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May Term in Japan 2015 Information Sessions

There will be information sessions for the May Term in Japan 2015 on Friday, September 26, and Friday, October 3, both at 4:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 212. The program is titled, "Understanding the Hopes of the Ainu in Japan." Learn the culture, traditions and language of the Ainu — an indigenous people of Japan. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) by October 15, 2014. For more information, contact Akiko Kakutani at <akikok@earlham.edu> or Yasumi Kuriya at <kuriyya@earlham.edu>.


Tango Dancers Needed

The Office of Events and Operations is looking for dancers who would be interested in performing a tango as part of the Artist and Lecture Series "QuinTango Concert" on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Goddard Auditorium. During the last week of October, the choreographer Carina from QuinTango will be on campus to work on the choreography for the number. Interested dancers are to contact Lynn Knight in the Events and Operations Office at extension 1294 or <knighly@earlham.edu>.


Open Hours for Students with Susan Lee

Students can meet with Susan Lee, Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Diversity and Inclusion, during open (walk-in, no appointment needed) hours on Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Open hours will begin on Wednesday, September 24 and run through December 10, 2014. There will not be open hours on November 26 — the day before Thanksgiving.


Peer Educator Training

Students, if you are looking to become a respected resource for your peers and gain some practical experience for your resume, then consider becoming a Peer Educator. Peers Educators at Earlham give dorm talks and group presentations on HIV and STDs. Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 1. The cost is $50, and some scholarships are available. Applications due by Wednesday, October 15. A maximum of 10-12 applicants will be chosen. Email Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu> for an application or if you have any questions about the training.


Earlham Athletics Events

There are three events in athletics on Earlham's campus on Wednesday, October 1. Earlham plays Mount St. Joseph in women's tennis at 4:00 p.m. The field hockey team entertains Ohio Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m., while the volleyball team faces Bluffton at 7:00 p.m. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Faculty Forum

Music faculty member Bill Culverhouse will speak at the next Faculty Forum at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts - Room 150. This past summer, he had the opportunity to conduct what ended up being the most complete performance of Messiah with the largest assembly of performing forces yet undertaken in the kingdom of Jordan. Culverhouse will discuss the process of preparing the performance, the cultural and religious issues encountered, and the creative ways the collaborative team sought to give ownership to the performers and make the work accessible to Jordanian audiences.


France Program Information Session

There will be a France Program Information Session on Thursday, October 2, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 213. Karim Sagna will discuss details about the off-campus program in France for Fall Semester 2015. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) on November 15, 2014. For more information, contact Marcia Sparks at <sparkma@earlham.edu>.


Artist and Lecture Series Presents Armonia Celeste

The next Artist and Lecture Series event features the quintet Armonia Celeste at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, October 10, at Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Armonia Celeste (Italian for “heavenly harmony”) brings the music of three distinct and beautiful female voices singing in close harmony combined with a variety of period instruments. The ensemble infuses their historically informed performances with unforgettable passion and joy. The quintet includes Earlham alumni Sarah Griffiths ’00. One free ticket is available to Earlham students, faculty and staff with an Earlham ID. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. The Box Office in Carpenter Hall is open from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


Convocation Speaker is Anna Deavere Smith

The next Convocation features playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith. She will speak on "The Role of the Artist in Society" at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 1, in Goddard Auditorium. Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her “the most exciting individual in American theatre.” At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Smith was presented a 2012 National Humanities Medal for her portrayal of authentic American voices. Admission is free, no ticket is required. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


CIL Student Worker Positions Open

Are you interested in working on a team and having each day at work be a little different? The Center for Integrated Learning's Constituent Relations team has six open student worker positions. Three positions are paid for by a grant, so it is not required for applicants to be work-study eligible. Please contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Biology Colloquium

The next Biology Colloquium will take place at Noon on Thursday, October 2, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Junior Biochemistry major Claire Welsh will speak on "Stem Cell Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)."


