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07/27/2021 Digest

Faculty/Staff Notices

Faculty and Staff Development Opportunity , Virtual Event

Smith Executive Education is excited to offer our next self-directed program for faculty and staff: Resolving Conflict Through Clear Communication. This program will launch on July 28, 2021. Registration is rolling and new registrants will be enrolled weekly on Wednesdays. Once enrolled, you will have access to the content until Aug 31, 2022. Our programs are designed to provide tools for excelling in the workplace. Register for access to both Effective Business Problem-Solving (launched July 14) and Resolving Conflict Through Clear Communication (launches July 28). Please note: If youve previously registered, you will automatically be added to the new program

Additional Mail Run

Starting on Tuesday, July 27th, an additional mail run will be added to the week. Faculty and staff mail will now be delivered throughout the campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If departments have specific mailing needs that are of an urgent nature or would like to coordinate a mailing drop-off outside of Tuesdays and Thursdays, please contact Sarah Marshall at for assistance.

Community Building and De-stressing for Staff Meets Next on Wednesday, July 28

The next monthly meeting Community Building and De-stressing for Staff session will be on Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. This group is a place for staff to learn stress-coping tools, share their challenges and successes, and extend affirming support to one another. Come and offer your thoughts about transitioning this to an in-person group and the new directions it might take when folks are back on campus. Building community has perhaps never been more important than it is now. Email for the Zoom link or for more information.

Scheduling Your Fall Events

All space requests for the fall should be submitted in 25Live and will be processed per usual scheduling practices, in accordance with CIRT guidelines. Note that reservations are subject to change depending on COVID circumstances at the time of the event. CIRT guidelines for holding non-course events and gatherings in the fall can be found at: Information will be available in August about review sessions on using 25Live to request space and resources for events. Contact Kathy San Antonio ( with any questions about the space request process.

Student Notices

Student Parking Decals

Student parking decals will be open for returning SENIORS to purchase August 9th through August 13th. Returning JUNIORS will be able to purchase decals August 16th through August 20. If there are decals remaining, they will be available to returning SOPHOMORES August 23rd through August 27th or until they are sold out. Please note that there are a limited number of decals available and although these dates are available for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores it does not guarantee that there will be enough for all to purchase a decal. Student Parking Decals can be purchased online at

Technology News

Limited ITS Support hours on Friday, July 30
Friday, July 30

ITS offices, including the IT Service Center, the OneCard Office and the Computer Store, will be closed between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30, for a departmental function, with limited support for the remainder of the afternoon. System outages and emergencies during our closure can be reported to Campus Safety at 413-585-2490.

Health and Wellness Opportunities

Mindful Mondays
Mondays, July 19 & Aug. 2, 16, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Offered three more Mondays this summer from 12:15-1pm, Mindful Mondays offers practice, reflection and conversation drawing on secular mindfulness, somatics and traditional Buddhist teachings. Our intention is to build community and grow the capacity to be with what is in service of the liberation of all beings. From the curious to the experienced and everyone in between - all are welcome. Please contact with questions. Register at

Other Events and Activities

Tax-Free Weekend & Apple Back to School Promotional Savings at the Smith College Computer Store

The Smith College Computer Store will be open on Saturday, August 14th from 9:00am-3:30pm for the Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend! Give us a call at 413-585-3027 or email us at to order ahead of the tax-free weekend to ensure the arrival of your items. For additional savings, combine the Tax-Free Holiday with the Apple Back to School Promotion! Purchase eligible Macs and iPads with education pricing and get a pair of AirPods for FREE*. Contact the store for more details. *See terms and conditions at

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