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06/23/2016 Digest

SSW Antiracism Lecture: "Love, Race and Invisibility in a World of 'Us' and 'Them'" , Monday, June 27, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., Richard Perry University Professor, Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Love, Race, and Invisibility in a World of 'Us' and 'Them.'" For more information about the 2016 SSW Public Lecture Series, visit The School for Social Work is also offering social workers a variety of daylong continuing education seminars beginning Thursday, June 16. Information about the seminars and other SSW activities over the summer is available at

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.

'New Encaustics' by Artist Sharon Ligorner , Monday-Friday through August 30, Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Artist Sharon Ligorner's "New Encaustics" is on view at the Oresman Gallery. The exhibit will be up through August 30.

'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! This year the holy month of Ramadan runs June 6 - July 5. It is a time of fasting, spiritual renewal and deep reflection for Muslims worldwide. Muslim, students, staff and faculty are invited to use the prayer facilities at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel including the first floor sanctuary; Bodman Lounge, the Reading Room, and Blue Room on the lower level, for prayers and readings. The Washburn Prayer Space in central campus is also available to the Smith community. If you would like access to the Washburn Prayer Space, contact Dean of Religious Life Jennifer Walters,

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

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.

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.

Sharing Insights: Smith's Steinem Initiative Hosts Conversation for Women Organizers

This year's summer school for organizers hosted by the Steinem Initiative is designed as a conversation about what life is like for women organizers and how their experiences help shape larger movements for social justice. The gathering will bring a diverse group of organizers to campus June 20-23.

06/22/2016 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

06/14/2016 Digest

Staff Council Ice Cream Social , Wednesday, June 15, Noon-2 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Staff Council's Ice Cream Social - free cups and cones from the Herrell's On the Mooove Ice Cream Truck. Meet your colleagues and eat some sweet treats.

Changes to Smith's College-Age-Dependent Tuition Benefit

For information regarding changes to the college-age tuition benefits, read the announcement at

Gathering at Chapel Sanctuary in Memory of Orlando Shooting Victims , Wednesday, June 15, Noon

A gathering to share reflections on the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting will be held in a welcoming environment with Center for Religious and Spiritual life staff. Snacks will be provided. For more information contact All are welcome.

Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Endows New Position for Curator for Contemporary Art at SCMA

Charlotte Feng Ford—a prominent New York art collector and philanthropist, and a member of the board of directors at the New Museum and at The Kitchen—has made a $2.5 million gift to endow a curatorship of contemporary art at the Smith College Museum of Art.

06/07/2016 Digest

Smith College SSW Public Lectures Series 2016 , Monday, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Brown Foundation Research Lecture / Lecturer: Abbie E. Goldberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, Clark University/ Lecture Title: 'A Decade of Research on Adoptive Families Headed by Same-Sex and Heterosexual Couples: Findings, Reflections, and Applications.' For more information about the 2016 SSW Public Lecture Series, visit

Reception to Honor Chris Loring , Monday, June 13, 3-5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The campus community is invited to attend a reception to honor the retirement of Director of Libraries Chris Loring.

Deborah L. Duncan Named Chair of Smith Board of Trustees

Deborah L. Duncan, a member of the Smith class of 1977, has been named chair of the college's board of trustees. Duncan, who succeeds Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69, has served on the board since 2009 and has chaired its finance and academic affairs committees.

Open House: School for Social Work , Monday, June 13, 1 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Smith College School for Social Work encourages applications from people of all genders who share in the school's commitments to professional excellence in clinical social work. There is no typical Smith student; applicants come from across the country, each bringing unique perspectives and talents. Students have been as young as 22 and as experienced as age 65, and their backgrounds vary widely. They have in common an interest in academic excellence, strong motivation and intellectual curiosity. Whatever your experience or background, you are invited to add your voice to our conversation by applying to the MSW Program or PhD Program.

Martin Antonetti Farewell Party , Thursday, June 9, 4-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The campus community is invited to a reception to honor Martin Antonetti's 19 years as curator of rare books, and to wish him well in his new job at Northwestern. Food, drink, musicians, and conviviality. RSVP:

Free Second Friday , June 10, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

From 4-6 p.m. Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Flower Power—celebrate the arrival of summer by fashioning flowers and woodland creatures to collaboratively recreate Abraham Mignon's Woodland Still Life in large-scale 3D. 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.

05/31/2016 Digest

Googled Yourself Lately? Take Control of Your Online Reputation. Enroll Today

When was the last time you "Googled" yourself? Smith College Executive Education and Educational Technology Services team up to offer Smith faculty and staff free access to ExecEd Online's "Take Control of Your Online Reputation," an online course that teaches participants how to maximize and leverage their online presence and brand. The course is taught by branding expert Dorie Clark '97, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, author, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. The course opens May 31 and runs through September 12, 2016. To register, email Patrick Fenton at To learn more, visit

2016 Year-End Calendar Memo

The fiscal year end calendar is available on the Purchasing website at Please review the calendar for purchasing, accounts payable and accounting due dates and deadlines. In addition, please review your accounts early and submit any corrections by referring to your May 2016 ePrint reports. June 2016 ePrints will not be available until after all year-end deadlines. Use of FGIBDST in Banner INB is encouraged. Please contact the Controller's Office with questions.

2016-17 Faculty/Staff Parking Decals Now On Sale

Parking decals purchased online will be mailed to campus addresses only. To order your decal online, visit 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 Parking Office. No mail-in registrations accepted. Registration forms are available in the Parking Office, 126 West Street or at Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Farewell Party for Jennifer Walters , Monday, June 6, 4-6 p.m., Conference Center

Please join us for an afternoon of friendship, food and merriment to say goodbye to Jennifer Walters.

Update: College Lane Road Closure , May 27-June 3

College Lane was opened to traffic Friday afternoon, May 27 - from West St. to Elm St. - for the holiday weekend and for the week of May 30. It will be closed again, at times during the day only, and at times for several days and longer as the work on the steam lines and main gate continues. Additional postings to come in the weeks ahead.

Donation Collection for Safe Passage Was a Success

Enough toiletry and household items to fill over five boxes, as well as $125, were collected for Safe Passage at the All-Employee Picnic on May 25. Greta Hagen of Safe Passage says: "Thank you to the Smith College employees for being part of the community of support we provide to survivors of domestic violence and relationship abuse. With the gifts that you contributed, you are helping us welcome new families to our emergency shelter, make them feel at home, and give them the counseling they need to heal. We are very proud to do this work with you all."

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