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50th Anniversary Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964-2014) Film Series

Announcing the final film on the documentary, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movements." The film, "A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)," will be shown on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., in LBC 315 A/B. Pizza and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome. After viewing each film, there will be an open discussion session. Please contact Betsy Schlabach at ext. 1425 or by email <schlabe@earlham.edu>, if you have any questions.


The Writing Center is Hiring

The Writing Center is now hiring students for the following positions: Writing Center Consultants and Writing Tutorial Group Leaders. If you are interested in applying, visit <www.earlham.edu/writing-center> and select Employment Opportunities. Application materials are due by April 25, at 4:00 p.m.


Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Sexual Violence Awareness Week is April 21- 25. Join Action Against Sexual Violence in wearing jeans on Denim Day on Wednesday, April 23. Denim Day was created as a result of an Italian High Court ruling that stated that rape was excused if the survivor was wearing jeans, because jeans must have been too tight to have been take off by the perpetrator without help. Join us at Rose City Coffee Co-op to screen a documentary called "Rape in the Fields" on Thursday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. Also, wear teal on Friday, April 25, the official color of sexual assault awareness month!


Game Added to Baseball Schedule

The Earlham baseball team has added Wilmington to its schedule for Wednesday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m., in Sadler Stadium. If you can't attend, follow all of the action with live stats and video on <http://goearlham.com/index.aspx>.


"Inequality For All" Film Screening

The Sundance award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All," will be screened on Wednesday, April 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the CIL Commons (1st floor LBC). Economic imbalances are now at near historically unprecedented levels. In fact, the two years of widest economic inequality of the last century were 1928 and 2007 — the two years just before the greatest economic crashes of modern times. "Inequality For All" connects the dots for viewers, showing why dealing with the widening gap between the rich and everyone else isn’t just about moral fairness. "Inequality For All" allows viewers to start with little or no understanding of what it means for the U.S. to be economically imbalanced, and walk away with a comprehensive and significantly deeper sense of the issue and what can be done about it.


Senior Staff Forum

The Earlham Student Government will be hosting a campus-wide forum with the College's Senior Staff to discuss various pressing college matters, and look back at the year that just went by. This will be your opportunity to ask the entire Senior Staff any questions that you've had or clarify anything that you are not sure of. Come to Stout Meetinghouse on Wednesday, April 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


Student Life Open Hours

Student 'Development' is holding open hours on Monday, April 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ask the Dean of Students about the change from Student Development to Student 'Life,' and the divisional goals that emerged from the strategic plan!


Football Program Collecting Clothes for Ethiopian Orphans

The Earlham football team is holding a clothes drive. Please donate any surplus kids or youth clothing. All new or lightly used items are accepted. The clothes will be distributed this summer to orphans in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Place items in the collection box located on the second floor of the Athletics and Wellness Center or in the football offices.


Cupcake Fundraiser

Do you want to surprise your friends or colleagues, or treat your students as the end of the semester approaches? The Aynah Chapter at Earlham will deliver cupcakes as a fundraiser to build a community center in La Ribera, Costa Rica, to promote sustainable economic development. The cost is $1 for a cupcake and delivery, but donations are welcome! The orders have to be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. Delivery dates are: Friday, April 25; Monday, April 28; Thursday May 1 and Friday May 2. For more information about the project, visit <https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/community-center-in-la-ribera/x/6643475>. Email SungHee Tark at <stark12@earlham.edu> to place orders.


Social Justice Carnival

What do you get when you mix social justice, student groups, carnival games, music and prizes? The 2nd Annual Social Justice Carnival will be held on Friday, April 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Chase Stage. You can play fun games, win raffle prizes,and learn about what a whole bunch of social justice groups at Earlham have been doing this year. This event is organized by REInvestment, BDS, BLUE, Womyn's Center and Spectrum. For more information, email Jocelyn Sawyer at <jtsawyer10@earlham.edu>.


Free STD Testing on Friday

There will be free STD testing on Friday, April 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Health Services. Testing for HIV is provided by Chris from Heartland Community Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to Health Services to schedule your appointment.


"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse”

A Ford-Knight project group will speak at College Meeting for Worship on Sunday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. Kate Roosa, Emily Pavlovic, Kübra Kaşikçi, Quina Weber-Shirk, Sara Lepkoff, Michael Birkel and Lori Watson will discuss using humor as an aid to self-understanding and interfaith dialogue. The title of their talk is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse.” Music will be provided by Hope Safford, Jeff Rosenthal and Jonathan Birkel.


Spring Choral Concert

On Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium, the Earlham choirs will present their Spring Choral Concert. The Women's Chorus, Men's Quartet, Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir will perform compositions from around the globe, including a lush and beautiful piece by distinguished Quaker composer Gwyneth Walker. Sharing the conductor’s podium will be students Melanie Wheeler and Hannah Irvine. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


50th Anniversary Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964-2014) Film Series

Announcing the final film on the documentary, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movements." The film, "A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)," will be shown on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., in LBC 315 A/B. Pizza and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome. After viewing each film, there will be an open discussion session. Please contact Betsy Schlabach at ext. 1425 or by email <schlabe@earlham.edu>, if you have any questions.


The Writing Center is Hiring

The Writing Center is now hiring students for the following positions: Writing Center Consultants and Writing Tutorial Group Leaders. If you are interested in applying, visit <www.earlham.edu/writing-center> and select Employment Opportunities. Application materials are due by April 25, at 4:00 p.m.


Car Wash for Earlham License Plate Owners

As a thank you to those who have purchased or renewed their Earlham College license plate, the Alumni and Development Office will be washing your car! The car wash will take place behind the Facilities building on Thursday, May 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You must have an Earlham license plate or a receipt from the BMV showing your recent purchase. Refreshments will be available, and there will be music to entertain you while waiting for the Alumni and Development staff to finish with your car. The rain date will be Friday, May 2.


Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Sexual Violence Awareness Week is April 21- 25. Join Action Against Sexual Violence in wearing jeans on Denim Day on Wednesday, April 23. Denim Day was created as a result of an Italian High Court ruling that stated that rape was excused if the survivor was wearing jeans, because jeans must have been too tight to have been take off by the perpetrator without help. Join us at Rose City Coffee Co-op to screen a documentary called "Rape in the Fields" on Thursday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. Also, wear teal on Friday, April 25, the official color of sexual assault awareness month!


Fall Positions in the Sustainability Office

Are you interested in working for the Sustainability Office in the fall? If so, there are a few positions for the fall that the office would like to hire this spring. These are positions that are especially well suited for students who have either volunteered or worked for the Sustainability Office already. The due date for the positions is Sunday, April 27. Applications can be found on Moodle under the Student Employment section in the tab labeled "Center for Integrated Learning: Sustainability Office (Fall Positions Listed, Apply by April 27)." The following positions are now open: Compost Specialist, Eco-reps Manager, Waste Reduction Manager, Free Store Manager and Energy Programs Manager. More positions with the Sustainability Office will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester to allow first-year students to apply for positions. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Waddle at <srwaddle08@earlham.edu> or 765-973-2121.


Connecting Peace and Global Studies to Library Science: An Alumna Experience

Come to LBC 214 on Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., for an interactive program with Kristin Vogel, director of the library at St. Norbert College and an alumna who majored in Peace and Global Studies. Kristin will talk about the connection between Peace and Global Studies and Library Science, her career journey and international experience. If you have questions, please contact Katie Erickson by email at <erickka@earlham.edu>.


Fulbright Fellowship Session: Research and Teaching Abroad

If you are interested in researching or teaching abroad after Earlham, come to the CIL Commons (LBC 1st floor) at Noon on Tuesday, April 29, to learn more about the Fulbright Fellowship. Three Earlham students and two Earlham alums have been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship this year. Lunch will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Katie Erickson by email at <erickka@earlham.edu>.


