Dies Mulieris 2011
Class Is Out, But School Is In
ymposium Days at Webb are unique to us. These sometime multi-day events provide an opportunity to explore and celebrate intellectual curiosity beyond the classroom. Symposium Days provide a forum for students and teachers to engage with new ideas that go beyond the traditional curriculum of classroom work.
Three such programs at Webb include the biennial, school-wide, and thematically charged Unbounded Thinker's Symposium (supported by a gift from Robert Hefner '53 to honor the "unbounded thinking and teaching" of his former teacher, Ray Alf), and the two annual events, Men in the Arena for boys and the Dies Mulieris for girls. Men in the Arena offers students and teachers a variety of active and reflective workshops that promote skills and positive images of masculinity while dispelling negative cultural stereotypes. Dies Mulieris "Day of the Woman" celebrates and explores the many facets of womanhood and important issues facing women today. Most of the workshops are designed and presented by students, teachers, alumni and friends of Webb.