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Family and Friends Weekend is a students' favorite event to share with their family and friends that occurs each October, and provides Simmons students an opportunity to share their experiences on campus with their families and friends.
The dates for this years Simmons College Family and Friends Weekend are Friday, October 19th - Sunday, October 21of the. The complete updated and final schedule for Family and Friends Weekend can be download and viewed by clicking here in .pdf format. Events are scheduled to run all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You must register for the weekend here through our online ordering process.Important Family and Friends Weekend Updates!
Faculty Lectures on Friday, October 19th AnnouncedSuzanne Leonard, Assistant Professor of English The Triumph of the Female Breadwinner and the Tragedy of the Man Child: The Recession in American Popular Culture 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm, C-101, First Floor, Main College Building
Is it the end of men? Are women really the new breadwinners? According to recent popular culture narratives, men are losing ground in the face of powerful, economically viable women. This presentation will look specifically at how the economic recession is figured in recent film and television products, and will examine gender divides in films such as Hall Pass (2011) and The Five Year Engagement (2012); and television series such as The Good Wife and The Real Housewives of Orange County.Kristin Nicole Dukes, Assistant Professor of Psychology People Who Do "Crazy" Things ARE NOT Necessarily "Crazy" People:The Power of the Situation 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm , C-103, First Floor, Main College Building
When asked if they are willing to deliver an unquestionably lethal, 450 volt electrical shock to another person in the name of science, a resounding majority of people respond NO. Yet, when faced with the same decision, 65% of participants in Stanley Milgram's infamous study on obedience to authority actively delivered what they believed to be a lethal electrical shock to another person. Were these research participants' crazy, sadistic, or sociopaths? The field of social psychology's answer is a resounding NO. People who do "crazy" things ARE NOT necessarily "crazy" people. When situational pressures are strong, people are often led to behave in unpleasant, destructive, or bizarre ways. This lecture will examine the social psychological principles behind why completely rational people do "crazy" things.
YOGA CLASS UPDATE - There has been a slight change in the Yoga Class offered on Saturday morning at 8:00am. The class will no longer be a traditional Yoga Class and instead will be a new form of yoga called Laughter Yoga. The instructor is a fully certified Simmons student and no yoga mat is needed for the class. If you no longer would like to attend or would like to add this to your registration please contact our office.
WINE TASTING UPDATE - If you are attending the Wine Tasting please be sure to bring an ID with as we will be checking ID's. Also, please note that all guests who are drinking must be 21+ in compliance with Massachusetts State Law.
We look forward to seeing you on campus to celebrate this year! If you have any questions in the mean time, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com or call 617-521-2423.
Highlights of the weekend include: