MHC Happenings

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 12:00

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

Senior BBQ
Backyard, President’s House, 5 pm. (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall)

Final "Lecture"

Topics from a variety of fields will be addressed by a panel of Mount Holyoke faculty and staff. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 7:30 pm.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 9 am.

Jumma Prayers and Halal Lunch
Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, noon.

Lunch with President Creighton
Enjoy lunch and conversation with President Joanne V. Creighton and members of senior staff. Learn about the present and future of Mount Holyoke College. Preregistration required; space is limited. Morrison Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, noon.

Horticultural Walking Tour of Campus
With Ellen Shukis, director, Botanic Garden. Talcott Greenhouse, 1 pm.

Sycamores Open House
This historic center-chimney Colonial house was built in 1788 by Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge. It was a College dormitory for some 800 women from 1915 to 1969 before being sold to the South Hadley Historical Society in 1998. The society is restoring the house as a museum and will devote the third floor to typical dormitory rooms of the last century. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Ken Williamson hosts this open house. Route 116, 28 Woodbridge Street, 1 pm.

Career Consulting for Alumnae
Half-hour private consultations with Cori Ashworth, the Alumnae Association’s career consultant. To schedule an appointment, call 413-538-2080. *Career Development Center, 1:30 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Tour
Sign up at registration to obtain ticket. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour departs at 2:30 pm and will return at approximately 5 pm. Meet on first floor, Mary Woolley Hall,
2:30 pm.

Class Presidents and Reunion Chairs Meeting
Room 10, *Pratt Hall, 3:30 pm.

Career Networking Reception
Opportunity for seniors to network with alumnae. Kendade atrium, 4:30 pm.

President's Reception in Honor of the Fiftieth Reunion Class
For members of the Class of 1956 and their guests. Following the reception, courtesy of the Alumnae Association and the Office of Development, dinner will be served. Dinner must be pre-reserved. Living room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 5 pm.

Shabbat Evening Service and Oneg Shabbat
For alumnae, seniors, and guests. Lounge, *Eliot House, 7 pm.

Talcott Greenhouse Reception
Enjoy refreshments and a stroll in soft evening light. Botanic Garden, *Talcott Greenhouse, 7 pm.

Family Movie Night
Cleveland L-3, 7 pm.

Faculty Show Reruns
Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with Nobue Socho Yamashita. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Commencement Concert
*Abbey Chapel, 8 pm.

Commencement and Laurel Chain Rehearsal
*Kendall, 8:25 am.

Welcome Reception
For seniors, families, and guests. Living room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 9 pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Open to anyone who would like to share their experience, strength, and hope with others to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center,
9 pm.

Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
All alumnae are invited to sing in the Alumnae Chapel Choir, led by Catharine Melhorn, Hammond-Douglass Professor of Music and choral director. A great opportunity to reconnect with choral music at MHC and to work together with classmates and others to contribute to the Alumnae Reunion Chapel Service, a tradition begun by Dorothy Parr deFerranti ’30, former president of the Alumnae Association. *Abbey Chapel,
9:15 pm.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am.

Laurel Parade Lineup
Please begin lining up no later than 8:45 am and don’t forget your white clothes! Parade will take place (rain or shine--clear ponchos will be provided). Marchers not wishing to walk in the event of rain have the option of waiting in Chapin Auditorium where the Alumnae Association Annual Meeting will be redirected from Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater. Abbey/Buckland Green, 8:45 am.

Alumnae Parade
While the Quaboag Highlanders pipeband plays, loyalty classes in antique cars lead the parade, followed by alumnae classes, alumnae relatives, certificate, degree, and graduate students, and seniors carrying the Laurel Chain. Abbey/Buckland Green, 9 am.

Laurel Chain Ceremony
Mary Lyon’s grave, 9:45 am.

One Hundred Thirty-fourth Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
A celebration of 134 years of tradition and success. Mount Holyoke College alumnae, graduating seniors, and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future. Amphitheater, 10:15 am. (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall)

Old-Fashioned Community Cookout
For alumnae, seniors, families, and guests. Registration wallet required. Skinner Green, 11:30 am.

Kendall Athletics Tag Sale
Old uniforms and new athletics gear at great prices! Streeter Lounge, *Kendall, noon.

Tour of Kendade Hall
Led by Sean Decatur, Marilyn Dawson Sarles, M.D. Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Science Complex. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour will take 30–40 minutes. Sign up at registration, New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, second floor. Meet in the Kendade Hall atrium, 1 pm.

