The Staff Council Chronicle is a publication by Staff Council for all employees of Smith College.
2013-14: Managing Editor: Kim Alston
Proofreaders: Carla Cooke, Marti Hobbes, Piper Foreso
Staff Photographer: Patty Hentz
Production: Ellen Lord
Creative Adviser: Chris Gentes
SPECIAL 20th Anniversary Issue- A retrospective celebrating 20 years of Staff Council.
In honor of the 20th anniversary, the Chronicle staff have prepared the following audio as a supplement to the anniversary issue.
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Staff Council was officially established in the Summer of 1992. The first issue of the Council's newsletter was published in March 1993.
February - Information on the upcoming Book Swap, review of new Asian dining options on campus, information on CEEDS, and a spotlight on Julianne Ohotnicky, dean of students.
May - considering topics of race and injustice in light of recent incidents in the community, staff appreciation, and a spotlight on Laurie Fenlason, vice president for public affairs.
September - Information on Between the Lines, a shared reading experience for staff and faculty, a look at the Global Studies Center, and a spotlight on Ruth Constantine, vice president for finance and administration.
November - A write up on the Dessert at the Empire Grill event, discussion of the 20th anniversary of Staff Council, information on the United Way campaign, information on the Thanksgiving Match program, and a spotlight on the many Staff Council Committees.
March - Information on the upcoming Book Swap, nominations for Staff Council,
the Free-Cycle event and a profile on senior staff member Herb Nickles.
June - Thank you to all employees from the outgoing chair, information on new officers, profile on Chris Loring, Director of the Libraries.
September - Profile on incoming director of institutional diversity and equity Pamela Nolan Young, spotlight on the Personnel Policy Committee, and some excerpts from an interview of staff member Addison MacDonald.
November - Profile on Trish Jackson, Smith College's vice president of development, spotlight on Nickeled and Dimed event, and information on tech savings for Smith College employees at the Computer Store.
February - Call for Nominations, Staff Discount Program, 2010 Creative gallery, Mystery Photo, Lilly Hall illustration, Events, Meetings.
March - Focus on Facilities - Power Plant, Profile of a Colleague - Jayne Mercier, 2010 Creative Gallery, Mystery Photo, Sage Halll Illustration, Events, Meetings, Call for Nominations
April - 2010 Nominees, Announcements, Staff Involved in the Arts--Louise Krieger, Book Exchange a Great Success!, 2010 Creative Gallery (Mimi Lempart, Tim Donelan), Mystery Photo, Ford Hall Illustration.
MAY - Meet the New Council Members, Staff Barbecue, Christine Carr Hill kitten photos in Creative Gallery, Bird watching in NYC, Mystery Photo winner-Bonnie May, Dewey Hall Illustration.
JULY - Profile of Carolyn Jacobs, Dean Of the School for Social Work, Photo of new Council members, Naomi Sturtevant (Creative Gallery), Council News, Alumnae Gymnasium Illustration.
October - Spotlight on Diversity Committee, Call for entries--Pet Portrait Exhibition, Days of Dialogue Info, Share a Meal this Thanksgiving, Seely Hall Illustration.
December - Spotlight on Activities Committee, Food Drive, Deirdre Manning Profile, Elder Care Web Resource.
February - Campus Center, Announcement, Meetings, Events, Zentangle by Mimi Lempart.
March - Pierce & College Hall, Call for Nominations, Announcements, Meetings, Events, Photo by Heather McQueen
April - Boat House, Candidates, Announcements, Meetings, Conversation with a Colleague - Emily Nagoski, Photo by Eric Sergel.
May - Facilities Management, Election Results, New Members introduce themselves, Photo by Robert Young.
July - Performing Arts Center, Mission Statement, New Officers and Chairs of Committees, Photos of Council, Photo by Tom Riddell.
August - College Hall, Archives Committee formed, News, Did You KNow?, Art by Stephen Campbell.
September - Help design a logo & motto, Comments from the Chair (Sandy Bycenski), Art by Naomi Sturtevant, Profile of a Colleague - Maureen Raucher, Did You Know? CS4 offer.
October - Logo deadline extended, Council News, Now & Then, Fifty Years of Smith Faces exhibition by Dick Fish, Upcoming Events, Meetings, Did You Know?
November - Calling all performers, Upcoming events, Call for pet portraits, Profile of Sam Rush, Did you know.
