Inauguration Weekend Events
Afternoon Tea Talk: "Fingerprints of Past Presidents"
Friday, October 18, 2013, 3:30 p.m. Friends Reading Room, Neilson Library
College Archivist Nanci Young regaled a capacity crowd with stories about the challenges and accomplishments of our past presidents. Watch the video here.
Education as Inspiration: How Smith Informs Four Writers' Lives
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall
Cynthia ("Cindy") L. Copeland is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 25 books for children and adults. Her latest novel, Good Riddance, is an illustrated memoir about divorce.
Carole De Santi is Vice President and Editor at large at Viking Penguin and the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.
J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times best-selling author of Commencement, and Maine. Her latest novel is The Engagements.
Hanya Yanagihara is editor at large at Condé Nast Traveler. Her debut novel is The People in the Trees.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Neilson Browsing Room
Stuart Fuchs, aka "Stukulele," is a performing artist, multi-instrumentalist, music educator and workshop facilitator. He specializes in Ukulele, Gypsy Jazz & Classical Guitar, Didjeridoo, and Percussion. Stuart is also an adjunct faculty member in classical, jazz, and popular guitar at Canisius College.
Last year, the Friends purchased two ukuleles for students to borrow from the Werner Josten Performing Arts Library. The lending program (now with several more ukeleles) proved such a success that the Smith Ukulele Club was formed. In addition to the concert, several free workshops are planned for Sunday, September 29 in the Josten Library Mezzanine.