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july 15, 2013

About the Bulletin

The Bulletin offers relevant notices, reminders, and deadlines for School for Social Work students. Students are encouraged to use the SSW Bulletin as a vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body.

The Bulletin is updated weekly during the summer terms, and monthly throughout the fall and spring.

Next Submission Deadline: July 18th

We would like to invite students to use this vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. Submission deadlines are listed below:

Submission Deadline
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MONDAY, JULY 15th

Summer Lecture Series
Monday, July 15th, 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall
DBT Principles in Action: Psychotherapy of Disorders of Severe Emotional Dysregulation
Charles Swenson, M.D. For details click here.
For more information on upcoming lectures go to Summer Lecture Series page.

Student Org Executive Committee
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Study Room
Group description

Doctoral Student Org (DSO) Meetings
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Lilly Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

SSW Disability Awareness Group
Mondays, 12:40-1:25 p.m., Scales House Living Room
Group description

Meditation Group
Mondays, 12:40-1:10 p.m. and 5:45-6:15 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary
Group description

School for Social Work Career Fair
Monday, July 15th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center
All SSW students are invited and encouraged to attend the Lazarus Center for Career Development's annual career fair featuring employers interviewing for full-time positions. Employers from 20 organizations throughout New England and New York will be there to discuss job opportunities, plus SSW alumni from a variety of backgrounds will be available to network over light refreshments. For more information, go to: http://www.smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_ssw.php

Students of Color E Board
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scales Study Room

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TUESDAY, JULY 16th

Free Yoga Classes
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Studio 151, Scott gym
Free yoga class open to the SSW community

Anti-Racism Task Force Meeting
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., King Study Room
Chaired by Fred Newdom.
Task force description

Meditation Sessions
Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary
Join us for student-led silent and guided meditation sessions organized through the Holistic Healing and Meditation Group!

Gender and Sexuality Alliance General Meeting
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Scales Living Room
General Meetings are open to all Smith SSW members. Task-force meetings are open to those who want to create and plan campus events.
Group description

Vigil For Restortative Justice in The Wake of Trayvon Martin Verdict
Tuesday, July 16th, 7 p.m., Campus Center Steps
All Welcome! Please feel free to bring short readings, musical offerings as we mourn the victory of an unjust law and look forward to a renewed commitment to ending racial, cultural and ethnoreligious profiling of all kinds, and demanding changes to the US Justice system/ Questions contact Reverend Matilda Cantwell, mcantwel@smith.edu. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the School for Social Work "Spirituality in Action" Program.

Pedagogy and Diversity
Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m., Seelye 101 - Open to all faculty
Pedagogy and Diversity is a workshop-style meeting open to all faculty teaching at SSW, where we offer a space for collegial consultation and interactive learning about any issues pertaining to teaching and issues of diversity.
We plan to build on this during this summer and hope to see you there. Rani Varghese will co-facilitate with Josh Miller for the first term and Ruth Spencer for the second term. 10 CEUs will be given to those who attend at least 4/5 sessions per term.

"A Lovely Day" by Beats, Rhymes & Life, Inc.
Tuesday, July 16th, 7-9:30 p.m., Seelye Hall 110
A Lovely Day" chronicles the work of Smith SSW Alum, Thomas Alvarez, using Hip Hop Therapy in Oakland, Ca to promote mental outcomes among youth of color. The organization Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. grew from a single Rap Therapy program pioneered by Thomas while still a Smithie in 2004 (the program was the focus of his Community Practice Project and Masters Thesis).
Sponsored by the Council for Students of Color.

Interfaith Pastoral Care
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Dewey Common RoomMatilda Cantwell
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has developed an exciting collaboration with the School for
Social Work. Given the significant personal stressors that co-exist with SSW's academic rigor and training,
we are now offering spiritual services and expanded resources as part of student life. The intent is to help students maintain methods of self-care and "meaning making" while developing as a professional helper to others. For more information, click on "Letter of Introduction to the SSW/Center for Religious Life and Spirituality Collaboration," and "Why Might I seek Interfaith Pastoral Care while at the SSW?," or visit our website at www.smith.edu/religiouslife. Download the flyer here!

