Academic

Mediterranean Migration Mosaic: Italy at the Crossroads Info Session March 4 at 12:30pm in the Community Studies Center

Want to conduct fieldwork and research in Italy with fellow students in Spring 2016 and gain four course credits? Join us for a short information session on the Mediterranean Migration Mosaic: Italy at the Crossroads Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Studies Center (239 W. Louther Street, behind Old West). The Mediterranean has witnessed the circulation of ideas, people, and goods between Northern Africa and Southern Europe across the centuries. This full semester Mosaic will explore the journey of (im)migrants to and within Italy, social policies related to the human rights of (im)migrants, borders, and security (broadly conceived).

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Contact: rose@dickinson.edu
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Seeking Interview Subjects for Student Research

A Dickinson student is seeking people who live in the College Park Apartment Complex, West Side Neighborhood, East Side Neighborhood, and Mooreland Neighborhood to participate in a brief and anonymous interview regarding food access and food consumption. The information will be used in a senior research project to determine the environment of food access and food consumption in Carlisle. Participants do not have to be affiliated with Dickinson, but must live within one of the four neighborhoods.

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Contact: raczkaa@dickinson.edu

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Information Sessions

Are you passionate about a social or environmental issue and want to lead change that will address the issue? Dickinson is launching its Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) Certificate Program in the 2015-2016 academic year. The SINE certificate highlights the critical thinking skills, creative mindset, and organizational development capabilities associated with positive change in our society. This certificate program is open to and appropriate for students from all academic majors. Learn more about the SINE certificate at one of the informal information sessions scheduled:
March 2 from Noon-1:00 PM in HUB SR 201
March 4 from 4:30-5:30 PM in Old West Durbin Classroom
March 18 from Noon-1:00 PM in HUB SR 201

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Contact: takacsh@dickinson.edu

Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Contest

This contest is open to all Dickinson students currently on campus and will be judged by poet Sandra Beasley. The winner will receive $100 and a one-year membership to the Academy. Winning entries will also be considered for publication by the Academy.

Entries should be placed in the marked box in the East College 4th floor lounge by March 31 at 3:00 p.m. Submit TWO HARD COPIES of your entry of up to three original poems, with your name, class year, permanent address, and e-mail address on the first page. Staple each set to be sure your poems stay together, and put your name on every page.

E-submissions will NOT be accepted. Do not submit your only copies of the poems, because entries will not be returned.

You can read about the judge, see some of her poems, and read about her memoir at: http://sandrabeasley.net/

Winner will be announced in May.

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Respondents for Student Research Needed

Looking for women of color to participate in a short survey regarding their high school literary experience. All answers are anonymous and will help a senior English major prepare her thesis.

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Contact: serrab@dickinson.edu
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Attention Sophomores: Apply for the Wheel & Chain Leadership Award

The Wheel and Chain Leadership Award, established in honor of the 75th anniversary of Wheel and Chain and the 225th anniversary of the founding of Dickinson College, is to be awarded to a male or female rising junior. To be eligible to apply for this award, the student must have a 3.25 GPA after three semesters of study at Dickinson and demonstrate vigorous participation in campus activities, service to the college and community, strong leadership skills, and high personal character. The recipient of the award will receive $5,000 for his/her junior year at Dickinson. This award is renewable for the student’s senior year in the amount of $5,000 provided the student continues to demonstrate the aforementioned criteria and does not transfer. To apply, please visit: https://www.dickinson.edu/wheelandchainaward

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Athletics

Intramural Sports!

Build a team and get involved! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the Dickinson Intramural Sports program. This spring we are offering a bowling league, two basketball leagues, a volleyball league, a floor hockey league, a soccer league, and a dodgeball tournament all before spring break. All activities are FREE to participate in, so pull together your office, your residence hall floor, your special interest house, or your group of friends and sign up! All registration takes place at imleagues.com.

