News for the Smith College Community // September 24, 1998

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Mentoring Makes a Difference

Love your major but can't imagine how to use it in the real world? Wouldn't you like to be able to talk to Smith alumnae about the many different ways they are putting the liberal arts to work-without having to go any further than Seelye Hall? Well, you're in luck.

On Saturday, October 3, as part of the inaugural weekend for Smith's new internship program, "Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work," more than 30 alumnae will be here to talk with students informally about what they do, how they got there and how other Smith women might follow in their footsteps.

Want to know what it would be like to be a banker at Citicorp, an official at the Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Trade Commission, the executive editor of Self magazine, an AIDS researcher or a social worker? Then be at Seelye Hall by 10:15 a.m. October 3 for a continental breakfast followed by 30-minute round-robin networking and mentoring sessions, which will continue until noon. Participants may stay in one session for the entire time or hear from alumnae in a variety of fields. The visiting alumnae, each of whom will have a student escort, will be clustered in the following five groupings in classrooms on the first floor of Seelye:

  • Arts and communications
  • Business
  • Education, social action, human services
  • Law, government and public policy
  • Science and technology.

Among the fields represented within those groups will be advertising, arts administration, banking, child protection services, computer science, consumer products, consulting, counseling criminal justice, development, engineering, environmental organizations, finance, foundations, guidance counseling, higher education, government, human resources, journalism, law, legal services, marketing, music, neuropsychology, product development, public health, public policy, public relations, publishing, risk management, social work, teaching, television, therapy and visual arts.

As a further enticement, special gifts commemorating the launch of the Praxis program and the leadership of Smith women in the world of work will be distributed to the first 300 students who come to Seelye for the mentoring sessions.

A final list of alumnae participants will be available in the houses and on the CDO Web page next week.

Women's Rights Items on Display

Smith College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention with an exhibit in the Sophia Smith Collection titled "'The Great Work Before Us': The Legacy of Seneca Falls."

The 1848 meeting in Seneca Falls, New York, was the first convention to discuss the civil and political rights of women; the Declaration of Sentiments that was issued afterwards can be seen as the birth of the American women's movement.

In entering the great work before us we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object. We shall employ agents, circulate tracts, petition the state and national legislatures and endeavor to enlist the pulpit and the press in our behalf.
- Declaration of Sentiments, July 20, 1848

Items included in the exhibition include original documents selected from the SSC's Women's Rights Collection and Garrison Family Papers, including excerpts of speeches given in 1848 and at subsequent women's rights conventions along with eyewitness insider accounts of the internal politics, organization and the mood of these meetings.

We do not expect our path will be strewn with flowers of popular applause, but over the thorns of bigotry and prejudice will be our way and on our banners will beat the dark storm-clouds of opposition from those who have entrenched themselves behind the stormy bulwarks of custom and authority...
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, address at Seneca Falls, July 19, 1848

Also on display are materials demonstrating the effects of these events on the women who attended them. Two young women who signed the Declaration of Sentiments went on to apply for jobs in a wholesale business in Philadelphia. Their audacity in abandoning "the needle & school room," the traditional "situations" for women, prompted a set of caricatures and a drama on the subject of female clerks as well as a series of stinging letters by Stanton.

Woman has relied, heretofore, too entirely on her needle for support; that one-eyed demon of destruction, that evil genius of our sex, which slays its thousands annually...will never make us healthy or wise.... Think you, women thus educated would be the frail, dependent beings we now find them? By no means. Depend upon it, they would soon settle this whole question of woman's rights...
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton, letter to the Woman's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio, May 1851

The exhibition will be on view through January 15, 1999.

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Smith Explores Work Options

This is the first in a series of articles about flexibility in the Smith workplace.


Did you realize that some Smith staff members have volunteered to

participate in telecommuting, job sharing, four-day workweeks, flexible Fridays and dress-down days? It's true. Over the next few months, you'll be reading and hearing about the different pilot programs that are in place from the folks who have been participating, including staffers from the School for Social Work, advancement, the Office of the Class Deans, and the Ada Comstock Scholars Program.

Smith's ad hoc Committee on Flexibility, made up of members of SAMS and Staff Council, is evaluating these pilot programs. It will use the information gained from them to assist in the development of a vision for flexibility at Smith as well as to formulate strategies for successful implementation and communication. The committee is looking for your input. In October and November, committee members will sponsor campus-wide flexibility focus groups. At these sessions, they will solicit your ideas and feedback on such things as:

  • What does flexibility in the Smith workplace mean?
  • What equity issues, if any, surround flexibility at Smith?
  • What does it mean to balance the flexibility request of a staff member with the needs of the workplace?
  • What training would you like to see provided in the community?

