News for the Smith College Community //March 2, 2000

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New Logo, Stationery on the Way

Smith College's new logo has been making its first appearances on campus and will soon be appearing on stationery near you.

A goal of the college's recent self-study was the development of a comprehensive communications plan for the college, an effort focused on written communications and a system to ensure that our materials are visually coherent and effective. In 1998, the president and the board of trustees asked the public affairs office to develop and implement a set of graphic standards to promote a consistent approach in both appearance and content in all of the college's internal and external communications.

The most visible result of this process is a new Smith College logo. After considering several design directions, the board of trustees voted in October 1999 to adopt a modern interpretation of the monogram "SC" in use at the college for many years. The public affairs office has developed guidelines for its use as well as new formats for the college's stationery suite.

A sample of this new stationery will be sent to all academic departments and administrative offices in the next few weeks with a memo asking that you provide an estimate of the departmental stationery and #10 envelopes that you will need to last through the academic year. (Orders for the 2000-01 academic year will be taken at the end of the fiscal year.) If you have enough letterhead to last through this academic year, you do not need to order the new letterhead; you should continue to use the old version and order the new in the summer.

As in the past, departmental letterhead may be individualized with the department or office name, campus address, telephone and fax numbers.

At this time we are placing orders for 8.5" x 11" letterhead and #10 envelopes only. Once all departments have received this size, we will be able to begin producing 8.5" x 5.5" letterhead and matching envelopes, business cards, labels and so on. Memoranda forms that incorporate the new visual identity have been developed and will soon be available from Central Services in both single-sheet and padded forms. Fax cover sheets that incorporate the new visual identity have also been developed. Please contact John Eue ( in the college relations office if you have questions.

Adaptation of Alice is a Hit

When you think of Alice in Wonderland, do you picture Lewis Carroll's book or the animated Disney movie? "Most people think of the Disney version when they think of Alice -- with a little blonde chick in a blue dress," says Erin McCauley. Not McCauley, a Smith senior who remains more faithful to Carroll's original famous work. A theater major, McCauley decided to adapt and direct a production of Alice that would reflect her loyalties to Carroll's original vision. Last weekend, McCauley's production, Alice: Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, opened to a packed house at the Hallie Flanagan Studio Theater. The play, which features Mariza Baker '01 as Alice, ran February 24-26, and continues March 1-4.

As the title indicates, McCauley's production is based on two of Carroll's Wonderland books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Unlike the Disney version of Alice, which "took parts of the second story [Through the Looking Glass] and incorporated them into the first," McCauley was careful to keep the two books separate in her production. "They're two very different stories, when you take them apart and look at them," McCauley explains. "Alice in Wonderland was created for [Carroll's young friend] Alice Liddell. Wonderland was this wonderful game that he played with the actual Alice, making up stories for her. They had a lot of fun together." But Carroll and Liddell drifted apart. Six years after he authored Alice in Wonderland, Carroll wrote Through the Looking Glass as a way of "saying good-bye to Alice," says McCauley. "Mariza [Baker, who plays Alice in McCauley's production] actually put the change in their relationship really well: Alice in Wonderland is like your senior year in high school with all your friends. But you come back for Christmas after a semester of college, and everything's changed; nothing between you can ever be the same again. That's the difference between Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass."

McCauley's production, which she calls "an exploration of themes of friendship[with] the real relationship between Lewis Carroll and the actual Alice, Alice Liddell, as a starting point," includes an ensemble cast of 11 actors, who together play 40 different parts. Completely student-acted, student-designed, and student-directed, Alice has already been a big hit. "The box office has said that this is among the best-selling shows all year," McCauley says proudly. To buy your tickets, which are $5 ($3 for students), call 585-ARTS. All shows are at 8 p.m.

Stand Up and Be Counted

Smith students will receive U.S. Census forms immediately after spring break for official filing by April 1. The forms will be delivered to house presidents by a census official during a meeting on March 7 and they, in turn will distribute them in the houses after students return from vacation.

Enumerating people in the Smith community will be easy compared with enumerating people in remote locations. Indeed, the census takers started work in Alaska in mid-January to be sure they would finish by the April deadline.

In what was as much publicity stunt as head-counting, Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt donned an insulated coat and fur-lined "bunny boots" and personally went door to door in the remote Alaskan village of Unalakleet January 20 to kick off the first population census of the new century. Unalakleet is a small village of about 700 people 148 miles southeast of Nome and 400 miles northwest of Anchorage.

raditionally, the decennial census begins early in Alaska while the ground is still frozen to allow access by bush plane, dogsled and snowmobile to remote areas. Also, census workers want to catch residents before the spring thaw allows them to head out to even more distant fish camps or leave their homes for other warm-weather jobs in the wilderness.

