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On Campus – October 2013 Preview

Friday, October 4

Thank God It’s Vassar, a social event with refreshments and music, will begin at 3 pm on the patio at the Retreat.

The women’s soccer team will play William Smith College at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Gordon Field at 4 pm.

The Limit’s Fall Show, offering an evening of sketch comedy, will be at 9 pm at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.

Saturday, October 5

African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College will host its Meet & Greet mixer from 2 to 4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, College Center.

The women’s volleyball team will play St. Lawrence University and Union College beginning at noon at the Athletics and Fitness Center. The men’s tennis team will take on Bard College at noon at the Joss Tennis Courts and the women’s soccer team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

The Vassar College Orchestra will play at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

The Limit’s Fall Show, offering an evening of sketch comedy, will be at 9 pm at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.

Sunday, October 6

The men’s and women’s tennis Alumni Match will be at 10 am at Walker Field House. In addition, the men’s rugby team will play alumni at 2 pm at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

The women’s rugby team will match up against SUNY New Paltz at 11 am at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Wednesday, October 9

The blood drive will be held at 11:30 am in the Villard Room, College Center.

The women’s volleyball team will take on Bard College at 7 pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.

Friday, October 11

The women’s field hockey team will play Skidmore College at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Weinberg Turf Field.

Saturday, October 12

A Day at Vassar will take place throughout the day, bringing employees, alumnae/i, and area residents together to participate in lectures, tours, exhibitions, and other activities throughout the campus.

The women’s field hockey team will play St. Lawrence University at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Weinberg Turf Field.

Sunday, October 13

The men’s rugby team will play Molloy College at noon at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Friday, October 18

The men’s soccer team will play St. Lawrence University at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Gordon Field.

Saturday, October 19

The men’s soccer team will play Clarkson University and the women’s field hockey team will play Union College at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The soccer team will be at Gordon Field while the field hockey team will be at the Weinberg Turf Field.

Sunday, October 20

The men’s rugby team will face SUNY New Paltz at noon at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Monday, October 21

Diana Putnam will present Through the Eyes of Women: Working for a Better Congo at 7 pm in the Rockefeller Hall Auditorium. Putnam is USAID mission director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and humanitarian assistance branch chief at the U.S. Africa Command.

Thursday, October 24

The opening reception of the exhibit Bones, Books, and Bell Jars: Photographs of the Mutter Museum Collection by Andrea Baldeck will be at 5 pm in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center.

The Artful Dodger at Late Night will begin at 5 pm at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. During the event, physics professor Jenny Magnes will interpret Ross Bleckner’s Symbols of the Sun and Other Planets by applying the concept of complementary spaces in physics. Refreshments will follow the program.

The 12th annual Steven Hirsch ’71 and Susan Hirsch Disability Awareness Lecture will feature Kathleen Nadeau, who will present ADHD Traits May Be Just What You Need to Succeed at 5:30 pm in the Villard Room, College Center. Nadeau is co-editor and co-publisher of ADDvance, a magazine for women with attention deficit disorder, and co-publisher of Advantage Books, a specialty press that publishes books related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Friday, October 25

Thank God It’s Vassar will take place at 3 pm on the patio at the Retreat.

Saturday, October 26

The annual Harvest Fest will begin at 11 am at the Outdoor Space Residential Quad. In the event of rain, the event will begin at 10 am in Ely Hall.

The Westchester Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

Sunday, October 27

The Faculty and Guest Recital entertainment, Aulos Ensemble, will perform “Gold and Glitter: Music from Venice and Versailles” at 2 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall. The Baroque chamber group will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the music of Vivaldi, Couperin, and Rameau.

Tuesday, October 29

The women’s field hockey team will play the University of Scranton at 7 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Weinberg Turf Field.

Wednesday, October 30

The workshop Social Media/Networking and Your Job Search will begin at 3:45 pm in the Rockefeller Hall Auditorium. The event will include the following topics: the role of social media and networking in a job search, using social media, and managing one’s online reputation.

The women’s volleyball team will play SUNY New Paltz at 7 pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.

Thursday, October 31

The women’s field hockey team will face SUNY New Paltz at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Weinberg Turf Field.

Ann Blair, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University, will present a lecture entitled In the Workshop of the Mind: Collaborative Relationships in Early Modern Europe at 4:30 pm in the Class of 1951 Reading Room, Thompson Library.

Friday, November 1

The Bella Winds woodwind trio, which includes Vassar faculty member and bassoonist Elisabeth Romano, will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

Saturday, November 2

The men’s and women’s rowing Alumni/Novice Regatta will begin at 8 am at the Outdoor Space Boat House.

Several athletic competitions will be held, including the women’s volleyball team against the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the University of Massachusetts Boston at 11 am in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium, and the men’s soccer team versus Bard College at noon and the women’s soccer team versus Union College at 2:30 pm—both at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Gordon Field.

The Alvin Ailey II dance company will perform at 8 pm at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall.

Sunday, November 3

New York Chamber Brass will perform at 3 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall. The concert is in memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Elliott Carter and will feature his rarely performed Brass Quintet.

“Theater of War” will begin at 4 pm in the Chapel and will include readings of Sophocles’ plays Ajax and Philoctetes. The performances will be followed by a discussion of the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, including veterans and civilians.

—Compiled by Debbie Swartz