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Northampton Mayor to Address All-College Meeting
It will be an historic and unique occasion on Monday, January 27, when Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins takes the stage as the featured speaker at this year’s All-College Meeting.

The convocation, which officially kicks off the spring semester, will take place at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

Higgins’ address at the All-College Meeting is one example of an enhanced relationship between Smith College and its host city since President Carol Christ took the helm. This will be President Christ’s first spring convocation as the head of the college. She was the featured speaker at last year’s ev

Higgins, in her refreshingly straightforward speaking style, will share her thoughts on the term “commonwealth” and the choices we must make if we are truly to share collective responsibility for our communities.

In addition, the All-College Meeting will include a musical selection by the Smith College Chorus, addresses by Smith student leaders and the annual presentation of the Elizabeth B. Wyandt Gavel Award to an outstanding member of the the Smith staff.

Don’t miss it.

Lectures/Symposia

All-College Meeting Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins, in this annual convocation that officially launches the spring semester, will address the Smith College community about the meaning of the term “Commonwealth.” Also on the program are a performance by the Smith College Chorus, brief addresses by student leaders and the annual presentation of the Gavel Award to an outstanding Smith staff member. 4:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Meetings/Workshops

Study-abroad informational session Weekly meeting for interested students, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

Smith Democrats meeting Find out about the exciting world of Democrats and learn about an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., and other campaign events. 7 p.m., Davis Center

Gaia meeting Smith students for the environment. 8-9 p.m., Women’s Resource Center, Davis

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Reception for the opening of “The Twenty-one Taras” exhibit of paintings by Joan Bredin Price. (See listing under Exhibits.) 4:30-6 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Lectures/Symposia

Lecture Michael Thompson and Catherine O’Neill Grace, co-authors of Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems, will discuss a deeper understanding of the motives and meaning of children’s social behavior. 7 p.m., Chapel*

Meetings/Workshops

Weight Watchers at Work 12:15-1:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Religious Life

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and light lunch provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Sahaja yoga Practice meditation and learn techniques. Newcomers welcome. 7-8:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Sacred harp Weekly singing of shape note music from the historical and ongoing tradition of sacred harp. Loaner books available. All welcome. 7-10 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables Korean, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Five College Early Music Program auditions for singers and instru-mentalists of all sorts, and those who wish to start recorder and other Renaissance winds, viol and lute. Openings in collegium, women’s vocal, and baroque/ classical chamber ensembles, as well as group and private lessons. 4-5:30 p.m., Room 6, Sage

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Basketball vs. Mount Holyoke. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Meetings/Workshops

Faculty meeting Preceded by tea at 3:45. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room

Religious Life

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

Buddhist meditation 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

SGA president’s open hours Come share your concerns and ideas with Lindsey Watson, SGA president. 10 a.m-noon, Clark 201

Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Social events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Lectures/Symposia

Faculty lecture for first-years and transfers. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Genesis Gospel Choir rehearsal Anyone with a love of music and singing is welcome. 6:30 p.m., Chapel*

Meeting Newman Association. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Language lunch tables Japanese, Russian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 1/31 Saturday 2/1 Sunday 2/2 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

Biological Sciences lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Performing Arts/Films

Demonstration The Borromeo String Quartet will present an open workshop. 3 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Meetings/Workshops

WFI information session Financial literacy is the key to independence. Come hear about the Women and Financial Independence program’s spring lineup of events. Lunch provided to first 70 attendees. Noon-1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Religious Life

Ecumenical Christian Community The Protestant students organization gathers for fun, food and fellowship. All welcome. 5-7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch table Chinese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A

Language lunch table Hebrew. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Orgs Fair Join student organizations to learn about their activities for the spring semester, get involved, make connections with people who share your interests and support student organizations. Refreshments and entertainment provided. 2-5 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Squash Smith/MHC invitational. Time TBA, Ainsworth Squash Courts*
Other Events/Activities

Basketball vs. Wheaton. 2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Opening reception for “The Twenty-One Taras,” an exhibition of paintings by Joan Bredin Price. Refreshments served. 4-6 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

Squash Smith/MHC invitational. Time TBA, Ainsworth Squash Courts*
Performing Arts/Films

Concert William Wittig, flutist and professor of music, who will retire this year, will perform with friends from the Smith and UMass music faculties works by Beethoven, Wheelock, Noble, Hindemith and others. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship The Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, chaplain, preaching. Brunch follows. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. John O’Brien, CP, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Sunday supper follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Open House Campus School, grades K-6. 2-3:30 p.m., Gill Hall, Campus School

Squash Smith/MHC invitational. Time TBA, Ainsworth Squash Courts
The Twenty-one Taras Paintings by Joan Bredin Price. Sponsors: Art department, East Asian studies program. January 27–-February 11. Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

The Garden in Winter: Gardening Books and Drawings from the Mortimer Rare Book Room Through March 31. The Book Arts Gallery, Third Floor, Neilson Library*

Favorite Places Past and present paintings and oil pastels of favorite landscapes by Cambridge artist Ellen Stutman. Through March 28. Alumnae House Gallery*

Homeland Insecurity: Civil Liberties, Repression and Citizenship in the 1950s
An exhibit of papers belonging to the late Newton Arvin, a former Smith College professor and the subject of the award-winning book The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal, by Northampton writer Barry Werth. In conjunction with the conference “Homeland Insecurity: Civil Liberties, Repression, and Citizenship in the 1950s.” Through January. Hours: daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Morgan Gallery, First Floor, Neilson Library*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On Through March. Church Exhibition Gallery, Botanic Garden*

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