News for the Smith College Community //February 3, 2000

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A Thousand Ways to Spend J-Term

By Adele Johnsen '02
For many Smith students, January break is anything but boring. With activities ranging from challenging educational and career-related pursuits to treks in Tibet and meetings with religious luminaries, students here excel at finding exciting ways to spend the long, cold month.

Alyssa Merwin '02, for example, whose family vacation landed her in sunny Costa Rica for two weeks, visited the country's "natural saunas and mudbaths, volcanoes, beaches, rainforests, and cloud forests," she said, a little wistful after her return.

She wasn't the only one who encountered some much-needed warmth during the January break. Zahra Rasul '03, from Vancouver, spent part of her break snowboarding in 70-degree weather. At Whistler, a ski resort located just north of Vancouver, Rasul says she encountered "some kind of climate-inversion thing" that created the unusually warm weather. Not that she minded, she says. "I was snowboarding in a tank top. It was great."

For Sarah Field '02, J-term was a time to get in touch with her heritage. Thanks to a $15 million donation from Jewish-Americans Charles Brontheim and Michael Steinheart, Field and 5,000 other Jewish students (including nine from Smith, eight from Amherst College, and two from Hampshire College) spent January 3­14 on an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel. "It was a really powerful experience," says Field. The students "saw all the sights" of Israel, visiting Jerusalem, riding a boat on the Sea of Galilee, climbing Mount Masada, and covering themselves with mud from the Dead Sea. The trip also gave them a glimpse of the social and political climate in Israel, says Field. "We spent a day with high school kids, talking about our cultural differences," she says. "Also, at the end of the trip, we learned about the peace talks that are now going on in the area. It was really meaningful. This is all the stuff you hear on the news, and we were there." The trip was especially powerful for Field, whose parents met in Israel, she says. "It was cool to be in this place where my family came from, and where there are thousands of years of rich Jewish history. This trip made me feel a really strong connection to Israel, and it was nice to make new friends at Smith and Five College connections."

Comparative literature major Becky Shaeffer '02 also spent her January break learning in an international setting. Joining 13 other Five College students in an intensive Smith philosophy class, Shaeffer ventured to Sarnath, India, to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, culture and history. The students, who studied at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetian Studies, stayed in a guest house on the school's campus. "We went on a pilgrimage to Bodh Gya, the site of the Buddhist Enlightenment, spent some time in Delhi, took classes at the institute, and learned some yoga and meditating," Shaeffer says. The highlight of the trip? "On New Year's Day, we woke up really early and went on a boat on the Ganges and saw the millennium sunrise. Then we went to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama's address and had a proper audience with him. It was the best part of the trip and definitely a highlight of my life."

New Web Manager Tends to Site

As of January 3, Bill Weakley has been on the job tending to campus sites as Smith's first Web manager. Weakly brings to the job considerable programming experience from UMass and State Farm Insurance. Weakley will work to "better manage the Smith Web site so that it's up-to-date, inclusive, and more easily navigated," says Information Technology Services director Herb Nickles.

Among the first items on Weakley's agenda is to install a search engine on Smith's Web site so viewers can access specific information within the site by searching for key words. Also, Weakley will be assisting in the installation of a new, improved server to accommodate personal Web sites on campus. The implementation of the new server should result in fewer crashes of the college's system, says Weakley. "Our goal is to have no crashes," he says.

Until the Web manager position was created, Nickles says, "there wasn't a single person who did this [managed Smith's Web site]." As a result, navigating and maintaining the Smith site has been difficult for campus users. Lacking a unifying contact, "individual departments [struggled] to get support" with their own sections of the Web site. Weakley will change that, offering assistance to all areas of campus, ranging from advancement and admission to college relations.

Weakley, who was hired in December, holds a bachelor's degree in English from Ohio's Wittenberg University and a master's degree in professional writing from Illinois State University. "We're very excited," Nickles says. "This is going to help everyone out."

United Way Campaign A Record Success

Thanks to 595 faculty and staff members, and even a few students, who contributed to the Smith College 1999 United Way Campaign, a total of $153,665.54 was raised, meeting the $125,000 goal in the campaign's first month. The campaign's success can be attributed to several factors:

· A successful Key Club campaign brought two Alexis de Tocqueville Society members to the campaign plus a record number of $1,000-and-above donors and new $500­$999 donors
· 139 new donors responded to President Simmons' challenge in which she promised to contribute $25 for each new donor up to a total of $5,000
· Campus building representatives brought more visibility to the campaign in their respective administrative and academic buildings
· All who contributed truly recognized that the needs of the Hampshire County community are many and always increasing, and they responded very generously!

