Academic

The Multilingual Writing Center will be closed for regular appointments during Exam week

The Multilingual Writing Center will not be open on the regular schedule during exams, but several tutors will be available December 9 - 15. You may stop by the writing center to obtain the list of available tutors. Students may contact a tutor on the list to set an appointment to be held in the Writing Center during this time period.

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The Quantititative Reasoning Tutoring Center will be closed for regular appointments during Exam week

The Quantitative Reasoning Tutoring will not be available on the regular schedule during exams, but a few tutors will be available December 9 - 15. You may stop by the QR or writing center to obtain the list of available tutors. Students may contact a tutor on the list to set an appointment to be held in the Writing Center during this time period.

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24 Hour Library Access

The library will begin its 24 hour access for Finals Week at 8:00 am on Friday 12/8/17 and end at 5:00 pm on 12/16/17. ID cards are required for entering the library during this time. DPS Officers will be on duty through the overnight hours. Limited services will be available during the overnight hours.

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Contact: circ@dickinson.edu
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Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2017 Exam Schedule information:
http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20088/registrar_s_office/413/final_exams

Displayed through Saturday, December 16, 2017
Contact: reg@dickinson.edu
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End of Semester Transcript Printing

Students can request transcripts until noon, on December 18th (without Fall 2017 grades). Printing of transcripts with Fall 2017 grades will resume on January 12th 2018. The student must clear all transcript holds before his/his transcript can be produced.

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Contact: petersod@dickinson.edu
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Deadline for Major Curricular Changes

The deadline for submission of major curricular changes to APSC for the 2018-19 academic year, including changes to majors, new majors, minors, new centers, new programs is Monday, January 15, 2018. Approved changes will be forwarded for faculty approval at the March 2018 faculty meeting. Submissions should be emailed to apsc@dickinson.edu.

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Contact: bolend@dickinson.edu
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Deadline for Major Curricular Changes

The deadline for submission of major curricular changes to APSC for the 2018-19 academic year, including changes to majors, new majors, minors, new centers, new programs is Monday, January 15, 2018. Approved changes will be forwarded for faculty approval at the March 2018 faculty meeting. Submissions should be emailed to apsc@dickinson.edu.

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Contact: bolend@dickinson.edu
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Campus Job Opportunities

Campus Job Openings

Job Openings posted the week December 4, 2017
This week the following positions are posted and currently available:
Job/Department

• Officer – Public Safety
• Director Of Financial Aid – Office of Financial Aid
• Assistant Field Hockey Coach - Athletics

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

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College Farm and Sustainability

Grass-Fed Lamb and Beef

The farm's fall lambs are ready for your table! Our certified grass-fed humanely raised beef and lamb are also guaranteed to be delicious. For best pricing, pre-order a half or whole lamb custom cut, wrapped and frozen to your preference. Or buy individual cuts of lamb, beef, and beef jerky. Supplies are limited, order now in time for your holiday feasts!

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Contact: farm@dickinson.edu
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General Announcements

Hot Chocolate & Dessert Bar at Landis House

Take a study break and join the Landis Collective on Tuesday December 12th from 2:30-3:30 as we enjoy fellowship, sweet treats, and a build-your-own hot cocoa bar! All are welcome.

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Contact: salliek@dickinson.edu

Aetna Representative Consultation Day

A personable opportunity to discuss your Aetna insurance plan inquiries regarding medical, prescription drug, mental health, plan design coverage and member responsibility regarding deductible, coinsurance and copays with an Aetna representative. Please bring any documents pertaining to your questions such as explanation of benefits, bills, letters, etc. Aetna’s enrolled members can log into Aetna Navigator at www.aetna.com to access Aetna’s broad network, pharmacy information and resource tools. Sign ups through Totara in Gateway are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.
• Tuesday, December 12 in HUB Mary Dickinson Room from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 16 in HUB Mary Dickinson Room from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Contact: phamb@dickinson.edu
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Year End Deadlines

To the Dickinson College Community,

Due to the upcoming holiday break the following payrolls will be subject to early deadlines:
• The deadline for submitting and approving hours for the 11/26/17-12/09/17 pay period for the bi-weekly and student payrolls will be 9 a.m. on Monday, 12/11/17.
• The deadline for submitting and approving hours for the 12/10/17-12/23/17 pay period for the bi-weekly and student payrolls will be 9 a.m. on Thursday, 12/14/17.

Any final 2017 payroll changes, including stipend requests, must be submitted to Human Resource Services by 9 a.m. on Thursday, 12/14/17.

Other Reminders:
• Employees who have moved during the year and haven’t updated their address should contact Human Resource Services.
• Employees who claim “exempt” from federal income tax withholding on the W-4 form during 2017, will need to submit a new Form W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate by 2/15/18 to maintain their exempt status for calendar year 2018.

Displayed through Thursday, December 14, 2017
Contact: payroll@dickinson.edu

Enter for a Chance to Win $1000!

Our Dining Services team, committed to sustainability and culinary development, has entered the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project: Campus Edition. We are featuring this burger in the Dining Hall throughout the semester, and we need your help to win the contest!
Head to bit.ly/dsonblends and vote for our school's burger! You can vote once every 24 hours through December 15th!
Every time you vote, you enter for a chance to win $1000! And giving our school an elevated platform on which we can speak about our school's sustainability initiatives in our culinary program!
Thank you, in advance, for your votes!

Displayed through Friday, December 15, 2017
Contact: nagyb@dickinson.edu
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Postal Alerts - Approved price changes for UPS, FEDEX and USPS services.

Use the link provided to view the up-coming price changes http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20086/mail_center/283/mail_supplies_and_alerts Feel free to contact the mail center with any questions you may have. X1238

Displayed through Friday, December 15, 2017
Contact: ellermal@dickinson.edu
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Get Cash For Your Books at Buyback

Dickinson College Bookstore Buyback, located in front of the Bookstore, will run Monday, Dec. 11 - Saturday, Dec. 16. Buyback hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5; Saturday 11 - 2.

Student ID required. Don't forget to return your rentals to the Textbook Dept.

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Contact: holla@dickinson.edu

Dickinson Club Semester's End Party

The Dickinson Club would like to invite you and your family to our Semester's End Celebration.

Please join us in Stern on Friday, December 15 from 5 to 8.

We will be serving hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and soft drinks for everyone, and especially for the kids, a meal of chicken tenders and mac and cheese.

In addition to a dining space, we will have a separate cocktail area to serve beer, wine, and Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog to the adults.

We ask that you RSVP by emailing Scott Farrington (farrings@dickinson.edu) who will send you a link to our online RSVP form.

Though this is not a holiday party, and Santa will not attend, the Dickinson Club would like to continue its tradition of giving presents to all of the children at our Semester's End Celebration. Please indicate how many children you are bringing in the RSVP form.

The Dickinson Club welcomes all employees of the college, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and the US Army War College. We are supported by our members' dues. If you enjoy attending our events, we ask that you join. Dues for first-time members and retirees are $25/year. Dues for returning members are $50/year. You can send checks to Christine Bombaro in Waidner-Spahr, Library Office 4.

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Contact: farrings@dickinson.edu
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Bookstore Holiday Sale

The Bookstore Holiday sale will run from December 4th through December 19th. Take advantage of the 20% discount on Clothing, Drinkware, Blankets, General Reading and Pottery.

Displayed through Sunday, December 17, 2017
Contact: bookstor@dickinson.edu

Rental Returns

All rented textbooks must be returned to the textbook department in the bookstore no later than December 18, 2017. Students who rented at least one textbook will receive a reminder email. Please return your rental books and avoid the replacement fee, which is the full retail price of the book not returned. These charges will be applied to your student charge account. Please contact Linda Kuffa with any questions.

Displayed through Monday, December 18, 2017
Contact: kuffal@dickinson.edu
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Office 365 Portal Update Coming Soon

To the Dickinson College Community:

The Office 365 Portal (www.office.com - where you log in to Office 365) is being slightly updated in the very near future. While the layout will be the same (Toolbar along the top, App Launcher in the upper left, Settings in the upper right, etc.), a few aspects of the appearance and function will change. Namely, the App Launcher drop-down menu is being consolidated to show fewer apps (like Outlook, Word, Sway, etc.) with smaller icons and, once clicked, apps now open in their own browser tabs. These changes are minimal, but they make the Office 365 portal page more usable and a bit cleaner.

Click “More Information” below to see what the new Office 365 portal will look like when it is rolled out to our accounts.

Thank you and enjoy.

Displayed through Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Contact: connella@dickinson.edu
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Dickinson Dining Services Revised Fall Finals Hours

Please see below for a list of each dining unit and it's revised hours through finals! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to give the Dining Services office a call at (717) 245-1318.

Dining Hall
Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th: Regular Hours
Friday, December 15th: Regular Hours for Breakfast & Lunch, CLOSED for Dinner
Saturday, December 16th: CLOSED

Grab N' Go
Monday, December 11th - Friday, December 15th: Regular Hours
Saturday, December 16th: CLOSED

The Quarry
Monday, December 11th - Friday, December 15th: Regular Hours
Saturday, December 16th - Tuesday, December 19th: CLOSED

Union Station
Monday, December 11th - Friday, December 15th: Regular Hours
Saturday, December 16th: 7 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Sunday, December 17th: CLOSED
Monday, December 18th - Tuesday, December 19th: 8 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Biblio Cafe
Sunday, December 10th: 12 - 9 P.M.
Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th: 8 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Friday, December 15th: 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Saturday, December 16th: CLOSED

Underground Cafe
Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th: Regular Hours
Friday, December 15th: 8 A.M. - 1 P.M.

