A meeting of the Executive Committee will be held Jan 3, 2016, from 12:30-3pm.
Come meet other students interested in Smith College and ask current Smithies and alums any questions you may have about campus life, academics, and extra-curricular activities. Bring a parent or loved one and enjoy tea and treats in a casual atmosphere.
Questions? Contact any of the AACs by submitting the contact form and using Admissions as the category of your message.
Come join us for a drumming session on Jan 8 from 1:30 to 3pm at the Women's Drum Center in Saint Paul:
Women's Drum Center
2242 University Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114, USA
We each donate $20 to our fabulous instructor Marissa.
No prior experience is necessary. It's just fun.
The year was 1915. Attendance at regular Minneapolis-St. Paul Smith Club meetings had plummetted [sic] from nearly fifty to a mere nine, but the nine who met that day in May at the home of Mrs. Eben Atwood were an intrepid and determined bunch.
In 1929, the club moved to "the country" for its fall meeting, a "Frolic in October" at the home of the club president, Mrs. Earl Partridge. The next year, an afternoon style show from Bjorkman's was added, and in 1931 (not 1933!), the "raising of the year's funds and the introduction of the undergraduates to the Smith Club were combined in an all day party at the home of the president, Mrs. Charles M. Case, at Maplewoods." Chaired by Mrs.
World War II affected all aspects of everyone's life, including attitudes towards Smith Day. Many Minneapolis Smith women were active in the war effort. Mrs. F. Peavey Hefflefinger was in charge of the women's activities of the Minneapolis Civilian Defense Council. Alumnae participated in the Victory Aid Program and in the Red Cross Service Committee. A Smith College Red Cross group made jackets from remnants of leather.
By the 1950's Smith Day in the Country had become a Major Social Event. The Minneapolis Star and the Tribune each devoted hundreds of column inches and four or five photographs apiece to the affair, which was described in flowing terms by Margaret Morris. From 1954: