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Exploration Workshop: Starting the Journey

After utilizing tools to answer questions about the future and listening to the unique paths of others, take time to reflect on the next steps of your own path at EC. Join the Career Advisers on Tuesday, September 23, in the CIL Commons on the Landrum Bolling Center's first floor at Noon for lunch to learn about major and career possibilities in each division. For more information, contact Katie Elliott at <ellioka@earlham.edu>.


Homecoming Committee

Do you want to plan and organize the Homecoming Dance? The Student Activities Board (SAB) is looking for more students to join the Homecoming Committee. Students don't have to join SAB to join this specific committee. Please contact Claire Welsh at <cmwelsh12@earlham.edu> if you are interested.


Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Concert

The Earlham Artist and Lecture Series presents the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. Under the direction of Ambroise N'Diong, the group performs interpretations of Gospel/Negro Spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole. The group interprets and combines both the Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal. Tickets are required: $10/adults, $5/students and seniors. One free ticket with an Earlham ID. For more information, visit the Events website at <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


AmeriCorps Education Award for School Year Service

Earlham students can enroll to complete an AmeriCorps term of service for volunteer service or off-campus student employment. Students can choose to complete 300 or 450 hours of service within one year and will receive an education award of $1,132 or $1,415 which can be used to pay for current or future education or to pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps orientation/information session will be repeated at two different times to accommodate different schedules — Monday, September 22, from Noon until 12:50 p.m., or Tuesday, September 23 from 4:00 p.m. until 4:50 p.m., in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 107. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


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.


Giant Beavers and Moore

Members of the Joseph Moore Museum will be periodically posting blogs this semester about various happenings at the museum. Want to get the inside scoop on that upcoming event at the museum? Or maybe you'd like to read a staff interview with educator and activist Robert Moses? How does a written history of your favorite Thanksgiving foods sound? All of this and more is in store for you at the "Giant Beavers and Moore" blog. Visit the blog at <http://josephmooremuseum.wordpress.com>. For more information, contact Jackie Lebouitz at <jblebou14@earlham.edu>.


IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs Information Session

All students are invited to meet with a representative from Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs program. The information session will take place on Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Alex Taylor at <tayloal@earlham.edu>.


Public Reading by John Tallmadge on Thursday

John Tallmadge is an author and essayist focused on nature and culture. He is also known for his book, "Cincinnati Arch." On Thursday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m., in Ronald Gallery at Lilly Library, Tallmadge will give a public reading titled "The Virgin and the Slug: Exploring Urban Nature” from his latest work on urban nature. He has 30 years of experience dedicated to education and leads national organizations devoting to environmental studies, nature writing and ecocriticism.


Exploration Workshop: Starting the Journey

After utilizing tools to answer questions about the future and listening to the unique paths of others, take time to reflect on the next steps of your own path at EC. Join the Career Advisers on Tuesday, September 23, in the CIL Commons on the Landrum Bolling Center's first floor at Noon for lunch to learn about major and career possibilities in each division. For more information, contact Katie Elliott at <ellioka@earlham.edu>.


Homecoming Committee

Do you want to plan and organize the Homecoming Dance? The Student Activities Board (SAB) is looking for more students to join the Homecoming Committee. Students don't have to join SAB to join this specific committee. Please contact Claire Welsh at <cmwelsh12@earlham.edu> if you are interested.


Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Concert

The Earlham Artist and Lecture Series presents the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. Under the direction of Ambroise N'Diong, the group performs interpretations of Gospel/Negro Spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole. The group interprets and combines both the Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal. Tickets are required: $10/adults, $5/students and seniors. One free ticket with an Earlham ID. For more information, visit the Events website at <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


Free STD Testing on September 26

HIV, Hep C and syphilis testing will be available on Friday, September 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Health Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to Health Services to make an appointment.


24-Hour Theatre Project

It's time again for 24-Hour Theatre Project. Everyone interested in writing, directing, acting, working tech and/or ushering should meet in Wilkinson Theatre at 10:00 p.m., on Friday, September 26. In the following 24 hours, several short plays will be written, rehearsed, and then performed in Wilkinson at 10:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 27. Little to no theatre experience is required. You can join the project or just come to the free performance. If you would like more information, email Taylor Satterthwaite at <tmsatte12@earlham.edu> or join the Facebook event.


