Russian Department Poster Contest

Jan. 30 – Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Open to all MHC students. All entries must contain the words or focus on the idea “TAKE RUSSIAN.” Three prizes will be awarded: $150.00 for first prize, $50.00 for two runners-up. All entries must be submitted to no later than March 3, 2017.  For more details see the Russian Studies website.

A series of talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship

Feb. 23 – Mar. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 am
Warbeke Room - Pratt Hall

Presented by The Department of Music, all talks will close with a brief question and answer period. 

  • Thurs February 23: Off the Grid: Compression as Cultural Practice in Electronic Dance Music, and 360 Deals, Media Convergence, and the Digital Music Entrepreneur
  • Tues February 28: Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening, and An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production
  • Thurs March 2: Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music and Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study
  • Tues March 7: Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest
  • Thurs March 9: Music, TechnologyMusic Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music

Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening and An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production

Feb. 28, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening
  • An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.


History Department Tea

Feb. 28, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Third Floor of Skinner

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Active Matter in Action: From Phantom Traffic Jams to Programmable Biomaterials

Feb. 28, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

From cells and tissues in our body to fish schools in the Atlantic, active matter appears around us in various shapes and sizes.  This talk will focus on two examples of active systems from Dr. Vikrant Yadav's research: traffic jams, and driven microtubule networks.

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OPT/CPT Workshop

Feb. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Thinking about interning off campus over the summer? Are you graduating in May? Come learn about Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training, which are types of work permission you need in order to be able to work or intern off-campus if you hold the F-1 visa.

Remember as an international student on the F-1 visa, you must have permission to be able to work off campus.

Valentine Giamatti Lecture: Amara Lakhous

Feb. 28, 2017 6:00 pm – 6:08 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Italian author, anthropologist and journalist Amara Lakhous presents Narrating the Mediterranean—with Originality—My Journey as a Bilingual Writer in Arabic and Italian. Given in English, this lecture is free and open to the public.  A book signing and reception to follow.

The 2017 Giamatti speaker is sponsored by the Valentine Giamatti Fund.

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Spring Mock Interview Day with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Mar. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for success! Practice and receive feedback with skilled CDC staff and Mount Holyoke alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session.

Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application through LyonNet by February 23rd!

Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series: Can you hear me?

Mar. 1, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland Room L1

Leila T. Hatch, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist from the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary of NOS-NOAA
Hatch will speak on understanding and reducing the impacts of underwater noise in marine protected areas.
Refreshments served at 4:15 p.m. – Open to the Public
Co-sponsored with the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Neuroscience and Behavior Prospective Major's Pizza

Mar. 1, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 126

Are you interested in studying Neuroscience and Behavior? Come meet faculty and majors for Neuroscience and Behavior.  Pizza will be served!

Study Abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica!

Mar. 2, 2017 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Interested in studying globalization, development, and the environment?

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Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music and Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study

Mar. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music
  • Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.


Experience Non-Profits

Mar. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Eager to make a positive impact on your community as you pursue your passion? This event is a unique opportunity to engage and network with nonprofit employers and alumnae in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Register in LyonNet.

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Freedom and the Violence of Climate Change

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

Elisabeth Anker of The George Washington University, Department of American Studies will offer different political imaginaries that repudiate the ideal of freedom as it has been understood in much Anglo-American politics — freedom defined as sovereign individualism, as unbound agency, and as private ownership of nature – and argue that this thinking is partly accountable for the geological violence that marks the anthropocene. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Miller-Worley Center for the Environment and Mount Holyoke Science Center and the Department of Politics. 

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Pía Barros: "Women Write Back: Feminist Political Activism Through Literary Production"

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

The Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Invites you for a conversation with acclaimed Chilean writer, publisher and feminist activist, Pía Barros.

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What Can I Do With a Language Major?

Mar. 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Executive Board Room

The Classics and Romance Language (French, Italian, Spanish) Departments invite you to meet their Alumnae and hear about their careers and professional lives.

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Minorities and Minority Discourses in Germany Since 1990: Intersections, Interventions, Interpolations

Mar. 3, 2017 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Mar. 4, 2017 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Mar. 5, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
UMass Amherst, Convention Center Room 904-908; Amherst College, Pryne Lecture Hall; Hampshire College, West Lecture Hall

Despite the ways in which their histories, discrimination, and strategies for resistance overlap, ethnic minorities in Germany are often discussed in isolation.  This 3-day conference will bring together scholars from various fields and disciplines working on minorities in the German context to collaboratively examine contextual overlap and methodological approaches, and to consider what scholars and artists can learn from each other to work toward an understanding of Germanness as plural, culturally diverse, and multilingual.  For more information, please see the conference program.

Alumnae Chats: Advocacy, Social, and Human Service Careers

Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in advocacy, social, and human service.

Navigating Your Career in the United States as an International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Mar. 4, 2017 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
To be announced

Attend this annual event where you can connect with former international students at Mount Holyoke College. This dynamic group of alumnae will share their stories and offer advice about how to navigate your career search process as an international student. The brief panel will be followed by ample time for you and the alumnae to connect, engage in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments! Register in LyonNet.

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The Big Broadcast!

Mar. 5, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Mount Holyoke College Jazz Ensembles present their annual tribute to the 1940s radio show that has become a local classic!   With special guest Channel 22’s Brian Lapis. Mark Gionfriddo directs. 

Please note that performances were initially scheduled for Saturday, March 4, but due to a Mount Holyoke schedule conflict, the date has been changed to Sunday, March 5.