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th

Student Org General Meetings
Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room

Surviving Your Thesis:  A Strategies Workshop for Second Year Students
Wednesday July 17th, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Seelye 307 - Jacobson Center
This workshop will provide second year students with helpful tips for writing their theses. The format will be an informal discussion of successful strategies as well as a question and answer period. Participants need only attend one session. Feel free to bring your lunch.
To register for the workshop, just add you name to the sign-up sheet in the entryway to Seelye 307.

Faculty Wine and Cheese
Wednesday July 17th, from 5-7 p.m., King Living Room

Council for Students of Color Meetings
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description.

SSW Unlearning Racism
Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., King House Study
Group description

Annual Conference 2013
Wednesday, July 17th, 7-9:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium (6:45 p.m. registration)
Orientation to the Field, including small group sessions relevant to students’ specific internship settings. Required for all 1st year students (A15).

SSW Men's Group
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., King House Study
Group Description.

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THURSDAY, JULY 18th

Curriculum Committee Meetings
Thursdays, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room

SWAA Meetings
Thursdays, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., King Living Room
Group description

Meditation Sessions
Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary
Join us for student-led silent and guided meditation sessions organized through the Holistic Healing and Meditation Group!

Free Yoga Classes
Thursdays, from 4-5 p.m., Studio 151 at the Scott gym
Free yoga class open to the SSW community.

160/161 Faculty Dinner
Thursdays, from 5:30-7 p.m., King Lounge Room

Gender & Sexuality Alliance Task Force Meetings
Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description

Working with Sexual Minority Youth
Thursday, July 18th, 7 p.m., Seelye 106
A workshop with Robin McHaelen, Director of True Colors - Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, a non-profit agency based in CT. Sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Alliance. Download the flyer here!

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FRIDAY, JULY 19th

Annual Conference 2013
Friday, July 19th, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall
Student Supervisor Meetings: These meetings are designed to provide students and SCSSW supervisors, or other agency representatives, an opportunity to make initial introductions and to begin planning for the training year ahead.

Annual Conference 2013
Friday, July 19th, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Campus Center
Annual Conference Reception: for all students, supervisors, directors of training and faculty field advisors
Featuring a special recognition of Dean Carolyn Jacobs

Deanship Celebration Event
There will be one more event in July as part of the Deanship Celebration Events. You can find the information on the SSW website: http://smith.edu/ssw/summer_info_dean_events.php

SSW PhD Student Get together
Friday, July 5th, 7-11 p.m., Gardiner House Dining Room

Summer Lecture Series
Annual Conference 2013
Friday, July 19th, 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall
Sex and Gender in the Olympics and the Real World
Annual Conference and E. Diane Davis Memorial Lecture

J. Michael Bostwick, M.D. For details, click here. For more information on upcoming lectures go to Summer Lecture Series page.

Chapel Open Mic
Friday, July 19th, 7:30-9 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary (Basement)
Second Term Open Mic; any music/spoken word performers and lovers are welcome.

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SATURDAY, JULY 20th

Annual Conference 2013
Community Practice Project Orientation
Saturday, July 20th, 9-11 a.m., Weinstein Auditorium (with break out groups from 10-11 a.m.)
Required for all 1st year students (A15) (students unable to attend the orientation should contact Fred Newdom by email or by phone at x6919 to schedule a "make-up" orientation)

Annual Conference 2013
Saturday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium
Second Year Field Orientation: required for all 2nd year (A14) and entering advanced standing students

Annual Conference 2013
Saturday, July 20th, 12:00 p.m., Campus Center
SSW Community-Wide Box Lunch

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SUNDAY, JULY 21st

AFTER JULY 21st

Class of 2013 Poster Session
Monday, July 22nd, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Scales House Living Room
All are invited to attend the Class Of 2013 Thesis Poster Session. Come and view students’ poster displays of their thesis project. See and hear about students’ current research on a variety of Social Work related issues. Presenters include: Kelly Boyd, Davina Callahan, Maria Curtin-McKenna, Molly Desloge, Rabi’ah Jamar, Emily Lusenhop, Brianna Meehan, Jonathan Mitchelmore, Ruth Muellejans, Julia St. George, Emily Tate, Marja Walthall, Katherine Wiscomb, Elizabeth Wolfe and possibly more.  Hope to see you there.

