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09/22/2016 Digest


Campus Construction Updates

Looking for the latest information on construction projects on campus? A "Project Update Map" on Facilities Management's website offers project descriptions, updates on road closings and other details about building renovations. Visit https://goo.gl/hi7NRE For details about the 2016 Summer Construction projects, read the Gate story at http://goo.gl/KFc7Sd For details about "enabling projects" for the library renovation, visit https://goo.gl/Hg6s7R

SEC Presents Speed Friending , Friday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

A fun night for Smithies to meet other Smithies and make friends.

SEC Presents 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' , Friday & Saturday, Sept. 23 & 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The film is the true story story of brilliant East Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), who travels to Trinity College in England to work with professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons).

Jittery's Live! Presents Mal Blum , Thursday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Mal Blum writes often self-referential, first-person narratives, sets them to music containing elements from anti-folk, punk or folk genres and tours nationally, usually alone in a little car, but sometimes with a band or another songwriter for company.

Smith To Do: French Memo Boards , Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Stop by to create your own French memo board. While supplies last.

So You Want To Be a Curator? Enter Student Picks by September 25

Do you want to curate a show at the Smith College Museum of Art? If so, enter the Student Picks sweepstakes for a chance to design and curate a one-day show from SCMA’s Works on Paper collection. All Smith students are welcome to apply, no art history or museum experience needed. The Student Picks Sweepstakes runs this year from September 2–24. Enter online here: goo.gl/forms/V6TjGKEq5vJrJd623 or through the museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages,or by ballot at Neilson Library, the Campus Center, and the museum lobby. Students may enter as many times as they like.

Apply by Sept. 30 for Kahn Institute Short Term Project, 'Robed Warriors' , Beginning October 15, Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

Faculty and staff are invited to apply to Robed Warriors, a four-part short-term project, starting Saturday, Oct. 15. Part II begins February 11; Part III begins March 4, and Part IV begins April 8, 2017, organized by Jay Garfield, Philosophy. "We will explore the impact of Buddhist monastics on health care and hospice services, the design of charitable NGOs, cognitive science, values education, feminism and on the envisioning of of religious life. All four parts will include a prominent Buddhist monastic whose work has transformed both contemporary Buddhist practice and the world beyond." Application deadline is September 30. For more information and application visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/current.php.

Lecture/Performance: 'The Masked Theater of Cuban Abakua. Communication by Gestures, Costumes and Chants' , Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

A presentation of the NEH-sponsored translation project of Lydia Cabrera’s phrasebook vocabulary of the Cuban Abakuá society. Featuring master Cuban percussionists "Roman" Diaz, David Virelles, Sandy Perez and Clemente Medina directly from New York City, as well as colleagues from Cameroon. Dancer and chanter Angel Guerrero and Diosdado Rodriguez Ramos will fly up from Miami to join drummers on this ritual Abakua presentation. Victor Manfredi, Boston University, Ivor Miller, UniCalabar and 2016-17 Hutchins Center Fellow at Harvard University and Patricia Gonzalez, Smith Senior Lecturer will present their NEH work.

Learn About Tutor Placements at the Community Service Office Lunch , Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon-1 p.m., Community Collaboration Center, Wright

The Community Service Office (CSO) is hosting its first Community Education Lunch of the year in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement (JCCE), Wright Hall, 013. Representatives from Kensington International School in Springfield and Homework House After-School Program in Holyoke will be giving information about their programs to prospective volunteers. Pizza, salad and gluten-free options will be provided. Positions are America Reads/Federal Work Study-eligible and transportation is provided to both placements. For more information, contact the CSO at cso@smith.edu or ext. 2793.

President McCartney's Open Office Hour , Monday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

President McCartney welcomes anyone in the Smith Community to spend a brief one-on-one with her anytime during the one hour time slot.

SEC Vocal Expressions Presents Michael Lee , Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Michael Lee is a Minneapolis poet, performer, fiction writer, and youth worker. Remaining active on the stage, he is a Rust Belt Regional Poetry Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist and an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist. Currently, he attends the Harvard Graduate School of Education and lives with many books and a coffee pot. Come hear Michael Lee share his poetry on topics that include addiction, mental illness, poverty, and death with student performances starting at 8:30 p.m.

Bike Kitchen Bike Rentals , Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-5 p.m., Bike Kitchen, Talbot Basement

Do you need a bike for the Fall 2016 semester? First-come, first-serve bike rentals at the Smith College Bike Kitchen - $20 for a bike or volunteer your time with the Bike Kitchen in exchange for a bike.

Apply Now for Gold Key Fall 2016; Due , Wednesday, Sept. 28, midnight

Gold Key, the organization for tour guides on campus, is looking to recruit new guides for this Fall. Gold Key is a fun way to get involved with Admissions, and help shape an incoming class of future Smithies. For the application and eligibility requirements, visit https://goo.gl/bZrx3S Applications are due Wednesday, 9/28, at midnight. We look forward to seeing your applications. For more information, contact Head of Selections & Training, Emily Bae, ebae@smith.edu, or Chair, Sakshee Chawla, schawla@smith.edu.

WHAW 'The Aftermath of the Rio Olympics: The Impact on Brazil' , Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Join in a discussion about the impact that the Olympics had on Brazil with panelists Andy Zimbalist from Economics, Marguerite Harrison from Spanish & Portuguese, Malcolm McNee from Spanish and Portuguese, and Nashwa Al-sharki, Class of 2017.

Smith Watches the Presidential Debate - Live Coverage of the Clinton-Trump Debate , Monday, Sept. 26, 8:45 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Smith Department of Government sponsored gathering to watch the televised live coverage of the Clinton-Trump presidential debate. Short discussion to follow.

Dollars & $ense for Incoming Smithies , Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

New college students face a few financial challenges: opening new bank accounts, dealing with credit card advertisements, budgeting for necessities and for fun, and much more. This workshop will cover some of the personal finance issues facing new students to help get entering Smithies and their wallets off to a good start in college. Pancake breakfast provided; space is limited. Sign up at http://www.smith.edu/wfi.

CSO Orientation to Become a Tutor at Homework House , Friday, Sept. 23, Noon-1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

Do you have a profound love for homework as well as a desire to share this with others? Consider joining Homework House. This after-school tutoring program provides academic help to kindergarten through eighth grade students in Holyoke. Friday sessions include arts and crafts. If you are interested in becoming a tutor please come to the Homework House Orientation on Friday, September 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement (JCCE), lower level, 013. Lunch provided. Contact CSO Homework House Fellow Loida Pan at lpan@smith.edu or the Community Service Office (CSO) ext. 2793.

Support Group for Survivor's of Sexual Trauma , Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:15 p.m.

Weekly support group for student survivors run by Michelle Marchese, LICSW and co-facilitator TBA. New members welcomed on September 28 and October 5. Register by calling Counseling Services at (413) 585-2843.

Round Table: 'Curriculum and Campus Culture' with the Study Group on Climate Change , September 23 or 26, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

How can Smith address climate change through the curriculum? Are there programs and events we can offer to support sustainability on campus for students, staff and faculty? Share your input with members of the Study Group on Climate Change. Choose the date that best fits your schedule: September 23 or September 26, both at noon in Campus Center 103/4. Light lunch will be served. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/climatechange/

Global Salon: Introduction to the Cuban Bàtá Drums , Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon, Wright Hall 238

Speakers: Ivor Miller, Senior Lecturer at Bassey Andah Institute for African and Asian Studies at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria and 2016-17 Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Discussants will include Cuban Bàtá drummers Román Díaz and Sandy Pérez.

