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06/06/2023 Digest


Geothermal Energy Project

Geothermal Energy Project Update
Monday, June 5

Exterior site work and preparations for building conversions and landscaping will continue north of the Elm District. Drilling rigs have been mobilized on campus for Phase 1 geothermal drilling. Excavation activities for distribution of piping have begun in the Quad District and will continue through August. Please view the project website, https://smithgeoenergy.info , to view the graphic which outlines work areas.

Faculty/Staff Notices

All-Employee Picnic--Rain Location Confirmed: ITT
Tuesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ITT

Because of predicted inclement weather, today's all-employee picnic will be held indoors in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

8 College Lane Parking Lot
June 7-9

In order to complete the subsurface soil investigations for the new Lazarus-Wurtele Building near 8 College Lane, a drill rig from Seaboard Drilling will return to the 8 College Lane parking lot on Wednesday, June 7 and will be completing corings in the parking area and nearby lawns through June 9. The parking area at 8 College Lane will remain open to the greatest extent possible, but some spaces will be unavailable on June 7, 8 and 9.

Important Fiscal Year End Dates & Procedures

Our fiscal year end is fast approaching and we need the community's help to ensure a smooth, accurate and timely financial close process. Please visit our website at the link below to review the FY23 Year End Memo for key dates regarding accounting adjustments, expense reports, invoice submission, cash received, budget transfers and much more! We appreciate your support in finalizing our year end. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/controller

Listening Session with MCSW - Lived Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Women & Non-Binary People
Wednesday, June 7, 5:45 p.m., Campus Center

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is working to elevate the voices of LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people across the Commonwealth so that policy and legislative recommendations are a true reflection of lived experiences. They are extending the invitation for organizations and individuals who identify or support LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people 18+ to make their voice heard! They are interested in issues including but not limited to parentage, economic justice, domestic violence, wage equity, etc., particularly for people whose identities sit at the intersections of marginalization. Limited number of spaces available. Registration is recommended https://bit.ly/MCSWsmithcollege

Executive Education Programs for Employees
Wednesday, June 21, Virtual Event

Smith Executive Educations online, self-directed programs provide access to important business concepts and frameworks. Open to all Smith staff and faculty, each program offers tools and strategies for developing new skills at your own pace. Smith employees receive a special rate ($199) and pay by p-card or budget transfer when registering. The next program, Effective Business Problem-Solving, opens June 21. This program offers easy to apply strategies and approaches for managing projects, generating solutions, and tackling problems of any size. Learn more about available programs and register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/210330c8-a097-4e2e-8711-d57c97582a12/summary

Technology News

IT Service Center, OneCard Office, and Computer Store Closed
Tuesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Stoddard Hall

The IT Service Center, OneCard Office, and Computer Store in Stoddard Hall will be closed between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, so that staff may enjoy the All-Employee Picnic. Support requests can be submitted anytime by emailing ithelp@smith.edu.

Other Events and Activities

Listening Session with MCSW - Lived Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Women & Non-Binary People
Wednesday, June 7, 5:45 p.m., Campus Center

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is working to elevate the voices of LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people across the Commonwealth so that policy and legislative recommendations are a true reflection of lived experiences. They are extending the invitation for organizations and individuals who identify or support LGBTQIA+ women and non-binary people 18+ to make their voice heard! They are interested in issues including but not limited to parentage, economic justice, domestic violence, wage equity, etc., particularly for people whose identities sit at the intersections of marginalization. Limited number of spaces available. Registration is recommended https://bit.ly/MCSWsmithcollege

Playdates at SCMA
Friday, June 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Museum of Art

Join museum educator Gina Hall and early childhood educator Ashley Miller for Playdates, an artful adventure program at SCMA, designed for 25 year olds and their caregivers. Play-based activities invite toddlers and preschoolers to respond to sculptures and paintings in the SCMA collection. The theme for the June 9 program will be "Construction Zone." To request an accommodation, email: museduc@smith.edu. Register here: https://bit.ly/3JSIcUA

Girls Summer Leadership & Basketball Academy at Smith
June 27-29 and Aug. 1-3, Ainsworth Gym

Girls Leadership and Basketball Summer Academy hosted by the Smith Basketball Coaching Staff and Players on June 27-29th and August 1-3rd at Ainsworth Gym. For more information please go to https://www.empowerbasketballatsmith.com/.