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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.”


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>.


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.


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.


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.


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>.


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.”


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>.


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.


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>.


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.


Local Foods Dinner in SAGA

Sodexo and the Sustainability Office have partnered up to host a local foods dinner on Tuesday, October 28, during regular SAGA dinner hours. Most foods at the dinner will be from farms within 250 miles of Earlham. There will also be a sustainability tour of the dining hall, information about local foods, and displays from student groups.


E.J. Levy Fiction Reading

Fiction writer E.J. Levy will be reading from her Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer's Award-winning short story collection, "Love in Theory," at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, October 28, at Ronald Gallery in Lilly Library. For more information, contact Writer in Residence Sarah Beth Childers at <childsa@earlham.edu>.


May Term Information Session: Miller Farm and Sustainable Agriculture

Interested in Miller Farm and Sustainable Agriculture? Want to get credit for working in the dirt? If so, check out the Miller Farm/Sustainable Agriculture May Term being taught this spring. There will be information sessions about this course on Friday, October 31, at Noon with free pizza in Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) - Room 107, and on Monday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m., in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of LBC. For more information contact Jamey Pavey <paveyja@earlham.edu> or Lisa Butch <butchli@earlham.edu>.


Transportation Available for Environmental Lecture

The Outdoors Program is providing a van to take up to 11 students to an environmental lecture titled, “Indigeneity vs. ‘Civilization’: Indigenous Alternatives to the Anthropocene Eco-Crisis,” on Thursday, October 30, in the MacMillan Hall Great Room at Miami University. The speaker is Leonardo E. Figueroa-Helland, assistant professor of political science at Westminster College. The van will leave from the Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) at 4:00 p.m., for the lecture at 5:00 p.m. Students must sign up for the trip by Monday, October 27, by contacting Alexia Morrison at <sprinal@earlham.edu> or by going to LBC 118. More information about the lecture can be found at <www.units.miamioh.edu/humanitiescenter/node/193>.


NSSE Sighting

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is coming this spring. This nationally recognized survey is offered to first-year students and seniors. The survey attempts to measure student engagement (what are students doing) and helps Earlham determine the quality of programs and student learning. Your participation is important. Watch for the survey. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at <albripo@earlham.edu>.


Public Health Masters Pathway & Summer Internships Information Session

Interested in a career field that offers you an opportunity to improve safety, fight disease and increase preventative care? Have a desire to positively impact the health of your community, nation and world? If so, consider attending an information session on the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. Meet Dr. Carole Kacius, associate dean for education and training, and learn about the completely new preferred pathway that would offer Earlham students the chance of early acceptance into the Masters of Public Health program at IUPUI. Also, learn about public health internship opportunities for first- to third-year Earlham students. The information session will be held at Noon on Friday, November 7, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided. Contact Indiana Pathways Coordinator Alexandra Pflug <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Creature Feature at the Joseph Moore Museum

Come in to the Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 30, and get into the Halloween spirit with the campy sci-fi comedy flick, "Zorg and Andy." Featuring the JMM as one of the filming locations, this 2009 original independent film follows Andy, "a student worker at a museum who fights off pagan blood cults and flesh-eating beetles as he tries to recover a stolen fertility idol." While this film isn't rated, the JMM folks suggest leaving the kids at home. Popcorn will be provided to enhance your movie experience.


Transportation Available to Eco Summit

The Sustainability Office is providing transportation to the Third Annual Eco Summit at Ball State University on Saturday, November 1. An Earlham van will leave from the Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) at 8:30 a.m. The event is from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students must sign up for the ride at LBC 118 by Wednesday, October 29, or email Lisa Butch at <butchli@earlham.edu>. The Eco Summit brings together sustainability-minded Indiana college students, along with faculty and professional people from around the state, to discuss successes and challenges of mitigating climate change. Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions on topics such as green energy, recycling, permaculture, sustainable development, climate change, food and water, and eco art and activism. More information about the summit can be found online at <www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-summit-tickets-13118416537?aff=eorg>.


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>.


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.


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.


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.


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>.


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.”


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>.


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.


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>.