Tibetan Studies Information Session

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


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On September 28, hear Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Rachael Reavis speak on “How Tina Fey Saved Me From Depression” for the fall theme of “Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World.”


AmeriCorps Education Award for School Year Service

Earlham students can enroll to complete an AmeriCorps term of service for volunteer service or off-campus student employment. Students can choose to complete 300 or 450 hours of service within one year and will receive an education award of $1,132 or $1,415 which can be used to pay for current or future education or to pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps orientation/information session will be repeated at two different times to accommodate different schedules — Monday, September 22, from Noon until 12:50 p.m., or Tuesday, September 23 from 4:00 p.m. until 4:50 p.m., in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 107. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Richmond Volunteer Tutoring Information Session

Come learn about tutoring opportunities at a local elementary school and the nearby Richmond High School at an information session at Noon on Tuesday, September 30, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124. Tutors are needed in all subjects including with new English learners. A typical commitment is around two hours per week. School representatives will be present to answer questions and sign up interested students. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Richmond Volunteer Mentoring Information Session

Come learn about mentoring opportunities at nearby elementary and intermediate schools with individuals or groups of students. The time commitment is around an hour per week. An information session will be held on Thursday, September 25, at Noon in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


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.


SOC Mandatory Training Session

There will be Student Organizations Council (SOC) training sessions on Sunday, September 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Wednesday, September 24, from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at the Orchard Room in Runyan Center. This session is mandatory for club conveners and business managers to attend, but also is open to all students interested in starting a student organization. You can learn how to get SOC recognition, request SOC funds, plan events and learn to use 25Live — the new event-scheduling program. At least one representative from each student group must attend at least one of the sessions. Failure to attend either of these sessions will hinder future requests for SOC funding for your group. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops, if possible. For more information, contact SungHee Tark at <stark12@earlham.edu> or Hashem Abushama at <hjabush13@earlham.edu>.


Giant Beavers and Moore

Members of the Joseph Moore Museum will be periodically posting blogs this semester about various happenings at the museum. Want to get the inside scoop on that upcoming event at the museum? Or maybe you'd like to read a staff interview with educator and activist Robert Moses? How does a written history of your favorite Thanksgiving foods sound? All of this and more is in store for you at the "Giant Beavers and Moore" blog. Visit the blog at <http://josephmooremuseum.wordpress.com>. For more information, contact Jackie Lebouitz at <jblebou14@earlham.edu>.


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>.


IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs Information Session

All students are invited to meet with a representative from Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs program. The information session will take place on Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Alex Taylor at <tayloal@earlham.edu>.


Natalie Shapero Reading

On Thursday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 212, Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Writer's Award Winner Natalie Shapero will read from her poetry collection, "No Object."


Hints for Better Sleep

Are you struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep? Juggling busy schedules, multiple classes, athletics, other extracurricular activities and jobs can stretch your time and limit your sleep. If it is a constant battle for you to get enough sleep, try the following tips: Unplug from your electronics for at least 30 minutes before bed. This includes turning off the television and the computer and laying down the phone. A second tip is to limit the amount of caffeine you drink during the day, but especially before bed. Other ways to help improve your sleep include showering before bed (which can increase your body temperature), making sure the room is dark when you try to sleep, and limiting any naps to early in the afternoon and only for 30 minutes. For other ideas on improving your quality of sleep, visit Counseling Services.


InternshipFEST Set for October 9

The Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) welcomes all students, faculty and staff to attend the 2nd Annual InternshipFEST in the Comstock Room at Runyan Center on October 9. The event will take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Students will be presenting their internship experiences from the past year, and it is a great opportunity to learn about experiential education options for next year.


New Scheduling Software — 25Live

Earlham now has a new scheduling software program, "25Live." The old reservation system is no longer active. If you want to request a space, schedule an event or request resources (ITAM, Food Services, Housekeeping, etc.) for an event, you will now use the new scheduling software available at <https://25live.collegenet.com/earlham>. The suggested browsers are Chrome or Firefox. Questions or concerns with the software can be directed to Kris Yates at extension 1373 or Lynn Knight at extension 1294.


