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Burst the Bubble, Get Out and Explore Richmond

Tired of being stuck on campus? Don’t know places to go? Students, faculty and staff come out and participate in a bus tour of Richmond led by Dakota Collins (EC class of 2015), the Mayor’s Executive Assistant, on Saturday, October 1. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the history of Richmond, efforts to address current local challenges, recreation and entertainment, local businesses, student discounts, transportation options and more. Prizes will be raffled at each tour. Tours will depart promptly from Carpenter parking lot at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time in order to check in. Tours will leave on time. RSVP required. To sign up visit http://engage.earlham.edu/event/?tag=bus_tour.


Environmental Studies Presentation of Learning

Come see an Environmental Studies presentation “Two Weeks in the Woods: The Role of Wilderness in Environmental Thought” by Truman McGee on Thursday, September 29, at 12:00 p.m. in Dennis 214. Pizza provided.


Biology Colloquium

Bob Rosenberg, Professor of Biology, presents “Sodium channels in silico: Voltage-dependent gating and ion permeation” during Biology Colloquium on Thursday, September 29, at noon in Stanley Hall, Room 044. Food will be provided.


Rec Sports Pool Battleship Coming Soon

Fall Pool Battleship is coming up soon. Get a team together and register at IMLeagues.com/Earlham before October 13. If you want to check out last spring's battle, head to our @EarlhamAWC Facebook page for the video and more info.


Turkey Run State Park Trip

On the Saturday of Mid-Semester Break (October 8th), the Olvey-Andis RA's will be leading a trip to Turkey Run State Park. Everyone is welcome to join, no matter what year or dorm/house. It is a beautiful area to hike and relax in while observing beautiful canyons and rivers. Space is limited, so don't miss your chance to sign up. The transportation for this trip will leave at 9 a.m., and lunch will be provided. Here is the link to the sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWu-sJbbXwET4wiGhMQH5bV7dnkRSr_oR8KLaFZS8E28LOPA/viewform.


Translation Workshop Info Session

Are you interested in translating or interpreting? Come learn about a free two-day training opportunity offered at Earlham on translating and interpreting and how to be a force for equitable services to people from all language backgrounds. The information session will be at noon, this Friday (9/30) in CST 103. Pizza will be provided. Contact Lindsey Freed (ldfreed13@earlham.edu).


Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference

The Annual Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference is on October 14, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the new EPIC CoLab. All students who have completed on or off-campus research in the natural sciences are welcome to submit their abstracts now. The abstract submissions tool is up and running. Use this link to reach the tool: https://cs.earlham.edu/poster/. The deadline for submissions is on Friday, September 30, at 11:59 p.m.


Outdoor Education Advanced Field Practicum May Term Info Session

Advanced Field Practicum (1-3 credits) is an intensive experiential program designed for those seeking to work or recreate in remote field locations. AFP involves two independent sections, including Wilderness First Responder from May 8 through 16. WFR is an immersive 9-day, internationally recognized 80-hour First Aid certification course. The course is the industry standard for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal back country trips or expeditions. The second section is Expedition Leadership Training from May 18 through May 30, a 12-day canoe expedition to Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, with curriculum emphasis on applied leadership and technical skills for developing outdoor educators. Application deadline is October 15. Information session is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in Dennis 209. Contact Andy Clifford: cliffan@earlham.edu, x1790.


Faculty-Student Collaborative Research

Earlham’s Collaborative Research Committee (formally the “Ford-Knight” Committee) is planning for the review of faculty-student collaborative research proposals to be funded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Since Earlham has officially committed itself to a Quality Initiative Project for re-accreditation focused on “Diversity,” we particularly encourage project proposals that inspire Earlham’s active pursuit of diversity and inclusion across the disciplines. We invite teaching faculty to pursue analytical, creative, imaginative and constructive research that embraces the challenge of inclusive collaboration within the context of Earlham’s significant national, international and transnational diversity. Preliminary proposals, i.e., a brief “declaration of intent to apply,” are due on Wednesday, October 5. Include two or three paragraphs describing your project, including the title of your project, your projected research and anticipated outcomes, and your plans for sharing your research with the Earlham community. The preliminary proposal should also include a close estimate of dollar costs. Send this initial information, via email attachment, to James Logan (jlogan@earlham.edu) and Cheri Gaddis (cherig@earlham.edu). Final proposals are due on Wednesday, November 2. Application guidelines and a representative list of past proposals that were approved is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/research-project-guidelines/. A listing of faculty-student collaborative research projects by department/program, from 1986 through 2015, is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/fordknight-projects-1986-2015/.