Members of the Smith community should be proud of the college's excellent leadership in the 1999 Hampshire Community United Way Campaign. Next to Umass (which has many more employees than Smith), Smith College is the largest financial contributor to the Hampshire Community United Way.

Thank you to Smith's 1999 United Way Campaign Committee members, who gave so enthusiastically and diligently of their time and talents to this important community effort. They are: Alan Bloomgarden, Debbie Cottrell, Cheryl Donaldson-Davis, Sandra Doucett, Claire Kmetz; and honorary members Frank Ellis, Ann Leone, David Osepowicz, 1999 co-chair Peter Rowe, and Donna Schnopp.

Leaders for the Smith 2000 United Way Campaign will be Peter Rowe, chair, Sandra Doucett and Debbie Cottrell, assistant co-chairs. Smith community members who would like to join next year's United Way Committee or volunteer in any capacity to help with the on-campus campaign are encouraged to contact Peter, Sandy or Debbie. Thank you.

Judi Marksbury, Chair
Smith 1999 United Way Campaign

A-Caroling We Will Go

Back before Y2K, in the few weeks before winter break, while many students were busy cramming for finals, senior Annie Prickett was out spreading holiday cheer. Prickett and about 20 other students, along with chemistry department chair Bob Linck (who donned a Santa Claus costume) and a 1-ton Clydesdale named Daisy, toured the streets of Northampton on the nights of December 14, 15, and 17, treating listeners to a host of traditional holiday songs, like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and O Come All Ye Faithful. Some of the carolers' stops included the nearby homes of President Ruth Simmons and college faculty members.

Prickett began the caroling tradition two years ago, during her sophomore year at Smith. At first the group, which consisted mainly of students from Tyler house, caroled mostly around campus, visiting faculty members who lived nearby. But over the years, as interest has grown, so has the troupe of carolers and the number of faculty homes on its tour. Now it's "a conglomeration of people," says Prickett. "We've now started taking out cars and seeking out special faculty we want to carol to."

What kind of reaction do the carolers get? "Everyone just loves it," says Prickett. Though the carolers are never unexpected (they notify faculty members before arriving to make sure they'll be home), Daisy the Clydesdale always adds an element of surprise. "She has great shock value," Prickett laughs.

The carolers concluded their rounds at the president's house, where they were invited in to sip hot chocolate. President Simmons even let Daisy poke her head in. The horse "walked right up the steps and put her front hooves inside," Prickett says. "It was hysterical."

Though many of the carolers are seniors, Prickett says she hopes the caroling tradition will continue long after her graduation and departure. Watch and listen for them next year at a faculty home near you.

Campus Center Plan Revised

The college has received many comments from students, faculty, staff and alumnae as well as members of the community about the preliminary renderings of the Campus Center that were posted on the Smith Web site and shown at a community forum in early December.

Many of the responses indicate serious concern about the design, especially whether it would be a good fit with the campus and the neighboring buildings.

These concerns have been shared with the architects who have been asked to take them into consideration as they revise and develop their plan. When new renderings are complete, the architects will present them, along with further details about proposed materials and finishes, to the Smith community. The date for that meeting will be announced as soon as it is set.

Those who wish to offer thoughts and opinions about the campus center design and have not yet done so may e-mail Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college at

Michael Albertson, chair of the math department, was recently elected to chair the Discrete Math Activity Group of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Albertson was elected to a three-year term that began January 1. As chair, Albertson will oversee SIAM conferences and symposia as well as the publication of quarterly newsletters. The activity group consists of 525 mathematicians of whom about 30 percent are from outside the United States. SIAM is a professional organization of mathematicians that seeks to promote the role applied mathematics plays in advancing science and technology in industry. The society lists more than 300 institutional members and 9,000 individuals.

Shulie, a film by Elisabeth Subrin, a Five College visiting professor of film and video, is among works chosen to be shown at the 2000 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which takes place March 23 through June 4. The exhibition, one of the largest to be coordinated by the museum, will feature works by 97 artists, including some of "the hottest names" in contemporary American art, according the a recent review in The New York Times. Subrin's film, completed in 1997, was previously shown at the New York Film Fesitval and the Rotterdam International Film Festival and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film/Video.

