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Deans' Open Hours

Deans' Open Hours


Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (excluding break week)
King's Living Room

Come get information and learn about various topics, which will include:

June 17: The SSW fragrance-free policy
June 24th: Open 
July 1: Grading policie...Read Moreabout Deans' Open Hours

Pet-a-Pet Day

Pet-a-Pet Day


Are you feeling stressed? 

Mark your calendars for Pet-a-Pet Day at the SSW!

On Tuesday, July 23rd from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 

join us on the Smith College Seelye Lawn to de-stress with furry friends from the Northampt...Read Moreabout Pet-a-Pet Day

5th Annual Bubble Day

5th Annual Bubble Day


Bubble away with Smith College SSW Summer Chaplain, Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser 

Tuesday, July 30th, 12:20 – 1:30 p.m.
Outside of Seelye Hall 


Ukulele Mastery in Three Minutes - Part 1 & 2
Student Partners’ LunchFilm Documentary "Lift the Mask"-Living with Mental IllnessPublic Lecture Series '19: E. Diane Davis LecturePublic Lecture Series '19: Brown Foundation Research Lecture
Writing Clearly and Concisely Workshop

Writing Clearly and Concisely Workshop


In this two-session workshop, we will focus on editing techniques for making social work writing more powerful and effective.

We will discuss active and passive voice, biased language, and word choice, among other issues. Please try to attend both sessions:

July...Read Moreabout Writing Clearly and Concisely Workshop

Who to Contact for Field Questions?

Who to Contact for Field Questions?


For many field questions, the admin team in the Field Dept can help you!

Stop by to see Marybeth Stratton or Natacha Nieves in Lilly Hall 115, email sswfield@smith.edu, or call (413) 585-7965.

For internship onboarding questions, contact Marybeth Stratton, mstra...Read Moreabout Who to Contact for Field Questions?

Field Summer Series: School-Based Field Placements 7/18 12:40pm


School-Based Field Placements: The joys, opportunities & challenges of interning in a system where youth, families, organizations and state policies intersect

Thursday, July 18 - 12:40pm King Living Room

Come join faculty member, former district leader and c...Read Moreabout Field Summer Series: School-Based Field Placements 7/18 12:40pm


Field Summer Series: Is case management clinical? 7/23
Field Summer Series: In-home and community-based social work 7/25Field Summer Series: How to prepare for clinical supervision NEW DATE 8/1Field Seminar Registration begins July 31st at 9am!Orientation to Anti-racism Assignment for Students of Color
"Two of Them, One of Me - Webinar

"Two of Them, One of Me - Webinar


"Two of Them, One of Me: The Art of Holding Two Perspectives in Couples Therapy", Presenter: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT

Webinar on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET.

Course description:

This live webinar with...Read Moreabout "Two of Them, One of Me - Webinar

NASW-MA Chapter Student Ambassador Program


Become a student ambassador!

NASW recognizes the value student members play in the future success of the Social Work profession.

Student Ambassadors will generate recognition of their Social Work program, network with other social work students and professionals...Read Moreabout NASW-MA Chapter Student Ambassador Program


Building Better Brains - ADHD Webinar

Are you Attending the Philly Trans Wellness Conference?


Join us for dinner, drinks and conversation about growing a vibrant network of SSW LBGTQI alumni.  Space is limited - No Charge.  Contact the SSW Office of Alumni Relations at (413) 585-4290 or sswalum@smith.edu to RSVP.
Date: July 27, 2019
Time: 6:30-9:00 p...Read Moreabout Are you Attending the Philly Trans Wellness Conference?

Learning Specialist Consultation Available

Learning Specialist Consultation Available


Jeannette Landrie, a Learning Specialist for the School of Social Work, is available for consultation.

She can help you with planning, organizing and time management as well as dealing with procrastination and using reading strategies.

SSW students do not h...Read Moreabout Learning Specialist Consultation Available

Self-Care at Smith: Financial Services Workshops

Self-Care at Smith: Financial Services Workshops


Don’t let money worries get you down - get informed! - Loans, and Loan-forgiveness: Everything you NEED to know

The Student Financial Services department is offering an informal presentation and Question & Answer session on student loan repayment. The presentation w...Read Moreabout Self-Care at Smith: Financial Services Workshops

Self-Care at Smith: Pet-a-Pet Day

Self-Care at Smith: Pet-a-Pet Day


Join Smith College SSW Summer Chaplain, Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser to pet-a-pet for emotional support, stress relief and cuddles. 

