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Spring Semester Club Fund Allocations

Conveners of student organizations please fill out the online Student Organization Information Form at <www.earlham.edu/student-life/student-leadership/student-government/student-organizations-council/soc-forms/student-organization-information-form> by January 30, in order to receive your Spring Semester fund allocation from the Student Organizations Council (SOC). For more information, contact Justin Ko at <jsko13@earlham.edu>.


Interfaith Activist and Author Chris Stedman to Speak at Convocation

Chris Stedman, executive director of the Yale Humanist Community, atheist columnist for Religion News Service, and a former Harvard University chaplain, is the speaker at the first Convocation of the Spring Semester at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall. Stedman's book, "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious," is a memoir promoting interfaith dialogue seeking to find our common humanity while building bridges between atheists and believers. This Religious Emphasis Week event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


SPJP Providing Transportation to Public Lecture by Dr. Ilan Pappé

The controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé will be speaking at IUPUI Lecture Hall 101 in Indianapolis, on Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is offering transportation to this event. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Runyan Center Desk and Rose City Coffee Co-op. Dr. Pappé is professor of history and the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including, "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and most recently, "The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge." For more information or questions about the event, please contact Briana Camacho at <bcamac11@earlham.edu> or Alex Cook at <amcook11@earlham.edu>.


Spring 2015 Recreational Sports

Registration for the recreational sports of indoor soccer and basketball is still open. Sign up at <www.imleagues.com/Earlham>. Game play begins Monday, February 2 for indoor soccer and Tuesday, February 3 for basketball. Those eligible to play are: Earlham students, faculty/staff, alumni and spouses. Registration ends January 28 for soccer and January 29 for basketball. Please direct any questions to Jessica Blasioli at <blasije@earlham.edu> or ext. 1665.


Men's Basketball Team Hosts HCAC Contest

The Earlham men's basketball team hosts Transylvania at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Oak Ridge Science Semester Information Session

There will be an information session at Noon on Wednesday, January 28, in Stanley Hall - Room 134, to hear about the Oak Ridge Science Semester, a semester-long, off-campus program focused on science research. If you have questions, please email Lori Watson at <watsolo@earlham.edu>.


2015-16 Friendship House Applications

2015-16 Friendship House Applications are now available online at <www.earlham.edu/residence-life/residential-facilities/college-houses>. Friendship Houses provide students with the opportunity to establish an intentional community, based on shard social-, academic- or service-based interests. Proposals that promote service, shared responsibility for house activities, and academic success are strongly preferred. To apply, please complete the Community Application form and Individual Statement forms for each member applying to live in the Friendship House. Students who are named as a convener on the application also should complete the Convener Agreement form. Any questions should be directed to House Coordinator Matt Juba at <jubama@earlham.edu>.


Downtown Richmond Tech Open House

Interested in a future in the tech field, or have an interest in starting your own business in the future? If so, make plans to attend the Downtown Richmond Tech Open House on Wednesday, February 4, from Noon - 2:00 p.m. Two vans will take students downtown to participate in a pizza lunch at the Innovation Center, followed by tours and "meet and greets" at downtown tech businesses. Meet local entrepreneurs, ask questions and get involved. Bring your resume for even more opportunities to connect. Vans will leave promptly at Noon outside the Landrum Bolling Center facing the National Road. The vans will return in time for you to get to any 2:30 p.m. classes. Due to limited seating, you must reserve a spot. RSVP by logging through "theheart" at <http://tinyurl.com/richmondopenhouse>. Contact Alexandra Pflug with any questions at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


All Students Welcome at Senate Meeting

Every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Student Senate holds its weekly meeting to discuss campus affairs. The meetings take place within the confines of the Student Office of Innovative Learning in Runyan Center, formerly the home of Fine Arts. All students, not just senators, are welcomed to attend and give input. Contact Laura Honsig at <llhonsig13@earlham.edu> for more details.