The first sessions are planned for Tuesday, October 6. Call Patty Hayes to register for the group scheduled to meet in Garrison Hall from 11 a.m. to noon. Contact Mary Martineau for the 2­3 p.m. group meeting to be held in the Alumnae House board room. Spaces will be limited to facilitate discussion, so please call soon. If you are unable to meet with one of the focus groups but would like to share your ideas, write or call any of the following communications subcommittee members: Charlene Correa (Human Resources, ext. 2297,, Patty Hayes, (College Relations, ext. 2180,, Mary Martineau (Advancement, ext. 2688,, or Sid Dalby (Ada Comstock Scholars Program, ext. 3090, sdalby@ais.smith. edu).

Three Assume New Chairs

Three faculty members have been named to chaired professorships by action of the board of trustees:

  • Stephen Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government
  • Donald L. Robinson, Charles N. Clark Professor of Government
  • Ruth Solie, Sophia Smith Professor of Music.

Goldstein, a graduate of Tufts University, received the M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Ph.D. from Columbia. He joined the Smith College faculty in 1968 as a lecturer. He is an associate in research at the Firbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. Goldstein was in China during the Tiananmen Square uprising where, serving as a media adviser, he appeared on camera for CBS and CNN.

Robinson graduated from Yale University, received the M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and the Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the Smith faculty in 1966 as an assistant professor. He founded the Smith College Internship in American Studies at the Smithsonian Institution. He has served on advisory boards and as consultant to many projects relating to the U.S. Constitution.

Solie '64 received the M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She joined the Smith faculty in 1974 as an instructor. A member of the steering committee of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Solie's research, teaching and writing are in the area of music and social history in the 19th century. At the end of October she will assume the presidency of the American Musicological Society

The three will continue a tradition begun last year of presenting lectures to inaugurate their newly assumed professorships.

On Monday, November 9, Goldstein will present "Tiananmen, 1989: Witnessing History and Getting it Wrong?"

Robinson's lecture, "The Virtues of Constitutional Democracy," will be given on Monday, November 30.

On Monday, April 12, Solie will present "A Musicology of the Everyday."

The lectures will be at 4:30 p.m. in Stoddard Hall auditorium with a reception following in the Alumnae House living room.

Dress Down for a Good Cause

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Friday, October 9, Smith community members will join employees from corporations and organizations around the country in taking a stand against the deadly disease. The third annual National Denim Day at Smith is sponsored by the Staff Council Activities Committee but is part of a nationwide initiative to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.

For a contribution of $5 or more to the foundation, Denim Day donors -- except those whose job requires a uniform -- can wear jeans and other denim garb to work as a sign of their support. Contributors will receive a pink enamel ribbon pin -- the national symbol of breast cancer awareness.

The Komen Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. It is the nation's largest private funder of research dedicated solely to breast cancer. Building representatives will be happy to take your donation or you may send it through campus mail to Cindy Rucci, Neilson Library. Additionally, activities committee members will sell pins in the lobby of the Smith College Club from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. during the week beginning October 5. The foundation receives 100 percent of all gifts.

In conjunction with Denim Day, there will be an information table in the basement of Seelye Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 9, staffed by local breast health educators and representatives of the Pioneer Valley Breast Cancer Network.

A World Wide Web site (www. provides more information about National Denim Day. For more information about the Smith event, contact Cindy Rucci, ext. 2923.

In Case You're Wondering...

Why were the college bells were ringing last Thursday afternoon? The College Hall bell rang for 211 seconds on September 17 at 4 p.m. in honor of the 211th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Grant Moss, college organist, gave a short concert on the carillon before the Smith bells tolled, joining bells throughout the community and around the country in the "Bells Across America" project.

When are we going to have water in Paradise Pond? No one is sure. It depends when we get a heavy rain. The permit that allowed Smith to drain and dredge the pond also requires that enough water be flowing through the pond to maintain a flow of 27 cubic feet per second below the dam before the gates can be closed to allow the pond to fill. Because of present drought conditions, we need "a significant rain event," says Bill Brandt, director of campus operations and facilities, for the flow to increase substantially from the 10 cubic feet of mid-September. (During the time between when this item was written and when it appears in print, the "rain delay" may end.)

