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Week of april 7, 2014

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: 4/17

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
To Be Issued On
April 17
April 21
May 1
May 5
May 22
May 27

Please note: The Bulletin will now be issued on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.


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Important Reminder about Smith Wireless Network
A reminder that the college has changed its policies regarding use of the Smith wireless network on campus and has issued the following notification:

If your computer is currently running Windows XP, please note that Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system in early April 2014. Due to the significant security risks associated with this change, any computer running Windows XP after March 31st will be blocked from the Smith network and unable to access the internet on campus. To continue accessing the network after that date, you must upgrade to a supported version of Windows (i.e., Vista, 7, or 8).

The Lazarus Center for Career Development
Lazarus Center services are available to all School for Social Work students throughout the year, during summer session, and after graduation. For more information click here!

  • Individual advising appointments - Please call 413-585-2582 to set up an in-person or phone appointment to discuss any aspect of your job search.
  • Our online guides on resumes and cover letters; networking and job search; and interviewing are suggested background reading before an individual appointment. Lunch-time workshops are offered on these topics during the summer.
  • Practice your interview skills during a one-hour appointment with a career advisor. You don't need to have an interview scheduled to take advantage of this service.
  • Job listings received by the Center may be found in E-Access. Enter with your 99#.
  • Networking is an important component of anyone's job search. Consult the Center for access to the Alumnae Association of Smith College online directory.
  • Annual SSW Career Fair - Details are on the Career Fairs page.

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Academic Support & Registrar Services

Course Add Period 
Third-summer students may add electives to their Summer 2014 schedule via BannerWeb - up to 5 electives per term - starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The system will close on Wednesday, April 16, at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

2013 Moodle Courses
This is a reminder that last summer's courses will be deactivated in Moodle at the end of the third week of April. Please plan accordingly.

2014 Courses Linked to Moodle
Your Summer 2014 courses will be linked to Moodle around the second week in May.

Renting textbooks
Many of your textbooks can be rented! Rentals are due back on the Monday after Commencement day, August 18, 2014. Check the Grecourt Bookshop website at School for Social Work textbooks will start being listed in May.

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Graduate Enrollment

Reaching for Excellence Nominations Now Open! Nominate by May 15!
Endowed by the Maconda Brown O'Connor Future Leadership Scholarship, Smith College SSW invites nominations for a weekend full of courses and lectures designed to challenge and stretch Bachelor-level human service workers -- and to inspire them to consider graduate education!

The next Reaching for Excellence weekend is:
September 11-13, 2014.

By nominating someone you know, you help Smith:

Invest in the best;
Nurture commitment to the profession;
Develop professional leadership capacity;
Encourage aspirations toward an M.S.W. degree.

For more information on the program and to make a nomination, visit:

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Student Financial Services



Thesis Deadlines For April
Reminder of the April 15th Deadline for:

  • Students who are doing empirical projects, please submit quantitative data to Marjorie Postal (include codebook, instruments and database) on or before this date.
  • Those completing qualitative projects all data should be transcribed, organized and analyzed in preparation for completion of the findings chapter.
  • Theoretical projects, submit a completed, substantive second theory chapter.

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Cash Awards for Clinical Paper
You have the opportunity to earn $2,000 for a winning clinical paper and $1,000 for the school!
The 16th annual Holm Awards competition, sponsored by the American Clinical Social Work Association, is open for submissions.

Loan Forgiveness Program
The NASW has created a Loan Forgiveness FAQ page in an effort to help members navigate the student loan repayment options in Massachusetts and to offer assistance in answering commonly asked questions. Read more here!

Graduate Student Scholarship
A graduate level scholarship is available for students specializing in children and family issues. For more information, click here!

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Events and Sessions

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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.