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01/29/2015 Digest


Smith College 2015 United Way Campaign Now Under Way

The 2015 Smith College United Way Campaign is under way. Your donations allow the United Way to continue to focus on education, income, and health in the Hampshire County community. Please consider making a gift today. A gift of any size will enter you into the Smith College United Way raffle, which includes prizes such as year-long reserved parking spots. Click on this link https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1879591-Ly8ZME1wiD to donate, and thank you in advance for your gift. Please send paper checks to Kate Mein, Alumnae House, 33 Elm St.

Enroll Now for Smith ExecEd Online Course: 'Take Control of Your Online Reputation'

Staff and faculty are invited to enroll in the online course Take Control of Your Online Reputation, from Smith ExecEd Online. Smith ExecEd Online is Smith College Executive Education's suite of online leadership development courses. In this six-week course, participants will become masters of digital media best practices. Participants will create meaningful online content, build strategic professional online networks, and learn how to avoid or repair any online pitfalls that may arise. Start date: March 15, 2015. Tuition: $449.00. To enroll, visit http://smith.edu/execed/?q=take-control-your-online-reputation

Scheduling Reminder: Looking Ahead to the Start of Spring Semester

As is the case each year, all requests for use of space during commencement and reunion weekends (this year: Thursday through Sunday, May 14 through 17, and May 21 through 24) require approval of both the Office of Alumnae Relations and the Events Management Office. Priority for use of all college space is given to commencement and reunions so that all spaces are available for all associated activities on these weekends. Contact Kathy San Antonio in the Events Management Office (ksananto@smith.edu/ ext. 2162) with any questions or if clarification is needed.

No Boundaries Starts Mon., Jan. 26; New Evening Workout Session Time, Ainsworth Gym

No Boundaries Northampton 5km training and wellness workshops begin this week in Ainsworth Gym. This 10-week-long program offers Monday running workouts (7:30-8:30 p.m.) on the indoor track and Thursday wellness workshops (7-8:30 p.m.) covering topics including nutrition, stress management, strength training, and more. This program is a collaborative project between students in the Smith College ESS graduate program and Fleet Feet Longmeadow. For more information, visit https://www.fitvil.com/group/548-noboundaries5ktrainingprogram-northampton/

Smith Succeeds at the Highest Levels

Thirty-one remarkable Smithies have been named finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. Of these 31 students hoping to impact 23 countries 18 seek Research/Study Fellowships, while another 13 aim for English Teaching Assistantships. The Fulbright Fellowship represents a significant contribution that Smith makes to societies around the world and is a keystone in Smith's global leadership drive. To learn more about these finalists and their numerous faculty/staff supporters, please visit our news page here: http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php. To learn how you can help the Fellowships Program identify and cultivate potential fellowships candidates, contact Don Andrew (dandrew@smith.edu) or Ryan Lewis (rlewis@smith.edu).

Deadline Reminder for Commencement and Reunion Weekend Events

The deadline for submitting space requests for all events on commencement and reunion weekend (May 14-17) is Friday, Feb. 6. Academic departments and programs should complete the form you received on January 16 and email it to ksananto@smith.edu by this date. Everyone else, please submit your space request in 25Live, even if these events are in spaces within your department that you would not normally need to reserve. In order for your listing to appear in the Commencement and Reunion Weekend Program booklet, spaces must be reserved and the listing text verified by February 6.

2014 W-2 Year End Earnings Statements

The Controller's Office has posted 2014 W-2 Year End Earnings Statements on BannerWeb. Access this electronic version from the Employee Services menu, Tax Information page. To sign up for electronic receipt of the W-2 statement, follow the link for instructions, http://www.smith.edu/controller/PDF_files/2014_Electronic_Form_W2.pdf. If you previously consented you do not need to repeat this process. Employees who have not consented to electronic receipt will receive paper copies, which will be mailed to home addresses by February 2. Current students receive their W-2 Statement in their Campus Box. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Payroll at x2244 or payroll@smith.edu.

Smith College Campus School Open House, Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.

Prospective kindergarten through grade 6 students and their families are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the school on Prospect Street. Tour the school; meet teachers, staff and current parents. For more information, contact the Campus School admission office at 413/585-3270 or visit our web site, http://www.smith.edu/sccs. Benefitted Smith employees receive discounted tuition, and need-based financial aid is available.

