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Celebrate this Holiday Season with Alumni

Mark your calendar for holiday celebrations with alumni! Parties will be thrown in cities across the country – including Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Portland! Check out our schedule of regional alumni holiday parties, and watch for new events being added every day!

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Faculty on the Road with Martin Goldray
Join Us for a Faculty on the Road Seminar this Fall

The Faculty on the Road season kicks off this weekend in Boston and Washington DC with Meghan Jablonski (Psychology) and Jeffrey McDaniel '90 (Writing), respectively. Topics this fall include global modernism, the brain according to Dr. Oliver Sacks, and the meaning of life. Register for an upcoming seminar near you.

SLC Connect
Network with Alumni and Students on SLC Connect

Over 400 alumni have already joined! With SLC Connect you can make professional connections, search for job opportunities shared by alumni, join discussion groups to connect around shared interests and identities, and customize involvement levels for mentorship and outreach. Create your account, complete your profile, join affinity groups, and explore the opportunities for mentoring and networking!

2019 Citation Winners
Nominate Alumni for Reunion 2020 Citation Awards

Sarah Lawrence reunions are an unforgettable celebration of education and lasting friendships! Nominations for the Citation Awards are being sought to honor outstanding alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion in 2020 (undergraduate class years ending in 0 and 5). Citation Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 6 at a celebratory luncheon during Reunion 2020 (June 4-7). Please complete the nomination form no later than December 16, 2019. Learn more about the Citation Awards and previous winners online.

MFA Writing Alumni Festival
Join Us for the MFA Writing Alumni Festival

The 5th MFA in Writing Alumni Festival on Saturday, October 12 will be a full day of craft talks, conversations, generative sessions, and readings featuring Shelly Oria MFA '07, Nelly Reifler MFA '96 (Writing), Nicole Dennis-Benn MFA '12, David Hollander MFA '97 (Writing), Sampson Starkweather MFA '05, Carolyn Ferrell '84 (Writing), a keynote address by Jo Ann Beard (Writing) and more. See the full schedule and register today.

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Sonja Sekula ’41
Sonja Sekula '41: One of Abstract Expressionism's Sparkling Amazons

Sonja Sekula ’41 will be one of eleven female Abstract Expressionists to be featured in a Katonah Museum of Art exhibit this fall. Titled Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show, the exhibit will present 32 works by women artists who were part of the 1951 “9th Street Show” in New York, which the museum describes as “a pivotal moment for the emergence and acceptance of Abstract Expressionism.” The exhibit, which includes seven paintings by Sekula, opens on October 6 and will run through January 26, 2020. Read more about Sekula in the College’s feature online.

Abigail Welhouse '09

Alumni Announcements

Alumni are directing plays, volunteering, publishing stories and books, receiving awards, and raising pigs! Click here to see the latest alumni announcements and share your news with the alumni community. Image: Abigail Welhouse '09

Yvonne Sangudi ’10
Concentrating on Alumni

A course with Demetria Royals exploring the use of technology in the modern world helped steer Yvonne Sangudi '10 through her time at the College and her career. "[I] spent three months working on my first album, which I presented during our last class. The album led me to perform for distinguished personalities, including the president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, in 2007, first lady Laura Bush and the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in 2008." Read Yvonne's full feature.

Alumni Softball
Alumni Stepping Up To Bat

Alumni and former coaches returned to Marshall Field for the First Annual Alumni Game organized by the Athletics Department. The Gryphons are looking strong for their 2020 season in the spring, but you can cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams at Homecoming in November! Spending time with alumni? Snap a pic and post on social media with #ilovesarahlawrence!

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News & Events from the College

President Cristle Collins Judd

President Judd celebrates opening weeks of classes and largest programmatic grant in school history

Sarah Lawrence awarded $1.2 Million Mellon Foundation grant to advance civic engagement in Westchester County

Komozi Woodard (History) on Here and Now

Faculty member Komozi Woodard joins Here and Now on ABC to discuss 1619 and the history of slavery in North America

Barbara Walters Campus Center

Sarah Lawrence welcomes students, opens new Barbara Walters Campus Center

Sydney Chaffee '05 will deliver the 2019 Thomas H. Wright Lecture: Social Justice Belongs in Our Schools, on campus on Thursday, October 24

Scholars at Risk class

Students in Janet Reilly’s “Scholars at Risk" course traveled to Washington, DC in March to lobby federal lawmakers for the release of Uyghur scholars detained in Chinese internment camps

Save the Date: Fall Internship & Volunteer Fair
Are you looking for spring/summer interns? Join other employers at the 
Fall Internship & Volunteer Fair on October 29 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. to meet students on campus. Registration is $50 for up to two representatives, or $25 for non-profits. Register for a table online.
Sarah Lawrence Journeys: Travel Programs for Alumni & Friends
Sarah Lawrence Journeys is a new travel program launching in 2020, with inaugural trips to Berlin and southern Greece. Travel with a faculty member and local experts for a personally-guided and immersive experience. Learn more online.
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Upcoming Events
Salt Lake City, Utah: Human Genetics Alumni Reunion at NSGC
Join fellow Human Genetics alumni at the 38th Annual Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for a special reunion at Squatters Pub at 7 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to see old friends and make new connections.
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New York City: A Reading and Q&A with Richard C. Morais '81
Join us for a special evening with author Richard C. Morais '81 as he reads from his latest book The Man With No Borders and takes questions from the audience. Morais' debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, was a New York Times and international bestseller and was brought to the big screen by Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
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On Campus: Homecoming
Join us on campus at the Campbell Sports Center for Homecoming! Cheer on the women's and men's varsity basketball teams and have fun all night. We'll have a special Alumni Room in the downstairs lounge with beer, wine, snacks, and SLC spirit. There will be concessions by SSSF and a vintage uniform sale by SAAC.
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Last Word: Chikwenye Ogunyemi, Mary Porter, Sandra Robinson. I am grateful for each of them. Because...they thought of the students and asked themselves, how can I do better.

-Tahirah Walker '97, via Twitter

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