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

Master Class
Emanuel Ax, world-renowned, Grammy award-winning pianist, will conduct a master class in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, February 8 at 4 p.m. The event will include a musical critique of performing students by Ax as well as a question and answer period with the audience. Ax, who will be performing later in the day at a WFCR fundraiser at the Calvin Theater, is known for his brilliant technique and poetic lyricism. Ax regularly performs with Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo and his wife, pianist Yoko Nozaki, with whom he will perform at the Calvin. Doors will open for the event, which is free, at 3:30.

Access Van Service
The Smith College access van service is available for students, staff and faculty with permanent or temporary disabilities. The service runs weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have a permanent disability, or have sustained injuries during this slippery season, contact the Office of Disability Services, ext. 2071, to see whether the van can meet your needs. Medical documentation may be required as needed.

Storm Warnings
In the future, news of delayed openings of Smith's administrative offices due to adverse weather conditions will be carried by the Smith College Information Line (585-4636), on WHMP radio and on television channels 22 and 40.

Library Hours
Young Science Library
Spring Semester
Monday­Friday, 7:45 a.m ­11 p.m.; Friday, 7:45­10 p.m.; Saturday­Sunday, 10 a.m.­10 p.m.
Spring Recess
March 10, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; March 11­12, closed; March 13­17, 8:30 a.m.­5 p.m.; March 18, closed; March 19, 2 p.m.­10 p.m.
Reading/Examination Period
April 29­30, 8 a.m.­10 p.m.; May 1­4, 7:45 a.m.­11 p.m.; May 5, 8 a.m. ­9 p.m.
Commencement/Reunion Period
May 6­7, closed; May 8­12, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 13, 11 a.m.­4 p.m.; May 14, closed; May 15­19, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 20­21, closed

Hillyer Art Library
Spring Semester
Monday­Thursday, 8 a.m.­11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.­9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.­9 p.m.; Sunday, noon­midnight
Spring Recess
March 10, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; March 11­12, closed; March 13­March 17, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; March 18, closed; March 19, 2 p.m.­midnight
Reading/Examination Period
April 28, 8 a.m.­midnight; April 29­30, 10 a.m.­midnight; May 1­4, 8 a.m.­midnight; May 5, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.
Commencement/Reunion Period
May 6­7, closed; May 8­12, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 13, 11 .m.­4 p.m.; May 14, closed; May 15­19, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 13, 11 a.m.­4 p.m.; May 14, closed; May 15-19, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 20, 11 a.m.­4 p.m.; May 21, closed

Werner Josten Library
Spring Semester
Monday­Thursday, 8 a.m.­11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.­9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. ­9 p.m.; Sunday, noon­11 p.m.
Spring Recess
March 10, 8 a.m. ­5 p.m.; March 11­12, closed; March 13­17, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; March 18, closed; March 19, 2 p.m.­11 p.m.
Commencement/Reunion Period
May 5, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 6­7, closed; May 8­12, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 13, 11 a.m.­4 p.m.; May 14, closed; May 15­19, 8 a.m.­5 p.m.; May 20, 11 a.m.­4 p.m.; May 21, closed

Faculty and Staff

Kyoto American Studies Fellowships
The Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) is pleased to announce its 2000­02 American Studies Faculty Fellowship Program. Under the provisions of the program, the AKP will support a faculty fellow to teach and conduct research as a visiting professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Applications are being accepted for April 2001­July 2001, October 2001­January 2002, or the accelerated session mid­May 2001­late July 2001. Deadline is March 1, 2000. For more information, contact Thomas H. Rohlich, ext. 3441,

Performance Appraisal Advisory Task Force
The newly formed Performance Appraisal Advisory Task Force met November 30 to begin work on a projected yearlong 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.


Class of 2000
We are looking for art, stories, thoughts, reflections, vignettes, photography, poetry, opinions and doodles that reflect our experiences at Smith. The deadline for submissions is February 15. Please submit entries to Brittain Skinner, or Box 6711.

Graduate Study Abroad
Students of all classes are urged to attend one of two informal information sessions on scholarships for graduate study abroad, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Luce, Fulbright, and DAAD. Please join us on either February 9, 7­8 p.m. in Seelye 207, or February 15, 5:45­6:45 p.m. for dinner in Duckett Dining Room C. Applications are due early each fall, so planning ahead is important, especially if you're already a junior! If you can't attend either session, have questions or need application information, please contact Liz Lee, Office for International Study, Clark Hall, ext. 4913 or

Equestrian Center Parking
There is no parking in the area in front of the barn at the Equestrian Center during snowstorms. Parking is permitted in the parking lot between the indoor riding arena and Pauquette Avenue, across from Jessie's House.