'Between the Lines' Reading Program to Discuss 'The Tortilla Curtain' in February

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in Staff Council's latest "Between the Lines" program: a brown-bag lunch to discuss "The Tortilla Curtain" by T.C. Boyle. Interested faculty and staff members should read the book between now and the event, which will take place at noon, Thursday, Feb. 26, in Campus Center 103/104. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch; snacks and drinks will be provided. "The Tortilla Curtain" is available to borrow from both the Smith (smith.edu/libraries/research/tutorials/request) and C/W MARS (bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home) libraries.

Campus Police Tip/Suggestion Box, Campus Center Main Level Table

Campus Police has an anonymous tip/suggestion box located on the main level of the Campus Center, near the cafe. Members of the community who would like to report anonymously to our department are encouraged to consider using this box as an option. The Campus Police Outreach Department reviews information dropped in the box on a weekly basis. Information may include crime activity, policy violations, suggestions for campus police to consider, and so on. You can reach the Outreach Department at 585-2490 or by email at ebrown3@smith.edu.

Now Accepting Proposals for 'Celebrating Collaborations' for Presentations, Performances and Science

Students in all classes and majors are invited to submit proposals to participate in "Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together," which will take place on Saturday, April 18. Proposals to display science posters, give presentations, or do performances will be accepted. Deadline is February 20. Proposals may derive from special studies projects, honors theses, concentration work, research projects, performances, or any other student-faculty joint work. For more information and to submit a proposal online, visit http://www.smith.edu/collaborations/. All proposals are due by Friday, February 20. Contact Danielle Ramdath, Associate Dean of the Faculty, with questions.

Are You a Financial Aid Recipient?

If so, you should complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form at http://goo.gl/forms/yXgRPHFPri or from a link on your student portal page. Your response is a critical part of engaging alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support Smith's scholarship funds. For more information, email DonorRelations@smith.edu.

UPDATED: Now Accepting Faculty Teaching Awards Nominations; Deadline, February 6

The SGA Curriculum Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Faculty Teaching Awards to honor professors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching. Winners will be announced on Rally Day. To nominate someone, fill out the form, by February 8, at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SGG5EujMhyPGvH4cI9E-S5r9GPum2lEAl7bGmmmnGb4/viewform?c0&w1.

Plan to Make a Difference Around the World

You too can plan to join the 31 Smithies recently named finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. Of these finalists hoping to broaden themselves in 23 countries 18 aim to earn Research/Study Fellowships, while another 13 seek English Teaching Assistantships. The Fulbright Fellowship can be key to unlocking a world of wide possibilities and is a real boon to an impressive resume after college. Read here more about what the Finalists propose at http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php. To learn more about Smith's record-setting Fulbright track record, or to become a candidate yourself, visit the Fellowships Program at http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/index.php.

Apply Now to be a Reunion Student Worker; Deadline February 2

Working during Reunion and Commencement weekends is a fantastic opportunity for students to witness and honor Smith alumnae and Smith traditions. Applications are now being accepted on JobX. Once completed they should be turned in at the Alumnae House, 33 Elm Street, right across from the museum. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2. Questions? Contact Maddie DelVicario, 413/585-6982.

Deadline Approaching: Smith Programs Abroad in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg & Paris, Monday, Feb. 2

The application deadline for Smith Programs Abroad in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg & Paris is Monday, Feb. 2. Applications should be submitted online via the Smith International Travel Experiences System, which can be found in the "How to Apply" section of the study abroad Web site at http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad. Students with questions about the programs or application process should contact the Office for International Study by email (studyabroad@smith.edu), by phone (413/585-4905) or in person at the Lewis Global Studies Center at Wright Hall.

Project Coach General Interest Meeting , Sunday, Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Project Coach is looking for academic tutors this semester on Mondays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Seelye. Project Coach combines both academics and athletics to help underprivileged students in the Springfield, Mass., area. If you are interested, please come to our general interest meeting on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center TV Lounge. Questions? Please contact Jo Glading-DiLorenzo (jdilorenzo@smith.edu) or Jordan Dubin (jdubin@smith.edu).

2014 W-2 Year End Earnings Statements

The Controller's Office has posted 2014 W-2 Year End Earnings Statements on BannerWeb. Access this electronic version from the Employee Services menu, Tax Information page. To sign up for electronic receipt of the W-2 statement, follow the link for instructions at http://www.smith.edu/controller/PDF_files/2014_Electronic_Form_W2.pdf. If you previously consented you do not need to repeat this process. Employees who have not consented to electronic receipt will receive paper copies, which will be mailed to home addresses by February 2. Current students receive their W-2 Statement in their Campus Box. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Payroll at x2244 or payroll@smith.edu

'America Reads' Tutor Overview Training, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., Seelye 107

Prospective America Reads Tutors and America Reads Tutors who were unable to attend the Five College Overview Training session in the fall may register now for training. Other sessions besides Feb. 4 are available for those unable to attend. More information and registration is available on the Five College America Reads Program website at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/americareads/training/overview_training

CSO Community Service Recruitment Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4-5:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Meet agency representatives and learn about volunteer opportunities in Northampton and the surrounding communities. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Jittery's Live! Presents Student Openers, Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Come down to the CC TV Lounge at 9 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 5, to see fellow Smithies performing original and cover songs! Enjoy live music, delicious treats and a great atmosphere!

2015 Science & Technology Fair , Thursday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Lazarus Center for Career Development is hosting its annual Life Sciences and Technology Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Campus Center Carroll Room, and will feature employers offering internships and full-time positions. Participating employers are listed online at http://www.smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_scitech_participants.php. Dress is business casual; bring copies of your resume. Students are encouraged to attend the "How to Make the Most of a Career Fair" workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lazarus Center Workshop Room. Learn how to prepare, how to connect with recruiters, and how to follow up afterwards.

Get Your Tickets for Film Screening and Celebration with Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Kahn Institute invites all Smith students to "Celebrating the Kahn Student Experience," a 15-year anniversary event featuring a gala dinner and screening of "Transgenders: Pakistan's Open Secret," a film by Oscar-winning filmmaker and Smith alumna Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02, followed by a Q&A with her. Attending students will also enjoy dinner with invited alumnae of Kahn Institute projects from the past 15 years. No admission fee, but seating is limited, and tickets are required. To obtain a ticket, send request to kahninstitute@smith.edu, or call ext. 3721. More details and schedule: http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/chronicle/fall2014/news.php

Apply Now to Be a Bridge Leader; Applications Due, February 23

Here's your chance to really make a difference at Smith! Applications are now being accepted for the Bridge Leader Staff. Please visit http://www.smith.edu/oma/bridge_leader.php to apply online. Questions? Contact L'Tanya Richmond at lrichmon@smith.edu or (413) 585-4940.

'Built Out of Bits and Books (Dreaming of the Library Today)' with Jeffrey Schnapp, Thursday, Jan. 29, Noon, Alumnae House

Despite finding themselves flanked, on the one side, by technofuturists prophesying the library's imminent extinction and, on the other, nostalgics ruing the demise of print, libraries continue to be designed and built. Most of all, they continue to innovate and to thrive in a wide variety of settings, from the city square to the college campus. Jeffrey Schnapp's talk will broadly examine the emerging culture of library redesign and innovation with an eye to how it builds upon the ancient and modern history of libraries. Lunch will be provided for the first 150 attendees.

'The Arab Spring and Rainbow Hopes: LGBTIQ Rights in Transitional Societies', Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

2015 William Allan Neilson Professor Sahar Amer will assess the situation of LGBTIQ rights in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in the first of three talks in the spring lecture series "Gender, Justice and the Arab World." Sahar Amer is professor and chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her residency at Smith is hosted by the Department of French Studies with support from the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. A reception with refreshments will follow. More information: http://www.smith.edu/deanoffaculty/neilsonlecture2015.html

'Choreography of Trypanosome Mitochondrial DNA Replication', Monday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Michele M Klingbeil, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the Spring 2015 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php

Ecocritical Euclides, or Sustainability Avant la Lettre, Monday, Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

In this Five College Afro-Luso-Brazilian faculty seminar, Aarti Madan, professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present on the visions of sustainability and social ecology in the early 20th-century Amazon writings of journalist, engineer and ethnographer Euclides da Cunha. For Euclides, there is a direct correlation between settlement of the land and its preservation, populating the forest while valuing its alterity. Untangling the political, racial and economic dramas that develop in Euclides's Amazon, Professor Madan considers ways in which his essays critique global economic forces while illuminating fault lines between society and ecology in the Global South. The talk will take place Monday, Feb. 2, in the Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Hall.

