News for the Smith College Community //January 20, 2000

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Record-Setting Rower to Address Convocation

Tori Murden '85, who recently became the first woman and the first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, will give the address at this year's All-College Meeting. The convocation, which will take place January 24 at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall, is the traditional kick-off event for the spring semester. Murden's talk is titled "Try the Fair Adventure."

Murden, a former Smith crew team member, made history on December 3 when she completed her 2,962-mile trans-Atlantic journey, rowing from the Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco, to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, in 81 days.

Murden's first trans-Atlantic attempt, a west-to-east venture that began off the North Carolina coast in 1998, was cut short 600 miles from her destination after Hurricane Danielle imperiled her life, capsizing her boat 15 times and once hurling it end to end. Still, on that journey, Murden managed to row 3,043 miles in 85 days, setting a world record for most days at sea by a woman and most miles rowed continuously by an American.

During her recent successful attempt, Murden's boat capsized only once, when she encountered stormy seas caused by nearby Hurricane Lenny. She was greeted at the harbor of Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe at about 8:46 a.m. by a crowd of journalists, friends, tourists, and a customs official, who ceremoniously stamped her passport before she disembarked from her 23-foot boat, the American Pearl. Since then, Murden has attracted international media attention, receiving a congratulatory call from Vice President Al Gore and making an appearance on CBS television's Late Show with David Letterman.

For Murden, rowing and social activism are closely connected. "If you know what it means to be out in the middle of an ocean by yourself, in the dark, scared, then it gives you a feel for what every other human being is going through," Murden has said. "I row an actual ocean. Other people have just as many obstacles to go through."

Murden learned to row in her first year at Smith, where she majored in psychology. Following graduation, she earned a master of divinity degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Louisville. She has worked as a public hospital chaplain, a homeless shelter director and a city government administrator and currently serves as the development director for the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, an organization that promotes youth development and race relations.

Murden is a member of the "Sector No Limits Team" of elite athletes committed to high-endurance endeavors. In addition to her trans-Atlantic feat, Murden is the first woman to climb to the summit of Lewis Nanatuck in Antarctica, and the first woman and first American to cross-country ski to the geographic South Pole. "I really hope my greatest accomplishments will be on land," Murden recently told the Louisville Courier Journal. "I don't think they'll be athletic accomplishments, and I don't think they'll be anything the news media will come to cover. I hope they'll be meaningful from the human perspective."

Learning with Legos 101

During the fall, 16 Smith students abandoned the pencil-and-paper approach to education and instead learned by working with Legos. As participants in Engineering 100, Designing the Future, the first class offered in Smith's engineering program, the students used Legos (actually, Lego MindStorm HandyBoard kits) to design and program robots. Their work, which was exhibited in McConnell Hall on December 14, produced elaborate machines that could play with animals, for instance, grab a randomly placed object, or sort bricks into boxes by color.

Fun as it sounds, the construction of robots was no easy task, says Ileana Streinu, an assistant professor of computer science. "Translating power into motion using gears, building for function and stability, showing intelligent behavior via programming -- these are far from trivial tasks even in highly structured environments," says Streinu, who teaches the class with associate professor of physics Doreen Weinberger.

"Some things may seem basic, but there's a lot behind it," adds Jessica Lee '01, one of the students in the class. Lee and her classmate, Sarah Lee '02, together created a "watchdog" robot, constructed to catch burglars. Equipped with a light sensor, the robot was designed by Sarah and Jessica to detect light and move toward the source. When the robot's front bumper hits the source, it triggers an alarm, exposing the intruder.

The construction process was not without complications, students acknowledge. However, as they identified and fixed problems in their robot's design and programming, they found they were not only improving their machine -- they were also developing their problem-solving skills. "I'm not an engineering major -- I'm an economics major," notes Jessica Lee. "But I think that the way engineers solve problems from day to day is important. [Learning problem-solving skills] will definitely be useful to other courses and other problems." Sarah Lee agrees: "This is the most applicable course I've ever taken."

