News for the Smith College Community | September 12, 1996

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New Faces in High Places

At the start of July, two new administrators settled into their College Hall offices. One had recently traveled here from across the country, the other from just down the road. Yet both cite similar reasons behind their decisions to come to Smith, and both are eager to embrace the challenges ahead.

As Director of Institutional Diversity, Carmen Santana-Melgoza takes on a job that is not only new to her but to the college as well. In the past, the director of affirmative action, whom she replaces, was responsible for overseeing hiring and civil rights practices on campus. Santana-Melgoza's duties, however, will not only continue in these areas, but, above all, will include working closely with President Simmons to explore the broader ways that Smith can continue to evolve as a multicultural community. "But," cautions Santana-Melgoza, "making us a more multicultural community is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition, our diversity involves creating an environment where people go beyond mere tolerance to appreciation of those from different backgrounds."

Santana-Melgoza, who holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. in business administration from Arizona State University, served for four years as a contract specialist with the Texas Employment Commission, then began her academic career as a teaching assistant at UT Arlington and at Arizona State. She joined the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office in 1978, assuming responsibility for human resource management as well as for training and educational materials. In 1984, she joined the faculty at New Mexico State University, where she served as an associate professor of management until coming to Smith this summer. In addition, she has spent more than 10 years as a consultant to public sector organizations, providing training in affirmative action, workforce diversity, conflict resolution and employment discrimination, and she is the author of Human Relations in Organizations.

In making her trek from New Mexico to Northampton, Santana-Melgoza was joined by her son, Daniel, now a Campus School first-grader. Her older son, Victor, is a freshman at Arizona State. In between this wide gap, she quips, are two other offspring. Their names? "M.B.A. and Ph.D."

When asked what was the biggest draw of the Smith job, Santana-Melgoza doesn't hesitate to reply. "Very easy," she replies. "Ruth Simmons." The opportunity to work for and with the celebrated Smith president was, Santana-Melgoza claims, "too appealing to turn down." Already she and her new boss have had preliminary talks on policies and programs that may be implemented in the years ahead, but such changes, she observes, are likely to be -- at least in part -- an outgrowth of the self-study now under way.

So, for now, Santana-Melgoza maintains, she will be spending a lot of time learning about the Smith community. "I can't say what's needed until I know what exists," she points out. "Every organization has a 'personality' that we refer to as a 'culture,' and I have to get to know this one."

One thing, however, that Santana-Melgoza already knows is that "People see Smith as a leader. They look to us to see what we're doing. And one thing we must do is to reach out and be part of a bigger community and not live in isolation." In pursuing such leadership, she urges contributions from everyone at Smith and hopes that all will feel welcome to drop by her office in College Hall 3. "I want to make a plea that we're all in this together," Santana-Melgoza says. "I may channel resources, but I don't do it alone."

For Maureen A. Mahoney, dean of the college, the move to Smith did not mean endless hours of packing and labeling and traveling. In fact, the Amherst resident needed to do little more than head her car in a new direction on Route 9. Even her 15-year-old daughter, Aurora, will continue at her old high school, Amherst Regional.

For nearly two decades Mahoney has served as a faculty member and administrator at Hampshire College, a place where she has been "happy and comfortable" since 1976. She joined the Hampshire staff as an assistant professor of psychology, after receiving a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Cornell. While earning promotions to associate professor in 1982 and then to professor in 1996, she also served as Hampshire's dean of advising from 1989 to 1994. Since 1994, she has been the college's dean of the School of Social Science, overseeing faculty, curriculum, administration and budget.

A developmental psychologist whose focus has been women's development, Mahoney is no stranger to women's colleges, either. From 1983 to 1985, while on leave from Hampshire, she served as a fellow at Wellesley College's Stone Center, researching the relationships among a woman's work, her social support systems and the quality of her relationship with her first-born child. In 1989, she served as a lecturer in the psychology department at Smith.

