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Evolving Menu: The Future of Dining at Smith Evolving Menu: The Future of Dining at Smith
“Food is a form of fellowship. It’s a way for students to connect,” says Ryenne Carpenter ’19, former chair of the House Presidents' Association. Find out what else Smith’s Residential Experience Working Group learned about students' living and dining expectations during the course of its review of the residential experience.
Climate Change, Food Justice and Immigration Introducing Geothermal Technology to Smith Invest in Excellence: The December Giving Challenge
Climate Change, Food Justice and Immigration Introducing Geothermal Technology to Smith Invest in Excellence: The December Giving Challenge
Gabriella Della Croce ’11 and Andrea Schmid ’17 are co-directors of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC), a collective that seeks to improve the lives of immigrant workers in western Massachusetts. Last summer, the PVWC started a farm co-op. Learn about the significance of the farm and how the PVWC's work intersects with immigration, climate change and food justice. The initial phase of a pilot project to install a geothermal exchange system began in September, with a large drill rig boring a 1,000-foot-deep vertical hole near the Field House. Geothermal technology works by harnessing the stable temperatures found below the Earth’s surface. Faculty and students are using this first phase to study the sediment and groundwater beneath the campus. During the month of December, The Smith Fund is raising money to increase scholarship aid for Smith students. A generous member of the class of 1963 will give $25,000 to Smith if 1,500 alums, parents and friends make donations of any size during the month of December, making it a great time to give. Remember, every dollar you give helps meet the needs of current Smithies.
Watch Christmas Vespers Live on Facebook
Christmas Vespers, an annual tradition at Smith, tells the story of Advent through music and readings, and is a time when Smith College and the surrounding community come together in the spirit of the holiday season. Vespers, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall. The 4 p.m. EST performance will be streamed live on the Smith College Facebook page.
Sign Up for Power Up: A Summit for Smith College Women in Business
Nearly 20 high-level executives and business leaders are on tap to share their stories and advice during Power Up, a business summit exclusive to Smith alumnae that will bring together alumnae entrepreneurs, CEOs and strategists for an incredible day and a half of discussions, workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. Power Up takes place April 23–24, 2020, in New York City. Space is limited, so register today.
Smith Career Opportunity: Executive Director for the Alumnae Association
The Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations and Development is conducting a search for an executive director for the Alumnae Association of Smith College and regional networks. Duties include serving as a member of the advancement senior management team, overseeing strategy and program development for connecting Smith graduates to the college and regional and global alumnae networks, and providing executive-level administrative guidance and strategic support to the board of directors of the Alumnae Association of Smith College.  
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
KOREA HERALD: President Kathleen McCartney: Why women’s colleges matter
INSIDE HIGHER ED: Danielle Carr Ramdath: Recognizing the shortcomings of resilience
BBC: Prof. James Lowenthal: ‘Whose sky is it?‘
BUSTLE: National Poet Laureate Kara Jackson ’23: Changing the way we look at poetry
AHVAL: Prof. Steven Heydemann: Little level of change in ISIS violence after Operation Peace Spring
BLOOMBERG: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: A new stadium in Inglewood?
ONLY IN YOUR STATE: Only in Your State: The Smith Botanic Garden
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