Tickets are general admission. $20.00 premium front and center seating. $15.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box Office in Amherst; at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley; and at the door subject to availability.  For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. Online ticket purchases are available through the UMass Fine Arts Center.

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Astronomy Prospective Majors Lunch

Mar. 6, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

Are you curious about majoring or minoring in Astronomy?  Do you want to know how our Five College Department fits into your academic plan? If so, please join us for lunch!

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Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation and Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest

Mar. 7, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation 
  • Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest 

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

CS Department Tea for Prospective Students

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Kendade 307

Looking for a Major?  Please join the CS Department on March 8th - Kendade 307 for pizza - 12:15 to 1:15.  

Philosophy Lunch and Tea

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join faculty, majors and the philosophy society for a sushi lunch and learn more about a major in Philosophy and the curriculum

Music, Technology and Collaboration and Music Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music

Mar. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Music, Technology and Collaboration 
  • Music Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music 

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

Education Career Fair

Mar. 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To be announced

Students pursuing teaching certification are invited to attend this career fair with local schools and educational organizations. 

Environmental Studies Department Tea

Mar. 23, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Environmental Studies Department Lounge, Clapp 322

The Environmental Studies Department is inviting all current and prospective majors to join us for a department tea.

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The Secret History of Soviet Churches with Dr. Victoria Donovan

Mar. 23, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight Hall 101

How Stalin learned to stop worrying and love Orthodox architecture

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2017 Nation Student Journalism Conference

Mar. 24, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The New School in New York City

The Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists in an intimate setting to learn more about social movements under a Trump presidency, and how journalists can better cover them. Register online.

Student Employment Job Fair

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Want to find an on-campus student job that will conveniently allow you to use your many skills to earn money? How about one that would help launch you toward that perfect internship, or help you decide on a career path? Come learn about the diverse and high-quality opportunities available through the MHC Student Employment Program.

2017 Power of Narrative Conference

Mar. 24 – 26, 2017 4:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Boston University

Pullitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver a featured keynote presentation. Students are encouraged to attend the three-day panel and hear from accomplished practitioners across all media. The Boston Globe will host a cocktail party for all attendees. You need to register in advance.

Guest Artist -- James Ruff, tenor and wire harp

Mar. 25, 2017 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Renowned for performances of both early opera and contemporary works, tenor James Ruff has made a specialty of Early Scottish Gaelic Song and the Early Gaelic Wire Harp repertoires.  He brings his distinctive gifts to McCulloch Auditorium for a special solo recital. Free and open to the public.

"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Lynk on the Road Boston Site Visits

Mar. 31, 2017 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA

SAVE THE DATE! This special Mount Holyoke Lynk on the Road bus trip to Boston focuses on a variety of popular career tracks. More details to come at a later date.

First-Year Summer: Tackling Your To-Do List

Feb. 3, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar. 31, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

First-year students: check off your to-do list and begin summer planning in this interactive and stress-free workshop! Bring your laptop and your resume (if you have one prepared). We will strengthen your resume, go over tips on your LinkedIn profile, utilize networking tools on LyonNet, learn how to draft networking emails, and many other topics. Register in LyonNet.


Mar. 31, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles behind--life is a cabaret!   John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical.

The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

This conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color.

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Third Annual Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

Apr. 6, 2017 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
UMass Amherst and Amherst College

Living Waters, Animate Lands

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future

Symposium Schedule

Alumnae Chats: Health and Public Health Careers

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in health and public health.

MHC Senior Dance Concert

Apr. 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Guest Artist Eric Trudel, Pianist

Apr. 9, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

The Department of Music presents renowned Canadian pianist Eric Trudel in a solo recital featuring signature French repertoire.  Trudel will open the concert with Pour le Piano, suite for solo piano by early 20th Century French impressionist master Claude Debussy, and continue with Debussy's Images, second series.  The program will also feature two works by one of France's most celebrated mid-20th Century composers, Maurice Ravel -- Sonatine and Gaspard de la nuit.  

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Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra - Musical Transformations

Apr. 14, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner’s astounding musical accomplishments have thrilled audiences around the world.  One of the most moving artists of our time, she joins the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra to explore a program on the theme of transformations.  Featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, and Franck.  Ng Tian Hui, conductor.

MERC Education Fair

Apr. 20, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University, Boston, MA

Are you Interested in a Position Teaching K-12th Grade? The MERC Education Fair is an annual recruiting event that brings together teaching candidates from across the country for networking and job opportunities in public and private schools.
  • Network with 80-100 public school districts, mostly from Massachusetts.
  • Employers from charter schools, private schools, and educational organizations. 
  • The fair is designed to promote informal networking and introductions.
Transportation from MHC will be provided, but space is limited! Sign up at the CDC front desk to reserve a spot on the bus.
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Alumnae Career Change Weekend

Apr. 21 – 22, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Stuck in a career rut and don’t know where to start?

Managing your career requires developing a plan that makes the best personal and professional sense for you. Without this, you might find yourself doing what’s convenient or what others want you to do and then discover that your career doesn’t align with your present-day needs.

Join career experts from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College to learn how you can get started on the professional trajectory you want.

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MHC Student Dance Concert

Apr. 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 22, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

Apr. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

This is a required event for Lynk UAF, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher. Register in LyonNet.

Network with students going to a similar location, work with faculty and internship advisors to consider potential ethical, cultural or other issues related to your particular industry or academic area, learn from a panel of last year's Lynk UAF recipients, and much, much, more!

My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 17, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Commencement Concert

May. 20, 2017 2:00 am
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall