News for the Smith College Community // September 3, 1997

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Justice For All
For more than a year, the Smith community has celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of college benefactor Sophia Smith. The founder's bicentennial has already been marked by speeches and symposia, by tours and exhibits and, of course, by a birthday cake. But the culmination of the celebration is still ahead. On Friday, September 12, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, will come to campus to receive the very first Sophia Smith Award.
This unique award was conceived to honor the vision of Sophia Smith by recognizing an individual "who, by virtue of intelligence, energy and courage, has made a significant and lasting contribution to the education of women." Nominees were evaluated by a panel of six judges: Barbara Pierce Bush, Smith alumna, former First Lady and a lifelong volunteer; Jill Ker Conway, Smith's first female president and an acclaimed author; Mary Maples Dunn, Smith president from 1985 to 1995 and a noted scholar of colonial American history and women's history; Yolanda King '76, actress, producer, human rights activist and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.; Gloria Steinem '56, a founder of Ms. magazine and a leading voice in feminism for nearly four decades; and Dennis F. Thompson, Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard and a member of the Smith College Board of Trustees.
Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to U.S. Supreme Court, is acclaimed for using her position to shape a constitutional understanding of gender equity. Throughout the 1970s, as the founder and director of the Equal Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, she fashioned arguments for women's equality under the equal protection principle, and -- perhaps more than any other individual -- she has helped end arbitrary sex-based classifications in law. Justice Ginsburg is considered by some to be "the legal architect of the women's movement" in much the same way that Thurgood Marshall charted the constitutional route to end racial discrimination.
Many landmark decisions are credited to Ginsburg, including the recent decision which resulted in this year's historic admission of female students to the publicly funded and traditionally all-male Virginia Military Institute.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ginsburg is an alumna of Cornell University. She attended Harvard University Law School and is a gra-duate of Columbia Law School. She was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, taking the oath of office in 1980. Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Clinton, she took the oath of office in August 1993.
Justice Ginsburg is expected to arrive at Smith early in the afternoon on September 12. At 2:30 p.m., she will meet with about 100 students, chosen by lottery from sign-ups during central check-in. Admission to this event, to be held in the Alumnae House, will be by cards sent to mail boxes of the selected students. Students who do not take these cards to the Alumnae House will not be admitted. During the hour-long session, Justice Ginsburg will respond to questions from the audience.
The Sophia Smith Award ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Two of Justice Ginsburg's friends and colleagues, Wendy Williams, professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Herma Hill Kay, dean of the Law School at the University of California, Berkeley, will present short tributes to her. Kate Webster, chair of the board of trustees, will speak briefly about the award itself. President Ruth Simmons will read the award citation and present the award, which was designed by Elliot Offner, A.W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities. Justice Ginsburg will speak as well.
On Saturday, September 13, at 10 a.m., there will be a roundtable discussion in Sweeney Concert Hall. The topic will be "In Pursuit of Justice: Women's Equality and the Public Good." Participants include Nina Totenberg, NPR and ABC legal affairs commentator; Gloria Steinem; Stephanie Kulp Seymour '62, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Jane Lakes Harman '66, U.S. congresswoman from California; Agnes Bundy Scanlon '79, senior vice president, Fleet Financial Group; and Catharine MacKinnon '69, professor, University of Michigan and University of Chicago law schools.
All members of the Smith community are encouraged to attend the public events and welcome Justice Ginsburg to campus on this special occasion-one that Sophia Smith, despite her uncommon vision, could hardly have imagined.

