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08/23/2016 Digest


Reminder About and New Location for the 25Live Tip of the Month

The start of a new academic year is a good time to review the tips in the 25Live Tip of the Month archives, now found at http://goo.gl/JDeiC8 (Scroll to the bottom of page.) Some of the questions that are asked most frequently about 25Live are: how to find your event (November); how to see what spaces and resources have been reserved for your event (November); which changes you can make to an event and which you need to contact the space scheduler for (December); and what time to enter as your eventís start time (January). Check out these and other Tips to help demystify 25Live.

Get Ready for the Academic Year: The Computer Store Is Here to Help

With the students arrival just around the corner, this is a good time to restock and resupply all your tech needs. Need new computers, adapters, keyboards, mice, flash drives or other tech? Stop by the store and let us help you prepare for the semester.

Register Now for Fall Fitness Classes Beginning, September 12

The Exercise and Sport Studies Department Fitness Program is open to all Smith employee one-card holders. Classes offered include Pilates Mat Training, Yoga, Cardio Blast and Tai Chi. For complete list of offerings and schedule, visit https://www.smith.edu/ess/documents/2016FallNotice.pdf Class sizes are limited, so sign up early. For more information, contact Rachel Cook at rcook@smith.edu

Advertise Student Jobs Now for 2016-2017

All student positions should be advertised on JobX at this time for eligible students on Work-Study. Please note that non-Work-Study students are not eligible to keep positions they held this summer or last year, the jobs must be advertised again. Please give priority to Work-Study applicants. Jobs will open to non-Work-Study applications on October 1. Please make sure to hire students on JobX *before* scheduling them for work.

Update on Harvard Pilgrim Fitness Reimbursement

Now Harvard Pilgrim members have more reimbursement options to better support them in living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to traditional health and fitness clubs, YMCAs and JCCs, members can request reimbursement for monthly fees paid to fitness studios/facilities that offer: yoga, Pilates, Zumba, aerobic/group classes, indoor cycling/spinning classes, kickboxing, CrossFit, strength training, tennis, indoor rock climbing and personal training (taught by a certified instructor). Visit http://www.harvardpilgrim.org/smithcollege for details.

Register Now for Fall Learning & Development Workshops

The Office of Human Resources offers workshops and programs that give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills so you can make the most of your career at Smith. We offer programs throughout the academic year designed for Smith administrators and staff in areas of leadership, supervision, technology, wellness, and professional development. To view a full listing of workshops, or to register to attend, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Smith eDigest Resumes Twice-Weekly Schedule, Tuesday, Aug. 23

The Smith eDigest resumes its twice-weekly distribution schedule with editions every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the academic year. Deadlines for eDigest submissions are 5 p.m. the day before the next edition. To submit items, visit https://www.smith.edu/news/edigest-form/

OneCard Spouse/Dependent, Alumnae Requests, August 23-September 9

The OneCard office will not be processing walk-in requests for Spouse/Dependent or Alumnae cards for the time period August 22- September 9. Requests for these cards may be made by accessing https://www.smith.edu/its/onecard and following the link for Spouse/Dependent OneCard Requests Form or Alumnae OneCard Requests Form. Every attempt will be made to process these requests in a timely manner.

Staff Council Lemonade and Cookies, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Join Staff Council for a midday break to kick off the fall semester. Cookies, lemonade and iced tea - and a chance to socialize with your co-workers and members of Staff Council.

Sign Up Now for Educational Technology Workshops, Beginning, Monday, Aug. 29

From creating a digital timeline to honing your Google Docs skills, these workshops will help you think about how you can integrate new technologies in your course and get some firsthand experience with using them. Sign up for one or many. Refreshments will be served. Read workshop descriptions at https://goo.gl/zYzYBr and sign up at https://goo.gl/ex2qXf For more information, contact Alexandra Martines at amartines@smith.edu.

The new Smith.edu is here

The home page carries the message "Empower the Whole You" and expands on that theme by presenting the topics of interest to prospective students. The site also introduces a number of features, including a global top navigation with drop-down menus, a global footer with links to popular content and a design optimized for visitors using mobile devices. For a brief look at some of the new features, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/new-smith-edu If you find something on the site missing or not working, please report it to websupport-u@smith.edu.

Fulbright Deadlines Extended Due to Transition: Slots Still Open for a Chance to Win

The Fellowships Program, now housed in the Lazarus Center for Career Development, has room available for rising seniors intent on seizing a Fulbright Fellowship. Over 350 available post-bacc options include independent research, studying for a degree, or teaching English in one of over 160 countries. Ambitious and eager rising seniors must contact Fellowships Director Don Andrew (dandrew@smith.edu) urgently, without delay by submitting their Enquiry Answers (https://www.smith.edu/fulbright/questions.php) now. Smith's tradition of winning Fulbrights is a chance in a lifetime that changes lives.

Interested in Novice Crew? Contact Coach Klinger

Those interested in Novice Crew for the 2016-2017 season should contact Head Coach Karen Klinger at kklinger@smith.edu with your contact information, student I.D. number, and any questions. No previous experience necessary. The first Novice Meeting is Thursday, Sept. 8, 5:10 p.m. in Ainsworth 150. There is clearance paperwork to be done before practicing, so if you are interested you can get a head start, check out "Additional Links" on the crew web page http://goo.gl/k5jGwR

'Eric Avery: AIDS Work', August 12 to December 11, Museum of Art

"Eric Avery: AIDS WORK" includes more than 30 prints and books by Dr. Eric Avery acquired by Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) and the Mortimer Rare Book Room in 2014. This group represents a cohesive and important body of work that documents three decades in the life of the major public health crisis of AIDS (Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome). As an artist, physician, and gay man, Avery was at the center of the crisis both personally and professionally.

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