Enhanced problem-solving skills weren't the only benefits students in Designing the Future took from the class: they also received a good deal of publicity. As students in the first class offered in Smith's pioneering engineering program, Jessica, Sarah, and their classmates garnered both local and national attention. "Reporters just came to class," Jessica says. "I've been interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, and the Hampshire Gazette." Sarah adds, "It was definitely cool to be in the first class."

Hold the Hot Sauce, But Not the Fun

Whoever said there's nothing to do at college but drink hasn't seen Chilipeppers, a bright, bold Web site dedicated to promoting alcohol-free events around the Five College area. Proclaiming itself to be "hot without the sauce," the splashy site features -- in addition to a dancing chili pepper clad in sunglasses and Bermuda shorts-a list of links directing students to the nonalcoholic version of fun in the Valley.

The site is divided into 10 categories: dances, stress busters, performances, parties, outdoor fun, movies, music, cultural events, miscellaneous, and road trips. Updated weekly, the site offers a constant and diverse stream of activities. During the week of December 8, for example, a student could choose to watch a fall festival of one-acts at Smith, spend an evening at Amherst College's Experimental Theater, or listen as the Five College Early Music Collegium performed French Renaissance music in Sweeney Concert Hall. Also available were opportunities to learn the Argentine tango at Northampton's Gotta Dance studio, listen to local writers reading from their works at the "Gallery of Readers" in Neilson Browsing Room, or listen as Yale fellow Judith Weisenfeld discussed "Saturday Sinners and Saints: Religion in 1930s and 1940s Race Movies" in Smith's Seelye Hall. Coffeehouse concerts, kayak rolling lessons, and various colleges' movie nights were also advertised.

Initiated and coordinated through Smith, Chilipeppers is a Five College-sponsored project. Look for more Chilipeppers information around campus -- thanks to a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau, organizers are improving the site's visibility through promotional giveaways -- or just visit Chilipeppers on line at

Students Build Virtual Homes

By Adele Johnsen '02
What do Smith students do when they're not in class or studying? Apparently, many spend their spare time building homes. No, Smithies are not developing a sudden appreciation for the basics of bricklaying or the wonders of woodbuilding -- these are virtual homes, also known as Web sites, constructed in the computer language of html.

Flashy, funny, sleek, and sometimes pretty strange, these sites often serve to showcase sides of Smith students their professors and classmates have never seen before. One student uses her "virtual-land home" to reveal her fascination with The Hudsucker Proxy, tae kwon do and ballroom dancing. Another devotes an entire page, titled "Phlegmily Revealed!", to the explanation of a middle-school nickname.

A third has constructed a site to serve as a library of scripts written for her original television show The Sad and the Pathetic. The show, which boasts more than a dozen episodes, is centered around "my life and the lives of my friends," the student explains. "I have a feeling that it will be bigger than Seinfeld. I just need time."

For all Web site authors, homes in cyberspace are opportunities for self-expression. That expression is inherent even in the site's design. One student's page is designed like an artist's palette, with each colorful splat of paint representing a different section of her site. Another's site plays with animation, the first page featuring a hula girl swinging her hips and swishing her grass skirt, around...and around...and around. Forms of expression carry into the content of the sites, where entire pages are devoted to favorite causes, countries, organizations, and musical groups, ranging from Prism to Ani Difranco topurple cows. Emily, the apparently self-appointed "official Purple Cow representative to Earth," runs "the Official Website of the Purple Cows." Another student, a geology and government major, devotes her site to photos of her Five College Volcanology trip, an "Earthquake Paranoia" page, and a page of Volcanology poetry -- replete with strict rules for that particular form of verse. Of course, there are pages dedicated to more serious forms of self-expression, featuring poetry and prose and images of students' original artwork and computer animation.

The construction of a Web site can be a long and frustrating process -- why do so many Smith students choose to undertake it? "I'm not really sure what my motivation for having a site is," one Web author confesses. "I think it's a combination of narcissism, boredom, and the fact that I'm a die-hard techno-weenie procrastinator." Others have more serious reasons: a Web site, accessible from any computer, anywhere, can serve as a bridge between Smith and home. Friends from school are virtually introduced to life in Texas, California, or countries abroad. Likewise, friends from home can log online and learn more about life at Smith. Even Smith alumnae use the Web to maintain a connection between school and home. On Web sites included in 1996 Smith alumna Eszter Hargittai's Ring of Smith Alumnae, Smith graduates have posted pages devoted to their happy memories of years here. Hargittai herself runs a page that functions as a tribute to Hopkins House. Featured on the site are pictures of the house, reunion updates, and online interactive forums (such as the Hopkins House tea and conversation room, "where you can catch up on what fellow Hopkinsites around the world are up to").

