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05/21/2015 Digest

Final Notice: All Smith Box Accounts and Files Will Be Permanently Deleted May 31

Smith's subscription to the Box file-storage service expires May 31, 2015, at which time Box will permanently delete all Smith Box accounts and any files they contain. If you have not yet copied all the Box files you wish to keep to your Google Drive account, see:

User Support Center Temporarily Moving to Seelye B4

Please note that User Support Center staff are temporarily moving from Stoddard 23 to Seelye B4 while their office is under construction. There will be no walk-in support on May 26 or 27, but phone (x4487) and email ( support will continue as usual. Walk-in support will begin in Seelye B4 on May 28.

eDigest Summer Schedule Begins May 26

As of Tuesday, May 26, the Smith eDigest will begin its summer schedule of one publication per week, every Tuesday. Items for the summer eDigest must be submitted by 5 p.m. each Monday. eDigest will resume twice-weekly publication in late August. Submit questions regarding eDigest to

Self Defense Workshop To Be Offered This Summer

Campus Police will be offering a self-defense workshop for faculty and staff over the summer. If anyone is interested in signing up for a two-hour workshop on self defense or a ten-hour Rad Program, contact the Outreach office at (413) 559-6981 or email the Outreach Coordinator at These workshops will be arranged in June.

Child Safety Seat Installations and Inspections Offered

Campus Police offers child passenger seat inspections and installations. Our certified technician will thoroughly inspect child passenger seats for wear and effectiveness and install them properly to assure the safest ride for children. To schedule a 30-minute appointment either call or email the outreach office at or 413-559-6981.

Be Part of the Success of This Year's All-Employee Picnic

Being a volunteer at the All-Employee Picnic on Monday, June 8 is a great way to both enjoy the festivities and claim credit for how cool an event this is going to be. Help is needed with such tasks as serving beverages, directing people to/through the buffet lines, and staffing the donations table. Each shift is 30 minutes long (the first starts at 11:30 a.m.), but you'll be asked to arrive a few minutes early. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. E-mail to sign up.

Power Shutdowns, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 26 & 27

There are three independent shutdowns scheduled for specific parts of the campus on each day. [For locations, visit] Due to the Memorial Day long weekend, employees in the associated buildings are advised to power down sensitive equipment, if possible, on Friday, May 22.

Hands-On Banner Finance Training, Wednesday, May 27, 1:30-3 p.m., Seelye B-2, Computer Lab

Bill Sheehan and Beth Bone from Accounting will cover basic navigation of Banner Finance. The session is intended for those new to Banner Finance, or who have recently changed job duties and need a review. Space is limited. Email Elizabeth Britt at to reserve a seat by Noon Tuesday, May 26.

Register Now: Faculty/Staff Fitness Classes Begin June 1

M/W Pilates with Jean 12:10-12:50 p.m.; M/W Yoga with Lisa and Doug 12:10-12:50 p.m.; Tu/Th Cardio Blast with Rosalie 12:10-12:50 p.m.; M/W Bootcamp with Joan 1:10-1:50 p.m.; Tu/Th Tai Chi with Richard 12:10-12:50 p.m. For more information, email or print the flyer at All classes are in Ainsworth Gym.

'More Clearly in Dreams' - A Professional Dance/Theater Performance, May 20-21, May 23, Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Adapted from the writings and notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, "More Clearly in Dreams" [view the trailer at] is a one-act dance/theater work choreographed and directed by Smith Professor of Dance Rodger Blum. The ballet pairs a script adapted from Leonardo's notebooks with Renaissance vocal music that culminates in Thomas Tallis' monumental 40-voice motet "Spem in Alium." Performances are May 14, 15 at 8 p.m.; May 16 at 7 p.m.; May 20, 21 at 8 p.m.; and May 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5-15 and available by calling (413) 585-3220 or visiting

Reception for 'Exhibits by Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb and Kathryn Fanelli', Thursday, May 21, 4 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Opening reception for an exhibit of works by Betsey Garand, senior resident artist at Amherst College; Carolyn Webb, Williamsburg sculptor and printmaker; and Kathryn Fanelli, a Western Mass. printmaker and affiliate of the contemplative arts movement. The exhibit is on view May 21 to August 21, 2015.

Café Hours This Week (Closed May 19 & 24),

Tuesday May 19, closed; Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 21, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Friday, May 22, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 7-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 24, closed.

Campus Center Café Closed on Memorial Day, May 25

Lower College Lane Closed, Thursday, May 28

Lower College Lane will be closed on Thursday, May 28, beginning at 7 a.m. to enable replacement of the Paradise Pond Sluice Gate equipment. A crane will be stationed on College Lane adjacent to the spillway for the day. Access to Ainsworth lot will be from West St. Pedestrian access will remain open to Lamont Bridge and stairs to Green St.

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