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January 28, 2005

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January

Friday 28

Halal Lunch followed by Jumma Prayer *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Japanese Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

Early Music Painless Auditions The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to perform in one or more ensembles. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. For more information, contact Robert Eisenstein at reisenst@mtholyoke.edu or x2079. Room 210, *Pratt Hall, 1 pm.

MHC/Smith Squash Invitational MHC vs. Colby. Squash/racquetball courts, *Kendall, 7 pm.

Something Every Friday -- Welcome Back A screening of the popular favorite, Good Will Hunting. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Reading by Lightning An honors thesis project by Mollye Maxner, FP '05, this movement performance piece is closely tied to the Fibonacci number series. The cast of eight dancer/actors includes two children, and a performer from Barefoot Dance Company in Istanbul, who has come to America for this project. Free, but please arrive early to ensure admittance; box office opens at 7 pm. Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Saturday 29

MHC/Smith Squash Invitational MHC plays matches at 9:30 am vs. Middlebury and at 3:30 pm vs. Tufts. Squash/racquetball courts, *Kendall, 9:30 am.

Basketball vs. Springfield. Gymnasium, *Kendall, 2 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting OA is a fellowship of individuals who, through their experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Reading by Lightning See 1/28.

Masquerade Ball Presented by the class of 2007. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.

Sunday 30

MHC/Smith Squash Invitational MHC vs. William Smith. Squash/racquetball courts, *Kendall, 9 am.

First Spring Ecumenical Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Baha'i Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting *Eliot House lounge, 7 pm.

Poets' Lounge Room 227, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8:30 pm.

Monday 31

Italian Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

February

Tuesday 1

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Women's Recovery Weekly Meeting This group, run by and for students, meets in a comfortable and confidential atmosphere to support one another in dealing with concerns about their own use and recovery or another's use of alcohol and other drugs. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

Red Cross Blood Drive Donate blood! Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 1 pm.

Reflecting on the Tsunami: Interfaith Service of Sorrow, Support and Sol Readings, Prayers, Music, Silence Everyone welcome -- please join us! For more information, call Andrea Ayvazian, x2791, or Anita Magovern, x2787. *Abbey Chapel, 4:30 pm.

Spanish Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Peace Corps Information Session *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

Wednesday 2

Interfaith Prayer Lunch *Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4:15 pm.

German Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

American Civil Liberties Union A brown-bag dinner meeting of the ACLU of Mount Holyoke College. Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

CAUSE Fair An introduction to the many community service opportunities in the area. All are welcome! Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Black History Month Keynote Address Francis Bok, a former Sudanese slave and author of the autobiography Escape from Slavery, tells his story. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Thursday 3

Exhibition Opening: Petals and Plumage: A Collection of Indian Textiles Collectors Banoo and Jeevek Parpia will speak at the opening of this Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition. Reception to follow. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 4:30 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

French Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Senior Pub Night For MHC seniors only! *Blanchard Campus Center lounge, 8 pm.

Friday 4

Halal Lunch followed by Jumma Prayer *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Study in Spain Information Meeting Learn about the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain and the Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies. Language Resource Center, *Ciruti Building, noon.

Japanese Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

Community Shabbat Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

The Snow Ball After Ice-Cappella come melt it down at the Snow Ball. Buck-a-beer. Brought to you by the SGA. $2 before midnight; $3 after midnight. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.

Saturday 5

Flower Arranging Learn how to compose a basic round flower arrangement. Each participant will make an arrangement to take home. Supply fee: $17 for Botanic Garden members, $20 for nonmembers. Call x2116 to register. *Talcott Greenhouse, 10 am.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Sunday 6

Ecumenical Worship Service with Communion *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Baha'i Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting *Eliot House lounge, 7 pm.

Poets' Lounge Room 217, *Blanchard Campus Center lounge, 8:30 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 9 pm.

Monday 7

"From Butches to Bois on Campus: Female Masculinity at Women's Colleges" Lecture by Five College Women's Studies Research Associate Kim Surkan, Minnesota State University. Drawing from archival documents at Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, Surkan argues that masculine women have been visibly present in the student body of women's colleges over the years and play an important role in the development of campus culture. Seminar room, *Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 4:30 pm.

Italian Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Black History Month Film Screening The documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed tells the story of Shirley Chisolm, the first black American woman to run for president. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.

Tuesday 8

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Women's Recovery Weekly Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

Peer Educators Meeting Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5 pm.

Spanish Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Black History Month Film Screening The first segment of the three-part documentary Race: The Power of the Illusion will be shown. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Fat Tuesday Christian Fun Night! *Eliot House lounge, 7 pm.

Basketball vs. Wheaton. Make-up game from 1/6. Gymnasium, *Kendall, 7 pm.

Squash vs. Amherst. Squash/racquetball courts, *Kendall, 7 pm.

Wednesday 9

Recovery Luncheon Meeting This group, run by and for students, meets in a comfortable and confidential atmosphere to support one another in dealing with concerns about their own use and recovery or another's use of alcohol and other drugs. Room 135, *Groves Health Center, noon.

Interfaith Prayer Lunch *Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

"Total Synthesis of Polynorbornene/Silica Nanocomposites Using Tethered ROMP" Chemistry lecture by Thomas Seery, University of Connecticut. Refreshments will be served at 4 pm; lecture begins at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1, 4 pm.

Ash Wednesday Service *Abbey Chapel, 4 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4:15 pm.

German Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

ACLU Meeting This is a brown-bag dinner meeting. Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

Public Debate Sponsored by the MHC Debating Society. Open to all. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Phillips Academy Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers Info Meeting *CDC workshop room, 7:30 pm.

Thursday 10

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

French Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Teach for America Information Session *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

"Thirst and Abundance in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Water" This panel discussion is part of the Weissman Center's series Water Matters: Survival for the Twenty-First Century. Leading environmentalist Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project, and Tina Clarke, executive director of the Massachusetts Clean Water Project, discuss the major questions guiding public debates on water use, conservation, and accessibility. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7:30 pm.

"Beyond the Friedan Mystique: Locating the Histories of the National Organization for Women" Lecture by Stephanie Gilmore, Research Associate, Ohio State University. In 1966, 28 women founded the National Organization for Women (NOW); five years later, NOW chapters existed in nearly every state. Although Betty Friedan, NOW's first national president, was an important leader in feminism's second wave, it was the work of rank-and-file members that made NOW meaningful in feminists' daily lives. Seminar room, *Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 7:30 pm.

The English Department in Concert Thursday Night Edge (TNE) and The Network welcome New York's The English Department. Free for MHC, $3 Five College students, $5 general public. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Friday 11

Halal Lunch followed by Jumma Prayer *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Japanese Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

"Buddhism through the Voices of Women" Lecture by Lama Palmo. *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 2 pm.

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