The Juice Box
Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th: Regular Hours
Friday, December 15th: CLOSED

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Contact: nagyb@dickinson.edu
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Register for Recruitment

Want to join the wonderful women of Dickinson Greek Life? Register now for Spring 2018 Formal Recruitment. After you register, turn in your $20 to the Student Life/Residents Life office in the bottom of the HUB. We can't wait to see you all during Recruitment.

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Contact: panhel@dickinson.edu
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Leadership Recognition Nominations

Nominate Dickinson community members for awards at the Leadership Recognition Ceremony in May. Nominations are due by Monday, April 2nd.

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Contact: slce@dickinson.edu
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Professional Development and Wellness

Stress Less for the Holidays - Tuesday, December 12

Presented by Sharon Veet, RN, BS, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
Tuesday, December 12
HUB side rooms 204-205 | noon-1 p.m.

Does the holiday season just throw you all out of balance? Family events, gatherings and celebrations are fun - but where do you find the time to get things done and do it all? Interested in learning some tips and tricks to DE-STRESS for the holiday season? Attend this session and enjoy hearing strategies to make this a fun and relaxing time of year!

To register or for more information, enroll in the Wellness Info Sessions course in Totara via the Gateway, and sign-up for this session. For assistance with registration, please send an email to devwell@dickinson.edu or call ext. 1503.

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Contact: devwell@dickinson.edu
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RSVP Events

Spring into the Semester Common Reading Program

This event is open to all members of the Dickinson College community.

Please join us in a Dickinson community discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. [Description from BryanStevenson.com/the-book/]

Please REGISTER (http://libguides.dickinson.edu/commonreading) as it will help us to determine the number of discussion facilitators required to make this a meaningful conversation for all who participate.

The book is available for checkout at the library (ask at the Circulation Desk), and may be purchased at the College bookstore. Also, Whistlestop Bookshop is offering a 20% discount on this title through 12/31. More information at: http://libguides.dickinson.edu/commonreading.

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Contact: bickford@dickinson.edu
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Student Jobs/Careers/Internships

Seeking nominations for Resident Advisor position!

Residence Life & Housing is in the process of recruiting students to join our team as Resident Advisors (RAs) for the 2018-2019 academic year.? We are seeking your help in identifying outstanding student leaders who you believe would have the potential to represent our office in this role.

Resident Advisors are upper class students who act as positive intellectual and social role models and work to create an intellectually engaged residential community.? RAs also have direct influence on campus culture and develop leadership skills such as communication, building rapport, and managing conflict while making a substantive contribution to the campus community.

If you know of any students who you feel would be qualified to join our team, we ask that you please send us their names.? All of the students who are nominated will receive a letter from our office informing them of the nomination, including the name of their nominator.?

Please share your nominations by e-mail to reslife@dickinson.edu by Friday, December 11.?Applications to be a Resident Advisor are currently available and are due by Sunday, February 12, 2018.

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Contact: reslife@dickinson.edu
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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Relay for Life Annual Basket Raffle

Tickets for the Team Dickinson Relay for Life annual basket raffle benefiting the American Cancer Society are NOW ON SALE (1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00) until Noon on December 14. Baskets will be displayed at the Facilities Management front office (located at 5 North Orange Street), at the Union Station on December 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and also at the Kline Center Juice Box on December 7 (11am-1:30pm & 4-6pm) and on December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Drawing will be at 2:30 on December 14, and the winners will be notified following the drawing. Thank you to the departments and individuals who donated the following baskets:
1. Warm Winter Basket
2. Sustainability Basket
3. Hard Ciders Basket
4. Beer Basket
5. Relaxation Basket
6. Lottery Basket
7. Chocolates Basket
8. Bark for Life Basket
9. In Memory of Jean Weaver Basket
10. Explore Carlisle Basket
11. Four Seasons Basket
For any questions, or to purchase tickets, please contact Leslie Swartz at swartz@dickinson.edu.
Thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

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Contact: swartz@dickinson.edu
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Need a last minute gift? Equal Exchange Chocolates, Coffees, and Teas are still available!

If you are looking for a last minute gift or just running low on your own supplies, stop by Landis House or email csss@dickinson.edu to purchase Equal Exchange products. It is a great way to give a unique gift and support the Center for Service, Spirituality, & Social Justice with their Service Trips.

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Contact: csss@dickinson.edu
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