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Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives

February 8, 2002


Friday 8

Crew Team Row-A-Thon The crew team's annual display of their athletic abilities and fun-loving natures. Come cheer them on! Blanchard steps, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 am today–8 am tomorrow.

Lunch and Jumma Prayer RSVP required; email or call x2054. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Walk the Sacred Labyrinth *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, noon–2 pm.

Laser Tag Teams of up to ten players compete in the high-tech game of laser tag. Gymnasium, *Kendall, 6 pm.

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Ceremony *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.


Saturday 9

Swim Meet vs. Smith. *Kendall, 1 pm.

Squash vs. Wellesley. *Kendall, 1 pm.

Basketball vs. Wellesley. It's Spirit Day! *Kendall, 2 pm.

China Night A cultural celebration of the Chinese New Year. Admission $4. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Black History Month Party *Betty Shabazz House, 11 pm.


Sunday 10

Ecumenical Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Faculty Recital Organist Larry Schipull plays works by Buxtehude, Eben, Guilmant, Bonde, Tillis, and Sowerby to celebrate the renovations to Abbey Chapel's historic E. M. Skinner organ. *Abbey Chapel, 2 pm.

Reflections on the Life of the Spirit *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting *Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.


Monday 11

Bible Study With Anita Magovern and Andrea Ayvazian. *Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

"Feminism in the Third World? Some Reflections" Lecture by Kum-Kum Bhavnani of Smith College on contemporary arguments about the meaning of development, feminisms, and culture, with particular reference to the Third World. She will examine the work of women's groups in Brazil, India, Palestine, Israel, and Senegal. Seminar room, Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 79/83 College Street, 4:30 pm.

French Table *Ham Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

Japanese Table South Rockefeller private dining room, 5:30 pm.

"The Environment as Moral Challenge" Lecture by Bill McKibben, environmental activist and author of The End of Nature and other books. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Senior Class Commencement Announcement An important announcement for the class of 2002 will be made during this evening's lecture by Bill McKibben (see above). Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Ethnic Notions A screening of Marlon Riggs's documentary film about racist stereotypes in American history, followed by a discussion with John T. Grayson, associate professor and chair of religion. Room 302, *Reese, 7:30 pm.


Tuesday 12

"Introducing the Massachusetts Interfaith Sustainable Energy Program" A talk by Stephen MacAusland, East Coast program director, Episcopal Power and Light and the Regeneration Project, as part of the Faith and Environment Lunch Series. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Faculty/Staff Meditation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 12:15 pm.

Women's Recovery Weekly Meeting These meetings, run by and for students, are gatherings of campus women supporting one another in dealing with concerns about use and recovery. Room 202, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:15 pm.

Weekly Discussion on Islam *Eliot House lounge, 2 pm.

Cover-Letter Writing Workshop *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Mindfulness Meditation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:15 pm.

Spanish Table Abbey Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

German Department Dinner South Rockefeller private dining room, 5:30 pm.

Just for Juniors Program Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Hall, 7 pm.

Poetry Reading Jeffrey Harrison, author of Feeding the Fire, and Margaret Szumowski, author of I Want This World, read from their new collections. Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College Street, Village Commons, 7 pm.

The Job Offer: Understanding Your Benefits Package *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony With Nobue Socho Yamashita. Sign up at the entrance. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.


Wednesday 13

Interfaith Prayer Lunch *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Recovery Lunch Meeting An opportunity to meet others in recovery and share common experiences, facilitated by Susan McCarthy. Pizza and beverages are provided. Room 202, *Blanchard Campus Center, noon.

Deep Calls to Deep *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4 pm.

Zazen Meditation Today's topic: "What is Freedom?" Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service *Abbey Chapel, 4:15 pm.

School for Field Studies Information Session Slide presentation on the school's study abroad programs, including rainforest studies in Australia, coastal studies in Mexico, coastal rainforest and fisheries studies in Canada, marine resource studies in the Caribbean, sustainable development in Costa Rica, and wildlife management studies in Kenya. With Andrea Walgren '75. Room 202, *Skinner Hall, 4:30 pm.

Williams-Mystic Semester Program Information Session Presentation by Kelly Smit, assistant director, admissions and recruitment, Williams-Mystic. The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport includes an offshore Atlantic sailing voyage, an investigation of the Pacific Coast, and intensive research right in your own backyard at Mystic Seaport, the nation's largest maritime museum. Information is available at Room 215, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4:30 pm.

Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 5 pm.

Italian Table *Ham Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

Italian Film A special screening of La Stanza del Figlio ("The Son's Room"), winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival, directed by Nanni Moretti. In Italian with English subtitles. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Spanish Film Series In Abre los Ojos ("Open Your Eyes," 1997), a psychological thriller directed by Alejandro Amenábar, the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred when, following a disfiguring crash, a once-handsome man is placed in a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing. In Spanish with English subtitles. L-1, *Cleveland Hall, 7 pm.

America Reads Overview *CDC conference room, 7 pm.

Critical Thinking: Discussion Strategies Learn how to generate critical questions that will enable you to participate with more confidence in class. We will explore how to develop critical-thinking skills in initiating discussion and responding to others at this SAW workshop. Room 109, *Porter Hall, 7 pm.

Author Reading and Discussion With Erica Harth, author of Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans. *Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, Village Commons, 7 pm.

Work and Study Abroad after Graduation *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.


Thursday 14

Study Abroad Information Meeting Learn about the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) and its study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Spain. With Beth Eustis, IES regional representative. Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4 pm.

Hindu Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Black History Keynote Lecture by poet Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Literature (1998) and the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters (1996). Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7:30 pm.

The Vagina Monologues Tickets are $3 for MHC students, $5 for others. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 pm.


Friday 15

Résumé-Writing Workshop for FPs *CDC workshop room, 9:30 pm.

Pagan and Wiccan Collective Meeting Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11:30 am.

Lunch and Jumma Prayer RSVP required; email or call x2054. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Walk the Sacred Labyrinth *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, noon–2 pm.

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Ceremony *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

"War on Terrorism" A talk by former national security adviser Anthony Lake and Martha Crenshaw, professor of government, Wesleyan University. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

The Ebony Cafe: A Little Soul for the Night A Black History Month variety show. *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Faculty Concert Adrianne Greenbaum (flute), Larry Schipull (piano), and members of the Wall Street Chamber Players of New Haven perform chamber music by Reger, Beethoven, and Beryl Rubinstein. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 8 pm.

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