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Put on your glad rags and come have a ring-a-ding time! Everything’s Jake at the 75th Anniversary Gala, Saturday evening, May 4, when we step back, swing out, and celebrate a positively swell past, present, and future of Scripps College. The evening will be the centerpiece of Reunion Weekend, featuring dinner on Bowling Green Lawn and dancing under the stars to live music from past decades.

Whoopee!

President’s Message

thy many gifts

T H E WO M E N ’ S C O L L E G E • C L A R E M O N T

Scripps’ 75th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2002

all in mint condition

S

With confidence, courage, and hope,

Nancy Y. Bekavac Bulletin • Winter 2002 • Volume 74, No. 4

On their way to celebrate the close of Scripps’ anniversary year, members of the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Scripps community pile into and around the 1928 Packard owned by Bill Burchett, a friend of the College, at the Ninth Street entrance to the College, with Balch Auditorium and Bowling Green Lawn in the background. From left: in foreground, Claire Davies Bridge ’82, Bernie Osborn, and Brandy Liu ’05; in the backseat, Eric Haskell and Sally Preston Swan ’52; in the front seat, Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 and Alice Betts Carpenter ’57; behind the car, Marcela Vargas ’02, Jil Harris Stark ’58, Emily Rankin ’97, and Stephanie Hayes; on the front running board, Mary Fraser Weis ’66 and Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90.

eventy-five years ago, Ellen Browning Scripps’ greatest legacy to the world of education—Scripps College—opened its doors to its first group of women. Since that day, 71 classes have entered and graduated, while, as I write these words, the 72nd class prepares for commencement this May. Ellen Browning Scripps helped create Scripps College, and thereby the beginnings of the Claremont consortium, as a gift to the women of the Class of ’31, to the women who have since passed through Honnold Gate, and to the hundreds and thousands who will do so in the years ahead. What foresight Miss Scripps had for the future of women’s education! And what faith she had that Scripps College would become one of the premiere educational institutions in the nation, indeed, one of the finest places in the world for a young woman to find and develop her own voice and vision. I think about her gift with new appreciation as the College celebrates the receipt of the single largest gift from a living donor since the founding grant: a $7 million anonymous gift to help create a much needed performing arts center on campus. (You will read more about this great news on the following page.) This most generous recent donor also believes in the vitality and strength of the College and in its quest to offer the best liberal arts education in the nation.This gift brings the total raised in our $85 million Campaign for the Scripps Woman to just over $75 million, a serendipitous amount in this particular anniversary year, with two more years to go in the campaign. I hope you will reflect on these gifts—75 years apart—as we close our 75th Anniversary Year.To pay tribute to all we have accomplished and all we have to look forward to at Scripps, I invite you to campus on Saturday, May 4, for our 75th Anniversary gala. Please join us.We have much to celebrate!

COVER

Detail from the large mosaic on the Garrison Theater portico by Millard Sheets depicts characters from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; in this scene, Cleopatra’s maid is about to place the crown upon the queen’s head before Cleopatra takes the asp to her breast. Other parts of the mural show scenes from Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. The entire mural measures 30 feet high and 58 feet wide. The red granite panels were cut in Italy, and the mosaic mural was created at Sheets’ studio in Claremont. The mosaic will be protected during renovation of Garrison Theater, now underway, and during construction of a Performing Arts Center for Scripps (see story, p. 2). Photograph by Michael Honer.

As a 75th anniversary gift to each member of the Scripps community, please accept your copy of the Scripps College Campus Tour Guide, which detaches from this special edition of the Bulletin. Researched, written, and edited by Bruce Coats, professor of art history, with Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, it is published by the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Office of Public Relations and Communication.


Put on your glad rags and come have a ring-a-ding time! Everything’s Jake at the 75th Anniversary Gala, Saturday evening, May 4, when we step back, swing out, and celebrate a positively swell past, present, and future of Scripps College. The evening will be the centerpiece of Reunion Weekend, featuring dinner on Bowling Green Lawn and dancing under the stars to live music from past decades.

Whoopee!

President’s Message

thy many gifts

T H E WO M E N ’ S C O L L E G E • C L A R E M O N T

Scripps’ 75th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2002

all in mint condition

S

With confidence, courage, and hope,

Nancy Y. Bekavac Bulletin • Winter 2002 • Volume 74, No. 4

On their way to celebrate the close of Scripps’ anniversary year, members of the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Scripps community pile into and around the 1928 Packard owned by Bill Burchett, a friend of the College, at the Ninth Street entrance to the College, with Balch Auditorium and Bowling Green Lawn in the background. From left: in foreground, Claire Davies Bridge ’82, Bernie Osborn, and Brandy Liu ’05; in the backseat, Eric Haskell and Sally Preston Swan ’52; in the front seat, Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 and Alice Betts Carpenter ’57; behind the car, Marcela Vargas ’02, Jil Harris Stark ’58, Emily Rankin ’97, and Stephanie Hayes; on the front running board, Mary Fraser Weis ’66 and Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90.

eventy-five years ago, Ellen Browning Scripps’ greatest legacy to the world of education—Scripps College—opened its doors to its first group of women. Since that day, 71 classes have entered and graduated, while, as I write these words, the 72nd class prepares for commencement this May. Ellen Browning Scripps helped create Scripps College, and thereby the beginnings of the Claremont consortium, as a gift to the women of the Class of ’31, to the women who have since passed through Honnold Gate, and to the hundreds and thousands who will do so in the years ahead. What foresight Miss Scripps had for the future of women’s education! And what faith she had that Scripps College would become one of the premiere educational institutions in the nation, indeed, one of the finest places in the world for a young woman to find and develop her own voice and vision. I think about her gift with new appreciation as the College celebrates the receipt of the single largest gift from a living donor since the founding grant: a $7 million anonymous gift to help create a much needed performing arts center on campus. (You will read more about this great news on the following page.) This most generous recent donor also believes in the vitality and strength of the College and in its quest to offer the best liberal arts education in the nation.This gift brings the total raised in our $85 million Campaign for the Scripps Woman to just over $75 million, a serendipitous amount in this particular anniversary year, with two more years to go in the campaign. I hope you will reflect on these gifts—75 years apart—as we close our 75th Anniversary Year.To pay tribute to all we have accomplished and all we have to look forward to at Scripps, I invite you to campus on Saturday, May 4, for our 75th Anniversary gala. Please join us.We have much to celebrate!

COVER

Detail from the large mosaic on the Garrison Theater portico by Millard Sheets depicts characters from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; in this scene, Cleopatra’s maid is about to place the crown upon the queen’s head before Cleopatra takes the asp to her breast. Other parts of the mural show scenes from Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. The entire mural measures 30 feet high and 58 feet wide. The red granite panels were cut in Italy, and the mosaic mural was created at Sheets’ studio in Claremont. The mosaic will be protected during renovation of Garrison Theater, now underway, and during construction of a Performing Arts Center for Scripps (see story, p. 2). Photograph by Michael Honer.

As a 75th anniversary gift to each member of the Scripps community, please accept your copy of the Scripps College Campus Tour Guide, which detaches from this special edition of the Bulletin. Researched, written, and edited by Bruce Coats, professor of art history, with Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, it is published by the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Office of Public Relations and Communication.


Campus News

Alumnae College

Campaign for The Scripps Woman

$7 million gift to create performing arts center

straight talk from suze orman

ebss award

South Elevation, architectural rendering for Scripps Performing Arts Center, with Garrison Theater at center. A $7 million gift from an anonymous donor—the largest single gift in Scripps history from a living donor since Miss Scripps’ founding grant— has enabled the College to begin construction of a $11.5 million performing arts center on campus with a renovated Garrison Theater as its center. The anonymous gift came from someone whose name “is inscribed on all our hearts,” President Nancy Y. Bekavac said in announcing the gift. “It is a person who recognized this project was a key to our strategic plan and accomplishing the goals of our capital campaign.” With plans approved in February by the City of Claremont, work on the center began in March 2002 with completion set for November 2003. The Scripps Performing Arts Center will consist of new wings on the east and west sides of Garrison, including a rehearsal and recital hall on one side, and teaching studios, seminar and practice rooms, offices, a recording studio, and a music library on the other. Garrison Theater will retain its name, while the recital hall will be named the MaryLou and George Boone Hall, in recognition of a lead gift from the couple last year.The Millard Sheets mosaic mural above the entry doors to Garrison

and the Jean Ames tapestries in the foyer will remain focal points. Music students and faculty will gain performance space for their largest productions and additional practice rooms to satisfy increasingly heavy demands.The new facility will provide space for convocations of the entire Scripps community, as well as be available to the other Claremont Colleges when not in use by Scripps. Refurbishing and expanding the theater complex enables the College to act on an additional goal: to become a performing arts resource for the region. In cooperation with performing arts organizations in the Southern California region, Scripps hopes to establish a regular program of performances that are available on a subscription basis to the general public and for educational purposes for The Claremont Colleges and the local school community. According to President Bekavac, Scripps has had big plans for Garrison Theater for years, but needed to raise big funds in order to proceed.The recent gift, combined with $3 million previously raised for the project, leaves $1.5 million still to be raised. “We are confident other alumnae and friends of the College will want to join this effort to create a stellar music and performance center,” said Bekavac.

