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01/22/2015 Digest

ITS Active Directory (AD) Presentation, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

All staff and faculty are invited to attend a presentation about the campus-wide migration to Microsoft Active Directory (AD). Last summer, ITS began migrating the Smith network from our legacy Novell-based system to a new architecture that uses Microsoft AD. The final step in this migration requires the conversion of all Smith-owned computers. This presentation will cover how to prepare, as well as what to expect during and after your computer migration. For additional information, visit2015-

Enroll Now for Smith ExecEd Online Course: 'Take Control of Your Online Reputation'

Staff and faculty are invited to enroll in the online course Take Control of Your Online Reputation, from Smith ExecEd Online. Smith ExecEd Online is Smith College Executive Education's suite of online leadership development courses. In this six-week course, participants will become masters of digital media best practices. Participants will create meaningful online content, build strategic professional online networks, and learn how to avoid or repair any online pitfalls that may arise. Start date: March 15, 2015. Tuition: $449.00. To enroll, visit

'Between the Lines' Reading Program to Discuss 'The Tortilla Curtain' in February

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in Staff Council's latest "Between the Lines" program: a brown-bag lunch to discuss "The Tortilla Curtain" by T.C. Boyle. Interested faculty and staff members should read the book between now and the event, which will take place at noon, Thursday, Feb. 26, in Campus Center 103/104. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch; snacks and drinks will be provided. "The Tortilla Curtain" is available to borrow from both the Smith ( and C/W MARS ( libraries.

Scheduling Reminder: Looking Ahead to the Start of Spring Semester

As is the case each year, all requests for use of space during commencement and reunion weekends (this year: Thursday through Sunday, May 14 through 17, and May 21 through 24) require approval of both the Office of Alumnae Relations and the Events Management Office. Priority for use of all college space is given to commencement and reunions so that all spaces are available for all associated activities on these weekends. Contact Kathy San Antonio in the Events Management Office ( ext. 2162) with any questions or if clarification is needed.

Register Now for Spring ESS Fitness Program

All classes are in Ainsworth Gym. M,W Pilates with Jean, Jan. 12-May 6, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $85 // M,W,F Yoga with Lisa, Jan. 12-May 8, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $125 // T,TH Aerobics with Rosalie Jan. 27-May 7, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $85 // M,W,F Yoga with Doug, Jan. 12-May 8, 1:10-1:50 p.m., $125// Aerobics with Joan, M,W, Jan. 12-May 6, 5-5:50 p.m., $85 //Tai Chi with Richard, Tu,Th, Jan. 27-March 12, 12:10-12:50 p.m., $35. To sign up, visit or email

Copy & Print Services Pricing Effective July 1, 2015

Please refer to the copy and print fiscal year 2016 pricing grid on the Copy & Print Services website,

2015 Summer Student Wage Rates and Hiring Procedures

The summer 2015 wage rate ranges have been established. Follow the link to access the memo for all the details. Please contact Trish Rockett with questions at or x2227

Open Office Hour with President McCartney, Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

Campus School Open House, Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30-11 a.m., Campus School, Prospect St.

Prospective kindergarten through grade 6 students and their families are invited to an open house at the school on Prospect Street. Tour the school, meet teachers, staff, and current parents. For more information contact the Campus School admission office at ext. 3270 or visit our website, Benefitted Smith employees receive discounted tuition and need-based financial aid is available.

Fort Hill Open House, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2-3:30 p.m., Fort Hill, Lyman Road

Open House for infant, toddler and preschool programs, Center for Early Childhood Education, Fort Hill, Lyman Road. Families who are interested in the programs can tour the center, visit classrooms, and meet teachers, staff and current parents. Benefitted Smith employees are eligible for a tuition grant. For more information, visit

Campus Police Tip/Suggestion Box, Campus Center Main Level Table

Campus Police has an anonymous tip/suggestion box located on the main level near the Campus Center Cafe. If the community would like to report anonymously to our department, we encourage the use of the box as an option. The Campus Police Outreach Department reviews information dropped in the box on a weekly basis. Information may include; crime activity, policy violations, suggestions for campus police to consider etc... You can reach the Outreach Department at 585-2490 or by email at

Are You a Financial Aid Recipient?

