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Mount Holyoke College Update :: February 2013
A newsletter for parents and families

Career Development Center News

MHCApplications for funding for summer internships through the UAF (Universal Application Funding) program are due 5:00 pm, February 22. Individual advising is available M–F, 2:00–3:00 pm; call CDC in the morning for a same-day appointment.
Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop, February 28


Student Financial Services Offers New Program

SALTRecognizing the need for student financial literacy, Mount Holyoke’s Student Financial Services now offers access to SALT, a suite of financial tools designed to help users find jobs and internships, manage their loans, and develop sound spending habits.


Attention Parents of Seniors: First News About Commencement!

MHC CommencementWe recently mailed you the meals brochure and the form for special ticket requests or needs. We are sending seniors the same information; we recognize that some students will make arrangements for their families because of distance from home to the campus. If you need assistance, please contact the Commencement Office at (413) 538-2663 or email Penny Lebel. For more info, please visit our Commencement website.


Faculty Making News

Professor Darby DyarWhere else can undergraduates be part of a NASA space mission? Professor Darby Dyar continues to make news for her work with the Mars Curiosity Rover.


Finding Research Help When It Is Needed Most

MHC LITSDoes your favorite MHC student ever call you for advice when she’s working on a research paper? The best tip you can give her is to talk to a librarian! Subject librarians, with specialized knowledge in their fields, are available to connect students with resources available through Mount Holyoke’s Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS). Read more about the ways students can find the support they need for research projects.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events on Campus

February 9 Crafting a Life in the Arts featuring keynote speaker Astrid Rehl Baumgardner '73 and alumnae from the fields of Architectural Studies, Art History, Museum Art, Studio Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Film Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts.

February 11 - Last day to withdraw from a class

February 22 - Applications for funding for summer internships through the UAF (Universal Application Funding) program are due 5:00 pm.

February 26 Lilly Ledbetter and Her Fight for Equal Pay, Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:00 pm. Lilly Ledbetter will share her personal story of grit and determination for equal pay, followed by a panel of scholars, advocates, and legal advisors at the forefront in passing the groundbreaking Fair Pay Act and in fighting for gender equality.

March 9 Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland will will speak about climate change as a human rights issue. She will sign copies of her book, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice, following her lecture which is free and open to the public. Chapin Auditorium, 3:00 pm

Ongoing: Applications for MHC Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Application reviewed throughout the spring semester.

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This Mount Holyoke College Update is brought to you by the parent communication work group, with representatives from across the campus. Special support is provided by The Mount Holyoke Fund. Annual giving by parents, friends, and alumnae supports the College’s highest priorities, enriching the experience of our current students.