Presentation and Q&A: 'College and University Endowments, Divestment and Impact Investing' , September 28 or October 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

As part of the work of the Study Group on Climate Change, Mike Howard, vice president for finance and administration, will give a presentation for students: "College and University Endowments, Divestment and Impact Investing." Students can choose between two dates: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing Room (dinner for the first 50 attendees will be provided) or Wednesday, October 17, 7 to 8 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing Room (light refreshments will be provided).

Buddhist Lunch Talk: 'The Problem with Allies--White Work in Anti-Racism' , Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

A true ally is not seen. When we cling to an identity it inhibits authentic relationships across differences. Without clinging to this identity, how do we as white people effectively and sustainably respond to the racism and violence present in our nation? Dr. Catherine Anraku Hondorp Sensei, who grew up as a white queer, dancer and choreographer in a poor, black inner city, will deliver this talk. Anraku is a Smith College Buddhist Community Religious Adviser and co-founder of Two Streams Zen, a multicultural Dharma Movement dedicated to transforming people and communities through fearless intimacy and living compassion.

Principles of Investing: Week 2 , Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

This week, Professor Roger Kaufman will address the following topics: how and where to buy stocks, income statements and dividends, price-earnings ratios, value vs. growth stocks, and stock splits. Lunch will be provided to the first 70 attendees; no registration required.

Information Session on International Experience Grants (IEGs) , Tuesday, Sept. 27, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Students are invited to come and learn more about the International Experience Grants (IEGs). IEGs provide partial funding toward study, research, internships, volunteer, or self-designed projects outside of the United States during J-Term or the summer. Applications for awards of between $500 and $3,500 will be considered, and the typical grant amount is $1000. All are welcome to attend the session for more specific details.

Eric Avery: 'Art as Medicine/Medicine as Art' , Monday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Eric Avery, emeritus associate professor of medical humanities, The Institute for the Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2016 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 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule. Avery's 'AIDS WORK' exhibit is on view through December 11 at the Smith College Museum of Art.

Spend January in India with the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program: Info Session , Thursday, Sept. 29, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Learn about the Tibetan Studies in India Program at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. You will meet Prof. Jay Garfield who will lead the trip and learn about the course of studies in India, the application process and more. There will also be a brief introduction to the South India Term Abroad program. Bring your lunch, drinks provided. The J-term program begins December 27 and ends January 24. For more information, visit https://goo.gl/M3WKtQ (An additional information session will be held at Hampshire College on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 12:15 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty Lounge.

Music in the Noon Hour: Debussy, Hahn, Faure, Seymour Barab , Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Mary Hubbell, soprano, and Judith Gordon, piano, perform works by Debussy, Hahn, Faure, and Seymour Barab, for the first Music in the Noon Hour of the Fall. Come for a relaxing half hour of music in the beautiful Sweeney Concert Hall.

'The Book of Forbidden Wisdom' A Reading by Prof. Gillian Kendall , Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

In Gillian Kendall's YA fantasy, 16-year-old Angel attempts to escape a country in which women have little agency. With three companions, she seeks The Book of Forbidden Wisdom, which has the power to transform the world around her. Along the way, however, Angel learns that to be free is also to know the things, dark and light, that lie in the recesses of her heart. After the reading, Professor Kendall is happy to answer questions.

'Old Lesbian Memory Quilt Story': An Oral History Reading , Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Alumnae Gym

“The Old Lesbian Memory Quilt Story” is Edie Daly’s story and part of the “Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project” (OLOHP). An oral history project which began in 1997, OLOHP focused on lesbians 70 and older. Theirs are the stories of women who lived through a unique period in our history. Nine Old Lesbians from the Valley will read Edie's story at the Sophia Smith Collection in the Alumnae Gymnasium. In the Q&A section of the evening, those in attendance will be encouraged to share their own memories. For more info, contact kpanderson@smith.edu or EDFeather@gmail.com.

Register Now for Financial Wellness Workshop: 'Investment Bloopers' , Thursday, Oct. 6, Noon, Campus Center 205

Please join the Learning & Development team in welcoming Mary Ellen Gordon, CRPC, CEBS, CFS, financial adviser (Voya Financial) as she presents the most common mistakes made when investing for your future, and planning for retirement. Register at http://bit.ly/2aOQpaL

Note: Health Services Open on Mountain Day (TBA)

Whenever Mountain Day takes place this fall, note that Health Services will be open during its regular hours.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us! - 'How Do We Prioritize?' , Monday, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Co-facilitated by Matilda Cantwell, Interim Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Jess Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center, this series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. Each week, they host a faculty discussion leader. The topic this week is: Do we "have time" for things, or do we "make time" for things? How do we prioritize and decide what is important? Kate Queeney, Professor of Chemistry, will lead the conversation. No registration required.

Public Speaking with Susan Daniels: 'How to Use Your Unique Qualities for Authentic Presentation' , Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Co-sponsored by the Lazarus, Wurtele and Jacobson centers, this 90-minute workshop will help you identify and use your strengths to present confidently and authentically every time you speak. Refreshments served. No registration required.

Gallery Talk + Artmaking with Eric Avery and Smith College VOX , Saturday, Sept. 24, Noon, Museum of Art

Chat, snack and learn-to-print with Eric Avery and Smith College VOX. Explore the exhibition "Eric Avery: AIDS WORK" with the artist, Avery, at noon, followed by an art-making activity (inspired by the show) and refreshments in the atrium. Drop by to connect with the artist, VOX, and your museum. For more information, visit https://goo.gl/lCPz11

South India Term Abroad (SITA) Information Session , Thursday, Sept. 29, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Learn more about the South India Term Abroad from Prof. Nalini Bhushan. Classes are held in Madurai, a city in Tamil Nadu. Students study Tamil language, and choose three electives to study. In addition to a two-week study tour of temple cities, various field trips are led by faculty, from August until mid-October. Students live in Indian homes with host families throughout the city and bicycle to classes at the center. There will also be a presentation on the Tibetan Studies In India Program for January term 2017. Bring your lunch, drinks provided.

Josten Live! Fridays@Five Features a Play Reading , September 23, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Vignettes from -- that play with the black-rimmed glasses -- read by special, secret guests with members of the Student Theatre Committee. Josten Live! is a patron-driven performance series celebrating the creative lives of its library users and the acoustic brilliance of its Mezzanine. Brief, free, fun, and open to all.

Ice Hockey General Interest Meeting , Thursday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Campus Center 102

Meet the Smith College Ice Hockey team and hear about the logistics of playing club ice hockey at Smith. The meeting will address the specifics of the season regarding practices and games, commitment and expectations, equipment, transportation and more. Come learn about the organization and have the opportunity to ask the team leadership any questions you may have

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Sept. 23, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup Salad and Soul is a student-led, soul-ful conversation over homemade vegetarian-friendly soup and salad prepared by student cooks every Friday at noon. Students, faculty and staff are invited for dialogue on current events, Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality and topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All are welcome.

Dean of the Libraries Welcome Reception , Tuesday, Sept. 27, 3-4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Please join us in welcoming new Dean of Libraries Susan Fliss. Refreshments will be served.