Are you wondering about something? Ask us (ashanahan@colrel. or eweld@colrel.smith. edu); we'll look for the answers.

When is Mountain Day going to be? Stop wondering and just wait. Only the president and the weather forecasters know.

Smith Jobs

The following were available at presstime. Application reviews for all these positions will begin immediately. To learn more, call ext. 2278.

Technology support consultants (two positions), Information Technology Services.

Hardware and software services coordinator, Information Technology Services.

Administrative computing analyst, Information Technology Services.

Assistant to the executive director, Information Technology Services.

Purchasing assistant (half-time), Information Technology Services.


September 15: Springfield vs. Smith (rain interruption)
September 19: Smith 3, Tufts 6
September 15: Smith 0, Springfield 3
September 19: Smith 0, MIT3,
Cross Country
September 19: Middlebury Invitational, Smith was 4th out of 9 teams with 125 points
September 16: Smith 1, Amherst 3
September 19: Smith 1, Vassar 4
Field Hockey
September 16: Smith 2, Connecticut College 0
September 19: Smith 1, Wellesley 0

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People News

Ronald Perera, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music, and Donald Wheelock, Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Music, have been chosen as ASCAP award recipients again this year. The monetary awards, made by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, reflect the society's continuing commitment "to assist and encourage writers of serious music."


Joan Afferica, L. Clark Seelye Professor of History, spent three weeks last summer living with a peasant family in a village in remote Siberia to which German families were exiled from their settlements along the Volga River on the eve of World War II. Afferica plans to give a talk about her experience during this semester.


The research of John Davis, Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Associate Professor of Art History, was discussed at considerable length in an article in The New York Times in early August. The "Streetscapes" feature focused on the Sherwood Studios, built in 1880 at the southeast corner of 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, "'an uptown headquarters of art,' seminal in the history of both art and housing in New York City," said Times writer Christopher Gray. Davis recently published in the Journal of the Archives of American Art the first study of this structure, a rundown building when it was demolished 40 years ago. Sherwood, a bootmaker and banker turned real estate developer and art collector, built the first apartment house in New York City designed specifically for artists. A seven-story brick building, its 44 apartments -- each with a 15-foot-high studio and one or two bedrooms -- were full-time residences for artists and their families. "Professor Davis has mined the vast collections of journals, diaries, correspondence and photographs of the Archives of American Art, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution, to triangulate a full portrait of life in the Sherwood," says Gray.

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Calendar Key

Sources of further information, if any, are shown in parentheses at the end of event descriptions. An asterisk following a listing indicates that the event is open to the public. Admission charges, if any, are listed when known. Items for this section must be submitted on Event Service Request Forms.

Monday, September 28


"Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivia." A work-in-progress presentation by Rosanna Barragan, Bolivian historian. Sponsors: Project on Women and Social Change and Latin American Studies Program. Tea at 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207


"Introduction to the CDO Employer Recruiting Programs." This workshop outlines employer recruiting, explains the process and discusses a self-directed job search. Also offered on October 6. (Beverly Cotnoir, ext. 2579). 12:15 p.m., CDO

Amnesty International meeting. 4-5 p.m., Seelye 102

MassPIRG general meeting. Come learn about us, our campaigns and how to get involved. All welcome. (Alyssa Stalsberg, ext. 6096) 7:30-9 p.m., Dewey common room

Other events and activities

Language lunch tables
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Open hour with Carmen Santana-Melgoza, director of institutional diversity. 3-4:30 p.m., College Hall 31

Tuesday, September 29

Fine/performing arts/films

Film: Adju Azul Di Yonta (The Blue Eyes of Yonta, Guinea-Bissau, 1991). Criolo with English subtitles. Flora Gomes. Like Tableau Ferraille, examines the frustrations of Bissau's revolutionary generation. "A lucid and at the same time joyous film" (Le Monde). Part of the Africa Film Series: Festival de Cinema Africain Sponsor: government department. 7 p.m., Seelye 106


U.S. Customs Service recruiting session for customs inspectors and canine enforcement officers. Barbara Hassler, national recruiter, will discuss the positions and the application process. (Beverly Cotnoir, ext. 2579) 4:30-6 p.m., Wright common room
Senate meeting. 7 p.m., Seelye 201
CDO information meeting. The Naropa Institute's educational philosophy is based on the Buddhist contemplative tradition. M.A. programs are offered in body psychology, Buddhist studies, dance/movement therapy (art therapy concentration available), psychology/contemplative psychotherapy, transpersonal counseling psychology. 7 p.m., CDO
Religious Life
Yom Kippur­Kol Midre evening service. 7 p.m., Chapel