SFT & SPJP Political Prisoners Rally

Students For a Free Tibet (SFT) in collaboration with SPJP will host a political prisoners rally on The Heart on September 30, Friday, at 11:45 a.m. to highlight the plight of political prisoners in Tibet and Palestine. Come to hear the stories of political prisoners and be informed.


Peer Career Coaching

Do you need to spruce up your résumé? Want some help with your cover letter? Stop by the CIL and meet with one of our new Peer Career Coaches. These students are professionally trained to help you with your job application material. No appointments required. Their walk-in hours are: Mondays 8:30 - 10 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. - noon, and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays noon - 2:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 - 5 p.m.


Meditation for Robots: What Buddhism Says About the Politics of Near-Future Technologies

Dr. Matthew Moore, an Associate Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, will speak on Saturday, October 1, at 4 p.m. in LBC's Loose Auditorium. His teaching and research interest is political theory. We read about transformative technologies that are "almost here"--multi-purpose robots, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, whole brain emulation. Such technologies both promise astonishing improvements in our lives and raise new and troubling problems for human beings as individuals and communities. In this talk, Moore uses the question "Would robots meditate?" as a way to help us get a critical angle on the political and philosophical challenges and choices that such technologies represent. If we pursue these technologies, what choices will we be making about what it will mean to be human in the future? What judgments and assumptions are implicit in our current efforts to develop such technologies? What kinds of political ideals and actions will be necessary to cope with these technologies and the aspirations that our pursuit of them reveals? The event is sponsored by Politics Dept.


This Week on Inside Quaker Athletics

On this week's edition of Inside Quaker Athletics we talk to Field Hockey players Kaitlyn and Kristina Brunner. Listen here: <http://bit.ly/2deo6C5>. Inside Quaker Athletics airs weekly on Thursday and Friday afternoons on 1490/100.9 WKBV and G101.3.


Davis Peace Prize Information Session

What would you do with $10,000 to wage peace in the community of your choice anywhere in the world? Come learn about this prize that you can win and the application process. We will teach you valuable grant-writing skills along the way. Come to the main gathering space in the CoLab at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, to get started.


New Zealand Semester 2016 Presentation of Learning

Students from the New Zealand 2016 semester abroad program will share learnings, stories and songs of their travels at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, in Dennis 110. Light refreshments will be served.


Law Day at IU Bloomington - October 3

This is a reminder that the IU Law Day in Bloomington is happening on Monday, October 3. The Center for Integrated Learning is driving a van down for students, but you must register if you wish to attend. Registration is through Symplicity and we have room for up to 11 students. The van will be leaving at roughly 7 a.m. and arriving back to campus late afternoon. This is the largest law school fair in the country, so it is not to be missed if you are trying to decide if and where you should apply for law school. A campus tour and lunch will be provided. For more information visit: http://hpplc.indiana.edu/law/law-lawday.shtml


Come Partayy at the CoLab Launch Party

Wondered what the cool building is in Noyes Hall? Want to know how you and your friends could potentially be the next winners of the Hult Prize? Want to learn about how you can use your education as a tool for change in the world? If any of these questions resonate with you, please come to the CoLab on Friday from 4 - 6 p.m. We are officially launching the space and will have great music and food. Come and join us and see how you can make the CoLab your home.


Francophone Film Night à la Maison Française

Ever wanted to be exposed to films of different cultures and languages? Interested in watching and learning more about critically renowned Francophone film? If so, Francophone Film Night is for you. The first Francophone Film Night of the semester will take place on Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at French House (the house with a yellow-painted second story behind the student parking lot behind Rose City). For more information contact Lydia Evans at lkevans15@earlham.edu or Victoria Trezona at vltrezo15@earlham.edu.