Faculty Immersion Mini-Grants Available Now

Faculty Mini-Grants are now available for building relationships with Indiana employers, seeing first-hand the application of one’s field in the world of work, becoming more informed mentors and advisers in our first year seminars to connect with student career interests, and embedding more applied content within the curriculum. The goal is to offer students connections with Indiana organizations to aid in them receiving employment in Indiana after graduation. The priority deadline is November 1. For more information, visit <http://earlham.edu/center-for-integrated-learning/programs/indiana-pathways/indiana-faculty-immersion-mini-grants>.


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>.


Model UN Weekly Meeting

If you are interested in enhancing your global international awareness, knowledge about the United Nations body, public speaking and formal language, Model UN is where you should be going. The student club meets every Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., at Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208.


Earlham Athletics Events

The Earlham women's soccer team hosts Denison at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 24, at Matlack Field. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Biology Colloquium

Hear about the two Biology May Terms this year — Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Alaska (Quinn Smith and Brent Smith) and Conservation Biology of Endangered Iguanas in the Bahamas (John Iverson) — at the next Biology Colloquium at Noon on Thursday, September 25, in Stanley Hall - Room 044.


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.


First-Year Advising Wednesday

Are you a first-year student? Then you'll want to be at the First-Year Advising program at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 14, in Goddard Auditorium. Come and take part in your choice of mini-workshops dealing with skills that will help you thrive at Earlham and beyond. For more information, contact First-Year Class Dean Lori Watson at <watsolo@earlham.edu>.


Real Talk: Does Race Matter at Earlham?

Real Talk is a monthly discussion that students and faculty are encouraged to attend in order to share opinions and experiences on the topic in relation to life at Earlham. This month's topic is "Real Talk: Does Race Matter at Earlham?" The first discussion will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 30, in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center. Facilitators will establish safe space and review basic ground rules for respectful discussion to encourage open and honest sharing of perspectives and experiences.


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.


Peace Forum — In Person or Online

Margaret Hawthorne will be sharing her thoughts about abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire at the next Peace Forum at Noon on Thursday, September 25. See her in person at the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room or watch her online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. Lunch is provided by the Baker Peace Endowment Fund.


Nationalism, Science and Corn

John D. Slater ’95, Associate Professor of Spanish at University of California, Davis, speaks on "17th Century Spain and the 21st Century Obesity Epidemic: Nationalism, Science and Corn" at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 25, in Carpenter Hall - Room 211. His talk will be in English. For more information, contact Chris Swafford at <chriss@earlham.edu>.


Rosh Hashanah Celebration

Celebrate the Jewish New Year at the Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) in Rowntree House — next to the Marsh grocery store — at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 24. Be a part of the Jewish community at Earlham by coming over for apples and honey, and some Rosh Hashanah crafts. Not sure where JCC is? Meet us in the lobby of Earlham Hall at 7:15 p.m., and we'll walk over together. All are welcome.


Public Reading by John Tallmadge on Thursday

John Tallmadge is an author and essayist focused on nature and culture. He is also known for his book, "Cincinnati Arch." On Thursday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m., in Ronald Gallery at Lilly Library, Tallmadge will give a public reading titled "The Virgin and the Slug: Exploring Urban Nature” from his latest work on urban nature. He has 30 years of experience dedicated to education and leads national organizations devoting to environmental studies, nature writing and ecocriticism.


Exploration Workshop: Starting the Journey

After utilizing tools to answer questions about the future and listening to the unique paths of others, take time to reflect on the next steps of your own path at EC. Join the Career Advisers on Tuesday, September 23, in the CIL Commons on the Landrum Bolling Center's first floor at Noon for lunch to learn about major and career possibilities in each division. For more information, contact Katie Elliott at <ellioka@earlham.edu>.


Homecoming Committee

Do you want to plan and organize the Homecoming Dance? The Student Activities Board (SAB) is looking for more students to join the Homecoming Committee. Students don't have to join SAB to join this specific committee. Please contact Claire Welsh at <cmwelsh12@earlham.edu> if you are interested.


Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Concert

The Earlham Artist and Lecture Series presents the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium. Under the direction of Ambroise N'Diong, the group performs interpretations of Gospel/Negro Spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole. The group interprets and combines both the Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal. Tickets are required: $10/adults, $5/students and seniors. One free ticket with an Earlham ID. For more information, visit the Events website at <www.earlham.edu/news/events>.


Free STD Testing on September 26

HIV, Hep C and syphilis testing will be available on Friday, September 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Health Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to Health Services to make an appointment.


24-Hour Theatre Project

It's time again for 24-Hour Theatre Project. Everyone interested in writing, directing, acting, working tech and/or ushering should meet in Wilkinson Theatre at 10:00 p.m., on Friday, September 26. In the following 24 hours, several short plays will be written, rehearsed, and then performed in Wilkinson at 10:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 27. Little to no theatre experience is required. You can join the project or just come to the free performance. If you would like more information, email Taylor Satterthwaite at <tmsatte12@earlham.edu> or join the Facebook event.


Tibetan Studies Information Session

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


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On September 28, hear Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Rachael Reavis speak on “How Tina Fey Saved Me From Depression” for the fall theme of “Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World.”


AmeriCorps Education Award for School Year Service

Earlham students can enroll to complete an AmeriCorps term of service for volunteer service or off-campus student employment. Students can choose to complete 300 or 450 hours of service within one year and will receive an education award of $1,132 or $1,415 which can be used to pay for current or future education or to pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps orientation/information session will be repeated at two different times to accommodate different schedules — Monday, September 22, from Noon until 12:50 p.m., or Tuesday, September 23 from 4:00 p.m. until 4:50 p.m., in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 107. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Richmond Volunteer Tutoring Information Session

Come learn about tutoring opportunities at a local elementary school and the nearby Richmond High School at an information session at Noon on Tuesday, September 30, in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124. Tutors are needed in all subjects including with new English learners. A typical commitment is around two hours per week. School representatives will be present to answer questions and sign up interested students. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


Richmond Volunteer Mentoring Information Session

Come learn about mentoring opportunities at nearby elementary and intermediate schools with individuals or groups of students. The time commitment is around an hour per week. An information session will be held on Thursday, September 25, at Noon in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 124. For more information, contact Jana Schroeder at <schroja@earlham.edu>.


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.


SOC Mandatory Training Session

There will be Student Organizations Council (SOC) training sessions on Sunday, September 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Wednesday, September 24, from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at the Orchard Room in Runyan Center. This session is mandatory for club conveners and business managers to attend, but also is open to all students interested in starting a student organization. You can learn how to get SOC recognition, request SOC funds, plan events and learn to use 25Live — the new event-scheduling program. At least one representative from each student group must attend at least one of the sessions. Failure to attend either of these sessions will hinder future requests for SOC funding for your group. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops, if possible. For more information, contact SungHee Tark at <stark12@earlham.edu> or Hashem Abushama at <hjabush13@earlham.edu>.


Giant Beavers and Moore

Members of the Joseph Moore Museum will be periodically posting blogs this semester about various happenings at the museum. Want to get the inside scoop on that upcoming event at the museum? Or maybe you'd like to read a staff interview with educator and activist Robert Moses? How does a written history of your favorite Thanksgiving foods sound? All of this and more is in store for you at the "Giant Beavers and Moore" blog. Visit the blog at <http://josephmooremuseum.wordpress.com>. For more information, contact Jackie Lebouitz at <jblebou14@earlham.edu>.


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>.


IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs Information Session

All students are invited to meet with a representative from Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs program. The information session will take place on Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Alex Taylor at <tayloal@earlham.edu>.


Natalie Shapero Reading

On Thursday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Landrum Bolling Center - Room 212, Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Writer's Award Winner Natalie Shapero will read from her poetry collection, "No Object."


Hints for Better Sleep

Are you struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep? Juggling busy schedules, multiple classes, athletics, other extracurricular activities and jobs can stretch your time and limit your sleep. If it is a constant battle for you to get enough sleep, try the following tips: Unplug from your electronics for at least 30 minutes before bed. This includes turning off the television and the computer and laying down the phone. A second tip is to limit the amount of caffeine you drink during the day, but especially before bed. Other ways to help improve your sleep include showering before bed (which can increase your body temperature), making sure the room is dark when you try to sleep, and limiting any naps to early in the afternoon and only for 30 minutes. For other ideas on improving your quality of sleep, visit Counseling Services.


