Weekend Calendar

Thank you for an amazing Family and Friends Weekend last year! Our program brought an exciting array of events for the MHC community and their guests to enjoy together. Below is the 2014 schedule of events, for your reference. You can also downoad a PDF of this listing. We will be posting the 2015 events as they are confirmed.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Learning from Application (LEAP) Symposium
Each fall at the LEAP Symposium Mount Holyoke students reflect critically on how learning experiences outside the classroom—summer internships and research--connect to their coursework, and how they shape their academic, professional, and personal goals. More than 60 students will be presenting.
Kendade Atrium, 12pm-6pm 

Jumma Lunch & Friday Prayer
Join Liza Lozovaya, Muslim Chaplain and Muslim community for a Halal lunch followed by Friday Prayer. 
Eliot House, Muslim Prayer Room, 12pm-1pm  

Muslims at Mount Holyoke
Join Liza Lozovaya and members of the Muslim community on campus for a conversation about their faith at Mount Holyoke College. 
Eliot House, Muslim Prayer Room, 1pm-2pm 

Equestrian Center Open House
Come for a self guided tour of the Equestrian Center!   Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes to be able to fully enjoy our beautiful grounds. 
56 Park Street, 1pm-4pm

Beat Pull Press
See the exhibition on student Katharine DeLamater’s summer internship in New York City and the work that she made while living in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. She will give a gallery talk at 3:30pm where she will discuss her internship experience and how that has affected her studio art practice.  
Blanchard Gallery, Blanchard Campus Center, 3:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace
Join Leslie Fraser, Multifaith Chaplain and the Unitarian Universalist students for Prayers for world peace. All are welcome. 
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4pm–5pm 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Eliot House Lounge, 5pm–6pm 

JSU Community Shabbat Dinner
The Jewish Students Union will be hosting Community Shabbat on Friday evening during Family and Friends weekend; we will be inviting families and community members to join us for a vegetarian/dairy Shabbat dinner. 
Eliot House, 6:15pm–7:30pm 

Family & Friends Weekend Jazz Concert: “It's Element-ary!!”
Join the Big Band, Chamber and Vocal Jazz Ensembles as they explore swingin' tunes that 'matter' from jazz greats Benny Goodman, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Fred Sturm as well as Earth, Wind & Fire. Mark Gionfriddo, director. 
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30pm 

Dessert Reception
After the Jazz Concert, end your day on a sweet note and join performers, families and friends for beverages and light desserts. 
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Coffee Hour
Come for your morning coffee, tea, and pastries, and stay to socialize with other parents. The galleries will be open so you can enjoy a self-guided tour of MHC's art collections before you attend President Pasquerella's talk. 
Art Museum Lobby, 8am-9am

Conversation with the President and her Officers
President Pasquerella and her officers invite you to a conversation about Mount Holyoke today—our accomplished faculty and students, major on-campus projects, and future goals. 
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, 9am-10am

Career and Professional Development Panel (Nexus/Internships/Lynk)
A panel of faculty, staff and students will provide examples of the focused, intentional ways in which Mount Holyoke College assists students in connecting their academic work with valuable professional development through classroom innovations, the Nexus Program and funded internship and research projects.
Cleveland L-3, 10am-11am

Academic Highlight: The Further Evolution of the Big Band, 1945-2005
This lecture will hear and discuss several important works of the latter half of the 20th century, including those of composer/bandleaders Toshiko Akiyoshi and Maria Schneider, two women at the forefront of their respective eras. David Sanford, Elizabeth T. Kennon Professor of Music
Hooker Auditorium, 10:30am-11:30am

MHC Swim/Dive Alum Meet
Pool 1, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 10:30am-1:00pm 

Seven Sisters Cross-Country Meet & Athletic Spirit Fest
Show your Lyons spirit by cheering on the MHC Cross Country team as they host the Seven Sisters Championship!  Race starts at 11am. 
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 10:30am-11:30am    

Transformative Experiences: Learning Abroad
Students who have studied, interned, or researched abroad will speak about how their experiences have shaped their academic, professional, and personal goals. 
Cleveland L-2, 11am-12pm

Family & Friends Choir Community Rehearsal
Family and friends -- please join us for a fun and relaxed choral rehearsal, culminating in an exciting collaborative performance with featured choirs and the orchestra at the FFW Choral/Orchestral Concert. 
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 11am-12:15pm

Pre-Professional Panel
Join Meghan Godorov, Pre-Law Advisor and Pamela Matheson, Pre-Health Advisor, for an interactive panel on these programs at Mount Holyoke. 
Cleveland L-3, 1pm-2pm

MHC Lacrosse Alum Game
Artificial Turf, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 1pm-3pm

Everybody Bomba!
Join invited instructor Anthony Wilson, and the members of La Unidad for an hour of basic Bomba lessons. Come to dance, or just to watch and enjoy the music. Everyone welcome!
Blanchard Campus Center Patio, 1pm-2pm

