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10/22/2020 Digest


Faculty/Staff Notices

Deadline extended to October 23 for 2021-22 Kahn longterm projects
Friday, Oct. 23

The application deadline has been extended to October 23. To apply for Democracies Redux: Resumptions, Resilience, Reconciliation, and Restoration, organized by Sujane Wu, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Payal Banerjee, Sociology: https://form.jotform.com/KahnLiberalArtsInstitute/DemocraciesReduxApp. To apply for Coping with Democratic Precarity and the Prospects for Democratic Renewal, organized by Steven Heydemann, Middle East Studies, and Andy Zimbalist, Economics: https://form.jotform.com/KahnLiberalArtsInstitute/DemocracticPrecarityApp. Please email kahninstitute@smith.edu with any questions.

Last Chance to Get Your Flu Shot
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness will offer a final flu shot clinic of the semester for students and employees participating in the asymptomatic testing program on October 27th, from 2pm to 330pm in the campus center, 2nd floor, across from the Carroll Room. If this time is not convenient, please call the Schacht Center at 413-585-2250 weekdays between 10am and 3pm to book an appointment. Appointments will remain available at the Schacht Center for students and employees as supply allows. You must sign up at http://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth

Virtual Open Office Hour with President McCartney on October 27

On Tuesday, October 27, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. President Kathleen McCartney welcomes the opportunity to speak with members of the Smith community during the president's virtual open office hour. Please sign up for a ten-minute time slot at https://go.oncehub.com/SmithCollegeOpenOfficeHourwithPresidentMcCartney

HR Update October 2020

Initial information concerning Open Enrollment 2021 was provided to employees on October 20, 2020. A copy of the update can be found here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/news/oe2021

Student Notices

Maybe you could use a little extra support right now!

Are you a student who could use a little extra support right now? Would you like to connect with someone at the College who would like to check-in with you to see how things are going, who can answer some questions, or connect you to a support system? A member of the Student Care Team would love to reach out. Click here for more information: https://forms.gle/bdPC4oqKgFjtX7pz5

Registrars Office Remote Zoom Meetings

You can now schedule a Zoom meeting with either of the associate registrars, Betsey Cronin or Karen Sise. Betsey is available for questions about declarations and senior certifications. Karen is available for questions about transfer credit, registration, and general inquires. Meetings can be scheduled up to two weeks out. https://go.oncehub.com/SmithRegistrarBetseyCronin https://go.oncehub.com/SmithRegistrarKarenSise

Calling all CreativesA call for submissions to the Elsewhere Project

All members of the Smith community are invited to participate! During this extraordinary year Elsewhere offers us the opportunity to come together to share our unique experiences in reckoning with these times and our connection to the natural world wherever we find it. This online exhibition of place-based works welcomes all skill levels and forms of creative expression that can be submitted as a digital, video, or sound file. Find more details here: https://www.smith.edu/sites/default/files/media/Documents/Sustainability/Elsewhere_%20Arts-Afield-Call-for-Submissions.pdf

Join Us for DTIs Halloween STEAM Workshop!
Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Join us for Design Thinking Initiatives remote Halloween STEAM Workshops! The wearable electronics workshop will feature demos of a light-up headband project (every half hour at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm) while the beginner-friendlycostume-making workshop will help develop sewing skills and create some creepy costumes! There will be Halloween-themed good music,baking, crafting, and vegetable carving activities in the general room. Email capenannex@smith.edu for the Zoom links.

Fall Fest Flash Craft
Saturday, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Grab your friends and/or family and join the OSE for a Flash Craft event using ordinary items from around the house. Choose your favorite famous painting and create a one of a kind look alike from household items. Hosted on Smith College Office of Student Engagement Facebook.

Fall Fest: Cooking with Dino
Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.

The Office of Student Engagement and Dining Services are collaborating to bring you an hour of fun cooking for the family. Chef Dino will be cooking a perfect fall family meal for all to enjoy. Come cook and learn how to make Butternut squash soup, whole herb roast local chicken (with roasted garlic and rosemary), and roasted brussels sprouts with local apples and bacon. More information can be found on the Smith Social Network.

