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06/28/2016 Digest

Usher for New Century Theatre and See a Show for Free, Theatre 14, Mendenhall

New Century Theatre's 2016 summer season is open. You can sign up to usher to see a play for free. The performances run through August 6. Contact the box office to sign up. Call 413-585-3220 or email Full schedule available at

Open Call for Staff Nominations for College Standing Committees

Would you like to be more involved in decision making processes for the College? Now is the time to nominate yourself for one of the College's standing committees. The terms begin Fall 2016. Read more about the work the committees do and submit your name on this form: All nominations are due by July 12.

Opt Out of Buying a Parking Decal by Joining the Opt-Out Program

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: Sign-up period runs from July 1 to September 15.

Faculty/Staff Parking 2015-16 Decals Expire, June 30

To purchase the 2016-17 parking decals go to 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 office. No Mail-in registrations accepted. Registration forms are available in the Campus Police Office, 126 West Street or at Parking Office business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 4 pm.

Copy & Print Services Relocating to Green St. (Closed July 5 and 6 for Move)

Exciting news....Copy & Print Services is moving from 126 West St. to 40 Green St. The new location will be more convenient for campus users. The hours and operation of Copy & Print Services will remain the same, only the location is changing. Copy & Print Services will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5 and 6, in order to facilitate the move. Please anticipate the dates when submitting your jobs in order to avoid any delays. Thank you.

Sign Up for R.A.D. Self-Defense Classes, Beginning, Wednesday, July 6

Campus Police will be offering R.A.D. classes for members of the Smith College community. R.A.D. Systems balances the needs of self identified women to acquire self defense education in a relatively short period of time. We will provide short term training opportunities in a building block format. Classes will run for 2.5 hours a-day for a total of 5 days in Davis Ballroom. Dates are; July 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12. Classes will be offered during your work day from 1:30 to 4 p.m. If interested, send an email to Earl Brown at

Why You Should Never Re-use Your Smith Password for Other Accounts

Security breaches are happening across a variety of sites on a regular basis and notices are rarely timely. (Tumblr and LinkedIn recently announced breaches from 2012 and 2013.) If you use your Smith email address coupled with your Smith password to log into into social media or other websites, you may be giving hackers a huge advantage in accessing your Smith account. We want to remind all faculty, staff and students not to re-use your Smith network credentials to login to other services or websites.

Make Your Own Sundae, Thursday, June 30, 12:30 p.m.

Choose your favorite toppings such as oreo cookies, sprinkles, fudge and whipped cream at "Make Your Own Sundae!" ice cream social in Scales courtyard. Enjoy, relax and eat ice cream. There will be a non-dairy option available, too. No agenda for this event; just pure fun.

Free Second Friday, July 8, 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: Happy Valley -- create your own miniature "Happy Valley"-inspired by the familiar landscape of local artist Sally Curcio's magical bubble sculptures. 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. Crooked Stick Pops for sale.

Sallie McClure Stanley '74: 'AHA! Capturing Moments' Exhibition, Through August 8, M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Alumnae House Gallery

Having summered in northern Michigan since birth, I have been entranced for many years by the mysterious beauty and light of the Leelanau peninsula. I have found endless inspiration for watercolor landscape paintings both in Michigan and in subsequent travels. It has been a total joy and lifelong passion to try and capture that exact moment when light, color and composition coalesce into a perfect "AHA!" exhibition. Smith College Alumnae House, 33 Elm St. The event is free and open to the public.

'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.

Ramadan at Smith

Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan)! This year the holy month of Ramadan runs until July 5. For Muslims it is a time for spiritual renewal and purification. Prayer and reading spaces for Ramadan are located at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel including the first floor sanctuary, Bodman Lounge, the Reading Room, and Blue Room on the lower level.

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