The Landscape Studies 100 Lecture Series presents Paul Voss, Engineering Department, Smith College, on Monday, February 19, at 2:40 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. His lecture is titled "Designing Sustainable Communities: An Exploratory Learner-Centered Pedagogy Using Models, Mortar, Microcontrollers, and Mayhem." This is a free presentation and is open to the entire Smith College Community.
Thomas Gottschang, professor of Economics at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will speak about North Korean society and economy on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. in Neilson Browsing Room. Gottschang visited North Korea last June and will give a unique, firsthand account of the country. Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program.
Video Showing, “These Girls are Missing,” about the lives of girls and women in Sub-Saharan Africa, to be shown in Seelye 207 on Wednesday, February 14, 4-6 p.m. Presented by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Population Program of the Sierra Club and the Project on Women and Social Change.
Interested in learning more about career possibilities in art museums? Attend this intensive six-week program June 18-July 2, open to rising juniors, seniors, and recent B.A. recipients with at least two art history courses. Visit museums throughout New England and New York, hear from the professionals about their work, and organize a class exhibition at the Smith College Museum of Art. Application deadline is March 16. Financial aid available. See www.smith.edu/siams for further information.
Senior Leah Jablonski will lead a note-taking workshop for students on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from noon-1 p.m. in the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning (Seelye 307). Bring your lunch and learn tips for taking better notes.
Reunion offers a rare and exciting opportunity for alumnae and students to meet and share their Smith experiences. You are invited to apply to work during this very special time at the college from Saturday, May 12, through Sunday, May 27, 2007. Applicants must be: 1) able to remain on campus from Saturday, May 12, through Sunday, May 27, 3 p.m.; 2) able to work full-time (30-40 hours per week) during that period; 3) free of any other commitments during this time (i.e. PUSH, Ushers, Theater, Glee Club, other jobs, etc.); 4) able to attend the Job Fair the evening of Wednesday, April 11. Due to special events and responsibilities, seniors are not eligible to apply. To pick up an application, or If you have questions, stop by the Alumnae House, 3rd floor. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: Monday, February 12. Forms are also available at http://alumnae.smith.edu/application2007.pdf.
Need a gift for Valentines? For $5 you (students, staff and faculty) can send a huge plate of cookies to your loved ones. Choose from chocolate chip, sugar, an assortment, or even vegan cookies! Simply email Martha MaloneyHuss (VP of FVSC) with your order, the recipent(s) name(s) and box number(s) or office number(s), and your message! Please submit payment in the form of cash or check to Martha MaloneyHuss Campus Mail Box 1179. Payment required for delivery.
Beyond Green Opening Celebration at the Museum of Art Friday, February 9, 4-9 p.m. Opening celebration for Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art. Festivities include: "Junkjam Workshop" with Donald Knaack 4:30-5:15 p.m., Museum of Art Atrium, followed by eco-friendly light refreshments; a gallery talk by Beyond Green artist Michael Rakowitz http://www.michaelrakowitz.com) at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level galleries; and "Junkjam," a Junk Music Concert Friday, 7-8 p.m., Museum of Art Atrium. Families with children of all ages are invited to participate. Some audience participation will be asked for. The Junkman's motto is "Music people want to hear played on objects they don't want." Knaack has composed music for Twyla Tharp Dance, ESPN, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, and has performed with Phish, on Late Night with Conan O'Brian, and in the Vans Warped Tour.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) at the UMass Isenberg School of Management will take place from February 13 to April 12 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 4-6 p.m. Students in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems will be offering free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of VITA. Most full-time students will qualify for the services. Services are first come first serve. Visit http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/accounting/events/Volunteer_Income_Tax_210/ for more information. WFI will NOT be offering VITA services at Smith.
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund, in Association with the Landscape Studies 100 Lecture Series, presents Jack Ahern, Professor and Department Head-LARP, UMass-Amherst on Monday, February 12, at 2:40 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. His lecture is titled "Green Infrastructure for Cities: The Spatial Dimension." This is a free presentation and is open to the entire Smith College Community.
The Landscape Studies 100 weekly lecture series presents Signe Nielsen, Landscape Architect from the Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects PC based in New York City. Her lecture "The Many Faces of Sustainability" will take place in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, on Monday, February 5, at 2:40 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the entire Smith College community.
Smith College announces its new recycling website at www.smith.edu/physplant/recycling/index.php. Check it out for ways you can recycle and reduce waste at Smith.