Tuesday, July 23rd, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Seelye Lawn

For more Read Moreabout Self-Care at Smith: Pet-a-Pet Day


Self-Care at Smith: 5th Annual Bubble Day
Self-Care at Smith:Ukulele Mastery in Three Minutes - Part 2Self-Care at Smith:Student Partners’ LunchSelf-Care at Smith: Acupuncture [extended hrs now available]Self-Care at Smith: Scott/Ainsworth Gym and Olin Fitness CenterSelf-Care at Smith: Nationally Recognized Trans Health Provider Joins Cooley DickinsonSelf-Care at Smith: Professional Massage Services by "Mike the Massage Guy"Self-Care at Smith: Schacht Center for Health and WellnessSelf-Care at Smith: 5th Annual Sundae EventSelf-Care at Smith: Urgent Care - We're Right Here When You Need Us
Summer Steam Constructions

Summer Steam Constructions

 

There will be constructions on campus this summer while facilities will be replacing 150 feet of underground steam and condensate piping....Read Moreabout Summer Steam Constructions

Putting our Anti‐Racism Commitment into Action!  Anti‐Racism Consultation Committee (ARCC) Meetings ‐ Open to All

Putting our Anti‐Racism Commitment into Action! Anti‐Racism Consultation Committee (ARCC) Meetings ‐ Open to All


The ARCC is an important multi‐constituent committee at SSW charged with monitoring our progress towards greater anti‐racism. We have been highly active over the past few years.

The Committee will be meeting throughout the summer on Mondays evenings (beginning June 10th) f...Read Moreabout Putting our Anti‐Racism Commitment into Action! Anti‐Racism Consultation Committee (ARCC) Meetings ‐ Open to All

New Faculty Orientations

New Faculty Orientations


The Dean's office will be hosting two New Faculty Orientations each term. Orientation is required for new faculty and I highly encourage faculty who have been here for three or fewer years to attend. Of course, everyone is welcome!

Term 1: Monday, June 3rd or Thursday, June 6t...Read Moreabout New Faculty Orientations


Critical Conversations Training: Deepening Our Ability to Facilitate Difficult Conversations Inside and Beyond the Classroom
Gatherings: Connect, Talk, and LaughPedagogy and Diversity SeminarsFederal Compliance Trainings: Required for All EducatorsConsultation on Universal Access Strategies? Pedagogical ConsultationsDeveloping Greater Trans Competence: An Important SSW Resource

Participate in a Psychology Study & Earn Café Gift Card


Complete a study about postures, located in Bass Hall

You may be eligible if you:

- Are a female

- Are between the ages of 18 – 27 years old

- Have no injuries to your extremities

- Have not previously participated ...Read Moreabout Participate in a Psychology Study & Earn Café Gift Card

NASW-MA Chapter Student Ambassador Program

NASW-MA Chapter Student Ambassador Program


NASW recognizes the value student members play in the future success of the Social Work profession. Student Ambassadors will generate recognition of their Social Work program, network with other social work students and professionals, and provide relevant NASW information to fellow students ...Read Moreabout NASW-MA Chapter Student Ambassador Program


Join NASW: The One Organization Which Advocates for Our Clients and For Us, As Social Workers
Looking for a Place to Study?
Library Summer Open Hours

Library Summer Open Hours


Young Library is the Libraries’ central campus service hub and home to Special Collections for the duration of the New Neilson Library Project (2017-2020).

The libraries’ collections and services are distributed across the campus in three locations: Young Library...Read Moreabout Library Summer Open Hours

Drop In the Young Library for Research Help

Drop In the Young Library for Research Help


Drop in at Young Library during Reading Days - Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Librarians are available to discuss the following:
- Research for assignments
- Creating an annotated bibliography
- Citation management
- And much more!

...Read Moreabout Drop In the Young Library for Research Help



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