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A More Sustainable Smith
Reusable dining ware, an experiment with eco-friendly pavement and a new action plan for addressing climate change—these are just some of the ways Smith is working to be more sustainable this year.

Reimagining the Library


Faculty/Staff Notices

Technology News


Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

Student Notices



Presentation of Majors/Minors


Religious Life



Other Events and Activities

Open House for 'Meridians' Friday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m., 18 Henshaw Ave., B2

Party on the Porch! Welcome to the New Kahn Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., 21 Henshaw Ave.

Register Now for Fall 2017 Staff and Faculty Workshops, Brought to You by HR

Register Now for 'Gentle and Restorative Yoga' or 'Walk and Box'

Register Now for Guided Tour of the Athletics Center Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Ainsworth Gym

Upper College Lane Closed Friday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m.-noon

Info. Sessions: 2018-2019 Kahn Institute Long-Term Projects September 25 and October 5, 5-6 p.m., 21 Henshaw Ave.

Register Now for Kids Night Out Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., ITT

Save the Date: Human Resources Benefits Fair Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

$1 Million Fund Announced to Help Dreamers: Applications Due Oct. 5

Registration Deadlines

Win a Signed Copy of 'Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries'; Tell Us Your Favorite Word by Monday, Oct. 2

Try Out SmithScape, a New Campus Study Spaces App

Free Flu Shot Clinics October 3 and 17, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Museum Volunteer Program---Be an MVP in the Education Department at SCMA, Museum of Art

Debunking Myths and Stigma Around Accessing Mental Health Services on Smith Campus Thursday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Seeking Student Artists for New Kahn Exhibit, Deadline Sept. 22

Apply Now for Grant for Fine Arts Supplies; Deadline Is Friday, Sept. 22

Info. Session: Panama J-Term Course Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Sabin-Reed 220

Register Now for America Reads Tutoring Overview Training September 23 or 27, Campus Center 003

Apply Now for Gold Key! Due Sunday, Sept. 24, midnight

Info. Session: Museum Grants of Up to $1,500 for Student Programs Monday, Sept. 25, 12:15-1 p.m., Campus Center 204

Information Mtg: Tibetan Studies in India and SITA Programs Tuesday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center 205

ADHD Motivational Group Begins Tuesday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Livestream: Introduction to Quantitative Careers in Finance Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

Meet and Greet Health Services Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Sign Up for 'Bitcoin: A Lesson in Strategy and Business Models' Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Amherst Works, 11 Amity St., Amherst

Spanish & Portuguese Study Abroad Information Meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Sociology Major and Minor Wednesday, Sept. 27, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Environmental Concentrations Wednesday, Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

'Japanese Lacquer Art from the 16th to the 19th Century: Notable Collections in the U.S.' Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Michelle Mondoux '98: 'Sex-Specific Responses to a High-Sugar Diet in C. elegans' Monday, Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Loretta Ross on White Supremacy in the U.S. Today; Series Begins Monday, Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Susan Van Dyne: 'Excavating Queerness in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home' Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Global Books: Translating 'Croatian War Nocturnal' Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Book Talk with Marilyn Schuster: 'A Queer Love Story--The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Robout' Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Seelye 106

'Translation Everywhere: Why Translation Matters' Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Karl Donfried: '500th Anniversary of the Reformation and Christian Unity in a Global Society' Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Artist Demonstration: 'The Art and Practice of Japanese Lacquer' Friday, Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m., Hillyer L18

Contact Improvisation Performance: "Causing it only a little..." Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Crew House

Five College Opera Presents 'The Scarlet Professor' September 23 and 24, Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Poetry Reading: Jessica Jacobs '02 and Nickole Brown Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Sage Chamber Music Society: Kathleen Tagg/Andrew Petersen Piano Duo, 'Where Worlds Collide' Sunday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Weekly Grief Support Group Begins Friday, Sept. 22, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Soup, Salad and Soul Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat and Talk to Us Monday, Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Next DBT Skills Group Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4:30-6 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Financing Life: Credit and Debt Tuesday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

'How to Do Well at the Investment Banking Interview' Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Survivors' of Sexual Trauma Support Groups Wednesdays and Fridays Beginning September 27 and 29

Six-Week Motivational Group Facilitated by Office of Disabilities and Counseling Services Thursday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

Projects for Peace Information Session Friday, Sept. 29, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Jummah Prayer and Lunch Friday, Sept. 22, 12:10 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

Weekly Monday Meditation September 25, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

First Mystery Map of Fall 2017 from the Spatial Analysis Lab; Submissions Due September 30

Stargazing Thursday, Sept. 21, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Carillon Open Tower Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m., College Hall

Admission Fall Preview Is Saturday, Sept. 23

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