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"Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism" invites you to an informal open house. This is an opportunity to meet the editor, Ginetta Candelario, and editorial assistant, Leslie Marie Aguilar, in their new campus location. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be provided.
All are invited to a party on the wrap-around porch to help celebrate the Kahn Institute's new location at 21 Henshaw Ave. (across from Henshaw Complex), featuring music, great Smith friends, full bar, and our new "Kahntail," including an apple garnish from our blossoming tree in the yard. Drop in for a sip or stay the whole way. The Welcome to the New Kahn party kicks off a monthly series of Happy Hours on the Kahn porch (as weather indulges), on Thursdays, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, always 4:30-6 p.m. https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/news.php
Human Resources Learning & Development is committed to continuous learning that goes beyond training. We offer professional development programs that give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills so you can make the most of your career at Smith. Visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development for more information and workshop registration.
Enjoy a restorative break for your body and mind by attending Walk and Box on Tuesdays and Gentle and Restorative Yoga on Thursdays. It is not necessary to come to every session. You can go to one session, or all; come and go as you please. To register, visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development.
Have you ever wanted to take advantage of the athletic facilities on campus, but you didn’t know how? Join this tour to learn about the locker rooms, available classes, the pool, exercise machines, and more as you learn more about our athletic facilities. To register, visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development
A large concrete pump truck will be staged on Upper College Lane in the vicinity of the SR loading dock to pump concrete into the new boardwalk footings for access from the Dance Studio to the lawn along Paradise Pond. Access to the SR dock will be maintained from either direction.
Next year's Kahn Institute long-term projects are "Food," organized by Nancy Sternbach, Spanish and Portuguese, and Paul Wetzel, CEEDS, and "Refugees," organized by Darcy Buerkle, History, and Gregory White, Government. Faculty and staff information sessions will both be held 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, for "Refugees," and Thursday, Oct. 5, for "Food." The deadline to apply for both of these projects is Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11:45 p.m.. [Read Grecourt Gate story about the New Kahn at https://goo.gl/EmDmK4] . For an extended description of each project and to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php
Support the Smith College Athletics Department by dropping your child(ren) off for the evening in the ITT and going out for the evening. Athletes will entertain your child with games, swimming (Dependent on lifeguard availability), crafts, etc. Cost is $18 for the first child, $8 for the second child if registered by Thursday, September 28th. $20 for the first child and $9 for the second child for drop-ins the day of the event. Please contact Katie Moore, email@example.com, 413-585-4986 with questions or for a registration form.
Human Resources will be sponsoring it’s annual Benefits Fair on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Carroll Room, 2nd Floor, Campus Center. Open Enrollment information for benefit eligible employees will be distributed at the Fair. Employees will also have the opportunity to find out more about Smith benefits, provider organizations and services and win a prize by entering in the drawing.
In the wake of the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Mission Asset Fund (MAF), a 501c3 aimed at building a fair financial marketplace for all, is stepping in with a solution available nationwide: scholarships to help Dreamers renew their DACA status. Dreamers whose DACA expires before March 5th can apply before October 5th to have their work authorization renewed. For those who are eligible for renewal but can’t afford the $495 application fee, MAF will provide 2,000 Dreamers scholarships of $495 to renew their DACA status. For more information, visit http://www.LC4DACA.org or talk to the ISSO.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, is the last day to add a full-semester Smith course. Friday, Oct. 13, is the last day to drop a Five College course or full semester Smith course without using a free drop. To add or drop by these deadlines signatures of the instructor, adviser, and class dean are required on the add and drop form. Please see the registrar's office website for all registration dates and deadlines https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/registrar/dates-deadlines
Are you fascinated by words? Dictionary writer and self-professed "word nerd" Kory Behny Stamper '96 became hooked on language at Smith. Submit your favorite word to https://goo.gl/WsJKVE and explain why you like it by noon on Oct. 2 for a chance to win a signed copy of "Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries." Sponsored by the Friends of the Smith College Libraries and the Mortimer Rare Book Collection. Stamper presents this year's McGrath Lecture, "In Humility, Knowledge: One Smithie's Journey into our Wild, Lascivious Language" on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Hall.
