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Tickets for the African folk opera, “Queen Moremi”, are available for sale in the Music office in Pratt and at the door. They will also be sold on Monday, April 21, 2014 through Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Blanchard from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Performances will be in Rooke Theatre on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $3 for students/seniors. For more information, please contact the Music Department at extension 2306.

MBTI Workshop

The key to exploring your future is knowing more about yourself. On April 30, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Career Development Center, Room #111, come and explore your Myers-Briggs personality type at the MBTI Workshop. Discover how your type plays out in the academic setting and how it relates to majors and potential careers. Attendees must complete the MBTI Assessment in LyonNet prior to the workshop. RSVP is required. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Campus Police offers several community outreach programs that are available to the college community. These programs can be arranged in the comfort of your office or common area of your residence halls. Please contact the Outreach office to arrange a program in your area. Please visit our website to learn more about our programs. For more information, please contact Campus Police at extension 2304.

The 91st Annual Kathryn Irene Glascock ‘22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition will take place:

Friday, April 11, 2014
3:00 pm, Stimson Room, Williston Library
a conversation with the judges

8:00 pm, Gamble Auditorium
Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:30 am, Stimson Room, Williston Library
Judges’ Reading & announcement of winner

For more information, please contact the English Department at extension 2146.

Correlation. Core relation. Core elation. Co relation. Creation results as a result of its composition. Join the dancers of Mount Holyoke College as they question, create and recreate through dance in the MHC Student Dance Concert on April 11, 2014 and April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and $3.00 for students and seniors. To reserve, call the box office at (413) 538-2848 or email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com.

Childrens artwork from the Gorse Children’s Center is on display in store windows at the Village Commons through Sunday, April 13, 2014 in celebration of the “Week of the Young Child,” a national recognition of children and families. Please visit the garden behind the MHC greenhouse to see a StoryWalk of the children’s book, “The Mixed-Up Chameleon”, by Eric Carle through the month of April. For more information, please contact the Gorse Children’s Center at (413) 533-9819.

The Multicultural Community and College Life Committee (MCCL) is looking for your ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mount Holyoke. We are seeking innovative projects that promote inclusion in our work environment, our community, and especially in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions. The first deadline (of two) for Fall 2014 projects is April 4. The application form and evaluation criteria can be found on the MCCL website.

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm to 8pm. Come discuss your thoughts and feelings about the current culture of marijuana, on this campus and beyond. How do international differences in law and culture impact? What are new trends in national medical marijuana laws bringing to the table? Facilitators: Lindsey Spratt ‘15, Cate Cantler ‘16, Carrie Carter ‘16. Location: Blanchard Lounge 227.

If you are a dedicated scholar, a leader among your peers, or a person with a passion to improve the lives of others, then you may be a strong candidate for a Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Marshall, or Fulbright Scholarship that funds graduate study at Cambridge, Oxford, or any one of many other universities in the UK! Join National Fellowships Advisor, Christine Overstreet, to learn how you can apply for one or several of these Fellowships on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Dwight 101 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please note that candidates for these fellowships typically have GPAs of at least 3.7 and have demonstrated leadership and service. Gates is for international and domestic students; all others, only US citizens. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowship at extension 3610.

Grad Study in the UK

Considering graduate study in the UK? National Fellowships and Graduate School Advisor, Christine Overstreet, will provide an overview of graduate-level study opportunities in the UK including Oxford, Cambridge and beyond and how to research programs. All class years and citizenship welcome on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Dwight 101 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships at extension 3610.

This is Spring; renew hope. Each donation can help save up to three lives. Donate blood on Monday April 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Wooley Hall. Walk-ins are welcome and a positive ID is required. For more information, please contact Health Services at extension 2121.

Thinking of studying abroad in Spring 2015? The deadline to apply for all Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) and for most MHC exchanges and programs, including Monteverde, Shanghai, and Montpellier, is Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Apply by submitting the Request to Study Abroad in ISIS. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at extension 2072.

Please join us for our annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Seatings are at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please make your reservation soon by calling (413) 538-2217.

Thursday, March 27th, 10am-4pm. Earth Elegant carries organic clothing, scarves & bags, as well as jewelry and skin care products.

Thinking about life after college? Know that money matters? On March 24, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. in Cleveland L1, attend this session to learn how to develop a financial action plan, get smart about credit and discover the secrets to starting your career the right way! For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Spring is almost here! Celebrate the season at our Taste of Spring Dinner & Cooking Class on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Seating is limited and reservations are required by March 16, 2014. Please call the Willits-Hallowell Center to reserve your seating for this special event at 413-538-2217.

In the Marrow, a performance of choreographed works by Rachel Blair and Mariam Dingilian, featuring work by Paul Matteson and music by Eljebel, will be held on March 28th and 29th at 8:00 p.m. in the Kendall Studio Theatre. General admission is $5.00 for students and $3.00 for seniors. There will be a Reception following the Friday night performance. Contains mature content. Please call (413) 538-2848 for reservations or e-mail mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com.

Call for Performers!

There is still time to submit your proposal to perform at either the MHC Coffee House on April 12, 2014 or MHC Performs on April 13, 2014! The Office of Admissions, your host for both events, is looking for individual and group acts to bring their talents to the stage. Your audience? Admitted students on campus for a weekend experience at MHC. Poets, dancers, comedians and musicians are all welcome, so do not miss out! Proposals are due by March 12th. For more information, please visit mtholyoke.edu/go/perform.

Considering Mathematics or Statistics for your major or minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Clapp, Room #416. Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you. For more information, please contact the Math and Statistics department at extension 2162.

Wednesday, March 12, 4:30 to 6pm. Does humor give a free pass to terms and isms that would otherwise be offensive? Can we use racist / sexist / genderist / homophobic / ableist / ethnicist / other slurs if we “don’t mean it that way”? What if we are part of the identity group in question? How does our use of language, and our tolerance of it, shift with the spaces we occupy? Facilitators: Sadia Khatri ‘15 and Cari Morrison ‘17. Location: Blanchard Lounge (227).

Friday, March 7th, 3pm - 4:30pm. Mount Holyoke is known as a place where people can celebrate their identities and works to support people to be their authentic self. But what happens when the culture around you tokenizes your existence or even calls into question your place on this campus? Facilitators: Todd Porter (Residence Life), Kris Bergbom (Student Programs). Location: Blanchard Lounge (227)

TABOO: Good Hair Day

Wednesday, March 5th, 4:30-6pm. There’s no way that talking about HAIR -especially Womens’ Hair - isn’t a loaded topic for dialog. We are wearing the politics of gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, and personal health on the top of our heads everyday. However, you prepare the top of your head in the morning….its a Hair Day…..Let’s talk about Hair! Facilitators: Latrina Denson (Asst. Dean of Students), Sara Blair (Residence Life). Location: Blanchard Lounge (227)

TABOO: Trigger Warning!

Tuesday, March 4th, 4:30-6pm. Trigger warnings have become increasingly attached to internet postings, blogs, websites, and news articles in some circles. Many folks find value in also including these warnings when introducing educational presentations, social events, film screenings, news reports, and even interpersonal conversations. What role are Trigger Warnings playing in our community? Facilitators: Karen Jacobus (Health Education), Kris Bergbom (Student Programs). Location: Blanchard Lounge (227).

The State of Asian, Pacific, and American Studies in the Five Colleges, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 8 in Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, MHC Keynote Lecture, “Why Asian American Studies Matters Now” by George Lipsitz at 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 8 in Gamble Auditorium. For more information, please contact the English department at extension 2146.

Are you considering a career in the health profession? Join Pamela Matheson, Associate Director of Pre-Health Advising, for a session specific to interviewing in this field. This will be held in the Career Development Center (CDC), Workshop Room 111, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

MBTI Workshop

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Workshop Room 111 of the Career Development Center, learn how the key to exploring your future is knowing more about yourself. Explore your Myers-Briggs (MBTI) personality type at this workshop. Discover how your type plays out in the academic setting and how it relates to majors and potential careers. Attendees must complete the MBTI Assessment in LyonNet prior to the workshop. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

On Monday, March 3, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Career Development Center (CDC), the #1 ranked school in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, will be coming to the CDC! Ms. Katie Merrill, an Admissions Counselor, will be hosting a catered lunch for students interested in applying to Vermont Law School and law school in general. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

We Need Your Input!

Health Services will be launching the National College Health Assessment survey on Sunday, March 2, 2014, to a random sample of students. Help us get information to improve our services and create programs to meet your needs. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. Every 20th student who participates will receive a $10 gift certificate to Tower Theaters. For more information, please contact Health Services at extension 2121.

On March 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Dwight 101, learn about grants for a post-college year abroad doing research/study or assistant-teaching English. Hear an overview of the program and the campus application process. Students wishing to apply for Fall 2014 must attend an information session. Eligible: Seniors/Alumnae/US citizens. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships at extension 3183.

On March 4, 2015 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Kendade 203, learn about grants for a post-college year abroad doing research/study or assistant-teaching English. Hear an overview of the program and the campus application process. Students wishing to apply for Fall 2014 must attend an information session. Eligible: Seniors/Alumnae/US citizens. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships at extension 3183.

The annual Five College faculty concert offers new and re-staged works by faculty and guest artists. It also includes excerpts from Andrea Miller’s company, Gallim’s ‘Wonderland’ and the re-staging of Freedman and Coleman’s ‘Falling’ dry to 5 Roy Orbison songs. The event is free and will be held at Amherst College in the Kirby Theatre from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 6th through the 8th. For more information, please contact Terese Freedman at extension 3313.

The Campus Police Survey for 2014 is now open. Please help us evaluate our services to our communities by completing our online survey. Students can enter to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card. The survey is open through March 31, 2014. We appreciate your feedback! For more information, please contact the Campus Police at extension 2304.

LITS will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Library atrium as part of the Seven Siblings Women’s History Month Edit-a-thon! New and experienced editors are all welcome! There will be progress and popcorn! This event is open to all in the community.

The Employee Service Awards committee, through the generous support of the Office of the President, is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. For more information, please contact Human Resources at extension 2503.

On Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cassani Room, #102 Shattuck Hall, please join James Asher, the Washington Bureau Chief of the McClatchy Newspapers, for an informal chat about first steps and real-world challenges. Asher is a seasoned investigative journalist who leads a staff of 40 reporters as they deliver news from the nation’s capital and around the world. For more information, please contact the Department of English at extension 2146 or by email to english@mtholyoke.edu.

The deadline to apply for study abroad approval for Fall 2014 or for the 2014-2015 year is March 1, 2014. Apply by submitting the Request to Study Abroad, now available in ISIS. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 3. Students should apply by the deadline even if their plans are not firm. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at extension 2072 or by email to global@mtholyoke.edu.

Learn about grants for a post-college year abroad doing research/study or as an assistant teaching English. Come hear an overview of the program and the campus application process on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Friday, February 28, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Dwight 101. Students wishing to apply in Fall 2014 must attend an information session and meet eligibility requirements. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans at extension 3610.

On March 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Cleveland L3, please join us for pitch3, which is a student competition that celebrates entrepreneurship, creativity, and the ability to concisely and convincingly sell a new idea. Please register by March 19, 2014 to enter. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Staff Council is happy to announce that nominations have officially opened for the Staff Council Peer Recognition Award. Nominations will be accepted now through March 7th. For more information, please visit the Staff Council website page or by email to staff-council-l@mtholyoke.edu.

This workshop will be held on February 27, 2014 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Room #111 and is recommended for Seniors and Juniors. This will introduce you to the value of personal branding, help you to understand how to develop a positive and effective brand and how it can impact your job search. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

On Monday, February 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Morrison Room at Willits-Hallowell Center, there will be a Start Smart workshop. This will provide college women, who are approaching the job market, with the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits, so that they receive fair and realistic compensation. Dinner and salary negotiation workbook is included. RSVP required. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Job Search for Seniors

Please join us on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Cleveland L-3 for a workshop that will focus on how MHC’s seniors can be best prepared throughout the job search process. Learn about the resources available through the Career Development Center (CDC) to support your search. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

Join us for a special event! We are hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Cooking Class on Friday, February 14, 2014. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by a 5-course dinner and cooking demonstration. Please RSVP by February 11, 2014 for this unique dining experience. For more information, please contact Willits at (413) 538-2217 to make a reservation.

We are featuring new menu items for the a la carte community lunch. Please join us, Mondays-Fridays, February 3, 2014 - February 7, 2014; February 10, 2014 - February 14, 2014; and Monday - Thursday, February 17, 2014 - February 20, 2014. For more information, please contact Willits at extension 2217.

The deadline for students to add Spring courses is Monday, February 3, 2014. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by the end of the day on Monday, February 3, 2014. For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at extension 2025 or by email to registrar@mtholyoke.edu.

The Multicultural Community and College Life Committee (MCCL) is looking for your ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mount Holyoke. We are seeking innovative projects that promote inclusion in our work environment, our community, and especially, in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions. Please visit the MCCL website for more information and to view the application form and evaluation criteria.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 4pm - 5:30pm. Blanchard Lounge (227). Sure, the idea of greeting your world with a smile can seem like a simple, pleasant way to make the world better around you. “Smile and the world smiles with you” and all that. But are smiles as a form of social communication also sometimes about power? And gender? And rank and promotions? And Sexism? And safety? And race? And social class? …Let’s get serious talking about smiling. Join us for the dialog. Facilitators: Latrina Denson (Asst.Dean of Students), Kris Bergbom (Student Programs)

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Willits-Hallowell Center, please join us for the Real Talk Intra/Intergroup Dialogue. Registration is due by February 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided! For more information, please contact the Dean of Students office at extension 2550.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Show how much you care and give blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Woolley Hall. Walk-ins welcome. Positive ID required. For more information, please contact the Office of Health Education at extension 2466 or extension 3200.

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., please join us in Pratt Hall. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. and a RSVP is required. Please join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists! For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Join the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies department and the Office of the President on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the New York Room to celebrate 30 years of contributions to Mount Holyoke College and Latina/o Studies by Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez. The opening remarks will be given by President Lynn Pasquerella and the panelists include distinguished scholars in Spanish and Latina/o Studies. For more information, please contact the Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American Studies department at extension 2347.

Social Meet & Greet

By this point, you are back to work with your class schedules. Why not stop by the lounge area on the second floor of Blanchard on February 6, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the cafe and meet Ralf Gould, Chief of the Campus Police Department. Outreach Coordinator, Earl Brown, will be present as well to greet you. We are looking forward to meeting with members of our community. For more information, please contact the Campus Police Department at extension 2304.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium for a performance that is a wonderful kaleidoscope of music, theater and film. This tells real Mount Holyoke stories through the exploration of social identities. Come look at the complexity of our world through multiple dimensions including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class status and more. You will gain insight and questions about identity and multiculturalism, while contemplating aspects of life you never fully appreciated! For more information, please contact the Dean of Students office at extension 2550.

Unfortunately, we have cancelled our Winter Brunch that was previously scheduled for Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you for our annual Valentine’s Brunch.

Students interested in taking music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke must go thru the audition/interview process. Sign up for an appointment and further instructions are on the bulletin board located diagonally across the hall from the Music Office. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m. in Pratt. For more information, please contact the Music Department at extension 2306.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 24, 2014. Applications are available online and on the bulletin board located diagonally across the hall from the Music Office. For more information, please contact the Music Department at extension 2306.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Pratt room #109. Students who wish to take music lessons must fulfill the Music 100 requirement by either successfully passing the exam or taking the Music 100 course, which is offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. For more information, please contact the Music Department at extension 2306.

Students who need to make Spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so starting Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Advisor approval is required first. Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their Advisors during Orientation. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at extension 2025.

Celebrate the new year with our Winter Brunch on Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 413-538-2217.

Mount Holyoke will close at the end of business on Friday, December 20 and will remain closed through Thursday, December 26. The College will reopen on Friday, December 27. Please note: While the College will be open during normal business hours December 27-31, many employees will be enjoying much deserved vacation and personal time away from campus; some departments will be completely closed during this period. If you need to transact business with the College during this time and are unable to reach the intended person or office, you may contact Campus Police (413-538-2304), who will notify the department needed. Thank you for your understanding. We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season! For more information, please contact the Office of the President at extension 2500.

The Willits-Hallowell Center and Conference and Event Services will be closed for the December break beginning on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. If you need reservations, catering or event support for events through the 3rd week of January, please be sure to contact the appropriate department by Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2014. Happy Holidays! For more information, please contact Willits at extension 2217 or by email to eventservices@mtholyoke.edu.

Check our funding opportunities from the Campus Sustainability Fund. Deadline for applications is January 17, 2014. For more information, please contact Nancy Apple in the Environmental Health & Safety department at extension 2529 or by email to neapple@mtholyoke.edu.

Thursday, December 5th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Do people still “date” or is that just a culture of hooking up? Is there a space for relationships between “hooking-up” and “partnered”? Has it gotten harder to date satisfactorily? How has our digital age changed the dating landscape? What challenges has “Gender Fluidity” added to the scene? Do racial/ethnic identities still play a deciding factor in who we choose to date? What about polyamory? Has the economy shifted our dating customs? Facilitators: Hannah Trost (Student Programs), Kate Wasserman (Dean of Students Office)

Give Blood Today!

This holiday give something that means something. Red Cross Blood Drive today, December 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Wooley Hall. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information, please contact College Health Services at extension 2121.

Our annual Holiday Brunch is on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Willits-Hallowell at (413) 538-2217 to make reservations or for more information.

Willits-Hallowell is hosting a la carte community lunch from Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to Friday, December 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please join us! For more information, please contact Willits-Hallowell at extension 2217.

Monday, December 2nd, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Microaggressions - whether about race or other marginalized social identities - can impact significantly our comfort and well-being in a community, and our academic achievements. How do we experience, recognize, understand, and eradicate these instances of intentional or unintentional bias, disrespect, and/or hostility? Whose responsibility is it? Facilitators: Angelica Castro (Asst. Director of CBL/ CAUSE Advisor) and Abigail Hermandez ‘14, Diana Alvarez and Natasha Payes (Asst. Directors of Admissions)

MBTI Workshop

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Development Center Workshop Room 111. At this workshop, explore your MBTI personality type. Discover how your type plays out in the academic setting and how it relates to majors and potential careers. Complete the on-line MBTI assessment in LyonNet prior to the workshop. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

College Health Services and the Student Health Committee are sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Wooley Hall. Please consider donating! For more information, please contact College Health Services at extension 2121.

Ready to lead change? Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) can provide powerful tools to get you started. Students who develop “Commitments to Action” related to Education, Environment/Climate Change, Peace/Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation and Public Health are invited to apply for seed funding and access to a global network of leaders and experts. To get started, attend an info session. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at extension 2072.

Join us for this program on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Gamble that will focus on what to eat before you exercise; the best recovery foods after a hard workout; sweets, snacks, snack attacks and much more! The program will be presented by Nancy Clark, Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). This is sponsored by the MHC Athletic Department, Health Services, and the Purington Fund. For more information, please contact Ellen Perrella at extension 2640 or by email to eperrell@mtholyoke.edu.

Vendors in Blanchard

On Friday, November 15th we have two vendors in the Campus Center, selling scarves, slippers, jewelry, and more! Come by and check them out!

The Office of Student Programs now has a page on Facebook! Check it out to see all of the amazing things our students are doing!

Taboo: International Edition

Tuesday, November 19th, 7-8:30pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Every year 26% of Mount Holyoke’s student population is “Studying Abroad” RIGHT HERE on our own campus…hailing from over seventy countries worldwide. This dialog seeks to celebrate the diversity on campus and to strengthen our community by sharing our experiences adjusting to a new culture. Join the International Student Organizing Committee for a candid conversation about what it’s like to study abroad! Domestic students are more than welcome to join.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Kendade, Room 305, please come and see presenters from the McCulloch Center, Joanne Picard, Dean of International Studies & Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning. Many pre-health students worry that learning abroad is difficult to incorporate into their busy academic schedules. This session will demonstrate how term time study abroad, as well as international internships and research in the Summer are not only possible, but do much to enrich the MHC curriculum and competitiveness for many health careers. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at extension 3389.

Ace the Interview

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Development Center (CDC) Workshop Room 111. Learn how to shine during your upcoming internship or job interviews! During this interactive session, you will learn effective interviewing skills and put them into practice. You will leave feeling more confident and knowledgeable about interviewing. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

Finding A Job

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Development Center (CDC) Workshop Room 111. This workshop will focus on the basics of how to prepare and begin your job search process. Learn about the resources available through the CDC to support your process. For more information, please contact the CDC at extension 2080.

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call Willits at (413) 538-2217 to make a reservation.

Follow the Twitter hashtag, #MtHolyokeAtWork, today to gain an insider’s look into what it is like to be the literary editor of the Chicago Tribune. Elizabeth Taylor spent thirteen years as a correspondent with Time Magazine before joining the Tribune in 1996. Taylor has been the President of the National Book Critics Circle and has served on three Pulitzer juries. For more information, please contact the Alumnae Association at extension 2300.

Hump Day is Coming!

Celebrate Hump Day by stopping by our table on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Campus Center. Meet MoHealth Mona, who will be sharing tips on colds and flu prevention and giving away free cold self care kits! Like us on Facebook to learn more about Mount Holyoke College Health Education. For more information, please contact Health Services at extension 2121.

Tonight, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1, please join presenter, Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D. & Pre-Health Advisor. The essay you create to accompany your primary application to health profession schools has a high standard to meet. Tell the reader, typically in 5,300 characters or less, why they should choose you from among six thousand other applicants! Where do I start? What should I say? What should I not say? Come learn the ins and outs of writing good application statements. For more information, please contact Pre-Health Programs.

Registration for Spring 2014 credit courses at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Interchange begins Monday, November 11, 2013. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at extension 2025 or by email to registrar@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke College Dance presents an evocative concert by guest artists and resident faculty choreographers Sidra Bell, Jim Coleman, Terese Freedman, Paul Matteson, Marilyn and Sekou Sylla and Tong Wang. The concert will be held November 14, 2013 through November 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at Kendall Hall. For tickets or more information, please contact Mount Holyoke Dance at (413) 538-2848 or by e-mail to mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com.

On Friday, November 8, 2013, learn to write cover letters employers will want to read. This workshop will help you tailor cover letters to specific jobs or internships! Then, attend a workshop to learn how to write your first resume on Friday, November 15, 2013. Resumes are an important part of finding jobs and internships; even on-campus student jobs require them. Attend this workshop for an overview of the basic outline and structure of your first resume. Both events will take place at 12:15 p.m. in the Career Development Center Workshop Room. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in Cleveland L-2 there will be a workshop for international students seeking internships or jobs in the U.S. Learn the most effective job search strategies and how to make the most of CPT/OPT work authorization. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

The Request to Study Abroad is now available as an on-line application in ISIS! All students applying to study abroad, including those applying for Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid), must apply using the on-line form, which is available from the ISIS Main Menu. Please note that applications for most MHC programs and exchanges, and for all Laurel Fellowships, for studying abroad beginning in Fall 2014 are due December 6, 2013. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at global@mtholyoke.edu.

Friday, November 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dwight 202. US citizens, 3.5+ GPA, all majors, first years, Sophomores, Juniors and FPs. Interested in a career in US Government and seeking a way to study abroad immersed in a culture and language in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American and the Carribean? Christine Overstreet will discuss how the NSEP Boren Scholarship can get you there! For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships at extension 3610.

Friday, November 8, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Dwight, Room 202. US citizens, 3.5+ GPA, all majors, first years, sophomores, juniors and FPs. Are you passionate about the environment and plan to incorporate environmental concerns in your field/career? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Udall Scholarship that awards up to $5,000 for 1-2 years of undergraduate study. Christine Overstreet will explain how you can become a competitive applicant. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships at extension 3610.

Ever wonder how they come up with those College rankings like “Best Classroom Experience” or “Best College Dorms?” From asking students! Participate in the Princeton Review Student Survey by sharing your thoughts about Mount Holyoke and you will have a chance to win an iPad. Click here for the survey. For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Research at extension 3143.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Career Development Center meet Lale Topcuoglu for pizza and to learn about opportunities with Goldman Sachs! Lale is the co-head of the global Investment Grade Credit Portfolio Management team. She graduated Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1999, with a BA in Economics and Politics. She also served as co-head of the firm and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network in EMEA from 2011 until early 2013. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at extension 2080.

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium B. Author Daniel Alarcon will discuss his new novel, At Night We Walk in Circles. Alarcon is the author of War by Candlelight and is a finalist for the PEN-Hemingway Award. His fiction, journalism and translations have appeared in various publications. The New Yorker named him one of the best 20 Writers under 40. For more information, please contact the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department at extension 2347.

Willits is hosting a la carte Community Lunch, Wednesday-Friday, October 30, 2013 through November 1, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 413-538-2217.

LGBTQ Career Information

Tuesday, 10/29, 6:00pm, Kendade 107. Join the CDC for LGBTQ career resources and a discussion of specific topics such as coming out in the workplace, workplace benefits and employer laws, supportive communities, interview and job search tips and more.

Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Kendade, Room 203. If you are interested in nursing, physical therapy, nutrition or post-bac programs, come and find out more about Simmons College and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Meet Carmin Fortin, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions from Simmons College and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-Health Programs at extension 3389.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in Dwight 101. Meet Ellen Cosgrove, ‘84, Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Harvard Law School, along with a number of MHC alumnae working in the legal profession in a panel discussion. Topics include financial aid/debt management, employment and methods for facing the changes in the legal market, with a Q&A session to follow. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center.

The Five College Clothesline Project will be on exhibit in the Blanchard Student Art Gallery from October 21, 2013 through October 25, 2013. The Clothesline Project symbolizes a lifeline, which joins survivors of assault, relationship violence, rape and incest to feel empowered and supported by one another. T-shirts made by students at Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College and the University of Mass/Amherst will be displayed. We welcome survivors of all genders to create a T-shirt for the display. We feel it is important to acknowledge the degree to which silence has been ongoing for women, men, transgender and intersex people and for anyone whose gender does not fit into the box. For more information, please contact Health Services.

Tom McGlew of the University of Edinburgh will discuss opportunities for graduate study in Great Britain. In addition, he will discuss graduate study specifically at the University of Edinburgh, currently ranked as the sixth best university in Europe. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1, Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, will be presenting. She is the Associate Dean of Medical Education, Director of Admissions and a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Armstrong will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and discuss the admission review process. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

Finding a Job Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the CDC Workshop Room 111. It is never too early to start thinking about your job search! Mount Holyoke offers some fantastic resources to help you in this important process, whether you are a first year student or a graduating senior. Join us in this workshop to learn about the basics of how to prepare and begin your job search and find out how to make use of the resources available through the CDC to support your process. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center.

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. LARC is a combination Career Fair and Interview Day that affords employers the opportunity to meet students from eight highly selective liberal arts colleges, including Mount Holyoke! Students are welcome to attend the Job Fair and meet with the organizations’ representatives. The job fair is open to all classes, business attire is strongly recommended and transportation will be provided. Call the Career Development Center for details.

Would you like to spend your Summer working to promote peace? Do you have an idea for a project that could change a small corner of the world? The Davis Projects for Peace invites college students of all majors, class years and citizenships to submit proposals for a funded Summer project. Please join us on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dwight Hall, Room 101. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

For Arts, Humanities and Social Science students. Interested in graduate study and need funding to get there? Fellowships Advisor, Christine Overstreet, will describe the J.K. Cooke Graduate Arts Fellowship and the Beinecke Scholarship and how you can prepare a competitive application. Please join us on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 221. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Join us for our Autumn Harvest Brunch on Sunday, October 20,2013 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call (413) 538-2217 to make a reservation.

Halloween Costume Tag Sale

Costumes, clothing, and accessories. Get ready for Halloween. Nothing over $3. For more information, please contact the Theatre Arts department at extension 2180.

Follow the Twitter hashtag, #MtHolyokeAtWork, today to gain an insiders look into what it takes to own your own business. Witness how local markets contribute to the fabric of a community and how the spice and herb shop, alongside the butcher and the baker, forms the foundation of these markets. Grover and her husband were inspired to launch Bazaar Spices, a unique shop offering a variety of spices, herbs, botanicals, rice, flours and lentils. For more information, please contact the Alumnae Association.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the CDC Workshop Room 111. This workshop will show you how to learn from and apply the self-exploration resource, “Do What You Are”. Take the assessment prior to the workshop to discover your personality type, then join us on Wednesday to learn more about what it means and how you can apply your results to your academics and beyond. For more information, please visit the CDC Workshops and Programs page for registration details.

You may have noticed that Lower Lake is currently at a very low level. On Friday afternoon it was discovered that a sinkhole in the earthen dam had developed. Facilities Management and outside engineers have been monitoring the situation over the course of the weekend. In order to determine the cause and to fix the problem, we have deliberately lowered the level of the water. In addition, we have determined that there are no current safety issues related to the bridge or the dam. We expect to have more information in the coming week. For more information, please contact Facilities Management at extension 2012.

The Office of Student Programs is piloting a new weekly email called “WordOut!” which highlights upcoming student organization-sponsored events. Keep yourself abreast of all the wonderful student organization initiatives on campus! You can opt-in here.

Three MHC alumnae will discuss their paths from South Hadley to distinguished international careers and answer questions about how study, internships, or research abroad can be a steppingstone to future goals. Featuring Lily Klebanoff Blake ‘64 (emerging markets consulting), Erica Lutes ‘02 (Fulbright Executive Director), and Mary Lee Warren ‘64 (35-year career in law and public service). Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dwight 101. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Today. (Mountain Day) Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. New York Room, Mary E. Woolley Hall. Please join the UFS Scholars as they share their reflections on their visit to the Mount Holyoke College campus and ask parting questions of our community to enhance their studies in the bold Leadership for Change program at their university in South Africa. All are welcome. Pizza will be served.

Tomorrow, October 2, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Blanchard, Room 108. Light refreshments and a free lockout pass for all who stop by. For more information, please contact the Campus Police.

The Dean of Students Office is hosting Diversity Educator, Jessica Pettitt, to inspire our community to “Be The Change You Want To Be”. Jessica Pettitt will offer an exciting keynote that will use humor to break down the barriers that get in the way of social change. This is by no means your typical diversity speaker, as Pettitt uses humor reminiscent of George Carlin, Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho in her message. Participants will be laughing, as she promises no drum circles, guilty tears or finger pointing. This will be a HIGHLY interactive program that will leave participants with actual action steps to make REAL social change in their lives. For more information, please contact the Dean of Students office.

TABOO: Let’s Talk About Sex

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30-9pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Oftentimes it is difficult to tell your partner(s) exactly what you want between the sheets - conversation is awkward and speaking up can be stressful. This dialog seeks to start a conversation that addresses some of those concerns and will spill over into the bedroom. Facilitators: Catie Havemann, and Sidney Lane Smith

The Multicultural Community and College Life Committee (MCCL) is looking for your ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mount Holyoke. We are seeking innovative projects that promote inclusion in our work environment, our community, and especially in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions. The deadline for the Inclusiveness Initiative Funding (IIF) proposals for Spring 2014 projects is Monday, November 4, 2013. The application form and evaluation criteria can be found on the MCCL website. If you have any questions,please contact mccl@mtholyoke.edu.

The 2013 Annual Crime and Fire Report, including statistics for the calendar year 2012, has been posted on the Campus Police web site. If you need a paper copy, please contact Campus Police at extension 2304.

Give Blood Today!!

College Health Services and the Student Health Committee are sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive today, September 30, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Woolley. Coupon for free oil change or discount on tires from Monro Muffler/Brakes & Service. All donors welcome! For more information, please contact Health Services.

Come enjoy a lakeside view of the foliage at Willits-Hallowell Center. A la carte community lunch is available Monday through Friday, September 30, 2013 - October 4, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Providing patient care, a professional panel discussion with Smith College Professions include: Allopathic (MD), Osteopathic (DO), Nurse Practitioner(NP) and Physician Assistant (PA). Meet four local healthcare professionals to learn about careers in patient care. They will talk about their paths, their work and offer advice about what you need to consider in pursuing a degree as a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Our panelists include: Jonathan Bayuk (DO) , Karen Engell (RNC MS WHNP), Audrey Guhn (MD) and Jenn Hixon (DHSc, PA-C). For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

Thursday, September 26th, 7-8:30pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: On the one hand, sharing a college campus at times can feel like a social and economic class ‘leveller’. The majority have basically the same access, to basically the same resources once on campus. Some differences get hidden. We also have the ‘opportunity’ to re-invent ourselves, to ‘perform’ like we are different from the selves we may have been while growing up ‘back home’. We can avoid conversations and conflicts about social class differences by changing the subject, or skirting the deeper truths, or being very ‘polite’. But what’s the real deal when it comes to understanding the role class and classism plays in our college life? Facilitators: Emma Jobinpicard ‘15, and Bridie Duffey ‘16

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., CDC Workshop Room 111. Pizza will be served at noon! Brenda Hernandez, MHC ‘04 and Associate Director for Academic and Multicultural Affairs at Boston University School of Law, will share reflections on her transition from MHC to law school, provide general information on the law school admissions process and highlight Boston University School of Law’s offerings. This lunch-time session also includes pizza! Ms. Hernandez will also be at the Smith and Mount Holyoke College Graduate School Fair later that afternoon from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center.

Red Cross Blood Drive

College Health Services and the Student Health Committee are sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Chapin/Mary Woolley. Coupon for free oil change or discount on tires from Monro Muffler/Brakes & Service. All donors welcome! For more information, please contact Health Services.

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. in Dwight Hall, Room 202. First years, Sophomores, Juniors and FPs, who are U.S. citizens with a 3.5+ GPA. Interested in a career in U.S. Government Service? Seeking a way to study abroad immersed in a culture and language in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, or the Middle East? The NSEP Boren Scholarship can get you there! Fellowships Advisor, Christine Overstreet, will explain this opportunity and how you can become a competitive applicant. Please click or more information on how to apply or visit the website. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Dwight Hall, Room 201. U.S. citizens, Juniors and Seniors with a 3.0+ GPA. Interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Scotland? If you have some Scottish ancestry and have demonstrated financial need, you may be eligible to apply for the St. Andrew’s Society of New York Scholarship. Fellowships Advisor, Christine Overstreet, will explain this opportunity and how you can become a competitive applicant. Please click for more information on how to apply or visit the website. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Thinking about studying abroad? Looking for information on programs and universities? Come to the Fair to meet with representatives of dozens of programs around the world, including study abroad opportunities, MHC’s international internships, and fellowships/scholarships for study abroad. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium. For more information, please contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Tuesday, September 24th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Please join us for an open, honest, challenging conversation about suicide and stigma. This dialog is a place to break throught he taboo of silence surrounding the topic of suicide, and share thoughts, and encourage deeper understanding in our selves and our community. Facilitators: Erica DeBlase, LICSW and Laura Mackie, LCSW (Counseling Service)

Monday, September 23, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: One month ago, folks from all over the country gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights March on Washington. The month prior a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin. These and other recent headline stories only begin to shed light on the complex and enduring issues of race in this country. Join us for an inter-generational conversation about race/racism. This dialog will be made extra rich by the participation of our visiting Univ. Free State, South African guests. Facilitators: Rene Davis (Dean of Students), Sara Blair (Residence Life), Anna Hope (Counseling).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L-1. Mount Holyoke College will host a presentation by Gregory Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine. All students interested in attending medical school are invited to attend. Mr. Vaughn will be talking about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and discussing the admission review process. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre Health Programs at (413) 538-3398.

