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Free STD Testing on Friday

Free STD testing will be available from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Friday, October 24, at the Health Services Office. Testing for HIV, Hep C and Syphilis, is provided by Erin from Aspire Indiana. Call 765-983-1328 or come to the Health Services to make an appointment.


Sustainability Film Showing: Plastic Paradise

The Sustainability Office is hosting a film screening of the documentary, "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." The film will be shown on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Loose Lecture Hall — Landrum Bolling Center, Room 105. Learn about this important issue and what you can do to help. Popcorn will be provided.


Catch a Ride to the "For the Love of Cities" Breakfast

The Center for Integrated Learning is providing transportation to the “For Love of Cities, For Love of Richmond” breakfast at the downtown Innovation Center on Wednesday, October 22. The group will depart campus promptly at 7:45 a.m., and will be back on campus by 9:45 a.m. The free breakfast features conversation with Peter Kageyama, author of "For Love of Cities." Join the conversation about how can each of us make Richmond a more lovable city and what great things are already happening. Please RSVP no later than Noon on Tuesday, October 21, to Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>. A confirmation email containing details will be emailed on Tuesday evening.


Field Hockey Team Hosts Conference Game

The Earlham field hockey team plays North Coast Athletic Conference opponent DePauw on Wednesday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m., in Darrell Beane Stadium. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Research Poster Conference on Thursday

The Natural Science Division will host its Research Poster Conference from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, in Noyes and Stanley halls.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 26, Bain-Swiggett Professor of English and Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Barb Caruso speaks on “The Temptations of Sanctuary” for the fall theme of “Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World.”


Shakuhachi: A Lecture, Demonstration and Performance

The Japanese Studies Department presents “The Shakuhachi: A Symphony in a Single Tone,” at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, at Stout Meetinghouse. Christopher Yohmei Blasdel '74 will share his music and his experience as a student and teacher of the shakuhachi — a Japanese end-blown flute. He works as Advisor to the Arts Program at the International House of Japan, is part-time lecturer at International Christian University and Temple University in Tokyo, teaches privately at the Asahi Culture Center in Shinjuku and writes occasionally for The Japan Times. For more information, visit <www.earlham.edu/events>.


Educator and Activist Bob Moses to Speak at Convocation

Bob Moses will speak on the "Mississippi Freedom Summer" at Convocation this Wednesday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. An American educator and civil rights activist, Moses is known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. A graduate of Hamilton College, he completed a master's in philosophy at Harvard University. Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students. This lecture is sponsored by the Kazue Fukuda Hawkins Fund. Admission is free; no tickets are required.


EC Rocks the Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Ten members of the Earlham community had artworks selected for this year's Whitewater Valley Art Exhibition at IU East: students Risa Nishiguchi (metals), Jacob Ansell (metals), Shea Henke (jewelry), Esperanza Loaiza (photo), Emily Palmer (photo) and Lili Guzman (photo), and faculty members Welling Hall (metals), Joann Quinones (photo/fibers), Mark Van Buskirk (painting/drawing) and Walt Bistline (photos). The juror chose about 60 works from about 140 entries. An opening reception and awards ceremony are November 6.


A New Face in Counseling Services

Clare Edwards has joined the staff at Counseling Services. She's a second-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Originally from New Mexico, she received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from New Mexico State University. Edwards has worked in community mental health and university settings and enjoys working with a diverse array of individuals. This semester, her office hours will be Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, Noon - 3:00 p.m. Edwards can be reached at 983-1449 or <edwarcl@earlham.edu>. Her office is located in Earlham Hall - Room 151.


First-Year Students Sought for Peer Educator Training

Health Services is seeking first- or second-year students for the five spots remaining for HIV/STD Peer Educator Training to be held Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full scholarships are available. Applications are available by emailing Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu>. The final deadline for receiving applications is Friday, October 24.


EXCITE Workshops Today and Thursday

EXCITE (EXtra Cool Innovative Technologies for Earlham) offers 14-minute workshops for faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a session on Kurzweil 3000. A workshop on Grammarly, an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing, follows at 4:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 23, at Noon, there will be iPad Apps training for teaching. At 4:00 p.m., the session on Kurzweil 3000 will repeat. All sessions are held in the new Lilly Library Digital Liberal Arts Lab. A full schedule is available at <http://library.earlham.edu/EXCITE>.


