Academic

Valley & Ridge May 18-20, 2015: Applications are invited

Valley & Ridge is a faculty study group that assists faculty members with integrating sustainability into their teaching. Participants receive a $1000 stipend.
Applications are invited from faculty in any and all departments, as well as any staff who teach courses at Dickinson. Applicants are asked to propose a curriculum project – a new course or courses to be developed, or existing course(s) to be revised to introduce or enhance sustainability related content.
The Valley & Ridge study group kicks off with a 2-1/2 day workshop May 18-20, 2015. During the workshop participants will work with each other to explore concepts of sustainability, means for connecting teaching in varied fields with sustainability, use of campus sustainability projects and resources in courses, the natural and human history of the Valley & Ridge region, and use of place-based, experiential learning and other active pedagogies. Following the workshop, participants will work on their curriculum project over the summer, teach their new/revised courses in fall and/or spring semesters*, and get together during the year to share experiences and lessons.
*Priority will be given to applicants who will be teaching their new/revised course(s) during the 2015-16 academic year. But applications will be considered from faculty who plan to teach their course(s) in a future year.
For more information and to access the application form, visit the Valley & Ridge Website.

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Contact: lyonsli@dickinson.edu
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Final Grade Processing

Plan Now. Due to Final Grade Processing, transcripts and enrollment verifications cannot be printed after Monday, May 11th. For Graduating Seniors, printing will resume Monday, May 18th. For Underclassmen, printing will resume Monday, June 3rd. If you have any outstanding obligations with the Student Accounts Office your transcript request cannot be processed. Clear your holds now and think ahead to what transcripts and verifications you may need.

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Contact: reg@dickinson.edu
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Last Day to Withdraw From a Course

The Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” Grade is Friday, May 1st. Please pick up the necessary form to file a “W” grade in the Registrar’s office – all forms must be turned in no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 1st. Reminder, “W” grades cannot be used for Phys Ed Courses.

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Contact: reg@dickinson.edu
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Athletics

Free Group Fitness Courses

Group fitness classes are open to the entire Dickinson community! We offer courses of Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, and Body Blast. For more information, visit http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20230/intramural_sports_and_recreation/1799/group_fitness_classes
just to make it clear that it is for the college community members (students, faculty, administrators, support staff).

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Contact: recreation@dickinson.edu
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Career Center

Seniors: Celebrate Your Success (and win a Chipotle gift card)

If you’ve accepted a job or grad-school offer or have received a prestigious scholarship, please take a few minutes and share your plans for Life Beyond the Limestone. The college wants to celebrate and promote all of the great things the senior class is doing after graduation. Please take a few minutes to answer a few simple questions, then a brief profile will be written about you and posted on the Dickinson website. Here’s a link to last year’s profiles: www.dickinson.edu/limestone. They’re read by prospective students (and parents), alumni (networking!) and professors. The more profiles the better. Show the world how awesome the class of 2015 is! New profile pages will be live by the end March. Anyone who submits a completed survey by May 1 is entered for a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards to CHIPOTLE! Share your plans: www.dickinson.edu/limestonesurvey

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College Farm and Sustainability

Interested in Volunteering at the College Farm? Here's How!

Spring has spring and the College Farm is gearing up for the coming growing season. If you are looking for an opportunity to work outside, meet new people and get your hands dirty the College Farm is the place to be! Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday along with transportation options to and from the farm. To learn more, please go to: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/get-involved/volunteer/ and fill out the helpful volunteer form.

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Contact: halpinj@dickinson.edu
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General Announcements

Dinner and Talk at the Treehouse!

STUDENTS - Rachel Winner '09, project and development manager at the Interfaith Center for Sustainability Development (ICSD) in Israel, will be presenting on the topic of Uniting Religious Leaders and Scientists to Curb Climate Change.

This discussion is about an emerging international leadership council to work to address climate change from both the international and grassroots levels. The United Planet Faith and Science Initiatives is a project of the ICSD that bridges faith and science as two leading but often conflicting schools of thought to combat the greatest challenge society has faced thus far.

Rachel Winner '09 became interested in interfaith work and sustainability while working on the campus farm and studying International Studies at Dickinson. Upon graduation in 2009, she served a year in AmeriCorps as well as entrepreneurship through a writing business to provide content for sustainable businesses and nonprofits. She is enthusiastic to marry her passions for cultural immersion, building connections and sustainable development in Jerusalem through her work with ICSD and the powerful mission of the United Planet: Faith and Science Initiative.

Monday, April 20th
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Treehouse
Free Dinner

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Contact: jewishlife@dickinson.edu

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: 2015-2016 DEAN OF STUDENTS CONDUCT HEARING PANELISTS

The Dean of Students Office and Student Senate is seeking student panelists to serve as hearing panelists for 2015-2016. Student panelists will serve along with members of the faculty and administrative in resolving serious violations of the Dickinson College Student Handbook and Community Standards. Commitment time varies throughout the academic year based on the number of cases, averaging 1-2 hours per week.

Interested applicants must be in good standing with the Dean of Students Office and have a desire to have an impact on the conduct process at Dickinson. Applicants must understand the need for consistency and equity in the conduct process and have the ability to carefully weigh information before making decisions. Candidates will be interviewed the week of April 27, 2015 and once approved by Student Senate, trained to hear cases beginning in Fall 2015.

