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08/25/2016 Digest

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

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 ( urgently, without delay by submitting their Enquiry Answers ( now. Smith's tradition of winning Fulbrights is a chance in a lifetime that changes lives.

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 and sign up at For more information, contact Alexandra Martines at

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 (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.

'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.

Interested in Novice Crew? Contact Coach Klinger

Those interested in Novice Crew for the 2016-2017 season should contact Head Coach Karen Klinger at 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

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

Trees that Teach: Taz Mueller '18 Creates Digital Portal About Campus Trees

Capturing all of the ways that trees contribute to daily life at Smith is a challenge. Taz Mueller '18 has taken up the charge by creating a digital portal that will be online this fall with detailed historical, biological and other information about important campus trees.

08/23/2016 Digest

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 for details.

'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.

The new 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 If you find something on the site missing or not working, please report it to

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.

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.

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

Smith eDigest Resumed Twice-Weekly Schedule , August 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

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 Class sizes are limited, so sign up early. For more information, contact Rachel Cook at

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 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.

Being in Time: Prof. Ruth Ozekiís Novel Is 2016 Summer Reading Choice

The imagined voice of a teenage girl inspired "A Tale for the Time Being," a 2013 novel by Prof. Ruth Ozeki '80 that is this year's summer reading choice at Smith. Ozeki will read from her novel Monday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall, followed by book discussions in student houses Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.

08/16/2016 Digest

IT Service Center Closed , Tuesday, Aug. 16

IT Service Center will be closed for a staff training day. Any requests submitted on Tuesday will be responded to on Wednesday, Aug 17, when we re-open. For system outages or an emergency that requires immediate attention contact the ITS main office for assistance.

Emergency Generator Testing , Monday, Aug. 22, 6-7 a.m., Campus-Wide

Facilities Management is performing a campus wide electrical shutdown on Monday, Aug. 22, between 6 and 7 a.m. This shutdown is for the annual testing of the Black Start Emergency generator related to the co-generation power plant operations. During the shutdown, there will be representation from Facilities on campus to monitor the building systems. All testing will be completed by 7 a.m.

Upper College Lane Scheduled to Re-Open , Wednesday, Aug. 17

Upper College Lane has been successfully repaved and the sidewalks have been reopened for pedestrian passage. Tuesday, Aug. 16, painting of the road stripping/crosswalks and a few other minor finish items will take place, and on Wednesday, Aug. 17, upper College Lane is scheduled to re-open to general vehicular traffic, with the exception of the Main Entrance section of College Lane between Chapin Drive and Elm Street, which will remain closed at least until August 22.

School for Social Work to Award 134 Degrees at Aug. 19 Commencement

The Smith College School for Social Work will award 134 degrees at Commencement Friday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Carmen Leah Ascencio, a public health social worker, life coach and therapist who specializes in working with survivors of violence and abuse and queer and trans people of color, is this yearís Commencement speaker.

08/09/2016 Digest

Next Workshop on Goal-Setting for New Performance Review Process , Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Beginning July 1, Smith College implemented a new staff performance management process. The first part of the cycle is goal-setting. All college staff that are not in bargaining units should be meeting with their supervisor to determine their goals for the performance year. Please visit the Human Resources website for more information about the process. The next goal-setting workshops will be held Tuesday, August 9. A goal-setting eLearning will be available on our website on July 27.

Free Second Friday , Friday, Aug. 12, 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: Going for the Gold- Are you following the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? Discover athletes from long ago in our Ancient World gallery and design a custom medal to recognize achievement in your own summer games. At 6 p.m. Open Eyes- join a guided gallery conversation exploring a different art object each month. The Museum Shop will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

Equestrian Team Tryouts, Contact Sue Payne , by August 15

Any students who are interested in trying out for the Equestrian Team for the first time need to inform Coach Sue Payne by August 15 at

New ATM Installation: ATM Out of Use , August 12-15, Campus Center

The ESB ATM on the garden level of the Campus Center is being replaced by a new Umass Five College Credit Union ATM on Friday, Aug. 12. The cash will be loaded into the new ATM on Monday, August 15. This means the ATM will not be available for use beginning Friday, Aug. 12, until Tuesday, Aug. 16. Please plan accordingly.

People News

Grant awards, prestigious internships and the creation of a national monument are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

08/02/2016 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.

Paradise Pond Full

Rain over the weekend, 1 inch in Mill River drainage basin, increased flow to easily fill Paradise Pond by Sunday at approximately 8:20 p.m. (Beginning July 6, as an alternative to dredging, the pond was partially drawn down and sediment was redistributed from high spots to low spots within the pond. Refilling the pond might take several weeks, depending on the weather.) Read more about the project in the Gate at

Aug. 3 Community Conversation: Responding to Identity-Based Violence and Injustice , 4 p.m., Chapin Lawn and Wright 013

A vigil and community conversation in response to recent identity-based violence in the U.S. will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3. The program will open with a vigil on Chapin Lawn to acknowledge the recent loss of lives in different parts of the world and continue with a conversation on promoting social change in the USA. The discussion will be co-facilitated by Dr. Nnamdi Pole (Psychology) and Dr. Romina Pacheco (Residence Life). Co-sponsored by the Jandon Center for Community Engagement and Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback, email Kavita Bhandari (JCCE) at .

Note: Admission's Summer Preview , Friday, Aug. 5

The Office of Admission will hold Summer Preview, a half-day visit program that introduces high school students and their parents to Smith. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Conference Center. For more information about this program, visit

The New

The new 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. Here's a brief look at some of the new design elements.

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