Game Added to Baseball Schedule

The Earlham baseball team has added Wilmington to its schedule for Wednesday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m., in Sadler Stadium. If you can't attend, follow all of the action with live stats and video on <http://goearlham.com/index.aspx>.


"Inequality For All" Film Screening

The Sundance award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All," will be screened on Wednesday, April 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the CIL Commons (1st floor LBC). Economic imbalances are now at near historically unprecedented levels. In fact, the two years of widest economic inequality of the last century were 1928 and 2007 — the two years just before the greatest economic crashes of modern times. "Inequality For All" connects the dots for viewers, showing why dealing with the widening gap between the rich and everyone else isn’t just about moral fairness. "Inequality For All" allows viewers to start with little or no understanding of what it means for the U.S. to be economically imbalanced, and walk away with a comprehensive and significantly deeper sense of the issue and what can be done about it.


Senior Staff Forum

The Earlham Student Government will be hosting a campus-wide forum with the College's Senior Staff to discuss various pressing college matters, and look back at the year that just went by. This will be your opportunity to ask the entire Senior Staff any questions that you've had or clarify anything that you are not sure of. Come to Stout Meetinghouse on Wednesday, April 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


Complimentary Tickets for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra

The Community Relations Office has a limited number of complimentary vouchers available which can be exchanged for tickets for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra production, "Broadway Comes to Richmond," on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m., at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center. Tenor Tim King and the RSO Singers join the Orchestra for a visit to the dazzling lights of Broadway with music from many of your favorite musical hits of all time. Concert includes selections from "West Side Story," "The Lion King," "South Pacific," "Aladdin," "Hercules," "Chorus Line," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "42nd Street." Students, faculty and staff may pick up vouchers at the Alumni and Development Office, Carpenter Hall — Room 100 beginning Monday, April 21. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright, at ext. 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Student Life Open Hours

Student 'Development' is holding open hours on Monday, April 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ask the Dean of Students about the change from Student Development to Student 'Life,' and the divisional goals that emerged from the strategic plan!


Football Program Collecting Clothes for Ethiopian Orphans

The Earlham football team is holding a clothes drive. Please donate any surplus kids or youth clothing. All new or lightly used items are accepted. The clothes will be distributed this summer to orphans in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Place items in the collection box located on the second floor of the Athletics and Wellness Center or in the football offices.


Faculty Forum

Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Thomas will present her research, "Gender Performance through Body Position,” at a Faculty Forum on Friday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m., in LBC 211. Her work involves four studies that assess how we perceive gender in others and in ourselves. There will be time for discussion, and snacks will be provided.


Cupcake Fundraiser

Do you want to surprise your friends or colleagues, or treat your students as the end of the semester approaches? The Aynah Chapter at Earlham will deliver cupcakes as a fundraiser to build a community center in La Ribera, Costa Rica, to promote sustainable economic development. The cost is $1 for a cupcake and delivery, but donations are welcome! The orders have to be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. Delivery dates are: Friday, April 25; Monday, April 28; Thursday May 1 and Friday May 2. For more information about the project, visit <https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/community-center-in-la-ribera/x/6643475>. Email SungHee Tark at <stark12@earlham.edu> to place orders.


Social Justice Carnival

What do you get when you mix social justice, student groups, carnival games, music and prizes? The 2nd Annual Social Justice Carnival will be held on Friday, April 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Chase Stage. You can play fun games, win raffle prizes,and learn about what a whole bunch of social justice groups at Earlham have been doing this year. This event is organized by REInvestment, BDS, BLUE, Womyn's Center and Spectrum. For more information, email Jocelyn Sawyer at <jtsawyer10@earlham.edu>.


Free STD Testing on Friday

There will be free STD testing on Friday, April 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Health Services. Testing for HIV is provided by Chris from Heartland Community Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to Health Services to schedule your appointment.


"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse”

A Ford-Knight project group will speak at College Meeting for Worship on Sunday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. Kate Roosa, Emily Pavlovic, Kübra Kaşikçi, Quina Weber-Shirk, Sara Lepkoff, Michael Birkel and Lori Watson will discuss using humor as an aid to self-understanding and interfaith dialogue. The title of their talk is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse.” Music will be provided by Hope Safford, Jeff Rosenthal and Jonathan Birkel.


Spring Choral Concert

On Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium, the Earlham choirs will present their Spring Choral Concert. The Women's Chorus, Men's Quartet, Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir will perform compositions from around the globe, including a lush and beautiful piece by distinguished Quaker composer Gwyneth Walker. Sharing the conductor’s podium will be students Melanie Wheeler and Hannah Irvine. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Spring Orchestral Concert

On Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium, the Earlham Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert. The performance is bringing together a very large group of musicians for a rousing performance of the beloved Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Also on the program is the first movement of Mahler's First Symphony, a short movement of Prokofieff’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 and an original composition by student Thomas Webb. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Charles Holt Scholarship Offered by Indiana Wildlife Federation

Applicants are being accepted through July 15, 2014, for the annual Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) Endowment $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be Indiana residents, and accepted for study or already enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester as a sophomore or above in an accredited college or university. Applicants must be taking coursework to major or minor in a field related to natural resource conservation or environmental education. Information is available at <www.indianawildlife.org> or call 317-875-9453.


Environmental Studies Senior Presentation

Earlham's Environmental Science seniors will present their research and recommendations in the development of the Farmers Market in the newly proposed 7th Street Park. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 29, at the Richmond Uptown Innovation Center. Refreshments will be provided by Jen Ferrell. In 2013, the city of Richmond received The Stellar Community grant to revitalize their Downtown Civic Center. The grant funds the development of the 7th Street Park, which will serve as the site of the Richmond Farmers Market as well as a space for communal activities.


Last Open Shabbat Potluck of the Semester

Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest, traditionally welcomed in each week by blessing candles and eating a festive meal. Join the Jewish Student Union at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, April 25, at the Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) on 306 College Avenue, (the sign out front says "Beit Kehillah") for candle lighting, singing, homemade challah bread and delicious food. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and leave the stress and worry of the past week behind you. All are welcome regardless of religious identification. Those interested in becoming further involved in Jewish life at Earlham are encouraged to email Anna Plotkin-Swing at <amplotk10@earlham.edu> or Becky Lang at <bdlang10@earlham.edu>.


Volunteer at the Circle U Help Center

On Saturday, April 26, there will be a volunteer trip to the Circle U Help Center to serve a meal to those in need in the Richmond community. This center serves three meals a week for people in the community. Volunteering there is a great way to get to know the community better, for the community to get to know Earlham better, and of course to do service. There will be a light breakfast provided at the CIL commons on the first floor of LBC at 10:30 a.m., and then the group will go to the center, serve lunch and be back on campus by 1:30 p.m.


Tips from Counseling Services on Going Home for the Summer

Many students look forward to going home for the summer. However, many students also find conflicts and complications when they "go back home." This is normal; college students often change while they are at school, and going back home can be an adjustment for both you and your family. Here are some tips that can help you survive your time at home: 1) Communicate openly and respectfully to your family. Tell them about how you have changed, how you feel and what you need. 2) Examine your attitudes, priorities and behaviors, and take note of how they have changed since your family last spent time with you. 3) Find ways to take care of yourself by reading, meditating, napping, exercising or anything else.


Filmmaker to Lecture on the History of Slavery and Film

On Friday, April 25, at Noon in LBC 201, Visiting Guest Lecturer in German Branwen Okpako, will speak on "12 Years a Slave: The History of Film is the History of Slavery and Film" with musical accompaniment by her husband Jean-Paul on guitar. Okpako is a director and writer, known for "Dirt for Dinner" (2000), "The Education of Auma Obama" (2011) and "Fluch der Medea: Curse of Medea" (2014).


Math Candidate Research Presentation

Join the faculty and staff of the Math Department as they welcome Pei Pei from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pei is the second candidate for an EPIC position in Mathematics. She will be delivering a research presentation on Thursday, April 24, at Noon in Dennis 220. Her title is “Well-posedness and stability of a semilinear Mindlin-Timoshenko plate model.” Lunch will be provided.


Civil Rights May Term 2015 Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Civil Rights May Term 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., in LBC 214. The historical sites that will be visited along with other pertinent information will be discussed. Any student who would like more information about this May Term should plan on attending. If you are unable to attend and would like additional information, please contact Phyllis Boanes at <phyllisb@earlham.edu> or ext. 1325, or Steve Heiny at <heinyst@earlham.edu> or ext. 1326.


Celebrate Philanthropy with Free Ice Cream

Years ago, when donor Byron Bond told the College "they can buy ice cream for the students, for all I care" with his gift to Earlham, he may not have realized that's exactly what we'd do! Please join the Institutional Advancement Office to celebrate Bond's generosity, and the generosity of the thousands of philanthropic Earlhamites who support the College every year, at the annual "Bond Around the Heart" ice cream social. Institutional Advancement staff members will be scooping free ice cream on the lawn of Tyler Hall on Wednesday, April 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The rain location will be the porch of the Landrum Bolling Center.


"Lux Aeterna" Choral Performance

On Sunday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., at Saint Mary's Church on 710 North A Street, there will be a choral performance of Morten Lauridsen's ethereal "Lux Aeterna." The event is a combined effort of students, faculty and staff from Earlham College and Indiana University East as well as alumni, donors, retirees, members of local church choirs, leaders of the local business community, and people who just love to sing. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For more information visit <www.earlham.edu/events>.


Major Declaration Celebration

The Major Declaration Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 1:00 to 2:20 p.m., in the Bailey Concourse of the Athletics and Wellness Center. Undergraduates can talk with seniors from across the curriculum as well as receive Career Education Center information, an Earlham portfolio and a range of other fun items. There will be food, T-shirts, music and fun as you explore the breadth of academic opportunities within the Earlham curriculum. Turn in your Earlham passport to receive a bag of fun.


50th Anniversary Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964-2014) Film Series

Announcing the final film on the documentary, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movements." The film, "A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)," will be shown on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., in LBC 315 A/B. Pizza and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome. After viewing each film, there will be an open discussion session. Please contact Betsy Schlabach at ext. 1425 or by email <schlabe@earlham.edu>, if you have any questions.


The Writing Center is Hiring

The Writing Center is now hiring students for the following positions: Writing Center Consultants and Writing Tutorial Group Leaders. If you are interested in applying, visit <www.earlham.edu/writing-center> and select Employment Opportunities. Application materials are due by April 25, at 4:00 p.m.


Car Wash for Earlham License Plate Owners

As a thank you to those who have purchased or renewed their Earlham College license plate, the Alumni and Development Office will be washing your car! The car wash will take place behind the Facilities building on Thursday, May 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You must have an Earlham license plate or a receipt from the BMV showing your recent purchase. Refreshments will be available, and there will be music to entertain you while waiting for the Alumni and Development staff to finish with your car. The rain date will be Friday, May 2.


Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Sexual Violence Awareness Week is April 21- 25. Join Action Against Sexual Violence in wearing jeans on Denim Day on Wednesday, April 23. Denim Day was created as a result of an Italian High Court ruling that stated that rape was excused if the survivor was wearing jeans, because jeans must have been too tight to have been take off by the perpetrator without help. Join us at Rose City Coffee Co-op to screen a documentary called "Rape in the Fields" on Thursday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. Also, wear teal on Friday, April 25, the official color of sexual assault awareness month!


Fall Positions in the Sustainability Office

Are you interested in working for the Sustainability Office in the fall? If so, there are a few positions for the fall that the office would like to hire this spring. These are positions that are especially well suited for students who have either volunteered or worked for the Sustainability Office already. The due date for the positions is Sunday, April 27. Applications can be found on Moodle under the Student Employment section in the tab labeled "Center for Integrated Learning: Sustainability Office (Fall Positions Listed, Apply by April 27)." The following positions are now open: Compost Specialist, Eco-reps Manager, Waste Reduction Manager, Free Store Manager and Energy Programs Manager. More positions with the Sustainability Office will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester to allow first-year students to apply for positions. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Waddle at <srwaddle08@earlham.edu> or 765-973-2121.


Connecting Peace and Global Studies to Library Science: An Alumna Experience

Come to LBC 214 on Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., for an interactive program with Kristin Vogel, director of the library at St. Norbert College and an alumna who majored in Peace and Global Studies. Kristin will talk about the connection between Peace and Global Studies and Library Science, her career journey and international experience. If you have questions, please contact Katie Erickson by email at <erickka@earlham.edu>.


Fulbright Fellowship Session: Research and Teaching Abroad

If you are interested in researching or teaching abroad after Earlham, come to the CIL Commons (LBC 1st floor) at Noon on Tuesday, April 29, to learn more about the Fulbright Fellowship. Three Earlham students and two Earlham alums have been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship this year. Lunch will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Katie Erickson by email at <erickka@earlham.edu>.


Game Added to Baseball Schedule

The Earlham baseball team has added Wilmington to its schedule for Wednesday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m., in Sadler Stadium. If you can't attend, follow all of the action with live stats and video on <http://goearlham.com/index.aspx>.


"Inequality For All" Film Screening

The Sundance award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All," will be screened on Wednesday, April 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the CIL Commons (1st floor LBC). Economic imbalances are now at near historically unprecedented levels. In fact, the two years of widest economic inequality of the last century were 1928 and 2007 — the two years just before the greatest economic crashes of modern times. "Inequality For All" connects the dots for viewers, showing why dealing with the widening gap between the rich and everyone else isn’t just about moral fairness. "Inequality For All" allows viewers to start with little or no understanding of what it means for the U.S. to be economically imbalanced, and walk away with a comprehensive and significantly deeper sense of the issue and what can be done about it.


Senior Staff Forum

The Earlham Student Government will be hosting a campus-wide forum with the College's Senior Staff to discuss various pressing college matters, and look back at the year that just went by. This will be your opportunity to ask the entire Senior Staff any questions that you've had or clarify anything that you are not sure of. Come to Stout Meetinghouse on Wednesday, April 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


Complimentary Tickets for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra

The Community Relations Office has a limited number of complimentary vouchers available which can be exchanged for tickets for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra production, "Broadway Comes to Richmond," on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m., at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center. Tenor Tim King and the RSO Singers join the Orchestra for a visit to the dazzling lights of Broadway with music from many of your favorite musical hits of all time. Concert includes selections from "West Side Story," "The Lion King," "South Pacific," "Aladdin," "Hercules," "Chorus Line," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "42nd Street." Students, faculty and staff may pick up vouchers at the Alumni and Development Office, Carpenter Hall — Room 100 beginning Monday, April 21. Stop by the office or contact Pat Wright, at ext. 1638 or <patw@earlham.edu>.


Student Life Open Hours

Student 'Development' is holding open hours on Monday, April 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ask the Dean of Students about the change from Student Development to Student 'Life,' and the divisional goals that emerged from the strategic plan!


Football Program Collecting Clothes for Ethiopian Orphans

The Earlham football team is holding a clothes drive. Please donate any surplus kids or youth clothing. All new or lightly used items are accepted. The clothes will be distributed this summer to orphans in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Place items in the collection box located on the second floor of the Athletics and Wellness Center or in the football offices.