Students interested in applying should see Elizabeth Farner in the Dean of Students Office (next to the Information Desk in HUB) or via e-mail at farnere@dickinson.edu. Completed applications are due to Stephen Winn by April 22, 2015 at 12 pm.

Faculty and Staff who would like to recommend a student for this position should contact Assistant Dean of Students, Elizabeth Farner at farnere@dickinson.edu, highlighting the reason for their nomination.

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Contact: farnere@dickinson.edu
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China Historian addresses Science, Technology and Civilization-April 22

Dickinson welcomes Professor Xingguang Wang, a historian at China's Zhengzhou University. Professor Wang's talk, Science, Technology and Civilization in China's Yellow River Basin, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stern Great Room. He will give an overview of the impact of rivers on development in China and discuss what is known about the achievements of early science and technology in the Yellow River Basin. This program is sponsored by Dickinson's Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment.

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Contact: liase@dickinson.edu

Dickinson’s Sustainable Investment Group holds all-campus Investment Forum-April 23

Dickinson’s Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is holding an all-campus investment forum on Thursday, April 23rd, from noon-1:15pm in the HUB Social Hall East. How does Dickinson’s sustainability prominence and leadership here on campus, both in and out of the classroom, translate to our financial investments? What does it mean to invest sustainably? Be there to learn about the endowment and ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing, and to join the conversation about this important sustainability topic. Lunch will be provided. RSVP preferred, but not required. Please RSVP by April 20 to sustainability@dickinson.edu.

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Contact: sustainability@dickinson.edu
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Faculty & Staff are Invited to Donate Unwanted Items to U-Turn: May 6 & 13, Bulk items accepted!

Time to spring clean? Donate! Support sustainability at Dickinson by donating your items to U-Turn 2015. Bring your gently used household items, furniture, clothes, etc. to campus on May 6 and May 13! We accept all items that can be used in the future by local families.
Items will be accepted for drop off from 12:00-4:00 pm of 5/6 and 5/13 at 5 North Orange Street, in the Facilities Management parking lot. Our 11th year community partnership with United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County helps collect unwanted items to resell them at the area's largest community yard sale. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County. The United Way provides financial support to 27 local non-profit partner agencies and 40 programs that address the community's most pressing needs. All you need to do is bring your unwanted items to the collection during the two collection times.

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Contact: sustainability@dickinson.edu

Children's Center School Age Summer Program

The Dickinson College Children's Center School Age Program is still accepting applications. There will also be an Open House for Dragons II (ages 8-12) at 1250 Ritner Highway on Sunday, April 26th from 2-4 PM. Please feel free to stop by during that time!

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Contact: randalmi@dickinson.edu
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Openings at Dickinson College Children's Center for 2015-2016 School Year

The children's center has openings for the Fall of 2015 in our Kindergarten room, older toddler rooms and also our preschool. Please contact the center at 245-1088 if you are interested or if there is anyone that you know that may be interested. Thank you!

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RSVP Events

Armenian Genocide Lunch Talk with Inger Marie Okkenhaug, Ph.D.

Professor Okkenhaug will give a lunch talk on “The Armenian Genocide and Scandinavian Humanitarianism, 1915-1918” at noon at the Community Studies Center (239 W. Louther Street) on Friday, April 24.
Lunch will be provided, but you must RSVP at bowmanm@dickinson.edu.

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Contact: bowmanm@dickinson.edu

Les Poolman Celebration Reception

On Red & White Day, Saturday, April 25th, following the men’s lacrosse game, join us for a reception to honor Dr. Les Poolman for his nearly three decades of service as the head athletics administrator, overseeing the most successful years in Dickinson athletics history.

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Contact: lovej@dickinson.edu
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Green Dot Overview for FAS

The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based personal violence at Dickinson by engaging students and staff as active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence.This overview session is offered to equip faculty and staff with knowledge about Green Dot so that they can infuse bystander engagement throughout their roles in our campus community.
Tuesday, April 28th 12-1pm HUB Sideroom 202-203 / Register via CLIQ

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Contact: greendot@dickinson.edu

Student Jobs/Careers/Internships

The Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity is Hiring!

The Popel Shaw Center has released the Diversity Assistants application for Fall 2015! Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. To learn more and/or obtain the application, please email psc@dickinson.edu . Applications are due Monday, April 20th.

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Carlisle summer housing

Looking for a place to live in Carlisle this summer? Live rent free 5 minutes from campus. You pay utilities and you must mow the yard and take care of one cat. Move in June 15th and move out July 27th. Successful candidate will provide on-campus references attesting to maturity and responsibility.

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Contact: helwegm@dickinson.edu

Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Downtown Spring Cleanup Day - April 21, 2015

It's time for a Spring clean up in downtown Carlisle! We hope you'll join the Downtown Carlisle Association in a community-wide Spring beautification project in the downtown. You might rake leaves, pick up litter, wash windows, pull weeds, sweep sidewalks or plant a flower pot. Every little bit helps!

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Contact: perzynaa@dickinson.edu
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Coffee and Tea Fundraiser for May Service Trip!

The Office of Community Service and Religious Life will be selling Coffee and Tea to raise money for the upcoming Service Trip in May to Arizona and New Mexico. Keep an look out for the a table in the bottom of the HUB or email servicetrips@dickinson.edu for more information.

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Contact: servicetrips@dickinson.edu