Design After 5 - The Design Thinking Initiative Open House , Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., Capen Annex

The Design Thinking Initiative invites you to an open house at Capen Annex. Join us for an evening of wine and conversation about design, where we unveil our focus themes for the year and ways that the Smith College community can get actively involved in reimagining the campus through design thinking. For more information, visit http://smithiesdesign.com/

Olga Naumovich '98: 'How to Do Well at the Investment Bank Interview' , Monday, Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

This interactive presentation with Smith alumna Olga Naumovich '98, managing director for investment banking (IB) at Goldman Sachs, will provide helpful tips and useful strategies for acing the IB interview.

Sage Chamber Music Society Faculty Trio , Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Joel Pitchon, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; and Judith Gordon, piano will explore classical, classically romantic and neo-romantic works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Joan Tower. Free and open to the public.

Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

Your scholarship aid is made possible in part by gifts from alumnae and friends of the college. If you’ve received a Smith grant, share your story through the Scholarship Information Form, found at: http://bit.ly/2bCFSym Please feel free to contact us at DonorRelations@smith.edu for any additional information.

Life Sciences Study Abroad Info. Session , Monday, Oct. 3, Noon, McConnell Foyer/103

Are you majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Policy, Marine Sciences, or Neuroscience and are interested in studying abroad? This session will cover which programs offer the best international setting for your academic development. Come learn where to apply and how to best use the opportunities available to you!

Burton Lawn - Steam Roller Compactor , Thursday, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a vibrating dual-wheeled steam roller compactor will arrive at Burton lawn, where it will sit and vibrate for several minutes at intervals throughout the day. Those in proximity to Burton lawn (Bass Hall, Sabin-Reed, McConnell, Neilson Library, Alumnae Gym., Wright Hall and perhaps others) may notice some vibration traveling through your buildings during these short periods of time. This is an experiment being done in conjunction with the Smith College sciences to determine if the seismic activity, that one might expect from the renovations to Neilson Library will impact ongoing research nearby. Thank you for your patience during this important experiment.

Heating Season Start-Up , September 26-October 10

Facilities Management will be turning on the steam to the campus starting on Monday, Sept. 26. The process of getting steam and heat to all buildings on campus takes approximately two weeks to complete. Thank you for your understanding through this time of transition.

People News

Groundbreaking workshops, prestigious fellowships and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Course Registration Deadlines

Students should check their course registration on the student detail schedule on BannerWeb to ensure registration is correct. The last day to add a Smith course with the add/drop form and appropriate signatures is Wednesday, Sept. 28. The last day to drop a course with the add/drop form and appropriate signatures is Friday, Oct. 14. All deadlines are posted at https://goo.gl/Q7VLPN

'Practice. Practice. Practice.' A Kahn Institute Lecture by Lisa Leizman, Dancer, Choreographer, Yoga Teacher , Friday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

What is practice? Local dancer, choreographer and Yoga instructor Lisa Leizman, whose work extends across several kinds of practice, will discuss the subject of practice. Free and open to all. Is "practice" regular preparation for some future event? The application of thoroughly proficient training? A method or discipline? Is it a set of customs, traditions or observations? Or is it a common yet elusive experience in human life and activity? Of the many dimensions and purposes of practice, what do you practice and why? Part of the Kahn short-term project "Practice." For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/current.php

TIAA Appointments Available , Friday, Sept. 23

Elizabeth O'Boyle, our representative from TIAA, has several openings for individual retirement counseling sessions on Friday, September 23. These appointments will take place in the Office of Human Resources. To make an appointment for Friday, or for another date, call (800) 732-8353.

Traditions Party Raffle Winners

Thanks to all students who attended the recent Traditions Party in the Alumnae House to learn more about Smith’s lasting legacies. Your Smith Fund poker chip votes resulted in a $500 gift for Essential Smith, which will support financial aid and campus life. The three raffle winners are: Elaona Lemoto ’20, Shannon Nicholls ’19, and Haleigh Anderson ’19. Winners will receive an email with information about collecting their prizes. To view photos from the event, visit tinyurl.com/tradtions2016.

Registration Still Open for Fitness Program

Registration is still open for faculty and staff fitness program. More information may be found on the ESS website at https://www.smith.edu/ess/fitness.php

Register Now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training

R.A.D. System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk avoidance, and risk reduction while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Classes are taught by nationally-certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. To register for classes, send an email to ebrown3@smith.edu. Class dates are October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Davis Ballroom. For more information, email ebrown3@smith.edu or contact campus police at (413) 585-2490.

Gail Mazur '59 Poetry Reading , Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Room, Conference Center

Gail Mazur’s attention to the din and detail of life is transformative, a kaleidoscopic recasting of fragments from the everyday world. Her poems refuse to accept the familiar at face value. As she says, her mind is in “a constant argument with the self.” A graduate of Smith College ’59 (B.A. English Literature), Mazur has served as founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Center and Reading Series and as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College. A 4 p.m. Q&A in the Poetry Center is open to the Smith community. Evening reading free and open to the public.

Alert re Apple's OS X 'Sierra' Release

Apple has released the latest version of their operating system macOS X 10.12 (aka Sierra) to the public. At this time, ITS recommends that you do NOT upgrade to Sierra for any computer used to access Smith College systems. ITS is in the process of testing Sierra on all College applications. Once Sierra is an approved and supported operating system, a notice will be posted in e-Digest. If you have any further questions, call IT Support Center at x4487.

Smith in Florence Information Session , Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m.

Students interested in studying abroad in Florence for a semester or year should attend this informational meeting. Pizza will be provided. Hatfield 105. NOTE TO EDITOR: Could not find Hatfield 105 in the drop down bar. Would like it listed under location and removed from the blurb if possible.

Jewish Community Shabbat , Friday, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

The Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) welcomes Shabbat every Friday at the Kosher Kitchen, at Jordan House. 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 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Spiritual-i-tea , Friday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Questioning? Want a working definition of spirituality? Want to explore faith, contemplative practice, and share with others in an interfaith and interactive environment? Come talk to The Rev. Matilda Cantwell, interim director of religious and spiritual life. Tea and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

'The Naked I: Self-Defined' , Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

"The Naked I: Self-Defined" is a brand new play from 20% Theatre Company in Minneapolis that explores queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming experiences through monologues, short scenes, and spoken word poems. The Naked I: Self-Defined had its full-length, sold-out world premiere in Minneapolis in February 2016 and involved over 75 LGBTQ and allied artists. This performance will be approximately 75 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the artists! Warning of adult language and sexual content. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Smith College.

Rosh Hashanah with Smith Jewish Community Begins , Sunday, Oct. 2

Rosh HaShanah services will be led by Smith’s Jewish Student Advisor, Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser. Services are a combination of Conservative, Reform, and creative practice. Orthodox students are invited to contact the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life or Rabbi Shapiro-Rieser with questions regarding available services or transportation information. Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday October 2nd, at the Chapel, followed by a kosher dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House. On Monday, October 3rd, Rosh Hashanah services begin at 10:00 a.m. Lunch and a Tashlich ceremony will follow. All students are welcome!


09/21/2016 Digest


Annual Miller Lecture: Professor John Pinto , Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

John Pinto, Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art and Archaeology Emeritus, Princeton University, will deliver a lecture entitled "Rome: The Greatest Theatre in the World." This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Smith College Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, "When in Rome: Prints and Photographs, 1550–1900." Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Associated Kyoto Program Information Meeting , Thursday, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Seelye 207

For students interested in studying in Kyoto 2017-2018 and beyond, attend this meeting and learn about the application process for study abroad in Japan with the Associated Kyoto Program as well as the different aspects of this program based at Doshisha University in Kyoto. Japanese refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Office of the Provost.