boora architects, based in Portland, Oregon, will oversee the project. Specializing in design for higher education, boora has designed Pomona College’s Seaver Theater,The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, and the Portland Center for the Performing Art.The firm is known for its preference for locally produced products, recycled or recyclable materials, and energy efficient design elements. boora’s design for Scripps College retains the integrity of the 1962 structure of Garrison Theater, while expanding the center with the addition of separate but immediately adjacent wings to the west and the east of the building. Michael Deane Lamkin, vice president and dean of faculty as well as professor of music, commented: “The arts, unlike other areas of academe, engage the individual on a complex level of intellectual demand and artistic sensitivity. Experiencing the arts can make a fundamental difference in the education of students—a difference we at Scripps and in Claremont want for our students as another way to make us stand out and make our students better prepared for life.”

and folk singer Holly Near are just a few of the visitors that attracted overflow audiences. Three dozen Scripps faculty members shared interests and expertise as part of the Brad and Mary Anne Blaine Lecture Series. Art and cultural exhibitions were also part of the rich mix. “After a year of focus on the intellectual, artistic, and cultural offerings we are so proud of at Scripps, it’s time to celebrate,” said

Alice Betts Carpenter ’57, co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. The committee, also co-chaired by Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, will premiere a video tribute to Scripps’ past, present, and future during the gala. “We have a few more surprises in store,” she promised. “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.” For additional information, please call the Scripps 75th Anniversary Events phone line at (866) 753-4222.

Please check for additional events and updated information at www.ScrippsCollege.edu or call the 75th Anniversary hotline, (866) 753-4222.

May 19 3:00 p.m., Elm Tree Lawn

special events

Senior speaker: Leslie Martes

May 4 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance

Suze Orman in Balch Auditorium.

May 17-19 Class of 2002 Commencement Weekend June 20-23 Camp Scripps

The first man to receive the Ellen Browning Scripps Society award in the society’s 55-year history was honored by the society and by members of the Board of Trustees at a dinner in Los Angeles in November 2001. Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr., known to his many friends as “Jim,” is an emeritus trustee of the College and served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1991. Speakers at the event included Meg Mathies, the Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr.

Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. with Betty Davenport Ford ’42, who designed the new EBSS Award statue (left) as a three-dimensional “La Semeuse,” and Nancy Y. Bekavac. Professor in Natural Sciences; former Scripps president and provost E. Howard Brooks; trustee Steve Koblik; Rebecca Harlow Potter ’61, chair of the EBSS award committee; and President Nancy Y. Bekavac.They recognized Weinberg for his service and many contributions to the College, including sending two daughters to Scripps: trustee Elizabeth

Weinberg Smith ’74 and Sydney Weinberg ’75. Past recipients of the award in attendance were Margaret McKenzie ’40, Mary Wig Johnson ’35, Sally Preston Swan ’52, Jean Bixby Smith ’59, and Katharine Howard Miller ’55.

scripps college annual fund With plans to eclipse last fiscal year, which had 52% alumnae participation, the Annual Fund is driving toward an ambitious participation goal of 55% from alumnae.To date, the Annual Fund has received $1.5 million from alumnae, parents, and friends and 31% participation in gifts from alumnae. This year's Senior Class Gift kicked off this February with a generous challenge pledge from Benjamin and

Pictured right, in the foreground, is Bean Finneran’s “Red Nest.”

Joy Warren, parents of Scripps senior Jessica Warren.They will match all gifts from parents to the 2002 Senior Class Gift up to $10,000. In addition, Scripps will compete with Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges for the highest participation rate among seniors. Plans are underway for a very special Reunion 2002. Reunion classes have already raised $130,000 toward this year’s goal of $315,000.

Pursuing their unprecedented goal of $200,000, the Scripps Association of Families Fund has received gifts from more than 400 families, totaling $138,000. If you have questions or would like to make your Reunion Class or Annual Fund gift this 75th anniversary year, please call (909) 607-1542 by June 30, 2002.

the lois langland alumna-in-residence endowment fund

scripps shorts ■

Ken Gonzales-Day, associate professor of art and renowned photographer, has recently garnered multiple honors, including a prestigious Graves Award, which provides a grant for research, a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center (in Bellagio, Italy), and a Durfee Foundation Artist Completion Grant. He is included in Fotofest 2002, an international photography biennial, which opened in early March 2002, in Houston. His work will also be included in a biennial exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico, at the Cultural Center, opening April 2002.

commencement Address: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 California Assemblymember 35th District

May 3-5 Alumnae Reunion Weekend

The Scripps College Ceramic Annual —the best-known and longest running ceramic exhibition in the United States— ran January 26 – April 7, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps campus. This year’s exhibition presented the work of 12 contemporary artists whose work explores the concept of sculptural abstraction. The Ceramic Annual 2002 is supported in part by Francine and Bill Baker, MaryLou and George Boone, Gloria and Sonny Kamm, the Pasadena Art Alliance, and Skutt Ceramics, Inc.

Recipients of the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards for the 2000-01 academic year were announced by Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Michael Deane Lamkin. Each year the awards are given to outstanding Scripps faculty with extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and community service. For teaching: Thomas Kim, Juliet Koss, Julia Liss, David Lloyd, Jane O’Donnell, Chris Towse, Sheila Walker. For scholarship: Preethi de Silva, Ellen Finkelpearl, Cindy Forster, Mary Hatcher-Skeers. For community service, Nathalie Rachlin.

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senior managing director, Red Capital Group; Angelica Kusar Clark ’84, senior vice president/portfolio manager, Provident Investment Counsel; Dana Cook Dakin ’64, director, Positioning Group, Dakin Partners; Gretchen Scherschel Lee ’92, portfolio associate, Roger Engemann & Associates; Allison N.Wysocki ’99, financial analyst, JP Morgan; and Professors Odell and Dillon.

ceramic annual 2002

75 years to remember As part of Reunion Weekend (May 3-5), Scripps will bring to a rousing close the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner dance on Bowling Green Lawn on Saturday, May 4. The anniversary year brought a range of nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus. Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, political pundit Molly Ivins ’66, financial guru Suze Orman, architect Norma Sklarek, breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love,

Suze Orman told a nearly packed Balch Auditorium, at noon February 23, how she moved from coffee-shop waitress to stockbroker to best-selling author and financial guru through hard work, help from friends, and a lot of trial and error. As keynote speaker for Alumnae College, Orman shared her special brand of financial straight talk, urging students to start saving for retirement at 20, and for women to take charge of their money. Everyone, she said, regardless of net worth, should establish a living trust. In the morning, “back to class” sessions were held with members of the Scripps College Student Investment Fund, Professors of Economics Kerry Odell and Patricia Dillon, and Dana Cook Dakin ’64. In the afternoon, a panel consisting of alumnae in the field of investment and financial management gave a generational perspective on women and investment. Panelists included Elizabeth Bildsoe Bluhm ’76,

and the winner is…

Scripps College enrolled more National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2005 this fall than any other women’s college. Scripps had 15, followed by Wellesley with 12, Smith with 3, and Bryn Mawr with 2.

The Office of Admission reports a record 1360 applicants for admission to the Class of 2006.This breaks last year’s record number of 1200 applicants.

The American Association of Teachers of German, Southern California Chapter, selected Professor Roswitha Burwick as the first recipient of the newly established annual award for outstanding teaching by a university or college professor.