France-Senegal Fall 2017 Information Session

Earlham's Fall 2017 France-Senegal program, led by Karim Sagna, provides students with in-depth encounters with language and society in both France and Senegal and investigates the connections between the two. The location of France coupled with a shorter stay in Senegal provide a backdrop for students to consider global restructuring within a postcolonial world. Join us in Carpenter 213 on Wednesday, October 5, at 12:00 (noon) to learn more about this study abroad opportunity. Contact sagnaka@earlham.edu.


Peru: Global Health, Culture and Service Learning May Term Info Session

To find out more about Peru: Global Health, Culture, and Service Learning May Term, a first-time offered May Term, please come to the information session on Tuesday, October 4, at 4 p.m. in CST103. Students will engage in several different types of service-oriented global health initiatives in an immersive and culturally enriching experience based in Huancayo, Peru. For example, students will provide non-medical support for clinics, health centers and educational programs. They will have the opportunity to shadow medical personnel in the field and observe available surgical procedures. Student participants will also have the opportunity to participate in health education activities relevant to the local community and get involved in public health related volunteering projects. Finally, students will explore historical/cultural sites and participate in excursions/experiences inside and outside of Huancayo. This program is co-led by Jose Ignacio Pareja and Peter Blair and is sponsored by the Center for Global Health.


May Term in Berlin

Earlham's 2017 May Term in Berlin, Perspectives on Immigration and Diversity in Berlin, is a wonderful opportunity to experience Berlin and learn about the challenges and successes of the varied communities living in Germany's capital city. Prior German language ability is not required. Applications are due to the Center for Global Education (formerly IPO) on October 15. For more information, please contact Max (crumlma@earlham.edu) or Margaret (margaret@earlham.edu).


Burst the Bubble, Get Out and Explore Richmond

Tired of being stuck on campus? Don’t know places to go? Students, faculty and staff come out and participate in a bus tour of Richmond led by Dakota Collins (EC class of 2015), the Mayor’s Executive Assistant, on Saturday, October 1. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the history of Richmond, efforts to address current local challenges, recreation and entertainment, local businesses, student discounts, transportation options and more. Prizes will be raffled at each tour. Tours will depart promptly from Carpenter parking lot at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time in order to check in. Tours will leave on time. RSVP required. To sign up visit http://engage.earlham.edu/event/?tag=bus_tour.


Environmental Studies Presentation of Learning

Come see an Environmental Studies presentation “Two Weeks in the Woods: The Role of Wilderness in Environmental Thought” by Truman McGee on Thursday, September 29, at 12:00 p.m. in Dennis 214. Pizza provided.


Lost & Found In Lilly Library

Please stop by the circulation desk to see if you have lost something. We have quite an array of lost items, including water bottles, textbooks, sweaters and more.


Biology Colloquium

Bob Rosenberg, Professor of Biology, presents “Sodium channels in silico: Voltage-dependent gating and ion permeation” during Biology Colloquium on Thursday, September 29, at noon in Stanley Hall, Room 044. Food will be provided.


Italy May Term for Musicians and Linguists Information Meeting

If you sing, play an instrument or are a student of language, this May Term is for you. Earlham Music Professor Forrest Tobey will hold an information session this Friday, September 30, at noon in CVPA 150. The heart of the program is participation in the 10-day Alba Music Festival or in a concomitant Italian language intensive, both taking place in Alba, Italy, in the Piedmont region near Turin. The music festival will be proceeded by a cultural tour of two of Italy's great destinations, Florence and Venice, where there will be an emphasis on understanding Renaissance Italian cultural history in relationship to the present day. Visit the International Programs Office for more information and a flier on the program.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 2, Gabe Penk, senior History major, will speak on “Don’t Think! (too much)” for the semester-long series on “How Much is Enough?”


Congratulate Team Magic Bus at the EPIC Launch Party

Come to the EPIC Launch Party and congratulate the Magic Bus team: Iman Cooper ’15, Sonia Kabra ’16, Leslie Ossete ’16, and Wyclife Omondi ’17. The EPIC Launch Party is on September 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the CoLab. Meet the Magic Bus team, check out the new space, learn about the exciting new Centers and programs, enjoy amazing food, and have fun listening to music and playing lawn games. Free giveaways, too.