Flu Vaccines Available at Health Services

Quadravalent flu vaccines are now available from Health Services on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $20 cash or you may charge your Earlham account. Health Services doesn't have credit or Flex card charging capacity. Let's keep our community healthy this season.


Worker Appreciation Social This Afternoon

A Worker Appreciation Social for the Sodexo food service workers at Earlham will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Comstock Field. All Earlham campus workers, faculty and students are invited. There will be hot apple cider on sale from Rose City, a bike race tournament hosted by Bike Coop, music courtesy of WECI, a fashion shoot courtesy of the Free Store, cakes and cookies baked by students, face painting conducted by Bonner Scholars, and cornhole thanks to Runyan Desk. This event is organized by a coalition of students in support of campus food service workers, and is sponsored by Rose City Coffee Shop. For more information, contact Grace Vasquez at <gavasqu12@earlham.edu>.


Biology Colloquium

Two seniors will speak at a Biology Colloquium at Noon on Thursday, October 23, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Caitlin Clark, an Environmental Science major, will talk about "Developing a Climate Resilient Massachusetts." Chris Angell, a Biology major, will discuss "Kairomones and diel vertical migration in brine shrimp larvae."


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>.


Free STD Testing on Friday

Free STD testing will be available from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Friday, October 24, at the Health Services Office. Testing for HIV, Hep C and Syphilis, is provided by Erin from Aspire Indiana. Call 765-983-1328 or come to the Health Services to make an appointment.


Free STD Testing on October 29

Free STD testing will be available from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 29, at the Health Services Office. The testing is provided by Chris from Heartland Community Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to the Health Services to make an appointment.


Alumna Mary Simon Discusses the Job/Internship Search

Earlham alum Mary Simon will be in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124 on Friday, October 24, at Noon to talk about negotiation and the job/internship search. A pizza lunch will be provided. Contact Jen Banning at <bannije@earlham.edu> for more information.


Volunteers Needed for Halloween Howl

The Richmond Parks Department is hosting a scary good Halloween party, the Halloween Howl, on Saturday, October 25, at the Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. It gives families a safe and warm environment for a fun Halloween. It’s an evening full of games, contests, prizes and candy. Volunteers are needed to run games and hand out candy. Kid-appropriate costumes are welcome but not required. A van will leave campus at 4:00 p.m., and will return to campus by 8:30 p.m.


Center for Visual and Performing Arts Dedication

The dedication of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts will be Friday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m. A reception and open house in the new building immediately follows the ceremony. Make plans to attend the dedication, grab a snack and tour the building as it comes alive with performances and demonstrations throughout.


Looking Back, Moving Forward: All Black Alumni Celebration

The All Black Alumni Celebration is being held during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. On Friday, October 24, activities will kick off with the 50th Anniversary concert for Gospel Revelations at 8:00 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. On Saturday, October 25, in addition to the multiple Homecoming events and athletic competitions, the College will officially commemorate the 90th anniversary of Clarence Cunningham’s ’24 graduation — by rededicating a newly renovated Cunningham Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. The Homecoming schedule and reservation form can be found at <www.earlham.edu/homecoming>. This celebration is sponsored by the African American Advisory Board and the Office of Institutional Advancement. All alumni, students and the Earlham community are welcome to this historic celebration.


Tel Aviv Night Clubs and West Bank Checkpoints

Sponsored by Students for Peace & Justice in Palestine (SPJP), Black Men United (BMU), Spectrum and Students For a Free Tibet (SFFT). Earlham will be hosting Palestinian speaker Sae'd Adil Atshan talking about "The politics of being fabulous in the Holy Land." Sae'd will present the intersections between the struggle of Palestinians and that of the LGBTQ community. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 29, in Goddard Auditorium.


Sustainability Film Showing: Plastic Paradise

The Sustainability Office is hosting a film screening of the documentary, "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." The film will be shown on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Loose Lecture Hall — Landrum Bolling Center, Room 105. Learn about this important issue and what you can do to help. Popcorn will be provided.