Taking the census at Smith will be no such job. Students will receive forms in their houses in a random distribution by which some will get the so-called long form and some the shorter version. Information provided through the census is important because, among its functions, it provides population counts needed to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and determines state legislative district boundaries and allocation of funds from federal grant programs. It identifies areas needing programs to stimulate economic growth, establishes fair market rent values, assists in selecting sites for retail stores and new plants and assesses the adequacy of labor pools.

Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins hopes that all Smith students will take the census seriously, filling out the forms and returning them by the deadline.

Spring Blooms in Plant House

The annual rite of spring at the Lyman Conservatory -- or its "winter crescendo," as the spring bulb show was described in a February 4 article in The New York Times-will be upon us soon. The show, a spectacular array of forced bulbs, opens Friday, March 3, and runs through Sunday, March 19.

As the Times story noted, "While learning bulb ecology, Smith's horticulture students begin the process in the fall by planting more than 5,000 bulbs that are placed incold storage for 10 to 12 weeks before being brought up to the greenhouses, thereby forcing the plants [which ordinarily would bloom at different times in the spring] to bloom simultaneously." (The Times story, written by Paula Dietz '59, described the pleasures of a midwinter excursion to a college town-Northampton.)

Among the bulbs and plants that will bring spring to the planthouse are tulips, narcissus, hyacinths, crocus, scilla, muscari, forsythia, azalea, redbud, willow and canary broom. Last year more than 13,000 people visited the show.

This year's plant show will open with a lecture, "Heirloom Bulbs for Gardens Old and New," by Scott Kunst, a nationally known landscape historian and preservationist. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. March 3 in Seelye Hall 106 and will be followed by a reception in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory. An additional illumination will be held Tuesday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Kunst, who is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been researching historic bulbs such as colonial daffodils, Victorian cannas and Jazz Age gladiolus for 15 years. He will discuss heirloom varieties that are still available today and recommend mail order and other sources.

The Lyman Conservatory is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poet and Critic Speak Here Next Week

Distinguished poet Jay Wright will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Neilson Browsing Room. Jay Wright is the author of eight books of poems, including The Homecoming Singer (1971), Dimensions of History (1976), Selected Poems (1987) and, most recently, Boleros.

In 1996 the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets awarded Wright the Academy's 62nd Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement. "Over the past quarter-century," reads J. D. McClatchy's citation, "Jay Wright's books have appeared like summer lightning: sudden, unexpected, brilliant in the surrounding dark." His poems, which reflect the landscapes and cultures of Africa, Latin America, and the American West, are "miracles of visionary energy, moralized lyricism and a buoyant, complex mythmaking."

Wright's other honors include a Rockefeller Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Literary Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. He was born in Albuquerque, NM, educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Rutgers University and resides in Vermont.

The reading, which is sponsored by Smith's Poetry Center, will be followed by bookselling and signing.

Noted Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt, the Harry Levin Professor of Literature at Harvard University, will discuss "Hamlet in Purgatory" at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in Wright auditorium.

The general editor of the Norton Shakespeare and the associate general editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, Greenblatt is a founder of the cultural studies journal Representations and a prolific and influential critic of English Renaissance literature. His books include Shakespearean Negotiations, Marvellous Possessions, Renaissance Self-Fashioning, and the forthcoming Hamlet in Purgatory.
Greenblatt's radical rereading of English Renaissance literature-Shakespeare in particular-has made him one of the most influential and widely read among contemporary literary critics.

Greenblatt has written for The New York Times, the New Yorker and many other journals and has lectured throughout the United States and in Japan and Europe. His lecture is sponsored by the English department.

Ice Cream Fete Held for the Rev. Burrows

The Rev. Leon Tilson Burrows says he's now in his third life.

As the interim Protestant chaplain for Smith and Amherst colleges, Burrows oversees and takes part in Sunday Protestant services. He plans the music, writes and delivers sermons and coordinates the content of each service. But throughout the week, Burrows, like the college's other chaplains, takes on a host of additional roles, including counseling a diverse array of students, acting as an expert on historical and contemporary aspects of the church and Christianity, planning worship, and, perhaps most importantly, being a good listener.

"It's important for me just to be available to talk with people," says Burrows of his job. "I don't have to counsel as much as I have to provide a listening ear."