Counseling Service Offerings
Smith College students may take advantage of workshops and groups being offered by the Counseling Service this spring. Self-Exploration Group (maximum eight students), Monday, 4:30­6 p.m.; Self-Exploration Group (maximum eight students), Tuesday, 4:30­6 p.m.; Bereavement Group, Wednesday, 4:30­6 p.m.; International Conversations (discussion group for international students), Wednesday, 5­6 p.m.; Food and Body Image Group, Thursday, 4:30­6 p.m.; Mindfulness Meditation Workshop (Stress-Reduction Workshop), $10 fee for materials, Thursday, 4:30­6 p.m.; Junior Year Abroad Group, Thursday, 4:30­5:30 p.m. All groups and programs are free, except where noted. Please call ext. 2840 for more information about location and other questions, and/or to register.

Writing Assistance
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching, and Learning is offering free peer writing assistance Sundays through Thursdays between 7 and 10 p.m. in Seelye 307. All stages of drafts are eligible; no appointments are necessary.

Smithsonian Internship Program
Smithsonian Internship Program, a fall semester program for Smith seniors and juniors is held in Washington, D.C., and administered by the American Studies Program. The program is not limited to American studies majors; students majoring in art, history, sociology, anthropology, religion and economics are especially encouraged to apply. Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring any aspect of American culture are eligible to apply. The program provides a full semester of credit. Interested students should attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 16, at 4:15 p.m. in the Seelye Hall faculty lounge, room 207 (or after February 16, obtain an application form from the American studies office in Wright Hall 12.)

SSAS grants
Smith Student Aid Society (SSAS) offers grants for fine art supplies for dance, theater, music and art courses above the 100 level. The deadline for applications is February 11. Look for applications at department offices or call Anne White, ext. 2577. A reminder to seniors: The SSAS program Beyond Smith provides funding for up to $200 to seniors in need of help with the cost of interview travel and clothing, graduate school admissions fees, entrance exams and fine arts portfolios.

Add/Drop Course Deadlines
The last day to add a Smith course is February 11. The last day to drop a Smith or Five College course is Friday, February 25. Forms may be obtained in the registrar's office. Signatures of the instructor, adviser and class dean are required to make course changes at this time.

President's Open Hours
The president's open hours for February will be Tuesday, February 8, 4­5 p.m., and Monday, February 21, 4­5 p.m., in College Hall 20. No appointments are necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fine Arts Council
Direct from Dakar, Senegal, the incomparable drummer and artistic director Doudou N'Diaye Rose leads the most revered percussion orchestra in the world, the Drummers of West Africa. The group will appear at UMass Concert Hall Wednesday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to hear percussion sound as rich and nuanced as a symphony. The Fine Arts Council is offering 50 $9 tickets to Smith students wishing to attend the performance. Transportation is also available for approximately 30 students. Reserve your seat and buy your tickets at the SGA office, Clark Hall.

Public Interest Internships
The deadline for applications for Smith College Internships in the Public Interest (SCIPI) is February 10. These internships focus on public sector solutions to societal problems, placing students in agencies that are directly involved in areas such as community development, sheltering battered women, and helping the homeless. The internships are funded through the Praxis program. Alumnae in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Sarasota, Florida, and Portland, Maine, serve as mentors and provide both support and opportunities to network. Look for applications and guidelines at the CDO or the class deans office. For further information call Anne White at ext. 4326 or e-mail

Meditation Stress Reduction
A four-week workshop on mindfulness meditation stress reduction for Smith students will be held Thursdays, 4:30­6, beginning February 10. Mindfulness meditation is a practice of focus, calm and insight that uses the resources and wisdom of the body and mind to learn to cope effectively with stress. By becoming "mindful," deeply aware, of whatever the present moment may hold, we free ourselves to engage more effectively in our life. Call Counseling Services, ext.2840, before February 3 to register. Enrollment is limited. A $10 fee will cover materials.