Smith 2020: Self-Study Update

Perhaps even more than the name of Sophia Smith, the words "self-study" have resounded throughout campus during the past year. Officially, this effort to examine the achievements and aims of the college began as part of the process of reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) which member institutions must undergo once each decade. Beyond the NEASC mandate, however, President Ruth Simmons called for a broad -- and broad-minded -- look at ways to move Smith "to the next level of academic excellence" in the millennium ahead. "The death of institutions is to be self-satisfied, to no longer look for new ideas," Simmons explained. "Change is frightening and disruptive but also the only way to the future-that's what the self-study is all about."
A dozen committees composed of students, faculty and staff examined areas that ranged from "Organization and Governance" to "Integrity," from "Physical Resources" to "Faculty." Many other members of the Smith community offered additional ideas. The endeavor was dubbed "Smith 2020: Envisioning Our Future," a title which urged all to look with clear-sightedness at how the college might evolve two decades into the next century.
But how about the years 1997 and '98? Is this herculean endeavor behind us or will "self-study" still remain on many lips? According to Professor of History Howard Nenner, the self-study chair, a nearly 270-page report was sent to the NEASC in mid-August, and copies of that report are on reserve at Neilson Library for those who wish to read it. Meanwhile, a 16-member steering committee, headed by President Simmons, which first convened last January, has evaluated the more than 200 proposals that the self-study generated and prepared a report that was sent to the board of trustees in July. "The trustees devoted their late-July New York City retreat to that report," says Nenner, "and it was received very favorably." However, adds Nenner, "the reports are in, but there is still much to be done."
In the months to come, he explains, recommendations that emerged from the self-study will be explored or implemented via "normal channels" -- standing college committees, administrative offices, etc. Among these myriad recommendations are the provision of an internship for every Smith student in her junior or senior year; a "liberal arts institute" that would bring more visiting scholars to campus to interact with students and faculty; and increased emphasis on quantitative skills, oral communication and computer literacy in the curriculum.
Dozens of other ideas -- from suggestions about clerical support to interterm classes, from dining options to orientation schedules -- will also be examined and, possibly, approved. In the meantime, however, some suggestions have already been given a green light for immediate funding and implementation. These, too are wide-ranging. For example, the acquisition of new fitness equipment, the inauguration of a Jewish studies weekend, a music department digital classroom and new SGA computers are all on this list.
And, while most of the campus self-study committees have concluded their duties, a new committee is still being formed. In a letter to students last April, President Simmons called for nominees to serve on a student committee that will continue to develop and evaluate self-study suggestions. "Students have been involved on self-study committees since the beginning," says Nenner, "but this group will be composed primarily of students and focus particularly on 'student life,' which the self-study has identified as a very important issue." The names of students selected for this board will be published in an upcoming AcaMedia.
Not only have students played an important role in the self-study thus far, says Nenner, but many other voices have been heard as well. Indeed, ideas that will shape the future of Smith have come from every corner of the campus, Nenner insists. "They were not," he stresses, "created at the top."

2020: The Contest

Last spring, in conjunction with the Smith College self-study, a gala campus-wide contest was held. Students, faculty and staff were challenged to create their vision of Smith in the year 2020, and the entries poured in: poems and paintings, essays, architectural drawings and other imaginative offerings.
Because the contest judging took place after the last issue of AcaMedia went to press, the names of the winners were initially announced elsewhere. For those of you who missed them, here they are again.
Faculty and Staff*
· First Prize ($2020.00): Eric Weld, academic secretary, humanities (song)
· Second Prizes ($202.00): Mark Carmien, employment specialist, Human Resources (sci-fi appointment letter); Susan Sanborn Barker, administrative assistant, Neilson Library (time capsule)
· Honorable Mention ($20.20): Hugh Burns, director of educational technology, Information Systems (two poems); Philip Baldwin, assistant professor, theatre department (futuristic publication); Patricia Czepiel Hayes, assistant director of publications, College Relations (oil paintings); Sheri Peabody, administrative assistant, Office of the Class Deans (AcaMedia)
*Job titles were current at the time of the contest. Some have changed since then.
· First Prize: Amanda Darling '99 (AcaMedia);
Kate Ballentine '99 (admission viewbook)
· Second Prize: Marylynn Muller '97 (web site)
Amy Sanzone '97 (essay); Amanda Austin '00 (epic poem)
· Honorable Mention: Monica Raymond GR (20 proposals for 2020); Lisa Howley '99 and Rebecca Highland '99 (musical); Julia McCurdy '00 (art work); Renee Landrum '98 (web essay); Dierdre McAnally '99 (reforestation report)

Chalk is Cheap: Use AcaMedia Instead

The AcaMedia staff welcomes both new and returning members of the Smith community to the 1997-98 school year. Once again we hope that you will utilize AcaMedia to tell others about your achievements, activities, upcoming events, etc.
AcaMedia is read by students, faculty and staff, so it is an excellent way to disseminate your news across campus. Don't write it on the sidewalk when you can put it in AcaMedia! Keep Smith beautiful, and make sure that important information reaches a broad audience at the same time.
Please send calendar items and notices to Mary Stanton in Garrison Hall ( Notices should be limited to 150 words and may be edited for length or content.
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Remember that the deadline for calendar listings and notices is 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons (for publication on Thursday, the following week). News and feature items, however, may require more advance planning. We look forward to hearing from you.

