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Luring the Colonist: The Los Angeles Times Boosts Southern California, 1881-1962

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to welcome Craig G. St. Clair as the second speaker in our "Southern California: The State of the State" series. Mr. St. Clair is a third-generation native Californian whose interests lie in historic preservation, the history of Southern California, and U.S. business history. Mr. St. Clair holds a B.A. in history from UC San Diego and a master's degree in public historical studies from UC Santa Barbara. After graduating, he worked in the Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Corporate Archives in Los Angeles and in 1984 came to the Los Angeles Times as an archivist.

In January of this year, Mr. St. Clair was named company historian for the Los Angeles Times. As historian, he manages the Los Angeles Times History Center, an archive that contains the historic records of the Times and its parent. The Times Mirror Company. Included in the collection are the papers of former Los Angeles Times publishers and executives, photographs, rare newspapers, and records which detail the history of the newspaper from its beginning in 1881 to the present. Mr. St. Clair has also managed several historical projects for the Times including the restoration of the Times building's 1934 Art Deco murals and various exhibits on company history.

Mr. St. Clair has spoken on business archives management and U.S. business history for the Society of California Archivists, UCLA Extension, KCET's Video- log, and various other community groups. Please return the enclosed reservation form if you wish to attend the dinner. Mr. St. Clair's presentation is entitled "Luring the Colonist: The Los Angeles Times Boosts Southern California, 1881-1962." Dinner will begin at 6:00 and remarks will commence at 7:00.

Public Figures and the Humanities: My Dante

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes Steven L. Hallgrimson '64 to CMC to deliver the third talk in this fall's "Public Figures and the Humanities" series. The program features public figures' discussion of the impact that enduring works in the humanities have had on their own personal and professional growth. Mr. Hallgrimson will speak on what the works of Dante Alighieri have meant to him.

Following his graduation from CMC in 1964, Steven Hallgrimson attended Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1968. A partner in the San Jose law firm of Hallgrimson, McNichols, McCann & Inderbritzen, Mr. Hallgrimson is a major stockholder and director of Celluphone, Inc., a Los Angeles-based wholesaler of cellular telephone equipment and an agent for Pacific Telephone. Hallgrimson and two law partners also own and operate the hotel and recreational facilities in Bear Valley, which includes 350 acres of cross-country skiing, cattle operations, ice skating, mountain biking, and other facilities attached to the downhill ski resort.

Mr. Hallgrimson has taught at San Jose University for a number of years in the Graduate School of Business. He has also lectured extensively to continuing education classes for both lawyers and CPAs in the real estate and tax areas. He is currently participating in Stanford's continuing education program in a class entitled "Humanism and the Renaissance."
6:00 dinner that precede Mr. Hallgrimson's 7:00 p.m. address should complete the enclosed reservation form and return it to the Athenaeum.

Dealing With Commitment

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to welcome back Dr. Theresa Crenshaw for the second speech in her dating series. If you attended her first presentation, "Dating and Mating," you know not to miss this follow-up, "Dealing With Commitment."

Dr. Crenshaw graduated from Stanford University and the University of California at Irvine medical school. She then continued her specialty training at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. She founded the Crenshaw Clinic, one of the largest sex therapy clinics in the nation, in 1975. She was president of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), as well as founder of the AASECT AIDS Task Force. In July of 1987 President Reagan appointed her to his presidential commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Dr. Crenshaw is president and founder of the Ehrenborg Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of HIV infection. She has worked at the national and grassroots levels to educate the public about AIDS. Often she works through the media to reach the public, including appearances on the Phil Donahue show and "Good Morning America," as well as articles in the Saturday Evening Post. The two AIDS Awareness Day programs she developed won Golden Mike Awards and an International Gold Medal in New York. Her most recent book, Bedside Manners: Your Guide to Better Sex (1983), was a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection and an international best-seller. Join us for another enlightening evening by returning the enclosed reservation form. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and remarks will commence at 7:00.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1991 3:15 p.m.

