News for the Smith College Community //September 30, 1999

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Art Library, Department Won't Miss a Beat

The entire Fine Arts Center complex may be closing for a couple of years while the upcoming renovations and expansion project are under way. But that doesn't mean access to the college's art, studio space, classes and library holdings will be the least bit interrupted.

During the two-year renovation of the Fine Arts Center, which includes the Museum of Art, art department and Hillyer Art Library, many of the facilities will be moved to temporary spaces in three buildings at the Clarke School for the Deaf. The buildings, which will be leased by Smith, are all conveniently located on Round Hill Road that runs off Elm Street by the Helen Hills Hills Chapel.

Clarke's Bell Hall is undergoing renovations specifically to accommodate the art library, art department offices, and some studio and classroom space. All the library's holdings-90,000 volumes-will be moved next summer, says art librarian Barbara Polowy, either to Bell Hall, which will be a fully functional library, or to a storage facility in the Physical Plant building on West Street. During the two-year renovation, all the library's holdings will be available, Polowy assures. "One way or another we will make all the materials available. Nothing will be in dead storage."

More than half of the library's materials-reference books, reserve books for art classes, art periodicals and nonbook holdings-will be moved to the Bell Hall library, Polowy says. The remainder-less frequently used materials-will be shelved in the West Street space, and items stored there will be retrieved within a 24-hour period, she says

The West Street storage facility is being built as a permanent library holding space that will serve all four Smith libraries as well as the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives. It will be staffed by one half-time employee. In 2002, all library materials will be moved back into the renovated art library, says Polowy. The expanded art library is expected to allow at least 15 years of collection growth, she says.

As for the art department, "We are in no way curtailing our operation," says Lee Burns, department chair. Echoing Burns' assurance, Caroline Houser, associate department chair for art history, says, "Not a single course will be dropped." Both the art library and the art department will move after the close of this academic year and be ready for business when college opens in September 2000.

With the exception of architecture and design/drawing studios, which will be housed elsewhere in the Clarke School complex, all teaching studios will be in Clarke's Skinner Hall, which is being renovated specifically for those facilities. Offices for the art faculty will also be at Clarke, "close to the art library and closer to students in the Quad but still only a five-minute walk from the Fine Arts Center," says Houser. Virtually all art history classes will be held in Smith campus buildings, mainly in Wright and Seelye halls.

The art department and the college are making a significant commitment to ensure that teaching and office space is not compromised during the two-year relocation, Burns says. Both he and Houser say they are confident that the move will cause no disruption to the art department curriculum.

Logo Designs Up For Review

A goal of Smith College's recent self-study was the development of a comprehensive communications plan for the college. As part of this work, Smith has undertaken a visual identity program that will look at the printed and other visual materials produced by the college.

The new visual identity program will promote a consistent approach in both appearance and content to all of the college's internal and external communications. It will include a redesign of all college stationery, business cards and other Smith-identified materials. The most visible result of this process will be a new Smith College logo.

In order to reach out to members of the community for their ideas, the public affairs office and the visual identity committee developed a survey that was available on the college's Web site in early 1999. The survey was designed to solicit opinions about what aspects of Smith should be represented in a single visual image.

From the survey data, a creative brief was developed as a "road map" to guide the design. The committee has now selected four possible design directions and has made them available on the Smith Web site ( so that the community can see and react to the proposed designs. The proposals and the community's comments will be forwarded to the college's board of trustees.

Respondents should note that, due to variations in browsers and monitors, the colors of the designs may not display properly. The actual proposed colors are dark blue and golden yellow.

The Web site also includes background information on the college's current identity system and on who's involved in the creation of the new system. For more information, contact John Eue, director of publications and communication, at

Don Denim for a Cause

By Chris Forgey AC '96
Susan was 37 years old when she found the lump. It was just before Thanksgiving. The biopsy, surgery and mastectomy were done before Christmas and the results were not good: stage three infiltrating duct cell carcinoma-also known as breast cancer.

Susan worried about her family, especially her daughters, aged 5 1/2 years and 16 months. She wondered if she would live long enough to see them grow into women. That became her goal, her reason for fighting-and for living.

After intensive chemotherapy, illness, infection and a terrible wig, she received more bad news: she had a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. A more extreme and experimental treatment might be her only hope.

In late August of the following year, after 40 days and 40 nights of isolation, Susan emerged weakened but alive from a stem-cell rescue. Some of her fellow patients were not so lucky. But for Susan there was reason to hope again as she began to put her life back together.

Two years later the cancer came back. It had metastasized to both the lung and the brain. Radiation treatments and chemotherapy again became her way of life. Her goal now became "living long enough for the next new drug, the next new therapy -- the one that will save my life."

Last September the Food and Drug Administration approved that drug. After years of research and testing it was made available to breast cancer patients like Susan who met certain criteria. She became the first patient in her oncolo-gist's practice to receive the drug.

Only time will tell if this drug is the answer. Susan has always been intellectually devoted to science and medicine. Because she has received the benefits of both, she awaits the day when she is well enough to share her hard-learned lessons and experiences with other women who face this devastating disease. She hopes that in some small way she can repay the kindness and the care that have made all the difference in maintaining her life.

The miracle here is not only in her personal and persistent fight. It is in the tradition of giving that prompts the outpouring of energy, time and money made by people across this country in the fight against breast cancer. These efforts account for all the plateaus that are reached, for all the progress that is made, all the victories great and small. And one thing is certain: together or individually, these donations make a difference for my sister Susan and for all the other sisters in the world.

National Denim Day
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and on Friday, October 8, the fourth National Denim Day at Smith will join together community members with people from organizations nationwide in taking a stand against the deadly disease. National Denim Day, which is sponsored by the Staff Council Activities Committee, is part of a nationwide initiative to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. A contribution of $5 or more to the foundation will allow donors to wear jeans and other denim garb to work on Denim Day as a symbol of their support. Contributors will receive a pink enamel ribbon, the national symbol of breast cancer awareness.

The Komen Foundation was established by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. It is the nation's largest private funder of research dedicated solely to breast cancer. Building representatives will be happy to take your donation or you may send it through campus mail to Cindy Rucci, Neilson Library, ext. 2923. Also, Activities Committee members will sell pins in the lobby of the Smith College Club from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. during the week of October 4-8. There will be an information table staffed by members of the Pioneer Valley Breast Cancer Network from 9 to 11 a.m. outside the Smith College Postal Center. The foundation receives 100 percent of all gifts. Check for details.

Smith Garners Luce Grant

Thanks to a grant awarded for the first time to Smith from the Henry Luce Foundation, the college will create a new faculty position in Asian studies. The grant, which will cover salary and benefits for an assistant professor for four years, will also provide annual funding of $10,000 to support Asian studies. Grants are made on the condition that each recipient school will continue the position on a permanent basis after the Luce support expires.

Eleven U.S. colleges were selected for the award from among 53 that submitted proposals. More than 160 colleges nationwide were eligible to compete. The awards were granted based on the creativity and promise of each proposal as well as on a demonstration of commitment to curriculum diversity, the strength of existing resources, geographic location of the college, a long-range strategy for Asian studies and other criteria.

"We are both gratified and excited," says Provost John Connolly. "Through this wonderful new Luce program Smith will now be able to expand its already strong offerings in the field of East Asia by adding a crucial social scientific dimension."

The Luce Fund for Asian Studies is a $12 million initiative created earlier this year to promote Asia's social, economic, political and strategic significance among institutions of higher education. "We salute the first wave of winners in this program," said foundation chairman and CEO Henry Luce III in a recent press release. "They are excellent colleges whose imaginative programs reflect clear vision and sustained commitment to the study of Asia."

A search is under way for Smith's Luce professor. The position will be an entry-level assistant professorship in anthropology with a commitment to the East Asian Studies Program.

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc. The foundation supports programs focusing on American art, East Asia, higher education, public affairs, theology and women in science.

Food, Wine and Much More

Jokes, anecdotes and a steady stream of wine information are sure to accompany samplings of wines from three different continents across the Southern Hemisphere when the Smith College Club teams up with the Smith College United Way Committee for a "Food and Wine Spectacular" at the club from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 6.

Four varietal types of wines including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and merlot from countries like New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Australia and Argentina will be on hand for comparative tasting. Samplers will be guided through the wine tour by renowned-and famously funny-wine connoisseur Dick Fryatt.

But that's not all. The wines have been carefully selected to complement the evening's culinary offerings, which will include duck, seafood, beef sirloin as well as ample supplies of fruit and cheese.

