Earlham College News The latest news from Earlham College in Richmond, IN Copyright 2014, Earlham College http://www.earlham.edu/news/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Changes proposed to EC's experiential agriculture program Earlham College announced a proposal on Monday to move the Miller Farm experiential agriculture program to south campus where a redesigned farm can be built specifically to support small-scale agriculture and expanded academic opportunities for students. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20198&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20198&r=14619 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Student research highlighted at annual conference Maddie Fega ’14 received a grant to help her learn about the slower, friendlier pace that she has grown to appreciate in Richmond. The grant funded research for her presentation “Places of the Average People: Southern Regionalism as Determined through Experience, Practice and Perception in Richmond.” She will present during Earlham’s 5th Annual Research Conference (ARC), which runs Monday, April 14, 4:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, April 16, 1- 2:15 p.m. in Bolling Center. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20148&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20148&r=14619 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alumnus' groundbreaking Alzheimer's research Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research led by Dr. Howard Federoff ’74 is providing new answers for how to detect and improve treatment of the cognitive disease. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20149&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20149&r=14619 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Cinematic Portraits of Africa Gerald Sowah ’14 and Cephas Toninga ’14 want to dispel myths and misconceptions about Africa. The two are teaching a seven-week, one-credit film and discussion class called Cinematic Portraits of Africa. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20046&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20046&r=14619 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Active learning techniques Professor of Biology Amy Mulnix and Elly Vandegrift ‘97 have developed a workshop on six features of research-supported active learning techniques for improving teaching in science. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20023&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20023&r=14619 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Brytnie Jones Brytnie Jones ’17 wants Earlham to help her reach out to a larger number of readers. As a member of the "Young Voices" Panel of the Northwest Indiana Times newspaper, Jones has a column published every other month. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19820&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19820&r=14619 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Acting Company returns New York City’s The Acting Company will perform both “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at Earlham College on April 4 and 5, respectively. The award-winning company will also conduct workshops for students and join a community-wide discussion that is planned for the upcoming Richmond Shakespeare Festival. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19873&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19873&r=14619 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Curriculum changes An exciting new intentionally focused curriculum at Earlham College is ensuring that all students navigate their academic pursuits while receiving effective training for post-graduate success. Beginning this fall, incoming students will have the opportunity to experience a new core curriculum in the liberal arts that includes discussion-based first-year seminars, writing- and research-intensive seminars, and at least one out-of-the-classroom immersive experience before they graduate. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19862&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19862&r=14619 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Davis Peace Project to address homophobic barriers Marcos Ramos ’14 and Kavi Ramburn ’14 are winners of a Davis Project for Peace, which grants $10,000 awards for international humanitarian projects initiated by college students. Their project is entitled “Navigating Discourses of Sexuality: Resistance to Homophobia in Brazil.” http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19819&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19819&r=14619 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT 3 Earlham students earn Watson Fellowships Three Earlham College students of “unusual promise” have been awarded $28,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for one year of post-graduation independent study and international travel, a feat matched by just one other institution nationwide. Basil Farraj, Maggie Jesme and Cheyenne Stewart will study alternative Palestinian identity, the incorporation of traditional medicine in post-conflict societies, and birth justice in the Americas, respectively. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19783&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19783&r=14619 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Visiting professor strengthens link between Earlham and Waseda Takako Takano, a professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, visited Earlham for three weeks as part of Earlham’s Japan Study professional development program for Waseda faculty and administrators. In a sense, the visit completed a circle that began in 1983-84 when Takano spent a year at DePauw University as an undergraduate exchange student through the same Japan Study exchange program. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19808&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19808&r=14619 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Comic books for literacy Two Earlham students use superhero powers to battle for literacy. Every Wednesday afternoon 15-20 students at the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) Jeffers Unit are excited to read during Abby Yeagle ’14 and Shannon Herbert's ’14 Comic Book Club http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19687&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19687&r=14619 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Del Harris to receive 'Wooden' award Former Earlham College men’s basketball coach Del Harris will be recognized during the 2014 NCAA basketball Final Four weekend for leadership and courage throughout his career. Harris is the recipient of this year’s Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award, which is named for the late John Wooden, who won an unprecedented 10 championships in 12 years as coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19679&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19679&r=14619 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hands-on library career exploration With the Kenlee Ray Library and Archives Fellows program, Earlham’s library is once again leading the way. Each spring two students are selected for the fellowship program, which combines a 135-hour practicum, a one-credit tutorial, and upon completion, a $1,500 stipend less taxes. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19671&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19671&r=14619 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Intel selects EC for newest technology Earlham is one of three institutions nationwide selected by Intel to receive its newest microcontroller Galileo to develop disaster response and recovery technologies. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19629&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19629&r=14619 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Munich Brain Course Yim Rodriguez ’14 will represent Earlham College at the Munich Brain Course this spring as one of just 10 international students accepted on full scholarship. The weeklong course begins March 24 at Ludwig Maximilian University-Munich’s Institute of Anatomy. LMU’s Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences is funding the scholarship, which is worth about $2,750. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19513&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19513&r=14619 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham's International Studies named a favorite by NerdScholar NerdWallet, a financial literacy website, has included Earlham College on its list of five “favorite” International Studies programs across the country. Highlighting the College’s unique student body that represents nearly 80 countries, NerdWallet says Earlhamites are distinguished by their knowledge of “what drives and motivates other cultures.” http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19464&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19464&r=14619 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hoi Polloi reissue When sleeping bags and blankets adorned the music stands in the Hancock Room for a week in 1972, the Earlham group making and recording the now fabled Hoi’ Polloi album could not have predicted the events leading to the album’s recent reissue. The quality of both the music and its recording, however, wouldn’t allow the story to go untold. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19432&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19432&r=14619 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT HCAC All-Academic Fall Team Earlham men's soccer goalie Sam Embry '14 is one of 15 Earlhamites named recently to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference fall-sport team, for having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19394&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19394&r=14619 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Intergalactic Nemesis Book 2 The next chapter of the live-action graphic novel the Intergalactic Nemesis will be performed at Earlham College’s Goddard Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Intergalactic Nemesis Book 2: Robot Planet Rising is a deep-space rescue mission set in the 1930s that is suited for all ages. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19362&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=19362&r=14619 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT