Welcome to our Staff Council bulletin board. In addition to the e-mail/print version of the Chronicle that you will receive once a semester, you'll be able to read the latest staff news here, including:
- Staff Questions, Answered
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Important Staff Updates
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2014 All Employee Picnic
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Reduced-price theatre tickets available for staff
Staff Art Exhibition Extended Through June 15
'Creative Colleagues: An Exhibition by Smith College Libraries Staff' is in honor of Mimi Lempart's retirement. The exhibit includes watercolors, photographs, poetry, videos, knitting, quilting, pottery, and more, all by members of the Smith College Libraries staff. Many of the items on display are the result of collaborations among work colleagues. Read more at http://www.smith.edu/news/creative-colleagues-collaborate-on-art/.
Staff Council Elects 10 Members to New Terms
This year, more than 200 staff members voted to elect 10 colleagues to the Smith College Staff Council. Serving two-year terms beginning June 1 are: Tamra Bates, Sandra Blaney, Carla Cooke, Sid Dalby, Carol Kelly, Steven Monteiro, Halley Ofner, Avril Russell, Rachel Vachula, and Becca Washut. Thanks to all who voted!
May "Where am I?" Contest
Can you identify this spot (photo, left) on the Smith campus? Let us know at email@example.com. We'll reveal the answer and a winner (chosen at random from all correct responses) right here on the Staff Council bulletin board by June 15.
QUESTION: Whom do I call if maintenance outside a building is needed?
QUESTION: Is there a Smith staff discount for Enterprise?
YES! The online code is: L480303. If the code does not work, you can call Enterprise directly, tell them you are a Smith College employee, and the discount will be applied.
QUESTION: Where is the discount page for Smith employees?
We are currently in discussions regarding who should maintain the list of discounts available for Smith employees (Human Resources or Staff Council) and hope to have this resolved by the end of the summer. Since the site had not been updated in several years and many businesses listed no longer existed, the decision was made to take down the page.
"Where am I?" March Answer Revealed
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first "Where am I?" contest of the spring. Congratulations to Nicole Sibley of the Smith Fund, who correctly guessed that the foot in our photo belonged to the Man in Abstract Suit sculpture in the Smith College Museum of Art atrium.
Stay tuned: We'll be posting another "Where am I?" photo later this week. Send in an answer and you'll have a chance to win a prize from Staff Council.
2014 All-Employee Picnic DATE CHANGED to July 9
Please note that this year's All-Employee Picnic has been rescheduled from June 18 to July 9.
The picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime you can look forward to the same delicious food provided by Dining Services, same convenient location, same fun time with your colleagues, and maybe something a little different this year to mix it up. Be sure to look for more information in the coming weeks.
"To do what you love and get an award for it is the tops!"
Catherine Aguilar '15, Vice Presient of the Student Government Association and Chair of the Senate had a few wonderful words for staff and this year's 2014 Rally Day celebration and Gavel Award presentation:
"We are so fortunate to have staff members who genuinely care about our Smithies, and they are so dedicated. So to all the Smith staff members, know that your hard work is very much appreciated and does not go unnoticed."
Reese Julian, Circulation Manager at Neilson Library and 2014 Gavel Award recipient.
Scott Grabowski, Residential Custodian and 2014 Gavel Award recipient.
To watch the awards, follow this link and fast forward to minute 11:01.