn't written a résumé in a long time (or at all). Supportive environment.
4:15 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew Hall

Panel discussion: German Studies. "Angst, Fahrvergnugen, Weltan-schauung: Testimonials about Learning and Using German," with faculty from varied disciplines: Karen Alter, government; John Connelly, philosophy and dean of the faculty; John Moore, art history, and Stylianos Scordilis, biological sciences.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

CDO panel discussion: What's Happening in Health Care? Please join us for an alumnae panel discussion on recent trends in health care with Susan Addiss '51, former Commissioner of Health for the state of Connecticut, and Julie Marston '78, executive director of an HIV/AIDS non-profit research center.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

CDO information meeting: Andersen Consulting.
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Alumnae House Lounge

Informational meeting: Smith Pro-life Alliance. For the discussion of abortion issues. All are welcome.
6-7 p.m., Haven House dining room

Five College information meeting: American Management Systems.
7 p.m., Converse Hall, Porter Lounge, Amherst College

Lecture: Five College Coastal and Marine Science Program Annual Student Research Symposium. Students who received summer subsidy awards for research and internships will give slide presentations about their data.
7-9 p.m., McConnell Hall B05*

Workshop: Male Figure-Drawing Session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. Smith students w/ID and Five college students w/ID & sticker are welcome. For information, call Jen at ext.7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m., Hillyer Room 18/19

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

Film: Marat/Sade. (1967, stars Patrick Magee, Ian Richardson, Glenda Jackson). The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Peter Weiss's play. Compulsory viewing for students in HST248, the French Revolution as Epic.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201*

Lecture: "A Celebration of The Life of Poetry and Muriel Rukeyser," sponsored by Paris Press and the Globe Bookshop. Participants will include Jan Freeman, director of Paris Press, Mayor Mary Ford, Ann Boutelle, Jean Grossholtz, Doris Abramson and Joan Larkin.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*

Meeting: Celebration of Sisterhood. House banners will be hung. Banner must be dry and arrive by 7:30 p.m. This is the only time banners will be hung.
7:30 p.m., Davis ballroom

Performance: Latina Week Musical performed by Quetzal. Nosotras of Smith College invites you to come enjoy a night of Afro-Andean world beat music.
8 p.m., Gamut*

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) by Diana Son and Combination Skin by Lisa Jones, directed by Roberta Uno. R.A.W. (Raunchy Asian women) juxtaposes the attitudes of Asian women against prevailing stereotypes. Combination Skin explores the "tragic mulatto" stereotype and takes on issues of privilege, loyalty and skin color in the African-American community. A collaboration between the Smith College Theatre Department and New World Theatre. Reservations can be made through the theatre department box office: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and one hour prior to performance or by calling 585-ARTS/3374 TTY. Tickets are $5 general; $3 students and seniors.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Thursday, November 7

Lecture: "The Strenuous Decade," by Daniel Aaron, Victor S. Thomas Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature, Harvard University. Sponsored by the American studies program.
9-10:20 a.m., Seelye Hall 105

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

Luncheon meeting: "Yellow Starched Ruffs as the Devil's Garb: Fashion, Foreignness and Female 'Villainy' at the Court of James I," by Ann Rosalind Jones, Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series, open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level

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, call Alex ext. 6149 or Rebecca at ext. 7625.
Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

CAD Workshop: Exam Preparation Workshop II. See 11/6 listing.
12:15-1 p.m., Seelye Hall 306

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

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

Workshop: "Nutrition: The Anti-Cancer Diet." Part of the Staff Training and Development Workshop series. Questions? Contact Kathleen Chatwood at ext. 2263.
1-2 p.m., Graham Hall

Lecture: Psychology colloquium entitled "Mutual Psychological Development among Latina Girls," by Nancy P. Genero, department of psychology, Wellesley College.
4 p.m., Bass Hall 203

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

Special event: The history department liaisons invite you to join history majors, minors and faculty at the Pre-Registration History Fair. Come listen to faculty presentations of history courses offered next semester. Refreshments will be served.
4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 207

CDO information meeting: Peace Corps in Eastern Europe: an Alumna's Experiences in Ukraine. Anne Linden '59 was among the first groups of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Eastern Europe. She was assigned to teach English in Ukraine and continues to do projects there. She welcomes your questions about the Peace Corps and the region.
4:30 and 7:15 p.m., Seelye Hall 101