Writing Clearly and Concisely
Tuesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 25th, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Seelye 307 - Jacobson Center
This two-session workshop will focus on editing techniques for making social work writing more powerful and effective.  Included will be discussion of active and passive voice, sexist language and word choice. Participants should try to attend both sessions.
To register for the workshop, just add you name to the sign-up sheet in the entryway to Seelye 307. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, July 23rd, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales House Lower Level Meeting Room
All SSW students are invited to an informal workshop given by the Lazarus Center for Career Development on job interview skills for social workers on Tuesday, July 23, from 12:30-1:30 pm, in Scales House Lower Level Meeting Room.  No advance sign-up is needed, and feel free to bring your lunch.

A Lecture/Discussion Sponsored by the Doctoral Student Org:
Wednesday, July 24th, 7:30-9 p.m., Seelye 101
How did gay marriage become a sign of mental health?: Interpreting romance, gay desire, and psychosocial adjustment in the 1950s
Presented by: Stephen Vider, Ph.D., History of American Civilization, Harvard University
Click here for details!

Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Workshop 
Thursday, July 25th 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room
The Student Financial Services department is offering an informal presentation and question & answer session on student loan repayment.  The presentation will include information on the different types of Income-Based Repayment and Loan Forgiveness. 

Deans' Conversations
Friday July 26th and August 9th, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Scales Living Room
The deans' conversations are an opportunity for SSW community members to meet with Dean Jacobs and Associate Deans Miller and Rodriguez Martin regarding any community issues of interest.

SSW Black in Latin America: Haiti & DR
Friday, July 26th, from 7-9 p.m., Seelye Hall 201
Council for Students of Color presents the third of four screenings from Henry Louis Gates' PBS series Black in Latin America.
"In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves's hard fight for liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte's French Empire became a double-edged sword." Film will screen from 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by discussion moderated by Professor Yoosun Park.

Shabbat Dinner
Friday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m., Location TBD
The Jewish Student Group invites you/your friends/family to join us for Shabbat Dinner. The JSG actively embraces a full spectrum of Jewish experiences and identities, from religion to culture to ethnicity to not being sure what it means to be Jewish. Everyone, regardless of your Jewish affiliation or not, is invited to come and to bring a vegetarian/dairy potluck item to share! To be inclusive of people with traditional practices, this event will be electronic (i.e. phone and computer) free. RSVP to Ariel: aschneider@smith.edu.

Film Screening! Central Park Five
Friday, July 26th and Tuesday, July 30th, 7 p.m., Seelye 110
Race and the Criminal Justice System: The Central Park Five - A Panel Discussion and Dialogue
Thursday, August 1st, 6 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium
Sarah Burns creator and co-director of the Central Park Five documentary and Raymond Santana, one of the exonerated members of the Central Park Five, will explore the impact of the case before and after their exoneration in 2002. Sponsored by the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA). This is event is made possible by the generation donations and collaborations with Council for Students of Color, LGBT Alliance, Jewish Student Alliance, Disability Awareness Group, SWAA, and Men at Smith.

Summer Lecture Series
Monday, July 29th, 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall
Women in the Military: Rewards and Challenges
Kathryn Basham, M.S.W., Ph.D.
For details, click here.

For more information on upcoming lectures go to Summer Lecture Series page.

Jewish Dialogue Group
Tuesday, July 30th, 6:45-9 p.m. Location TBD
Would you like to have a constructive, respectful conversation with fellow Jews whose perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are different from yours-without arguing or debating? Are you interested in talking about your experiences, feelings, convictions, and questions in a supportive environment that promotes reflection and mutual learning? The program will be will be led by experienced facilitators from the Jewish Dialogue Group, an independent, non-partisan organization that works to foster constructive dialogue within Jewish communities about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other difficult issues. Space is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Sonia at: salexander@smith.edu

What about Representative Leadership?
August 9th, 3:45 p.m., Seelye 110
This dialogue supported by Alliance, Council, Disability Awareness Group, and SWAA will provide a space for students to discuss their reactions and thoughts about representative leadership in Social Justice, Social Service Agencies, and here at Smith in response to the August 5th Summer Lecture Series.