09/20/2016 Digest


'Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories' , Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 101

Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and affiliate of the Women’s and Gender Studies Center at The University of Mississippi, will speak about queer archival research and queer research in the archives. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public and privateness—recognition, awareness, refusal, impulse, disclosure, framing, silence, cultural intelligibility—each mediated and determined through subjective insider/outsider ways of knowing. Cantrell challenges scholars to engage with their affective experience of being in the archive, illuminating how the space of the archive requires a different kind of deeply personal, embodied research.

Journalist Noor Tagouri: 'Breaking Barriers Through Storytelling' , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Keynote speaker Noor Tagouri uses her role as a journalist and social media influencer to inspire others in the pursuit of their true passion, staying true to their identity, and empowering and embracing their differences. Noor's journey as a young story teller has not only given her perspective and access to a wide array of untold stories around the world, but also opened several dialogues about tolerance and what it means to be a Muslim American Millennial journalist today.

Discover Community Service Opportunities at the CSO Fair , Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m., Chapin Lawn

Want to get involved in community service, but not sure how? Drop by Chapin Lawn at lunch on Wednesday, September 21st to discover ways to get involved with urban agriculture, tutoring, food justice, and more. Representatives from Community Service Office partner agencies will be available to share opportunities at their agencies with you from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rain location: Campus Center 102/103/104. Questions, contact CSO at cso@smith.edu.

Informational Lunches: Smith School for Social Work Five College Circle of Scholars Program , October 6, 12 and 26

Smith College SSW has provided nationally-recognized excellence in clinical social work education since 1918. The 27-month graduate program in clinical social work has a unique commitment to anti-racism and provides access to exceptional internship sites across the country. Our students become extraordinary clinical social workers, dedicated to social justice and to creating change in the world. For more information, attend an informational lunch at Smith Thursday, Oct. 6; Mount Holyoke Wednesday, Oct. 12; or UMass Wednesday, Oct. 26. All lunches open to any Five College student or graduate, regardless of campus affiliation. For locations, times, and details about special benefits and scholarships available, visit https://goo.gl/5P7kXS

New Botanic Garden Website

The Botanic Garden of Smith College is delighted to announce the launch of its redesigned website. Over a year in the works, we think the new site will provide the opportunity for you to explore and learn more about us, all with dazzling images of our collection. You can search our collection and locate trees on campus, check on upcoming events, delve into Smith's botanical history, read our newsletter, learn about the Friends of the Botanic Garden, explore student research, or apply to become a volunteer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.smith.edu/garden.

Jacqueline Taylor: 'Hume and Macaulay on Education' , Thursday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Jacqueline Taylor, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Francisco will speak on Hume and Macaulay. These two thinkers shared a commitment to the association of ideas as key to the kind of education people received. Prof. Taylor will set out and compare their views on the education of children arguing that Macaulay has a more radical and robust account than Hume, one that sought to promote greater justice in England. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Susan Badian Lindenauer 1961 Endowed Fund in Support of the Ethics Program at Smith College.

Hummus-Making and Conversation About Coexistence and the Environment , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Join us to make (and eat!) hummus and learn more about how the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies uses a model of cooperation to solve environmental problems- with program alumni Nasr Al-Qadi, Kama Lee-Tal and Veida Lekakh '17.

Alert: Toner Scam

This notice is regarding what is known as the "phoner toner" scam. Posing as a Smith College primary supplier, the scammer contacts an employee and asks for the model number of the copier or printer in their office. Please remember never to disclose information to a vendor calling on the telephone. Knowing the type of printer or copier can enable a scammer to send toner to that office and then charge the office an exorbitant amount for toner. If you need toner contact CBS-Xerox, the college's primary supplier, at 1-800-842-0009. Please alert all employees and students in your department.

Smith College Fall Career Fair 2016 , Thursday, Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., ITT

Meet with recruiters from corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs and graduate/professional school opportunities. The fair is free for students; No registration is required. Bring copies of your resume. Attire is business casual. Over 50 Participating Organizations - visit http://smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_fall_participants.php

Design an Event with Your Museum: Grant Application for Student-Driven Initiatives Open Through , October 3

The Smith College Museum of Art invites proposals from current Smith students to create an event, project, or program that connects students with their campus museum. Submissions from organizations, houses, groups, and individuals of all majors welcome. Want your request granted? Apply now. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/tOZkJr

President McCartney's Open Office Hour , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4-5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

President McCartney welcomes anyone within the Smith Community to spend a brief one-on-one with her during this one hour time slot.

Info Session for Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Study Abroad , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Are you considering study abroad in China? Are you interested in learning more about Smith's consortium program, ACC (Associated Colleges in China)? Explore your options with good conversation and learn useful information from past students from ACC in China. Light refreshments will be served.

Call for Presenters: Apply by September 21 for 2017 Women's Leadership Conference on 'Pushing Boundaries'

Join us as a presenter for the Smith College Women's Leadership Conference: "Pushing Boundaries" March 31-April 1, 2017. This two-day event will feature workshops and career development opportunities, all led by selected alumnae and other presenters. There are infinite ways to push boundaries toward success - tell us your story. Lead a workshop in a variety of areas and share stories about pushing boundaries, that can lead to professional or personal success. To learn more, visit http://goo.gl/mKnhvy to learn more. Submit a proposal by Wednesday, Sept. 21, by visiting http://goo.gl/vC9gnk For more information, email alumnaeevents@smith.edu.

'An Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

'An Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' presented by Deidre Brunelle, MA; Randy Frost, PhD, and Denise Egan Stack, LMHC will present this overview of obsessive compulsive disorder. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation and Smith College.

Digital Media Literacy Fall 2016: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Timeline Editing, Audio Editing , September 23, 1:15-3:15 p.m., Alumnae Gym, Level C

The Center for Media Production will host a series of four Friday afternoon training sessions from 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. for all undergraduate students currently enrolled at Smith College. The dates and topics are: September 23 - Final Cut Pro X advanced timeline editing, audio editing; September 30 - Final Cut Pro X motion animation, multicam editing, working with graphics and images; October 7 - Final Cut Pro X titles, transitions, effects including chromakey, and export. Please email Kate Lee (klee@smith.edu) to reserve a seat.

'Speaking Anxiety: Causes and Cures' Led by Susan Daniels , Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

This is the first in a series of 6 Public Speaking Workshops- attend some or all. Participants who complete the series receive a private coaching session with instructor, Susan Daniels. Session #1: Speaking Anxiety - Fear of Public Speaking has often been cited as the No. 1 fear in the world, over the fear of death. In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn why we become “self conscious” and will learn three specific steps you can take to appear calm, confident and compelling when it’s your turn to speak up. Sponsored by the Lazarus, Wurtele, and Jacobson centers. Free Refreshments

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Offers Presidential Colloquium , Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will offer a Presidential Colloquium on “What I’ve Learned from Children.” The event is the inaugural Jane Grossman Cecil '50 Memorial LecDuncan was appointed U.S. Secretary of Education by President Barack Obama in 2009, after serving for eight years as superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools. He is one of the longest serving and most influential Secretaries of Education in U.S. history. Since March 2016, he has been managing partner at the education group Emerson Collective. Duncan’s visit to Smith coincides with the dedication of the newly named Jandon Center for Community Engagement.

Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) National Kickoff , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) is a peer-led coalition to address urgent and unique mental health challenges faced by Asian Americans. We will launch National Kickoff with a live stream performance from The Breaking Silences Project, followed by a message from TEAM Project Director, Chien-Chi Huang and a student-facilitated discussion about mental health. Kris Mereigh from Wellness Education and Elena Volpe from Counseling Services will be available as resources. Food will be served. (Bombay Royale and Thai Garden).

OPT Info Session for International Students , Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The International Students and Scholars Office are hosting info sessions for all international students interested in pursuing Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. Due to the nature of the application process we recommend that students get informed early. The first info session will be on Wednesday, September 21. Note that in order to apply for OPT, students are required to attend one info session. The next info session will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5-6 p.m.

Propose a Project for the Neilson Library Knowledgelab: $500 Grants Available

The KnowledgeLab is a new experimental and participatory space on the 2nd floor of Neilson Library, designed to spark campus conversation about making knowledge, sharing knowledge, and the future of libraries. The Smith College Libraries invite proposals for projects by all current Smith students on these themes, including pop-up installations, events, exhibits and more. Grants of up to $500 are available for individuals, teams, classes, and student organizations. For more information, visit https://sophia.smith.edu/knowledgelab/

Dedication Celebration: Jandon Center for Community Engagement , Wednesday, Sept. 21, Community Collaboration Center, Wright

Please join us in celebrating the dedication of the newly named Jandon Center for Community Engagement. An open house will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Wright Hall lower level. At 5 p.m. former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer a Presidential Colloquium titled "What I've Learned From Children" in Weinstein Auditorium. A reception will follow from 6 to 6:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Honoring Achievement: Five Alumnae Named Smith Medalists

Five extraordinary alumnae are being honored for their contributions to their communities and the world as 2017 Smith Medalists: social activist Gloria Steinem ’56, economist Laura D’Andrea Tyson ’69, cardiac pulmonologist and surgeon Vickie Shannon ’79, broadcast news executive Ellen Weiss ’81 and winemaker/winery owner Helen Sebring Keplinger ’94.


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The Student Event Committee Presents 'The B.F.G.' , Friday & Saturday, Sept. 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The Student Event Committee will present "The B.F.G." The story follows a ten-year old girl named Sophie who befriends a friendly giant.

'At the Gate of Memory' Paintings and Sculpture by Elizabeth Pols '75 , September 12-December 19, Alumnae House Gallery

The exhibit focuses on the contemporary Venetian lagoon and recovered images of Palmyra from the 1950s. The work explores the nature of permanence in both our physical and metaphysical worlds. The exhibit is open to the public September 12 to December 19, 2016, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Opening Reception, Friday, Sept. 30, 5 - 7 p.m. Come meet the artist.

Inaugural 'Outfest on the Road' Film Festival , Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18, Weinstein Auditorium and The Academy of Music

Smith's Program for the Study of Women and Gender and Outfest presents the inaugural Kixie Denison Fieldman '53 "Outfest on the Road," the first festival to bring Outfest film programming to a collegiate community. This inaugural festival offers cutting-edge films that screened at the 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival and Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, alongside queer film classics from the Outfest archive. Screenings include a feature about queer love and disability, short films, an award-winning documentary about trans icon Miss Major, the digitally remastered 20th-anniversary version of "The Watermelon Woman," and a panel discussion with masterful independent filmmakers Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium. For more information, visit http://sophia.smith.edu/outfestontheroad

Nominations for Smith in the World Conference, Due , September 16

Faculty are invited to nominate juniors or seniors who have distinguished themselves in sustained, off-campus educational experiences to present their work at the annual Smith in the World Conference on Friday, Nov. 4. Student panelists will speak about their experiences with internships, international study and community service, and how their liberal arts education and their off-campus work inform each other. Nominations are due Friday, September 16. The nomination form is available here: http://www.smith.edu/events/intheworld.php. Address questions to Charlene Imes at cimes@smith.edu.

Hon. Patti B. Saris Will Offer Presidential Colloquium on 'Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform' , Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Hon. Patti B. Saris, chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and one of the nation’s leading federal judges, will speak on”Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Neilson Browsing Room. In this lecture, Saris will discuss the problem of over-incarceration in the United States, as well as her work with the Sentencing Commission. The event is Smith’s annual Constitution Day lecture and is part of Smith’s Presidential Colloquium series. More information: http://www.ussc.gov/new/about-commissioners.

Smith To Do: Room Decor , Saturday, Sept. 17, 9-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Stop by Davis Ballroom to decorate canvases and door stops for you rooms. Supplies available while they last.

Josten Live! Fridays @ Five Season Opener , September 16, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Groove A Cappella and the Smith Ukes team up to open the Josten Live! Fridays @ Five season. Josten Live! is a patron-driven performance series celebrating the creative lives of Josten Library users and the acoustic brilliance of its Mezzanine. Brief, free, and open to all. To propose a performance for later in the season, email josinfo@smith.edu.

Sophomore Reboot--Panel Discussion and Pizza to Get a Jump-start on Your Sophomore Year , Friday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Panel discussion featuring Sophomore class dean, Andrea Rossi-Reder, Professor Justin Cammy, and three students. The conversation will focus on the topic of choosing a major and an advisor. Come for pizza, salad and desserts at 11:30 a.m., the panel discussion will begin at noon. Listen to your peers’ questions or ask some of your own. Thinking about what you’ll major in is just a part of your sophomore experience so to help with questions concerning study abroad and PRAXIS, the Lewis Global Studies Center and the Lazarus Center for Career Development are holding exclusive events just for sophomores after the panel discussion.

Music Talks: Pianists Boris Berman and Henry Kramer , Saturday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

An informal and wide-ranging discussion of pianists living the musical life, featuring Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist Henry Kramer with his teacher Boris Berman. Free and open to the public.

Sage Chamber Music Society Presents Boris Berman, Piano , Sunday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Pianist Boris Berman, head of the piano department at the Yale School of Music and acclaimed interpreter of classic and modern repertory, will perform both books of Claude Debussy’s enchanting and ground-breaking "Preludes." Free and open to the public.

Presentation and Workshop: 'The Joys and Challenges of Teaching Outside Your Comfort Zone' , Friday, Sept. 16, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Most people don't like to admit it, but we know it's true: As faculty, we often find ourselves teaching the unfamiliar. In some instances, we're adding cutting edge research into our courses, and in others, we're teaching topics we haven't studied (or used) since we were sophomores ourselves. We can immediately picture the pitfalls of this scenario, but in what ways can this make us better teachers and our students better learners? In this interactive seminar, Therese Huston shares her research and interviews with faculty from across the country. For more information: https://www.smith.edu/sherrerdcenter/lunches.php

'How to Make Big Decisions' with Therese Huston, Author of 'How Women Decide' , Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

Therese Huston, who researches gender and decision-making, will talk about what's true, what's not, and what strategies spark the best choices. She will also be selling and signing her new book, How Women Decide (Houghton Mifflin, 2016). Refreshments provided, plus we will be giving away 5 free books. For more information on this workshop and more, visit the Wurtele Center for Work & Life's website at http://www.smith.com/cwl/events.php.