Soon you will be able to enjoy music with afternoon tea. The Music Club is organizing an informal program featuring several CMC student musicians performing a variety of classical music selections.

The Musical Tea has become a tradition at the Athenaeum, happening at least twice each month. Childs Lounge provides a casual, friendly environment for sharing special interests and talent. Come, bring friends, and enjoy this unique bit of campus life.

Southern California: Its International Aspects

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is excited to welcome Bee Canterbury Lavery. Mrs. Lavery, presently the principal administrative coordinator on the staff of Mayor Tom Bradley, supervises the mayor's Office of Protocol, International Visitors, and Special Events.

In this capacity, Mrs. Lavery serves as chief of protocol working with the U.S. State Department, the Executive branch of the Federal Government, and other federal, state, and local agencies. She organizes visits to Los Angeles for chiefs of state, heads of government, ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, trade missions, and cultural exchanges.

Her assignments for the mayor culminate a career in journalism (including newspaper and broadcast work), advertising, and public relations. She formerly was with the press department of NBC, fashion director of Bullock's Department Store, advertising director of Rose Marie Reid, a major sportswear apparel manufacturer, and an advertising executive with Compton Advertising.

Born in Los Angeles, Mrs. Lavery is a third-generation Californian. Reared in Whittier, she attended Whittier Union High School. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Journalism with a minor in political science. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women and Foremost Women in Communication. She has also received a long list of honors from prominent organizations and foreign heads of state.

Join us for Mrs. Lavery's address entitled "Southern California: Its International Aspects." Please use the reservation form to sign up for the reception and dinner prior to the 7:00 talk.

Desert Storm-Desert Peace: An Overview

Last year the eyes of the world were glued to the television screen as the cataclysmic events in the Middle East unfolded-the invasion of Kuwait, Desert Shield, and finally Desert Storm, culminating in the West's attempt to establish a new world order. Now, nearly a year later, the world is still waiting to see what shape the new Middle East will take.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to present, in cooperation with the International Relations Program and the Keck Center, the Desert Storm- Desert Peace series to review what really happened last year. Four world-class specialists will investigate how the situation developed and what we can expect in the future. The front page of U.S. newspapers has turned its attention from this eternally war-torn region; this series will give us a chance to catch up on the area's latest developments.

Our series will open with William B. Quandt, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institute. Before coming to Brookings in 1979, Dr. Quandt served as a staff member on the National Security Council. He is an expert on the Middle East, American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and energy policy.

Dr. Quandt received his B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in political science from MIT. His books include The United States and Egypt: An Essay on Policy for the 1990's (1990), Saudi Arabia in the 1980's: Foreign Policy, Security, and Oil (1981), and Decade of Decisions: American Foreign Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1976 (1977).

During 1987-88, he was president of the Middle East Studies Association. Currently he is a member of the Middle East Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Please join us for the opening of this provocative series. Return the enclosed reservation slip for the 5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 talk. Questions will be fielded, as always, after the talk.

The Image of the Scientist/Entrepreneur in Literature: A Comparison of Prometheus, Dr. Frankenstein's Monster, and Ibsen's Enemy of the People

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes Fred L. Smith to CMC to participate in its "Public Figures and the Humanities" program, a series of informal talks on the influence masterworks of literature have had on the personal and professional growth of public figures. The full title of Mr. Smith's talk is "The Image of the Scientist/Entrepreneur in Literature: A Comparison of Prometheus, Dr. Frankenstein's Monster, and Ibsen's Enemy of the People."

Fred Smith is the founder and president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington D.C.-based public interest group committed to advancing the principals of free enterprise and limited government. One of CEI's major issue areas is environmental policy, and Smith has been recognized as one of the leading proponents of free market environmentalism.

Mr. Smith's numerous articles on public policy issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and The National Review. Smith has debated environmental issues on television programs such as "This Week With David Brinkley," CNN's "Crossfire," and "Good Morning America." Before founding CEI, Mr. Smith was a senior policy analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency, senior research economist for the Association of American Railroads, and director of government affairs for the Council for a Competitive Economy. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his graduate training in economics and research at the University of Pennsylvania.