December - New Council motto & Graphic mark, Fall Forum, Sabina Knight-guest artist, Upcoming Events, Pet Portraits Thanks, Staff Involved in the Arts.
April - IN COLOR - Spring Into Wellness Issue, Words on Wellness from President Christ, Thoughts on Wellness by Jennifer Walters (Dean of Religious Life), From the Chair (Rick Rubin), Committee Reports, In Focus - Jinny Mason, Report on the Martin Luther King Jr. "Day of Service, Kristen Nicki & Jose Cartagena Rescue Northampton Resident, In Focus - Barb Pliska, Lessons Learned in a Class on Class, Get Fit Smith Program Overview, Focus the Nation article, On-line Thermography Exhibit, Campus Camera, Fall Fit 5K, Recipe Row, Puzzle Page click for answers, Council Roster. September - IN COLOR - The Fall Leaflet, From the Chair (Rick Rubin), Committee Reports, Fall Activities, Staff Art Gallery (online), Council Roster.
December - IN COLOR - Food for Thought Issue, Letter From President Christ: Challenges We Face, From the Chair (Rick Rubin), Visit to Northampton Survival Center, Committee Reports, Staff Art Gallery (online), "From the Garden to the Table" by Lesley A. Smith, "A Moment of Thanks" by Jinny Mason, "Class Matters" by Abida Adnan, Cookie Contest recipes, Ring the Bells, NYC Trip postcard from Kelly Richey, Gluten-free Support Group, Photo Pages, Council Roster.
December - IN COLOR From the Chair (Rick Rubin), Committee Reports, Parking at Smith: An Update, Notes on "Race, Privilege and Prejudice: A Community Conversation", Staff Profile: Laura Rauscher, A Report on the Recent Panel Discussion:"Trans 101", Smile , You're on Campus Camera", Summary of the Spring '06 "Green" Forum, Upcoming Events, Recipes, Council Roster.
March - BayState Works, Letter From President Christ: Strategic Planning, From the Chair (Sam Rush), Letter to the Editor, Staff Profiles: Gail Hathaway, Pam Kukucka, Upcoming Events, Favorite Poem Project.
September - A Summer of New Construction and Renovation Photo Pages, Letter From President Christ, From the Chair (Sam Rush), Upcoming Events.
December - A Season for Giving, Staff Experience of Community Service, From the Chair (Sam Rush), In Memory of Steve Szpila, Upcoming Events, Letter From President Christ: Strategic Plan: Student Learning & Staff Contributions.
March - 2004-2005 Council Members Photo Page, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Why Serve on Staff Council, Nominations Form, Staff Council History, What Staff Council Does, Upcoming Events.
May - 2005-2006 Council Members Photo Page, Letter From President Christ: Accomplishments and Appreciations, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Council Reps Speak Up, Council Roster.
September - Student Help Summer '05 Photos Pages, Summer Programs at Smith, Letter From President Christ, From the Chair (Sam Rush), Upcoming Events, Life at Smith.
December - Holiday Issue, Letter From President Christ, From the Chair (Sam Rush), Did You Know?, Staff Profile: Anne Stolarik, Letter to the Editor, Upcoming Events, Committee Reports, Bi-Weekly Payroll, Holiday Shopping Safety Tips.
Spring - Get Fit Smith Issue, Olin Fitness Center Opens, Letter from President Christ: Piecing Together the Budget Puzzle, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Committee Reports, Employee Assistance Program, Reflections on the New Campus Center, Photo Montage of Staff, Indications of Spring.
Summer - College Archives Issue, Letter From President Christ: Change and Opportunity in Challenging Times, Northampton 350th Birthday, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Staff Council Road Trip to Brown, Fort Hill & Campus School Profiles, Committee Reports, The Artist's Way Group, Photo Montage of Staff, What Do You Like About the Northampton area?
Fall - Building Community Issue, Letter From President Christ: Convocation: Assembling to Move Forward, Building Community Article, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Dining Changes, Finding Opportunities in Problems, Committee Reports, Summer Memories, Photo Montage of Staff, What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?
Winter - Common Ground Issue, Letter From President Christ: Project Common Ground, Interview with Naomi Miller (Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity), From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), Staff Profile: Bob Dombrowski, Ask Human Resources, Committee Reports, New Years Resolutions, Staff Photo Montage, How Do You Celebrate New Year's?
January/February - Cookie Swap, Committee Reports, Planning for Retirement, Ergonomics Program: Stretching.