Links to many Smith student pages can be found on the Daily Jolt ( at To see Hargittai's Ring of Smith Alumnae, go to Her Hopkins page is located at

Econ Prof to Become New Dean

Associate Professor of Economics Charles P. Staelin has agreed to serve a three-year term as Dean for Academic Development, succeeding Donald Baumer in that post beginning this summer.

Staelin, who joined the Smith faculty in 1981, has served on numerous committees for the college. Until last year, he was a member of Faculty Council, the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, and the Committee on Academic Priorities. He has also served on the college's Self-Study Task Force on Information Resources, the Committee on Community Policy and the Advisory Committee on Faculty Appointments. In 1987-88, Staelin directed the Jahnige Social Science Reserach Center and served as interim director of Information Systems from January 1990 to November 1992. He was the acting director of Educational Software and Technology at Smith from December 1992 to August 1993.

As Dean for Academic Development, Staelin says he will focus on the scholarship and teaching aspects of faculty development, with particular concentration on technological support. "I have a natural interest in teaching and technology," he says.

Staelin says he feels fortunate to serve in his new position at a time when the college's resources seem abundant. "This is just a really interesting time for the college," he said. "We have access to resources for doing wonderful things." He welcomes the opportunity to assist in the further development of new programs such as the Picker Program in Engineering and the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, he says. "It's a great time to have a hand in moving these initiatives forward," he said.

Staelin has published several articles, papers and reports on economic theory and development in the U.S. and abroad. He has garnered research grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a fellowship program of the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture.

Staelin studied economics at the University of Michigan, from which he received a doctorate in 1971. He has also taught at UMass, Amherst and Mount Holyoke colleges. Staelin will assume his new post July 1.

SSW Center to Reach Out

Challenged by dramatic shifts and changes in national health care and social work, the Smith College School for Social Work (SSW) has quickly developed a bold solution: the school recently opened its Center for Innovative Practice and Social Work Education, a revolutionary fieldwork program designed to provide SSW students with hands-on experience necessary to become effective advocates of social work education.

The center, which launches this month, was also designed to fulfill one of the school's more revolutionary aims: to alter the structure of today's social work system. With a goal of "respond[ing] to the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations," the new center functions as a direct challenge to the current system, which expends resources largely on "the healthiest clientele with the fewest complicating contextual problems," according to a center brochure.

To head the center, the SSW needed an innovator, someone with both education- and field-based experience, someone who cared about the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Georgina Lucas, who was hired as the center's director December 1, was most recently an associate professor-in-residence at the University of Connecticut's School of Social Work. She also taught in the school's administration program and provided field supervision. An expert in aging and health care, Lucas developed a specialization in aging at UConn's SSW. She also created internships and curricula for certificate programs, served on the admissions committee, and facilitated preparation of the school's reaccreditation.

"She has exceptional references underscoring her ability as a collaborator and innovator," says Smith SSW Dean Anita Lightburn of Lucas. "Her leadership has resulted in the development of national programs for initiatives that address aging and urban youth education, eldercare, the economic security and health care of older Americans and case management for the chronically ill."

Lucas received a master of social work degree from the University of Connecticut and training in the business schools of the University of Connecticut, Northwestern University, Columbia University, and Babson College.

Ford Grant to Fund Women's Studies

Using funds from a recent grant of $205,000 from the Ford Foundation, the Five College Women's Studies Research Center is preparing to launch a major new project. The project, titled "Institutionalizing Global Women's Studies," will work to reshape the perspective of women's studies, developing more courses directed toward international and gendered issues.

Dedicated to the advancement of women's studies in the college curriculum, the Women's Studies Research Center also works to link scholarship and activism to meet the needs of women in all communities, both local and worldwide. Less than a decade old, the center has already become "a nexus for one of the largest concentrations of women's studies scholars in the country -- more than 350 faculty teaching in fields from Anthropology to Zoology," according to a press release issued by the research center.

"The five colleges have become a magnet for innovation in women's studies," says center director Gail Hornstein, "and scholars from all over the world seek to join in our work."

The Women's Studies Research Center used a previous grant from the Ford Foundation to invite seven researchers to the center from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia. From 1995 to 1998 the researchers worked with the the center's staff and more than 100 Five College faculty to "recast area studies courses to better reflect the situation of women worldwide, and to make women's studies courses more international in scope," says the press release.

Now, with its new Ford grant, the center will endeavor to improve upon its last project. Like that project, "Institutionalizing Global Women's Studies" will also rely heavily on the contributions of international scholars. Specifically, the funds will be used to bring two or three international scholars to the center each year for the next four years. During their semester-long residences, the scholars will "help to infuse women's studies here with a more profound international perspective."

Hornstein adds that the project "represents an important next step for the center in advancing women's studies locally and worldwide."


January 5: Smith 83, Williams 207
January 12: Smith 168, Mount Holyoke 132
January 15: Smith 123, Wellesley 177

January 8: Smith 70, Regis 61
January 11: Smith 62, Amherst 65
January 15: Smith 51, Tufts 65

Track and field
January 15: Smith College Quad Cup: Smith, 1st place

Up Close & Personnel

New Hires
Timothy Carter, relief cook, RADS; Karen Garcia, science inreach/outreach coordinator, Clark Science Center; Elisa Lanzi, slide collection cataloguer, art department; Merrilyn Lewis, advancement officer, advancement; Georgina Lucas, director, Center for Innovation, School for Social Work; Susan Moszynski, club catering DRA, RADS; Javier Pagan, relief double-unit dining room assistant, RADS; Denise Robinson, acting assistant director, Ada Comstock office; Jacqueline Robles-Cruz, public safety officer, Public Safety; Cathy Savage, teacher/infant toddler program, Campus School; Judith Soule, administrative assistant, School for Social Work

Lynn Cartagena, RADS; Joyce Leamy, School for Social Work; Stefne Lynch, RADS; Claire Fenkin, Museum of Art; Mary Stanton, College Relations

Sources of further information, if any, are indicated in parentheses. Notices should be submitted by mail, by e-mail ( or by fax (extension 2174).

Campus Wide

Honorary Degree Nominations
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking the names of individuals who merit consideration as potential honorary degree candidates. The committee will consider women who are exemplars of excellence in a wide range of fields, both academic and nonacademic, as well as women and men who have made extraordinary contributions to Smith College, to the education of women, or to women's lives. Please send letters of nomination to the Committee on Honorary Degrees, Office of the Board of Trustees, briefly describing the candidate's qualifications, field and place of work and telling why the candidate is particularly deserving. Please include available supporting material (curriculum vitae, newspaper articles, entries from biographical reference works, etc.).

The review process is lengthy. It will not be possible to guarantee that a nominee will receive an honorary degree or provide a timetable for when the degree would be awarded. All nominations will receive careful consideration.

New Performance Appraisal Team
The newly formed Performance Appraisal Advisory Task Force met November 30 to begin work on a projected year long review of the current performance appraisal process. The advisory group, representing a broad range of the college's constituencies, will look at data from both the past year and the 2000 appraisal cycle, and make recommendations to improve the performance appraisal process. The task force is made up of nine people who represent the four largest departments (advancement, ITS, libraries, and School for Social Work), as well as the offices of the provost/dean of the faculty and dean of the college, all budget officers' groups, Staff Council, and SAMS.

