Call for Student Research Poster Proposals (Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium: Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice)

The Second Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium: Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice will be held at Dickinson College on September 29, 2018. The Symposium aims to examine the intersections between soccer and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. As the most popular sport on the planet, soccer can often perpetuate stereotypes of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, religion and national or regional origin. More than any other sport, soccer has the power to unite and/or divide people. The reach and popularity of soccer offer unique potential to open spaces for contestation of injustices within greater society. This one-day collaborative event sponsored by the CPC and its member institutions will bring together a diverse group of scholars, journalists, students, athletes, coaches and community members to discuss issues of equality and representation in soccer with a focus on the past, present, and future of the sport.

With the hope of expanding the conversation to the greater field of sport studies, undergraduate students from any institution are invited to submit abstract proposals (250-word maximum) to present research projects (at any stage of development) in poster form on issues of social justice in an area of sporting activity.

Deadline for abstract submission: August 15.

In your abstract, please include:
Your full name
Academic status (Class of ’19, etc)
Email address

Email for submissions or inquiries:

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Campus Alert

Campus Network Outage

On Saturday June 2nd, beginning at 7:30 AM, LIS will be performing a system upgrade to the campus network. This activity will result in a disruption to the entire campus network throughout the day. Access to email from an off campus location will not be interrupted. Please contact Kevin Truman with any questions or concerns.

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College Farm and Sustainability

Grass Fed Beef and Lamb from the College Farm!

Take home some College Farm meat for summer grilling! Our beef and lamb are certified humanely raised, certified grass-fed, and guaranteed delicious! No order is too large or too small. 10% discount on orders over $100. Steaks, roasts, chops, ground beef, ground lamb, stew cubes and more. Contact us to arrange an order: 717-713-0276 or email Matt at

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Free Public Tours of the College Farm

Join us Saturday, June 2nd for free tours of the College Farm between 10 a.m. and noon. The comprehensive walking tours begin every half-hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Appropriate footwear is recommended. The farm is located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs.

Participants in the tours will learn about the farm’s vegetable production, livestock operations and renewable energy projects, including solar, biogas and biodiesel production.

The farm is a 80-acre living laboratory that is certified organic with more than 15 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. It supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy and builds a greater awareness about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain the natural ecosystem.

For more information, email
We look forward to seeing you there!!

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General Announcements

Media Center Game Nights

The Media Center is now hosting game nights. We have a Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii, Oculus Virtual Reality and board games. Join us in the basement of Bosler Hall on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00-10:00. The next event is April 4th.

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Books & DVDS for Summer at the Dickinson Library

Are you looking for a good book to read on the beach or at the park? Are you hoping to catch up on your movie and TV viewing during the summer evenings? The Dickinson Library has a leisure reading collection called Dickinson Reads (, as well as a DVD collection ( that includes popular films.

These collections are available for check-out by all Dickinson staff and faculty. Your employee ID is your library card. The library is open throughout the summer. See our library hours ( for information about specific dates.

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Finance and Administration Offices Closed on Monday

The Division of Finance & Administration’s offices will be closed from 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, through the end of the day. With the exception of the Children’s Center, members of the division will be participating in an end of the year event off campus. Please be assured that the appropriate planning and coordination has been completed to ensure minimal disruption to college operations. If an emergency should arise, please contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at extension 1349. Feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.

Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Ph.D.
Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Office CLOSED Afternoon of 5/21/2018

The Student Accounts and Cashier's Offices will be closed the afternoon of Monday, May 21, beginning at 11:30 am. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 22.

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Offices OPENING at 11 am on 5/24/2018

The Student Accounts and Cashier's offices will be opening at 11 am the morning of Thursday, May 24, to allow staff to participate in the Recognition Brunch.

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Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus Rolling Out to All Employee and Classroom Windows Computers This Summer

To All Dickinson Employees and Students:

User Services will be deploying the latest Microsoft Office suite, Office 2016 Professional Plus, to all employee and classroom Windows computers this summer. While all Windows (and Mac) computers currently have Office 2016 installed, the Office 2016 Pro Plus version (for Windows only – some features in Pro Plus already exist in the Mac version of Office 2016) includes many enhancements over the version of Office 2016 currently installed on Windows computers as well as much greater interaction with Office 365 cloud resources. A few of the more notable enhancements include:

• Easy access to Document Version History, AutoSave status, and 365 Sharing (when documents are saved to OneDrive or SharePoint)
• ‘Editor’ (enhanced grammar, proofreading, and clarity proofing tools)
• Smart Lookup (built-in online research tool for highlighted words or phrases)
• Language Translation (right-click and translate words, paragraphs or all text directly in the document)
• Built in Training Videos (button for “Show Training” which shows a categorized list of short training videos on various features directly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

• Researcher (online research tool with automatic citation builder)
• LinkedIn Resume Assistant (research and build resumes directly within Word)

• Precision Selecting in Excel (de-/re-select multiple cells from a selected range and copy/paste elsewhere without gaps)

• PowerPoint Morph Animation Slide Transitions (slide transition animations which automatically morph one shape/size/color into another)

• Delay/Schedule Sending Email Messages (set one or more emails to be sent at later times)
• Focused Inbox (splits Inbox into ‘Focused’ and ‘Other’ and funnels less important messages to ‘Other’ like in Outlook for the Web)
• More Availability/Visibility into 365 Groups (Outlook now shows Groups, Group conversations, Group Calendars, etc.)

