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Family Weekend Brings Fall Fun: What Not To Miss This Year
This year’s Family Weekend has something for everyone—including President Kathleen McCartney’s welcome reception, sports matches and the sixth annual Apple Cider Pressing. Read on for some events not to miss between Friday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

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

Neilson Library KnowledgeLab Open House Friday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m., Neilson Library, Second Floor

2017 Smith College United Way Campaign

Now Accepting Donations for ISSO's Winter Clothes Closet, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Sign Up Now for Free Flu Shot Friday, Oct. 28

Seeking Proposals for Non-Credit Interterm Classes; Deadline is October 21

Register Now for Emotional Wellness Workshop: 'Dealing With Difficult Personalities' Friday, Oct. 21, Noon, Campus Center 205

Memorial Service for Malcolm "Barry" Smith, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

All Staff Forum Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3-4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Updated: LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Social Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Museum Atrium

Banner Finance Training Tuesdays, Nov. 1 and 15, Seelye B2

Ransomware - Software That Takes Your Files Hostage

Coming Soon to the Schacht Center: Group Acupuncture

Rosenthal Internship Funds; Apply by November 1

Sign Up Now for Wilderness First Aid Course January 21-22, Ainsworth Gym

Volunteer Through CSO to Help the Homeless in Northampton

Smith Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

12-College Exhange Information Meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 105

Environmental Science & Policy Study Abroad Q&A Session Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Fall Fest 2016- Skill Share Friday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Health & STEM Professions Lunchbag: Duke University School of Medicine Friday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Smith To Do: Homemade Ice Cream Saturday, Oct. 22, 9-11 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Innovative Strategies: Start-a-Thon Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Innovative Strategies 2016: Start-a-Thon Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Be a Superhero! Donate Blood at the Fall CSO Blood Drive Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 24 & 25, Campus Center Carroll Room

Economics Study Abroad Information Session Monday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Smith in Paris Information Session Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Engineering Study Abroad: Q&A Information Session Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon, Ford 240

Medieval Studies Major and Minor Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Economics Major and Minor Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 101

Biochemistry Major Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Latin American & Latino/a Studies, Portuguese-Brazilian Studies and Spanish Majors and Minors Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Religion Major and Minor Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Seelye 207

French Studies Major Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 106

Engineering Majors Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Ford 240

Comparative Literature Major Monday, Oct. 24, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Logic Minor Monday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey House

Philosophy Major and Minor Monday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey House

Psychology Major and Minor Monday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

History Major and Minor Tuesday, Oct. 25, Noon, Seelye 207

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration Tuesday, Oct. 25, Noon, Wright 013

Translation Studies Concentration Tuesday, Oct. 25, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Middle East Studies Major and Minor Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Classics and Classical Studies Majors and Minors Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 003

East Asian Studies Major and Minor Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Neurosciences Major Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon, McConnell Foyer/103

Mathematics and Statistics Major and Minors Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon, Math Forum, Burton, 3rd Floor

African Studies Minor and New Student Reception Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

American Studies Major Monday, Oct. 31, Noon, Seelye 207

Biological Sciences Major Monday, Oct. 31, 12:10 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Geosciences Major Monday, Oct. 31, 12:10-1 p.m., Sabin Reed 103

Russian Art and Revolution Lecture Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Flint Water Crisis: Talk by Smith Alumna Dr. Yanna Lambrinidou '89 Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Principles of Investing: Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 20, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Brownbag Lunch Talk with Joannah Peterson 'Looking In On the World of the Shining Prince' Friday, Oct. 21, Noon-1 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Symposium: 'Frontiers of Environmental Anthropology' Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

'Sing Me Home' Alumna Author Reading & Signing Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

'Sustainable Employment Through Agriculture: Developing Agricultural Jobs for People with Disabilities' Monday, Oct. 24, 2:40 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

'The Book of Joshua: Then and Now' Monday, Oct. 24, 4:30 a.m., Seelye 201

'Collective Behavior of Molecular Motors in the Active Materials that Drive Cell Division' Monday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m., Ford 240

Global Salon: Translation of 'Sphinx' by Anne Garreta Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Tamara Wittes: 'After Obama: The Future of U.S. Policy in the Middle East' Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Global Salon: 'The Ethics of Travel Photography' Thursday, Oct. 27, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Alan Blinder: 'What If the 2016 Election Was Decided on Economic Issues?' Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Lera Boroditsky: 'How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think' Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Reading by Ruth Franklin, Author of 'Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life' Friday, Oct. 28, 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Eric Wolf: Recent Paintings, Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

SEC Presents 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Friday & Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

'Steel Magnolias' by Robert Harling, directed by Jennifer Sturley '17J October 21-22, 27-29, 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Josten Live! Presents Gráinne Buchanan: Songs about the Universe and You Friday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Montage: 'That 70s Show' Saturday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Asian Teahouse. A Night of Performances Saturday, Oct. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Sage Chamber Music Society: Faculty and Friends Family Weekend Concert Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Gerald Stern Poetry Reading Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

HERS and LGSC Film Screening: 'White Helmets' Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Jittery's Live! Presents Tica Douglas Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Sage Chamber Music Society Presents Wet Ink Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Film Screening: 'In Our Son’s Name' Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Opening Reception: 'Valueland Reconsidered,' Works by Christine Reynolds Tuesday, Nov. 1, Noon, Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

CMP Multimedia Workshops October 20, 25-27; November 1- 3, 7-8 p.m., CMP C/04, Alumnae Gym

Introduction to Laser Cutting Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m., Capen Annex

Soup, Salad and Soul Friday, Oct. 21, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us - with Zaza Kabayadondo (Design Thinking Initiative) Monday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Smithies in Business Present Q&A with Angela Lussier Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

Public Speaking with Susan Daniels: Giving Constructive Feedback Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

A Taste of Color Theory: Workshop and Discussion for Everyone (Beginner-Friendly) Friday, Oct. 28, 1-2 p.m., Hillyer HL08, Printmaking

Jewish Community Shabbat Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

SAL Releases First Mystery Map of the Year

'Enter': A Pop-Up Library October 12-31, Neilson Library Core, ground floor

Star Gazing: Change of Date Friday, Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Smith Signs On to the Real Food Challenge; Celebration Friday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Alumnae House

De-Stress and Relax Monday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Pet-A-Pet Day Wednesday, Oct. 26, Noon, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness Lawn

Gleaning with Rachel's Table Sunday, Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m., Chapin Loading Dock

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