Burrows will be greeted by the Smith community on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Wright Hall common room during an ice cream social in his honor. Everyone is welcome to attend. He is one of three final candidates being considered for the permanent job of Protestant chaplain at Smith and Amherst, a joint position of the two colleges.

A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Burrows also received a master's degree from Yale Divinity School and a doctor of ministry degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, his hometown. His pastoral experience includes seven years at Philadelphia's East Bethel Baptist Church and numerous appearances as guest preacher in New Jersey churches and other locations.

Though he is still a musician and considers music a very integral aspect of his life, what Burrows calls his first life was that of a full-time musician, an organist who played a range of different types of music. After graduating from Yale University's School of Music, he played sacred music in churches of several denominations and gospel and secular music in concert performances. He tells of the days when he used to play sacred music for a service in affluent Madison, Connecticut, then jump in his car, literally and physically shifting gears, and drive to inner-city New Haven to perform rousing gospel music. That life lasted until he was 28, he says.

Between his life as a musician and his present life as a full-time pastor, Burrows, 41, attended interior design school and worked briefly as a designer.

Burrows emphasizes that his diverse background has prepared him ideally for his job as interim Protestant chaplain, particularly at Smith, where sensitivity and respect toward many different outlooks and beliefs are essential.

"As I arrived here [at Smith]," Burrows says, "it's been just a very comfortable feeling reaching out to all aspects of worship here."

In his services, Burrows programs guest preachers and several different themes -- including dance -- and types of music-including music of African and African-American origin as well as religious hymns. And on April 2, he will conduct a Celebration of Worship led by student members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Alliance.

"I've become very aware of inclusive language," Burrows says. "Part of my job is letting students know they all have a voice. It's so important to let them all know, 'You have a voice.'"

Event Opens SSC Exhibit

In celebration of Women's History Month, Smith's Sophia Smith Collection is hosting an exhibit of documentary photos and art work by photojournalist, activist, and musician- performer Diana Davies. "Sistervision: Seeing Women's Lives" will open on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a talk by Davies. The program will include stories about her experiences on assignment and will detail her process of documenting the music and arts of the 1960s and beyond, along with the civil rights, peace, and women's movements.

Davies is the embodiment of the self-made woman. She dropped out of high school, and waited tables, washed dishes and swept floors to support herself as a musician. Her work in photography began in the early 1960s through her involvement with music and theatre. She purchased her camera and darkroom equipment at yard sales, and had no formal training in photography. Yet through skill and perseverance, she produced powerful images of musicians and artists from all realms of expression, as well portraits of social activists. Davies wants the public to be aware of the injustices in our society, and uses her camera to shine the spotlight on issues of critical importance.

Davies' work has appeared in Life magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and many other publications from the 1960s through the 1980s. "Sistervision: Seeing Women's Lives," which features images from Davies' papers in the Sophia Smith Collection, also celebrates the opening of the SSC Davies collection. Her photographs are also in the collections of the Smithsonian, the New York Public Library, Howard University and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

The exhibit runs from March 8 to June 30 and is located in Alumnae Gymnasium. The Sophia Smith Collection, an internationally known repository of women's history manuscripts, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday until 9 p.m. It will also be open on the following Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.


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Campus Wide

Museum News
"Transformative Architecture: Renovation and Expansion
of the Smith College Fine Arts Complex," a slide lecture by James Stewart Polshek of Polshek Partnership Architects, will be presented Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Wright Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Polshek Partnership is the architect for the Smith College Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion for which ground will be broken later this year. Immediately following the lecture there will be an informal reception with Polshek at the Smith College Museum of Art, with a viewing of the fine arts complex spaces that will
be renovated.

"Rare Books and Fine Art at Yale University," a day-trip for Friends of the Smith College Museum of Art and Friends of the Smith College Libraries, will take place Friday, March 24, departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 6:30 p.m. Guided by Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books at Smith, the group will visit the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery. Nonmembers are invited as space permits. The fee for the trip, which includes round-trip coach fare with refreshments and the guided tour, is $30 for members of the Friends groups and $45 for nonmembers. For a reservation form, contact the museum, 585-2760.

The Smith College Museum of Art is now closed for renovation. Tocontact museum staff please call ext. 2760, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about the museum's current programs, including traveling exhibitions and closing events, visit the museum's Web site at

Diversity Events
"Face to Face: Encounters Between Jews and Blacks," an exhibition of photographs by Laurence Salzmann currently on view at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, is the first of a series of events exploring diversity-related topics pertinent to the Smith community. Future events will include student-sponsored workshops and "politically incorrect" forums. On March 31, Bill Maher will host a version of his popular television show at John M. Greene Hall.

