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October 27, 2005

   

ON CAMPUS: COMMUNITY UPDATE, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK, FOL BOOK SALE, STAFF ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY FAIR PLANS

Nighttime date added to Community Update Plans. In response to requests from community members President Nancy J. Vickers, has announced a second Community Update, to take place at night. At these open forums, the president will entertain questions from Bryn Mawr students, faculty and staff, taking as a starting point several questions she received in response to a campuswide e-mail soliciting discussion topics. Among the proposed topics are the discussion of expansion at Haverford and whether Bryn Mawr has considered this option; the demonstration at last year's plenary meeting of the undergraduate Self-Government Association; and College finances.

The meetings are scheduled for

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Thomas Great Hall

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8 to 9 p.m., in the Campus Center Main Lounge

All members of the campus community are invited to both sessions, but the President's Office anticipates more student participation in the nighttime session on Nov. 9.

Peace Alliance Foundation Speaker Opens International Education Week. Bryn Mawr will celebrate International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global-exchange environment between the United States and other countries, with a series of events organized by Director of International Programs Li-Chen Chin. The series begins on Wednesday, Nov. 2, with a lecture, "Governing Ourselves in a Culture of Peace: A Department of Peace," by Patricia Roeding, the education director of the Peace Alliance Foundation. Activities, including a tea and two discussions, will resume the week of Monday, Nov.14. Click here to download a schedule (Word document)

Free Books for the Scary Dresser. Bargain-hunting bibliophiles will have a rare opportunity to indulge their passion for the printed page at the Friends of the Library book sale this weekend at Bryn Mawr College 's Canaday Library. About 7,500 books will be offered for sale to the public for just 50 cents per hardback and 25 cents per paperback. The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held in the library's lobby on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 5 p.m. On offer will be thousands of books on a wide range of subjects, especially art, literature, history, science, foreign language and children's books. Anyone appearing in costume will score one free book, says Special Collections Director Eric Pumroy.

Staff Association Seeks Arts, Crafts, Chow for Sale at Holiday Fair. The Staff Association is planning a holiday fair for the entire BMC community in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members who are interested in selling their creations should contact Ann Ogle by phone at x5010 or e-mail (aogle) by Nov. 23 to reserve a table.

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