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Archive for January, 2012

Office of Intercultural Affairs Changes Name to Pensby Center

Posted January 26, 2012

The following email was sent by Dean of the Undergraduate College Michele Rasmussen on Jan. 23: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share with you some exciting news about the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA).  As many of you know, last summer I named Vanessa Christman acting director of the OIA following the departure of […]

Fitness Center Locker Rooms and Pool Schedule Changes for Saturday, Jan. 28

Posted January 26, 2012

The following Bern Schwartz Athletics & Fitness Center Facilities will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 28, due to use by varsity sports teams: – Women’s General Locker Room – closed from 12:30pm-4:30pm – Men’s Faculty/Staff Locker Room – closed from 11:30am-3:30pm – NO Open Swim Please contact Eve Wilderman,, with any questions.

Spring IRB Meeting Dates Announced

Posted January 26, 2012

The below email was sent on Jan. 20 by GSSWSR Professor Leslie B. Alexander, chair of the Institutional Review Board: IRB Meetings, Spring, 2012 – Friday, February 24, 2012 and Friday, April 27, 2012 Above please find the dates of the IRB meetings for the spring, where all proposals requiring a full review must be […]

Longtime Wyndham Dining Room Manager Willie Mae Taylor Retires After 43 Years of Service

Posted January 26, 2012
photo of Willie Mae Taylor

Bryn Mawr Dining Services recently announced that Wyndham Catering and Dining Room Manager Willie Mae Taylor retired on Dec. 31 after 43 years of distinguished service to the College. Taylor began her career at Bryn Mawr in 1968,recruited to the wait staff of Wyndham by a manager who recognized her extraordinary “people skills.” She became […]

Save the Date: Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 31

Posted January 19, 2012

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Thomas Great Hall. Those wishing to participate should register in advance at a dedicated page on the Red Cross Website or by calling Kelly Sheard at 610-526-7967. For questions about eligibility and more information about […]

Bry Mawr Summer-Funding Website Now Includes Archive of Students’ Past Internship Posters

Posted January 19, 2012

Many students who receive funding for summer internships produce reports on their projects, and a generous sampling of these reports is now available online, says Assistant Dean and Director of Summer Funding Isabelle Barker. A new Award Archive page on the Summer Funding website gathers internship posters made by many of the students who have received funding.

Enrollment for the Naturally Slim Program Ends Jan. 20

Posted January 19, 2012

From a Jan. 16 email from Marty Mastascusa, Human Resources: PAISIG, the consortium through which the College purchases medical insurance, is sponsoring another enrollment period in the Naturally Slim program. The Naturally Slim program is an approach to improve the health of participants by reducing “Metabolic Syndrome.”   Metabolic Syndrome is the label used for […]

Dean’s Office Hosts Guild Open House for Faculty and Staff

Posted January 19, 2012

The Undergraduate Dean’s Office is hosting a faculty and staff open house in its new location in Guild Hall on Friday, Jan. 27, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments and light fare will be served. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Joann O’Doherty by January 20. Offices and staff now located in Guild are: I. Ground-floor […]

Schram Speaks at Universities in Austria, Australia

Posted January 12, 2012

The Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram spent much of the winter holiday traveling abroad, at the invitation of two universities in Austria and one in Australia. During these visits, Schram spoke about his new book, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race, co-authored with Joe Soss and Richard Fording and published by the University of Chicago Press in the fall of 2011.

Civic Engagement Office Hosts MLK Day Service Project

Posted January 12, 2012

The Civic Engagement Office will host its annual toiletry drive to benefit the People’s Emergency Center in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Donations of toiletry items will be used to create free toiletry kits that will be distributed to clients of PEC, Pennsylvania’s oldest and most comprehensive agency serving homeless women, […]

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