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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Master Plan for Buffalo Bayou and Beyond: A Green Heart for Houston.” Harry Dodson, landscape architect. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Study-abroad informational session Review opportunities and procedures. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark

CDO infosession Student internship panel on communications. 5 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO informational meeting Peace Corps. Learn how you can make a difference. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Other Events/Activities

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

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

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

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Baby Galaxies: Giants or Dwarfs.” James Lowenthal, astronomy. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Water, Conflict and Cooperation: Historical Lessons, New Threats.” Sandra Postel, director, Global Water Policy Project. Second lecture in the series “Environmental Conflict or Sustainable Peace?” Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy; Botanic Garden; Landscape Studies. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Jonathan Hirsh, violin, and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano, will perform Noble’s Fourth Violin Sonata. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film The Big Lebowski. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

CDO infosession “How to Find an Internship or Summer Job.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

CDO infosession “Networking with Smith Alumnae.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Religious Life

Discussion “Living Fully, Living Deeply.” Sensei Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist Priest. Open to staff, faculty and students. Lunch provided. Registration required; call ext. 2752. Noon-1 p.m. Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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)

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

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

Rally Day Show A night of student skits and (for the first time) a faculty/ staff skit. Part of Rally Day 2003 festivities. For more information, see box at right or consult www.smith.edu/rallyday. $2 admission will support the S.O.S. fund drive to help hunger awareness in the local community. 7:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

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

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Medalists presentations a Pre-Rally Day Event

Question-and-answer session with M. Lucile Reid ’72, an entrepreneur who has developed an impressive record of offering financial support to small businesses, particularly those owned by minorities and women. Reid is also the Rally Day speaker. 4 p.m., Wright Common Room

Talk by Sandra Skoglund ’68, a multimedia artist who has become renowned for her unique creations of room-sized installations. Skoglund has been named one of the world’s top 100 photographers by Life magazine, and in 1998 the Smith Museum of Art hosted a retrospective of her work. 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center

Question-and-answer session with Susan I. Moldow ’67, senior vice president and publisher with Scribner in New York City. Moldow has contributed to the publishing of several influential books, including Angela’s Ashes, The Shipping News, and War in a Time of Peace. 5-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Constance Brinckerhoff will lecture at a closed class in biological sciences at noon.

Rally Day
Talk by Marilyn Ray Smith ’65, the deputy commissioner of the Child Support Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Smith has drafted and secured the passage of comprehensive child support reform legislation in the state and has worked with federal congressional committees to develop national child support reform. 9:30 a.m., Seelye 201

Rally Day Convocation 1:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Rally Day Reception with Smith College medalists. Following the convocation in Neilson Browsing Room

Rally Day Show featuring student class skits and a faculty/staff skit. Admission: $2; all proceeds will be contributed to the S.O.S. fund drive, which will support local agencies in addressing hunger. 7:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

For more detailed information about Rally Day and the Smith College medalists, consult www.smith.edu/ rallyday.

Performing Arts/Films

Film RiverSense, a film by Kate Geiss, a documentary filmmaker. Part of the Five College Outdoor Festival. 8 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

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

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

Rally Day convocation See box at right for details. 1:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

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

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Principles of Investing.” Roger Kaufman, economics. Topics: investing and the life cycle, stocks, bonds and interpreting financial statements. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Library Browsing Room

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “The Olympic Games in Ancient and Modern Perspective.” James H. Johnson, exercise and sports studies. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Tanakh and Testament: A Reprobate Tinkers with Holy Writ.” Artist, author and printmaker Barry Moser, illustrator of The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible. Sponsors: religion; the Five College seminar on Biblical literature. 5 p.m., Seelye 106*

Inaugural year lecture series “Parasites, Genome Projects and Molecular Biology: The Role of Scientific Research in a Liberal Arts Education.” Steven A. Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences. 5 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Five College Student Poetryfest Two students from each institution will read poetry. Maggie Halley and Allegra Mira will represent Smith. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre Jar the Floor by Cheryl West; Andrea Hairston, director. Four generations of black women come together to celebrate the great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. During the rich and humorous gathering, each woman must make peace with her wounded history. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Jittery’s Live presents Greg Greenway with Mim Readling ’06. Touches of soul with a lot of heart. 9 p.m., Davis First Floor*

Film The Big Lebowski. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Human resources roundtable “Performance Management: Coaching and Appraising Performance.” Discussion of how to avoid surprises at appraisal time and how to motivate and assist employees in developing skills. Participants are eligible for a raffle of a gift certificate to Bart’s. 1 p.m., Wright Common Room

CDO informational meeting Sterns Advantage Program at New York University, an intensive residential summer business program for students after junior or senior year. 3 p.m., CDO, Drew

Meeting 2006 class representatives. 5 p.m., Seelye 206

CDO infosession “Effective Résumés and Cover Letters.” 5 p.m., CDO, Drew

Praxis information session. 5 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*

Meeting Newman Association. 5 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

SGA president’s open hours Share your concerns and ideas with Lindsey Watson, SGA president. 1-5 p.m., Clark 201

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 2/21 Saturday 2/22 Sunday 2/23 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

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

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre Jar the Floor. See 2/20 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Religious Life

Ecumenical Christian Community Protestant students organization gathers for fun, food and fellowship. 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

Diversity awareness tea First-year students are invited to discuss diversity on campus and learn about the events of last year. 4 p.m., Cutter House Living Room
Performing Arts/Films

Concert “Italienisches Liederbuch, Hugo Wolf.” Karen Smith Emerson, soprano; Richard Lalli, baritone; Monica Jakuc, piano. Introductory remarks by Hans Vaget, German studies and comparative literature. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre Jar the Floor. See 2/20 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Activist workshop “Population, Health and the Environment.” Lunch provided. Sponsors: Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club; Population Connection (formerly ZPG); Tapestry Health Systems; Project on Women and Social Change. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seelye 207*

Other Events/Activities

Basketball vs. Wellesley. 2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*
Meetings/Workshops

CDO infosession “How to Find an Internship or Summer Job.” 2 p.m., CDO, Drew

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship The Rev. Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life, special guest preacher. Genesis Gospel Choir performs. Brunch follows. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Paul Crowley, S.J., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Supper follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and pizza supper provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church*

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO
Alien Video installation by South African artist Minnette Vári, who refashions televised images of South Africa as “foreign” to her and attempts to reinsert herself into the repetitive form that media has made of everyday events surrounding South Africa’s transition to democracy. Vári uses innovative digital video techniques to map images of her own body into scenes from mainstream media. Through February 25. Vári will present a second installation, “Oracle,” from February 26-March 5, and will give a talk on Friday, February 28, in Graham Hall. Jannotta Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center*

The Garden in Winter: Gardening Books and Drawings from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Through March 31. 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*

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

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