Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCT. 9

INAUGURAL POEM CONTEST
Join the ranks of Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander, and Richard Blanco—all American inaugural poets! Submit your own original poem in honor of the Inauguration of Hood’s 11th President. The winning poet will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and will read her/his poem at the Inauguration Ceremony on October 17. All Hood students and alumni are encouraged to participate!

Poems should be at least sonnet-length, but no longer than 30 lines. Please submit your poem via email to knapp@hood.edu no later than October 9, 2015.

OCT. 12-25

Beneficial-Hodson Library Lobby

ELEVEN PRESIDENTS: A HOOD COLLEGE TIMELINE
This lobby exhibit is a historical display of the history of Hood College and the people who have made it the institution it is today. From the first president, Dr. Joseph Henry Apple to the current president, Andrea E. Chapdelaine, come learn about the people behind the names that have made Hood College the great institution it is.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 12-16

9 a.m-8 p.m.
Main Campus

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARENESS WEEK
The Hood College campus will be participating in a Civic Engagement Awareness Week to coincide with the Inauguration of Andrea Chapdelaine. A variety of service projects for students, faculty and staff will be taking place during the week.

More information can be found here.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13

All day
Hodson Science and Technology Center

SONIA KOVALEVSKY DAY
The Hood College department of mathematics will host its tenth Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for High School Girls. Supported by PNC Bank and Frederick County Public Schools, this day honors the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and encourages young women to continue their study of mathematics.

Workshops in the past have included cryptography and cryptanalysis, game theory and behavior modeling, building with Plato and optimization in the real world as well as lunch with Hood students, faculty and administrators, and a career panel of women who use mathematics in their jobs.

Our day is designed for girls in the 10th and 11th grades who have an interest in mathematics. Once again, we have invited teachers and students from all ten Frederick County high schools to attend. This year, we are excited to be expanding our program to include a limited number of spaces for private school and home-schooled students from Frederick! For more information, contact Jill Tysse, professor of mathematics, at tysse@hood.edu. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 25.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

7-9 p.m.
Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall

INAUGURATION IMPROVISATION-HUMP NIGHT!
Featuring Temple of Improv! and HIT! (Hood Improv Troupe)
Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

GIS SCAVENGER HUNT
Enjoy a fun geotagged scavenger hunt! Discover a bit about Hood’s past, present, and future for the chance to win an Amazon gift card! Ready to get started? Send an email to smithr@hood.edu to register and get your first clue.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

5-6 p.m.
Rosenstock Hall

VIRGINIA MUNSON HAMMELL ’67 TRADING ROOM DEDICATION

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

Begins at 5 p.m.
Campus Quadrangle

OKTOBERFEST CAMPUS PICNIC
There will be an Oktoberfest-themed campus picnic the night before the Inauguration Ceremony for students, faculty and staff. There will be great food and activities for a fun celebration welcoming the 11th president of Hood, including authentic German music by Die Immergrün Musikanten.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Begins at 8 a.m.
Hood College Campus

5K FUN RUN
The run is open to all Hood faculty, staff, students and their families.
Participants should register here.
Although this is a free event, all registrants are asked to make a donation to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a fund of Frederick Memorial Hospital. T-shirt pickup and check-in will be Oct. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center lobby. T-shirts were available for those who registered by Oct. 6.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

10:30-11 a.m.
Coffman Chapel

A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AND BLESSING
Reverend Beth O’Malley, the McHenry Dean of the Chapel will lead a service of thanksgiving and blessing the morning of the inauguration.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
Coblentz Dining Hall and Campus Quadrangle

CAMPUS LUNCHEON
Prior to the Inauguration Ceremony, a campus luncheon will be hosted by the College dining services for students, faculty, staff and other guests.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

2 p.m.
Hodson Outdoor Theater

INAUGURATION AND INVESTITURE CEREMONY
The Inauguration and Investiture Ceremonies will officially welcome Andrea E. Chapdelaine as the 11th president of Hood College to the entire Hood community, Frederick community and all of higher education.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Immediately following the Inauguration and Investiture Ceremony
Coblentz Dining Hall and Campus Quadrangle

