2004-2005 Programs

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2005. 1:30 pm, in Van Meter B10
"The Space Between: History and Fiction"

In 1897, a student at Mount Holyoke College left campus and did not return. The student's disappearance was reported in newspapers from New York to Boston, inspiring theories of suicide, abduction, elopement, and accidental drowning.

Gail Husch, Goucher Professor of Art History, read from her work-in-progress, a fictionalized account of the missing young woman's story, and answered questions about her research.

Spring Event
Tuesday, April 12, 2005. 7:30 pm in Buchner Hall, Alumnae and Alumni House
"Not Just Another Pretty Face: Why We Love Jane Austen"
Joan Klingel Ray, President of the Jane Austen Society of North America and Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, gave a talk designed to explore Austen’s enduring appeal. Illustrated with almost 40 images, Ray’s lecture, like Austen’s work, spoke to various audience levels, from the Austen novice to the Austen aficionado.
Fall Event
Wednesday, November 11, 2004. 7:30 pm in Buchner Hall, Alumnae and Alumni House
"The View From Afar"
Goucher President Sandy Ungar spoke at the 2004 Friends Fall Event. Drawing on his recent travel overseas, he discussed how the U.S. is viewed by other nations, and the important role internationalism plays in a liberal arts education.