March/April - Have a Heart Food Drive Photo, Committee Reports, From the Chair (Patty Kimura), Smith Outdoors Program.
September/October - Employee Excellence Awards Honorees, Committee Reports, Lunch and Learn Presenters Recognized, Staff Profile: Jonelle Dennis.
Spring - Art From the Museum on Tour, Staff Profile: Kathy San Antonio, Mentoring Program, Stephanie Cooper Schoen's Trip to Woolf Conference, Friends of the Smith College Libraries, Council Mission and Charter, Chronicle Survey, Council Roster.
November/December - Smith Co-ed Softball Team Wins Title, Committee Reports, Highlights from Tim Wise's Anti-Racism Talk, Council Roster, Activities Committee Survey.
Spring - Profile of Departing President Simmons, Flex Time Program, Activities Committee Report, Lunch Buddies Program, Feedback on New Garage, Diversity Exercise, Staff Profile: Maria Vallejo, Wellness Program, Letter to Ruth from Staff Council, Council Roster.
Fall - Chat with Acting President John Connolly, Smith College Libraries Web, Rotary Project Amigo, Staff Profile: Leroy Truehart, Cut From the Same Cloth, Interview with Carolyn Jacobs (Acting Dean of SSW), Meaning of Colors, Activities Committee Report, Council Roster.
Winter - Staff Volunteers, Bonus of Exercising, Staff Profile: Karin George, Employee Excellence Award Winners, Winter Party Theme: Heavy Construction, Profile of Smith-1943, An Appreciation of Neilson Library, Staff Visions, Diversity Project, Council Roster.
January - Campus Security, Joyce A. Leamy Retires, Short Fiction Contest Announced, Cold & Flue Season Health Tips, Staff Profiles: Miguel Candalaria, Steve Monteiro, Y2K Coordinating Committee, Activities Committee Spotlight, Council Roster.
April - Retirement Investing, Employee Excellence Awards Nomination Form, Staff Profile: Susan Kulig, Campus Climate Proposal, Food Drive Summary, Smith Profile - 1942, Short Fiction Winners Announced, Preparing for Commencement, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Council Roster.
Summer - Creative Edition 2000. Fiction & Poetry by: Patricia Kimura, Carrie Hemenway, Stacey Anasazi, Susan Sanborn Barker, Jim Hardy, Dick Fish, & Eric Sean Weld.
Fall - Staffers Walk for Jimmy Fund, United Way, Out to Lunch-Social Group for Queer Staff Members, Committee Reports, From the Chair (Patty Kimura), Council Roster.
January - From the Chair (Scott Girard), Staff Profile: Louise Krieger, Interview with Ruth Simmons, HMOs or National Health?, Interview with Shelly Lazarus (Praxis Keynote Speaker), Letters, Council Roster.
April - Employee Excellence Awards, Staff Profile: Jonathan Lovell (Director of Budget and Investment), Activities Committee Events, Faculty & Staff Picnic, CDO Skill Inventory, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Flex Program, Plumbing Apprentice Program, Council Roster.
July - Take Care of Your Health, Employee Excellence Awards Winners, Picnic Memories, In Memory of Bill Ames, In Memory of Marie L'Heureux, Horse Riding Article, Profile of Dog Owners: Joe Stoddart, Marlene Wong, Staff Profile: Ann Turomsha, Committee News, Council Roster.
November - Employee Discounts, In Memory of Dick Hunter, United Way, Student's Article about Staff, Campus Landmarks, Staff Profile: Leslie Power, Softball in Texas, This is About Smith Celebration, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Staff Roster.
February - Staff Profile: Liane Sullivan, What Did You Do on Winter Break?, Photos from the First Winter Party, Faculty/Staff Relations Forum Summary, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Staff Profile: Janet Emerson Maggs, Employee Assistance Program, Open Campus Overview, Chat with Ruth Simmons, Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace, 30 Ways to De-Stress, Democratization of Governance, Who You Are Makes a Difference, Council Roster.
May - Staff Profiles: Mentha Hynes, Jeannine Ranney, Letters, Council Overview, Council Lunches with Trustees, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Chat with Ruth Simmons, Credit Union Article, HR Health and Fitness Program, Banner Implementation, Diversity Workshop, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Car-Pool Matching Service, Alternative Family Magazine, Safety Information, Council Roster.