Faculty Forum

Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Thomas will present her research, "Gender Performance through Body Position,” at a Faculty Forum on Friday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m., in LBC 211. Her work involves four studies that assess how we perceive gender in others and in ourselves. There will be time for discussion, and snacks will be provided.


Cupcake Fundraiser

Do you want to surprise your friends or colleagues, or treat your students as the end of the semester approaches? The Aynah Chapter at Earlham will deliver cupcakes as a fundraiser to build a community center in La Ribera, Costa Rica, to promote sustainable economic development. The cost is $1 for a cupcake and delivery, but donations are welcome! The orders have to be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. Delivery dates are: Friday, April 25; Monday, April 28; Thursday May 1 and Friday May 2. For more information about the project, visit <https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/community-center-in-la-ribera/x/6643475>. Email SungHee Tark at <stark12@earlham.edu> to place orders.


Social Justice Carnival

What do you get when you mix social justice, student groups, carnival games, music and prizes? The 2nd Annual Social Justice Carnival will be held on Friday, April 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Chase Stage. You can play fun games, win raffle prizes,and learn about what a whole bunch of social justice groups at Earlham have been doing this year. This event is organized by REInvestment, BDS, BLUE, Womyn's Center and Spectrum. For more information, email Jocelyn Sawyer at <jtsawyer10@earlham.edu>.


Free STD Testing on Friday

There will be free STD testing on Friday, April 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Health Services. Testing for HIV is provided by Chris from Heartland Community Services. Call 765-983-1328 or come to Health Services to schedule your appointment.


"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse”

A Ford-Knight project group will speak at College Meeting for Worship on Sunday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m., in Stout Meetinghouse. Kate Roosa, Emily Pavlovic, Kübra Kaşikçi, Quina Weber-Shirk, Sara Lepkoff, Michael Birkel and Lori Watson will discuss using humor as an aid to self-understanding and interfaith dialogue. The title of their talk is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Meetinghouse.” Music will be provided by Hope Safford, Jeff Rosenthal and Jonathan Birkel.


Spring Choral Concert

On Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium, the Earlham choirs will present their Spring Choral Concert. The Women's Chorus, Men's Quartet, Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir will perform compositions from around the globe, including a lush and beautiful piece by distinguished Quaker composer Gwyneth Walker. Sharing the conductor’s podium will be students Melanie Wheeler and Hannah Irvine. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Spring Orchestral Concert

On Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Goddard Auditorium, the Earlham Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert. The performance is bringing together a very large group of musicians for a rousing performance of the beloved Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Also on the program is the first movement of Mahler's First Symphony, a short movement of Prokofieff’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 and an original composition by student Thomas Webb. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.


Charles Holt Scholarship Offered by Indiana Wildlife Federation

Applicants are being accepted through July 15, 2014, for the annual Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) Endowment $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be Indiana residents, and accepted for study or already enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester as a sophomore or above in an accredited college or university. Applicants must be taking coursework to major or minor in a field related to natural resource conservation or environmental education. Information is available at <www.indianawildlife.org> or call 317-875-9453.


Environmental Studies Senior Presentation

Earlham's Environmental Science seniors will present their research and recommendations in the development of the Farmers Market in the newly proposed 7th Street Park. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 29, at the Richmond Uptown Innovation Center. Refreshments will be provided by Jen Ferrell. In 2013, the city of Richmond received The Stellar Community grant to revitalize their Downtown Civic Center. The grant funds the development of the 7th Street Park, which will serve as the site of the Richmond Farmers Market as well as a space for communal activities.


Last Open Shabbat Potluck of the Semester

Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest, traditionally welcomed in each week by blessing candles and eating a festive meal. Join the Jewish Student Union at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, April 25, at the Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) on 306 College Avenue, (the sign out front says "Beit Kehillah") for candle lighting, singing, homemade challah bread and delicious food. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and leave the stress and worry of the past week behind you. All are welcome regardless of religious identification. Those interested in becoming further involved in Jewish life at Earlham are encouraged to email Anna Plotkin-Swing at <amplotk10@earlham.edu> or Becky Lang at <bdlang10@earlham.edu>.


Volunteer at the Circle U Help Center

On Saturday, April 26, there will be a volunteer trip to the Circle U Help Center to serve a meal to those in need in the Richmond community. This center serves three meals a week for people in the community. Volunteering there is a great way to get to know the community better, for the community to get to know Earlham better, and of course to do service. There will be a light breakfast provided at the CIL commons on the first floor of LBC at 10:30 a.m., and then the group will go to the center, serve lunch and be back on campus by 1:30 p.m.


Tips from Counseling Services on Going Home for the Summer

Many students look forward to going home for the summer. However, many students also find conflicts and complications when they "go back home." This is normal; college students often change while they are at school, and going back home can be an adjustment for both you and your family. Here are some tips that can help you survive your time at home: 1) Communicate openly and respectfully to your family. Tell them about how you have changed, how you feel and what you need. 2) Examine your attitudes, priorities and behaviors, and take note of how they have changed since your family last spent time with you. 3) Find ways to take care of yourself by reading, meditating, napping, exercising or anything else.


Filmmaker to Lecture on the History of Slavery and Film

On Friday, April 25, at Noon in LBC 201, Visiting Guest Lecturer in German Branwen Okpako, will speak on "12 Years a Slave: The History of Film is the History of Slavery and Film" with musical accompaniment by her husband Jean-Paul on guitar. Okpako is a director and writer, known for "Dirt for Dinner" (2000), "The Education of Auma Obama" (2011) and "Fluch der Medea: Curse of Medea" (2014).


Math Candidate Research Presentation

Join the faculty and staff of the Math Department as they welcome Pei Pei from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pei is the second candidate for an EPIC position in Mathematics. She will be delivering a research presentation on Thursday, April 24, at Noon in Dennis 220. Her title is “Well-posedness and stability of a semilinear Mindlin-Timoshenko plate model.” Lunch will be provided.


Civil Rights May Term 2015 Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Civil Rights May Term 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., in LBC 214. The historical sites that will be visited along with other pertinent information will be discussed. Any student who would like more information about this May Term should plan on attending. If you are unable to attend and would like additional information, please contact Phyllis Boanes at <phyllisb@earlham.edu> or ext. 1325, or Steve Heiny at <heinyst@earlham.edu> or ext. 1326.


Celebrate Philanthropy with Free Ice Cream

Years ago, when donor Byron Bond told the College "they can buy ice cream for the students, for all I care" with his gift to Earlham, he may not have realized that's exactly what we'd do! Please join the Institutional Advancement Office to celebrate Bond's generosity, and the generosity of the thousands of philanthropic Earlhamites who support the College every year, at the annual "Bond Around the Heart" ice cream social. Institutional Advancement staff members will be scooping free ice cream on the lawn of Tyler Hall on Wednesday, April 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The rain location will be the porch of the Landrum Bolling Center.


"Lux Aeterna" Choral Performance

On Sunday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., at Saint Mary's Church on 710 North A Street, there will be a choral performance of Morten Lauridsen's ethereal "Lux Aeterna." The event is a combined effort of students, faculty and staff from Earlham College and Indiana University East as well as alumni, donors, retirees, members of local church choirs, leaders of the local business community, and people who just love to sing. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For more information visit <www.earlham.edu/events>.


Major Declaration Celebration

The Major Declaration Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 1:00 to 2:20 p.m., in the Bailey Concourse of the Athletics and Wellness Center. Undergraduates can talk with seniors from across the curriculum as well as receive Career Education Center information, an Earlham portfolio and a range of other fun items. There will be food, T-shirts, music and fun as you explore the breadth of academic opportunities within the Earlham curriculum. Turn in your Earlham passport to receive a bag of fun.


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