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.


Local Foods Dinner in SAGA

Sodexo and the Sustainability Office have partnered up to host a local foods dinner on Tuesday, October 28, during regular SAGA dinner hours. Most foods at the dinner will be from farms within 250 miles of Earlham. There will also be a sustainability tour of the dining hall, information about local foods, and displays from student groups.


E.J. Levy Fiction Reading

Fiction writer E.J. Levy will be reading from her Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer's Award-winning short story collection, "Love in Theory," at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, October 28, at Ronald Gallery in Lilly Library. For more information, contact Writer in Residence Sarah Beth Childers at <childsa@earlham.edu>.


May Term Information Session: Miller Farm and Sustainable Agriculture

Interested in Miller Farm and Sustainable Agriculture? Want to get credit for working in the dirt? If so, check out the Miller Farm/Sustainable Agriculture May Term being taught this spring. There will be information sessions about this course on Friday, October 31, at Noon with free pizza in Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) - Room 107, and on Monday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m., in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of LBC. For more information contact Jamey Pavey <paveyja@earlham.edu> or Lisa Butch <butchli@earlham.edu>.


Transportation Available for Environmental Lecture

The Outdoors Program is providing a van to take up to 11 students to an environmental lecture titled, “Indigeneity vs. ‘Civilization’: Indigenous Alternatives to the Anthropocene Eco-Crisis,” on Thursday, October 30, in the MacMillan Hall Great Room at Miami University. The speaker is Leonardo E. Figueroa-Helland, assistant professor of political science at Westminster College. The van will leave from the Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) at 4:00 p.m., for the lecture at 5:00 p.m. Students must sign up for the trip by Monday, October 27, by contacting Alexia Morrison at <sprinal@earlham.edu> or by going to LBC 118. More information about the lecture can be found at <www.units.miamioh.edu/humanitiescenter/node/193>.


NSSE Sighting

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is coming this spring. This nationally recognized survey is offered to first-year students and seniors. The survey attempts to measure student engagement (what are students doing) and helps Earlham determine the quality of programs and student learning. Your participation is important. Watch for the survey. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at <albripo@earlham.edu>.


Public Health Masters Pathway & Summer Internships Information Session

Interested in a career field that offers you an opportunity to improve safety, fight disease and increase preventative care? Have a desire to positively impact the health of your community, nation and world? If so, consider attending an information session on the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. Meet Dr. Carole Kacius, associate dean for education and training, and learn about the completely new preferred pathway that would offer Earlham students the chance of early acceptance into the Masters of Public Health program at IUPUI. Also, learn about public health internship opportunities for first- to third-year Earlham students. The information session will be held at Noon on Friday, November 7, in the Center for Integrated Learning Commons on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center. Lunch will be provided. Contact Indiana Pathways Coordinator Alexandra Pflug <pflugal@earlham.edu> with any questions.


Creature Feature at the Joseph Moore Museum

Come in to the Joseph Moore Museum (JMM) at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 30, and get into the Halloween spirit with the campy sci-fi comedy flick, "Zorg and Andy." Featuring the JMM as one of the filming locations, this 2009 original independent film follows Andy, "a student worker at a museum who fights off pagan blood cults and flesh-eating beetles as he tries to recover a stolen fertility idol." While this film isn't rated, the JMM folks suggest leaving the kids at home. Popcorn will be provided to enhance your movie experience.


Transportation Available to Eco Summit

The Sustainability Office is providing transportation to the Third Annual Eco Summit at Ball State University on Saturday, November 1. An Earlham van will leave from the Landrum Bolling Center (LBC) at 8:30 a.m. The event is from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students must sign up for the ride at LBC 118 by Wednesday, October 29, or email Lisa Butch at <butchli@earlham.edu>. The Eco Summit brings together sustainability-minded Indiana college students, along with faculty and professional people from around the state, to discuss successes and challenges of mitigating climate change. Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions on topics such as green energy, recycling, permaculture, sustainable development, climate change, food and water, and eco art and activism. More information about the summit can be found online at <www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-summit-tickets-13118416537?aff=eorg>.


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