Summer Employment
This summer there will be a number of openings for employment at the college in building services, residence and dining services, botanic gardens, grounds and rental properties departments. All positions are full time (40 hours), Monday through Friday, with various shifts available. These positions entail custodial, grounds, general maintenance and kitchen duties. To be eligible, applicants must be Smith students or dependents of Smith employees (faculty and staff). All applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 12, 2000, returning to school full time in the fall, and available to work through the end of August (some work is available after August). Applications for this program will be available from February 25 through March 31 and may be picked up at the Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue, the circulation desk at Neilson Library, the Smith College Club and the front desk of the Physical Plant Department. Completed applications must be submitted to the HR office by 4:30 p.m., March 31.

Priority for filling positions goes first to returning workers from last summer, then to college-age dependents and Smith students, then to high school- age dependents. A waiting list will be started for applicants who are not placed initially. For more information, please contact Serena Harris at HR at or ext. 2289.


Summer Project Funds
The Sylvia Josephs Berger '24 Endowed Fund was established to assist students who wish to study in Israel. Funds are available for proposals such as intensive summer language programs, internships, and independent projects. Deadline: April 10.

Awards from the Catherine Kerlin Wilder '29 Fund support Smith undergraduates in the pursuit of special, short-term opportunities for service and practical experience (outside of the traditional Junior Year Abroad programs), which might otherwise be closed to them because of the costs of international travel. Applicants must make a persuasive case that a Wilder award will enrich their educational experience and their knowledge of other cultures and international affairs. Rolling deadline.

Tuition/application fee waivers for 7 credits of summer school at Ewha Women's University in Korea are available. Applicants must have one year or the equivalent of Korean language background, and a strong interest in studying Korean language and culture. Since the stated purpose of the exchange is to encourage students to go to Korea to learn more about the culture, the exchange is not open to Korean nationals whose home is in Korea, even if they are EAS and/or EALL majors or minors. Ewha applications, available now, are due in mid-March. For information/application materials, please contact Liz Lee at, or call ext. 4913.

Ada's Children's Art
The annual Ada Comstock Children's Exhibition will be held at the Seelye lobby from March 20 through 31. All Adas are asked to encourage their children up to age 16 to submit creative work-poem, story, painting, drawing, needlework, sculpture, etc. Please participate and make this year's event even more successful than the last. Questions? E-mail Esther Jno-Charles,, or call 586-3621. This exhibition will be open to the public.

Study Abroad in Scotland
A representative from the University of Aberdeen will be on campus on Wednesday, March 8. Interested students are welcome to stop by the Office for International Study, Clark Hall 305, to speak with the representative between 4 and 5 p.m. Questions? Call ext. 4905.

Big Band Music
The jazz orchestra-in-residence at the National Museum of American History, a 17-member big band that features a venerable roster of musicians under the direction of internationally renowned David N. Baker will present the best of big band sounds at UMass Concert Hall Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. 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.

House Community Advisers
The Office of Student Affairs/Residence Life is accepting applications for house community adviser (HCA) for the 2000­01 academic year. 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, planning fun house events and diversity activities, 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. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 22. For more information, contact Area Coordinator Sara Patch, ext. 2237.

S.O.S. Positions Open
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Would you like to lead and manage one of the largest student organizations on campus? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, you can apply for an enriching year-long Executive Board/managerial/internship position with Service Organizations of Smith (S.O.S.) for 2000-01. Applications and position descriptions are now available in the S.O.S. office in the basement of Helen Hills Hills Chapel or through your S.O.S. house representative. Applications are due on March 24 in the S.O.S. office. Questions, call the S.O.S. office ext. 2756.

Textbook Returns
The Grécourt Bookshop will begin returning unsold textbooks to the publishers during the week of March 6. Please purchase any needed texts as soon as possible.

Button Maker Disappears
The Office of Student Affairs would like the person who borrowed its button maker during the "This Is About Smith" weekend to return it to College Hall 24 as soon as possible.