Mahoney is also the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Salzburg Seminar, and she is the author of numerous professional articles.

As dean of the college, Mahoney will supervise all academic, social and health services, as well as other student services. In other words, little, it seems, that takes place at Smith will be beyond her purview.

Like Santana-Melgoza, Mahoney says that the opportunity to work with Ruth Simmons was an important factor in her decision to accept this demanding post. Moreover, her long-held interest in women's education made her especially interested in coming to an institution "devoted to women's development."

Also like Santana-Melgoza, Mahoney plans to "listen a lot" in her initial months at Smith. "The self-study," she points out, "is a really wonderful opportunity to learn about what is happening here and about what's important to think about changing. Coming from an institution where tradition is not the long suit, it will be important for me to learn to balance tradition with some change," notes Dean Maureen -- as she was often dubbed at Hampshire.

As for the old moniker, Dean Maureen maintains that she won't mind if it follows her to Smith. "I don't stand on ceremony so much," she concedes. "The key thing is that I hear many voices, especially regarding the 'Student Services' aspect of the self-study. I want students to know that their ideas are welcome. "

Meet the Prez: Save These Dates

Once again, President Ruth Simmons will be holding monthly open hours throughout the school year. These informal sessions enable students and staff members to meet with the president and discuss issues of interest or concern. No appointment is necessary.
The first session for staff members will be held Wednesday, September 18, from 1-2 p.m.
This month's student sessions will take place Wednesday, September 18; Wednesday, September 25; and Monday, September 30. The student meetings are scheduled for 4-5 p.m.

All meetings will take place in the Office of the President, College Hall 20.

Community Forum Schedule Set

The dates and locations for the 1996-97 Community Forums have been finalized and are listed below. All will be held in Sweeney Auditorium in Sage Hall. As in the past, AcaMedia will publish a reminder before each event.

Wednesday, October 16: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Employee Recognition Forum/Reception. Contact: Kathleen Chatwood

Friday, November 15: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Agenda to be established by Staff Council. Contact: Marilyn Woodman

Thursday, February 6, 1997: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Agenda to be established by Senior Staff. Contact: Judi Marksbury

Thursday, April 24, 1997: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Agenda to be established by Staff Council. Contact: Marilyn Woodman

The date of the All-College Picnic has also been selected. It is Wednesday, June 18, 1997 (rain date: Thursday, June 19).

EAP Comes to Smith

The last time someone told you to "Have a nice day," did you feel more like growling than grinning? If so, you may be eager to learn about an important new benefit now available to Smith faculty and staff: the Employee Assistance Program. With a growing number of corporations and organizations having success with "EAPs," many people at Smith have been asking for a similar option, observes Benefits Director Eileen Corbeil. On the other hand, Corbeil points out, the concept is still likely to be unfamiliar to many, and thus Human Resources has scheduled information sessions to help faculty, staff and supervisors understand this new offering.

Employee Assistance Programs are best known for providing counseling to staff members experiencing personal problems. This, too, will be the core of the EAP at Smith, but other related services will be included as well. Moreover, these services are available not only to employees but also to their immediate family members.

Those seeking assistance will initially contact a professional counselor via a toll-free telephone number, explains Benefits Specialist Leslie Power. Then, depending on each individual situation, counseling can be conducted on the phone or through face-to-face appointments with a local EAP counselor. "The counseling is free and absolutely confidential," Power stresses. "Smith is offering this as a benefit, but there is otherwise no connection to the college." "No reports or records of individual calls will be sent here," adds Corbeil.

Smith's EAP is provided by the Shrewsbury-based Employee Assistance Corporation. According to Corbeil, the college researched EAP options for several years, looking for the best possible vendor. Both she and Power, who will serve as liaison between Smith and the Employee Assistance Corporation, are very pleased with the final choice, which was made by an eight-member faculty/staff committee.

