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02/26/2015 Digest

Eduroam Is Now Campus Standard Wireless Network; SmithSecure Gone March 9

The SmithSecure wireless network will be turned off in all remaining campus buildings on Monday, March 9. To avoid any loss of service, all SmithSecure users should establish an Eduroam connection on their device before that date. Note that your Eduroam username is your Smith email address and your Eduroam password is your Smith network password. Windows users, you must make your first connection to Eduroam using the Aruba QuickConnect Wizard at For full Eduroam connection instructions, see:

Staff: Nominate Yourself to Serve on a College Standing Committee

These committees are comprised of faculty and staff members and help advise the College on important decisions. To read more about the work of each committee and to nominate yourself for open positions, visit . Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

Take the Otelia Cromwell Day Survey

The Otelia Cromwell Day Committee is looking for feedback from students, faculty, and staff to improve 2015 programming. Participants can go onto the Otelia Cromwell Day website at to fill out the survey. Otelia Cromwell Day honors the first African American graduate of Smith College with a annual slate of workshops, lectures, and cultural events that provide an opportunity for education and reflection on issues of racism and diversity.

Location Change: Social Security Collecting Strategies Workshop

The Social Security Collecting Strategies workshop scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, noon-1:30 p.m., has been changed to the Conference Center Oak Room. There's still time to register for this workshop.

March 9 Budget Call Workshop, RSVP by March 4

Are you new to the Budget Call process at Smith? Were you assigned an Excel budget worksheet and are unsure how to complete it? This workshop, which takes place Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., may be for you. The Budget office will review the Budget Call process and how to complete your budget worksheets and supporting documents. Individual PCs available in a computer lab setting, so that your specific worksheet questions can be answered. Please RSVP to by Wednesday March 4th, so that we can reserve a computer for you to use as we walk you through your individual Budget Call question areas.

Brown-Bag Lunch to Discuss 'The Tortilla Curtain' for Staff Council's 'Between the Lines' Program, Thursday, Feb. 26, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in a brown-bag lunch to discuss "The Tortilla Curtain" by T.C. Boyle. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch; snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, visit Synopsis: The Rincons have come to California from Mexico to make a better life for themselves. Living in a makeshift camp, the Rincons are quite different from the Mossbachers, Los Angeles liberals living in a gated hilltop community. A freak accident brings the couples into intimate contact and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

Staff Council Spuds and Soup Event, Friday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Beat the winter blues with your Staff Council: Join colleagues for a warm soup (gluten-free option available upon request) and a baked potato bar lunch. For fun there will be a photo booth and caricaturist on hand. Take a few minutes out of your day to grab lunch, take a photo, and meet your Staff Council representatives.

Register Your Middle or High School Student for Smith 'Splash', Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m., Seelye 101

Splash is an all day event for middle and high school students to come to Smith and take classes taught by college students on March 7. Classes cover a wide range of academic and creative subjects. All 6th-12th grade students are welcome. Register at, or for any questions email Reserve a spot soon.

CMP Seeking Strategic Planning Proposals: Deadline March 23

Smith is embarking on a college-wide strategic planning process, with the Committee on Mission and Priorities serving as the steering group. Brief proposals of innovative ideas and investments, as well as alignment of existing programs, are invited and encouraged from faculty, staff and students. Deadline is March 23. For more information, visit

Fellowships Program Better Equipped to Help You

The Smith Fellowships Program has a reconfigured Fulbright website and application system for students seeking post-baccalaureate fellowships, based off its Fulbright website at All top post-bacc fellowships sponsored by Smith operate off the basic Fulbright process because most prestigious post-bacc fellowship elements are common to all such fellowships. Inquire today with an email to to see how Fellowships advisers can support you!

Date Change: Open Office Hour with President McCartney , Thursday, March 12, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

The President's Open Office Hour has moved from Wednesday, March 4, to Thursday, March 12, at 4 p.m.

Spring Semester Volunteer Opportunity with High School Students in Holyoke

Provide high school level tutoring at the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School on Mondays or Wednesdays, 3:45 to 7 p.m. Smith vans available for transportation between Smith and Paulo Freire. For more information, come to the pizza lunch meeting on Tuesday, February 24, at 12:15 pm. in the Center for Community Collaboration (Wright Hall 013, lower level). Questions? Send e-mail to Liz Lindley,

Now on Sale: Bradley Airport Spring Shuttle Tickets, 206 Campus Center

SGA is sponsoring commercial bus rides to and from Bradley Airport for Spring Break. The cost of a one-way ticket, which are on sale now, is $15 and $25 for round-trip. We accept OneCards and checks, no cash. To purchase your ticket(s) come to the SGA Office, 206 Campus Center, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cannot be purchased on the bus. Go to for the shuttle schedule. Contact the SGA Office at 413-585-4950 or ext. 4950 for any questions.

Take a Guess at the New Mystery Map from the Spatial Analysis Lab

The Winter Mystery Map has been released by the Smith Spatial Analysis Lab. The map challenge invites you to exercise your spatial savviness and Pioneer Valley knowledge by identifying the mystery event mapped. Visit our website to view the map and submit a guess by Friday March 3rd. The winner will be announced soon after.

Drop In Hours for Room Draw Questions, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 , Clark Hall 101

Students are invited to "drop in" with questions about the Room Draw and Housing Lottery process until Friday, March 27. Staff from residence life will be on hand in Clark Hall during these hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Students attending "drop in" hours should check in at the front desk in Clark Hall 101. No appointment is required.

Support Financial Aid Week with the Senior Campaign, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 26, 10:30 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Learn more about student philanthropy and supporting financial aid here at Smith while enjoying candy and post cards from the Senior Campaign. We will be talking about supporting our community through student giving and how to make your first gift to the community as a graduating Senior.

Register Now for Travel Writing Workshop, Friday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Jaclyn Mishal, co-founder of Pink Pangea, the community for women who love to travel, will be hosting a travel writing workshop. Mishal has traveled to the Middle East, Europe, and Central America, working with academic, internship, and volunteer programs, as well as writing. For more information, visit Registration required, send an e-mail to

Smith To Do: Spoon Mirrors, Saturday, Feb. 28, 9-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Create and decorate mirrors using colorful plastic spoons.

Snowshoe Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program, March 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Explore our New England forests on snowshoes. Register now. We have space on our March 1 trip. Depart the Boathouse at 10 a.m. and return by around 2 to 3 pm. Snowshoes are provided. No experience needed. Email to register. Free.

Deadline for Intent to Participate in the Draper Competition, Monday, March 2, 11:59 p.m.

Calling all innovators, disruptors, & dreamers! Submit your intent to participate including your name, venture name, and faculty sponsor to by the deadline for a chance to win your share of $25,000 in cash and prizes at the 2015 Draper Collegiate Undergraduate Women Entrepreneur's Competition on April 10th. For more information:

Smithsonian Program Applications Due , Friday, March 6

In the Fall 2015 Smithsonian Internship Program, students spend the semester in Washington D.C. earning school credit and interning in one of the 19 Smithsonian museums where students assist in creating exhibitions and programming, conduct research with archival and museum materials, and work side by side with preeminent curators and scholars of American culture. Visit the website for internship opportunities available for the fall and and application details:

Final Teach For America Deadline , Friday, March 6, 11:59 p.m.

Friday, March 6th will be our final deadline for seniors to apply for the 2015 TFA corps. As with previous deadlines, seniors and master's students (from any academic background) are eligible, as long as their cumulative undergraduate GPA is 2.5 or above and they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have proof of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).The March 6th deadline is also open to juniors and co-terming seniors (those who will not graduate by June 2015) who wish to apply early for the 2016 corps. More information can be found on the Teach For America website.

Deadline for 2015-2016 Kahn Institute Student Fellowships , Friday, March 6

The deadline for students to apply for a Kahn Institute fellowship during the 2015-2016 academic year is fast approaching. To apply for both "Memory: Form, Function and Fallibility" and "Play", send materials to or via mail to: The Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Neilson Library, 3rd floor south by Friday, March 6. For more information on applying visit or call 585-3721.

Maple Tapping at MacLeish Field Station, Saturday, March 7, 1-4 p.m.

Sugaring season is about to start! Here is your chance to experience the traditional tapping of maple trees that New England is known for. Join us for maple tapping at the MacLeish Field Station on Saturday, March 7th, 1-4pm. Be sure to wear gloves and warm layers and be prepared to walk in some snow! No experience necessary. Vans will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 1pm. Sign up at

'Is She Really a Musician? Navigating Identity and Authenticity in Music and Media', Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

This moderated panel will explore issues of gender, identity and "authenticity" in music and media. Panelists include: Meredith Graves, writer and singer of the critically acclaimed band Perfect Pussy; Mitski Miyawaki, Brooklyn-based musician who performs under her first name, Mitski; Suzy X, writer and illustrator for Rookie Magazine; and Imogen Binnie, music writer and author of the novel Nevada published in 2013 by Topside Press. The panel will be co-moderated by Smith alumnae Ally Einbinder '10 and Sam Chaplin '10. Sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life. This event is free and open to the public.