The deadline for students to add Fall courses is Tuesday, September 17, 2013. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by the end of the day on September 17, 2013. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Join artist Barbara Bosworth in a gallery talk about her multi-venue photography exhibition “TO BE AT THE FARTHER EDGE: Photographs along the New England Trail,” at Amherst College’s Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather Hall on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Following the talk, there will be a reception in the Mead Art Museum. Both events are open to the public.

Finding an Internship

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in Dwight 101. Learn the basics of how to prepare for and begin an internship search process. Find out about the internship programs sponsored by Mount Holyoke College, the Summer internship funding program and the resources available through the CDC for your search and preparation.

TABOO: My Religion vs. MY Faith

Tuesday, September 17th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: How taboo is it to hold values and ethical beliefs that don’t match with the majority doctrines of your church, temple, mosque, or that of your family? Are there respectful ways to negotiate the differences, or does being faithful, and/or religious require the individual to adapt to the ways of the church? Are there limits to adaptability - for both the mosque and the individual? Do the decisions of religious communities ever become ‘too political’, or do politics ever become “too lacking” in faith? How do you name and claim your own FAITH? Facilitators: Annette McDermott (Chaplain to the College), Hannah Trost (Student Programs)

Willits-Hallowell Center is offering a la carte community lunch, Monday - Friday, September 16th-20th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A one-year, full-time paid research internship for students with a demonstrated understanding of international affairs. Juniors, Seniors, FPs and all citizenships may apply. 3.7 GPA or higher. Contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Funding graduate study toward a career in government or public service. US citizens only, 1st years, sophomores, and juniors 3.7+GPA.  Please visit the Truman website or the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Spaces (and Laurel Fellowships) are still available for Mount Holyoke’s Spring 2014 programs abroad: Economic & Transformation; Business Challenges in Shanghai; Globalization, Development, & Environment in Monteverde, Costa Rica; University Studies in Montpellier, France. Programs are open to qualified students in all majors. Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) are guaranteed to qualified students selected for these programs. Apply by September 30 to the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

For graduate study in Germany, US & International Citizens may apply, Seniors & Juniors 3.5+ GPA. Date: Friday, September 13, 2013. Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Dwight Hall, Classroom 202. For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Friday, September 13th, 2:30-4pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Discussions of reincarnation aside, is employing a mind-set/attitude/pose of ‘You Only Live Once’, a healthy part of our culture or a detriment? Does the energy of YOLO empower creativity, daring, innovation, and fun, or become an excuse for dangerous, high risk, regrettable behavior? or both? Is YOLO a natural by-product of a unique “Generation Z’ or a marketing ploy? Is it really new, or just new slang for what being young adult has always been? Let’s see what a dialog brings out. Join us. after all… YOLO! Facilitators: Kris Bergbom (Student Programs), Kate Wasserman (Dean of Students Office), and Erin Mosher (Residence Life)

For Science, Math and Engineering students, who are US citizens only, all class years and GPA 3.3+, please visit Goldwater, UNCF Merck and Churchill.  For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Deans/Office of Fellowships.

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., CDC Workshop, Room 111.  If you are considering applying to law school (or just want more information on law school), come to this info session led by Pre-Law Advisor Meghan Godorov.

Career Fairs in September

Annual Engineering, Sciences, and Technology Career Fair September 25th, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., UMass Mount Holyoke College and Smith College Graduate School Fair, Smith College Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College Fall Career Fair, September 27th, Smith College Campus Center, 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at (413) 538-2080.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., Cleveland L1 Presenter, Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D. and Pre-Health Advisor. Thinking about a career in medicine or other health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). For more information, please contact Jackie Collette, Office of Pre-Health Programs, at (413)538-3389.

Feeling down, lost, lonely and missing home? Please join Devon Kelting and Laura Mackie from the Counseling Service in the Cassani Lounge Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for a conversation about loss and building connections in the MHC community. Learn tips on how to manage your adjustment to college and feelings related to homesickness.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

Because the department believes students enrolled in individual performance studies should have a thorough knowledge of the rudiments of music, enrollment for lessons is contingent on successful completion of, or exemption from, MUS100, regardless of whether a student’s home institution is Mount Holyoke or one of the other colleges in our consortium. Students wishing to enroll in individual performance study for the first time at Mount Holyoke must either: (1) enroll concurrently in MUS100, which meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. in Room 109 in Pratt; (2) enroll concurrently in a course equivalent to MUS100 at one of the other campuses; OR (3) pass the MUS100 Exemption Exam, which will be given on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. and Friday, September 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 in Pratt.

Auditions for Music Lessons

Auditions for piano and voice lessons will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students should sign up for an audition appointment on the bulletin board located
across the hall from the Music Office in Pratt. Students interested in taking lessons on wind, string, brass or percussion instruments, or participating in a small chamber ensemble should sign up for an audition online at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/music/orchestra/auditions.

Students who need to make Fall registration changes may use ISIS to do, starting Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  Advisor approval is required first.  (Most non-new students already have approval.  New students will meet with their Advisors during Orientation.)  For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at extension 2025.

Tuesday, September 10, 4:30pm Hooker Auditorium. Meet the staff of the Career Development Center and learn how best to take advantage of the offerings of the CDC and manage your senior year. Get an introduction to the CDC’s Senior Series, Recruiting programs, and more! See the Workshops & Programs page for more information.

Blanchard Circle Open

Blanchard Circle Has been re-opened. Final touches remain and there will be workers in the road. Please drive carefully.

Blanchard Circle will be closed to through traffic starting Wednesday, July 10 and will remain closed for approximately three weeks. The job consists of replacing the pavement, from the west side of Porter to the Skinner stairs. Skinner Hall will be accessible from the south, north and west entrances. Brigham, Safford and Porter will be accessible from Gateway Rd. During this time there will be no parking available at Skinner Hall. The parking lot on the south and east side of Porter will have limited access and it will be best to plan on parking elsewhere during this time.

Motor Vehicle Break Ins: Two reports of cars broken into in Mary Lyon Lot were reported yesterday. Side windows were broken on the vehicles to gain entry and small portable items were stolen. To reduce the likelihood of similar thefts, do not leave any valuables in plain view in your vehicle; close windows, lock car doors and enable your car alarm (if equipped). If you notice someone looking into car windows, notify Campus Police immediately at 413-538-2304. For more prevention tips, visit the Campus Police webpage.

Mary Lyon and her students walked a mile every day….Are you Lyon enough to “TRI” it?! How many miles can you run, bike and swim throughout six weeks? This is a cumulative, self-paced summer challenge running June 10 - July 21, 2013. For more information and to sign up, visit the Kendall Fitness Center!

Campus Flag

Today, May 28, 2103, the campus flag is lowered, along with other flags in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in honor of U.S. Army SPC Mitchell K. Daehling of Dalton who died on May 14, 2013 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Campus Flag

Today, May 15, 2013, the campus flag is lowered, along with other flags in the United States, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Friday, May 17, 8:30am-5pm; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 9am-5pm; Friday, May 24, 8:30am-5pm; and Saturday, May 25, 1pm-5pm, Lower Level, Dwight Hall. Featuring an exhibition about class traditions, memorabilia for reunion classes, button-making, Mount Holyoke post cards, and more!

Thursday, May 9, 12:20-12:50pm at the Skinner Museum. Explore the maritime treasures from the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum with Assistant Curator Aaron Miller. Season opening. Visit the Skinner Museum website.

Join us at Willits-Hallowell on Sunday, May 12th for our Mother’s Day Brunch. Seatings are available at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. View the menu.

We currently have 358 responses to the Senior Survey. Every 20th respondent wins which means that response 360 wins a prize to be used during commencement weekend. Don’t delay…check your @mtholyoke.edu address for an invitation to participate! Be that next winner!

While they last, come get a goodie bag: candy, fruit and a pencil. Eliot House Lounge.

Do you need to relax - allow your brain to rest? Come to Eliot House Thursday, May 2, 9-11pm. Have a Brownie Ice Cream Sundae, play some games, kazoos, and chat with our Chaplains. Exam time goodies to-go, too!

Old and new athletics gear (uniforms, bags, t-shirts, etc.) at great prices! Will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2pm-4pm in the Kendall gym. Cash and checks only.

The spring Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available on campus. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) Or you can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

The MCCL is seeking proposals for projects supporting diversity and inclusion next year. The deadline for Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund (IIF) funding for Fall 2013 is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Please visit the MCCL website or contact mccl@mtholyoke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, 4/24/13, Cleveland L1, 7pm. Mitchell A. Cahan, M.D., F.A.C.S. Associate Professor of Surgery @UMass Medical School, will screen a film/DVD called Redefining Surgery. This DVD was produced by the American College of Surgeons and is designed to promote surgery as a career to students interested in medicine. An overview and Q&A session with Dr. Cahan will follow the film.

Seniors, check your @mtholyoke.edu email for an invitation to the Senior Survey. Win prizes to be used during Commencement weekend. Every 20th respondent is an instant winner!

Please clean out your Kendall locker before you leave for the summer! The deadline for all students to have lockers cleaned out is June 1, 2013. Anything left in lockers after June 1, will be donated.

Wednesday, April 24 @4:30 pm, Gettell Amphitheater (rain location Eliot House Lounge).  Join the Department of Religious and Spiritual Life in giving our Senior Students a spiritual blessing as they prepare to leave Mount Holyoke College. This event is the beginning of the leaving process for them. We welcome faculty, staff and undergrads to join us and take a few contemplative moments with our seniors to recognize their accomplishments. Ice Cream Sundaes to follow.

Seniors who wish to apply for a Five College African Studies Certificate should submit an application, including an unofficial transcript, to Professor Hanson by Friday, April 26. These will be reviewed by the Five College African Studies Council on May 3. Address questions to Professors Corson, Gadjigo, Kebbede, Lemly, Omojola, or Hanson. The certificate requires 6 courses with 50% Africa content, passed with a B or higher, and study of an indigenous or colonial language of Africa.

Urgent appointments will be available throughout the day for students who may be affected by the events unfolding in Boston. Walk-in appointments are welcomed or call us at: 413-538-2037 to make an appointment. We are located in the Patti Groves health center and will be open till 5 p.m this evening. We also have an emergency clinician available over the weekend for urgent care. Visit the counseling center website.

Giving Blood

In response to the tragedy in Boston, many have asked about ways to help. Here are some local blood drives being sponsored by the Red Cross: 4/18–Amherst College @10am-4pm 4/22–South Hadley, 27 Bardell St @12nooon-6pm 4/30–UMass @ 10:30am-4pm 5/3–UMass @10:30am-4pm

Wednesday, 4/17/13, CDC Room 111, 6pm. Dr. Joel Oppenheim, MD, Sr Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences & Director of the Sackler Institute for Graduate Biomedical Sciences Graduate Education will present an overview of the Sackler MD/Ph.D. program, NYU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program and will share information about MD, Ph.D and MD/PhD application strategies. Kelsey McNew ‘13, a participant in NYU’s SURP program last summer, will also talk about her experience.

Artwork from the Gorse Children’s Center is on display at the Village Commons to mark the “Week of the Young Child,” a national celebration of young children and their families. Each class, from infants through school-age children, is represented in the windows of People’s Bank ATM, Berkshire Yogurt, IYA Sushi
Kitchen, and Comfort Shoes.

Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary will be open during the day or evening today, Wednesday and Thursday and also Friday morning for those who might want to pray or reflect on yesterday’s events in Boston. Students or faculty may be practicing the piano or organ in the Main Chapel, however, you are most welcome to enter the Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary during that time. You are welcome to light one of the candles while you are there. Please extinguish all flames before you leave.

Please check your @mtholyoke.edu email account for a reminder to complete the Enrolled Student Survey before it closes tomorrow! Curious about the
responses? Check out live data here.

The second candidate interviewing to be our next chief of campus police will be on campus Monday, April 15th, and available to meet with members of the community at 4 pm in the New York room in Mary Woolley Hall. Cookies will be served.

The Employee Service Awards committee is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The President’s Award will recognize two staff members whose contributions enhance our community and reflect our institutional values of integrity, creativity, service and excellence. Any staff member with one year of service who is not a member of the teaching faculty is eligible.  Click here to download details and instructions.

Wednesday, April 24, 4:30pm, Gettell Ampitheater (rain location Eliot House lounge). Join Religious and Spiritual Life in giving our Seniors a spiritual blessing which is the beginning of the leaving process for them. We welcome all faculty, staff and undergrads to join us and take a few contemplative moments with our seniors to recognize their accomplishments. Reception to follow immediately.

Blood Drive Today!!

Red Cross Blood Drive today, Monday, April 8 in Chapin from 11am-4pm. Please donate !!

A new version of the Facilities Management Maximo on-line work request system will go live on Monday, April 8, and will be compatible with most operating systems/browsers including Macs. Please Note: all current users will need to re-register. If you have trouble, please go to our website which will assist you further.  For help changing your password, please e-mail pzieja@mtholyoke.edu.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, April 8, 11am-4pm, Chapin Auditorium. Sponsored by College Health Services and the Student Health Committee. FREE T-shirt to all donors. Enter to win a MacBook Pro, iPad or mini iPad!

Thursday, April 4, 4:30pm, Gamble. MHC President and Professor of Philosophy Lynn Pasquerella will present a lecture entitled “Aesthetic Disruption and Ontological Doubt in Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated).” The talk is offered in connection with the Art Museum’s special exhibition, “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)” which is held over until May 26. Reception to follow.

Senior dancers express themselves through choreography and performance in this program of student works, April 19 and 20 at 8pm in the Kendall Studio Theater. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (413) 538-2848 or emailing MHCSeniorTix13@gmail.com. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for children, students and seniors.

Wed., April 7, 7pm, Kendade 203. Dr. Larry Dunham, Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry from BU School of Dental Medicine will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, and advice on the application process.

Sunday, April 7, 3-6:30pm, Cassani Lounge. Students of diverse backgrounds, along with scholars, survivors, and second-generation survivors are invited to a panel discussion & interactive dialogue about victimization, inclusion, trauma, and collective memory. Simple shared meal to follow. See our facebook page, or email forgettingforum@gmail.com for more information.

Seize the moment April 12-13 at 8pm in the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex Studio Theater for a unique celebration of daring risks, striking creativity, and refreshing ingenuity developed by 10 of MHC’s emerging student choreographers. Contact the MHC Dance Box Office at 413-538-2848 or mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors.

Thurs., April 11, 4:30pm, Cleveland L1. Professor Haber, Professor of Biology at Brandeis, will speak on “Genome Stability and Instability: How Cells Repair Broken Chromosomes” Dr. Haber studies the repair of double strand breaks using genetic manipulation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae (budding yeast) mating type switch system. These studies can inform our understanding of the development of cancer.

Sunday, April 7, 7pm, Blanchard.  Zolotoj Plyos (Russian folk singing group) will perform folk music from Russia, Gypsy music, and traditional Jewish music.

Learn about grants for a post-college year abroad doing research/study or assistant-teaching English. Hear an overview of the program and the campus application process. Students wishing to apply in fall 2013 must attend an information session. Sessions in March: Thursday, 3/28 4:30pm and Friday, 3/29 11am in Dwight 202. Eligible: Seniors/Alumnae/US citizens. Click here for more information on fellowships.

Tell us What you Think!

Check your @mtholyoke.edu email for an invitation to participate in the Enrolled Student Survey. This is your chance to tell us what your experience at Mount Holyoke has been like!

The Campus Police Survey for 2013 is now OPEN. Please help us evaluate our services to our communities by completing our online survey. Enter to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card. Survey is open through April 22, 2013.  Take the survey here.

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 4:30pm, Dwight 101. Consul General Rolf E. Schuette of the German Consulate General Boston will speak on Germany’s role in Europe. Event hosted by the MHC German Studies Department. The presentation will be in English and is open to the public. Click here for more information on the Consulate General in Boston. Click here for more information on Consul General Rolf E. Schuette.

Applications for Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) for study abroad in Spring 2014 are due in the McCulloch Center, 108 Dwight, on Friday, March 29, at 5 pm. March 29 is also the deadline to apply for admission to most MHC spring 2014 programs and exchanges (with or without Laurel), including Monteverde, Costa Rica; Shanghai, China; and Montpellier, France.  Visit the Study Abroad page.

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00-8:00 pm, at the Gorse Children’s Center, 27 Morgan Street, S. Hadley. Join us for ideas and advice on helping children to develop social awareness and responsibility. Call 533-9819 or email gorse@brighthorizons.com for more information.

Due to the weather and to allow for proper snow removal, the College will not open until 10:00 today, Tuesday, March 19. For more information about adverse weather, please see https://www.mtholyoke.edu/hr/adverse_weather. Employees who have been designated essential personnel should report to work according to their department’s emergency practices or contact their supervisor. All others are asked to please avoid bringing motor vehicles to campus until the College reopens to permit the snow removal team to work effectively. During the closure as with any snow storm, parking is prohibited on campus roadways

The Parking Office will be closed on Friday, March 15 until 11:30am. The office will open at 11:30am and remain open until 4:00pm.

Monday, March 25th, 4:30 p.m., Gamble B, Art Bldg. Dr. Haines is Head of Modern Languages at Swansea University (UK) and Director of the Center of Research into Gender in Culture and Society. She has published widely on Herta Mueller and on German women’s writing, gender in German literature, and contemporary German writing from Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Haines is co-editor with Lyn Marven of the collection of critical essays “Herta Mueller,” forthcoming June 2013 from Oxford University Press.

Wednesday, 3/13/13, 7pm, Kendade 203. Admissions representatives from Yale School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

Mon, 3/11/13 - Cleveland L1, 7pm. Applying to Medical (and other heath profession) Schools. Students entering the application cycle and other interested students are urged to attend. Learn about the application process for any postgraduate program in the health professions, including medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and physician assistant programs and ensure that your application materials are of high quality and completed in a timely manner. Deadline is 3/29/13.

A la carte community lunch will be offered Monday-Friday, March 11th-15th from 12pm-1:30pm. Join us for lunch and then enjoy the Annual Spring Flower Show at the Talcott Greenhouse. View the menu.

Wed., March 13 12:15-1:00 pm, Clapp 416. Considering Mathematics or Statistics for your Major or Minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation!! Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you.

Join us for our annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Seatings are at 11am and 1:30pm and space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. View the menu.

Wednesday, 3/6/13, 7pm, Kendade 203. Lili Young, Assistant Director for Admissions for the school of Podiatric Medicine will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, and advice on the application process. Surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, biomechanics, and trauma -Podiatrists do it all!

Get your reservations in by Friday, March 8 to make sure you can have your Kosher for Passover Meals. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and the Jewish Student Union provide Kosher for Passover Meals at Eliot House starting March 25 dinner through April 2 dinner. Reservations are required and are online.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7pm, Hooker Auditorium. This deeply moving documentary profiling Chinese adoptees in the wake of China’s “One Child Policy” illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. The film intimately follows four teenagers, featuring Mount Holyoke’s own Jenni Lee. Free and open to the public. Q&A with Jenni Lee following the movie. View the poster.

Thursday, March 7, 12:20-12:50. Art Museum. John Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Art Museum, and Timothy Farnham, Director of the
Miller Worley Center for the Environment, examine artist Albert Bierstadt’s continuing concern for the environment and his approach to the West as a theme in American art in this Spotlight on the Collection.

Come to the StoryWalk

Stroll along the garden path behind the Mount Holyoke College Greenhouse to view the children’s story, “A Hat for Minerva Louise.” The StoryWalk will be on display through March 29, and is made possible by a grant from the Mass. Department of Early Education & Care, administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services, and by the Gorse Children’s Center.

Wednesday, March 6, 7:30pm, Hooker Auditorium. Do I Need a Pill for This? Growing up in the Age of Psychiatric Medications: A public lecture by Katherine Sharpe followed by a panel discussion and open community dialogue. Katherine Sharpe is the author of the highly-praised Coming of Age on Zoloft. Free and open to the Public.

Tuesday March 5, 8pm, Hooker. What is Bisexuality? What does it mean to identify as bisexual? What are some of the challenges to understanding and representing this often overlooked segment of the LGBTQA community? Please join us for a lively presentation by award winning speaker, writer and educator Robyn Ochs. Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund, The Purington Fund and College Health Services.

Tuesday, March 12, 4-5pm, Stimson Room (Williston Library). To help celebrate Mount Holyoke’s 175th anniversary, please join Archivist Patricia Albright for an exploration of the shared history of South Hadley residents and members of the College community. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 7: 4:30 - 6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Did anyone see Seth McFarlane’s painfully sexist and racist jokes during the Oscars? Why is it that when sexism is hidden behind comedy, especially in Hollywood, we are expected to laugh because it’s “just a joke”? When we see these things and get angry are we simply overreacting? Is Hollywood given a free pass when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Facilitator: Zara Nizami (Assistant Dir. Student Programs).

Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm, Kendade 203. University of Bridgeport PA & Nutrition. Ariana Balayan, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor will give an overview of all of the University of Bridgeport’s Health Sciences Graduate programs featuring physician assistant and nutrition providing information on careers and the application process.

Sunday, March 3, 4pm, McCulloch Auditorium.  Wai Lau, grand prize winner of the 2010 Canadian National Music Festival Competition, the 2011 Harold Wright Award from Boston Woodwind Society , and the 2012 Alumni Assoc. Prize from Yale School of Music, will perform with pianist Lee Dionne. Program features music by Beethoven and Brahms and contemporary works for solo clarinet. Free Admission. Visit the music events page for more.

The Positive Body

Wed. Feb. 27, 7:30pm, Gamble Auditorium. Ragen Chastain, author, researcher, activist, three-time National Dance Champion and certified fitness professional whose work focuses on self-esteem, body image and health for people of all sizes will present a program on real options for happiness and high self-esteem starting wherever you are right now! Read her blog.

Tonight–Monday Feb. 25, 7:30pm, Hooker Auditorium. Local author Annette Aberdale-Kendra will share excerpts from her book, about her experience as a facilitator of an Eating Disorder Support Group, and will discuss her thoughts on recovery with insight, support, and hope. A book signing with the Odyssey Bookshop will take place immediately her talk. Free and open to the public.

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life & the Jewish Student Union provide Kosher for Passover Meals at Eliot House starting March 25 dinner through April 2 dinner. Reservations are required and are online. Reservation ends 7 pm on March 8 so don’t forget. Eliot House Lounge is also available as a ‘mini-Blanchard’ for those who prefer not to enter Blanchard during this time. Fill out the online registration form.

Wednesday, February 27 7:00 pm Stimson Reading Room, Williston Library. Please join MHC alumna and former English major Violet Kupersmith ‘11 for a reading. Her collection of short fiction, based loosely on Vietnamese folklore, is titled Reception and will be published by Spiegel & Grau in 2014. Visit the English department events page.

Art Museum Advisory Board Fellow Emily Wood will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the Museum’s current exhibition, “Vedute di Roma,” views of Rome portrayed in prints produced from the 16th to the 18th century. Thursday, February 21, 12:20-12:50 p.m. Visit the event page for more information.

Mount Holyoke may nominate 3 students for tuition waivers to study at the Berlin School of Economics and Law this summer. Students are responsible for airfare, room and board, and personal expenses. Courses (taught in English) include economics, business, management, marketing, and German language and culture. Apply to the McCulloch Center by February 15.

February 13.  Catholic Ash Wednesday Services will be from 4-5pm, Abbey Memorial Chapel. Mindfulness Meditation will be from 4:30-5:30 pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary. Protestant Ash Wednesday Services will be from 5-6 pm, Abbey Memorial Chapel. Taize Service will be from 7-8 pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary.

Do you speak another language? Display your daring and steal the show at the Language Resource Center’s 5th annual Language Theater Contest on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm. Win prizes & goodies! Applications available online and in the LRC. Click here for details.

The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project and the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee are looking for multimedia art submissions to be part of the exhibit “You are Not Alone: Stories of Substance” to be displayed in the Blanchard Art Gallery and the Library Atrium. This exhibit will explore the continuum of use of alcohol and other drugs that many experience: non-use, low risk use, abuse, high risk use, dependency, and recovery. Deadline is Monday February 25th.

Due to the heavy accumulation of snow overnight, the College will remain closed until tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 10 at noon to allow time for roadways and sidewalks to be cleared. All activities and events during this time, including the Drag Ball, are cancelled. Please do not bring a car to campus if you are not designated as essential personnel. See the MHC Facebook page and email for further updates

Storm Updates on Facebook

For the latest campus updates on winter storm Nemo, check the Mount Holyoke Facebook page. Students should also watch their email for updates from College administrators.

Due to the weather, the College will be closed all day on Friday, February 8. The College is expected to reopen on Saturday, February 9th at noon. Another announcement will be posted by 10 a.m. on Saturday with new information about the operating status of the College. For more information about adverse weather, please see https://www.mtholyoke.edu/hr/adverse_weather.
Employees who have been designated essential personnel should report to work according to their department’s emergency practices or contact their supervisor. All others are asked to please avoid bringing motor vehicles to campus until the College reopens to permit the snow removal team to work effectively.

Due to the upcoming storm Louis and Clark Pharmacy will be delivering prescriptions to the Health Center at 11:30 am on February 8, 2013. There will be no prescription delivery on Saturday, February 9th.

Have an idea for greening the campus? The MHC Sustainability Fund is still looking for proposals. Proposals are due the end of February.

Thursday, 2/7/13, 7pm, Kendade 203. If you’re interested in health care challenges and you’re considering leadership positions in health care management or measurement, come learn about The Dartmouth Institute’s 1-year programs. The MPH and MS programs will give you a strong foundation in epidemiology, health decision making, health economics, and biostatistics.

If you have a passion for humanitarian causes and a knack for writing, Dumela needs your help building awareness about displacement using social media. Dumela is a non-profit dedicated to working with students on implementing sustainable solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in post-conflict nations. If you enjoy learning about humanitarian issues and want to make a difference in countries like Zimbabwe and the DRC, then come join us.  Please contact Najwa Aswad ‘16 at aswad22n@mtholyoke.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 31, 7pm, Kendade 203. Dr. Kathryn Rapperport, a geriatric psychiatrist will join us for an informal chat about her work, her path and women’s choices in medicine.

The deadline for students to add spring courses is Monday, February 4. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by end of day February 4. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Red Cross Blood Drive

College Health Services is sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Drive being held Monday Feb 4th from 11am-4pm in Chapin Auditorium. Free coupon for lunch at Cumberland Farms for all who donate. Walk-ins Welcome!  Visit the Red Cross site for more information about giving blood.

Wednesday, January 30, 7pm, Kendade 203. Rachel Grob, Director, National Initiatives at the University of Wisconsin Center for Patient Partnerships will host an informational session describing the health/patient advocacy program. The growth of advocacy education and an emerging federal commitment to patient protection highlight growing recognition of an essential role for health advocates.

Monday bus trip to mall!

This semester the mall bus trips will all being going to the Holyoke Mall. The Chicopee route has been canceled. Also the trips will now stop at Stop and Shop in Holyoke instead of Big Y. For tickets, please visit the Information Desk in Blanchard.

Wednesday, 1/23/13 in Cleveland L1 @ 7:00 p.m. Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: Pam Matheson.

The Campus Police Outreach Department, offers safety programs to the campus community by request. These programs can be arranged in the common areas in residential halls or offices. Programs are; safe program, alcohol awareness, laptop engraving and safety talks. Contact the outreach department at embrown@mtholyoke.edu to schedule in your area. Visit the community outreach page for more details.

Due to today’s snowstorm, the College will open at 10 a.m. today.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Tues. Jan. 22 at 4 pm in Pratt, Warbeke Rm. Enrollment for students taking music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke is contingent on exemption from or concurrent enrollment in Music 100.  View details here.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a music grant to help pay for music lessons. Deadline for application is Thurs. Jan. 24. Applications are available in the music office and online.

Students who need to make Spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so, starting Wednesday, January 16. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office x2025.

Join us for our annual Winter Brunch on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged and can be made by calling
413-538-2217. See the menu.

Willits-Hallowell will be serving a la carte community lunch Monday-Friday, January 14th-18th from 12pm-1:30pm. See the menu.

TABOO:Can You See Me Now?

Wednesday, Dec. 12th ~ 1pm to 2:30pm Blanchard Lounge (227) The word “respect” comes from the Latin verb respicere, meaning “to look back at, regard.” To what extent can we respect others enough to regard them authentically and allow them to regard ourselves authentically? How can you know how other people want to be treated? Where do “Political Correctness” and “Cultural Relativism” come in? Learn more about TABOO.

No Study Zone on Tuesday

Exams already got you down? Don’t fear, No Study Zone is here! Come join us for this annual event on December 11th from 6-8pm at Chapin Auditorium! Enjoy the fun brought to you by the Mount Holyoke faculty and staff before hitting the books again.

Campus Police will be in Blanchard from 12:30 - 2:00 pm on December 5th. We will be located on the second floor next to the cafe, with campus safety information and to address any concerns you may have. Please stop by to say hello!

Wednesday Dec. 5, 7 pm, Eliot House. We invite all Students, Staff, Faculty and their children to join the Eliot House Staff and our faith groups for an evening of honoring the winter solstice. We will call in The Four Directions, light the Advent wreath, Hanukkah Menorah and hear from each of our faith groups as we honor our different faith traditions. Concludes with hot cocoa and homemade cookies. See the event page for details.

Red Cross Blood Drive

College Health Services is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive that will be held on Monday Dec 3rd from 11am-4pm in Chapin Auditorium. Free coupon for a Chili’s dessert or appetitzer to all who donate. Schedule an appointment here. Walk-ins Welcome!

Join us for our annual Holiday Brunch on Sunday, December 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged, and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. View the menu.

Thursday, Dec. 6th ~ 6:30pm - 8pm, Blanchard Lounge (227). Taboo Extreme Dialogues: no homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome!

Tuesday, Dec. 4th ~ 4:30 to 6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227). Taboo Extreme Dialogues: no homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome!

Applications for Laurel Fellowships (financial aid) for study abroad in the Fall 2013 or the full year 2013-14 are due in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, 108 Dwight Hall, on Friday, December 7 by 5:00pm. Applications for admission to most MHC programs and exchanges for the fall or full year (with or without Laurel) are also due December 7. See the McCulloch Website for details.

Annie Heath Midwifery

Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8pm, Kendade 305.Annie Heath, a certified nurse-midwife who has spent 20 years working with Hispanic communities nationally and internationally will speak about her path through Peace Corps to nursing/midwifery. From 8-9pm Annie will discuss her role with Proyecto ADAMES, an NPO helping women in the Dominican Republic to reduce complications while giving birth.

Pick up your copy from the metal racks at these campus locations: * Blanchard Campus Center (entryways) * Library entryway * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (main stairway toward Skinner Green) You also can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

Vendor: Kerry Blue Knits

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 10 am-5 pm, Blanchard Campus Center. Karen sells hand knit scarves, cowls, hats, and earwarmers.

The Mount Holyoke Pagan/Wiccan Community is sponsoring a workshop on Saturday November 17th from 12-5 pm in Eliot House lounge. You will have a chance to walk the labyrinth in ceremony with gentle live snakes facilitated by an experienced snake handler. RSVP to jenlewis@mtholyoke.edu.  Learn more.

Professionalism Workshop

Monday, Nov. 12, 7pm, Cleveland L1. David M. Gardner, Ph.D., Dean of Pre-Medical Programs and Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Health Advising will present a variety of sometimes-overlooked details critical to your success as you prepare for internships, interviews, and admission to health professions schools. Topics: “You’re not wearing that to your interview, are you?!”, “OMG, your Facebook picture was like ROFLMFAO!”, and Overheard in the hospital elevator: “I thought that court record had been sealed.”

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, November 18th from 11:30am-1:30pm. See the menu.

Sunday, November 11, 8 pm Abbey Interfaith Chapel. Celebrating the Birth of Baha’u'llah with the Baha’i Community with Indian Classical Dance by Vasu Mohan. On Monday, November 12, 12pm, Eliot House Lounge. Vasu Mohan will talk on “The Role of Religion in Empowering Women’s Democratic Participation”

Vendor: Rockpile Bindery

Friday, November 9th 2012, Blanchard Campus Center 10 am-4 pm. Rockpile Bindery sells books and crafts.

Join us November 8 and 9 when the campus community celebrates MHC’s 175th anniversary. Festivities begin at noon Thursday with the traditional Founder’s Day ice cream at Mary Lyon’s grave, continue through the main event at 4:15 in Chapin Auditorium (also on the web) and an evening concert, to a full day of activities on Friday.

VariAsians Culture Show

Saturday Nov 10, 6pm (dinner), 7pm (show), Chapin; 10pm-2am (after-party), Blanchard. The MHC Asian Students Association hosts VariAsians, the biggest Asian cultural show of the Fall semester. Performances include singing, dancing acts from all Asian organizations and a fashion show. Tickets sold in Blanchard starting Nov 5. Ticket prices: Show ($5), Show + Dinner ($10), After-Party ($3), Full Package ($12)

MHC is participating in President Obama’s interfaith challenge to colleges to increase multifaith engagement, action and understanding. Join Religious & Spiritual Life and participate by visiting a faith or spiritual practice that’s new to you. Develop an understanding of different faiths. Pick up the itinerary & passport at Eliot House Lounge. 6+ stars on the passport, gets you a gift certificate to Rao’s. View the calendar of events.

The Student Employment Survey closes November 1st. Respond now for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card - every 50th respondent wins! Check your email for your invitation.

The College will resume normal operations first thing in the morning on Tuesday, October 30. Commuters are urged to use caution on the way in. All classes, events, and business operations are expected to proceed as scheduled.

Mount Holyoke College will be closed all day on Monday, October 29, 2012 with all classes and events being cancelled through midnight Monday. We will continue to monitor the storm and keep the community informed.

Willits-Hallowell is featuring a la Carte Community Lunch, Monday-Friday, October 29th-November 1st, from 12pm-1:30pm.

Have an idea to support diversity and inclusion on campus? The Multicultural Community & College Life Committee (MCCL) is currently seeking project proposals for the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund (IIF). The deadline for funding for Spring 2013 is Monday, October 29.  See the call for proposals site.

Tuesday, Oct 30th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227). What is consent? Does “NO means NO” cover everything? What might make it hard to hear other people’s boundaries? Does a NO or a YES have to be enthusiastic or assertive to be heard? Can the idea of consent extend beyond sex? How can we create a culture of consent in everyday life? Facilitated by Susanna Holmstrom ‘14, Janice Shiu ‘14, and Kris Bergbom (Student Programs). For more information visit the Taboo website!

Today, Thursday Oct 25th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227).  Are you concerned about factory farming, toxic pesticides, and GMOs?  How can we actually move towards a more sustainable food system? How much of ourselves do we have to change to make it work? Join us for the local premiere of food activist Anna Lappé’s new animated short film about industrial agriculture and a discussion about sustainable farming on a local and global scale. Facilitators: Becca Neubardt ‘13 and Maxine Getz ‘13. For more information visit the Taboo website!

MHC Dance presents an evening of dances by guest artists and resident faculty choreographers: Terese Freedman, Zoe Henrot, Nina Joly, Paul Matteson, and Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. The concert runs November 8-10 at 8pm in the Studio Theatre, Kendall Hal. For tickets: call 413-538-2848 or email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 10/24/12, 7pm, Kendade 303. Emily Follo ‘12 will present an overview of her experience with Project Horseshoe Farm. This one-year fellowship in rural Alabama provides social support to vulnerable community members, operates a housing program for elderly women with mental illness, and manages an after school program for 5th-7th graders. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Interested in an international internship? Please join us October 24, 4:15 - 5:00pm in Dwight 104. An international internship can be a singular laboratory for learning. Theory learned in the classroom is exposed to practice — within a cultural and organizational context that will stretch your understandings and grow your professional skill set. This info session will describe the MHC International Internship Program, the unique and desirable placements it offers, and the application process.