Rec Sports Pool Battleship Coming Soon

Fall Pool Battleship is coming up soon. Get a team together and register at IMLeagues.com/Earlham before October 13. If you want to check out last spring's battle, head to our @EarlhamAWC Facebook page for the video and more info.


Turkey Run State Park Trip

On the Saturday of Mid-Semester Break (October 8th), the Olvey-Andis RA's will be leading a trip to Turkey Run State Park. Everyone is welcome to join, no matter what year or dorm/house. It is a beautiful area to hike and relax in while observing beautiful canyons and rivers. Space is limited, so don't miss your chance to sign up. The transportation for this trip will leave at 9 a.m., and lunch will be provided. Here is the link to the sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWu-sJbbXwET4wiGhMQH5bV7dnkRSr_oR8KLaFZS8E28LOPA/viewform.


Kip Fulbeck: What are You? The Changing Face of America

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer and filmmaker. Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The Today Show and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over 20 countries and throughout the United States. Fulbeck teaches as a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the university’s distinguished teaching award and has been named an outstanding faculty member five times. In recognition for his work promoting multiracial awareness, he was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and also named a cultural pioneer at Harvard University. Fulbeck will be at Earlham on Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium. The event is free and tickets are not required. 


Translation Workshop Info Session

Are you interested in translating or interpreting? Come learn about a free two-day training opportunity offered at Earlham on translating and interpreting and how to be a force for equitable services to people from all language backgrounds. The information session will be at noon, this Friday (9/30) in CST 103. Pizza will be provided. Contact Lindsey Freed (ldfreed13@earlham.edu).


Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference

The Annual Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference is on October 14, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the new EPIC CoLab. All students who have completed on or off-campus research in the natural sciences are welcome to submit their abstracts now. The abstract submissions tool is up and running. Use this link to reach the tool: https://cs.earlham.edu/poster/. The deadline for submissions is on Friday, September 30, at 11:59 p.m.


Outdoor Education Advanced Field Practicum May Term Info Session

Advanced Field Practicum (1-3 credits) is an intensive experiential program designed for those seeking to work or recreate in remote field locations. AFP involves two independent sections, including Wilderness First Responder from May 8 through 16. WFR is an immersive 9-day, internationally recognized 80-hour First Aid certification course. The course is the industry standard for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal back country trips or expeditions. The second section is Expedition Leadership Training from May 18 through May 30, a 12-day canoe expedition to Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, with curriculum emphasis on applied leadership and technical skills for developing outdoor educators. Application deadline is October 15. Information session is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in Dennis 209. Contact Andy Clifford: cliffan@earlham.edu, x1790.


Faculty-Student Collaborative Research

Earlham’s Collaborative Research Committee (formally the “Ford-Knight” Committee) is planning for the review of faculty-student collaborative research proposals to be funded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Since Earlham has officially committed itself to a Quality Initiative Project for re-accreditation focused on “Diversity,” we particularly encourage project proposals that inspire Earlham’s active pursuit of diversity and inclusion across the disciplines. We invite teaching faculty to pursue analytical, creative, imaginative and constructive research that embraces the challenge of inclusive collaboration within the context of Earlham’s significant national, international and transnational diversity. Preliminary proposals, i.e., a brief “declaration of intent to apply,” are due on Wednesday, October 5. Include two or three paragraphs describing your project, including the title of your project, your projected research and anticipated outcomes, and your plans for sharing your research with the Earlham community. The preliminary proposal should also include a close estimate of dollar costs. Send this initial information, via email attachment, to James Logan (jlogan@earlham.edu) and Cheri Gaddis (cherig@earlham.edu). Final proposals are due on Wednesday, November 2. Application guidelines and a representative list of past proposals that were approved is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/research-project-guidelines/. A listing of faculty-student collaborative research projects by department/program, from 1986 through 2015, is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/fordknight-projects-1986-2015/.


SFT & SPJP Political Prisoners Rally

Students For a Free Tibet (SFT) in collaboration with SPJP will host a political prisoners rally on The Heart on September 30, Friday, at 11:45 a.m. to highlight the plight of political prisoners in Tibet and Palestine. Come to hear the stories of political prisoners and be informed.