Other events and activities

Language lunch tables
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Open Hour with President Ruth Simmons. For students, on a first-come-first served basis. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20
Soccer vs. Mount Holyoke. 4:15 p.m., athletic fields
Tennis vs. Mount Holyoke. 4:15 p.m., tennis courts
Volleyball vs. Babson. 7 p.m., Ainsworth gym
CDO open hours. Peer advisors will be available to assist with library research and questions. 7-9 p.m., CDO

Wednesday, September 30
Poetry Reading by Carolyn Forché. Inaugural reading in the this year's Poetry Center Series. (Rescheduled from 9/23) 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium
"Introduction to Marine Science." One of a series of environmental and marine summer programs information sessions. 4:15-5:30 p.m., Burton 101
Religious Life
Yom Kippur Morning Service. 9 a.m., Chapel
A gathering and informal discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch will be served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service. 5:15 p.m., Chapel
Buddhist service and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Other events and activities
Language lunch tables
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Thursday, October 1
"Asymmetric Synthesis in Medicinally Important Alkaloids." Arthur G. Schultz, Walker Professor of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Refreshments served at 4:15 p.m. Sponsor: Department of Chemistry. 4:30 p.m., McConnell 404
"Facts & Remedies: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice." Stephen Graubard, editor of the Academy of Arts and Sciences quarterly journal Daedalus. Presented by the Louise B. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute's Ecologies of Childhood project. 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium
Other events and activities
Open hours with Mentha Hynes, interim assistant dean for multicultural affairs. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., College Hall 24
Language lunch tables
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CDO information meeting: Join Anne O'Brien from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for an informal discussion, "Trends in Nursing: Careers That May Surprise You!" 4:30-5:30 p.m., CDO
Field hockey vs. Wesleyan. 7 p.m., athletic fields
SGA candidates debate. Open to all. 7 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Friday, October 2
Gallery Talk. Helen Searing, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, will discuss the Smith College Museum of Art exhibition of which she is curator, "Equal Partners: Men and Women Principals in Contemporary Architectural Practice." The exhibition focuses on 15 distinguished firms, each led by a male and a female partner. 12:15 p.m., Museum of Art
"Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work." Keynote address by Rochelle Braff Lazarus '68, chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees and chief executive officer, Ogilvy & Mather. The talk is one of several events focusing on women, liberal arts and the workplace that will inaugurate Smith's new universal internship program. Followed by an all-college tea. 3 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA
"Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work." "Women and Work in the 21st Century: A Symposium." Discussants will be Dr. Angela Diaz, director, the Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69, managing director, PaineWebber Group; Nancy Low Henry '67, senior vice president and chief legal counsel, Dun & Bradstreet; Harry P. Kamen, Smith trustee and retired chairman and chief executive officer, Met Life; and Kathryn J. Rodgers '70, executive director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. Provost and Dean of the Faculty John M. Connolly will moderate. 4:15-5:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA
Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (SSFFS) weekly meeting to plan such projects as field trips, parties, etc., discuss sci-fi and fantasy and communicate with other sci-fi groups in the Five College area. (Allison, ext. 6683) 4:30-6:15 p.m., Seelye 208
Other events and activities
Dedication ceremony for Jizo statue and two Japanese stone lanterns. Issho Fujita, abbot of Valley Zendo, will officiate. Sponsors: East Asian Studies Committee, the Department of Religion and the Ada Howe Kent Program. The program is an event in honor of the retirement of Taitetsu Unno. 3 p.m., Japanese garden and tea hut
Religious Life
Shabbat service. Dinner follows in Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House, Bedford Terrace. 5:15 p.m., Dewey common room
Shabbat service. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Amherst Alumni House

Saturday, October 3
"Praxis: The Liberal Arts at Work." Mentoring and networking sessions for students. More than 30 alumnae from a variety of workplaces will talk with students about opportunities in their fields. Preceded at 10:15 a.m. by a continental breakfast in Seelye first-floor foyer. See story, page 1. 10:30 a.m.­noon, Seelye first floor
Other Events and Activities
Smith Equestrian Show. 8:30 a.m., Equestrian Center, West Street
Stories and Art. A program of stories and art activities for children four to seven years old. Free but space is limited. Places will be held until 10 minutes before the program. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. (Registration: 585-2760) 10:30 a.m.-noon, Museum of Art.
Soccer vs. Babson. 1 p.m., athletic fields
Five College Health Professions Fair. Panel discussions featuring practicing professionals and professional school representatives. Students will have an opportunity to speak one on one with admissions representatives. 1-5 p.m., McConnell Hall