Fourteen students have already won a $25 gift card to Amazon.com by responding to the Student Employment Survey. Every 50th respondent is a winner! Check your email for an invitation. We want to hear from you whether you have worked on campus or not.

Thurs., Oct. 25, 12:20-12:50 p.m. Ellen Alvord, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Affairs, discusses “African American Artists and the Experimental Printmaking Institute: The Janet Hickey Tague ‘66 Collection” featuring works by Emma Amos, David C. Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, and others.  View the event page for details.

The Naked I: Wide Open

Fri., Oct. 26, 10:15pm, Gamble. Featuring monologues and short scenes filled with fresh, sexy, humorous, gut-punching, and unbelievably honest and true stories by transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and allies - exploring gender identity far beyond the land of “male” and “female”. Approximately 50-60 minutes, followed by a post-show discussion with the artists. View the facebook event page.

Oct 22-26th MHC will host the 5 College Clothesline Project on Skinner Green and in the Blanchard Student Art Gallery. The Clothesline Project symbolizes a lifeline which joins survivors of assault, relationship violence, rape, and incest to feel empowered and supported by one another. T-shirts made by students at Amherst, Hampshire, MHC, Smith and UMass will be displayed. We welcome shirts from survivors of all genders and for anyone who has died as a result of violence.

Vendor: Balfour Rings

Friday, October 19th, 2012, Blanchard Campus Center, 10-5pm. Balfour Rings will take your order for class rings!

Friday, October 19, 10-3 pm, Rooke Theatre Lobby.  Costumes, vintage, and other treasure.  Nothing more than $3.

Thursday, 10/18/12, 7pm, Cleveland L1 Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions at Duke, pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist, will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Come meet Sarah Leach and Jenny Oxley from the University of York Monday, October 22 12:15-1:00 pm (drop in any time) McCulloch Center Lounge, Dwight 104. Learn more on the website.

Vendor: Brace Yourself

Wednesday, October 17th, 10am-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center. Brace Yourself sells bead bracelets, charms and accessories.

Join us for our Autumn Harvest Brunch on Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged, and can be made by calling 413-538-2217.  See the menu.

So many die each day, waiting. So many others die, unregistered, who could have given them a chance to live. Together, we have the power to change that. The Mount Holyoke Organ and Tissue Donor Registration Drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Kendade Atrium abd Thursday, Oct. 25 at Blanchard Campus Center and Kendade Atrium from 11:00am-1:00pm. View the Donate Life website for more information.

Thursday, October 11, 7pm, Kendade 203. Jeanne DiPretoro, Associate Director of Admission-New England Area from Ross University School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine will be giving a presentation on their medical and veterinary programs and application process.  Their Caribbean-based campuses are located in Dominica and St. Kitts.

Taboo: Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 6pm-7:30pm. Blanchard Lounge (227), Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Do you feel like an Imposter? Pressured to be impressive? In a campus culture where students have founded NGOs, traveled the world and become alumnae who earn terminal degrees from prestigious graduate schools, do you ever feel like an imposter? Do you feel lost in the shuffle?  Listen and share experiences of feeling inadequate in a high pressure environment. Facilitators: Marianna Spera ‘13, and Elizabeth Thompson (A.D.,Residence Life).

Tuesday, October 23, 4pm, Library Stimson Room. Sara Jonsberg, Class of 1960, will share the history of the amazing pageant and procession that over 700 students and alumnae participated in to celebrate MHC’s 75th Anniversary in October 1912. Join us for delicious treats, beautiful photos from the Archives, and the opportunity to see Mount Holyoke History come alive!

Tues., Oct 23, Kendade 305. MHC  CT Valley Mathematics Colloquium Presents the Lester J. Senechal Lecture featuring Donal O’Shea, President, New College of Florida and former VP for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty at MHC. When is a Cone not a Cone? A non-technical explanation of a new theory that is transforming our understanding of the topology and geometry of complex algebraic singularities.  Accessible to undergraduate mathematics majors.  Refreshments served 4-4:30pm, dinner 6pm in Willits. RSVP for dinner (Chicken Marsala) by October 16 to Laurie Kamins. Indicate if you would prefer a vegetarian entree.

Thurs., Oct, 4, 7-9pm, Cleveland L1. A workshop for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs. Presenter: Pam Matheson, Ph.D. Associate Director of Pre-Health Advising

Come learn about the MHC/Alliance study abroad program in Shanghai “Economic Transformation and Business Challenges in China” and other Alliance programs in Xi’an, China, and Pune, India. With Janice Levitt, Executive Director of the Alliance for Global Education. Thursday, October 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 202 Dwight. Pizza will be provided.

Join the conversation at the Art Museum this Thursday, October 4, 12:20 - 12:50 p.m. for the first of our lunchtime gallery talks. Emily Wood, Art Museum Advisory Board Fellow, will discuss the works in the special exhibition, “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated).”

Poster sale!

Tuesday, September 25th 11am-4:30pm Blanchard 108
Looking for fun posters? Want fill your bare walls with interesting posters?
Come get your posters at Blanchard, Room 108.

Thurs. Sept. 27, 5-6pm, Abbey Inter-Faith Sanctuary. A space for anyone and everyone to unload and channel their thoughts about the recent events in the press in Pakistan and elsewhere, into proactive action. Join us for a moment of silence, light a tealight, reflect upon these events, and also discuss alternative non-violent forms of protest that have been taking place regarding the issue. See the event on facebook.

Course Drop Deadline

Tuesday 9/25 is the deadline for any student who wishes to drop a course, without trace, from her Fall 2012 schedule. Drops must be completed through ISIS by 11:59pm Tuesday 9/25.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227) What does it say about inclusivity to hold to a single-gender admissions policy? How does this effect who we are in the world? Would you consider this a feminist institution? Facilitators: Diane Alvarez (Assistant Director, Admissions) and Melina Baron-Deutsch ‘16. More Series Info at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/taboo

Poster Sale!

Monday, September 24th 10am-6pm, Blanchard 108
Tuesday, September 25th 9am-5pm Blanchard 108
Looking for fun posters? Want fill your bare walls with interesting posters?
Come get your posters at Blanchard, Room 108.

Thurs, Sept. 20, 4:30pm, Gamble Auditorium. World-renowned sculptor Kenneth Snelson is featured at the second annual Louise R. Weiser Lecture in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership through Art. His recent design has been selected to crown the top of the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, New York. Two Snelson sculptures are on view in the Museum lobby during this semester. Free.

Spaces (and Laurel Fellowships) are still available for MHC’s spring 2013 study abroad programs: Economic Transformation & Business Challenges in Shanghai; Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability in Costa Rica; University Studies in Montpellier, France. Programs are open to qualified students in all majors. Laurel Fellowships are guaranteed for qualified students selected for these programs. Apply by Sept. 30 for China and France, October 5 for Costa Rica.

Tuesday, September 25, 6 to 8pm, Chapin Auditorium. Thinking about study or an internship abroad? Come to the Fair to meet with representatives of dozens of programs around the world, including study abroad opportunities, Mount Holyoke’s international internships, and fellowships/scholarships for study abroad.

The deadline for students to add fall courses is Tuesday, September 18. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by end of day September 18. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Join us for our annual End of Summer Brunch on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations encouraged, and can be made by calling 413-538-2217.  See the menu.

Campus Police Meet & Greet

Department members will be available to meet with many of our new and returning students, in a relaxed social environment. Please stop in and say hello, and enjoy light refreshments. Officers will give out a free room lock-out pass to students that stop by. We will be in Blanchard room 227 from 5pm to 7pm on September 26, 2012.

After conferring with state health officials and other members of the Five College Consortium, Mount Holyoke is canceling all outdoor campus activities planned for the hours between dusk and dawn as a precautionary protective measure against the mosquito-borne illnesses Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus. Read the story.

Friday, 9/14. 4:30 - 6pm. Blanchard Lounge (227). All are welcome. TABOO: Am i a Feminist? Does the word feminism primarily represent a white middle class American women’s movement? Is the feminist struggle a unified struggle against a single oppressive system? How do sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class and ability play a role in ‘feminist’ discourses. Facilitators: Ajapa Sharma ‘13, and Sadia Khatri ‘14 More Info about TABOO at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/taboo

Exploring Careers in Medicine

Thursday, 9/13/12 - Cleveland L1 @ 7:00 p.m. Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: David Gardner and Pam Matheson.

A traveling exhibit of photographs by Gigi Kaeser and text edited from interviews conducted by journalist Peggy Gillespie and students at the Four Rivers Charter School. Peggy is a Co-Advisor to the Buddhist Faith Group on campus and has arranged for this display in the MHC Library Atrium from 9/12-10/12/2012 through a grant from MCCL’s Inclusiveness Initiative Fund & the Office of Diversity & Inclusio.  Read more about The Road to Freedom.

MHC Area at High Risk for EEE

The State Department of Public Health is warning South Hadley residents and MHC students to take extra precautions to avoid dangerous mosquito-born illnesses. Please familiarize yourself with the DPH recommendations to stay safe!

Thursday, September 13, 4:30 p.m. Gamble Auditorium. Professor Elizabeth Young (English), Associate Professor Patricia Banks (Sociology), and Museum Director John Stomberg (Art Museum) discuss the exhibition “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)” from different perspectives. Join us for a lively discussion and opening reception.

Wednesday, 9/12/12 - Cleveland L1 @ 7:00 p.m. MHC will host a presentation by Gregory Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine. Mr. Vaughn will talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and will discuss the admission review process.

A la carte Lunch at Willits

A la Carte Community Lunch is available at Willits-Hallowell, Mondays-Fridays, September 10th-14th and September 17th-21st, from 12pm-1:30pm. See the menu.

TABOO: Am I a Feminist?

Does the word feminism primarily represent a white middle class American women’s movement? Or is the feminist struggle a unified struggle against a single oppressive system? How do sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class and ability play a role in ‘feminist’ discourses?

Students, staff and faculty welcome.

When: Friday, September 14th, 4:30pm - 6pm.

Where: Blanchard Lounge (Room 227)

Join us for a gallery talk with art museum director John Stomberg Thursday, September 6, 4:30 p.m. Art Museum Futter Gallery. Reception to follow. Free.

India Cottage will be set up in Blanchard for the first day of classes. Jewelry, fibers and other Indian crafts available for purchase.

Students who need to make fall registration changes may use ISIS to do so starting Wednesday, August 29. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office (x2025).

Music 100 Exemption Exam

Students wishing to enroll in individual performance study for the first time at Mount Holyoke must fulfill the Music 100 Requirement by either enrolling concurrently in Music 100 or passing the Music 100 Exemption Exam which will be administered on Wed. Sept. 5 and Fri. Sept. 7 at 4 pm in Rm. 109, Pratt

Parking registration is online. Register on ISIS before the first day of classes and save $15 - and your decal will be sent right to your mailbox.

The Gorse Children’s Center has openings for September in most age groups for full and part-time programs. For information about our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, PreK/Kindergarten, and After-School programs or to visit the Center, please call Sharon Maryea at 413-533-9819, email gorse@brighthorizons.com, or visit our website at www.brighthorizons.com/gorse.

Win Rao’s Gift Cards!

New students check your @mtholyoke.edu email for an invitation to participate in the MHC New Student Survey. We have already had 12 instant winners of gift cards to Rao’s coffee shop in the library…will you be next?

A classical Arabic recital presenting music from the eastern Arab world. Performances by some 75 musicians, chamber groups, and selections by the Retreat’s all-star faculty. Concert is free and open to the public. August 17, 2012, 7:30pm, McCullough Auditorium, Pratt Hall.

The Office of Development has a new name: Office of Advancement. Same mission, new name. This change better reflects the work of the department: to advance the mission and interests of Mount Holyoke. In addition, The Annual Fund is changing its name to The Mount Holyoke Fund to make more explicit the connection between alumnae giving and the College. Mount Holyoke is, in fact, what alumnae gifts support, each year! Contact giving@mtholyoke.edu with questions.

Pick up your copy from the metal racks at these campus locations: * Blanchard Campus Center (entryways) * Library entryway * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (main stairway toward Skinner Green).  You can also read the Quarterly online at http://alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

Parking Office Closed

The Parking Office will be closed on Wednesday, August 1 and Friday, August 3.

Drupal Workshops

Drupal workshops for faculty, staff, and students are available for Introduction to Drupal, Beyond Drupal Basics, and Drupal Web forms. Register here: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/drupalworkshop

The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum and the Wistariahurst Museum are hosting a bus tour of Skinner sites Saturday June 30th from 12:30-4:15. Starting at Wistariahurst, the tour will include visits to the Skinner Museum, the Berkshire Hills Music Academy (former home of Joseph Skinner), the Orchards Golf Course, where refreshments will be served, and the Skinner Chapel of the United Congregational Church, among others. Call Marjorie Latham at (413) 322-5660 for reservations. Tickets $30 per person, $25 for students and seniors.

NYC Bus Trip July 14th

Auxiliary Services is hosting a NYC bus trip for the day on Saturday July 14th. The bus departs campus at 6:30am, dropped off near times square and picked back up at 6:30pm. $30 per person.  Contact Amanda Florek (aflorek@mtholyoke.edu).

Tuesday, June 26; noon to 1pm; Archives and Special Collections reading room - ground floor Dwight Hall. Digitization Center Coordinator James Gehrt curates a selection of archival photos that present an evolving campus, and also tell a story of the medium, innovations, processes, and techniques leading to today’s digital images. A hands-on experience of both the images and processes of their time. Examples: Daguerreotypes to Tintypes, contact printing images to enlarged darkroom prints, and 35mm slide film to digital files.

Join us on Sunday, May 13th for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Seatings are at 11:00am and 1:30pm and reservations are required. Please call 413-538-2217 to make your reservation.

Need to ship home your belongings from school? The UPS Store is coming to campus to help. Dates: May 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th, 11am-5pm at Auxiliary Services. Look for The UPS Store Truck & Tent in front of the Central Services Complex Call:(413)525-5959 Text:(413)221-4807 Or Email:Store0964@theupsstore.

Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) Or you can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

Nine members of the Class of 2012 have already won a prize for completing the Senior Survey. Will you be next? Log in to your @mtholyoke.edu email to get your personal invitation to participate.

Children’s artwork from the Gorse Children’s Center is on display in the windows of the Main Moon Restaurant in the Village Commons now through Sunday, April 29. The exhibit is part of the South Hadley Network for Children’s celebration of the Week of the Young Child. For information about the Gorse Children’s Center, please call 533-9819 or visit our websites: www.brighthorizons.com/gorse or www.mtholyoke.edu/go/gorse.

Before you graduate or leave for the summer, remember to clean out your Kendall locker. Any locker contents not cleaned out by June 1, 2012, will be donated.

Sat. April 28, 10am on Skinner Green.  Need to unwind before the stress of finals kicks in? Come experience HOLI - the festival of colors, merriment and happiness commonly celebrated during March in South Asia to celebrate the welcoming of spring. Free. Early birds get a free t-shirt. Visit the facebook event page for more information.

Seniors, Undergrads, Faculty and Staff, join the MHC Religious Chaplains and the Class of 2012 in sharing some reflective time as our seniors move closer to graduation and look with anticipation on the great futures that await them. Mary Lyon Garden outside of Abbey Chapel (Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary rain location).

Shredding Fundraiser

Friday, April 27 (Pangy Day!), 1-4pm, near Skinner Green. Look for the big INFOSHRED truck. Suggested donation is $5 a box. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of replacement trees on campus, due to the October storm. Discard your confidential documents safely, protect yourself against identity theft and participate in this green initiative which will help restore our beautiful campus.

Now enrolling for summer and fall programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and school-age (kindergarten through third grade). Full and part-time programs available. For information or to schedule a tour of the center, please call 413-533-9819, email gorse@brighthorizons, or visit our websites at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/gorse or www.brighthorizons.com/gorse.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 4-6pm, Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Center. The Celebration of Excellence ceremony honors students and alumnae who have consistently given their time, energy, and talents to promote positive change and growth in the Mount Holyoke community, and in so doing motivate others to do the same. Student academic achievement is also celebrated with the naming of the Phi Beta Kappa and Sarah Williston Prize Winners. Open to the community.

Hosted by MHC this year! Saturday, April 14, 9:30-2:15 pm @ Willits-Hallowell. An inspiring event featuring Five College anthropology undergraduate presentations which include Moral Reasoning, Nation-Making, Making Class Visible, Gender/Sexualities/(Dis)empowerment, Positionalities in Space and Time, and Economies of Consumption. Come support student work that is themed around what gets in the way of connection across our differences! Find us on Facebook!

Tonight, Wednesday, April 11, 7pm in Cleveland L1. The essay you create to accompany your primary application to health professions school has a high standard to meet: Tell the reader, typically in 5300 characters or less, why they should choose you from among six thousand other applicants! Bring your draft essay and a pencil. Presenter: David M. Gardner, Ph.D.

Jobs with Justice

Wed. 4/18, 4:15pm in the New York Room in Mary Woolley. Sarita Gupta ‘96, executive director of Jobs with Justice (JwJ), will lecture on “Jobs with Justice: Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century.” JwJ works with community, faith, and student organizations in 24 states to build a broader global movement for economic and social justice. Gupta will discuss challenges for workers’ rights in the United States and worldwide today. View details on the event page.

Please join us for an Open House on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 2-6 p.m. Come tour the Central Dispatch Station, Emergency Operations Center, and more. Preceded at 1:30 p.m. by a Blessing of the Building by Reverend Gladys Moore. Refreshments will be served.

LITS is considering the next generation email and calendaring system for Mount Holyoke. LITS and LITS Advisory Committee are interested in your input and questions about the next generation email/calendering. Join us on April 11 at 4pm in the Library’s Stimson Room. Coffee, Tea and Cookies will be served. View the Study Group report.

Monday 4/9 is the deadline to withdraw from spring courses and to request the ungraded option. Withdrawal forms are available for printing on the Registrar’s website. Once signed by the instructor, the form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5pm on 4/9. A “W” grade will be assigned. The Ungraded Option form is available for direct submission on the forms tab of the Registrar’s website.

Registration for Fall 2012 credit courses at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Interchange begins Monday 4/9. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration ends 11:59pm on Friday 4/27. Call 538-2025 or email registrar@mtholyoke.edu for more information.

Did you visit campus as an admitted student? Mount Holyoke will soon welcome the future Class of 2016 and we are very short on overnight hosts. Volunteers are needed for Sunday, 4/22 (meet your guest @ 5pm). Guests are kept busy with activities during the day and evening. You can request someone from your state or with similar academic interests. To sign-up and for more information, visit the hosting website or email Sara Bushey (bushey@mtholyoke.edu).

Thursday, 4/5/12, Cleveland L1 @ 7:00 p.m. Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions at Duke University School of Medicine will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process. Dr. Armstrong is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. Visit the Duke University School of Medicine website.

Seniors who wish to receive a Five College African Studies Certificate should submit a completed application to Samba Gadjigo, John Lemly or Holly Hanson by Thursday, April 5. Requirements for the Certificate and application forms may be found at the African Studies web page, and application forms are also available on the bulletin board outside Skinner 314.

Come explore different dimensions of exceptional nights of ten Mount Holyoke College choreographers in Midnight Red. The concert will be held April 13-14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kendall Studio Theater. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $3 for students or seniors. Reservations are recommended. Call 413-538-2848 or email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com for reservations.

Thursday, May 3, 7pm, Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall. Students in the advanced short story seminar read from their work.

On April 18, 2012, Mount Holyoke will celebrate Hortense Parker Day, a ceremony honoring the first woman of color to attend Mount Holyoke College. The planning committee invites all students to have part in the celebration by reflecting on this years theme. Two essays will be selected for the $250 Grand Prize and recognized during the ceremony. Deadline is Friday, March 30 at midnight. For more details, view the essay contest page.

Thursday, 3/29/12, Kendade 203 @7pm. Dr. Walter Wolf, DPM will present an overview of Podiatric medicine discussing his practice in South Hadley and what is involved in becoming a Podiatrist. Surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, biomechanics, and trauma. Podiatrists do it all. Dr. Wolf will explain the importance and the possible implications of not caring for feet.

Thurs. Mar. 29, 7:30pm, 305 Kendade. Dessert to follow. Speakers: Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy, Professors of Mathematics at Carleton College. Title: “Bright Lights on the Horizon.” Abstract: What do stand-up comedians, square-wheeled bicycles, magical birthdates and spherical painting have in common? All were featured in “Math Horizons”, the MAA magazine for undergraduate math majors. Steve and Deanna edited the magazine for 5 years and assembled a 10-year “Best of MH” retrospective volume and will share highlights from that volume.

Does separation of church and state imply removal of ethics and morality from politics? Has the concept of ’separation between church and state’ evolved in the United States? Should the religious beliefs of an institution impact the rights of its people? Does this idea damage interfaith work, or make space for it?

Staff, Faculty and Students welcome

When: Tuesday, April 3 ~ 4:30 to 6pm

Location: Blanchard Lounge (227)

Whose responsibility is it for LGBTQ people to receive adequate health care? Should doctors to educate themselves? Should health insurance companies, hospitals or the government be involved? What is the safest way for trans* people to navigate the medical field?  Should you come out to your doctor?

Students, Staff & Faculty welcome

Friday, March 30th ~ 1:30pm to 3pm

Blanchard Lounge (227)

Art Museum Lecture

March 29, 4:30 p.m., Gamble Auditorium “Collection-Building in the 21st Century” Lecture by William Metcalf, Adjunct Professor of Classics and Ben Lee Damsky Curator of Coins and Medals, Yale University Art Gallery. In conjunction with Reconstructing Antiquity. For more information, see the Art Museum Events page.

Are you considering a major or minor in African American & African Studies? Please join us for light refreshments and conversation on Monday, April 2, 2012, 4:15-5:15 p.m., 310 Skinner Hall. Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you.

Tuesday, April 3, 4:30pm, Gamble. A Shakespeare symposium in honor of Gwen and Allen Smith Professor of English Frank Brownlow with featured speakers, William Carroll of Boston University, and Martha Tuck Rozett of University of Albany. Read more on the Department of English Events page.

The Gorse Children’s Center is having an Open House on Saturday morning, March 31, 9:30-11:30 for prospective families. Learn about our full- and part-day programs for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, part-day Kindergarten, and after-school & summer camp programs. Get registration information, visit the classrooms, and explore the learning environments. Visit the Gorse website for more information.

For Seniors: RSVP to jkane@mtholyoke.edu by Tuesday, March 27. Learn to negotiate your highest possible salary, discuss the consequences of the gender wage gap and develop a personal budget to determine your salary needs. $tart $mart workshops provide college women who are approaching the job market the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits so that they receive fair and realistic compensation!

Kosher meals will be offered in the Eliot House Lounge during Passover from April 6 with the First Seder dinner through April 14 dinner. If you are a student or employee who would like to share one or more Kosher for Passover meals during this time, please go to the Keeping Kosher for Passover page to fill out and submit a registration form.

Wed. March 28, 2012, 5:00 to 6:15pm. Join us for the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary which houses altars, photos, and statues from the 9 faith groups supported by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, former Dean of Religious Life will be the guest speaker. A reception will follow in the Eliot House Lounge. Visit the Religious & Spiritual Life Announcements page for more information.

Monday, 3/26/12, Cleveland L1 @ 7pm. This workshop will assist you through the application process for any postgraduate program in the health professions, including medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and physician assistant programs. Presenter: Dr. David M. Gardner. Interested students from all class years are strongly urged to attend. Find more information on the Pre-Health Program Resources page.

The 2012 Campus Police survey is online. We know not everyone loves surveys, so to thank you for helping us, you can enter to win a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Take the survey.

In order to perform required maintenance, part of Chapin Road will be closed for the day on Friday, March 22. Cars may travel from Route 116 around Chapin Circle and out toward Pratt, but no traffic will be able to travel from North and South Rockefeller to the south side of Mead Hall.

Willits-Hallowell is serving a la carte lunch 12pm-1:30pm, Mondays - Fridays, March 12th - 30th.

Join us on Sunday, April 8th for our annual Easter Brunch. See the menu here. Seatings are at 11:00am and 1:30pm and reservations are required. Please call 413-538-2217 to make your reservation.

Kosher meals will be offered in the Eliot House Lounge during Passover from April 6 with the First Seder dinner through April 14 dinner. If you are a student or employee who would like to share one or more Kosher for Passover meals during this time, please go to the Keeping Kosher for Passover page to fill out and submit a registration form.

SMUG to Meet March 29

If you’re the administrator for the social media accounts used by your department or campus organization, please join us for a meeting of the MHC Social Media Users Group (SMUG) on Thursday, March 29 at noon in the New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall. Come and share tips and resources.

Applications for Laurel Fellowships (financial aid) for study abroad in Spring 2013 are due in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives on Friday, March 30, by 5:00 p.m. Applications for admission to most MHC programs and exchanges for next spring (with or without Laurel) are also due March 30.  See the McCulloch Center website for details!

Come to the StoryWalk

“Over In the Meadow,” the children’s storybook illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, is on display now through March 26. Start next to the MHC Greenhouse and follow the path up through the garden! (Funded by a CGCE grant and organized by the South Hadley Network for Children which includes the Gorse Children’s Center).

Considering Mathematics or Statistics for your Major or Minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation!! Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 12:15 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. 416 Clapp. Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you.

Saturday, March 10th, 10am - noon. Relax, Renew, Reduce Stress, and Revitalize Your Energy. A gentle and welcoming introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for all. No experience needed. Eliot House Lounge (2nd Floor). Led by Adi Bemak & Peggy Gillespie, Buddhist Co-Advisors. Stressed Out? Then give yourself this renewing gift! You deserve it!! Visit the Buddhist website for more information.

When: Monday, March 12 4:30-6pm

Where: Blanchard Lounge 227

Taboo Extreme Dialogue: No homework, no prep, just real conversation!

Faculty, staff, students all welcome

Cyberbullying Taboo

Cyberbullying vs. A Safe Outlet for Feelings

Friday, March 9, 2012 4:30 -6pm in Blanchard 227

Taboo Extreme Dialogues: No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome

Senior Gift Voting Week in Blanchard! Please stop by our Senior Gift Tables March 6-8 at lunch and dinner to make your Senior Gift and VOTE on the Annual Fund designation of our Senior Gift. Seniors can also vote online on our “MHC Class of 2012 Senior Gift Fund” Facebook Page. Please “like” the page and watch our updates!

Help feed hungry families at the Family Place Shelter in Holyoke. $1 buys 10 meals at the Food Bank of Western MA, and would cost you $13 at the supermarket. Bring your dollars to Blanchard on: Tuesday 3/6, 11:30am-1pm; Wednesday 3/7, 7-9pm; Thursday 3/8, 11:30am-1pm; 7-9pm; or bring dollars to the Eliot House Office, 2nd Floor. Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Wed., 3/7/12, Kendade 305 @ 7pm. Summer General Chemistry I & II open to undergraduates in good academic standing who wish to catch up or get ahead on chemistry requirements. Postbac Program Highlights: Kaplan MCAT and GRE courses; Summer General Chemistry I & II; Internships at five local hospitals and practices; Training in art & medicine observation skills; Medical scribe program. Visit the program website for more information.

Tues. Mar. 13, 2012, 7:30pm, New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall.   Panel presentation by MHC Spanish Prof. Alberto Sandoval, Dir. of UMass Amherst Inst. for Global Health Prof. David Buchanan, Dir. of Health Services @Tapestry Health Services Mr. Robert Reardon, and MHC Assoc. Dir. of Pre-Health Advising Dr. Pamela Matheson share their insights on the effects, struggles, stigma and discrimination shrouding families living with HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by Student Global AIDS Campaign, Pre-Med Assoc. and Community Based Learning (CBL) and Tapestry Health Systems.

The Employee Service Awards committee, through the generous support of the Office of the President, is pleased to announce the creation of the President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The President’s Award is presented to a staff member or manager whose contributions enhance our community and reflect our institutional core values of integrity, creativity, service and excellence. Visit the President’s Award website for more information.

Attention Seniors! Participate 2012 Challenge: An anonymous donor has offered up a participation challenge for our Senior Gift! Our benefactor will add an extra $1,000 to our Senior Gift Fund every time we reach the following participation milestones: 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%. That’s an additional $5,000 up for grabs! We are currently at 16% participation. Please make your Senior Gift now by visiting the Give Now page.

Please stop by the table in Blanchard Campus Center and Kendade atrium from 11am-1:30pm Thursday March 8th and Friday March 9th to learn more about organ donation.  As more and more uses for organs and tissues become available, the need becomes even greater. They say that 90% of the population thinks organ donation is a great idea but only about 30% actually make the effort to sign up. Together we can change that and save more lives. Click here to learn more.

Vendor: Global Odyssey

Monday, March 5th, Blanchard Campus Center. Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with gemstones. Brought to you by Student Programs.

Join us on Sunday, March 11th from 11:30am-1:30pm for our annual St. Patrick’s Brunch. See the menu here.

March 6, 7-9pm, Cleveland L2. The Jewish Student Union would like to cordially invite you to attend the exciting, infamous and hilarious annual Latke vs. Hamentashen Debate. Come watch your colleagues and professors in the mock debate about which is superior: the Latke or the Hamentashen. Free hamentashen for everyone after the debate.  Read more about the debate here.

All-Campus Elections

Students interested in being official candidates for the SGA or Class Boards (2012-2013 academic year) are required to attend an ACE Information Session. All Information Sessions for the Class Board & SGA positions will be held in Blanchard 227: Mon., Feb. 27 @12:30 pm, Wed., Feb. 29 @12:30pm, Fri., Mar. 2 @12:30 & 4:30, Sun., Mar. 4 @7pm, Tues., Mar. 6 @12:30 & 6:30pm Thurs., Mar. 8 @12:30 & 6:30. Learn more info here.

Willits is serving la Carte Lunch from 12pm-1:30pm from February 27th - March 16th. See the menu here.

Thursday March 1, 2012 4:30-5:30pm, Cassini Lounge in Shattuck. This workshop, presented by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., Wellness Education Director at Smith College, will explore the ways in which our conversations about our bodies can actually change our bodies - for better or worse. It will discuss the difference between the “thin ideal” and the “healthy ideal.” Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of how to create a more body-positive culture for themselves and their community.

Art Museum Gallery Talk

Thursday, 23 February, 4:30 p.m. Nancy Campbell, Nancy Friese, Matt Phillips, and Kane Stewart discuss their works on view in the special exhibition “Artists and the Noble Profession: The 2012 Mount Holyoke College Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition.” See the exhibition web page for more details.

Every family has some skeletons in its closet but no one wants to talk about it. Family issues are rarely an accepted topic of conversation. What taboos of family structure and dynamics are acting most powerfully in contemporary families? Who influences these priorities?

For more information visit http://www.mtholyoke.edu/programs/taboo/

Thurs. Feb 23, 2012, 4:30pm - 6pm  Blanchard Lounge (227)

Join Rev. Gladys Moore, Anita Magovern and Leslie Fraser for an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at 5:00pm in the Abbey Memorial Chapel. Ashes will be distributed.

Director Bob Smith, and Associate Director Barbara Arrighi, both from the campus police department, will be located on the second floor of Blanchard in the corner near the cafe on Thursday, February 24, from 11am to 1pm, on the second floor. Available to speak with members about safety issues, and to just say hello! Please stop by for a moment.

Although the intermediate workshops for this week (Intermediate Photoshop and Powerpoint and Dreamweaver 2: Intro to CSS) are NOT accepting registrations, all other workshops for the month are still open! Be on the lookout for new workshop offerings soon. Current and future workshops can be found here. Hope to see you in class!

“Open Doors: Campus Conversations” on Tuesday, February 21 from 8-9AM in the Blanchard Great Room! Come join us for a continental breakfast and another opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to build relationships through intentional conversations across campus positions. We hope to see you there!

The MHC International Internship Program offers opportunities with 27 organizations in 18 countries. To apply, call the McCulloch Center @2072 to schedule a preapplication meeting, and submit the UAF.

Art@Work Opening Reception

Come celebrate the opening of Art@Work, the MHC staff art show, Monday, February 20th from 3:00 - 4:30pm in the Kendade Atrium. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. The Art@Work exhibit remains open from February 20th through March 2nd in Kendade.

Thursday, 2/16/12, Cleveland L1 @ 7:00 p.m. Offered again for students who were unable to attend previously. Thinking about a career in medicine or the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: Dr. Pamela Matheson.

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents a Five College Dance Department faculty dance concert in Kirby Theater March 1-3 at 8:00 p.m. Only $5 for students! The concert features choreography and performances by Five College faculty members Thomas Vacanti and Wendy Woodson and guest artists Monica Bill Barnes, Diane Coburn Bruning and Cathy Nicoli. Contact fcddance.reservations@gmail.com for reservations.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012, 4:30 - 6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: Why aren’t we normal like that family? No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, and staff all welcome.

Friday, February 17th, 2012, 3:30 - 5pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogue: “Backwards” or Brilliant? - Cultural preservation and protection of indigenous cultures. No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty and staff all welcome.

TABOO: Sex Work

Thursday, February 16th, 2012, 4:30 - 6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227). Taboo Extreme Dialogue: Sex Work. No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:30pm, 305 Kendade. Yanir Rubinstein will speak on Uniformization and geometry: the quest for canonical geometric structures on manifolds. Refreshments to follow. Dinner at the Yarde House at 6:30pm ($20pp). RSVP to Laurie Kamins (lkamins@mtholyoke.edu) by March 7 for dinner.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Romantic Tour of the Mediterranean Dinner & Cooking Class on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm in the Willits-Hallowell Center. Seating is limited and reservations are required by February 15th. Please call 413-538-2217 to make your reservation. See the cooking class flyer for more information.

Willits is serving la Carte Lunch this week from 12pm-1:30pm, Monday- Friday, February 13th - 17th. We will also be open for lunch next Monday-Wednesday, February 20th-22nd. See the menu here.

Health Services will be administering the National College Health Assessment survey beginning Feb 26, 2012 to a random sample of 950 students. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. Every 20th student who participates will receive a $10 gift card to Blanchard Cafe. One grand prize winner will receive an iPod Nano! Learn more about the survey here.

Pick up your winter Quarterly from the metal racks at these campus locations: * Blanchard Campus Center (entryways) * Library entryway * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (main stairway toward Skinner Green).  Or read the Quarterly online here.

Thursday, February 9, Kendade 303, 7:00 p.m. If you’re interested in health care challenges and you’re considering leadership positions in health care management or measurement, come learn about The Dartmouth Institute’s 1-year programs. The MPH and MS programs will give you a strong foundation in epidemiology, health decision making, health economics, and biostatistics. For more information, see the Dartmouth Medical School website.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Romantic Tour of the Mediterranean Dinner & Cooking Class on Saturday, February 18th at 6pm in the Willits-Hallowell Center. Seating is limited and reservations are required by February 15th. Please call 413-538-2217 to make your reservation. See the cooking class flyer for more information.

German Studies Symposium

Feb. 23, 7-9pm, Hooker Auditorium. Responses to a Changing World: German Studies in the 21st Century Roundtable Discussion. Gabriele Wittig Davis (MHC), Mary Helen Dupree (Georgetown Univ.) Martin Kagel (Univ. of Georgia), Sara Lennox (UMass), Karen Remmler (MHC), and Christian Rogowski (Amherst College).  The discussion will be accessible online via live-stream and we cordially invite you to join us online. More information and instructions on how to access the live-stream will be posted on the German Studies Symposium website.

The Spring theme for Interfaith Lunches is Stories of Compassion: Faith, Failure and Forgiveness. On Wednesday, February 8 from 12-1 pm in the Eliot House Lounge local Educator and Storyteller, Onawumi Jean Moss will be sharing her stories of courage and compassion. All are welcome. Read more about Interfaith lunches on the Religious & Spiritual Life website.

Workshops in Photoshop and Dreamweaver Basics still open for this week, and throughout February, some intermediate classes are offered. Be sure to check www.mtholyoke.edu/go/workshop for details and pre-reqs, and of course, registration. Hope you can join us for a workshop!

Thinking about an internship abroad this summer? The MHC IIP offers opportunities with 27 organizations in 18 countries. Go to International Internship Program website for a complete list. To apply, call the McCulloch Center @2072 to schedule a preapplication meeting, and submit the UAF.

Language Theater Contest

The Language Resource Center (LRC) brings to you its annual Language Theater Contest (LTC). Fancy a night in the spotlight? Sign up individually or with friends to perform in a language of your choice (except English) and win prizes. Don’t want to perform? Take a break from studying and come support your friends and enjoy a night of entertainment. Completely free. Refreshments served. Don’t miss it!

Mount Holyoke may nominate 3 students for tuition waivers to study at the Berlin School of Economics and Law this summer. Courses (taught in English) include economics, business, management, marketing, and German language and culture. Apply to the McCulloch Center by February 15. (Students are responsible for airfare, room and board, books, and personal expenses.) See the Berlin School website for details.

The deadline for students to add spring courses is Monday, February 6. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by end of day February 6. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Social Media Group to Meet

If you are the administrator for the social media used by your department or organization, please join us for the first meeting of the MHC Social Media Users Group (SMUG) on Friday, Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 pm in the New York Room of Mary Woolley. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Join us for our annual Valentine’s Brunch on Sunday, February 12th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 413-538-2217.  See the menu here.

Join us at Willits for la Carte Lunch served from 12pm-1:30pm, Monday- Friday, February 6th - 10th and February 13th - 17th. See the menu here.

The 5-College Board of Directors is seeking ideas for new initiatives and programs in academic, co-curricular and operational aspects of sustainability. All members of the MHC community are invited to meet and brainstorm ideas for incorporating sustainability into the campus, the consortium and the community. Open meetings are scheduled for: Wed., Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Dwight 10. Two brown bag lunch meetings Wed., Feb. 8 and Tues., Feb. 14 at 12:15 p.m. in Dwight 201. Enter your ideas via the online form.

Wed, 2/1 @ 7 pm in Kendade 305.  The UAF awards funding for the MHC International Internship Program (MHC IIP), for a self-developed internship abroad, and for research abroad. Come hear what students have to say about their experiences last summer and learn about the options available to you. Visit the summer internship page for more information.

Win $25!!! Take the SCC Survey by February 12th and your feedback will go directly to the College Trustees! Take the survey.

Attention Poets

The 89th Kathryn Irene Glascock ‘22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition will be held April 13-14, 2012. Students wishing to be Mount Holyoke’s poet-contestant in the competition are required to submit their work electronically to the Department of English (english@mtholyoke.edu) by 4:30pm Monday, February 20. Please direct questions to the Glascock Committee Chair, Professor Robert B. Shaw, rshaw@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2444.

Music Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for large and small chamber music ensembles will take place during the week of first week of class. Glee Club: Jan. 23,24, 12-4pm; Orchestra: Jan. 24, 4-6m; Jazz , Klezmer, Early Music and small chamber ensembles: Jan. 25, 1-4pm. Students should sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board located across the hall from the Music Office. Visit the ensembles page for more information.

Music Auditions

Students who wish to take music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke must come for an Audition/Interview on Wed. Jan. 25, 1-4pm in Pratt. Students should sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board located across the hall from the Music Office. Visit the new student placement page for more information.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons. Applications are available in the music office or on the grant-in aid website. Deadline for application is Fri. Jan. 27, 4 pm.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

Music 100 Exam Exam will be given on Wed. Jan. 25 and Fri. Jan. 27 at 4 pm in Rm. 109, Pratt. Because the Department believes students enrolled in individual performance studies should have a thorough knowledge of the rudiments of music, enrollment for lessons is contingent on successful completion of, or exemption from, MUS100, regardless of whether a student’s home institution is Mount Holyoke or one of the other colleges in our consortium.  Click here for more information.

Willits-Hallowell Center is serving a la carte lunch next week too! Join us Monday- Friday, January 23rd-27th from 12:00pm-1:30pm. See the Willits-
Hallowell webpage for additional lunch and brunch dates and menus.

Need a refresher in Microsoft or Adobe products? Check out the offerings at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/workshop ! Don’t see a course you want? Leave us a message (don’t forget your email address) and if we teach it, you may see it! Check back often: we’d love to see you. — the LITS Peer2Peer Teaching Team.

The Art Museum presents Steven J. Tepper, sociology professor at Vanderbilt University, who will deliver the lecture, “Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent the World.” This lecture will kick off the new show, Artists and the Noble Profession: The 2012 Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition. Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Click on the art museum events page for more information.

Campus Police is moving to our new location on Everett Road opposite Health Services and the Career Development Center. While the emergency lines (x1-911) will not be disrupted, business lines (including x2304) may be very briefly interrupted during this transition. We expect to be operational in the new building by the afternoon. Administrative Offices will move today between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Wireless Network Changes

Faculty/Staff & Students should now use the Wireless Network named: Lyonnet-Encrypt as their regular wireless network as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 17. Campus guests should continue to use MHC-Guest. Campus wireless networks are being consolidated. Faculty and staff who have previously used the MHC or MHC-Encrypt and students who have previously used Lyonnet will need to choose Lyonnet-Encrypt. If prompted, users should enter the standard wireless network password ‘marylyon’ . If the device was previously registered on any campus wireless network there should be no need to re-register the device. Click here for details.

Students who need to make Spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so, starting Wednesday, January 18. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation). For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office x2025.

Join us on Sunday, January 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm for our annual Winter Brunch. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. See the menu here.

Holyoke Bound

Holyoke Bound is an orientation to the City of Holyoke for members of the Five Colleges and Holyoke Community College who are working, interning or volunteering in Holyoke. Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10am-4pm. Transportation will be provided! Please be sure to preregister on the Holyoke Bound site by Friday, Feb. 10th in order to confirm transportation and food needs.

NY Bus Trip, Sunday 1/8

New York City Bus Trip, Sunday, January 8, 8am – 6pm. Depart from the Blanchard Bus Stop via MHC van (near Pratt Hall) @ 8 am. Explore the Big Apple on this NYC day trip. Arrive in NYC at approx. 11:30 am & depart NYC at 6 pm sharp. Pickup & drop off in NYC is at 53rd & Broadway. Check the January Intersession website for trip updates & weather info.  Tickets are $20 for round-trip. Sign up (with payment) at Student Programs (327 Blanchard, M-F, 9am-3pm) or the Blanchard Info Desk (Every day, 3pm-midnight). Trip open to MHC students and staff.

Join us on Sunday, January 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm for our annual Winter Brunch. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. See the menu here.

A la Carte Lunch will be available 12:00pm-1:30pm, Tuesday-Friday, January 10th - 13th and 17th-20th. See the menu here.

The Campus Police Department will be moving its operations to the new Campus Police Building at 1 Everett Road (opposite Health Services and the Career Development Center) on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Please visit us in our new location for any campus police and parking services you may need. Our phone number, 538-2304, will remain the same.

Pedestrian Safety

Work has been completed on Rte. 116 to improve visibility of pedestrians crossing the street. Reminder: cross only at marked crosswalks; push the button and wait for the lights to flash; exercise caution when crossing. The activation of the crosswalk lights does not guarantee that vehicles will stop. See the pedestrian safety page for more details.

December 15, 7 pm Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary: Protestant Advent Service of Lessons and Carols with Leslie Fraser and Gladys Moore. Friday, December 16, Noon to 5 pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary: Relax, unwind a bit; Walk the Labyrinth (instructions available); meditate; contemplate or enjoy a Reiki experience of renewed energy. Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Multicultural Community and College Life Committee’s (MCCL) Inclusiveness Initiative Fund (IIF) is seeking innovative projects that promotes inclusion in our work environment, our community, and especially in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions. We have extended the deadline for Spring event proposals to 1/31/12. For more information, please see the IIF page.

Come and enjoy a night of stress- free fun: decorate your own cookies, zumba and so much more! Students are encouraged to take a break from studying and take part in activities planned by faculty and staff. Tuesday, December 13, 6-8 PM in Chapin Auditorium.

Join us on Sunday, December 11th, 11:30am-1:30pm for our annual Holiday Brunch! Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. Read the menu here.

Willits-Hallowell Center is serving a la care lunch Monday- Friday, December 5th-9th from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Join us! The menu is available on the Willits-Hallowell page.

Sacred Circle Dance

Wednesday, December 7, 1-4pm Abbey Chapel.  The MHC Sacred Circle Dance Troupe Invites you to Come Dance with Us!!! Drop in for a few dances to see what we are all about! No experience required ~ all dances are taught 1:00 - 4:00. At 3:30 we will hold the special event “Candle Dance Indwelling Star” with special guest Intentional Musician Deirdre Drennen of Celestial Harp Journeys.

Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 pm at the Betty Shabazz House. Join the Eliot House Staff for an evening of honoring the winter solstice. We will call in The Four Directions, light the Advent wreath and Hanukkah Menorah, and honor each of our faith traditions concluding with hot cocoa and cookies. Students, Staff, Faculty and their children are welcome.

The Annual Fund invites all students, faculty and staff to MHC Trivia Night in the Blanchard Great Room on Wednesday, December 7th at 8 p.m. Test your MHC knowledge in this trivia game, enjoy gourmet cookies and milk, and win prizes! Play in teams of 3 or 4. All student attendees will be eligible for a raffle to win a new Kindle Fire!

Vendor: StockKeeper

Friday, Dec 2nd, 10am-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center.  StockKeeper sells original and unique vintage accessories.

Saturday, Dec 17, at 7:30 PM in Abbey Chapel.  Free to MHC students with ID & half price for MHC faculty and staff at  the door with ID. Come and experience this perennial favorite as Handel would have heard it, in a fabulous venue played on period instruments. MHC attendees: please email sjlemaire@comcast.net in advance to arrange your discount admission. More performance info.

Taboo: Femme

Thursday, December 8th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Tuesday, December 6th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Monday, December 5th, 4-6:30pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues: No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Permanent Winter Parking Ban

Just a reminder to take note of signage regarding the permanent winter parking ban in effect from December 1 - March 15; 2 a.m. - 5 a.m. Cars WILL be towed in these areas. Please observe the signage. Thank you.

Registration for non-credit classes and workshops has begun and continues through Dec 13, as space allows. Most classes register directly with the Instructor via email. See the website for a complete list of all classes and workshops as well as contacts to register. Space is limited. Register now!

Tuesday’s Blanchard Vendor

Tuesday, November 29th, 9am-5pm, Blanchard Center. Gyuri Kepes sells accessories and jewelry. Vendor Information

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, November 28th, 9am-5pm, Blanchard Center. Chatham Caravan sells accessories, hats,scarves, wools from Nepal, and jewelry. Vendor Information

Monday, Nov.28 ~ 4:30pm to 6pm

TABOO:  Religious Expression in your MHC Life ~ Free or Oppressed?
Religious expression can be something that is deeply personal and can vary just as much between different people within the same faith group as it can between different faith groups. What role does religious expression, or the lack thereof, play in your spiritual identity?  Do you feel free to express yourself religiously on campus? Have you ever felt offended by how someone expresses the their religious/lack of religious leanings?

more info: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/taboo <http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/taboo

Applications for Laurel Fellowships (financial aid) for study abroad in Fall 2012 or the full year 2012-13 are due in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, 108 Dwight Hall, on Friday, December 2, by 5:00 p.m. Applications for admission to most MHC programs and exchanges for the fall or full year (with or without Laurel) are also due December 2. See the McCulloch Center website for details!

To reduce energy costs and our campus environmental footprint, please remember to shut off all equipment and lights and close windows before you leave for break. Learn more about energy hogs on the Environmental Stewardship page.

The Center’s catering office & kitchen, along with Conference & Events Services will be closed for the Thanksgiving break from noon Wed., Nov. 23 thru Sun., Nov. 27. Guestrooms are still available for those looking to accommodate family and friends over the holiday. We hope you, your family, and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Morgan Street Paving Project

Morgan Street rehabilitation, between Route 116 and East Street, is scheduled to begin on Nov 16th. Milling of the existing pavement and laying of a leveling pavement course are scheduled for completion this fall. The finish pavement course will be installed next spring. Expect delays and seek alternate routes where possible. The project is being implemented by MassDOT. Information received from the Town of South Hadley.

Storytelling Tellabration!

True or tall, fact or fantastic, folktales or family yarns, stories have a way of creating bridges between and among people. Come to listen and/or tell at one or both events: Sat., Nov. 19th from 7-9pm in Eliot House Lounge and Sun., Nov. 20th from 4:30-6:30pm in Shattuck Hall, Cassani Room. Free. Refreshments. All are welcome to listen. To tell a story, call Gail Herman at 413-315-3391.  See the Tellebrations link for more information: http://tellabrationpvalley.vpweb.com

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 8 pm, Sears Auditorium, Holyoke MA. MHC President, Lynn Pasquerella, has worked with MIFA to offer special $5 tickets to MHC students to the Tony Award winning show “Mark Twain Tonight” by Hal Holbrook. Transportation by MHC minibus is included. Great professional theater in our backyard! Regularly priced tickets range from $35-125, but MHC students can purchase tickets for only $5 cash or check @ Student Programs, Blanchard 327 (X2478)/

Yale School of Nursing

Thursday, 11/10/11 - Kendade 203 @ 7:00 p.m. Yale School of Nursing will host an informational session. Melissa Pucci, Director of Admissions will be giving an overview of nursing school education, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process. For more information please visit their web site: http://nursing.yale.edu/

Thursday, November 10th, 10am-5pm in Blanchard: Global Odyssey selling sterling jewelry with gemstones.

Mount Holyoke College Dance Department presents an evening of dances by guest artists and resident faculty choreographers: Ranjanaa Devi, Rose Flachs, Terese Freedman, Jennifer Weber’s Decadancetheatre, and the first concert performance of Merce Cunningham’s, MinEVENT, an abbreviated version of his renowned, site-specific collage piece, EVENT. November 10th-12th, 8pm, Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall. Tickets: call 413- 538-2848 or e-mail mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com. Details can be found on our facebook page.

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm in Gamble.  Gus Speth, one of America’s most distinguised environmentalists, will challenge our thinking about the current environmental conditions in the United States, building a compelling case that our country is in the midst of a difficult, multi-faceted decline. How can America become a leader in the international environmental movement? See this link for more information: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/mwce/featured_event.html

Tuesday, November 15th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Thursday, November 10th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

India Cottage - clothing, jewelry, gifts

All members of the community are invited to submit proposals for funding from the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund (IIF). The Presidential Commission on Diverse Community recommended this fund be established to support initiatives designed to enhance the role diversity plays in our work environment, our community, and especially in the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of our students education.  The IIF application form can be found here.  Please submit completed applications to Winnie Rivera-Vallejo at wvallejo@mtholyoke.edu by Tuesday, November 29.

Alumnae Quarterly Magazine

The fall Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) Or you can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

Gathering for AAAS Program faculty, prospective and current Majors and Minors in African & African American Studies on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 4:30-5:30pm in 310 Skinner Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration for Spring credit courses at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Interchange begins Monday 11/7. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration ends 11:59pm on Friday 11/18. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

TABOO: Asexuality as a ‘Sexual Orientation’

“What is asexuality?  What is aromanticism?  How does asexuality fit
into our sexually charged society?  Is asexual a queer identity?  Is
it necessary to “come out” as asexual?  Come discuss these questions,
along with common myths and misconceptions about asexuality.”

Blanchard Lounge (227)
Facilitators:  Rachael Coombes ‘12, and  Jamie Theophilos ‘13 (of True Colors).

Mount Holyoke College Dance Department presents an evening of dances by guest artists and resident faculty choreographers: Ranjanaa Devi, Rose Flachs, Terese Freedman, Jennifer Weber’s Decadancetheatre, and the first concert performance of Merce Cunningham’s, MinEVENT, an abbreviated version of his renowned, site-specific collage piece, EVENT. November 10th-12th, 8pm, Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall. Tickets: call 413- 538-2848 or e-mail mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com. Details can be found on our facebook page.

The Department of German Studies presents this symposium on Friday, November 4th, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium. All are welcome!  See the link under Upcoming Events on the German studies page for more information.

Cleveland L-1, Wednesday 11/2, 7:00 p.m. Exploring Careers in Medicine is being offered again for students who were unable to attend on 9/8/11. Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This mandatory workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: Pam Matheson

The Admission Office will welcome 150 prospective students this weekend for our open house, Focus on Diversity.  we are looking for a few more hosts for Sunday, 11/6. Hosts will meet their prospies on Sunday around 5:15pm. You will have the option to join for dinner and a show @ Chapin, 6-8pm, and then the prospies will have activities most of the evening until 10pm. If you already signed up, thanks! If you want to help out, please go to the link below to enter your information. You can also contact Lynn Biela at lbiela@mtholyoke.edu with any questions or to sign-up. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/hosting

Interfaith Lunch for 11/2 is canceled. Because of the problems the recent weather has caused, our caterer cannot cater our lunch tomorrow so we will not be having an Interfaith Lunch this week. See you all next week - 11/9 12-1 pm for Interfaith Lunch at Eliot House.

Inés París, President of the Women Filmmakers and Audio-Visual Media Asociation (CIMA) will hold a workshop on screenwriting and directing on Monday, October 31, 2011, in Dwight 101 from 4:30-5:30pm. She will also discuss her 2002 film “A mi madre le gustan las mujeres” (“My mother likes women”). This event will be conducted in both English and Spanish. The film will be screened Sunday, October 30, at 7:00 pm, also in Dwight 101.

Interested in being a Peer Mentor in the SAW Program? SAW mentors work at the SAW Center in Williston Library or in the context of a particular course. They also participate in hands-on workshops, theory-based seminars, and peer-led discussion groups. Attend an info session to find out more! Friday, October 28 in Williston 418. SAW Info Session I from 11:30 – 12:30 pm, SAW Info Session II from 3 – 4 pm. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/saw/apply.html

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Lecture by Eric Varner, Professor of Classics and Art History, Emory University. Thursday, October 27 at 4:30pm in Gamble Auditorium. Reception to follow.

Tuesday, October 25, 7pm in Gamble. The Haywood lecture series presents Judge John E. Jones III, the Republican appointed federal judge who decided the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case, which was the first direct challenge in a federal court against teaching intelligent design. His lecture will trace both the jurisprudential and social developments in the debate over teaching evolution, and alleged alternatives, over the last 80 years.

Saturday, 10/22/11, Cleveland L-1 from 1:15 - 2:15pm. Faculty and alumnae representatives from the field of medicine will discuss realities and trends in preparing to apply for these competitive programs. The Office of Pre-Health Programs will present information about programs and services offered at MHC. Presenter: David M. Gardner, Ph.D., Dean of Pre-Health Programs

October 24, 7pm, Cleveland L1. What does it mean to live in the post 9/11 world? Has your life changed because of 9/11? Do you think you were too young to understand the world-wide changes caused by this event? Join the Muslim Student Faith Group for a screening of their film asking MHC students, faculty and staff these questions.

Vendor: Balfour Class Rings

Friday October 21st & Saturday October 22nd, 9am-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center. A representative from Balfour Rings will be available to answer questions about rings and graduation announcement programs. Vendor Information

Rooke Theatre Yard Sale!

Just in time for Halloween….vintage clothing and costumes, accessories, patterns, yardage, buttons, and misc items. Join us in the theatre lobby, Friday, October 21, from 10:15am - 4pm. Nothing over $3.00!

Please join us for our second “Open Door: Campus Conversations” on Monday, October 24 from 8-9am in the Blanchard Great Room! Open Door Campus Conversations (which include a continental breakfast) are opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to build relationships through intentional conversations across campus positions. President Pasquerella will join us in our conversations and singing. We hope to see you there!

Annie Heath Nurse-Midwife

Wednesday, 10/19/11, 7pm, Cleveland L-1. Annie Heath, Nurse-Midwife will visit MHC to talk about Careers in Women’s Health and International Nursing in the Dominican Republic. Annie is a certified nurse-midwife who has spent almost 20 years working with Hispanic communities nationally and internationally. In 2004 she founded the non-profit Proyecto ADAMES, where she is now director. She was previously a member of the faculty at the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Chatham Caravan - jewelry, scarves, purses

Chatham Caravan

Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th, 9am-5pm, Blanchard Center. Chatham Caravan sells accessories, hats,scarves, wools from Nepal, and jewelry. Vendor Information

Family & Friends Weekend

Join us for a fun, relaxing fall weekend on Mount Holyoke’s beautiful campus!  Programming begins on Friday afternoon with several “Open House” sessions around campus, and the MHC Jazz Ensemble’s concert that evening.  Choose one or two events, or choose them all—it’s up to you.

Thursday, October 20th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Tuesday, October 18th, 6:30-8pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

The Counseling Service wants to hear from you! Click on the survey link below for a chance to win a free 32GB iPad. All responses can be anonymous and will be kept strictly confidential. Surveys must be completed by November 4th to win.  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHCCounselingServiceSurvey

Facebook Webinar Oct. 19

Are you the social media administrator for your MHC department or organization — and are you confused by the latest wave of changes on Facebook? Join us for a webinar Wednesday, October 19 at 1:30 pm in Dwight 101 to learn to successfully navigate Facebook’s updates and keep your followers engaged. For more details on the webinar, click here.

Friday, October 28th, 12:30 pm, LRC Lounge. The German Studies Department and European Studies Program invite all students and prospective majors and minors to a Pizza Party and informal Kaffeeklatsch. Learn about the major and minor in German Studies and European Studies, as well as Internships and Study Abroad!

Pelmeni Festival

The Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies will host its annual Pelmeni Festival on Friday, October 21st, from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., ACE House. Pelmeni are the Russian version of Italian ravioli and Chinese wontons, served with melted butter or sour cream, and like all Russian food, they are best eaten in a social setting with lots of conversation. Come help make pelmeni at 4:30 pm! Come eat at 5:30 pm!

Friday, 10/14/11 - Cleveland L-2 @ 7:00 p.m. The Consortium of Women’s Colleges and Medical Schools invites you to attend a medical school admissions discussion panel featuring University of Rochester School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Yale University School of Medicine.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30-9:00pm at Blanchard, student orgs AASIA, APAU, MHACASA, RAW, and C.A.U.S.E. are holding a Charity Benefit Concert. Proceeds will go to fighting the “world’s worst humanitarian disaster” (UN, July 2011) - the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa. 12,000,000 are affected and 750,000 are at risk of death. For more details see: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164717403616387

Thursday, October 13th, 4-6:30pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

A team including MHC employees are walking to raise money for breast cancer research in the annual Rays of Hope event on October 23rd. You can show your support on Friday, October 14th by wearing PINK and donating to the cause. Collections may be made in the library court by Rao’s coffee bar or in Blanchard. No donation too small! Put on your PINK and stop on by!

Thursday, 10/13/11 Kendade Atrium from 1pm - 4pm. Admission officers from UMass, Yale, Tufts, and Boston University schools of public health will hold a graduate school fair.

LEAP Symposium

This Friday, October 14, over 125 Mount Holyoke students will talk about their recent internship and research experiences at the 2011 LEAP symposium. The event will take place in Kendade from 10am - 3:15pm.  See http://www.mtholyoke.edu/leap/ for details.

Looking for an alternative to the Las Vegas Night scene? Go to the Cafe Night at the Thirsty Mind! Students - get a free coupon for a beverage and food item ($5 value) on Saturday October 15th, between 8pm-midnight. Enjoy live music and a free hot drink or snack! Pick your coupon up from the Office of Student Programs at 327 Blanchard, Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm. Hurry, supplies limited!

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents The Lester J. Senechal Lecture on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in 305 Kendade. Refreshments to follow. Mathematics changed dramatically over Galileo’s lifetime, but without the discovery of anything particularly new. After Galileo, mathematics was suddenly able to model the world in brand new ways. Join Mark Peterson, Professor of Physics and Mathematics for this lecture which aims to discover what Galileo’s (considerable) part was in this development.

The Heat is On!

Please close your storm windows. If you need help or would like your windows caulked to prevent drafts, please put in a work order with Facilities Management.

Interfaith Lunch, Wednesday, October 5, from 12-1 at Eliot House Lounge. Come join us for a delicious vegan lunch and conversation with internationally acclaimed, creation-centered theologian Matthew Fox. Fox writes: “The authentic warrior remains humble, or close to the earth and aware that he or she is only an instrument of the work of Spirit.” All are welcome.

Torrey Circle to be Closed

Torrey Circle will be closed from Wednesday 10/5 through Wednesday 10/12 for removal of the old blacktop and guardrail. Additional Faculty/Staff parking can be found on Dunlap Place and in the Kendall Lot.

Stockkeeper - Vintage clothing and jewelry

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium. Matthew Fox has been renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality. This tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts & artists, wisdom centered, prophetic and committed to eco-justice, social justice and gender justice. He has written many books. His current book is titled The Pope’s War. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/religiouslife/events.html

A la carte Lunch at Willits

Join us for Lunch! A la carte community lunch returns. Monday-Friday, September 26-30th, from 12pm-1:30pm. We hope you’ll be able to join us for the start of the new semester! The menu can be found under Announcements on the Willits page: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/willits/

Vendor: Stock Keeper

Tuesday, September 27th, Noon-5pm,Blanchard Campus Center. Stock Keeper sells original and unique vintage accessories. Vendor Information

Come meet Pati Ortiz, Prof. of Environmental Sustainability for the Mount Holyoke study abroad program “Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability: The Costa Rica Experience.” Prof. Ortiz will talk about the program and the distinctive environment of the Monteverde region. Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:30-5:30p.m., 101 Dwight. For more information about the study abroad program in Costa Rica, visit http://www.mtholyoke.edu/global/mhc_costarica.html.

Thursday, September 29th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Taboo: Breasts!

Tuesday, September 27th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Taboo: Open Topic

Monday, September 26th, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

Thursday, September 22, 10am-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center. Love, Mod, and Vintage - vintage clothing and jewelry.

Please join us for the first “Open Door: Campus Conversations” of the year on Wednesday, September 28 from 8-9am in the Blanchard Great Room! These breakfasts are opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to build meaningful relationships through intentional conversations across campus positions. Dean Cerri Banks will join us. Come for community-building and singing. We hope to see you there!

Starting on September 26 the Campus Store will be open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 12n-5pm. The Campus Store is closed on Sundays except for special events.

MHC will host a presentation by Gregory Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine on Wednesday, 9/21/11 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L-1. Mr. Vaughn will talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and will discuss the admission review process.

Love, Mod, and Vintage - vintage clothing and jewelry

Vendor: Randy Orchids

Tuesday, September 20th, Noon-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center. Randy Orchids sells plants. Vendor Information

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor!

Octopus Garden- Imported carpentry, rugs,clothing, jewelry and more

Thinking about study or an internship abroad? Come to the Fair to meet with representatives of dozens of programs around the world, including study abroad opportunities, Mount Holyoke’s international internships, and fellowships/scholarships for study abroad. Tuesday, September 20, from 6 to 8 pm, Chapin Auditorium.

Spaces (and Laurel Fellowships) are still available for the following Mount Holyoke study abroad programs for spring 2012: Economic Transformation and Business Challenges in Shanghai, Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability in Costa Rica, and university studies in Montpellier, France. Programs are open to qualified students in all majors. Laurel Fellowships are guaranteed to qualified students selected for these programs. Apply by September 30!

Vendor: India Cottage

Monday, September 12th, Blanchard Campus Center. India Cottage: clothing, gifts, and jewelry.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor!

Randy’s Orchids - Beautiful Orchids for sale

A workshop covering essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1 for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds).  A record of having attended this workshop is required before scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

New students, today is your last chance to win a Rao’s Coffee Shop gift card! Check your @mtholyoke.edu email for an invitation to participate in the New Student Survey.

Convocation 2011

Convocation will be held in Gettell Amphitheater as scheduled. The picnic has been canceled, but the dining halls will be open for students as usual.

The deadline for submitting Grant-in-Aid applications is Fri. Sept. 9.  Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons.  Applications are available in the Music Office or online at www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/music/grantinaid.html.  Eligible students must apply for a grant every semester–there are no automatic renewals.

Choral Auditions

Auditions for Glee Club and Chorale will take place Sept. 6-8. Sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board located across the hall from the Music Office in Pratt. Students unable to come on days listed above should contact Lindsay Pope (lspope@mtholyoke.edu).

Orchestra Auditions

Orchestra auditions for new and returning students will be held Sept. 5-9. Students should sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board located across the hall from the Music Office in Pratt.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

Students taking music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke must fulfill the Music 100 requirement by either taking the Music 100 course or exempting the exam which will be given on Wed. Sept. 7 and Fri. Sept. 9 at 4:00 pm in Rm. 109, Pratt

The entrance to the College at the main gate is now One Way into the College; vehicles may no longer exit onto Route 116 through the Gate. Main Gate Road beyond Safford Hall remains two-way.  Two Do Not Enter signs have been put in place.  Please see the map posted under News on the Parking Office website for further clarification.

If you register your car online before the first day of classes, you save $15, and your decal will be mailed to you! Log into ISIS to register.

We have already had 8 winners of a $10 gift card to Rao’s Coffee Shop through the New Student Survey. One in every 20 respondents wins!  New students check your @mtholyoke.edu address for an invitation to participate in the survey and be entered to win!

The summer Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available on campus. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (upper-level entrance) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green). Or you can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu

Road Closure

The Main Gate of Campus will remain closed during construction this summer. Laurel Lane (between Safford and Porter Halls) will be closed tomorrow and periodically over the next few weeks during this construction. Traffic will be rerouted behind Porter Hall in a two-way traffic pattern. Please travel slowly in this area and observe the posted signage.

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that our assessment for re-accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc., is June 28-30. Assessors from several other police departments will review policies, tour our offices, and interview our staff to verify continued compliance with the more than 300 professional standards. Any questions about this process can be directed to Public Safety at x2304.

Blanchard Cafe is now open Monday through Friday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, through July 15. Also, join us every Tuesday for the “Cafe Patio BBQ.” Hope to see you all soon!

Tornado Relief Efforts

Members of the Mount Holyoke community are working to collect donations (see list of needs below) for drop-off at Mary Mother of Hope Church in Springfield to aid victims of the recent tornado.  Items may be dropped off through July 6 with Deb LaBonte in Financial Services or in a drop-off area organized by Sven Aas and Debra Morrissey in the Library’s atrium.

  • Household items: lamps, dishes, flatware, cups, glassware, small kitchen appliances, pots and pans, linens, blankets, towels
  • Toiletries for adults and children
  • Clothing: spring/summer clothing, all sizes and genders
  • Baby needs: diapers, baby food, formula
  • Non-perishable food supplies

In addition, Cindy LePage’s family is involved in a tornado relief fundraiser. Donations of $10 or more enter the donor in a July 29 drawing for prizes including gas, grocery, retail, and restaurant gift cards. Please contact Cindy for more information, to purchase tickets or help sell them, or to nominate local agencies to receive a portion of the funds raised.

Thanks for any help you can give.

To the Mount Holyoke Community:

There is a lot of good information regarding volunteer and donation opportunities in the media today, including a story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

The Republican also has a How to Help section on their homepage, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is maintaining a list of organizations which are raising funds for relief.

Deb LaBonte in Financial Services is collecting donations of summer clothing, household items, personal care products, items for children, etc. for drop off at Mary Mother of Hope Church in Springfield on Friday 6/17/11. If you have items to donate, please drop them off to her in Skinner Hall.
Yours,
Kevin McCaffrey

To the Mount Holyoke Community:

We are all concerned about the effects of the tornado and severe storms that swept Springfield and other local communities yesterday, resulting in loss of life, injury, and significant damage. I hope that all Mount Holyoke employees, their families, and their neighbors came through these storms safely. Many of us are interested in contributing to the relief and clean-up effort. The Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has posted information about opportunities to volunteer and make donations.

Yours,

Kevin McCaffrey
Director of Government and Community Relations

Starting Tuesday, May 31 the Torrey Lot will be closed. This Lot will remain closed for approximately two weeks. This is necessary for drainage installation. Everett Road will be closed for the summer beginning Tuesday, May 31 to allow for construction. There is ample parking available in the Greenhouse, Ham/MacGregor, and Kendall Parking Lots.

The third candidate interviewing for the Vice President of Finance and Administration will be on campus Thursday, May 26th. All community members-staff, faculty and students, are welcomed to meet the candidate from 1:30-2:30pm in the Wiese-Merriwether Room at Willits.

On Tuesday, May 24th, the second candidate interviewing for the Vice President of Finance and Administration will be on campus. If you wish to meet this semi-finalist, please come to the Faculty Club Room in Willits from 1:30-2:30pm on the 24th.

The Senior BBQ has been moved to the Skinner Green tent for Thursday, May 19, from 5-6:30 pm.

Auxiliary Services will be hosting a bus trip to see the Pawsox on July 16. The bus will leave at 1:30 pm. Before the game, you will be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ. The cost per person is $36. If you have any questions or would like to sign-up, please contact Amanda by email at Auxiliary Services or call 413-538-3111.

Due to the recent heavy rains, the Morgan Street Parking Lot at the corner of Morgan Street and Route 116 will be closed until further notice.

MHC’s Conference & Event Services welcomes 27 conferences and events this summer. Program participants will include young women and men, alumnae, parents and faculty from institutions worldwide. The US Gymnastics Training Centers and the USSC Swim Camp, two youth Summer Camps, have generously offered scholarships for children of staff and faculty. For details, please visit Conference Services.

Meet the first candidate interviewing for the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Willits-Hallowell in the Wiese-Merriwether Room on Monday, May 9th from 1:30-2:30-pm. Staff, faculty and students are welcomed to attend this community opportunity to talk with this candidate and learn about her interest in this role.

Mount Holyoke communications is producing a video on what you’re going to miss about MHC. Tell Max Pearlstein what you’re going to miss Tuesday, May 10 or Wednesday, May 11 at noon on the Blanchard patio (or inside Blanchard if raining). The video will be posted on the College’s website and featured at the beginning of the commencement live stream.

All student lockers in Kendall MUST be cleaned out by June 1, 2011. Any remaining items will be donated to charity.

The Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center is currently accepting applicants for their Summer Riding “On-Course” Program. From May through August, the Equestrian Center will be conducting a series of sessions each lasting two weeks, for intensive horseback riding lessons. Lessons will be held weekday evenings. Private lessons are also available by arrangement. Click here for more information.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Willits-Hallowell on Sunday, May 8th. Seating for brunch at 1:30pm is still available. Reservations strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve call the Willits-Hallowell Center at 413-538-2217.

