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10/19/2021 Digest


Faculty/Staff Notices

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 youll check out the Wurtele Center for Leaderships 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 youve 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 Eds 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 Center Creative Writing Salon Teaching Circle
Thursday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Creative writers are invited to a Creative Writing Salon this Thursday from 5-6:30pm in the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center. Faculty and staff who write poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction are welcome to come. Sometimes, writers chat about current or past projects, the writing process and how the semesters going. Sometimes, writers read bits of their work and sometimes they don't. It's a great time to chat with writers and there will be refreshments. RSVP at https://forms.gle/iGPXmv4fYhQtHYo98.

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

Maren Buck (CHM), Gaby 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.

Presidents Open Office Hour
Monday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Presidents Office, College Hall

The Presidents 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.

Community Building and De-stressing for Staff
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Virtual Event

Feeling stressed? Youre not alone. The monthly Community Building and Destressing group for staff is where you can learn stress-coping tools, share your challenges and successes with others, and both receive and extend affirming support from/to other staff. This group meets on the last Wednesday of every month and will meet next on Wednesday, October 27 at 1p.m. Email ksananto@smith.edu for Zoom link and/or more information.

Sherrerd Center Friday Teaching Circles
Friday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m.

On Friday, October 29th, the Sherrerd Center teaching circles will meet again and are a great way to connect with your colleagues and discuss teaching. Circles meet in person in Neilson Browsing Room, Ford Hall, and over Zoom. Please visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sherrerd-center/circles for various circles, topics, and descriptions, as well as information and details about other teaching circles at different times.

Equity Minded Workload Reform - Faculty Work Activity Dashboards
Friday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Virtual Event

Smith faculty members are welcomed to attend this session offered by the ADVANCE Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Many faculty members report feeling that workload in their department is unfairly distributed; women and faculty of color may be asked to carry out more than their share of work. This session provides clear, evidence-based practices to create better, fairer workloads for faculty through changing the choice architecture for the division of labor in departments. Facilitated by Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Register with UMass (https://www.umass.edu/advance/events/equity-minded-workload-reform-part-1-dashboards) and Smith (https://forms.gle/GUZsrN1sZe2BSfk19) by 11/3. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development

Sherrerd Teaching Arts at Lunchtime Event: Panel on Neurodiversity, Inclusive Pedagogy, and Learning Spaces
Friday, Nov. 5, 12:20 p.m.

This Sherrerd event will be in person in the Neilson Browsing Room with lunch and on Zoom. Panelists include Abby Baines (Head of Public Services, Libraries), Shannon Audley (EDC), and Caroline Melly (ANT). These events on Neurodiversity (9/24, 11/5 and 12/3) are a collaboration with Dano Weisbord (Associate Vice President for Administration & Campus Planning), the Classroom Committee, and the Sherrerd Center. Faculty and staff who have thought about neurodiversity in different spaces, both in terms of inclusive teaching and space design will share some thoughts and ideas. RSVP at https://forms.gle/3njhD6uSmgm3Bjpr8 and indicate whether you will join in-person or on Zoom.

Student Notices

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 whats 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. Its free, fun and theres 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 months 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.

Time Management Workshop: Thursday at 12:15
Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

Time management Workshop: Join Jacobson Center Learning Specialist Kelly Vogel to learn strategies for effective time management. Bring a notebook and a grab-and-go lunch! 12:15-1pm, Thursday, Oct 21. RSVP requested but not required: https://forms.gle/6X9h86CozwEdCpQv5 or email Kelly at kvogel@smith.edu.

Lunchbag: Study Abroad for Prehealth Students
Friday, Oct. 22, 2:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

The Lewis Global Studies Center offers a number of unique study abroad programs for pre-health students. Several of these opportunities also offer experiences outside the classroom in a health-related field - activities that can be highlighted on your future applications to health professions programs, scholarships, internships or jobs. A panel of Smithies will join us to discuss their study abroad experiences. Open to all majors and class years. Sign up in Handshake to register for the event. Pizza will be available for grab-and-go after the session.