'Beyond the Stacks': Harvard Library's V-P, Sarah Thomas '70, Talks to Provost Katherine Rowe, Friday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m., Seelye 106

In her current position, alumna Sarah Thomas has overall responsibility for the Harvard University Library. From 2007 to 2013 she served as Bodley's Librarian, overseeing the University of Oxford's libraries, and prior to that, Thomas spent a decade leading the Cornell University Library. Whether at Cornell, Oxford or Harvard, Thomas has stayed in close touch with Smith: she served for many years as an executive committee member, then chair of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries, and recently she has served as a consultant to the Board of Trustees. Her many honors include ALA's Melvil Dewey Medal received in 2007.

Presentation: 'Memorializing Northampton State Hospital' , Saturday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Seelye 110

Students from First-Year Seminar 121, "The Evolution and Transformation of the Northampton State Hospital," will report on its Fall 2014 class project. The Northampton State Hospital, adjacent to Smith College, was in operation from 1858 to 1993. Students in the class were involved in projects intended to help memorialize the history of the hospital. These projects contribute to and complement the work of the Northampton State Hospital Memorial Committee. This Northampton community group was awarded $75,000 by the City's Community Preservation Act committee to create a Memorial Park on the site of Village Hill. FYS 121 students will describe their projects and how they will contribute to memorializing Northampton State Hospital. All are welcome; refreshments will be provided.

CANCELLED: Logbona Olukonee: 'Black Feminist Activism in Cuba's Hip Hop Culture', Monday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Because of travel restrictions from her home in Cuba, Olukonee will be unable to present the scheduled talk.

"'You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em': Neural Circuits Controlling Motivation and Executive Function", Monday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by David Moorman, assistant professor, psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the Spring 2015 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit for the full schedule.

'Understanding Khartoum, Understanding Sudan: Consequences of Impunity', Tuesday, March 3, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents Eric Reeves, professor of English at Smith College and author of the recent book, 'Compromising with Evil: An Archival History of Sudan, 2007-2012.' In this talk, Professor Reeves will focus on the international failure to hold the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime responsible for its serial atrocity, and how civilians perceived as supporting the rebels have been systematically targeted on the basis of ethnicity.

'Commercial Drones in Our Backyards and Communities', Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., John M. Green Hall

How the new FAA rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UAVs, Drones, etc.) could impact the Pioneer Valley and why the next 50 days are important to our future. The evening will include a drone flight demonstration and drone petting zoo. Presentations by Paul Voss, Associate Professor, Engineering, Bob Newton, Professor, Geoscience, and Jon Caris, Director, Spatial Analysis Lab. For more information, visit

Global Books--'Queen of Flowers and Pearls: A Novel', Wednesday, March 4, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents a Global Books conversation with Giovanna Bellesia, Professor of Italian, and Victoria Offredi Poletto, Senior Lecturer Emerita in Italian. They will discuss their translation of a novel by Gabriella Ghermandi, about Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, who becomes the keeper and teller of her family's stories. Bellesia served as the faculty director for the Smith Program Abroad in Florence fall 2014. Poletto is serving in this role and will join the conversation via Skype. Pizza lunch will be served to the first 25 participants.

Translating 'Queen of Flowers and Pearls: A Novel', Wednesday, March 4, 12:10 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents a Global Books conversation with Giovanna Bellesia, professor of Italian, and Victoria Offredi Poletto, senior lecturer emerita in Italian. They will discuss their translation of a novel by Gabriella Ghermandi, about Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, who becomes the keeper and teller of her family's stories. Bellesia served as the faculty director for the Smith Program Abroad in Florence fall 2014. Poletto is serving in this role and will join the conversation via Skype. Pizza lunch will be served to the first 25 participants.

'Conceptualizing Patriarchal Capitalism', Thursday, March 5, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Presented by Nancy Folbre, feminist economist and professor of economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the "alternate economics" events organized by Smith College Department of Economics. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served after the event.

'Photographing Ottoman Modernity,' a Kahn Institute lecture by Zeynep Celik, Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Scholarship on the history of photography in the Middle East has commonly focused on Orientalist and exotic representations. This lecture will offer another perspective, examining the modernity of the late Ottoman Empire through photographs. Documentation of infrastructure projects, urban renewals, and public buildings throughout the region will define the greater framework for the discussion; focus on a woman's hospital in Istanbul will open more detailed issues. Zeynep Celik is a distinguished professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her lecture is part of the Kahn longterm project The Power of Disappearance. Open to the public; refreshments served.

Second Event in 'Cyborg Buddha' Series, Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

"Transformative Technology: An Evolution of Contemplative Practice." Mikey Siegel, BioFluent Technologies. Meditation research has made extraordinary progress in mapping out the underlying mechanisms of the states and traits associated with various contemplative practices. In the same way that our understanding of biological science led to the eradication of the smallpox virus, can our understanding of contemplative science lead to the eradication of the underlying causes of human suffering? This talk explores how modern technology might work to transform human experience from the inside out. Hosted by the Buddhist Studies Concentration and Department of Religion.

Carina Ahuja '12: 'Women's Global Public Health--What Is It and My Journey to It', Thursday, March 5, Noon, Room 218, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

An informal discussion with Carina Ahuja '12, MPH in Global Public Health, Kings College, London; currently a Global Health Corps Fellow, Planned Parenthood. Lunch provided for the first 30 students.

Bulb Show Opening Lecture: 'Places for the Spirit; Traditional African American Gardens', Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Photographer Vaughn Sill will speak about her photographic odyssey which began in 1987 with a visit to a garden in Athens, Georgia. For 20 years, Sills traveled through the Deep South photographing African-American folk gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. Her book, "Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens," is a compilation of more than eighty photographs from her journey. Followed by a reception and book signing at the Lyman Plant House where the Bulb Show will be on view in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory. More information is online:

'The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age', Friday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, will lecture about her book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Dr. Steiner-Adair will be talking about ways in which technology and media are impacting children at every stage of development, while challenging what it means to be a family. This lecture will be of interest to parents, educators, college students, and those interested in understanding how chronic technological distractions are shaping how we learn, teach, and relate to each other. This event is free and open to the public.

'Action and Perception at the Level of Synergies', Monday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Presented by Michael Turvey, professor of psychology, University of Connecticut. Hosted by the Department of Dance, Department of Psychology, and Neuroscience Program. Reception starting at 4 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Smith Wind Ensemble Invites New Members, Mondays, 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Smith College Wind Ensemble invites students, faculty and staff to join them as they prepare for their spring concert. All instruments welcome, especially brass and percussion. No audition necessary. Works include Ticheli's "Vesuvius" and Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas". Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-8:30pm in Sweeney Concert Hall. Contact Ellen Redman ( for more info.

'In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)' by Sarah Ruhl, February 27, 28, March 5, 6, 7, 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Set at the dawn of the electric age, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) examines Victorian marriage, intimacy, and electricity in provocatively comic fashion. Dr. Givings has created a wonderfully effective new device for treating "hysteria" in women. The success of this new invention and its popularity forces the doctor and his young wife to examine the nature of their own marriage. Tickets for the play can be purchased through the box office by phone at 413-585-3220 or online at Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Students, FREE for Smith students.

Rhythm Nations Cultural Performance, Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., John M. Green Hall

Hosted annual by Smith's International Student Organization, students from Smith and the Five College community have teamed up to treat the audience to performances displaying the rich cultural diversity on all the campuses of the Five Colleges-- Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jerry Noble and Friends, Saturday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

A generous bouquet of love songs in honor of Valentine's Day. Bob Sparkman, clarinet, and Jerry Noble, composer and pianist, will be joined by Lisa Woods, mezzo-soprano, Teri Lafleur, soprano, and Erin Pratt '17, soprano and violist, among others. Standards from the American Songbook rub shoulders with compositions by Noble (one on a classic Greek text!) and Zeke Hecker.

Bettina Judd Q&A and Poetry Reading, Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Singer, artist, scholar, teacher and poet, Bettina Judd takes an interdisciplinary approach as she weaves together history and experience to examine the use of black women's bodies in research. Her book, "Patient.", winner of the Hudson Prize, navigates this complex moral landscape with lyrical grace, alliteration and mysterious rhythm. Judd is the recipient of three Cave Canem fellowships. Q&A for the Smith Community at 4:00 pm in the Poetry Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception for Senior Architecture Exhibit, Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Featuring design studio work by the graduating class of architecture majors and minors over their four years at Smith. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Exhibit is open March 3-27.