Peer Career Coaching

Do you need to spruce up your résumé? Want some help with your cover letter? Stop by the CIL and meet with one of our new Peer Career Coaches. These students are professionally trained to help you with your job application material. No appointments required. Their walk-in hours are: Mondays 8:30 - 10 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. - noon, and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays noon - 2:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 - 5 p.m.


Meditation for Robots: What Buddhism Says About the Politics of Near-Future Technologies

Dr. Matthew Moore, an Associate Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, will speak on Saturday, October 1, at 4 p.m. in LBC's Loose Auditorium. His teaching and research interest is political theory. We read about transformative technologies that are "almost here"--multi-purpose robots, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, whole brain emulation. Such technologies both promise astonishing improvements in our lives and raise new and troubling problems for human beings as individuals and communities. In this talk, Moore uses the question "Would robots meditate?" as a way to help us get a critical angle on the political and philosophical challenges and choices that such technologies represent. If we pursue these technologies, what choices will we be making about what it will mean to be human in the future? What judgments and assumptions are implicit in our current efforts to develop such technologies? What kinds of political ideals and actions will be necessary to cope with these technologies and the aspirations that our pursuit of them reveals? The event is sponsored by Politics Dept.


This Week on Inside Quaker Athletics

On this week's edition of Inside Quaker Athletics we talk to Field Hockey players Kaitlyn and Kristina Brunner. Listen here: <http://bit.ly/2deo6C5>. Inside Quaker Athletics airs weekly on Thursday and Friday afternoons on 1490/100.9 WKBV and G101.3.


Davis Peace Prize Information Session

What would you do with $10,000 to wage peace in the community of your choice anywhere in the world? Come learn about this prize that you can win and the application process. We will teach you valuable grant-writing skills along the way. Come to the main gathering space in the CoLab at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, to get started.


New Zealand Semester 2016 Presentation of Learning

Students from the New Zealand 2016 semester abroad program will share learnings, stories and songs of their travels at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, in Dennis 110. Light refreshments will be served.


Law Day at IU Bloomington - October 3

This is a reminder that the IU Law Day in Bloomington is happening on Monday, October 3. The Center for Integrated Learning is driving a van down for students, but you must register if you wish to attend. Registration is through Symplicity and we have room for up to 11 students. The van will be leaving at roughly 7 a.m. and arriving back to campus late afternoon. This is the largest law school fair in the country, so it is not to be missed if you are trying to decide if and where you should apply for law school. A campus tour and lunch will be provided. For more information visit: http://hpplc.indiana.edu/law/law-lawday.shtml


Come Partayy at the CoLab Launch Party

Wondered what the cool building is in Noyes Hall? Want to know how you and your friends could potentially be the next winners of the Hult Prize? Want to learn about how you can use your education as a tool for change in the world? If any of these questions resonate with you, please come to the CoLab on Friday from 4 - 6 p.m. We are officially launching the space and will have great music and food. Come and join us and see how you can make the CoLab your home.


Francophone Film Night à la Maison Française

Ever wanted to be exposed to films of different cultures and languages? Interested in watching and learning more about critically renowned Francophone film? If so, Francophone Film Night is for you. The first Francophone Film Night of the semester will take place on Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at French House (the house with a yellow-painted second story behind the student parking lot behind Rose City). For more information contact Lydia Evans at lkevans15@earlham.edu or Victoria Trezona at vltrezo15@earlham.edu.


ESR Writing Colloquium to Feature Patricia Raybon

For writers, race is a minefield full of unofficial rules and unwritten expectations. Patricia Raybon will explore this dilemma and discuss how to write stories that transcend racial identity while staying real and relevant to that identity during "Eye of the Beholder," the ESR Writing Colloquium on November 4 and 5 at ESR. She will also suggest that all writers can advance the conversation by writing race as one part of their whole selves. The conference will also feature workshops by David Dark, Marlena Graves, Al Hsu, Shena McAuliffe and Rabbi Sandy Sasso. Visit esr.earlham.edu/WC2016 or call Julie at 765-983-1423.


