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If your home or office computer still relies on McAfee VirusScan for virus and malware protection, now is the time to switch to Microsoft Security Essentials. Security Essentials is free, easy to install, and easy to use. It also uses fewer system resources than VirusScan and updates itself automatically. Since ITS is not renewing Smith's McAfee site license when it expires in late June, we strongly urge all staff and faculty Windows users to install Security Essentials before the start of the fall semester. For more information and instructions, see: http://www.smith.edu/tara/viruses.html
Rae-Anne Butera, associate dean of students, is finishing her time at Smith College in June. Join a wine-and-cheese celebration on Monday, June 3, 3-5 p.m. in the Alumnae House Living Room, to honor Rae-Anne and her commitment to the college, and to say thank you and good luck in her new venture as Dean of Students at Olin College of Engineering.
Student Financial Services will be closing at noon on Friday, May 24, for a staff event. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Facilities Management will be conducting necessary testing on the new campus emergency power generation system in early June. The entire campus will experience short term power outages between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., also on Wednesday, June 5. If a third test is necessary, it will occur between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday, June 7. The Smith College trades staff, as well as electrical contractors, will be on site to monitor the testing and restore the systems back to their normal status as quickly as possible. Call Facilities Management, ext. 2400, or Campus Police, ext. 2490, if necessary.
The all-employee picnic will take place on Tuesday, July 9, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. This year, food will be served from inside the Campus Center, but as in the past, folks will be encouraged to sit on Chapin Lawn with their colleagues. (In case of rain, indoor seating will be available in the Campus Center.) Dining services has come up with a great “summer picnic” menu with both old culinary favorites and some tasty new choices. Further details will be forthcoming about this fun event.
As of Tuesday, May 28, the Smith eDigest will begin the summer distribution schedule with one edition a week, every Tuesday. The deadline for submissions intended for each Tuesday edition will be every Monday at 5 p.m. The eDigest summer schedule will continue through August 13. The academic year eDigest schedule, with editions every Tuesday and Thursday, will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Send any inquiries to email@example.com.
The Cafe will be open variable hours through Saturday, May 25. For a complete listing of hours, please visit http://www.smith.edu/cafe.