Fourteen seniors have already been instant winners of graduation-related prizes by completing the Senior Survey. Will you be next? Check your Mount Holyoke College email for an invitation to participate.

Monday, May 2nd, 2011 4:15-5:30 PM, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

You can teach a non-credit course or workshop during J-Term/ Intersession 2012. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday, May 2nd. Information can be found on the J-Term website.

On May 1, 2011 Public Safety received a report of a male exposing himself near the Upper Lake. Please visit the Public Safety safety alerts website for full information.

Vendor: India Cottage

Friday, April 29th, Blanchard Vendor: India Cottage with clothing, gifts and jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

May 2, 12:15 pm outside Abbey Memorial Chapel. A reading of 37 names out of the many lives destroyed by the Nazi Regime, followed by a short service of remembrance, and the Tolling of the College Bells in honor of Yom Ha-Shoah Day.

Car breaking and entering reported at Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges on April 27; visit the Public Safety web site for hints to protect your belongings. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/publicsafety/alerts.html

Vendor: Global Odyssey

Thursday, April 28th, 10am-5pm, Blanchard Campus Center. Global Odyssey sells sterling jewelry with gemstones.  Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Seniors who wish to receive a Five College African Studies Certificate should submit a completed application to Samba Gadjigo, John Lemly or Holly Hanson by Wednesday May 4. Requirements for the Certificate and application forms may be found at http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/african/certificate/ and application forms are also available on the bulletin board outside Skinner 314.

The spring Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) Or you can read the Quarterly online at alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/q

You can teach a non-credit course or workshop during J-Term/ Intersession 2012. Proposals due Thursday, April 28th, 2011. Information can be found on the J-Term website.

The UPS Store will be at Auxiliary Services May 5-6 and May 9-11 from 10 am to 5 pm. The UPS Store also has summer storage available to all students. Call 413-539-9112 or email UPS store to reserve you space. Units are 4×4- $40, 6×6- $60, 8×8- $80 With such great pricing, storage units are going quickly, so reserve your space early.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Today at 12:05, Reading of a small portion of names,service and tolling of the MHC Bells. Abbey Chapel stairs; if it rains, we will move in to the Chapel.

Friday, April 22nd, Blanchard Campus Center: India Cottage with clothing, gifts and jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Join us on Sunday, April 24, for our annual Easter Brunch. Seatings are at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 413-538-2217. Click here for the menu.

Bicycle Registration

This is a reminder that all bicycles left on Campus must be registered with the Department of Public Safety. Registration is free and can be done Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm. To register, please bring the make, model, serial number, color, style, number of speeds, and value of the bicycle. Any bicycle in violation of the College’s bicycle policy, unregistered, or with an expired decal is considered abandoned and will be confiscated, and if not claimed within 30 days, discarded.

This is your last chance to enjoy a la carte community lunch at Willits, Monday-Friday April 18-22 from 12-1:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:30 pm. Seniors, Undergrads, Faculty and Staff, join the MHC Religious Chaplains & the Class of 2011 in sharing some reflective time as our seniors move closer to graduation. Come look back with the Seniors on their years here at MHC & anticipate the great futures that await them. Eliot House outside, lounge if rain.

Acclaimed poet/spoken-word performer Staceyann Chin will be on campus the night of Tuesday, April 26. Chin identifies herself as Black, Asian, lesbian, womanist, and is a well-known LGBT rights activist and recipient of multiple awards in honor of her work. Event sponsored by AASIA (Asian American Sisters in Action).  More info at Facebook event page.

Summer Riding Lessons

Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center Announces Summer Riding “On-Course” Program From May through August, the Equestrian Center will be conducting a series of sessions each lasting two weeks, for intensive horseback riding lessons. Students may ride 4, 6, or 8 times in each session. Lessons will be held weekday evenings. Private lessons are available by arrangement. Click here for more information.
For more information contact Anne Wiktor or 413-538-3018×2.

Monday, April 18, 6pm to 7pm CDC Workshop Room. Are you ready to learn more about investing but aren’t sure where to begin? In this seminar we’ll discuss the basics of stocks and bonds, advantages of investing in mutual funds, benefits of asset allocation, and why investing now may help you meet your unique financial goals. More on Financial Literacy.

Black Took Collective: Live Feed from a Black Unconscious performance Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 Rooke Theatre.

Spring Weekend At MHC!

The Network Kicks Off Spring Weekend with Caitlin Canty and Darlingside! Friday, April 15th, 7:30pm-11pm, Blanchard patio and a Carnival Saturday, April 16th 1pm-5pm, Skinner Green. (Free entry)  Tickets to Vapor Saturday, April 16th 10pm-2am, Chapin Auditorium are available April 11 at Blanchard for a general presale price of $5 between 12:30-1pm & 6:30-8pm. Door price: MHC $7, Others $10.

Wednesday & Thursday, April 13th-14th, Blanchard Campus Center. Chatham Caravan sells accessories, hats, scarves, wools from Nepal and jewelry. Cash, MC, Visa and AmEx accepted. Vendor information.

Several of the graduate programs from Harvard University will be doing a recruiting visit here on campus Thursday, April 14 in Blanchard from 4-5 p.m. they will have display tables  and will do a joint presentation in Kendade 305 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Mind the Gap!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12 and 13, the Annual Fund will host Mind the Gap Days, symbolizing the point when student tuition revenue “runs out” and gifts from alumnae begin to help bridge the gap in covering the cost of educating every student. Stop by our tables in Blanchard/Kendade, write a thank-you postcard to an alumna donor, and grab a FREE Chef Jeff cookie. For more information, contact Allison Butler in the Development Office.

Sunday, April 10 from 11-1 pm, a member of the Religious Life Staff will be present to discuss what we offer here for our students. Monday, April 11 from 9-10:30 Religious & Spiritual Life will host an Open House in Eliot House (by the Amphitheater). Come by to chat, ask questions and have refreshments.

Please join us for this spoken word performance, by Professor Alberto Sandoval who shares his real life journey from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his life long battle with HIV/AIDS. Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm in the LITS Stimpson room.

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 4:30-6:00 PM, Blanchard 227. Taboo Extreme Dialogues : No homework, no prep, just real conversations! Students, faculty, staff all welcome.

The Department of German Studies and the European Studies Program present: “Halving” It All? Gender and Workers’ Issues In The Charter of Fundamental Rights of The European Union, April 12th, 4:30 pm, New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall.

Thanks to all seniors who voted on the designation of our Senior Gift! Of the options voted on, the overwhelming winner was scholarship/Financial Aid! Our goal is to have at least 60 percent participation from our class (342 seniors). We have raised $2,706 from 130 seniors (23 percent participation). We can do it! If you haven’t already, please consider making your Senior Gift!

Need to make some money? Apply to teach a non-credit course or workshop in J-term 2012. $150 honorarium paid per course, $50 honorarium paid per workshop.

Students, faculty and staff should return their proposals by Thursday, April 28th to the Office of Student Programs, Blanchard 327 or email to jlaprade@mtholyoke.edu

Proposal forms are available in Blanchard Information Desk or online at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/students

For more information contact John Laprade, Director of Student Programs at jlaprade@mtholyoke.edu or x2478

Women are supposed to cook all the food, but never eat it.  Society is pre-occupied with women who eat too much and who eat too little.  Food commercials often use women to fetishize food and eating.  What does it mean for a woman to have a “healthy relationship with food”?  Should nutrition and eating be considered “women’s issues”? Facilitators: Gender Studies Senior Seminar, Blanchard Lounge (227).  More info at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/taboo

Today on the anniversary of the murder of Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., Eliot House, the Multifaith Council, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion welcome Victoria Christgau, director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, for a workshop on Kingian Nonviolence. Reception to follow. 4:15 pm, Monday, April 4, Eliot House Lounge. This is part of the Interfaith Awareness Week.

Is it hard to think of someone who could represent you without reinforcing stereotypes that hurt you? Are there Hollywood films or TV shows that accurately reflect your circle of friends and your family? When is racial/ethnic accuracy in casting important? What about “colorblind” casting? Everyone welcome. Facilitators: Lexi Myers ‘14 and ASA. 4:30pm, Blanchard Lounge (227). http://www.mtholyoke.edu/programs/taboo/

Join us on Sunday, April 24th for our annual Easter Brunch. Seatings are at 11am and 1:30pm. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 413-538-2217.

On the anniversary of the murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eliot House, the Multifaith Council,and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion welcome Victoria Christgau, director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, for a workshop on Kingian Nonviolence. Reception to follow. 4:15 pm, Monday, April 4, Eliot House Lounge. This is part of the Interfaith Awareness Week.

The Office of Admission is excited to welcome the future Class of 2015 to campus in two weeks, as they attend our admitted student programs - Experience Diversity & Experience MHC on April 9-11. We are looking for students willing to host an admitted student in their room for the night on Sunday, April 10. To sign up go to the Admission Hosting site.

Senior Gift Week in Blanchard! Please stop by our Senior Gift Tables March 28-31 from 11 am-2 pm and 6-8 pm to VOTE on the designation of our Senior Gift and make your Senior Gift. Seniors can also VOTE online on Facebook: MHC Class of 2011 Senior Gift Fund. We hope you return and watch for our updates!

The leadership Retreat: “Agent of Change” from April 15 to 17, 2011 at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Camp is coordinated and sponsored by the Student Government. Application for participation can be picked up from the Office of Student Programs or found on the Student Programs website. Completed applications are due March 25 (noon) to Blanchard 327.

Willits is serving a la carte lunch, Monday-Friday March 28 - April 1. See the Menu.

Organ and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive, normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. You have the power to change someone’s world by being a donor. It’s about living. It’s about Life. Registering takes just moments, so please visit our table in the Blanchard Campus Center on April 5th & 6th from 11:00am-2:00pm and register…because if we all sign up, we can save each other. See Donate Life New England.

Check your email for an invitation to the Enrolled Student Survey. Every 25th student to complete the survey receives a gift certificate! We already have 16 winners!

The Financial Literacy Series presents on Wednesday, April 6th, 4pm to 5pm - CDC Workshop room. This workshop is a primer in learning about the wise use of credit. It will help you understand your credit report, explain how credit scores are determined, and give you tips to improve your score. You will also learn what to look for to find the best credit card and the questions you should ask always ask when applying for a loan. Students will be introduced to “Debt in Focus,” an interactive website for understanding and managing personal debt.

Financial Literacy Series presents on Monday, April 4th, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - CDC Workshop room. This budgeting overview presents five basic steps to better money management in an easy-to-understand manner. Learn how to set realistic financial goals, create a budget, and understand how to use credit wisely.

Lynn’s Senior Challenge

President Pasquerella has offered up a challenge to the senior class. For every senior who makes a senior gift, President Pasquerella will add an additional $5 to the Senior Gift Fund. If all 570 seniors contribute, President Pasquerella will add $2,850 to the Senior Gift Fund at Commencement! Seniors, please make your gift now!

Financial Literacy Series on Basic Investing, Monday, March 28th, 2-3pm in the CDC Workshop room. Seniors are encouraged to attend! Are you ready to learn  more about investing but aren’t sure where to begin?  In this seminar we’ll discuss the basics of stocks and bonds, advantages of investing in mutual funds, benefits of asset allocation, and why investing NOW may help you meet your unique financial goals.

There is still time left to provide feedback and suggestions to Public Safety; we need your input to plan programs for the future. Visit Public Safety 2011 to complete the survey.

“Applying to Medical (and other Health Professions) Schools” Workshop, Wed. 3/23, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Cleveland L1. For details on the workshop and pre-application deadlines are available at Pre-Health Programs.

Considering Mathematics or Statistics for your Major or Minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation!! Wednesday, March 23 at 12:15 pm & 1:00 pm in CLAPP 416. Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you.

The squad will play a charity exhibition match with a Japanese travel team at the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex’s turf field on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. The team will be selling $5 “We Pray For Japan” bracelets at the game, with all contributions going to the Japanese Red Cross.

Blanchard Cafe & Uncommon Grounds will be closed from Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 20. Both will reopen-Regular hours on Monday, March 21, 2011.

Engraving of  bikes, laptops, and other electronic equipment. An Officer will be available to give instructions on how to personalize your belongings for identification in case of theft. April 29th, room 108 Blanchard from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

The CBL Program is hosting an “Engaging the Pioneer Valley” panel discussion entitled “Adult Learning in the Pioneer Valley”. The session is free and open to the public, to be held in Gamble Auditorium 7-8:30pm, Monday March 21.

LITS Open House

LITS will be hosting its second annual Open House on Thursday, 17 March, 2011, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the main Reading Room. For more information see LITS 2011 Open House.

The winter Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available on campus. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) Or you can read the Alumnae Quarterly online.

Be sure to attend one of the mandatory Info sessions for the ALL CAMPUS ELECTIONS if you have intentions of standing for a position on any of the class boards! Don’t miss the last chance today, March 8 (7pm) or Thursday, March 10 (12.30 and 6.30) in Blanchard 227! Come on in even if you are just thinking about it! See you there!

Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Brunch on Sunday,  March 13, 2011 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations strongly recommended. Please call 413-538-2217

Meet the Public Safety Director, Associate Director, and Outreach coordinator in the lounge next to the Cafe, second floor of Blanchard from 4 pm - 6 pm on March 22nd.

Interested in studying in Francophone Africa in Spring ‘12? Learn about MHC’s Program in Dakar from Spring ‘11 and Spring ‘10 participants and from Professor Samba Gadjigo, co-faciliator of the on-site orientation on Monday, March 7 at 4:15 in Dwight 104.

“Art and Ethics”

A public lecture at the Art Museum features Dr. Dorie Reents-Budet, Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Offered in conjunction with our special exhibition, Transported and Translated: Arts of the Ancient Americas. Thursday, March 3, 5:00 p.m. Gamble Auditorium  with a reception to follow.

Parking Office Notice:  Please do not park in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church lot on Fridays during Lent. March 11,18,25, and April 1,8,15.  All are welcome for lunch, take out orders accepted before 11am.  For more information, please call 413-532-8917.

Language Resource Center is hosting the annual Language Theatre contest on Thursday, March 3rd, at 8pm in Blanchard Great Room. Contestants will perform dramatic or musical pieces in languages other than English. Both our recruited student judges and audience will involve in the voting process. The contest offers us a chance to appreciate diverse languages on campus.

Around 40 middle school students from the STEP after-school program in Holyoke will come to Mount Holyoke College February 23 for a field trip to learn more about college life. After first meeting for food and introductions, the students will split up into groups based on academic interest and tour the campus with a college student who studies that subject. The college student leaders will give a glimpse into their daily schedule, from academics to residential life, and show the middle school students what they love about MHC. STEP is a program that encourages seventh- and eighth-grade students to overcome barriers to academic success and pursue higher education.

If you’re interested in health care challenges and considering leadership positions in health care management or measurement, Dartmouth’s Kimberly Haller will explain their MPH and MS programs Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 pm in Kendade 303. The Dartmouth Institute is recognized as one of the leading research institutes for health care delivery.

Join Liza Lozovaya, Muslim Chaplain, for conversation during lunch time. Look for her in the Blanchard Cafe Great Room by the Stage Area on Tuesday, Feb. 22. She’ll discuss February’s Religious Life Question of the Month: Are you religiously committed, hostile, curious or indifferent, and why, and any other questions you may have.

Students currently studying in Monteverde as part of the MHC program Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability: The Costa Rica Experience will host a video info session about the program via Skype on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 4-5 pm in 419 Library. Come hear about their experiences in this exciting interdisciplinary program. Early applications for spring 2012 are due March 31, 2011.

Prof. Rachel Freudenburg (Boston College) presents her documentary film “Freya!” Feb. 22 at 6 pm in Dwight Hall 101. Freya von Moltke (1911-2010) and her husband Helmut James von Moltke were members of the Kreisauer Circle opposing Hitler’s regime.

Interested in studying economics and international business in Berlin, in English or German? Come learn about spring semester and summer exchange opportunities at the Berlin School of Economics & Law. Meet with Michael Tolksdorf of BSEL, visiting professor at MHC this spring: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 4:15, McCulloch Center Lounge (104 Dwight). Tuition waivers available; applications are due in March.

Interested in a summer internship abroad? The MHC International Internship Program - for sophomores and juniors - offers placements in Vietnam, Belgium,  Hungary, Russia, and 15 other countries. To apply,  call the McCulloch Center to schedule a  pre-application meeting (deadline Wed., Feb. 23) and  submit the UAF.

Thursday, February 17th’s Blanchard Vendor: Amber Forest.  Featuring silver custom jewelry and handmade earrings. 10am-5pm.  Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Wednesday’s Blanchard Vendor

Wednesday, February 16th’s Blanchard Vendor: Chatham Caravan. Accessories, hats, scarves, wools, jewelry from Nepal. Cash, Mastercard, Visa and AmEx accepted. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Parking Lot/Snow Removal

Facilities will remove snow and clear the parking lots at Ham-MacGregor on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Vehicles must be moved from this area prior to 6:00 pm Wednesday night. Cars may return to this area that same evening, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 after 10:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation. Other Parking locations to move your car to include: the Equestrian Center; the Greenhouse lot; or Torrey lot.

Parking Lot/Snow Removal

Facilities will remove snow and clear the parking lots at the Mary Lyons Parking Lot and Pearsons Parking Lot on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Vehicles must be moved from this area prior to 6:00 pm Tuesday night. Cars may return to this area that same evening, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 after 10:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation. Other Parking locations to move your car to include: The back of Gorse lot; the Morgan Street lot; or the Facilities lot (vehicles MUST be removed from the Facilities lot by 6:00 am Wednesday, February 16).

Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 4:00 P.M., DWIGHT 201: Drawing from his experience in community development in Chicago and in international development in East Africa, Mr. Gaylord Thomas, recently retired as Director for the Africa Desk/East Africa for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), will speak on his experiences working in both contexts.

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm in 305 Kendade; Speaker: Sastry Pantula, Director of Mathematical Sciences, NSF; Professor and Head, Department of Statistics, NC State University; Title: Statistics: A Key to Innovation in a Data-Centric World. Reception will follow talk outside of 305 Kendade. Dinner: 6:15 pm at Willits-Hallowell Center. $20 per person. Please contact Laurie Kamins  for dinner reservations.

Parking Lot/Snow Removal

Facilities will remove snow and clear the parking lot at the Mandelles/1837 on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Vehicles must be moved from this area prior to 6:00 pm Thursday night. Cars may return to this area that same evening,Thursday, February 10, 2011 after 10:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation. Other Parking locations to move your car to include: The back of Gorse lot; the Morgan Street lot; or the Facilities lot (vehicles MUST be removed from the Facilities lot by 6:00 am Friday, February 11).

Join us on Thursday, February 17th at 6pm for a Romantic Tour of the Mediterranean Dinner & Cooking Class. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a five; course dinner. Reservations are required, please call 413-538-2217.

Public Safety Survey Online

In an effort to evaluate our services and develop programming that meets the needs of our communities, the Department of Public Safety is conducting a survey with the communities we serve. Your input can help us prioritize our efforts. We would appreciate your response by March 10, 2011. Your input is very important to us and will be kept confidential. If you would prefer to complete a paper survey please stop by the Public Safety Office.

The deadline for students to add spring courses is Wednesday, February 9. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by end of day February 9. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Brilliantly-painted Nasca pots, striking Chimu blackware, and animated West Mexican figurines are among the captivating objects on display in Transported and Translated: Arts of the Ancient Americas, opening at the Art Museum on February 8. The exhibition explores the visually rich cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andean region of South America from 600 BCE to the early 16th century.

Celebrate your loved ones at our annual Valentine’s Brunch, Sunday, February 13th, 11:30am- 1:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made by calling 413-538-2217.

A la carte Lunch at Willits

Willits is open and serving a la carte lunch, Monday-Friday, January 31- February 18th, from 12pm-1:30pm.

Parking Lot/Snow Removal

Facilities will remove snow and clear the front of Gorse Parking Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Vehicles must be moved from this area prior to 6:00 pm Wednesday night. Cars may return to this area that same evening, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 after 10:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation. Other Parking locations to move your car to include:The back of Gorse lot; the Morgan Street lot; or the Facilities lot (vehicles MUST be removed from the Facilities lot by 6:00 am Thursday, February 10).

A representative of the Center for Cross-Cultural Study (CCCS) will host an info table at Blanchard on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Stop by for information about semester, year, and summer study opportunities in Seville, Spain.

The MHC International Internship Program offers summer placements with 30 organizations in 19 countries. For MHC sophomores and juniors. To apply: call the McCulloch Center at x2072 to schedule a pre-application meeting (deadline: Feb. 18th) and submit the UAF (deadline: Feb. 25th at 5 p.m.).

Auditions

Thornton Wilder’s “Skin of Our Teeth”, directed by Roger Babb in Rooke Theatre, Feb. 10, 7-10 pm and Feb. 11, 4-6 pm. Callbacks: Feb. 11, 7-10 pm multiple roles and chorus. For performance April 14-17.

Snow and Ice Announcement

With the recent snow storms the risk of snow and ice falling from campus buildings has increased. Everyone is urged to use caution when walking near buildings. If an area is blocked, please use an alternate route. Also, be aware of the parking policies and the signs as to specific times and/or dangerous areas. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Five College Dance Concert, Wednesday through Saturday, March 2-5 at 8pm Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College Tickets:  $15 general, $5 students & seniors, $3 general & students/seniors on March 2 Reservations:  (413) 538-2848 or email MHC Dance.

Attention Poets!

The 88th Kathryn Irene Glascock ‘22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition will be held on April 15 & 16, 2011. Students who wish to be in Mount Holyoke’s poet-contestant in the 2011 Competition are required to submit their work electronically to the Department of English  by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 21, 2011. For details see 2011 Competition or please direct questions to the Glascock Committee Chair, Professor Amy E. Martin or call 413-538-2644.

The Red Cross Blood Drive is still being held in Chapin today, from 12pm-5pm. “The blood we collect today will be pivotal in making sure we have a stable blood supply. Dunkin Donuts has offered to extend their January promotion through this Friday to help us make up for the losses we are taking because of the snow. Each presenting donor that comes in today will receive a Boston Bruins t-shirt AND a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts Coffee. “

The community service shuttle for Tuesday 2/1 has been canceled due to the weather.

Willits-Hallowell will not be serving lunch today and tomorrow, Feb 1st and 2nd. Our A la carte will continue to be offered Monday-Friday through February 18th.

Adverse Weather

Due to the current weather, and predictions through tomorrow, College offices will close at noon today, Tuesday, February 1, and will NOT open tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2.  Also, all classes scheduled for this afternoon AND tomorrow are canceled.

It will be important to keep the main campus roadways as clear of cars as possible over these next two days, so we ask that individuals responsible for hosting other meetings and campus events cancel them as well.

Please plan your travel home this afternoon mindful of the road conditions.  From what we have learned from local and state police, plows are struggling to keep roads clear and visibility is very low.   Be safe.

Join international juggling sensation Michael Karas for a night of amazing stunts and skills. Come watch tricks with hoops, bowling pins and even a mischievous puppet! Pick up some tricks with the free lessons after the show! Monday, January 31st, 8-10pm at Blanchard Great Room. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Monday, January 31, 3:30 pm- 6:00 pm, Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room. Meet employers and graduate schools with opportunities in engineering, the sciences, and technology. Drop your resume for internships and full-time positions. Network with people who share your career and academic interests.

*Business casual required! *** FREE SCHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR MHC STUDENTS! Leaving from the CDC at 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m., for more details.

Friday, January 28th, Stock Keeper. Cash or check.  10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

We Want Your Input!

Health Services will be administering the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey beginning February 6 to a random sample of 850 students. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. All students who return their completed surveys, will be eligible for a prize drawing of four $25 credits to their MHC One Card or a one month free faculty/staff parking pass!!

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be offered on Wed. Jan. 26 and on Fri. Jan. 28 at 4 pm in Rm. 109 Pratt. Students who wish to continue music lessons after their initial semester of study must fulfill the Music 100 Requirement by either exempting the exam or by taking the Music 100 course.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons. Applications are available in the Music Office or on-line and must be received in the Music Office by FRI. JAN. 28. Applications for grant-in-aid must be submitted every semester–there are no automatic renewals.

Students who plan to take music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke or who wish to participate in a small chamber ensemble should sign up for an audition appointment on the bulletin board located diagonally across the hall from the Music Office. AUDITIONS will take place on WED. JAN. 26 in Pratt see Music Department for details.

Wednesday, January 26th, 7 - 10pm, Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall : Intersections: Identity and Community. A program of music and theatre designed to inspire insights and questions about identity and multiculturalism. Following the performance, small groups will explore candidly the rewards and challenges of membership in Mount Holyoke’s multicultural community.

Weekend Weather Alert

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT-CAMPUS WIDE ALERT FOR LOW TEMPERATURES Predictions of extremely low temperatures for this weekend threaten our campus. Extremely low temperatures increase the exposure of the campus buildings, and their heating systems to freeze-ups, which raises the potential of water damage, and increases the stress on campus heating systems.

Facilities Management asks that all occupants of our spaces, be they student room or administrative office, be mindful of this impending weather and the effect it can have on our buildings. Please review the suggestions below and apply them where you can.

  • Everyone should make certain that all windows and storm windows are closed properly, as open windows are the most common factor in localized freezing of pipes.
  • Where you have control of a specific heating valve or damper, please check that it is in the OPEN position over the weekend.
  • If you have direct control of a Thermostat for your space, please avoid setting it any lower than 55 degrees while your space is unoccupied.

Weather Delay

College offices will open at 10:00 a.m. today.

 Other campus activites will remain as scheduled unless otherwise changed by the individual faculty member or meeting planner.

Princeton Review would like to hear about your unique experience as a Mount Holyoke student. The opinions of students help Princeton Review create their annual lists–last year Mount Holyoke was #1 in Classroom Experience. Please take the survey and be entered to win an Apple iPad!

Join us for our Winter’s Comfort Dinner & Cooking Class on Thursday, January 27th at 6pm. Enjoy a dinner of specially selected foods while our Executive Chef demonstrates the preparation of each course. This is a unique dining experience you should not miss!

Students who need to make Spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so, starting Friday, January 21. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office x2025.

Adverse Weather

Given the current conditions, and the forecast which is predicting continuing freezing rain through this afternoon and into this evening, College offices will close at noon in order to permit employees to travel home in the daylight.  We have not yet heard news about whether other local colleges will be closing early, but you might keep this in mind as you consider the timing of your commute.

Classes and other campus activities will remain as scheduled unless otherwise canceled by the individual faculty member or meeting planner.

The Mount Holyoke College Glee Club and Jazz Ensembles join together for an exciting tour of Philadelphia this January. Before leaving they will hold an Farewell Concert, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00PM, Abbey Memorial Chapel, Free and open to the public; no tickets required (Doors open 35 minutes ahead). For more information about the ensembles please call Kimberly Dunn Adams at (413) 538-2018.

There are two openings for the J-term Watercolor Class which is today through next Tuesday, 1/18 from 4-6:30 pm. If you can make all the classes, I will take the first 2 folks, faculty, staff or students who email by 3 pm today. (ghiggins@mtholyoke.edu) All supplies are provided - there is a $15 fee for paint & paper.

Adverse Weather

Due to the storm, College offices will remain closed today.  Classes and other campus events will remain scheduled at the discretion of the individual faculty member or event planner.

We will be upgrading the Campus Wireless system on Thursday, 1/13 at 7:30 AM. We expect the campus wireless to be down for a few hours. Please plan on using a network cable when you travel with your laptop. This should not affect network connections for LITS provided desktop systems in faculty and staff offices. If you run into a problem contact LITS Helpdesk.

Our annual Winter Brunch on Sunday, January 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm is a great way to stay warm and spend time with friends. Ward off the winter chill and dine with us! Winter Brunch menu.

Willits is open and serving a la carte lunch, Monday-Friday, January 10-28th from 12pm-1:30pm. Looking for lunch when Blanchard is closed? Join us! A la carte menu.  We will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King.

Blanchard Cafe–Closed J-Term

Due to a major construction project, Blanchard Cafe will be closed during J-Term. The Cafe will close Monday, December 20 at 3:00 pm, and reopen Monday, January 24 for lunch.

Rev. Gladys Moore will be offering an Advent Service in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary at 7 pm tonight, 12/16/2010. All are welcome.

Willits-Hallowell Closing

The Willits-Hallowell Center and Conference & Event Services will be closed for the December break beginning Wed, Dec. 22 at noon. If you need reservations, catering, or event support through the 3rd week of January, please be sure to contact the  appropriate department by Tues., Dec. 21. Offices reopen Mon, Jan. 3, 2011. Thank you and Happy Holidays to all!

Capitol Steps Tickets!

The Capitol Steps return to MHC with their all-new Liberal Shop of Horrors tour, an evening of musical political satire that pokes fun at Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers, and Independents alike. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit youth programming in South Hadley. General admission tickets are: orchestra, $47.50; balcony, $42.50 and $37.50. There is a $10 discount for MHC faculty, staff, and students on advance purchases of all tickets (other than benefit tickets), with a limit of four tickets per person available to purchase at the Office of Student Programs until 4pm on Friday, December 17th, while supplies last.  These tickets are also on sale at the Northampton Box Office.  

 

Gyuri Kepes - dresses, jewelry, and scarves

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, December 13th, 2010, Taurus Books: Archivally matted prints in various sizes. Subjects include birds, flowers, animals, scenes, portraits, children’s subjects, historical events, maps xeroxes of humorous images and phrases, old advertising, original prints, etc. $10-30. Cash, check and credit accepted. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

There will be a $10 discount for Mount Holyoke faculty, staff, and students on advance purchases of all tickets for the Capitol Steps performance on Saturday, December 18. Full details at:

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/news/channels/25/stories/5682449

Friday, December 10, India Cottage: Clothing, Gifts, and Jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Stockkeeper - vintage accessories

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary join Religious and Spiritual Life for a festive celebration of winter solstice. Hear stories, light the Advent wreath & Hanukkah Menorah, do some dancing, and honor various faith traditions. Then to Eliot House for hot cocoa and cookies around the fireplace. Everyone is Welcomed, including Children!

Wednesday, 12/8/10 - Cleveland L-1 @ 7:00 p.m. Jeanne DiPretoro, Associate Director of Admission-New England Area from Ross University School of Medicine & School of Veterinary Medicine will be giving a presentation. Their Caribbean-based campuses are located in Dominica and St. Kitts.

Wednesday, December 8, Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with set gemstones from around the world. $10-$80, cash or check. 10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Willits-Hallowell is serving lunch from 12pm-1:30pm, Monday-Friday during the weeks of December 6-10 and 13-17. See our full menu.

Saturday, Dec. 11, Chapin, Mary Woolley Hall Hosted by The MHC Dance Department & Tango classes
5 pm-Fundamental Lesson for all dancers with Rebecca Rorrick Smith & Eric Lundgren. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary.
6:30-7:30 Special Broadcast Concert with The Pablo Aslan Quartet from NYC
7:30 - 10:00 Live International DJ feed with Performances by Rebecca & Eric
10:00– Possible late night dancing in Northampton for those interested!
Admission is FREE; Donations to the Global Milonga Fund are strongly encouraged!

Amber Forest - silver costume jewelry and handmade earrings

Love, Mod, and Vintage - mod and vintage clothing

Celebrate the season with family and friends at our annual Holiday Brunch on Sunday, December 12th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Reservations encouraged, please call 413-538-2217.

Annie Heath Nurse-Midwife

Wednesday, 12/1/10 - Kendade 305 7:00 p.m. Ms. Heath will discuss Careers in Women’s Health and International Nursing in the Dominican Republic. She has spent 20 years working with Hispanic communities nationally and internationally. In 2004 she founded the non-profit Proyecto ADAMES. She graduated from Yale University in 1993, with a masters in nursing and certificate in midwifery.

Art@Work Staff Exhibit Open!

The 9th Annual Art@Work Staff Exhibit is open to the public until December 17 in the Kendade Atrium. Please join us for the reception on Monday, December 6 in the Atrium from 3:30-5pm. Music is provided by Jerry Marchand playing the Celtic Harp. Not to be missed!

Wednesday, December 1, Chelsea Girl Designs: Handmade antique brass jewelry and vintage clothing, shoes, and cosmetics. 10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

This year’s “Take the Pledge” campaign is an educational effort to encourage everyone to drive sober during the holiday season. On Monday, Dec 6th all campus departments and student mail boxes will receive pledge cards, which everyone is encouraged to sign and post in Blanchard to visibly show their support. Sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project and committee.

Last year, the Princeton Review ranked Mount Holyoke #1 in Classroom Experience. Share your unique thoughts about Mount Holyoke with them and be entered to win an iPad. All responses are confidential. Use your @mtholyoke.edu email address to respond to the survey.

Applications for Laurel Fellowships (financial aid) for study abroad in fall 2011 or the full year  2011-2012 are due in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, 108 Dwight Hall, on Friday, December 3, by 5 p.m. Applications for admission to MHC programs and exchanges for the fall or full year (with or without Laurel) are also due December 3.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:30 pm, Chapin Auditorium.  All proceeds go towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan.  Purchase tickets  (non-refundable) online  or in Blanchard Campus Centre, $7 advance, $10 at door. Andrea Gibson is a spoken word artist and activist. Her poetry focuses on gender norms and politics.  Learn more about Andrea and to see her work online.

Please remember to shut your windows and turn off all equipment and lights before you leave for break.

Winter Parking Ban

Winter will soon be upon us. This is a reminder about parking: There is NO overnight parking on roadways from Dec. 1 - March 15. Signs have been posted. Vehicles will be towed. This is to facilitate snow and ice treatment throughout the winter.

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Blanchard Vendor for Monday, November 21st, 2010: Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with gemstones. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Crosswalk Safety Notice

Community members should be aware that there are several pedestrian lights at crosswalks on Route 116. If you are crossing at one of these crosswalks, for your safety, please cross only when the signal indicates to do so, and if traffic has stopped. For more information, visit the public safety at Pedestrian Safety.

Join us this Sunday, November 21st from 11:30am-1:30pm for our Thanksgiving Brunch! Reservations strongly encouraged. Please call 413-538-2217.

Amber Forest - silver costume jewelry and handmade earrings

Let someone else do the cooking! A la carte community lunch will be served from 12pm-1:30pm on Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23 and again Tuesday- Friday, November 30-December 3. Reservations strongly          recommended, please call 413-538-2217.

Handbags, totes, and organizational items as well as other little trinkets and gifts.
Cash and credit only.

A dialog FOR TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEES and MULTI-RACIAL INDIVIDUALS. Together we will discuss some of the complexities of bi-racial, multi-racial, and transracial adoptee identities and circumstances. It will be a chance to dialog about our commonalities and differences, and cultural elements that influence our lives. Open to students/staff/faculty. Facilitators: Aaron King (A.D. Res Life), Erica DeBlase and Holly Grant-Marsney (Counseling Services). TIME/LOCATION: 4:30pm-6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227).  See the TABOO schedule

Public Health Schools

Thursday, 11/18/10 - Cleveland L-1 @ 7:00 p.m. PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOLS - Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Yale representatives will host an informational session, to help you learn more about public health and how their graduate programs may fit into your personal goals.

Amber Forest - silver costume jewelry, handmade jewelry

Keep The Chill Out

If you have storm windows in your room or office, please close them. If they don’t work properly or you would like drafty windows caulked, please put in a   work order with Facilities Management.

Thursday, November 18, is the deadline for all students to request the Ungraded Option, to get “pass/fail” grading in a current course. The request form is available online through a link on the front page of ISIS. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Course Withdrawal Deadline

Thursday, November 18 is the deadline for students to withdraw from fall          courses. Withdrawal forms are available for printing from the Registrar’s web site. After securing her advisor’s signature, the student must submit the form to the Registrar’s Office by 5pm on Friday. A “W” grade will be assigned. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Thursday, December 2, 2010: Talk at 4:15 p.m. in 305 Kendade followed by refreshments. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. at Willits-Hallowell Center, $20 pp (email Laurie Kamins if you plan on attending the    dinner, including your choice of Boursin Stuffed Chicken or a vegetarian entree). SPEAKER: Umberto Mosco, Worcester Polytechnic Institute TITLE: Fractals and PDEs between Scylla and Charybdis

Flu Shot Clinic

Flu Shot Clinic: Friday, November 12th, 11:15-1:30pm. Blanchard Campus Center Room 108. Charge $20.00. Payments made by cash or check, students may charge to general bill. Injections are given in the upper arm. Please make sure clothing permits for easy access for immunization.

Global Odyssey - sterling silver jewelry with gemstones

For all students. Workshops offered are Budgeting and Loans at 2:30pm; Credit Management and Myths at 4:30pm, in the CDC Workshop Room. Learn about default prevention, use of credit, establishing good credit and successful budget planning.

Are You Afraid of Islam?

“Who’s afraid of Islam?” goes beyond the simplistic views of radicals and apologists.  For details: Are you Afraid of Islam? Participants include the former Imam of Hampshire Mosque in Amherst, Muslim Chaplain Mohammed Abdelaal of Amherst College, and Muslim Chaplain Elizaveta Lozovaya of Mount Holyoke College. Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 pm, Cleveland L2

Watching a few minutes of the news is enough to see the discord caused by religious differences. It is crucial to understand the diversity of faiths to navigate today’s complex society without  prejudice. The first step is talking about religion with peers. We hope to bring people of different faiths together as a force for good. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Mary Woolley Hall (Chapin).

Come learn about spring semester and summer exchange opportunities at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, with a focus on economics, business, and management (taught in English or German): Monday, Nov. 15, 12:15-1:00 p.m., McCulloch Center Lounge (104 Dwight). Exchange students from BSE will talk about the program. Students selected for exchange receive a tuition waiver.

Lower Lake Road OPEN

PVTA will resume their normal route as soon as they are able.  Call Public Safety X2304, if you have further questions.

The fall Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy at these locations: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) or you can read it online: Alumnae Quarterly.

Open panel discussion with prominent alumnae Heather Campion ‘79, Chief Administrative Officer, FHB Formation LLC; Tina Madon ‘85, Managing Director, Och-Ziff Capital Management; Raj Seshadri ‘87, Head of Global Strategy, Citigroup; and Anne Steer ‘74, Executive Vice President, National Financial Services. Come hear about their post-MHC career paths. Thursday, November 11, 5 pm, at Willits-Hallowell (Morrison Room).

The PVTA will be able to stop at the following locations on campus during the Lower Lake Road closure for today and tomorrow:

  • Route 116 in front of the Library
  • Park Street at Reese
  • Mary Woolley

The buses cannot access the Blanchard and Art Building stops until the road is re-opened. Public Safety x2304

India Cottage - clothing, gifts, and jewelry

Friday, November 5, Jewelry by Susanne: Turquoise, coral, and pearls in interesting colors and sizes, unique pendants, unusual earrings and bracelets made by an MHC Alumna. 10am-4pm.  Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Friday Nov. 5, 2010 ~ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

TABOO: Right to What Kind of Life? “Disabilities” and Definitions
What makes something a disability? What purpose do the labels serve? Who defines the labels?
Who decides the inherent dignity and worth of the human person?

Facilitators: Emma Fialka-Feldman ‘11, and Prof. James Harold (Associate Professor of Philosophy)
Location: Blanchard Lounge (227)

 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our Dining Services bakery has just the answer for the desserts that you could have at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Order your Thanksgiving pies today! Return your form to the Uncommon Grounds counter in Blanchard. ALL orders must be placed no later than Thursday, Nov. 18th at 9:00 pm.

Stock Keeper - vintage accessories

Registration for J-term and Spring credit courses at Mount Holyoke and through the  Five College Interchange begins Monday 11/8. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration ends 11:59 pm on Friday 11/19. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Wednesday, November 3, Chelsea Girl Design: Handmade antique brass jewelry and vintage clothing, shoes and cosmetics. 10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Amber Forest - Silver costume jewelry, handmade earrings

MHC Fall Dance Concert

The Mount Holyoke College Fall Dance Performance will be held November 11th through 13th at 8pm in the Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College. The concert features Doris Humphrey’s Passacaglia and faculty choreography. For tickets call 413-538-2848 or e-mail MHC Dance.

Friday’s Banchard Vendor

Friday, October 29th, Gyuri Kepes: Trendy, chic, and affordable jewlery, dresses and scarves! All jewlery: 2 for $15, 1 for $10. Scarves $5-$20. Dresses $15. Cash, check, credit. 10am- 5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

FLU SHOTS

Flu shots are now available at the Health Center. Please call 413-538-2121 and select option #1 to schedule an appointment. Please post flyer. COST: $20.00 Payable by cash, check, or one card.

Willits-Hallowell will be featuring the a la carte lunch menu November 1-5, 12pm-1:30pm. Reservations suggested but not required. Call 538-2217 for more information.

India Cottage - Scarves, jewelry, and more

Wednesday, October 27, Stock Keeper: Original and unique vintage accessories. $10-$60, cash, check MC/Visa. 10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

The campus community is invited to celebrate the dedication of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment on Friday, October 29, 5:00 pm, Dwight Hall.

The campus community is invited to celebrate the dedication of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment on Friday, October 29, 5:00 pm, Dwight Hall.

“Sushi and Satellites: Tracking Ocean Giants Across the Globe”; Barbara Block, Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences, Standford University; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment. Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm, Gamble Auditorium. Open to the public. For more information see Miller Worley Center for the Environment.

Chatham Caravan - Scarves, gloves, hats, and more from around the world

Monday October 25, Chatham Caravan: Accessories, Scarves, Hats and Bags. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

On October 26, 7 pm in Cleveland L-3, Rigo Nunez, Director of Admissions at The National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon will be giving an overview of natural medicine education, the curricular features of NCNM, and advice on the medical school application process,   NCNM trains physicians in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine.  All students interested in medical school are encouraged to attend.

Friday, September 22, Balfour Class Rings: It’s time to order your class ring! 10am- 5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Every year thousands receive the ultimate gift of life. You have the power to change someone’s world by being an organ donor. Stop by our table in Blanchard on Nov 2-3 and join us for a panel presentation Wed, Nov 3rd @ 7:30pm in Cleveland L-1 featuring a donor, a recipient (MHC Student) and ways you can become a donor. Donate Life New England.

Crime Prevention Notice

Public Safety has issued a Crime Prevention Notice in response to the theft of several computers from Clapp and Cleveland Halls. Please visit our Public Safety for more details.

2010 John Lax Memorial Lecture: A lecture by Daniel T. Rodgers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, Wednesday, October 27, 2010,
4:15 pm, New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall.

Love, Mod, and Vintage - mod and vintage clothing

Wednesday, September 20th, Chelsea Girl Design: Handmade antique brass jewelry and vintage clothing, shoes and cosmetics. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Join us on Sunday, October 24th, 11:30am-1:30pm for our fall harvest-inspired Autumn Brunch. A wonderful selection of breakfast and luncheon items will be available, see the full menu. Reservations strongly suggested, please call 538-2217. We hope to see you there!

Women’s Education Worldwide convenes its next Student Leadership Conference in Pavia, Italy, June 6-11, 2011. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jesse Lytle by Friday, 10/29. Your letter should explain in depth your interest in this opportunity. Selected students will receive funding for conference fees and airfare from the Alumnae Association and the Office of the President.

Ambrosia - seasonal garments, accessories

Meet with McCulloch Center Peer Advisors Alison Zulick ‘11 and Rachel Spollett ‘11 to learn about study abroad and international internship opportunities. Wednesdays 5-6 pm and Thursdays 4-5 pm in the McCulloch Center Lounge in Dwight 104.

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, October 18th: Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with Gemstones. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Halloween Tag Sale

Costume pieces and accessories for sale in Rooke Theatre Lobby, Fri, October 22, 11am-3pm. All items $3 each - fill a bag for $6.

Friday October 15, India Cottage: Clothing, Gifts and Jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Friday, October 15th, 12:30-5:30 p.m. in Kendade. More than 100 MHC students will report on their summer internships and research projects.  Welcome and refreshments 12:30 - 1 p.m and student presentations 1 - 5:30. For the full schedule go to Leap 2010.

India Cottage - costumes, clothing, and jewelry

Join us on Sunday, October 24th, 11:30am-1:30pm for our fall harvest-inspired Autumn Brunch. A wonderful selection of breakfast and luncheon items will be available, see the full menu. Reservations strongly suggested, please call 538-2217. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday October 12th and Wednesday, October 13th, Randy Skolnick’s Orchids: Make your room beautiful with orchids, orchids orchids. Brought to you by The Office of Student Programs.

Friday October 8, Ambrosia: Seasonal Garments, Accessories, Bumper Stickers. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Davey Jones Locker - Vintage Clothing and Jewelry

Thursday, 10/7/10 - Cleveland L-1 @ 7:00 p.m. NYCOM will host an informational session. Taryn C. Croot, Assoc. Director of Admissions will be giving an overview of osteopathic medical education, the curricular features of NYCOM, and advice on the medical school application process. All students interested in medical school are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, September 6th, Chelsea Girl Design:Handmade antique brass jewlery and vintage clothing, shoes, and cosmetics. 10am-5pm.  Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Access to Porter Lot

The access to Porter parking lot is restricted to the north side near the amphitheatre until Friday, October 15. There will be two spaces blocked off as a turnaround area while the usual entrance between Porter and Blanchard is closed due to construction.

Aquarius Girl Jewelry- fine silver and gemstones

Tuesday, Oct. 5th. 4:30 to 6pm in Blanchard Lounge (227). Facilitators: Ayoola
White ‘13 (Passages Board), Kris Bergbom (Student Programs). All welcome. See the TABOO
page for more information.

Community Service Cancelled

The Community Services shuttle has been cancelled for Weds 9/29 for Mt Day. The shuttle will resume tomorrow, Thursday 9/30.

Tutor-Mentor Training Series

Open to ALL students who will be or are interested in working in local communities as tutors or mentors. Qualified trainers from the local community
will facilitate each training, and students will leave with a resource-toolkit packet to help support them in their work.

Sept 30th: Introduction to Tutor-Mentoring
Oct. 5th: Youth Development
Oct 14th: Math Skills
Oct 19th: Literacy Skills
Time: 7pm -8:30pm
Location: Dwight 201

Are you a sophomore, junior or FP who has not traveled outside of the US or Canada after the age of 12, this is the award for you. The winner of this non-      academic award receives $7,000 to fund the trip of a lifetime. Let your imagination soar and apply before noon on October 5th. Info session September 30th at 6:00 pm in the Cassani Lounge, Shattuck.

Tuesday’s Blanchard Vendor

Venus in Furs

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, September 27th, Chelsea Girl Designs: Handmade antique brass jewelry and vintage clothing, shoes and cosmetics. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

International Fair: Go Global!

Interested in study, internships, or research abroad? Come to the International Fair (Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7 to 9 pm in Chapin) to learn about opportunities and meet with representatives of dozens of approved study  abroad programs around the world (including MHC programs and exchanges), MHC’s International Internships Program, and outside scholarship programs for study abroad.

Lower Lake Road Closed

Please be advised that on Friday, September 24 a portion of Lower Lake Road will be closed from Morgan Street to Blanchard Circle. The road will be closed at 7:00 p.m. and reopen to traffic at 9:00 p.m.

Global Prints-Music and Movie Posters

Access the phone directory online. Log into webmail, go to webshell, phone directory/people search. Put in a search string. To view complete listing check box that says show full listing. To print sections, go to print phone directory instructions.

The deadline for students to add Fall courses is Tuesday, September 21. All students should check their class schedules via ISIS to make sure their schedules are complete and correct by the end of the day September 21. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Wednesday, September 22, in Cleveland L-1 at 7:00 pm, MHC will host a presentation by Gregory Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine. Mr. Vaughn will talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and will discuss the admission review process.  To RSVP please complete the following survey.

Monday and Tuesday, September 20th and 21st, Palta & Pomelo: Unique, handcrafted jewelry, bags, pins, Christmas ornaments from Chile and Brazil; fair trade, green. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor

Friday, September 17, India Cottage: clothing, gifts and jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Students Programs.

TABOO: How Rude!

In a diverse college community, many students encounter differing opinions regarding what is considered rude. Confused about different cultural norms?  About American/Mt Holyoke customs? Just love to talk about taboo issues? Come and have a great discussion dissecting what is considered “rude” and who decides how we measure rudeness.  Everyone welcome.  Taboo: Tuesday, Sept. 21, Blanchard Lounge (227), 4:30-6pm, with facilitators: Tamika Smith, Office of Student Programs.

The proposed mosque to be constructed near Ground Zero, has sparked controversy around the world.  People of all faiths have spewed hate, support, and ambivalence towards the project.  What is the right decision? How do religious freedom and safety of Muslim people conflict in a post-9/11 world? All welcome. Taboo: Friday, Sept. 17, Blanchard Lounge (227), 2:30-4:00pm, with facilitators: Becca Neubardt and Sarah Tulimat.

Next Friday, September 24 we are asking the Campus Community to assist in providing proximity parking to our guests traveling here for the Inaugural celebratory events. We are asking those that normally park in the Ham/MacGregor Lot to move their vehicles to the back of the Equestrian Center parking lot. There is signage posted at Ham/MacGregor Lot indicating this change. Thank you for your cooperation, Mount Holyoke Public Safety 538-2514.

The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives invites all students to stop by our new lounge/resource room in 104 Dwight. Come to research opportunities for study abroad and international internships, to read evaluations from previous students, for announcements of upcoming events, or just to relax. All are welcome!

Thursday’s Blanchard Vendor

Thursday, September 16th, Stock Keeper selling original and unique vintage accessories. $10-60, cash, check MC/Visa.  10am-5pm. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Chelsea Girl Designs: Antique Jewelry, vintage clothing

Tuesday’s Blanchard Vendor

Tuesday, September 14,2010, Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with gemstones from around the world. $10-$80. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Celebrate the new semester with an a la carte community lunch this week, Monday-Friday, September 13-17, from 12-1:30 pm. We hope to see you there! Here is our menu.

Orchestra Auditions

Mount Holyoke Orchestra auditions continue. Students are invited to audition  thru Sept. 21. Sign up for an audition appointment on the bulletin board across from the Music Office in Pratt.

Exploring Careers in Medicine

Thursday, 9/16/10 - Cleveland L-1 @ 7:00 p.m. Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it’s right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: David Gardner

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, September 13, Taurus Books: Archival Prints $2-30. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption will be given for the last time this semester on Monday, Sept. 13, 4 pm in Rm. 109, Pratt. After the initial semester of performance study, students who wish to continue music lessons must fulfill the Music 100 requirement by either successfully passing the Music 100 exam or by taking the Music 100 course.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor

The Friday Sep. 10th Vendor is: Taurus Books, selling various sized prints, $10-$30. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs!!

Spaces are still available on MHC’s spring 2011 programs abroad, and the application deadline (including Laurel Fellowships; for these programs only) has been extended to September 30, 2010. For more information see: MHC Programs in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Dakar, Senegal; and Montpellier, France.

Thursday’s Blanchard Vendor

Thursday, September 9th, India Cottage: clothing, gifts and jewelry. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs

Orchestra Auditions

Orchestra auditions will take place in Rm. 301, Pratt, Sept. 5-12. Interested students should sign up for an audition on the bulletin board in Pratt.

Thank you to the 81% of incoming students who completed the New Student Survey! Let’s make it 100%!!  Check your @mtholyoke.edu email address to respond. Gift cards to Rao’s still available. Deadline today.

2010 Clery Report Published

The 2010 Clery Campus Security and Fire Safety Report has been published. To review the report you can download the report (PDF) on our website or please call the office at x2304, if you need a paper copy.

For simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your property on campus and beyond visit the Public Safety website: LyonSmart: Stay Safe on Campus.

Choral Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for students interested in joining one of the three MHC choral ensembles will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, September 9. Sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board located diagonally across from the Music office in Pratt. Auditions will be held in Pratt 302.

Audition/Interviews for students interested in taking music lessons or performing in an ensemble will be held on Wed., Sept. 8, 12:30-4 pm. Sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board located diagonally across from the Music office in Pratt. For more see Performance Study.

Grant-in-Aid for Music Lessons

Students who receive aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for the cost of lessons. Applications are available in the Music Office or on-line and need to be submitted by Friday, Sept. 10. Applications must be submitted every semester. There are no automatic renewals.

Music 100 Requirement

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Wed., Sept. 8, 4 pm in Rm. 109 Pratt. Students may enroll in Performance Study for one semester without pre-requisite but continued study is dependent on either successful completion of the Music 100 Exam or enrollment in the Music 100 course (Basic Musicianship).

Students who need to make fall registration changes may use ISIS to do so, starting Wednesday September 1.  Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office (x2025).

President Lynn Pasquerella is in Kenya through August 22 to honor her commitment to the Africa Center for Engineering Social Solutions (ACESS). You can read about her experiences in her blog Women Empowering Women: The Kenya Project.

Invitations to participate in the MHC New Student Survey were just sent out. Take 10 minutes to respond and you could win a $10 gift card to Rao’s Coffee Shop. One in every 20 respondents is an instant winner!

Save $15 if you register for a parking decal prior to the first day of classes. Register online for a parking decal.

Blanchard Cafe will be closing after lunch Tuesday, August 10th, to complete general maintenance and  cleaning. We will re-open Saturday September 4th.

The summer Alumnae Quarterly magazine will be available Friday, August 6. Pick up your copy at: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) and * Skinner Hall (entryway facing Skinner Green) or go online to the Alumnae Quarterly Magazine.

A few openings are available in the half-day preschool and kindergarten program for September at the Gorse Children’s Center. For more information and an application, please call 533-9819 or go to the Gorse Children’s Center.

Porter Lot Closing

As of Tuesday, June 1 the Porter parking lot will be blocked off between Porter and Blanchard with no access to the rear of the building until further notice and no parking available on the east side of the building. This is to allow for construction to take place in Porter Hall over the summer.

Help Green MHC, represent your hall on the Green Living Council. Applications for the 2010- 2011 Green Living Council are now being accepted. Get more information and the application on the GLC web page.

Apply now to fund your student project! The Clinton Global Initiative University’s 2010 Outstanding Commitment Awards, sponsored by Walmart, will award anywhere from $1,000 - $10,000 to support student-led projects in the areas of Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The deadline for these awards has been extended to Friday, April 30th.

Would you like to provide feedback and suggestions on the Public Safety three-college collaborative? The annual community survey is online. We encourage everyone to log on and give us your thoughts!!! The survey will close on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

The event with Alexander McCall Smith on April 28 has been canceled. Mr. Smith could not fly to this country because of the Icelandic volcano, and his publisher decided to cancel his entire U.S. tour. For more information visit the Odyssey Bookshop Web site.

Raising aid and awareness for Haiti and Chile on Sunday, April 25, 3 pm, Abbey Chapel The Rev. Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will put on one of their attention getting shows. Check out their Web site. Suggested donation: $5 to $20, for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile.

The April 22 Community Breakfast has been postponed. The new date will be announced in upcoming days.

Shuttle van service will be available to and from the College Community Boathouse Celebration on Sunday, April 25. The shuttle service will run from 11 am until after noon from the Kendall parking lot and then resume at the conclusion of the event at 1:30 pm. Some parking will also be available at the site of the new boathouse at 240 Ferry Street as well as along Ferry Street near the driveway to the boathouse. The event itself runs from noon to 1:30. More information on the event.

Six Flags Daily Passes

Six Flags passes are now available in Human Resources, Room 1, Skinner Hall. We will only be selling daily passes at $25.00 each. You will however, have the opportunity to upgrade to a season pass for an additional $24.99 the day you visit the park. Please see either, Sandy or Mika.

Willits-Hallowell is featuring the a la carte luncheon menu! Stop in for lunch Monday-Fridays, February 8-26 12 pm-1:30 pm. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call 538-2217 for more information.

Willits- Hallowell has two occasions to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Our Romance in France Dinner & Cooking Class on Saturday, February 13th, at 6 pm (see menu); and our annual Valentine’s Brunch will be on Sunday, February 14th, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm (see menu). For reservations call 413-538-2217. We hope to see you there!

Space is still available on the MHC exchange with the University of Cordoba (Spain) for 2010-11. Tuition is waived, the exchange student is responsible for room and board, travel, books, and personal expenses (estimated at $13,000; eligible students may use federal aid). To apply, submit the Request to Study Abroad to the McCulloch Center by March 1. Email or call ext. 2072 with questions.

The winter Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy at: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) or you can read the Quarterly online.

Calling all student poets!

Students who wish to represent Mount Holyoke at the 87th annual Glascock poetry contest in April should submit their poetry to the English department. Deadline is 4:00 pm Friday, March 5, 2010.

Join co-faciliators Becca Neubardt and Domingas Cahango as they continue to explore the topic of “The Politics of Giving: What is Haiti Teaching Us?”. This taboo series would raise questions such as “What has motivated different responses?” and “How are decisions political?”. Join them in Blanchard Lounge 227. Check out the Taboo website for more details.

Meet Nora Mattern, admissions counselor for the Williams-Mystic Program, at the info table in Blanchard on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. The Williams-Mystic Program is a one-semester interdisciplinary ocean and coastal studies program integrating marine science, maritime history, ocean and coastal policy and literature of the sea, offered jointly by Williams College and Mystic Seaport.

Crosswalk Safety Notice

Community members should be aware that there are several pedestrian lights at crosswalks on Route 116. If you are crossing at one of these crosswalks, for your safety, please cross only when the signal indicates to do so, and if traffic has stopped. For more information, visit the public safety Web Site.

Mon., Feb. 1, 2010 Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room, 3:30-6 p.m. Come and meet employers and graduate schools with opportunities in engineering, the sciences, and technology. Full time and summer opportunities! Free shuttle transportation leaving from CDC at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information email or visit the Web site.

Grants for Music Lessons

Students enrolled in performance study and who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a music grant. Applications are available in the music office or online. They must be submitted to the music office by Friday, Jan. 29. Students must apply every semester — there are no automatic renewals.

Winter Parking

Winter is upon us. This is a reminder about parking: There is NO overnight parking on roadways from Dec. 1 - March 15. Signs have been posted. Vehicles will be towed. This is to facilitate snow and ice treatment throughout the winter.

Students who need to make Spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so starting Friday, Jan 22. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Auditions for Music Lessons

Students wishing to enroll in performance study for the first time at Mount Holyoke must sign up for an audition/interview which will be held on Wed. Jan. 27, 1-4 pm in Pratt. Sign-up for an audition appointment on the bulletin board located diagonally across the hall from the Music Office in Pratt. Visit the music department Web site for more information.

Haitian Casualties

To date we know of no MHC alumnae or students lost, injured, or missing as a result of the earthquake. Anyone who has such information should inform the Office of the President via email.

A parent information meeting on the functions and benefits of child study in the half-day and full-day classrooms will be held on Thursday, January 28, at 7 pm .No registration is required, prospective parents are welcome. Visit the Gorse Web site for more information.

Gorse Visiting Day

On Monday, January 25, the Gorse Children’s Center will host a visiting day for families interested in enrolling in half-day preschool and kindergarten classes for fall 2010. Please call 533-9819 to schedule a time. Visit the Gorse Web site for more information.

Join us in the Blanchard Great Room for a night of musical explosion with The Milkman’s Union from Bowdoin’s College. For info, go to: myspace.com/themilkmansunion. Blanchard Great Room, 8-10pm. Free and open to all.

Join us in the Blanchard Great Room at 8pm for the season premiere of American Idol with the new judge, Ellen. Get ready to laugh, cringe and be wowed by the vocal or not so-vocal talents of aspirants of the next American Idol.

See the J-term calender for more details.

…This alternately hilarious and heartbreaking movie will send you out of the theater with a new lease on life. Join us in Blanchard Lounge 227 at 9:00pm for this exciting journey.

See J-term calender for more details.

Stay warm! Dine with us on Sunday, January 17th, 11:30 am-1:30 pm for our annual Winter Brunch. Please call 538-2217 to make a reservation. See menu.

January 19, 1-2:30 pm; Library Reading Room – MHC will host a Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) Open House, a celebratory showcase of the wide range of work done at LITS, including collaborations with partners among the faculty, staff, and students on campus and across the Five Colleges.

Willits-Hallowell presents a unique dining experience. Join us for our Winter’s Comfort Italian Dinner & Cooking Class on Friday, January 15th, 6pm, Willits-Hallowell Center. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception then proceed into the Smith Dining Room for a five‐course dinner. Please call 413-538-2217 to make reservations. See menu.

The Willits-Hallowell Center & Conference and Events Services will close for the December break on Tuesday, December 22. Offices will be open until 3:00pm. If you are aware of needed reservations, catering, or event support from our departments thru the 2nd week of January, please contact us prior to December 22. Willits-Hallowell & Conference and Event Services reopens Monday, January 4, 2010.

Talk to native Chinese speakers face to face across the Pacific anytime. Online Language Learning 60-minute sessions: (1/2 hour in Chinese; 1/2 hour in English) Project open to learners of Chinese at any level. Email or call ext. 2408 for more information.

Trendy, chic and affordable jewelry, dresses and scarves! ALL jewelry: 2 items for $15, 1 for $10. Scarves $5-$20. Dresses: $15. Cash, Checks, Credit.

No Study Zone

Tuesday, December 15, from 6-8pm - No Study Zone! Come play and relax at the de-stressor event of the year! Free! At Chapin Auditorium.

Break and Winter Parking

With winter upon us and break not far off, some reminders on parking: 1. There is NO overnight parking on roadways from Dec. 1 - Apr. 1. This is to facilitate snow and ice treatment throughout the winter. 2. Break Parking: If you are leaving a car through break and/or January Term, please park only in student spaces in Gorse Lot.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor

Gyuri Kepes
Trendy, chic and affordable jewelry, dresses and scarves! ALL jewelry: 2 items for $15, 1 for $10. Scarves $5-$20. Dresses: $15. Cash, Checks, Credit.

Stock Keeper Costumes-costumes available for the perfect holiday gift!

Kered Designs Jewelry
Beaded jewelry and stones from around the world. Plastic only if vintage. Adult & Children. Special: Buy one, get one at half-price! $6-35.

Sign ups for J-Term bus trips begins Thursday, 12/3, at the Blanchard Info Desk. This year, there are 2 trips to New York City and one to Boston, as well as ice-skating, outlet shopping and skiing opportunities. Space is limited.

India Cottage - Jewelry, clothing and gift items. $10-$130, Cash, Checks, Credit.

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Ambrosia- Handmade sweaters, ethnic jewelry, sunglasses, bumper stickers. $2-$50

Community Conversations

On Thursday, December 3 at 8am in the Blanchard Great Room, join students, staff, and faculty for breakfast and conversation. This is a valuable chance to engage with members of the Mount Holyoke community whom you may not otherwise get to talk with. The theme of this Community Conversation will be giving and thanks. Email Elena Cohen or Gladys Moore for more information.

BU Medical School Thurs. 12/3

Thursday, December 3, at 4:30 pm in Cleveland L2 MHC will host a presentation by Dr. Witzburg, Dean of Admissions at Boston University Medical School. Students interested in attending medical school are invited to attend. We need an accurate count of the number of students planning to attend. To RSVP to this invitation, please click here and complete the following survey.

Wreath-making Workshop

Saturday, November 28, 1-3pm in the greenhouse. Greens, ribbons, pine cones provided; bring any other decorations you desire. $18 due at registration; space is limited. Open to the MHC community and the public.

Registration for Spring and Jterm courses has been extended. Instead of ending Friday night 11/20, it will end at 11:59 pm, Sunday, 11/22.

Avon -beauty product, All items on table discounted 10% off of brochure prices! Most items under $10. Start your holiday shopping! Cash.

The deadline for students to withdraw from fall courses is Friday, November 20. Withdrawal forms are available for printing from the Registrar’s Web site. After securing her instructor’s signature, the student must submit the form to the Registrar’s Office by 5pm on Friday. A “W” grade will be assigned. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Registration for both J-Term and Spring 2010 ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 20. If you have questions or need assistance, please email the Registrar’s Office or call ext. 2025 before 5pm on the 20th.

Friday, 11/20, is the deadline for any first-year student to request the ungraded option (to get “pass/fail” grading) in a current course. The request form is available online through a link on the front page of ISIS. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

The Mount Holyoke ice hockey team is sponsoring a fundraiser called “Leafing” the week of November 16th through the 20th. It is a great time to tell friends, colleagues, teachers, and staff what they mean to you. Stop by the MHC ice hockey table in Blanchard from 11:30 to 1:30 or 6-8 to learn more.

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor

Monday, November 16, Ambrosia:  Handmade sweaters, ethnic jewelry, sunglasses, bumper stickers. $2 - $50. See the Vendor Calender to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard.  Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor

Chelsea Girl Designs (formerly Designs by JN)
Handmade antique brass jewelry, vintage clothing, shoes and cosmetics. Prices range from $5 - $50. Accepts cash, checks and credit.

A Thread of Hope - Guatemalan beaded jewelry, wallets, purses, scarves, and more!

Gyrui Kepes: Trendy, chic and affordable jewelry, dresses nd scarves! ALL jewelry: 2 items for $15, 1 for $10. Scarves $5-$20. Dresses: $15

Gyuri Kepes
Trendy, chic and affordable jewelry, dresses and scarves! ALL jewelry: 2 items for $15, 1 for $10. Scarves $5-$20. Dresses: $15. Accepts cash, checks and credit.

Tuesday, November 10, Kered Designs Jewelry :   Beaded jewelry; stones from around the world. Plastic only if vintage. Adult & Children. Special: Buy one, get one at half-price! $6-35.

Beaded jewelry from around the world for adult & children!  Special: Buy one, get one at half-price! Prices range from $6-35. Plastic only if vintage.

Stockkeeper Costumes: Era-inspired vintage clothing and costumes. Thousands of other pieces of vintage clothing including adult suits, ties, vintage shoes and accessories.

The fall Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Skinner Hall (central stairway landing) * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) Or you can read the Quarterly online.

For carpooling information and directions to the Smead Arena in Springfield for the November 11th MHC vs. Smith ice hockey game, email.

Tom McGlew, of the University of Edinburgh will be available on November 10, at 4:30 in the CDC to discuss opportunities for graduate study in Great Britain.

The English Student Board will host their annual Fall Lunch on Tuesday, November 3 from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm in 102 Shattuck Hall, The Cassani Room, for current and prospective majors and minors. All are welcome to attend!

~ It is in our collaborations that we create the future ~ Please submit your proposal to the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund and let MCCL fund the change YOU want to see. Deadline for spring applications: November 3rd; for fall applications: March 2nd. Email or call x2478 with any questions.

Registration for Spring & J-term Mount Holyoke and Five-College courses begins Monday 11/9. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration ends on Friday, November 20 at 11:59 pm. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Open office hours scheduled for today have been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 4th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Annie Heath will visit MHC on Tuesday, November 3 at 5:00 pm in Cleveland L-1 to talk about Careers in Women’s Health and International Nursing in the Dominican Republic. Annemarie Heath is a certified nurse-midwife who has spent almost 20 years working with Hispanic communities in nationally and internationally. For more information, see http://www.proyectoadames.org/home.html.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors. Applications for orientation Board membership are being accepted now through November 2nd. Applications can be obtained at the Dean of Students fall orientation Web site. Interviews will take place the week of November 5th. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to plan spring and fall orientation for incoming students!

Halloween Dessert Reception

The Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Program is hosting an info session and Halloween dessert reception for prospective student staff members on October 29th, 7pm - 9pm in Porter Hall Lounge. All are welcome.

Student Recovery Retreat

One-day retreat for students in recovery from alcohol and other drug use and for those impacted by another’s use. Build community by making connections with others, learning new skills, and strengthening supports. Explore ways to express yourself using art, beadwork, and other activities. Snacks, meals and transportation provided. Friday November 6th, 2pm-8pm. Call 413-538-2616 or email for more information.

Tuesday, October 27, Kered Designs Jewelry:  Beaded jewelry; stones from around the world.

Plastic only if vintage. Adult & Children. $6-35.

Botanic Garden Plant Sale

Plants remain from the Friends and Family Weekend plant sale. We will sell the plants through this weekend, or until plants are all sold.

The Monterey Institute of International Studies will have an information Table on Friday, October 30, in Blanchard, from 12 to 2 pm. Come and discuss international graduate degree programs and career tracks. Email with any questions or call X2080.

Thinking about studying abroad? Interning abroad? Discuss your options for education abroad with Kristen Whitmore ‘10 and Hillary Ossip ‘10, two study abroad returnees. Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 in the McCulloch Center Lounge.

How do YOU make Fish Soup?

In the “Fish Soup” project, participating students will interview each other about their lives at and before MHC. Each student will experience both sides of the microphone, acting as interviewer and interviewee. For more information, call x2408 or email.

On Thursday, October 29, from 12:15 to 1:30 in Clapp 225, CST majors/minors can meet other CST students and faculty at this lunch and workshop. For more information, email or call 2132.

Monday’s Blanchard Vendor: Sterling jewelry with set gemstones from around the world. $10-$140, Cash, Checks, Credit.

Friday’s Blanchard Vendor : Ambrosia-Handmade sweaters, ethnic jewelry, sunglasses, bumper stickers.

Students are invited to four financial literacy workshops to be held at the CDC. Learn about successful budget planning, establishing good credit, default prevention, choosing a loan, and avoiding identity theft. Become equipped with the tools to make you post-MHC dreams a reality. Workshop dates are: Monday, October 19th, at 4pm and 7pm; Wednesday, October 21st at 1pm and 4pm. Call X2291 or email with questions.

Learn about the diverse summer internships and research projects that MHC students have engaged in this past summer. Visit the LEAP Web site for a schedule of individual presenters. Come and be inspired to start thinking about what you might do in the summer of 2010. Refreshments will be provided.

Starting on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, repair work is scheduled to start on the Route 116 cross walk opposite Skinner. Work is expected to be finished in approximately one week. Even though there will be a police officer helping direct traffic, please use extra caution when crossing Route 116 in this location.

On October 5, 2009, a student reported that her car, a blue Honda Civic, was stolen from in front of the Mandelles between 6:40pm and 9:40pm Monday night. Public Safety is looking for help to solve this case; if you were in the area that evening and saw anyone or suspicious in the area, please contact Public Safety at x2304 (413-538-2304 from a cell phone).

FY2010 Budget

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Wednesday, September 30, is the deadline for any student who wishes to drop a course, without trace, from her Fall 2009 schedule. Additionally, it is the last day for all except first-years to declare the Ungraded Option to elect credit/no credit grading in a Fall course. Contact the registrar’s office if you have questions.

General Information Meeting, Thursday, October 1, Career Development Center’s Workshop Room, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Analysis Group will conduct interviews for their Analyst position on Tuesday, October 20 in the CDC. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center (x2080).