One of the strengths of this particular company, notes Power, is the ability of their counselors to handle a variety of situations. These could include many types of emotional or personal problems, financial worries, substance abuse issues, dealing with problematic adolescent children, etc. In addition, the new plan provides Smith employees with other pluses, such as wellness and health promotion, and will include on-campus workshops in areas like stress management, depression and balancing work and family life. "Workshops will also be tailored to meet our specific needs," says Corbeil.

The EAP benefit includes unlimited phone access and up to six one-on-one counseling sessions per year at no cost. If more counseling sessions are needed, EAP counselors will help coordinate further care under the employee's health care plan.

All faculty and staff who currently receive benefits from Smith are automatically now eligible for EAP aid, without additional registration. A letter being mailed to employees at their homes introduces the new services and also lists the EAP orientation schedule. "The letters are being sent home so that family members can read them, since the EAP is for them as well," notes Corbeil. The orientation sessions, to be held during several hour-long time slots on September 24 and 26, will introduce faculty and staff to the EAP concept. Training classes, slated for the same two days, are designed for supervisors and will help them to to guide employees in need to EAP services.

Power admits that, while many staff members are already enthusiastic about this new benefit, others are apt to be skeptical. "Some people are sure to say, 'It's free? What's the catch?'"

"We think of the EAP as sort of a 'safety valve.'" Power explains. "We want people at the college to be happy and working well-and something that's good for employees is good for the college, too. There isn't a catch!"

Switchboard Switch

If you're looking for the college telephone operators this year, you'll probably find them in the same place that you always have-right at the other end of your phone line. However, don't expect to find them in their customary quarters in College Hall. In late August, the operators were relocated to the purchasing department's office at 30 Belmont Avenue.

According to Purchasing Manager Jim Hardy, the change was made to open up additional office space in College Hall, although no plans have yet been finalized for the use of this space. Despite the move, says Hardy, the operators' hours, level of service and phone numbers (dial 0 from on campus; 584-2700 from off) will not change.

Pat Morrier, chief telephone operator, maintains that she personally doesn't anticipate problems with the relocation, although she points out that College Hall has been the operators' home base "practically forever." "I've been here for 28 years," she recalls, "and they've been there a lot longer than that."

Back to School Special

An open house at the Smith College Campus School, to be held on Sunday, September 15, from 2:30­p;4 p.m., will showcase the school's new addition. When students returned to classes last week, they were greeted with a refurbished laundry building now boasting fifth-grade, sixth-grade and kindergarten classrooms, a state-of-the-art computer laboratory and other improvements. Members of the Smith community are invited to join in the festivities, enjoy punch and cookies and check out the school's new look.

The Word on Banner

The Word on Banner: (a regular feature from Information Systems)
This is the ninth article in a series that began in late 1995. Information Systems intends to include in this feature notes, status reports, helpful hints and general news about training from now until the conversion to the Banner system is complete.

We welcome your feedback. Please send comments and suggestions for future topics to ADMHELP@AIS.

Status Report:
The days of June, July and August may have been hazy, but they were certainly not lazy. Those associated with the Banner project worked hard to accomplish a number of projects and goals. Here is a list of some of the most important of these accomplishments:
While we still have a fair amount of work left to do, we've accomplished a majority of our goals by working together. Here are some of the projects we will be collaborating on in the future:

For more information about Banner, click here to go to the Banner home page

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People News

Heavy Hitters

Never mind them Red Sox, this year it was the Smith College staff softball team that made a most impressive showing. The squad finished the regular season as champions of the Northampton Recreation Department Division C Coed League, boasting an outstanding 17­p;3 record. The season ended August 20, after many rain delays and make-up games, with a loss to a strong St. Kaz team in the play-off tournament finals. The Smith club, by the way, had already beaten St. Kaz during the regular season.

According to Jim Montgomery, Smith libraries' coordinator of technical services and the team's general manager, an "incredibly glitzy" first-place trophy is now on display in the Technical Services office in Neilson; the second-place tourney award sits, fittingly, on Tracy Sutherland's desk in the inter-library loan department. "We earned it by beating the same team we beat in our first game, in which Tracy broke her leg while sliding hard into third base," Montgomery explains.

