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Online calendar, College Week, and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an event to the calendar and College Week: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week. Events and programs are added all the time to the calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them!
  • To submit an announcement for College Week and website: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week and listed on the website for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to coffeehour@bennington.edu by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

Academic Services Announcements

  • The FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM provides grants to support the arts, research, and teaching English abroad. Students hoping to apply in the 2016 cycle (juniors and seniors) must meet with Noelle before the end of the term. Talk with Noelle Murphy to learn more.
  • REGISTRATION: To get an overview of the new online registration process for 2000-level courses, mark you calendars for the info sessions on May 12 and 18, at 12:30 pm in Barn 100.
  • Applications are now being accepted for PEER WRITING TUTOR positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Apply via WorkLink by Friday, May 15. See Noelle Murphy, Assistant Director for Academic Services, with any questions.

Housing Announcements

  • A meeting for those students who have been approved for SUMMER HOUSING at Bennington will be Friday, May 22, at 4:00 pm in Barn 124. This is an important meeting where you will receive all the information for summer housing so please plan to attend.
  • DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS In the context of requests for reasonable accommodations, the term “disability” means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual’s major life activities. Requests can be made at any time; however, in order for requests to be reviewed and determined prior to the start of the fall term, The Disability Accommodation Request Form and supporting documentation must be submitted to Laurie Kobik (Barn 123G or lkobik@bennington.edu) by June 1. Forms can be picked up in Barn 123G or printed from the College’s website. Requests made after the deadlines or during the term will be reviewed and determined as quickly as possible. * Please note undergraduate housing assignments are for the full academic year; therefore, requests made after the June 1 deadline may be more difficult to fulfill.
  • Please enjoy the nice weather without removing your WINDOW SCREENS. Students whose screens are removed will be billed $75 to $150 depending on the damage to the screen.
  • The office of Student Life has a limited supply of CARDBOARD BOXES for packing. They’ll go quickly--get yours today!
  • SUMMER HOUSING applications are available at the front desk in Student Life. The application is due by May 8 and decisions on housing will be made by May 15.
  • The HOUSING LOTTERY will take place Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 for Singles, and 7:30 for Doubles, in Down Commons. Housing Coffee Hour will be held on Sunday, May 24, at your house’s regular time.

Wellness and Athletics

  • Interested in becoming a WELLNESS PEER? BeWell is hiring students interested in working closely with administration to help students develop the capacity to self-regulate their lives. This is a stipend position. Pick up an application in the Office of Student Life. Applications are due by Monday, May 18, at 5:00 pm. Contact bewell@bennington.edu or Michiel Considine with questions.
  • HEALTH SERVICES has established an open hour weekly on Tuesdays, at 1:00 pm. The purpose of this open hour is to provide students with a welcoming opportunity to discuss any issues related to health or the provision of health care on campus and off. Because of the special ethical and legal nature of doctor-patient relationships, we will not be able to give medical advice during these sessions, but can assist and direct students to resources where they may obtain such advice.
  • VOLLEYBALL will be happening this term on Commons Lawn Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:00 pm.
  • BASKETBALL is happening every Monday night at the North Bennington Village School. Contact Charlotte Uden to be added to the email list for updates and information on carpooling and special Space Jam style dunks.
  • WIFFLEBALL: This spring the Bennington Athletic Department will be hosting Wiffleball on Tuesday evenings! Get out that corked bat and come hit some dingers! Games will be held at 8:00 pm in Greenwall. All skill levels welcome! Contact Nate Guevin or Kevin Gilligan for more info!
  • Do You Have Questions About WELLNESS ON CAMPUS? The Bennington College Wellness Peers Alana Cooper, Benny Ehlers, Zoe Heegaard-LeGros, and Abby Mahler welcome your questions and suggestions for programming, speakers, and services you’d like to see on campus. Please email BeWell with your input.
  • VINYASA YOGA W/ TRACEY FOREST: Find your center, tone your body, make peace with your Self. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Tracey Forest for Vinyasa Flow Yoga Mondays from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Meyer Rec Barn starting March 2nd. Bring a blanket and yoga mat if you have them. This class is free.
  • Interested in VOLUNTEERING WITH BEWELL? We are currently looking for students willing to be sober on party nights in order to provide assistance for peers in need. We are also interested in collaborating with visual artists to create posters for wellness events! Email bewell@bennington.edu or talk to any BeWell peer for more information.
  • Join Emily Costello and Sean Gordon for FITNESS @ BENNINGTON, from 7:30-9:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the Meyer Rec Barn. Come for the whole thing, come for half, it’s non-committal! We’ll teach you how to build muscle and/or lose body fat, dorm room workouts, effective cardio, plus much more to help you reach your fitness goals.
  • INTERESTED IN SWIMMING? Bennington College is offering a van to the Bennington Rec Center for open swimming on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:15 pm. Cost per visit is $5. Season passes are $35. Interested students should meet at the flagpole at 4:50 pm. For more information please contact Rieke Windel.

