In Brief - November16, 1998

Author/artist discusses abuse

Artist and author Renee Klyczek Nordstrom will lecture and present her drawings and paintings to illustrate her spiritual recovery from child sexual abuse during a Nov. 18 appearance.

Nordstrom's talk, entitled “Journey from Silence: Finding My Path from the Broken Places to Healing and Hope,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Room G-23 of the Divinity School. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Tillet Lounge. The event is sponsored by the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality.

Town meeting on environment

The Center in Molecular Toxicology, in coordination with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will host a town meeting on “Air, Soil and Water Pollution: Environmental Health Implications” Nov. 17-18 in the Rotunda of the Social Religious Building on Peabody’s campus. The program lasts from noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. On Nov. 17, “Environmental Health and Pollution Issues in Tennessee” will be the topic of a public forum. There will be various panel discussions and question and answer periods on Nov. 18.

Registration is free and open to the public, but attendance is limited to 150 participants each day. For more information or to register, please call 322-3409 or email

Open House at Susan Gray

The Kennedy Center Susan Gray School for Children will hold an Open House Nov. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The Susan Gray School is an early intervention program for young children, from infants to age 5, who have developmental delays or who are at risk developmentally. The Open House is an opportunity to visit the school to learn about its programs, in particular to view a new model preschool classroom serving children from low-income families. The school is located on the ground floor of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building on Peabody’s campus.

Blair holds music fest

Blair School of Music will celebrate American Music Week with an eclectic program featuring the works of American composers, including the world premiere of Nashville composer Paul Martin Zonn's work, “The Three Dances.” The program will also include works by Stephen Foster, Bill Monroe and George Gershwin.

The concert will take place Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. in Blair Recital Hall. Ticket prices are $8 adults; $6 faculty/staff; and $4 students/seniors. For more information, contact the Blair School of Music at 322-7651.

Schedules change for fall break

Dining services has announced the schedule of fall break hours. The Varsity Beach, Carmichael Towers, Morgan and Barnard Munchi Marts will be closed from Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. until Nov. 29 at noon. Varsity Hill Munchi Mart will be opened from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 24. Inspirations Munchi Mart will be closed from 6 p.m. Nov. 20 until 7 a.m. Nov. 30.

Two Avenues Marketplace at Rand will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 20. It will be closed Nov. 21 to Nov. 23. Commodore Avenue only will be open Nov. 23 and 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normal hours will resume Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. McTyeire dining room will be closed after breakfast on Nov. 20 until 6 p.m. Nov. 29. The Hendrix Room will be closed after dinner on Nov. 19 until 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Alpine Bagels and Alpine Cafe will be closed from Nov. 21 until noon Nov. 29.

Open enrollment continues

November is open enrollment month, during which time staff and faculty may change healthcare companies, add or drop dental insurance, enroll in a personal spending account or increase accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Open enrollment changes will be effective Jan. 1, 1999. A form has been mailed to employees’ homes with instructions on how to make changes. Included with this form is information about dependents which needs to be verified and sent back to human resources services. A confirmation statement of benefits will be mailed to employees’ homes at the end of open enrollment to confirm benefit packages.

For additional information, call the Benefits and Compensation Office at 322-8330 or visit the human resources Web site at

Summer study in London

An information meeting for the International Studies in London and the Humanities in London programs will be held on Nov. 16 at 4:10 p.m. in 126 Wilson Hall. Students interested in studying in London next summer are invited to attend and pick up application materials. Program directors will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact the International Programs office at 322-2527.

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