Nonviolent Activist to Speak at ESR on Sunday

George Lakey, longtime Quaker nonviolent activist, will speak on "What a Quaker 'jihad' Looks Like," at 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 5, in the Earlham School of Religion classroom building at the corner of College Avenue and National Road West. This event is free and all are welcome. Lakey is currently involved in organizing nonviolent actions at PNC Bank branches in this region because of the bank's funding of mountain top removal. The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is the sponsoring group for this event along with the Earlham School of Religion. You can check out EQAT and why PNC Bank is the focus of this action at <http://eqat.org/about-eqat/news>. For more information, contact Lonnie Valentine, ESR faculty, at extension 1353 or <valenlo@earlham.edu>.


Resident Assistant Applications Available

Resident Assistant (RA) applications for possible Spring 2015 positions are available online at <http://earlham.edu/residence-life/our-team/student-employment>. Students interested in applying are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the RA position and the application/selection process. Information sessions will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Olvey-Andis Hall lobby; at Noon on Tuesday, October 7, in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center; and at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15 in the Mills Hall lobby. All questions about the application and selection process can be directed to Angie Hobkirk in Residence Life at <hobkian@earlham.edu>. Students, who will be off-campus during the Spring 2015 semester and are interested in holding a 2015-2016 Academic Year position, are encouraged to apply during this application period.


Model UN Weekly Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about foreign affairs and the United Nations, and would like to enhance your public and formal speaking skills, then attend the Model UN weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., at Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. For more information, contact Shatha Sbeta at <ssbeta12@earlham.edu>.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 5, senior Biology major Kasun Bodawatta will speak on "Dancing with Buddhism: My Sanctuary" for the fall theme of "Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World."


Biking May Term Information Session

The Outdoor Education Program has created a new Biking May Term for 2015. Students will travel over 500 miles by bike while examining sustainability initiatives in Indiana. The course includes road-bike training and a tour of northern Indiana’s beautiful state parks, local farms and native wildlife. Three information sessions will be held on Friday, September 26; Tuesday, September 30; and Monday, October 6. All of the sessions will be at Noon in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided.


May Term in Japan 2015 Information Sessions

There will be information sessions for the May Term in Japan 2015 on Friday, September 26, and Friday, October 3, both at 4:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 212. The program is titled, "Understanding the Hopes of the Ainu in Japan." Learn the culture, traditions and language of the Ainu — an indigenous people of Japan. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) by October 15, 2014. For more information, contact Akiko Kakutani at <akikok@earlham.edu> or Yasumi Kuriya at <kuriyya@earlham.edu>.


Tango Dancers Needed

The Office of Events and Operations is looking for dancers who would be interested in performing a tango as part of the Artist and Lecture Series "QuinTango Concert" on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Goddard Auditorium. During the last week of October, the choreographer Carina from QuinTango will be on campus to work on the choreography for the number. Interested dancers are to contact Lynn Knight in the Events and Operations Office at extension 1294 or <knighly@earlham.edu>.


Complimentary Tickets for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for Earlham students to the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center's show "Shadows of the ‘60’s" on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. The show pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Community Relations in Carpenter Hall - Room 100, or contact Pat Wright at extension 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>. After October 8, tickets will be offered to faculty and staff.


Open Hours for Students with Susan Lee

Students can meet with Susan Lee, Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Diversity and Inclusion, during open (walk-in, no appointment needed) hours on Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Open hours will begin on Wednesday, September 24 and run through December 10, 2014. There will not be open hours on November 26 — the day before Thanksgiving.


Earlham's Got Talent

Earlham's Got Talent is set for 9:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Goddard Auditorium. Support and enjoy the amazing talent of your peers. Email Claire Welsh at <cmwelsh12@earlham.edu> or Bobby Boyle at <bsboyle13@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Friends Committee on National Legislation Info Session

Tommy Wren of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in the public interest, will speak at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 7, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Wren will introduce students and faculty to the FCNL and its Young Adult opportunities. These include unpaid summer internships as well as a one-year, paid, full-time position for a recent college graduate, and the Spring Lobby Weekend. These positions are open to students, whether or not they are Quakers. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Peer Educator Training

Students, if you are looking to become a respected resource for your peers and gain some practical experience for your resume, then consider becoming a Peer Educator. Peers Educators at Earlham give dorm talks and group presentations on HIV and STDs. Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 1. The cost is $50, and some scholarships are available. Applications due by Wednesday, October 15. A maximum of 10-12 applicants will be chosen. Email Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu> for an application or if you have any questions about the training.


