August 2018 Notes from One Mead Way
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Volunteer for Reunion 2019

Reunion offers a wonderful opportunity for alumni of all ages to return to the College’s beautiful campus and connect with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and even current students. Reunion volunteers are the most important component of the Reunion planning process. Alumni volunteers have the best insight into the kind of celebration their classmates enjoy and that can make a real difference in the quality of the experience. Learn more and volunteer to make Reunion 2019 a great occasion for all.

Join us for upcoming alumni events

In July, Carol Zoref '76, MFA '97 read from her novel, Barren Island, at Book Culture in New York City. View photos on Flickr.

Alumni meet-ups are planned in Philadelphia, Oakland, and Los Angeles. We especially look forward to welcoming our newest alumni, members of the class of 2018! Alumni in Brookline, MA will gather for a discussion with Sydney Chaffee '05, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, hosted by Leigh Heyman '98. In New York, the Job Search Support Meet-Up is an informal setting for alumni to network and discuss their career goals. Learn more and register for these and other upcoming regional alumni events online.

Sarah Lawrence College remembers faculty members Rose Anne Thom and Kanishka Raja

The Sarah Lawrence community mourns the loss of two beloved faculty members: dance faculty emerita Rose Anne Thom and former visual and studio arts faculty member Kanishka Raja. Read Dean of the College Kanwal Singh's remembrance of Rose Anne and Kanishka.

Save the date for the MFA Writing Alumni Festival

Save the date for the fourth MFA in Writing Alumni Festival on Saturday, October 6. The program will include a keynote address, followed by a full day of craft talks, conversations, generative sessions, and readings. Featured presenters will include Joan Silber '67, Melissa Febos MFA '08, David Ryan, Traci Brimhall MFA '08, among others. This free event includes lunch and an evening reception. Registration will open soon. In the meantime, mark your calendar!

Register to join the 10th Annual Internship & Volunteer Fair

Are you looking for spring/summer interns? Register to attend Sarah Lawrence College's 10th Annual Internship & Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on campus. The registration fee is $50 (for up to two representatives). To confirm a table reservation, please complete the registration form and email it to

Spotlight on alumni

Alumni board member Corey Walker '06 recently moved from Washington, DC to Paris as an education consultant. "The years of French language and literature coursework [at Sarah Lawrence], and a year abroad in French-speaking countries, enabled me to pursue these various career paths in the US and abroad in Europe." Read Corey's full feature.

Alumni news and announcements

Photo credit: Tommy Pico '06
Alumni are starting podcasts, putting on exhibits, and getting nominated for awards! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community.
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Read the spring issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine online.

Web Highlights

The New York Times on Susan Unterberg ’77: “She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.

Kamaron McNair ’18 Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Fios 1 News Highlights Sarah Lawrence’s Summer Science Program for High School Students

Men’s Basketball Team Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Breaching Boundaries in Photography:” The New York Times Profiles Susan Meiselas ’70, whose work is currently exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

President Emerita Karen R. Lawrence Named President of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Campaign Highlights

Sarah Lawrence College Celebrates the Dedication of the Eleanor Weisman Edelman Reading Room and College Archives

Barbara Walters Campus Center Atrium to be Named in Memory of Beloved Faculty Member Emeritus Joseph Papaleo ’49 with $3 Million Commitment

The Jean Wentworth Music Residency Established at Sarah Lawrence College

For a complete list of exciting Campaign announcements, visit the Campaign blog

Construction continues on Barbara Walters Campus Center

This summer has seen amazing progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center, with the foundation starting to emerge in the last several weeks. Next up: steel support beams will be laid across the foundation starting next week. Keep up with the latest developments on our construction webcam.

Create your alumni profile to stay in touch

By creating an account on the alumni website, you can search the directory to contact your classmates. Updating your personal and professional information will allow you to stay connected with fellow alumni and the College. You can also select areas to volunteer to give career advice to alumni and/or students on the same page.

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