Friday, October 2, 3:30-6:00 p.m., Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room. The CDC is offering shuttle bus service leaving and returning from the entrance of the CDC at 3:00p.m.,3:45p.m.,& 4:30p.m. The last return to campus will be 6:15 p.m. There is no charge and students do not need to sign up. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center (x2080).

Want $7000 to take the summer trip of your dreams? Apply for the Karen Snyder Sullivan Travel Award now! Part I of the Application Form is available at the Dean of Students’ Web site. Applications due TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH. For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Students (Ext. 2550) or contact Barbara McAlister, winner of last year’s award.

H1N1 Update

This week’s campus update on H1N1 has been posted.

Public Health Symposium

Friday, October 2, 2009 we are hosting a Public Health Symposium - 2 events: Graduate School Fair in Public Health - Kendade Atrium from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Featuring, Albany, Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, UMass and Yale and Alumnae Panel in Public Health - Cleveland L-1 Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information contact Pre-Health Programs.

The College’s annual Jeanne Clery campus security and fire report is available online. To receive a paper copy of the report, please Public Safety at x2304.

TABOO: Leave it at the door!

How important is it when joining a team, organization, or other group to be able to bring all of our “identities” out into the open? How should we decide what to bring “in the door” - and who makes that decision? All are welcome! Taboo on Thursday, September 24 @ 7-8:30pm, Blanchard 227.

This will be an open dialog about the positive and negative impacts on the individual lives of children of gay parents. Take a chance to share, listen, and learn about the complexities of families with LGBT members. All are welcome! Taboo on Wednesday, September 23 @ 4:30-6pm, Blanchard 227.

Willits-Hallowell Center is having an End of Summer Brunch on Sunday, September 20, 2009, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Please join us in celebrating the end of a beautiful summer. Call 413-538-2217 for reservations.

New this year,the GLC is a hall program to promote sustainable living. Elections for hall GLC reps will be held this Wednesday, 9/16, at M&Cs. Find more info at the GLC web site. To nominate someone or self-nominate, email by noon on Tuesday, 9/15. Join the fun and help green MHC!

India Cottage
Jewelry, clothing and gift items
$10-$130, Cash, M/C, VISA,Checks

Hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry: opals, topaz, aquamarine, tourmaline, ruby, sapphire and more. Beautiful psychedelic artwork.
$15 - $75 mainly, some more expensive items. Cash, money order or credit card.

Handmade sterling silver jewelry featuring exotic gemstones paired with unique materials such as shards of antique Chinese porcelain, cut woods, coral, and old coins from around the world.  Global Odyssey will be in Blanchard Campus Center on the second floor today and September 29th, 2009.
Global Odyssey Website: http://web.me.com/laurencenelson/global_odyssey_design/Welcome.html

Over 100+ of Mount Holyoke’s student organizations will be present to showcase and discuss their clubs.  Sign-ups will be available for those interested; all old and new students are welcome to attend.
Thursday September 17th from 7pm-9pm in Chapin Auditorium.

Senior carrel sign up will be Sunday 9/20 from 10 am-noon in the Whiting Alcove Room, 6th floor Williston. After 12 pm seniors can sign up at the Circulation Desk. Juniors can sign up on Monday 9/21 at the Circulation Desk. Email or call x2061 with questions.

The phone directory is accessible online. Log into webmail, go to webshell, phone directory/people search. Put in a search string. To print department, employee, or student telephone directory sections, map a network drive to: \\ambr\depts. Files are updated daily. Get up-to-date information and, if needed, print it using Word. Select the number of columns that works best. Email with questions or concerns.

Spaces are still available on the MHC programs in Senegal and France for Spring 2010. Both programs are open to all majors; students must have taken French every semester here, and completed a 200-level French course in literature or culture. Apply by September 30!

Spaces are still available on the MHC program “Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability: The Costa Rican Experience” for spring 2010. This interdisciplinary program is based in the cloud forest community of Monteverde. It is open to all majors, and requires one semester of Spanish. Dorothy Mosby, Assoc. Prof. of Spanish, will be the faculty director this spring. Apply by September 30!

Sparkease
Welcome the new school year with unique accessories!  Sparkease is offering various tie-dye items and jewelry for sale.

Check out the vendor calendar brought to you by the Office of Student Programs: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/student-programs/vendor/index.shtml

Listen Up! Open Mic Night!

7:30-9:30PM, Thursday September 10th. Come to Blanchard Campus Center to listen to your peers perform their original and favorite spoken word pieces. Those wishing to perform should arrive early to sign up. At: Great Room, Blanchard Campus Center.

Auditions

“Harlequin’s Lessons in Love” by Marivaux, directed by Roger Babb. Visit the theatre Web site for more information.

Those wishing to use the Eliot House Kitchens this semester need to be trained as a Person In Charge (PIC). PIC training will be offered twice this semester, Thursdays, September 10 & 17 at 4:30 pm, Eliot House Lounge. Email or call X2054 for more information.

Willits-Hallowell Center is having an End of Summer Brunch on Sunday, September 20, 2009, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Please join us in celebrating the end of a beautiful summer. Call 413-538-2217 for reservations.

FY2010 Budget

There’s a new blog entry.

Big E Tickets

Human Resources will offer Big E tickets from September 8 - September 11 only! The fair runs September 18 through October 4. Cost is $10.00 per ticket. To purchase tickets come to Skinner Hall, Room 1.

Students interested in taking music lessons or ensemble performance study are required to come for an audition/interview. Audition information and appointment sign-up sheets and are located on the bulletin board in Pratt diagonally across from the Music Office. Auditions are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, 12-4 pm. Visit our Web site for more information.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Friday, Sept. 11 and Mon. Sept. 14 at 4 pm, Rm. 109, Pratt. Students may enroll in performance study without prerequisite, but continued study after the initial semester is dependent on exemption from or enrollment in Music 100. Visit the our Web site for more information.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons. Deadline for application is Friday, Sept. 11, 4 pm. Applications are available in the Music Office or online.

Orchestra Auditions

To arrange an audition for the Fall 2009 orchestra please see the orchestra audition sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside of the music office on the first floor of Pratt Hall. Auditions are private, user-friendly and will be held during the first week of classes, September 8 - 12. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 15. Visit our the orchestra Web site or contact x2343 with any questions.

Seniors, breakfast begins at 10 am in the Blanchard Great Room. Line up for Convocation begins at 11 am. Meet your classmates at the island outside of Porter. You will need your gown in order to participate in Convocation. Please contact the campus store for your regalia. Visit the Convocation Web site or contact X7515 with any questions.

Student Vehicle Registration

To register your vehicle, log into ISIS and select “Register for a parking decal”. Register online by September 10 and save $15. Park ONLY in student spaces. Parking Office hours are: September 8 (Tues) through September 11 (Fri) 8:30 - 5; hours from September 14 on are Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4. Visit our web site for more information or contact x2514 with questions.

The College received a notice from South Hadley Water District 2 on September 1st regarding drinking water quality test results from mid August. While no corrective action is needed, the notice is posted on the EH&S web site for your information.

Zoë Darrow ‘11 brings her traditional Celtic band, the Fiddleheads, to the Iron Horse in Northampton, on Friday, September 4, at 7 pm. More info at http://www.iheg.com/

We need to hear from all incoming first-year students!! You recently received an email invitation to participate in the CIRP First-Year Survey. Please take a few minutes to check your email and respond. You could win a prize!

Students who need to make fall registration changes may use ISIS to do so starting Wednesday September 2. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, email the Registrar’s Office or call ext.2025.

Blanchard Cafe will be closed Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th for cleaning. We will reopen Monday 8/31 from 11:30a-2:00pm.

Ramadan Suhoor & Iftar Suhoor will be offered before Dawn each morning in Eliot House and Iftar in the Wilder Dining Hall after sundown starting on September 6th. For One Card access to Eliot House and the Halal Kitchen, email your name and MHC ID number by September 1.

Hazardous Trees

Facilities Management will continue to remove hazardous trees this fall. A consulting arborist identified trees we can save, and those we cannot. Details will be posted soon on the Botanic Garden Web site, or email with any questions or concerns.

The summer Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Skinner Hall (central stairway landing) * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) or you can read the Quarterly online.

Professor Susan R. Barry will discuss her new book, Fixing My Gaze, in a two-part interview on radio station WFCR, airing at 6:33 and 8:33 am on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3.

Tuition eBill announcements will be sent to all students’ Mount Holyoke College email address in early July. Authorized users have access to view/pay the bill and must be set up in advance of the eBill notification. Students must set up authorized users for their account. Instructions can be found on our website.

Human Resources will continue to sell Six Flags passes. Season Passes are available until July, 1, 2009.(5 left) Daily passes will be available through September. They may be purchased in Room 1, Skinner Hall.

FY2010 Budget

There’s a new blog entry.

A detailed statement about the position of President of Mount Holyoke College (the position specification) is posted on the Presidential Search web site.

Annuals for Sale

Annuals are available for sale at the Talcott Greenhouse. At this time two different varieties of each of the following are available: petunias (Shock Wave series; fast growing), verbena, lobelia (cascading type). Prices are $2 or $3 per pack. Impatiens might be available as well.

President Joanne V. Creighton has announced Hortense Parker Day will become an annual event sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College. Parker is believed to be Mount Holyoke’s first alumna of color. The first Hortense Parker Day, organized by students Ahyoung An ‘09 and Camila Curtis-Contreras ‘09, was a great success.

MHC Soccer hosts a summer soccer camp on August 24-27, 2009 for girls (grade 4 to HS seniors). It is a 4-day day camp (9am - 4pm). In addition to soccer sessions, there are intercultural activities with Japanese campers. Click for more information or to sign up.

Originally posted May 1, 2009

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) identified two probable cases of H1N1 (swine) flu at Amherst College. While it is important to note that the cases have not yet been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the students involved are receiving appropriate treatment, doing well, and expected to recover fully.

Because it is possible that the illness is present on the Amherst College campus, that school is taking precautions, including asking anyone with symptoms to seek medical evaluation, recommending preemptive care for individuals with compromised immune systems, and canceling a number of social gatherings.

Ongoing surveillance has not identified any cases of H1N1 at Mount Holyoke and, based on guidance from the MDPH and the CDC, all activities on our campus are continuing as scheduled. Assessment of the situation is ongoing; if the advice of public health experts changes or circumstances warrant, the decision will be revisited.

Mount Holyoke College is taking steps to monitor and prepare for the flu pandemic. Updates to the community are being placed on the College’s Web gateways for students, faculty and staff, and parents.

It is important, as reports of swine flu (confirmed or unconfirmed) swell through the media, that the College community respond appropriately, that we maintain perspective, and that we guard against overreaction. To this end, we are taking the steps detailed below.

The following information comes from the Health Center:

College staff continue to monitor the progression of swine flu and participate in ongoing discussion with the Department of Public Health and colleagues within the Five Colleges. The Department of Public Health has a swine flu information line that is open 24/7. Anyone may call 211 for general information. This line is not a source of specific guidance or answers to clinical questions.

At this time there are no suspected or confirmed cases of swine flu on the MHC campus. We have not seen an increase in the number of students seeking care for flu-like illness. We strongly encourage each of you to use personal precautions to reduce the potential for infection. These are the same precautions that are recommended annually during flu season:

–Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or cover your mouth with a tissue. Dispose immediately of used tissues and wash your hands.

–Frequent hand washing with soap and water when possible or use of hand sanitizers. Hand washing should last through one singing of “Happy Birthday.”

–Maintain good nutrition, sleep and hydration.

–Avoid crowds if possible and maintain a distance of 3-6 feet from anyone who appears to have a flu-like illness.

–Seek medical care if you are experiencing a flu-like illness with the following symptoms:

Fever (100 or higher)
Cough
Runny nose
Sore throat

To reduce the potential for exposure and to try to limit the spread of the flu, the following steps are being implemented by staff of Public Safety and the Health Center.

STUDENTS: All Mount Holyoke College students with the above symptoms should CALL the Health Center BEFORE coming to urgent care. Call 413-538-2242. After the Health Center’s usual hours of operation press zero to reach the on-call clinician.

FACULTY AND STAFF: Employees with these symptoms should not report to work and should contact their primary health care providers.

Students contacting Public Safety for a ride to the Health Center will first be asked specifically about symptoms that suggest a flu-like illness. Students with these illnesses will be transferred to the Health Center.

Public Safety will continue to transport students to the Health Center, but any student with these symptoms must be evaluated by phone by a Health Center nurse PRIOR to the transport and will be asked to wear a surgical mask during the transport.

All students with flu symptoms will be directed to the urgent care area for evaluation and care.

At this time the College calendar remains unchanged, and the community will be notified of any changes or cancellations required by the Department of Public Health.

For additional updates and information regarding swine flu refer to:
Center for Disease Control
State of Massachusetts

Is there room for pregnancy and motherhood in the Academy? How does our college respond to students, staff, and faculty when they pursue motherhood? Fatherhood? Open to students/staff/faculty. Facilitators: Sondra Meija FP’10 and Eileen Rakouskas.

4:30pm, Blanchard Campus Center Lounge 227. See the taboo schedule.

Originally posted April 29, 2009

Campus public health, safety, and medical professionals are closely monitoring an outbreak of swine flu in the United States and abroad.

Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs. People aren’t normally affected, but human infection can occur. The virus spreads from person to person; you cannot get swine flu from eating pork or pork products. No cases have currently been identified in Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College Health Services participates in the U.S. public health surveillance network, sending reports on emerging issues and trends to local, state, and national health agencies. The swine flu outbreak has been declared a public health emergency by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), triggering heightened surveillance across the nation.

Officials are reminding the campus community about important steps to help prevent getting or spreading any type of flu:

- Wash your hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow instead of into your hands; and

- If you have flu-like symptoms, stay away from work, classes, and social activities.

Flu symptoms include fever of 101 degrees, cough, sore throat, and fatigue. If symptoms persist for 24 hours, contact your health care provider. MHC students should call the health center and speak with the triage nurse (413-538-2242).

The CDC and other public health officials are working to determine the scope and source of the outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information, visit the CDC website or the State of Massachusetts .

Additional resources for members of the Mount Holyoke community who are currently abroad or planning to travel abroad are the World Health Organization and the US Embassy website (or your home country’s embassy) for your location. Students who are studying abroad should check with their program or host university about the situation in their area. We recommend that US citizens register with the local embassy, if they have not already done so, so that they may be contacted in the event of an emergency (US citizens can register on-line at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/; citizens of other countries should check with their home country’s embassy to see if a similar service is available).

Federal regulation and College policy require that all graduating students who ever borrowed a Federal Direct Student Loan (FDSL), Perkins loan, Massachusetts No Interest Loan and/ or Mount Holyoke College Loan MUST complete Exit Counseling before leaving in May.

Senior Survey Winners

We already have 7 winners of graduation prizes for our Senior Survey. Winners are notified in order so they can choose their prize. More winners will be notified shortly. Keep checking your email. Still time to respond to the survey!

Thursday, April 30, Amber Forest: Exquisite silver & costume jewelry, handmade glass earrings $2 - $40

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Phi Beta Kappa Prize

The Mount Holyoke Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will award its prize for outstanding creative or scholarly work (i.e., research papers, creative writing, poems, art work, performance recordings). Entries due by 11 am, Monday, May 4, Biology Department, 104 Clapp. Applicants should provide background on the work (form available from the Biology Dept). The prize is $750. Email or call ext. 2093 with any questions.

The spring Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy at Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances), Library entrance, Skinner Hall (main level entrance), Kendade Hall atrium (lower level,) or you can read the Quarterly online.

Monday, April 27, Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with set gemstones from around the world $10-$80, Cash or Checks. Offering great gifts for Mother’s Day!
http://www.globalodysseydesign.com

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Spring Weekend!

Friday Night Kick-off Party on Blanchard Patio at 7pm with Live Music and Free Pizza and Smores; Saturday Carnival from 12-4pm with Games, Food, Rides (a mechanical bull!) and a Free Gift; Saturday Night Blacklight Party! 10-2am in Chapin DJ FLO, Dancing, Face Painting, Buck-a-Beer $5 for MHC (discount token available @ Carnival).

Friday, April 24, 8 pm: Decemberists Concert at Amherst College, LeFrak Gym.

Discounted tickets while they last. $10 w/5 -College ID (students, staff, faculty) on sale at the Office of Student Programs, Blanchard 327. Cash or Check made out to Amherst College.

The Presidential Search Committee is formed. Visit the Presidential Search Web site for the complete list.

Housing Lottery Notice

This is a reminder to all students that your student account balance must be paid in full if you would like to participate in the housing lottery. Please contact Student Financial Services if you have questions.

CARE’s National Conference & Celebration takes place Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th in D.C. Funding, offered by an alumna, includes registration fee and $250 (to help cover travel/lodging). To apply, email a letter of application no longer than 250 words and a copy of your resume to the McCulloch Center (global@mtholyoke.edu) by Wednesday, March 25th at 5 p.m.

Check out today’s Blanchard Vendor: India Cottage. Treat yourself or someone else to jewelry, clothing and many other gift items!

Prices Range from $10-$130. Accepts Cash, Mastercard, VISA, and Checks.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

CARE’s National Conference and Celebration takes place Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th in D.C. Funding, offered by an alumna, includes registration fee and $250 (to help cover travel/lodging). To apply, email a letter of application no longer than 300 words and a copy of your resume to the McCulloch Center by Friday, March 20th at 5 p.m.

FY2010 Budget

There is a new blog entry.

The Public Safety survey has been extended and will close March 28, 2009. Give us your feedback and enter to win a gift certificate. See our Web site for more information.

The Multicultural Community & College Life (MCCL) Committee seeks proposals for Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund (IIF) projects; proposals are due April 10 for projects that will take place in fall 2009. We welcome proposals with multi-year timelines. We also encourage proposals that incorporate multiple perspectives on our campus. Examples of successful applications and previous projects are available on the MCCL Web site.

Six Flags Tickets

Six Flags tickets are now available in Human Resources. Daily passes are $25.00 and season passes are $64.99. Please contact Sandy Kacenski or Mika Keezing at X2503.

Spring Flower Show

Looking for a breath of spring? The MHC Botanic Garden Spring Flower Show is open now through March 22. The title is “A Walk in the Park.” Hours for the show are 10-4 daily.

Considering mathematics or statistics for your major or minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation. Wed., March 25 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm in 416 Clapp. Current majors and minors are invited to come share their experiences with you.

“Person in Charge” training is required to use the Eliot House kitchens for an event. Two people who will be at the event for its entirety must attend the training session. The session will be held Thursday, January 29, from 4:30-5:30 pm in Eliot House Lounge. If you plan to attend, email your reservation. See our Web page for more information.

President Creighton will hold open office hours on Monday, February 2nd in the Blanchard Campus Center on the main level, from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Open office hours give students an opportunity to discuss matters of interest with the President. Check the President’s Office Web page for future dates.

A six-week workshop, entitled S.P.A.W., will begin on Wednesday, February 4th at 4:30pm in Kendall Gym. This free workshop will focus on developing speed, power, and agility, as well as injury prevention for highly active individuals. Workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 and Fridays from 5:30-6:30 beginning February 4th - March 13th. Call ext. 2639 for more information.

“Intersections” will be performed on Sunday, February 1 at 7 pm in Chapin Auditorium. This moving performance of personal stories from MHC students about race, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, ability and other aspects of their identity debuted to rave reviews by new students and leaders during Fall Orientation. By popular demand, this performance is now free and open to all.

Don’t miss Andy Suzuki and Kozza Babumba perform at M&C’s Coffee House Night on Thursday, January 22, from 8 to 10pm, in the Blanchard Great Room. Chef Jeff cookies, healthy snacks, tea, coffee will be served at this all-campus M&C’s gathering. Free. Fore more artist info, click here. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Students who need to make spring registration changes may use ISIS to do so starting Friday, January 23. Advisor approval is required first. (Most non-new students already have approval. New students will meet with their advisors during Orientation.) For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office (x2025).

On Wednesday, January 21, from 6 to 8 pm, grab dinner on the board plan (or cash) in Blanchard and watch “The Skulls” on the big screen. Complimentary movie-theater snacks. Free. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs. J-Term Events calendar.

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Wednesday, January 28, at 4 pm in Room 109, Pratt Hall. Successful completion of, or exemption from Music 100 must occur withing the first two semesters of performance study, regardless of whether a student is enrolled at Mount Holyoke or another Five College institution. For more information, visit.

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for music lessons. Applications are available in the Music Office or at www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/music/grantappl.shtml

Auditions for Music Lessons

Students who wish to take music lessons for the first time at Mount Holyoke must go thru the audition/interview process. Auditions will be held on Wed. Jan. 28, 1-4pm in Pratt. Students should sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board located diagonally across from the Music Office. For more information, visit the music programs website.

The Policy: Postings on campus building exteriors and outside furnishings and fixtures are not permitted. Boards for posting announcements and advertisements can be found in Blanchard, residence halls and administrative/academic buildings, as well as through electronic communication. Postings on exterior surfaces will be removed at the first opportunity by Facilities Management staff.

An evening of “Welcoming the Light and Embracing the Darkness” on Wednesday, December 10, 7 pm in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary. During winter, the earth rests and renews itself while awaiting the warmth of spring. We too, should take this time to renew ourselves, welcome the darkness and prepare for the light of spring. Refreshments to follow at Eliot House lounge. More…

De-stress, relax and have fun at the No Study Zone VII: the annual MHC de-stressor event on Friday, December 12, from 4:30-7pm in Chapin and New York Room. For MHC students, hosted by MHC faculty and staff. For more information, contact Student Programs (x2478).

Tuesday, December 9, Global Odyssey: Sterling jewelry with set gemstones from around the world
$10-$80, Cash or Checks           Holiday Gifts!
http://www.globalodysseydesign.com/

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Explore any of 31 interesting & innovative non-credit classes. Most are free & have small class-hour commitments. Don’t miss out; classes are filling up fast. Go to the website and click on the J-Term link to learn more and to register. Open to students, faculty & staff.

Monday, December 8, Davy Jones’ Locker: Vintage clothing, jewelry, pocketbooks, accessories; all vintage.
See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Work as a Teaching Assistant at the Gorse Child Study Center in a preschool or kindergarten classroom mornings and/or afternoons, M-F January 5-23. 1 or 2 credit Psych 295 Independent Study or CDC Internship. Contact Janna Aldrich (x2039) by Thursday, December 11.

An important event for first-year students, new Frances Perkins students and new transfer students on Wednesday, December 10 in Gamble from 8-9 pm. Information and discussion on procedures for taking self-scheduled exams, the role of the honor code, and strategies for planning and preparation.

To be considered as one of two students to represent Mount Holyoke at next year’s Five College PoetryFest, please submit your poetry through email by Monday, December 8. Poem or poems should take no longer than 5 minutes to read aloud. For more information, please contact Professor Robert B. Shaw (x2444).

Thursday, December 4, India Cottage: Jewelry, clothing and gift items
$10-$130, Cash, M/C, VISA,Checks      Holiday Gifts!

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, from 4:30-6:00pm in 211 Central Services Drawing Studio. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, December 7. Live music and refreshments will be available!

Art@Work reception today

The opening reception for the seventh annual Art@Work exhibition, featuring the work of Mount Holyoke staff, is today from 3:30 to 5 pm at Kendade Atrium. Refreshments will be served, and two staff members will provide musical entertainment.

The Capitol Steps

There are still a few $7 MHC Student Tickets for The Capitol Steps (2nd Balcony Only) appearing on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6; Chapin Auditorium, 8 pm, Doors @ 7pm. Great price, great show!
Tickets available at Student Programs with current MHC STUDENT ID!

From the phenomenal women who presented you Amnesia, MHACASA presents its last dance party of the semester, ~Hypnosis~ Date: Friday 21st November 2008 Time: 10:00pm-2:00am Venue: Blanchard Campus Center-Great Room Cost: $5 for MHC students and $6 for others ID REQUIRED Come early because tickets sell out fast!

This is an Open Mic Event opened to anybody who wants read, recite, rap, sing or perform. All performers are welcome! Special performers include AiR, Amina Mendez, Parath Anthony Teng and more! Date: THURSDAY November 20, 2008 Where: Blanchard Campus Center - Great Room Time: 7:30 PM - 10 PM Cost: FREE

It’s time to get over your guilt. Don’t put items in the recycling bin just because you feel guilty putting them in the trash. Check to make certain they can be recycled by our vendors. Better yet, reduce your use of non-recyclable disposable products. Why this is important…..

Info Session for ALANA students considering studying or interning abroad on Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 5-6 p.m. in the Betty Shabbazz House. Investigate your options for learning abroad and hear about the experiences of two learning abroad returnees Toni Emmanuel ‘09 interned at Sookmyung University, Seoul, Korea, and Ximena Gomez ‘09 who studied in Rome, Italy. Please join us! Pizza will be served.

Tuesday’s Blanchard Vendor

Tuesday, November 18, India Cottage: Jewelry, clothing and gift items
$10-$130, Cash, M/C, VISA,Checks

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Traditional Bulgarian Music

The Kabile Bitov Wedding Band presents a concert & dance featuring traditional Bulgarian music on Sunday, November 16 at 4 pm, McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall.

Friday, November 14, Amber Forest: Exquisite silver & costume jewelry, handmade glass earrings, $2 - $40.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Limited number of $7 tickets with a current MHC Student ID while they last! These tickets are good for the 2nd Balcony in Chapin Auditorium. Available in Student Programs, Blanchard 327 from 9am-4:30 pm.
Laugh at The Capitol Steps’ timely political satire at 2 shows @ 8pm: Friday, December 5 or Saturday, December 6.

Monday, Nov. 17, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard Lounge (227) Conversation on sexual orientation and how it defines the community at Mt. Holyoke. Join student intergroup dialogue facilitators, as they encourage a dialogue about perceptions of heterosexuality, homosexuality, and everything in between. Facilitators: Emma Fialka-Feldman and Naima McQueen. See the TABOO Schedule.

Nominations are being accepted now through November 24th for Student Leadership and Service Awards. Please consider nominating juniors and seniors you know who deserve recognition for their gifts and contributions to the community. Forms are available at Blanchard’s Information Desk and the Dean of Students’ Office. Please see attached link, call 538-2550 or email for more details.

Mount Holyoke faculty, staff, students receive $5.00 per ticket discount to performances on December 5, 6 by mentioning code “MHC” before making purchase in person, by phone, or online at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box-Office: 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMASS and www.wfcr.org. Maximum tickets per order: 4. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Offer not valid at the door. More..

Monday, 11/17 Lighting Walk at 6:30pm starting on Blanchard Patio followed by Public Safety Meet & Greet at 7:30pm in Blanchard Great Room. RAD Demo at 8pm! Free Chef Jeff cookies, hot chocolate, and lockout passes. Enter raffle to win great prizes including one-month Faculty/Staff parking prizes! Sponsored by Public Safety Advisory Committee and Public Safety.

“A Cold Wind: The Making of the Decision to Overthrow Female Leadership at Mount Holyoke College, 1934-1936.” LITS Scholar-in-Residence Ann Karus Meeropol will discuss her research and writings concerning the result of Roswell Gray Ham’s appointment as successor to Mount Holyoke College President Mary Woolley in 1936: the end of 100 years of female leadership. Thursday, December 4, 2008 4:00 p.m. Williston Library, Stimson Room.

Applications are now being accepted for the Karen Synder Sullivan Travel Award. The deadline to apply for this year’s award of $7000 is noon on October 7th. Award criteria and the on-line application can be found at the Dean of Students website.

In this election year, it is important to remember that Mount Holyoke College, as a tax-exempt organization, may not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office. The American Council on Education provides helpful guidance in the linked publication.

Come meet the director of the Monteverde Institute and learn about Mount Holyoke’s interdisciplinary spring 2010 semester program, “Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability;” Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in 303 Kendade. This program explores issues of sustainability and development as they relate to the cloud forest community of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Visit MHC In Costa Rica for more information.

Today, due to a blockage in the sewer line of the Buckland Hall basement, Facilities Management must perform an emergency excavation of the floor. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

Due to Mountain Day, the deadline for dropping courses/declaring the Ungraded Option has been changed to Thursday, Sept 25 at 11:59pm.

Open prehealth advising

Thinking about a career in the health professions, but not sure how to proceed? An experienced faculty prehealth advisor is waiting to talk to you every Tuesday from 12:15 to 1 pm in the Kendade atrium. Look for the yellow sign.

Wednesday 9/24 is the deadline for any student who wishes to drop a course, without trace, from her Fall 2008 schedule. Additionally, it is the last day for all except first-years to declare the Ungraded option to elect credit/no credit grading in a Fall course. Contact the Registrar’s Office (x2025) if you have questions.

In this election year, it is important to remember that Mount Holyoke College, as a tax-exempt organization, may not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office. The American Council on Education provides helpful guidance in the linked publication.

Voter Registration Information

The last day to register to vote in November’s election in South Hadley is October 15. Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a U.S. citizen, and will be eighteen years old as of the next scheduled election, is eligible to vote. For more information visit South Hadley Voter Information.

Campus Space Request Form

Conference & Event Services announces the online Campus Space Request Form. Mount Holyoke departments or registered student organizations can use this form to request campus space for their meeting or event. Using this form will ensure that we respond to you quickly and efficiently. Please see the Campus Space Request Form FAQ for further information.

Student Recovery Retreat

One-day retreat for students in recovery from alcohol and other drug use and for those impacted by other’s use. Build community by making connections with others, learning new skills, and strengthening supports. Explore ways to express yourself using art and writing based activities. Snacks, meals and transportation provided for FREE!. Saturday, Sept 27th, 9am-9pm. Call 413-538-2616 or email Susan McCarthy for more information.

MEFA announced on September 16th that after successfully raising $400 million in financing through the sale of bonds, it will immediately begin offering fixed interest rate MEFA Loans to families for academic year 2008-2009. Any student or family interested in this financing option should speak to Student Financial Services first. Visit MEFA Loan details for more information.

SGA Ride Van

The SGA Ride Van will start this Thrusday, September 18. The shuttle will be on a loop style system running Thursday - Sundays 10pm-2:30am. If you are interested in expanding this program and would like to drive, please contact Public Safety. To see a complete list of the stops, check out the Public Safety blog. The Ride Van will not be available during college breaks or in extremely inclement weather.

A representative of the Williams-Mystic Seaport Program in Maritime Studies will have an info table in Blanchard on Thursday, September 11, from 10am to 2 pm.

Thursday, September 11: Randy’s Orchids. Green; flowering plants; bonsai, cacti; orchids are an affordable specialty. $1-$50

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs

Wednesday, September 10: Stock Keeper. Specializing in hand-picked vintage jewelry, from elegant rhinestones to funky pendants. Original and unique vintage accessories including bags, shoes, hats, and clothing.
$10-60, cash, check, MC/VISA
http://www.stockkeepercostumes.com/

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Nightfest! 2008 has been rescheduled for Friday, September 12, 6 pm.
Student Programs and the Network Programming Board-the student organization that hosts LasVegas Night and the Spring Concert-bring you an evening of music, performance, food, and fun under the stars.
Free and open to the MHC community
Skinner Green

Carrel Assignments

Senior carrel sign up will be Sunday, September 14 from 10am-12pm in the Whiting Alcove Room, 6th floor Williston. After 12pm seniors can sign up at the Circulation Desk. Juniors can sign up on Monday, September 15 at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Karen Mehl, Access Services (x2061).

Any new student who did not pick up her free plant may still do so. Any extra plants will be available for returning students on Friday, September 12. For more information, please contact the Botanic Garden (x2116).

An informational meeting about the J-term Course in Rome will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm in Kendade 305. All interested students are welcome. For more information, please contact Geoffrey Sumi (x2277).

Due to the construction at Safford Hall, and for the safety of the Community, Blanchard Circle will now become one way from the north side of North Rockefeller Hall to Gateway Road. Any questions, please contact the Parking Office at x2514.

First-year students should have received an email invitation to participate in this year’s CIRP First-Year Survey. Thank you to the 41% who have already responded. Those who have not, please check your email for a link to the survey. For more information, please contact Alison Donta-Venman (x3143).

Parking Decal Pickup

Decals will be available in Gorse Lot for pickup on Sunday, August 31 and on Monday, September 1 from 10 am - 4 pm. The Parking Office will work extended hours, 8:30 am - 5 pm, from Tuesday, September 2 - Friday, September 5. For more information, please contact Charlyn Puza (x2514).

Students who receive financial aid from the College are eligible to apply for a grant to help pay for lessons. Applications are available on the bulletin board across from the Music Office and online. For more information, please contact Michele Scanlon (x2306).

Music 100 Exemption Exam

The Music 100 Exemption Exam will be given on Friday, September 5, at 4 p.m., in Room 109, Pratt Hall. Students may enroll initially in performance study for one semester without pre-requisite but continued study is contingent upon successful completion of the Music 100 requirement by either passing the exemption exam or taking the Music 100 course. For more information, please contact Michele Scanlon (2306).

All students who wish to take individual or ensemble performance study must sign up for an audition/interview on the bulletin board across from the Music Office. Auditions will take place on Friday, September 5, from 1-4 pm. Details/expectations for auditions are posted on the bulletin board. For more information, please contact Michele Scanlon (x2306).

Skinner Museum staff have made significant progress in researching and documenting the Museum’s collections. In an effort to focus resources on core collections used by MHC faculty and students, a group of carriages will be sent to auction in August. More

Water: all clear

We have been advised that the District 2 water advisory has been lifted. The water is officially safe to drink again.

Places are still available for Mount Holyoke’s new study abroad program in Costa Rica for spring 2009. This interdisciplinary program focuses on the challenges of global-local interaction in the cloud forest community of Monteverde. The program is open to all majors; at least one semester of Spanish language is recommended. Contact the McCulloch Center by Friday, September 5, at the latest if you wish to apply.

Water quality update

South Hadley Fire District 2 is currently conducting testing for E. coli bacteria in the water supply. In the meantime, residents of the district, which includes the Mount Holyoke campus, are strongly advised not to ingest the water. The water is safe for bathing. For the time being, it is not safe for tooth brushing, food preparation, and, needless to say, drinking. For such needs, please use bottled water or boil tap water for at least one minute. More information is available from the Town. We will alert the campus community once we have been advised that the problem has been resolved. In the interim, specific questions may be addressed to Facilities Management at x2012 or South Hadley Fire District No. 2 at (413) 532-9210.

Blanchard Cafe’s last patio BBQ will be Tuesday August 19th. The Cafe will be closed for cleaning on Thursday August 21st & Friday August 22nd. Thank you.

Unregistered Bicycles

Over the summer a number of bicycles that were found to be unregistered have been confiscated by Public Safety. Any bicycles that are unclaimed by September 30, 2008 will be disposed of. Contact the Parking Office for further information at x2514. Any new bicycles brought on to Campus must be registered with the Parking Office.

Water quality alert

Authorities from South Hadley District 2 have advised residents –including the Mount Holyoke campus– not to drink water out of faucets or fountains while they verify water quality. This is a precautionary measure, and there is no immediate cause for alarm. Water that has been boiled for at least one minute can be considered safe to drink. We will let the campus community know when the warning has been lifted.

The summer Alumnae Quarterly magazine is now available. Pick up your copy here: * Blanchard Campus Center (both entrances) * Library entrance * Skinner Hall (main level entrance) * Kendade Hall atrium (lower level) Or you can read the Quarterly online at www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu.

Effective July 1, 2008, MHC has entered an agreement with Hampshire College for joint campus public safety services under the leadership of Paul Ominsky who is the current Director of Public Safety at Mount Holyoke. More

Mount Holyoke College has voluntarily joined a program to curtail electric use during peak periods this summer. Testing will occur June 18th. See link for details.