Change of Name; Services the Same

At the start of July, the Campus Security Department got a new name. Now the same services once provided by security staff will come from those employed by the Department of Public Safety.
"This change is consistent with other agencies within the Five College community," notes Director of Public Safety Sharon Rust. "The new name more accurately reflects the inherent combination of both service and police-oriented requests and response for which the department is responsible."
According to Rust, the change has been under consideration for more than a year. "To many of today's college students," suggests Rust, "the word 'security' connotes the old 'night watchman' times." Today, however, says Rust, her staff members are all trained professionals, and "there is a high expectation concerning the quality of the services we provide."
Rust concedes that "it may take another hundred years before people are accustomed to the new name and it trips off the tongue," and she asks for assistance from everyone on campus in helping to make the change.
Also in the name-change department, William R. Brandt, who has been director of physical plant at Smith since 1992, has accepted a new position as the college's director of campus operations and facilities. He will oversee the operations of the Department of Public Safety, as well as those of Physical Plant, Residence and Dining Services and the botanic garden.
Brandt came to Smith in 1987 as business manager and director of procurement from Five Colleges, Inc., where he had been business manager and treasurer.
Active for many years in various community activities, Brandt is currently president of Northampton's chamber of commerce.

Meet the Prez

Once again, President Ruth Simmons will be holding open hours for Smith students and employees. These sessions offer an opportunity to chat informally and individually with the president. No appointments are necessary, and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
This month's presidential open hours for students will be held on Monday, September 15, and Monday, September 29, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Office of the President, College Hall 20.
President Simmons' first open hour for employees will take place on Thursday, October 16, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., also in College Hall 20.

Calling All Supervisors

HR Initiative Wins Award; Seeks New Participants
The Five College Training Collaborative, launched in 1994 by Kathleen Chatwood, Human Resources' associate director for training and development, was recently honored by the College and University Personnel Association with their Award for Excellence in Human Resources. The award, presented annually by this national organization, recognized the Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP), which Chatwood also spearheaded in 1994 with the help of her Five College colleagues.
According to Chatwood, the College and University Personnel Association was especially impressed by the fact that the SLDP is a multi-institutional endeavor and is overseen by human resources staff from all five of the colleges. Chatwood has represented Smith in the Five College Training Collaborative since its inception. Jan Keefe, former director of human resources and now special assistant to the chief financial officer, also represented Smith last year.
"The Supervisory Leadership Development Program addresses the changing roles of the supervisor in higher education," Chatwood explains. "These roles include being able to function effectively as a communicator, a mediator, an organizer, a mentor and a team-builder. The program conveys concrete skills and effective management."
To date, 50 Smith supervisors have participated in the program, and others are being sought to take part this year. "We have 22 slots open for Smith supervisors to participate in trainings that will be held monthly from October through April," says Chatwood. Two training groups will be run concurrently: one will meet the second Wednesday of each month, and the other will meet the second Thursday of each month.
Any supervisor who is interested in joining one of these groups should speak to his or her department head, says Chatwood. The department heads will make the final nominations of candidates.
Initially, the SLDP was funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation through Five Colleges, Inc. Now, however, it is supported by the participating institutions themselves. Thus, Chatwood says that the program will be ongoing, and she notes that "it is the goal of the college to have all supervisors participate in this training in the upcoming years."

Ergot Argot

Last year the new Smith Ergonomics Committee began a series of tips on workplace health and safety. Most of the tips were helpful to students as well as to staff (after all, students do work at Smith, too!). The series continues below.
The majority of back disorders are caused by months or years of:
1) poor posture
2) poor body mechanics
3) loss of flexibility
4) general lack of physical fitness.
For good body mechanics, always remember:
1) keep the curve in your low back
2) keep the weight close to your body
3) do not twist at the waist
4) take breaks from repetitive or stressful activities.
Questions or comments? Contact the Ergonomics Committee via e-mail at

Job Openings

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.
Book repair technician, Neilson Library. Apply by September 12.
Circulation supervisor, Neilson Library. Apply by September 5.

