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September 20, 2006

September 26

    • Opening day of studentSenate
Professor Gordon Bowen stands at the security barrier in Israel
  • Gordon Bowen, professor of political science, will present the first of three sessions on his findings on terrorism from a study trip to Israel this summer; this installment is “Israel’s Approach to Countering Terrorism.” 12:15 p.m., Miller Chapel

September 29

  • Plan to register and attendFamily Weekendfor students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. The event begins Friday with one of VWIL’s inspiring parades at 4:30 p.m. and a special concert with faculty and students at 8:15 p.m.; continues Saturday with a 5K Fun Run for early birds (8 a.m.), a Fun Field Day (participate or cheer others on) and barbeque 1-3 p.m.; and is rounded out with a bonfire and trolley ride to Dixie Theatre for a movie 8-10 p.m. Watch for more details online and around campus. You must register to participate! Call Alumnae/i House for more info: x7007.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir BhuttoOctober 2

  • Not to be missed, this year’s Smyth Leadership speaker: Pakistan’s former Prime MinisterBenazir Bhuttohonors us with her presence on campus (Page Terrace) and inspiring words about her ongoing campaign for human rights, women’s rights, and democracy. Begins at 5 p.m. More information:

October 4

  • A revered Mary Baldwin tradition,Apple Day

Susan Schmidt '75, Pulitzer Prize winnerOctober 5

  • Founders Day, with speaker and alumna Susan Schmidt ’75, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes as a reporter for The Washington Post. First time the seniors will wear their robes with faculty in regalia as well. 12:10 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.

October 11

  • Noted peacemakerSanjana Daswill visit campus for classes and to speak with everyone at 7:30pm in Francis about the trafficking of Asian women and children.

October 18

  • Venkatesh Raghavendra, environmentalist, marketing guru, and director of global partnerships for Asia at the Ashoka Institute, will be on campus to discuss social entrepreneurship. He will visit classes, be a guest speaker for the Community Service series, and deliver a public talk at 7 p.m. in Francis.

Front image: Students pose for a picture on Apple Day 2005, when the activity returned to an orchard for the first time in decades.