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March 26 , 2004

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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

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 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 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 Please contact Julie Habjan Boisselle (jboissel, x2795) or Owen Ellard (oellard, x3023) for more information.


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