Sycamores Open House
This historic center-chimney Colonial house was built in 1788 by Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge. It was a College dormitory for some 800 women from 1915 to 1969 before being sold to the South Hadley Historical Society in 1998. The society is restoring the house as a museum and will devote the third floor to typical dormitory rooms of the last century. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Ken Williamson hosts this open house. Route 116, 28 Woodbridge Street. Sycamores, 1 pm.

Archives and Special Collections Exhibit: Class Memorabilia and Photographs
An archivist will be available to answer questions about College history, show items from the collections, and accept donations of archival materials. Archives lobby, *Dwight Hall, 1 pm.

Teen Scene Program
Formerly the Alumnae Daughter Program, this event is geared toward all students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in the fall of this year, and are beginning to think seriously about college. Learn more about Mount Holyoke and the other colleges of the Five College Consortium. Office of Admission, Newhall Center, 1 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with Nobue Socho Yamashita. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 1:30. 2:30, 3:30 pm.

Mr. Pete’s Tumblebus
Family fun for all ages! Gymnastics activities within the bus, family activities including games and face painting on the lawn. Lantern, behind the Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Commencement Concert
Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 2 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Tour
Sign up at registration to obtain ticket. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour departs at 2:30 pm and will return at approximately 5 pm. Meet on first floor, Mary Woolley Hall,
2 pm.

Tour of Pratt Hall
Take a tour of the renovated Pratt Hall and experience the architectural revitalization which is promoting even higher intellectual and artistic energy. Tour begins in the lobby and ends in the Warbeke Room for refreshments and conversation with faculty. *Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.

Solar Observing
Williston Observatory, 2:30 pm.

Lyon’s Pride Reception
For LBTIQ alumnae, seniors, and guests. Living room, Jeannette Marks House, 3 pm.

Reception for Seniors and Guests
Given by President Joanne V. Creighton. A great opportunity to introduce your family to the president and your favorite faculty member! Backyard, President’s House, 3:30 pm. (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall)

Alumnae Women of Color Reception
For women of color (alumnae, seniors, and guests). *Betty Shabazz House, 4 pm.

Protestant Ecumenical Worship Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4 pm.

Recovery Gratitude Meeting
Open to anyone who has been affected by another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, or is in recovery themselves and would like to share their experience, strength, and hope. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4:30 pm.

Baccalaureate Mass
*Abbey Chapel, 5 pm.

Dinner with the Stars: Baccalaureate Buffet Dinner
For seniors and guests. Skinner Green Tent, 6 pm.

Baccalaureate
Closed-circuit telecast to Hooker Auditorium. Abbey Memorial Chapel,
9 pm.

Canoe Sing
Lower Lake, 10:30 pm.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Bird Walk
Led by Susan Smith, professor of biological sciences. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. We will be back in time for breakfast. Please bring binoculars. Meet in parking lot behind Talcott Greenhouse, 7 am.

Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
All alumnae are invited to sing. Please wear white for the service. *Abbey Chapel, 8 am.

Alumnae Interfaith Service
*Abbey Chapel, 9 am.

Plant Sale
Hardy perennials, woody ornamentals, and houseplants available. Many of the plants are from the greenhouse, gardens, and grounds. Greenhouse T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be on sale, with proceeds to benefit the Botanic Garden and Talcott Greenhouse. Botanic Garden, *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am.

One Hundred Sixty-Ninth Commencement
Tickets required for amphitheater (or in case of rain, Kendall Field House) seating. Closed-circuit telecast to Hooker Auditorium, Dwight 101, and Blanchard Cafe (open seating). Amphitheater, 10:30 am.

Sunday Brunch
For alumnae and guests with prepaid reservations; registration wallet required. Limited tickets are available at the Willits-Hallowell Center for those who have not preregistered. *Willits-Hallowell Center, 11:30 am.

Celebratory Commencement Reception
For seniors, families, and guests (no tickets required). Skinner Green, 12:30 pm.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Reunion II Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

Friday, June 2, 2006

Reunion II Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 9 am.

Lunch with the President
For alumnae and guests with prepaid reservations; registration wallet required. Limited tickets are available at the Willits-Hallowell Center for those who have not preregistered. Morrison Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, noon.

Horticultural Walking Tour of Campus
Meet at the Talcott Greenhouse, 1 pm.

Sycamores Open House
This historic center-chimney Colonial house was built in 1788 by Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge. It was a College dormitory for some 800 women from 1915 to 1969 before being sold to the South Hadley Historical Society in 1998. The society is restoring the house as a museum and will devote the third floor to typical dormitory rooms of the last century. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Ken Williamson hosts this open house. Route 116, 28 Woodbridge Street, 1 pm.

