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FP Program Celebrates 25 Years

Sohail Hashmi Named 2005 Carnegie Scholar

Science Symposium Highlights MHC Student Work

2004-2005 Faculty Award Winners

Meet FP Scholar Elizabeth Hamlin

MHC Extends Its Reach into Holyoke at Open Square

Students Raise Funds to Build Library in Cameroon

MHC Newsmakers

MHC Milestones

MHC Notices

MHC Happenings

Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives
May 6, 2005

Notices

Extensions/Incompletes
Faculty legislation stipulates that “an instructor may report a student’s work as incomplete only if the student has been given an excuse by the director of the Health Center or the dean of the College because of an emergency.” This means that instructors may not accept exams or papers due in lieu of exams, after noon, Thursday, May 12, unless authorized by the director of the Health Center for medical reasons, or one of the academic deans in the Dean of the College’s Office for unforeseen emergencies. All other course work must be turned in by the last day of classes.

The Clio-Melpomene Prize
At least $1,875 will be awarded to assist aspiring poets and/or historians after graduation. Applicants must be graduating seniors. There are no GPA or citizenship restrictions. The work need not be completed for a course, independent study, or major. Peter Viereck, professor emeritus of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has endowed this annual prize for “a young woman who follows her private star in poetic style or historical interpretation.”

Application materials are due Monday, May 9, by 5 pm in the Career Development Center (CDC). Applicants should submit a sample of work in poetry and/or history. The sample should be large enough to fully represent the applicant’s work. Also required is a short (one- to three-page) personal statement, addressing the work, aspirations for continued work in the field, plans after graduation, and any other information that is relevant to the applicant’s work and future plans. There is no application form. Optional are one or two recommendations from faculty or other mentors who know the applicant’s work well.

The judging committee is made up of members of the English and history departments. Professor Viereck does not sit on the committee. The prizewinner will be announced shortly before commencement. For more information, contact Katya King at the CDC at x2080.

Human Resources Announcements
Summer Office Hours
Beginning Monday, May 23, through Friday, August 26, summer hours will be in effect for Mount Holyoke College offices. The core office hours will be 8:30 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday. All offices must be fully staffed during these hours. Full-time employees will continue to work 7.5 hours per day; therefore, individuals may choose to start work at 7:30 am, 8 am, or 8:30 am and work through 4 pm, 4:30 pm, or 5 pm depending on whether they choose a 30- or 60-minute lunch break. Flexibility in scheduling is encouraged in order to meet individual employee preferences and the needs of the department.

Benefits Open Enrollment and Benefits Fair
The Annual Benefits Open Enrollment is May 1–May 31. Information will be sent to everyone by early May in order to review the changes for July 1, 2005. Information will be available on the Human Resources Web page after May 1. Stop in the Human Resources Department to make any changes in your benefit plans. The Annual Benefits Fair will be held Thursday, May 12, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Willits-Hallowell Center. Come and speak directly with our vendors.

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