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October 17, 2006


GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — Simon's Rock invites area residents to an Open House Community Day this Saturday, October 21. The day will include the following activities, all of which are free and open to the public.

9:30 to 2 p.m.: Event registration, Daniel Arts Center

9:30: Welcome coffee, Daniel Arts Center

10 a.m.: Provost Mary Marcy, College Overview, Daniel Arts Center

11:15 a.m.: Campus tours given by student guides, from Daniel Arts Center

1 p.m.: Complimentary lunch, Dining Hall

1-4 p.m.: Open Climb on the Rock Wall, Kilpatrick Athletic Center.

2 p.m.: Yoga with Karen Beebe, Kilpatrick Athletic Center

2 p.m.: Mini Sample Classes led by College Faculty

   Sample Class # 1: Poetic Alchemy: John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"

   Sample Class #2: Women Writing Resistance in Latin America

3 p.m.: Lecture: 40 Years of Photography, by Ron Rosenstock, Daniel Arts Center


Free Passes for the Kilpatrick Athletic Center, 12 to 5:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to the above activities, guests are invited to view three exhibits and installations:

• Lois Greenfield, world renowned dance photographer. The Beckerman Dance Studio, Daniel Arts Center. This installation is the only permanent installation of her work.

• Lee Rogers, photography exhibit "Northeast by Southwest," in the Alumni Library Atrium Gallery

• Terry Slade, Sculpture "Lifeblood and Sunspots," in the Daniel Arts Center.

Call 413-644-4776 for more information or for directions to the campus. Or e-mail: scornell.

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — Simon's Rock College of Bard is inviting area residents and their friends to a Community Day, Saturday, October 21. The day-long event will include a tours, lunch, sample classes and tours.

Community Day will begin with a welcome coffee in the Daniel Arts Center and continue at 10 a.m. with an overview of what is new at Simon's Rock, with Provost Mary B. Marcy. Marcy has been at the college for two years, and while she has continued to expand on programs that existed prior to her arrival, she has also developed new initiatives.

Events will include campus tours, a complimentary lunch and mini classes led by College faculty. Participants will be given free all day-passes for the Kilpatrick Athletic Center (children must be accompanied by adults). In the Beckerman Dance Studio, a new installation of work by world–renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield will be open to visitors. At 3 p.m., the Berkshire Photography Group and the Photography faculty will host a discussion by Ron Rosenstock.

Sample classes will include: Poetic Alchemy: John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," with Hal Holladay, and Women Writing Resistance in Latin America with Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez. Other sample classes to be announced.

At the same time, the college will host a Discovery Day/Open House, in which prospective students and their parents will be invited to sample classes, presentations and similar events. Community Day and Discovery Day participants are both invited to have lunch, and enjoy the campus grounds and facilities. Prospective students will also learn about the Berkshire Area Scholarship Program.

Simon's Rock College is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout the academic year, and this Community Day is one of several events that will be held. Simon's Rock remains the nation's only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for students ready to begin college early.

For more information, call Starr Cornell at 413-644-4776.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706