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May 23, 2003

Happenings

May


Friday 23


Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal, Laurel Chain Rehearsal, and Breakfast Gymnasium, *Kendall, 7:45 am–noon.


Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 9–11 am.


Career Development Center
Individual appointments; previous registration necessary. *CDC, 10 am– 2 pm.


Back to Classes
Faculty- and alumnae-led lectures and workshops. Preregistration required; see reunion booklet for details. 1–9:30 pm.


Horticultural Walking Tour of Campus
With Ellen Shukis, director, Botanic Garden. *Talcott Greenhouse, 1 pm.


Jumma Prayers
Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, 1 pm.


Sycamores Open House An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, 1–4 pm.


Canoe Sing Rehearsal Canoe House, 1:30 pm.


Emily Dickinson Homestead Guided Tour
Space is limited; sign up at registration. Tour departs Mary Woolley Hall at 2:30 pm.


Class Presidents Meeting
Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 3:30 pm.


Shabbat Services—Kiddush
For alumnae, seniors, and guests. *Eliot House, 5 pm.


Talcott Greenhouse Celebration Reception
Enjoy refreshments and a stroll in soft evening light. *Talcott Greenhouse, 7–9 pm.


Japanese Tea Ceremony
With Nobue Yamashita. Reservations required; sign up at registration. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.


Commencement Concert
*Abbey Memorial Chapel, 8 pm.


Welcome Reception For seniors, families, and guests. Willits–Hallowell Center, 9–11 pm.


Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Room 618, *Williston Library, 9 pm.


Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
*Abbey Chapel, 9:15 pm.


Senior Slide Show Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 11 pm.


Saturday 24


Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am.


Alumnae Parade
Please wear white. Lineup begins at 8 am; parade starts at 9 am. Abbey/Buckland Circle.


Laurel Chain Ceremony
Mary Lyon's grave, 9:45 am.


Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
Gettell Amphitheater, 10:15–11:30 am. (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall.)

Medal of Honor Recipients Reception
*Eliot House lounge, 11:30 pm.


Old-Fashioned Community Picnic
For alumnae, seniors, families, and guests. Skinner Green tent, 11:30 am–1:00 pm.


Phi Beta Kappa Initiation and Reception
For Phi Beta Kappa seniors, alumnae, and guests. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 1 pm.


Alumna Book Signing
Donna Albino '83 signs Mount Holyoke College: Postcard History Series. Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 1 pm.


Alumnae Daughter Program
Preregistration required. First floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 1 pm.


Sycamores Open House
An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, 1–4 pm.
Exhibition of Alumnae Memorabilia and Photographs Archives lobby, lower level, *Dwight Hall, 1–5 pm.


Book Signing
Commencement speaker Judy Blume, author of Summer Sisters, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, and Double Fudge, signs her books. Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 2–3 pm.


State of the College Address
President Joanne V. Creighton discusses the present and future of the College. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 1:30–2:30 pm.


Japanese Tea Ceremony
With Nobue Yamashita. Reservations required; sign up at registration. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.


Faculty and Alumnae Book Signings
Professor of English Christopher Benfey, author of Degas in New Orleans, signs The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan; Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and poet Mary Jo Salter, prize-winning author of Kiss in Space, signs Open Shutters: Poems; Professor of Sociology Richard Moran signs Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair; Professor of Jewish Studies Lawrence Fine signs Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos: Isaac Luria and his Kabbalistic Fellowship; Gale S. McClung '45 signs The Book of Distinguished American Women; and Olivia J. Boler '93 signs her first novel, Year of the Smoke Girl. Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 3:30–4:30 pm.


Dance Department Commencement
Concert Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 2 pm. Reception follows in Streeter Lounge, 3 pm.

Historic Walking Tour With Peter Carini, director of archives and special collections. Sign up at registration. Library court, *Williston Library, 2 pm.


Crew Gathering
Field house lounge, *Kendall, 2 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Guided Tour Space is limited; sign up at registration. Tour departs Mary Woolley Hall at 2:30 pm.

Tea with Classes of 1953 and 2003 *Willits-Hallowell Center, 2:30 pm.
Solar Observing Williston Observatory, 2:30–4 pm.

Tour of Pratt Hall View the recently renovated music building. Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.


Dance Reception
Streeter Lounge, *Kendall, 3 pm.


Magic Show
With magician "The Incredible Jonathan Ice-Bird Nelson." Room 101, Dwight Hall, 3 pm.


Career Development Center Tour
*CDC, 3 pm.
Lesbian Alumnae Reception Jeannette Marks House, 5 Faculty Lane, 3 pm.


Walking Tour of Campus Meet on the first floor of Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.


Reception for Seniors and Guests
Given by President Joanne V. Creighton. Backyard, President's House, 3:30 pm. (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, *MaryWoolley Hall.)

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4 pm.


Alumnae Women of Color Reception
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center, 4 pm.

Recovery Gratitude Meeting
Room 618, *Williston Library,
4:30 pm.