Lecture: Chemistry department seminar on "Molecular Design and Synthesis," with T. Ross Kelly, department of chemistry, Boston College. Refreshments at 4:20 p.m.
4:40 p.m., McConnell Hall 102

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

CDO workshop: First-years only. An orientation and tour of the CDO geared to the needs of first-year students.
5:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Dinner discussion: Round Table. For information, contact Allison Wenger at ext. 7410 or at (See news article.)
5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Five College information meeting: Olde Discount Stockbrokers.
7 p.m., Mount Holyoke College Career Development Center

Special event: Celebration of Sisterhood. A celebration of the lesbian, bisexual and ally community at Smith. It will begin with presentations in the Quad followed by a candlelight procession, with performances throughout campus. All are welcome for the post­p;party to follow in Davis ballroom from 9 p.m.-midnight.
7:30 p.m., The Quad*

Five College information meeting: Leo Burnett (advertising).
7:30 p.m., Front Room, Campus Center, Amherst College

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) and Combination Skin. (See 11/6 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 8

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

CAD Workshop: Reading Retention. See 11/6 Exam Preparation listing.
12:15-1 p.m., Seelye Hall 306

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

Gallery talk: Smith College Museum of Art Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Ann H. Sievers lectures about the works in the French 18th-Century Prints and Drawings exhibition.
12:15 p.m., Print Room, Museum of Art

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

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

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

Film: The Searchers. 1956. An excellent example of the Western genre with director John Ford's vigorous touch, featuring John Wayne as a driven man relentlessly searching for his niece who was kidnapped by the Indians. Stars John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter. Sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
7 and 9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Special event: Nosotras Coffee House and Poetry Reading. Nosotras of Smith College will sponsor a Coffee House and poetry reading with special guest Martin Espada. All are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee and to share their own poetry.
7-10 pm., Gamut*

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) and Combination Skin. (See 11/6 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Concert: Sage Hall Concert Series presents the internationally celebrated pianist Horacio Gutiérrez. Second of the series. Gutiérrez will perform works of Haydn and Schumann and the Liszt B-minor Sonata. Admission: $18, general public; $14, Smith faculty, staff, seniors; $6, students with ID. Ticket information, call 586-8686 or 800-THE-TICK.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*+

Saturday, November 9

Conference: Eastern Inspiration. The focus will be on Asian Art. Sponsored by ASA.
8 a.m.-10 p.m., Wright Hall*

Family Program: Mortals, Immortals and Sculpture. For ages six and up. Learn about Roman gods and emperors and the making of their sculpture portraits. Create your own "ancient" bust out of sculpting materials. Draw an imaginary garden for a fountain sculpture. No fee or registration required. Come any time during program hours.
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Museum of Art*

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

Special event: Latina Food Night and party. Nosotras invites you to come and enjoy a variety of Latin American food and entertainment.
6 p.m.-1 a.m., Scott Gym*

Performance: R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) and Combination Ski. (See 11/6 listing.)
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Special event: Party. Sponsored by Asian Students Association of Smith.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom *+

Sunday, November 10

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. The Chapel welcomes members of the Chapel Counselors' Committee and Board of Trustees for morning worship. Coffee hour to follow. All are welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*

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

Special event: View the mum show at the botanic garden before or after enjoying a wonderful buffet. There will be seatings at 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at $13/ adults and $5/ children, ages 3-12. For reservations, please call the Smith College Club office at ext 2341.
11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Smith College Club

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

Film: The Searchers. See 11/8 listing.
2 and 4 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

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

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 to explore the spirituality and meaning of Christian feminism. All are welcome.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Meeting: Feminists at Smith Unite. Come discuss feminism and how it can translate into education and activism on campus. Questions? Call Missy at ext. 7850
7 p.m., the Women's Resource Center

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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.

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.

French 18th-Century Prints and Drawings from the Collection. (November 5 through December 21). Print Room. Museum of Art

Small Landscapes and Monotypes by Sally Brody '54 (through November). Alumnae House Gallery, Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Board of Counselors

Board of Counselors will hold its annual meeting November 6, 7 and 8. Board of Trustees is on campus November 8, 9 and 10.

