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Commencement is Saturday

Earlham's 168th Commencement Exercises are set for Saturday, May 9, at Chase Stage in front of Lilly Library. (The rain site is Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.) Baccalaureate begins at 10:30 a.m., and Commencement follows at 2:30 p.m. Nelson Bingham will present the Baccalaureate Address, and Joanna Swanger and Jonathan Diskin will serve as Faculty Ushers. For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available online at <www.earlham.edu/commencement>.


Winningest Men's Soccer Coach at EC Set to Retire After 34 years

Roy Messer, the winningest coach in Earlham College men’s soccer history, is retiring after 34 years. Messer will continue to serve the Quakers as an ambassador working as a special adviser and scout for the team. In his career, Messer won 278 games on the way to 11 double-digit winning seasons, six National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tournament appearances and one National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament appearance following a single-season school record 16 wins. With Messer at the helm, the Quakers won five conference championships, most recently winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title in 2013. Following that season, Messer earned the honor of HCAC coach of the year. The Quakers also won two NAIA District 21 championships in 1986 and 1987 under Messer’s leadership. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36270&r=14619>.


Alumnus Using Ph.D. to Battle Bite of Deadly Mosquitoes

Adam South ’01 is at the helm of biological research that could reduce infections spread by the most deadly animal in the world: mosquitoes. South, now a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is the co-first author of the research paper, “Evolution of sexual traits influencing vectorial capacity in anopheline mosquitoes.” The paper, published recently in the journal Science, identifies a molecule that can control reproduction in mosquitoes carrying deadly disease. South is the latest Earlhamite contributing to the College’s reputation for producing strong doctoral candidates who make valuable scientific discoveries. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36241&r=14619>.


Earlhamites Joining Relief Effort in Nepal this Summer

Nepalese students at Earlham will join the relief effort in their native country this summer following the earthquake on April 25 that has claimed more than 5,000 lives and injured thousands more. Earlham has 15 students currently enrolled at the College, 10 in their first year. Together, they have raised nearly $9,000 since establishing a “Relief Fund for Nepal” on a fundraising website. Ashutosh Rai ’17 says they will hand-deliver the donation to organizations serving rural areas in need this summer. Ram Itani ’17 and Saimoon Thapa ’17 are also working in the village of Salyantar this summer to build a community center. That project is funded by a $10,000 grant by Projects for Peace, an initiative of the United World College Scholars program. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36242&r=14619>.


Princeton Review Recognizes Earlham as Environmental Leader for 4th Consecutive Year

Earlham College has been recognized as a leader among its peers in environmental sustainability for the fourth year in a row. The College is included in Princeton Review’s sixth annual “Guide to 353 Green Colleges.” The guide highlights Earlham’s commitment to offering alternative transportation for students, the formation of a sustainability office, and success in earning green building certification on 100 percent of new construction. “Green Colleges” are determined based on survey results from 861 colleges. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ sustainability-related policies, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Colleges included on the list are not ranked, but schools are assigned “Green Ratings” (60 to 99) based on the survey responses. Earlham’s rating is 89, up from 84 in 2014. Read more at: <http://www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36239&r=14619>.


Vitalii Stadnyk Named HCAC Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year in Men's Tennis

Five members of the Earlham College men's tennis team were honored by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Vitalii Stadnyk picked up two of the major awards as he was named the HCAC's Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year. Stadnyk along with Jack Ventura-Cruess and Gleb Babikov earned a spot on the All-HCAC First Team, while Vojislav Tatarevic received All-HCAC Honorable Mention. Adam Schwartz was named to the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team. Stadnyk led Earlham with a 15-5 record this season at No. 1 singles, including an 8-0 mark in the conference. Stadnyk teamed with Ventura-Cruess for the same records at No. 1 doubles for the Quakers.


Complimentary Tickets for The Texas Tenors

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center show, "The Texas Tenors," on Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. More than 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway music to the stage. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Institutional Advancement in Carpenter Hall - Room 100. Tickets will be offered to faculty and staff after May 13. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright at ext. 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Fleet Vehicle and Driver Approval Moves to Public Safety on May 13

Responsibility for the college-owned fleet and college driver approvals will transfer from Facilities to Public Safety on Wednesday, May 13. The vehicles will be relocated to the northeast campus parking lot, within direct line of sight of the Public Safety office front door. All confirmed, approved reservations in the system at that time will be honored. Both vehicle pickups and drop-offs can be done in person at the Public Safety building, because the its front desk is now staffed 24/7. Driver approvals and training will be conducted and administered by Public Safety staff. Responsibility for the College's working relationship with the Enterprise car rental company also will transfer to Public Safety. Please contact Lisa Lankford in Public Safety at ext. 1400 with any questions.


