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MHC Update August 2013
November 2013

The Women in Public Service ProjectIn just six months, Mount Holyoke and Smith, in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will cohost The Women in Public Service Project offering programs for emerging women leaders from post-conflict societies in Asia. Follow all the latest news and updates.


Friends and Family WeekendThanks for visiting us on Friends and Family weekend; we hope you enjoyed your time at MHC.  For those families and friends who couldn’t join us, we hope to see you next year. In the meantime, here's a taste of some of the activities parents and students enjoyed on (and off) campus!


US News and World ReportWhy Choose a Women’s College? Since your student is here at MHC, we know you know the answer(s). And you might just enjoy nodding along with Bryn Mawr alum Carrie Wofford’s opinion piece in US News and World Report.


MHC AthleticsCelebrating our Scholar Athletes: The NEWMAC recently announced its 2013 Fall Academic All-Conference Teams and 28 student-athletes from Mount Holyoke College have been selected. Those chosen were recognized for their achievements in their respective sports, as well as in the classroom from five sports, including cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball.


Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin, one of the country's leading presidential historians, will visit Mount Holyoke to discuss her new book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism on Saturday, November 16 at 4 pm in Chapin Auditorium.


MHC Intersession 2014For students staying on campus in January: The Office of Student Programs coordinates Intersession 2014, a series of non-credit workshops and classes as well as select on-campus events and off-campus bus trips for MHC students remaining on campus during the January Intersession. Staying on campus for intersession provides a great opportunity to explore new interests and rejuvenate between semesters.

Sophomore Institute, Friday, January 17, 2014, 11 am - 5 pm. For Sophomores only! Plan to return to campus in January in time to attend this career conference designed just for your class. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Career Development Center. Registration required. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at (413) 538-2080 or email Jenny Watermill.


Mount Holyoke ExtensionNot just for students: from January 2-17, 2014, Mount Holyoke Extension, offers innovative and inspiring college-level courses for academic credit, professional development, or personal enrichment during the January break. Classes such as Bollywood Cinema and Speaking with Confidence are held on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts and are open to our larger community.


Master of Arts TeachingThinking of getting a MA in Teaching? Mount Holyoke College now offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Program. This is an accelerated, coed teacher education program for aspiring early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers. The flexible, 11-month M.A.T. includes an innovative curriculum, a unique collaboration with Expeditionary Learning (EL), personalized advising, and initial teacher licensure in 19 subject areas. For more information, please visit the website or complete the M.A.T. inquiry form.


Mount Holyoke RingCommemorate your student's MHC experience in a special way. Since the 1950's, the class boards of Mount Holyoke have worked with Balfour Rings to make the official college student ring. The commission earned commissions on the sales helps support other class programming. The current classic ring design was chosen by the Class of 2004, and has been re-dedicated by each new sophomore class since. Rings ordered for Sophomores (Class of 2016), now through late February, will be presented to the student at the annual Sophomore Student Ring & Rose Ceremony in April. Juniors and Seniors, and their families, can continue to order the rings chosen by their class at any time. Orders for the classes of 2014 & 2015 placed by mid-November can be received before the end of finals this semester!

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