It'll all combine to make for an entertaining, informative and definitely tasty evening at the club. For $20 per person, you can book your reservation for a spectacular food and wine tour by calling extension 2331 or emailing scclub@jessie.

Leadership Conference Scheduled

The second annual student-organized Smith Leadership Conference will take place Saturday, October 16, and feature workshops on such topics as public speaking, writing effective résumés and cover letters, problem analysis and team dynamics.

Workshops, which are open to all Smith students, will be offered in three morning and afternoon sessions; lunch for registered participants will be served in the Neilson Browsing Room. The conference will conclude with a keynote address, which will be open to the public, by Elaine Brown, author, activist and former chairman of the Black Panther Party.

Students organizing the event plan wide distribution of additional information about the conference as well as registration materials. In the meantime, those interested in participating may contact a member of the organizing committee: Deidre Deegan '01J, Niki DeGiorgio '02, Natasha Gardner '02, Georgianna Goodman '00, Davy Kong '02, Maya Norton '02, Leah Palmer '00, Fareen Ramji '02, Candise Tu '01.

Trustees Name Architect

During a retreat held in New York City in July, the Board of Trustees approved the selection of Perry Dean Rogers & Partners Architects of Boston to design the reconstruction and renovation of the Lyman Conservatory. Other items on the board's agenda included discussion, with the Investment Committee, of endowment management and a range of investment strategies; exploration of recent trends and changes in scholarships, merit aid and financial aid at Smith and other institutions; the consideration of a planning process that would guide the college as it is presented with programming or purchase opportunities in the future; and the appointment of architectural consultant Frances Halsband to develop the college's campus master plan for board approval. The board also met with Smith students and the dean of students at Colby College to discuss student-life issues. Students suggested that while Smith undergraduates are committed to their academic work and involvement in student organizations, they also see a need for opportunities and encouragement to have fun. Architects for two major building projects, the Campus Center and the Fine Arts Complex, met with trustees to seek advice on design concepts and show preliminary models for the two buildings.

At the meeting James Wei, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering and professor of chemical engineering at Princeton University, was elected to the board for a term to begin October 1. Four other new trustees began their terms on July 1: Cherilyn Cepriano '99, senior staff assistant at the National Governors Association, Washington, D.C., and recent past president of the Student Government Association at Smith; Jane Lakes Harman '66, LLD 1994, former Congresswoman, 36th District of California; Phoebe A. Haddon '72, professor of law, Temple University Law School, Philadelphia; and Barbara Alden Taylor '65, executive vice president, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, New York City.

RADS Wins Dining Award

Smith's Residence and Dining Services (RADS) recently received a second-place award from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) in the category of Residence Hall Dining Special Event/Theme (medium school). This year the annual competition drew 158 entries from member institutions in the U.S., Canada and around the world. It is designed to promote creativity and sound nutrition in food presentation, menu variety and merchandising.

RADS received the award for a Japanese-theme dining event held last January in Cutter-Ziskind dining room. Two cooks who are from Japan guided fellow staff members in food preparation and presentation. Handmade origami cranes and authentic decorations, along with traditional Japanese music, set the tone. Diners were treated to a sushi bar and a stir-fry selection with a variety of seafood, vegetable and vegan options. "We are fortunate to have many talented staff in the Residence and Dining Services department and we were able to work with Yaeko Wartel and Fukiko Dupre to promote this ethnic dining experience for our students," said RADS Director Kathy Zieja.

Award winners were honored at the association's 41st national conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in July.

The President Challenges You

President Simmons has issued a special challenge to the Smith community: she will give $25 to the United Way, up to a total of $5,000, for every new donor pledge at the college. That's a total of 200 new United Way donors. Simmons announced the special challenge gift to help increase the percentage of the college's participation in the United Way annual fund drive. Simmons hopes to expand the participation well beyond last year's mark of 45 percent. "There's lots of room to grow," says campaign chair Judi Marksbury. "We'd love to get well over the 50 percent participation mark."

The college already has a reputation as a major donor. But the president's challenge goes beyond that. By increasing the actual participation numbers, the college magnifies its support to the United Way not just in terms of dollars, but in the high and continuous level of Smith's commitment to the public services in the local community.

