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10/14/2021 Digest


Faculty/Staff Notices

Liberal Arts Lunch Series
Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:15 p.m., Conference Center Meeting Room

October 14, the Liberal Arts Lunch series welcomes James Miller, Professor of Economics, to present his talk, “What if some UFOs are aliens?” To-go lunch offered to the first 35 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Sherrerd Teaching Arts at Lunchtime Event: Anti-racist Pedagogy with Lina Rincon
Friday, Oct. 15, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

“The Anti-Racist Pedagogy Academy” led by Lina Rincón, Director of Faculty Diversity & Inclusion and founder of the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Academy, with Smith College faculty presenters of the Academy, Kevin Shea (Chemistry) and Nate Derr (Biological Sciences). The Academy created a space for faculty to reflect on the historical foundations of racism in the United States, discuss how racism affects the practice as teacher scholars and engage in concrete steps to transform space where students can feel a sense of belong and can thrive. RSVP at https://forms.gle/6pgJtbBodTzVttKu5 for calendar invite and Zoom link.

ISSO Winter Clothes Closet, Lewis Global Studies Center

The ISSO is collecting winter clothes to give to international students who have never experienced a Massachusetts winter. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to contribute clothes, shoes, and gear that they no longer have use for. Donations of gently used winter wear are being accepted until October 15th. Bring your donations to the Lewis Global Studies Center and drop them off in the big box by the entrance.

Art of Leading Teams: Fostering a Learning Culture in Your Department or Team
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

This month: how can we cultivate a “learning culture” within our units and departments that allows for experimentation, inquiry, and mutual support, rather than a “performance culture” that prizes individual outcomes and expertise above all else? How might a focus on “best practices” and “metrics” stifle creativity? Join faculty and staff colleagues to explore these questions at a virtual lunchtime Zoom session sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership and co-facilitated by Stacey Steinbach, Assistant Director for Residential Leadership. Open to all faculty and staff. Sign up for calendar invite and Zoom link: https://forms.gle/UenAf8yoGzzYo5eE8

Podcasting Workshop #3 - How to Produce and Edit Your Podcast
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Featuring Gabriela Acosta (‘12), host of The Way We Lead podcast. If you are interested in podcasting (either as an assignment for your students or for sharing your own work), we hope you’ll check out the Wurtele Center for Leadership’s Podcasting Workshop Series with Gabriela Acosta ’12. The series is part of the Amplify program. All sessions are open to faculty and staff as well as students, and you need not have attended an earlier session to register! RSVP for Zoom link: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/event/7290897

Faculty and Staff Development Opportunity
Wednesday, Oct. 20, Virtual Event

Smith Executive Education is excited to offer our next self-directed program to faculty and staff: Powerful Words for Women Leaders. This program will open on October 20, 2021. Registration is rolling and new registrants will be enrolled weekly on Wednesdays. If you’ve previously registered, you will gain access to this program on October 20 and there is no need to register again. Once enrolled, you will have access to content until August 2022. Register here for access to Powerful Words for Women Leaders and Exec Ed’s previously launched programs (Effective Business Problem-Solving; Resolving Conflict Through Clear Communication): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXrZ_BDsu3zD8xh44q-Amf6asCvVhuA6SJqFlGxcdZDp1eeQ/viewform

Liberal Arts Lunch Series
Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Conference Center Meeting Room

October 21, the Liberal Arts Lunch series welcomes Kimberly Ward-Duong, Assistant Professor of Astronomy to present her talk, “Small But Mighty Neighbors of the Sun: Exploring Abundant Star Systems Vastly Unlike Our Own.” To-go lunch offered to the first 35 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Sherrerd Teaching Arts at Lunchtime Event: Sherrerd Award Winners on Teaching
Friday, Oct. 22, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

Maren Buck (CHM), Gabby Immerman (BIO), and Michelle Joffroy (SPN) are this year's Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd Prize recipients for Distinguished Teaching. The award is given annually to Smith faculty members to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by long-time faculty members as well as to encourage younger faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences students and colleagues. This year's award winners will discuss their teaching experiences, practices, and philosophies; as well as how they infuse innovation, generosity, empathy and respect into their teaching. RSVP for the Zoom link at https://forms.gle/W324DZvPUXBJuLKF7.

President’s Open Office Hour
Monday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., President’s Office, College Hall

The President’s door is open to all students and staff to drop in between 4 - 5 p.m. and share with her what is on your mind. No scheduling is needed.

