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10/06/2022 Digest

Geothermal Energy Project

Geothermal Energy Project Update

As distribution of piping continues across Henshaw Ave., select parking spots in the student and staff parking lot behind Sessions House, off Henshaw Ave., will remain offline or relocated. Please note, ample parking is available in the West Street parking garage. Parking impacts will continue to shift around campus as the project changes work locations. For more detailed information, maps, or to sign up for regular updates, please visit our project website at

Faculty/Staff Notices

Steam Heat Delay

Due to unforeseen mechanical failures in the steam system, the Facilities Crew that turns on the heat to campus is about a week behind schedule. Facilities Management has begun turning on heat to buildings as of Monday October 3rd. It will take 7 to 10 days to get all of the campus buildings switched over to steam heat. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your understanding through this time of transition.

Liberal Arts Lunch Series: Carrie Baker
Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:10 p.m., Neilson Library 102

The Liberal Arts Lunch series announces a talk by Carrie Baker, Sylvia Dlguasch Bauman Chair of American Studies, Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Self-Managed Abortion in the United States. To-go lunch offered to the first 40 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Today! Kahn Institute Zoom Information Session: (Re)visioning Human Rights, Democracy and the Liberal Arts
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Virtual Event

Faculty and staff are welcome to learn more about the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute Long-Term Project for 2023-2024: (Re)visioning Human Rights, Democracy and the Liberal Arts. Join Loretta Ross, Study of Women and Gender, and Andrea Stone, English Language and Literature and Kahn Institute staff. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

Sherrerd Center Teaching Arts Luncheon: Advising International Students
Friday, Oct. 7, Noon, Neilson Library 102

Caitlin Szymkowicz, Associate Dean for International Students & Scholars, will give an overview of the rules and restrictions placed on our F-1 International Students during their degree at Smith. How this framework might affect advising conversations with international students, in terms of planning their courses, their major courses of study, and internship/job opportunities both during their degree and after graduation will be discussed. Lunch will be available at noon (for up to 50) and the presentation will begin at 12:20 pm. RSVP at

Staff Council Presents: Cider & Donuts
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m., Lilly Lawn

Staff Council invites all Smith College staff members to our annual Cider & Donuts event. Hot or cold cider and famous Atkins Farms cider donuts will be available while supplies last. Located on Lilly Lawn, near Seelye Hall, from 9 to 11 am. Rain location: Campus Center 102. To add to Google Calendar use this link:

Liberal Arts Lunch Series: Naila Moreira
Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:10 p.m., Neilson Library 102

The Liberal Arts Lunch series announces a talk by Naila Moreira, Writing Instructor: Beyond the Op-Ed. To-go lunch offered to the first 40 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Sherrerd TAL: Being Human in STEM: Using the HSTEM model to develop inclusive teaching practices
Friday, Oct. 14, Noon, Neilson Library 102

Sarah Bunnell, STEM Specialist and Associate Director of Amherst Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning and Megan Lyster, Assistant Director at Smiths Wurtele Center will discuss the Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) model, which was developed at Amherst College and is a framework for thinking about how inclusive classrooms, laboratories, and other student-facing spaces can be created through intentional partnership with students. Lunch will be available at noon (for up to 50) and the presentation will begin at 12:20 pm. RSVP at

Family Program: Follow the Flow
Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 - 3 p.m., Museum of Art

Children ages 412 and their caregivers are invited to explore rivers in art with SCMA Student Museum Educators, paint watercolor droplets to take home or add to our collaborative river, discover the historic Mill River flood through the eyes of a fish, and learn about the Mill Riverwalk kits created by educators Karen Bryant and Wendy Stein (available for loan from Forbes Library). Pick up self-guided sample activities from the kits to explore on your own along Smiths Paradise Pond. No registration required for this free event.

