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Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives

November 9, 2001


Friday 9

Japanese Table South Rockefeller Hall private dining room, 11:30 am.

Pagan and Wiccan Collective Meeting Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11:45 am.

Lunch and Jumma Prayer Held in conjunction with a workshop on mannerisms presented by UMMA as part of Islam Awareness Week. RSVP required; call x2054 or email by 11/8. Eliot House lounge, noon.

Walk the Sacred Labyrinth Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the labyrinth, a form of walking meditation found in numerous religious traditions around the world. *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, noon–2 pm.

What Do You Want to Do: Achieving Clarity, Part III *CDC workshop room, 1:30 pm.

"Braless Banshees vs. Brainless Barbies: Looking for a Feminism That Calls My Name" Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgarden will discuss Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future. New York Room, *Mary Woolley Hall, 4 pm.

The Speaker's Guide to Effective Body Language Don't let your brilliant content falter through ineffective delivery. Learn to recognize and control distracting physical habits and attain a more comfortable physical presence at this Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Program workshop. Room 109, *Porter Hall, 4 pm.

UMMA Movie The Message, starring Anthony Quinn. Room 302, *Reese, 7 pm.

Shabbat Service Dinner follows in Wilder. *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

Film and Video Collective History Lessons, with Barbara Hammer. Question-and-answer session to follow. Gamble Auditorium *Art Building, 7:00 pm.

MHC Faculty Dance Performance Works by Jim Coleman, Terese Freedman, Charles Flachs, Rose Flachs, Peter Jones, and guests. $7 general public; $5 students and seniors. *Kendall, 8 pm.

Something Every Friday—Ssuuna A performance of Ugandan dance. *Blanchard Campus Center, 8:30 pm.

Film Society Movie High Art. Admission $1. Gamble Auditorium *Art Building, 9:30 pm.

Three Peas Party Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 10 pm.


Saturday 10

Film Society Movie See 11/9. Gamble Auditorium *Art Building, 7 and 9:30 pm.

UMMA Movie See 11/9. Room 302, *Reese, 7 pm.

MHC Faculty Dance Performance See 11/9. *Kendall, 8 pm.

MHACASA Party Celebrate MHACASA's Awareness Week! *Betty Shabazz House, 10 pm.

Timewarp: Rocky Horror Dance Party *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.


Sunday 11

Ecumenical Worship Service *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

Faculty Recital McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 4 pm.

Reflections on the Life of the Spirit Facilitated by the Baha'i Club. *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:30 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

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

Duas—Beyond the Basics A workshop on duas (supplication), presented by UMMA as part of Islam Awareness Week. Muslim Prayer Room, Eliot House, 7 pm.

India.Arie A total of 1,000 free tickets will be distributed to MHC students at the Blanchard information desk through November 4 (one free ticket per student). Students may purchase up to four additional guest tickets for $15 each. Students must show valid MHC ID at the door. In addition, a limited number of tickets are being offered to the general public ($20) and Five College community ($15) at the Northampton Box Office, 1-800-THE-TICK; B-Side Records, Northampton, 586-9556; For The Record, Amherst, 256-6134; Tix Unlimited, UMass, 545-0412; and the Blanchard information desk, 538-2045. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 8 pm.

Zen Meditation Wa-Shin-An, Eliot House, 9 pm.


Monday 12

Frances Perkins Program Open House Registration begins at 9 am in Pratt Hall. At 9:15 am there will be a panel discussion on "The Mount Holyoke Experience" in Pratt; at 10:15 am, campus tours; and at 11 am participants can attend a class. To register call 413-538-2077. Frances Perkins House, 57 College Street, 9 am.

Bible Study With Anita Magovern and Andrea Ayvazian. Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

"The Ultimate Objective: What Do We Want? Towards a Debate on the Ultimate Objective" Lecture by Martha Loutfi, former editor-in-chief, International Labor Review. Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 79/83 College Street, 4:30 pm.

French Table *Ham Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

Japanese Table South Rockefeller Hall private dining room, 5:30 pm.

"Transforming Crisis: Alternatives to Globalization and Fundamentalism" A forum of leading women activists, moderated by Asoka Bandarage, associate professor, women's studies. Speakers include Jean Hardisty, author of Mobilizing Resentment; Jean Grossholtz, professor emeritus of politics and women's studies and chair of women's studies; Ada Sanchez, Careth Foundation; and Souad Dajani, Grassroots International. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Hall, 7 pm.

Intro to Photoshop Computer workshop for students. Register at Room 231, *Williston Library, 7 pm.

Perfecting Paragraphs What makes an awesome paragraph? How can you use paragraphs to better organize and clarify your thoughts? This is a hands-on clinic; bring a completed paper or paper in progress. Room 109, *Porter Hall, 7:30 pm.


Tuesday 13

Revitalizing Your Web Site Computer workshop for faculty and staff. Register at Room 231, *Williston Library, 9:30 am.

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

Weekly Discussion on Islam Eliot House lounge, 3 pm.

Mindfulness Meditation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:15 pm.

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

Spanish Table *Ham Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

Cover-Letter Writing Workshop *CDC conference room, 7 pm.

Spanish Film Series Volver a Empezar ("Begin the Beguine"), directed by José Luis Garci. Room 101, *Dwight, 7 pm.

Intro to Dreamweaver Computer workshop for students. Register at Room 231, *Williston Library, 7 pm.

