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Dean's Open Hours: Field Placement

Dean's Open Hours: Field Placement

Does SSW decide to open a placement, close a placement, and match students to placements?  Join Field Education Director Katelin Lewis-Kulin at this Dean's Hour to discuss the SSW field education placement process.  We will be there to answer questions about the overall procedure. Question...Read Moreabout Dean's Open Hours: Field Placement

Anti-Racism Consultation Committee Meeting

Anti-Racism Consultation Committee Meeting

The Anti-Racism Consultation Committee meetings will take place on Mondays at King House Living Room on the following days:
- July 23, 6:30 pm
- July 30, 6:30 pm
- August 6, 6:30 pm
- August 13, 6:30 pm
- August 20, 6:30...Read Moreabout Anti-Racism Consultation Committee Meeting


An Important Message from the Writing Counselors
SSW is fragrance-free
OFRENDAS: A Community Fundraiser to Reunite Migrant Families

OFRENDAS: A Community Fundraiser to Reunite Migrant Families

Ofrendas is a community fundraiser to reunite migrant families held at the Academy of Music Theatre on Sunday, July 29th at 4pm. Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera will showcase a multimedia performance by Diana Alvarez that explores themes of motherlessness, political co...Read Moreabout OFRENDAS: A Community Fundraiser to Reunite Migrant Families

Public Lecture Series 2018: Brown Foundation Research Lecture

Public Lecture Series 2018: Brown Foundation Research Lecture

Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Micro-aggression Distress: Lessons from the 10 Years of Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives
Monday, July 23, 2018
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Karina Walters, an enrolled member ...Read Moreabout Public Lecture Series 2018: Brown Foundation Research Lecture


Pet-a-Pet Day on Tuesday, July 24th!
4th Annual Bubble DayMeditation for Compassion, Love & Kindness
Sonya Renee Taylor to Deliver Commencement Address

Sonya Renee Taylor to Deliver Commencement Address

Poet, activist and leader Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the Smith SSW commencement address on August 17, 2018. Taylor is the author of The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love and founder of an international mov...Read Moreabout Sonya Renee Taylor to Deliver Commencement Address

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers: Career Center Workshop

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers: Career Center Workshop

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers: Career Center Workshop
Tuesday, July 24, 12:40-1:30 pm
Scales House Living Room
What are employers looking for in new social work grads? At this interactive and informal session, you will learn how to prepare for interviews; practice your...Read Moreabout Job Interview Skills for Social Workers: Career Center Workshop

Get Tooled Up to Respond to the Opioid Crisis

Intro to Harm Reduction and Drug User Cultural Competency
A Workshop for SSW Students Sponsored by the Practice Sequence


Sunday Writing Counseling Appointments Available Soon!
Self-Care at Smith: Financial Services Workshops

1st Year Required Moodle Trainings for Field

Reminder to all 1st Year and Advanced Standing Students:
The Safety Training Moodle course must be completed by August 17th!

2nd Year Required Moodle trainings for Field

All 2nd Year Students must complete their Field Orientation Moodle course & Anti-racism Assignment Orientation Moodle course before August 17th.

Optional: Maria del Mar Farina invites all students of color to join her for lunch in King/Scales on 7/20 for an Anti-racism Assignment ...Read Moreabout 2nd Year Required Moodle trainings for Field

Monday Metta Meditation with Chaplain Rhonda

Monday Metta Meditation with Chaplain Rhonda

Chaplain Rhonda will be leading Metta meditation in Scales lounge, Mondays at 7:00.   Metta meditation comes from the  Buddhist tradition and develops compassion and loving-kindness.   Rhonda learned this mediation in the Vipassana tradition.  The meditation helps devel...Read Moreabout Monday Metta Meditation with Chaplain Rhonda

Self-Care at Smith: Acupuncture

Self-Care at Smith: Acupuncture

'Needle-little relief from stress, anxiety, insomnia, low energy, allergies, pain or headaches? Acupuncture is now being offered on campus! Acupuncture is painless and effective; using tiny, safe, sterilized needles. It is a complete system of medicine that can offer great benefits and prevention fo...Read Moreabout Self-Care at Smith: Acupuncture