Getting involved is a simple process. After reviewing the materials, donors can decide on a giving option that's right for them. Just under 50 percent of all donors choose payroll deduction, the most effective form of giving. A small weekly deduction can add up to a significant contribution. It also provides easy tracking and personal convenience.

Regardless of the option used, all participants are eligible for the Smith United Way lottery, which offers more than fifty prizes, including three reserved parking spaces.

The United Way Campaign Cabinet also is sponsoring a jelly bean contest through October 4 in recognition of the honored tradition of giving at Smith. All members of the college community are invited to participate. Simply guess the numbers of jelly beans in containers located at Davis Center and the Smith College Club. Two winners will be announced at the "Food and Wine Spectacular" at the club October 6 (see related story on this page). Each will receive a $25 Downtown Northampton gift certificate as well as one of the containers filled with jelly beans.

Friday, October 1, is United Way Pin Day. To celebrate Smith's participation, campus building representatives will distribute lapel pins throughout campus. Donor or not, all college personnel are invited to wear a pin.


September 21: Smith 1, Wheaton 8
September 25: Smith 0, Babson 9

Field Hockey
September 25: Smith 0, Wellesley 8

September 21: Smith 0, Wellesley 3
September 24-25: MIT Invitational, 2-2

September 22: Smith 0, Williams 3
September 25: Smith 1, Wellesley 2

Cross Country
September 25: Williams Invitational, eighth place out of nine

Student Dies in Elm Street Accident

Tina Haafke, a graduate student in Smith's Diploma in American Studies Program, died September 24 from injuries suffered earlier that day when she and fellow student Johanna Wolter were struck by a car while crossing Elm Street. Haafke, 24, died at Baystate Medical Center, where she was taken by ambulance after the accident. Wolter, also 24, who sustained a leg fracture in the same accident, is being treated at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital and is expected to return to campus later this week. Both women came to Smith from Hamburg, Germany, where Haafke was also concurrently enrolled in the University of Hamburg. She was the daughter of Elke and Hartmut Haafke.

Friends and house mates from Ziskind House gathered in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel on September 25 to share prayers and reminiscences of Haafke.

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

January 2000 Interterm
The Interterm 2000 Committee will again organize a variety of noncredit courses for the month of January. Students, staff and faculty interested in teaching a course can pick up a proposal form in the Office of the Dean of the College, the SGA Office, Clark Hall, or the mail room. Proposals are due October 4. The course bulletin will be distributed campus-wide the week before Thanksgiving and will include information on how to register for courses. Though the program is designed for students, all members of the community are invited to teach or take a class as schedules permit. Call the Office of the Dean of the College, extension 4903, with questions.

Symposium Registration
The deadline for registration for the Museum of Art's symposium "Art and Life in America: A Celebration of the Legacy of Oliver Larkin and American Art at Smith College" is October 1. Registration forms are available on line at For more information call Maureen McKenna, ext. 2770.

Bus Service
Hampshire County Transportation Services has announced the addition of a new bus route. The Blue 48 now leaves the Academy of Music in Northampton on the hour weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for Veterans' Park in Holyoke where riders may transfer to a bus that will take them to the Ingleside Mall. The service runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A one-way ticket costs $1; return trip schedules are available on Blue 48 buses.

Botanic Garden Presentation
Richard Iversen, candidate for Director of the Botanic Garden, will give a presentation titled "The Exotic Garden: Designing with Tropical Plants in Any Climate" October 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Seelye 106. Everyone from the Smith community is invited to attend.

Computer Viruses
The Y2K coordinating committee wishes to alert the campus community to a variety of viruses circulating as email attachments that purport to offer Y2K solutions and updates. Those receiving such messages should delete rather than open them. ITS staff members will visit all campus departments between now and the end of December to make sure that all computers are Y2K compliant.

Faculty & Staff

JYA 2001-02 Directorships
The Committee on Study Abroad is now accepting applications for directorships of the Junior Year Abroad Programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris for 2001-02. Interested faculty should contact the Office for International Study, Clark Hall third floor (ext. 4905), or email for details. Application deadline is Monday, November 1.


President's Open Hours
The president's open hours for students will be held 4-5 p.m. Monday, October 4 and 18, in the Office of the President, College Hall 20. No appointments necessary; visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Health Services
Health Services will be open as usual 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mountain Day.