CAMPUS RECEPTION
Immediately following the Inauguration and Investiture Ceremony there will be a reception with light refreshments for students, faculty, staff and other guests.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tatem Arts Center

GRAFFITI PAINTING
Everyone is invited to add their contributions to two large canvases that will be in front of the Tatem Arts building on inauguration day. Hood College art faculty will also contribute their mark-making skills to these highly collaborative and interactive paintings. These paintings will later be displayed on campus. Tools and materials (paint, stencils, brushes, rags, tape, twine, nails, etc.) will be available.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

EVENING ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
There will be live entertainment, music and other exciting activities for students around campus the night of the inauguration to continue celebrating Hood College and the new era the College is entering.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Dusk to …
Tatem Arts Center

PSYCHEDELIC PROJECTION
Alumna Cecelia Lee’s ’15 abstract psychedelic animation timed to music created for the play “Elephant Man” will be projected on the façade of the Tatem Arts building.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 17-18

All day
Whitaker Art Gallery

FACULTY AND STUDENT POP-UP ART SHOW
Coming Together

SUNDAY, OCT. 18

2:30 p.m.
Brodbeck Music Hall

HOOD MUSIC CONCERT AND RECEPTION
There will be a reception prior to the concert at 2:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 20

6-7:45 p.m.
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

“WHAT CAN SCIENCE TELL US ABOUT WHAT MAKES LIFE MEANINGFUL?”
A lecture given by Laura King, Ph.D., Curator’s Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia. A personality psychologist, her research has focused on well-being, especially meaning in life, motivation, narrative approaches, folk theories of The Good Life and individual differences in intuitive information processing.

King’s lecture will examine the idea of The Good Life. Psychological perspectives on the Good Life often wrestle with the question of what it is that makes life worth living and what makes life meaningful to the person living it. She will present research addressing these issues and suggest that although The Good Life may be an ideal best left to philosophers and theologians, the pretty good lives we see all around us reveal a great deal about meaning in life. Bringing the lens of science to bear on this important experience reveals some simple and surprising truths. Meaning in life may come from unexpected places and be a more common experience than previously thought. Although we often think of meaning as something we struggle over, search for, or create, King’s research suggests a new set of verbs for the experience of meaning. Meaning can be created but it can also be noticed, effortlessly. Meaning can happen to us when we least expect it.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

6-7:45 p.m.
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

FIRST-YEAR READ AUTHOR JOSHUA DAVIS
Author Joshua Davis will talk about his timely book, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. Spare Parts recounts the surprising true story of four undocumented Latino teenagers living in an impoverished neighborhood in Phoenix, Ariz. With little more than scavenged parts, these high school students built the winning entry in a 2004 national underwater robotics contest against stiff competition from elite college teams. Paradoxically, even with this inspiring win, Davis documents the almost impossible struggle for these “best and brightest” to move beyond their undocumented status under national and local immigration laws. A Q&A session and book signing follow the talk.

This lecture is made possible by the Hanson Lecture Series through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

THURSDAY, OCT. 22

6-8:15 p.m.
Whitaker Campus Commons

VOLPE SCHOLARS PRESENTATION
Allen Paxton ’16 will present his research on “An Analysis of U.S. Strategy in the Yemeni Conflict.”

BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCT. 22

6 p.m.
Whitaker Campus Center Gallery

IN THE KITCHEN: NATIONAL JURIED CERAMICS EXHIBITION
In the Kitchen is an exhibit that highlights sculptural and functional pieces that are used in the kitchen, including utensils, butter dishes, storage containers and more. Sculptural work is open to interpretation, but could be tome l’ceil or narrative and open to ceramics with mixed media components.

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

Noon
Hood College Residential Quadrangle

ZUMBATHON
To raise money for the Frederick Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership.

This event is sponsored by the Hood College Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

MONDAY, OCT. 26

7 p.m.
Whitaker Campus Center

DACA Forum
BB&T bank presents a forum to discuss the impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in our community. A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, OCT. 27

7 p.m.
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

La Fleur Management Lecture
Peter Cancro, CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs will be speaking to the campus community.