November 2012 Articles

Upcoming Events

Katharine Hepburn: Fashion Forward

January 9, 2013, 6 p.m., New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The popularity of androgynous style can be traced to fashion pioneers such as Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Hawes, and legendary Mawrter Katharine Hepburn—one of the first women to wear slacks in public. On January 9, Jean Lawrence Druesedow, director of The Kent State University Museum and curator of the exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, is giving a special talk for Bryn Mawr alumnae/i that explores how Hepburn became a major fashion icon whose impact is felt even today.

Hepburn’s style conveyed “that as a woman, you could be elegant at the same time that you could be comfortable, that you could be glamorous and at the same time independent,” Druesedow says. “I was most impressed with her absolute sense of what would work best for her in terms of style, both on and off the screen or stage. She liked beautiful clothes, and she knew what costumes should do to interpret dramatic character—and what fashion should do in her private life.”

Katherine Rowe, professor of English and director of The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr, will make introductory remarks. A reception and private tour of Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen will follow Druesedow’s presentation.

To register and for more information, go to brynmawr.edu/fashionforward.

360º of Innovation: The Plan for Bryn Mawr

Join President Jane McAuliffe and Bryn Mawr faculty members as they bring to life The Plan for Bryn Mawr, the College’s transformative vision for its future.

March 5 Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW, 6–8:30 p.m.

April 3 Houston, Location To Be Announced, 6–8:30 p.m.

April 11 San Francisco, Location To Be Announced, 6–8:30 p.m.

Spring Career Webinars

As part of its Alumnae Career Services program, the Alumnae Association offers alumnae/i free webinars on a wide variety of career-related topics.

January 8 Reading the Tea Leaves, 7-8 p.m.

January 15 Current Resumés, 12-1 p.m.

January 22: Resumés for Career Changers, 12-1 p.m.

February 5 LinkedIn, 12-1 p.m.

February 19 Managing Upwards, 7-8 p.m.

March 25 Senior-Level Marketing, 7-8 p.m.

April 3 Interviewing—Beyond the Basics, 12-1 p.m.

April 9 The Next 20 Years—Whole-Life Planning, 12-1 p.m.

April 17 Networking, 12-1 p.m.

May 8 Social Media/Creating a Presence, 12-1 p.m.

May 29 Creating Sustainable Careers in Today’s Chaotic World, 12-1 p.m.

Keep an eye on your email for more information and registration instructions, and and watch videos of past webinars. If you are interested in organizing an on-site career event in your area, contact Cori Ashworth at dashworth@brynmawr.edu.

Event Calendar

On campus and around the world, the Alumnae Association and Bryn Mawr Alumnae Clubs offer alumnae/i, parents, and friends a rich variety of programming for personal and professional enrichment.

November 28 Beijing, Dinner for Alumnae and Parents with President Emeritus Pat McPherson

December 1 United Kingdom Club, Talk by Jennifer Redmond, Council of Library and Information Resources, Postdoctoral Fellow and Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education

December 2 Japan Club, Welcome to the City Tea

December 3 New York City Club, Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

December 4 Bryn Mawr Campus, The Next Wave: Disruption, Transition, and a New Global Era for Women’s Advancement

December 7–8 Phoenix Club, Career Program with Cori Ashworth: “Managing Your Career/Integrating Networking and Social Media” and Counseling Appointments

December 8 Shanghai, Dinner for Alumnae and Parents with President Emeritus Pat McPherson

December 9–10 Tucson Club, Career Program with Cori Ashworth: Planning for Midlife and “Retirement,” New Directions, and Counseling Appointments

December 11 Washington D.C. Club, Tour and Tea at the Washington National Cathedral

January 3–6 Seattle Club, APA National Meeting

January 9 New York City, Katharine Hepburn: Fashion Forward

January 12 Chicago Club, January Board Meeting/Winter Potluck

January 13 Washington D.C. Club, Book Event–A Life Interrupted: The Long Night of Marjorie Day

February 6 Naples, Florida, Seven Sisters Artful Reception at DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery

February 7 Bryn Mawr Campus, Patti Smith Receives 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal: Award Ceremony and Gala (Ticketed Event)

February 10 Chicago Club, Winter Salon

February 11 New York City Club, Trunk Show featuring the Designs of Richard Tsao

February 12 New York City Club, Career Program and Counseling Appointments with Cori Ashworth

February 17 Los Angeles, Women in Business Networking Event with Cheryl Holland ’80, Chair, Investment Subcommittee for the Board of Trustees, at The Roof on Wilshire, Hotel Wilshire

March 5 Washington D.C, 360° of Innovation: The Plan for Bryn Mawr with President McAuliffe and Faculty

March 10 Chicago Club, Spring Board Meeting (All Are Welcome)

April 3 Houston, 360° of Innovation: The Plan for Bryn Mawr with President McAuliffe and Faculty

April 6–7 Boston Club, Career Program with Cori Ashworth: “Women and Work: Global and U.S. Perspectives” and Counseling Appointments

April 8 Golden Sages Talk and Luncheon at Wyndham Alumnae House–“Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch” by Sally Bedell Smith

April 9 Washington D.C. Club, Alumnae Reception with Athletic Director Kathy Tierney

April 11 San Francisco, 360° of Innovation: The Plan for Bryn Mawr with President McAuliffe and Faculty

April 24 Philadelphia, Women in Business Networking Event with Cheryl Holland ’80, Chair, Investment Subcommittee for the Board of Trustees at the Pyramid Club

April 28 Boston Club, Make and Deliver May Day Baskets

May 4 Boston Club, Special Guided Tour of Historic Mount Auburn Cemetery

May 4 Chicago Club, May Day Benefit

May 22 Boston Club, Alumnae Reception with Athletic Director Kathy Tierney

May 31–June 2 Bryn Mawr Campus, Reunion

June 8 Boston Club, Annual Meeting (All Are Welcome)

June 15 Chicago Club, Annual Meeting (All Are Welcome)

June 28–30 Bryn Mawr Campus, Summer Career Institute

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