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The herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1942-current, June 06, 2008, Image 2

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2 THE REUNION HERALD June 6, 2008 THE CENTENNIAL YEAR IN REVIEW Mark your calendars! ! Commemorating 100 years of leading women, the William Smith Centennial officially started in Geneva on Founder’s Da>, December 9,2006, mark- □□ □□ DO DO WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGE C e n t e n n i a l 1908-2008 ... leading women ing the occasion of William Smith's gift. At a momentous celebration on November 8 , 2008. the Centennial will con­ clude on the 10 0 th anniversary of the matriculation of the first William Smith class. Bookend galas might be enough for some people, but William Smith women like to celebrate! Since the last Reunion, the Colleges have commemorated the Centennial more than 2 0 times during on- and off-campus events. • The Centennial Celebration of Women in the Sciences, which began during the spring 2007 semester, came to a close in October with a research sym­ posium, highlighting the hard work and dedication o f Hobart and William Smith students who completed research during the summer months. • The Centennial Celebration of the Arts began with a week­ end-long com­ m e m o r a tio n in November. Dance alumnae descended upon campus for mas­ ter classes and the C e n ten­ nial Celebration Dance Concert; both featured performances by alumnae. The weekend also included a stage production o f “A Lady Alone,” a play about Elizabeth Blackwell’s life writ­ ten by N. Lynn Eckhert P ’99. • Students and faculty jumped, jived and wailed their way into the Centennial during April’s Dancing with the Faculty event, where students and their faculty mentors took turns wowing the crowd with their fancy footwork. The audience voted for their favorite pair of dancers, paying $ 1 for each vote and raising more than $500 for the Centen­ nial Fund. • A variety of distinguished Cen­ tennial speakers from around the world visited campus throughout the past 1 2 monthsj including Nobel Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai P ’94, P ’96, L.H.D. ’94. Topics ranged from the myths and realities of the Salem Witch Project to healthcare for women and children. • The Women’s Collective held their third annual Reclaiming the Sunlight conference, focus­ ing on building an inclusive women’s movement. The three- day conference tackled a broad spectrum of issues involving new feminist movements. • William Smith Athletics endorsed the Centennial with events in the fall and spring semesters. The department honored alumnae athletes with inductions into the Heron Hall of Honor and recognized cur­ rent William Smith athletes dur- . ing the William Smith Athletics Banquet. For more information about these or upcoming events, visit the Colleges Daily Update at www.hws.edu/news. • William Smith High Tea Saturday, June 7,3 p.m. 603 S. Main S t, site ofthe future Centennial Center for Leadership Join VWIiam Smith Dean Debra DeMeis P’06, L.H.D.’OS, Vice President for the Centennial Campaign Mara O’Laughlin ’66 and Director of Alumnae Relations Kathy Killius Regan ’82 for a traditional afternoon tea and an update on the Centennial Celebration. • Toast Across the Nation Friday, September 1) Various locations, nationwide Meet with a small group of alumnae in your area and be part of a nationwide bash to toast William Smith College. If you’d like to a host a reception Or find out where alumnae ate gathering in your area, contact Kathy Killius Regan ’82 . at3l5-781-3532 0rregan@hws.edu. • Centennial Gala Saturday, November 8 On-campus Connect with current students, alumnae, alumni and many _ Other HWS community members as we come together in celebration ofthe WHIiam Smith Centennial. The Weekend . of campus- , wide events will inqiude the dedication of the William Smith Centennial , Center for Leadership along with agalaaH- catnpqs party. THE COLLEGE STORE S S E S S S S 5 5 S ^ £ C c l e b t a t e rho W i l l i a m S m i t h C e n r e m iial irI . a • ' I■ > *■.I s e l e c t i o n o f t - s h i n s n o w aw i i l a o l e at t h e C o l l e g e S e e collegestore.hws.edu % i 51 St Clair Street Geneva N'» 14456 Phone :3‘5 ?>; t i 44 i : ;i, Hours M Th 9 -5. F Sa 9 4 30 'm.1' ..\S': tesan CA Sai When Cam leges set sai at Jazz at was charted million. Tra the country, D.C. to S< Campaign million.. \ the generoi than 1 1 ,0 0 0 friends,” se for Instituti Bob O’Con Over t Campaign i vital projecl as renovati Campus C brary’s ne\ mons, new As o f 5/2: Prol Throughout expertise at Chris Coiffi Guest Suites

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