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Contact: imsports@dickinson.edu
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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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Campus Job Opportunities

Campus Job Openings

Job Openings posted the week of February 23, 2015
This week the following positions were posted and are currently available:
Job/Department/Grade

• Project Crew Worker – CASE – Grade 5
• Cash Operations Supervisor – Dining Services – Grade 3

For additional information or to apply please stop by the HR Services Office or log on to the job line at https://jobs.dickinson.edu

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College Farm and Sustainability

12th Annual Local Food Dinner

The 12th Annual Local Food Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 6:30pm in the Social Hall. Tickets are $10 for students and $30 for non-students. Ticket sales for students begin on Monday, March 2nd. Sales will be held in the lower HUB between 11:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday. Non-students can purchase their tickets online beginning Monday, March 9th, visit blogs.dickinson.edu for more information. The keynote speaker at this year's dinner is Forrest Pritchard, an organic farmer and author, who will be speaking about his experiences with agriculture. For more information on Pritchard visit his website: http://forrestpritchard.com/.

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College Farm CSA Applications Now Available

The 2015 Dickinson College Farm CSA (Campus Supported Agriculture) applications are now available! Looking for a way to get through these cold Winter days... think Spring!

The sun is rising earlier and setting later and seed orders are starting to arrive. Soon we will be filling wooden flats with soil to sow the first seeds of the season; onions, leeks, herbs followed by summer favorites like peppers, tomatoes and leafy greens. What better time of year to start thinking about the season ahead?

Our 2015 CSA Information Packet and Application can be found on the farm blog to answer any possible questions you might have. Interested in an Egg CSA - we have that too! All information can be found at blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/csa/how-it-works/

Applications are due by April 1st so don't delay! We look forward to cultivating our relationship with you as YOUR farmers!

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General Announcements

Hersheypark 2015: Order your Discount Tickets now for the summer season

Discounted HERSHEYPARK tickets are available for advance purchase to Dickinson students and employees through Campus Life and Human Resource Services at the special rates listed below. Tickets must be requested and paid for by Friday, March 13, 2015. They are valid during the summer 2015 HERSHEYPARK regular operating season. Checks should be made payable to Dickinson College. For details, call ext. 8084 or send an e-mail to hrservices@dickinson.edu.

Special ticket prices by advance ticket order only through March 13, 2015:
Tickets valid from during entire 2015 regular operating season from May 1 through September 27, 2015.

$36.10 + $.85 amusement tax per admission ticket = $36.95 ages 9-54 years
$27.65 + $.85 amusement tax per admission ticket = $28.50 ages 3-8 or ages 55-69 years
$21.10 + $.85 amusement tax per admission ticket = $21.95 ages 70+ years

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Contact: hrservices@dickinson.edu

Seeking Fiction Submissions

It was a dark and stormy night... No wait. It was a misty, dew-dappled morning... No, that's not it either!

However you decide to start your story, Dickinson Magazine is looking forward to your fiction submissions (short story, graphic narrative of flash fiction)! A panel of experts will review all submissions and select favorites to be printed in the summer 2015 issue. Submissions are open to all members of the Dickinson community (alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and retirees) who are not creative writers by trade. The deadline is March 15. Additional details are available at http://dson.co/dsonmagfiction.

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Brown Bag Lunch Briefing on Dickinson College Finances - March 6 @ Noon

Bring your lunch along to a presentation on Dickinson College Finances in the Stern Great Room. The lunch time presentation will include an overview of recent budget trends (revenue and expenses), progress against our newly implemented financial reserve targets, and an opportunity to ask questions of your business office colleagues.

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Seeking Performers for Lavender Reception

The Lavender Reception is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community from Dickinson College.
The 3rd Annual Lavender Reception will take place on Friday, April 17th from 6pm-8:30pm in Stern Great Room.

This year, we are inviting Dickinson College students to audition to perform at the reception. We are looking for singers, musicians, musical groups, slam poets, writers, dancers, etc. - please feel free to interpret this however you would like and do not feel limited by these few ideas.

Please note that not all submissions will be accepted.

Please visit this link to submit your application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11RwEB2oHiziTJfg5DbJQMJbmitt5cp_jCNqGBGFZRsM/viewform

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Graduating Seniors - Plan to participate in the 3rd Annual Lavender Reception!

What is a Lavender Reception?

An inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community from Dickinson College

Who participates in a Lavender Reception?

Traditionally, graduating students have been the only recognized individuals in Lavender Reception ceremonies. The Office wishes to also recognize the LGBTQQIA alumni community from Dickinson. Acknowledging the challenges that alumni might have faced and a previous lack of resources, the Office would like to continue welcoming back alumni with graduating students to raise awareness of the new energy and exciting changes happening at Dickinson around LGBTQQIA issues. Recognizing the challenging road to graduation that many students in the LGBTQQIA community face, the ceremony gives graduating students, family, friends, faculty, administrators, peers, allies, and significant supporters the opportunity to holistically embrace each student at the conclusion of their undergraduate journey.