Education Job Fair
One of the largest education job fairs in the country, the 26th annual Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium (MERC) will take place April 18-19 at the Worcester (Massachusetts) Centrum. Approximately 400 recruiters from 25 states will interview for September 2000 openings in teaching positions that include teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, athletic trainers, coaches, speech, adjustment counselors, nurses and librarians in kindergarten through grade 12. Those who wish to register for this event must attend the MERC orientation Friday, March 24, 3:30 p.m., Seelye 107. For further information, registration, participating school systems and vacancy lists, contact Carrie Hemenway, ext. 2570 or or visit the MERC Web site at

Preludes Leaders
The Preludes Planning committee is looking for friendly, energetic, fun first-years, sophomores and juniors to be Preludes Leaders for the new first-year class. Leaders attend one meeting this semester and return early in the fall for training and Preludes. They serve as the primary leaders of the program, facilitating small group discussions, leading group- building games and training activities like Frisbee, tie-dye,
and swimming. Applications are available starting March 6 in the post office and in the student affairs office (College Hall 24), or from any planning committee member, and are due March 21. To be eligible you cannot play preseason fall sports or be in any position (HCA, HR, HP, HONS, SAA, etc.) that requires you to return to campus early for training. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any committee member: Katie, ext. 7835, Roslyn, ext. 4802, Sarah, ext. 6260, Hannah, ext. 7516 or Abigail, ext. 4517, or Julie Trainito, assistant dean of student affairs, ext. 4940. Preludes is many first-years' first experience at Smith. Help make it fun for them. Apply to be a Preludes leader!

Jordan Prize
The Barbara Jordan Prize for Study of Law or Public Policy was established in 1989 to encourage African-American women to undertake careers in law and public policy, after the example of Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936-1996). Students and alumnae can compete, provided they have at least applied for admission to a law school or a graduate program in public policy. The prize funds may be used to help prepare for admission (e.g., for LSAT coaching, for application costs, internships, travel to interviews) or they may be applied to paying off academic loans. The funds may also be held for later use to help meet the costs of tuition and books.

Applicants should submit evidence they have been or are likely to be accepted into a school of law or a graduate program of public policy, along with a statement of professional intentions that should explain why they are interested in pursuing a career in law or public policy, some of the events in their life that led them to the decision to do so, their career plans, and a description of how the prize funds will be used. In addition, please submit two letters of recommendation.

All materials must be submitted by April 10 to Sue Briggs, Office of the Dean of the College, College Hall 21. Notification will be made by the end of April. Prize recipients will be announced at Last Chapel, and a list of all prizes will be published in the Last Chapel program.

Burres Prize
The David Burres Memorial Law Prize was established in 1985 by family and friends of Attorney Burres, who in his lifetime encouraged the entry of women into the legal profession. The prize, to be used toward first-year tuition, is awarded annually to a graduating senior or an alumna who has been accepted to law school (entrance may be deferred; the prize will be held until needed). Preference is given to students aspiring to practice law in the public interest rather than for private gain, in memory of Attorney Burres's work for the disenfranchised and in the area of civil liberties. Need is a factor, but the prize is not restricted to students on financial aid.

Applicants should submit a statement of professional intentions, along with a statement of where they have been accepted for law school and whether they will be receiving financial aid, and two letters of reference. Their statement of professional intentions should explain what area of public law they are interested in, why it interests them, what they might bring to it, and some background about events, large or small, that influenced their decision to pursue law, and in particular, public interest law. This may be similar to the personal statement they wrote for law school applications. If it addresses what we are asking for, they may submit their personal statement as this component of their application for the Burres Prize.

All materials must be submitted to Sue Briggs, College Hall 21, by 4 p.m. April 17. A committee will review applications and notification will be made by the end of April. Prize recipients will be announced at Last Chapel, and a list of all prizes will be published in the Last Chapel program.

Tuttle Prize
The Ruth Dietrich Tuttle '09 Prize was established in 1985 as an award for achievement and for plans for further study, work or research in the areas of international relations, peace studies or race relations. Mrs. Tuttle and family had a lifelong interest and involvement in these areas following their years of residence in China and the establishment of an international import business. Trained as a psychiatric social worker, Mrs. Tuttle added to that professional career a lifelong commitment and involvement in the field of international relations. The prize is for use during the present 1999-2000 academic year or the next academic year (2000-2001). Smith undergraduate students of any nationality who have done substantial academic work or have had relevant experience in any of these areas are eligible. Preference is given to seniors, who are eligible as long as they have not enrolled in graduate school.

To apply, students must complete an application, which includes the name of the project supervisor and a description of the project. In addition, two letters of recommendation must be submitted to the selection committee. Applications and supporting material must be filed with Sue Briggs, College Hall 21, by 4 p.m. on April 17. A committee will review applications and notification will be made by the end of April. Prize recipients will be announced at Last Chapel, and a list of all prizes will be published in the Last Chapel program.

