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Monday, September 23 Tuesday, September 24 Wednesday, September 25 Thursday, September 26

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Interpreting and Analyzing Financial Statements.” Strongly recommended for anyone interested in the Smith Investment Club. Refreshments served. 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium


Campus Climate Working Group Discussion will include updates on the Otelia Cromwell lecture series and related events and planning for future CCWG meetings. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

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

January Term in Madrid informational meeting Learn about the three-week interterm program, and meet the directors and students who participated last year. 4:15 p.m., Hatfield 206

CDO informational meeting The Institute for Civic Leadership at Mills College, a small, women’s liberal arts college in Oakland, California. 4:30 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

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

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Star Formation in Spiral Galaxies.” Salman Hameed, astronomy. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon,
College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “The Massachusetts English-Only Initiative: Politics vs. Pedagogy.” James Crawford, an independent writer on language and education, former Washington editor of Education Week, and the author of At War With Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety. 7 p.m., McConnell Auditorium

Poetry Reading Poet Lucille Clifton will read from her work about her experiences as a woman, an African-American and a cancer-survivor. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Financing Life.” Randy Bartlett, economics, will discuss life-time financial planning, student debt, credit, tax planning, saving for retirement and managing risk. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour “Two Aspects of Ruth Crawford Seeger.” Joel Pitchon, violin; Monica Jakuc, piano; and Jane Bryden, soprano, will perform the folk song settings and the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Ruth Crawford Seeger. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Land of the Deaf (Russia, 1998). V. Todorovsky, director. A story of young girls trying to survive a criminal situation. Introduction given in English. Question-and-answer session follows. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05


Weight Watchers at Work Learn to combine a healthy lifestyle with weight loss through good nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and support. Fee required. All welcome. 12:30-1:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Health professions informational meeting for sophomores. 5 p.m., Burton 101

CDO infosession Represen-tatives of Citigroup/ Salomon Smith Barney will discuss entry-level positions with the sales and trading division. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Religious Life

Hillel at Noon Guest speakers Rebecca Gordon and Elizabeth Lerener will share their experiences attending Hillel’s Charles
Schusterman International Student Leaders Assembly. Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

Episcopal/Lutheran Fellowship meets for food and fellowship. All welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Sahaja yoga meditation Come seek a state of peace, where the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Hillel Board elections Determine the future of Smith’s Jewish community. All positions open. (Send proxy information to by Monday, September 23, with the subject heading “Hillel Elections.”) NOTE: If Mountain Day is declared, elections will take place on Thursday, September 26.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Intervarsity prayer meeting in the Christian tradition. 8-9 p.m., Seelye 310

Other Events/Activities

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

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

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

Volleyball vs. U.S. Coast Guard. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gymnasium*

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

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

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Interpreting Financial News.” Jim Miller, economics, will discuss stock and bond values, corporate ethics and interest rates. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Stoddard Auditorium

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

Lecture “Codeword ‘Schischyphusch’: Wolfgang Borchert und der Defekt der Sprache.” Horst Ohde, Universitat Hamburg, visiting professor with the Smith-Hamburg faculty exchange. Lecture in German. 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room


CDO informational meeting Josephine Moreno, of the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss applying to the university’s arts and humanities or social sciences programs. Noon-1 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m., CDO, Drew

Senior Appreciation Program informational meeting for seniors interested in joining the steering committee. Learn about the program and how you can play a part. 3:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Smith Student Investment Club kickoff meeting. Officer positions available. Refresh-ments provided. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. 4 p.m., Seelye 101

National Wildlife Federation info session Julie Starr, a NWF representative, will discuss and recruit student participants for Women for Sustainable Development (WSD), a new program that educates female leaders in environmental fields. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C., work with professionals in environmental fields, learn about current issues and receive training. For more information, send email to or to Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering Building, Room 102

CDO job search program On- and off-campus recruiting, teaching and not-for-profit fairs.
7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Peace Corps information session. 7 p.m., Seelye 207

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

S.O.S. sweater sale Lovely, warm, hand-knit wool and alpaca sweaters, ponchos, scarves, gloves, mittens and blankets for sale. Proceeds will benefit S.O.S.’s work with local nonprofit agencies. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lower Gamut, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan. 7 p.m., Athletic Field*

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

Symposium “Silk Roads, Other Roads.” The 8th biennial symposium of the Textile Society of America, which runs September 25-28, will focus on silk, featuring sessions on the American silk industry, contemporary Japanese silk design, silks in Southeast Asia and archaeological textiles found along the Silk Road, as well as pre-Colombian textiles and sustainable development. The symposium coincides with Northampton’s year-long celebration of the region’s history of silk manufacturing. Cost for one day: $145 (prorated for individual sessions), which includes three slide presentation sessions and two meals; free to Smith students and symposium volunteers (still needed; call Marilyn Smith, ext. 2154 or consult Web page). Register upon arrival. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Neilson Library+

ARH 208 open lecture John Hale, archaeology, University of Louisville, will speak on the newly discovered geological evidence for the Oracle at Delphi, during an open class meeting of The Art and Archaeology of Greece. 10:30 a.m., Graham Hall, Brown FAC*

Book talk Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor in American Studies, and author of Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth Century America. Reception and booksigning follow. (See press release.) 4 p.m., Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gymnasium*

Music Department Lecture Jeffrey Kallberg, music history, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex, History, and Musical Genre, will discuss the intersection of music, critical theory and gender studies. 5 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Open lecture of WST 101 Linda Burnham, co-founder of the Women of Color Resource Center in Oakland, California, who has written on women’s rights as human rights and intersectional issues of race and gender facing women of color. Sponsors: Women’s Studies Program; Otelia Cromwell Day committee. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Japanese Koto concert “Koto Journey.” Elizabeth Falconer will give an explanatory demonstration of the 13-string Koto and perform traditional and contemporary pieces. Sponsor: East Asian languages and literature. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Film “A B and C.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Number 2 suspects the prisoner resigned in order to sell out, and invades Number 6’s dreams. Part of HST 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Jittery’s Live presents Vance Gilbert. Come hear this powerful and uncompromising performer in the fall series opener. Not to be missed! 9 p.m., First Floor, Davis


CDO meeting “Effective Resumes and Cover Letters.” 5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

2004 class meeting with Dean Margaret Bruzelius, to discuss academic issues. Doughnuts and cider served. 7 p.m., Seelye 201

Teach for America informational meeting Representatives will be recruiting graduating seniors to teach in under-resourced public schools. 7 p.m., Dewey Common 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

S.O.S. sweater sale See 9/25 listing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lower Gamut, Mendenhall CPA*

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, September 27 Saturday, September 28 Sunday, September 29 Exhibitions

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

Environmental Science and Policy Program lunchbag Discuss things environmental at Smith. Pizza lunch served. Open to students, faculty and staff. 12:15-1 p.m., Engineering Building 102

Lecture “Reasoning and Mental Content.” Paul Boghossian, philosophy, New York University. Sponsor: philosophy department. 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common 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

S.O.S. sweater sale See 9/25 listing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lower Gamut, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Religious Life

Five College Hillel Simchat Torah For transportation, send email to Rides leave the Chapel at 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m., UMass Hillel House

GRE workshop First session of The Princeton Review’s GRE preparation course. For registration information, call 800-2REVIEW or consult Web page. 6:30-9:30 p.m.,Wright 200

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community worship The Rev. Dr. Leon T. Burrows, Protestant chaplain, preaching. Music from Gospel to traditional. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

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

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

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO
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 Wednesday- Saturday, September 25-28. Through December 15. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

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 expressiv-- 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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