France-Senegal Fall 2017 Information Session

Earlham's Fall 2017 France-Senegal program, led by Karim Sagna, provides students with in-depth encounters with language and society in both France and Senegal and investigates the connections between the two. The location of France coupled with a shorter stay in Senegal provide a backdrop for students to consider global restructuring within a postcolonial world. Join us in Carpenter 213 on Wednesday, October 5, at 12:00 (noon) to learn more about this study abroad opportunity. Contact sagnaka@earlham.edu.


Peru: Global Health, Culture and Service Learning May Term Info Session

To find out more about Peru: Global Health, Culture, and Service Learning May Term, a first-time offered May Term, please come to the information session on Tuesday, October 4, at 4 p.m. in CST103. Students will engage in several different types of service-oriented global health initiatives in an immersive and culturally enriching experience based in Huancayo, Peru. For example, students will provide non-medical support for clinics, health centers and educational programs. They will have the opportunity to shadow medical personnel in the field and observe available surgical procedures. Student participants will also have the opportunity to participate in health education activities relevant to the local community and get involved in public health related volunteering projects. Finally, students will explore historical/cultural sites and participate in excursions/experiences inside and outside of Huancayo. This program is co-led by Jose Ignacio Pareja and Peter Blair and is sponsored by the Center for Global Health.


May Term in Berlin

Earlham's 2017 May Term in Berlin, Perspectives on Immigration and Diversity in Berlin, is a wonderful opportunity to experience Berlin and learn about the challenges and successes of the varied communities living in Germany's capital city. Prior German language ability is not required. Applications are due to the Center for Global Education (formerly IPO) on October 15. For more information, please contact Max (crumlma@earlham.edu) or Margaret (margaret@earlham.edu).


Burst the Bubble, Get Out and Explore Richmond

Tired of being stuck on campus? Don’t know places to go? Students, faculty and staff come out and participate in a bus tour of Richmond led by Dakota Collins (EC class of 2015), the Mayor’s Executive Assistant, on Saturday, October 1. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the history of Richmond, efforts to address current local challenges, recreation and entertainment, local businesses, student discounts, transportation options and more. Prizes will be raffled at each tour. Tours will depart promptly from Carpenter parking lot at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time in order to check in. Tours will leave on time. RSVP required. To sign up visit http://engage.earlham.edu/event/?tag=bus_tour.


Environmental Studies Presentation of Learning

Come see an Environmental Studies presentation “Two Weeks in the Woods: The Role of Wilderness in Environmental Thought” by Truman McGee on Thursday, September 29, at 12:00 p.m. in Dennis 214. Pizza provided.


Lost & Found In Lilly Library

Please stop by the circulation desk to see if you have lost something. We have quite an array of lost items, including water bottles, textbooks, sweaters and more.


Biology Colloquium

Bob Rosenberg, Professor of Biology, presents “Sodium channels in silico: Voltage-dependent gating and ion permeation” during Biology Colloquium on Thursday, September 29, at noon in Stanley Hall, Room 044. Food will be provided.


Italy May Term for Musicians and Linguists Information Meeting

If you sing, play an instrument or are a student of language, this May Term is for you. Earlham Music Professor Forrest Tobey will hold an information session this Friday, September 30, at noon in CVPA 150. The heart of the program is participation in the 10-day Alba Music Festival or in a concomitant Italian language intensive, both taking place in Alba, Italy, in the Piedmont region near Turin. The music festival will be proceeded by a cultural tour of two of Italy's great destinations, Florence and Venice, where there will be an emphasis on understanding Renaissance Italian cultural history in relationship to the present day. Visit the International Programs Office for more information and a flier on the program.


College Meeting for Worship

College Meeting for Worship is held on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. On October 2, Gabe Penk, senior History major, will speak on “Don’t Think! (too much)” for the semester-long series on “How Much is Enough?”


Congratulate Team Magic Bus at the EPIC Launch Party

Come to the EPIC Launch Party and congratulate the Magic Bus team: Iman Cooper ’15, Sonia Kabra ’16, Leslie Ossete ’16, and Wyclife Omondi ’17. The EPIC Launch Party is on September 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the CoLab. Meet the Magic Bus team, check out the new space, learn about the exciting new Centers and programs, enjoy amazing food, and have fun listening to music and playing lawn games. Free giveaways, too.


