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08/20/2019 Digest

Login Change for Office 365 on Personally Owned Computers Starting Monday, Aug 19

Starting on Aug 19, users who have activated Office 365 on their personally owned computers will need to log in using their Smith email address and password. If you previously set up and used a unique Office 365 password, that password will no longer work after the update. Information will be available from the ITS homepage starting Aug 18. Note: This change does not affect users accessing Microsoft Office on Smith-owned computers.

Changes are Coming to 25Live – Learn the New Features Now

On Tuesday November 5, 25Live will be upgraded to a new version called ‘25Live Pro.’ Pro has the same functionality we’re accustomed to in 25Live, but it has a different look and ways of navigating. 25Live will not be available after November 5, so now is the time to familiarize yourself with Pro in the TEST version. Use the following URL and sign in with your standard 25Live credentials: NOTE: Do not use this test version to request space for a “real” event. Nothing you submit in Test will be processed/reserved.

Regular Office Hours Resume Monday, Aug 26.

Regular office hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., resume Monday, August 26.

Teaching and Learning with Technology: An Interactive Fair
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2:30 p.m., Hillyer 320 Hillyer Design Media Lab

Meet a network of staff engaged in technology initiatives across the College, and imagine new ways to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Colleagues from the Center for Design and Fabrication, Imaging Center, Information Technology Services, Libraries, Science Center and Spatial Analysis Lab will showcase technologies available to faculty including Moodle, WordPress, 3D printing, drones, mobile technology, and more.

Not Anymore for Employees—Deadline Aug 30

A reminder to all employees to complete the online Title IX training, Not Anymore for Employees by Friday, August 30. Questions? Please contact Amy Hunter at or x2141.

Youth Swim and Dive Lessons
Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m., Dalton Swimming Pool

Smith College Swimming and Diving will be hosting youth swim and dive lessons again this fall. Lessons will be held from 9:30-10:15am on Saturdays, Sept 7 - Oct 5. The cost is $75 per child, ages 6+. Please email Head Swim Coach, Zack Kundel for the registration forms and more information:

The Sams Fund is accepting applications through Monday, Sept 16

The Sams Fund is a restricted fund to support the study of Arab history, culture, politics, religion, and art at Smith College. The intent of the fund is to foster greater understanding among Americans and people of Arab countries. Apply by submitting a project proposal describing the purpose of the project, the specific activities for which support is sought, the contribution of the project to the development of Middle East Studies at Smith College and their intended impact, estimated duration of the project, and the proposed budget. See: and scroll to Sams Fund for more details.

Register for Faculty & Staff Fitness Program
Monday, Sept. 16, Noon, Ainsworth Gym

Registration is open for the Exercise & Sport Studies Fitness Program. Programs begin 9/16 and run until 12/13. To read more about the course offerings and to register online visit the ESS website:

Smith Athletics Hall of Fame Registration Now Available
Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Registration for the 2019 Induction Ceremony of the Smith Athletics Hall of Fame is now available. The Smith College Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 19, in the Carroll Room of the Campus Center. It will start with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the dinner and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. To purchase a ticket to the event, please visit

Defiant Vision: Prints & Poetry by Munio Makuuchi, Opens August 23, Museum of Art

Featuring more than 50 prints and examples of his poetry, this museum exhibition is the first to focus on the work of Munio Makuuchi (born Howard Takahashi, 1934-2000) and serves as a reclamation of the artist’s visual and literary contributions. The son of a Japanese-born father and American-born mother, Makuuchi and his family were confined in The Minidoka Reloction Center in Idaho, an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans from 1942 to 1945. This pivotal experience was a catalyst for Makuuchi’s art as well as his rootless existence.

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