When:

April 17th 2015
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Graduating Students and Alumni Recognition Ceremony
7:00 – 8:30 pm – Reception and Celebration

Where:

Stern Center - Great Room
Dickinson College

What:

The ceremony includes time to thank significant supporters and a time to celebrate the achievements of each graduate and alumni member. As part of the ceremony, graduates and alumni receive a rainbow symbol from Dickinson and a certificate honoring their resiliency and courage.

Application Deadline and Information:

You can apply by visiting http://tinyurl.com/DsonLavenderReception2015 by April 9th, 2015

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March Photo Madness 2015

Back by popular demand, it's time for the 2015 March Photo Madness challenge! Beginning March 1, all members of the Dickinson community—past, present and future—are invited to get creative and share images on social media inspired by daily prompts. This is a great way to come together as a community and to show your Dickinson spirit! Prize packs are being compiled in four categories: Student; Faculty/Staff; Group/Organization; Alumni. View the prompts and get instructions on how to add them to your calendar at dson.co/dsonphotos2015.

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Lost and Found

Lost iPhone

A black iPhone 5 went missing Saturday February 21, had a Lilly Pulitzer case on it. Please email magrudem@dickinson.edu if found

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Contact: magrudem@dickinson.edu

Lost Phone

I have recently lost my Samsung Galaxy cellular phone in Dana Hall. It has a navy blue case on it. Please let me know if you find it, thank you!

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Contact: medranoa@dickinson.edu

Professional Development and Wellness

Nutrition Roundtable: Gluten Free - Is it for me?

Presented by Jessica Jones, PhD, RD
Tuesday, March 17
McCauley Room, Old West
Noon-1 p.m.

Gluten-free? Gluten intolerance? There are several buzzwords surrounding gluten in today’s world. Come to this nutrition roundtable to learn about gluten, gluten-free foods, and whether or not gluten-free may right for you.

Registration for this nutrition roundtable is available through CLIQ via the Gateway.

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Contact: devwell@dickinson.edu
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Free Biometric Screening (for Employees) - Thursday, March 19

Administered by Holy Spirit Hospital
Thursday, March 19
HUB side rooms 201-203
7:30-9:30 a.m.

The Biometric Screening provides a snapshot of your health looking at your total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). It is a collective review of your risk factors for developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes known as Metabolic Syndrome. The number of people with metabolic syndrome increases with age, affecting more than 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. Several factors increase your risk for developing the syndrome – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood sugar, a lack of physical activity, smoking, and family history. Monitoring your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and BMI gives you the ability to stay on top of your overall health. Knowing your numbers provides the information to you for conversations with your personal physician. Do you know your numbers? If you have not already completed the free biometric screening for 2014-2015, please register for this screening online via CLIQ in the Gateway, by sending an email to devwell@dickinson.edu or by calling ext. 1503 for assistance.

Reminders: Fasting for 10-12 hours prior to screening is required for the most accurate screening results. The biometric screening is one of the required steps for the Employee Wellness holistic health incentive program (HHIP) during 2014-2015.

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RetireWise ~ a Financial Wellness Workshop Series

Presented by MetLife
Mondays: April 6, 13, 20 & 27
HUB side rooms 201-203
Noon-1 p.m.

Preparing for retirement has become increasingly complex. If you need help answering the BIG questions about Retirement, you may want to consider attending the “Retirewise” workshop series. Retirewise is a retirement education program that consists of 4 workshops with a specially trained retirement representative from MetLife. This program is available for ALL employees but is primarily intended for employees approaching retirement or those interested in receiving retirement education and guidance.

April 6 - Building the Foundation
April 13 - Creating and Managing Wealth
April 20 - Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
April 27 - Making the Most of What You Have

Please register in CLIQ via the Gateway for this workshop series.

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CPR/First Aid/AED training & certification class

Instructor: Brent Killinger, DPS Officer
Monday, March 9 | DPS Conference Room, Kaufman Building
Session options:
8 a.m.-noon ~ full certification training session
1-5 p.m. ~ refresher/recertification session: requires a valid/current certification to participate

This hands-on skills training for employees of the college prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children age 12 or younger, and infants. Being certified will provide you with valuable skills that will prepare you to handle a potentially life-threatening situation. This course provides training and an overview of the skills and information followed by a skills demonstration test and a written exam. Space is limited to 10 participants per session.