The Board of Counselors makes available specialized knowledge and skills to strengthen and develop various aspects of life at the college. It operates as a federation of committees under a general chair. The committee chairs and the general chair comprise the Board and are appointed by the Board of Trustees. Rosemary Wilcox Dickerson '51 is the current chair of the Board of Counselors.

Spring Registration

The spring advising and registration period will extend over a two-week period, November 11 through November 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 contained in the registration packet.

Grading Option Deadline

The deadline for declaring the grading option of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory is Friday, November 8. Permission of the instructor is required, in addition to adviser and class dean's approval. Satisfactory is given for a grade of C minus or better. Grading option forms may be obtained in the registrar's office.

Interterm Uncertainty?

Come on a January Winter Adventure. Information meetings are November 14, at 5 or 7 p.m., in Clark Hall conference room. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, hiking, etc., and experience the outdoors in winter, January 16-22. No experience necessary. Forms, available outside College Hall 22, are due December 6. Cost: approximately $150-$175. Questions? Call Merry Farnum at ext. 4904.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Students who are remaining on campus during Thanksgiving Break may sign up to join local Smith alumnae for Thanksgiving dinner. Those interested will be paired up and placed in contact with their hostess. To sign up, please call Cynthia Allen '83 at 413-665-8547 by November 15.

Employer Connections

Several colleges and organizations send us notices about job recruiting fairs throughout the U.S. The Employer Room at the CDO (second floor, room 20) has a binder containing information about these fairs. Check it regularly to see what's new.

Kids Night Out

For grades K-6. Fridays, November 1 and December 12, from 7-10 p.m. Drop off children and pick them up at Ainsworth Gym lobby (glass doors). Supervised sports, games, movies, crafts, snacks, etc. will be run by the Smith ski team. Kids should wear play clothes and sneakers and bring swimsuit and towel. Cost is $10 for one child; $5 for each additional one. Children of Smith students are only $5. Pre-registration is required. Call ext. 2706.

American Studies Registration for Spring '97

221b: Written statements now being accepted for admission to AMS221b: Colloquium: New Age America: The Role of Mysticism in Secular Culture, taught by Brett Averitt. Enrollment limit: 20. Deliver statements to the American studies office, Wright Hall 12, by Friday, November 22. A sign-up sheet will be posted in Wright 12; candidates should sign up for the course at that time, as well as with the registrar. Names will be taken from this list only. Names of those admitted to the course will be posted on the office door by Friday, December 6.

302b: Written statements now being accepted for admission to AMS302b: Seminar: The Material Culture of New England, 1630-1860, taught in Historic Deerfield by Kenneth Hafertepe. Enrollment limit: 12. Follow registration instructions for AMS221b, above.

351b: Writing samples now being accepted for admission to AMS351b: Writing about American Society, taught by Richard Todd. Students this year will be asked to write on the theme of social class in America. As always, direct observation and experience will be crucial. Enrollment limit: 12. Follow registration instructions for AMS221b, above.

Thanksgiving Break Information

Students who wish to remain in campus housing during Thanksgiving break (November 27-December 1), must complete a vacation request form in the Office of Student Affairs (College Hall 24) by 4 p.m., Friday, November 22. Forms will be available on Monday, November 4.

The following houses will remain open during break: Cutter, Dawes, Duckett, Friedman, Gillett, Lamont, Lawrence, Morris, Northrop, Talbot, Tenney, Tyler, Ziskind and 150 Elm.

All dining facilities will close after breakfast on Wednesday, November 27; a bag lunch will be available at this time. Chase-Duckett dining room will re-open on Sunday, December 1, for a modified brunch for students staying on campus for break. All houses will be open for dinner that day.

Students residing in non-vacation houses who wish to stay for break must make arrangements with students in open houses to use their rooms and obtain room keys.

There will be a $5 housekeeping fee to stay in vacation housing. Students residing in vacation housing will be issued a vacation key, available in the Office of Student Affairs on Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26, during regular office hours. There will be a $10 deposit for this key, which will be refunded upon return of the key to the Business Office, College Hall 5, by 4:30 p.m., Friday December 6. Questions about Thanksgiving housing can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24, ext. 4940.

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.

Mellon Fellowships

The Mellon Fellowships for graduate study are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are for the first year of graduate school and are intended to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers in teaching and scholarship in humanistic studies. The application request deadline is December 9. The GRE test must be taken by December 7. For more information, students may see department chairs or inquire at the senior class dean's office, College Hall 23.

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