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Staff members are invited to be small group discussion leaders for the summer reading selection, My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor, during Orientation. Each volunteer will be provided with a book, as well as an opportunity to engage with other discussion leaders at a meeting in August prior to Orientation. You will be assigned to lead a small group discussion in a house on campus. These discussions will occur on Monday, September 2, 3-4 p.m. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Rae-Anne Butera email@example.com.
Smith College’s primary supplier for office supplies, WB Mason, is updating their website the weekend of May 11. Use of the website will remain the same. The appearance of the website will look different and the website will provide greater functionality.
Fiscal year 2012/2013 ends on June 30. The controller’s and purchasing offices have provided key dates and information to ensure a smooth end to the college’s financial fiscal year as well as the start of the new fiscal year, which begins on July 1. Please carefully adhere to all deadlines outlined in the FY'13 Year End Memo located on the Purchasing Office web site, http://www.smith.edu/purchasing/index.php. Please contact the appropriate office with any questions or concerns. Contact information is located at the end of the memo.
On May 28, a contractor will begin work to take down 66 Green Street. The building is located in an area that has been identified for long-term expansion by the college. After it is taken down, the area is slated to become green space, creating a landscaped corridor between center campus and Ford Hall. To facilitate contractor access, the parking area adjacent to Ford Hall, which is entered from Arnold Avenue, will be closed May 28-June 7. Those with reserved spaces in the lot will receive parking passes for the nearby Smith College garage during that period.
Senior Campaign results will be announced on Ivy Day, which means that seniors only have a few days left to participate by making a contribution. There will be a Senior Campaign table at the Senior Week Tie-Dye and Lawn Games event on Chapin Lawn, 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Last-minute gifts will be collected at commencement rehearsal on Friday morning, May 17, so don't forget to bring a few dollars because it will be the very last chance to donate. For more information and to make your gift online, visit http://smith.edu/giving/fund_seniors.php
The Campus Police Department is requiring that all vehicles parked on Paradise Road, Mandelle Road, and inside the Quad, be moved by Tuesday, May 14, for Commencement and Reunion activities. Also, please observe any other posted “No Parking” areas. During Commencement & Reunion weekends, there will be no parking allowed on Prospect Street. If you have any questions, please call 413-585-2495.
Have you ever had an “aha” moment or transformative experience with an artwork you had seen at the Museum of Art? Maybe with a class, or privately? If yes, take 5 minutes to share your story at http://www.smith.edu/yourartstory. You will be helping to develop a project to welcome Smith’s incoming President Kathleen McCartney with an inaugural event at the Museum in October 2013. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Deadline to submit is June 15.
The Cafe will be open variable hours for the next two weeks, Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 25. For a complete listing of hours, please visit http://www.smith.edu/cafe.
All Smith pictures all the time. Smith on Instagram is now on the Gate. Check the Gate daily for a revolving stream of Smith images: http://www.smith.edu/gate
Also, check the Gate every day through May 20 for special Smith commencement 2013 coverage. Today: a tribute to President Christ.