October 18, 2002
Weekend Set For October 25-27
Family Weekend, scheduled
for October 25-27, promises plenty of activities on campus for
Mount Holyoke students and their families, as well as time to
take in the turning of the leaves or even the view from Mount
Holyokethe mountain, that is. In addition to annual traditions
such as open houses, hikes, sporting events, talent shows, plant
sales, concerts, and haunted houses, as well as regularly scheduled
religious services, this years program includes tours of
the newly renovated Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and Kendade
Hall, the recently constructed heart of the Colleges new
unified science center. Those new facilities will also be highlighted
in two special events during the weekend.
Friday evening, the
theatre arts department will present Thomas Cole: A Waking
Dream (see article). Saturday afternoon,
following a welcome address by President Joanne V. Creighton,
members of the science faculty will talk about their work and
how their new shared space in Kendade encourages collaboration
and interdisciplinary education.
Other learning opportunities
include Weed summer research fellow presentations on topics ranging
from the formation of Shiite militant groups to class and
housing in the black community; master classes such as Life in
the Age of Biotechnology and Vision Research: Psychology, Computer
Science, and Virtual Reality; and the lecture Monet and
the Tourist View, by Robert Herbert, MHC Professor Emeritus
of Fine Arts.
are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, with jazz vocalist
Kim Zombik performing after Friday nights dessert reception,
and more than two hundred students participating in a one-hour
Saturday concert featuring Mount Holyokes Orchestra, Concert
Choir, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, and Family/Daughter Choir.
For additional information
about Family Weekend, visit www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/student-programs/family2002/
or check the College Street Journal calendar.