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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICES

Summer Information Webpage
Get all of the information you need for summer: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/sswinfo13

Planning an Event?
Important news!
There is a *NEW* policy and procedure for requesting event space reservations. You will find the information on the Summer Information page, under "Planning An Event":

Please be sure to read ALL of the information very carefully! Contact Maddy Neely at mneely@smith.edu or x7983 if you have any questions or concerns.

Term 2 Add/Drop
All Students: Add/drop for Term 2 until Friday, July 19th, at 10:30 a.m. Forms can be found outside Lilly 110 and should be submitted to the Office of Academic Support Services by the deadline.

Graduation Tickets
Graduation tickets for graduates and others who would like to purchase them can be picked up or purchased in the main office of Lilly Hall, Room 101, after July 12, 2013. Hours for pick-up or purchase are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note: additional tickets may only be purchased by check, and we regret that there can be no refunds once tickets are purchased.

Interfaith Pastoral Care
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Dewey Common RoomMatilda Cantwell
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has developed an exciting collaboration with the School for
Social Work. Given the significant personal stressors that co-exist with SSW's academic rigor and training,
we are now offering spiritual services and expanded resources as part of student life. The intent is to help students maintain methods of self-care and "meaning making" while developing as a professional helper to others. For more information, click on "Letter of Introduction to the SSW/Center for Religious Life and Spirituality Collaboration," and "Why Might I seek Interfaith Pastoral Care while at the SSW?," or visit our website at www.smith.edu/religiouslife. Download the flyer here!

Office of Disability Services - Van Update
Do you know about the Access Van? It is a transportation service for members of the Smith Community who have mobility disabilities. The Access Van operates from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday while SSW classes are in session. Please call (413) 695-0065 and leave a message with the date and time you need a ride, your location, and your phone number. The driver will get back to you as soon as possible. Same day requests may not be filled depending on the schedule. Off Campus rides must be approved by the Office of Disability Services. If you have any questions, you can also call the Office of Disability Services at (413) 585-2071.

Alternative Way to Back Up Your Files
You already know that hard drives can fail, so it's essential to back up all your important files to an alternate location. You know that you can use a jump drive or cloud storage (Box or Google Drive) for this purpose, but did you also know that every Smith student has dedicated space on a Smith network server for storing their personal files? This personal storage space is called your network drive; it may also be called your H: drive on a Windows computer or your Home Directory on a Mac. Click here for more information.
Questions? Call the User Support Center at x4487.

Do you have questions about students loans? Tuition payments? Financial Aid?
Student Financial Services has office hours from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri and 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday.  Our knowledgeable front office staff will be happy to help you. They can also schedule an appointment (in person or via the phone) with a Director either at your request or if they believe your questions/concerns require more in-depth time and attention than they are able to provide. If you would like to see a Director, our drop-in hours are Tues and Fri 10:00 a.m.-noon and Wed 2-4 p.m.  Or as mentioned above, you are also able to pre-schedule a half-hour appointment with a Director. We ask that you call our office if you would like to schedule an appointment as appointment slots vary and can be filled quickly. We are located in 106 College Hall. Our office phone number is 585-2530 and our email address is sswfa@smith.edu.  

All Students: Changes To Student Health Insurance Plan
PLEASE NOTE the following changes related to the Health Insurance plan for the academic year coverage period: In order to ensure compliance with Massachusetts’ mandate on health insurance coverage for all full-time students (G.L. c.15A, 18) all SSW students will now be automatically enrolled and billed for the health insurance plan effective June 24, 2013. Those who have separate coverage must provide the School with the name and address of their insurance company, policy number and a copy of the policy for verification; the website to provide this information and waive will be open on 7/1/13 and will close on 8/4/13. Those who wish to be enrolled in the SSW Health Insurance Plan will not be required to do anything else. Further information will be sent to you via email and distributed into your student mailboxes. All students will see the health insurance charge on their June bill. If you waive the plan, the fee will be reversed. While the on-line decision process to accept or waive the insurance opens on 7/1/13 and must be submitted by 8/4/13, we highly recommend that you complete the form by 7/22/13 in order to avoid late fees if waiving, and/or receive your insurance card in a timely manner if enrolling.

Anti-Racism Consultation Committee
The Anti-Racism Consultation Committee is comprised of elected student representatives, administration and faculty (including Adjunct faculty). The Committee has two functions. One role of the committee is to keep track of and record the School's anti-racism initiatives as well as to proactively plan next steps to further the anti-racism mission statement of the School. Secondly, the committee serves in a consultative capacity to anyone in the SCSSW community who chooses to address an issue related to race. The committee has no formal or disciplinary power yet makes recommendations to the Dean, as appropriate. Any member of the SSW community may consult with any member of the ARCC. All consultations are confidential.
Current membership:
Joyce Everett, Faculty Representative, 
Irene Rodriguez Martin, Administrative Representative
Josh Miller, Associate Dean, Chair
Fred Newdom, Adjunct Faculty Representative
Kaitlin Smith A14, Second-Year Student Representative
Doreen Underdue, Support Staff Representative
Rani Varghese, Alumni Representative
Andrea Yoshida, A13, Third-summer Student Representative

Counseling Services for SSW Students
This summer, the School will offer limited counseling services for students. The services will be focused on brief counseling on issues affecting educational performance as well as further assessment and referral when needed. Students will be limited to three sessions. For more information, click here.

Dining Questions
Find answers to your questions about dining services on the "Dining FAQs

The Writing Center Requests:  Please Cancel Appointments You Cannot Keep
Dear SSW Writers -
If you need to cancel your individual appointments with either of us (Debra Carney or Peter Sapira), please email or phone us to let us know. (Or, stop by Seelye 307 and white-out your name on the appointment calendars.)  This will open up appointment times for other writers.  Thank you!

Story Project Community Blog
The Smith SSW Story Project community blog is open for submissions.  The Story Project blog is a space where all SSW students, faculty, and staff are invited to share stories of their various sociocultural identities, with particular emphasis on honoring narratives of race and racism.  Stories can be submitted anonymously, and you are welcome to share your story through narrative, poetry, or video. To participate, and to read others’ stories, visit:http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/sswstoryproject.Log in with username: sswstories/password: storyproject

Brag A Little!
Have you received an award? A fellowship? Recognition for your dedication? We want to share the great news! Send us the details of your award so that we can spread the news and join in your celebration...don't be shy! Email us at deanasst@smith.edu.

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THESIS INFORMATION

Information to Thesis Students Re: Thesis Award Nominations
The purpose of this announcement is to inform students that the School for Social Work Research Sequence is asking research advisors to nominate student theses for the Eleanor Clark Thesis Prize and the Amith Ben-David Memorial Thesis Prize. The request for nominations was sent to research advisors the week of July 1, 2013. The Eleanor Clark Thesis Prize is awarded annually for a current Master's thesis advancing any of Miss Clark's several interests, which include: (a) innovations in service deriving from knowledge about human functioning and the social environment, (b) creative attention to social needs, especially in medical or psychiatric settings, and (c) the education of professional social workers. The Amith Ben-David thesis award is to recognize excellence in cross cultural family practice and theory. This award is about advancing Amith Ben-David's passions in the field of family therapy and will be awarded annually for Master's Thesis that advances her interests. Preferences will be given to theses that incorporate ideas from a postmodern perspective and/or those that are theoretical in nature.

Please Attend the Class of 2013 Poster Session
Monday, July 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Scales House Living Room
All are invited to attend the Smith College School for Social Work Class Of 2013 Thesis Poster Session.
Come and view students' poster displays of their thesis project. See and hear about students' current research on a variety of Social Work related issues.
Presenters include: Kelly Boyd, Davina Callahan, Maria Curtin-McKenna, Molly Desloge, Rabi'ah Jamar, Emily Lusenhop, Brianna Meehan, Jonathan Mitchelmore, Ruth Muellejans, Julia St. George, Emily Tate, Marja Walthall, Katherine Wiscomb, Elizabeth Wolfe and possibly more.