What's Happening Around the World - #Je suis Charlie; #Je suis Ahmed, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents WHAW (What's Happening Around the World). Professors Ibtissam Bouachrine, Mlada Bukovansky, Mehammed Mack and Oriane Morriet will consider the following questions: Why did the tragic events of January 7 shake the French Republic and its values of freedom of expression and laicite to the core? What does the satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" stand for in France? What have been the reactions in the Muslim community in France and elsewhere? How has the tragedy affected the political climate in France and Europe? What are the consequences for freedom of expression? This event will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Campus Center 103/104.

Plant Invasions in a Changing World, Monday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Jenica Allen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Part of the Spring 2015 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php.for the full schedule.

Jittery's Live! Presents Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper, Thursday, Jan. 29, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Join us for live music, delicious treats and a great time. Check out Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's album "Billions of Eyes" on Spotify beforehand.

SEC Films Presents 'The Book of Life', Fri. & Sat., Jan. 30 & 31, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

In this animated feature, Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

'The Araboolies of Liberty Street': A Children's Opera, Saturday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

A children's opera based on the book by Sam Swope, with libretto by Constance Congdon and music by Ronald Perera, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor Emeritus, Smith College. General Pinch and his wife are the self-appointed guardians of Liberty Street, where all the houses look alike and anyone or anything "weird" is forbidden. Then one day an exotic new family moves in and, with the help of the neighborhood kids, Liberty Street is transformed forever. The production is a collaboration between the Music Department and the Smith College Campus School. Stage Direction by Karen Smith-Emerson, Musical Direction by Jonathan Hirsh. Free and open to the public.

'BadPuss: A Popumentary', Sunday, Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Screening of a film by Emily Wiest '12, followed by a discussion of early theatre and film career paths with Abigail Milnor-Sweetser '12, Claire DeLiso '12 and Sydney Lemmon. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre, the Department of Film Studies and the Office of Alumnae Relations. Free and open to the public.

Music in the Noon Hour: Monica Jakuc Leverett, Foretepiano, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Monca Jakuc Leverett will perform works by Szymanowska, Chopin, Cramer, and Marie Bigot to be performed on a replica of a Graf fortepiano. The event is free and open to the public.

New Playreading Series: 'Reasons to Live' by Meryl Cohn, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

The New Playreading Series kicks off the semester with Reasons To Live by Meryl Cohn, directed by Liesel de Boor. "Playwright Meryl Cohn's thought-provoking and hilarious play was both brilliant and heartwarming...Much more than just an entertaining evening, it explores the meaning of family, for better or worse." - The Cape Cod Times. Free and open to the public.

MFA Thesis Dance Concert: The Wolf Pack, Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

"The Wolf Pack": A magical evening of dance presenting the thesis choreography of 2015 Smith College M.F.A. candidates. Joy Davis, Ellie Grace, Stephanie Maher and Annie Rudnik each held a vital and unique place in the dance and performance world prior to their serendipitous convergence in the Smith College M.F.A. program. In this culminating performance, they will share a diverse, energetic, and remarkable glimpse into modern and postmodern dance. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 5-7, at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14 at Smith College. General admission $10; students and seniors, $5. For tickets,call 413-585-ARTS.

Leading Ladies Auditions for "Company", Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Sage Hall

"Company" (by Stephen Sondheim) tells the story of confirmed bachelorette Bobby as she celebrates her 35th birthday with her eccentric married friends, while questioning the idea of marriage. Through a series of vignettes, "Company" explores the joys and the horrors of being in a relationship. To audition, come prepared with a verse and a chorus of a song to be performed a capella. We will provide monologues for you to read. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged! Auditions will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Room 8.5 of Sage Hall, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in Room 15 of Sage Hall. Tech, crew and pit orchestra positions are also available. For tech interest or questions, email the director at sfainer@smith.edu.

SEC Films Presents 'Night Catches Us', Friday & Saturday, Feb. 6 & 7, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Join SEC for two free movie screenings of Night Catches Us on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9:30 p.m. This compelling indie film, which debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and stars Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington, tells the politically charged story of a former Black Panther who returns to his Philadelphia neighborhood in 1976 to attend his father's funeral.

Cooperative Housing Info Session, Thursday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Want to learn more about Hopkins and Tenney, the two on-campus co-ops? Current residents will host answer questions at an information session on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in CC103/4. Short tours will be available afterwards. If you are planning to apply for a spot and can't make it to the session, please email salper@smith.edu. Co-op applications are due next Friday, Feb. 6.