Protestant Worship Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Late Night for Bibliophiles The Odyssey Bookshop in the Village Commons remains open until 10 pm.


One Hundred Sixty-Sixth Baccalaureate
*Abbey Memorial Chapel, 9 pm; senior lineup and seating begin at 8:30 pm.

Fireworks Extravaganza Lower Lake, 10 pm.

Canoe Sing Upper Lake, 10:30 pm.

Sunday 25


Bird Walk Led by Susan Smith, professor of biological sciences.
Sign up at registration. Please bring binoculars. Talcott Greenhouse, 7 am.
Alumnae Choir Rehearsal *Abbey Chapel, 8 am.


Alumnae Interfaith Service
*Abbey Chapel, 9 am.


Plant Sale
Plants from the greenhouse, campus gardens, and Botanic Garden will be available. *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am–3 pm.


One Hundred Sixty-Sixth Commencement
Tickets required for amphitheater (or, in case of rain, Kendall Field House) seating, but there will be a closed-circuit telecast to Hooker Auditorium and Dwight 101 (open seating). Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater, 10:30 am.


Celebratory Commencement Reception
For seniors, families, and guests (no tickets required). Skinner Green, 12:30–2 pm.

Friday 30


Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 9 am.


Back to Classes
Faculty- and alumnae-led lectures and workshops. preregistration required; see reunion booklet for details. 1–9 pm.

Exhibition of Alumnae Memorabilia and Photographs Archives lobby, lower level, *Dwight Hall, 1–5 pm.

Sycamores Open House An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, 1–4 pm.


Horticultural Walking Tour of Campus
With Ellen Shukis, director, Botanic Garden. *Talcott Greenhouse, 1 pm.


Jumma Prayers
Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, 1 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony With Nobue Yamashita. Reservations required; sign up at registration. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 2:30 and 7:30 pm.


Emily Dickinson Homestead Guided Tour
Space is limited; sign up at registration. Tour departs Mary Woolley Hall at 2:30 pm.
Class Presidents and Reunion Chairs Meeting Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 4 pm.

Shabbat Services—Kiddush *Eliot House, 5 pm.

Talcott Greenhouse Celebration Reception Enjoy refreshments and a stroll in soft evening light. *Talcott Greenhouse, 7–9 pm.


President's Cornerstone Reception
President's House,
8 pm.


Coffeehouse/M & Cs Living room, Willits Hallowell Center,
9 pm.


Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Room 618, *Williston Library, 9 pm.


Saturday 31


Reunion Registration
New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am.


Alumnae Parade
Please wear white. Blanchard Campus Center to Mary Woolley Hall, 10:15 am.


Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 11 am.


Medal of Honor Recipients Reception
Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, noon.


Sycamores Open House An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, 1–4 pm.


Exhibition of Alumnae Memorabilia and Photographs
Archives lobby, lower level, *Dwight Hall, 1–5 pm.

Alumnae Daughter Program Preregistration required. First floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 1 pm.

Herrell's Ice Cream Truck Skinner Green, 1 pm.


Japanese Tea Ceremony
With Nobue Yamashita. Reservations required; sign up at registration. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.


Alumna Book Signing Donna Albino '83 signs Mount Holyoke College: Postcard History Series. Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 2 pm.

Historic Walking Tour With Peter Carini, director of archives and special collections. Sign up at registration. Library court, *Williston Library, 2 pm.

Campus Tour Meet on the first floor of Mary Woolley Hall at
2:30 pm.


Tour of Pratt Hall
View the recently renovated music building. Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.


Faculty and Alumnae Book Signings
Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and poet Mary Jo Salter, prize-winning author of Kiss in Space, signs Open Shutters: Poems; Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and poet/novelist Brad Leithauser, author of A Few Corrections, signs Darlington's Fall: A Novel in Verse; Professor of Sociology Richard Moran signs Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair; Mary Augusta Thomas '73 signs An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries. Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 3–4 pm.


Magic Show With magician "The Incredible Jonathan Ice-Bird Nelson." Room 101, Dwight Hall, 3 pm.


Career Development Center Tour
*CDC, 3 pm.


Lesbian Alumnae Reception
Jeannette Marks House, 5 Faculty Lane, 3 pm.


State of the College Address President Joanne V. Creighton discusses the present and future of the College. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 3:30–4:30 pm.

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4 pm.


Recovery Gratitude Meeting Room 618, *Williston Library,
4:30 pm.


Alumnae Women of Color Reception
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center, 4 pm.

Protestant Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Fireworks Extravaganza Lower Lake, 9:30 pm.


June


Sunday 1


Bird Walk
Led by Susan Smith, professor of biological sciences. Sign up at registration. Please bring binoculars. Talcott Greenhouse, 7 am.


Alumnae Choir Rehearsal *Abbey Chapel, 8:15 am.


Plant Sale
Plants from the greenhouse, campus gardens, and Botanic Garden will be available. *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am–3 pm.


Alumnae Interfaith Service
*Abbey Chapel, 10 am.

 

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