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The Smith eDigest is sent to all campus e-mail accounts on Tuesday and Thursday each week during the academic year, and on Tuesday during the summer, providing important notices, college news, links to articles of general interest to the community, deadline notifications, and other college information. Information on submitting items is available at:

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06/30/2015 Digest

Computer Store Closed , July 1-3

The Smith College Computer store will be closed due to store inventory and the holiday. It will reopen Monday, July 6.

User Support Center Temporarily Located at Seelye B2

Please note that User Support Center staff are temporarily moving from Stoddard 23 to Seelye B2 while their office is under construction.

Retirement Party for Joyce Wiernasz, Tuesday, June 30, 3 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Please join us in honoring Joyce Wiernasz, acquisitions associate at the Werner Josten Library for the Performing Arts, who is retiring on June 30 after working at Smith for 33 years.

New Massachusetts Sick Time Law

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved ballot question 4 "Earned Sick Time for Employees." This new law takes effect July 1, 2015. All Smith employees are affected by the new law. In addition, all casual workers and summer-student workers will start to accrue sick time. When working in jobs during the school year, students will be excluded from accruing time. To learn more about how you are impacted by this new law, watch the video at For further information, visit

Fiscal Year End Memo

The Fiscal Year End memo is available on the Purchasing website at Please refer to it for important dates and deadlines related to purchasing and accounting. Thank you.

2015-16 Faculty/Staff Parking Decals Now Available Online

2014-15 parking decals expire June 30, 2015. Parking decals for 2015-16 can be purchased online and will be mailed to campus addresses only. 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 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Online Map Offers Updates on Summer Construction Projects

Looking for the latest information on summer construction projects on campus? A "Project Update Map" on Facilities Management's website offers project descriptions, updates on road closings and other details about building renovations with the click of a mouse. Visit

It's Opt-Out Sign-Up/Renewal Time, July 1 to September 15

How are you commuting to campus for 2015-2016? 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 by visiting

'Exhibits by Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb and Kathryn Fanelli', Through August 21, Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

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, which is open to the public, is on view Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., through August 21.

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