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October 22, 2004

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October

Friday 22

Family and Friends Weekend Plant Sale
Plants, T-shirts, and sweatshirts will be on sale; proceeds benefit the Botanic Garden. *Talcott Greenhouse, 9 am–4 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Welcome and Registration Center Lobby, *Mary Woolley Hall, 10 am–9 pm.

Introduction to RefWorks Workshop for faculty/staff. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A, *Dwight Hall, 10 am.

WEED Summer Research Symposium Fellows will present their research findings. Poster presentations and refreshments noon–1 pm, oral presentations 1–2 pm. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building.

Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, noon.

Japanese Table *MacGregor Hall dining room, noon.

French Table *Prospect Hall dining room, noon.

University of Rhode Island Graduate School Programs Information Session Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:15 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Office Hours for John Body Safford Hall, 1 pm.

“From Procrastination to Persistence: Understanding the Motivation of College Students” Family and Friends Weekend master class by Becky Wai-Ling Packard. *Cleveland L1, 2 pm.

Street Theatre: Singing, Juggling, Rapping, Acting Performed by theatre arts students. Rain location: Blanchard Campus Center. Skinner Green, 2:30 pm.

“Current and Future Missions to Mars: Unlocking the Secrets of the Red Planet” Family and Friends Weekend master class presented by Darby Dyar. *Cleveland L-2, 3:30 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

Families and Friends Weekend Families Dancing Concert Faculty, alumnae, and other artists explore the idea of families dancing. Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 4:30 pm.

Iftar and Shabbat Dinner Wilder kosher/halal dining hall, 5 pm.

Volleyball Hall of Fame Tournament First match 5 pm, second match 7 pm. *Kendall.

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

Family and Friends Weekend Movie: Finding Nemo Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 7 pm.

A Cappella Fam’ Jam Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Haunted House Scary surprises and trick-or-treat candy. Young children are welcome. *Eliana Ortega House, 9 pm.

Saturday 23

Family and Friends Weekend Nature Walk around Upper Lake
1.1-mile loop, flat, unpaved. Binoculars are optional. Guided by Susan Smith. Meet at the parking lot, *Talcott Greenhouse, 7:30 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Welcome and Registration Center Lobby, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8:30 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Plant Sale See 10/22.

Volleyball Hall of Fame Tournament Matches are: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Gymnasium, *Kendall.

Family and Friends Weekend Buddhist Walking Meditation Meet at Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 9:10 am.

“Haiti and the U.S.: Revolution, Democracy, and Empire” Family and Friends Weekend master class by Mary Renda. *Cleveland L-1, 9:30 am.

“Spectrums of Sexual and Gender Identity” A Family and Friends Weekend student panel presented by True Colors, SYSTA, and the Jeannette Marks House. Kris Bergbom, assistant director, Office of Student Programs, moderator. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 10 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Recovery and Gratitude Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Guided Campus Tours Meet at the temporary Office of Admission, across from Pratt Hall, 10 and 11 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Hike Mount Holyoke An intermediate 1.5 mile hike. Bring a picnic lunch from Blanchard Cafe or Tailgate Picnic at the Village Commons. Limited seating; private cars may follow. Register at the Welcome Center. Meet at Woolley Circle off Chapin Road. *Mary Woolley Hall, 10:45 am.

“Outstanding Plants for the Winter Garden” Family and Friends Weekend walking tour of the center of campus. *Talcott Greenhouse, 11 am–noon.

“At Home with the History Channel” Family and Friends Weekend master class by Frederick J. McGinness. *Cleveland L-2, 11 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Family/Daughter Choir Rehearsal *Abbey Chapel, 11 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Canoeing on Upper Lake With the Outing Club. Meet at the canoe house on Upper Lake beyond Kendall. Canoe House, noon.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 1, 2, and 3 pm.

Frances Perkins Open House Frances Perkins House, 57 College Street, 1 pm.

CDC Open House *Career Development Center, 1 pm.

Center for Global Initiatives Open House Global Lounge, *Porter Hall, 1 pm.

Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts Open House Room 102, *Porter Hall, 1 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Children’s Events Arts and crafts stations (make your own T-shirt, make a picture frame, face painting). Rain location: Great Room, Blanchard Campus Center. Skinner Green, 1 pm.

Soccer vs. Babson. *Kendall, 1 pm.

Myths and Realities of Law and Medical Schools Faculty and alumnae will discuss getting into law and medical schools. The CDC will present information on MHC services. *Cleveland L-1, 1:15 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Study Abroad Info Session New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 2:30 pm.

Community Iftar Breaking of fast and dinner to celebrate Ramadan. *Pearsons Hall dining room, 3 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Faculty Author Book Signing Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, 3 pm.

Ramadan Celebration *Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Concert Featuring the MHC Orchestra, Glee Club, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Family/ Daughter Choir. Catharine Melhorne and Mark Bartley, directors. Songs for autumn, for family, for friends, by Gwyneth Walker, Vaughan Williams, Schumann, Tarik O’Reagan, and Ephraim Amu, plus Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Gary Steigerwalt, piano. *Abbey Chapel, 4 pm.

Iftar Dining room, Wilder Hall. 5 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend Movie: Finding Nemo Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 7 pm.

Family and Friends Weekend President’s Reception/ Showcase Mount Holyoke Come mingle with families, friends, and President Creighton. Stick around for a showcase of MHC’s finest talent. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Sunday 24

Family and Friends Weekend Plant Sale
See 10/22

Family and Friends Weekend Geological Ramble in the Holyoke Range Michelle Markley leads a two-hour hike in the Holyoke Range exploring its Mesozoic bedrock and the more recent Ice Age history of the Connecticut River valley. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and a raincoat. Limited to 11 participants; register at the Family and Friends Weekend Welcome Center. *Mary Woolley Hall, 9:15 am.

International Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 9:15 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Jewish Student Union Bagel Breakfast *Eliot House lounge, 10 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Recovery and Gratitude Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 am.

Ecumenical Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Family and Friends Weekend Jazz Concert—“What's Cookin’?” Big Band, Vocal and Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform music by George Gershwin, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller, and others. Mark Gionfriddo, director. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 2 pm.

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

Unitarian Universalist Meeting *Abbey Chapel, 7 pm.

Monday 25

Introduction to iMovie
Workshop for faculty/staff. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109B, *Dwight Hall, 10 am.

“Diversity and Molecular Specificity in Wiring the Fly Brain” Lecture by Woj Wojtowicz ’00, UCLA. Refreshments at 4 pm;
lecture at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1.

“Religion and Ideology in Contemporary Politics” Lecture by Sean Sayers, visiting professor of philosophy. Room 202, *Skinner Hall, 4 pm.

“History As an Act of Imagination: Women Poets and Revision” Four poets—Diane Gilliam Fisher, Gail Thomas, Annie Boutelle, and Holly Iglesias—read from and discuss their work. Seminar room, *Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 4:30 pm.

Internships for First-Years *CDC workshop room, 4:30 pm.

Italian Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

TUESday 26

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Women’s Recovery Weekly Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

Field Hockey vs. Smith. *Kendall, 3 pm.

Twelve College Exchange Info Session Learn about policies, procedures, deadlines, financial aid, etc. fall 2005, spring 2006, or the 2005–2006 academic year. Completed applications are due 12/15; application forms are expected to be available at this meeting and afterward from the Center for Global Initiatives. *Cleveland L-1, 4 pm.

“God and Government: Religion and the 2004 Presidential Campaign” A panel discussion with Sohail Hashmi, Joan Cocks, Jim Hartley, and Lisa Freitag-Keshet. Moderated by Andrea Ayvazian. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4 pm.

Spanish Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

“Land Scapes” A slide presentation by photographer Kathie Florsheim ’69. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Going International *CDC library, 7 pm.

Panel: Graduate Work in Theology Room 302, *Reese Building, 7 pm.

Psychology Department Film Series Titicut Follies, a 1967 documentary by Frederick Wiseman, was filmed inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Bridgewater and exposes abuses by guards, social workers, and psychiatrists. Discussion to follow. Room 316, *Reese, 7 pm.

Should Information Be Free? An interactive program on the cost of information and open access publishing. *Cleveland L-1, 7:30 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Sign up at the entrance to the Eliot House, or email nyamashi@mtholyoke.edu. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

’07 Pumpkin Patch Cider, pumpkin carving, and Halloween spirit! $6. Great Room and Balcony, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Wednesday 27

Faculty/Staff Cardio Equipment Workshop
Cardio loft, *Kendall, noon.

SALT Institute for Documentary Studies A presentation on the center’s credit courses in journalism, documentary, photography, nonfiction writing and editing, archiving, and magazine design. Room 102, *Shattuck Hall, noon.

Recovery Luncheon Meeting Free pizza and beverages. Room 135, *Groves Health Center, noon.

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

Funding for Study Abroad/Away An overview of requirements and application procedures for Mount Holyoke’s Laurel Fellowships for Off-Campus Study (bring your questions!), and information on outside scholarships and awards for undergraduate study abroad. With Joanne Picard, dean of international studies. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 4 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Rev. Issho Fujita. Today’s topic is “In praise of non-doing.” Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

“Chimeric Metallopeptide Nucleases: The Helix-Turn-Helix as a Scaffold for De Novo Design” Lecture by Sonya Franklin, University of Iowa. Refreshments at 4 pm in the Kendade atrium; lecture at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1, 4:15 pm.

Developing Your International Internship *CDC workshop room, 4:30 pm.

German Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

ACLU Meeting Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

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

“Voting Matters: Who Votes and Why?” Part of an ongoing interview project by Victoria Blom ’06, Heather Fraser ’06, and Amanda Smith ’06, to ascertain why people do or do not vote. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 7 pm.

Study Abroad in Germany Information Meeting *Ciruti lounge, 7 pm.

To Ph.D or Not to Ph.D. *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Thursday 28

Knit and Chat
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Community-Based Learning Film Screening Congo Pa Ti: Afro-Latino Identity in Dominican Culture. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 4 pm.