Former students, colleagues, friends, and admirers of Professor Lois Langland have established the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence Endowment Fund at Scripps to honor her as an instructor, poet, and mentor extraordinare.The Fund will ensure the permanence of the LLAiR program and will allow the College to extend Dr. Langland’s legacy at Scripps while enriching the resource possibilities that alumnae offer to the Scripps educational mission. A week’s residency enables the Alumna-in-Residence to work on a chosen project and share the process inside and outside the classroom with the on-campus community.The original

goals of the LLAiR program to provide an experience of mutual value to campus and alumnae are met as each resident brings her own unique topic and perspective.The program provides a rich enhancement to the curriculum and exemplifies Dr. Langland’s belief in creativity throughout one’s lifetime. The goal for the endowment is $100,000, which will provide approximately $5,000 annually to bring a creative and accomplished alumna to campus.Three very generous alumnae have established a Challenge Grant to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the endowment up to a total of $25,000. If you are interested in making a contribution to the endowment in

lecture April 23 75th Anniversary Lecture

Speaker: Mildred Howard Visual artist “Architecture for the Remainder” 7:00 p.m., Hampton Room Malott Commons May 15 Fine Arts Foundation Lecture Series and Tea

Speaker: Carolyn Prince Batchelor ’63 Painter “Sticks and Paper” 1:30 p.m. Humanities Auditorium

music May 3 Friday Noon Concert

Beethoven’s Sonata in A minor, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” Rachel Vetter Huang, violin Hao Huang, piano 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium

May 4, 8:00 p.m. May 5, 3:00 p.m. The Concert Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra

Brahms,Variations on a Theme of Haydn Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Michael Deane Lamkin, conductor Anna De Michele, conductor Bridges Hall of Music 4th Street and College Avenue May 10 The Claremont Chamber Choir

“An Evening of Brahms, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Morely, Palestina, and Vaughn Williams” Daniel Grimminger (CGU), conductor M. Laura Kimura (CGU), conductor 8:00 p.m. Balch Auditorium

exhibitions Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery 58th Scripps Ceramics Annual

Through April 7 Scripps Senior Art Exhibit

April 26–May 19 Clark Humanities Museum La Semeuse and Campus Life: Capturing 75 Years of Scripps History

April 15-May 19 Denison Library The Slocum Award for Student Libraries

April 8–May 19

attention: class notes fans We know that the Class Notes section of the Bulletin is a favorite of most alumnae. However, in order to bring each alumna a copy of the Guide to the Scripps College Campus 2002 included with this Bulletin,“Class Notes” has been held until the late spring issue. In the meantime, keep informed and in touch by being part of the Scripps Online Community. Be sure to register online and keep your information updated.

join the scripps online community Lois Langland, in 1965. honor of Professor Langland, please call Mary Weis, director of the campaign, at (909) 607-7534.

Need Reunion 2002 information? Need to change your contact information find current information on classmates? Log on to the Alumnae Association Website at www.scrippscollege.edu/~dept/alumnae/Alumbdy.htm to find current information and ways to stay in contact with your alma mater. Questions? Contact the Alumnae Relations Office at (909) 621-8054.

scripps college bulletin Produced by the Office of Public Relations and Communication EDITOR Mary Shipp Bartlett MANAGING EDITOR Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Stephanie Hayes INTERNS Leslie Martes ’02 Crystal Williams ’03 Risa Mongiello ’03 Christa Edwards ’04 Meghan Powers ’04 Morgan Clark ’05 DESIGN Cinnamon Design PHOTOGRAPHY David Gautreau, p. 3, Back Cover Linda Lewis, p 4 PRINTING Dual Graphics SCRIPPS COLLEGE BULLETIN Volume 74, No. 4, Winter 2002 Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont USPS (#486-940) is published quarterly by Scripps College, Office of Public Relations and Communication. Periodicals postage paid at Claremont, CA 91711 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont c/o Office of Public Relations and Communication 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont CA 91711-3948 (909) 621-8280 editor@scrippscollege.edu Scripps does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, physical condition, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNAE TRUSTEES The Alumnae Association by-laws state that there shall be two alumnae trustees nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Alumnae Association for no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The terms of the alumnae trustees shall be overlapping but not congruent.The alumnae trustees serve on two Board committees and have all the privileges and responsibilities of the other trustees. Alumnae trustees are also expected to attend all Alumnae Council meetings. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2002-2008 term. Please submit your nomination, no later than May 15, 2002, to the Scripps College Office of Alumnae Relations 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, by Fax (909) 607-3186, or by e-mail alumnae@scrippscollege.edu.


Campus News

Alumnae College

Campaign for The Scripps Woman

$7 million gift to create performing arts center

straight talk from suze orman

ebss award

South Elevation, architectural rendering for Scripps Performing Arts Center, with Garrison Theater at center. A $7 million gift from an anonymous donor—the largest single gift in Scripps history from a living donor since Miss Scripps’ founding grant— has enabled the College to begin construction of a $11.5 million performing arts center on campus with a renovated Garrison Theater as its center. The anonymous gift came from someone whose name “is inscribed on all our hearts,” President Nancy Y. Bekavac said in announcing the gift. “It is a person who recognized this project was a key to our strategic plan and accomplishing the goals of our capital campaign.” With plans approved in February by the City of Claremont, work on the center began in March 2002 with completion set for November 2003. The Scripps Performing Arts Center will consist of new wings on the east and west sides of Garrison, including a rehearsal and recital hall on one side, and teaching studios, seminar and practice rooms, offices, a recording studio, and a music library on the other. Garrison Theater will retain its name, while the recital hall will be named the MaryLou and George Boone Hall, in recognition of a lead gift from the couple last year.The Millard Sheets mosaic mural above the entry doors to Garrison

and the Jean Ames tapestries in the foyer will remain focal points. Music students and faculty will gain performance space for their largest productions and additional practice rooms to satisfy increasingly heavy demands.The new facility will provide space for convocations of the entire Scripps community, as well as be available to the other Claremont Colleges when not in use by Scripps. Refurbishing and expanding the theater complex enables the College to act on an additional goal: to become a performing arts resource for the region. In cooperation with performing arts organizations in the Southern California region, Scripps hopes to establish a regular program of performances that are available on a subscription basis to the general public and for educational purposes for The Claremont Colleges and the local school community. According to President Bekavac, Scripps has had big plans for Garrison Theater for years, but needed to raise big funds in order to proceed.The recent gift, combined with $3 million previously raised for the project, leaves $1.5 million still to be raised. “We are confident other alumnae and friends of the College will want to join this effort to create a stellar music and performance center,” said Bekavac.

boora architects, based in Portland, Oregon, will oversee the project. Specializing in design for higher education, boora has designed Pomona College’s Seaver Theater,The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, and the Portland Center for the Performing Art.The firm is known for its preference for locally produced products, recycled or recyclable materials, and energy efficient design elements. boora’s design for Scripps College retains the integrity of the 1962 structure of Garrison Theater, while expanding the center with the addition of separate but immediately adjacent wings to the west and the east of the building. Michael Deane Lamkin, vice president and dean of faculty as well as professor of music, commented: “The arts, unlike other areas of academe, engage the individual on a complex level of intellectual demand and artistic sensitivity. Experiencing the arts can make a fundamental difference in the education of students—a difference we at Scripps and in Claremont want for our students as another way to make us stand out and make our students better prepared for life.”

and folk singer Holly Near are just a few of the visitors that attracted overflow audiences. Three dozen Scripps faculty members shared interests and expertise as part of the Brad and Mary Anne Blaine Lecture Series. Art and cultural exhibitions were also part of the rich mix. “After a year of focus on the intellectual, artistic, and cultural offerings we are so proud of at Scripps, it’s time to celebrate,” said

Alice Betts Carpenter ’57, co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. The committee, also co-chaired by Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, will premiere a video tribute to Scripps’ past, present, and future during the gala. “We have a few more surprises in store,” she promised. “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.” For additional information, please call the Scripps 75th Anniversary Events phone line at (866) 753-4222.

Please check for additional events and updated information at www.ScrippsCollege.edu or call the 75th Anniversary hotline, (866) 753-4222.

May 19 3:00 p.m., Elm Tree Lawn

special events

Senior speaker: Leslie Martes

May 4 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance

Suze Orman in Balch Auditorium.

May 17-19 Class of 2002 Commencement Weekend June 20-23 Camp Scripps

The first man to receive the Ellen Browning Scripps Society award in the society’s 55-year history was honored by the society and by members of the Board of Trustees at a dinner in Los Angeles in November 2001. Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr., known to his many friends as “Jim,” is an emeritus trustee of the College and served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1991. Speakers at the event included Meg Mathies, the Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr.

Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. with Betty Davenport Ford ’42, who designed the new EBSS Award statue (left) as a three-dimensional “La Semeuse,” and Nancy Y. Bekavac. Professor in Natural Sciences; former Scripps president and provost E. Howard Brooks; trustee Steve Koblik; Rebecca Harlow Potter ’61, chair of the EBSS award committee; and President Nancy Y. Bekavac.They recognized Weinberg for his service and many contributions to the College, including sending two daughters to Scripps: trustee Elizabeth

Weinberg Smith ’74 and Sydney Weinberg ’75. Past recipients of the award in attendance were Margaret McKenzie ’40, Mary Wig Johnson ’35, Sally Preston Swan ’52, Jean Bixby Smith ’59, and Katharine Howard Miller ’55.

scripps college annual fund With plans to eclipse last fiscal year, which had 52% alumnae participation, the Annual Fund is driving toward an ambitious participation goal of 55% from alumnae.To date, the Annual Fund has received $1.5 million from alumnae, parents, and friends and 31% participation in gifts from alumnae. This year's Senior Class Gift kicked off this February with a generous challenge pledge from Benjamin and

Pictured right, in the foreground, is Bean Finneran’s “Red Nest.”

Joy Warren, parents of Scripps senior Jessica Warren.They will match all gifts from parents to the 2002 Senior Class Gift up to $10,000. In addition, Scripps will compete with Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges for the highest participation rate among seniors. Plans are underway for a very special Reunion 2002. Reunion classes have already raised $130,000 toward this year’s goal of $315,000.

Pursuing their unprecedented goal of $200,000, the Scripps Association of Families Fund has received gifts from more than 400 families, totaling $138,000. If you have questions or would like to make your Reunion Class or Annual Fund gift this 75th anniversary year, please call (909) 607-1542 by June 30, 2002.

the lois langland alumna-in-residence endowment fund

scripps shorts ■

Ken Gonzales-Day, associate professor of art and renowned photographer, has recently garnered multiple honors, including a prestigious Graves Award, which provides a grant for research, a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center (in Bellagio, Italy), and a Durfee Foundation Artist Completion Grant. He is included in Fotofest 2002, an international photography biennial, which opened in early March 2002, in Houston. His work will also be included in a biennial exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico, at the Cultural Center, opening April 2002.

commencement Address: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 California Assemblymember 35th District

May 3-5 Alumnae Reunion Weekend

The Scripps College Ceramic Annual —the best-known and longest running ceramic exhibition in the United States— ran January 26 – April 7, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps campus. This year’s exhibition presented the work of 12 contemporary artists whose work explores the concept of sculptural abstraction. The Ceramic Annual 2002 is supported in part by Francine and Bill Baker, MaryLou and George Boone, Gloria and Sonny Kamm, the Pasadena Art Alliance, and Skutt Ceramics, Inc.

Recipients of the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards for the 2000-01 academic year were announced by Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Michael Deane Lamkin. Each year the awards are given to outstanding Scripps faculty with extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and community service. For teaching: Thomas Kim, Juliet Koss, Julia Liss, David Lloyd, Jane O’Donnell, Chris Towse, Sheila Walker. For scholarship: Preethi de Silva, Ellen Finkelpearl, Cindy Forster, Mary Hatcher-Skeers. For community service, Nathalie Rachlin.

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senior managing director, Red Capital Group; Angelica Kusar Clark ’84, senior vice president/portfolio manager, Provident Investment Counsel; Dana Cook Dakin ’64, director, Positioning Group, Dakin Partners; Gretchen Scherschel Lee ’92, portfolio associate, Roger Engemann & Associates; Allison N.Wysocki ’99, financial analyst, JP Morgan; and Professors Odell and Dillon.

ceramic annual 2002

75 years to remember As part of Reunion Weekend (May 3-5), Scripps will bring to a rousing close the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner dance on Bowling Green Lawn on Saturday, May 4. The anniversary year brought a range of nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus. Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, political pundit Molly Ivins ’66, financial guru Suze Orman, architect Norma Sklarek, breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love,

Suze Orman told a nearly packed Balch Auditorium, at noon February 23, how she moved from coffee-shop waitress to stockbroker to best-selling author and financial guru through hard work, help from friends, and a lot of trial and error. As keynote speaker for Alumnae College, Orman shared her special brand of financial straight talk, urging students to start saving for retirement at 20, and for women to take charge of their money. Everyone, she said, regardless of net worth, should establish a living trust. In the morning, “back to class” sessions were held with members of the Scripps College Student Investment Fund, Professors of Economics Kerry Odell and Patricia Dillon, and Dana Cook Dakin ’64. In the afternoon, a panel consisting of alumnae in the field of investment and financial management gave a generational perspective on women and investment. Panelists included Elizabeth Bildsoe Bluhm ’76,

and the winner is…

Scripps College enrolled more National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2005 this fall than any other women’s college. Scripps had 15, followed by Wellesley with 12, Smith with 3, and Bryn Mawr with 2.

The Office of Admission reports a record 1360 applicants for admission to the Class of 2006.This breaks last year’s record number of 1200 applicants.

The American Association of Teachers of German, Southern California Chapter, selected Professor Roswitha Burwick as the first recipient of the newly established annual award for outstanding teaching by a university or college professor.

Former students, colleagues, friends, and admirers of Professor Lois Langland have established the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence Endowment Fund at Scripps to honor her as an instructor, poet, and mentor extraordinare.The Fund will ensure the permanence of the LLAiR program and will allow the College to extend Dr. Langland’s legacy at Scripps while enriching the resource possibilities that alumnae offer to the Scripps educational mission. A week’s residency enables the Alumna-in-Residence to work on a chosen project and share the process inside and outside the classroom with the on-campus community.The original

goals of the LLAiR program to provide an experience of mutual value to campus and alumnae are met as each resident brings her own unique topic and perspective.The program provides a rich enhancement to the curriculum and exemplifies Dr. Langland’s belief in creativity throughout one’s lifetime. The goal for the endowment is $100,000, which will provide approximately $5,000 annually to bring a creative and accomplished alumna to campus.Three very generous alumnae have established a Challenge Grant to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the endowment up to a total of $25,000. If you are interested in making a contribution to the endowment in

lecture April 23 75th Anniversary Lecture

Speaker: Mildred Howard Visual artist “Architecture for the Remainder” 7:00 p.m., Hampton Room Malott Commons May 15 Fine Arts Foundation Lecture Series and Tea

Speaker: Carolyn Prince Batchelor ’63 Painter “Sticks and Paper” 1:30 p.m. Humanities Auditorium

music May 3 Friday Noon Concert

Beethoven’s Sonata in A minor, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” Rachel Vetter Huang, violin Hao Huang, piano 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium

May 4, 8:00 p.m. May 5, 3:00 p.m. The Concert Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra

Brahms,Variations on a Theme of Haydn Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Michael Deane Lamkin, conductor Anna De Michele, conductor Bridges Hall of Music 4th Street and College Avenue May 10 The Claremont Chamber Choir

“An Evening of Brahms, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Morely, Palestina, and Vaughn Williams” Daniel Grimminger (CGU), conductor M. Laura Kimura (CGU), conductor 8:00 p.m. Balch Auditorium

exhibitions Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery 58th Scripps Ceramics Annual

Through April 7 Scripps Senior Art Exhibit

April 26–May 19 Clark Humanities Museum La Semeuse and Campus Life: Capturing 75 Years of Scripps History

April 15-May 19 Denison Library The Slocum Award for Student Libraries

April 8–May 19

attention: class notes fans We know that the Class Notes section of the Bulletin is a favorite of most alumnae. However, in order to bring each alumna a copy of the Guide to the Scripps College Campus 2002 included with this Bulletin,“Class Notes” has been held until the late spring issue. In the meantime, keep informed and in touch by being part of the Scripps Online Community. Be sure to register online and keep your information updated.

join the scripps online community Lois Langland, in 1965. honor of Professor Langland, please call Mary Weis, director of the campaign, at (909) 607-7534.

Need Reunion 2002 information? Need to change your contact information find current information on classmates? Log on to the Alumnae Association Website at www.scrippscollege.edu/~dept/alumnae/Alumbdy.htm to find current information and ways to stay in contact with your alma mater. Questions? Contact the Alumnae Relations Office at (909) 621-8054.

scripps college bulletin Produced by the Office of Public Relations and Communication EDITOR Mary Shipp Bartlett MANAGING EDITOR Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Stephanie Hayes INTERNS Leslie Martes ’02 Crystal Williams ’03 Risa Mongiello ’03 Christa Edwards ’04 Meghan Powers ’04 Morgan Clark ’05 DESIGN Cinnamon Design PHOTOGRAPHY David Gautreau, p. 3, Back Cover Linda Lewis, p 4 PRINTING Dual Graphics SCRIPPS COLLEGE BULLETIN Volume 74, No. 4, Winter 2002 Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont USPS (#486-940) is published quarterly by Scripps College, Office of Public Relations and Communication. Periodicals postage paid at Claremont, CA 91711 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont c/o Office of Public Relations and Communication 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont CA 91711-3948 (909) 621-8280 editor@scrippscollege.edu Scripps does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, physical condition, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNAE TRUSTEES The Alumnae Association by-laws state that there shall be two alumnae trustees nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Alumnae Association for no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The terms of the alumnae trustees shall be overlapping but not congruent.The alumnae trustees serve on two Board committees and have all the privileges and responsibilities of the other trustees. Alumnae trustees are also expected to attend all Alumnae Council meetings. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2002-2008 term. Please submit your nomination, no later than May 15, 2002, to the Scripps College Office of Alumnae Relations 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, by Fax (909) 607-3186, or by e-mail alumnae@scrippscollege.edu.


