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08/28/2014 Digest


OneCard Office Closed, August 28 and 29

The OneCard office in Stoddard 24 will be closed August 28 and 29 while staff assist at Central Check-In. In addition, due to other back-to-school activities, we will be unable to create new spouse or dependent cards until September 8.

College Corporate Card Notice

The college has been experiencing an increase in fraud incidents. The Purchasing Office is working closely with JP Morgan Chase regarding the fraudulent activity. If you receive a notice from JP Morgan Chase, call JP Morgan Chase back and then email the Purchasing Office to let us know the disposition. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Purchasing Office. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Space Reservation Reminders (Procedures)

Space Reservation Reminders (formerly called Space Reservation Procedures) for the upcoming academic year can be found at http://www.smith.edu/emo/forms.php, under "Planning Checklists and Tips." While there, check out the redesigned Events Management Office website.

Register Now: Faculty/Staff Fitness Classes Start Sept. 8

Register now to take a fitness class during your lunch hour at Smith, socialize with friends and be inspired by our knowledgeable instructors. All classes are in Ainsworth Gym. M,W Pilates with Jean Sept. 8 - Dec. 10, 12:10 p.m. -12:50 p.m. $85; M,W,F Yoga with Lisa Sept. 8 - Dec. 12, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $125; T,TH Aerobics with Rosalie Sept. 12 - Dec. 11, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $88 ; M,W,F Yoga with Doug Sept. 8 - Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-1:50 p.m., $125; Aerobics with Joan M,W Sept. 8 - Dec. 10, 5:00- 5:50 p.m., $85. Forms available on ESS website: http://www.smith.edu/ess/resources.php OR request more information to rcook@smith.edu

Mail Services Extended Hours

Mail Services will have the following extended hours for the start of the fall semester. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, noon-3 p.m. (Pick-up only); Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (pick-up only). Beginning September 2, hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sept. 6 and 13 only) and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sept. 7 only). For updates, visit http://smith.edu/mailservices/

Varsity Crew Meeting - For Experienced Coxswains and Rowers, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 4 p.m., Ainsworth 150 (Classroom)

Team meeting for students with previous coxing and/or rowing experience, who are interested in trying out for the Varsity Crew team. Contact Head Coach Karen Klinger with any questions. kklinger@smith.edu or Ext. 2717.

SCMA Student Member Welcome Gathering and Info Session, Thursday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lobby, Museum of Art

Cookies, freebies, a Museum Shop promo, program registration, membership perks, candy, giveaways, cider and more. Student membership is a wonderful way to support the Museum and have fun. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum or email SCMAmembers@smith.edu.

Novice Crew Meeting - No Experience Necessary, Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:10 p.m., Ainsworth 150 (Classroom)

Meeting for those interested in the Novice Crew Team. This is intended for those with no prior rowing or coxing experience who want to learn a new sport, become a Smith athlete, and join a big, boisterous and fast team. Contact Novice Coach Becca Waldo at rwaldo@smtih.edu or Head Coach Karen Klinger at kklinger@smith.edu, x2717 with any questions. For more information on crew and tryouts, visit http://www.smithpioneers.com.

Equestrian Team Tryouts, Sunday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Equestrian Center

Prior to tryouts and before Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., interested students must come to the Equestrian Center to sign up for a specific time to tryout. If you have not already done so, notify Coach Sue Payne ASAP of your intention to try out by email at spayne@smith.edu.

Registration for Riding Classes, Monday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Ainsworth Classroom

Students interested in taking riding classes first semester should bring your academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have pre-registered. Riding classes are scheduled after this meeting. For more information, please email Sue Payne, Director of Riding at spayne@smith.edu.

Sign Up for People's Climate March, Sunday, Sept. 21

Reserve your spot on a bus headed to New York City for the @People's Climate March. In the biggest, most urgent climate mobilization in history, we'll demand serious action from world leaders to tackle the climate crisis. March in solidarity with groups like @Our Power Campaign that represent frontline communities struggling for social and economic justice -- and get to know other students on campus committed to the same. Sign up (http://bit.ly/1tfLaDo) for a bus seat now. Contact sbigalke@smith.edu or kostrow@smith.edu with questions.

Sophomore Reboot , Friday, Sept. 5, Noon-1 p.m., ITT

Lunchtime major fair with faculty from across all the divisions. Sophomores, come have all your questions answered about selecting a major, an adviser, requirements, etc. Centers from around campus will also be present to fill you in about your other options as a sophomore. The Lazarus Center for Career Development and the Lewis Global Studies Center will be holding open hours just for sophomores, Friday Sept. 5, 1-4 p.m. in their respective offices.

Smith College Chorus Auditions, Sat., Aug. 30-Wed., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sage Hall 2

The dynamic Smith College Chorus is open by audition to all women of the Smith community, though its primary focus is on first-year students. Auditions are friendly and include vocalizing, sight-reading, singing a song of your choice (optional; a cappella or with accompaniment), and discussing your commitment to the Chorus. Staff and faculty, in addition to students are encouraged to audition. Sign up in Sage Hall, Room 2. For more information, contact Joseph Baldwin, conductor: jbbaldwin@smith.edu or visit http://www.smith.edu/music/ensembles_vocal.php

Campus Center Cafe Reopens Thursday, Aug. 28

The Campus Center Cafe, which was closed during the summer for renovations, will reopen on Thursday, August 28. The Cafe will have varied hours through the end of summer: Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 29, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and closed Saturday, Aug. 30-Monday, Sept. 1. For additional information, visit http://www.smith.edu/cafe

Convocation and Related Events Wednesday, Sept. 3

A Convocation Kick-Off begins at 5:15 p.m. with an outdoor BBQ happening at three different locations - the Quad, Davis Lawn and Chapin Lawn. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend and celebrate the start of the academic year before heading over to Convocation, which will take place 7-7:45 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Following Convocation, everyone will be directed to the carnival happening in front of the Campus Center and Chapin Lawn (inside the Campus Center in the event of rain). The carnival will end at 10 p.m.

Equestrian Center Open House, Saturday, Sept. 6, Noon

Facilities will be open for viewing, and registration for community lessons will be available at this time. Various equine companies will be present and willing to answer questions. For more information, email Lori Quinlan at lquinlan@smith.edu

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