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On a beautiful winter's afternoon, with sunlight flooding the Trustman Gallery, students, faculty, staff and friends gathered for the first Art Event of the Season. The finest selections representing the many classes offered by the department adorned the walls. Even the nibbles were artfully arranged.

 

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Staff Council Haitian Benefit Breakfast In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Staff Council hosted a community fund-raiser breakfast on January 19 in the Kotzen Room. Donations toward relief efforts were collected, and ARAMARK generously donated coffee and light breakfast snacks. All moneys raised will go to the Red Cross.

 

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It is a far cry from the typewriters and photocopiers of Simmons long ago. Typing and printing and collating and stapling were all accomplished by hand. The results were aesthetically limited, although Simmons women and their faculty members learned to make do, even if it involved the rubbing of Letterset type onto paper. Beauty can always be manufactured in the end.

I love to make the Handbooks for my courses at the beginning of each semester. Sometimes it involves minimal changes like rejiggering the dates from year to year. Other times it involves a major rewrite addressing something new and exciting in the curriculum. I am doing all that right now. What once was accomplished by hand is now accomplished by hand and Mouse. You know, the one for the computer.

What have we added quite new and exciting this year? Make a picture book of no more than the 300 or so words in Where The Wild Things Are, and if you like, your words may be Written by Hand. With pictures you draw or paint. By Hand.

 

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