Now that Neilson Library is closed, where am I going to study? Have you already asked yourself this question? The Libraries have a solution: SmithScape, a new app for Smithies! SmithScape helps students find places to study across campus that meet specific criteria, such as lighting and ambient noise, as well as the availability of amenities such as printers, whiteboards, outlets, and vending machines.The app is free and is available this fall at http://smithscape.smith.edu, as well as via the App Store for iOS https://goo.gl/qVSQtS An Android app is coming soon.
Free flu shot clinics will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Current students, faculty, and staff may sign up at http://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth For more information about the flu and flu vaccine, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu
Have an interest in community engagement, museums, and/or art? Sign up to support public and student programs throughout the year by staffing events or assisting behind the scenes at Smith College Museum of Art. Engage family audiences in making art and having fun in the Museum. Help connect fellow students to SCMA. Help out at programs like Free Community Days, Second Fridays, Thursday Late Nights for Students, and other public programs for college and community audiences. Mandatory volunteer orientations will be offered in fall and spring semesters. To sign up, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPatSCMA
Want to learn more about accessing mental health services on smith campus? Want to debunk some mental health accessibility myths, meet some of our mental health providers and learn about the college's vision for mental health services on Smith campus moving forward? Then... Come, listen and ask your questions to our distinguished panelists: Kris Evans, associate director of counseling services; Jamie Daniels, diversity and inclusion doctoral fellow; Amber Zinni, ounseling Intern; and Suki Hartsell Dupont '20. Incentives: First-years get credit towards the First Year Experience. All other students entered into wellness raffle for a big prize.
The Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, at 21 Henshaw Ave., seeks proposals for student creative work for a new project called the "Kahn Upstairs/Downstairs Project: a Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Student Work," using a second floor book nook, a small conference center, a landing hallway and other spaces, with flexibility. Interested students should first come to the Kahn to view the spaces. Proposals should be 500 words or fewer; images are welcome. There is a $100 budget for materials. Exhibitions will be publicized and each will include a gallery opening reception. Deadline for proposals is Friday, Sept. 22, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All completed applications should be turned in to the Art Department office. Students can direct questions to Anne White at email@example.com. There is additional information on fine arts and other Smith Students' Aid Soceity grants at http://www.smith.edu//ssas.
Come learn more at an information session on a J-term course: Brains, Behavior, and Evolution: An Integrative Field Course in Panama. Deadline to apply is October 2nd.
All students with federal work-study are eligible to become America Reads Tutors helping children up to Grade 6 learn to read and write in local schools and agencies. If interested in this program, register for one of two Overview Training Sessions in Campus Center 003 -- Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11:30 a.m., or Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.-- via https://goo.gl/w5oH6H. More information regarding the tutoring program can be found on the Student Employment website under Work-Study by choosing the link to America Reads Tutoring. Jobs are listed there and on JobX.
Gold Key is an organization for tour guides at Smith College. Guides are volunteers, and give honest tours that reflect their own personal experiences; there is no script. Guides make all the difference in whether a student can picture themselves here, so their role cannot be overemphasized. Ultimately, Gold Keys choose to give tours because they love Smith, and want to tell other people why. The Fall Application is now open, and can be found by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/Mq8PNPkI4Y5PUwh33
The Smith College Museum of Art is now accepting applications for Museum Grants for Student Programs. All individuals, student orgs, or houses may apply for up to $1,500 in funding to support student-initiated programs with the museum. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this information session. Applications are due October 2. For more information, visit http://smith.edu/artmuseum/Education/Just-for-Students/Museum-Grants-for-Student-Programs
Come and learn about the Tibetan Studies in India Program at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India (December 27-January 23) and the South India Term Abroad (SITA) Smith consortium program. You will meet Professors Jay Garfield and Nalini Bhushan who lead the trips. Learn about the course of studies in India, the application process and more. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. An information session will also be held at Amherst College on Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Pemberton Lounge, 108A Chapin Hall.
A practical hands-on group for individuals with ADHD. The group meets on Tuesdays for 6 weeks starting on 9/26/17 in the Counseling Center upstairs in Schacht Wellness. If interested please contact Jeannette Landrie, firstname.lastname@example.org and Elena Volpe, email@example.com
The Smith College Investment Club, Conway Center, and 100Women in Finance will offer a live-streaming presentation focused on opportunities and careers in this sector of the finance industry. The title of the session is "High Frequency Traders and Proprietary Trading Firms." Link to meeting available on the Smith Social Network (only on day of event 15 minutes before start). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you Pre-health? Are you a transfer or new student? Healthcare off-campus? Have questions about how insurance works or the wellness resources that are available to you as students? Yes, Then...come tour the Schacht Center and meet the Health Services counseling, medical and wellness staff. Learn about the services that we offer and how to access them and get connected. Prizes offered to attendees.
Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at Bitcoin, will speak about the challenges faced and opportunities realized by Bitcoin over the last decade. Offered in connection with the Rise@ Venture Consultant training program. Through a series of workshops and meetings, students will learn how to guide entrepreneurs through the process of (in)validating their business assumptions and strengthening their business foundation in order to progress towards investor readiness. Transportation provided by the Conway Center for first 11 students to sign up via the Smith Social Network.
For those students interested in studying in a Spanish or Portuguese speaking country for one semester or a full year. Refreshments will be served.
Meet the faculty in the Department of Sociology and learn more about the Sociology Major and Minor. Lunch will be provided.
The environmental concentrations let students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the many issues involved in the topics of sustainable food and climate change. Find out more, get your questions answered, and meet some of the other people in the concentrations! A tasty lunch will be provided.
Free and open to the public; space limited. Monica Bincsik, assistant curator, Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Followed by a post-lecture reception in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium, with book signing by the catalogue author and art collector. Explore the exhibition following the lecture—galleries are open until 7:45 p.m.
Michelle A. Mondoux '98, assistant professor, College of the Holy Cross, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2017 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. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.
Civil rights and reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross will lead a series of conversations on white supremacy in the U.S. today. Meetings will be on Monday nights from 7-8:30 in Seelye 106 and are open to the entire Smith community. The topics are as follows: September 25 "Connections between Far Right, Religious Right, Economic Conservatives, Libertarians, and Traditional Bigotry";
October 2, "Responding to White Supremacy and the Threat to Democracy";
October 16, "White Privilege and Appropriate Whiteness: What Does It Mean?"
Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home tells the double story of her own and her father's queer sexuality. Writing and drawing the book took Bechdel 7 years. Susan Van Dyne excavates the drafts of Fun Home, now held by the Sophia Smith Collection, to reveal Bechdel's creative process for narrating queerness.
"Croatian War Nocturnal" is a fictionalized memoir of the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, told from the perspective of a Croatian Esperanto activist and teacher. Sebastian Schulman’s translation of the work was published this summer. The director of the translation fellowship program at the Yiddish Book Center and a frequent instructor of courses at Smith, he is a literary translator from Yiddish, Esperanto, and other languages.
Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the study of women and gender, will present a reading of her new book, "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout" (U of British Columbia Press). The Times Literary Supplement called "A Queer Love Story" “a superb collection of letters richly descriptive of the lives and rights of gay people before and during the AIDS crisis in North America.” The Toronto Star reviewer wrote “It’s one of history’s all-time great love stories.” Gayle Pemberton and Susan Van Dyne will read letters with commentary by Schuster. Books will be available for purchase.
Celebrate International Translation Day with a conversation with Cristiano Mazzei, director of translator and interpreter training in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UMassAmherst and with our own Smith College Translation concentrators.
The 500th anniversary of the Martin Luther's Reformation in 2017 has taken a strikingly different tone from previous celebrations. The opportunities and challenges facing Christianity in today's global society have caused both the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches to view this anniversary as a call to unity. Smith Professor Emeritus of Religion, Karl Donfried, a member of the International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity will speak about how this year's anniversary of the Reformation has affected the current discourse on Christian unity in a global society.
Free and open to the public; space limited. Gen Saratani, a Japanese lacquer artist and restorer, will demonstrate key components of the complex lacquer process that has been passed down through generations. Drop in at any time to meet the artist and see him at work.
A performance of contact omprovisation, titled "Causing it only a little...," with Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Nancy Stark Smith and others. Free and open to all.