Fall Fest
Celebrate Autumn at MHC with delicious treats from local Atkins Farm, live music from local featured band, pumpkin-painting with the MHC Outing Club, and so much more!
Lantern Green behind Blanchard Campus Center, 1pm-3pm

Hoop Jam & Hula Hoop Lessons
Professional 'hooper', Kim Knowlton '14 leads a hoop jam for all ages, all abilities. Hoops provided. 
Lantern Green behind Blanchard Campus Center, 2pm-3pm

Energized Dance
Campus favorite, Jade Rivera returns!  Join her for both gentle and energetic dance exercise to music. (The dance is similar to zumba, but sweeter!) Open to everyone!
Lantern Green behind Blanchard Campus Center, 3pm-4pm

Academic Highlight – “For Better and for Worse: The Psychophysiology of Marriage.”
This talk will explore cutting edge research on links between close relationships and stress, physical health, and aging. KC Haydon, Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Hooker Auditorium, 2pm-3pm

Academic Highlight –  "The Ethics of Career Choice"
For most students attending a college like Mount Holyoke, one of the most important questions that they hope to answer during their education is what career to pursue upon graduation. In this master class session, we'll do quick overview of the big questions that the course will examine in more detail, and we'll also look closely at one proposal for how we should think about the question of career choice. James Harold, Professor of Philosophy.
Cleveland L-1, 3pm-4pm

Family & Friends Weekend Chorale/Orchestral Concert
Featuring a diverse selection of sacred and secular works performed by the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, and Family & Friends Choir.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4pm–5:30pm

Family & Friends Sustainable Gracious Dinner
Meal Tickets for the Sustainable Gracious Dinner may be purchased in advance at the Welcome Center, Blanchard Campus Center.
Residential Dining Locations, 5pm–7pm

“Fam’ Jam” A Capella Performance
Experience a Mount Holyoke tradition! Enjoy a night of talented and diverse a cappella voices, with artful intersections.
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Roman Catholic International Mass
Catholic International Mass with readings, songs and prayer from around the world. Refreshments will be served.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 9:30am-10:30am

Canoeing on Upper Lake
All are welcome to paddle on Upper Lake. An adult must accompany children. Life jackets are required and provided to all participants. Enjoy this Family and Friends Weekend tradition! Weather permitting. Hosted by the Outing Club.
Boathouse on Upper Lake, beyond Kendall, 11am-2pm

Autumn Harvest Brunch at Willits-Hallowell
Please call 413-538-2217 for reservations and pricing.
Willits-Hallowell Center, 11:30am-1:30pm

Family Friendly Baroque Concert
Mount Holyoke Faculty Baroque Ensemble presents "All in the Family", exploring the relationships between generations in musical families, as well as the strong bonds between teachers and their pupils.
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall, 4pm

MoHome to Mecca: An Eid Extravaganza!
Join the Muslim Student Association for a memorable and entertaining night, featuring singer, Alman Nusrat and Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment's founder, Rana Abdelhamid. Performance will be accompanied by delicious South Asian and Mediterranean food. Dinner and Show $7.
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 6pm-9pm

Ongoing all Weekend

Three by (Ten)nessee, a trio of one acts by Tennessee Williams, directed by Noah Tuleja.
Join us on a fascinating journey through three periods in the career of America’s premier dramatist, Tennessee Williams.  First stop:  a seedy hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter; next, an art studio in New York City during the 1980s art boom; and our last stop:  a mysterious boarding house where nothing is as it seems, an homage to the post-war absurdist movement.  Each play features the classic Williams themes of loss, art, and love; together they bring us to the ultimate destination:  a view into the depths of the human heart. For reservations:  (413) 538-2406 or email rookeboxoffice@gmail.com
Rooke Theatre, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm

Tennis NEWITT Tournament
The MHC Lyons and 20 tennis teams from the New England area will compete. Co-hosted by MHC, Smith & Amherst.
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex (by foot, off Park Street; by car, take Dunlap)
Friday-Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

Student Art Gallery
Blanchard Campus Center
Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 12pm–9pm

Art Museum
Tuesday-Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm –5pm, additional open hour 8am-9am on Saturday for the Coffee Break

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
Wednesdays and Sundays 2pm-5pm

Botanic Garden, Talcott Greenhouse
Monday - Friday 9am–4pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm -4pm

Wa-shin-an Garden and Teahouse
Traditional Japanese meditation garden and teahouse.  Eliot House.
Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm 

Admissions Tours
Guided tours of the Mount Holyoke College campus. Tours last 1hr 15min. Meet at the Office of Admission, Newhall Center, Route 116.
Saturday 10am, 11am and 1pm

Recovery Retreat Room
The recovery room offers a quiet and safe place for those in recovery from alcohol and other drugs, or for those who have been affected by another person’s use. 
9am-12am daily

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex Core Hours
Monday-Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-10pm

Kendall Open Swim
Monday-Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm, Monday-Friday 12pm-2pm, Tuesday 7pm-8:30pm, Thursday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm, Sunday 3pm-4pm

Kendall Fitness Center
Monday-Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-10pm