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12/18/2014 Digest


Payroll Deadline TODAY

All time sheets for the pay date of Jan. 2, 2015, must be submitted by Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. and approved on the same day by noon.

Opt-Out Parking Sign-Up for New Members, December 15-February 2

Smith's Opt-Out Program pays eligible employees $150/400 per year to travel to and from work without driving a single-occupant (SOV) vehicle, an initiative to help ease the parking demand on campus. The Opt-Out Program is a voluntary program to encourage faculty and staff to find alternate ways to commute, such as car-pooling, ride sharing, bicycling, walking and public transit. For more details: http://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/parking_optout.php Registration must be done in person at the Campus Police Office. Registration forms are at http://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/parking_forms.php Also, register online http://www.commute.com/sign_up with MassRIDES for the Emergency Ride Home Program if you have not done so.

Mail Services Winter Break Hours

Mail Services will be open for pick up and drop off December 29, 30 and 31 from 11 a.m.-noon for any departments wishing to pick up or drop off mail. Please contact jblisset@smith.edu for further instructions.

Campus Mail Delivery, December 18

December 18 there will be no campus mail deliveries or pick ups after 11:30 a.m. Departments who receive their mail after 11:30 am should make arrangements to pick up/drop off their mail at Mail Services. Mail not delivered or picked up on the 18th will be delivered and picked up the following day.

Facilities Management Closing, Thursday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m.

Facilities Management, which includes Central Stores, will close for a department function. If you have a Facilities-related emergency, contact Campus Police at ext. 2490.

Power Shutdown, Various Campus Locations , Monday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

As part of the ongoing Medium Voltage project, there will be an electrical shutdown for a portion of the campus. During the shutdown, there will be representation from Facilities Management, Campus Police and an electrical contractor on campus to monitor all of the building systems. The power shutdown will be in two phases. For the details of this shutdown, visit the Facilities Management website at http://www.smith.edu/facilities/

Payroll Deadline TODAY

All time sheets for the pay date of Jan. 2, 2015, must be submitted by Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. and approved on the same day by noon.

Sign Up Now for Digital Media Literacy (DML) Online Certificate Program, January 27-March 13

Are you looking for the perfect New Year's resolution? Build and enhance your digital media literacy skills, Invest two hours of class time a week for seven weeks and learn effective media communication practices and workflows, operation of digital equipment, and field production and post-production techniques. The DML Online Certificate Program (non-credit) is designed to provide training in a broad range of media technologies including digital audio, digital video production, motion graphics and online portfolio development. We will meet once a week, Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m., in the Center for Media Production, January 27-March 13. To register, contact Kate Lee, klee@smith.edu.

Updated Ebola and Travel Guidelines for Students, Faculty and Staff

Travel to Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone and Guinea remains strongly discouraged. The CDC continues a level 3 warning for those countries and says non-essential travel is to be avoided. Mali currently has a level 2 warning. Students, faculty and staff who travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea or Mali and have not been exposed to Ebola are to notify Health Services prior to their return to campus for clearance to return. During Winter Break, when Health Services is closed, call Campus Police. Smith will follow the CDC guidelines in monitoring student, faculty and staff health for 21 days after leaving one of these countries. For more information, visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/ebola-liberia. For current information on Ebola, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebol/index.html

Apply for Plant Science Summer Internships

The Smith College Botanic Garden offers two 10-week summer internships at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London and an internship at the National Museum of Natural History, part of the Smithsonian Institution, supervised by Dr. W. John Kress, chair of the Botany Department. The Botanic Garden also offers 12-week paid summer internships at Smith. This structured full-time work experience provides critical training and insight into the tasks and skills associated with managing a public garden. Application deadline is February 16, 2015. More information and applications are online at: http://www.smith.edu/garden/Academics/students.html

Apply for the Alumnae Scholarship

Alumnae Scholarship: If you are a senior or an alumna beginning your first year of graduate studies, you are eligible to apply for an Alumnae Scholarship. Awards are competitive and are based on merit as determined by your record, letters from faculty and a recommendation from your department. Students who receive awards are expected to pursue full-time graduate study. The application deadline is March 20, 2015 and is available for download at http://www.smith.edu/classdeans/funding.php.

Bradley Shuttle Tickets for Winter Break Now Available

SGA is sponsoring commercial bus rides to Bradley Airport for Winter Break. The cost of a ticket is $15. There are no return trips due to J-term. We accept OneCards and checks, no cash. To purchase your ticket come to the SGA Office, 206 Campus Center, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note these are the new hours that tickets will be available for sale. Tickets cannot be purchased on the bus. Go to http://www.smith.edu/sga/docs/2014-15ShuttleSchedule.pdf for the shuttle schedule. Contact the SGA Office at 413-585-4950 or ext. 4950 for any questions.

Cafe Hours: End of Semester

The Cafe Hours for Monday, Dec. 15-Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Saturday, Dec. 20-January 4, 2015. For additional information on the hours for the cafe, please visit http://www.smith.edu/cafe

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