Earlham Athletics Events

There are three events in athletics on Earlham's campus on Wednesday, October 1. Earlham plays Mount St. Joseph in women's tennis at 4:00 p.m. The field hockey team entertains Ohio Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m., while the volleyball team faces Bluffton at 7:00 p.m. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Faculty Forum

Music faculty member Bill Culverhouse will speak at the next Faculty Forum at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts - Room 150. This past summer, he had the opportunity to conduct what ended up being the most complete performance of Messiah with the largest assembly of performing forces yet undertaken in the kingdom of Jordan. Culverhouse will discuss the process of preparing the performance, the cultural and religious issues encountered, and the creative ways the collaborative team sought to give ownership to the performers and make the work accessible to Jordanian audiences.


Academic Workshop: LASSI Inventory and Deep Learning

Attend an experiential workshop to discover how your study skills compare to others by taking the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) Inventory. Learn the difference between surface learning and deep learning to improve your study habits. The workshop is limited to 20 students; so, reserve a seat in advance at <https://earlham.mywconline.com/> and receive an email reminder. The workshop is at 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 316. For more information, contact the Academic Enrichment Center at 983-1341 or <acenrich@earlham.edu>.


France Program Information Session

There will be a France Program Information Session on Thursday, October 2, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 213. Karim Sagna will discuss details about the off-campus program in France for Fall Semester 2015. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) on November 15, 2014. For more information, contact Marcia Sparks at <sparkma@earlham.edu>.


Artist and Lecture Series Presents Armonia Celeste

The next Artist and Lecture Series event features the quintet Armonia Celeste at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, October 10, at Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Armonia Celeste (Italian for “heavenly harmony”) brings the music of three distinct and beautiful female voices singing in close harmony combined with a variety of period instruments. The ensemble infuses their historically informed performances with unforgettable passion and joy. The quintet includes Earlham alumni Sarah Griffiths ’00. One free ticket is available to Earlham students, faculty and staff with an Earlham ID. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. The Box Office in Carpenter Hall is open from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


Out of the Darkness Community Suicide Prevention Walk

Would you like to take part in the movement to raise awareness and funds to further suicide education and prevention? If so, you are invited to take part in the Richmond Suicide Prevention Walk. This walk will be held on Saturday, October 25. Registration and check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m. The walk will take place at the Glen Miller Park Golf Course at 2514 E. Main St., in Richmond. Please visit <www.afsp.org/walk> to register or for further information. Come out and help work towards creating a world without suicide.


Thursday at Peace Forum

The next Peace Forum is at Noon on Thursday, October 2. Attend in person or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenters are Gail Atchison and Gale Rawson. They will be sharing with us about Peace and Justice Work in the Mennonite Central Committee. If you haven’t yet decided how you’d like to contribute to Peace Forum this semester, there are still open slots available for early and late clean-up. Early clean-up is clearing the dining hall of dishes, moving the food from the serving tables into the kitchen, and beginning to run dishes through the dishwasher. Late clean-up is finishing up putting the dishes through the dishwasher, wiping down tables, vacuuming the dining room, and wiping down the surfaces in the kitchen. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Convocation Speaker is Anna Deavere Smith

The next Convocation features playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith. She will speak on "The Role of the Artist in Society" at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 1, in Goddard Auditorium. Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her “the most exciting individual in American theatre.” At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Smith was presented a 2012 National Humanities Medal for her portrayal of authentic American voices. Admission is free, no ticket is required. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


CIL Student Worker Positions Open

Are you interested in working on a team and having each day at work be a little different? The Center for Integrated Learning's Constituent Relations team has six open student worker positions. Three positions are paid for by a grant, so it is not required for applicants to be work-study eligible. Please contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Biology Colloquium

The next Biology Colloquium will take place at Noon on Thursday, October 2, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Junior Biochemistry major Claire Welsh will speak on "Stem Cell Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)."


Nonviolent Activist to Speak at ESR on Sunday

George Lakey, longtime Quaker nonviolent activist, will speak on "What a Quaker 'jihad' Looks Like," at 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 5, in the Earlham School of Religion classroom building at the corner of College Avenue and National Road West. This event is free and all are welcome. Lakey is currently involved in organizing nonviolent actions at PNC Bank branches in this region because of the bank's funding of mountain top removal. The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is the sponsoring group for this event along with the Earlham School of Religion. You can check out EQAT and why PNC Bank is the focus of this action at <http://eqat.org/about-eqat/news>. For more information, contact Lonnie Valentine, ESR faculty, at extension 1353 or <valenlo@earlham.edu>.


Resident Assistant Applications Available

Resident Assistant (RA) applications for possible Spring 2015 positions are available online at <http://earlham.edu/residence-life/our-team/student-employment>. Students interested in applying are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the RA position and the application/selection process. Information sessions will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Olvey-Andis Hall lobby; at Noon on Tuesday, October 7, in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center; and at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15 in the Mills Hall lobby. All questions about the application and selection process can be directed to Angie Hobkirk in Residence Life at <hobkian@earlham.edu>. Students, who will be off-campus during the Spring 2015 semester and are interested in holding a 2015-2016 Academic Year position, are encouraged to apply during this application period.


Model UN Weekly Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about foreign affairs and the United Nations, and would like to enhance your public and formal speaking skills, then attend the Model UN weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., at Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. For more information, contact Shatha Sbeta at <ssbeta12@earlham.edu>.


The Fab Lab is Now Open

If you want something made out of wood, metal or plastic, the Fab Lab can build or design it. For more information and the application form, visit <http://www.earlham.edu/joseph-moore-museum/fab-lab>. Email any questions to <fab-lab@cs.earlham.edu>.


Tibetan Studies Information Session

There will be a Tibetan Studies Information Session from Noon to 1:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Landrum Bolling Center — Room 124. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) on November 15, 2014. For more information, contact Julie Beier, leader of the 2015 program, at <beierju@earlham.edu>.


Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

The Jewish Student Union invites all to dinner at a restaurant in Richmond to break the Yom Kippur fast on Saturday, October 4. Even if you didn't fast, you are invited. The group will meet at the Jewish Cultural Center, located in Rowntree House — next to Marsh. Attendees are required to RSVP to Emma Compton at <eccompt12@earlham.edu>. If you have a car and are willing to drive, please include that in your RSVP.


Panel to Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

One state or two states? Is there a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? A student-organized panel hosted by the Global Affairs Club at Earlham, will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue on Thursday, October 2, from Noon to 12.45 p.m., in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center. The panel includes Greg Mahler, Peter Harris, Anastasia Vladimirova, Hashem Abushama and Eli Feuer. Listen to what the panel has to say and take part in the discussion. Food will be provided.


Student Funds Available for Career Activities

The Center for Integrated Learning is offering "Mini-Grants" available for any student who would like to attend an activity that would help them attain a job, build a network or offer professional skills in Indiana. The Indiana Pathways Grant has funding available for these activities. For details on how to apply, please visit: <www.earlham.edu/center-for-integrated-learning/programs/indiana-pathways/indiana-student-integration-mini-grants/>. Contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


M-ALT and JET Information Session

Seniors interested in teaching English in Japan after graduation should attend an information session about the Morioka Assistant Language Teacher (M-ALT) and Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) programs at 4:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 214. Kiah Puth (M-ALT alumni) and Eric Cunningham (JET alumni) will be at the session to answer any questions you might have about the programs. For more information, please email Kiah Puth at <puthki@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Athletics is Celebrating Pink Week

