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Information Technology Services has recently added two new support technicians to the User Support Team, Harley Worbert and Nolan Reid of Advantage Communications in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Harley and Nolan will be providing front line telephone and email support to the campus community during normal business hours. For more information about this change and its benefits for Smith, see: http://www.smith.edu/its/facilities/usc.html. If you have any questions about Smith computer systems, software, or services, please continue to call x4487 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org as usual.
Smith's McAfee VirusScan site license expires on Sunday, June 23, and will not be renewed. Conditions in our license agreement require that all users stop using VirusScan at that time. To ensure that your office and personal computers remain protected against malware and viruses, please follow the instructions on this page as soon as possible: http://www.smith.edu/tara/viruses.html
Staff Council Diversity Committee is beginning its search for the 2013 Between the Lines book and we'd love to be able to consider your suggestions. If you have read a book that you think would make a good starting point for employee discussions about diversity and equity issues please email the book title(s) and author to Joanne Benkley (email@example.com).
Coming to the all-employee picnic on July 9? Consider coming a little earlier or staying a little later to help out by volunteering for a 30-minute shift. Help is needed with serving beverages, directing people to and through the buffet lines and other stations, replenishing supplies for the buffet, and other fun jobs. Itís a great way to be more involved in this popular event. Please e-mail Kathy San Antonio at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the cool list!
During the summer of 2013, the previously outsourced student mail operation will be combined with administrative mail into one college department located in the campus center. The facility will also receive an update including new self-service lockers for student mail. Administrative mail delivery will remain unchanged. Additional updates will be provided throughout the summer.
Since 1995, Smith has displayed international flags in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT) linked to the home countries of Smith students. In 2006-07, the flags were updated to represent the current classes and mounted on acoustic panels around the ITT. They have not been updated since.
Over the past five years, the acoustic panels have sustained damage and will need to be repaired. As part of that project, the Office of College Relations investigated the current display and found that the flags are hung in a way that often causes them to be blocked from view. The flags also no longer accurately represent the makeup of the current student body.
Later this month, the flags will be removed from the ITT to allow repair and repainting of the walls and acoustic panels. The flags will be stored by Facilities Management.
Smith is proud of the international diversity of its students and alumnae, and is actively seeking a way to better display and celebrate the nations represented by our students.
Please contact Sam Masinter, Director of College Relations, at email@example.com with any suggestions or questions. As the project progresses, we will update the campus community through the e-Digest.
Botanic Garden Perennial Sale Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in front of Lyman Plant House, rain or shine. Potted herbaceous perennials from the Systematics Garden for sale. Take advantage of the re-design and renovation of this historic garden site, adjacent to the Lyman Plant House Pond. $5-$15 a pot. Cash or Check only. Please bring your own boxes or trays to transport your plants.
Botanic Garden Landscape Update: Four campus trees are slated for removal due to a fungal infection, Botryosphaeria sp., known as stem canker. A Liquidambar orientalis, Sweetgum, on the east side of Hopkins house, two Platycladus orientalis 'Elegantissimaí, Oriental arborvitae and a Calocedrus decurrens, Incense cedar, behind 150 Elm St. (north of the Presidentís house), will be removed to prevent the spread of the fungus.