Student Mental Health Support
Monday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 205

Come learn how the institution can help both instructors and advisers recognize and support students experiencing mental health issues. This session specifically aims at connecting instructors and advisers with resources on campus. In partnership with the Schacht Center for Health & Wellness and the Office of Student Affairs as part of the Spring 2022 Faculty Development Series ( All faculty are welcome. Register by 10/10 (

First Steps Toward Seeking Grants and Fellowships
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 205

Thinking about applying for a fellowship or research grant, but not sure where to start? Participants will learn about tools and resources offered to faculty applying for outside funding. In partnership with Grants and Sponsored Research as part of the Fall 2022 Faculty Development Series ( All faculty are welcome. Register by 10/25 (

Student Notices

Steam Heat Delay

Due to unforeseen mechanical failures in the steam system, the Facilities Crew that turns on the heat to campus is about a week behind schedule. Facilities Management has begun turning on heat to buildings as of Monday October 3rd. It will take 7 to 10 days to get all of the campus buildings switched over to steam heat. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your understanding through this time of transition.

October 23 deadline

Matriculate is a non profit organization that helps low to moderate income, high achieving, high school students through their college application process. The Smith Matriculate cohort is recruiting Advising Fellows to become mentors! As an Advising Fellow, youll be paired with 3-4 high school students. There will be extensive training for the role. If you are interested in applying, you can apply here:! The application closes on October 23. If you have any questions, please contact either Kayla Graham or Samya Wilson and follow us on Instagram @smithmatriculate!

Smith-Approved Study Abroad Applications for Spring 2023

Please remember that study abroad applications are a two-step process. If you have already received approval to study abroad next semester from the Office for International Study, you must also apply directly for acceptance to your program(s). Approval of your application(s) in SITES does not guarantee admission to your chosen program(s). Contact with any questions.

Outdoor Adventure Program
Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m., Boathouse Lawn

Weekly Thursday bike rides! Meet at the Boathouse 4:30pm, bikes provided (or bring your own). Fall Break backpacking trip 10/8-10/10, register through our website (off of Athletics homepage). **Boathouse and climbing wall CLOSED during fall break.

Smith Field Hockey hosts Wellesley College
Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Smith Turf Field

Come out and support the Pioneers!

Smith Volleyball hosts Worcester State
Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Come out and support the Pioneers!

University of Oxford Info Session
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Learn about two of your options to study for a semester in Oxford, England (Lady Margaret Hall and Hertford College). In this session, you will hear from program directors and staff on life as a student at one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Email for the Zoom link.

Weighing the Impacts of a Mission-Driven Venture
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m., Conway Center, 103 Neilson

Kristen Carbone, founder of Brilliantly, will share her experience of confronting the ethical considerations that come with bringing a product to market. Well learn about her process of engaging with and building community in tandem with product development and the ways in which shes had to weigh social impact with environmental impact in a mission-driven company that focuses on both purpose and profit. Dinner provided; RSVP on the Smith Social Network.

Smith in Paris Info Session
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Come to the Smith in Paris information session to learn about the wide variety of courses and cultural activities the program has to offer. Information about Les Sciences Paris and the Architecture and Art History at Val de Seine options will also be available.

Reproductive Healthcare Info Session
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Join Schacht Center Nurse practitioner Leah Carrasquillo (she/her) to learn about navigating reproductive healthcare, services available at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, and any other questions you have about reproductive healthcare. This workshop is open to all Smith students, and participants who stay through the end will be entered to win a self-love kit. Zoom ID: 7711 1029 8042 Passcode: Smith Sponsored by the Community Health Organizers

Frontiers Abroad / Geology Info Session
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Virtual Event

Students are invited to learn more about the Frontiers Abroad program where they would have the opportunity to weave together their personal exploration and wellbeing with academic pursuits across the physical and cultural landscapes of New Zealand (Aotearoa) and its communities. The Frontiers Abroads unique program model seamlessly blends a multi-week field course component and a full semester on campus. Please contact the Office for International Study ( for the zoom link.

Projects for Peace Info Session
Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Do you want to design your own grassroots project and win a $10,000 grant to implement it during the Summer of 2023? Come hear from students who completed projects this summer and learn more about how to apply! Pizza will be served to the first 25 attendees.