Kenlee Ray Fellowships Available in Spring 2015

Interested in a library or archives career? Next semester, the Kenlee Ray '67 Library and Archives Fellows program accepts an Earlham student interested in the library, archives or related library information science (LIS) professions. The student undertakes a 135-hour practicum and a one-credit tutorial under the supervision of Earlham Libraries administrative faculty. They also meet with Earlham LIS alumni and CIL administrative faculty. Upon successful completion of the semester, the student receives $1,500 less taxes withheld. The application deadline is November 3, 2014. For more information, see <http://library.earlham.edu/kenlee-ray-fellows> and/or contact Library Director Neal Baker at <bakerne@earlham.edu>.


Paid Summer Internships Information Sessions

The Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) will be hosting three information sessions for Earlham Supported Summer Internships. They will be at Noon on Wednesday, October 29; and at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 12. All sessions will be held in the CIL Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Learn more about the more than 30 companies and organizations offering fully funded 2014 summer internships exclusively for Earlham students. Applications for these internships can be submitted through Symplicity. Details about each opportunity can be found at <http://tinyurl.com/mf26f5p>. The preferred deadline is 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 16. If you have questions, contact Mark Gaines at <gainema@earlham.edu>.


Catch a Ride to the "For the Love of Cities" Breakfast

The Center for Integrated Learning is providing transportation to the “For Love of Cities, For Love of Richmond” breakfast at the downtown Innovation Center on Wednesday, October 22. The group will depart campus promptly at 7:45 a.m., and will be back on campus by 9:45 a.m. The free breakfast features conversation with Peter Kageyama, author of "For Love of Cities." Join the conversation about how can each of us make Richmond a more lovable city and what great things are already happening. Please RSVP no later than Noon on Tuesday, October 21, to Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>. A confirmation email containing details will be emailed on Tuesday evening.


Spectrum Allyship Panel

How do you define an ‘ally,' what does it mean to be an ‘ally,’ and is the term ‘ally’ problematic? These are some of the questions that Spectrum will be addressing in their panel called “I’ve Got Your Back: The Role of Allies in the LGBTQIA Community.” With a combined faculty and staff panel of various genders and sexual identities, members of the Earlham community will discuss how being an ‘ally’ in personal, social and academic spaces can help foster healthy discussions and interactions between allies and the LGBTQIA community. The panel will take place Thursday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Dennis Hall - Room 110.


Field Hockey Team Hosts Conference Game

The Earlham field hockey team plays North Coast Athletic Conference opponent DePauw on Wednesday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m., in Darrell Beane Stadium. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Research Poster Conference on Thursday

The Natural Science Division will host its Research Poster Conference from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, in Noyes and Stanley halls.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 26, Bain-Swiggett Professor of English and Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Barb Caruso speaks on “The Temptations of Sanctuary” for the fall theme of “Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World.”


Shakuhachi: A Lecture, Demonstration and Performance

The Japanese Studies Department presents “The Shakuhachi: A Symphony in a Single Tone,” at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, at Stout Meetinghouse. Christopher Yohmei Blasdel '74 will share his music and his experience as a student and teacher of the shakuhachi — a Japanese end-blown flute. He works as Advisor to the Arts Program at the International House of Japan, is part-time lecturer at International Christian University and Temple University in Tokyo, teaches privately at the Asahi Culture Center in Shinjuku and writes occasionally for The Japan Times. For more information, visit <www.earlham.edu/events>.


This Thursday at Peace Forum

The next Peace Forum is at Noon on Thursday, October 23. Attend in person or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenter is Miriam Brunner. She will be sharing with us about her work with the Alternatives to Violence Project. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Educator and Activist Bob Moses to Speak at Convocation

Bob Moses will speak on the "Mississippi Freedom Summer" at Convocation this Wednesday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. An American educator and civil rights activist, Moses is known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. A graduate of Hamilton College, he completed a master's in philosophy at Harvard University. Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students. This lecture is sponsored by the Kazue Fukuda Hawkins Fund. Admission is free; no tickets are required.


The Earlham Community Forum

The Office of Community Relations and the Community Partnership Council present the Earlham Community Forum on Thursday, October 30, in the Richmond Room at Landrum Bolling Center. Earlham President David Dawson will speak on “Becoming Fully Present for the 21st Century.” The breakfast buffet starts at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Make your $7.00 reservation for breakfast by Monday, October 27, at 765-983-1638 or email <patw@earlham.edu>.


EC Rocks the Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Ten members of the Earlham community had artworks selected for this year's Whitewater Valley Art Exhibition at IU East: students Risa Nishiguchi (metals), Jacob Ansell (metals), Shea Henke (jewelry), Esperanza Loaiza (photo), Emily Palmer (photo) and Lili Guzman (photo), and faculty members Welling Hall (metals), Joann Quinones (photo/fibers), Mark Van Buskirk (painting/drawing) and Walt Bistline (photos). The juror chose about 60 works from about 140 entries. An opening reception and awards ceremony are November 6.


Resident Assistant Application Deadline Extended

The Office of Residence Life has extended the deadline to submit applications for resident assistant (RA) positions. Completed applications should be submitted online no later than Noon on Friday, October 24. Application materials can be found online at <http://www.earlham.edu/residence-life/our-team/student-employment>. All questions about the RA application and selection process can be directed to Angie Hobkirk at <hobkian@earlham.edu> or 765-983-1594.


A New Face in Counseling Services

Clare Edwards has joined the staff at Counseling Services. She's a second-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Originally from New Mexico, she received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from New Mexico State University. Edwards has worked in community mental health and university settings and enjoys working with a diverse array of individuals. This semester, her office hours will be Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, Noon - 3:00 p.m. Edwards can be reached at 983-1449 or <edwarcl@earlham.edu>. Her office is located in Earlham Hall - Room 151.


Outdoor Program Gear Sale

On Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., well-loved gear from the Earlham Outdoors Program will be sold at a great price in the Outdoor Education Center. Come and browse the selection of backpacks, sleeping bags, rock climbing gear and much more for your next outdoor adventure. Cash or checks are accepted and all sales are final. For more information, contact Gracie Rosson at <garosson10@earlham.edu>.


First-Year Students Sought for Peer Educator Training

Health Services is seeking first- or second-year students for the five spots remaining for HIV/STD Peer Educator Training to be held Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full scholarships are available. Applications are available by emailing Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu>. The final deadline for receiving applications is Friday, October 24.


EXCITE Workshops Today and Thursday

EXCITE (EXtra Cool Innovative Technologies for Earlham) offers 14-minute workshops for faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a session on Kurzweil 3000. A workshop on Grammarly, an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing, follows at 4:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 23, at Noon, there will be iPad Apps training for teaching. At 4:00 p.m., the session on Kurzweil 3000 will repeat. All sessions are held in the new Lilly Library Digital Liberal Arts Lab. A full schedule is available at <http://library.earlham.edu/EXCITE>.


Flu Vaccines Available at Health Services

Quadravalent flu vaccines are now available from Health Services on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $20 cash or you may charge your Earlham account. Health Services doesn't have credit or Flex card charging capacity. Let's keep our community healthy this season.


From Ideas to Business - Business Plan Workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business? Do you have many ideas, but do not know how to turn them into scalable and sustainable business models? Learn the basics of building a business plan at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 22, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. This workshop, which is organized by Aynah and Net Impact chapters at Earlham, will be lead by Assistant Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management Rebecca Jestice. Refreshments will be provided. All majors are welcome.


From Ideas to Business - Grant Writing Workshop

You have an awesome idea, but are seeking training to materialize it into a project orbusiness? Learn the basics of grant proposal writing at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. This workshop, which is organized by Aynah and Net Impact chapters at Earlham, will be lead by Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management Monteze Snyder. Refreshments will be provided. All majors are welcome. Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust.


Worker Appreciation Social This Afternoon

A Worker Appreciation Social for the Sodexo food service workers at Earlham will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Comstock Field. All Earlham campus workers, faculty and students are invited. There will be hot apple cider on sale from Rose City, a bike race tournament hosted by Bike Coop, music courtesy of WECI, a fashion shoot courtesy of the Free Store, cakes and cookies baked by students, face painting conducted by Bonner Scholars, and cornhole thanks to Runyan Desk. This event is organized by a coalition of students in support of campus food service workers, and is sponsored by Rose City Coffee Shop. For more information, contact Grace Vasquez at <gavasqu12@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Trick-or-Treat Needs Volunteers

Wellness Programs, Residence Life and Athletics are seeking volunteers to help pass out candy at this year's campus trick-or-treat. A fun and safe community trick-or-treat will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All Earlham employees are invited to bring their children, wearing his or her Halloween costume with a bag or bucket. The event is free and open to select area children and their parents or chaperone. To volunteer, please contact Director of Wellness Programs Cathryn Dickman at <cathrynd@earlham.edu>.


