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Art Historian James O'Gorman to Lecture November 8

Making Medieval Women Visible: Ruth Dean Lecture Set for November 7

Collaborations, Debut Choreography Infuse Faculty Dance Performance

Women in Public Life Forum Set for November 8–9

Poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe to Read November 4

Exploring Women Mountaineering Pioneers with Rebecca Brown '83

Two at 2: Juniors Attend 'Class under Glass' at Biosphere

Moran to Discuss Invention of the Electric Chair November 5

A Musical Feast in Honor of Founder's Day

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November 1, 2002

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November
Friday 1

Walk the Sacred Labyrinth *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, noon–2 pm.

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer RSVP required by 9 am on 10/31; call x2054 or email eliot-rsvp@mtholyoke.edu. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Japanese Table For intermediate-level speakers and above. South Rockefeller Hall private dining room, noon.

What Do You Want to Do: Achieving Clarity Part II Call x2080 to sign up. Attendance at all three workshops is required. *CDC conference room, 2 pm.

Author Reading Signe Waller will read from Love and Revolution: A Political Memoir: People's History of the Greensboro Massacre, Its Setting and Aftermath. For information call 534-7307. *Odyssey Bookshop, 7 pm.

Auditions for The Tin Can People The Tin Can People, directed by Joyce Devlin and the second of Edward Bond's "War Plays," shows the horror of a nuclear holocaust and offers a vision of hope in a post-nuclear age. Auditions: 11/1, 7–10 pm; 11/2, 1–4 pm. Callbacks: 11/3, 7–10 pm. Rehearsals begin 1/6. Performances 2/13–2/15, 2003. *Rooke Theatre, 7 pm.

Something Every Friday—Improvitational Improv troupes from area colleges have been invited to join MHC's own Unusual Suspects for an evening of hilarity. Visit www.mtholyoke.edu/org/suspects for further information. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 8 pm.

Confronting Borders Poetry Slam *Torrey Hall living room, 8 pm.

 

Saturday 2

Auditions for The Tin Can People See 11/1. *Rooke Theatre, 1 pm.

Sophomore Day Gather with your classmates to hear music, enjoy food, and order class rings. Skinner Green, 2–5 pm.

Author Reading Journalist Rebecca Brown '81 reads from Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering. For information call 534-7307. *Odyssey Bookshop, 3 pm.

Keynote Address—Black Alumnae Conference Internationally renowned playwright Sonia Sanchez will speak. A book signing will follow in the museum lobby. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building 5 pm.

Havdalah/Ice Cream Party *Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

Black Alumnae Conference Dinner and Entertainment Dinner will be Caribbean and soul food, followed by a cultural program showcasing talent from the Five Colleges, including dancing, singing, and poetry. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 6:45 pm.

African Movie Night Faat Kine. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

Black Alumnae Conference DJ Party With live comics. Admission is $3 for MHC students, $4 for others. Betty Shabazz House, 11 pm.

 

Sunday 3

Van to Saint John's Church Leaves from Brigham Hall at 7:15 am.

Ecumenical Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Willits-Hallowell Sunday Brunch Buffet Breakfast and lunch favorites, including hand-carved meats, fresh fruit, assorted pastries, and a dessert table. $10.95. For reservations call x2217. Smith Dining Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 11:30 am.

Docent Tour Mount Holyoke College Art Museum docent Betty Romer presents a gallery talk and tour of the exhibition, Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke. Hear intriguing details and stories about the mountain and view a broad selection of paintings, prints, photographs, and memorabilia that relate to it. Art museum lobby, *Art Building, 2 pm.

Choral Concert The Mount Holyoke College Glee Club and the Rutgers University Glee Club will be joined by members of the Arcadia Chamber Players and soloists Mary Ann Callahan, soprano, and William Hite, tenor. The program features Handel's Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day. *Abbey Chapel, 2:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Gathering *Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Baha'i Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

Roman Catholic Mass *Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Introduction to PowerPoint for Presentations Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 231, *Williston Library, 7 pm.

Zazen Meditation With Professor Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 9 pm.

 

Monday 4

Poetry Reading Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe reads from his new book, By and Large. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4 pm.

"Shorebird Feeding Mechanics: The Evolution of Feeding Systems at the Interface of Water and Land" Lecture by Margaret Rubega, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Connecticut. Refreshments will be served. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 4 pm.

Writing a Winning Personal Statement *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Introduction to Dreamweaver Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 231, *Williston Library, 4:15 pm.

"A Cell of One's Own: The Representation of Women's Conventual Spaces in Early Modern France" Lecture by Five College Women's Studies Research Associate Barbara Woshinsky of the University of Miami. While the image of a cloister can evoke feelings of constraint or even claustrophobia, Woshinsky suggests that convents and other retreats may also provide an alternative feminine space, a "feminotopia" where women, removed from the male gaze and male control, achieved a degree of autonomy unattainable in the outside world of their time. For information call x2527. *Five College Women's Studies Center, 4:30 pm.

"Television and the Social Imaginary" Lecture by Ron Lembo, associate professor of sociology, Amherst College. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 4:30 pm.