MythBusters: First-Gen Women Talk Investment
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Conway Center, Neilson 103

Were tired of the demographics of our industry! We hypothesize that perhaps many students still think Wall Street, greed, old, white guys club when you think about finance. We want to change your perception. Well introduce you to the broad range of possible finance careers and fill you in on the exciting ways the industry is changing.

Multicultural Experience Program - Study Abroad Panel
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Mwangi Cultural Center

The Offices of Multicultural Affairs and International Study combine their collective wit to present: A Study Abroad Panel. Ask fellow students about their study abroad preparation and experiences around the world. Panelists are to be determined.

Spanish & Portuguese Study Abroad Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 109

You are invited to learn about studying in a Spanish or Portuguese speaking country for one semester or a full year.

Celebrations Committee Interest Form!

The Smith Celebration Committee is recruiting members and a Co-Chair for this year! Fill out an interest form here: Celebrations was formed in the early 1990s as a response to a series of homophobic graffiti that appeared in the quad. Since then, it has become a place of celebration of Queer and Trans identities at Smith College. The event includes a candlelight vigil, and performances from quad houses, acapella groups, and dance orgs! Please email questions and comments to

Global Encounters Photo Contest Deadline
Friday, Oct. 14

The Lewis Global Studies Center'sGlobal Encounters Photo Contest provides a venue for Smith students to share their global experiences with the Smith community. All Smith students are encouraged to submit entries depicting a global encounter they experienced abroad or within the United States. All photos submitted will be part of the Global Encounters Photo Exhibit in the Smith College Museum of Art Atrium.See our website for information on how to submitand to see last year's winners!

Apoyo Sacrificial: How Undocumented Latinx Parents Navigate Educational Settings
Friday, Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Dr. Stephany Cuevas, Assistant Professor of Education in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University (CA), will deliver a scholarly talk to explore undocumented Latinx parents experiences supporting and guiding their students' pathway to higher education and how their precarious immigration status impacts this support. She will offer an alternative understanding of parental engagement and access to higher education for marginalized communities. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Admission, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, and the Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Email Beverly Lipsey at with any questions.

Course Drop Deadline
Friday, October 14

Friday, October 14 is the last day to drop a full semester Smith or Five College course without penalty or use of a free drop. Course drops require the approval of the instructor, adviser and class dean on the Course Drop Form. All deadlines and forms are on the registrars website:

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information Session
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Question and answer session for any international students looking to receive Curricular Practical Training (CPT) from the ISSO. CPT is required to complete a paid internship or job in the US during Interterm and/or summer break, or to complete a US-based Praxis. CPT is strongly recommended for any unpaid internship in the US. We will review the requirements of CPT, as well as how to apply.

Why Study Abroad? for Sophomores
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., Neilson Library 102

Connect with your classmates and returned study abroad students to talk about what you can gain from a study abroad experience. This will be part of the Smith Connector Sophomore Journeys Group Advising series - please register here:

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This information session is an opportunity for international students who use an F-1 visa to attend Smith to learn about post-graduation work authorization available through the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. Students preparing to graduate who wish to apply for OPT will be required to attend an OPT info session prior to applying.

2022 Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award Winner Celebration
Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Neilson Library 102

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism ( invites students, staff, and faculty to attend the celebration in honor of Barbara Jane Reyes, the 2022 winner of the Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award. Reyes ( will read her award-winning piece "Daughtersong Diaspore along with a selection of her other work. Light refreshments will be provided, and we ask that you RSVP at the following link:

Technology News

SERVICE NOTICE: Access to some WordPress sites will be unavailable Oct. 11, 2022
Tuesday, Oct. 11

Login for websites on the WordPress system will be unavailable during the day on Tuesday, Oct. 11 while we conduct system maintenance. During this time, users will not be able to login or make edits to their websites. Access will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thanks for your understanding!


