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Afro-Costa Rican Writers
Costa Rican novelist Quince Duncan and poet Shirley
Campbell will discuss their creative work and issues concerning
black culture and women’s roles in Central America April
5 from 7 to 9 pm in Pratt 109. This event is sponsored by the
African and African American Studies Program, the Latin American
Studies Program, Five Colleges Latin American Studies Committee,
and the Department of Spanish and Italian.
Montpellier Junior Year in France Program
Amy Loth ’94, director of Mount Holyoke’s Montpellier
Junior Year in France Program, will be on campus for three days
beginning Wednesday, April 7. On that day, she will hold two
information sessions in Skinner 212, 4–5 pm and 7–8
pm, for first-year students planning to go abroad in 2005–2006.
At 4 pm on Thursday, April 8, Loth will participate in a career
panel sponsored by the French department in the living room of
North Rockefeller Hall. That evening, she will hold an orientation
session from 7–8 in Skinner 202 for sophomores who have
been accepted into the Montpellier Junior Year in France Program
for the academic year 2004–2005. On Thursday and Friday,
April 8 and 9, Loth is scheduling 20-minute individual appointments
from 9 am until noon in Ciruti 28. The signup sheet will be posted
outside the office door from Monday, April 5. If you have any
questions, please contact
Mary Fanelli in the French department at x2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer and Academic Year Admission Fellow Position
The Office of Admission is seeking applications from the class
of 2005 for admission fellow positions in 2004–2005.
Positions are available for the summer and academic year. Ideal
candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career in
selective college admission or higher education administration.
The students selected for this position will have the opportunity
to interview prospective students for Mount Holyoke, represent
Mount Holyoke in a variety of enrollment-related activities,
and learn more about how the Office of Admission implements
recruitment and selection plans on a day-to-day basis. The
position will offer an average of eight hours per week during
the academic year and full-time hours during the summer. Successful
applicants must exhibit abundant energy, involvement in the
community, commitment to prospective students, and enthusiasm
for Mount Holyoke. No prior experience in admission is required.
The Office of Admission actively seeks women of various ethnic
backgrounds, geographic regions, majors/programs, and ideology.
Interested students should pick up an application at the Office
of Admission. Students should submit a completed application,
cover letter, résumé, and contact information
for two references to Courtney E. Masland in the Office of
Admission by Friday, April 9. For further information, please
contact Courtney E. Masland, assistant director of admission,
at email@example.com or at x2781.
Applications for Second*Saturday 2004 Group Leaders
Members of next year’s sophomore, junior, senior,
and FP classes who have participated in a previous Second*Saturday
are encouraged to consider leading a group of new students September
18 in an off-campus activity: community service, hike, bike ride,
projects with kids, quilting—many different options. Applications
are available from the Associate Dean of Students Office (Third
floor, Mary Lyon Hall) and from Cathy Melhorn (302 Pratt), or
can be downloaded from the orientation Web site at www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/dostdnts/orientation.
The deadline for applications is Monday, April 12.
Technology Mentor Program—Seeking
Faculty for Fall 2004!
The LITS technology mentor program is an initiative designed
to offer additional creative and collaborative support to foster
the effective integration of technology into the curriculum.
The technology mentor program is a course-oriented, peer-based
program modeled on the successful SAW program. Paired with
a particular faculty member, under the guidance of an RIS professional,
student technology mentors work closely with a faculty member
and the students enrolled in her course to support related
technology needs. RIS looks to pair faculty with students who
are comfortable with technology (especially Web design, video
editing, or WebCT) and are enthusiastic about teaching and
education. Duties and workflows related to a course are likely
to vary and might include holding office hours for project
consultation with students enrolled in the course; offering
training workshops on specific software or equipment associated
with assignments; brainstorming with the faculty member on
the creative uses of particular technologies to meet course
objectives; providing faculty feedback on the effectiveness
of a particular technology-based assignment or tool used in
the classroom; attending the course regularly, engaging in
course readings, and contributing to class interactions; and
developing prototypes or models of a technology-based tool
that will be used for instruction in the course. Faculty interested
in exploring this program further should complete the faculty
mentor application located at www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/ris/techmentor. Please
contact Julie Habjan Boisselle (jboissel, x2795) or Owen Ellard
(oellard, x3023) for more information.