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Welcome to our Staff Council Virtual Bulletin Board! In addition to the e-mail/print version of the Chronicle that you will receive once each semester, you'll be able to read the latest staff news here, including staff questions answered, volunteer opportunities, and important staff updates.

Staff Council Voting Day, Monday, April 27, 11 to 2, Campus Center 102

Refreshments provided. Also: online voting available April 27, 28, 29!

Sign Up for May 6 "Day of Service"

The Staff Council Acitivities Committee is connecting staff with the not-for-profit Nuestras Raices for a Day of Service on May 6. If you are a full-time staff member, the college will pay you for one day of volunteer work per year. You must obtain prior approval from your supervisor to attend. The full day of volunteering will help to bring community gardens in Holyoke back to life. Space is limited to 12 staff members. Transportation will be provided; a van will leave Smith at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Gregory at lgregory@smith.edu, extension 2882. (See the Staff Council Community Service page for a summary of last year's day of service.)

Gail Thomas' Third Book of Poetry Released

Waving Back was just released from Turning Point (Word Tech). Join Gail in celebrating the book's launch on April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Forbes Library! Gail will also be reading at the Smith Poetry Center with Floyd Cheung on April 29 at 4:00 p.m. as part of the Faculty & Staff Reading Series.

Staff Member Jen Blackburn on Jeopardy!

Jen Blackburn, administrative assistant for the Poetry Center and Department of French Studies, competed on the popular quiz show "Jeopardy!" Said Jen, "Overall, the experience was fantastic! Everyone here at Smith has made the experience so much fun, and I'm just bowled over by all the nice notes and phone calls that have come my way." Hear more about Jen's time on "Jeopardy" in our November issue of "The Chronicle!"

See photos from the "Spuds and Soup Bar" on 2/27!

Information Regarding USPS Express Mail

Mail Services has been informed by the Northampton Post Office that they cannot guarantee any Express Overnight Mail received after 2 p.m. The Northampton Post Office picks up mail from the college Monday through Friday around 3:30 p.m. Any Express Mail processed by the Northampton Post Office before 2 p.m. will receive the Express Mail money-back guarantee. However, Mail Services offers UPS Next Day Air for all your overnight mailing needs, which is guaranteed. For more information, please contact Jerine Blissett at jblisset@smith.edu.

Staff Council Nominations

Interested in joining Staff Council, or know someone who would be a great addition to the group? Please let us know! Just submit name(s) here and someone will be in contact with more details.

Liberal Arts Luncheons

Staff members are welcome to attend Liberal Arts Luncheons, which are held Thursdays during the semester, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Seelye Hall 201 (unless otherwise noted). Presentations are sponsored by the Committee on Academic Priorities and allow the campus community to learn about the specific research interests and work of faculty members.

A buffet lunch is hosted by the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty and served in Seelye Hall 207 at 11:45 a.m. The talks begin at 12:10 p.m. across the hall in 201. You can find more information, including the schedule, here.