Sunday, October 4
Fine/performing arts/films
Faculty Recital. John Van Buskirk and guest artist Alissa Leiser play works for two pianos by Bach, Stravinsky, Brahms, Lutoslawski, Beach and Strauss. 8-9:45 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall
Religious Life
Ecumenical Christian Church worship service with the Rev. Douglas Ryniewicz and student liturgists. Coffee hour to follow. All welcome. 10:45 a.m., Chapel
Quaker meeting for worship, preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome. 11 a.m., Bass 203
Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy with Fr. Jim Sheehan, S.J., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, chaplain. Supper follows in Bodman lounge. All welcome. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Chapel
Other events and activities
CDO open hours. Peer advisors will be available to assist with your library research and questions. 1-4 p.m., CDO
Gallery of Readers. Authors read from their work. 4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

The 'Manière Anglaise': Mezzotint in Holland and England from the Seventeenth to the Early Nineteenth Century." Through October 31. Print Room, Museum of Art
"The American Architectural Landscape," an exhibition drawn from the permanent collection, explores architectural themes in 20th-century American art. Through November 15. Museum of Art
"Equal Partners: Men and Women Principals in Contemporary Architectural Practice." Work by 15 American architecture firms founded and run jointly by women and men. Through December 13. Museum of Art
"Internet Dwellers: Video Sculptures by Nam June Paik." Works that draw on popular culture and recombine its artifacts-television sets, cameras, electronic and other computer castoffs-into serious art that often reveals a whimsical or absurdist sense of humor rooted in the Fluxus movement. Through October 18. Museum of Art

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Docent Tour

There will be a guided tour of the Smith College Museum of Art on Sunday, September 27, at 2 p.m. -- an introduction to the collection, which numbers more than 24,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints and decorative arts dating from 2400 B.C. to the present.

Mountain Day

Mountain Day is a traditional surprise break from classes when the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces the holiday with the ringing of the Martha Wilson House, Helen Hills Hills Chapel and College Hall bells at 7:05, 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. Although daytime activities are cancelled, students are expected to honor all evening commitments from 7 p.m. on.

Health Services

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

January Term

Again this year January Interterm will offer a broad range of non-credit courses for members of the Smith community, especially for students who plan to stay on campus for all or part of January 4 through 22. If you have a favorite subject, skill or interest that you would like to teach in a relaxed, stress-free, grade-free learning environment, you are invited to submit a course proposal. Stipends will be paid to those instructors who meet minimum requirements. Proposal forms are available in the Student Government Office, Office of the Dean of the College or Smith mail center. Completed proposals must be submitted to College Hall 21 by 4 p.m., October 6. (Ext. 4903 or 4919)

Fall Preview Days

The Office of Admission is holding three Preview Days for high school students this fall: Monday, October 5 and 26; and Wednesday, November 11. Prospective Smith students will have an opportunity to attend classes, learn about the Career Development Office and financial aid, visit a house and meet students and faculty. There will be sessions on the sciences, art, music and dance and one for students who are undecided about a major. Enrollment is limited to 50 students and their parents each day. The formal program ends at noon but guests may attend classes or observe athletic practice in the afternoon. Thanks in advance for your support of the program.

Fountain Talks

"The Lanning Fountain: A Model Project from the Landscape Master Plan" is a two-part program about the fountain near the Smith Botanic Gardens. As part of the college's plan to restore the beauty of Frederick Law Olmstead's original campus design, Nellie V. Walker's Lanning Fountain (copied from an original by French artist Jean Gautherin) has recently been restored and reinstalled within a new plaza, the focus of realigned pathways, near Smith's Botanic Gardens. In the second event, on October 9 at 12:15 p.m. in Burton Hall 101, Adam Jenkins, assistant preparator, Museum of Art, will chronicle the restoration process. This talk concludes with a visit to the fountain.

