Smith eDigest for October 25, 2021
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Teaching Award Winners Share Insights

Three faculty members who are recipients of this year’s Sherrerd Teaching Awards—Maren Buck, Gaby Immerman and Michelle Joffroy—share insights about their experiences as educators. An awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Sage Hall for those participating in Smith’s asymptomatic testing program.

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Faculty/Staff Notices

Liberal Arts Lunch Series

Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Conference Center Meeting Room

October 21, the Liberal Arts Lunch series welcomes Kimberly Ward-Duong, Assistant Professor of Astronomy to present her talk, “Small But Mighty Neighbors of the Sun: Exploring Abundant Star Systems Vastly Unlike Our Own.” To-go lunch offered to the first 35 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Sherrerd Center Creative Writing Salon Teaching Circle

Thursday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

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

Sherrerd Teaching Arts at Lunchtime Event: Sherrerd Award Winners on Teaching

Friday, Oct. 22, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

Maren Buck (CHM), Gaby Immerman (BIO), and Michelle Joffroy (SPN) are this year's Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd Prize recipients for Distinguished Teaching. The award is given annually to Smith faculty members to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by long-time faculty members as well as to encourage younger faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences students and colleagues. This year's award winners will discuss their teaching experiences, practices, and philosophies; as well as how they infuse innovation, generosity, empathy and respect into their teaching. RSVP for the Zoom link at forms.gle/W324DZvPUXBJuLKF7.

President’s Open Office Hour

Monday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., President’s Office, College Hall

The President’s door is open to all students and staff to drop in between 4 - 5 p.m. and share with her what is on your mind. No scheduling is needed.

Dryads Green Extension Walking Path Warning

The City of Northampton Department of Public Works will be conducting emergency work to stabilize the soils in an erosion gully at the south end of Dryads Green Extension (near Paradise Road apartments). The improvements are intended to provide interim protection to minimize further erosion of the soils on the slope below the Dryads Green storm drainage system until a permanent fix can be performed. There are a couple paths that go near the worksite and the soil is very unstable in the area. Please find another access to our nature trails and observe all closed access and caution signage in the area.

Community Building and De-stressing for Staff

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Virtual Event

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

Liberal Arts Lunch Series

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Conference Center Meeting Room

October 28, the Liberal Arts Lunch series welcomes Jessica Moyer, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, to present her talk, “Family, Empire, and Ethnicity in Exemplary Biographies of the Early Qing.” To-go lunch offered to the first 35 attendees, start time is approximately 12:10, ending by 1:10.

Sherrerd Center Friday Teaching Circles

Friday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m.

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

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Student Notices

Queen Mary, University of London Information Session

Thursday, Oct. 21, Noon, Virtual Event

Students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about Queen Mary, University of London. The university offers study abroad students the opportunity to fully immerse in a British university in an environment that is famous for the quality of its teaching and research while living in the comfort and convenience of a self-contained campus. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Time Management Workshop: Thursday at 12:15

Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

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

Lunchbag: Study Abroad for Prehealth Students

Friday, Oct. 22, 2:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

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

Come Play at the Jazz Smiths Jam!

Friday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Come join The Jazz Smiths for their weekly musical jam session! The event will kick off with a few tunes performed by the band and then open up for a jam. Write down your name on the list at the event to sign up to play! Musicians of all levels welcome. Rain Location: Sweeney Concert Hall

eekappella: a cappella benefit for Friends of Homeless

Saturday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.

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

President’s Open Office Hour

Monday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., President’s Office, College Hall

The President’s door is open to all students and staff to drop in between 4 - 5 p.m. and share with her what is on your mind. No scheduling is needed.