Student Notices

Apply to DSC-WAV for Spring

The application period for the spring semester of the DSC-WAV program will begin on October 8. The Data Science Corps-Wrangle, Analyze, Visualize Experiential Learning Program is a National Science Foundation-funded project that pairs teams of data science students with nonprofit organizations to address the data science needs of the organization. Participant fellowships are available for both data science and community engagement focused students. More information, eligibility requirements and a link to the application are available at: https://dsc-wav.github.io/www/students.html Applications are due November 10, 2021.

Reducing Food Waste: Food Recovery Network Interest Form

Previously inactive, the FRN is coming back! The Food Recovery Network engages students to reduce food waste on campus and better the surrounding community through collection and distribution of surplus meals from Smith dining halls. If you are interested in learning more about the Food Recovery Network, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/xFyJfTGcLXP6HvrV8

Outdoor adventure events this week
Thursday, Oct. 14, Boathouse

Outdoor adventure programs events this week: Thursday afternoon bikes rides with Sydney continue through October! 4:15 at the pond boathouse. Must be comfortable on a bike, helmets and bikes available to borrow. ^Learn to lead climb clinic, Saturday October 16. 10-3 at the Ainsworth climbing wall. (Break for lunch). Learn how to lead climb, including setting anchors, placing gear etc. Students must already know how to belay. Email putdoors@smith.edu to register.

FinLit Fridays: Material Safety and Navigating Financial Anxiety
Friday, Oct. 15, 12:15 p.m., Conway Center, 103 Neilson

Oftentimes we are thrown into “adulting.” This can cause fear and anxiety. During this workshop we will discuss strategies for managing financial anxiety by discussing topics like banking, credit, and borrowing (debt). This is all to help us better understand what material safety looks and feels like and how you can secure it for yourself. *Register on SSN: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/event/7189302

ISSO Winter Clothes Closet
Friday, Oct. 15, 4 - 6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

The ISSO is collecting winter clothes to give to international students who have never experienced a Massachusetts winter. Students are encouraged to contribute clothes and gear that they no longer have use for. Donations of gently used winter wear are being accepted until October 15th. Bring your donations by the Lewis Global Studies Center and drop them off in the big box by the entrance. If you are in need of winter wear, stop by the Davis Ballroom on October 15 to pick up the free clothing. Limit of 5 items for the first hour, with just one winter coat.

Plant Clinic with the Botanic Garden
Friday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Lyman Plant House

The Botanic Garden is hosting a Plant Clinic. Students are invited to bring their plants for repotting and can stay to talk to our horticulturists about how they can help their plants thrive. The event runs 1pm to 5pm. Drop in as you are able. For disability access information or accommodations requests, call 413-585-2740 or email garden@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event.

Come Play at the Jazz Smiths Jam!
Friday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Come join The Jazz Smiths for their weekly musical jam session! The event will kick off with a few tunes performed by the band and then open up for a jam. Write down your name on the list at the event to sign up to play! Musicians of all levels welcome. Rain Location: Sweeney Concert Hall

Interpreting the MacLeish Landscape Hike
Saturday, Oct. 16, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., MacLeish Field Station

Come enjoy the fall leaves at the MacLeish Field Station and go for a hike where you will learn how to interpret the landscape to tell the history of MacLeish. You will find stone walls, witness trees, homesteads, and other important landscape features that indicate how the land was used and has changed throughout history. Vans will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 12:30 pm. Sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/macleishvans.

Mindful Mondays
Monday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Come de-stress at Mindful Mondays! Join special guest Kelly Vogel of the Jacobson Center on Oct 18 for a gentle sound healing workshop in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. All are welcome. Email aostow@smith.edu with questions.

Global Encounters Photo Contest

Last year was an unusual year, with many students living and studying remotely. Did you take photos that reflect this pandemic year as a cultural experience, or that depicts the local reality of life during the pandemic? Or maybe last year was an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture that was a learning experience itself? If so, we invite you to enter your photos in our annual Lewis Global Studies Center Global Encounters Photo Contest! Submissions due: Monday, October 25, 2021 Email global@smith.edu with questions. See our website for guidelines and how to submit.

AIT Budapest Computer Science Information Session
Tuesday, Oct. 19, Noon, Virtual Event

Students are invited to learn more about the AIT Budapest Computer Science study abroad program. AIT is specifically designed for computer science and software engineering students. Following in this tradition of innovative education, AIT brings together globally-acclaimed scholars, designers, and entrepreneurs to provide an inspiring academic program with small classes that emphasize interactivity and creativity. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Mwangi Student Coordinator Positions

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is now accepting applications for Mwangi student coordinators. To apply, login to Workday using your Smith credentials and/or click on the link below to learn more about work-study. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/student-employment/work-study For best consideration, please apply on or before October 20, 2021.