Tickets are available for "The Scarlet Professor," a Five College Opera production that dramatizes the story of Newton Arvin, a Smith College literature professor arrested in 1960 for possessing male erotic photographs. The Saturday, Sept. 23, performance will be at 8 p.m., and the Sunday, Sept. 24, performance will be at 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/news/singing-the-story/
Jessica Jacobs' "Pelvis with Distance" (2015) “discovers a vibrant music rooted in portraiture.” Jacobs majored in English at Smith ('02) and currently serves as associate editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. Nickole Brown aims to “knock poetry off its pedestal” and open readers to its multitude of possibilities. Brown's Fanny Says (2015) was named to Library Journal's list of Best Poetry Books of 2015. Jacobs & Brown live in Asheville, NC. 4 p.m. Q&A in the Poetry Center open to Smith community. 7:30 p.m. reading at Alumnae House Conference Hall. Free and open to the public.
Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, and the nuances of South African jazz and indigenous musics from southern Africa, this duo explores diverse realms of possibilities within the sound world of the piano, with performances of original compositions and works by iconic South African jazz composers. Free and open to the public.
For students who have lost a friend or family member, consider participating in weekly grief support meetings. To register, call the Counseling Service at 413-585-2840 or email email@example.com
Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. Students, faculty and staff are invited for discussion on philosophical musings, current events, Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality, and various other topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All faiths, non-faiths, and questioning or searching individuals are welcome. Come for the food; stay for the discussion.
Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: "Thriving at Smith with Strength, Resilience (and a Sense of Humor)." Hosted by Mariana Estrella Rivera, AC '16, Department Coordinator, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Co-sponsored by Jessica Bacal, Director of Wurtele Center for Work & Life, and Matilda Cantwell, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. Free lunch - no registration required. For more info visit, http://www.smith.edu/cwl
Develop skills to improve emotional and interpersonal health. Learn mindfulness, regulation of emotions, distress tolerance, and emotional effectiveness. Weekly group, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Schacht Center. Facilitated by Valri Bromfield. Call 413-585-2840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register.
Managing credit and debt is tricky. Learn fundamental skills of credit and debt management with Professor Randy Bartlett during lunch! Topics from personal debt to student loans will be tackled. Free Lunch provided.
Olga Naumovich '98, managing director of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, will share insights and tips for acing the first-round and case interviews at the leading investment banking institutions recruiting at Smith College. Snacks provided. RSVP on the Smith Social Network. Sponsored by the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. http://www.smith.edu/ciec
Survivors' of Sexual Trauma Support Group meets Wednesdays at 4:15-5:30 p.m. and Fridays 2:30-3:45 p.m. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW. To pre-register with Counseling Services, call 413-585-2840. Open to new members through October 4 for Wednesday sessions and October 6 for Friday sessions.
Get support, develop skills and strategies to help you cope and manage ADHD.
Inspired by the late Kathryn W. Davis, the Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. Come learn more about this great opportunity! Visit out website to learn more at https://www.smith.edu/academics/lewis-gsc/davis-projects.
Join the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life for lunch, communal prayer, a group activity or discussion on Fridays in the Chapel sanctuary. All are welcome.
The Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) welcomes Shabbat every Friday. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with Kabbalat Shabbat, where students gather together, light Shabbat candles, and sing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. This is followed at 6:00 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend weekly Monday meditation with Ruth Ozeki. This will be a simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Meditation instruction is offered at the beginning of the meeting, so beginners are always welcome, and there is time for questions and dialogue. Ruth Ozeki is a novice Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage. The meditation, draws on Zen forms; is secular, inclusive and non-denominational. Ozeki is the author of several novels, including A "Tale for the Time Being" and is a professor of creative writing at Smith.
The highly anticipated spatial puzzle is here! Have a guess at the new Mystery Map from the Spatial Analysis Lab. http://www.science.smith.edu/sal/2017/09/13/first-mystery-map-of-the-2017-2018-academic-year/ Submissions accepted through September 30.
Come see stars, planets, and galaxies through the astronomy department's telescopes. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (email@example.com, 585-3935).
The Smith College Carillon Guild invites the Smith community to visit the third floor of College Hall to the carillon room (at the top of the main staircase) to see Smith's 47-bell carillon, ask questions, and get an opportunity to ring the bells.
The Office of Admission will hold Fall Preview, a half-day visit program that introduces high school students and their parents to Smith. Registration is at Scott Gym starting at 8 a.m.; panels and presentations take place in Sage Hall and Wright Hall. For more information about this program and other Preview events throughout the year, visit https://www.smith.edu/admission-aid/visit-programs