Seeking Candy Donations for Earlham Trick-or-Treat

Wellness Programs, Residence Life and Athletics are seeking bagged candy donations for this year's campus trick-or-treat. A fun and safe community trick-or-treat will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All Earlham employees are invited to bring their children, wearing his or her Halloween costume with a bag or bucket. The event is free and open to select area children and their parents or chaperone. Please drop off candy donations at the Athletics and Wellness Center Welcome Desk by 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 30. For more information, contact Director of Wellness Program Cathryn Dickman at <cathrynd@earlham.edu>.


Biology Colloquium

Two seniors will speak at a Biology Colloquium at Noon on Thursday, October 23, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Caitlin Clark, an Environmental Science major, will talk about "Developing a Climate Resilient Massachusetts." Chris Angell, a Biology major, will discuss "Kairomones and diel vertical migration in brine shrimp larvae."


More Internships Available for Earlham Students

Even more summer internships are now available and open for applications at <www.earlham.edu/internships>. These paid internships are specifically for Earlham students and are available in Richmond, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. All job descriptions have a link to take you to the Symplicity database where you can apply. Don't forget, the priority deadline for applications is November 16. For more information, please contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium

The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) will host its 2014 Ministry of Writing Colloquium on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. Keynote Fr. John Dear will speak on "Writing and the Nonviolent Life." Dear has proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus and the way of nonviolence for more that 30 years, has published over 30 books and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Colloquium also includes a choice of two workshops on topics including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, online promotion, and editorial writing, and a roundtable discussion from the workshop presenters. New this year is the "Writers and Friends Dinner," which will feature presentations from Director of the Writing Program Ben Brazil, and several ESR writing students. Cost for the dinner is an additional $30 and includes a small donation to the writing program. Students can attend the Colloquium for a reduced rate of $35. For more information and to register, visit the ESR website at <http://esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/writing2014> or contact Director of External Relations Mandy Ford at <fordma@earlham.edu> or 973-2158.


Faculty Mini-Grant Deadline is November 1

The deadline to apply for the Faculty Mini-Grant supported by the Lilly Grant (Indiana Pathways) is Saturday, November 1. Find information on how to apply at <www.earlham.edu/center-for-integrated-learning/programs/indiana-pathways/indiana-faculty-immersion-mini-grants>. If you have any questions, contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@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>.


Free STD Testing on Friday

Free STD testing will be available from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Friday, October 24, at the Health Services Office. Testing for HIV, Hep C and Syphilis, is provided by Erin from Aspire Indiana. Call 765-983-1328 or come to the Health Services to make an appointment.


Free STD Testing on October 29

Free STD testing will be available from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 29, at the Health Services Office. The testing is provided by Chris from Heartland Community Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to the Health Services to make an appointment.


Alumna Mary Simon Discusses the Job/Internship Search

Earlham alum Mary Simon will be in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124 on Friday, October 24, at Noon to talk about negotiation and the job/internship search. A pizza lunch will be provided. Contact Jen Banning at <bannije@earlham.edu> for more information.


Create a Stellar Internship Application

Are you planning to apply for summer internships? Bring your laptop and/or application materials to this internship workshop in the Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) Commons on Friday, October 31, at Noon, where you can interact with members of the CIL and get advice on how to create a stellar application. A pizza lunch will be provided. Contact Jen Banning at <bannije@earlham.edu> for more information.


Volunteers Needed for Halloween Howl

The Richmond Parks Department is hosting a scary good Halloween party, the Halloween Howl, on Saturday, October 25, at the Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. It gives families a safe and warm environment for a fun Halloween. It’s an evening full of games, contests, prizes and candy. Volunteers are needed to run games and hand out candy. Kid-appropriate costumes are welcome but not required. A van will leave campus at 4:00 p.m., and will return to campus by 8:30 p.m.


Center for Visual and Performing Arts Dedication

The dedication of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts will be Friday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m. A reception and open house in the new building immediately follows the ceremony. Make plans to attend the dedication, grab a snack and tour the building as it comes alive with performances and demonstrations throughout.