Concentrations Information Session
Monday, Oct. 26, 3:15 p.m.

Come join us to learn more about the Concentrations program! After a brief overview of the common features and shared goals of our Concentrations at Smith and a few words on other resources available to support the work of concentrators, we will break out into more detailed information sessions with the directors, key support staff and student representatives from the Archives, Book Studies, Community Engagement and Social Change, Environmental, Global Financial Institutions, Museums, Poetry, and Translation Studies Concentrations. Register at https://forms.gle/K4HsYKYwQzYLRUFaA to receive the Zoom link.

Joint BA+MA in Geneva Information Session
Monday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m.

Smith College and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a program that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from Smith and an MA from the Graduate Institute in five years, instead of the usual six years. Students are invited to come and learn more about this exciting program. Interested student should email Howard Gold (hgold@smith.edu) to request the zoom link.

Office for Equity & Inclusion Student Open Forums

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will be hosting two open forums for students to focus on possible student-facing initiatives, get feedback, and learn what else students would like to see in the emergent racial justice plan. Join us! Watch this space for a link. Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27th at 12:15 p.m.

Study Abroad General Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m.

Are you planning on studying abroad during 2021-22? Are you wondering how to get started? If so, join us for a general study abroad information session where we will highlight the study abroad approval requirements and process, selecting a program/destination, cost and finances, and more. Please email studyabroad@smith.edu to request the zoom link for this session.

Health and Wellness Opportunities

Stay Connected to the Northampton Community by Donating Items to Cathedral in the Night

Opportunity for Smith to give back and stay connected to those in need in the Northampton area by donating items to Cathedral in the Night, a local organization that seeks to create a safe place for all people. They have requested the following unused, travel-sized items as kits in a zip lock bag or individually. Hand soap (bars or dispenser) Shampoo and conditioner Disinfectant wipes Razors Also accepting individual energy bars, hand cream, bug spray or sunscreen. Leave donations in bins located on the front steps of the Helen Hills. Donations will be collected through November 20th. This effort is coordinated by Smith's Virtual Community Engagement Team (https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/equity-inclusion/virtual-community)

Mindfulness as Resistance: An Embodied Approach to Social Justice
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Please join us for an embodied approach to mindfulness and social change where we will explore our lived experience as sources of wisdom, resilience, and resistance. In a supportive environment, engage in mindfulness practices, as well as discussion and reflection to guide us toward greater awareness. These skills build our capacity and purpose as students, community members and activists. This hour-long weekly virtual program is open to the entire Smith community including those with no experience with mindfulness or political activism. The pilot program runs for the next five Thursdays until 11/19/20. Register in advance for this meeting: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuCorzspE9zxytNLVEwkWcwCJZ5u0V5c

Transgender, Non-Binary, GNC & Questioning Student Support Group
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Virtual support group for students who identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming or who are questioning their gender. Register at counselingservices@smith.edu. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW and Greenlee Brown, MSW Intern. Meet weekly until the last day of classes, on Fridays from 12:10-1:15pm.

Mindful Mondays Monday
Monday, Oct. 26, Noon

Mindful Mondayss theme is Finding Our Breath: Mindfulness Practice and Conversation with a Commitment to Compassion and Hope. This is a weekly forum for light meditation instruction, sharing and building compassionate communities in times of uncertainty, isolation, and heightened revelation of the deep racial and social disparities that are part of the air we breathe in American society. no one is free until we are all free. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King To join by computer and audio; or for questions, contact mcantwel@smith.edu

5 People Who Can Help Strengthen Your Empathy Muscle

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/04/smarter-living/5-people-who-can-help-you-strengthen-your-empathy-muscle.html

Lectures/Symposia

Food Policy Initiatives at the State Level with Jo Comerford
Monday, Oct. 26, 3:15 p.m.

Jo Comerford, Massachusetts State Senator for the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester districts, will discuss food policy initiatives at the state level. What's happening? What's working, what isn't? Please email Veeka Trofimova at vtrofimova@smith.edu for a zoom link.

To Understand a Tree, a work-in-process presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

What is the community of a tree? What will happen if I, as a woodworker, place myself in a deeper relationship to the forest? Arts Afield Visiting Artist Gina Siepel discusses her ongoing work, To Understand a Tree, currently in process in the forests of the Macleish Field Station. To Understand a Tree is inspired by a desire to contemplate a living forest tree and its immediate habitat from the perspective of a woodworker, directly engaging both the forest ecosystem and the furniture making process. Register in advance here: https://smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kHCdpk2MRVuaWxcSl9URVQ

The Public Voice Tax: An Evening with Shereen Marisol Meraji
Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Join Shereen Marisol Meraji, the award-winning co-producer of the NPR podcast Code Switch (tagline: Race. In Your Face.), as she shares her experience as a journalist and engages in a conversation with three Smith faculty members on the intersections of race, identity, and public voice. Featuring faculty moderators Carrie Baker, Samuel Ng, and Liz Pryor, as part of the Amplify Speaker Series, hosted by the Wurtele Center for Leadership. Register for Zoom link: https://smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6w65BjeeQhKdAyonOS2YAA

Marine Madness LIVE Chat
Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m.

Join us live in welcoming Dr. Gabrielle Corradino, Biological Oceanographer, in Marine Madness. Well be exploring the Top 5 Spookiest Plankton. Friends and families welcome to attend. Please fill out registration link to save your seat. Registration link: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtde2orzguHdQBa5PHVofDMqLcgKK9XTk8

Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

New Play Reading: Having the Greysons ... and other food for thought by Marty Bongfeldt
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Theatre's New Play Reading Series presents Having the Greysons ... and other food for thought by Marty Bongfeldt, a live, remote reading of four short-form plays presented in concert. Alfred Hitchcock said, What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out? These four short pieces present moments, choices, and consequences viewed through the lens of navigating relationships. To Register: https://bit.ly/30zjx0p

Family Weekend Concert- MONTAGE: Across the Airwaves
Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m.

The Department of Music invites you to a special concert for Family Weekend to celebrate student musicians. Featuring virtual performances by the Smith College Orchestra, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Wailing Banshees, and student a capella groups including Groove, the Smithereens, and the Noteables. The event will Premiere on YouTube on Saturday, October 24 at 4:30 pm. Register at https://montage2020.eventbrite.com to receive the YouTube link in an email prior to the event.

In Conversation with ... Lynne Nottage, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

The Department of Theatre presents a series of informal conversations with noted playwrights and theatre artists. Pulitzer Prize winning writer Lynn Nottage joins the Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre, Len Berkman to talk about her career as a playwright and screenwriter. Please note: This Conversation Series is open to Smith and 5 College students, faculty, and staff. Email ncbeck@smith.edu for information and event link.

Just Give me One Half Hour With My Mother, virtual solo performance by Deb Margolin
Tuesday, Oct. 27, Noon

Deb Margolin is a playwright, actor, performance artist and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. Deb performs her comedic masterpiece Just Give Me One Half Hour With My Mother, a solo piece that asks, what do you get when you cross a nerd comedian with a nerd-averse Mother whos funny as hell. She brings her mother back to help her create a punchline to a joke that she cant quite finish. This is a comedy of mourning and retrospection, with actual jokes! Email Lorraine Hedger, lhedger@smith.edu, for the performance link.

Presentation of Majors/Minors

World Literatures Presentation of the Major
Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m.

Please join the faculty in the World Literatures Program for the Zoom Presentation of the the Major on Thursday, October 22nd from 12:15-1:15. You will hear all about this great program and meet many of the faculty. Please contact the program's assistant, Jennifer Roberts (jroberts@smith.edu) for the Zoom link. All students are welcome.

South Asian Studies Program
Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m.

Meet the faculty and find out about course offerings and the minor in South Asian Studies. Email Phoebe McKinnell at pmckinnell@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Department of Economics Presentation of the Major
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Join Economics Department faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Write to socsciadmin@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Presentation of the major and minors in Geosciences
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m.

Meet the faculty and learn about a major or minor in Geosciences. To register and receive Zoom link, RSVP: https://forms.gle/Wg3CyVUWpa3Ppeci7

Dance Department Open House and Presentation of Major/Minor
Friday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m.

The Smith College dance department is having its Open House on Friday October 23 from 4:40 to 6:00pm. Whether you are a veteran or new to dance, our classes are a healthy and community-oriented addition to your Smith experience. Drop by to meet the dance faculty and chat with our student dance ambassadors. We will be previewing our Spring 2021 courses and performance opportunities. Find out how the dance department is adapting dance to zoom classes (see a demo of our skycam and footcam) and more. Presentation of the major at 5:30. Email mbuckwalter@smith.edu for Zoom link.

Presentation of the Art Major and Minor
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Meet faculty and students from the Art Department and learn about declaring a major in Art. Courses offered by the department focus on images and the built environment and seek to foster an understanding of visual culture and human expression in a given time and place. There is one major, which may be taken in one of three variations: History of Art, Studio Art, and Architecture & Urbanism. Bring your questions and join us on Zoom, October 23 @12:15 pm (EST). To register go to https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdemtrTIjHdwl6wJEm6BkYKTXJcc7BQIf (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining.)

Presentation of the Music Major
Monday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Learn more about majoring or minoring in Music from faculty and current majors and minors. To register, go to https://www.smith.edu/academics/music

Biological Sciences Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Hear from department liaisons about requirements for the major, research in biology, and study abroad. 12:30-1:20 pm. To register and receive a Zoom link, RSVP: https://forms.gle/KHUGRL4Mq3vxsYPT9

American Studies Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Join the American Studies Department faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Email socsciadmin@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Buddhist Studies
Monday, Oct. 26, 7:05 p.m.

Drop in at the presentation to learn more about Buddhist Studies at Smith and possibly pursuing a minor in it. Email Phoebe McKinnell at pmckinnell@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Presentation of the Minor in Ethics
Monday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m.

Join Prof. Susan Levin and the faculty in The Ethics Program on Monday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. for the Presentation of the Ethics Minor. This is a remote event. Please contact Chrissie Bell at cbell@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Music Department Presentation of Major/Minor
Monday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Meet faculty and students from the Music Department and learn about a major or minor in Music. Register here for the Zoom information session: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqd-qtpj0tH9Puarhof-LkBSk5KEzkyove

Exercise & Sport Studies: Presentation of the Minor
Monday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.

Please join members of the Exercise & Sport Studies Department for an open conversation about the ESS minor, courses we offer, and opportunities for research in the department. Email Alexis Pothul for the zoom link at apothul@smith.edu.

Translation Studies Concentration Presentation
Monday, Oct. 26, 3:15 p.m.

Please join the faculty in the Translation Studies Concentration for the Zoom Presentation on Monday, October 26 from 3:15-4pm. Please contact the programs assistant, Laura Gomez (lgomez@smith.edu) for the Zoom link. All students are welcome.

Anthropology Department Presentation of the Major/Minor
Monday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Join Anthropology Department faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Email Lyn Minnich at lminnich@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Psychology Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Join faculty for a Zoom Q&A panel about the presentation of the psychology major at 5 p.m. (the zoom link will be sent to PSY100 & 170 students). The presentation link can be found at: smith.edu/academics/psychology (under announcements). Please email lfountaincincotta@smith.edu to obtain the Zoom link if you are not in one of those courses, or if you have difficulty accessing the presentation above.

Presentation of the Spanish & Portuguese Majors and Minors
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Please join the Spanish & Portuguese department faculty as they explain our major and minor in Spanish and our major and minor in Portuguese-Brazilian Studies. For the Zoom link, please contact Michelle Finley at mfinley@smith.edu.

History Department Presentation of the Major/Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m.

Join History Department faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Email Lyn Minnich at lminnich@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Department of Sociology Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Join Sociology faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Write to socsciadmin@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Chemistry Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty and liaisons. To register for this event, RSVP: https://forms.gle/h5EyydRpnSJaqAHe6.