“From Omnipotence to Identity Politics and Back: Some Feminist Thoughts (in Practice) about the Poetics and Politics of Documentary” Lecture by Dorit Naaman, Ford Associate, Queens University. Seminar room, *Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 4:15 pm.

“Painting from Nature: The Real and the Ideal in French Neoclassical Landscape” Gallery talk by curator Wendy Watson. Art Museum, *Art Building, 4:30 pm.

Résumé Writing *CDC workshop room, 4:30 pm.

“After History: Archiving, Experiencing, and Destroying the Past” The John Lax Memorial Lecture, by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4:30 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

French Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

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

Pathways Leading to a Career in Biomedical Research *CDC workshop room, 6:30 pm.

Love Actually: Let’s Talk About Relationships Facilitated by Roseanne Pikul from Womanshelter/ Companeras. Room 227, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Chinese Film Series Chinese films in Mandarin with English subtitles. Room 301, *Reese Building, 7 pm.

Staging Black Femininity Film/Lecture The Life and Times of Sara Baartman (1998) by T. Sharpley-Whiting, a documentary on the African woman called the “Hottentot Venus.” French and African American studies scholar Sharpley-Whiting will reflect on Baartman’s impact on cultural constructions of black femininity. See Venus, 11/3. Room 302, *Reese Building, 7 pm.

Truman, Bienecke Scholarship Information Session *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Friday 29

National Study Abroad Scholarships
*CDC workshop room, 10 am.

Jumma Prayer Muslim Prayer Room, *Eliot House, noon.

Japanese Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

Study Abroad in Japan Info Session Room 109, *Ciruti Center,
3 pm.

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

Grupo Bapoeira Brasil Lively demonstration of Brazilian martial arts dance. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8:30 pm.

Saturday 30

Free MCATS Practice Test
The Princeton Review will administer a full-length practice MCAT under the same conditions as the real thing. Students will receive a detailed computer score report within one week. Register at www.princetonreview.com. Room 303, *Kendade Hall, 8 am.

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

Volleyball vs. Clark. Gymnasium, *Kendall, 1 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Ramadan Celebration *Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Halloween Cinema with the MHC Orchestra Live The MHC Orchestra accompanies Carl Laemmle’s silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera (1929). $8 general; $5 students, senior citizens. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Sunday 31

Ecumenical Worship Service
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

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

Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

“Black Dean: Leading for Social Justice” Lecture by Jonathan D. Jansen, University of Pretoria, South Africa. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 6 pm.

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

 

November

Monday 1
Introduction to iDVD Workshop
for faculty/staff. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109B, *Dwight Hall, 10 am.

Cover-Letter Writing *CDC workshop room, 4:30 pm.

Sexual Health Educators Meeting Room 213, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5 pm.

Italian Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Tuesday 2

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Women’s Recovery Weekly Meeting Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

What Do You Want to Do: Achieving Clarity (Part I) *CDC conference room, 4:30 pm.

Spanish Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Election Results Presented by the College Democrats. All are welcome, but it will be a pro-Kerry atmosphere. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Sign up at the entrance to the Eliot House, or email nyamashi@mtholyoke.edu. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 3

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

Chemistry Lecture *Cleveland L-1, 4:00 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Rev. Issho Fujita. We will discuss “Non-doing paradox.” Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4 pm.

Info Session for International Relations Graduate School Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 4 pm.

Developing Your Internship in Arts and Communications *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

German Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

ACLU Meeting Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

German Film Fest Schwestern, oder die Balance des Glücks (1979). Room 9, *Ciruti Center, 7 pm.

Venus This play, by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks ’85, is based on the story of Saartjie Baartman, an African woman 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.” Tickets: $5/$3 for students. To reserve, call 538-2406. *Rooke Theatre, 8 pm.

Writing Your Personal Statement *CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Thursday 4

Knit and Chat
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine Info Session Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:15 pm.

Seniors: What Do You Want to Do? Achieving Clarity (Part I) *CDC conference room, 4:30 pm.

Republic of Georgia J-Term Program Info Session For information, email Stephen Jones at sfjones@mtholyoke.edu. Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 4:30 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

French Table Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Developing Your Internship in the Not-for-Profits and Education *CDC workshop room, 6 pm.

“The Post-Election Snapshot” Discussion with Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY. Part of the Weissman Center’s fall series on the presidential election. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7:30 pm.

“The Great Imaginary Strike of Parents and Other Care Workers” Lecture by Nancy Folbre, professor of economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Seminar room, *Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 7:30 pm.

Getting the Most Out of Your Academic Adviser *CDC workshop room , 7:30 pm.

MHC Faculty Dance Concert Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Venus See 11/3. *Rooke Theatre, 8 pm.

Friday 5

Japanese Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

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

Community Shabbat Dinner *Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

MHC Faculty Dance Concert Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Concert Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba, and Margaret Tindemans, violin. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 8 pm.

Venus See 11/3, *Rooke Theatre, 8 pm.

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