Islam Awareness—Beyond the Basics A panel on veiling. Room 301, *Reese, 7 pm.

Inward Bound Meditation *South Mandelle Hall living room, 7 pm.

Carney, Sandoe, and Associates Information Meeting *CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

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


Wednesday 14

Interfaith Prayer Lunch Eliot House lounge, noon.

Revitalizing Your Web Site Computer workshop for faculty and staff. Register at Room 231, *Williston Library, 2 pm.

Torah Study Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Deep Calls to Deep A weekly exploration and growth group for spiritual seekers. Explore and share ways to deepen our life in spirit and the spirit in our life. Facilitated by Rev. Rich Fourner *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4 pm.

Verbosi-TEA A reading/open mike event sponsored by MHC's student-run literary magazine. All are welcome. Please bring your words, your music, or anything else that inspires you. Refreshments will be served. Contact Rachel,, or Sarah,, with questions. Stimson Room, *Williston Library, 4 pm.

Zen Meditation Meditation practice, discussion, and reading of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, with Rev. Issho Fujita. Today's chapter discussion: Singleminded Way. Wa-Shin-An, Eliot House, 4 pm.

Using Your Break to Locate An Internship *CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

"Growing Up with Perplexity" Lecture by Gareth B. Matthews, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Room 216, *Skinner Hall, 4:30 pm.

Chinese Table *Ham Hall dining room, 5:30 pm.

Italian Table South Rockefeller Hall private dining room, 5:30 pm.

Hindu Celebration—Diwali Eliot House lounge, 6 pm.

Spanish Film Series Men with Guns (U.S., 1997), directed by John Sayles. A doctor who trained medical students to work in impoverished Mexican villages suspects that "men with guns" got there first, and with every step he is confronted by bloody realities he had long ignored. In Spanish with English subtitles. Room 101, *Dwight, 7 pm.

The Speaker's Guide to the Voice Ever wonder why some people are so pleasant to listen to and others aren't? Learn ways to improve your enunciation and how to control your speaking pace and pitch. Room 109, *Porter Hall, 7 pm.

"Contested Ground Meaningful Landscapes and Cultural Conflict in the Past" Robert Schwartz, professor of history, moderates this panel discussion. Panelists: Amy Hillier, postdoctoral researcher, Population Studies Center, and research associate, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania; Brian Osborne, professor of geography, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario; Anne Kelly Knowles, independent scholar, Washington, D.C. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7:30 pm.

Festival of Films on India and South Asia Earth (2000), Indian-Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film version of Cracking India, a novel by Pakistani writer Bapsi Sidhwa about the partition of India. Room 216, *Skinner Hall, 7:30 pm.


Thursday 15

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 202, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:15 pm

Making Templates For Your Own Design Computer workshop for faculty and staff. Register at Room 231, *Williston Library, 2 pm.

Teach Back An opportunity for students and faculty to engage in small group conversations about what works and what doesn't work in the classroom, with the purpose of making the learning process more engaging and productive. We need your input! Questions? Contact the Weissman Center Student Advisory Board. *Blanchard Campus Center, 4 pm.

"Synthetic Functional Polymer Materials with Applications from Life Sciences to Electronics" Chemistry department seminar by Todd Emerick, University of Massachusetts. Refreshments served at 4 pm in Carr 208. Room 209, *Carr, 4:15 pm.
Hindu Community Meeting *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 5 pm.

"Africa and the Role of American Imperialism" Lecture by Keith Snow, Central African journalist and activist. Dwight 101, *Dwight, 7 pm.

Service of Reconciliation *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 7 pm.

Squash vs. Smith. *Kendall, 7 pm.

"The Swan Songs of the Tsars: Nineteenth-Century Russian Romantic Music" Alexander Sumerkin, literary scholar, translator (notably of Joseph Brodsky), and music critic, will give a talk about and perform nineteenth-century Russian city songs and gypsy romances. Warbeke Room, *Pratt Hall, 7 pm.

"Flexible Welfare: Local Social Service Organizations and the Regulation of Poor Women's Lives" Meghan Cope, State University of New York, Buffalo. Seminar Room, Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 79/83 College Street, 7:30 pm.

MASSPIRG Open Mike Poetry, music, beverages, and food, to raise funds for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Lyons Den, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.
Film American President, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Benning. Free; food and beverages will be served. Class T-shirts will be available for $10. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 9 pm.


Friday 16

Japanese Table South Rockefeller Hall private dining room, 11:30 am.
Pagan and Wiccan Collective Meeting Room 212, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11:45 am.

Jumma Prayer There will be no halal lunch, in observance of Ram. Eliot House lounge, noon.

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

Workshop on Ramadan/Fasting/Lailat-ul-Qadr Presented by UMMA. Eliot House lounge, 4 pm.

Basketball Tip-Off Tournament Two games are scheduled for today. Gymnasium, *Kendall, 5 and 7 pm.

CD Booth Make your own CD in the recording studio in Blanchard. The CD includes a video image of the performance. *Blanchard Campus Center, 6:30 pm.

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Ceremony *Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 6:30 pm.

Film Society Movie Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 and 9:30 pm.

"Going Places!" A musical travelogue featuring selections by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and Lennon and McCartney, performed by the Mount Holyoke College Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Mark Gionfriddo, director. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 7:30 pm.

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