Rec Sports Pool Battleship Coming Soon

Fall Pool Battleship is coming up soon. Get a team together and register at IMLeagues.com/Earlham before October 13. If you want to check out last spring's battle, head to our @EarlhamAWC Facebook page for the video and more info.


Turkey Run State Park Trip

On the Saturday of Mid-Semester Break (October 8th), the Olvey-Andis RA's will be leading a trip to Turkey Run State Park. Everyone is welcome to join, no matter what year or dorm/house. It is a beautiful area to hike and relax in while observing beautiful canyons and rivers. Space is limited, so don't miss your chance to sign up. The transportation for this trip will leave at 9 a.m., and lunch will be provided. Here is the link to the sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWu-sJbbXwET4wiGhMQH5bV7dnkRSr_oR8KLaFZS8E28LOPA/viewform.


Daily Meditations Open To All

Feeling scattered? Meditation improves focus, relieves stress and increases self-awareness. Open meditations are held Sunday-Thursday nights at 8 p.m. for 15 - 30 minutes. Mondays at 8 p.m., in place of open meditation, we host an invigorating laughing meditation. All religious affiliations/levels of experience are welcome. Kids, Richmond community members, visitors and Earlham affiliates are welcome. Meditations happen at Bodhi/Hicks House (531 National Rd, middle house in row next to Marsh). For more information, contact Eliza Balch (ecbalch14) or Gabe Penk (gppenk13). See you soon.


Kip Fulbeck: What are You? The Changing Face of America

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer and filmmaker. Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The Today Show and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over 20 countries and throughout the United States. Fulbeck teaches as a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the university’s distinguished teaching award and has been named an outstanding faculty member five times. In recognition for his work promoting multiracial awareness, he was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and also named a cultural pioneer at Harvard University. Fulbeck will be at Earlham on Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium. The event is free and tickets are not required. 


Translation Workshop Info Session

Are you interested in translating or interpreting? Come learn about a free two-day training opportunity offered at Earlham on translating and interpreting and how to be a force for equitable services to people from all language backgrounds. The information session will be at noon, this Friday (9/30) in CST 103. Pizza will be provided. Contact Lindsey Freed (ldfreed13@earlham.edu).


Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference

The Annual Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference is on October 14, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the new EPIC CoLab. All students who have completed on or off-campus research in the natural sciences are welcome to submit their abstracts now. The abstract submissions tool is up and running. Use this link to reach the tool: https://cs.earlham.edu/poster/. The deadline for submissions is on Friday, September 30, at 11:59 p.m.


Outdoor Education Advanced Field Practicum May Term Info Session

Advanced Field Practicum (1-3 credits) is an intensive experiential program designed for those seeking to work or recreate in remote field locations. AFP involves two independent sections, including Wilderness First Responder from May 8 through 16. WFR is an immersive 9-day, internationally recognized 80-hour First Aid certification course. The course is the industry standard for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal back country trips or expeditions. The second section is Expedition Leadership Training from May 18 through May 30, a 12-day canoe expedition to Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, with curriculum emphasis on applied leadership and technical skills for developing outdoor educators. Application deadline is October 15. Information session is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in Dennis 209. Contact Andy Clifford: cliffan@earlham.edu, x1790.


Faculty-Student Collaborative Research

Earlham’s Collaborative Research Committee (formally the “Ford-Knight” Committee) is planning for the review of faculty-student collaborative research proposals to be funded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Since Earlham has officially committed itself to a Quality Initiative Project for re-accreditation focused on “Diversity,” we particularly encourage project proposals that inspire Earlham’s active pursuit of diversity and inclusion across the disciplines. We invite teaching faculty to pursue analytical, creative, imaginative and constructive research that embraces the challenge of inclusive collaboration within the context of Earlham’s significant national, international and transnational diversity. Preliminary proposals, i.e., a brief “declaration of intent to apply,” are due on Wednesday, October 5. Include two or three paragraphs describing your project, including the title of your project, your projected research and anticipated outcomes, and your plans for sharing your research with the Earlham community. The preliminary proposal should also include a close estimate of dollar costs. Send this initial information, via email attachment, to James Logan (jlogan@earlham.edu) and Cheri Gaddis (cherig@earlham.edu). Final proposals are due on Wednesday, November 2. Application guidelines and a representative list of past proposals that were approved is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/research-project-guidelines/. A listing of faculty-student collaborative research projects by department/program, from 1986 through 2015, is at the following website: http://www.earlham.edu/academics/collaborative-research/fordknight-projects-1986-2015/.