Education and Child Study Major
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:20 p.m.

The Department of Education and Child Study will host a presentation of the major on Wednesday, October 28 at 12:20 p.m. Meet the faculty and learn more about the major, including opportunities for teacher licensure. This is a remote session. Please email Marjorie Postal mpostal@smith.edu for the zoom link.

Film and Media Studies Presentation of Major/Minor
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.

Meet faculty and students from Film and Media Studies and learn about a major or minor in FMS. Register here for the Zoom information session: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-moqz0tEtD-FASpWY9LVyhc731Eu19c%20

Study of Women and Gender Presentation of the Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:45 p.m.

Email Lorraine Hedger at lhedger@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

Program in Jewish Studies Presentation of Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m.

Email Lorraine Hedger at lhedger@smith.edu for the Zoom link.

English Department Presentation of the Major
Thursday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m.

The Presentation of the Major in English Language and Literature will be on Thursday, October 29th from 12:15-1:15 via Zoom. Many of the departments faculty members will attend, as will some of our current student liaisons. If you are considering declaring English as your major, or just want to learn more about the department, we encourage you to attend. Please contact the departmental assistant, Jennifer Roberts (jroberts@smith.edu) to receive the Zoom link.

East Asian Languages & Cultures Presentation of the Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:40 p.m.

Please join us for the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures Presentation of the Major and Minor on Thursday, October 29, 4:40-5:40 p.m. EDT. Come explore the languages, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. Meet our faculty and talk with our majors, minors and liaisons. All students welcome. For the Zoom link, contact Kathleen Gauger at kgauger@smith.edu.

Theatre Department presentation of Major/Minor
Friday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m.

The Theatre Department invites you to meet faculty and students to learn about the major and minor in theatre. Email ncbeck@smith.edu for Zoom link.

Africana Studies Department Presentation of the Major/Minor
Friday, Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m.

The Africana Studies Department Presentation of the Major/Minor will be on Friday, October 30 at 12:15 pm. Please join the AFR faculty to discuss the unlimited possibilities offered within this exciting major. Please email dosepowi@smith.edu for the code to attend this Zoom event.

Astronomy Department Presentation of the Major
Friday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m.

Astronomy Presentation of the Major Friday October 30th 4:00 pm via Zoom. Please email Laura Fountain-Cincotta at lfountaincincotta@smith.edu for the link.

Biochemistry Presentation of the Major
Monday, Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty and liaisons. To register for this event, RSVP: https://forms.gle/UzBSaHbUY8L7hFW6A.

Religious Life

Al-Nur Prayer Lunch Meeting
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Join us for a spiritual discussion, communal prayer, relationship-building and some fun activities. Bring your lunch, a snack or something to munch on or drink. Offered on rotating Fridays by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. All are welcome! https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrfuGorTwuHtCEHIQ9_eIk6Lqoi5Zj7RgW For audio or questions, contact Kim Alston, Muslim Student Adviser at kalston@smith.edu

Interfaith Lunch
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m.

We are a safe, welcoming communal space for the spiritual, the faithful, the doubting, and the curious. Please join us for interfaith dialogue in a religiously diverse environment. You can enjoy your food and engage in riveting conservation regarding ethical reflection and collaboration. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. Please register in advance: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcof-GurzgqE9GjooLkTdbnfg-MwAIFsj2j

Racial Justice in Islam: Searching for Answers
Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.