Art Search and Show
The ninth annual Fine Arts Council of Smith College art search and show will be held April 13-14 in Davis Ballroom. Submit artwork or vote on the works of others. Entries must be taken to Davis Ballroom Thursday, April 13, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., marked with artist's name and telephone extension. Display and voting will take place Thursday, April 13, between 4 and 8 p.m. and Friday, April 14, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Winners will be announced during a reception Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m., also in Davis Ballroom. First-place winner receives $300; second-place, $200 and third- and fourth-place winners, $100 each. All students are encouraged to vote. Questions? Call art show chair, Nellie Garcia, ext. 7569.

Logo Contest
The Fine Arts Council of Smith College needs a logo and is asking the help of Smith students. The winner of the logo contest will receive $100. The design should read FAC of Smith College. Submit your design on computer disk by 1 p.m. April 12 in the Student Affairs Office, College Hall. Please be sure to mark your submission with your name and telephone extension. The name of the winner will be announced Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the art show reception, Davis Ballroom. Questions? Call Nellie Garcia, ext. 7569.

Spring Break Housing
All students who wish to remain in campus housing during spring break vacation, Saturday, March 11, through Sunday, March 19, must complete a vacation housing request form in the Office of Student Affairs (College Hall 24) no later than Monday, March 6, at 4 p.m. The following houses will remain open during spring break: Albright, Chase, Cutter, Dawes, Duckett, Friedman, Gillett, Lamont, Lawrence, Morris, Northrop, Talbot, Tenney, Ziskind, and 150 Elm. Any students residing in nonvacation houses who wish to stay for the vacation will need to make arrangements with students in open houses to stay in their rooms and obtain their room key. There will be a $25 fee ($10 refundable key deposit, $15 housekeeping fee) to stay in Smith housing over spring break. All students residing in vacation housing will be issued a vacation key, which will be available in the Office of Student Affairs on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9, during regular office hours. The $10 deposit will be refunded pending return of the key to the Business Office, College Hall 5, by Friday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Questions regarding spring break housing may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24, ext. 4940.

S.O.S. Luncheon
Brian Sullivan, from the Grove Street Inn Shelter, will speak on the topic of teenage homelessness at an S.O.S. community education luncheon Tuesday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in Neilson Browsing Room. Volunteer opportunities in local agencies will be described and information about youth homelessness in western Massachusetts will be presented. Lunch will be provided. Call Cindy Rho, ext. 6188, or Sara Frank, ext. 4120, with questions.

Skills Workshops
The Jacobson Center is offering the following lunch-time study skills workshops. Bring your lunch. (If you live on campus, ask the dining services staff how to obtain a bag lunch.) Exam preparation, Monday, March 6, 4:15-5:30 p.m. (late lunch!); time management, Wednesday, March 1, 12:20-1 p.m.; reading retention, Thursday, March 2, noon-12:45. Call the Jacobson Center, ext. 3056, or come to Seelye 307 to sign up for a workshop.

Student Opinions Count
Soon a number of Smith students will receive a Cycles survey in the mail. Why take the time to complete it? Because every returned survey makes a difference and contributes to a more accurate picture of how Smith students feel about their college experience. Each individual response is especially important for this survey because only about a third of the student body is asked to participate. Names are chosen at random. All responses are completely confidential. We are interested in building an overall campus profile, not in individual responses; students are encouraged to respond freely and honestly. The purpose of the Cycles survey is to monitor students' concerns and assess their satisfaction with various aspects of college and Five College experiences. According to Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college, the results are used by administrative offices and planning and policy-making groups to identify problems and make changes and improvements. The survey is administered at each of the five colleges, making possible some interesting cross-college comparisons. In addition, because the survey has been conducted annually since 1975, it is possible to look for long-term trends and changes in student perceptions and experiences. Students who received the Cycles survey are asked to please take a few minutes to complete it. This is one of your best chances to express your views. Every single completed survey counts! If you have any questions, or if you have misplaced your survey and need a replacement copy, please call the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 3021.

Fitness Clinics
The Athletic Association and Intramural Office will host fitness clinics run by Cheryl Bantle and Jen Bhalla, graduate assistants in the exercise and sports studies department. No registration is necessary; all clinics start at 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, "Introduction to the Cardio Machines," Ainsworth Pool Gallery (second floor); Wednesday, March 22, and Monday, March 27, "Free Weights and Stretching," Scott Weight Room; Wednesday, April 5, and Monday, April 10, "Integrating Cardio and Weights," King/Scales exercise room; Wednesday, April 19, "Conditioning Drills," Ainsworth Gymnasium; Monday, April 24, "Power Lifting," Scott Weight Room.