Others who did Smith proud this summer included Cathy Hutchison (international study), Eric Loehr (libraries), Rick Millington (English), David Perez (RADS), John Reynolds (RADS), Stacy Robinson (institutional diversity) and Greg White (government). Next year, says Montgomery, more Smith women are needed on the team, and it's never too early to start those pre-season work-outs. Interested players can contact him at extension 2921 or via e-mail to jmontgomery@smith.

Smith Stars at Astronomy Conference

At a meeting of the American Astronomical Association (AAS) in Madison, Wisconsin, in June, Smith was represented by two faculty members and an alumna. Professor of Astronomy Suzan Edwards attended the meeting to report to the AAS Council on the activities of the AAS Education Policy Board, which she co-chairs with Five College Astronomy Professor Stephen Strom of UMass (who also attended the meeting).

Professor Richard White, currently on leave in Wyoming, presented a paper (with a Five College astronomy major from Amherst College) entitled, "An Interstellar Three-Body Encounter at the Pleiades."

Finally, Priscilla Benson '62, now on the faculty at Wellesley, organized and chaired a special session on research experiences for undergraduates, at which she also presented a paper entitled, "REU in the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium."

Taking On Tinseltown

A long-time Smith College faculty member acclaimed for his insights into the powers and perceptions of newspapers and television is now tackling another timely topic: the movies.

In Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures (Westview Press, 1996), Stanley Rothman, Mary H. Gamble Professor Emeritus of Government and director of Smith's Center for the Study of Social and Political Change, contends that "American motion pictures still dominate the world market with an impact that is difficult to measure. Their role in American culture has been a powerful one since the 1930s and is a hallmark of our culture today." However, observes Rothman-who co-authored Hollywood's America with his son David J. Rothman, an English professor at Western State College of Colorado, and Stephen Powers, a research associate at the Center for the Study of Social and Political Change -- "though much has been written about the film industry, there has been very little systematic attention paid to the ideology of its creative elite."

Just how the views of these movie moguls are reflected in the films they produce -- and how, in turn, they influence American society -- is the subject of the three authors' detailed study. To examine this "motion picture elite," they administered a lengthy questionnaire to a sample of leaders in the industry. To examine changing social and political themes in motion pictures, they analyzed an extensive random sample of top box office films from the end of World War II to 1995. And, in exploring the cinematic depiction of topics that range from gender wars to minority roles, from biblical tales to the supernatural, Rothman and his colleagues demonstrate that films provide far more than entertainment -- and this "extra" is the ideology or commentary of the film-maker, albeit often shrouded by a story line.

While his latest book, admits Rothman, is "clearly a work of social science," and, rife with tables and statistics, may not be fodder for beach or bedtime reading, non-academics can certainly comprehend -- and appreciate -- the analyses of familiar Tinseltown fare from the past five decades.

This is the first collaboration for the Rothman, Rothman and Powers team. Stanley Rothman's numerous book credits include The Mass Media and Liberal Democratic Societies; Watching America: What Television Tells Us About Our Lives (with S. Robert Lichter and Linda Lichter); and Prime Time: How TV Portrays American Culture (also with Lichter and Lichter).

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Monday, September 16

Vendor sale: S.O.S.-sponsored plant sale. Proceeds benefit S.O.S. and its work with local non-profit community agencies.
9-5 p.m., Gamut

Meeting: Campus Climate Working Group. All are welcome. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Noon-1 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

CDO informational meeting: Preparing a Personal Statement. How to approach and write a personal statement for graduate and fellowship applications.
12:10 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

French language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Italian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

CDO informational meeting: "Applying to Law School." For students applying to law school or considering it. Assistant Professor of Government Alice Hearst and CDO staff member Paula Zimmer will discuss the process of applying, the legal field and the resources available at Smith to help you with your applications.
4:30-5:45 p.m., Seelye Hall 109

