Back-to-Class Program Session 1-1

A stimulating series of lectures and discussions. Please see the following list for a description of the classes offered during this session. Classes are led by MHC faculty and staff. Open to all alumnae, students and guests.

The State of Liberal Education in a Changing World with Jon Western, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of faculty; professor of international relations

Join Jon Western for a discussion of the state of liberal arts education in a dynamic and challenging global environment. Western, who is also the Carol Hoffman Collins ’63 Professor of International Relations, will discuss the imperative of liberal arts education in a world with highly complex and interconnected global challenges and will present how a liberal arts education, and an MHC education in particular, is preparing students to understand and confront some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

Location: Hooker Auditorium

Documenting Mount Holyoke Student Activism in Archives and Special Collections with Leslie Fields, head of archives and special collections

From “votes for women” student organizations to the protests in the 1990s for cultural houses and need-blind admissions, Mount Holyoke has a long and robust history of student activism. Join Archives and Special Collections for a hands-on look at the letters, documents, photos and artifacts that tell these important stories — and share your own! Due to space limitations, attendance is limited to 20.

Location: Archives Reading Room, Dwight Hall

Sports Specialization for Children - Is It Better than Training as a Multisport Athlete with Dave Allen, senior lecturer in physical education and athletics; head wwimming and diving coach 

Today’s sports world is full of children specializing in one sport. Is that the best for high level performance? Is it in the best interest in the child athlete? How does a child in a multisport training environment excel in one sport? Join us to talk about the latest research.

Location: Kendade 203

Evolution of Rowing Technology with Seth Hussey, lecturer in physical education and athletics; head rowing coach

Join us for an update on the advancements in data collection and performance measurement as incorporated by the current MHC crews. We’ll also learn about how we're using advancements in technology to improve our coaching decisions and promote athlete development. We'll discuss current trends in modern equipment, rowing technique and racing tactics as that relates to NCAA DIII women’s rowing. 

Location: Kendade 303

Friday, May 15 at 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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