Islam has many relevant stories with characters who were victimized, targeted and persecuted for their faith and ethnicity. What does the Quran say about injustice and how did the Prophet handle issues of equity and inclusion? This is a two-part workshop in which we highlight stories in Islam that unveil the Islamic truths about justice, its ethical foundation, and unforeseen challenges. We will use story-telling to discuss justice in Islam and the role, we as believers, play in its execution. The second workshop will be held on Nov. 6. Everyone is welcome! To Register, go to: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvd-uhrjouGNKaBkgewegCmhWWxsvGiqKY

Meetings/Workshops

Lunchbag: Elizabeth Eaman, MD. Serving the LGBTQIA+ community as a primary care physician
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Elizabeth Eaman will discuss her work as a family physician in the Seattle-Tacoma area for 14 years. In addition to caring for patients of all ages and walks of life, she has specialized in the primary care of transgender, non-binary, and LGB patients. She currently runs her own Direct Primary Care solo medical practice and teaches for the University of Washington Family Medicine department. Open to all majors and class years. To register, visit https://smith.joinhandshake.com/events/583023

Applying to Graduate School
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.

Learn how to decide on the right time to apply/attend, how to select programs, and ways to prepare for the admission test. Gain tips on preparing effective applications and paying for graduate school. To register, visit https://smith.joinhandshake.com/events/567272

Generating Justice
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

As we navigate this consequential election season and the uncertainty that surrounds it, we will offer a remote forum, Generating Justice, for the Smith community to come together to provide support, and share perspectives and hopes. The format is drawn from the Generating Justice forums held in response to the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. We can build community wherein we resist alienation, generate hope and build solidarity. This forum will be held twice this fall, and we hope that future sessions will be offered. Email Kim Alston for the zoom link.

Feminism, Entrepreneurship and Business Workshop #3
Thursday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

This online workshop will focus on feminist business modeling. It includes how to sketch out the idea for a feminist business. For Part 2, the focus is on the right-hand side of the canvas - Why Organization: how gender equality benefits all. To register, and for more information: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/organization/conwaycenter

Grounded Knowledge Panel: faculty discussing student success
Thursday, Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m.

A Grounded Knowledge Panel is a witnessed conversation among people who have a realistic, authentic, and personal understanding of a particular topic, in this case faculty perspectives on facilitating student success. Staff and Faculty panelists: Candice Price (Mathematics), Albert Y. Kim (Statistical & Data Sciences), Kate Queeney (Chemistry), David Gorin (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Valerie Joseph (AEMES). The audience of witnesses is invited to engage in this event as silent and principled participants who hold the space. Students, staff, faculty, and administration are warmly invited! For zoom link, visit https://forms.gle/ep9F85tj9kXVdd2V9 Sponsors: Clark Science Center and OEI

Intermediate Excel Workshop Session 1
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.

Students hoping to secure an internship at a financial institution for Summer 2021 or who just want to improve data management skills are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. This is a two-part workshop series for students who are beginners in Excel. Space is limited with priority given to students currently enrolled in GFX100 and the GFIC concentration. Registration required. Sign up on the Smith Social Network: https://smith.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6437521

Intermediate Excel Workshop Session 2
Sunday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.

Students hoping to secure an internship at a financial institution for Summer 2021 or who just want to improve data management skills are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. This is a two-part workshop series for students who are beginners in Excel. Space is limited with priority given to students currently enrolled in GFX100 and the GFIC concentration. Registration required. Sign up on the Smith Social Network: https://smith.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6437572

Other Events and Activities

Virtual Cider Pressing from CEEDS!

Since 2011, The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) has hosted a cider pressing for Family Weekend. Since we wont be able to be together this year to drink lots of cider and eat one-too-many cider donuts, were celebrating the pressings of the past in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MajWgU-Ii-w&t=2s Cheers!

Smith Scholarship Pecans for sale

Its Smith College Pecan Time! Yes everything else this year may be strange but Smith College Scholarship pecans will still be sold to support Smith students. The prices are $12 for plain and $10 for fancy (milk chocolate/dark chocolate/caramel cluster/cinnamon glazed/glazed) pecans. If you would like to place an order or get more information please email Katie Naughton 70 at ksnaughton@alumnae.smith.edu. Pecans will be available around the second week of November. There will be no sales at the Campus Center this year. Physically distanced delivery and pick up can be arranged.

Difficult Political Conversations Roundtable, Part I, sponsored by the Sherrerd Center
Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

The 2020 election brings with it feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and conflict. This roundtable dialogue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. serves as a space to honor these feelings and give some tools to those in the Smith community who find themselves navigating difficult conversations leading up to this years election. Moderated by Nimisha Bhat (Libraries), panelists Valerie Joseph (AEMES), Loretta Ross (SWG), Peggy ONeill (SSW), Kris Evans (Counseling Services), and Greg White GOV) will bring their experiences and perspectives to the roundtable addressing ways to have difficult conversations. Register at this link: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkceygpzspHdIo6WQgq6tps3a37K36vvh9 and fill out a pre-event survey here: http://bit.ly/diffcon20.

Family Trivia Night
Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

The OSE is hosting a fun-filled night of trivia perfect for the whole family. All friends and family are welcome. More information can be found on the Smith Social Network.

WEBINAR Adapting to the Changing Horizon: A Conversation
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.

These past few months have demanded unprecedented agility from resilient leaders who must tackle new challenges and manage significant uncertainty. Anu Aiyengar 91, co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at J.P. Morgan, and Smith professor of psychology Patty DiBartolo 89 will engage in a conversation about leadership and performance in tumultuous times. Participants will be invited to consider how they measure their own resilience and standards and learn how to develop strategies for coping with change as we face the new norms of a COVID world. Register here: https://smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/2716026157552/WN_87Cgv-I1QXWU1BtCRhikvQ

STEAM Halloween!

Beginning October 19, enjoy festive programming designed by Smith College campus partners highlighting science, technology, engineering, art and math with a Halloween twist. Join us for live interactive sessions, workshops, conversations, hands-on activities, contests, spooky stories, riddles, educational resources, science fair highlights, and more! Presented as part of 2020 Massachusetts STEM Week, with the theme of See Yourself in STEM threaded throughout all activities. Follow #SmithSTEAMHalloween and visit the Smith STEAM Halloween hub for a full schedule of events. Visit Portal here: http://www.science.smith.edu/steamhalloween/

Spooky Stories of the Diaspora
Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

Join the Jandon Center for Community Engagement in partnership with the MwangiReads program at Smith College for a night of creepy folklore. Leave with a BIPOC recommended booklist to keep you spooked all winter. Open to all community members 18 years or older. All welcome to attend, please share with your friends and family. Registration Link: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrceusrjIuHNI3NS0uSomOnOx5v2uwcACM

Zoom in the Dark: Spooky Writing Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

On Halloween night, join Nancy Zigler from the Jandon Center for Community Engagement for a writing workshop dedicated to spooky story writing. This event requires a registration, so reserve your seat while you can. Open to all community members 18 years or older. All welcome to attend, please invite your friends or family members. Registration Link: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodO2srDIjHtIpOHlsNvQwOrrKT_J80ujE

Clickable Joy

Alvin Ailey Dance theatre announces free virtual season

Looking for uplifting and powerful art to get you through the winter? The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announced a free virtual season of works slated for this December: https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/blogs/culture/famed-alvin-ailey-dance-theater-announces-free-virtual-season

Video: Typewriter Concert

Leroy Andersons concerto features a somewhat unusual instrument in a whimsical piece that is sure to delight: http://bit.ly/typewriter-concert

Photographer matches cats with their human doubles

Have you ever found your purrfect match? These human/feline lookalike photos are cause for raucous appaws: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/10/purrfect-match-cats-and-their-human-doubles

14 Really Good Things that happened this week

Buzzfeed has compiled a handy list of clickable joys from this week, with something for everyone: https://www.buzzfeed.com/sydrobinson1/good-things-week-october-18-2020

Giant Rabbit Cocoa Puff and her Human Family

This giant rabbit loves her human siblings! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=742929446270135

A heartwarming comic about unexpected connection

Most of us avoid telemarketers, but this comic tells a very different story: https://www.facebook.com/kaylasagoober/posts/10215472859114630

Video: Detroit Youth Choir sings Glory

This powerful music video by the Detroit Youth choir celebrates Black resilience and hope in the face of racism, police brutality, the pandemic, and other current issues. These youth call all of us to stand together to fight for justice: https://youtu.be/EDWsm7lcGXM