Material Encounters in a Hellenistic Egyptian Fortification: A Lecture by Jennifer Gates-Foster
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Campus Center 205

An Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at UNC Chapel Hill, Jennifer Gates-Foster is the foremost American scholar on relations between Greek and Roman colonizers and the indigenous populace in Southern Egypt, as well as the extensive trade networks and system of roads that connected them. Her book on the Ptolemaic roads of Egypt's Red Sea coastal region documents the material traces of some 800 years of trade, travel and settlement between the Nile Valley, the Red Sea, and East Africa. This lecture will cover her past, current and future work projects. All are welcome.

A Conversation with Annie Paul2023 Lakes Writer in Residence
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:10 p.m., Seelye 201

Cowards, Quislings, and Hirelings: Writing In (and out of) the Caribbean (A look at the politics of location as articulated in narratives of exile and return; who has the right to write the nation or homeground, those who stayed or those who strayed? Is the dichotomy meaningful today?) -- A Conversation with Annie Paul, 2023 Lakes Writer in Residence. Wednesday, October 12, 4:10 pm, Seelye Hall 201. Virtual information and additional event information available at: The entire Smith College community is invited.

Exhibit Opening and Panel with Farmworkers: No Somos Mquinas/We Are Not Machines
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Lyman Plant House

No Somos Mquinas: Resistencia de los trabajadores agrcolas en el valle del ro Connecticut/We Are Not Machines: Farmworker Resistance in the Connecticut River, is an exhibition on display in Lyman Plant House through 12/16. In the face of oppression, people have and always will resist and organize. Farmworkers are no exception. Through the words and portraits of farmworkers in Western Massachusetts, the No Somos Mquinas exhibit explores the broken immigration system, the exclusion of farmworkers from basic labor protections, and the conditions that have compelled them to rise up. A panel with farmworkers will officially open the show. Lyman Plant House will hold extended hours from 4pm to 6pm on October 13th to allow event attendees to view the exhibit prior to the panel.

Cripping the Great Turning: Imagining Disability Justice
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Disability justice poet, writer, and activist Aurora Levins Morales will weave prose poetry, theory and invocation as she speaks about what it means to center human bodies in the work of liberation and unmake the disabling systems that other us. Levins Morales is a disabled, chronically ill, cuir, female, Puerto Rican Ashkenazi elder living on ancestral land in the climate front line and collapsing colonial society of Boriken. Placing disability justice at the heart of our necessary transformation, she invites us into the collective act of imagining the world in which all bodies are treasured. This is a scent-free event.

Driving gene activity across the vertebrate synapse
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer / 103

Cagney Coomer, Dartmouth College will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2022 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Masks and vaccinations required at Smith events. Visit for the full schedule.

Kahn Institute Lecture: Jacqueline D. Antonovich - A Desire to Cure, Not to Punish
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

A Desire to Cure, Not to Punish: Women Physicians and Eugenics in the American West, 1900-1930. Jacqueline D. Antonovich, Assistant Professor of History, Muhlenberg College, historian of health and medicine in the United States, with particular interests in how race, gender, and politics shape the medical field. Between 1900 and 1930, efforts to curb abortion, restrict contraception, and promote eugenics dominated public and legal discourse on marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth in the United States. This talk examines the role of women physicians in driving discourse, circulating ideas, and setting policy agendas on reproductive surveillance and restrictions during this period.

Advocacy and Engagement to Promote Institutional Sustainability
Monday, Oct. 17, 3:05 - 4:20 p.m., Neilson Library 102

Presentation by Daniel Shepard, senior associate of investor engagement at Ceres, Inc., a nonprofit organization transforming the economy to build a just and sustainable future for people and the planet. Open to all in the Smith community, this is part of the ENX 100 lecture series.

