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08/14/2018 Digest

IT Transformation Community Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1 p.m., Stoddard Conference Room

Smith has selected a new software system, Workday, to replace Banner in phases over the next two years. Learn more about Workday and other IT Transformation projects in a meeting with Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology.

Smith Trivia Facts Needed

The Office of Alumnae Relations will be hosting trivia nights for students this year. Please share your little known-- and even some of the better known-- facts about Smith: the campus, the traditions, the history, the offices, the places, and the people. Is there information that you want students to know? Are there myths you'd like to dispel? Are there resources available to students that you think they should know about? We'd also love photos! Little known spots on Smith's campus or favorite Smith people at earlier moments in their life. Email

Update to Dependent Tuition Benefits Eligibility

Effective July 1, 2018, limited-term employees are now eligible for all dependent tuition benefits provided that all other eligibility requirements are met. Dependent tuition benefits include the grant for the Center for Early Childhood Education, tuition assistance for spouses at Smith and tuition assistance for college aged children at Smith and other colleges. Please contact Lynn Cocco at with any questions.

Art After Work: Staff Gathering at the Museum of Art
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4-6 p.m., Museum of Art

Staff Council and the Museum of Art invite staff to Art After Work, an evening for socializing in the air-conditioned galleries and music and mocktails in the atrium from 4 to 6 p.m. There will also be a raffle, museum shop discount (with staff ID), food for purchase from a local food truck, and, at 5 p.m., a conversation in the galleries with curator Emma Chubb. Did we mention the air conditioning?

Weight Watchers at Work Information Session
Tuesday, Aug. 21, Noon, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Smith College Human Resources has organized a Weight Watchers at Work series for faculty and staff. If you are interested in learning more, please attend the informational meeting on August 21 at noon in Weinstein Auditorium. The 26-week series will cost $242 and meet weekly on Tuesdays at noon until February 26, 2019. The series will offer participants the online tracking tools, weekly support meetings, and access to Weight Watchers articles, podcasts, and support materials.

eDigest Resumes Twice-Weekly Schedule
Tuesday, Aug. 21

The Smith eDigest resumes its twice-weekly distribution schedule with editions every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the academic year beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21. Deadlines for eDigest submissions are 5 p.m. the day before the next edition. To submit items, visit

Sign Up Now for Learning, Research & Technology Workshops
August 27-September 4

These workshops are designed to help you think about how technology can be integrated into your courses—increase your productivity and enhance student learning experiences. Workshops offered on tools such as Moodle, WordPress, Google Drive, Zotero, and Smith's newly-adopted web-conferencing tool, Zoom. Sign up for as many as you want. Refreshments will be served. Read workshop descriptions here and sign up, visit For more information, contact Mario Valdebenito at

Regular Office Hours Resume
Monday, Aug. 27

Regular office hours, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., resume Monday, Aug. 27.

Student Parking Decals Go on Sale August 14 for Seniors

Student parking decals go on sale for seniors August 14; for juniors August 16; and for sophomores August 18. First-years are not allowed to have vehicles on campus.

Free Fun Friday @ SCMA
August 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of Art

SCMA is one of over 100 organizations participating in the Highland Street Foundation's #FREEFUNFRIDAY program. The event marks the final weekend of "Modern Images of the Body from East Asia" and includes the Little Trúc food truck, Crooked Stick Popsicles, and plenty of activities, including a performance by Mountain River Taiko drumming in the Atrium from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Toddler Participants Needed for Psychology Study

The Smith College Language Lab is seeking 2-year-old children to participate in a research study to create a touchscreen language comprehension assessment on an iPad. We would meet with you and your child in a comfortable lab setting in Bass Hall for 20-30 minutes and the child would play an iPad game that asks a variety of questions targeting language comprehension in areas such as vocabulary, syntax and word learning. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please contact or 413-585-3956 for more information.

Summer Clearance at the Grécourt Book Shop Until
September 11

Take an additional 30% off already-reduced merchandise while supplies last (exceptions apply see store for details). Come early for the best selections at the Smith College Grécourt Bookshop located on the lower level of the campus center.

Youth Swim and Dive Lessons at Smith College
Saturdays, Sept. 8-October 13, 10-10:45 a.m., Dalton Swimming Pool

Smith College Swimming and Diving will be hosting youth swim and dive lessons this fall. Open to youth ages 6+ and will be taught by members of the varsity swimming and diving team. September 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 13. Cost is $75 per child. Contact Zack Kundel for the registration forms.

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