This Thursday at Peace Forum

The first Peace Forum of the semester is at Noon on Thursday, January 29. Attend in person at the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenters are the students of "Santa Biblia: Parables of Jesus in Puerto Rico." Students of this class and their instructor, Dan Ulrich, will guide attendees through their experience in Puerto Rico. Come and hear about cross-cultural biblical interpretations and Puerto Rican culture. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Books That Change Lives: Lori Watson

The newest installation of the "Books That Change Lives" display is now up in Lilly Library, featuring books selected by Lori Watson. She is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the First-Year Class Dean. During the 2014-15 year, Lilly Library is presenting a monthly book display with the top 40 books that have most influenced a particular member of our community. You can view all the books selected for each month's display online. Check out Lori Watson's selections and see previous display selections of Lyn Miller, Joann Quiñones, Kevin Miles and Jay Roberts at <http://library.earlham.edu/btcl/lori>.


ARC Grant Applications Due on February 2

The 6th Annual Research Conference is offering a second round of grants. Grant applications are due on February 2. The submission deadline to present at the conference is February 16.Visit <www.earlham.edu/academic-dean/annual-research-conference> for more information. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines. Contact Rachael Reavis at <reavira@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Spring Semester Club Fund Allocations

Conveners of student organizations please fill out the online Student Organization Information Form at <www.earlham.edu/student-life/student-leadership/student-government/student-organizations-council/soc-forms/student-organization-information-form> by January 30, in order to receive your Spring Semester fund allocation from the Student Organizations Council (SOC). For more information, contact Justin Ko at <jsko13@earlham.edu>.


Interfaith Activist and Author Chris Stedman to Speak at Convocation

Chris Stedman, executive director of the Yale Humanist Community, atheist columnist for Religion News Service, and a former Harvard University chaplain, is the speaker at the first Convocation of the Spring Semester at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall. Stedman's book, "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious," is a memoir promoting interfaith dialogue seeking to find our common humanity while building bridges between atheists and believers. This Religious Emphasis Week event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Complimentary Tickets for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center show “Ryan and Ryan” on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. "Ryan and Ryan" is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools. As a performing team, Donald and Barron amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness and love of making music. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Institutional Advancement in Carpenter Hall - Room 100. Tickets will be offered to faculty and staff after February 4. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright at extension 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Sign Up to Perform at Global Celebration Show

The International Student Organization is pleased to announce the Global Celebration Show which will take place on February 28 at 7:00 p.m., in Wilkinson Theatre. The show is open to variety of performances such as dance, spoken word, poetry, music, etc. If you are interested in performing in the show, please contact the organizers Selen Ozturk at <sozturk12@earlham.edu> or Bita Baligh at <bbaligh12@earlham.edu>. The deadline to sign up as a performer is Friday, February 6.


Tools in Time Management

Managing time is a difficult task. The goal is to accomplish everything on our "to do" lists. Following are some tips to help make the most of the hours in your day. Use a planner to keep track of events and assignments, including setting aside time to relax. When you have multiple tasks to accomplish, prioritize the things you wish to do. Be careful to avoid over planning and assigning yourself too many things to do in one day. If staying focused on your assignments is difficult, try setting a timer and focusing on a task for a certain amount of time before taking a break. Don't forget to optimize your work environment, whether this means going to the library or shutting off the television. For more tips on how to manage your time, contact Jess Sanford, Jennifer Caudill, Beth Esposito or Clare Edwards in Counseling Services.


Faculty Forum to Focus Upon Today's High School Student

Faculty Forum will meet this Friday, January 30, at 4:00 p.m., in Stanley Hall - Room 044, on the topic of “Today’s High School Student." In this session, M.A.T. faculty Randy Wisehart and Becky Dimick Eastman, along with some local high school teachers, will share about current high school students with a view of what to expect concerning our incoming first-years. Topics will include: how the political climate has impacted high schools and their students, characteristics of the current high school classroom, and characteristics of current high school students. Snacks will be provided.