Finding A Voice Through Popular Culture: An Evening with Aisha Harris
Monday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Neilson Library 102

Join us for a conversation with journalist Aisha Harris, the co-host of NPRs Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and former writer for Slate and the New York Times. Aisha will speak on her experience as a journalist and how she found her voice through analysis of popular culture. Moderated by Helen Bezuneh '23 and Anaiis Cisco, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. Co-sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership and the Journalism Concentration. The event will be hybrid: live and in-person in Neilson Browsing Room and also available to watch via Zoom. To rsvp:

When the Model Minority Falls: A Discussion of Pedagogies of Woundedness and Passing for Perfect
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

When the Model Minority Falls: A Discussion of Pedagogies of Woundedness and Passing for Perfect is a talk by Professors erin Khue Ninh from UCA, Santa Barbara and James Lee from UC Irvine. The speakers argue that the ableist and racist Model Minority Myth has dire consequences for Asian Americans, as well as for the minorities against whom they are compared. They will engage the audience in a discussion and talk about how the Myth can be resisted. All are welcome.

Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

Celebrating Pianos: Concert 1 - The Mendelssohns and the Schumanns
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Celebrating Pianos: Pianos and Piano Music 1750-1850 Curated by pianist and Associate Chair for Performance Activities Jiayan Sun, two historical pianos grace the Sweeney stage, with eminent guest artists performing two concerts, in addition to lectures and workshops. For the first concert, Cornell Professor Emeritus Malcolm Bilson, Cornell Visiting Artist-Scholar in Residence Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, along with Smith faculty soprano Katherine Saik and Smith faculty pianist Yang Liu, present music by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, on an 1835 Joseph Simon piano made in Vienna. For details, visit

Curatorial Tour of the Brought to Life Exhibition
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Museum of Art

Join SCMA Curator Danielle Carrabino for a first look at the Brought to Life exhibition. Danielle will share an overview of the exhibition highlighting the multisensory history of painted wooden sculpture, and offer insights into the process of the exhibitions development. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. For inquiries about accessibility or language assistance at the Museum or to request an accommodation, please contact Capacity for this program is limited due to space constraints. Register here:

Celebrating Pianos: Concert 2 - The Viennese Masters
Sunday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Celebrating Pianos: Pianos and Piano Music 1750-1850 Curated by pianist and Associate Chair for Performance Activities Jiayan Sun, two historical pianos grace the Sweeney stage, with eminent guest artists performing two concerts, in addition to lectures and workshops. For the second concert, Juilliard and Mannes faculty member Audrey Axinn, Smith Professor Emerita Monica Jakuc Leverett, pianist Jiayan Sun, and pianist Yang Liu, present music by Joseph Haydn, Marianne von Martinez, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, on a replica after Viennese Anton Walter pianos, c. 1803, made by Paul McNulty in 2000. For details, visit

Presentation of Majors/Minors

Latin American and Latino/a Studies Presentation of the Major & Minor
Monday, Oct. 17, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Light snacks and beverages will be served. All welcome!

History Department Presentation of the Major and Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 -1:15 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Come meet faculty and current students to discuss the many opportunities offered by the major. Lunch will be provided.

The Classics and Classical Studies Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Department of Classics and Classical Studies will have their Presentation of the Major on Tuesday, October 25th in Dewey Hall Common Room beginning at 4:15. Come meet current majors and the faculty and find out about the possibilities! All are welcome.

East Asian Languages & Cultures Presentation of the Major and Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 205

Interested in a major or minor in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures? Come explore the languages, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. Meet the faculty and talk with our majors, minors and liaisons. All Smith students welcome. Pizza and beverages available.

Engineering Presentation of the Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m., Ford 240

Picker Engineering Programs Presentation of the Major and Minor, lunch will be served, bring your own beverage.

Religious Life

Friday, Oct. 7, 12:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Hampshire Mosque in Hadley Fridays at 12:30PM. Meet in front of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at 12:25 p.m. Van will leave by 12:30pm and return to campus no later than 2:30 p.m. Bring a prayer rug and complete your ablution beforehand. We have extra prayer rugs if you need one. To attend, email

Soup, Salad, Soul
Friday, Oct. 7, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Enjoy lunch and take part in reflective student-led discussion on spirituality and life. Soup, salad, and drinks provided! Limited to Smith OneCard holders.