All are welcome to join us for what will surely be an engaging and inspiring talk. Mr. Smith's address begins at 7:00 p.m., following a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00. To make dinner reservations, fill out the enclosed coupon, and return it to the Athenaeum.

Southern California: Invest Now or Pay Later

Kathleen Brown believes in planning for the financially secure future of California. Sworn in as state treasurer on January 7, 1991, by her father, former governor Pat Brown, she has already sponsored legislation to encourage savings bonds for college tuition. In her position as chair of the Public Employees' Retirement System Investment Commission, she convinced the commission to liquidate their junk bonds and consider more secure investment alternatives.

Not only is Ms. Brown watching out for California's future, but California is eying her future as well. Many political analysts agree that she is likely to be a contender for governor in either 1994 or 1998. On the national scene. The Washington Post forsees her future as such: "California will finally have a statewide Democratic official with the potential to be on the national ticket."

A California native, Kathleen Brown graduated from Stanford University and went on to the Fordham University School of Law. She has practiced corporate law, specializing in public finance, in New York City and Los Angeles. She served two terms on the Los Angeles Board of Education, which oversees the second largest school district in the United States. In the 1990 state elections, she was the only candidate to upset an incumbent.

Please join the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum in welcoming state treasurer Kathleen Brown for her speech entitled "Southern California: Invest Now or Pay Later." She will also be attending a Women's Forum tea from 4:00 to 5:00. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and her remarks will commence at 7:00.

The High Admiral Christopher Columbus

Gregory Monahan first created the character of Christopher Columbus for a course in Latin American history in the spring of 1988 and has since brought the admiral to life several times. Most recently, he has agreed to perform as Columbus for the "Heirs of Columbus" Chautauqua program sponsored by the Oregon and California Councils of the Humanities, which will tour both states in the summer of 1992. Mr. Monahan has immersed himself in the historical and contemporary literature about the admiral and has even travelled to Spain and Central America to enrich his characterization.

Mr. Monahan studied European history from 1971 to 1975 at the University of Iowa where he received his bachelor's degree. He continued his historical studies from 1975 through 1985 at the University of North Carolina and West Virginia University, earning his master's and doctorate. From 1982 to 1983, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Paris. He is now associate professor of history at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande.

Mr. Monahan enclosed a letter to the Athenaeum from Don Cristobal Colon regarding the intended topics for his presentation. "I will discuss quite honestly, as God hath commanded of all his servants, the challenges and difficulties of my voyages, my efforts to bring God's Word and the guidance of His Holy Church to the poor savages whom I found living without grace in the Indies, and my own errors as an inexperienced and sometimes too trusting governor."

Don't miss this opportunity to dine with the man who discovered the New World. Return the enclosed reservation slip if you wish to journey with us into the past. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and the presentation will follow at 7:00.

Desert Storm-Desert Peace: The Israeli View

The second speaker in our "Desert Storm-Desert Peace" series is Steven Spiegel, highly acclaimed author and spokesperson on international politics, foreign policy, and the Middle East.

Dr. Spiegel, professor of political science at UCLA, is the author of The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making America's Middle East Policy, from Truman to Reagan (1985), acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as "a masterly and incisive book." Nathan Glazer in the New Republic calls Spiegel's research "awesome," arguing that the book "overwhelms any other in its detail, its precision, and its objectivity."

Dr. Spiegel received his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He has published in many well-known magazines and journals, and he has also authored and edited five volumes on international relations. His foreign policy reader, At Issue: Politics in the World Arena (1980), is the most popular of its kind used in the United States. Dr. Spiegel has appeared on various news programs with regard to the Middle East, including newscasts on CNN, CBS, and the BBC.

The Athenaeum joins the International Relations Program and the Keck Center in sponsoring Dr. Spiegel's address which begins at 7:00 preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. Please return the enclosed reservation form if you wish to attend.

The End of American Exceptionalism?