Environmental Study Abroad Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS Wright Hall

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

Podcasting Workshop #4 - Press Record: Hands On Podcasting

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Featuring Gabriela Acosta ‘12, host of The Way We Lead podcast. In this virtual session we'll put together the elements that make up a great podcast and practice recording, interviewing, and editing in real time. Experts from the Smith Learning, Research & Technology team will be available to offer support. This workshop is sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership as part of the Amplify Program, which gives students opportunities to practice public voice as a powerful form of leadership. Registration is limited, with priority to those who have participated in at least one prior podcasting workshop. RSVP: socialnetwork.smith.edu/event/7290955

King’s College London Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 27, Noon, Virtual Event

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

Picker Semester-in-Washington Program Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 110

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

Study Abroad General Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Are you planning on studying abroad during 2022-2023? Are you wondering how to get started? If so, join us for a general study abroad information session where we will highlight the study abroad approval requirements and process, selecting a program/destination, cost and finances, and more. Please email studyabroad@smith.edu to request the zoom link for this session.

ES&P Tea: Integration of traditional knowledge for the assessment of River herring and American eels.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:15 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

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

Portfolio Review for entry into the Studio Art Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:10 p.m., Hillyer 204

Sign up for Portfolio Review at the Art Office! Portfolio Review is mandatory to declare the studio art major. It will be held Thursday October 28th, from 4:10-6:00pm in Hillyer 204. Bring 10-15 examples of work from at least two college-level studio art classes. Actual work is ideal, but documentation is also accepted (bring your own laptop). Reserve your spot and sign up now!

Economics Study Abroad Information Session

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

If you are interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities in Switzerland, Kenya, United Kingdom and others you are encouraged to attend this information session. Refreshments will be served.

Leadership Enrichment Series: Collaboration & Conflict

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

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

General info session on study abroad in China and Taiwan

Friday, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m., Seelye 101

Interested in study abroad in China or Taiwan? Come to the general information session about study abroad options in China and Taiwan for 2022-2023 on Friday, October 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Seelye 101. This session will be led by Professor Jessica D. Moyer. All Smith students are welcome! Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Capen Gazebo Tulip Planting

Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Capen Garden

Come to Capen Garden and get your hands in the soil! Be a part of the magic next spring when the tulips bloom around the gazebo. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm. Rain Date: November 6. Questions? Contact Gaby Immerman, gimmerma@smith.edu

Smith in Florence Information Session

Monday, Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Students are invited to attend this virtual information session to learn about the exciting opportunities offered by the Smith in Florence program. The program offers students the opportunity to speak Italian and experience day-to-day life through a local lens, gain practical experience by working with local artisans in their workshops or participating in an internship, and to deepen their intellectual engagement by taking classes at the Smith Center and the University of Florence. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

Smith in Hamburg Information Session

Monday, Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m., Virtual Event

Students are invited to attend this session to learn more about the unique learning opportunities on the Smith in Hamburg program. The program offers students the opportunity to stretch their independence by navigating a historical hub of global culture and commerce, gain practical experience by improving their German language skills, and deepen their intellectual engagement by taking classes at the Smith Center and the University of Hamburg. Please contact the Office for International Study (studyabroad@smtih.edu) for the zoom link.

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Year on Democracies

Global Salon: Compounding Risks: The Intersection of Climate Change, Conflict and State Fragility

Monday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Alumna Erin Sikorsky, Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will speak and share her perspective as the world readies for the UN COP26 conference in a talk sponsored by the Lewis Global Studies Center and CEEDS as part of the college wide Themed Year on Democracies. Sikorsky is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a visiting fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. All members of the Smith testing protocol welcome. Grab and Go Lunch available for first 40 attendees.

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Technology News

New macOS Version, Monterey, and Recommendation from ITS

Apple will release their newest macOS, Monterey (version 12), on Monday, October 25. All faculty and staff should wait to upgrade their Smith owned computers until ITS has properly tested the operating system. If you are prompted to update, please dismiss the prompt until further notice. If you have questions, please email ithelp@smith.edu.

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

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

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Lectures/Symposia

Border Crossing and the Humanitarian Crisis of Our Times

Friday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m., Seelye 201

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

Climate Security Risks: What They Are and Why They Matter

Monday, Oct. 25, 2:45 p.m., McConnell B15

Alumna Erin Sikorsky, Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will speak as part of the ENX 100: Environment and Sustainability: Notes from the Field lecture series. Sikorsky is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University and a visiting fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. All members of the Smith community in the testing protocol welcome.

Inside Journalism: Laura Crimaldi ’01

Monday, Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201

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

Building Public Voices: A Conversation With Carrie Baker and Her Students

Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Join this virtual conversation with Professor Carrie Baker, Marcela Rodrigues-Sherley ‘20, Juliet Schulman-Hall ‘2), and Lily Sendroff ‘22 to learn more about how to get started in public writing, and what has contributed to these students’ success in amplifying their voices. This event is sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Leadership as part of the Amplify Program, which gives students opportunities to practice public voice as a powerful form of leadership. Register for webinar: smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fjnNhkSSSdedgeeQGSumOA

ES&P Tea: Integration of traditional knowledge for the assessment of River herring and American eels

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4:15 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

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

Ruth Ozeki Book Launch

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

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

Elizabeth Miller Lecture

Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Virtual Event

Margaret Nyamumbo ’11 will talk about her journey from Kenya to Smith and leaving a lucrative career in investment banking to start a coffee company with a mission of empowering women producers. She grew up on her grandfather’s coffee farm in Kenya before attending Smith and went on to obtain her MBA from Harvard. Kahawa 1893 is the first black & woman-owned coffee brand to be distributed by Trader Joe’s and any major retailer. The webinar registration is on SSN.

Global Books Series: Andy Rotman

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents an informal conversation with Andy Rotman, professor of Religion, author of Hungry Ghosts. The book treats the depiction of a realm in the Buddhist cycle of existence. Those reborn as hungry ghosts in this realm have led lives consumed by greed and spite. In conversation with Professor Jay Garfield, professor of Philosophy & Buddhist Studies. Grab-and-go lunches provided for first 25 in-person attendees. Register for the Zoom link to attend virtually. forms.gle/4wZ6rbtcvmemrm7TA

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Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

Stoop Pigeons by Christin Eve Cato

Oct. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Stoop Pigeons presents a group of neighbors and friends struggling with the cultural changes brought on by the rapid gentrification of Brooklyn in the 2000s. As their worlds take a turn for the worse, what will the residents do to ensure that nobody gets left behind? Directed by Kyle Boatwright. Open to participants in the Smith and Five College asymptomatic testing programs only. Masks and campus IDs required. The event is not open to the general public. Smith Students: Free, 5C/Smith Faculty Staff: $10, 5C Students: $5, 5C/Smith 65+: $5 For tickets smitharts.booktix.com or email BoxOffice@smith.edu

Laundromat Art Show

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

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

Meet the Playwright: Christin Eve Cato

Friday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

After you see the Smith College Department of Theatre’s production of Stoop Pigeons by Christin Eve Cato come meet the playwright! Stoop Pigeons performs October 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 in the Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre. Tickets are free for Smith students. On the 29th, we’ll host a Q & A session with the playwright - come learn more about her process and ask any questions you have. Free, open to testing program participants only.

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Presentation of Majors/Minors

Dance Department Presentation of the Major/Minor

Friday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m., Crew House

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

Religion Department Presentation of the Major/Minor

Monday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m.

Meet the faculty in Religion and hear from current majors what got, and keeps, them interested in the study of Religion. Email pmckinnell@smith.edu for location. Lunch available.

Presentation of the Art Major and Minor

Monday, Oct. 25, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

Meet faculty and students from the Art Department and learn about declaring a major in Art. Courses offered by the department focus on images and the built environment and seek to foster an understanding of visual culture and human expression in a given time and place. There is one major, which may be taken in one of three variations: History of Art, Studio Art, and Architecture & Urbanism. Bring your questions and join us on Zoom, October 25 @12:20-1:15 pm. To register go to: smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucOGhqTsjH9d4qmenU_CGb85Z8wxv0PSD (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining.)

Psychology Presentation of the Major

Monday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Presentation of the Psychology Major & Minor, and Preview of the Spring Course Offerings

English Department Presentation of the Major

Monday, Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

The English Department will have their Presentation of the Major on Monday, October 25th in Hillyer Graham Hall starting at 4:15. Many of the faculty from English will be present as well as some of our current majors. If you are considering English as your major, or are currently in an English course and just want to learn more about the department in general, you are encouraged to attend.