This is Pink Week as Earlham Athletics supports the cause of breast cancer awareness. Fans are reminded to wear pink as they attend the games. There are five home events on Saturday, October 4. The day begins with the Earlham Cross Country Invitational at 11:00 a.m. The women's soccer team entertains Anderson at 1:00 p.m. The football team plays Mt. St. Joseph at 1:30 p.m., while the men's soccer team meets Anderson at 3:00 p.m. The women's tennis team finishes the day with a contest against Rose-Hulman at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Active Minds to Meet

The first Active Minds meeting of the fall will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 4, in the Health Services Light Therapy room located in Earlham Hall. Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help seeking. If you have questions, please email Beth Esposito in Counseling Services at <esposbe@earlham.edu>.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 5, senior Biology major Kasun Bodawatta will speak on "Dancing with Buddhism: My Sanctuary" for the fall theme of "Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World."


Biking May Term Information Session

The Outdoor Education Program has created a new Biking May Term for 2015. Students will travel over 500 miles by bike while examining sustainability initiatives in Indiana. The course includes road-bike training and a tour of northern Indiana’s beautiful state parks, local farms and native wildlife. Three information sessions will be held on Friday, September 26; Tuesday, September 30; and Monday, October 6. All of the sessions will be at Noon in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided.


May Term in Japan 2015 Information Sessions

There will be information sessions for the May Term in Japan 2015 on Friday, September 26, and Friday, October 3, both at 4:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 212. The program is titled, "Understanding the Hopes of the Ainu in Japan." Learn the culture, traditions and language of the Ainu — an indigenous people of Japan. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) by October 15, 2014. For more information, contact Akiko Kakutani at <akikok@earlham.edu> or Yasumi Kuriya at <kuriyya@earlham.edu>.


Tango Dancers Needed

The Office of Events and Operations is looking for dancers who would be interested in performing a tango as part of the Artist and Lecture Series "QuinTango Concert" on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Goddard Auditorium. During the last week of October, the choreographer Carina from QuinTango will be on campus to work on the choreography for the number. Interested dancers are to contact Lynn Knight in the Events and Operations Office at extension 1294 or <knighly@earlham.edu>.


Complimentary Tickets for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for Earlham students to the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center's show "Shadows of the ‘60’s" on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. The show pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Community Relations in Carpenter Hall - Room 100, or contact Pat Wright at extension 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>. After October 8, tickets will be offered to faculty and staff.


Open Hours for Students with Susan Lee

Students can meet with Susan Lee, Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Diversity and Inclusion, during open (walk-in, no appointment needed) hours on Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Open hours will begin on Wednesday, September 24 and run through December 10, 2014. There will not be open hours on November 26 — the day before Thanksgiving.


Earlham's Got Talent

Earlham's Got Talent is set for 9:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Goddard Auditorium. Support and enjoy the amazing talent of your peers. Email Claire Welsh at <cmwelsh12@earlham.edu> or Bobby Boyle at <bsboyle13@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Friends Committee on National Legislation Info Session

Tommy Wren of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in the public interest, will speak at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 7, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Wren will introduce students and faculty to the FCNL and its Young Adult opportunities. These include unpaid summer internships as well as a one-year, paid, full-time position for a recent college graduate, and the Spring Lobby Weekend. These positions are open to students, whether or not they are Quakers. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Peace Corps Webinar

Come to an informational webinar at Noon on Wednesday, October 22, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center to hear stories from returning Peace Corps volunteers. See footage of volunteers in their global communities, learn about the application process, and hear about the great benefits volunteers receive. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Peer Educator Training

Students, if you are looking to become a respected resource for your peers and gain some practical experience for your resume, then consider becoming a Peer Educator. Peers Educators at Earlham give dorm talks and group presentations on HIV and STDs. Training is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 1. The cost is $50, and some scholarships are available. Applications due by Wednesday, October 15. A maximum of 10-12 applicants will be chosen. Email Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu> for an application or if you have any questions about the training.