Please register in CLIQ under My Events/Available Events via the Gateway for this training session.

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Mindfulness Group – 5 week series

Presented by Dr. Christine Samuelsen, Wellness Center
Spring Semester: Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9 & 16
Memorial Hall, Old West | 5-6 p.m.

Need a little time to re-group and re-center? Having trouble clearing your mind from all of the stressful things that surround you daily? Mindfulness is a forward-thinking approach that has been shown to reduce stress levels and help you better manage emotional and physical issues. This FREE 5-week program will teach you about mindfulness and how you can apply it to every area of your life- no matter how busy you get!

To take part in this 5-week program series, please register via CLIQ in the Gateway.

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Water Aerobics Classes

Instructor: Miriam McMechen
Mondays, beginning March 16 through May 4
Kline Center Pool
5-6 p.m.

Water aerobic exercise burns calories, tone muscles and refreshes with a dip in the pool! Enjoy a great low-impact, aerobic workout to music in a stress-free environment. Shed the pounds gained over the winter months during your hibernation from the cold and get ready for the warmer weather that is just around the corner in a judgment-free zone while having fun with others. Great for all levels of fitness!

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Student Jobs/Careers/Internships

First-Year Coordinator Application Due 3/1

First-Year Experience Coordinators (or Coordinators) are 6 student leaders who are primarily involved in the planning and execution of First-Year Experience programming as well the coordination of the first-year interest groups and Mentors. The Coordinators design and run First-Year Mentor training, Orientation, and Extended Orientation programs. This group of student leaders meets weekly throughout the school year with the Director of New Student Programs to maintain the quality of the orientation experience for first-year students.

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Contact: orientation@dickinson.edu
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Office of Community Service and Religious Life work study positions

The Office of Community Service and Religious Life is now hiring student staff for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to work with community partners, develop interfaith programs, coordinate trips, recruit volunteers or work on marketing and communications, then apply today!
Applications are available in our office at Landis House or http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/83/religious_life and http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20209/community_service or email Cait Cluck at cluckc@dickinson.edu.

The deadline to apply is March 4th. Applications can either be returned to the office or emailed.

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Full-Time Summer Employment Opportunities at the Dickinson College Farm!

The opportunity to work at the College Farm for the summer season presents multiple opportunities for students to gain hands on experience in sustainable food production, renewable energy, education outreach and community service work. While the projects at the farm are diverse in scope, the day to day work demands a positive attitude, team work, and perseverance. Summer positions run from May/June until classes resume in the fall and include housing, fresh organic vegetables and a competitive hourly pay. The College Farm seeks applicants who thrive in team work environments, are willing to push their own limits and who enjoy the outdoors and hard work.

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Contact: halpinj@dickinson.edu
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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Relay for Life ~ Crab Cake Fundraiser

Team Dickinson is holding the annual crab cake sale to benefit the Relay for Life and American Cancer Society from Monday, February 23 through Tuesday, March 3 at noon.

Two frozen crab cakes for $7.00

Orders may be placed through noon on Tuesday, March 3 by sending an email to Kelly Ellis at ellisk@dickinson.edu. Payment is also due by noon on Tuesday, March 3. Cash payment is preferred. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society

Crab cake order pick-up date and time:
Friday, March 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Facilities Management Office located at 5 N. Orange Street

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, through Team Dickinson’s participation in the 2015 Carlisle Relay for Life scheduled for Friday, May 15 through Saturday, May 16 this year at the Carlisle High School.

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Contact: ellisk@dickinson.edu

Looking for Van Certified Drivers for Dream Catchers

CommServ group Dream Catchers is looking for van certified drivers who are available to drive on Thursdays at 2:20pm. Drivers will drive to Wilson Middle School and pick students up and bring them back to Dickinson for the after school program.

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Service Trips Coffee & Tea Fundraiser

Help support service trips and buy coffee and tea. You can now order organic, fair trade coffee and tea through Landis House or by going online at http://dickinson.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=163&cid=24. Coffee is 10 dollars and tea is 8 dollars.

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