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06/11/2024 Digest


Faculty/Staff Notices

Day of Service Reminder

The Jandon Center would like to offer a friendly reminder to qualifying employees to explore using their Day of Service benefit. Every 12 months, you can choose to work a paid day towards a community service event, project, or activity in Northampton or the city or town in which you live. Your community service day must be scheduled and approved in advance by your supervisor. Please reach out to Hannah Gates at Jandon if you would like any help identifying an organization, and we wish you all a fabulous summer!

Meet the New Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs, Mwangi Center, Davis

The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes Sophia Baez, the new associate director of multicultural affairs, on June 24. If you or a member of your team would like to meet with her, please contact Rebecca Weber at rweber@smith.edu to schedule a time.

OneCard Charges for Payroll Deductions

Starting June 29, faculty and staff will no longer be able to use their OneCard to charge items at the Campus Center Cafe or Compass Cafe at Neilson. If you use the Grubhub app to place food orders, you will need to update your payment method within the app. If you order in person, you can use cash or debit/credit card to pay for purchases. This change is part of our efforts to streamline administrative processes, given our partnership with Grubhub and their point-of-sale system. For questions, please contact us at controllersoffice@smith.edu.

Important Fiscal Year End Dates & Procedures

The College's fiscal year end is fast approaching and we need the community's help to ensure a smooth, accurate and timely financial close process. Please see our close memo at the link below or on your Workday homepage to review the FY24 Year End Memo for key dates and reminders 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/sites/default/files/2024-05/FY24-Year-End-Memo-version-2.pdf

Wellness Webinar: Staying Refreshed & Preventing Burnout
Thursday, June 13, 1-1:30 p.m., Virtual

We live in a fast paced world and at times that can lead to feeling overwhelmed or burnt out. If you can relate, you're not alone and there is hope. Join Smith's newest Benefit partner, Learn to Live, on Thursday, June 13th from 1-1:30 pm ET to learn practical insights to ease barriers that leave us feeling drained. Register for the webinar via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tocRWBKfQsmkBH8m0LZZig#/registration

Student Notices

Racial Ethnic Arterial Stiffness Assessment Study , Scott Gym

The Vascular Function Research Laboratory at Smith College is in search of research participants to evaluate the relations between stress, discrimination, and vascular function in young women with diverse racial and ethnic identities. If you are aged 18-45, premenopausal, healthy, not pregnant, and do not have cardiovascular disease or other risk factors you may qualify. If you are interested please contact: molecularcardiolab@gmail.com

Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

Second Friday: Art and Light
Friday, June 14, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

Drop in for hands-on! art making activities from 47pm in the museum atrium along with refreshments. Explore ways that late afternoon light interacts with nature and then create your own representation of shadows and lights inspired by Alma Thomass painting Morning in the Bowl of Night. From 48pm, drop by the museums Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs on SCMAs second floor for a pop-up exhibition of art by and of LGBTQIA+ artists from the museums collection. SCMA is free and open to all!

Other Events and Activities

Nike Volleyball Camps at Smith College
July 15-26, Ainsworth Gym

Smith Volleyball is hosting day camps this July 15-18 (ages 10-14), 22-26 (ages 14-18) for kids looking to be active during summer and get out of the house or experienced athletes looking to better their VB skills. Quality volleyball coaching, staff supervision, t-shirts and other prizes included. It will be a fun week of skill-building, teamwork, and competition. See https://www.ussportscamps.com/volleyball/nike/nike-volleyball-camps-smith-college for more details and registration information. Please contact volleyball@smith.edu with any questions.

Volunteer With the Food Rescue Network This Summer

Last summer, the Food Rescue Network collected and donated over 1,500 pounds of prepared dining hall food. This food goes to Manna Community Kitchen, who serves and delivers meals for free to the community. Fill out this general interest form if you'd like to get involved this summer: https://forms.gle/uJW1swKiivmoAGh78. We will reach out with information on training and onboarding. Email foodrescue@smith.edu if you have any questions.

Second Annual All School Summer Alumni Reunion
Saturday, June 15, 1 p.m., Campus School

The Second Annual All School Summer Alumni Reunion is on Saturday, June 15th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Campus School. All alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and student teachers are invited. Enjoy school tours, reconnecting with friends, an outdoor picnic, kickball, and a night out in downtown Northampton (location TBA). Please share this invitation with any Campus School friends. Questions? Contact cschool@smith.edu or 413-585-3270. The organizers look forward to seeing everyone there!