SPJP Providing Transportation to Public Lecture by Dr. Ilan Pappé

The controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé will be speaking at IUPUI Lecture Hall 101 in Indianapolis, on Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is offering transportation to this event. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Runyan Center Desk and Rose City Coffee Co-op. Dr. Pappé is professor of history and the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including, "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and most recently, "The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge." For more information or questions about the event, please contact Briana Camacho at <bcamac11@earlham.edu> or Alex Cook at <amcook11@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Health Club to Meet

The Earlham Health Club will meet at Noon on Thursday, February 5, in Stanley Hall - Room 134, to plan for the Public Health Week. Committees will be formed for various activities like the 5k Color Run, Zumbathon and more. Visit the club's Facebook page at <https://www.facebook.com/groups/735849106493736/>.


Spring 2015 Recreational Sports

Registration for the recreational sports of indoor soccer and basketball is still open. Sign up at <www.imleagues.com/Earlham>. Game play begins Monday, February 2 for indoor soccer and Tuesday, February 3 for basketball. Those eligible to play are: Earlham students, faculty/staff, alumni and spouses. Registration ends January 28 for soccer and January 29 for basketball. Please direct any questions to Jessica Blasioli at <blasije@earlham.edu> or ext. 1665.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On February 1, Alex Cook, senior Peace and Global Studies major, will speak on “Reckoning with Coffee Hour: Reflections from a Preacher's Kid” for the semester-long series on “Spirituality and Social Change.”


Men's Basketball Team Hosts HCAC Contest

The Earlham men's basketball team hosts Transylvania at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Oak Ridge Science Semester Information Session

There will be an information session at Noon on Wednesday, January 28, in Stanley Hall - Room 134, to hear about the Oak Ridge Science Semester, a semester-long, off-campus program focused on science research. If you have questions, please email Lori Watson at <watsolo@earlham.edu>.


Biology Colloquium

This week's Biology Colloquium will be held at Noon on Friday, January 30, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. The gathering will feature a presentation by a candidate for the Visiting Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology position. "Well-Seasoned Demography: The importance of intra-annual variation for populations of a tropical milkweed" will be presented by Kimberly Kellett, a Ph.D. student in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Food will be provided.


2015-16 Friendship House Applications

2015-16 Friendship House Applications are now available online at <www.earlham.edu/residence-life/residential-facilities/college-houses>. Friendship Houses provide students with the opportunity to establish an intentional community, based on shard social-, academic- or service-based interests. Proposals that promote service, shared responsibility for house activities, and academic success are strongly preferred. To apply, please complete the Community Application form and Individual Statement forms for each member applying to live in the Friendship House. Students who are named as a convener on the application also should complete the Convener Agreement form. Any questions should be directed to House Coordinator Matt Juba at <jubama@earlham.edu>.


Downtown Richmond Tech Open House

Interested in a future in the tech field, or have an interest in starting your own business in the future? If so, make plans to attend the Downtown Richmond Tech Open House on Wednesday, February 4, from Noon - 2:00 p.m. Two vans will take students downtown to participate in a pizza lunch at the Innovation Center, followed by tours and "meet and greets" at downtown tech businesses. Meet local entrepreneurs, ask questions and get involved. Bring your resume for even more opportunities to connect. Vans will leave promptly at Noon outside the Landrum Bolling Center facing the National Road. The vans will return in time for you to get to any 2:30 p.m. classes. Due to limited seating, you must reserve a spot. RSVP by logging through "theheart" at <http://tinyurl.com/richmondopenhouse>. Contact Alexandra Pflug with any questions at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


All Students Welcome at Senate Meeting

Every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Student Senate holds its weekly meeting to discuss campus affairs. The meetings take place within the confines of the Student Office of Innovative Learning in Runyan Center, formerly the home of Fine Arts. All students, not just senators, are welcomed to attend and give input. Contact Laura Honsig at <llhonsig13@earlham.edu> for more details.


