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College Celebrates 165th Commencement May 26

Fulbright Scholarship to Take Jennifer W. Kyker '02 to Zimbabwe

Boram Lee '04 Wins International Public Policy Fellowship

Suchi Saria '04 Wins Full- Tuition Scholarship from Microsoft

Sure to Be a Virtuoso Performance: Sara Curtin '02 Speaks for the Class of 2002

Red Pegasus Class Takes Wing

DAAD Scholarship Music to the Ears of Katherine Kaiser '02

2002–2003 Budget Meets Financial Goals of Plan for 2003

Storm Ends Everest Bid Just Short of Summit

Students Teach Each Other about Bioethics by "Cloning" National Council

Mount Holyoke Actors Take to the Italian Stage

Three Faculty Members Retire as Emeriti

Mary Renda: Teaching Students to Think Historically

Theresa Grof: Fulfilling a Dream at MHC

Weissman Center Honors Students

On Broadway with Suzan-Lori Parks '85

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May 24, 2002

Happenings

May
Friday 24

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

Back to Classes Faculty- and alumnae-led lectures, workshops, and field trips. Preregistration is required. See green reunion booklet for places and times.

Alumnae Parade and Laurel Chain Ceremony Line up at Woolley Circle, 8:45 am

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

Sycamores Open House An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, noon–5 pm.

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

Jumma Prayer Muslim prayer room, *Eliot House, 1 pm.

Final “Lecture”: Professors Unplugged Four professors selected by seniors will address subjects relevant to seniors’ experiences at Mount Holyoke. Pratt Hall, 4:15 pm.

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

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

Commencement Concert A showcase of senior soloists Caitlin Parsons, Jamie Wielgus, Kassandra Hartford, Ellen Whitney, Susan Foster, Amanda Ruzann, Katherine Kaiser, and Jennifer Kyker and the 2002 Commencement Choir. *Abbey Chapel, 8 pm.
Mary Lyon of Mount Holyoke Presented by Heroic Women You Can Talk to Productions. Listen and interact with Mary Lyon as she shares her controversial ideas about educating women. Featuring Kate Carney ’58. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 8:30 pm.

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

 

Saturday 25

Reunion Registration New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am–3 pm.

Alumnae Parade Please wear white and line up no later than 8:45 am. Abbey/Buckland Circle, 9 am.

Laurel Chain Ceremony Mary Lyon’s Grave, 9:45 am.

Alumnae Association Annual Meeting A celebration of 130 years of legacy, tradition, and success. Mount Holyoke alumnae, graduating seniors, and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future. Gettell Amphitheater, 10:15 am. Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall.

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

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

Class Memorabilia and Artifacts Archives reading room, *Dwight hall, 1–5 pm.

State of the College Acting President Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses the present and future of the College. Alumnae and guests are welcome to stay and meet Tatum after the address. Refreshments will be served. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Hall, 1:30 pm.

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

Commencement Dance Concert Dance Studio Theater, *Kendall, 2 pm.

Historic Walking Tour Led by Peter Carini, director, Archives and Special Collections. Sign up at registration. *Williston Library court, 2 pm.

Art Museum Reception For all alumnae, seniors, and guests. *Art museum lobby, 2:30 pm.

Pratt Hall Tour View the recently renovated music building. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.

Solar Observing Williston Observatory, 2:30–4 pm.

Art Museum Reception Lobby, *Art Building, 2:30–4 pm.

Magic Show With “The Incredible Jonathan Ice-Bird Nelson.” All ages welcome! Room 101,*Dwight Hall, 3 pm.

Dance Reception Streeter Lounge, *Kendall, 3 pm.

Lesbian Alumnae Reception Jeannette Marks House, 3 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Tour Space is limited; sign up at registration. Departs first floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

Walking Tour of Campus Sign up at registration. Departs first floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

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

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4 pm.

Protestant Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

One Hundred Sixty-Fifth Baccalaureate Abbey Memorial Chapel, 9 pm.

Fireworks Extravaganza Lower Lake, 10 pm.

Senior Canoe Sing Lower Lake, 10:30 pm.

 

Sunday 26

Alumnae Interfaith Service *Abbey Chapel, 9 am.

One Hundred Sixty-Fifth Commencement Tickets are required for amphitheater or field house seating, but there will be closed circuit telecasts in Hooker Auditorium, Dwight Hall Room 101, and Blanchard Campus Center (open seating). Gettell Amphitheater, 10:30 am. Rain location: Kendall.

Commencement Reception For ticket holders only, Skinner Green, 12:30–2 pm

 

Tuesday 28

Faculty/Staff Meditation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 12:15 pm.

 

Friday 31

Back to Classes Faculty- and alumnae- led lectures, workshops, and field trips. Preregistration is required. See blue reunion booklet for places and times.

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

Sycamores Open House An opportunity to view this historic home built in 1788. Route 116 at 28 Woodbridge Street, noon–5 pm.

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

Jumma Prayer Muslim prayer room, *Eliot House, 1 pm.

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

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

Mary Lyon of Mount Holyoke Presented by Heroic Women You Can Talk to Productions. Listen and interact with Mary Lyon as she shares her controversial ideas about educating women. Featuring Kate Carney ’58. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 8:30 pm.

 

June
saturday 1

Reunion Registration New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 am–3 pm.

Alumnae Parade Please wear white and line up no later than 10 am. Blanchard Campus Center to Mary Woolley Hall, 10:15 am.

One Hundred Thirtieth Alumnae Association Annual Meeting A celebration of 130 years of legacy, tradition, and success. Mount Holyoke alumnae and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future. Gettell Amphitheater, 10:15 am. Rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall.

Old-Fashioned Community Picnic For alumnae and guests. Skinner Green tent, noon.

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

Class Memorabilia and Artifacts Archives reading room, *Dwight hall, 1–5 pm.

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

Historic Walking Tour Led by Peter Carini, director, Archives and Special Collections. Sign up at registration. *Williston Library court, 2 pm.

Pratt Hall Tour View the recently renovated music building. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 2:30 pm.

Magic Show With “The Incredible Jonathan Ice-Bird Nelson.” All ages welcome! Room 101,*Dwight Hall, 3 pm.

Emily Dickinson Homestead Tour Space is limited; sign up at registration. Departs first floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

Walking Tour of Campus Sign up at registration. Departs first floor, *Mary Woolley Hall, 3 pm.

State of the College Acting President Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses the present and future of the College. Alumnae and guests are welcome to stay and meet Tatum after the address. Refreshments will be served. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Hall, 3 pm.

Lesbian Alumnae Reception Jeannette Marks House, 3 pm.

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

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4 pm.

Protestant Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Fireworks Extravaganza Lower Lake, 10 pm.

 

Sunday 2

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

Plant Sale *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am–3 pm.

Alumnae Interfaith Service *Abbey Chapel, 10 am.

Da Camera Singers This twenty-seven voice choir based in Amherst performs motets by Heinrich Schütz and Hubert Parry, African American spirituals, and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. They will be joined by Larry Schipull, College organist and associate professor of music. Donations are encouraged. *Abbey Memorial Chapel, 7 pm.

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