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Staff Council Chronicle

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Before Staff Council was formed, a group known as the Staff Connection served unofficially in the role, publishing a newsletter, Connecting. In 1993, Connecting became the newsletter of Staff Council, and was renamed Council Chronicle. Currently, The Staff Council Chronicle is published once a semester by Staff Council to provide information about the membership and governance of the council, give information on goals and objectives for the year, and help keep staff informed of campus events.


Current Issue—Spring 2020

The April 2020 issue, featuring a note from our chair, interviews with vice presidents Floyd Cheung and David DeSwert, information about the Wholeness Challenge and Virtual Smith Olympics, Staff Council staff highlights and photos of pets past from the archives.


Recent Issues

2019 Issues

October 2019

The October 2019 issue, featuring a note from our chair, an article about 3D modeling and the imaging center, an update on the Neilson Library project and photos of our pets.

April 2019

Featuring a note from our chair, staff accomplishments, campus history, an update on the Neilson Library project, hidden jobs, and photos of our pets.

2018 Issues

December 2018

Featuring a note from our chair, staff accomplishments, campus history, an update on the Neilson Library project, hidden jobs, and photos of our pets.

March 2018

Featuring a note from our chair, articles about staff accomplishments, library construction, hidden jobs at Smith, the computer store, and a T-shirt design contest!

2017 Issues

November 2017

Featuring a note from our chair, articles about staff accomplishments, the Design Thinking Initiative, a staff spotlight feature, library resources for staff, and a photo from the archives.

March 2017

Featuring a note from our chair, articles about Gavel Award winners, staff accomplishments, updated Lactation Accomodation Policy, Conduct & Ethics reporting, and fun Staff Council events—past and upcoming!

2016 Issues

November 2016

Featuring a note from our chair, articles about staff accomplishments, the Museum of Art, the Thanksgiving Match program, Smith through the eyes of longtime employees, information about upcoming events, updates from Human Resources, and a fun photo from the Smith archives.

March 2016

Featuring articles about the staff Gavel Award winners, information about upcoming events, updates from Human Resources, and a fun feature from the Smith archives.