Campus News

Alumnae College

Campaign for The Scripps Woman

$7 million gift to create performing arts center

straight talk from suze orman

ebss award

South Elevation, architectural rendering for Scripps Performing Arts Center, with Garrison Theater at center. A $7 million gift from an anonymous donor—the largest single gift in Scripps history from a living donor since Miss Scripps’ founding grant— has enabled the College to begin construction of a $11.5 million performing arts center on campus with a renovated Garrison Theater as its center. The anonymous gift came from someone whose name “is inscribed on all our hearts,” President Nancy Y. Bekavac said in announcing the gift. “It is a person who recognized this project was a key to our strategic plan and accomplishing the goals of our capital campaign.” With plans approved in February by the City of Claremont, work on the center began in March 2002 with completion set for November 2003. The Scripps Performing Arts Center will consist of new wings on the east and west sides of Garrison, including a rehearsal and recital hall on one side, and teaching studios, seminar and practice rooms, offices, a recording studio, and a music library on the other. Garrison Theater will retain its name, while the recital hall will be named the MaryLou and George Boone Hall, in recognition of a lead gift from the couple last year.The Millard Sheets mosaic mural above the entry doors to Garrison

and the Jean Ames tapestries in the foyer will remain focal points. Music students and faculty will gain performance space for their largest productions and additional practice rooms to satisfy increasingly heavy demands.The new facility will provide space for convocations of the entire Scripps community, as well as be available to the other Claremont Colleges when not in use by Scripps. Refurbishing and expanding the theater complex enables the College to act on an additional goal: to become a performing arts resource for the region. In cooperation with performing arts organizations in the Southern California region, Scripps hopes to establish a regular program of performances that are available on a subscription basis to the general public and for educational purposes for The Claremont Colleges and the local school community. According to President Bekavac, Scripps has had big plans for Garrison Theater for years, but needed to raise big funds in order to proceed.The recent gift, combined with $3 million previously raised for the project, leaves $1.5 million still to be raised. “We are confident other alumnae and friends of the College will want to join this effort to create a stellar music and performance center,” said Bekavac.

boora architects, based in Portland, Oregon, will oversee the project. Specializing in design for higher education, boora has designed Pomona College’s Seaver Theater,The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, and the Portland Center for the Performing Art.The firm is known for its preference for locally produced products, recycled or recyclable materials, and energy efficient design elements. boora’s design for Scripps College retains the integrity of the 1962 structure of Garrison Theater, while expanding the center with the addition of separate but immediately adjacent wings to the west and the east of the building. Michael Deane Lamkin, vice president and dean of faculty as well as professor of music, commented: “The arts, unlike other areas of academe, engage the individual on a complex level of intellectual demand and artistic sensitivity. Experiencing the arts can make a fundamental difference in the education of students—a difference we at Scripps and in Claremont want for our students as another way to make us stand out and make our students better prepared for life.”

and folk singer Holly Near are just a few of the visitors that attracted overflow audiences. Three dozen Scripps faculty members shared interests and expertise as part of the Brad and Mary Anne Blaine Lecture Series. Art and cultural exhibitions were also part of the rich mix. “After a year of focus on the intellectual, artistic, and cultural offerings we are so proud of at Scripps, it’s time to celebrate,” said

Alice Betts Carpenter ’57, co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. The committee, also co-chaired by Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, will premiere a video tribute to Scripps’ past, present, and future during the gala. “We have a few more surprises in store,” she promised. “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.” For additional information, please call the Scripps 75th Anniversary Events phone line at (866) 753-4222.

Please check for additional events and updated information at www.ScrippsCollege.edu or call the 75th Anniversary hotline, (866) 753-4222.

May 19 3:00 p.m., Elm Tree Lawn

special events

Senior speaker: Leslie Martes

May 4 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance

Suze Orman in Balch Auditorium.

May 17-19 Class of 2002 Commencement Weekend June 20-23 Camp Scripps

The first man to receive the Ellen Browning Scripps Society award in the society’s 55-year history was honored by the society and by members of the Board of Trustees at a dinner in Los Angeles in November 2001. Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr., known to his many friends as “Jim,” is an emeritus trustee of the College and served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1991. Speakers at the event included Meg Mathies, the Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr.

Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. with Betty Davenport Ford ’42, who designed the new EBSS Award statue (left) as a three-dimensional “La Semeuse,” and Nancy Y. Bekavac. Professor in Natural Sciences; former Scripps president and provost E. Howard Brooks; trustee Steve Koblik; Rebecca Harlow Potter ’61, chair of the EBSS award committee; and President Nancy Y. Bekavac.They recognized Weinberg for his service and many contributions to the College, including sending two daughters to Scripps: trustee Elizabeth

Weinberg Smith ’74 and Sydney Weinberg ’75. Past recipients of the award in attendance were Margaret McKenzie ’40, Mary Wig Johnson ’35, Sally Preston Swan ’52, Jean Bixby Smith ’59, and Katharine Howard Miller ’55.

scripps college annual fund With plans to eclipse last fiscal year, which had 52% alumnae participation, the Annual Fund is driving toward an ambitious participation goal of 55% from alumnae.To date, the Annual Fund has received $1.5 million from alumnae, parents, and friends and 31% participation in gifts from alumnae. This year's Senior Class Gift kicked off this February with a generous challenge pledge from Benjamin and

Pictured right, in the foreground, is Bean Finneran’s “Red Nest.”

Joy Warren, parents of Scripps senior Jessica Warren.They will match all gifts from parents to the 2002 Senior Class Gift up to $10,000. In addition, Scripps will compete with Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges for the highest participation rate among seniors. Plans are underway for a very special Reunion 2002. Reunion classes have already raised $130,000 toward this year’s goal of $315,000.

Pursuing their unprecedented goal of $200,000, the Scripps Association of Families Fund has received gifts from more than 400 families, totaling $138,000. If you have questions or would like to make your Reunion Class or Annual Fund gift this 75th anniversary year, please call (909) 607-1542 by June 30, 2002.

the lois langland alumna-in-residence endowment fund

scripps shorts ■

Ken Gonzales-Day, associate professor of art and renowned photographer, has recently garnered multiple honors, including a prestigious Graves Award, which provides a grant for research, a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center (in Bellagio, Italy), and a Durfee Foundation Artist Completion Grant. He is included in Fotofest 2002, an international photography biennial, which opened in early March 2002, in Houston. His work will also be included in a biennial exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico, at the Cultural Center, opening April 2002.

commencement Address: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 California Assemblymember 35th District

May 3-5 Alumnae Reunion Weekend

The Scripps College Ceramic Annual —the best-known and longest running ceramic exhibition in the United States— ran January 26 – April 7, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps campus. This year’s exhibition presented the work of 12 contemporary artists whose work explores the concept of sculptural abstraction. The Ceramic Annual 2002 is supported in part by Francine and Bill Baker, MaryLou and George Boone, Gloria and Sonny Kamm, the Pasadena Art Alliance, and Skutt Ceramics, Inc.

Recipients of the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards for the 2000-01 academic year were announced by Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Michael Deane Lamkin. Each year the awards are given to outstanding Scripps faculty with extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and community service. For teaching: Thomas Kim, Juliet Koss, Julia Liss, David Lloyd, Jane O’Donnell, Chris Towse, Sheila Walker. For scholarship: Preethi de Silva, Ellen Finkelpearl, Cindy Forster, Mary Hatcher-Skeers. For community service, Nathalie Rachlin.

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senior managing director, Red Capital Group; Angelica Kusar Clark ’84, senior vice president/portfolio manager, Provident Investment Counsel; Dana Cook Dakin ’64, director, Positioning Group, Dakin Partners; Gretchen Scherschel Lee ’92, portfolio associate, Roger Engemann & Associates; Allison N.Wysocki ’99, financial analyst, JP Morgan; and Professors Odell and Dillon.

ceramic annual 2002

75 years to remember As part of Reunion Weekend (May 3-5), Scripps will bring to a rousing close the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner dance on Bowling Green Lawn on Saturday, May 4. The anniversary year brought a range of nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus. Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, political pundit Molly Ivins ’66, financial guru Suze Orman, architect Norma Sklarek, breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love,

Suze Orman told a nearly packed Balch Auditorium, at noon February 23, how she moved from coffee-shop waitress to stockbroker to best-selling author and financial guru through hard work, help from friends, and a lot of trial and error. As keynote speaker for Alumnae College, Orman shared her special brand of financial straight talk, urging students to start saving for retirement at 20, and for women to take charge of their money. Everyone, she said, regardless of net worth, should establish a living trust. In the morning, “back to class” sessions were held with members of the Scripps College Student Investment Fund, Professors of Economics Kerry Odell and Patricia Dillon, and Dana Cook Dakin ’64. In the afternoon, a panel consisting of alumnae in the field of investment and financial management gave a generational perspective on women and investment. Panelists included Elizabeth Bildsoe Bluhm ’76,

and the winner is…

Scripps College enrolled more National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2005 this fall than any other women’s college. Scripps had 15, followed by Wellesley with 12, Smith with 3, and Bryn Mawr with 2.