'German Picture Albums—Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture & Politics (1924-1940)', March 5-June 19, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, 3rd Fl

Students in the Smith College course “Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940” have curated an exhibition of German picture card albums, produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass producing color and photographic images. Opening reception is Thursday, March 5, at 4:15 p.m.

Exhibit--'Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens', March 6-September 30, Daily, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Conservatory

For 20 years, photographer Vaughn Sills traveled through the Deep South capturing images of African-American folk gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from her book, Places for the Spirit; TRADITIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GARDENS, will be on view. Vaughn Sills has exhibited widely and has received several significant awards. Vaughn is associate professor emerita at Simmons College and lives and works in Cambridge, Mass. Full information is online at:

'Student Picks Exhibition' by Samantha Page '17, Friday, March 6, Noon-4 p.m., Cunningham Center, Museum of Art

In "Clutter + Collage: Mixed Media on Paper" curated by Samantha Page '17, layer after layer of assemblages come together to create a new whole. With art by Lesley Dill, Anne Ryan and others, this exhibition lays bare the forms that make up a collage. Don't miss this one-day show.

Spring Oratorio: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah', Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m., John M. Green Hall

The Smith College Choirs, Jonathan Hirsh and Joseph Baldwin, Directors, welcome the Pennsylvania State University Men's Glee Club, Christopher Kiver, Director. Karen Smith Emerson, soprano; Justina Golden, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; Jonathan Lasch, bass-baritone. Tickets available at Free for Smith students.

Concert Conversations: Jennifer Morsches '90, Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

In this Concert Conversation, "Refractions of the Baroque Cello," Smith alumna Jennifer Morsches takes us on a journey highlighting composers who made an indelible mark on the cello, and contributed to its development as an instrument of expression and authority. Jennifer Morsches, baroque cello, Grant Moss, harpsichord. Free and open to the public.

Lecture and Master Class: Edward Klorman, Monday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Music theorist and violist Edward Klorman presents, "Mozart and the Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works," a lecture that explores the possibility of using norms of cultured social conversation in late 18th-century Austria as a model for interpretation of Mozart's chamber music. Free and open to the public.

'Using Stories to Create Change' Workshop with Smith Alumna Ayla Schlosser '09 , Thursday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

How do you tell your story? How can you use your story to connect with others? What does your story have to do with social impact? These are the questions that Smith alumna Ayla Schlosser '09, Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Resonate, will help you think through in this workshop. Resonate teaches leadership skills to women and girls through a training program rooted in storytelling. The confidence gained from developing a personal story, as well as the ability to articulate it eloquently, are essential tools for emerging female leaders. Desserts, coffee and tea provided.

Principles of Investing, Thursday, Feb. 26, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Learn all about the basics of investing. Learn the tools you need to start saving for your tomorrow. This week Professor Kaufman will be explaining the meaning of stock indices, index funds and ETF's and we all need to know what those are! To make this class an even better tool, be one of the first 25 people to attend and win a free flash drive! A great lunch is provided free to the first 70 attendees. It's a win, win! Brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence, Neilson Archway.

Weekly Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Begins , Friday, Feb. 27

Weekly support group for survivors of sexual trauma meets Fridays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. starting February 27. Please call the Counseling Service before February 27 to register as space is limited: (413) 585-2843. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW, in the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness.

Health & STEM Lunchbag Talk: 'Health Care for Underserved Populations', Friday, Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Rashad Collins, Director of Workforce Development at Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) and Kim Tran (Smith '13), Business Improvement Project Assistant will provide an overview of CHCACT and talk about the different professional opportunities available at community health centers. CHCACT is a nonprofit service organization that works with Connecticut's federally eligible health centers to provide access to the highest quality health care and social services to the underserved residents of Connecticut. The center also offers Community HealthCorps/AmeriCorps program that provides its members with an opportunity to work at qualified community health centers.

Soup, Salad and Soul, Friday, Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup, Salad and Soul is a student-led Friday discussion group that focuses on a variety of interesting topics such as life at Smith, current events, social justice questions, and spirituality. Conversation occurs over a home-made, vegetarian and vegan-friendly lunch prepared by student cooks. Participants can come to as many or as few discussions as they want, even if they are running late. Students, faculty and staff are invited. For those who are interested in leading a discussion, a facilitator training, led by Interfaith Fellow Matilda Cantwell, will be held this Friday, February 27, 11:15-12:15 p.m. in Bodman Lounge.