Invitation to Tea
Residents of Wilder and Chase houses are cordially invited to attend tea in the Alumnae House Living Room, 4 p.m., Friday, October 15.

Truman Scholarship
Juniors applying for a Harry S. Truman Scholarship must submit a résumé by Friday, October 8, to Professor Donald Robinson, Department of Government, Wright Hall 15, that lists public service activities and leadership positions held in high school and college (such as with government agencies, community groups, political campaigns, charities) and a statement of career intentions. Scholarships of up to $30,000 for four years of study are awarded to outstanding students with demonstrated potential for leadership in government. Students pursuing a legal career in public service activities will be given top priority. An informational meeting about the Truman Scholarship program will be held Monday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Seelye 207. First-year students, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend.

Drop Course Deadline
The last day to drop a course is Thursday, October 14. 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.

In preparation for November 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.

Teaching in Japan
Doshisha Girls' Junior and Senior High School in Kyoto, Japan, has two positions open for the next school year, April 2000-March 2001, and would like to continue its tradition of hiring Smith women to teach English. Alumnae or 2000J graduates who have a strong interest in teaching and could stay for two years are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. English-related coursework (major, minor) is ideal. For further information, read the Doshisha employer file in the CDO and contact Jane Sommer at ext. 4909 or Applications will be reviewed until both positions are filled. Deadline is Monday, October 25.

Study Abroad
Students interested in studying abroad can attend weekly informational meetings every Monday, 4­4:45 p.m., in the Office for International Study, Clark Hall third floor. A brief outline of the study abroad procedures will be reviewed with a question-and-answer session.

Counseling Service
The Counseling Service offers a number of groups and workshops for Smith students:

  • Junior Year Abroad workshop: Thursday, September 30 and Thursday, October 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • A food and body image group: every Monday, 4:30-6 p.m.

  • A support group for students with bipolar disorder: every other Tuesday in October and November starting October 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Two self-exploration groups: every Monday and Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m.

All workshops and groups are free. For location and registration call ext. 2840.


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

Early childhood coordinator, Campus School/Fort Hill.
Assistant director, Advancement/Alumnae Fund Campaign Special Gifts. Apply directly to: Alumnae Fund, Karen Dolan Curran, 33 Elm Street.

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, October 4

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert Thomas Edel, head of the piano program, University of Illinois, Chicago, will perform works by Bartök, Godowsky, Scriabin, and Liszt. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

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

CDO workshop Introduction to Employment Recruiting Programs.
4 p.m., CDO

Informational meeting Truman Scholarship Program. First-year students, sophomores and juniors are invited. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Rec Council representatives meeting. 5-6 p.m., Seelye 201

CDO informational meeting Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO informational meeting Teach for America. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 109

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

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

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

Reception for students returning from or interested in study-abroad programs in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. 7 p.m., Seelye 207

Tuesday, October 5

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Controversies in Iron: Distinguishing Between Hot Fluid and Hot Origins for Magnetite Ores, El Laco, Chile." Amy Larson Rhodes, geology department. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Lecture "Caravaggio's Late Style." Keith Christiansen, Jayne Wrightsman Curator of Italian Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. Second in a three-part series. Reception follows in Wright Hall common room. 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium*

Reading Poet Ruth Stone, from Ordinary Words, her 11th collection. Stone, 84, is the recipient of the Cerf Lifetime Achievement Award from her home state of Vermont. Book signing follows. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film Summer of Sam. Sponsor: Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright auditorium

CDO workshop on interviewing for finance and consulting fall recruiters. The CDO offers a series of four workshops during October to help prepare seniors for November/December interviews. 9:15 a.m., CDO

Amnesty International meeting 4:15 p.m., Seelye 105

CDO informational meeting J.P. Morgan, banking and finance. 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

CDO workshop "Job Search Strategies." 7 p.m., Group room, CDO

CDO informational meeting M&T Bank. 7 p.m., Dewey common room

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome to address the senate regarding any aspect of Smith life. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

CDO workshop How to Find an Internship. 8 p.m., Internship Room, CDO

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

Hillel at Noon Great food and conversation. Noon, Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Other events and activities
Fundraiser Fence a fencer or a friend for $1. Protective equipment provided. Raindate: October 13 or 14. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Neilson Library lawn

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

Informal question-and-answer session with poet Ruth Stone. Interested students must see Cindy Furtek in the Poetry Center office, Wright Hall, for a packet of Stone's poems. 3:30 p.m., Wright Hall common room

Tennis vs. WPI. 4 p.m., outdoor tennis courts*

Women's studies tea and book signing. Marilyn Schuster, French language and literature, will speak about her new book, Passionate Communities, on Jane Rule's life and work. 4:30 pm., Seelye 207

Field hockey vs. WPI. 7 p.m., athletic fields*

Volleyball vs. Wheaton. 7 p.m., Ainsworth gym*

Wednesday, October 6

Lecture "The Search for Earth-Like Planets and Life Beyond the Solar System." Charles Beichman, California Institute of Technology. Part of the 1999-2000 Five College Astronomy Department Lecture Series. Sponsors: Louise B. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Charles Beichman. 7:30 p.m., McConnell auditorium*

Five College Faculty Panel on Kosovo. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film The Prisoner: "A Change of Mind." Relevant to HST 254. Open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Peer adviser résumé critique 10 a.m.-noon, CDO

CDO workshop Introduction to Employment Recruiting Programs. 12:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop How to Write an Effective Résumé. 4:15 p.m., Group room, CDO

Museum workshop Students may explore the collection and learn how the museum operates. Free, but preregistration necessary due to limited enrollment (ext. 2760). 4:15-5:45 p.m., Museum of Art

Information session Study Abroad for Economists. Economics majors interested in studying abroad in 2000-01 are invited to meet departmental adviser and 1998-99 students. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO informational meeting PaineWebber, investment banking. 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall common room

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 attitudes of the apostle Paul toward women and how we can use his words today. All welcome. (Joy Caires, ext. 6351.) 10 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

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

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

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

Special Event "Food and Wine Spectacular" for staff and faculty. $20. See story, page 4. Reservations: ext. 2331 or 7-9 p.m., Smith College Club

Thursday, October 7

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Victorian Gardens Lost and Found." C. John Burk, biological sciences. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Lecture "Getting 'Spiritual' about 'Religion' and Getting 'Religious' about 'Spirituality': American Trends and Urgencies." Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago. Part of the symposium "Religion in America." 7:30 p.m. Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film Summer of Sam. Sponsor: Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright auditorium

Debate Society general meeting.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 101

CDO workshop How to Prepare for a Successful Interview. 4:15 p.m., Group room, CDO

Workshop Drop-in Drawing. Free; no registration required. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Museum of Art*

Interfaith dialogue Informal discussion on the complexities of spirituality in a multifaith environment. Sponsor: Chapel. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO informational meeting Chase Manhattan Bank. 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall common room

Other events and activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 7:45-8:45 a.m., Davis ballroom

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

Field hockey vs. Amherst. 7 p.m., athletic fields*

Friday, October 8

Smith Science-Fiction and Fantasy Society (Dotty, ext. 7399.) 4:30-6:15 p.m., Seelye 208*

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

Saturday, October 9

Autumn Recess begins

SSW Alumni Symposium "Past, Present and Future of Clinical Social Work." 9:30 a.m., continental breakfast; 10 a.m., keynote speaker Mary Hall, MSW '66, and SSW Alumni panel presentation: "Social Work Practice Today," Dean Anita Lightburn, moderator; 1:30 p.m., panel presentations: admission, financial aid, field work and student life. (R.S.V.P., ext. 7960.) 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Seelye 106

Other events and activities
Soccer vs. MIT. 1 p.m., athletic fields*

Sunday, October 10

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


"American Spectrum" featuring American masterworks from the early 18th century to the present with an installation of paintings and sculptures on two floors of the Museum. Through December 22. Museum of Art

"Oliver Larkin" features a selection of watercolors, drawings and marionettes by the former Smith professor. Organized by Luce curatorial assistant Maureen McKenna. Through October 24. Main Gallery, Museum of Art

"Prints by Paul Gauguin" features the French impressionist's works from his first lithographs on zinc to the woodcuts for Sourire, a journal he published in Tahiti. Organized by Ann Sievers, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs, in honor of Elizabeth Mongan. Through October 30. Print Room, Museum of Art

"To Express The Texture of Memory" Works by noted sculptor and fiber artist Sarah Hollis Perry '56. Through November 2. Alumnae Gallery, Alumnae House