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, February 7

Biological Sciences & Biochemistry Colloquia "SCCA1 and SCCA2: A Tale of Two Serpins." Gary A. Silverman, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston. Reception at 4 p.m., McConnell foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Debate Society general meeting.
4­6 p.m., Seelye 101

Informational meeting Peace Corps. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

SLAC general meeting 8:30 p.m., Women's Resource Center

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

Other events and activities
Language lunch tables
French, Italian
12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

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

Tuesday, February 8

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Lizards and Landsat: Using Remote Sensoring Data to Monitor Habitat Conservation Planning." Craig Thomas and Charles Schweik, Center for Public Policy and Administration, UMass. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Literature at Lunch. "Poems of Youth." Paul Pickrel, professor emeritus of English language and literature. Beverages provided, bring lunch. 12:10 p.m., Seelye 207

Lecture "Machines for Living: The Political Significance of Domestic Architecture in Late Imperial China." Francesca Bray, professor of anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sponsor: Committee on the History of the Sciences. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Master class with world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. First-come, first-served, doors open 3:30 p.m. Information, call ext. 7217. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall *

Reception for "Where the World Meets the Sky: Photographs of Ladakh and Tibet," by Ellen Kaplowitz. 4:30 pm, Hillyer

CDO informational meeting M & T Bank. 7 p.m. Seelye 207

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

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
Hillel at Noon Conversation with Israel Birthright 2000 participants. Noon, Dawes Kosher Kitchen

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

President's open hours First come, first served. 4­5 p.m., College Hall 20

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

S.O.S Community Service Fair. Representatives from more than 30 local nonprofit agencies will offer information about how to get involved with Smith's community neighbors. 7­8:30 p.m., Davis

Wednesday, February 9

CDO informational meeting Deloitte & Touche (audit and consulting positions available). 6:30 p.m., Wright common room

CDO informational meeting Dell Corporation summer internships, for juniors and seniors only. 6:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO informational meeting ACORN. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 202

Religious Life
Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Ecumenical Christian Church Bible study. Explore a variety of topics. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other events and activities
Language lunch tables Spanish, Portuguese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Language lunch tables Classical languages.12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

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


Thursday, February 10

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "A Murder Most Foul: Sleuthing Kenya's Colonial Past Through Maasai Oral History." Elliot Fratkin, anthropology. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Reading The Magic Fire, by Lillian Garret-Groag, is set in Peronist-era Argentina, where the members of a multigenerational family are caught up in the turmoil of the dictator's rule. Director, Lucinda Kidder, MFA candidate, UMass theater department; assistant director, Matthew Daube, MFA candidate, Smith theatre department. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall*

Fine/performing arts/films
Dance "Neapolitan Suite," Smith MFA candidates' thesis concert. Graduate dancers Kelli Edwards, Kathryn Morawski, and Laurel A. Salvi explore their thesis topics with original choreography. Tickets: $5, students; $7, general. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Other events and activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 8­9:15 a.m., Davis ballroom

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

Special event "Stargazing with Galileo's Telescopes." See the planets, moon and other celestial bodies with replicas of Galileo's Renaissance telescopes and modern telescopes. Warm beverages provided. Sponsors: astronomy department, Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. Part of the 1999­2000 Kahn project, "Star Messengers: Galileo at the Millennium." 8 p.m., McConnell Observatory*

Friday, February 11

Fine/performing arts/films
Dance "Neapolitan Suite," Smith MFA candidates' thesis concert. See 2/10 listing. Tickets: $5, students; $7, general. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Haiku writing workshop No previous poetry experience needed. Tea served. Preregistration recommended, 584-4433. Sponsors: Chapel, Poetry Center. 2-5 p.m., Wright common room

Religious Life
Shabbat service Dinner follows at 7 p.m. in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes
House. 5:15 p.m., Dewey common room.

Keystone B.I.G. meeting for general fellowship. 7 p.m., Wright common room

Other events and activities
Language lunch tables Japanese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Alumnae House tea Talbot and Wilson houses are cordially invited to attend. 4 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Drag Ball sponsored by LBTA. Tickets $3 single, $5 couple. All are welcome. 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Saturday, February 12

Fine/performing arts/films
Dance "Neapolitan Suite," Smith MFA candidates' thesis concert. See 2/10 listing. Tickets: $5, students; $7, general. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Sunday, February 13

Meeting Campaign on Positive Body Image, a Five College group organizing to combat unhealthy images of women in the media. Contact Connie Peterson, ext. 2824, for information. 5:30 p.m., Room 202, Blanchard Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College

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 the Rev. Leon Burrows, interim Protestant chaplain, 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; and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Other events and activities
Field trip to the National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. Transportation provided. Sponsor: Smith Hillel. For reservations, call ext. 2754.1 p.m., Chapel


"Where the World Meets the Sky: Photographs of Ladakh and Tibet." Photographs by Ellen Kaplowitz. Sponsors: East Asian Studies Program, Department of Art. Through February 27. Hillyer gallery*

"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. Smith Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium, Neilson Library.*