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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.
  • 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

  • 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!

Wellness and Athletics

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Announcements

  • Don't wait-check out End-of-Term Announcements today!
  • In addition to the night shuttle, Campus Safety is will be running a DEDICATED SHUTTLE service starting May 21 until June 6, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Meet at the Flagpole as you would the night shuttle. FREE to all students!
  • Join us for a special MEMORIAL DAY STUDY BREAK! Watermelon, hot dogs, veggie burgers, smoothies, and a whole lot of fun! Monday, May 25, at 4:00 pm on Commons Patio.
  • MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE | Manipulating Time and Space. This event will take place at various locations around campus: Meet in VAPA/Lester Martin Theater at 6:30 pm; further showings around campus will begin at 8:30 pm. Monday, May 25.
  • SENIOR SHOW 2015 Exhibition. A composite of artwork from all of our graduating seniors. The exhibition runs through June 5 in Usdan Gallery (open Tuesday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00 pm). The opening reception will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 pm in Usdan Gallery.
  • FEMINIST FIELD DAY AND ZINE ZONE. We will investigate the interplay of privilege and oppression on campus through games, activities, and collective making. These projects are part of the Feminist Perspectives Expanded Classroom series, which is dedicated exploring collective learning through public pedagogies. Wednesday, May 27, at 4:00 pm on Commons Lawn. Debrief session at 7:00 pm in Down Commons.
  • This week’s LITERATURE EVENING will be a reading of senior work. Refreshments will be served. Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm in the Franklin Common Room.
  • CHOIR FOR A CANYON. Samuel Wentz MFA ‘16 presents a performance in collaboration with Caroline Stinger and Amalia Wiatr Lewis. Two showings: Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, at 7:30 pm in Greenwall.
  • SENIOR THESES AND PROJECTS RECEPTION. Please join us in celebrating the work of seniors who have written theses or projects this year. Light refreshments and a faculty toast. Thursday, May 28, at 6:00 pm in Crossett Library.
  • The end-of-term concert of the BENNINGTON JAZZ ENSEMBLE, under the direction of faculty member Bruce Williamson (featuring Jake Landau, Ned Haweeli, Nolan Marsh, and Mowgli), will feature jazz standards plus Brazilian and Cuban jazz classics and original work. Thursday, May 28, at 8:00 pm in DownCafé.
  • OH! GOGGLES! A post-modern synchronized swimming routine developed by Audre Wirtanen with Chloe Engel. Sound by Alex Koure, and with special thanks to the Bennington Recreation Center. Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 am in the Bennington Recreation Center.
  • CHRIS (MOWGLI) GIANNITTI will perform a Junior Recital on Tuesday, June 2, from 12:00 pm through Wednesday, June 3, at 12:00 am at the End of the World.
  • Candidates for the POSITION OF DEAN OF STUDENTS will be visiting campus in the coming week. We invite all students, faculty, and staff to attend open conversations with Hannah Peck on Wednesday, May 27, at 12:30 pm and with Xenia Markowitt on Friday, May 29, at 12:00 pm. Both conversations will take place in the CAPA Symposium.
  • 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.