'Principles of Investing,' Beginning Thursday, February 5, Neilson Browsing Room

Learn all about the basics of investing. Economics Professor Roger Kaufman will give you the tools you need to start saving for tomorrow, whether its vocabulary about stocks or tips on evaluating the market. The class will be sequential, so students are encouraged to attend the first session. This lunch series is designed for Smithies from all majors with no prior knowledge about investing and is also open to faculty and staff. Enjoy Professor Kaufman's fun, easy-to-follow advice over a delicious lunch in the Neilson Browsing Room from noon-12:50 p.m. each Thursday (lunch provided for the first 70 attendees only).

Soup, Salad, and Soul, Friday, Jan. 30, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

The semester's first Soup, Salad and Soul lunch discussion begins this Friday, Jan. 30, at 12;15 p.m. in Chapin House's Bodman Lounge. The student-led discussion group meets every Friday and focuses on a variety of interesting topics, such as life at Smith, current events, matters of the heart, and spirituality. The lunch is home-made, vegan-friendly, and prepared by student cooks. Come to as many or as few Fridays as you want, even if you are running late. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. If you are interested in leading a group discussion, attend an upcoming facilitator training, led by Interfaith Fellow Matilda Cantwell on Friday, Feb. 6, 11:15-12:00 p.m.

Buddhist Meditation, Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group is led weekly on Mondays by Zen priest and teacher Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, Sensei, a Smith College religious adviser. Meditation can improve one's overall spiritual well-being and physical health. Many people find it useful as a stress reduction and self-reflective exercise. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend these sessions, and no previous experience is necessary. Ryumon is also available for one-on-one formal meditation instruction for anyone new to meditation and in need of an introductory session. Contact Ryumon at temples@twostreamszen.org. Our next Sitting Group is Monday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in the chapel sanctuary.

Dedication of Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, Thursday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m., Upper Lobby, Schacht Center

The Smith community is invited to join President Kathleen McCartney and members of the board of trustees for the dedication of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. The ceremony will be held in the upper lobby of the Schacht Center beginning at 5 p.m. The center will also be open for tours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For questions, contact Ashley Keedy, ext. 2688, akeedy@smith.edu.

Drop-In Support Group for Seniors, Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Drop-In support group for seniors meets Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Room 201 at Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. No advanced registration is necessary. The group will be ongoing throughout the semester and welcomes any senior at any time. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW. For more information, call 585-2840 or email counselingservices@smith.edu.

Smith to Offer Free Sports Clinics to Girls, Sunday, Feb. 1, 12:30-4 p.m., Indoor Track and Tennis Facility

Smith is participating in National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an event to recognize, celebrate and encourage girls and women in sport, by offering a day of sports clinics to local 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. All girls will experience five different sports that could include rugby, cheerleading, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, rowing, fencing, rock climbing, softball, volleyball, soccer and more. 12:30pm: Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and parent/guardian pick-up is at 4 p.m. Clinics, T-shirts and snacks are free. For more details, contact the Athletic Department at 585-2705

Open Office Hour with President McCartney, Monday, Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

Members of the Smith community are invited to meet with President McCartney during her open office hours on Monday, Feb. 2, at 3:30 p.m.

R.A.D. Self Defense Classes Wednesdays, February 4 to March 11, 6-8 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? Rad System is a program of realistic, self defense tactics and techniques. This course begins with awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance. Classes will run on Wednesdays from February 4 to March 11. Campus Police has Certified Rad Instructors that will be teaching self defense techniques to help you be able to escape an attack. To register, email Officer Earl Brown at ebrown3@smith.edu, or call the Outreach Office at 413/559-6981 for more questions.

Grief Support Group on Fridays, Beginning, February 6, 12:45-2 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

A weekly support group for students who have lost a loved one. Meets 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness on Fridays, beginning on 2/6. Facilitated by Meg Laird, LICSW. For more information, or to register, call 585-2840 or email counselingservices@smith.edu.

Student Picks Exhibition by Hui Yan '17 , Friday, Feb. 6, Noon, Cunningham Center, Museum of Art

Student Picks Exhibition: 'Witches: The Allure of the Dark' by Hui Yan '17. Something wicked this way comes! With works by Odilon Redon, Francisco De Goya and others, this exhibition features chilling manifestations of the occult.

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