Classics Department Presentation of the Major

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:15 p.m., Virtual Event

The Classics Department Presentation of the Major will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 4:15 via Zoom. All students are invited to attend. Faculty from the department will be available to answer any questions you may have. Please see the Zoom link on the Classics Department website to access this event.

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Department of Government Presentation of the Major

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Meet the Government faculty and find out about the many opportunities offered by this major. For more information, email government@smith.edu.

Computer Science Presentation of the Major/Minor

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Noon, Ford Hall Atrium

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

Program in Jewish Studies Presentation of the Major and Minor

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

Come schmooze with faculty and students of the Program in Jewish studies about courses, study abroad, programming, and events and speakers you would like to see on campus. The first 15 students will receive a free program shirt. Snacks provided (of course!).

Department of History Presentation of the Major

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:10 p.m., Virtual Event

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

Film & Media Studies Presentation of the Major

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:20 p.m., Virtual Event

Join Film & Media Studies faculty and liaisons, virtually, to learn about the FMS major and minor. Register for the Zoom presentation at smith.edu/academics/film-media.

History Department Presentation of the Major

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:10 p.m., Virtual Event

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

Chemistry Presentation of the Major

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m., Ford 240

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

Music Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Mendenhall courtyard

Join Music Department faculty and students for the Presentation of the Major! The presentation will be held outside in the Mendenhall courtyard, across from the entrance to Sage Hall. If we are not able to be outside due to weather, the event will be held on Zoom. Check the Music Department website, smith.edu/music, for more details and to register for the Zoom event (should we not be able to meet in-person.)

Anthropology Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m.

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

Astronomy Department Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m.

Located in McConnell Hall 406 with lunch

Biochemistry Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty. Snacks will be served.

Presentation of the Environmental Science and Policy Major & Minors

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Interested in the environment and sustainability? Find out more about what it takes to major or minor in environmental science and policy or minor in marine science and policy. Meet faculty, staff, and students in the program, and get your questions answered!

Presentation of the Spanish & Portuguese-Brazilian Studies Majors and Minors

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

The faculty of the Spanish & Portuguese Department will explain our major and minor in Spanish, as well as, our major and minor in Portuguese-Brazilian Studies. An informational brochure will be distributed.

Geosciences Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., McConnell 103

Come to McConnell 103 to learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty. Lunch will be served for this event.

Mathematics Presentation of the Major

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Burton Hall 3rd Floor

Come to the Math Forum in Burton Hall 3rd Floor to learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty. Lunch will be served for this event and maybe a little treat!!

Economics Department Presentation of Major and Minor

Friday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

Are you interested in becoming an economics major or adding a minor? Join faculty and students in the Economics Department to learn more about the economic majors and the minor. Explore the upcoming courses that will be offered and meet the economics faculty. To receive the zoom link, registration is required. Register today at smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcu-vpz4pHtBDXd4UK63vkXGTbSXAQZgz.

Africana Studies Presentation of the Major and Minor

Friday, Oct. 29, Noon, Virtual Event

Please join the Africana Studies faculty for a virtual presentation of the major/minor on Friday, October 29 at noon. The AFR faculty look forward to meeting you. This is a Zoom event: smith.zoom.us/j/99407401382

Biological Sciences Presentation of the Major

Monday, Nov. 1, 12:15 p.m., Virtual Event

The Department of Biological Sciences student liaisons will give a presentation about the requirements for the major and minor, laboratory research opportunities, and study abroad possibilities. RSVP here for the link: forms.gle/PrQjGJii3H9aN5rx9

American Studies department Presentation of the Major

Tuesday, Nov. 2, Noon, Virtual Event

Join American Studies faculty for a live Zoom presentation and chat about major requirements, the honors program, and internship opportunities. Please register in advance for this meeting: smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqceihrj0tE9QqdHoE6Oc_vYoCUUdjaJdO

Medieval Studies Presentation of the Major/Minor

Tuesday, Nov. 2, Noon, Campus Center 205

Meet the faculty and current students of the Medieval Studies Department, and discuss the curriculum and opportunities offered by this major. Grab and Go lunch for the first 15 attendees. Email socsciadmin@smith.edu for information.

Department of Sociology Presentation of the Major

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m., Virtual Event

Join Sociology faculty and students for a live Zoom chat about the many opportunities and possibilities within the major. Register here: smith.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-2qrD4rGdICbeuBBZBhUkFY4Ad5Blxd

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Religious Life

Shabbat - Kosher K

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

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

Sandwiches & Soul

Friday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Friday, October 22nd at 12:15pm Helen Hills Hills Sanctuary. The program formally known as Soup, Salad, & Soul. Student led discussion. Sandwiches and drinks provided. All faiths, no faith and anything in between welcome!

Tajweed at the Chapel

Friday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The word “tajweed” means to improve, make better. Tajweed of the Holy Qur’an is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation so the reading of the Qur’an is as the Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him, recited. This one hour class will be taught weekly by Smith graduate student Jamil Ibreek in affiliation with the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. Jamil received his training in Lebanon and is an accomplished Qari. You don't have to already speak Arabic. Come with the intention to learn. Email kalston@smith.edu to participate.

Jummah Prayer

Friday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Jummah is held weekly at the Hampshire Mosque in Hadley. The Hampshire Mosque has set aside up to three seats for Smith students who want to attend. Spots are limited due to COVID. Meet in front of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at 12:25 pm. Van will leave by 12:30 pm and return to campus about 2:15 pm. The CRSL will provide transportation to students who want to attend services. If you are interested, send your name and email to Kim Alston, Muslim Student Adviser.

Catholic Mass

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

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

Mindful Mondays

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

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

Weekly Meditation

Monday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Ruth Ozeki. The meditation is led by Mary Beth Booker during Ruth's sabbatical. A simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction will be offered. All levels are welcome.

Interfaith Spirituali-tea

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:45 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Interfaith Spirituali-tea--formally known as Interfaith Lunch--is a safe, welcoming communal space for the spiritual, the faithful, the doubting, and the curious. This is a student-led CRSL program dedicated to discussion about spiritual and religious life at Smith and beyond. Each week we focus on a different topic, sharing from our own experiences. We will meet in Bodman lounge every other Tuesday at 4:45. Fresh baked goods and tea provided!

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Halloween Workshop

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

Start Halloween at the Design Thinking Initiative with costumes, pumpkin carving, and candy! Last minute costume needs? We’ve got you covered—make your own costume or modify your current costume with LEDs and upcycled materials.

Halloween Workshop: Pumpkin Carving

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:45 p.m., Capen Annex

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

Halloween Workshop: Pumpkin Carving

Friday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Capen Annex

Start Halloween at the Design Thinking Initiative with costumes, pumpkin carving, and candy! Last minute pumpkin needs? We’ve got you covered - learn how to make a carved pumpkin masterpiece with all sorts of tools! Events held at 4 - 5:45pm and 5:45 - 7pm. Sign up on the Smith Social Network now! Spots are limited: socialnetwork.smith.edu/actioncenter/organization/designthinking/events/calendar/details/7509655

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Celebrate Excellent Teaching at Smith

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

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

Call for Submissions: Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award, 2022

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

Cromwell Day Quilt: Call for Art

Thursday, Nov. 4, John M. Greene Hall

The Cromwell Committee invites students, alums, faculty, and staff to collaboratively create a digital quilt that will be revealed on Cromwell Day, November 4. The goal of this project is to bring together images, works of art, and words from our community that reflect on Otelia and Adelaide Cromwell’s legacies and/or this year’s theme, “Collective Imagining of Antiracist Democracies: Fighting for Racial Justice.” docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvEkub0aVCXd-NcHBPmQ_VscYd1Qx3jMeaQtZStwWQG-ZfZg/viewform

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