To the Class of 2015: First Year Thesis Orientation
Tuesday, July 23rd, 1-1:30 p.m., Scales House Living Room
Dr. Jean LaTerz, Thesis Coordinator, will moderate the First Year Thesis Orientation. Dr. LaTerz will give an overview of the thesis project and advising process. Time for questions and answers will follow.

To the Class of 2014: Theoretical Thesis Orientation and Colloquium
Tuesday, July 23rd, 7-8:30 p.m., Scales House Living Room
Student volunteers Wes Rutter, Lydia Borg and Andrea Mize from the Class of 2013 will present to the second year class their theoretical theses. This will be followed by a discussion of the format and process for Theoretical Theses.

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GENERAL NOTICES

NASW Information
Link for Download NASW

Carrel Sign-Up at Neilson Library
Carrel sign-up for SSW students is at the Circulation desk in Neilson Library. If you would like to rent a carrel, please remember to bring your OneCard. Carrels can only be reserved in person, and you may only sign up for your own carrel. After the initial sign-up, students who could not attend may ask at the Circulation desk if there are still carrels available to rent. If there are carrels available, the Circulation staff will continue to rent these out to students until there is no longer any availability. If you have any questions, please call the Neilson Library Circulation desk at (413) 585-2910.

NASW Social Work Licensing Prep Course
The Massachusetts chapter of NASW is again offering a one-day social work licensing test preparation course for students who will soon be taking their LCSW exam. The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Seelye Hall, Room 106. It is an excellent review of materials and questions for the exam. The fee is $100 for NASW members and $155 for non-members. The licensing exam is the same for all 50 states, so you do not need to be a Massachusetts resident to benefit for this review. To register and for more information, visit: http://naswma.org/cde.cfm?event=390190. Questions? Contact Jeff Schrenzel, Western Massachusetts Coordinator for NASW, at jschrenz@wne.edu.

Looking for new leadership - Jewish Student Group
The Jewish Student Group is looking for first summer students to join the leadership team! All relationships to Judaism are welcome. The leadership meets weekly, plans events, and thinks about what the Jewish presence on campus will look like. If this sounds interesting to you, please be in touch!
ArielSchneider: aschneider@smith.edu and Sonia Alexander: salexander@smith.edu

Lost & Found Bin Hours
There will be a Lost and Found Bin located in the Lilly's Main Office Supply Closet, Room 101. The hours available to retrieve lost items are from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

Public Phone Locations
Smith College SSW Public Phones are located on the first floor of Seelye Hall and on the first floor of College Hall.

Local Summer Camps, Programs, and Day Cares

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EVENTS/SESSIONS

Post Resident Graduate Student Working Group
Now through Wednesday, August 14th, 2-3:30 p.m., Location TBD
The purpose of this event is to provide post residency SSW students a working space to obtain support, obtain additional skills and resources to complete their thesis by May 2014 and graduate on August 2014. This first meeting will further discuss the purpose of the group, expectation and needs, and share skills building events in progress, Q&A. Please bring your planner, in order to finalize weekly or biweekly meetings through the summer. For further information: Please contact Penelope Williams at pwilliam@smith.edu

School for Social Work Career Fair
Monday, July 15th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center
All SSW students are invited and encouraged to attend the Lazarus Center for Career Development's annual career fair featuring employers interviewing for full-time positions. Employers from 20 organizations throughout New England and New York will be there to discuss job opportunities, plus SSW alumni from a variety of backgrounds will be available to network over light refreshments. For more information, go to: http://www.smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_ssw.php

Vigil For Restortative Justice in The Wake of Trayvon Martin Verdict
Tuesday, July 16th, 7 p.m., Campus Center Steps
All Welcome! Please feel free to bring short readings, musical offerings as we mourn the victory of an unjust law and look forward to a renewed commitment to ending racial, cultural and ethnoreligious profiling of all kinds, and demanding changes to the US Justice system/ Questions contact Reverend Matilda Cantwell, mcantwel@smith.edu. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the School for Social Work "Spirituality in Action" Program.

Faculty Wine and Cheese
Wednesday July 17th, and Monday July 22nd, 5:00-7:00 p.m., King Living Room

Deanship Celebration Event
There will be one more event in July as part of the Deanship Celebration Events. You can find the information on the SSW website: http://smith.edu/ssw/summer_info_dean_events.php

Please Attend the Class of 2013 Poster Session
Monday, July 22nd, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Scales House Living Room
All are invited to attend the Smith College School for Social Work Class Of 2013 Thesis Poster Session.  Come and view students' poster displays of their thesis project. See and hear about students' current research on a variety of Social Work related issues. Presenters include: Kelly Boyd, Davina Callahan, Maria Curtin-McKenna, Molly Desloge, Rabi'ah Jamar, Emily Lusenhop, Brianna Meehan, Jonathan Mitchelmore, Ruth Muellejans, Julia St. George, Emily Tate, Marja Walthall, Katherine Wiscomb, Elizabeth Wolfe and possibly more.  Hope to see you there.

Grief and Bereavement Sessions
The remaining sessions will be held on Thursday, July 25th, and Tuesday, August 6th, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in King house lower level room.
We are offering a grief and bereavement support group for students who have suffered major losses of family and friends in the recent past, which will be facilitated by Angela Bardawil. The meetings are confidential.

Deans' Conversations
Friday July 26th and August 9th, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Scales Living Room
The deans' conversations are an opportunity for SSW community members to meet with Dean Jacobs and Associate Deans Miller and Rodriguez Martin regarding any community issues of interest.

Black in Latin America
Haiti and DR: Friday, July 26th, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Seelye 201
Cuba: Friday, August 2nd, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Seelye 201

Film Screening! Central Park Five
Friday, July 26th and Tuesday, July 30th, 7 p.m., Seelye 110
Race and the Criminal Justice System: The Central Park Five - A Panel Discussion and Dialogue
Thursday, August 1st, 6 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium
Sarah Burns creator and co-director of the Central Park Five documentary and Raymond Santana, one of the exonerated members of the Central Park Five, will explore the impact of the case before and after their exoneration in 2002. Sponsored by the Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA). This is event is made possible by the generation donations and collaborations with Council for Students of Color, LGBT Alliance, Jewish Student Alliance, Disability Awareness Group, SWAA, and Men at Smith.

Shabbat Dinner
Friday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m., Location TBD.
The Jewish Student Group invites you/your friends/family to join us for Shabbat Dinner. The JSG actively embraces a full spectrum of Jewish experiences and identities, from religion to culture to ethnicity to not being sure what it means to be Jewish. Everyone, regardless of your Jewish affiliation or not, is invited to come and to bring a vegetarian/dairy potluck item to share! To be inclusive of people with traditional practices, this event will be electronic (i.e. phone and computer) free. RSVP to Ariel: aschneider@smith.edu.

Jewish Dialogue Group
Tuesday, July 30th, 6:45-9 p.m. Location TBD.
Would you like to have a constructive, respectful conversation with fellow Jews whose perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are different from yours - without arguing or debating? Are you interested in talking about your experiences, feelings, convictions, and questions in a supportive environment that promotes reflection and mutual learning?
The program will be will be led by experienced facilitators from the Jewish Dialogue Group, an independent, non-partisan organization that works to foster constructive dialogue within Jewish communities about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other difficult issues. SPACE IS LIMITED -- please RSVP as soon as possible to Sonia at: salexander@smith.edu

Free Yoga Classes
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. & Thursdays 4-5 p.m. in Studio 151 at the Scott gym.
Free yoga class open to the SSW community.

Meditation Sessions
Join us for student-led silent and guided meditation sessions organized through the Holistic Healing and Meditation Group! Sits will be held weekly on:

  • Mondays, 12:40-1:10 p.m.
  • Mondays, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 1-1:30 p.m.

Summer Lecture Series
The Smith College School for Social Work is pleased again to offer its lively and informative summer lecture series to area professionals, students, and alumni. All lectures take place in the Weinstein Auditorium, located in Wright Hall on the Smith College campus. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
To read more, click here.