'The Lure of Italy': An Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts , Through December 20, 2016, , Book Arts Gallery, 3rd Fl, Neilson Library

In 2014, Werner L. Gundersheimer, director emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library, donated his collection of nearly 600 Italian travel books to the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith. Fifty of these books and manuscripts, dating from the 18th to the 20th century, are currently on display in the Book Arts Gallery (Neilson Library, third floor) through December 20. Also on view are several maps of Italy from the rare book collection at Smith. For more information about the exhibition and a lecture on October 6: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/lure-of-italy OR mrbr@smith.edu

Study Abroad Fair , Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m., Chapin Lawn

The College's annual study abroad fair will give students the opportunity to get information about study abroad opportunities from representatives from dozens of study abroad programs and host institutions on the college's list of approved programs.

Faculty and Staff: Apply by Sept. 15 for Kahn Project, 'Practice' , Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

Faculty and staff are invited to apply to Practice, a Kahn Institute short term project, organized by Judith Gordon, Music. "Practice is an aspect of many of our lives and endeavors. But what does it really mean to "practice something," and how are various forms of practice different and related? The project will begin with a talk and presentation by Lisa Leizman, choreographer and yoga teacher, whose work extends across several kinds of practice." For more information and application link visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/current.php. Application deadline is September 15.

Faculty and Staff: 2017-2018 Kahn Long Term Project, 'War;' Information Meeting , Monday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m., Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

The Kahn Institute is accepting applications for it's 2017-2018 yearlong project, "War," organized by Mlada Bukovansky, Government, and Cornelia Pearsall, English Languages & Literature. The project will bring together scholars from across the disciplines whose work touches on war in all of it's complex facets and dimensions. At the meeting, the Organizing Faculty and Kahn staff will discuss content and structure of the project, fellowship opportunities, and the application process. Wine and cheese reception. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php.

Information Session: Kahn 2017-2018 'Destroy Then Restore: Transforming Our Lands and Waters' , Thursday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

The Kahn Institute is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 yearlong project, "Destroy Then Restore: Transforming Our Lands and Waters," organized by Ann Leone, French studies and Andrew Guswa, engineering. The project will explore the dynamic interaction between human societies and natural processes, waters, and landscapes. Faculty and staff are invited to an information meeting Thursday, Sept. 22 (originally scheduled Sept. 21). At the meeting, Organizing Faculty and Kahn staff will discuss the content and structure of the project, fellowship opportunities, and the application process. Wine and cheese reception. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php

Theatre Department Open House , Thursday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Come learn about the Theatre Department and ask questions and meet the faculty, staff, and students who are excited about theatre as you are.

Sustainability Summit, Includes Keynote by Anti-Fracking Activist and Workshops on Sustainable Energy, Food and More , Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

This daylong summit starts with keynote speaker Sandra Steingraber, a scientist cum activist who was instrumental in the anti-fracking movement in New York State, culminating in a ban on fracking in New York (Weinstein, 9 a.m.). This is followed by workshops (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) in Seelye Hall. Here the summit takes a wide view of sustainability, including sustainability of our energy, food, finances and investment, (or divestment) and community collaborations, all in the context of social and environmental justice. For a complete schedule and registration, visit http://www.cooppower.coop/. VOLUNTEERS ATTEND FREE

Information Session for January Term Program in Saint Petersburg, Russia , Friday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come learn about this Global FLEX program in one of the world’s most beautiful cities where you will: learn about the history and contemporary culture of Russia and its second capital; immerse yourself in Russian culture during visits to course-related sites, and a variety of cultural excursions and activities; take English-language classes together with Russian peers; and explore the city’s impressive historical and cultural sites with weekly field trips, and more. No Russian language knowledge is required. Some funding is available. Come to hear more and ask your questions. Deadline to apply is September 26.

Francesca Grifo '81: 'How to Get an Internship at the EPA and Other Good Stories' , Monday, Sept. 19, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

A lunchtime conversation with Francesca Grifo ' 81, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lunch provided.

Ruth I. Johnson: 'Shaping Tissues and Organs' , Monday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Ruth I. Johnson, assistant professor of biology, Wesleyan University, will present this talk, which is part of the Fall 2016 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 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Register Now for 'Psychology of Political Activism' MOOC

Smith’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), "The Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World," launched for a second time September 12. Learn what motivates prominent women such as Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross and others to become involved in activism in this political psychology course taught by Smith professor, Lauren Duncan. Registration is free, and will remain open for several weeks. Choose your desired pathway through course: full participation with a verified certificate or take the audit track. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/psychofpoliticalactivism

Bike Kitchen General Interest Meeting , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-2:30 p.m., Bike Kitchen, Talbot Basement

Learn more about what Bike Kitchen does, and afterwards come and work on some bikes with us. There will be a workshop at 2:30 p.m. Warning: Your hands will get grimy.

Wolfram Hinzen: 'A New Linguistic Lens on Disorders of Thought' , Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

The foundational question of the relation between language and human-specific thought can be addressed by looking at clinical cognitive diversity in humans that is accompanied by linguistic diversity, a connection that opens opportunities for studying their link. Wolfram Hinzen's lab has adopted this methodology and engaged in a series of comparative studies of clinical language profiles across mental pathologies such as schizophrenia (SZ), autism, and Huntington’s disease (HD). In this talk he will focus on HD and SZ.

Welcome Back Reception , Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30-6 p.m., Seelye 207

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, PRESHCO and the Latin American Studies Program will host a reception for students returning to Smith from Study Abroad in Spanish America, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal. All students returning from Study Abroad in a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14, to Michelle Finley at mfinley@smith.edu.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Sept. 16, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup Salad and Soul is a student-led, soul-ful conversation over homemade vegetarian-friendly soup and salad prepared by student cooks every Friday at noon. Students, faculty and staff are invited for dialogue on current events, Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality and topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All are welcome.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us! - with Floyd Cheung , Monday, Sept. 19, Noon, Campus Center 204

(Note, the program will start at 12:15 pm but you can come early for free lunch.) This is a new series that includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. It's co-facilitated by Matilda Cantwell, Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Jess Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center. Each week, we host a faculty discussion leader. The topic this week is: What do you do when you receive negative feedback? Floyd Cheung, Associate Professor, English Language & Literature, will lead the conversation.

Principles of Investing: Week 1 , Thursday, Sept. 15, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Every Thursday during lunch, Professor Roger Kaufman introduces students, faculty & staff to the fundamental concepts of investing. Topics covered throughout the semester will include: the difference between stocks and bonds, market capitalization, dividends, income statements, price-earnings ratio, stock splits, mutual funds, index funds, Efficient Market Hypothesis, technical analysis and fundamental analysis, and more. No registration required; lunch will be provided to the first 70 attendees.

Riding Registration Open Through , Friday, Sept. 16, Noon

Riding Registration is open for anyone who missed the earlier meeting until Friday, September 16, at noon. Please email spayne@smith. edu to arrange a time to come to the Equestrian Center with you schedule and fee.

Time Management and Study Strategies Workshop , Tuesday, Sept. 20, Noon, Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

Do you want to learn how to manage your time and study more effectively this semester? Gail Thomas will lead this lunch-hour workshop.

