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07/26/2016 Digest


OneCard Office, Computer Store and ITS Offices Closed, July 26, Noon-4 p.m.

The OneCard Office, Computer Store and ITS offices will be closed for an all-staff retreat. The IT Service Center and Classroom Support will remain open.

Next Workshop on Goal-Setting for New Performance Review Process, Tuesday, August 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Beginning July 1, Smith College implemented a new staff performance management process. The first part of the cycle is goal-setting. All college staff that are not in bargaining units should be meeting with their supervisor to determine their goals for the performance year. Please visit the Human Resources website for more information about the process. The next goal-setting workshops will be held Tuesday, August 9. A goal-setting eLearning will be available on our website on July 27.

Share your opinions on Smith in the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey

The Times Higher Education US Student Survey -- http://uscolleges.streetbees.com/partners/tes -- is now open, giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 $100 Amazon gift cards. Smith students are invited to respond to this short survey to evaluate the quality of teaching in America's colleges and universities, as perceived by students. Your responses will remain anonymous, and will not impact your position at your institution. To enter to win, we'll send you a verification link in your email inbox upon completion.

Free Second Friday, Friday, Aug. 12, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

From 4-6 p.m. Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view This month: Going for the Gold- Are you following the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? Discover athletes from long ago in our Ancient World gallery and design a custom medal to recognize achievement in your own summer games. At 6 p.m. Open Eyes- join a guided gallery conversation exploring a different art object each month. The Museum Shop will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

'Thinking in Wool: Contemporary Hooked Rugs' by Margaret Bruzelius and Jill St. Coeur, M-F, Through August 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

"Thinking in Wool: Contemporary Hooked Rugs" by Margaret Bruzelius and Jill St. Coeur will be on view Monday through Friday in the Janotta Gallery through August 26.

Zine Workshop: 'Strength for the Struggle' , Wednesday, July 27, 3-5 p.m., KnowledgeLab, Neilson Library, 2nd Floor

Activists, dissidents, misfits, troublemakers, creatives, queers, radicals, zine people, zine-curious, poets, writers, students, staff, and faculty are invited to a zine-making workshop, titled "Strength for the Struggle: A zine workshop for creative collaboration in the midst of chaos." Join us as we re-purpose withdrawn government documents and mainstream media. Let's come together as a supportive, empathetic community in a time of chaos, and creatively regenerate strength for the struggle (#SftS).

Paradise Pond Refill Slowed by Drought

Due to continued drought conditions, Facilities Management reports Paradise Pond will remain drawn down until there is significant rainfall within the watershed, 55 square miles upstream. Beginning July 6, as an alternative to dredging, the pond was partially drawn down and sediment was redistributed from high spots to low spots within the pond. Refilling the pond might take several weeks, depending on the weather. Read more about the project in the Gate at http://goo.gl/mHLyFD

Emergency Notification System Test, Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m.

Campus Police will test the college's emergency notification system on July 27. Any changes to your emergency contact information should be made by 5 p.m. on July 26. To receive emergency messages via cell phone, text or voice, please update your information. Students and employees can log in to the Smith Portal at https://portal.smith.edu using their network username and password. When the portal page opens, click on BannerWeb and update your emergency contact information.

Sidewalk Sales at the Museum, July 28-31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of Art

Museum Shop products at incredible prices will be on sale at the annual sidewalk sale taking place under the big white tent outside the Museum.

College Lane, Elm Street Entrance Closed Through August 19

The entrance to Smith at College Lane and Elm Street will be closed through Friday, Aug. 19, for subsurface utility work. In addition, access to upper College Lane (from the intersection of Green Street and College Lane up to the intersection of Elm Street and College Lane) will be limited from August 8 through August 19 to allow this section of roadway to be repaved. For more information on this and other summer construction projects, visit https://goo.gl/YBIKba Questions or comments on the College Lane project can be directed to Diana Randall, Ppoject manager, Facilities Management, drandall@smith.edu.

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