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The Committee on Academic Priorities and the Assessment Subcommittee invite you to a playback session to discuss newly proposed student capacities and learning goals. A light lunch will be provided.
Parking decals purchased online will be mailed to campus addresses only. Go to https://goo.gl/C3Q4xK to complete the registration form and upon entering the credit card information, using Visa or MasterCard, a receipt will appear on the screen which will automatically be emailed to you. The option to pay by cash or check is still available and must be done in the parking office. No Mail-in registrations accepted. Registration forms are available in the Parking Office, 126 West Street or at http://goo.gl/Qr4Xpa Parking Office business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
How are you commuting to campus for 2016-2017? Read about the financial incentives to go green with the opt-out program, and find out the details for obtaining an opt-out parking permit here: http://goo.gl/GJcwJM
UMass offers a Rideshare service free to all Five-College employees and commuter students. The program matches riders with similar schedules and routes. For contact and sign up information, visit http://goo.gl/lKR9O9 MassRIDES, a service of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), offers a NuRide http://www.commute.com/nuride program to find people going your way and at the same time earn reward points for each "green trip" taken by bus, bicycling, walking, or carpooling. Redeem points for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, tickets to shows and attractions. Carpoolers, opt-outers, bicyclists and PVTA riders are encouraged to take advantage of MassRIDES Emergency Ride Home Program by visiting http://www.commute.com
Summer Fitness Program for faculty and staff is now enrolling. All classes are in Ainsworth Gym. M,W Pilates with Jean 12:10-12:50 p.m.; M,W Yoga with Lisa & Doug 12:10-12:50 p.m.; T,TH Cardio Blast with Rosalie 12:10-12:50 p.m.; Bootcamp with Joan M,W 1:10-1:50 p.m.; Tai Chi with Richard T,Th 12:10-12:50 p.m.. To request more information: email@example.com or print the flyer: http://smith.edu/ess/fitness.php
Of course you do--you'll be at the All-Employee Picnic on Chapin Lawn with your colleagues, having a blast. What can you expect at this year's picnic? Well, great food, of course, including hand-scooped ice cream from Maple Valley Creamery; the chance to improve your golf game, guided hula-hooping with Alotta Hoopla, plus some new surprises. Any employee can help make this a great event by volunteering for a 30-minute shift. Details about how to sign up for this will be available soon, as will information about how you can do good and have fun at the same time.
Smith College is implementing a new staff performance management process beginning July 1, 2016. The new process involves managers and staff working together to plan, monitor, and review staff contributions and accomplishments at Smith in a three phase cycle. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/whatsnew.php
The success of the All-Employee Picnic relies in part on the support of volunteers who pitch in for a 30-minute shift to help out on such important such jobs as helping distribute beverages, staffing the donations table, and directing people through the buffet lines. While you do this, you get to see many more of your colleagues, and you'll enjoy the delicious lunch even more knowing that you did good. This year's picnic will be on Wednesday, May 25, so sign up now for a 30-minute shift during the picnic by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you leave campus for the summer, make sure your I-20 signature is valid. If you have the old style I-20, please collect your new I-20 from the Lewis Global Studies Center. If you already have the new I-20 format, make sure your signature is in date for when you expect to return to the US. Note: signatures are valid for 12 months. If you need an updated signature, stop by the Lewis Global Studies Center for Dean Caitlin or Nathan Hammond to sign. Email email@example.com with any question.
Faculty, staff and students who need long-term parking (for example during sabbatical leave, traveling on college business or going abroad for the semester) should contact the Parking Office to make parking arrangements. There is no long-term parking in the Parking Garage for people that are going away on personal business. Faculty and staff vehicles that are left in the Parking Garage with evidence of long-term parking will be contacted and asked to relocate their vehicle to the approved storage lot within twenty-four (24) hours if not parked on official college business.
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is collecting donations for the annual Winter Clothes Closet in the fall. We accept lightly used clean clothes, winter coats, winter accessories and freshly laundered comforters. This year we will also be accepting textbook donations to create an ISSO library where international students can borrow books from ISSO for the semester. If you have any donations, drop them off at the Lewis Global Studies Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
It's on: The Smith senior class has challenged Mount Holyoke's senior class to a giving challenge. By making a gift to the Senior Appreciation Program, you can help to support your fellow Smithies on campus and help us win bragging rights. Please make your gift today so we can take down MoHo. Make your gift online at
https://goo.gl/OouhVB or stop by our table in the CC.
Each year as students move out they leave behind tons of clothing and recyclables. Students can help reduce move-out waste by bringing out their used clothing for donation, and paper/containers for recycling during Spring Clean-Out Nights. A recycling truck will be traveling to different parts of campus on May 3, 4, and 5, followed by the Wheelhouse Farm food truck. Students who donate clothing or recycle will receive a free farm-to-table dessert from the food truck. For truck schedules, visit https://goo.gl/dZFP7z
The Jeanne McFarland and Valeria Dean Burgess Stevens Prizes are awarded annually by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and the Project on Women and Social Change for excellent work in the study of women and gender. The Schuster Van Dyne Prize in Queer Studies is awarded annually by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender for excellent work in queer studies. For more information, visithttp://smith.edu/swg/prizes.php
Wondering how you are going to manage paying rent, student loan and credit card debt, or whether you'll be able to take advantage of the tax benefits of retirement savings after you graduate? Then join the Center for Women and Financial Independence for our personal finance bootcamp available only for the Class of 2016. Professor Randy Bartlett will cover all the basics of managing your financial lives once you move beyond the Smith "bubble."
***Space is LIMITED*** RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/HT1yyMNt9m
Anne Balsamo, dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement, is a national leader in media studies whose work links cultural studies, digital humanities and interactive media. Her lecture will address new pedagogical strategies in higher education and museums that explore the collaborative possibilities of distributed learning for the Born-Digital Generation. This lecture, free and open to the public, is in conjunction with "Futurisms II," a collaborative research project between the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art, taking place Tuesday-Wednesday, May 10-11.
New works by Smith composition students, performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
The spaces in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel will be deemed quiet spaces for students to study, reflect, research and contemplate. Students are welcome to use the upstairs sanctuary, Bodman Lounge (B2), the Reading Room (B13), the Blue Room (B5) and Student Room (B4) for these activities. Yummy study snacks and drinks will be available in Bodman Lounge in the Chapel's lower level.
MENA (the Middle East and North African student alliance) will hold a vigil for Syria to call attention to a recent catastrophic airstrike on a Syrian pediatric hospital in Aleppo which killed 50 people including children, patients and medical personnel. The vigil will provide a space to honor their lives and show support for the Syrian people amidst the mounting Syrian crisis. All are invited. Co-sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
The Spatial Analysis Lab just revealed the final Mystery Map of the Academic Year. Head over to our blog for more details: http://bit.ly/FinalSpring2016MM. Congrats to Michael Madole, Tracy Whelen, Sara Kirk, Miriam Neptune and Jess Carboni, who solved our April Mystery Map portraying results from the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.