CSO Orientation to Become a Tutor at Kensington International School , Monday, Sept. 26, Noon, Community Collaboration Center, Wright

Interested in volunteering with English Second Language Learners? The Kensington International School Refugee Tutor-Mentor Program provides one on one support for children who are recently re-settled refugees, encouraging their academic success and social acculturation to the school community by working with them in the classroom. Come to the Kensington Orientation on Monday, September 26 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Wright Hall, lower level, 013. Lunch provided. Contact CSO Kensington Fellow Marie at mbreingan@smith.edu or the Community Service Office (CSO) at ext 2793. Volunteers and drivers needed!

Note: Parking Office Closed , Thursday, Sept. 15

The Smith Parking Office is closed Thursday, Sept. 15. For urgent matters, call the Dispatcher at ext. 2490.

Smith Synchronized Swimming Interest Meeting , Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Join the Smith College Synchronized Swimming Club centering around LGBTQIA+ Swimmers and Allies. We're a body-positive team for all genders, identities and abilities. We will meet in Ainsworth 151 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays—come when available! No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Email queersynchro@gmail.com and add us on the Social Network.

Hosts Needed for Women of Distinction Weekend: October 14-16

Women of Distinction is a fly-in program for high school seniors, designed to highlight opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. The Office of Admission is looking for students who want to share their love for Smith with prospies. To register to host, visit: https://www.smith.edu/admission/forms/host/login.php. Direct questions or concerns to Leigh & Stephanie at mcrintern@smith.edu.

Arne Duncan Colloquium Will Highlight Jandon Center Celebration

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will offer a Presidential Colloquium on “What I’ve Learned From Children” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Weinstein Auditorium. Duncan’s talk—which is the inaugural Jane Grossman Cecil ’50 Memorial Lecture—coincides with the dedication of the newly named Jandon Center for Community Engagement.


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Break From the Norm: Tie-Dye Shirts , Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Students are invited to release their creative side and make a tie-dye t-shirt. Unlimited supplies of SEC t-shirts and tie dye provided.

'Eric Avery: AIDS Work' , Through 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.

Register Now for Softball Clinic for High School Athletes , Saturday, Oct. 1, 1:30 p.m., Smith Softball Field

Led by head coach Emily Lopez, the clinic is open to high school females who want to learn more about the collegiate environment. The athletes will receive instruction from current coaches and athletes. The goal is to provide opportunities for personal growth, while also exposing athletes to what it is like to play in a competitive Division III environment. The cost to attend is$50. Register by September 26 by visiting http://goo.gl/YtAoHl

Jittery's Live! Presents Vundabar , Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Sludgy jangly pop from Boston, MA. Vundabar has skulked the states, Canada and Europe with their parlour tricks, and now they will bring their song and dance to you.

Community Service Office Welcome Party , Tuesday, Sept. 13, 4-5 p.m., JCCE, Wright Hall 013

Enjoy treats and prizes and learn about the Community Service Office (CSO), the Jandon Center for Community Engagement (JCCE), and community service opportunities. Meet students already involved.

Smith Traditions Party , Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:30-5 p.m., Alumnae House

New to Smith? All students, but especially first-years, are encouraged to attend the Traditions Party to learn more about Smith's rich history and lasting traditions. Enjoy some tasty food, photo ops, and fun giveaways.

Teach-In with Smith's Dining and Housekeeping Workers , Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Hear from the college's dining and housekeeping staff as they share what's at stake in their current labor negotiations with the college. Every three years Smith's dining and housekeeping staff negotiate a contract with the college through their union SEIU Local 211. Usually the negotiations are completed over the summer, but this year it has been very difficult to reach a settlement and the negotiations are extending into the start of the new school year. Come learn more about the work that makes all other work possible at Smith. Sponsored by the Smith Association of Class Activists.

Smith Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

Your scholarship aid is made possible in part by gifts from alumnae and friends of the college. If you’ve received a Smith grant, share your story through the Scholarship Information Form, found at: http://bit.ly/2bCFSym Please feel free to contact us at DonorRelations@smith.edu for any additional information.

Smith Synchronized Swimming Tuesdays and Thursdays , Beginning September 13, 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Join the Smith College Synchronized Swimming Club centering around LGBTQIA+ Swimmers and Allies. We're a body-positive team for all genders, identities and abilities. We will meet in Ainsworth 151 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Email queersynchro@gmail.com and add us on the Social Network.

Wider Outlook: A New Name and New Access for President's House Garden

The garden next to the President’s House is getting a new look—and a new name. The “‘Happy’ Garden” honors the late Beatrice “Happy” Oenslager Chace ’28, whose daughter and son-in-law, Eliot Chace Nolen ’54 and Roly Nolen, have provided financial support for the project.

SCMA Student Member Welcome Gathering and Info Session , Thursday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Museum of Art

All students are welcome to stop by the museum lobby to learn about SCMA student membership, including membership perks and program registration. Enjoy cookies, freebies, candy, giveaways, cider and more! Student Membership is important; it is a wonderful way to support the museum and have fun! Interested? SCMAmembers@smith.edu

'Goal Setting' Workshop for Performance Review Cycle , Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1-2:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Join the Learning & Dev team for one of this fall's fantastic professional development workshops: Goal Setting. Better understand how creating effective goals can work for you and your teams. Use this information when looking at your own goals as a part of the Annual Performance Review Cycle for staff. Register at http://goo.gl/rza7ZJ

Smith Track & Field Informational Pre Season Meeting , Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m., Ainsworth Gym Lounge

We are looking for student athletes that have had prior high school or club track and field competitive experiences. However, everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and learn more about our goals and expectations. We are looking for committed and dedicated student-athletes. If you are unable to attend this meeting, contact Coach Carla Coffey via email ccoffey@smith.edu or by phone (413) 585-2718.

Farewell Reception for Emily Nagoski , Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Clark Hall 103

Bid Emily Nagoski a final farewell. Refreshments will be served.

'9/11' Vigil , Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

A vigil to acknowledge the history and repercussions of September 11, 2001. A time for silence and sharing in a welcoming space. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. Everyone is invited.


09/08/2016 Digest


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.

Opt-out of Buying a Decal by Joining the Opt-Out Program by , September 14

How are you commuting to campus for 2016-2017? Read about the financial incentives to go green with the opt-out program, and find out the details for obtaining an opt-out parking permit at http://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/parking.php

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us! - How is it going so far? , Monday, Sept. 12, Noon, Campus Center 204

This is a new series that includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. It's co-facilitated by Matilda Cantwell, Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Jess Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center. Each week, they host a faculty discussion leader. The topic this week is: How is it going so far this year? What are some secrets to thriving at Smith? Benita Jackson, Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Consultant to the Wurtele Center, will lead the conversation. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/cwl/events.php

WFI Open House and Ice Cream Social , Friday, Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m., Neilson Library Archway

We invite students of all majors to join directors, faculty, staff and student interns of the Center for Women and Financial Independence (WFI) to learn about upcoming activities and events in innovation, entrepreneurship and personal finance. Free ice cream provided by Herrell's Ice Cream. Follow signs to Neilson Library Archway.

The Hon. Patti B. Saris Will Speak on Mass Incarceration, Criminal Justice Reform

The Hon. Patti B. Saris, chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and one of the nation’s leading federal judges, will offer a Presidential Colloquium on “Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Neilson Browsing Room. The event is Smith’s Constitution Day lecture.