Tuesday, September 17

Vendor sale: S.O.S.-sponsored plant sale.
9-5 p.m., Gamut

Luncheon meeting of the Smith College Chapter of Sigma Xi. "What We Don't Know About The Real Numbers; What We Can't Know," by Jim Henle, math department.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge

Deutscher Tisch language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Japanese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Informational meeting for students interested in studying abroad on non-Smith programs during the 1997-98 academic year. (Information on Smith JYA programs will be presented in November.)
5-6 p.m., Seelye Hall 106

Meeting: A Course In Miracles on-going study-support group. Our facilitator, Marianna Kaul-Connolly, has studied and taught the course for more than 10 years. We welcome any newcomers and drop-ins to explore this new path of spiritual perception with us. Questions? Call Claire McConnell at extension 7716 or the chapel at extension 2750.
7 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

CDO Open Hours for browsing and exploring our resources.
7-9 p.m., CDO Library, Drew Hall

Meeting: Senate. All are welcome.
7:15 p.m., Stoddard Hall auditorium

Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
7 p.m., Ainsworth gym*

Wednesday, September 18

Vendor sale: S.O.S.-sponsored sweater sale.
9­p;- p.m., Gamut

Religious activity: An informal gathering of Catholic Ada Comstock Scholars. Pizza will be served. All are welcome.
Noon-1 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Korean language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Spanish & Portuguese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Informational meeting: An Introduction to marine science careers by the marine science summer and semester programs. Questions? Call extension 3799.
4:15 p.m., Burton Hall 101

CDO Informational meeting: "Interviewing for Medical School Admission." This workshop is designed to help students currently applying to medical school become familiar with the types of questions that may be asked and to improve their interview techniques.
4:30-5:30 pm, CDO library, Drew Hall

Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College.
6:30 p.m., athletic fields*

Religious activity: "Buddhist Service and Discussion."
7:15 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Film: Orphans of the Storm (1921, D.W. Griffith, director; stars Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish). The misadventures of two orphans in Paris during the French Revolution. Classic melodrama, howlingly bad history. Optional for students of HST 249 The French Revolution as Epic, and open to all.
7:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 201*

Thursday, September 19

Vendor Sale: S.O.S.-sponsored sweater sale.
9-5 p.m., Gamut

Luncheon meeting: "Language As Game," by Paul Pickrel, professor emeritus of English language and literature. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Chinese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Russian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Tennis vs. Tufts
4 p.m., Outdoor Tennis Courts*

Meeting: Heads of Organizations. Mandatory meeting for heads of organizations. If you cannot attend, contact the coordinator of student organizations in writing.
5 p.m., Stoddard auditorium

Meeting for mandatory training session for S.O.S. House Representatives. Questions? Call Charmaine at extension 6216 or the S.O.S office at extension 2756.
6-8:30 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

Meeting: Mandatory class meeting for all members of the Class of 1998 and 1998J.
7-8 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium

Film: To be announced. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium

Friday, September 20

ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Gallery talk: "European Capitals as seen in 19th-Century Photographs," by Helen Searing, professor of art.
12:15 p.m., Museum of Art

Lecture: "New and Unusual Perennials, Vines, and Shrubs for American Gardens," by Daniel J. Hinkley, author, plantsman and garden design consultant. Reception to follow at the Lyman Plant House. Sponsored by the Friends of the Botanic Garden.
5 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Religious activity: Join Smith's Jewish community for Shabbat services and dinner. Gathering will be fun, casual, comfortable and informative. All are welcome. For more information call the Hillel office at extension 2754.
5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

Film: Who Killed Vincent Chin? This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts of the brutal murder of 27-year-old Chinese-American Vincent Chin. Directors: Christine Choy and Renne Tajima; 1989. Sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee.
7 and 9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Saturday, September 21