Commencement is Saturday

Earlham's 168th Commencement Exercises are set for Saturday, May 9, at Chase Stage in front of Lilly Library. (The rain site is Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.) Baccalaureate begins at 10:30 a.m., and Commencement follows at 2:30 p.m. Nelson Bingham will present the Baccalaureate Address, and Joanna Swanger and Jonathan Diskin will serve as Faculty Ushers. For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available online at <www.earlham.edu/commencement>.


Winningest Men's Soccer Coach at EC Set to Retire After 34 years

Roy Messer, the winningest coach in Earlham College men’s soccer history, is retiring after 34 years. Messer will continue to serve the Quakers as an ambassador working as a special adviser and scout for the team. In his career, Messer won 278 games on the way to 11 double-digit winning seasons, six National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tournament appearances and one National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament appearance following a single-season school record 16 wins. With Messer at the helm, the Quakers won five conference championships, most recently winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title in 2013. Following that season, Messer earned the honor of HCAC coach of the year. The Quakers also won two NAIA District 21 championships in 1986 and 1987 under Messer’s leadership. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36270&r=14619>.


Alumnus Using Ph.D. to Battle Bite of Deadly Mosquitoes

Adam South ’01 is at the helm of biological research that could reduce infections spread by the most deadly animal in the world: mosquitoes. South, now a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is the co-first author of the research paper, “Evolution of sexual traits influencing vectorial capacity in anopheline mosquitoes.” The paper, published recently in the journal Science, identifies a molecule that can control reproduction in mosquitoes carrying deadly disease. South is the latest Earlhamite contributing to the College’s reputation for producing strong doctoral candidates who make valuable scientific discoveries. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36241&r=14619>.


Earlhamites Joining Relief Effort in Nepal this Summer

Nepalese students at Earlham will join the relief effort in their native country this summer following the earthquake on April 25 that has claimed more than 5,000 lives and injured thousands more. Earlham has 15 students currently enrolled at the College, 10 in their first year. Together, they have raised nearly $9,000 since establishing a “Relief Fund for Nepal” on a fundraising website. Ashutosh Rai ’17 says they will hand-deliver the donation to organizations serving rural areas in need this summer. Ram Itani ’17 and Saimoon Thapa ’17 are also working in the village of Salyantar this summer to build a community center. That project is funded by a $10,000 grant by Projects for Peace, an initiative of the United World College Scholars program. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36242&r=14619>.


Princeton Review Recognizes Earlham as Environmental Leader for 4th Consecutive Year

Earlham College has been recognized as a leader among its peers in environmental sustainability for the fourth year in a row. The College is included in Princeton Review’s sixth annual “Guide to 353 Green Colleges.” The guide highlights Earlham’s commitment to offering alternative transportation for students, the formation of a sustainability office, and success in earning green building certification on 100 percent of new construction. “Green Colleges” are determined based on survey results from 861 colleges. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ sustainability-related policies, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Colleges included on the list are not ranked, but schools are assigned “Green Ratings” (60 to 99) based on the survey responses. Earlham’s rating is 89, up from 84 in 2014. Read more at: <http://www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36239&r=14619>.


Vitalii Stadnyk Named HCAC Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year in Men's Tennis

Five members of the Earlham College men's tennis team were honored by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Vitalii Stadnyk picked up two of the major awards as he was named the HCAC's Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year. Stadnyk along with Jack Ventura-Cruess and Gleb Babikov earned a spot on the All-HCAC First Team, while Vojislav Tatarevic received All-HCAC Honorable Mention. Adam Schwartz was named to the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team. Stadnyk led Earlham with a 15-5 record this season at No. 1 singles, including an 8-0 mark in the conference. Stadnyk teamed with Ventura-Cruess for the same records at No. 1 doubles for the Quakers.


Tours of Science Addition for Graduating Seniors

The Capital Projects Office would like to offer graduating seniors and their families the opportunity to tour the Phase 2 addition of the Earlham Science Complex. Tours will be available on Friday, May 8, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Space is limited so please email Stephanie Kearns at <kearnst@earlham.edu> to save your spot. Closed toed shoes are required. Absolutely no flip-flops or sandals will be allowed. Hard hats will be provided. Please meet on the porch at the north end of the Landrum Bolling Center for a quick safety meeting before the tour.


Complimentary Tickets for The Texas Tenors

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center show, "The Texas Tenors," on Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. More than 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway music to the stage. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Institutional Advancement in Carpenter Hall - Room 100. Tickets will be offered to faculty and staff after May 13. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright at ext. 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Fleet Vehicle and Driver Approval Moves to Public Safety on May 13

Responsibility for the college-owned fleet and college driver approvals will transfer from Facilities to Public Safety on Wednesday, May 13. The vehicles will be relocated to the northeast campus parking lot, within direct line of sight of the Public Safety office front door. All confirmed, approved reservations in the system at that time will be honored. Both vehicle pickups and drop-offs can be done in person at the Public Safety building, because the its front desk is now staffed 24/7. Driver approvals and training will be conducted and administered by Public Safety staff. Responsibility for the College's working relationship with the Enterprise car rental company also will transfer to Public Safety. Please contact Lisa Lankford in Public Safety at ext. 1400 with any questions.