The Office of Admission reports a record 1360 applicants for admission to the Class of 2006.This breaks last year’s record number of 1200 applicants.

The American Association of Teachers of German, Southern California Chapter, selected Professor Roswitha Burwick as the first recipient of the newly established annual award for outstanding teaching by a university or college professor.

Former students, colleagues, friends, and admirers of Professor Lois Langland have established the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence Endowment Fund at Scripps to honor her as an instructor, poet, and mentor extraordinare.The Fund will ensure the permanence of the LLAiR program and will allow the College to extend Dr. Langland’s legacy at Scripps while enriching the resource possibilities that alumnae offer to the Scripps educational mission. A week’s residency enables the Alumna-in-Residence to work on a chosen project and share the process inside and outside the classroom with the on-campus community.The original

goals of the LLAiR program to provide an experience of mutual value to campus and alumnae are met as each resident brings her own unique topic and perspective.The program provides a rich enhancement to the curriculum and exemplifies Dr. Langland’s belief in creativity throughout one’s lifetime. The goal for the endowment is $100,000, which will provide approximately $5,000 annually to bring a creative and accomplished alumna to campus.Three very generous alumnae have established a Challenge Grant to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the endowment up to a total of $25,000. If you are interested in making a contribution to the endowment in

lecture April 23 75th Anniversary Lecture

Speaker: Mildred Howard Visual artist “Architecture for the Remainder” 7:00 p.m., Hampton Room Malott Commons May 15 Fine Arts Foundation Lecture Series and Tea

Speaker: Carolyn Prince Batchelor ’63 Painter “Sticks and Paper” 1:30 p.m. Humanities Auditorium

music May 3 Friday Noon Concert

Beethoven’s Sonata in A minor, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” Rachel Vetter Huang, violin Hao Huang, piano 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium

May 4, 8:00 p.m. May 5, 3:00 p.m. The Concert Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra

Brahms,Variations on a Theme of Haydn Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Michael Deane Lamkin, conductor Anna De Michele, conductor Bridges Hall of Music 4th Street and College Avenue May 10 The Claremont Chamber Choir

“An Evening of Brahms, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Morely, Palestina, and Vaughn Williams” Daniel Grimminger (CGU), conductor M. Laura Kimura (CGU), conductor 8:00 p.m. Balch Auditorium

exhibitions Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery 58th Scripps Ceramics Annual

Through April 7 Scripps Senior Art Exhibit

April 26–May 19 Clark Humanities Museum La Semeuse and Campus Life: Capturing 75 Years of Scripps History

April 15-May 19 Denison Library The Slocum Award for Student Libraries

April 8–May 19

attention: class notes fans We know that the Class Notes section of the Bulletin is a favorite of most alumnae. However, in order to bring each alumna a copy of the Guide to the Scripps College Campus 2002 included with this Bulletin,“Class Notes” has been held until the late spring issue. In the meantime, keep informed and in touch by being part of the Scripps Online Community. Be sure to register online and keep your information updated.

join the scripps online community Lois Langland, in 1965. honor of Professor Langland, please call Mary Weis, director of the campaign, at (909) 607-7534.

Need Reunion 2002 information? Need to change your contact information find current information on classmates? Log on to the Alumnae Association Website at www.scrippscollege.edu/~dept/alumnae/Alumbdy.htm to find current information and ways to stay in contact with your alma mater. Questions? Contact the Alumnae Relations Office at (909) 621-8054.

scripps college bulletin Produced by the Office of Public Relations and Communication EDITOR Mary Shipp Bartlett MANAGING EDITOR Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Stephanie Hayes INTERNS Leslie Martes ’02 Crystal Williams ’03 Risa Mongiello ’03 Christa Edwards ’04 Meghan Powers ’04 Morgan Clark ’05 DESIGN Cinnamon Design PHOTOGRAPHY David Gautreau, p. 3, Back Cover Linda Lewis, p 4 PRINTING Dual Graphics SCRIPPS COLLEGE BULLETIN Volume 74, No. 4, Winter 2002 Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont USPS (#486-940) is published quarterly by Scripps College, Office of Public Relations and Communication. Periodicals postage paid at Claremont, CA 91711 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont c/o Office of Public Relations and Communication 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont CA 91711-3948 (909) 621-8280 editor@scrippscollege.edu Scripps does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, physical condition, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNAE TRUSTEES The Alumnae Association by-laws state that there shall be two alumnae trustees nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Alumnae Association for no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The terms of the alumnae trustees shall be overlapping but not congruent.The alumnae trustees serve on two Board committees and have all the privileges and responsibilities of the other trustees. Alumnae trustees are also expected to attend all Alumnae Council meetings. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2002-2008 term. Please submit your nomination, no later than May 15, 2002, to the Scripps College Office of Alumnae Relations 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, by Fax (909) 607-3186, or by e-mail alumnae@scrippscollege.edu.


Campus News

Alumnae College

Campaign for The Scripps Woman

$7 million gift to create performing arts center

straight talk from suze orman

ebss award

South Elevation, architectural rendering for Scripps Performing Arts Center, with Garrison Theater at center. A $7 million gift from an anonymous donor—the largest single gift in Scripps history from a living donor since Miss Scripps’ founding grant— has enabled the College to begin construction of a $11.5 million performing arts center on campus with a renovated Garrison Theater as its center. The anonymous gift came from someone whose name “is inscribed on all our hearts,” President Nancy Y. Bekavac said in announcing the gift. “It is a person who recognized this project was a key to our strategic plan and accomplishing the goals of our capital campaign.” With plans approved in February by the City of Claremont, work on the center began in March 2002 with completion set for November 2003. The Scripps Performing Arts Center will consist of new wings on the east and west sides of Garrison, including a rehearsal and recital hall on one side, and teaching studios, seminar and practice rooms, offices, a recording studio, and a music library on the other. Garrison Theater will retain its name, while the recital hall will be named the MaryLou and George Boone Hall, in recognition of a lead gift from the couple last year.The Millard Sheets mosaic mural above the entry doors to Garrison

and the Jean Ames tapestries in the foyer will remain focal points. Music students and faculty will gain performance space for their largest productions and additional practice rooms to satisfy increasingly heavy demands.The new facility will provide space for convocations of the entire Scripps community, as well as be available to the other Claremont Colleges when not in use by Scripps. Refurbishing and expanding the theater complex enables the College to act on an additional goal: to become a performing arts resource for the region. In cooperation with performing arts organizations in the Southern California region, Scripps hopes to establish a regular program of performances that are available on a subscription basis to the general public and for educational purposes for The Claremont Colleges and the local school community. According to President Bekavac, Scripps has had big plans for Garrison Theater for years, but needed to raise big funds in order to proceed.The recent gift, combined with $3 million previously raised for the project, leaves $1.5 million still to be raised. “We are confident other alumnae and friends of the College will want to join this effort to create a stellar music and performance center,” said Bekavac.

boora architects, based in Portland, Oregon, will oversee the project. Specializing in design for higher education, boora has designed Pomona College’s Seaver Theater,The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, and the Portland Center for the Performing Art.The firm is known for its preference for locally produced products, recycled or recyclable materials, and energy efficient design elements. boora’s design for Scripps College retains the integrity of the 1962 structure of Garrison Theater, while expanding the center with the addition of separate but immediately adjacent wings to the west and the east of the building. Michael Deane Lamkin, vice president and dean of faculty as well as professor of music, commented: “The arts, unlike other areas of academe, engage the individual on a complex level of intellectual demand and artistic sensitivity. Experiencing the arts can make a fundamental difference in the education of students—a difference we at Scripps and in Claremont want for our students as another way to make us stand out and make our students better prepared for life.”

and folk singer Holly Near are just a few of the visitors that attracted overflow audiences. Three dozen Scripps faculty members shared interests and expertise as part of the Brad and Mary Anne Blaine Lecture Series. Art and cultural exhibitions were also part of the rich mix. “After a year of focus on the intellectual, artistic, and cultural offerings we are so proud of at Scripps, it’s time to celebrate,” said

Alice Betts Carpenter ’57, co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. The committee, also co-chaired by Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, will premiere a video tribute to Scripps’ past, present, and future during the gala. “We have a few more surprises in store,” she promised. “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.” For additional information, please call the Scripps 75th Anniversary Events phone line at (866) 753-4222.

Please check for additional events and updated information at www.ScrippsCollege.edu or call the 75th Anniversary hotline, (866) 753-4222.

