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Celebrating Convocation 2004: The “Greening” of MHC

Two MHC Buildings Garner LEED Award for Green Design

Influential Scholar to Speak at MHC on “Stereotype Threat”

Weissman Center Offers Fall Series on 2004 Presidential Election

New Dining and Catering Options Offered This Fall at Blanchard

Second*Saturday to Introduce New Students to Valley

Packard Vies for Massachusetts’s First Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award

On the Nightstand: What MHC Faculty Read This Summer

First-Year Students at Mount Holyoke Form Global Book Circle

MHC Welcomes New Archivist Jennifer King

Optical Society of America Honors Janice Hudgings

Mount Holyoke Enters Partnership to Combat Global Warming

Mount Holyoke Historian Is Named ACLS Fellow

Summer Science Symposium Highlights Student Research

Alumnae Association Essay Contest Asks, “What Changed Your Life?”

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September 10, 2004

Happenings

September

Friday 10

Fulbright Workshop
*CDC workshop room, 10 am.

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, noon.

Five College Early Music Program: Painless Auditions The Five College Early Music Program invites students, faculty, and community members to audition for one or more ensembles. “Painless” auditions are held at all the campuses. Performances feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically informed style. We also offer lessons on historical instruments. Come and talk to us! Room 210, *Pratt Hall, 1 pm.

Auditions for Venus Written by Pulitzer Prize winner and MHC alumna Suzan-Lori Parks ’85 and directed by Julia Whitworth, Venus is based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, a southern African woman who was lured to Europe in 1810 and exhibited nude in a London circus on account of her (purportedly) sizeable posterior. Her keepers renamed her the “Hottentot Venus.” In Venus, Parks does not simply tell Baartman’s tragic story; rather, she deconstructs the act of viewing itself in order to examine racist and sexist acts of objectification and stereotyping. The play’s deliberately ironic tone and considerable humor create a disturbing and thought-provoking political vaudeville. Venus will be cast according to principles of diversity and multiculturalism. People of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and physical disabilities are welcome to audition, regardless of formal theatre experience. There are roles for 2–6 men and 6–10 women. Callbacks will be 9/12, 1–5:30 pm. Performances are November 3–7. Contact Julia Whitworth at jwhitwor@mtholyoke.edu or x2658 for more information. *Rooke Theatre, 6–19 pm.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

Auditions for Falling Bodies This play, written by Mary Jo Salter and directed by Holger Teschke, tells the story of English poet John Milton’s 1638 visit to the blind physicist Galileo Galilei. The famous astronomer is under house arrest near Florence, having been found guilty of heresy for defending a Copernican view of the universe. The play and its characters move in and out of history, exploring time and space, blindness and seeing, art and science, and the price of cosmic ambition. There are roles for 5 men and 12 women, dancers, and musicians. Callbacks will be 9/12, 10–2 pm. Performances are November 18–21. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 7 pm.

SGA Annual Fall A Cappella Jam SGA presents the perennial favorite featuring Mount Holyoke’s own a cappella performance groups. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 pm.

Karaoke Kafe Featuring karaoke hosts Skye Pebbles ’05 and associate director of residential life Bill Boerner. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10:30 pm.

Saturday 11

Botanic Garden Workshop Series Get ideas for your own garden by joining gardens supervisor Tom Clark on a walk to look at some stand-out plants in the fall campus landscape. Free, but registration is required due to limited space. Call x2116 to register. *Talcott Greenhouse, 10 am.

Tennis vs. Babson. *Kendall, 1 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting OA is a fellowship of individuals who, through their experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Rotunda Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Auditions for Falling Bodies See 9/10. *Rooke Theatre, 2 and 7 pm.

Outdoor Movie: Chocolat Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in a tantalizing tale of desire. Gettell Amphitheater, 8:30 pm.

Late Night Movie: Chocolat Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.

Sunday 12

Ecumenical Worship Service: Welcome Back Service with Refreshments
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Mount Holyoke Votes! Voter Registration Drive
The Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts is sponsoring a voter registration and awareness drive during the Welcome Back Carnival. The kickoff to the center’s fall series on the 2004 presidential election, Mount Holyoke Votes! is a chance for students to get registered, get informed, and get ready to vote! Skinner Green, 11 am–4 pm.

Welcome Back Carnival The Network presents giant inflatables, carnival games, and food, with music by WMHC. Skinner Green, 1 pm.

Catholic (Newman) Community BBQ *Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Baha’i Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting *Eliot House lounge, 7 pm.

Concert: Doria Roberts Activist and singer/songwriter Doria Roberts will perform at Mount Holyoke Votes! (see above). One of many stops on Roberts’s Spinning the Roots of Change Tour 2004, this concert is an opportunity to hear a fabulous voice and be part of the roots of change. Voter registration available at the show. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7:30 pm.

Poets’ Lounge Room 227, *Blanchard Campus Center, 9:30 pm.

Monday 13

Just for Seniors Meeting
Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 8 pm.

Tuesday 14

Women’s Recovery Weekly
Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:30 pm.

America Reads Workshop *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Field Hockey vs. Elms. *Kendall, 4:30 pm.

Protestant Community Supper *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

Volleyball vs. Springfield. *Kendall, 7 pm.

Student Programs ORG Fair for Registered Organizations All registered orgs are invited to set up a table to show off their organizations and recruit new members. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 15

Open Hours for Major Fellowships
*CDC conference room, 10 am.

Recovery Luncheon Meeting These informal lunches, facilitated by Susan McCarthy, are an opportunity to meet others in recovery and those exploring recovery. Free pizza and beverages are provided. Room 135, *Groves Health Center, noon.