Architecture Program

The symposium "Speaking of Architecture: A World View" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, at the Smith College Museum of Art. It will explore how architecture enhances the lives of individuals and communities. It is the first in a series designed to bring alumnae pursuing careers in the arts back to Smith, where they can meet with current students. Speakers include Peter Davey, editor, The Architectural Review; Laura Hartman '74, Fernau & Hartman, Berkeley; Mimi Locher '87, formerly of Atelier Mobile, Tokyo; M. J. Long '60, Long & Kentish, London; Samuel Mockbee, director, Auburn University's Rural Studio; Madeleine Sanchez '81, AIA Architect, New York; Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Emeritus, Yale University; and Helen Searing, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art. Registration forms, due by October 1, are available at the museum. The registration fee is $80, $70 for Smith College classes '92 through '98; a limited number of reservations will be accepted without charge from current Five College students, faculty, and staff.


CDO Résumé Deadline

The deadline for the Minority Undergraduate Career Forum New England taking place on December 4 in Cambridge. For more information, see Résumés are due at Crimson & Brown by October 2. (Beverly Cotnoir, ext. 2579)

Add/Drop Deadline

The last day to add a Smith course is Monday, September 28. The last day to drop a course is Wednesday, October 14. Add/drop forms may be obtained in the registrar's office.

Late Registration Fee

A late fee of $25 is charged for any petition to add or drop courses after the September 28 and October 14 deadlines. Please be sure to correct your registration by the deadlines.

Student Schedules

Student schedules will be mailed to student campus mailboxes. Please check your schedule carefully and report any discrepancies to the registrar. Five College courses may not yet appear on the schedule. You will receive the student copy once your enrollment is confirmed.

Sunnyside Internship

An administrative internship of eight to 10 hours a week at Sunnyside Child Care Center, Paradise Road, is open for 1998­99. The intern assists the center director in all aspects of child-care administration. Initiative and flexibility are required of this intern, who may pursue a variety of independent projects that will improve the organization and educational environment at Sunnyside. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in business administration, human services management or education. (Debra Horton, ext. 2293)

Fine Arts Council

Every Smith undergraduate student pays $7 annually out of her student activities fee to the Fine Arts Council. The council is looking for five to 20 new members to serve on its board. The council arranges and sells discounted tickets to attend major UMAA Fine Arts performances, sponsors arts activities on campus and assists groups or individuals with modest monetary subsidies for fine arts endeavors on our campus. (Merry Farnum, ext. 4904)

FAC Tickets

Ten tickets have been reserved for Smith students to attend "In-Young Sohn: Shaman Dances From Korea," a lecture-demonstration at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 2, in the UMass student ballroom. Traditional Korean folk dances will be fused with modern movement and classical form. Professor Jinhee Kim from the Smith dance department will give the opening remarks. This is the first in a series of 10 performances subsidized through the FAC. Ticket information: SGA office, Clark Hall.

Cartoon Contest

Follett College Stores, operator of the Grécourt Bookshop at Smith College, has joined newspaper syndicate and book publisher Andrews McMeel Universal on a quest to find the next great cartoonist of our time. The two companies are sponsoring a nationwide contest, "Strip Search," seeking cartoons by students in the categories of strip, panel or other. Universal Press Syndicate editors will determine the winning cartoons, which will be published in Strip Search, a book that will be released nationwide in the spring of 1999. All entries must be postmarked by October 31, 1998. Further information and entry materials are available at the Grécourt Bookshop on Green Street.

Ultimate Access Registration

To access internships and job listings from the Career Development Office database and from JobTrak, you need to register through the Ultimate Access section of the CDO home page ( If you registered last year, you need to register again so we have your updated information. Once registered, you will have the listings available to you wherever you go on-line.

Athletic Association Jobs

The Athletic Association is looking for students to fill several board positions: special events coordinator, publicity coordinator, secretary, fundraising coordinator and treasurer. These positions are open to all Smith students. For questions or to apply, call or e-mail Courtney Turpin (ext. 7340 or cturpin@sophia.smith. edu) with your name, phone and mailbox numbers and the position(s) for which you are applying.

Travel Reservations

Students should be making end-of-semester travel reservations now, keeping in mind that final examinations take place between December 19 and December 22. Students will not be permitted to take examinations early.

Smith Life and Learning

Watch for further information and an introductory slide show on the October 10­12 Special Quest Weekend for Smith Life and Learning participants.

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AcaMedia is published weekly during the academic year by the Office of College Relations for the Smith College community. This version of AcaMedia for the World Wide Web is maintained by the Office of College Relations. Last update: September 24, 1998.
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