Weekly Meditation
Monday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae are invited to come together in person for weekly mindful meditation led by Ruth Ozeki and Mary Beth Brooker. We will do a simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, based on Zen forms. Chairs and floor cushions are available. Meditation instruction will be offered each week. All levels welcome.

Mindful Mondays
Monday, Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

If you are looking for a place to make connections and practice building self-awareness and acceptance with others, come check out our drop-in Mindful Mondays program, every Monday in-person in Bodman Lounge, 12:15-1pm. With light meditation, embodiment practice, and discussion, we make a space that encourages healing and connection-building. Bring your lunch and all are welcome. Email with questions.

Learning to Meditate: Practices from Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Hosted by Smith College Community Spiritual Partner Geshe Ngawang Singey. These bi-weekly interactive sessions will include instruction on and practice of breathing meditation, concentration meditation, blessing meditation, and tong-len (exchange of self and other), concluding Q&A with light refreshments.


Ethics of Drones
Friday, Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m., Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104

During the workshop we will go over the Drone Code of Ethics draft document and collaboratively edit. We will also think about how this document should be implemented, and the implications of conduct and ethics in other lab spaces. Drones will be out for exploration and engagement. We welcome all students, staff, faculty, community members, technophiles and technophobes alike. Pizza lunch will be provided and to access the draft code of ethics, please register in advance:

Way to Wellness: October Webinar on Sleep
Wednesday, Oct. 12, Noon, Virtual Event

The Office of Human Resources will launch the 2022-23 Way to Wellness initiative for staff & faculty with the webinar "Sleep: An Essential Component of Health and Well-being," presented by the ComPsych Training Team. Two sessions of the live webinar will be offered on Wednesday, October 12. Register for the noon session here: Register for the 4 p.m. session here: Free Smith College sleep masks will be available for the first 150 registrants. To stay up-to-date on all Way to Wellness events, subscribe to the Google Calendar:

High Accuracy Data Collection with ArcGIS Field Maps
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:15 p.m.

Register for Spatial Analysis Lab workshops: We will prepare a data collection feature layer in an ArcGIS Online web map, then configure a smart form in Field Maps to use in the field. We will learn how this set up allows us to use an external high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receiver, and to utilize the base station to perform Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) differential correction to achieve centimeter-level accuracy for our data. In Digital Media Hub GIS Computer Lab (Neilson 012D) and outside for parts of the workshop.

Crafting the Present: Tea and Talk with Annie Paul
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:45 p.m., Campus Center 204

How do we process and write the present as we are living it? Can we document daily life even as it changes radically? In Spring 2023 Lakes Writer in Residence, and renowned author and editor Annie Paul will offer a workshop focused on crafting an archive of the everyday that resonates across cultural, spatial, and temporal limits. If you're interested in learning more about this course that will teach you how to write stories that document, shape, and change the world then join us for a cup of tea, sweet treats, and warm conversation. OPEN TO ALL

Study Skills Workshop: Time Management
Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:10 p.m., Seelye Hall 312

Time management is crucial for success in a rigorous academic environment. This workshop, led by the Jacobson Centers Learning Specialist Duncan Griffin, will provide resources and strategies for effective time management. Open to all students. Questions? Email Duncan Griffin at

Demystifying Money: Credit Cards and Credit Scores
Friday, Oct. 14, 12:15 p.m., Conway Center, 103 Neilson

Nothing says adulting more than getting your first credit card and wisely handling spending and payments. Learn the economic factors that impact your credit and credit score and tips for staying on top of this potentially costly type of debt. Lunch provided; RSVP on the Smith Social Network.

Other Events and Activities

Flu vaccine clinics October 13 and October 21
Thursday, Oct. 13, Campus Center Carroll Room

Smith College is partnering with Walgreens to offer a flu vaccination clinic to all students and employees in The Carroll Room (Campus Center 208) on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Appointments are required. Please bring your insurance card to the appointment. Sign up here: