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FRIDAY 19

Commencement Rehearsal Gamble Auditorium, 7:30 am
 
Remillard Insurance A representative will be on campus for prescheduled appointments only; call Human Resources, x2503. Room 215, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11 am.
 
Horticultural Walking Tour of the MHC Campus/Reunion 2000 Meet at the Talcott Greenhouse, 1 pm.
 
Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, Eliot House, 1 pm.
 
Women's History/Women's Historians/Reunion 2000 The advent of the women's movement in the late 1960s marked the beginning of a new debate on gender roles. Rebecca K. McCoy '75, assistant professor and chair, history, Lebanon Valley College, and Eve R. Levin '75, associate professor, history, Ohio State University and editor of Russian Review, will address developments in women's history, the role of women historians, and the ways in which study of the past is shaping questions about the present and the future. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 1:30 pm.
 
Fractals and Chaos/Reunion 2000 A one-hour version of Math 125, taught by mathematics professor Alan Durfee, that introduces the mathematical ideas of fractals and chaos. Math 125 emphasizes mathematics as an art and as a way of seeing and understanding the world around us. For more information about Math 125, visit www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/adurfee/math125/. Suggested reading: Chaos by James Gleick. No prerequisite, but please bring a calculator. Room 218, *Clapp Laboratory, 1:30 pm.
 
Current Problems in American Foreign Policy/Reunion 2000 Vincent Ferraro, Ruth C. Lawson Professor in International Politics and chair of international relations, presents an analysis of issues confronting the United States and its relations with other nations. No prerequisite. Room 202, *Skinner Hall, 1:30 pm.
 
Shakespeare in His Time and Ours/Reunion 2000 Frank Brownlow, Gwen and Allen Smith Professor, English, discusses two recent changes in our knowledge of and approach to Shakespeare's work: the building of the restored Globe Theatre near its original site in London and a developing consensus that Shakespeare's family--and possibly Shakespeare himself--were Catholic. Suggested readings: King Lear and Hamlet. Room 224, Clapp Laboratory, 1:30 pm.
 
Have a Little Fun Along the Way: Geology of the Connecticut River Valley Field Trip/Reunion 2000 Learn about the Connecticut River Valley's rich geologic history--mountain building, volcanic eruptions, dinosaur footprints, faulting, the Ice Ages, and modern river erosion. Led by Al Werner, associate professor of geology, and Michelle J. Markley, Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Geology. No hiking is involved but a small amount of walking and getting into and out of a van will be necessary. Van space may be limited. Information desk, *Blanchard Campus Center, 1:30 pm.
 
Computer Skills for Beginners/Reunion 2000 If you are feeling overwhelmed by computers and just want to learn the basics, this Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) class is for you. Learn how to use a word processing program to type and save letters and messages. The second half of the class consists of a demonstration of Netscape Mail. Special projects lab, *Dwight Hall, 1:30 pm.
 
Laugh Along with Uncle Anton: Humor in Chekhov Onstage/Reunion 2000 Edwina J. Cruise, professor and chair, Russian and Eurasian studies, reads from The Cherry Orchard and other plays and talks about of humor in Chekhov's plays. Suggested reading: The Cherry Orchard. Room 9, *Ciruti Center, 1:30 pm.
 
Van Trip to Visit Mary Lyon Country/Reunion 2000 Visit Mary Lyon's birthplace and the Griswold House, where she had her first school. The trip may be canceled if there are fewer than five attendees. Gather at the Reunion 2000 registration tent, 1:30 pm.
 
Religion Versus Science: The Angels Against Galileo and Darwin/Reunion 2000 The current battle for creationism in the classroom and the banning of biology books that mention evolution are only the latest events in a long history of censorship. Curtis Smith, professor emeritus, biological sciences, is preparing this lecture for delivery at the Guild of Scholars meeting next fall. Suggested reading: Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel. No prerequisites. *Hooker Auditorium, 2:45 pm.
 
Aprender Espanol A Traves del Idioma y la Musica/Reunion 2000 At this 90-minute workshop led by Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara, lecturer, Spanish and Italian, participants will join in activities that enable them to communicate orally in Spanish and will also learn how to dance a specific Spanish rhythm. All are welcome. No prerequisites. PDR Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 2:45 pm.
 
The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser: The Hi/Story of the "Wild Child" and "Child of Europe"/Reunion 2000 Gabriele Wittig Davis, professor and chair, German studies, looks at the story of Kaspar Hauser, who allegedly spent twelve years in an underground prison without human contact, then surfaced in Nuremberg in 1828, was taken for the heir to the throne of Baden, and was assassinated in 1833. To this day, his story continues to be covered by doctors, psychologists, criminologists, artists, authors, filmmakers, and others. Student Web projects composed during the 1999 Senior Seminar, designed to untangle the web of political intrigue surrounding Hauser, will also be shown. No prerequisite; no knowledge of German necessary. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 2:45 pm.
 
Wordlife: Each of Us Is a Poem-in-the-Making/Reunion 2000 An interactive poetry workshop for people of all ages and with any level of experience with the written and spoken word. Workshop leader Lydia Omololo Okutoro '98 will read from her anthology, Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets. Copies of the book will be on sale and will be autographed. No prerequisite. Room 221, *Ciruti Center, 2:45 pm.
 
What's A Puppet?/Reunion 2000 For more than 50 years Margot Rusch Allison '55 has been intrigued by puppets. She has performed for all ages, from preschoolers to senior citizens. Learn about this ancient art at her lecture and hands-on demonstration. Try a puppet or two--they're not for children only! Prerequisite: Spirit of fun. Room 221, *Ciruti Center, 2:45 pm.
 
From XXX to AAA: Finding Female-Friendly Resources on the Internet/Reunion 2000 Go beyond the triple-X sites you hear about and explore the jeweled triple-A resources online. After this workshop led by cyber librarian Susan Geller Ettenheim '75 (www.femina.com), you'll feel a new personal connection to technology, be able to converse intelligently with any Internet user, and see the benefits that the Internet offers women as they search for information, from health questions to women's business resources to education to political concerns. No prerequisite. While this is a hands-on experience, we will work together, and no one will be "put on the spot." Special projects lab, *Dwight Hall, 2:45 pm.
 
The Youth Violence Epidemic: A Psychological Perspective/Reunion 2000 Eva L. Feindler '75, professor of psychology, Long Island University, examines the contributions of individual familial, societal, and situational risk factors and will offer psychological theories incorporating developmental and cognitive principles to explain the emergence of interpersonal aggression among young people. Effective prevention and intervention strategies focusing on anger management, problem solving, and conflict resolution will be suggested for parents, educators, and mental health professionals. Recommended background: This presentation will appeal most to those in the education or human services fields and parents of teenagers. No prerequisite. Room 225, *Ciruti Center, 2:45 pm.
 
Meeting of Class Presidents and Reunion Chairs/Reunion 2000 Important meeting in preparation for the Reunion 2000 weekend. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3:30 pm.
 
Canoe Workshop/Reunion 2000 Ruth L. Elvedt, professor emeritus, physical education and athletics, and David M. Allen, head swim coach, aquatic director, and lecturer, physical education and athletics, lead a workshop and gathering of former canoe-meet competitors and persons enrolled in either solo canoeing or the canoe instructors program. Says Professor Elvedt, "The workshop during Reunion I is programmed to be a fun get-together and a chance to review solo skills, see a short film, or just chat about the good old days on the lake. No canoes will be available. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or sandals without heels." Peppy Dennett room, *Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 4 pm.
 
Reunion 2000 Shabbat Service followed by kiddush. Eliot House, 5 pm.
 
Class of 1950 Reception and Dinner The president's reception in honor of the 50th reunion class is followed by the 1950 class dinner. *Willits-Hallowell Center, 5 pm.
 
Talcott Greenhouse Celebration and Reception/Reunion 2000 Visit the recently renovated greenhouse complex. Talcott Greenhouse, 7 pm.
 
Swing Dance Party/Reunion 2000 For everyone on campus! Live music, swing lessons, and fireworks. *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm&endash;midnight.
 
Mary Lyon of Mount Holyoke/Reunion 2000 A rare opportunity to interact with "Mary Lyon" as if you were present at MHC during its first years and to listen as she shares her controversial ideas about educating women. Kate Carney '58 of Heroic Women You Can Talk To Productions performs. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY 20

Alumnae Parade/Reunion 2000 Abbey-Buckland Circle, 9 am.
 
Laurel Chain Ceremony Mary Lyon's grave, 9:45 am.
 
128th Alumnae Association Annual Meeting Gettell Amphitheater, 10:15 am. Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall.
 
Receptions for Spouses and Guests/Reunion 2000 Hosted by Thomas Creighton. President's House, 10:30 am.
 
Old-Fashioned Community Picnic/Reunion 2000 For alumnae, seniors, families, and guests who have made advance reservations. Skinner Green, 11:30 am.
 
State of the College Address With President Joanne V. Creighton. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp, 1:15 pm.
 
Japanese Tea Ceremony Reservations required; sign up at Reunion 2000 registration tent. Eliot House, 1:30 pm.
Department At-Homes/Reunion 2000 See the Reunion 2000 booklet for locations, 1:30&endash;4 pm.
 
Historic Walking Tour/Reunion 2000 Led by Peter Carini, director of College archives and special collections. *Library Court, 2 pm.
 
Crew Gathering/Reunion 2000 Members of past and present teams are invited. *Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 2 pm.
 
Dance Department Concert/Reunion 2000 *Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 2 pm.
 
Women in the Arts Reception/ Reunion 2000 *Art Museum lobby, 2 pm.
 
Japanese Tea Ceremony Reservations required; sign up at Reunion 2000 registration tent. Eliot House, 2:30 pm.
 
Lesbian Alumnae Reception/Reunion 2000 Five Faculty Lane, 3 pm.
 
Hay Rides/Reunion 2000 Meet at the tennis courts behind Mead Hall, 3 pm.
 
Magic Show/Reunion 2000 *101 Dwight, 3 pm.
 
Weissman Center for Leadership Open House Porter Hall, 3:30 pm.
 
Play Reading/Reunion 2000 A reading of Deborah Kearney's new play, The Poet, about professor emeritus Peter Viereck, with Susan Greenlee Daniels '79 and others. Rooke Theatre, 3:30 pm.
 
Alumnae Women of Color Reception/Reunion 2000 Special guest: Beverly Daniel Tatum. *Betty Shabazz House, 4 pm.
 
Catholic Mass Abbey Chapel, 4 pm.
 
Recovery Gratitude Meeting For members of Twelve Step and other support groups. Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4:30 pm.
 
Ecumenical Worship Service Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.
 
Baccalaureate Abbey Chapel, 9 pm.
 
Canoe Sing 10:30 pm.

SUNDAY 21

Bird Walk/Reunion 2000 Sign up at the Reunion 2000 registration tent; bring binoculars. Meet at Talcott Greenhouse, 7 am.
 
Alumnae Interfaith Service Abbey Chapel, 9 am.
 
Plant Sale Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am.
 
Commencement Gettell Amphitheater (rain location: Howard Gymnasium), 10:30 pm.

MONDAY 22

PowerPoint for Presentations Workshop for faculty and staff. Register at www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/csit/register. Room 231, *Williston Library, 1 pm.

WEDNESDAY 24

Introduction to Netscape Mail A workshop designed for Pine users. Register at www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/csit/register. Room 231, *Williston Library, 1:30 pm.

THURSDAY 25

Five College Credit Union Representative on campus for individual meetings. Room 202, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11:30 am.

FRIDAY 26

Remillard Insurance Prescheduled appointments only; call x2503. Room 215, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11 am.
 
Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, Eliot House, 1 pm.
 
Fractals and Chaos/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Room 218, *Clapp Laboratory, 1:30 pm.
 
Current Problems in American Foreign Policy/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Room 202, *Skinner Hall, 1:30 pm.
 
Have a Little Fun Along the Way: Geology of the Connecticut River Valley Field Trip/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Information desk, *Blanchard Campus Center, 1:30 pm.
 
Computer Skills for Beginners/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Special projects lab, *Dwight Hall, 1:30 pm.
 
Laugh Along with Uncle Anton: Humor in Chekhov Onstage/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Room 9, *Ciruti Center, 1:30 pm.
 
Van Trip to Visit Mary Lyon Country/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Gather at the Reunion 2000 registration tent, 1:30 pm.
 
Religion Versus Science: The Angels Against Galileo and Darwin/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. *Hooker Auditorium, 2:45 pm.
 
Aprender Espanol A Traves del Idioma y la Musica/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. PDR Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 2:45 pm.
 
The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser: The Hi/Story of the "Wild Child" and "Child of Europe"/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 2:45 pm.
 
What's A Puppet?/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Room 221, *Ciruti Center, 2:45 pm.
 
From XXX to AAA: Finding Female-Friendly Resources on the Internet/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. Special projects lab, *Dwight Hall, 2:45 pm.
 
Meeting of Class Presidents and Reunion Chairs/Reunion 2000 Important meeting in preparation for the Reunion 2000 weekend. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3:30 pm.
 
Canoe Workshop/Reunion 2000 Refresh your skills and enjoy the lake, weather permitting. Canoe House 4 pm.
 
Reunion 2000 Shabbat Service Followed by kiddush. Eliot House, 5 pm.
 
Reception and Mixer/Reunion 2000 *Willits-Hallowell Center, 5:30 pm.
 
Talcott Greenhouse Celebration and Reception/Reunion 2000 Visit the recently renovated greenhouse complex. Talcott Greenhouse, 7 pm.
 
Swing Dance Party/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm&endash;midnight.
 
Mary Lyon of Mount Holyoke/Reunion 2000 See Friday, 5/19. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8:30 pm.
 
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Open meeting; everyone welcome. Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 9 pm.
 


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