Podcasting Workshop #3 - How to Produce and Edit Your Podcast
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Featuring Gabriela Acosta ‘12, host of The Way We Lead podcast. This session will provide a high-level overview of the post-production process: scripting, editing, and packaging your show. Smith students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend, and you need not have attended an earlier session to register! This workshop is sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership as part of the Amplify Program. RSVP for Zoom link: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/event/7290897

Frontiers Abroad in New Zealand Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 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 Abroad unique program model seamlessly blends a multi-week field course component and a full semester on campus. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Potting Up the Spring Bulb Show
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m., Lyman Plant House

Come get your hands in the soil and help us make the magic happen! Pot up the bulbs that will turn into the Spring Bulb Show in March. Rain Date: October 27. Space is limited. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BACAA2BA0FD0-potting1 Questions? Contact Gaby Immerman gimmerma@smith.edu

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Q&A Session
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30 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. Zoom links provided if you prefer to join remotely!

#DC2022 Student Mixer
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Conway Center, 103 Neilson

Hear from past competitors what Draper is like, learn what’s involved, find out how to build your team or offer your knowledge, passion and expertise to someone else. This is a great opportunity to connect with your peers who are also curious to know what this competition is all about. It’s free, fun and there’s no commitment required. Register on the SSN.

We Will Not Cancel Us - Generating Justice and Joy
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

This month’s Generating Justice and Joy will draw on principles of transformative justice for a discussion of how to address “cancel culture” and strive instead for liberation and understanding. Generating Justice and Joy is a regular forum to address concerns, joys, and issues that affect our community in an atmosphere of mutual support. We gather because we believe together we can generate justice, and when there is justice, there can be joy. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided! All are welcome.

Queen Mary, University of London Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 21, Noon, Virtual Event

Students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about Queen Mary, University of London. The university offers study abroad students the opportunity to fully immerse in a British university in an environment that is famous for the quality of its teaching and research while living in the comfort and convenience of a self-contained campus. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Portfolio Review for entry into the Studio Art Major
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:10 p.m., Hillyer 204

Sign up for Portfolio Review at the Art Office! Portfolio Review is mandatory to declare the studio art major. It will be held Thursday October 28th, from 4:10-6:00pm in Hillyer 204. Bring 10-15 examples of work from at least two college-level studio art classes. Actual work is ideal, but documentation is also accepted (bring your own laptop). Reserve your spot and sign up now!

General info session on study abroad in China and Taiwan
Friday, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m., Seelye 101

Interested in study abroad in China or Taiwan? Come to the general information session about study abroad options in China and Taiwan for 2022-2023 on Friday, October 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Seelye 101. This session will be led by Professor Jessica D. Moyer. All Smith students are welcome! Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Year on Democracies

Global Salon: Compounding Risks: The Intersection of Climate Change, Conflict and State Fragility
Monday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Alumna Erin Sikorsky, Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will speak and share her perspective as the world readies for the UN COP26 conference in a talk sponsored by the Lewis Global Studies Center and CEEDS as part of the college wide Themed Year on Democracies. Sikorsky is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a visiting fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. All members of the Smith testing protocol welcome. Grab and Go Lunch available for first 40 attendees.

Technology News

IT Transformation Community Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Virtual Event

Ellen Harter Wall, Senior Director of IT Change Management, and John Singler, Associate VP for Enterprise Application & Data Services, invite the community to attend an informational session about ongoing IT initiatives, focusing on the Workday project and the VoIP telephone transition. All Smith community members are welcome to attend and ask questions. Register to receive the Zoom link at https://go.oncehub.com/ITTransformation.

Lectures/Symposia

Angel DeCora—Out of Place and Ahead of Her Time
Sunday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Virtual Event

Hinook-Mahiwi-Kalinaka/Angel De Cora (Winnebago/Ho-Chunk) was Smith College’s first Native American graduate, class of 1896, an art major who went on to study illustration with the famous artist Howard Pyle (who taught N.C. Wyeth), and then taught at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. De Cora's importance as an influential Native American artist and designer is receiving growing recognition from scholars and influential arts organizations. Yvonne Tiger ’03, an Indigenous Studies scholar will discuss her life and work. This year marks the 125th anniversary of her graduation from the Art Department at Smith. Register for this online event at: https://bit.ly/AngelDeCora.

