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

Message from Dean of Students, Julianne Ohotnicky

Dear Smith Staff,

We would like to invite you to the Smith College Convocation Kick-off! Though the event is notable in its spirit and excitement, we have struggled at times to make it as inclusive and welcoming as it might be. This year Student Affairs, in conjunction with other departments and groups across campus, is making some changes to Convocation that we expect will make it a more unifying community event.

The Smith College Convocation Kick-Off begins at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, September 3rd with an outdoor BBQ happening at three different locations to accommodate different areas of campus - the Quad, Davis Lawn and Chapin Lawn. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend and celebrate the start of the academic year before heading over to Convocation.

Convocation will take place from 7-7:45 pm at John M. Greene Hall. Following Convocation everyone will be directed to the Convocation Carnival happening in front of the Campus Center and Chapin Lawn (inside the Campus Center in the event of rain). The Student Event Committee, WOZQ, SGA, Dining Services, the Dean of the College and the Division of Student Affairs have come together to plan a celebration marking the beginning of another academic year at the college. The event will be filled with inflatables and novelties, music and food as we celebrate our community together. The event will run until 10 pm. Families should use discretion when making a decision to bring children, as we do expect more than 2000 very excited Smith undergraduates to be in attendance.

We are hoping that many members of our community will come out to celebrate at the events and re-imagine the start of the academic year. I hope you will all join me!

Julianne D. Ohotnicky
Dean of Students


2014 All Employee Picnic

Check out our Facebook page for more photos!

Reduced-price theatre tickets available for staff

Staff Council Elects 10 Members to New Terms

This year, more than 200 staff members voted to elect 10 colleagues to the Smith College Staff Council. Serving two-year terms beginning June 1 are: Tamra Bates, Sandra Blaney, Carla Cooke, Sid Dalby, Carol Kelly, Steven Monteiro, Halley Ofner, Avril Russell, Rachel Vachula, and Becca Washut. Thanks to all who voted!

2014 Gavel Awards

"To do what you love and get an award for it is the tops!"

Catherine Aguilar '15, vice president of the Student Government Association and chair of the Senate had a few wonderful words for staff and this year's 2014 Rally Day celebration and Gavel Award presentation:

"We are so fortunate to have staff members who genuinely care about our Smithies, and they are so dedicated. So to all the Smith staff members, know that your hard work is very much appreciated and does not go unnoticed."

To watch the awards, click here and fast forward to 11:01.

Reese Julian, circulation manager at Neilson Library and 2014 Gavel Award recipient

Scott Grabowski, residential custodian and 2014 Gavel Award recipient