please note that all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
Monday, October 19
7 pm Video Welcome and Introduction to Virtual Family and Friends Week, Jennifer Walters, Dean of the Undergraduate College
Dean's Welcome Video
7:30 to 8:30 pm Deans and Directors Discussions (concurrent)
Session 1: The First-Year Experience
Please join Associate Dean, Michelle Mancini, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Activities and Orientation Mary Beth Horvath, and Assistant Dean and First-Year Experience Coordinator Tonja Nixon to hear more about THRIVE, the First-Year Experience, First-Year Advising, and the Emily Balch Seminars.
Session 2: Maximizing College Resources: Career & Civic Engagement Center
Katie Krimmel, Associate Dean of Career and Civic Engagement Center, Dayna Levy, Director of Career and Professional Development, Nell Anderson, Director of Community Partnerships and Praxis, Ellie Esmond, Director of Service and Leadership Programs, and Fellowship Advisor Ellie Stanford, as well as current students, will share how your students can maximize the opportunities, resources, and information available to them through the Career & Civic Engagement Center.
Tuesday, October 20
6:30 to 7 pm Quantitative Learning Center Open House
Join Director of the Q Center Betsy Horner and Q mentors to find out how the Center supports students engaged in quantitative work in STEM and Social Sciences courses.
7 to 7:30 pm Writing Center Open House
Join Director of the Writing Center Jen Callaghan and peer writing tutors to learn more about the resources offered by the Writing Center.
7:35 - 8:30 pm Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Teaching: Engaging Students in the Bryn Mawr Curriculum with Tim Harte, Provost, and Faculty Members: Qinna Shen, Chair and Associate Professor of German; Veronica Montes, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies; Jonas Goldsmith, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry.
Wednesday, October 21
7 to 8 pm Deans and Directors Discussions (concurrent)
Session 1: Sophomore Year and Beyond
The sophomore, junior, and senior years are times of tremendous growth. Students forge academic paths, declare a major, explore opportunities like Study Abroad, take on leadership roles, and prepare for life ahead. Please join Dean of Studies Judy Balthazar, Associate Dean Charles Heyduk, Director of Global Education Tracy Weber & Associate Director of Career Development Megan Pongratz, and students from the junior and senior classes to talk about the sophomore year and beyond.
Session 2: Health, Wellness, Fitness and Athletics
Reggie Jones, Associate Dean of Health and Wellness, Beth Kotarski, Medical Services Director and will answer your questions about COVID and hear about Health and Wellness resources available to support BMC students during this global pandemic. Kathy Tierney, Director of Athletics and Physical Education will discuss the physical education and intercollegiate athletics opportunities for students during COVID-19.
Thursday, October 22
6 to 7 pm Town Hall with President Kimberly Cassidy, Provost Tim Harte, and Dean of the Undergraduate College Jennifer Walters
7:05 to 8 pm Cultivating Inclusive Community
Ann-Therese Ortíz, Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion & Community Life, Vanessa Christman, Assistant Dean for Access and Community Development, Patti Lausch, Assistant Dean of International Student and Scholar Advising, Nora Woods, Interfaith Chaplain, and Kathryn Melvin, Administrative Assistant will provide an introduction to the Pensby Center for Community Development and Inclusion and the services available to students.
8:05 to 9 pm Black at Bryn Mawr Virtual Tour (Limit 100 attendees)
Facilitated by student coordinator Khari Bowman '21 with participation from student tour guides, this virtual tour brings to light the previously hidden stories and experiences of African-American students, staff, and faculty at the College. Learn about the tour's origins, hear each stop's significance, and engage in a post-tour Q&A.
7:30 pm Arts on Campus: Our Students in Action Inside and Outside the Classroom
Bryn Mawr Haverford Theater
In taking up the challenge of making theater during a pandemic, we’re not going to make a conventional production this semester, but we are currently working collaboratively on "The Okada Project" that explores several texts by Japanese playwright and director Toshiki Okada from a variety of angles and approaches. We want to take the opportunity that social distancing offers us to question and explore this material across a variety of mediums. "The Okada Project" will not be leading to one finished production/play but a variety of iterations and actions both live and recorded to share with (live and online) audiences.
The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, a mixed choir of 27 voices, perform challenging repertoire spanning many centuries from the Renaissance to the present day and incorporating a variety of languages, styles, and cultures. In light of the pandemic, this fall's concert will feature three small ensembles, plus several works by the full group. The small ensembles have been prepared jointly by the conductor and four student leaders.
Bryn Mawr Haverford Orchestra
The Orchestra currently has over seventy members and performs a wide range of repertoire. Students in Orchestra are guided in sectionals by top professional musicians, including some members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, throughout the academic year. In addition, the chamber music program is open to all instrumentalists who have auditioned for Orchestra. During this fall semester, the orchestra is divided into 5 separate chamber orchestras of 10 to 25 people each and 10 chamber music groups (trios, quartets, etc.).
Shakespeare Performance Troupe (SPT)
SPT is a student-only thespian group devoted to performing the works of the Bard, sometimes with a unique twist and always with a fresh perspective.
See their work here Shakespeare Performance Troupe
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