ENX Lecture series: Bringing Resilience and Sustainability into Planning
Monday, Oct. 18, 2:45 p.m., McConnell B15

Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning and Sustainability, City of Northampton will speak as part of the ENX 100 Environment and Sustainability: Notes from the Field lecture series. All members of the Smith community testing protocol are welcome. Event will take place at McConnell B15.

Climate Security Risks: What They Are and Why They Matter
Monday, Oct. 25, 2:45 p.m., McConnell B15

Alumna Erin Sikorsky, Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will speak as part of the ENX 100: Environment and Sustainability: Notes from the Field lecture series. Sikorsky is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a visiting fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. All members of the Smith community in the testing protocol welcome.

Building Public Voices: A Conversation With Carrie Baker and Her Students
Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Join this virtual conversation with Professor Carrie Baker, Marcela Rodrigues-Shirley ‘20, Juliet Schulman-Hall ‘22, and Lily Sendroff ‘22 to learn more about how to get started in public writing, and what has contributed to these students’ success in amplifying their voices. This event is sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership as part of the Amplify Program, which gives students opportunities to practice public voice as a powerful form of leadership. Register for webinar: https://smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fjnNhkSSSdedgeeQGSumOA

Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

Grow in Light (2021) by Artist Wendy Kawabata
Sept. 23 - Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

While Grow in Light relies on the armature of laborious process, the drawings embrace chance effects and are full of longing in the best way possible. They look at landscape both interpreted and remembered. In this way they are visual condensations; materialization of landscape as a means for mining the remnants of what is physically inaccessible. Born from the same experience, the whole is an attempt to convey beauty, sincere expression, and regard, with simplicity: to take nothing more than needed and, in doing so, offering more than given. Exhibit open September 23th - October 21, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30.

Kennedy Lecture: Artistry and Art History. Claire Farago Professor Emerita, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Claire Farago, Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor of Renaissance Studies, will be hosting a lecture titled, “Is Leonardo"s Treatise on Painting a Catholic Reformation Text?”, on October 19. This lecture is apart of her series “Artistry and Art History.“ She will be hosting the final lecture in this series, on December 7th, titled “How the European Discourse on Art Shaped Accounts of Human Exceptionalism”

Jenny Johnson Poetry Reading
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

In Jenny Johnson’s debut book of poetry, In Full Velvet (Sarabande Books, 2017), she unpacks the queerness of the natural world as a means to rethink and blur the boundaries between what is real and imagined. In doing so, the reader is able to think through the way in which sexuality and gender norms have been crafted by human conceptions and what is determined as ‘natural.’ Johnson’s reading in Weinstein Auditorium will be open to members of the Smith Community in the college's asymptomatic covid testing program. It will also be livestreamed on BDPC's Facebook and YouTube Channels.

Stoop Pigeons by Christin Eve Cato
Oct. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Stoop Pigeons presents a group of neighbors and friends struggling with the cultural changes brought on by the rapid gentrification of Brooklyn in the 2000s. As their worlds take a turn for the worse, what will the residents do to ensure that nobody gets left behind? Directed by Kyle Boatwright. Open to participants in the Smith and Five College asymptomatic testing programs only. Masks and campus IDs required. The event is not open to the general public. Smith Students: Free, 5C/Smith Faculty Staff: $10, 5C Students: $5, 5C/Smith 65+: $5 For tickets https://smitharts.booktix.com or email BoxOffice@smith.edu

Presentation of Majors/Minors

Philosophy Department Presentation of Major and Minor
Monday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Philosophy Department will host a presentation of the philosophy major and minor on Monday, October 18 at 12:15. Lunch provided.

Middle East Studies Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:10 p.m., Campus Center 205

Join faculty and students in the Middle East Studies program for a chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. For more information, email middleeaststudies@smith.edu

Statistical and Data Sciences Presentation of the Major - Come hear about the SDS major!
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 12:15 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Statistical and Data Sciences Presentation of the Major - Come hear about the SDS major! Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:15 pm: In-person; Ford Hall Atrium. https://forms.gle/dprxz4mAaYgeZYEc6 Recording to be distributed after on SDS mailing list.

East Asian Languages & Cultures Presentation of the Major and Minor
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Interested in a major or minor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures? Join us for our presentation of the major and minor on Wednesday, October 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Campus Center 205. 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. Masks must be worn at all times during this event.

