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New Contract for ITS-Maintained Network Printers
Starting July 1, 2018 all ITS-maintained networked printers will move to a new Managed Print Services (MPS) contract with CBS. When the toner in these printers reaches 20%, a replacement will be shipped automatically. Toner costs for these devices will now be covered as part of the MPS agreement. The process for direct-connect laser printers remains unchanged. For questions contact Barbara Pliska at
Google has launched its biggest redesign of Gmail since 2011. You may be seeing a pop-up letting you know it is available, but you dont have to wait you can get it now. Click the Gear setting icon in your Gmail window, then select Try the new Smith College To learn more about whats new in Gmail, visit
The Parking Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 through Friday, July 6. The office will reopen at 8:30 AM on Monday, July 9. If you need assistance, call .
Receive Ticket to the Big E by Giving Blood
Tuesday, July 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Alumnae House
The Baystate Blood Mobile Bus will be parked on Elm Street in front of the Alumnae House. Donors will receive a ticket to the Big E which runs from September 14 to 30. Contact Chris Carr Hill at x2665 or to book an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Opt Out of Buying a Parking Decal; Sign Up by
How are you commuting to campus for 2018-2019? Read about the financial incentives to go green with the opt-out program and find out the details for obtaining an opt-out parking permit by visiting
SSW Public Lecture: Lessons from Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives
Monday, July 23, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright
Karina Walters, M.S.W., Ph.D., professor and associate dean, University of Washington, will present Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Micro-aggression Distress: Lessons from 10 years of Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives as part of the Public Lecture Series 2018 Brown Foundation Research Lecture. The talk is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit
Friday, July 13, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art
46 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Larger than Life: Viola Freys Man in Abstract Suit is a colorful guest every month during our drop-in artmaking program. Paint your own version as a minifigure to bring the big blue guy home with you! 6 PM Open Eyes: Join a guided gallery conversation exploring an art object in Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments.
The Prayer Space in Wright Hall and the Blue Room in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel are spaces intended for quiet contemplative practice, prayer, reflection or meditation. They are used on a first come first served basis. To reserve the space for private or group use, contact Kim Alston at or Maureen Raucher at . These sacred spaces can be used for individual or group activities. Wright Hall requires a key code. Shoes must be removed; and food and drink are not permitted in either prayer rooms.
Friday, July 6, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to a Quranic Reading during the noon lunch hour. Holy Qurans are available. All are welcome.
Muslims on the Smith campus are invited to fast together for the six optional days of fasting during the month of Shawwal. Students who are fasting a consecutive six days from July 2 to 7, can obtain a take out plate in Cutter/Ziskind from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a halal meal. Observant students would be responsible for providing their own meal on Saturday, July 7. Religious Life will provide breakfast items in the kitchen of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel during the fast for pick up in the evenings. If you plan to participate, contact Kim Alston at .
Toddler Participants Needed for Psychology Study
The Smith College Language Lab is seeking 2-year-old children to participate in a research study to create a touchscreen language comprehension assessment on an iPad. We would meet with you and your child in a comfortable lab setting in Bass Hall for 20-30 minutes and the child would play an iPad game that asks a variety of questions targeting language comprehension in areas such as vocabulary, syntax, and word learning. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please contact or (413) 585-3956 for more information.
Memorial Service for President Emerita Jill Ker Conway
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel
A memorial service for Jill Ker Conway — the first woman to serve as president of Smith — will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. The community is invited. An acclaimed scholar and author who served as Smiths president from 1975 to 1985, Conway died Friday, June 1, at her home in Boston. She was 83.