Tennis vs. Wesleyan
1 p.m., Outdoor tennis courts*

Volleyball vs. MIT
1 p.m., Ainsworth gym*

Sunday, September 22

Religious activity: Quaker (Friends) discussion group. Meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Child care is available.
9:30 a.m., Bass Hall 210*

Religious service: Morning worship with Richard Unsworth, dean and Protestant chaplain preaching. All are welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*

CDO Open Hours
1-4 p.m., CDO Library, Drew Hall

Film: Who Killed Vincent Chin? See 9/20 listing.
2 and 4 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass followed by an informal dinner in the Bodman lounge, Chapel. All are welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Religious service: Yom Kippur services. All are welcome.
7:30 p.m., Chapel*

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Museum of Art, 585-2770. Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Print Room hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., during exhibitions. Other hours by appointment.

Roma Antica: 18th-Century Prints by Piranesi. (Through 10/27). Print Room.

One Hundred Yards and Skin Deep: Personal photographs of M.Richard Fish made nearby the exhibition space. Hillyer Gallery, Fine Arts Center. (through October 8) Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon­p;11 p.m.

Course Registration and Changes

Students may make changes to their schedule during the first 10 days of classes, September 5­p;18, with the permission of their adviser. Any student not registered for courses by Wednesday, September 18, will be fined $25.

Five College Registration

The deadline for registration for Five College courses is Wednesday, September 18. Registration forms may be obtained in the registrar's office, College Hall 6. Five College registrations cannot be accepted after this date.

Make-Up Examinations

Students granted an extension for final examinations in the spring semester must complete their examinations during the first two weeks of the semester. Please call Daphne Humber in the registrar's office (extension 2555) to make arrangements. All examinations must be picked up by 2 p.m., Thursday, September 19.

Major Certifications-Class Of '97J

Certification forms were mailed to seniors who will be completing requirements in the fall semester. Major certifications are due at the end of the course change period, Wednesday, September 18.

Travel Reservations

Students should be making end-of-the-semester travel reservations now, keeping in mind that final examinations are scheduled from December 16­p;19. Students will not be permitted to take examinations early.

Health Service Support Groups

The Counseling Service is offering a number of groups for students for the fall semester. These groups are free and confidential. The groups will meet weekly for 90 minutes, and each group will meet as soon as six to 10 students have joined. The following groups are offered: self-exploration groups, food and body-image group, women of color group and survivors of childhood sexual abuse group. Sponsored by Smith College Health Services. For more information or a pre-group interview, call extension 2840.

$$ For Your Talk

Do you like to talk on the phone? Do you like to support Smith College? We are looking for 30 student callers to participate in our phonathon program. $6.30/hour. Telemarketing or phonathon experience preferred but not required. Required availability: Monday through Thursday, 5-10 p.m., and Sunday, 4-10 p.m., from October 28 through November 14. Call Sly at extension 2054.

Smith Vehicle Driving Test

Testing for certification to operate Smith vehicles is currently being conducted at the Physical Plant motor vehicle department. This test is necessary before operating any vehicles for the various organizations at Smith. Appointments may be made by calling extension 2472. Three appointment days are available: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. When requesting an appointment for the regularly scheduled hours, please specify the date and time on which you wish to be tested. Due to the number of people needing testing, it's possible that your initial request will not be available. Please do not wait until the last moment to call for a test.

Service Organiza-tions of Smith (S.O.S.) Notices

Don't miss the S.O.S. Community Service Fair on September 24 at 7 p.m. Representatives from 40 non-profit community service agencies will be on hand to provide information on how you can make a difference. Smith's very own Kaffee Klatsch, home of the best brew in Seelye, needs volunteers to work one hour per week. If you are interested, call Kristen Walsh at extension 7443 or Saima Dada at extension 6031 to sign up for shifts. The Kaffee Klatsch will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25.

Regular Semester Library Hours

Hillyer Art Library
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 12 a.m.

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