Come Play at the Jazz Smiths Jam!
Friday, Oct. 22, 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

eekappella: a cappella benefit for Friends of Homeless
Saturday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.

On Saturday, October 23 at 4 PM on the lawn of Forbes Library, join the Smith College Chamber Singers, Groove, Smiffenpoofs, Smithereens, Vibes, Noteables and special guests the Mount Holyoke Nice Shoes for this festive musical celebration. Donations will be accepted to support the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, and there will be a raffle for gourmet candy and gift certificates. Please bring a chair or blanket. We ask that all audience members be masked. Come in costume for a free raffle entry!

Environmental Study Abroad Information Session
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS Wright Hall

Students interested in envriontmentally-related study abroad programs are invited to attend this information session. Students will learn about the different types of environmentally-related study abroad programs available and how they contribute to the ES&P major. Students who previously studied abroad will be available to share their stories.

Kings College London Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 27, Noon, Virtual Event

Students are invited to learn about studying abroad at Kings College London. Kings is one of the UKs most historic and prestigious universities. With a forward thinking vision and state-of-the-art facilities, King's is renowned for excellence in both its innovative teaching and pioneering research. Based in the heart of central London, and spread across five London campuses, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Picker Semester-in-Washington Program Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 110

Spend a summer and a semester living, working and studying in Washington DC, while learning about policy processes first hand. This program is open to current sophomores and juniors of all majors interested in American government, policy, and international relations. Meet with Brent Durbin, the director of the program, to find out about the program and the application process. Email bdurbin@smith.edu for more information.

Study Abroad General Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Are you planning on studying abroad during 2022-2023? 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.

Leadership Enrichment Series: Collaboration & Conflict
Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

In this series hosted by the Wurtele Center for Leadership, students are invited to attend a collaborative workshop exploring foundational topics where they will leave with tools to apply to their work in teams. This month: Working together can both enrich an experience and present opportunities to learn and grow from one another. As such, conflict may arise. In this workshop we will talk about how to embrace conflict as an opportunity for growth. Open to all students, whether or not you hold a leadership position. RSVP to attend: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/event/7333440

Apply NOW to be an Outdoor Adventure Leader

Youve been waiting, and its finally here! Applicants should demonstrate: an excitement for outdoor leadership, desire to connect with other Smithies, and commitment to participating in skills workshops during the 22 spring/fall semesters. All trainings are hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program. To learn more and apply, visit: https://bit.ly/3FqZJiv Questions?: Email Stefanie Frazee, Sfrazee@smith.edu (Application Deadline: November 15).

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 Pennsylvanias 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.

Workday Refreshers and Drop-In Help Open for Students and Instructors

Brief refresher classes and drop-in help sessions are available for students, advisers, instructors, and chairs for topics related to advising and Spring 22 class registration. To view and register for available classes and drop-in help sessions, please visit the Training page on the Workday Help Site at https://sites.google.com/smith.edu/workdayhelp/training.

Lectures/Symposia

Border Crossing and the Humanitarian Crisis of Our Times
Friday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m., Seelye 201

The LALS program invites faculty, students, and the larger Smith College community to an event that brings together three experts, scholars, and practitioners focused on the question of border crossing across the Americas. From the Central American crisis to the US-Mexico border and the Venezuelan exodus, border-crossing has become a distinctive sign of the twenty-first century humanitarian emergencies confronted throughout the region. This is the seventh iteration of Urgent Matter, the central forum of the LALS program, and the first one with in-person audience since 2019. Audience is required to be enrolled in the testing program at Smith College.

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 Pennsylvanias Perry World House. All members of the Smith community in the testing protocol welcome.

Inside Journalism: Laura Crimaldi 01
Monday, Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Join Laura Crimaldi '01, 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Boston Globe, on Monday, October 25 at 4:15 PM for a talk titled A Field Guide to Journalism Careers for Liberal Arts Students, part of our ongoing Inside Journalism series. The event will explore alternate paths to pursuing journalism and how the career offers a daily opportunity to participate in the democracy we live in. Location: Seelye 201. Sponsored by the Jacobson Center, the Writing and Public Discourse Committee, Film & Media Studies, and the Lecture Committee.

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-Sherley 20, Juliet Schulman-Hall 2), 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

ES&P Tea: Integration of traditional knowledge for the assessment of River herring and American eels
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:15 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Asha Ajmani, PhD candidate in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will talk about her fisheries research and work with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head. All members of the Smith community in the testing protocol welcome.

Ruth Ozeki Book Launch
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Come celebrate with us as Ruth Ozeki reads from her new novel, "The Book of Form and Emptiness." Books will be available for sale with book signing to follow. Open to Smith students, faculty, and staff in the college's covid testing program.

Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

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 Johnsons 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. Johnsons 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

Laundromat Art Show
Saturday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Masonic St. Laundry, Northampton

413 Ethnography, the broadcast produced by the Smith College Sophian, is hosting a student art show at Masonic Street Laundry in Downtown Northampton. The broadcast brings students into conversation with local people and spaces. The function of the art show is to weave art into the universal practice of doing laundry. All are welcome to experience a diverse range of media and perspectives in this act of purposeful placemaking.

Presentation of Majors/Minors

Dance Department Presentation of the Major/Minor
Friday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m., Crew House

Meet us at the Crew House and hear from the Dance Faculty and learn about the Spring course offerings and all that Dance can offer you.

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.

Presentation of the Art Major and Minor
Monday, Oct. 25, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

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 25 @12:20-1:15 pm. To register go to: https://smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucOGhqTsjH9d4qmenU_CGb85Z8wxv0PSD (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining.)

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.

Computer Science Presentation of the Major/Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 26, Noon, Ford Hall Atrium

Computer Science Presentation of the Major/Minor, Tuesday October 26, 2021, Ford Hall Atrium. Grab & Go lunches available. Come hear about the Computer Science Major.

Department of History Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:10 p.m., Virtual Event

Meet the History faculty, recent alums, and current majors to learn about the many exciting opportunities offered by this major. This is a Zoom event. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4t3bu2fy. For more information, email Liz Krauza, ekrauza@smith.edu.

History Department Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:10 p.m., Virtual Event

Meet the faculty, recent alums and current majors to learn about the many possibilities within the major. This is a Zoom event. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4t3bu2fy.

Chemistry Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m., Ford 240

Learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty. Lunch will be served after the event.

Anthropology Presentation of the Major
Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m.

Meet the Anthropology faculty and learn about the many exciting opportunities offered by the major and minor. This is a Zoom event. Register at https://tinyurl.com/fsh5tya8. Or email socsciadmin@smith.edu for more information.

Presentation of the Theatre Major
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

The presentation of the theatre major and minor will be Thursday, October 29 at 4:30 PM in the Green Room (T114) in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Learn about classes taught in the theatre department, performance and production opportunities, and our new season selection process. Come ask questions about the theatre department, and meet the students, faculty, and staff.

World Literatures Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

The World Literatures Program will hold their Presentation of the Major on Tuesday, November 2nd from 12:15-1:00 via Zoom. Many of the faculty from the program will be attending and can answer any questions you may have. Please contact Jennifer Roberts, jroberts@smith.edu, for the Zoom link. All are welcome.

Study of Women and Gender Presentation of the Major and Minor
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Join us to learn more about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender! To receive the Zoom link register at https://bit.ly/SWGPresentation.

Religious Life

Shabbat - Kosher K
Friday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

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

Catholic Mass
Sunday, Oct. 24, 4:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Catholic Community at Smith invite you to celebrate Mass every Sunday afternoon in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary. Smith OneCard holders in the testing program and Five College students are welcome!

Mindful Mondays
Monday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Come de-stress at Mindful Mondays! Join special guest Kelly Vogel of the Jacobson Center on Oct 25th from 12:15-1pm for a gentle sound healing workshop in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. All are welcome. Email aostow@smith.edu with questions.

Weekly Meditation
Monday, Oct. 25, 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 will be offered. All levels are welcome.