Chinese Table *Torrey Hall dining room, 5 pm.

Japanese Table For beginners. *North Rockefeller Hall private dining room, 5:30 pm.

Key Program Information Meeting *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

 

Tuesday 5

Chinese Table Abbey Hall private dining room, 11:30 am.

Women's Recovery Weekly Meeting These meetings, run by and for students, are gatherings of campus women supporting one another in dealing with concerns about use and recovery. Room 135, *Groves Health Center, 12:20 pm.

What Do You Want to Do: Achieving Clarity Part III Call x2080 to sign up. Attendance at all three workshops is required. *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Mindfulness Meditation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:45 pm.

German Table Abbey Hall private dining room, 5:30 pm.

Author Discussion Professor of Sociology Richard Moran will discuss his book Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair. *Odyssey Bookshop, 7 pm.

Preparing Images for Presentations and the Web Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 231, *Williston Library, 7 pm.

Destination: Future Film Series Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), starring David Bowie. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 7:30 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Sign up at the entrance. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

"Vladimir Putin's New Russia" Lecture by Peter Rutland, professor of government, Wesleyan University. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

 

Wednesday 6

Interfaith Prayer Lunch RSVP required by 9 am on 11/5; call x2054 or email eliot-rsvp@mtholyoke.edu. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Recovery Luncheon Meeting These lunches, facilitated by Susan McCarthy, are opportunities to meet others in recovery, those exploring recovery, and those who have been affected by a parent's use of alcohol or other drugs. Pizza and beverages are provided. Room 135, *Groves Health Center, noon.

Operation Decide: U.S.–Iraq: The Regional Impact of the War versus Neutrality International relations majors will guide a discussion about how war in Iraq will affect the Middle East and the benefits of staying neutral. Room 6, *Kendade Hall, 12:15 pm.

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

Making the Most of Your Preadvising Appointment *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Dreamweaver Templates Workshop for students. Prerequisite: A working understanding of advanced Dreamweaver functions. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 231, *Williston, 4:15 pm.

French Table Abbey Hall private dining room, 5 pm.

Italian Table *Pearsons Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

U.S.–Iraq 101 Have your questions about the U.S.–Iraq conflict answered by six experts who will give brief, informative, and objective presentations about key topics. The floor will then open for discussion. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Spanish and Italian Movie Series Novia que te vea (Mexico, 1993). Two young Jewish women growing up amid the social turmoil of 1960s Mexico find separate paths to marriage in defiance of tradition and family expectations. In Spanish with English subtitles. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

Author Reading Patricia Henley, author of Hummingbird House, a National Book Award finalist, reads from her new novel In the River Sweet. For information call 534-7307. *Odyssey Bookshop, 7 pm.

Interviewing Skills *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

 

Thursday 7

Basic Résumé Writing *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

Hindu Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4 pm.

Planning and Developing Your Web Site Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 231, *Williston Library, 4:15 pm.

"Trisecting the Angle: Morley's Theorem and Related Geometry" Lecture by Jeffrey C. Lagarias, information sciences research, AT&T Laboratories. Reception at 4 pm in Hooker Auditorium. Dinner (by reservation only) follows; email lkamins@
mtholyoke.edu
by 11/1 for reservations. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 4:30 pm.

Author Reading Amir D. Aczel, associate professor of statistics at Bentley College and author of The Riddle of the Compass and Fermat's Last Theorem, discusses Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics. *Odyssey Bookshop, 7 pm.
Qur'an Study With Scott Lucas, visiting assistant professor of religion. *Eliot House Lounge, 7 pm.

Marketing and Planning Systems Information Meeting *CDC workshop room,
7 pm.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Dance Concert An array of dances, ranging from lighthearted modern to contemporary ballet, jazz/hip-hop, a rhythm-based piece, a ballet incorporating live music by the MHC Baroque Ensemble, and a premier work for Five College Dance Department students by guest artist Tere O'Connor. Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students. Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

"J.R.R. Tolkien, Anglo-Norman, and the Occlusion of Women's French Literary History in England" The Ruth Dean Lecture by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University. Morrison Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 8 pm.

 

Friday 8

Walk the Sacred Labyrinth *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, noon–2 pm.

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer RSVP required by 9 am on 11/7; call x2054 or email eliot-rsvp@mtholyoke.edu. *Eliot House lounge, noon.

Japanese Table For intermediate-level speakers and above. South Rockefeller Hall
private dining room, noon.

What Do You Want to Do: Achieving Clarity Part III *CDC workshop room, 2 pm.

"For Your Health!: Leadership Development in Action" Keynote address of women in public life forum by Johanna O. Infantine '87, associate director of fellowships at Health Forum in San Francisco. New York Room, *Mary Wooley Hall, 4 pm.

"Landscape, People, and Architecture of the New England Tobacco Fields" Lecture by James O'Gorman, architectural historian and the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art at Wellesley College. Museum galleries will be open for the program; a reception follows. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Dance Concert See 11/7. Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Voice Recital Julie McKay '03 and Annaliese Lilienthal '05, sopranos. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 8 pm.

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