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People News

AcaMedia Needs You

Got a nose for people news? Win a prize as well as a coveted (and rare) AcaMedia byline. The AcaMedia staff is seeking more "People News" items, and everyone at Smith knows someone who might make intriguing copy.
Do you have a friend or colleague with an unusual hobby or a home-based business? Did your roommate do a fascinating research paper last semester or an exciting internship over the summer? Do you know anyone who's won an award, had an unusual experience or who otherwise warrants campus acclaim?
If you write a brief "People News" item for AcaMedia, you will automatically win a prize. If your story is selected for publication, you will win an even more fabulous prize, and your byline will be included with the article.
Got writer's block? Feel free to submit ideas for stories about your own achievements or those of others. We'll do the writing.
Submissions will be accepted throughout the year, but don't delay. Articles (or ideas for articles) should be mailed to People News Contest, AcaMedia, Garrison Hall. Better yet, e-mail to or to

Crème de la Kremlin

In May, Joan Afferica, L. Clark Seelye Professor of History, presented "The Russian Eighteenth Century," a series of six lectures, in the State Treasures Museum of the Moscow Kremlin. It was the second series she has been invited to deliver for the annual subscription series in Russian history and culture. Afferica is the only western scholar who has been invited to contribute to this program, which is intended for a broad professional audience in Moscow.

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Thursday, September 4

Classes Begin
8 a.m.
Special event: Five College Early Music Program "painless" auditions and information session for the Early Music Collegium, Euridice Ensemble, Voces Femine and other ensembles. Information: 539-2079.
4-5:30 p.m., Sage 305
Meeting: Graduate international fellowships. Mandatory for all students applying for Rhodes, Marshall, Luce, Fulbright, DAAD and Humboldt scholarships.
5-6 p.m., Wright auditorium

Friday, September 5

Special event: Keystone's Chocolate Extravaganza, featuring chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Meet the members of Keystone (Smith's chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ) and find out what they're all about. Open to all.
5:30 p.m., Chapin lawn (in case of rain, Wright Hall common room)
Religious activity: Join Smith's Jewish community for Shabbat services and dinner. Services at 5:30 p.m. followed by Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fun, casual, comfortable and informative. All welcome. Information: Hillel, ext. 2754.
5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House
Meeting: Keystone's Real Life Meeting, an evening of fun, singing and talk at Smith's chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ. All welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., Dewey common room
Theater: Over the Edge, an interactive music/theater performance for entering students by Star Theatre, a company of young adults who take on issues such as decision-making, safer sex, pregnancy, STDs, drugs, HIV/AIDS, racism and communication. Meet the company in the Green Room afterward.
8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA

Saturday, September 6

Special event: First Link, a community building project. S.O.S. (Service Organizations of Smith) will take new students on this half-day, hands-on encounter with local community action groups. Wear comfortable old clothes. Bag lunches will be served, and discussions will be held afterward. Information: ext. 2756.
8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., meet at the rear of the Chapel
Workshop: Gospel Singing. Meet the Smith College All-Peoples Gospel Choir. All races, religions, ages and singing abilities welcome. Enthusiasm mandatory. Admission: adults, $5 (Smith students, free); others, $3. Information: Rev. Rosita Mathews, 586-6829.
3-5 p.m., Chapel*+
Special event: Comedy hour with David J, nationally known comedian who has opened for Adam Sandler and Kevin Nealon from "Saturday Night Live" and jokes about everything from roommates to the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. Sponsored by Rec Council.
8-9 p.m., Wright auditorium