09/07/2016 Digest


Register by September 12 for Free Admission to Sustainability Summit , Saturday, Sept. 17, Wright and Seelye Halls

Get free admission to Coop Power's Sustainability Summit by registering no later than September 12. This daylong summit starts with keynote speaker Sandra Steingraber, a scientist cum activist who was instrumental in the anti-fracking movement in New York State, culminating in a ban on fracking in New York (Weinstein, 9 a.m.). This is followed by Workshops (11 a.m.-4 pm.) in Seelye Hall. Here the summit takes a wide view of sustainability, including sustainability of our. energy, food, finances and investment, (or divestment) and community collaborations, all in the context of social and environmental justice. For a complete schedule and registration, visit http://www.cooppower.coop


09/06/2016 Digest


SEC Films Presents 'Zootopia' , Friday & Sat., Sept. 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m.

Student Event Committee will be showing "Zootopia" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, on Seeyle Lawn and Saturday, Sept. 10, at Weinstein Auditorium. The movie is about a young bunny cop who joins with a cynical fox detective to solve a mystery and prove herself to the community.

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

Free Second Friday , September 9, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

From 4–6 p.m. Hands On! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. This month: "Solar Snapshots"– Capture the final rays of summer by using natural objects, light-sensitive paper, and the sun to create your own prints. From 6–6:30 p.m. Open Eyes– Join a guided conversation exploring a work of art in the collection. The Museum Shop will be open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

OneCard Spouse/Dependent, Alumnae Requests , Through 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.

Space Reservation Reminders for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

When planning events for the academic year, request the space and resources you need in 25Live. Resources (i.e., services and equipment) can either be requested when you submit your space request or they can be added after your space has been confirmed. See updated space and resource requesting instructions at http://goo.gl/MA6r1n When using college catering, submit your order at: http://goo.gl/7nFOvV -- once your reservation is confirmed. To request the following spaces, which are not reserved in 25Live, contact the person indicated: Seelye B4 (Joanne Cannon, ext. 3472, jcannon@smith.edu); Seelye B2 (Liane Hartman, ext. 4487, lhartman@smith.edu) and Bass 209 (Laura Fountain-Cincotta, ext. 3349, lfountaincincotta@smith.edu).

Employee Service and Volunteer Work Survey

One of the college’s strongest and most celebrated ties to the community is the volunteer service of our employees. At the link below, you will find a form that allows us to take a census of Smith employees’ volunteer activities. Please let us know where and how you volunteer - whether it is as a board member, a volunteer, an advisor, etc. This information will be compiled into a report that will shared (without any names attached) via the website "Smith & Northampton." Please fill out the survey at https://goo.gl/forms/hnnLwQ7vbQMfRAPn2

Sign Up by Noon Sept. 9 for Equestrian Team Tryout , Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Equestrian Center

Equestrian Team tryouts will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please come down to sign up for your appropriate division before noon on Friday, September 9. Prior to tryouts, you must have been cleared by the Athletic Trainers. Breeches and boots and a safety approved helmet are required. Please contact Coach Sue Payne with any questions at spayne@smith.edu.

Riding Registration for Fall Semester , Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., Ainsworth Classroom

Please bring a printout of your Banner schedule and fee (cash or check) for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have pre-registered. Riding classes are scheduled after this meeting. Contact Sue Payne, director of riding, with any questions, at spayne@smith.edu .

Register Now for Gentle and Restorative Yoga , Neilson Browsing Room

The Office of Human Resources is offering 'Gentle and Restorative Yoga' as one of our physical wellness workshops for Fall 2016. Classes are offered Mondays from September 12 to December 12, 12:05-1 p.m., except October 12, and take place in the Neilson Browsing Room. To view a full listing of workshops, and to register for Yoga, visit http://goo.gl/rza7ZJ

Register Now for Physical Wellness Workshop: Walk & Box

Offered by the Office Human Resources, please join Judy Messer, Certified Exercise Coach for "Walk & Box." In this program you'll combine self–paced speed walks with individually structured, challenging but safe upper–body training. Classes take place Tuesdays from September 13 to December 6, Noon-1 p.m. at the Indoor Tennis and Track Facility. Select your workshop and register http://goo.gl/ZQeuUm

Smith To Do: Decorative Lights , Saturday, Sept. 10, 9-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Stop by Davis Ballroom to create a set of decorative string lights to light up your room. Supplies are provided--while they last.

Smith Welcomes New Faculty

Eighteen new full-time faculty members will teach at Smith this coming year on subjects ranging from Africana studies to statistical and data sciences. New faculty members are listed below by their respective disciplines.

Interested in Novice Crew? Contact the Coaches

Those interested in Novice Crew for the 2016-2017 season should contact Novice Coach Clare Doyle at cdoyle@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

Smith Welcomes New Faculty

Eighteen new full-time faculty members will teach at Smith this coming year on subjects ranging from Africana studies to statistical and data sciences. New faculty members are listed below by their respective disciplines.


09/01/2016 Digest


Central Check-In: Please Help , Friday, Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ITT

Remember when you arrived at college, or when you took your kids to college that first time? Lots and lots of people, limited parking, not sure where you were going? The same is true for Smith's entering students and their families on September 2. You can help 1) Greet strangers with a smile and offer directions; (2) If you routinely park near the ITT, consider parking at the Stables or Tennis Courts that one day, and/or (3) If you usually park near a house, consider parking further away for this one day.

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 event’s start time (January). Check out these and other Tips to help demystify 25Live.

OneCard Office Closed Beginning Noon, Sept. 1; Reopens Tuesday, Sept. 6

To allow for One-Card staff participation in Central Check-in and associated functions relating to the opening of the semester, the OneCard Office will be closed beginning at noon on Thursday, Sept. 1. It will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6

New Smithies Bring Strength and Passion to Campus

Meet Olivia Carbone, one of 660 new Smithies. After suffering an accident that caused her to miss 16 months of high school, Carbone founded a chapter of a nonprofit that helps low-income children gain access to prosthetics. Read on to learn her story—and those of some other extraordinary new students.


08/30/2016 Digest


'The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes From the Collection' , Through September 11, Museum of Art

"The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection," entirely drawn from works in SCMA's holdings, offers a wide variety of contemporary perspectives by American artists on the landscape in its natural, altered or re-imagined forms. Featuring a range of topographies from cultivated lands to forest and desert, "The Lay of the Land" highlights new acquisitions, as well as works being displayed for the first time.

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.

New for Harvard Pilgrim Members: Telemedicine Program Available Beginning July 1

Doctor on Demand offers video visits with a provider between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. from any device for nearly all non-emergency medical conditions, such as flu, nausea/diarrhea, rashes, infections, and sports injuries. (Behavioral health visits are not included.) No referral is required. Providers can write most prescriptions, and send them to any pharmacy. The member pays the lowest office visit copay through their device. Results can be forwarded to the member's Primary Care Physician upon request. Download the app from Apple's App Store, get it on Google play, or for web video visits, go to DoctoronDemand.com.

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 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

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

Making Connections: Five Things to Look for at Orientation 2016

This year’s Orientation program, to be held Friday, Sept. 2, to Wednesday, Sept. 7, covers everything from design thinking to global languages to athletics and recreation. The program also offers a major quotient of fun, including a kickoff carnival, picnics and small-group book discussion sessions.

SEC Presents 'StarTrek: Beyond' , Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The Student Event Committee will present "Star Trek: Beyond." The film follows the team of the U.S.S. Enterprise after they crash land on a hostile planet. Surrounded by enemies, Kirk, Spock, and Scotty must work to survive and save their crew.

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