May 19 3:00 p.m., Elm Tree Lawn

special events

Senior speaker: Leslie Martes

May 4 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance

Suze Orman in Balch Auditorium.

May 17-19 Class of 2002 Commencement Weekend June 20-23 Camp Scripps

The first man to receive the Ellen Browning Scripps Society award in the society’s 55-year history was honored by the society and by members of the Board of Trustees at a dinner in Los Angeles in November 2001. Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr., known to his many friends as “Jim,” is an emeritus trustee of the College and served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1991. Speakers at the event included Meg Mathies, the Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr.

Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. with Betty Davenport Ford ’42, who designed the new EBSS Award statue (left) as a three-dimensional “La Semeuse,” and Nancy Y. Bekavac. Professor in Natural Sciences; former Scripps president and provost E. Howard Brooks; trustee Steve Koblik; Rebecca Harlow Potter ’61, chair of the EBSS award committee; and President Nancy Y. Bekavac.They recognized Weinberg for his service and many contributions to the College, including sending two daughters to Scripps: trustee Elizabeth

Weinberg Smith ’74 and Sydney Weinberg ’75. Past recipients of the award in attendance were Margaret McKenzie ’40, Mary Wig Johnson ’35, Sally Preston Swan ’52, Jean Bixby Smith ’59, and Katharine Howard Miller ’55.

scripps college annual fund With plans to eclipse last fiscal year, which had 52% alumnae participation, the Annual Fund is driving toward an ambitious participation goal of 55% from alumnae.To date, the Annual Fund has received $1.5 million from alumnae, parents, and friends and 31% participation in gifts from alumnae. This year's Senior Class Gift kicked off this February with a generous challenge pledge from Benjamin and

Pictured right, in the foreground, is Bean Finneran’s “Red Nest.”

Joy Warren, parents of Scripps senior Jessica Warren.They will match all gifts from parents to the 2002 Senior Class Gift up to $10,000. In addition, Scripps will compete with Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges for the highest participation rate among seniors. Plans are underway for a very special Reunion 2002. Reunion classes have already raised $130,000 toward this year’s goal of $315,000.

Pursuing their unprecedented goal of $200,000, the Scripps Association of Families Fund has received gifts from more than 400 families, totaling $138,000. If you have questions or would like to make your Reunion Class or Annual Fund gift this 75th anniversary year, please call (909) 607-1542 by June 30, 2002.

the lois langland alumna-in-residence endowment fund

scripps shorts ■

Ken Gonzales-Day, associate professor of art and renowned photographer, has recently garnered multiple honors, including a prestigious Graves Award, which provides a grant for research, a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center (in Bellagio, Italy), and a Durfee Foundation Artist Completion Grant. He is included in Fotofest 2002, an international photography biennial, which opened in early March 2002, in Houston. His work will also be included in a biennial exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico, at the Cultural Center, opening April 2002.

commencement Address: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 California Assemblymember 35th District

May 3-5 Alumnae Reunion Weekend

The Scripps College Ceramic Annual —the best-known and longest running ceramic exhibition in the United States— ran January 26 – April 7, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps campus. This year’s exhibition presented the work of 12 contemporary artists whose work explores the concept of sculptural abstraction. The Ceramic Annual 2002 is supported in part by Francine and Bill Baker, MaryLou and George Boone, Gloria and Sonny Kamm, the Pasadena Art Alliance, and Skutt Ceramics, Inc.

Recipients of the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards for the 2000-01 academic year were announced by Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Michael Deane Lamkin. Each year the awards are given to outstanding Scripps faculty with extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and community service. For teaching: Thomas Kim, Juliet Koss, Julia Liss, David Lloyd, Jane O’Donnell, Chris Towse, Sheila Walker. For scholarship: Preethi de Silva, Ellen Finkelpearl, Cindy Forster, Mary Hatcher-Skeers. For community service, Nathalie Rachlin.

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senior managing director, Red Capital Group; Angelica Kusar Clark ’84, senior vice president/portfolio manager, Provident Investment Counsel; Dana Cook Dakin ’64, director, Positioning Group, Dakin Partners; Gretchen Scherschel Lee ’92, portfolio associate, Roger Engemann & Associates; Allison N.Wysocki ’99, financial analyst, JP Morgan; and Professors Odell and Dillon.

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75 years to remember As part of Reunion Weekend (May 3-5), Scripps will bring to a rousing close the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner dance on Bowling Green Lawn on Saturday, May 4. The anniversary year brought a range of nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus. Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, political pundit Molly Ivins ’66, financial guru Suze Orman, architect Norma Sklarek, breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love,

Suze Orman told a nearly packed Balch Auditorium, at noon February 23, how she moved from coffee-shop waitress to stockbroker to best-selling author and financial guru through hard work, help from friends, and a lot of trial and error. As keynote speaker for Alumnae College, Orman shared her special brand of financial straight talk, urging students to start saving for retirement at 20, and for women to take charge of their money. Everyone, she said, regardless of net worth, should establish a living trust. In the morning, “back to class” sessions were held with members of the Scripps College Student Investment Fund, Professors of Economics Kerry Odell and Patricia Dillon, and Dana Cook Dakin ’64. In the afternoon, a panel consisting of alumnae in the field of investment and financial management gave a generational perspective on women and investment. Panelists included Elizabeth Bildsoe Bluhm ’76,

and the winner is…

Scripps College enrolled more National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2005 this fall than any other women’s college. Scripps had 15, followed by Wellesley with 12, Smith with 3, and Bryn Mawr with 2.

The Office of Admission reports a record 1360 applicants for admission to the Class of 2006.This breaks last year’s record number of 1200 applicants.

The American Association of Teachers of German, Southern California Chapter, selected Professor Roswitha Burwick as the first recipient of the newly established annual award for outstanding teaching by a university or college professor.

Former students, colleagues, friends, and admirers of Professor Lois Langland have established the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence Endowment Fund at Scripps to honor her as an instructor, poet, and mentor extraordinare.The Fund will ensure the permanence of the LLAiR program and will allow the College to extend Dr. Langland’s legacy at Scripps while enriching the resource possibilities that alumnae offer to the Scripps educational mission. A week’s residency enables the Alumna-in-Residence to work on a chosen project and share the process inside and outside the classroom with the on-campus community.The original

goals of the LLAiR program to provide an experience of mutual value to campus and alumnae are met as each resident brings her own unique topic and perspective.The program provides a rich enhancement to the curriculum and exemplifies Dr. Langland’s belief in creativity throughout one’s lifetime. The goal for the endowment is $100,000, which will provide approximately $5,000 annually to bring a creative and accomplished alumna to campus.Three very generous alumnae have established a Challenge Grant to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the endowment up to a total of $25,000. If you are interested in making a contribution to the endowment in

lecture April 23 75th Anniversary Lecture

Speaker: Mildred Howard Visual artist “Architecture for the Remainder” 7:00 p.m., Hampton Room Malott Commons May 15 Fine Arts Foundation Lecture Series and Tea

Speaker: Carolyn Prince Batchelor ’63 Painter “Sticks and Paper” 1:30 p.m. Humanities Auditorium

music May 3 Friday Noon Concert

Beethoven’s Sonata in A minor, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” Rachel Vetter Huang, violin Hao Huang, piano 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium

May 4, 8:00 p.m. May 5, 3:00 p.m. The Concert Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra

Brahms,Variations on a Theme of Haydn Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Michael Deane Lamkin, conductor Anna De Michele, conductor Bridges Hall of Music 4th Street and College Avenue May 10 The Claremont Chamber Choir

“An Evening of Brahms, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Morely, Palestina, and Vaughn Williams” Daniel Grimminger (CGU), conductor M. Laura Kimura (CGU), conductor 8:00 p.m. Balch Auditorium

exhibitions Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery 58th Scripps Ceramics Annual

Through April 7 Scripps Senior Art Exhibit

April 26–May 19 Clark Humanities Museum La Semeuse and Campus Life: Capturing 75 Years of Scripps History

April 15-May 19 Denison Library The Slocum Award for Student Libraries

April 8–May 19

attention: class notes fans We know that the Class Notes section of the Bulletin is a favorite of most alumnae. However, in order to bring each alumna a copy of the Guide to the Scripps College Campus 2002 included with this Bulletin,“Class Notes” has been held until the late spring issue. In the meantime, keep informed and in touch by being part of the Scripps Online Community. Be sure to register online and keep your information updated.

join the scripps online community Lois Langland, in 1965. honor of Professor Langland, please call Mary Weis, director of the campaign, at (909) 607-7534.

