The Staff Council Chronicle is a publication by Staff Council for all employees of Smith College. The Chronicle has information about Staff Council membership and governance, as well as goals and objectives for the coming academic year.
CURRENT ISSUE (next issue: November 2015)
March 2015 (PDF)
Library benefits, Staff Council elections, epic snow battle, and the Gavel Awards.
November 2014 (PDF)
Refresher on a few staff benefits, Between the Lines Program, and Elsie P. Leonard.
March 2014 (PDF)
Staff honored at Rally Day, more Smith benefits, and Smith's first mailman.
December 2013 (PDF)
Inauguration and Between the Lines highlights and information on lesser known benefits for staff.
October 2013 (PDF)
All-employee picnic highlights, Inauguration exhibit, Between the Lines updates, and details surrounding Cider and Doughnuts.
June 2013 (PDF)
Meet your 2013-14 Staff Council representatives, Between the Lines updates, and a call for suggestions.
March 2013 (PDF)
Celebrating 20 Years of Staff Council (PDF)
In honor of the 20th anniversary, The Chronicle staff prepared the following audio as a supplement to the anniversary issue.
February 2012 (PDF)
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 2012 (PDF)
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 2012 (PDF)
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 2012 (PDF)
A writeup 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 2011 (PDF)
Information on the upcoming book swap, nominations for Staff Council, the free-cycle event and a profile on senior staff member Herb Nickles.
June 2011 (PDF)
Thank you to all employees from the outgoing chair, information on new officers, profile on Chris Loring, director of the libraries.
September 2011 (PDF)
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.
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 2010 (PDF)
Call for nominations, staff discount program, 2010 creative gallery, mystery photo, Lilly Hall illustration, events, meetings.
March 2010 (PDF)
Focus on facilities' power plant, profile of Jayne Mercier, 2010 creative gallery, mystery photo, Sage Halll illustration, events, meetings, call for nominations.
April 2010 (PDF)
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 2010 (PDF)
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 2010 (PDF)
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 2010 (PDF)
Spotlight on Diversity Committee, call for entries: pet portrait exhibition, days of dialogue info, share a meal this Thanksgiving, Seely Hall illustration.
December 2010 (PDF)
Spotlight on Activities Committee, food drive, Deirdre Manning profile, elder care web resource.
February 2009 (PDF)
Campus Center, announcement, meetings, events, zentangle by Mimi Lempart.
March 2009 (PDF)
Pierce and College Hall, call for nominations, announcements, meetings, events, photo by Heather McQueen.
April 2009 (PDF)
Boat House, candidates, announcements, meetings, conversation with a colleague: Emily Nagoski, photo by Eric Sergel.
May 2009 (PDF)
Facilities Management, election results, new members introduce themselves, photo by Robert Young.
July 2009 (PDF)
Performing arts center, mission statement, new officers and chairs of committees, photos of council, photo by Tom Riddell.
August 2009 (PDF)
College Hall, Archives Committee formed, news, Did You Know?, art by Stephen Campbell.
September 2009 (PDF)
Help design a logo and motto, comments from the chair (Sandy Bycenski), art by Naomi Sturtevant, profile of a colleague - Maureen Raucher, did you know? CS4 offer.
October 2009 (PDF)
Logo deadline extended, council news, now & then, Fifty Years of Smith Faces exhibition by Dick Fish, upcoming events, meetings, Did You Know?
November 2009 (PDF)
Calling all performers, upcoming events, call for pet portraits, profile of Sam Rush, Did You Know?
December 2009 (PDF)
New council motto and graphic mark, fall forum, Sabina Knight: guest artist, upcoming events, pet portraits thanks, staff involved in the arts.
April 2008 (PDF)
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, online thermography exhibit, Campus Camera, Fall Fit 5K, Recipe Row, puzzle page, Council Roster.
September 2008 (PDF)
The Fall Leaflet, From the Chair (Rick Rubin), committee reports, fall activities, staff art gallery (online), Council Roster.