This Thursday at Peace Forum

The first Peace Forum of the semester is at Noon on Thursday, January 29. Attend in person at the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenters are the students of "Santa Biblia: Parables of Jesus in Puerto Rico." Students of this class and their instructor, Dan Ulrich, will guide attendees through their experience in Puerto Rico. Come and hear about cross-cultural biblical interpretations and Puerto Rican culture. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Books That Change Lives: Lori Watson

The newest installation of the "Books That Change Lives" display is now up in Lilly Library, featuring books selected by Lori Watson. She is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the First-Year Class Dean. During the 2014-15 year, Lilly Library is presenting a monthly book display with the top 40 books that have most influenced a particular member of our community. You can view all the books selected for each month's display online. Check out Lori Watson's selections and see previous display selections of Lyn Miller, Joann Quiñones, Kevin Miles and Jay Roberts at <http://library.earlham.edu/btcl/lori>.


Quaker Voluntary Service Information Session

Ross Hennesy, associate director of Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS), will lead an information session about QVS at Noon on Thursday, February 5, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided. QVS is a yearlong, residential, spiritually-based service program for young people 21 and older. Participants do not have to be Quakers. QVS volunteers work full time in professional positions at local nonprofits, schools, and other social justice agencies that offer support to marginalized individuals and communities. QVS has houses in Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Volunteers receive housing, all utilities, health insurance, a transportation and grocery allowance and a small living stipend. Applications are due March 15. For more information, visit <http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org>.


GLCA's SOCLC Presentation of Learning

Students who traveled to the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Students of Color Leadership Conference last semester will share their experiences as participants and presenters exploring the theme, "Who Am I? Navigating the Depths of Intersectionality as a Student Leader and Activist." The conversation will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m., in the Richmond Room at the Landrum Bolling Center.


Free Jazz Concert: "Tres"

On Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, come hear Earlham's jazz instructor and professional pianist Pavel Polanco-Safadit perform in a jazz trio with international artists Michael Spiro and Jeremy Allen. Spiro, a percussionist, is a seven-time Grammy nominee. Allen, on bass, is a member of the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Together, the three musicians perform as "Tres," playing a variety of jazz, Latin jazz and world music. There also will be a percussion master class led by Michael Spiro at 4:30 p.m., in Lingle Recital Hall.


ARC Grant Applications Due on February 2

The 6th Annual Research Conference is offering a second round of grants. Grant applications are due on February 2. The submission deadline to present at the conference is February 16.Visit <www.earlham.edu/academic-dean/annual-research-conference> for more information. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines. Contact Rachael Reavis at <reavira@earlham.edu> with any questions.


ARC Presentation Submission Deadline

Submissions to present at the 6th Annual Research Conference are due on February 16. Visit <www.earlham.edu/academic-dean/annual-research-conference> for more information. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplines. Contact Rachael Reavis at <reavira@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Earlham-Funded Mini Grants

Are you applying for a job, but can't find the money for transportation to get to the interview? Are you interested in going to a career or graduate college fair, but need money for admission and travel? Do you want to participate in a project with another college? Grants are available through the Center for Integrated Learning to help take care of cost of various activities concerning post-baccalaureate education and professional enrichment in Indiana. Apply at <tinyurl.com/ecmini-grants>. For more information or questions, contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


Spring Semester Club Fund Allocations

Conveners of student organizations please fill out the online Student Organization Information Form at <www.earlham.edu/student-life/student-leadership/student-government/student-organizations-council/soc-forms/student-organization-information-form> by January 30, in order to receive your Spring Semester fund allocation from the Student Organizations Council (SOC). For more information, contact Justin Ko at <jsko13@earlham.edu>.


Interfaith Activist and Author Chris Stedman to Speak at Convocation

Chris Stedman, executive director of the Yale Humanist Community, atheist columnist for Religion News Service, and a former Harvard University chaplain, is the speaker at the first Convocation of the Spring Semester at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall. Stedman's book, "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious," is a memoir promoting interfaith dialogue seeking to find our common humanity while building bridges between atheists and believers. This Religious Emphasis Week event is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Complimentary Tickets for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center show “Ryan and Ryan” on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. "Ryan and Ryan" is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron Ryan combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools. As a performing team, Donald and Barron amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness and love of making music. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Institutional Advancement in Carpenter Hall - Room 100. Tickets will be offered to faculty and staff after February 4. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright at extension 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Sign Up to Perform at Global Celebration Show

