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04/17/2014 Digest

Wireless Network Downtime on Sunday, April 20, 6-8 a.m.

Dear Smith Students, Faculty, and Staff: Please note that the wireless network may be down Sunday morning, April 20, from 6 to 8 a.m. while we perform required maintenance. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Regards, ITS

Enrolling for Summer Fitness Program, Ainsworth Gym

Sign Up for Summer Staff/Faculty Fitness Program. June 2nd-July 16th, Prices range from $44- $48 per class. Tuesday and Thursday Aerobics with Rosalie. Monday and Wednesday Pilates with Jean. Yoga with Doug and Lisa. Forms may be requested from Rachel: or on the ESS website:

How to Stay Motivated When You're Overwhelmed, Tuesday, April 22, 12:15 p.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

The end of the semester can be a time when motivation lags because of what remains to be done. Being overwhelmed can make starting and completing tasks more difficult. An informal workshop with tips on "How to Stay Motivated When You're Overwhelmed" will be given by Gail Thomas, Learning Specialist, at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the Jacobson Center. Students are welcome to bring a grab-and-go lunch.

RESCHEDULED: "How to Change a Tire" workshop with Hannah Durrant, Thursday, April 24, 4:30 p.m.

You are Smithies. You can travel half way around the world, complete higher level math, speak more than one language, meet with world leaders -- but can you change a wheel on a car? Come and learn how to change a tire -- and we will throw in a bonus of learning how to jump start a car. This might be the easiest thing you do all week! Pizza dinner included. Registration encouraged but not required. Please meet in circle driveway in between Clark Hall and JMG. For more info, visit:

Landscape Studies Lecture Series presents Julian Agyeman, Professor of Environmental Policy & Planni

Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University will speak on "Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining e/quality: Living Within Limits" on Monday, April 21 at 2:40 pm in Weinstein Auditorium-Wright Hall. His lecture is part of the LSS100 lecture series and is open to the entire Five College Community.

Keeping Public Schools in Public Hands , Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Join us for a discussion of issues regarding standardized testing, common core, and the importance of teaching for students. Taking It Back is a non-profit organization that is trying to "take back" the public school system from corporate hands. The organization is based in Holyoke, Mass., and began officially on Feb. 3, 2014. Gus Morales, who has a Masters Degree in English and is working towards his doctorate, is a teacher in the Holyoke school system and is the head of "Taking It Back." A small reception will be held afterwards.

French Films Series: "Camille Redouble", Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., McConnell B15

"Camille Redouble" tells the unlikely story of Camille, a 40-something unsuccessful actress who has recently divorced from her high school sweetheart. After a New Year's Eve party, Camille wakes up the next morning as her 16-yea-old self in the 1980s, with the opportunity for a complete do-over. As she begins to relive her teenage years and meets the boy that she knows she will eventually divorce, Camille must decide what course she wants her life to take. French with English subtitles. All are welcome!

Final Viewing of Alumnae House Gallery Exhibition "Gatherings" by Lousie Peabody '63, April 16-24, 8:30 a.m., Alumnae House Gallery

"Gatherings," paintings by Louise Peabody '63, features large, crowded compositions of noisy, glass clinking, costume wearing revelers, and landscapes. Last chance to view this exhibition; April 16-24. Alumnae House Gallery is located at 33 Elm St. Open to the public during regular Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10 Minute Plays: Everything's Better with Muntjacs , Sunday, April 27, 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Come enjoy an evening of exciting 10-minute plays! The plays represent a variety of playwrights and genres, and are all directed by this semester's Directing 1 students.

Real Food Challenge Workshops, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m., Campus Center 204

The Real Food Challenge is coming to Smith College to lead workshops about food justice and organizing skills. After the workshops, we'll cook and eat dinner together on campus. It's going to be a great opportunity to connect with networks of student real food leaders and make plans to bring more real food to campuses in the Pioneer Valley. If you have any questions about the workshops or real food challenge, feel free to email Maya at

Closure of Pedestrian Passage at Scott and Ainsworth, April 21-May 4

The plaza in front of Scott Gym and the exterior stairs between Ainsworth/Scott Gym and Sage Hall are scheduled to be temporarily closed to pedestrian circulation April 21–May 4. This closure is scheduled to allow the installation of an underground electrical ductbank from the Sage Hall transformer to the new Health Services Building.

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