As the spirit of freedom sweeps across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, democratic government seems about to become the rule rather than the exception among world governments. But if that is so, what is left of America's own exceptional mission to embody the democratic cause? What does America have left to contribute to the world?

These urgent questions will be addressed by Michael Novak, one of the nation's most distinguished social commentators, who is the first speaker in the Gould Center and Salvatori Center's series on "The Common Good: Unifying Elements in the American Experience."

Theologian, author, and former U.S. ambassador, Michael Novak holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., where he also serves as director of social and political studies. He has writter more than twenty influential books, including The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics (1972), The Joy of Sports: End Zones, Bases, Baskets, Balls, and the Consecration of the American Spirit (1976), The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1991), Freedom With Justice: Catholic Social Thought and Liberal Institutions (1984), and his latest work, This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas (1990). In 1986, he headed part of the U.S delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, a continuation of the Helsinki Accord negotiations.

His lecture is offered in conjunction with the Gould Center and Salvatori Center's seminar on "The Common Good," a course organized around the question of what makes America's diverse races, religions, and ethnic groups into one people.

Please join us for Michael Novak's talk at 7:00 p.m., and for the preceding reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.

The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy

As America prepares for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World, Kirkpatrick Sale asks us to reconsider the common myths surrounding Christopher Columbus. In his most recent book, The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy (1991), Mr. Sale presents a revised version of the storied seaman, describing him as "unstable, rootless, avaricious, and deceptive."

According to Mr. Sale, Europe's "encounter" with the New World is responsible for many of the political and environmental problems of our time. The Indians lived in peace and harmony with nature, while the Europeans were more concerned with the domination of the world around them. This focus on dominance, over nature as well as over the Indians, eventually spread throughout the world. Mr. Sale holds the Europeans accountable for nations warring over land and for the world-wide pollution of our air and water.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Sale as part of the Athenaeum's "499 Years Ago" series. Be prepared to reevaluate your impressions of the "discovery" of the New World. Return the enclosed reservation form if you plan to attend. Dinner begins at 6:00 and the speech will commence at 7:00.

Desert Storm-Desert Peace: The Arab View

During the Gulf Crisis, everyone turned to CNN to find out what was happening, twenty-four hours a day. Our next speaker has done commentary on CNN for various Middle East events, as well as on "Voice of America," CBS, and the "MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour."

Michael Hudson is a professor of international relations and government and the Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He received a certificate in Arabic from Princeton University.

Dr. Hudson is incredibly active in the world of Middle East academia and policy. He is a founding member of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, and served as president from 1986-87. He is also a member or associate member of five other Middle East or political science associations. He has served on the editorial board for three major Middle East publications and has published numerous books, including The Arab Future: Critical Issues (1979) and The American Media and the Arabs (1980).

In addition to the Gulf Crisis, Dr. Hudson is an expert on other turbulent situations in the Middle East, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and Lebanon.

Dr. Hudson has appeared before congressional committees on Middle East issues, and he will now be appearing before the students of Claremont McKenna, courtesy of the International Relations Program, the Keck Center, and the Athenaeum. Please join us for an informative discussion by returning the enclosed reservation slip. The reception begins at 5:30, followed by dinner and the talk.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Preview

This fall the great, majestic Ninth Symphony of Beethoven will be presented for the first time under the auspices of The Joint Music Program. Two of the ensembles of the Colleges, the Claremont Chamber Orchestra and the Concert Choir, are working this fall toward the concert which will be presented in Bridges Auditorium on November 8. Joining with the colleges' musical groups will be singers from five different community music organizations in Claremont and the College Choir from Occidental College.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum will host the conductor of this concert, Michael Deane Lamkin, as he discusses this work of Beethoven in both its historical and present-day context. Using recorded excerpts of the Ninth Symphony and slides of Vienna, Lamkin will give a concise presentation in preparation for the concert.

Besides Mr. Lamkin, who is professor of music and has been with the colleges since 1977, there will be two student speakers from Claremont McKenna College, Karen Manfield '94, sophomore, and Adam Hiller '93, junior. Both of the students will discuss their work as members of the ensemble preparing for this concert.

