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06/27/2017 Digest


Staff Reps Sought for Standing Committees

All administrative, administrative support and service staff members are invited to self-nominate for vacancies on the college's standing committees ACRA (Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation), CMP (Committee on Mission and Priorities), and the CPC (Campus Planning Committee). Information about each committee's mandate and the nomination form can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/DaKpQQg4XGAPueQW2. Nominations will close July 6 2017 for service beginning in the fall semester.

Faculty/Staff Parking 2016-17 Decals Expire
Friday, June 30

To purchase the 2017-18 parking decals go to https://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/parking/ to complete the registration form and upon entering the credit card information, using Visa or MasterCard, a receipt will appear on the screen which will automatically be emailed to you. The option to pay by cash or check is still available and must be done in the office. Mail-in registrations NOT accepted. Registration forms are available in the Campus Police Office, 126 West Street or at http://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/parking_forms.php Parking Office business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register Now for Eight-Week Summer Weight Loss Challenge, Begins
Wednesday, July 12, Noon-1 p.m.

This multi–session program in collaboration with Harvard Pilgrim was developed with weight loss research in mind. Each session will provide the tools necessary for a lifetime of sustainable weight loss in a motivating and fun way. Session dates are July 12 and 19 in the Chapel Lounge and July 26, August 3, 10, 16, 23 & 30 in the Dewey Common Room from noon to 1 p.m. Please email kharrington@smith.edu to register for the multi-week challenge. You may register if you are able to make at least 7 sessions.

Eid al-Fitr at Smith
Wednesday, June 28, 6 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Residence Life will hold this year’s Eid dinner at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Eid al-Fitr or “feast of breaking the fast” is a celebrated Muslim holiday worldwide and represents the conclusion of the 30-day dawn-to-sunset fast during the month of Ramadan. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Come share reflections about this year’s Ramadan, socialize with one another and enjoy a delicious halal meal together.

Bahai Devotional Gathering
Sunday, July 9, 9 a.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

"Prayers for the Earth" devotional gathering and sustainability discussion will be led by Jeannie Hunt, Smith's Bahai Community Religious Advisor.

Free Second Friday
July 14, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

The Smith College Museum of Art welcomes visitors, families, and friends of all ages to SCMA's monthly Second Friday event. Beginning July 14, an extra hour to make art will be added—so stop by from 4 p.m.–7 p.m. to paint your own watercolor tile or plate. Take inspiration from Islamic ceramic objects in the Horwitz collection. At 6 p.m., engage in a guided conversation exploring a work of art in the galleries.

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