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07/28/2015 Digest

Hiring Students Begins for 2015-2016

Hiring student employees for the 2015-2016 academic year can now begin. Please review your job description, in particular verifying that the Start Date is September 8, 2015 or later and the End Date is May 6, 2016 or earlier. If a student does not pass validation because she does not have Work-Study, please attempt the hire again in two weeks or so. Although the majority of students have completed their financial aid applications, many still have not and they will not pass validation until they've received a financial aid award.

Steam Line Replacement, Between Chase and Unity Houses

Facilities Management began replacing some underground steam lines between Chase House and Unity House on July 20. To facilitate this project, the through traffic behind Chase, Duckett, Northrop and Gillett Houses (between Bedford Terrace and Prospect Street) will be restricted. Access to and from the back of the buildings will only be accessible from the Prospect Street entrance. There will be no interruption in utility services, and the small Unity House parking lot will remain accessible. The project will take approximately 10 days to complete.

Toner Scam Alert

This notice is regarding what is known as the "phoner toner" scam. Posing as a Smith College primary supplier, the scammer contacts an employee and asks for the model number of the copier or printer in their office. Please remember never to disclose information to a vendor calling on the telephone. Knowing the type of printer or copier can enable a scammer to send toner to that office and then charge the office an exorbitant amount for toner. If you need toner contact CBS-Xerox, the college's primary supplier, at 1-800-842-0009. Please alert all employees and students in your department.

'Consciousness, Non-Self and Contemplative Art' by Andrew Olendzki, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., Seelye 201

Buddhist ideas are revolutionizing the fields of health care and mental health, mainly through the influence of mindfulness and meditation. Buddhist thought is also having a profound impact on the study of consciousness, and new fields such as contemplative sciences are emerging at the intersection of meditative experience and the traditional sciences. What about art? How are Buddhist ways of looking at the mind and human experience affecting how art is produced and understood? Join Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D., to explore these questions about Buddhist Influences on the New Art Movement.

Make Your Own Sundae

Give yourself a break. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to "Make Your Own Sundae" on Wednesday, July 29, in the Scales Loggia near the dining hall from noon to 1:30 p.m. Choose your favorite toppings such as whipped cream, Oreo cookies, sprinkles and fudge. Enjoy, relax, eat ice cream. Non-dairy option will be available. No agenda; just fun!

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