Self-Care at Smith: Scott/Ainsworth Gym and Olin Fitness Center

Self-Care at Smith: Scott/Ainsworth Gym and Olin Fitness Center

Scott Gymnasium is home to a dance studio, gymnasium, training room and the human performance laboratory. Ainsworth Gymnasium provides a swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, five international-sized squash courts, a fitness studio with a 24-foot-climbing wall and an intercollegiate...Read Moreabout Self-Care at Smith: Scott/Ainsworth Gym and Olin Fitness Center


Self-Care at Smith: Nationally Recognized Trans Health Provider Joins Cooley Dickinson
Self-Care at Smith: Professional Massage Services by "Mike the Massage Guy"Self-Care at Smith: Schacht Center for Health and WellnessSelf-Care at Smith: Smith College SSW Summer Chaplain, Rhonda Shapiro-RieserSelf-Care at Smith: Urgent Care - We're Right Here When You Need Us
For Faculty of Color

For Faculty of Color

There will be a celebration of faculty of color on Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30 pm at Con Vino Restaurant

Critical Conversations Training: Deepening Our Ability to Facilitate Difficult Conversations Inside and Beyond the Classroom

Critical Conversations Training: Deepening Our Ability to Facilitate Difficult Conversations Inside and Beyond the Classroom

The number one issue for students in classrooms across the country is instructors' ability to facilitate difficult conversations as they emerge.  At Smith SSW we have our own model of group facilitation, Critical Conversations, that we are disseminating to other schools. We have the goal o...Read Moreabout Critical Conversations Training: Deepening Our Ability to Facilitate Difficult Conversations Inside and Beyond the Classroom


Gatherings: Connect, Talk, and Laugh
NEW THIS YEAR: Lunchtime Teach-ins: Consult about or Discuss Pedagogical Teaching QuestionsPedagogy and Diversity SeminarsConsultation on Universal Access Strategies? Pedagogical ConsultationsDeveloping Greater Trans Competence: An Important SSW Resource
What's New with the Neilson Project?

What's New with the Neilson Project?


Published May 9, 2018

Work on Neilson Library is set to fully resume the week after Commencement, following a six-week schedule adjustment.

While behind-the-scenes work on the project continued after the unexpected March 9 collapse of the building’s west ...Read Moreabout What's New with the Neilson Project?

Students Impacted by Ableism: Thursday's 12:30 King Lobby

Students Impacted by Ableism: Thursday's 12:30 King Lobby

Students Impacted by Ableism: Meetings Thursdays, 12:30 King Lobby

Students Impacted by Ableism offers support for SSW students with a wide range of abilities and intersectional identities. We unite to challenge ableism at all levels at SSW and beyond. We meet weekly to build communit...Read Moreabout Students Impacted by Ableism: Thursday's 12:30 King Lobby

Trauma Therapist Needed for the MVTS Training Program!

Merrimack Valley Trauma Services is a recognized regional leader in the field of trauma-focused therapy. Our growing agency has an immediate opening for a strengths-based, professional, self-motivated individual with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have bee...Read Moreabout Trauma Therapist Needed for the MVTS Training Program!

Join NASW and Be Eligible to Win A Prize!

Join NASW and Be Eligible to Win A Prize!

As you probably know, NASW is our professional organization and the only one that advocates for policies that assist us in our profession and also promote policies which help our clients. NASW has chapters in all 50 states and when you join as a student, the price is reduced to $57/year, rather than...Read Moreabout Join NASW and Be Eligible to Win A Prize!


CCFH Open Position: Clinical Research Specialist
Available Position at Lucy Daniels Center NCSocial Work Fellowship OpportunitiesJoin NASW: The One Organization Which Advocates for Our Clients and For Us, As Social WorkersConnecting With Other ParentsLooking for a Place to Study?
Where's My Library?

Where's My Library?

Where's My Library?
Young Library is now the main campus library during the construction of the New Neilson Library (2017-2020). Learn about library services and new study spaces on campus on the Read Moreabout Where's My Library?



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