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MEETINGS

Check the SSW events calendar for all regularly schedule weekly events.

Weekly Meetings

Student Org Executive Committee
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Study Room
Group description

SSW Disability Awareness Group
Mondays, June 24th, 12:40-1:25 p.m., Scales Living Room.
Group description

Students of Color E Board
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scales Study Room

Anti-Racism Task Force
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., King Study Room EXCEPT July 23rd and July 30th when they will meet in the King Living Room.
http://www.smith.edu/ssw/about_antiracism_taskforce.php

Doctoral Student Org (DSO) Meetings
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Lilly Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Gender and Sexuality Alliance General Meeting
Tuesdays, 5:45- 6:45 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description

Pedagogy and Diversity
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Seelye 101

Student Org General Meetings
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description

Council for Students of Color Meetings
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description

SSW Unlearning Racism
Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., King House Study

SSW Men's Group
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., King House Study.
Group description

Curriculum Committee Meetings
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room

Spanish Speaking Clinicians
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., basement of the Student Center
English group description; Spanish group description

SWAA Meetings
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., King Living Room
Group description

Gender & Sexuality Alliance Task Force Meetings
Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Scales Living Room
Group description

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WORKSHOPS AND COLLOQUIA

WORKSHOPS
Surviving Your Thesis:  A Strategies Workshop for Second Year Students
Wednesday July 17th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Seelye 307 - Jacobson Center
This workshop will provide second year students with helpful tips for writing their theses. The format will be an informal discussion of successful strategies as well as a question and answer period. Participants need only attend one session. To register for the workshop, just add you name to the sign-up sheet in the entryway to Seelye 307. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Working with Sexual Minority Youth
Thursday, July 18th, 7 p.m., Seelye 106
A workshop with Robin McHaelen, Director of True Colors - Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, a non-profit agency based in CT. Sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Alliance. Download the flyer here!

Writing Clearly and Concisely
Tuesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 25th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Seelye 307 - Jacobson Center.
This two-session workshop will focus on editing techniques for making social work writing more powerful and effective.  Included will be discussion of active and passive voice, sexist language and word choice. Participants should try to attend both sessions. To register for the workshop, just add you name to the sign-up sheet in the entryway to Seelye 307. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Job Interview Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, July 23rd, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales House Lower Level Meeting Room.
All SSW students are invited to an informal workshop given by the Lazarus Center for Career Development on job interview skills for social workers. No advance sign-up is needed, and feel free to bring your lunch.

Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Workshop 
Thursday, July 25th, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Scales Living Room.
The Student Financial Services department is offering an informal presentation and question & answer session on student loan repayment. The presentation will include information on the different types of Income-Based Repayment and Loan Forgiveness. 

COLLOQUIA
Stuff White People Say: Motivations and Barriers to White Antiracism Work
Wednesday, July 17th, 6:45-8:30 p.m., Seelye 101
A colloquium of three theses that examined White participants' response to racism and how they enter and engage in anti-racism work. Trina Zahller, Liz Hammond and Bronwyn Shiffer will present their work, and Fred Newdom will moderate the event. The presenters: Trina Zahller: An Investigation of Racism and its Emotional Costs: How Mindfulness and Perceptions of Control Shape Race-Related Beliefs and Behavior. Liz Hammond: Racially Aware Supervision: Examining how White Mental Health Clinicians Address Cultural Competency with their White Supervisors. Bronwyn Shiffer: An Exploratory Study of Motivations of White People Engaged in Antiracism Work.

Technology Colloquium
Wednesday, July 24th, 7-8:30 .pm., Seelye Hall 106
Marissa Zanno and Dave Sullivan will be disseminating their theses related to technology. The event will be moderated by Idene Rodirugez Martin. Please join them to find out more about how technology may influence your clinical work. Marissa's title: Factors Associated with Young Adult Use of Facebook for Emotional Support. Dave's tile: Are you my Motherboard? The Effects of Technology on the Parent-Child Relationship.

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Note:
The Bulletin will remain in place as the main vehicle for important reminders from the School. These additional channels will provide opportunities for our community to stay connected and engaged throughout the year.