Commencement is Saturday

Earlham's 168th Commencement Exercises are set for Saturday, May 9, at Chase Stage in front of Lilly Library. (The rain site is Schuckman Court in the Athletics and Wellness Center.) Baccalaureate begins at 10:30 a.m., and Commencement follows at 2:30 p.m. Nelson Bingham will present the Baccalaureate Address, and Joanna Swanger and Jonathan Diskin will serve as Faculty Ushers. For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available online at <www.earlham.edu/commencement>.


Winningest Men's Soccer Coach at EC Set to Retire After 34 years

Roy Messer, the winningest coach in Earlham College men’s soccer history, is retiring after 34 years. Messer will continue to serve the Quakers as an ambassador working as a special adviser and scout for the team. In his career, Messer won 278 games on the way to 11 double-digit winning seasons, six National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tournament appearances and one National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament appearance following a single-season school record 16 wins. With Messer at the helm, the Quakers won five conference championships, most recently winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title in 2013. Following that season, Messer earned the honor of HCAC coach of the year. The Quakers also won two NAIA District 21 championships in 1986 and 1987 under Messer’s leadership. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36270&r=14619>.


Alumnus Using Ph.D. to Battle Bite of Deadly Mosquitoes

Adam South ’01 is at the helm of biological research that could reduce infections spread by the most deadly animal in the world: mosquitoes. South, now a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is the co-first author of the research paper, “Evolution of sexual traits influencing vectorial capacity in anopheline mosquitoes.” The paper, published recently in the journal Science, identifies a molecule that can control reproduction in mosquitoes carrying deadly disease. South is the latest Earlhamite contributing to the College’s reputation for producing strong doctoral candidates who make valuable scientific discoveries. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36241&r=14619>.


Earlhamites Joining Relief Effort in Nepal this Summer

Nepalese students at Earlham will join the relief effort in their native country this summer following the earthquake on April 25 that has claimed more than 5,000 lives and injured thousands more. Earlham has 15 students currently enrolled at the College, 10 in their first year. Together, they have raised nearly $9,000 since establishing a “Relief Fund for Nepal” on a fundraising website. Ashutosh Rai ’17 says they will hand-deliver the donation to organizations serving rural areas in need this summer. Ram Itani ’17 and Saimoon Thapa ’17 are also working in the village of Salyantar this summer to build a community center. That project is funded by a $10,000 grant by Projects for Peace, an initiative of the United World College Scholars program. Read more at: <www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36242&r=14619>.


Princeton Review Recognizes Earlham as Environmental Leader for 4th Consecutive Year

Earlham College has been recognized as a leader among its peers in environmental sustainability for the fourth year in a row. The College is included in Princeton Review’s sixth annual “Guide to 353 Green Colleges.” The guide highlights Earlham’s commitment to offering alternative transportation for students, the formation of a sustainability office, and success in earning green building certification on 100 percent of new construction. “Green Colleges” are determined based on survey results from 861 colleges. The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ sustainability-related policies, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Colleges included on the list are not ranked, but schools are assigned “Green Ratings” (60 to 99) based on the survey responses. Earlham’s rating is 89, up from 84 in 2014. Read more at: <http://www.earlham.edu/news/article/?id=36239&r=14619>.


Vitalii Stadnyk Named HCAC Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year in Men's Tennis

Five members of the Earlham College men's tennis team were honored by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Vitalii Stadnyk picked up two of the major awards as he was named the HCAC's Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year. Stadnyk along with Jack Ventura-Cruess and Gleb Babikov earned a spot on the All-HCAC First Team, while Vojislav Tatarevic received All-HCAC Honorable Mention. Adam Schwartz was named to the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team. Stadnyk led Earlham with a 15-5 record this season at No. 1 singles, including an 8-0 mark in the conference. Stadnyk teamed with Ventura-Cruess for the same records at No. 1 doubles for the Quakers.


Tours of Science Addition for Graduating Seniors

The Capital Projects Office would like to offer graduating seniors and their families the opportunity to tour the Phase 2 addition of the Earlham Science Complex. Tours will be available on Friday, May 8, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Space is limited so please email Stephanie Kearns at <kearnst@earlham.edu> to save your spot. Closed toed shoes are required. Absolutely no flip-flops or sandals will be allowed. Hard hats will be provided. Please meet on the porch at the north end of the Landrum Bolling Center for a quick safety meeting before the tour.


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