Sunday, September 7

Religious service: Sunday worship with Dean Richard Unsworth and student liturgists. Barbecue/picnic on the chapel lawn to follow. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
Special event: Bagel brunch with Smith College Hillel. All welcome.
Noon, Wright common room
Tour: Smith College Museum of Art. Find out what makes us one of the country's finest college art museums.
2 p.m., Museum of Art*
Special event: Welcome party hosted by S.O.S. (Service Organizations of Smith). Learn about opportunities to volunteer for community service on or off campus as a companion, tutor, case advocate, hot-line worker, house rep or Kaffee Klatsch helper.
4-5 p.m., lower Gamut, Mendenhall CPA
Reading: Jack Haley and Kiki Smith, from their own works. Part of the Gallery of Readers Series.
4-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass with Rev. Richard Gross, S.J., and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. A welcoming dinner will follow. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*
Special event: Smith Christian Fellowship party, with music and free food. Come check us out.
7-9 p.m., Wright common room

Monday, September 8

Opening of the SGA Office
9 a.m., Clark Hall 101

Tuesday, September 9

Special event: Senior class breakfast hosted by the Alumnae Association. All seniors welcome.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Seelye lawn (in case of rain, Alumnae House conference room)
Luncheon meeting: Sigma Xi. "Variations on the Theme of Photosynthesis," by Phil Reid, professor of biological sciences.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge
Meeting: Senate. All welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Special event: Ice cream sundae and frozen yogurt social. Sponsored by the Newman Association to welcome new and returning Catholic students. Learn about Newman's plans for the year.
7-9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Wednesday, September 10

Religious activity: A welcome to new and returning Catholic Adas. Pizza served. All welcome.
noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Field Hockey vs. Elms College
7 p.m., athletic fields*
Lecture: "Politics of Population and the Environment: Striking a Better Balance," by Pete Kostmayer, executive director of Zero Population Growth and former U.S. congressman. Sponsored by the Smith College Project on Women and Social Change, the Population Committee of the Pioneer Valley Sierra Club, the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, Five College Peace and World Security Studies, Earth Action and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.
8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Thursday, September 11

Lecture: "Bettye Goldstein (Friedan) at Smith 1938-42," by Dan Horowitz, professor of American studies. One of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level
Soccer vs. Curry College
4 p.m., athletic fields*

Friday, September 12

Informational meeting: IBM Brown Bag Lunch on Careers. Deborah Blake '77, a recruiter for IBM's Global Services Division, will speak to students about opportunities in technology services at IBM.
noon-2 p.m., Wright common room
Ceremony: The presentation of the Sophia Smith Award to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
4:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*
Religious activity: Join Smith's Jewish community for Shabbat services and dinner. Fun, casual, comfortable and informative. All welcome. Information: ext. 2754.
6:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

Saturday, September 13

Special event: Roundtable discussion, "In Pursuit of Justice: Women's Equality and the Public Good." (See news article.)
10 a.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*
Track and field: Smith Invitational
11 a.m., athletic fields*
Soccer vs. UMass-Dartmouth
1 p.m., athletic fields*
Field hockey vs. Keene State College
1 p.m., athletic fields*

Sunday, September 14

Religious service: Morning worship with the Dean Richard Unsworth and student liturgists. Special music and coffee hour to follow. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
Special event: Student Organizations Fair. Learn about student organizations on campus and get invol-ved. Great opportunity to buy student-group T-shirts, cups, pins, etc.
1-4 p.m., Chapin lawn
Concert: The Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra opens its season with "Bach and Handel -- Opposites Attract," featuring J.S. Bach's Concerto in C for Two Harpsichords and Brandenburg Concerto III, Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6/1, and other works. Tickets: reserved, $30; general admission, $18; seniors, $16; students, $10 (and bring a friend free). Tickets at Kodimoh Synagogue in Springfield, the Jewish Community Center, and the Northampton Box Office (586-8686). Information: 584-8882.
2 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*+
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass with Rev. Jim Sheehan, S.J., and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner will follow. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*

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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., and Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Prints by Abraham Bosse (9/9 through 11/1). Print Room.

Course Registration and Changes

Student schedules and instructions for registration and course changes are included in the registration packet. Students may, with the permission of their advisers, make schedule changes during the first 10 days of classes, September 4-17. Any student not registered for courses by Wednesday, September 17, will be fined $25.

Five College Registration

The deadline for registration for Five College courses is Wednesday, September 17. Registration forms may be obtained in the registrar's office, College Hall 6. Five College registrations cannot be accepted after this date.