Physics Department Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Your chance to ask Smith alumnae: What kinds of careers do Physics Majors have today? Presentation of the Physics Major: the How and the Why Learn about new course offerings, education track, and research opportunities! Intro, short presentations, demo, and lab tours!

Presentation of the Major in French Studies
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 105

Meet faculty and students in the Department of French Studies to learn about French courses, the major, and study abroad. Grab and go treats available for the first 25 attendees.

Presentation of the Concentrations
Friday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Find out more about the following Concentrations: Archives, Book Studies, Community Engagement & Social Change, Environmental, Global Financial Institutions, Museums, Poetry, and Translation Studies. The first part of the session will be a brief overview of the common features and shared goals of the Concentrations at Smith. The second part will contain breakout sessions led by representatives from each of the Concentrations, with information about the application process, gateways, capstone projects, and internships. To receive the Zoom link, register by October 20th at https://forms.gle/rdFzn6f6KkmNe8Xo6.

Religion Department Presentation of the Major/Minor
Monday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m.

Meet the faculty in Religion and hear from current majors what got, and keeps, them interested in the study of Religion. Email pmckinnell@smith.edu for location. Lunch available.

Psychology Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Presentation of the Psychology Major & Minor, and Preview of the Spring Course Offerings

English Department Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

The English Department will have their Presentation of the Major on Monday, October 25th in Hillyer Graham Hall starting at 4:15. Many of the faculty from English will be present as well as some of our current majors. If you are considering English as your major, or are currently in an English course and just want to learn more about the department in general, you are encouraged to attend.

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Department of Government Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Meet the Government faculty and find out about the many opportunities offered by this major. For more information, email government@smith.edu.

Film & Media Studies Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 27, Noon, Virtual Event

Join Film & Media Studies faculty and liaisons, virtually, to learn about the FMS major and minor. Register for the Zoom presentation at https://www.smith.edu/academics/film-media.

Music Presentation of the Major
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Mendenhall courtyard

Join Music Department faculty and students for the Presentation of the Major! The presentation will be held outside in the Mendenhall courtyard, across from the entrance to Sage Hall. If we are not able to be outside due to weather, the event will be held on Zoom. Check the Music Department website, https://www.smith.edu/music, for more details and to register for the Zoom event (should we not be able to meet in-person.)

Biological Sciences Presentation of the Major
Monday, Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

The Department of Biological Sciences student liaisons will give a presentation about the requirements for the major and minor, laboratory research opportunities, and study abroad possibilities. RSVP here for the link: https://forms.gle/PrQjGJii3H9aN5rx9

Religious Life

Shabbat - Kosher K
Friday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

Shabbat meets weekly every Friday at 5:30pm. Please meet at Kosher K.

Catholic Mass (Sundays weekly)
Saturday, Oct. 16, 4:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Catholic Community at Smith invite you to celebrate Sunday Mass. Occurring every Sunday at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at 4:15 pm. All are welcome!

Weekly Meditation
Monday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Ruth Ozeki. The meditation is led by Mary Beth Booker during Ruth’s sabbatical. A simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome.

Other Events and Activities

Share your opinions about the museums’ online collection portal

The Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield are inviting students to participate in a survey about the museums’ collection web portal (https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/.) The survey is part of the Museum Collection Management Commons project supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be completely confidential and will not be shared with any other organizations. This research has been approved by all campus Institutional Review boards and is UMass protocol #2538. Email erichardson@fivecolleges.edu with questions. Click this link to take the survey by October 15th; https://bit.ly/3iGo8qG

Walk for Water’s Fall Walk
Sunday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Smith Walk for Water is hosting a fundraiser walk where the funds will go towards the water community project, Tongo Wata, in Sierra Leone. Traditionally, the whole Smith Community gathers and and walks around campus, (some) carrying a bucket of water—to simulate the long, strenuous walks especially women and girls have to make daily in rural areas.

Cromwell Day Quilt: Call for Art
Thursday, Nov. 4, John M. Greene Hall

The Cromwell Committee invites students, alums, faculty, and staff to collaboratively create a digital quilt that will be revealed on Cromwell Day, November 4. The goal of this project is to bring together images, works of art, and words from our community that reflect on Otelia and Adelaide Cromwell’s legacies and/or this year’s theme, “Collective Imagining of Antiracist Democracies: Fighting for Racial Justice.” https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvEkub0aVCXd-NcHBPmQ_VscYd1Qx3jMeaQtZStwWQG-ZfZg/viewform