Need Reunion 2002 information? Need to change your contact information find current information on classmates? Log on to the Alumnae Association Website at www.scrippscollege.edu/~dept/alumnae/Alumbdy.htm to find current information and ways to stay in contact with your alma mater. Questions? Contact the Alumnae Relations Office at (909) 621-8054.

scripps college bulletin Produced by the Office of Public Relations and Communication EDITOR Mary Shipp Bartlett MANAGING EDITOR Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Stephanie Hayes INTERNS Leslie Martes ’02 Crystal Williams ’03 Risa Mongiello ’03 Christa Edwards ’04 Meghan Powers ’04 Morgan Clark ’05 DESIGN Cinnamon Design PHOTOGRAPHY David Gautreau, p. 3, Back Cover Linda Lewis, p 4 PRINTING Dual Graphics SCRIPPS COLLEGE BULLETIN Volume 74, No. 4, Winter 2002 Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont USPS (#486-940) is published quarterly by Scripps College, Office of Public Relations and Communication. Periodicals postage paid at Claremont, CA 91711 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Scripps The Women’s College • Claremont c/o Office of Public Relations and Communication 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont CA 91711-3948 (909) 621-8280 editor@scrippscollege.edu Scripps does not discriminate in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, physical condition, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNAE TRUSTEES The Alumnae Association by-laws state that there shall be two alumnae trustees nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Alumnae Association for no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The terms of the alumnae trustees shall be overlapping but not congruent.The alumnae trustees serve on two Board committees and have all the privileges and responsibilities of the other trustees. Alumnae trustees are also expected to attend all Alumnae Council meetings. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2002-2008 term. Please submit your nomination, no later than May 15, 2002, to the Scripps College Office of Alumnae Relations 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, by Fax (909) 607-3186, or by e-mail alumnae@scrippscollege.edu.


Put on your glad rags and come have a ring-a-ding time! Everything’s Jake at the 75th Anniversary Gala, Saturday evening, May 4, when we step back, swing out, and celebrate a positively swell past, present, and future of Scripps College. The evening will be the centerpiece of Reunion Weekend, featuring dinner on Bowling Green Lawn and dancing under the stars to live music from past decades.

Whoopee!

President’s Message

thy many gifts

T H E WO M E N ’ S C O L L E G E • C L A R E M O N T

Scripps’ 75th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2002

all in mint condition

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With confidence, courage, and hope,

Nancy Y. Bekavac Bulletin • Winter 2002 • Volume 74, No. 4

On their way to celebrate the close of Scripps’ anniversary year, members of the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Scripps community pile into and around the 1928 Packard owned by Bill Burchett, a friend of the College, at the Ninth Street entrance to the College, with Balch Auditorium and Bowling Green Lawn in the background. From left: in foreground, Claire Davies Bridge ’82, Bernie Osborn, and Brandy Liu ’05; in the backseat, Eric Haskell and Sally Preston Swan ’52; in the front seat, Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 and Alice Betts Carpenter ’57; behind the car, Marcela Vargas ’02, Jil Harris Stark ’58, Emily Rankin ’97, and Stephanie Hayes; on the front running board, Mary Fraser Weis ’66 and Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90.

eventy-five years ago, Ellen Browning Scripps’ greatest legacy to the world of education—Scripps College—opened its doors to its first group of women. Since that day, 71 classes have entered and graduated, while, as I write these words, the 72nd class prepares for commencement this May. Ellen Browning Scripps helped create Scripps College, and thereby the beginnings of the Claremont consortium, as a gift to the women of the Class of ’31, to the women who have since passed through Honnold Gate, and to the hundreds and thousands who will do so in the years ahead. What foresight Miss Scripps had for the future of women’s education! And what faith she had that Scripps College would become one of the premiere educational institutions in the nation, indeed, one of the finest places in the world for a young woman to find and develop her own voice and vision. I think about her gift with new appreciation as the College celebrates the receipt of the single largest gift from a living donor since the founding grant: a $7 million anonymous gift to help create a much needed performing arts center on campus. (You will read more about this great news on the following page.) This most generous recent donor also believes in the vitality and strength of the College and in its quest to offer the best liberal arts education in the nation.This gift brings the total raised in our $85 million Campaign for the Scripps Woman to just over $75 million, a serendipitous amount in this particular anniversary year, with two more years to go in the campaign. I hope you will reflect on these gifts—75 years apart—as we close our 75th Anniversary Year.To pay tribute to all we have accomplished and all we have to look forward to at Scripps, I invite you to campus on Saturday, May 4, for our 75th Anniversary gala. Please join us.We have much to celebrate!

COVER

Detail from the large mosaic on the Garrison Theater portico by Millard Sheets depicts characters from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; in this scene, Cleopatra’s maid is about to place the crown upon the queen’s head before Cleopatra takes the asp to her breast. Other parts of the mural show scenes from Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. The entire mural measures 30 feet high and 58 feet wide. The red granite panels were cut in Italy, and the mosaic mural was created at Sheets’ studio in Claremont. The mosaic will be protected during renovation of Garrison Theater, now underway, and during construction of a Performing Arts Center for Scripps (see story, p. 2). Photograph by Michael Honer.

As a 75th anniversary gift to each member of the Scripps community, please accept your copy of the Scripps College Campus Tour Guide, which detaches from this special edition of the Bulletin. Researched, written, and edited by Bruce Coats, professor of art history, with Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, it is published by the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Office of Public Relations and Communication.


Put on your glad rags and come have a ring-a-ding time! Everything’s Jake at the 75th Anniversary Gala, Saturday evening, May 4, when we step back, swing out, and celebrate a positively swell past, present, and future of Scripps College. The evening will be the centerpiece of Reunion Weekend, featuring dinner on Bowling Green Lawn and dancing under the stars to live music from past decades.

Whoopee!

President’s Message

thy many gifts

T H E WO M E N ’ S C O L L E G E • C L A R E M O N T

Scripps’ 75th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2002

all in mint condition

S

With confidence, courage, and hope,

Nancy Y. Bekavac Bulletin • Winter 2002 • Volume 74, No. 4

On their way to celebrate the close of Scripps’ anniversary year, members of the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Scripps community pile into and around the 1928 Packard owned by Bill Burchett, a friend of the College, at the Ninth Street entrance to the College, with Balch Auditorium and Bowling Green Lawn in the background. From left: in foreground, Claire Davies Bridge ’82, Bernie Osborn, and Brandy Liu ’05; in the backseat, Eric Haskell and Sally Preston Swan ’52; in the front seat, Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 and Alice Betts Carpenter ’57; behind the car, Marcela Vargas ’02, Jil Harris Stark ’58, Emily Rankin ’97, and Stephanie Hayes; on the front running board, Mary Fraser Weis ’66 and Dana A.S. Rakoczy ’90.

eventy-five years ago, Ellen Browning Scripps’ greatest legacy to the world of education—Scripps College—opened its doors to its first group of women. Since that day, 71 classes have entered and graduated, while, as I write these words, the 72nd class prepares for commencement this May. Ellen Browning Scripps helped create Scripps College, and thereby the beginnings of the Claremont consortium, as a gift to the women of the Class of ’31, to the women who have since passed through Honnold Gate, and to the hundreds and thousands who will do so in the years ahead. What foresight Miss Scripps had for the future of women’s education! And what faith she had that Scripps College would become one of the premiere educational institutions in the nation, indeed, one of the finest places in the world for a young woman to find and develop her own voice and vision. I think about her gift with new appreciation as the College celebrates the receipt of the single largest gift from a living donor since the founding grant: a $7 million anonymous gift to help create a much needed performing arts center on campus. (You will read more about this great news on the following page.) This most generous recent donor also believes in the vitality and strength of the College and in its quest to offer the best liberal arts education in the nation.This gift brings the total raised in our $85 million Campaign for the Scripps Woman to just over $75 million, a serendipitous amount in this particular anniversary year, with two more years to go in the campaign. I hope you will reflect on these gifts—75 years apart—as we close our 75th Anniversary Year.To pay tribute to all we have accomplished and all we have to look forward to at Scripps, I invite you to campus on Saturday, May 4, for our 75th Anniversary gala. Please join us.We have much to celebrate!

COVER

Detail from the large mosaic on the Garrison Theater portico by Millard Sheets depicts characters from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; in this scene, Cleopatra’s maid is about to place the crown upon the queen’s head before Cleopatra takes the asp to her breast. Other parts of the mural show scenes from Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. The entire mural measures 30 feet high and 58 feet wide. The red granite panels were cut in Italy, and the mosaic mural was created at Sheets’ studio in Claremont. The mosaic will be protected during renovation of Garrison Theater, now underway, and during construction of a Performing Arts Center for Scripps (see story, p. 2). Photograph by Michael Honer.

As a 75th anniversary gift to each member of the Scripps community, please accept your copy of the Scripps College Campus Tour Guide, which detaches from this special edition of the Bulletin. Researched, written, and edited by Bruce Coats, professor of art history, with Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, it is published by the 75th Anniversary Committee and the Office of Public Relations and Communication.


Winter 2002