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Monday, September 16 Tuesday, September 17 Wednesday, September 18 Thursday, September 19
Meetings/Workshops

Study-abroad information session Weekly meeting for interested students, including a review of opportunities and procedures and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Religious Life

Minhah/Neilah service Bus leaves Helen Hills Hills Chapel at 8:45 a.m. 9:30 a.m., (also at 6 p.m.), Johnson Chapel, Amherst College

Other Events/Activities

SGA president’s open hours 10 a.m.-noon, Clark 201

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 “Granular Flow: More Fun at the Beach.” Nalini Easwar, physics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Financing Life.” Randy Bartlett, economics. An introduction to the essential elements of life-time financial planning, including discussions on student debt, credit, tax planning, saving for retirement and managing risk. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Meetings/Workshops

Tibetan Studies in India informational meeting about the Five College program’s interterm course, which will take place December 29-January 26, 2003. The program offers opportunities for Five College students to study Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan history and culture at a Tibetan university in India and to attend teachings and a tantric initiation by the Dalai Lama. Application deadline: Friday, October 11. Noon, Dewey Philosophy Lounge

CDO infosession Senior Q & A. Bring questions. Call ext. 2582 to reserve a spot. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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

CDO infosession U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Division. A recruiter will discuss opportunities for entry-level special agent positions. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Kahn Institute informational meeting for faculty members interested in participating in the 2003-04 project “Problems of Democracy.” For more information, consult: www.smith.edu/kahninstitute. 4:30 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge

Mandatory SGA candidates meeting to review rules and regulations, and discuss how the campaigning process works. 5 p.m., Seelye 304

Board of prehealth advisers meeting Conversation about the MCAT with Kaplan representatives. 5 p.m., Burton 101

Kahn Institute informational meeting for faculty interested in participating in the 2003-04 project “TransBuddhism: Transmission, Translation, and Transformation.” For more information, consult www.smith.edu/kahninstitute. 5:30 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge

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*

Other Events/Activities

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

Tennis vs. Springfield. 4 p.m., Tennis Courts*

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

Volleyball vs. Babson. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

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

MFA thesis concert audition Candidates for the master of fine arts in dance will audition dancers to perform in their thesis concerts, which will take place Thursday-Saturday, February 13-15, 2003. 7 p.m., Scott Dance Studio

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

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Interpreting Financial News.” Jim Miller, economics. This series studies current financial events, including stock and bond values, corporate ethics and interest rates. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403A

Meetings/Workshops

Oxford University informational meeting with Sylvia Vance, English, Oxford University. All welcome. 11 a.m.-noon, Resource Library (third floor), Clark

Semester-at-sea informational meeting with a representative from Woods Hole’s Sea Education Administration. Find out how to spend a semester sailing and studying the world’s seas, and learn about programs in Tahiti, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Pacific Northwest and New England. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

CDO infosession “Applying to Graduate School and Writing Personal Statements.”
5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Religious Life

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

Sukkah decorating Meet new people and use your creative talents to make a beautiful sukkah. 4:30 p.m., Behind the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

Other Events/Activities

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

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Soccer vs. Williams. 4:30 p.m., Athletic Field*

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Interculturalism in Modern Greece and Matthias Langhof’s The Bacchae.” Kyriaki Gounaridou, theatre. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Open lecture “Redefining Media Images of Black Women: A Personal Journey.” Yvonne Welbon, an award-winning independent filmmaker and doctoral candidate at Northwestern University whose works illustrate a need to recognize heritage, history and places in society. Presented as part of Women’s Studies 101, Women of Color: Defining the Issues. Sponsors: Women’s Studies Program; Otelia Cromwell Day committee. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films

Film “The Chimes of Big Ben.” Episode 2 of the television series The Prisoner. Number 6 hopes arts and crafts will help him escape from behind the Iron Curtain. Part of History 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Theatre Soul Repairs, written and directed by Andrea Hairston, performed by Chrysalis Theatre. First play in a series of science-fiction works investigating repair as biological, physical, social activity. Hairston focuses on the fluidity of identity and community in the context of repair, while also considering the notion of reparations, combining elements of science fiction, fantasy, festival drama and choreopoem theatre. Tickets (413-585-ARTS): $12, general; $10, seniors and Smith College faculty and staff; $5, students. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Board of prehealth advisers meeting For juniors and seniors planning to apply to health professions schools for 2004. 5-6 p.m., Burton 101

Sophomore class meeting Meet with Dean Margaret Bruzelius and discuss issues specific to sophomores. 7-8 p.m., Seelye 201

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

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Dewey 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

Volleyball vs. Brandeis. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

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

Lecture “La Parité Homme-Femme: Une Autre Démocratie.” Gisèle Halimi. Sponsor: French language and literature, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture “Oedipus Rocks: Sophocles, Hitchcock, and the Private Eye.” Michael Comber, Oxford University. Sponsors: classics; film studies; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Biology/Biochemistry/ Neuroscience lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano, Smith College Music Series Emerging Artist for 2002–03 and the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist, will perform Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy; Barcarolle, op. 60, by Frédéric Chopin; Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 135, by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger; and Sonata No. 2, op. 36, in B-flat Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tickets (413-585-ARTS): $10, general; $5, students/seniors; free to enrolled Smith music students. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre Soul Repairs. See 9/19 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Smith Investment Club infosession Curious about the stock market, but not sure how or where to begin? The answer is the Smith Investment Club, new this fall. No experience required. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. Lunch provided for the first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Meeting College Council on Community Policy. 3:30 p.m., Mary Maples Dunn Conference Room

Religious Life

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


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

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre Soul Repairs. See 9/19 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities

Field hockey Seven Sisters tournament. 9 and 11 a.m.; 1 and 3 p.m., Athletic Field*

Soccer vs. Simmons. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*
Religious Life

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, child care available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. John O’Brien, C.P., celebrant. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Field hockey Seven Sisters tournament. 9, 11 and 11:30 a.m.; Athletic Field*

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO
Carol’s Reading List An exhibition of favorite and/or recommended works of English and American literature from President Carol Christ. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library*

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and manuscripts about silk and other textiles from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Shown in conjunction with the Textile Society of America conference “Silk Roads, Other Roads,” held at Smith September 25-28. September 17-December 15. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

Charles Skaggs: A Life With Letters An exhibition of books, artwork and book jackets, primarily designed by calligrapher and designer Charles E. Skaggs. Through September 15. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library*

Capturing the Essence: Paintings by Varick K. Niles Using watercolor, oil and acrylic media, Niles paints the “essence” of her subjects, which include flora and landscapes from Massachusetts and Florida. Niles’ brushstrokes are fluid and her colors expressive--sometimes high-keyed, sometimes softly muted. Through September 27. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alumnae House Gallery*

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