Meeting of Class Presidents and Reunion Chairs
Room 109, *Pratt Hall, 4 pm.

Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
All alumnae are invited to sing in the alumnae choir, which will be led by Catharine Melhorn, Hammond-Douglass Professor of Music and choral director. This year the alumnae choir will perform during the Alumnae Association annual meeting, presenting a musical tribute to all our deceased classmates. Alumnae choir also provides a great opportunity to reconnect with sister alumnae who love music as much as you do. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4:30 pm.

Career Networking Reception
Kendade Hall atrium, 5:30 pm.

Family Movie Night
Cleveland L-3, 7 pm.

Faculty Show Reruns
Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Talcott Greenhouse Reception
Enjoy refreshments and a stroll in soft evening light. *Talcott Greenhouse, 7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with Nobue Socho Yamashita. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Open to anyone who would like to share their experience, strength, and hope with others to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center,
9 pm.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am.

Alumnae Parade
Begin lining up no later than 9:45 am and don't forget your white clothes! Parade route: Blanchard Campus Center to Mary Woolley Hall. Meet at the Blanchard steps, 10 am.

Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 10:15 am.

Kendall Athletics Tag Sale
Old uniforms and new athletics gear at great prices! Streeter Lounge, *Kendall, noon.

Tour of Kendade Hall
Led by Sean Decatur, Marilyn Dawson Sarles, M.D. Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Science Complex. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour will take 30–40 minutes. Sign up at registration, New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, second floor. Meet in the Kendade Hall atrium, 1 pm.

Sycamores Open House
This historic center-chimney Colonial house was built in 1788 by Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge. It was a College dormitory for some 800 women from 1915 to 1969 before being sold to the South Hadley Historical Society in 1998. The society is restoring the house as a museum and will devote the third floor to typical dormitory rooms of the last century. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Ken Williamson hosts this open house. Route 116, 28 Woodbridge Street, 1 pm.

Archives and Special Collections Exhibit: Class Memorabilia and Photographs
An archivist will be available to answer questions about College history, show items from the collection,s and accept donations of archival materials. Archives lobby, *Dwight Hall, 1 pm.

Teen Scene Program
Formerly the Alumnae Daughter Program, this event is geared toward all students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in the fall of this year, and are beginning to think seriously about college. Learn more about Mount Holyoke and the other colleges of the Five College Consortium. Office of Admission, Newhall Center, 1 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Demonstration with Nobue Socho Yamashita. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 pm.

Mr. Pete's Tumblebus
Family fun for all ages! Gymnastics activities within the bus, family activities including games and face painting on the lawn. Lantern, behind the Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Tour
Sign up at registration to obtain ticket. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour departs at 2:30 pm and will return at approximately 5 pm. Meet on first floor, Mary Woolley Hall,
2:30 pm.

Tour of Pratt Hall
Take a tour of the renovated Pratt Hall and experience the architectural revitalization which is promoting even higher intellectual and artistic energy. Tour begins in the lobby and ends in the Warbeke Room for refreshments and conversation with faculty. *Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.

Lyon's Pride Reception
For LBTIQ alumnae, seniors, and guests. Living room, Jeannette Marks House, 3 pm.

Alumnae Women of Color Reception
For women of color (alumnae, seniors, and guests). *Betty Shabazz House, 4 pm.

Protestant Ecumenical Worship Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4 pm.

Recovery Gratitude Meeting
Open to anyone who has been affected by another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, or is in recovery themselves and would like to share their experience, strength, and hope. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4:30 pm.

Catholic Mass
*Abbey Chapel, 5 pm.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Bird Walk
Led by Susan Smith, professor of biological sciences. Sign up at registration, Mary Woolley Hall, New York Room, second floor. We will be back in time for breakfast. Please bring binoculars. Meet in parking lot behind Talcott Greenhouse, 7 am.

Plant Sale
Hardy perennials, woody ornamentals, and houseplants available. Many of the plants are from the greenhouse, gardens, and grounds. Greenhouse T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be on sale, with proceeds to benefit the Botanic Garden and Talcott Greenhouse. *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am.

Sunday Brunch
For alumnae and guests with prepaid reservations. Registration wallets required. Limited tickets are available at Willits-Hallowell for those who have not preregistered. Smith Dining Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 11:30 am.

* = Event takes place in a building that is accessible to the physically challenged.

***MHC Happenings is a partial listing of events***

 Additional listings of campus events are available on the Mount Holyoke College Events Calendar.

To submit a calendar listing, please contact Amy Fortenberry afortenb@mtholyoke.edu or x2153.