Claremont McKenna College

September 15, 85

Vol. 01 , No. 02   

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Each fortnight the 1985-86 Athenaeum student fellows, Cindy Wayne and I, will share our ideas and concerns in this column. My initial wish is to reiterate that the Athenaeum will continue to provide social events to amuse, relax, and satisfy you.

Five major feasts are in the making. Two merit early notice. On Thursday, September 26, an evening of Japanese cuisine and entertainment precedes the symposium on "Entrepreneurship: The JapaneseAmerican Connection." Besides Japanese delicacies and a martial arts demonstration, a drumming group, Kinnara Taiko, will perform their unique mixture of drumming and dance. One night later the ambience becomes European as Herr Bauer hosts the third annual "Oktoberfest." After the last resounding chorus of "In Munchen steht ein Hofbrauhaus," you'll leave this feast exhausted from dancing and joyously stuffed.

Among the regularly scheduled events, try "The Wednesday Lunch"-no advance reservations required. Students, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to invite each other for food and discussion "on the house" Save the first Sunday morning of each month to enjoy Harald Bauer's famous brunch. And don't overlook afternoon tea, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Athenaeum library.

Finally, an old CMC custom-"The Game of the Week"-will be revived. Beginning September 27, and each Friday noon thereafter during the football season, Coach John Zinda will bring expertise, wit, and film to preview upcoming Stag gridiron contests and assess games past. Another fascinating occasion with Coach Zinda will occur on Thursday noon, September 26, when he discusses his efforts to introduce American football into Japan.

Light-hearted fun, as well as serious thinking, always has its place at the Athenaeum. If there are things you want to happen here, please contact Cindy Wayne or me at x8244.


This column lets Laura May and me express our views as Athenaeum student fellows. This month I want to use my. "Turn" to preview the Athenaeum's major programs for the second semester. Because in addition to James Burke, our calendar offers a packed schedule of attractive events. As you put them on your calendars and plan to attend them, please note that all who wish to join us for a luncheon or dinner in conjunction with the programs have to make reservations with the Athenaeum secretary at least 48 hours in advance. Meal card numbers from students are required. Students, faculty, staff, trustees, and other specially invited persons dine as the Athenaeum's guests. As seating permits, reservations from the public-normally $3.00 for lunch and $5.00 for dinner, payable in advance by check to the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum-are welcome, too.

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The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum was conceived as a place where students and faculty could gather for intellectual discourse in an intimate and relaxed setting and integrate their academic and social lives. Public programs are scheduled Monday through Thursday during the academic year and are publicized through the bi-weekly newsletter, The Fortnightly.

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