Join us at Annual Meeting 

May 4, 2019 11 a.m. - 2 .m.

featuring Professor Adam Van Arsdale and a silent auction

$25 registration fee and RSVP required by April 26: https://vermont.alum.wellesley.edu/memsub.html

 

 

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Adam Van Arsdale as our invited guest and speaker for our Annual Meeting. Professor Van Arsdale is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Wellesley and will be giving a talk titled, Life in the Genomic Age: Capabilities, Questions, Concerns.

Here is some information from his bio on the Wellesley site:

“As the lone biological anthropologist at Wellesley, I try to cover some of the essential ways human biological variation can be understood from an evolutionary perspective and how it intersects and interacts with other aspects of human society. In addition to the introductory course in physical anthropology, I teach courses related to human evolution, human genetics, osteology, and forensic anthropology. I address issues of race and biological categorization, as well as the increasing ubiquity of human genetic information and its significance for how we understand the concept of "being human." I also have begun teaching a first-year seminar intended to introduce students to the field of anthropology through a topic near to my heart—food.”

This year’s Annual Meeting will include a special silent auction.  Susan Hunter ’69 bequeathed a set of 15 Wedgewood plates featuring 8 patterns of Wellesley scenes in blue.  Plates are in excellent condition with only one marked by chips on the back edge.  Similar plates on eBay are valued at about $35 per plate.

Susan was an English major at Wellesley and lived in Springfield. The board has decided to use this thoughtful gift as a fundraiser and to find loving homes for the plates here in Vermont.

They will be auctioned in the following sets:

  1. 3 plates including Green, Tower, and Tupelo Pt. for a starting bid of $75
  2. 2 plates including Hazard and Alumnae Hall for a starting bid of $60 
  3. 2 plates including Tupelo and Tower for a starting bid of $60
  4. 8 Single plates – one each of Tupelo Point, Tower Court, Green Hall/Galenstone Tower, Alumnae Hall, Hazard Quad, Stone Davis, the Chapel, Severance Hall – for a starting bid of $35 each.

If you cannot join us at the meeting, but you would like to place a bid on a plate please contact Kelly McCutcheon Adams with your preferences by completing the form on the last page.