The International Student Organization is pleased to announce the Global Celebration Show which will take place on February 28 at 7:00 p.m., in Wilkinson Theatre. The show is open to variety of performances such as dance, spoken word, poetry, music, etc. If you are interested in performing in the show, please contact the organizers Selen Ozturk at <sozturk12@earlham.edu> or Bita Baligh at <bbaligh12@earlham.edu>. The deadline to sign up as a performer is Friday, February 6.


Tools in Time Management

Managing time is a difficult task. The goal is to accomplish everything on our "to do" lists. Following are some tips to help make the most of the hours in your day. Use a planner to keep track of events and assignments, including setting aside time to relax. When you have multiple tasks to accomplish, prioritize the things you wish to do. Be careful to avoid over planning and assigning yourself too many things to do in one day. If staying focused on your assignments is difficult, try setting a timer and focusing on a task for a certain amount of time before taking a break. Don't forget to optimize your work environment, whether this means going to the library or shutting off the television. For more tips on how to manage your time, contact Jess Sanford, Jennifer Caudill, Beth Esposito or Clare Edwards in Counseling Services.


Faculty Forum to Focus Upon Today's High School Student

Faculty Forum will meet this Friday, January 30, at 4:00 p.m., in Stanley Hall - Room 044, on the topic of “Today’s High School Student." In this session, M.A.T. faculty Randy Wisehart and Becky Dimick Eastman, along with some local high school teachers, will share about current high school students with a view of what to expect concerning our incoming first-years. Topics will include: how the political climate has impacted high schools and their students, characteristics of the current high school classroom, and characteristics of current high school students. Snacks will be provided.


SPJP Providing Transportation to Public Lecture by Dr. Ilan Pappé

The controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé will be speaking at IUPUI Lecture Hall 101 in Indianapolis, on Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is offering transportation to this event. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Runyan Center Desk and Rose City Coffee Co-op. Dr. Pappé is professor of history and the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including, "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and most recently, "The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge." For more information or questions about the event, please contact Briana Camacho at <bcamac11@earlham.edu> or Alex Cook at <amcook11@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Health Club to Meet

The Earlham Health Club will meet at Noon on Thursday, February 5, in Stanley Hall - Room 134, to plan for the Public Health Week. Committees will be formed for various activities like the 5k Color Run, Zumbathon and more. Visit the club's Facebook page at <https://www.facebook.com/groups/735849106493736/>.


Spring 2015 Recreational Sports

Registration for the recreational sports of indoor soccer and basketball is still open. Sign up at <www.imleagues.com/Earlham>. Game play begins Monday, February 2 for indoor soccer and Tuesday, February 3 for basketball. Those eligible to play are: Earlham students, faculty/staff, alumni and spouses. Registration ends January 28 for soccer and January 29 for basketball. Please direct any questions to Jessica Blasioli at <blasije@earlham.edu> or ext. 1665.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On February 1, Alex Cook, senior Peace and Global Studies major, will speak on “Reckoning with Coffee Hour: Reflections from a Preacher's Kid” for the semester-long series on “Spirituality and Social Change.”


Men's Basketball Team Hosts HCAC Contest

The Earlham men's basketball team hosts Transylvania at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 28, at Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Oak Ridge Science Semester Information Session

There will be an information session at Noon on Wednesday, January 28, in Stanley Hall - Room 134, to hear about the Oak Ridge Science Semester, a semester-long, off-campus program focused on science research. If you have questions, please email Lori Watson at <watsolo@earlham.edu>.


Biology Colloquium

This week's Biology Colloquium will be held at Noon on Friday, January 30, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. The gathering will feature a presentation by a candidate for the Visiting Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology position. "Well-Seasoned Demography: The importance of intra-annual variation for populations of a tropical milkweed" will be presented by Kimberly Kellett, a Ph.D. student in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Food will be provided.