September - Staff Profiles: Gina Smith (Ombudsperson), Laura Rauscher (Disability Service Director), B. Ann Wright (College Relations Officer), Erika Laquer (Director of ADA Comstock Scholars Program), Geary Gravel (College Interpreter), In Memory of Ed Kopec, Photo of Campus Police, Kahn Institute Takes Flight, Gaynelle Weiss Appointed Employee Services Director, Sid Dalby in Newsweek, Queer Studies Symposium, Denim Day, Anti-Hate Rally, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Employee Assistance Program, Five College Credit Union, Interview with John Connolly (Provost), Dick Unsworth Retires, Council Roster, United Way, Art Show Registration.
February - Campus Climate Working Group Overview, From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Letters, Benefits at Smith, Introduction to the Internet Workshop, Staff Council Mission, Memories of "Staff Connections", Council Roster, Nominations Form.
May - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Budget Report & Interview with Ruth Constantine, Staff Council Web page Begins, Letters, Staff Profiles: Nancy Rubeck, Diane Vermette, Financial Planning, Sick Leave Bank, WGBY-TV Volunteers, Self-Study Committee Summary, On My Mind, Council Roster, Art Show Registration.
August - From the Chair (Scott Girard), Marilyn Woodman Honored, Ombuds System Overview, Directory Addition Recommendations, Staff Picnic Photos, Article on Boycotts, Mass Buying Power, Pay Raise Info, ACCESS Van Service, Council Roster.
November - First Appearance of Staff Council Logo, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Interview with CFO Ruth Constantine, Staff Council Reduces Membership from 30 to 25, Campus Climate Working Group Overview, Staff Art Show Profile, Career Change Opportunities, Chalking, President Simmons' Busy Schedule, President Simmons' Convocation Speech, Health Insurance Benefits, Staff Council=Opportunity, Council Roster.
February - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), President Simmons meets with RADS, Staff Profile: Kay Burnett, Comments on Banner, Health Care Rumor Busters, Total Quality Management Report-RADS.
May - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Health Care Dilemma, Interview with President Simmons, Campus Climate Group, Staff Profile: Francisco Robledo, New Dining Services Director Selected (Kathy Zieja), Trip to See Red Sox $25, Tee Shirt Design Contest, Council Roster.
August - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Staff Reflections: Creating a Stronger Community, Interview with Carmen Santana-Melgoza (Director of Institutional Diversity), Staff Profile: Ken Johnston, Internet Users Group, Council Roster, Staff Transitions.
November - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Staff Profile: Rabbi Edward Field, Open Convocation Overview, EAP and a Healthy Workplace, Toxic Work by CDO Director Barbara Reinhold, Help the Homeless, Council Roster.
March - Election Information, Council Forum-ITS, Staff Resource Library, Committee News, Who's Who, Art Show Registration, Letters, Nomination Form.
November - From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Council Forum-Creating Community, Inaugural Greeting to President Simmons, You Asked, Committee News, Letters, Council Roster.
Winter - Overview by Steering Committee, Activity Committee Under Consideration, Committee News, Staffing/Budget Charts, November '94 Open Forum Summary, Staff Council History, Who's Who, Safety Information, Letters.
Spring - Overview by Steering Committee, Election Results, Committee News, Benefits Charts, Questions and Answers, Activities Committee Formed, March Forum Summary, Staff Profile: Lousie and Lynne Walton, Information Liaisons, Activities Committee Survey.
December - From the Chair (Bill Sheehan), Committee News, President Dunn meets with Dining Services, Who's Who.
March - From the Chair (Kevin Skelly), Name the Newsletter Contest, Open Forum Report, Committee Reports, Accomplishments.
May - First Issue named "Council Chronicle", Election Results, Appointed or Elected-What's the Difference?, End of Year Committee Reports.
Fall - From the Chair (Joan Ballas), Open Forum Agenda, Committee News, Letters, Who's Who.
In 1988 a group of Smith College staff members completed multi-cultural training with the Equity Institute. They were challenged to "increase the level of communication among Smith staff." They formed a working group called 'Staff Connection', and published four issues of a newsletter called Connecting.
December - Reports from the 'Special Interest Groups', Recycling Committee Report, Recap of Previous Staff Connection Meetings.
April - Report on December 1989 Meeting, Staff Profiles: Sharon Rust, Nan Clark, Action Survey, Letters.
August - Letters, Hospice Knitting, Equity Institute Training, Survey Results.
October - Medical Benefit Changes, Staff Profiles: Greg Young, Letters.