Earlham Athletics Events

There are three events in athletics on Earlham's campus on Wednesday, October 1. Earlham plays Mount St. Joseph in women's tennis at 4:00 p.m. The field hockey team entertains Ohio Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m., while the volleyball team faces Bluffton at 7:00 p.m. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Faculty Forum

Music faculty member Bill Culverhouse will speak at the next Faculty Forum at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts - Room 150. This past summer, he had the opportunity to conduct what ended up being the most complete performance of Messiah with the largest assembly of performing forces yet undertaken in the kingdom of Jordan. Culverhouse will discuss the process of preparing the performance, the cultural and religious issues encountered, and the creative ways the collaborative team sought to give ownership to the performers and make the work accessible to Jordanian audiences.


Academic Workshop: LASSI Inventory and Deep Learning

Attend an experiential workshop to discover how your study skills compare to others by taking the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) Inventory. Learn the difference between surface learning and deep learning to improve your study habits. The workshop is limited to 20 students; so, reserve a seat in advance at <https://earlham.mywconline.com/> and receive an email reminder. The workshop is at 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 316. For more information, contact the Academic Enrichment Center at 983-1341 or <acenrich@earlham.edu>.


France Program Information Session

There will be a France Program Information Session on Thursday, October 2, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., in Carpenter Hall - Room 213. Karim Sagna will discuss details about the off-campus program in France for Fall Semester 2015. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) on November 15, 2014. For more information, contact Marcia Sparks at <sparkma@earlham.edu>.


Artist and Lecture Series Presents Armonia Celeste

The next Artist and Lecture Series event features the quintet Armonia Celeste at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, October 10, at Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Armonia Celeste (Italian for “heavenly harmony”) brings the music of three distinct and beautiful female voices singing in close harmony combined with a variety of period instruments. The ensemble infuses their historically informed performances with unforgettable passion and joy. The quintet includes Earlham alumni Sarah Griffiths ’00. One free ticket is available to Earlham students, faculty and staff with an Earlham ID. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. The Box Office in Carpenter Hall is open from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


Out of the Darkness Community Suicide Prevention Walk

Would you like to take part in the movement to raise awareness and funds to further suicide education and prevention? If so, you are invited to take part in the Richmond Suicide Prevention Walk. This walk will be held on Saturday, October 25. Registration and check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m. The walk will take place at the Glen Miller Park Golf Course at 2514 E. Main St., in Richmond. Please visit <www.afsp.org/walk> to register or for further information. Come out and help work towards creating a world without suicide.


Thursday at Peace Forum

The next Peace Forum is at Noon on Thursday, October 2. Attend in person or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenters are Gail Atchison and Gale Rawson. They will be sharing with us about Peace and Justice Work in the Mennonite Central Committee. If you haven’t yet decided how you’d like to contribute to Peace Forum this semester, there are still open slots available for early and late clean-up. Early clean-up is clearing the dining hall of dishes, moving the food from the serving tables into the kitchen, and beginning to run dishes through the dishwasher. Late clean-up is finishing up putting the dishes through the dishwasher, wiping down tables, vacuuming the dining room, and wiping down the surfaces in the kitchen. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Convocation Speaker is Anna Deavere Smith

The next Convocation features playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith. She will speak on "The Role of the Artist in Society" at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 1, in Goddard Auditorium. Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her “the most exciting individual in American theatre.” At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Smith was presented a 2012 National Humanities Medal for her portrayal of authentic American voices. Admission is free, no ticket is required. For more information on upcoming events, visit <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


CIL Student Worker Positions Open

Are you interested in working on a team and having each day at work be a little different? The Center for Integrated Learning's Constituent Relations team has six open student worker positions. Three positions are paid for by a grant, so it is not required for applicants to be work-study eligible. Please contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Biology Colloquium

The next Biology Colloquium will take place at Noon on Thursday, October 2, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Junior Biochemistry major Claire Welsh will speak on "Stem Cell Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)."


Nonviolent Activist to Speak at ESR on Sunday

George Lakey, longtime Quaker nonviolent activist, will speak on "What a Quaker 'jihad' Looks Like," at 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 5, in the Earlham School of Religion classroom building at the corner of College Avenue and National Road West. This event is free and all are welcome. Lakey is currently involved in organizing nonviolent actions at PNC Bank branches in this region because of the bank's funding of mountain top removal. The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is the sponsoring group for this event along with the Earlham School of Religion. You can check out EQAT and why PNC Bank is the focus of this action at <http://eqat.org/about-eqat/news>. For more information, contact Lonnie Valentine, ESR faculty, at extension 1353 or <valenlo@earlham.edu>.


Resident Assistant Applications Available

Resident Assistant (RA) applications for possible Spring 2015 positions are available online at <http://earlham.edu/residence-life/our-team/student-employment>. Students interested in applying are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the RA position and the application/selection process. Information sessions will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 2, in the Olvey-Andis Hall lobby; at Noon on Tuesday, October 7, in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center; and at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15 in the Mills Hall lobby. All questions about the application and selection process can be directed to Angie Hobkirk in Residence Life at <hobkian@earlham.edu>. Students, who will be off-campus during the Spring 2015 semester and are interested in holding a 2015-2016 Academic Year position, are encouraged to apply during this application period.


Model UN Weekly Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about foreign affairs and the United Nations, and would like to enhance your public and formal speaking skills, then attend the Model UN weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., at Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. For more information, contact Shatha Sbeta at <ssbeta12@earlham.edu>.


The Fab Lab is Now Open

If you want something made out of wood, metal or plastic, the Fab Lab can build or design it. For more information and the application form, visit <http://www.earlham.edu/joseph-moore-museum/fab-lab>. Email any questions to <fab-lab@cs.earlham.edu>.


Tibetan Studies Information Session

There will be a Tibetan Studies Information Session from Noon to 1:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Landrum Bolling Center — Room 124. Applications are due in the International Programs Office (IPO) on November 15, 2014. For more information, contact Julie Beier, leader of the 2015 program, at <beierju@earlham.edu>.


Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

The Jewish Student Union invites all to dinner at a restaurant in Richmond to break the Yom Kippur fast on Saturday, October 4. Even if you didn't fast, you are invited. The group will meet at the Jewish Cultural Center, located in Rowntree House — next to Marsh. Attendees are required to RSVP to Emma Compton at <eccompt12@earlham.edu>. If you have a car and are willing to drive, please include that in your RSVP.


Panel to Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

One state or two states? Is there a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? A student-organized panel hosted by the Global Affairs Club at Earlham, will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue on Thursday, October 2, from Noon to 12.45 p.m., in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center. The panel includes Greg Mahler, Peter Harris, Anastasia Vladimirova, Hashem Abushama and Eli Feuer. Listen to what the panel has to say and take part in the discussion. Food will be provided.


Student Funds Available for Career Activities

The Center for Integrated Learning is offering "Mini-Grants" available for any student who would like to attend an activity that would help them attain a job, build a network or offer professional skills in Indiana. The Indiana Pathways Grant has funding available for these activities. For details on how to apply, please visit: <www.earlham.edu/center-for-integrated-learning/programs/indiana-pathways/indiana-student-integration-mini-grants/>. Contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


M-ALT and JET Information Session

Seniors interested in teaching English in Japan after graduation should attend an information session about the Morioka Assistant Language Teacher (M-ALT) and Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) programs at 4:00 p.m., on Friday, October 3, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 214. Kiah Puth (M-ALT alumni) and Eric Cunningham (JET alumni) will be at the session to answer any questions you might have about the programs. For more information, please email Kiah Puth at <puthki@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Athletics is Celebrating Pink Week

This is Pink Week as Earlham Athletics supports the cause of breast cancer awareness. Fans are reminded to wear pink as they attend the games. There are five home events on Saturday, October 4. The day begins with the Earlham Cross Country Invitational at 11:00 a.m. The women's soccer team entertains Anderson at 1:00 p.m. The football team plays Mt. St. Joseph at 1:30 p.m., while the men's soccer team meets Anderson at 3:00 p.m. The women's tennis team finishes the day with a contest against Rose-Hulman at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Active Minds to Meet

The first Active Minds meeting of the fall will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 4, in the Health Services Light Therapy room located in Earlham Hall. Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help seeking. If you have questions, please email Beth Esposito in Counseling Services at <esposbe@earlham.edu>.


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