2015-16 Friendship House Applications

2015-16 Friendship House Applications are now available online at <www.earlham.edu/residence-life/residential-facilities/college-houses>. Friendship Houses provide students with the opportunity to establish an intentional community, based on shard social-, academic- or service-based interests. Proposals that promote service, shared responsibility for house activities, and academic success are strongly preferred. To apply, please complete the Community Application form and Individual Statement forms for each member applying to live in the Friendship House. Students who are named as a convener on the application also should complete the Convener Agreement form. Any questions should be directed to House Coordinator Matt Juba at <jubama@earlham.edu>.


Downtown Richmond Tech Open House

Interested in a future in the tech field, or have an interest in starting your own business in the future? If so, make plans to attend the Downtown Richmond Tech Open House on Wednesday, February 4, from Noon - 2:00 p.m. Two vans will take students downtown to participate in a pizza lunch at the Innovation Center, followed by tours and "meet and greets" at downtown tech businesses. Meet local entrepreneurs, ask questions and get involved. Bring your resume for even more opportunities to connect. Vans will leave promptly at Noon outside the Landrum Bolling Center facing the National Road. The vans will return in time for you to get to any 2:30 p.m. classes. Due to limited seating, you must reserve a spot. RSVP by logging through "theheart" at <http://tinyurl.com/richmondopenhouse>. Contact Alexandra Pflug with any questions at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


All Students Welcome at Senate Meeting

Every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Student Senate holds its weekly meeting to discuss campus affairs. The meetings take place within the confines of the Student Office of Innovative Learning in Runyan Center, formerly the home of Fine Arts. All students, not just senators, are welcomed to attend and give input. Contact Laura Honsig at <llhonsig13@earlham.edu> for more details.


This Thursday at Peace Forum

The first Peace Forum of the semester is at Noon on Thursday, January 29. Attend in person at the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenters are the students of "Santa Biblia: Parables of Jesus in Puerto Rico." Students of this class and their instructor, Dan Ulrich, will guide attendees through their experience in Puerto Rico. Come and hear about cross-cultural biblical interpretations and Puerto Rican culture. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Books That Change Lives: Lori Watson

The newest installation of the "Books That Change Lives" display is now up in Lilly Library, featuring books selected by Lori Watson. She is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the First-Year Class Dean. During the 2014-15 year, Lilly Library is presenting a monthly book display with the top 40 books that have most influenced a particular member of our community. You can view all the books selected for each month's display online. Check out Lori Watson's selections and see previous display selections of Lyn Miller, Joann Quiñones, Kevin Miles and Jay Roberts at <http://library.earlham.edu/btcl/lori>.


Quaker Voluntary Service Information Session

Ross Hennesy, associate director of Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS), will lead an information session about QVS at Noon on Thursday, February 5, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided. QVS is a yearlong, residential, spiritually-based service program for young people 21 and older. Participants do not have to be Quakers. QVS volunteers work full time in professional positions at local nonprofits, schools, and other social justice agencies that offer support to marginalized individuals and communities. QVS has houses in Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Volunteers receive housing, all utilities, health insurance, a transportation and grocery allowance and a small living stipend. Applications are due March 15. For more information, visit <http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org>.


GLCA's SOCLC Presentation of Learning

Students who traveled to the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Students of Color Leadership Conference last semester will share their experiences as participants and presenters exploring the theme, "Who Am I? Navigating the Depths of Intersectionality as a Student Leader and Activist." The conversation will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m., in the Richmond Room at the Landrum Bolling Center.


Free Jazz Concert: "Tres"

On Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, come hear Earlham's jazz instructor and professional pianist Pavel Polanco-Safadit perform in a jazz trio with international artists Michael Spiro and Jeremy Allen. Spiro, a percussionist, is a seven-time Grammy nominee. Allen, on bass, is a member of the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Together, the three musicians perform as "Tres," playing a variety of jazz, Latin jazz and world music. There also will be a percussion master class led by Michael Spiro at 4:30 p.m., in Lingle Recital Hall.


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