Make-Up Examinations

Students granted an extension for final examinations in the spring semester must complete their examinations during the first two weeks of the semester. Please call Daphne Humber in the registrar's office (ext. 2555) to make arrangements. All examinations must be picked up by 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 17.

Major Certifications, Class Of '98J

Major certification forms were mailed to seniors who will complete their requirements in the fall semester. The forms are due at the end of the course-change period, Wednesday, September 17.

Travel Reservations

Students should make end-of-semester travel reservations now, keeping in mind that final examinations are scheduled from December 16 to December 19. Students will not be permitted to take examinations early.

Student ID Numbers

The college uses the student's Social Security number as the official student ID number. Any student who wishes to be assigned a new ID number should contact the registrar's office.

Access To Records/Directory Information

Certain information from each student's official record is designated as "directory information" and may be released without her consent. This information includes, but is not limited to, the information published in the college directory (see pages 41-42 of the student handbook for a complete list of directory items). Students not wishing to have this information released without consent should notify the registrar's office in writing within five days of the start of the semester.

John M. Greene Storage

Students who stored items in John M. Greene basement may retrieve them during the following times: Monday, September 1, 1 to 3 p.m. (approved early arrivals only); Tuesday, September 2, 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, September 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, September 4, 1 to 3 p.m.; Friday, September 5, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, September 8, 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Students need to bring their IDs and receipts to have their belongings released. Items unclaimed by September 13 will be removed by the college.

Faculty Meeting

The first regular meeting of the faculty will be held on Wednesday, September 17, at 4:10 p.m. in the Alumnae House. Members of the faculty who have business for the meeting should notify the secretary of the faculty, Scott Bradbury, in writing, no later than Wednesday, September 10. Material to be included in the mailing with the agenda must be camera-ready and submitted to College Hall 27 by Monday, September 8.

Reminder for Event Planners

Student organizations and others who made preliminary space requests last semester are reminded to submit event service request forms for the publicity and set-up needs of those events, if they have not already done so. All students must submit space requests on forms provided by the SGA office.

Dance Department

The advanced dance placement auditions required for upper-level courses will be held September 6, from 3-6 p.m. (3-4 modern, 4-5 jazz, 5-6 ballet) at UMass Totman.
Five College Dance Department auditions for faculty pieces will be held September 11 at 7 p.m. at Mount Holyoke College.

Davis Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: Noon-midnight
Sunday: 5-11:30 p.m.

Class of '98 Parking

The parking lottery for on-campus residents of the class of '98 will be held in Stoddard Hall auditorium on Wednesday, September 10, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Please bring your Smith ID, driver's license and current car registration. Each sticker is $150 for the year, to be paid in advance at Public Safety. Any eligible student who wishes to enter but cannot attend should send a proxy with her car registration, license and a note authorizing the proxy to draw. Pick up a temporary permit, good until September 17, from Public Safety between 10 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. Parking lottery results will be posted at Public Safety after 2 p.m. on September 11.

Athletic Facility Lockers

Renovations to the men's and women's locker rooms in Scott Gym are behind schedule and will not be completed until the end of September. Until then, all lockers in the women's locker rooms in Scott and Ainsworth gyms will be used as day lockers only. A sign-up for lockers in both facilities will be held as soon as all renovations are completed. Information: Bonnie May, ext. 2713.

First-Semester Riding

Registration for all students interested in taking riding classes will be held Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m. in the Ainsworth faculty/staff lounge. Bring your academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have pre-registered.
All students interested in being on the intercollegiate riding team are invited to try out Tuesday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 10, at noon at the Equestrian Center; sign up at registration. Riders should come dressed in show clothes. Information: Sue Payne, ext. 2734.

Friedman Parking

A parking sticker will be issued to one resident in each Friedman apartment. Each apartment member must sign a letter granting permission for the chosen member to receive the allotted sticker. The letter must be brought to Liz Anderson in the student affairs office by noon on Monday, September 8. Each sticker is $150. Friedman residents may also enter the parking lottery.

Neilson Library Carrel Sign-Up

Smith students may sign up for Neilson Library carrels on the following dates: Monday, September 8, for seniors, graduate students, honors students and Ada Comstock Scholars; Tuesday, September 14, for all others. ID is required. You may only reserve a carrel for yourself and not for other students. Information: ext. 2895.