Looking Back, Moving Forward: All Black Alumni Celebration

The All Black Alumni Celebration is being held during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. On Friday, October 24, activities will kick off with the 50th Anniversary concert for Gospel Revelations at 8:00 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. On Saturday, October 25, in addition to the multiple Homecoming events and athletic competitions, the College will officially commemorate the 90th anniversary of Clarence Cunningham’s ’24 graduation — by rededicating a newly renovated Cunningham Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. The Homecoming schedule and reservation form can be found at <www.earlham.edu/homecoming>. This celebration is sponsored by the African American Advisory Board and the Office of Institutional Advancement. All alumni, students and the Earlham community are welcome to this historic celebration.


Tel Aviv Night Clubs and West Bank Checkpoints

Sponsored by Students for Peace & Justice in Palestine (SPJP), Black Men United (BMU), Spectrum and Students For a Free Tibet (SFFT). Earlham will be hosting Palestinian speaker Sae'd Adil Atshan talking about "The politics of being fabulous in the Holy Land." Sae'd will present the intersections between the struggle of Palestinians and that of the LGBTQ community. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 29, in Goddard Auditorium.


Sustainability Film Showing: Plastic Paradise

The Sustainability Office is hosting a film screening of the documentary, "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." The film will be shown on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Loose Lecture Hall — Landrum Bolling Center, Room 105. Learn about this important issue and what you can do to help. Popcorn will be provided.


Kenlee Ray Fellowships Available in Spring 2015

Interested in a library or archives career? Next semester, the Kenlee Ray '67 Library and Archives Fellows program accepts an Earlham student interested in the library, archives or related library information science (LIS) professions. The student undertakes a 135-hour practicum and a one-credit tutorial under the supervision of Earlham Libraries administrative faculty. They also meet with Earlham LIS alumni and CIL administrative faculty. Upon successful completion of the semester, the student receives $1,500 less taxes withheld. The application deadline is November 3, 2014. For more information, see <http://library.earlham.edu/kenlee-ray-fellows> and/or contact Library Director Neal Baker at <bakerne@earlham.edu>.


Paid Summer Internships Information Sessions

The Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) will be hosting three information sessions for Earlham Supported Summer Internships. They will be at Noon on Wednesday, October 29; and at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 12. All sessions will be held in the CIL Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Learn more about the more than 30 companies and organizations offering fully funded 2014 summer internships exclusively for Earlham students. Applications for these internships can be submitted through Symplicity. Details about each opportunity can be found at <http://tinyurl.com/mf26f5p>. The preferred deadline is 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 16. If you have questions, contact Mark Gaines at <gainema@earlham.edu>.


Catch a Ride to the "For the Love of Cities" Breakfast

The Center for Integrated Learning is providing transportation to the “For Love of Cities, For Love of Richmond” breakfast at the downtown Innovation Center on Wednesday, October 22. The group will depart campus promptly at 7:45 a.m., and will be back on campus by 9:45 a.m. The free breakfast features conversation with Peter Kageyama, author of "For Love of Cities." Join the conversation about how can each of us make Richmond a more lovable city and what great things are already happening. Please RSVP no later than Noon on Tuesday, October 21, to Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>. A confirmation email containing details will be emailed on Tuesday evening.


Spectrum Allyship Panel

How do you define an ‘ally,' what does it mean to be an ‘ally,’ and is the term ‘ally’ problematic? These are some of the questions that Spectrum will be addressing in their panel called “I’ve Got Your Back: The Role of Allies in the LGBTQIA Community.” With a combined faculty and staff panel of various genders and sexual identities, members of the Earlham community will discuss how being an ‘ally’ in personal, social and academic spaces can help foster healthy discussions and interactions between allies and the LGBTQIA community. The panel will take place Thursday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Dennis Hall - Room 110.


Field Hockey Team Hosts Conference Game

The Earlham field hockey team plays North Coast Athletic Conference opponent DePauw on Wednesday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m., in Darrell Beane Stadium. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Research Poster Conference on Thursday

The Natural Science Division will host its Research Poster Conference from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, in Noyes and Stanley halls.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 26, Bain-Swiggett Professor of English and Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Barb Caruso speaks on “The Temptations of Sanctuary” for the fall theme of “Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World.”