Please join us in an enlightening presentation of Ludwig van Beethoven in his historical and present-day context. Please fill out the enclosed reservation form and return it to the Athenaeum so that you may enjoy a special Viennese dinner prior to the presentation.

The Madrigal Feast

A Special Notice to the CMC Community

The Madrigal dinner is back! The Ninth Annual Madrigal Feast will return to the Athenaeum featuring the Concert Choir of the Claremont Colleges and the medieval cuisine of the MMC Athenaeum.

There are three dates still open: Wednesday, December 4; Tuesday, December 10; and Wednesday, December 11. Due to the popularity of the Madrigal you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Seating is on a first-come basis. The CMC community-students, faculty, and staff-will get a preferential sign-up period now through October 14. After that all other Claremont college students may sign up.

Use the reservation coupon to sign up, and be sure to include your payment and meal card number when turning in your reservation at the Athenaeum office. If you wish to sit with a group, please turn in a list of all names and meal card numbers with your payment. We have a limited number of tables that can seat 8 or 10 people.

CMC students with meal card $10.00 per person

CMC students without meal card $13.00 per person

CMC faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $15.00 per person

Claremont Colleges students with meal card $12.00 per person

Claremont Colleges students without meal card $17.00 per person

Claremont Colleges faculty and staff (limit two tickets per person) $23.00 per person

Community persons $30.00 per person

Seating for each Madrigal Feast will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding around 9:30 p.m. after the concert following the meal. All guests to the feast are expected to remain for the concert.

Where you sit at the Madrigal is entirely dependent upon when your paid reservation is received. Get a group of friends to sign up to sit together so that you may all have an unforgettable time at the Ninth Annual Madrigal Feast at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

From the Fellows

Welcome to the 1991-92 year at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. We are the student fellows: Scott Palmer, Elizabeth Pontefract, and Tyson Roberts. The three of us are extremely excited about the upcoming year. The speaker variety ranges from Christopher Columbus to Queen Ida's Cajun band and covers areas from the Soviet Union to Southern California. It is an amazing prospect that we get to meet these people and gain insight into their lives. We hope that all students will take advantage of this opportunity. Our focus this year is to facilitate student interaction with the speakers and the faculty members who frequent the Athenaeum.

From the outset, we want to stress that the Athenaeum is primarily for students. Our policy is to focus on students' needs first. However, we need your help. As some of you are already aware, there is a reception prior to all dinners. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to mingle with the speaker, faculty, administrators, and other students. If you are having any problems getting a chance to talk with the speaker during this time, please come up to any of us and we will be more than happy to introduce you.

Another opportunity to meet the speaker on a more informal basis is to sit at the head table. The conversations over dinner often provide an opportunity to discuss the speaker's life, rather than the more formal topic of the speech itself. You'd be amazed at some of the anecdotes our guests have stored up. Sometimes, speakers like to hear about life at CMC, so you can swap college stories with them. After the speeches we like to have about twenty to thirty minutes of questions and answers. In the past, many students seemed to be a bit tentative about raising questions. We hope to see that change this year. If you have time before or during dinner, try to think of questions in advance. If you had the opportunity to chat with the speaker at the reception or over dinner, after the speech you could ask him or her to elaborate on something you discussed.

In addition to the array of captivating speakers, the Athenaeum offers the traditional Madrigal Feast in December and the new Halloween Night of the Macabre. For less formal gatherings, afternoon teas are always a popular way to break up the afternoon. Also, every Wednesday at noon there is an Open Forum lunch where students and faculty gather to talk about class, life, or current issues. The food is good and the conversation is great, so think about dropping by.

All in all, we want you to feel as at home at the Athenaeum as we have come to be over the last few years. If you have any suggestions or concerns, or if you would like to sit at the head table or even introduce a speaker, call us or drop a note in our box in the Athenaeum office. We look forward to meeting you during the year.