Art Exhibition
"Staff Visions," the annual exhibit of art and crafts created by Smith College staff, will be held daily in Hillyer Gallery from January 24 to February 4, with an opening reception from 4­6 p.m. January 25 in Hillyer Gallery. Approximately 20 Smith staff members, experienced artists as well as newcomers, will exhibit work in oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, wood, fabric, collage, embroidery and photography. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-8 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Bonus Program
A new procedure has been created for supervisors to reward extraordinary contributions by administrative support and administrative staff with one-time performance bonuses for exceptional work. The guidelines are:
1) Regular full- and part-time administrative and administrative support staff who have been employed at the college for at least six months are eligible.
2) Nominations must be submitted by the staff member's supervisor/department head to the senior staff member to whom he or she reports.
3) Senior staff will evaluate each nomination and make final decisions on both approval and bonus amount.
4) Performance bonuses can be awarded throughout the fiscal year.
5) Normally, bonus amounts will not be less than $1,000.
This is another opportunity for the college to identify and reward employees whose exceptional work uni-quely qualifies them for special recognition. While the Employee Excellence Award is a peer-nominated award, this bonus funding mechanism provides a means for supervisors to acknowledge and reward the contributions of their staff directly.

Museum of Art
The Smith College Museum of Art is closed to the public until 2002 while its building is being renovated and expanded. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the museum at (413) 585-2760 or (413) 585-2786 (TTY) or Visit the Web site at

Faculty and Staff

Faculty Meeting
A regular faculty meeting will be held Wednesday, January 26, at 4:10 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Room. Tea will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Campus School Open Houses
The Smith College Campus School will hold an informational open house for parents interested in the preschool program on Sunday, January 23, at the Fort Hill campus. The open house will begin at 2 p.m. with an overview of the school by Cathy Reid, principal, and a discussion of the application process and financial aid by Maureen Litwin, admission and financial aid director. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a tour of the school and an opportunity to meet teachers. An open house for the elementary program for those interested in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 2 p.m. in Gill Hall on Sunday, January 30. Applications are now being accepted for preschool through grade six. For further information, ext. 3295.


Class Openings
Students are still being accepted for American Studies 230, The Asian American Experience; AMS 302, The Material Culture of New England 1630-1860; and AMS 351, Writing About American Society. If interested, speak to the instructor during the first week of classes.

Alumnae House Teas
The Alumnae House will host teas for the following houses during February: Duckett and Gardiner, February 4; Talbot and Wilson, February 11; Northrop, Jordan and Tyler, February 18; actress Mimi Kennedy '70 will be an Alumna-in-Residence at Tyler House this week and will attend the tea; Gillett and Haven/ Wesley, February 25.

House Community Advisor
The Office of Student Affairs/Residence Life is accepting applications for House Community Advisor (HCA) for spring 2000, in Cushing, King, Wilder, Ziskind, Capen, Sessions, Talbot and Park houses. Candidates must be in good academic standing (with at least a 2.5 GPA) and be available evenings. HCAs are responsible for facilitating community within the house and providing referrals for counseling and other needs. HCAs work with the RC/HR and house president. Applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24, and the Career Development Office. Review of applications will begin Monday, January 31, until positions are filled. For more information, contact Nancy Asai, ext. 4927.

Bridge Preorientation
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for preorient-ation leaders for the Bridge Program. We are looking for enthusiastic Smithies to welcome incoming students of color and assist them in their transition to our community. Preorientation leaders conduct workshops, coordinate social activities and mentor new students throughout the year. Applications are available in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, College Hall 24. The deadline for submission is February 7. Interviews will begin February 21.

Study Abroad
Deadlines for JYA applications and the application for endorsement of study abroad plans are as follows: January 26, AKP in Japan; February 1, Duke in China, ICCS in Rome, Middlebury School in Russia, PRESHCO in Spain, and SITA in India, Smith JYA programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg, Paris; February 15, all other independent study abroad programs. The deadline for seeking approval for a nonap-proved program that starts in the Spring of 2001 is March 1, 2000. For information, call the Office for International Study, ext. 4905.

SSSP Summer Jobs
Applications are currently available for 12 undergraduate research/teaching internships and two residential coordinator (R.C.) positions for the 2000 Smith Summer Science Program (SSSP), a residential program for high school women designed to enrich and support their achievements in the sciences. SSSP interns will serve as research/teaching assistants to Smith faculty in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer engineering, writing and women's health and as residential counselors for the high school students. R.C.s will work in collaboration with the program director to facilitate the training and preparation of interns, planning for participant housing and scheduling recreational, social and educational events for the high school students. Interns will live in college houses and supervise students. Qualified applicants for the R.C. position will have demonstrated experience in community living and supervision of students. Dates of employment are June 12-July 29. Interns and R.C.s receive stipends plus room and board. If interested, contact Gail Scordilis, extension 3879, Application deadline is Friday, February 11.

Beinecke Scholarship
Smith College has been invited to nominate a member of the junior class for a Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to college juniors who have demonstrated unusual ability in the arts, humanities and social sciences and are eager to pursue these fields at the graduate level. The award consists of a grant of $2,000 upon completion of undergraduate studies and a stipend of $15,000 for each of two years in graduate school. Nominees should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise. Preference will be given to students for whom a scholarship would significantly enhance the likelihood of attending graduate school. Candidates for nomination are required to have some history of receiving financial aid during their undergraduate years. A student must be a U.S. citizen at the time of nomination. Applications are available in the Office of the Class Deans, College Hall 23. Application deadline is Monday, February 21. Questions? Call Mary Philpott or Anne-Marie LaFosse, ext. 4920.

Consortium Internships
Academic/Program Assistants will have an exciting summer working with the Smith College Consortium, a management development program for executive women from Fortune 500 companies. Meet management-level women from companies such as AT&T, Champion International, Chase Manhattan Corporation, Chubb & Son Inc., and Eastman Kodak, and observe some of the best executive education professors in the world teaching corporate finance and strategy, global issues, marketing, valuing diversity and leadership for women. Interns will be responsible for all aspects of program preparation, classroom/facilities coordination, and program organization including mailings, preparation of materials, faculty assistance, customer service and event planning. Dates of employment are July 5 through August 18. Interns receive a stipend of $3,500 for the 6.5-week employment, plus lunches during the two-week Consortium Program. If you have a background in administration, valid driver's license, and a desire to work as a member of a collaborative team delivering management education for corporate women, pick up a job description from the CDO and send your resume and a cover letter to Diane Ranaldi, Lilly Hall, ext. 4198 or 7977, or email by February 16.

Ongoing Events

"Excavating the Museum II: H.H. Wilder and Early 20th-Century
Anthropology at Smith College" is the second collaborative exhibition installed by students in Patricia Erikson's fall anthropology seminar, Objects, Selves and Others: The Anthropology of Material Culture. By looking at the career of Harris Hawthorne Wilder, professor of zoology, this exhibit examines early 20th-century anthropometry studies and their relation to eugenics debates, the education of women in science and the excavation of Native American burials in New England. Through February 2000. Smith College Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium, Neilson Library.

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.

Sunday, January 23

Religious Life
Quaker meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome. Bass 203*

Morning worship in the Protestant tradition with Interim Protestant Chaplain, the Rev. Leon Burrows and student liturgists presiding. Prayers and light breakfast in Bodman Lounge at 10 a.m. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel *

Association of Smith Pagans meeting. Organization for those who practice nature-based religions. Seekers welcome. 4 p.m., Lamont basement

Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy Fr. Stephen Ross, OCD, celebrant, priest/scholar-in-residence; Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel *

Other events and activities
Campus School Open House Preschool informational program for parents. 2 p.m., Fort Hill

Monday, January 24

Religous Life
Silence for the Soul A quiet place for prayer, meditation or reflection.
All welcome. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Chapel

Other events and activities
All-College Meeting Tori Murden '85, keynote speaker, first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean (see story, page 1). 4:30 p.m. John M. Greene Hall*

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis ballroom

Tuesday, January 25

Fine/performing arts/films
Reception for "Staff Visions," the annual exhibit of art and crafts by Smith College staff (see notice). 4-6 p.m., Hillyer Gallery

HR workshop "How to Prepare for and Participate in Your Performance Appraisal." (Kathleen Chatwood, ext. 2263.) 1-4 p.m., Dewey common room

Welcome-back meeting for students returning from leave of absence to discuss important academic issues, policies and changes. 5 p.m., Seelye 201

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 210

Religious Life
Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in the house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome. Noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street

Other events and activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis ballroom

Wednesday, January 26