Interfaith Prayer Lunch *Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Rev. Issho Fujita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

Introduction to Excel Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A , Dwight Hall, *Williston Library, 4:15 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting See 9/11. Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Rosh HaShanah Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 7 pm.

Spanish Film Series *Cleveland L-2, 7 pm.

C.A.U.S.E. Fair This is an opportunity to meet community service agencies in the surrounding community. Sign up for a community service project of your choosing. Great Room and Balcony, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7:30 pm.

Fulbright Workshop *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Thursday 16

Rosh HaShanah Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 10 am.

Community Service Workshop *CDC workshop room,
4 pm.

Excel II: Advanced Topics Workshop for students. Prerequisite: knowledge of Excel or intro workshop required. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A , Dwight Hall, *Williston Library, 4:15 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 4:30 pm.

College Democrats Meeting *Cleveland L-1, 6:30 pm.

“Winner Takes All? The Effect of the 2000 Election on the 2004 Race to the Finish” Theodore Lowi, Senior Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University, and Sean Wilentz, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University, return to campus to pick up where they left off in election year 2000. Moderated by Mary Renda, associate professor of history and women’s studies. Part of the Weissman Center’s fall series on the presidential election. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7:30 pm.

Friday 17

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Tennis vs. Simmons. *Kendall, 4 pm.

Sunset Serenade An evening of live music at dusk featuring Erin McKeown. Vanessa Torres ’02 opens the show with her band Touching Ground. Gettell Amphitheater, 6:30 pm.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

Saturday 18

Princeton Review LSAT
Room 203, *Kendade Hall, 8 am.

Princeton Review MCAT Room 303, *Kendade Hall, 8 am.

Student-led Shabbat Services *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 10 am.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting See 9/11. Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Sunday 19

Ecumenical Worship Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Baha’i Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Poets’ Lounge Room 227, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8:30 pm.

Monday 20

Memorial Service
For Ruth Elvedt (Elve), Professor of Physical Education Emeritus. *Abbey Chapel, 4 pm.

Sophomore Orientation to Law School *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Tuesday 21
Women’s Recovery Weekly Meeting
This group, run by and for students, meets in a comfortable and confidential atmosphere to support one another in dealing with concerns about their own use and recovery or another’s use of alcohol and other drugs. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

Alcohol and Other Drugs in the U.S. and Abroad A discussion of cultural, legal, and familial views about alcohol and other drugs, open to all international students. We will also talk about MHC’s polices and sanctions on alcohol and other drugs. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4 pm.

Tennis vs. Smith. *Kendall, 4 pm.

Claude Steele Lecture Claude M. Steele, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences at Stanford University and an authority on how group stereotypes affect self-image, academic performance, and individual behavior, will speak about academic achievement and his research on “stereotype threat.” Steele has written extensively on a range of issues, including challenges faced by students of color and women at American institutions of higher education and in other settings. Gamble Auditorium *Art Building,
7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Applying to Graduate School *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Wednesday 22

Interfaith Prayer Lunch
*Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

Race: The Power of Illusion Part one of a thought-provoking three-part PBS video series that investigates basic assumptions about race and illuminates the myths, misconceptions, and notions about race that we all hold. The series will be shown in three one-hour segments on successive Wednesdays. Make time for this if you can and plan to discuss it over dinner with friends. Even catching just a piece of the program will give you new insights. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Rev. Issho Fujita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

Soccer vs. Connecticut College. *Kendall, 4 pm.

“Competing Social Visions: The Labor Movement” A discussion with Mark Dudzic, Labor Party national organizer, on the various agendas, hidden and revealed, found in U.S. party politics during the presidential race. Moderated by Preston H. Smith II, associate professor of politics. Part of the Weissman Center’s fall series on the presidential election. Stimson Room, *Williston Library, 4:30 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting See 9/11. Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Staging Black Femininity: Alva Rogers Film/Lecture Bessie Award winner Alva Rogers will screen scenes from Julie Dash’s celebrated 1991 film Daughters of the Dust and discuss her own work as an actress, playwright, and performance artist. *Dwight 101, 7 pm.

Author Talk and Book Signing With Hale Sofia Schatz, author of If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit. The Odyssey Bookshop will have copies available for sale. For information contact Susan Burggraf at sburggra@mtholyoke.edu or x3510. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7 pm.

Sophomore Orientation to Internships *CDC library, 8 pm.

Résumé and Cover-Letter-Writing Workshop For seniors. *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Thursday 23

Fall Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception Michael Marlais, James M. Gillespie Professor of Art, Colby College, will speak on “The Pond at Optevoz and a Moment in French Realism.” A reception for the exhibition Valenciennes, Daubigny, and the Origins of French Landscape Painting will follow. *Mount Holyoke College Art Museum,7 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 4:30 pm.

Volleyball vs. Elms. *Kendall, 7 pm.

“We the People: Powers That Ought to Be” A talk by columnist, commentator, and public speaker Jim Hightower. Free, but donations will support the work of the western Massachusetts office of the American Friends Service Committee. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Interviewing/Recruiting Information Meeting for Boston and New York Consortiums Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 8 pm.

Sophomore Orientation to Health Careers *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Friday 24

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Sophomore Orientation Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building,
2 pm.

Résumania Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Shabbat Yom Kippur Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

Alix Olson in Concert Exclusive area appearance this fall! Tickets at door only; box office opens at 7 pm. Free with MHC ID; $7 general public. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 pm.

 

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