Announcements

  • SENIORS: COMMENCEMENT DINNER TICKETS & STUDENT-TO-STUDENT TICKET PURCHASING. Seniors, if you have purchased tickets from another student or in another student’s name you must let Nicole Arrington know at commencement@bennington.edu or your party will NOT be sitting together at Commencement Dinner. Please contact Nicole, let her know: your name, how many tickets you have purchased and your total party number including yourself ASAP.
  • Bennington BIKE SHARE! Bikes are now available to rent down at the Meyer Rec Barn. Rentals are for 24 hours, and must be signed out by (and returned to) the on-duty desk monitor. Any questions, please contact mconsidine@bennington.edu.
  • Come to the ONLINE REGISTRATION WORKSHOP on Monday, May 18 at 12:30 pm in Barn 100 for an overview of the new online registration process. We’ll cover registration basics and help you develop a strategy before registration goes live!
  • WELLNESS PEER applications are due this Monday, May 18 at 5:00 pm in the Office of Student Life. Email questions to bewell@bennington.edu or mconsidine@bennington.edu
  • CAPA CONFRONTING OUR PRESENT SERIES. Emily Martin teaches anthropology at New York University. She is the author of The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction and Flexible Bodies, among other titles. Her current work is focused on experimental psychology. Monday, May 18, at 7:00 pm in EAC 2.
  • SOCIETY, CULTURE, THOUGHT COLLOQUIUM. Nancy Folbre, professor emerita at UMass Amherst and regular contributor to NY Times blog, Economix, will speak about her new project, “Accounting for Care.” Monday, May 18 at 7:00 pm in the CAPA Symposium.
  • Professor McKenzie Wark presents, “Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene,” as a part of the Future Studios series, CLIMATE, CAPITALISM, CREATIVITY. Monday, May 18, at 7:30 pm in Tishman.
  • The WORLD VOCAL ENSEMBLE joins together with the World Percussion Ensemble to explore full-throated music and rhythms from all over the world. Music from Corsica, Georgia, Haiti, Bosnia, Croatia, Nepal, Egypt, the Philippines, and more! Tuesday, May 19, at 8:00 pm in Greenwall.
  • MY FWT EMPLOYER SAID WHAT? Making Sense of Your FWT Employer Evaluation: Whether you received a stellar evaluation, or one that left you feeling a little confused, join a conversation about how to make sense of and get the most out of your FWT employer feedback. You spend a good deal of time in your internship, and now is the opportunity to discuss what it means to integrate employer assessment of your work. Wednesday, May 21, at 12:30 pm in Barn 100.
  • Students from the year-long course, “Art in the Public Realm,” will give a presentation on their work with the U.S. Department of State’s ART IN EMBASSIES program. This presentation, which outlines the proposal for a work of art at the new U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, was very well received by the state department in Washington, DC this spring, and the project has been approved to move forward. Wednesday, May 20, at 7:15 pm in the CAPA Symposium.
  • Students in ELECTRONIC MUSIC: Creativity and Sound I & II present their final projects in an informal concert. Wednesday, May 20, at 8:00 pm in DownCafé.
  • PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: A Palestinian, an Israeli, and an American Share Their Stories. Roi Karlinsky ‘17, Michael Thomson ‘15, and Baha’ Hamadneh share their experiences in Israel and Palestine. If you need transportation, contact Michael at mthomson@bennington.edu. Friday, May 22, at 6:00 pm at Bennington’s Unitarian Universalist Church.
  • CHRIS (MOWGLI) GIANNITTI will perform a Junior Recital on Tuesday, June 2, from 12:00 am through Wednesday, June 3, at 12:00 pm at the End of the World.
  • VISUAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES. Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Prior to joining the ICA this winter, she was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, where she organized numerous exhibitions including retrospectives of Cindy Sherman and Robert Heinecken. She is currently working on a survey of the work of Lebanese artist Walid Raad. Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 pm in Tishman.
  • We would like to introduce to you THE BENNINGTON REFUGEE PROJECT. Abdul Rahman Alloush and Rumana Mehdi will be sharing information about the current situation in Syrian and Palestinian refugee camps. Light Syrian refreshments will be served. May 21 at 7:00 pm in CAPA Design Lab.
  • SCIENCE WORKSHOP. Faculty member Amie Jo McClellan, Spring 2015 recipient of the competitively awarded Non-Teaching Term Leave, will discuss her work clarifying the interaction between Hsp90 and a recently identified protein named EMC2. Current seniors Carlos Mendez and Chernoh Jalloh will also discuss their contributions to the project. Friday, May 22, at 1:00 pm in Dickinson 232.
  • INTERFAITH SPEAKER SERIES Mehlaqa Samdani is the founder of Critical Connections, an independent Massachusetts-based organization committed to building resilient communities through dialogue, analysis, and outreach. They work to reverse misperceptions of Islam by promoting greater understanding of the Muslim world and by strengthening Muslim communities. Friday, May 22, at 7:00 pm in EAC 1.
  • In a conflict with a peer? Our PEER MEDIATION PROGRAM as part of the Bennington College Mediation Clinic (BCMC) is available to all students who would like assistance in resolving conflicts between students. Peer mediators will promote communication and develop skills to support constructive dialogue. Please email BCMC@bennington.edu with questions or stop by Student Life for more information.
  • Help CROSSETT LIBRARY continue to be one of Bennington students’ top two favorite libraries. Head to tinyurl.com/crossett2015 and spend five minutes participating in the BEST EXPERIENCE you will have at Bennington. At alum events you will fondly recollect with other alums that time you took this survey. On your deathbed, you will mind-numbingly recall every detail of the survey to your grandchildren, who will listen with feigned excitement while they scroll Google behind their future-people eyelids. If you skipped the last paragraph, all you need to know is we will burn all the books in the library if you don’t take this survey. Do you want that on your conscience? Oh, and we have raffle prizes. So go fill out the survey, please? Seriously, we’ve got a lighter and your favorite book ready (yeah, we know which one it is!).