Meetings/Workshops

Generating Justice and Joy
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

We Will Not Cancel Us: Towards a Culture of Communal Care. Drawing on principles of transformative justice, a discussion of how to address "cancel culture" and strive instead for liberation and understanding. Register in advance for this IN PERSON gathering: https://bit.ly/WeWillNotCancelUs 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. Co-sponsored by The Jandon Center for Community Engagement, The Office of Equity and Inclusion

Halloween Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m., Capen Annex

Start Halloween at the Design Thinking Initiative with costumes, pumpkin carving, and candy! Last minute costume needs? Weve got you coveredmake your own costume or modify your current costume with LEDs and upcycled materials.

Halloween Workshop: Pumpkin Carving
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:45 p.m., Capen Annex

Start Halloween at the Design Thinking Initiative with costumes, pumpkin carving, and candy! Last minute costume needs? Weve got you covered- make your own costume or modify your current costume with LEDs and upcycled materials! Events held at 4 - 5:45pm and 5:45 - 7pm. Sign up on the Smith Social Network now! Spots are limited: https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/actioncenter/organization/designthinking/events/calendar/details/7509606

Other Events and Activities

Celebrate Excellent Teaching at Smith
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Three faculty members who are recipients of this years Sherrerd Teaching PrizeMaren Buck, Gabby Immerman and Michelle Joffroywill be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Sage Hall. The award ceremony is open to Smith students, faculty and staff who are participating in the college's COVID testing programs. The event will also be livestreamed on Smiths Facebook page. (LINK: https://www.facebook.com/smithcollege/ Viewers do not have to have a Facebook account to access the livestream).

Call for Submissions: Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award, 2022

NOW OPEN: Call for Submissions, 2022. Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award, Deadline: December 31, 2021. Prize of $500 and publication in Meridians Journal: feminism, race, transnationalism (made here at Smith College!) - POETRY FICTION NONFICTION - See https://bit.ly/3koSu0G for submissions guidelines. The Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award celebrates an author whose work embodies the lyrically powerful and historically engaged nature of Dr. Alexanders writing. We aim for this award to highlight different forms of knowledge production that emerge from the artistic, political, and cultural advocacy undertaken by women of color nationally, transnationally, and globally.

Amanda Williams Tulip Planting
Monday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m., Chapin Lawn

How do you bring closure to something that lingers? How do you memorialize an injustice that is ongoing? Join Amanda Williams, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the Botanic Garden of Smith College on Monday, November 1, for the planting of more than 4000 tulips along three desired or remembered paths. Stop by anytime and stay for as much time as you like. No experience with art or gardening required. Click here for details http://scma.smith.edu/aw SCHEDULE: Monday, November 1 (rain day: Wednesday, November 3) 8am10:30am: Happy Chace 28 Garden (next to the Presidents House) 10:30am1 pm: Chapin Lawn 14 pm: Seelye Lawn

Pecan Scholarship Fundraiser

Fellow pecan-lovers, its Smith College scholarship pecan time again. The Hampshire and Franklin County Alumnae Smith Clubs are supporting Smith students by selling Smith College Scholarship pecans. They are excellent for holiday baking, giving as gifts, or just eating yourself. The club is selling plain halves, $12 for a 16 oz bag, and fancy halves (milk chocolate covered, dark chocolate covered, caramel cluster, cinnamon glazed, and glazed praline), $10 for a 10 oz bag. To order, contact Katie Naughton 70 at ksnaughton@alumnae.smith.edu.

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 Cromwells legacies and/or this years theme, Collective Imagining of Antiracist Democracies: Fighting for Racial Justice. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvEkub0aVCXd-NcHBPmQ_VscYd1Qx3jMeaQtZStwWQG-ZfZg/viewform

Advantage for Five College grads at Smith SSW: Five College Circle of Scholars Information Session
Monday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m., Virtual Event

Learn about the advantages that students and alumni of the Five Colleges receive by applying to the Smith College School for Social Work through our Five College Circle of Scholars program! This session is designed for members of the Five College community of students and alumni who wish to apply to the Master's of Social Work program at the Smith College School for Social Work. We will explore information specific to the 5CCS program November 30 application deadline. To register, visit https://applyssw.smith.edu/register/5CCSinfo2