In preparation for April advising and registration, students are asked to check BannerWeb to ensure that their adviser is recorded accurately. Please notify the registrar's office of any changes as soon as possible.

Student Schedules
Students are advised to check their course registration on BannerWeb. Inaccuracies must be reported to the registrar immediately. Students are responsible for all courses in which they are registered.

President's Open Hours
The president's open hours for March will be Monday, March 6 and 20, and Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. in College Hall 20. No appointments are necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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, March 6

Lecture James Parsons, a local historian who lives in Leeds, will talk about the role of Leeds in the local silk industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Part of the Northampton Silk Project Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Noon, Seelye 207*

Lecture "Interaction of Pathogen and Host: The Genetic and Molecular Bases of Vibrio cholerae Virulence." Ron Taylor, Dartmouth Medical School. Reception preceding at 4:15 in McConnell Foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Discussion "Looking at American Intervention: A Panel of Smith Students from Around the World." Cosponsored by Helen Hills Hills Chapel and the International Relations Program. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture "Changing Faces of U.S. Diplomacy: The Impact of Women and Minorities in International Public Policy." Honorable Ruth Davis, highest-ranking African-American woman in the Foreign Service. 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Fine/performing arts/films
Theatre Auditions for Spring Festival of One Acts: The Plays of Sam Shepard. Callbacks will be March 7. 7 p.m., Mendenhall CPA*

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

Meeting Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies, semester in Maine. 4 p.m. Wright common room

Meeting Interim Smith College Council on Community Policy. 4:15 p.m., Mary Maples Dunn conference room

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

Newman Association meeting and dinner for all Catholic students. 5:45 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

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

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

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

Ice Cream Social to greet Smith's interim Protestant chaplain, the Rev. Leon Tilson Burrows. 7 p.m., Wright common room*

Tuesday, March 7

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Cognitive Development and Communalism in African-American Culture." Eric Hurley. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Discussion Informal Q & A with poet Jay Wright. Interested students should see Cindy Furtek in the Poetry Center to pick up a packet of poems. 3:30 p.m., Wright common room

Reading French poet Franck André Jamme. Jamme is also the editor of René Char in La Pléiade (Editions Gallimard). 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture/Film Series Daniel Horowitz. Salt of the Earth. Examines prejudice against Mexican-American miners. Sponsored by American Studies Program. 7 p.m., Seelye 110

Lecture "Transformative Architecture: Renovation and Expansion of the Smith College Fine Arts Complex." James Stewart Polshek, Polshek Partnership Architecture. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Museum of Art with informal viewing of the Fine Arts Center spaces to be renovated. 7 p.m., Wright auditorium*

Reading Distinguished poet Jay Wright. Wright's work has won many awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

HR workshop Diversity Level I, Session I. Open to faculty and staff.
9 a.m-noon, Wright common room

Workshop Weight Watchers. Two 13-week series begin today. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

CDO workshop How to find a summer internship. 7:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop Job search for seniors. 8 p.m., CDO

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

Smith Students for Bradley meeting Come to get involved in campaigning or to learn more about the candidate. 9 p.m., Capen first-floor study

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper sponsored by Ecumenical Christian Church and Protestant community at Smith. 5:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Other events and activities
Hillel at Noon Join us for great conversation and food. Noon, Dawes Kosher Kitchen

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

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:30-5:45 p.m., Davis ballroom

CDO open hours for browsing. Peer advisers available. 7-9 p.m., CDO

Wednesday, March 8

Lecture "The Historical Jesus?" Keith Hopkins, Regius Professor of Ancient History, Cambridge University. Department of History annual lecture cosponsored by the Smith College Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Sistervision: Seeing Women's Lives." Diana Davies, Northampton resident and photojournalist, who will discuss the opening of an exhibition of photographs that are included in her papers in the Sophia Smith Collection and her lifetime of work as an activist for social justice. 7:30 p.m., Alumnae Gym*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert "Music of Renewal." Stefan Kozinski. A piano concert of rarely heard classics from Bach, Ravel and Liszt juxtaposed with clever ragtime. Presented by the croquet team and the music department. $4 students, $5 faculty/staff, $6 general. 8 p.m., Sweeney Auditorium*

HR workshop Multicultural Conflict Resolution: Mediation Certificate Program. Open to faculty and staff.
9 a.m.-noon, Dewey common room

HR workshop Medicare Supplement Policy. Open to faculty, staff, and retirees. 10:30 a.m., Wright common room

CDO workshop How to write an effective résumé. 4:15 p.m., CDO

Informational meeting Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Summer internship program, the Leadership Development Program, and full-time Career Development Program. 7 p.m., Wright common room

Religious Life
Catholic Adas gathering canceled due to Ash Wednesday.

Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service for Catholic and Protestant students, staff, faculty, with blessing and distribution of ashes. Sandwiches provided after service. 12:15 p.m., Chapel

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

Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service for Catholic and Protestant students, staff, faculty, with blessing and distribution of ashes. 8 p.m., Chapel

Other events and activities
Not-for-Profit Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Amherst College, Campus Center front room

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

Résumé critique Have your résumé critiqued individually by a peer adviser. 3 p.m., CDO

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

Thursday, March 9

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Managing College Money: Theirs and Ours." Roger Kaufman, professor of economics. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Lecture Ricardo Feierstein, Argentine writer, will discuss his novel, Mestizo. 2:45 p.m., Seelye 110

Lecture "Hamlet in Purgatory." Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University. Sponsored by the English department. 4:15 p.m., Wright auditorium*

Fine/performing arts/films
Play reading The Wax. Kathleen Tolan, directed by Matthew Daube. Part of the New Play Reading Series. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall*

Film Sponsored by the German Club. 7:30 p.m., McConnell auditorium

HR workshop Diversity Level I, Session I. Open to Five College staff. 9 a.m.-noon, Wright common room

HR workshop Multicultural Conflict Resolution: Mediation Certificate Program. Open to faculty and staff.
9 a.m.-noon, Dewey common room

Community Forum Topics will include new Banner options, report from the performance appraisal task force, SAMS and report on upcoming construction projects. 1:30 p.m., Wright auditorium

CDO workshop Job search for seniors. 3 p.m., CDO

Religious Life
Smith Christian Fellowship meeting Praise, worship, prayer and Bible-centered teaching. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 206

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

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 8-9:15 a.m., Davis ballroom

Special event Illuminated Bulb Show evening. 6-9 p.m., Lyman Conservatory

Open house Sunnyside Childcare Center. Tour toddler and preschool classrooms, meet the staff and visit with center parents. Application information for the summer program and 2000-01 school year will also be available. 7 p.m., 70 Paradise Road*

Friday, March 10

Spring Break begins at 4:50 p.m.

Religious Life
Keystone meeting 6:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

Saturday, March 11

Fine/performing arts/films
Sacred Harp Singing Convention A public gathering of new and experienced singers celebrating shape note music, an early American style of hymn singing in four-part harmony. Singing school in the morning for new singers. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Davis ballroom*

Sunday, March 12

Fine/performing arts/films
Sacred Harp Singing Convention See 3/11 listing. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Davis ballroom*

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

Tuesday, March 14

HR workshop Diversity Level I, Session I. Open to Five College staff. 9 a.m.-noon, Wright common room

Thursday, March 16

HR workshop Diversity Level I, Session I. Open to Five College staff. 9 a.m.-noon, Wright common room

HR workshop Personal Behavior for Business Effectiveness, Session I: Basic Business Protocol. Open to Five College staff. 8:30 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Other events and activities
Special event "Our Third Age: New Challenges, New Responsibilities." Panel discussion led by Diedrick Snoek. Looking at the latter stage in our lives, we will explore the implications of our newly engaged lifestyle for ourselves, our children, and the community at large. Sponsored by Five College Learning in Retirement (LIR). 2 p.m., Field House

Friday, March 17

HR workshop Personal Behavior for Business Effectiveness, Session I: Basic Business Protocol. Open to Five College staff. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

HR workshop Personal Behavior for Business Effectiveness, Session II: Etiquette for Everyday Office Encounters. Open to Five College staff. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Neilson Browsing Room

HR workshop Personal Behavior for Business Effectiveness, Session III: Telephone Tips and Techniques. Open to Five College staff. 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Sunday, March 19

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


"Face to Face: Encounters Between Jews and Blacks" Juxtaposing photographs and quotations, Laurence Salzmann, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker from Philadelphia, explores how African-Americans and Jews view each other, and by so doing reveals much about humor, human interaction, and coexistence in America. Through March 10. Monday through Friday,
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel*

"Spring Bulb Show" Features a spectacular array of forced bulbs, which ordinarily bloom at different times throughout the spring. Through March 19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Botanic Garden*

"Abstract Impressions" Monotypes and monoprints by Molly Gayley '58. Through March 30. Monday through Friday,8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Alumnae House, 33 Elm St.*

"Sistervision: Seeing Women's Lives" Exhibit of documentary photos and artwork by photojournalist, activist and musician- performer Diana Davies. Through June 30. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Alumnae Gym*