Interested in regional sustainable energy? UMass Amherst Office of Research and Co-op Power are sponsoring a conference at UMass Amherst on June 20 and 21. For details, visit the Co-op Power web site.

The Route 47 bridge will be closed on or around Thursday, June 12, and will remain closed possibly until December. Detour signs will be posted. The western half of Pearl Street and all of Woodbridge Street will be used for the detour. Heavy truck traffic is expected on Route 9 and 116. For more information, contact the Mass. Highway Department at (413) 584-1611 or the South Hadley Department of Public Works at (413) 538-5033.

Summer Patio BBQ

Blanchard summer patio BBQ’s start Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 - Look for our menus on line. Price remains $5.99. Hope to see you all come on by!

Blanchard Cafe summer hours start Monday June 2nd, 2008. Summer hours are: Monday through Friday 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

Great selection of perennials, shrubs, houseplants and more. Sunday, May 25, and Sunday, June 1, from 9-3 on the west side of the greenhouse. Open to the public.

Senior BBQ

The rain location for the Senior BBQ has been changed to the tent on Skinner Green.

Special ticket prices for the Augusten Burroughs reading at MHC on June 18 are available for the Mount Holyoke community: $5.00 OFF per ticket, when ordered in advance. Order in person at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box-Office, by telephone at 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMASS, or online. Maximum four tickets per order. Use code MHC before placing order. More info, including pre-discount ticket prices, at:
http://www.wfcr.org/WFCREVENTS/index.php

Friday, May 9: The Gallery. Sterling Silver jewelry, Textiles
$5 - $25

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

An instructor may not accept exams or papers due in lieu of exams after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 13, unless the instructor has approved an extension authorized by the Director of Health Services or of the Counseling Service or one of the academic deans. The deadline for students to request an extension for incomplete work is May 13, at 5:00 PM.

An instructor may not accept exams or papers due in lieu of exams after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 13, unless the instructor has approved an extension authorized by the Director of Health Services or of the Counseling Service or one of the academic deans. The deadline for students to request an extension for incomplete work is May 13, at 5:00 PM.

Microsoft has extended the Ultimate Steal Program until Friday, May 16. You can purchase a full license for the Office Suite at the reduced price of $59.95. For more information, please contact LITS - Community Technical Support (x2027).

Spanish professor Alberto Sandoval–and other contributors to a new
anthology of essays challenging conventional notions of Latina/o
identities, histories, and cultures by historicizing and differentiating
the multiple discourses of Latinidad–will gather at an event to note the
anthology’s publication. Friday, May 9, 2008 7:00 p.m. at Food for Thought Books Collective, 106 N Pleasant, Amherst, MA. More information at www.foodforthoughtbooks.com

A Service of Remembrance will be held for Holocaust victims and all victims of genocide on Friday, May 2 at 12:15 pm in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary. Please join us for this service as the Mount Holyoke bells toll in remembrance of all who have lost their lives to genocide. For more information email or call ext. 2054.

The local MHC alumnae club will hold its second silent auction, Saturday, May 3, starting 6:30 p.m. at the brick church across from Dwight. Entrance donation - $15. Variety of items for every taste. All welcome! Proceeds benefit MHC student scholarships. For more information email or call 532-1864.

An alternative form of community breakfast! Engage with students, staff, and faculty in a dialogue about how each person’s labor contributes to the Mount Holyoke community. May 1 in the Blanchard Great Room from 8 to 9 am. Celebrate International Labor Day! Sponsored by the Student Coalition for Action (SCA). For more information email or call ext. 537-1970.

A limited number of residence hall rooms will be available for summer rental in Dickinson House and Persons Annex to current Mount Holyoke students. Housing is available Wednesday, May 14th through the start of school in September. Applications are available in the Office of Residential Life or online, and are due to the Office of Residential Life by Monday, May 5th. For more information email or call ext. 2088.

There’s still time! Students, staff and faculty can teach J-Term 200 non-credit classes or workshops. Proposal forms are available at the Blanchard Info Desk or online. Share your skills, hobbies, interests and expertise. $100 stipend paid to instructors. The new deadline for proposals is Friday, May 2. For more information email or call ext. 2478.

Got Loans? Do you have a strategy for meeting your finances now and in the future? Come learn about default prevention, choosing a loan, establishing good credit, successful budget planning and even what you need to know about identify theft. Location: Blanchard 108, 7:30pm. For more information email or call ext. 2291.

Women’s Locker Room

All MHC students must have lockers cleared out by June 1, 2008. Any remaining items will be donated to charity. Locker issue for MHC students will begin September 11, 2008. For more information call ext. 2310.

Due to a system update, the campus store located in the Blanchard Campus Center, will be closed Tuesday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will reopen as soon as the update is complete. For more information call ext. 2111.

Seniors’ applications for the Five College African Studies Certificate must be made by Thursday, May 1, to Matt McKeever, John Lemly, Holly Hanson, or Samba Gadjigo. Applicants should supply a current transcript in support of their application by that date. The African Studies Certificate applications are available on the bulletin board outside Skinner 312, or on the Five College African Studies website.

Seniors, Undergrads, Faculty and Staff, please join the MHC Religious Advisors and the Class of 2008 in sharing the spiritual side of graduation on Wednesday, April 30, at 4:30 pm  in Abbey Memorial Chapel. This is an opportunity for all to look back with the Seniors on their years here at MHC and anticipate the great futures that await them. For more information, please contact Gayle Higgins (x2054).

The spring Alumnae Quarterly is ready for pickup at the entrances to Blanchard, the Library, and Skinner, and in Kendade atrium (lower level, near lunch counter). For more information, please contact Emily Harrison Weir (x2301).

Friday, April 25: India Cottage. Jewelry, clothing and gift items
$10-$130, Cash, M/C, VISA,Checks

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

May 9 - May 13 the MHC van will provide trips to Bradley Airport. Departure times each day are 5:30 am, 8 am, 11 am, and 2 pm. The cost is $12 per person. Payments made in cash or by check to the Office of Public Safety, prior to departure. For reservations contact Amanda Florek (x2826) or email. First Come, First Served.

The entire Pangy Day Community Festival program will run from 11:30 (not 11) am until 7 pm. The all-campus Pangy Day Picnic at Pageant Green will be held from 11:30 am until 1:15 pm.

Do you have an idea for a project or event related to diversity? Do you want to enrich the MHC community? Apply now to the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. The deadline is April 29, 2008. Visit us at: Call for Proposals. For more information email. Sponsored by the Multicultural Community and College Life Committee.

Spring Lighting Walk

There will be a Spring Lighting Walk on Thursday, April 24, 2008, starting from Public Safety at 9pm. The Lighting Walk is sponsored by the Public Safety Advisory Committee. This is your opportunity to get updates on campus lighting projects and give feedback about lighting on campus. For information, contact Kelley Murray or Elizabeth Cahn.

Friday, April 18: MA Storage.  Summer storage solution with the convenience of door-to-door service to thousands of valley students.

Submissions of work to be considered for English department prizes and awards are due by 4 pm, Friday, April 25, in the English department office, 111 Shattuck Hall. For more information, please contact the English department (x2146).

This Friday-Saturday, Relay for Life is being held at Amherst College. The event is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 am April 18-19. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dana Stuehling.

Got Loans? Do you have a strategy for meeting your finances now and in the future? Come learn about default prevention, choosing a loan, establishing good credit, successful budget planning and even what you need to know about identify theft. Location: CDC Workshop room, 4-6pm. For more information call ext. 2291 or email.

The English Deparmtent will host its 85th Glascock Poetry Competition on Friday & Saturday, April 18 & 19. Meet poet-judges John Koethe, David Lehman, and Larissa Szporluk at 3, Friday, Stimson Room; hear student-contestants compete at 8 in Gamble; listen to judges read their work 10:30, Saturday, Stimson Room. Free and open to the public. For more information visit the Intercollegiate Poetry Contest webiste, or call x2444 or email.

Ana Croegaert, FP ‘97, an anthropologist who studies refugees, migration, and urban social networks, will offer two new courses for the Department of Gender Studies this fall. For more information, visit the Gender Studies website.

Theatre presents UBU ROI

UBU Roi is about a nobody and his exploits in Poland. Come see this French classic brought to life by an ensemble cast. Warning: For mature audiences only! To reserve tickets, please email. Dates are: Fri, April 18 @ 8pm; Sat, April 19 @ 8pm; Sun, April 20 @ 8pm, MHC amphitheater, please bring a blanket! PROJECT Theatre.

Applications for Fall ‘08 Orientation Board Members are being accepted through the Dean of Students Office. Applications can be obtained from the Dean of Students website or picked up from the Blanchard Info Desk. For more information contact Andrea at ext. 2550.

The deadline for students to withdraw from spring courses is Tuesday 4/15. Withdrawal forms are available for printing from the Registrar’s website. After securing her instructor’s signature, the student must submit the form to the Registrar’s Office by 5pm Tuesday. A “W” grade will be assigned. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Deadline for requesting Ungraded Option is Tuesday 4/15
Tuesday 4/15 is the deadline for any first-year student to request the Ungraded option (to get “pass/fail” grading) in a current course. The request form is available online through a link on the front page of ISIS. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Registration for fall semester Mount Holyoke and Five-College courses begins Monday 4/14. Students should consult ISIS “Approvals…” display to see their individually assigned start dates/times. Registration requests for Five-College courses must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday (4/18). Registration for Mount Holyoke courses continues through Friday, May 2. Call 538-2025 or email for more information.

Friday, September 26: India Cottage. Jewelry, clothing and gift items
$10-$130, Cash, M/C, VISA,Checks

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Check out the new Public Safety Blogs and get the “inside scoop.”

Blogs are updated frequently and each includes an ask the office option.

Tuesday, April 8: Stock Keeper. Specializing in hand-picked vintage jewelry, from elegant rhinestones to funky pendants. Original and unique vintage accessories including bags, shoes, hats, and clothing.
$10-50, cash, check, MC/VISA

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

From April 7-May 14, Archives & Special Collections is featuring an exhibit about noted journalist Edward R. Murrow to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. The display includes material relating to his wife, Janet Brewster Murrow, Class of 1933. For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections (x3079).

Thursday, May 8, 5:00 pm, Skinner Green. Please email Laurie Kamins (lkamins) no later than Friday, April 25 if you’re planning to attend. Note: please indicate if you prefer a vegetarian entree. For more information, please contact Laurie Kamins (x2162).

Marrow Donor Registration Drive, Mt. Holyoke College, Monday, April 14, from 12- 5pm in Betty Shabazz Cultural House. Cosponsored by Student Health Committee and College Health Services. To register you must be 18-60, in general good health, and willing to donate to any patient. Tissue typing costs are covered by health insurance or Michael’s Fund of Fall River, MA. Please bring your health insurance information with you. For more information, please contact Karen Jacobus (x2466).

Commencement Photos

Seniors, Chappell Studio’s will be doing the photographing of seniors at the Commencement ceremony. Please go onto the Commencement webpage and pre-register for the photos. Here is the contact information if you have any questions. Customer Service at 1-800-424-3686 or by email. Families may sign up also, so please let your parents know. For more information, please contact Penny Silveira (x2663).

Not an Education Major? Interested in K-12 Teaching? Math, Science, English, History, Education Majors: We want you to bring your talents to Holyoke! Come to our information session to hear about teaching opportunities for September 2008 on Monday, March 31, Career Development Center’s Workshop Room, 4:15 p.m. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center (x2080)

The Department of Geology and Geography will host a prospective majors’ luncheon on Tuesday, April 1, from 12:15-1:15 pm, Clapp 3rd floor foyer. Students considering geology and/or geography as a major or minor are invited to share food, drink and lively conversation with geology and geography majors and faculty. Learn more about the department and courses. For more information, please contact Cecile Vasquez (x2278).

Tonight, Thursday, March 27th, from 7-9:30 pm, 302 Psych Ed Building. If you are considering working in a not for profit or NGO, this is the workshop for you! Come and learn about: trends in this world of work, how it might fit for you, types of not for profits, and skills needed to succeed and differentiate yourself from other applicants in the field. It is anticipated  that there will be many openings in this field due to retirements over the next few years and a new tier of skilled managers will be needed. This workshop will be offered by Jill Breckenridge, an alumna (Class of ‘65) from Belmont Ca, who is an expert organizational consultant practicing in the Bay area. For more information, please contact the Career Development Center (x2080).

We need your help! You were recently invited to participate in the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE), an important national survey being used by the College to help evaluate both the curricular and co-curricular experience at Mount Holyoke. So far, only 48% of you have responded. A good response rate is vital to our mission and I urge you to take a few minutes now to complete the survey if you have not yet done so. All responses are confidential. Everyone responding will be entered into a raffle for three prizes of $50 in MHCXpress Card credit. For more information, please contact Alison Donta-Venman (x3143).

Students, who plan to continue taking music lessons in fall ‘08 and who receive financial aid from the College, are eligible for a grant to help pay for lessons. Deadline for application is Friday, April 18. Applications are available in the Music Office. For more information, please visit the performance studies website or contact the Music Department (x2306).

Early Bird Auditions

Auditions for students wishing to enroll in performance study for the first time will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 4-6 pm. For Piano, Voice, and Flute, sign up on bulletin board across from Music Office; for Violin, email Linda Laderach; for Cello, email Kivie Cahn-Lipman. For more information, please visit the registration website or contact the Music Department (x2306).

Keeping Kosher for Passover? The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life will be keeping Kosher for Passover in the Eliot House Lounge April 19-27. If you would like a Kosher for Passover meal during this time, please fill out a Passover Registration Form and return it to Amelia Ender in Eliot House. For more information, please contact Amelia Ender (x3045).

Arabic Film Festival

  • Monday, March 31 Against the Government
  • Tuesday, April 1 A Date with the Unknown
  • Wednesday, April 2 Dananeer
  • Thursday, April 3 The Big Game

For more information, please contact Elizabeth DuMont-McCaffrey (x4312).

The Public Safety survey will remain online through April 1, 2008. Win a chance at $10, $25 or $50 deposited on your one card with an optional end-of-survey raffle.

If you haven’t done so already, please take the online survey now. Paper copies are also available at Public Safety. For more information, visit the Public Safety web site.

The Politics Department will host a Prospective Majors’ gathering on Thursday, March 27 from 4:30-6:00 pm, Cassani Lounge, 102 Shattuck Hall. Students considering Politics as a major or minor are invited to share food, drink and lively conversation with Politics majors and faculty. Learn more about the Politics department and courses. For more information, please contact Patricia Ware (x2132).

The Program in Critical Social Thought will host a Prospective Majors’ lunch on Thursday, March 27 from 12:15-1:30 pm, Cassani Lounge, 102 Shattuck Hall. Students considering CST as a major or minor are invited to share food, drink, and lively conversation with CST majors and faculty. Learn more about the CST program and courses. For more information, please contact Patricia Ware (x2132).

The temporary shut-down of the southern end of Lower Lake Road from Chapin Rd. to Morgan St., previously scheduled for March 17–21, has been extended through the end of Monday, March 24. The work is part of the new residence hall project.

Please forward any questions or inquiries regarding this work to Austin Martin of Strategic Building Solutions, at 413-538-3491 or 860-808-6118. Thank you for your patience and consideration in this matter.

Since Easter is during mid-semester break, Mount Holyoke College will not be having any Good Friday or Easter Sunday services this year. Posted by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

The College’s 2008 Commencement will be held the weekend of May 23–25, 2008. Please see /go/commencement for schedules, ticket information, and other important details.

The New Residence Hall project requires the temporary shut-down of the southern end of Lower Lake Road, from Chapin Road to Morgan Street. The road will be closed Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21. If work needs to exceed this timeframe, there will be a second notification. For more information, please contact Austin N. Martin (x3491).

Forty Years With the Vietnamese: Logic and Ignorance, Trust and Surprise. Lady Borton will share anecdotes from forty years working with all sides during and after the War in Viet Nam. Lady graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1964 with a degree in mathematics. She doesn’t remember even the mathematics she once taught, yet believes that “lateral logic” combined with longevity of trust, quiet persistence, and impish patience can lead to unique and sustainable contributions when bearing witness. Lady also believes in talking about her mistakes. As she says, “How else are we to learn?” Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 pm — Hooker Auditorium. For more information, please contact Laurie Kamins (x2162).

Thank you to everyone who purchased daffodils. I will be calling you when the flowers are delivered and I will let you know where you can pick them up. If you missed ordering daffodils, I will have some daffodils for sale (10 for $10). If you are interested, please contact Lisa Eaton (x2641). Thank you for your support!

Representatives from 11 diverse faith groups on campus will be speaking about their faith experiences at MHC, in the classroom, in social life, and in their own personal spirituality, and the challenges of living one’s faith on a secular campus. Open to all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Anita Magovern (x2787).

 Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, 4:30-6pm, Blanchard Campus Center Lounge (227)

Tough conversation about navigating the difficult choices one faces while at college when there is trouble at home.When someone becomes gravely ill, loses a job, gets injured and needs home health assistance, a marriage disintegrates, a house is damaged by storms or fires - how do we deal? How do we even discuss our needs when there is so much pressure and distress? Facilitators: Sara Hirst and Camilla Williams (MHC Counseling Services)

See the TABOO Schedule at Office of Student Programs.

In a typical home, 75% of the electricity used to power electronics is consumed while the equipment is turned off. Avoid this wasted energy by unplugging the equipment or using a power strip to cut power to the equipment. So whether on campus or at home, cut the phantom load and your carbon footprint. For more information on campus energy use, visit go/energy.

M.I.A. Spring Concert 2008, presented by The Network (a concert for MHC students by MHC students!)

Ticket Process: Starting Monday, 3/10 & continuing until they’re gone: 1000 FREE tickets for MHC students (one free ticket per MHC Student ID). MHC students may pick up their FREE ticket with ID, while supplies last @ the Blanchard Info Desk. The FREE MHC Student tickets may be used ONLY by MHC students with valid ID.

In addition to the free tickets, 350 general tickets will go on sale Monday 3/10 @ $20. MHC Students will have an EXCLUSIVE WEEK ( Mon 3/10-Fri 3/14) to purchase an extra ‘Guest Ticket’ for $20 (available only in the Office of Student Programs, Blanchard 327: M-F, 9-5). These ‘Guest Tickets’ can be used by anyone.

Want more tickets or you’re not an MHC student?
Starting Monday, 3/17 any REMAINING TICKETS will be available to MHC students, General Public and Faculty/Staff @ $20. (available only in the Office of Student Programs). These tickets, if available, can be used by anyone.

The Network wants to make this a great event for the students of MHC and their friends. (Chapin’s maximum capacity is 1350.)

Payment for all charges through February 29 must be posted by March 25 at noon in order to participate in the Spring housing lottery. Students are reminded to:

  • check ISIS Online AR Account Activity;
  • pay their bills prior to March 22;
  • make sure to complete all outstanding financial aid and loan paperwork immediately.

Note: If students are unable to participate in the Spring Housing Lottery because of a past due balance, they may participate in the Summer Housing process once the balance is paid. Posted by Student Financial Services.

Samhati Dance presents Divine Goddess: A Night of Classical Indian Dance, on Thursday March 13 at 7 pm in Chapin Auditorium. This performance is sponsored by SHRI (Sisters of Hinduism Reaching Inward).

Tickets will be $3 for Five College students, and $5 for the general public. The proceeds from the performance will go to Ekalavya Bal Shikshan, a non-profit organization in Pune, India. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, please contact Amrita Randhawa.

All tickets to this popular event have been distributed. No additional tickets are available (including free MHC tickets). If you have tickets and do not intend to use them, please offer them to another member of the MHC community or return them to the Student Programs office for redistribution.

If you or your guests are driving to campus, please be aware of the tight parking situation. Consider carpooling, coming early and parking as remotely as you are able to allow those less able to use spots closer to Chapin.

Thursday, September 11: Randy’s Orchids. Green & flowering plants; bonsai, cacti; orchids are an affordable specialty.
$1-$50

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

The annual Public Safety survey is now online! Win a chance at $10, $25 or $50 deposited on your one card with an optional end-of-survey raffle.

The survey is online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=g_2foruOHC3dGm5tJDriXrvw_3d_3d

Paper copies are also available at Public Safety. For more information, visit the Public Safety web site.

Do you have a strategy for meeting your finances now and in the future? Come learn about default prevention, choosing a loan, establishing good credit, successful budget planning, and even what you need to know about identify theft. Monday, March 3, from 5-7 pm in the CDC Workshop room. For more information, contact Student Financial Services (email, x2291).

The following residential life apartments will be available for students to take at look at. The open house is from 7:00 to 8:00 tonight (Friday, February 29). Please note that these are the only apartments that have agreed to the open house:

101 24 Silver Street
101 17 Morgan Street
301 17 Morgan Street
201 3 Park Street
101 S. Mandelle

For more information, contact Teresa Picard (email, x2088) in Residential Life.

Friday, February 29: Tashi Zangmo. Silver jewelry and beautiful handwoven products made by Bhutanese women.
$5 - $300

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

The English Student Board will host a Prospective Majors’ gathering on Monday, March 10 from 4–6 pm in 102 Shattuck. Stop by for pizza and talk with English faculty and current majors and minors to find out more about the department. For more information, please contact the English Department.

Come explore the New Education Curriculum Library and Teaching Methods Lab. Learn about our Teacher Licensure Programs and other opportunities in the field of Education. Wednesday, March 5, from 12:15-1:00 pm in Reese 110/111. For more information, please contact the Education Department (x2844).

Smith Graduate School Panel

Please join us to learn more about the Masters in the Art of Teaching program at Smith College. All Five College students welcome. Refreshments served. Wednesday, March 5th, from 7-8pm, Reese Room 301, Mount Holyoke College. For more information, please contact the Education Department (x2844).

The deadline to apply for leave of absence to study abroad for fall 2008 (or all of 2008-09) has been extended to Monday, March 3, because the usual deadline of March 1 falls on a Saturday. Submit your application to the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Porter Hall, by 5 pm on Monday, March 3. For more information on the application process, please visit our website.

Environmental Studies will host a lunch for current and prospective majors on Tuesday, March 11, at 12:15 pm, in Clapp 322. Come visit with Environmental Studies students and professors and find out about the major. For more information, please contact Donna McKeever (x2898).

Re-scheduled event: On Wednesday, March 5 at 4:15 pm in 203 Shattuck, the Director of the UMASS Oxford Summer Seminar will be holding an information session about how Mount Holyoke students can apply for next year’s program. She will talk about the 15 different classes in literature, politics, and history that are offered and discuss ways to make it affordable. If you are interested in the program, but cannot attend this session, you can check out our website or e-mail us.

This is a reminder that the Apartment Application and the application to live off campus for 2008-2009 academic year are due Monday, March 3rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life (x2088).

Thursday, February 28: Global Odyssey. Sterling jewelry with set gemstones from around the world
$10-$80, Cash or Checks.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

NYC Bus Trip March 15

The Fleet Office is hosting a New York City bus trip on Saturday, March 15, departing at 6:30 am. The bus will arrive in the NYC (after a brief rest stop) around 10:30 am and depart the city at 6:30 pm. Cost is $20. If you have any questions or to sign up, email Amanda Florek (aflorek) or stop by the Fleet Office in the Central Services Complex.

If everyone on campus recycled one extra sheet of paper per day and one additional plastic bottle per week, it would reduce our annual greenhouse gas footprint by 28.5 tons, the equivalent of taking 5.6 cars off the road. Better yet, use one less sheet of paper per day and one less plastic bottle a week and the reduction goes to 38.2 tons, equivalent to 7.5 cars. For more information on recycling at Mount Holyoke, visit /go/recycle.

Applications for fall 2008 Orientation board members are being accepted through the Dean of Students Office. Applications can be obtained from the Dean of Students website or picked up from the Blanchard Info Desk. For more information contact Andrea at x 2550.

Considering Mathematics or Statistics for your major or minor? Come join us for pizza and conversation! Wednesday, March 5 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 416 Clapp. Current majors and minors are also invited to come share their experiences with you. For more information call 538-2162 or email lkamins@mtholyoke.edu.

Children and War

Tonight (2/26) at 7:30pm Kimmie Weeks, acclaimed human rights activist, founder of Youth Action International, and survivor of the Liberian civil war, will be presenting the MTV series 4real Liberia. The MTV series joins artist M.I.A on her journey through Liberia where she confronts extreme circumstances of poverty, and post war issues. Please join Youth Action International in the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room at 7:30pm for this exciting event. For more information call 413-687-3145 or email byrne20t@mtholyoke.edu

The 2008-2009 residence hall opening and closing dates are now available. Please refer to these dates as you make your travel plans. Please note that there are no exceptions to these dates; please plan accordingly. Contact the Office of Residential Life (email, x2088) if you have questions.

You have until Thursday, February 28 at 2 pm to place orders and pay for your daffodils. Delivery will be the week of March 10. Ten daffodils: $10, Bear & Bunch: $25, potted bulbs: $15, or Gifts of Hope: $20. Please help support the American Cancer Society. Thanks for your support. Contact: Lisa A. Eaton, Financial Services (email, x2641).

Crosswalk Safety Update

Have you noticed the safety enhancements to the crosswalks on College Street? They include in-pavement flashing amber lights, additional lighting, new signs and reflectors, and more. If you’re ever among the 3,900 pedestrian crossings on College Street each day, please review the Crosswalks memo (PDF) from facilities director John Bryant (email, x2017) to learn more about these important new safety features.

Due to the weather, campus offices will close at noon today. LITS will remain open.

Classes will be held as scheduled unless otherwise canceled by the faculty member.

Other campus activities will also remain as scheduled unless otherwise canceled by the event planner.

Due to the current snowstorm, Facilities Management has asked that a parking ban be placed into effect to help accommodate snow plowing. The ban will begin this evening, Friday, February 22 at 11:00 p.m. and end tomorrow, Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m.

This parking ban is for any roadway spaces. Any faculty/staff who need to be on campus during this time please park in a faculty/staff lot.

Public Safety will make every effort to assist Handicap/Medical permit holders in getting back to their residence halls after moving their vehicles upon request to Public Safety at x2304. However, officers will not be able to call permit holders personally.

Students or community members with guests or events tonight during this ban should direct visitors to park in faculty/staff parking lots rather than along roadways so as not to impede snow removal operations.

Please contact the Parking Office at x2514 or Public Safety at x2304 with any concerns or questions you may have.

The deadline for pre-application meetings for the MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) has been extended until Friday, February 29. Please call the McCulloch Center at x2072 to schedule an appointment to discuss your interest in our program. Please note that the deadline for the Universal Application Form (UAF) is March 3 at 5 pm.

Wednesday, February 20: India Cottage. Jewelry, clothing and gift items;
$10 - $130, Cash, M/C, VISA, Checks.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Please help raise funds for the American Cancer Society by ordering a bouquet of 10 daffodils ($10), Bear and a Bunch ($25), potted bulbs ($15), or Gifts of Hope ($20). Orders and payments are due by Thursday, February 28. Delivery dates are March 13 and 14 in Blanchard Room 318. For more information, please contact Lisa Eaton, Financial Services—Daffodil Coordinator.

Theft Alert

Recently the Department of Public Safety has received an increased number of thefts of unattended property from various locations on campus, including at special events. Stolen items include wallets, cell phones, iPods, and money. Log on to Public Safety’s website for theft prevention tips.

Tuesday, February 19: Cunhill America. Unique sterling silver jewelry from famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. $14 - $150; cash , check, credit cards.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Applications are now available for on-campus apartments. All applicants much be cleared (Financial, Registrar, Health Services or Residential Life) and registered for classes this semester when the application is turned in. Applications are due in the Office of Residential Life by Monday, March 3rd. Students wishing to apply for these spaces must fill the apartment completely. All groups will be processed by lottery number within each class. Decisions will be emailed on Friday, March 7th. Acceptances are due by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14th. Please note: these apartments must remain completely filled at all times. For more information, please contact the Office of Residential Life(2088).

A limited supply of free tickets for MHC students, faculty&staff are available now at Student Programs, Blanchard 327. The Young@Heart Chorus are a world-famous group of eclectic elders (73-89) who sing modern rock songs ranging from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed & Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead, Coldplay and OutKast (trailer for the upcoming feature documentary movie “Young@Heart” is available at Fox Searchlight ). Young@Heart will perform with Mount Holyoke’s own M&Cs. Extra guest tickets for only $5. General Public tickets $10. This is a must-see event for the whole MHC community. Chapin Auditorium, Friday, March 7, 2008, at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Student Programs (x2478).

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. The competition will run through April 4. Events include “no to-go cup week,” in which all dining halls will remove to-go cups in order to encourage re-usable container use, as well as campaigns for paper, bottle and can reduction. For more information on recycling and waste reduction, please visit our website.

Update: This event has been postponed due to weather conditions. It will be rescheduled.

On Wednesday, Feburary 13 at 4:00pm in 102 Shattuck the director of the UMass Oxford Summer Seminar will be holding an information session about how Mount Holyoke students can apply for next year’s program. She will talk about the 15 different classes in literature, politics, and history that we offer and discuss ways to make it affordable. If you are interested in the program, but cannot attend this session, don’t hesitate to check out our website or e-mail us.

Sacred Circle Dance offers an integrative approach to healing, relaxation and for some, a deeply, moving spiritual experience. Our “dancing energy” is offered as intercessory prayers to heal ourselves, one another, our planet earth and the people, places and situations throughout the world in need of healing grace. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays starting 2/19 - April 1 (no class during March Break) from 5-7 pm at Andreola Room, in the Willits-Hallowell Center. For more information, please visit our website or contact Gayle Higgins (x2054).

Spend 8 weeks studying Chinese language and culture in Beijing this summer! Applications are due Friday, February 15 in the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives in Porter Hall. Students must have completed at least one year of Chinese language to qualify. Financial aid is available. For more information, please visit our website or email Joanne Picard.

Due to the weather conditions, campus offices will not open today until
10:00 a.m.

LITS will open on time.  And, classes will remain as scheduled unless
otherwise cancelled by the faculty member.

The Facilities Management staff are sanding campus roads and walkways, but
given the sleeting conditions, some areas on campus may remain slippery
especially during the early morning hours.

Please exercise extra care and caution as you walk about the campus today.

Tuesday, February 12: Silver Twist. Blending the talents of international designers and master Balinese silversmiths, these hand-made jewels incorporate semi-precious stones, shells, pearls, wood, and rubber. Affordable prices and elegant displays. $12 - $200, cash, check, credit cards (except American Express).

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Join Sherry Tucker for a trip to New York City February 22-23, and spend a night in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Nightwatch College is a program for college students; it will be Christian in nature, and all faith groups are welcome. MHC is doing the Friday to Saturday overnight only and returning on Saturday after some NYC sight seeing. Applications are in the main office of Eliot House. For more information, call x2054 or email sstucker.

Valentines day is right around the corner. Uncommon Grounds at Blanchard Campus Center has $5 gift cards for purchase. Treat that someone special to something sweet! For more information, please contact Mark Garner (x2522).

A memorial service for Kelly Sottile ‘08 will be held Tuesday, February 12 at 5:00 pm in Abbey Chapel. For more information, contact the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

Dr. Shabnum Tejani, lecturer in South Asian history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), will be available to talk with students interested in study abroad or graduate study at SOAS. Monday, February 11, at 1:30 pm, in Blanchard room 213.

Wednesday, February 13, 6-7 pm, in the Blanchard Rotunda Room (226). Meet Public Safety officers and staff, enjoy Chef Jeff cookies and hot chocolate, get a free lockout pass, and enter a raffle with great prizes, including: Uncommon Grounds gift certificates; a MHC campus store gift certificate; One Card replacement certificates; a Lyon’s Share certificate; a NYC bus trip; and 3 faculty/staff lot parking permits. For more information, contact Elizabeth Cahn (x3358).

Call for Student Poets

Students who wish to be Mount Holyoke’s contestant in the 85th Kathryn Irene Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition should submit two copies of their work to the English Department office, 111 Shattuck Hall by 4 pm on Monday, March 3. The poems submitted should take approximately ten minutes to read aloud. The poet should leave her name off the copies themselves, but identify herself in an attached note. For more information about the competition, please contact the English Department (x 2146).

IFSA/Butler/COPA sponsors study abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, Spain, and throughout Latin America. Carolyn Watson, Field Representative, will be available at an info table at Blanchard on Tuesday, February 12, from 11:00-1:00pm. Come by to learn more!

The School for Field Studies sponsors semester and summer programs with an environmental studies focus in Kenya, Mexico, Australia, and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Diane Robinson of SFS will have an info table at Blanchard on Friday, February 8, from 11:30-1:30. Drop by for more information about the programs. Posted by the McCulloch Center.

Tuesday, February 5:  Stock Keeper. Specializing in hand-picked vintage jewelry, from elegant shinestones to funky pendants. Original and unique vintage accessories including bags, shoes, hats, and clothing. $10-60, cash, check, MC/VISA.

See the Vendor Calendar to find out when your favorite vendor is coming to Blanchard. Brought to you by the Office of Student Programs.

Working together to reduce Mount Holyoke’s environmental footprint. While the College has been working steadily to reduce our environmental footprint, including our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, much remains to be done. We are asking each office, department, and organization to make a commitment to reducing the footprint of their activities by establishing at least 3 environmental stewardship goals for this semester and beyond. Please visit /go/focus to learn how.

Thursday, February 7 at 4 pm, Eliot House Lounge. Come meet the dean, chaplains and advisors - see what we are about! We work closely with our students to plan worship services, social events, community outreach, discussion groups, kosher and halal dinners, guest speakers, holiday programming, and a variety of multi-faith learning opportunities. At Eliot House, we welcome all spiritual seekers. For more information, contact Gayle Higgins (x2054, email) in the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

The Office of Residenial Life announces the Spring 2008 Singles Lottery, Monday, February 11th at 5:00 p.m. All seniors, juniors, and sophomores are eligible to participate. First-years are not eligible. Registration is from Thursday, January 31st to Friday, February 8th at 4:00 p.m. Students must register at the Office of Residential Life, 6 Safford Hall. For more information, please contact the Office of Residential Life (x2088).

The Protestant community invites you to a time of reflection during this Lenten season. Scripture, prayer, journal writing, and discussion will all be utilized as group members reflect upon and deepen their spiritual life. Everyone is welcome to attend the entire series or just one evening. Bring a journal/pad and pen/pencil. Wednesdays, February 13 through March 12, from 7–8 pm in Eliot House Lounge. For more information, contact Rev. Sherry Tucker (email, x2791).

Ellen Kennedy, who studied at Scotland’s Findhorn Foundation, will be teaching this class sponsored by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. Tuesdays, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/15 & 4/1 from 5–7 pm in the Andreola room, Willits Hallowell. Registration required, limit 20 students. Please try to attend all classes. To register: send your name, email address and phone number to ghiggins@mtholyoke.edu. Questions? Call Gail Higgins, x2054.

From February 4–22, Archives & Special Collections (email, x3079) is featuring an exhibit of valentines in the Dwight Hall lobby in honor of Esther Howland (1847), who is credited with establishing the commercial valentine industry in the United States.

Yossi Vassa, an Ethiopian-Israeli comedian, will be performing “It Sounds Better in Amharic!” at UMass on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom with cosponsorship from MHC’s Jewish Student Union and the Department of African Studies. Vassa will perform the story of his journey to Israel. Contact yoe20a@mtholyoke for details.