SFT & SPJP Political Prisoners Rally

Students For a Free Tibet (SFT) in collaboration with SPJP will host a political prisoners rally on The Heart on September 30, Friday, at 11:45 a.m. to highlight the plight of political prisoners in Tibet and Palestine. Come to hear the stories of political prisoners and be informed.


Peer Career Coaching

Do you need to spruce up your résumé? Want some help with your cover letter? Stop by the CIL and meet with one of our new Peer Career Coaches. These students are professionally trained to help you with your job application material. No appointments required. Their walk-in hours are: Mondays 8:30 - 10 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. - noon, and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays noon - 2:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 - 5 p.m.


Meditation for Robots: What Buddhism Says About the Politics of Near-Future Technologies

Dr. Matthew Moore, an Associate Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University, will speak on Saturday, October 1, at 4 p.m. in LBC's Loose Auditorium. His teaching and research interest is political theory. We read about transformative technologies that are "almost here"--multi-purpose robots, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, whole brain emulation. Such technologies both promise astonishing improvements in our lives and raise new and troubling problems for human beings as individuals and communities. In this talk, Moore uses the question "Would robots meditate?" as a way to help us get a critical angle on the political and philosophical challenges and choices that such technologies represent. If we pursue these technologies, what choices will we be making about what it will mean to be human in the future? What judgments and assumptions are implicit in our current efforts to develop such technologies? What kinds of political ideals and actions will be necessary to cope with these technologies and the aspirations that our pursuit of them reveals? The event is sponsored by Politics Dept.


This Week on Inside Quaker Athletics

On this week's edition of Inside Quaker Athletics we talk to Field Hockey players Kaitlyn and Kristina Brunner. Listen here: <http://bit.ly/2deo6C5>. Inside Quaker Athletics airs weekly on Thursday and Friday afternoons on 1490/100.9 WKBV and G101.3.


Davis Peace Prize Information Session

What would you do with $10,000 to wage peace in the community of your choice anywhere in the world? Come learn about this prize that you can win and the application process. We will teach you valuable grant-writing skills along the way. Come to the main gathering space in the CoLab at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, to get started.


New Zealand Semester 2016 Presentation of Learning

Students from the New Zealand 2016 semester abroad program will share learnings, stories and songs of their travels at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, in Dennis 110. Light refreshments will be served.


Law Day at IU Bloomington - October 3

This is a reminder that the IU Law Day in Bloomington is happening on Monday, October 3. The Center for Integrated Learning is driving a van down for students, but you must register if you wish to attend. Registration is through Symplicity and we have room for up to 11 students. The van will be leaving at roughly 7 a.m. and arriving back to campus late afternoon. This is the largest law school fair in the country, so it is not to be missed if you are trying to decide if and where you should apply for law school. A campus tour and lunch will be provided. For more information visit: http://hpplc.indiana.edu/law/law-lawday.shtml


Come Partayy at the CoLab Launch Party

Wondered what the cool building is in Noyes Hall? Want to know how you and your friends could potentially be the next winners of the Hult Prize? Want to learn about how you can use your education as a tool for change in the world? If any of these questions resonate with you, please come to the CoLab on Friday from 4 - 6 p.m. We are officially launching the space and will have great music and food. Come and join us and see how you can make the CoLab your home.


Francophone Film Night à la Maison Française

Ever wanted to be exposed to films of different cultures and languages? Interested in watching and learning more about critically renowned Francophone film? If so, Francophone Film Night is for you. The first Francophone Film Night of the semester will take place on Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at French House (the house with a yellow-painted second story behind the student parking lot behind Rose City). For more information contact Lydia Evans at lkevans15@earlham.edu or Victoria Trezona at vltrezo15@earlham.edu.


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