December 2008 (PDF)
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-gree support group, photo pages, Council Roster.
December 2007 (PDF)
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", campus camera, summary of the spring '06 "Green" forum, upcoming events, recipes, Council Roster.
March 2006 (PDF)
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 2006 (PDF)
A Summer of New Construction and Renovation Photo Pages, Letter From President Christ, From the Chair (Sam Rush), Upcoming Events.
December 2006 (PDF)
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 2005 (PDF)
2004-05 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 (PDF)
2005-06 Council Members Photo Page, Letter From President Christ: accomplishments and appreciations, From the Chair (Merrilyn Lewis), council reps speak up, Council Roster.
September 2005 (PDF)
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 2005 (PDF)
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 2004 (PDF)
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 2004 (PDF)
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 and campus school profiles, committee reports, The Artist's Way group, photo montage of staff, what do you like about the Northampton area?
Fall 2004 (PDF)
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 2004 (PDF)
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 2003 (PDF)
Cookie swap, committee reports, planning for retirement, ergonomics program: stretching.
March/April 2003 (PDF)
Have a Heart food drive photo, committee reports, From the Chair (Patty Kimura), Smith Outdoors Program.
September/October 2003 (PDF)
Employee Excellence wards honorees, Committee Reports, Lunch and Learn Presenters Recognized, Staff Profile: Jonelle Dennis.
Spring 2002 (PDF)
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 2002 (PDF)
Smith co-ed softball team wins title, committee reports, highlights from Tim Wise's anti-racism talk, Council Roster, Activities Committee survey.
Spring 2001 (PDF)
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 2001 (PDF)
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 2001 (PDF)
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 2000 (PDF)
Campus Security, Joyce A. Leamy retires, short fiction contest announced, cold & flu season health tips, Staff Profiles: Miguel Candalaria, Steve Monteiro, Y2K Coordinating Committee, Activities Committee spotlight, Council Roster.
April 2000 (PDF)
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 2000 (PDF)
Creative Edition 2000. Fiction and poetry by Patricia Kimura, Carrie Hemenway, Stacey Anasazi, Susan Sanborn Barker, Jim Hardy, Dick Fish and Eric Sean Weld.
Fall 2000 (PDF)
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 1999 (PDF)
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 1999 (PDF)
Employee Excellence Awards, Staff Profile: Jonathan Lovell (director of Budget and Investment), Activities Committee events, faculty and staff picnic, CDO skill inventory, From the Chair (Scott Girard), Flex program, plumbing apprentice program, Council Roster.
July 1999 (PDF)
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 1999 (PDF)
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 1998 (PDF)
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 1998 (PDF)
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 1998 (PDF)
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 1997 (PDF)
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 1997 (PDF)
From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), budget report and 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 1997 (PDF)
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 1997 (PDF)
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 1996 (PDF)
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 1996 (PDF)
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, T-shirt design contest, Council Roster.
August 1996 (PDF)
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 1996 (PDF)
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 1995 (PDF)
Election information, council forum-ITS, staff resource library, Committee News, Who's Who, art show registration, Letters, nomination form.
November 1995 (PDF)
From the Chair (Marilyn Woodman), Council Forum: Creating Community, inaugural greeting to President Simmons, You Asked, Committee News, Letters, Council Roster.
Winter 1994 (PDF)
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 1994 (PDF)
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 1994 (PDF)
From the Chair (Bill Sheehan), Committee News, President Dunn meets with Dining Services, Who's Who.
March 1993 (PDF)
From the Chair (Kevin Skelly), Name the Newsletter Contest, Open Forum Report, Committee Reports, accomplishments.
May 1993 (PDF)
First Issue named "Council Chronicle", election results, Appointed or Elected-What's the Difference?, end-of-year committee reports.
Fall 1993 (PDF)
From the Chair (Joan Ballas), open forum agenda, Committee News, Letters, Who's Who.