If so, you should complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form at or from a link on your student portal page. Your response is a critical part of engaging alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support the Smith's scholarship funds. For more information, email

UPDATED: Now Accepting Faculty Teaching Awards Nominations; Deadline, February 6

The SGA Curriculum Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Faculty Teaching Awards to honor professors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching. Winners will be announced on Rally Day. To nominate someone, fill out the form, by February 8, at

Riding Registration for Spring Semester, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m., Ainsworth Classroom

For all students interested in taking riding classes spring semester, attending this meeting to register. Please bring a print-out of your Bannerweb academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have pre-registered. For more information, email

Chaired Professor Lecture: Marianne Yoshioka, SSW Dean, Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Marianne Yoshioka, Dean of the School for Social Work and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor, will give her inaugural lecture, "The Cultural Context of Domestic Violence."

'The Arab Spring and Rainbow Hopes: LGBTIQ Rights in Transitional Societies', Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

2015 William Allan Neilson Professor Sahar Amer will assess the situation of LGBTIQ rights in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in the first of three talks in the spring lecture series "Gender, Justice and the Arab World." Sahar Amer is professor and chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her residency at Smith is hosted by the Department of French Studies with support from the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. A reception with refreshments will follow. More information:

Reception for 'Colours' by Olwen O'Herlihy Dowling AC '95, January 23, 5-7 p.m., Alumnae House Gallery

As a young painter watercolors came naturally to me. This became accentuated when I started working with watercolors on rice paper which allowed the watercolor paint to follow the texture of the rice paper, blending the colors together and making a painting of beautiful saturated colors. My recent approach to painting has been very personal-family memories and landscape where I live. Enjoy this short journey through my paintings at: Smith College Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St. Open to the public: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Jan.14-April 22. Art Show Exhibition Reception: Friday, January 23, 5-7 pm

'BadPuss: A Popumentary', Sunday, Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Screening of a film by Emily Wiest '12, followed by a discussion of early theatre and film career paths with Abigail Milnor-Sweetser '12, Claire DeLiso '12 and Sydney Lemmon. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre, the Department of Film Studies and the Office of Alumnae Relations. Free and open to the public.

Dedication of Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, Thursday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m., Upper Lobby, Schacht Center

The Smith community is invited to join President Kathleen McCartney and members of the board of trustees for the dedication of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. The ceremony will be held in the upper lobby of the Schacht Center beginning at 5 p.m. The center will also be open for tours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For questions, contact Ashley Keedy, ext. 2688,

Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions for Staff, Students and Faculty, Wednesdays, through semester, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

David Spound of Valley Mindfulness is providing drop-in mindfulness meditation classes on Wednesdays through the spring semester. These are free and open to the Smith community - students, faculty, and staff. All levels welcome.

Smith to Offer Free Sports Clinics to Girls, Sunday, Feb. 1, 12:30-4 p.m., Indoor Track and Tennis Facility

Smith is participating in National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an event to recognize, celebrate and encourage girls and women in sport, by offering a day of sports clinics to local 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. All girls will experience five different sports that could include rugby, cheerleading, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, rowing, fencing, rock climbing, softball, volleyball, soccer and more. 12:30pm: Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and parent/guardian pick-up is at 4 p.m. Clinics, T-shirts and snacks are free. For more details, contact the Athletic Department at 585-2705

R.A.D. Self Defense Classes Wednesdays, February 4 to March 11, 6-8 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? Rad System is a program of realistic, self defense tactics and techniques. This course begins with awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance. Classes will run on Wednesdays from February 4 to March 11. Campus Police has Certified Rad Instructors that will be teaching self defense techniques to help you be able to escape an attack. To register, email Officer Earl Brown at, or call the Outreach Office at 413/559-6981 for more questions.

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