CMP Multimedia Workshops, March 2, 5 and 9, 7 p.m., CMP Digital/Video Lab

Monday, March 2: Adobe Photoshop Basics; Thursday, March 5, Final Cut Pro Basics; Monday, March 9, iMovie Basics

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop: Alumna Stories with Elizabeth Crowell '96, Monday, March 2, 12:15-1:05 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join WFI at the last of 5 entrepreneurship and business workshops in preparation for the Draper Collegiate Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition. Elizabeth Crowell '93, CEO of BPeace, Owner of Sterling Place, and Founding Member of Astia Angels NYC, will provide insider tips on what an Angel Investor looks for in a good business pitch. Lunch is provided.

Speaking and Presentation Tips, Tuesday, March 3, Noon, Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

Learn how to give more effective speeches and presentations at this Jacobson Center lunch-hour workshop. Peter Sapira will give advice about crafting a speech, using gestures, overcoming nerves, and using PowerPoint. Feel free to bring a grab-and-go lunch.

Smith Splash Volunteer Meeting, Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Campus Center 102

Smith Splash is an event on Saturday, March 7, where middle and high school students can take classes taught by college students. Anyone who is available anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. can volunteer to help out. The commitment can be as short as a couple hours or as long as all day. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more and meet other volunteers. Find out more and sign up in advance at Email with any questions.

'What Language Do You Think In?' - Interest Meeting, Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

What language do you usually think in? Did you learn English after learning another language? If so, do you consider the other language as your first language? This is the first general interest meeting about creating a space to address these linguistic issues in a variety of ways. For a more detailed invitation, email Linh Le at

CSO Community Ed Lunch with Big Brothers Big Sisters , Thursday, March 5, Noon, Wright Hall 013

The March CSO Community Education Lunch at the Center for Community Collaboration will have Ruth Harms from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hampshire County to recruit volunteers for the 2015-2016 academic year. Big Brothers/Big Sisters aims to assist children to achieve their potential through one-on-one relationships with committed volunteers. Be a companion in the Kids to Campus Program Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., or be a Community Companion. Pizza and salad will be served. Questions

This Week in Religious and Spiritual Life

Friday, Feb. 27, Soup, Salad, and Soul, student-led, soul-ful conversation over homemade, vegetarian-friendly soup and salad, Bodman, Chapel; Friday Prayers led by Al Iman, 12:30 p.m., Blue Room, Chapel; at 5:30 p.m. Hillel will hold Shabbat in the new Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House, followed by Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Smith Christian Fellowship Group Investigating God Bible Study, 5:45 p.m., Reading Room, Chapel; Monday, Mar. 2, Weekly Buddhist Sitting Meditation, led by Buddhist priest and teacher Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, Sensei, 5:00 pm., sanctuary, Chapel; Five College Common Cup and W(holy) Queer, discussing the nuances of faith and religion, Bodman, Chapel.

Spring Bulb Show: A French Impression, March 7-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House

The 2015 Smith College Spring Bulb Show will draw its inspiration from the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's renown garden at Giverney. Design elements, plants and color schemes from the garden will be scrutinized and recreated in our glasshouses. Take a trip to the French master's garden and get inspired to paint...or garden. The Smith College Spring Bulb Show, a spectacular array of over 5,000 bulbs that have been coaxed into blooming simultaneously, awaits you in this long-standing Smith College tradition, dating back over 100 years. More info is online at:

Recipes from 'The Bombay Cafe' Featured at Cafe and Selected Dining Locations, Tuesday, March 3

Recipes from the cookbook "The Bombay Cafe" by chef Neela Paniz, who will be visiting campus, willl be featured with lunch specials at the Campus Center Café and dinner specials at Lamont, Chase, King-Scales and Comstock-Wilder dining halls. For more information, visit

Ada Class Merchandise and Bake Sale, Thursday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

The Ada Comstock Class will be having a Merchandise and Bake sale. All merchandise will be marked down at clearance prices, and baked goods will be available. Don't miss out on your chance to stock up on Ada Merchandise; and goodies baked with Ada Love.

McConnell Roof Top Observatory Renovation Starts , Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.

A new "dome" will replace the sliding shed roof on the astronomy department's south observatory. The observatory floor will be raised over 5 feet allowing the telescope to view the horizon for the first time. The dome arrives March 2 and will be assembled in the small parking lot next to McConnell. Four parking spaces will be fenced off on Saturday, Feb. 28, to prepare the dome for hoisting during spring recess.

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