InternshipFEST Set for October 9

The Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) welcomes all students, faculty and staff to attend the 2nd Annual InternshipFEST in the Comstock Room at Runyan Center on October 9. The event will take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Students will be presenting their internship experiences from the past year, and it is a great opportunity to learn about experiential education options for next year.


New Scheduling Software — 25Live

Earlham now has a new scheduling software program, "25Live." The old reservation system is no longer active. If you want to request a space, schedule an event or request resources (ITAM, Food Services, Housekeeping, etc.) for an event, you will now use the new scheduling software available at <https://25live.collegenet.com/earlham>. The suggested browsers are Chrome or Firefox. Questions or concerns with the software can be directed to Kris Yates at extension 1373 or Lynn Knight at extension 1294.


Faculty Immersion Mini-Grants Available Now

Faculty Mini-Grants are now available for building relationships with Indiana employers, seeing first-hand the application of one’s field in the world of work, becoming more informed mentors and advisers in our first year seminars to connect with student career interests, and embedding more applied content within the curriculum. The goal is to offer students connections with Indiana organizations to aid in them receiving employment in Indiana after graduation. The priority deadline is November 1. For more information, visit <http://earlham.edu/center-for-integrated-learning/programs/indiana-pathways/indiana-faculty-immersion-mini-grants>.


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>.


Model UN Weekly Meeting

If you are interested in enhancing your global international awareness, knowledge about the United Nations body, public speaking and formal language, Model UN is where you should be going. The student club meets every Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. - 12:50 p.m., at Landrum Bolling Center - Room 208.


Earlham Athletics Events

The Earlham women's soccer team hosts Denison at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 24, at Matlack Field. Visit the Athletics website at <http://goearlham.com> for game coverage as well as links to live stats and video.


Biology Colloquium

Hear about the two Biology May Terms this year — Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Alaska (Quinn Smith and Brent Smith) and Conservation Biology of Endangered Iguanas in the Bahamas (John Iverson) — at the next Biology Colloquium at Noon on Thursday, September 25, in Stanley Hall - Room 044.


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.


First-Year Advising Wednesday

Are you a first-year student? Then you'll want to be at the First-Year Advising program at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 14, in Goddard Auditorium. Come and take part in your choice of mini-workshops dealing with skills that will help you thrive at Earlham and beyond. For more information, contact First-Year Class Dean Lori Watson at <watsolo@earlham.edu>.


Real Talk: Does Race Matter at Earlham?

Real Talk is a monthly discussion that students and faculty are encouraged to attend in order to share opinions and experiences on the topic in relation to life at Earlham. This month's topic is "Real Talk: Does Race Matter at Earlham?" The first discussion will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 30, in the Orchard Room at Runyan Center. Facilitators will establish safe space and review basic ground rules for respectful discussion to encourage open and honest sharing of perspectives and experiences.


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.


Peace Forum — In Person or Online

Margaret Hawthorne will be sharing her thoughts about abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire at the next Peace Forum at Noon on Thursday, September 25. See her in person at the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room or watch her online at <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcast>. Lunch is provided by the Baker Peace Endowment Fund.


Nationalism, Science and Corn

John D. Slater ’95, Associate Professor of Spanish at University of California, Davis, speaks on "17th Century Spain and the 21st Century Obesity Epidemic: Nationalism, Science and Corn" at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 25, in Carpenter Hall - Room 211. His talk will be in English. For more information, contact Chris Swafford at <chriss@earlham.edu>.


Rosh Hashanah Celebration

Celebrate the Jewish New Year at the Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) in Rowntree House — next to the Marsh grocery store — at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 24. Be a part of the Jewish community at Earlham by coming over for apples and honey, and some Rosh Hashanah crafts. Not sure where JCC is? Meet us in the lobby of Earlham Hall at 7:15 p.m., and we'll walk over together. All are welcome.


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