Shakuhachi: A Lecture, Demonstration and Performance

The Japanese Studies Department presents “The Shakuhachi: A Symphony in a Single Tone,” at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, at Stout Meetinghouse. Christopher Yohmei Blasdel '74 will share his music and his experience as a student and teacher of the shakuhachi — a Japanese end-blown flute. He works as Advisor to the Arts Program at the International House of Japan, is part-time lecturer at International Christian University and Temple University in Tokyo, teaches privately at the Asahi Culture Center in Shinjuku and writes occasionally for The Japan Times. For more information, visit <www.earlham.edu/events>.


This Thursday at Peace Forum

The next Peace Forum is at Noon on Thursday, October 23. Attend in person or online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. This week's presenter is Miriam Brunner. She will be sharing with us about her work with the Alternatives to Violence Project. For more information, contact Jennifer Scarr at <jkscarr07@gmail.com>.


Educator and Activist Bob Moses to Speak at Convocation

Bob Moses will speak on the "Mississippi Freedom Summer" at Convocation this Wednesday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. An American educator and civil rights activist, Moses is known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. A graduate of Hamilton College, he completed a master's in philosophy at Harvard University. Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students. This lecture is sponsored by the Kazue Fukuda Hawkins Fund. Admission is free; no tickets are required.


The Earlham Community Forum

The Office of Community Relations and the Community Partnership Council present the Earlham Community Forum on Thursday, October 30, in the Richmond Room at Landrum Bolling Center. Earlham President David Dawson will speak on “Becoming Fully Present for the 21st Century.” The breakfast buffet starts at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Make your $7.00 reservation for breakfast by Monday, October 27, at 765-983-1638 or email <patw@earlham.edu>.


EC Rocks the Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Ten members of the Earlham community had artworks selected for this year's Whitewater Valley Art Exhibition at IU East: students Risa Nishiguchi (metals), Jacob Ansell (metals), Shea Henke (jewelry), Esperanza Loaiza (photo), Emily Palmer (photo) and Lili Guzman (photo), and faculty members Welling Hall (metals), Joann Quinones (photo/fibers), Mark Van Buskirk (painting/drawing) and Walt Bistline (photos). The juror chose about 60 works from about 140 entries. An opening reception and awards ceremony are November 6.


Resident Assistant Application Deadline Extended

The Office of Residence Life has extended the deadline to submit applications for resident assistant (RA) positions. Completed applications should be submitted online no later than Noon on Friday, October 24. Application materials can be found online at <http://www.earlham.edu/residence-life/our-team/student-employment>. All questions about the RA application and selection process can be directed to Angie Hobkirk at <hobkian@earlham.edu> or 765-983-1594.


A New Face in Counseling Services

Clare Edwards has joined the staff at Counseling Services. She's a second-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Originally from New Mexico, she received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from New Mexico State University. Edwards has worked in community mental health and university settings and enjoys working with a diverse array of individuals. This semester, her office hours will be Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, Noon - 3:00 p.m. Edwards can be reached at 983-1449 or <edwarcl@earlham.edu>. Her office is located in Earlham Hall - Room 151.


Outdoor Program Gear Sale

On Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., well-loved gear from the Earlham Outdoors Program will be sold at a great price in the Outdoor Education Center. Come and browse the selection of backpacks, sleeping bags, rock climbing gear and much more for your next outdoor adventure. Cash or checks are accepted and all sales are final. For more information, contact Gracie Rosson at <garosson10@earlham.edu>.


First-Year Students Sought for Peer Educator Training

Health Services is seeking first- or second-year students for the five spots remaining for HIV/STD Peer Educator Training to be held Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full scholarships are available. Applications are available by emailing Gail Miller at <millega@earlham.edu>. The final deadline for receiving applications is Friday, October 24.


EXCITE Workshops Today and Thursday

EXCITE (EXtra Cool Innovative Technologies for Earlham) offers 14-minute workshops for faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a session on Kurzweil 3000. A workshop on Grammarly, an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing, follows at 4:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 23, at Noon, there will be iPad Apps training for teaching. At 4:00 p.m., the session on Kurzweil 3000 will repeat. All sessions are held in the new Lilly Library Digital Liberal Arts Lab. A full schedule is available at <http://library.earlham.edu/EXCITE>.


Flu Vaccines Available at Health Services

Quadravalent flu vaccines are now available from Health Services on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $20 cash or you may charge your Earlham account. Health Services doesn't have credit or Flex card charging capacity. Let's keep our community healthy this season.


From Ideas to Business - Business Plan Workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business? Do you have many ideas, but do not know how to turn them into scalable and sustainable business models? Learn the basics of building a business plan at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 22, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. This workshop, which is organized by Aynah and Net Impact chapters at Earlham, will be lead by Assistant Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management Rebecca Jestice. Refreshments will be provided. All majors are welcome.


From Ideas to Business - Grant Writing Workshop

You have an awesome idea, but are seeking training to materialize it into a project orbusiness? Learn the basics of grant proposal writing at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 23, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208. This workshop, which is organized by Aynah and Net Impact chapters at Earlham, will be lead by Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management Monteze Snyder. Refreshments will be provided. All majors are welcome. Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust.


Worker Appreciation Social This Afternoon

A Worker Appreciation Social for the Sodexo food service workers at Earlham will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Comstock Field. All Earlham campus workers, faculty and students are invited. There will be hot apple cider on sale from Rose City, a bike race tournament hosted by Bike Coop, music courtesy of WECI, a fashion shoot courtesy of the Free Store, cakes and cookies baked by students, face painting conducted by Bonner Scholars, and cornhole thanks to Runyan Desk. This event is organized by a coalition of students in support of campus food service workers, and is sponsored by Rose City Coffee Shop. For more information, contact Grace Vasquez at <gavasqu12@earlham.edu>.


Earlham Trick-or-Treat Needs Volunteers

Wellness Programs, Residence Life and Athletics are seeking volunteers to help pass out candy at this year's campus trick-or-treat. A fun and safe community trick-or-treat will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All Earlham employees are invited to bring their children, wearing his or her Halloween costume with a bag or bucket. The event is free and open to select area children and their parents or chaperone. To volunteer, please contact Director of Wellness Programs Cathryn Dickman at <cathrynd@earlham.edu>.


Seeking Candy Donations for Earlham Trick-or-Treat

Wellness Programs, Residence Life and Athletics are seeking bagged candy donations for this year's campus trick-or-treat. A fun and safe community trick-or-treat will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All Earlham employees are invited to bring their children, wearing his or her Halloween costume with a bag or bucket. The event is free and open to select area children and their parents or chaperone. Please drop off candy donations at the Athletics and Wellness Center Welcome Desk by 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 30. For more information, contact Director of Wellness Program Cathryn Dickman at <cathrynd@earlham.edu>.


Biology Colloquium

Two seniors will speak at a Biology Colloquium at Noon on Thursday, October 23, in Stanley Hall - Room 044. Caitlin Clark, an Environmental Science major, will talk about "Developing a Climate Resilient Massachusetts." Chris Angell, a Biology major, will discuss "Kairomones and diel vertical migration in brine shrimp larvae."


More Internships Available for Earlham Students

Even more summer internships are now available and open for applications at <www.earlham.edu/internships>. These paid internships are specifically for Earlham students and are available in Richmond, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai. All job descriptions have a link to take you to the Symplicity database where you can apply. Don't forget, the priority deadline for applications is November 16. For more information, please contact Alexandra Pflug at <pflugal@earlham.edu>.


ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium

The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) will host its 2014 Ministry of Writing Colloquium on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. Keynote Fr. John Dear will speak on "Writing and the Nonviolent Life." Dear has proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus and the way of nonviolence for more that 30 years, has published over 30 books and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Colloquium also includes a choice of two workshops on topics including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, online promotion, and editorial writing, and a roundtable discussion from the workshop presenters. New this year is the "Writers and Friends Dinner," which will feature presentations from Director of the Writing Program Ben Brazil, and several ESR writing students. Cost for the dinner is an additional $30 and includes a small donation to the writing program. Students can attend the Colloquium for a reduced rate of $35. For more information and to register, visit the ESR website at <http://esr.earlham.edu/news-events/events/writing2014> or contact Director of External Relations Mandy Ford at <fordma@earlham.edu> or 973-2158.


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