Closer to the time, specific dates for the deployment to employee Windows computers will be announced. Similar to when the campus moved from Office 2013 to Office 2016 for Windows, Office 2016 will be removed and Office 2016 Pro Plus will be installed.

Please note that no personal files or folders will be affected and that, as this is the same Office suite you currently have with just the aforementioned features added, the learning curve is minimal. Training on the new features, if desired, is available by contacting the Help Desk or your User Services liaison.

Thank you and enjoy your summer.

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Students, Faculty, Staff: The Yearbook Wants Your Photos

The yearbook needs help filling pages. We are looking for photos for several topics, including Academics, Senior Study Abroad, Senior Events, Student Workers, and Campus Events. Academics: photos of students and faculty interacting, whether in the classroom or at the department happy hour. We especially need photos for departments in the social sciences and the humanities. Senior Study Abroad: Dickinsonians study aboard at various times, so we’d like to collect photos of the senior class abroad, whether a year long or a week long. We ask that your photos highlight Dickinsonians, not scenery. We welcome photos not specifically requested here and that do not completely match the descriptions. Please submit photos to by May 25th. If you have questions about submitting photos or the yearbook in general, please contact us. We thank you for your help in making this edition great! *By sending photos to this email, you are agreeing to the Microcosm Photo Release Statement. Submission of a photo does not guarantee inclusion in the yearbook

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Attention Centers and Departments: Congratulate Your Seniors

Yearbook Senior Ads are available for purchase. Wish your graduating seniors the best for the future by designing an ad for the seniors section of the yearbook. Please contact for more information about sizes, pricing, and design. Deadline for purchase is May 31st.

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2018-2019 Open Enrollment

Full-time employees should complete annual open enrollment and retirement elections by logging into the Gateway - Self Service Banner. The open enrollment period runs from May 1 through June 1. Current insurance benefits, retirement amounts and annual giving contributions will continue into 2018-2019 if no changes are made; however, flexible spending accounts require an active re-enrollment. Check the 2018-2019 Open Enrollment website for important information and details on how to complete the open enrollment process. The deadline is June 1, so don’t delay, make those elections today!

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Survey for LGBTQ+ Students Who Studied Abroad

Are you an LGBTQ+ Dickinson student who studied abroad? The Queer & Trans Advocacy Committee would love to hear about your experience!

Please visit the following link to complete a survey:

Email with any questions!

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Summer Hours

The Student Accounts office will begin summer hours on Monday, May 21 and end on Friday, August 24. Summer hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday.

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Faculty & Staff are invited to donate unwanted items to U-Turn on May 25 and 30

Dickinson and United Way have again partnered for the 14th Annual Dickinson U-Turn Collection for Community Yard Sale: “Turn your second hand into someone’s second chance”. All proceeds from the community yard sale (to be held June 9 at Fairgrounds) benefit United Way, Project SHARE and our shared Carlisle community. Do you unwanted items that you can sustainably donate to raise money for the community? Don't want to have your own yard sale this summer? If so, please bring your items to the trailer located on the side lot of the Goodyear Building on Friday May 25th or Wednesday May 30th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Items you could donate include, but are not limited to: Furniture, hangers, storage units, lamps, coats, cleaning and laundry supplies, rugs, backpacks, curtains, purses, dishes, toys, bedding, shoes, games, clothes, small appliances etc.

Please do NOT donate anything broken, alcoholic beverages, opened food, wire hangers, mattresses/ box springs, large kitchen appliances, underwear or socks.

The items will be sold at the annual yard sale on June 9, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Carlisle Fairgrounds.

The event is coordinated by the Center for Sustainability Education, Department of Facilities, Office of Residence Life and Housing, Student Leadership and Campus Engagement and the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County.

The Center for Sustainability Education encourages your participation, and is available for questions at

Last year, we raised close to $12,000 for the United Way with your help!

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Listen to the May Episode of Dickinson’s Podcast, The Good

In this month’s episode, we head to Chicago and the campus of Northwestern University for a conversation with renowned chemist, nanotechnology pioneer and proud Dickinson alumnus Chad Mirkin ’86. We unveil the answer to last month’s brain teaser and Prof. Jeff Forrester serves up a riddle for this month’s question. Know the answer? Email for a chance to win Dickinson swag. Plus, we hear what some members of the class of 2018 are doing after Commencement. And, President Margee Ensign discusses the value of a Dickinson degree.

The Good is Dickinson’s monthly podcast available online and on iTunes and Spotify.

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DCCC 2018-2019 Kindergarten Class Openings!

There is still time to register your Kindergartner for the 2018-2019 school year! Call us 717-245-1088 to get the details!

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Professional Development and Wellness

Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Awards: Open Hours for Online Form Assistance May 16 & May 31

Wellness@Dickinson Incentive & Health Risk Assessments for Employees
Computer Access Assistance
Information Commons Classroom #1, Library Lower Level
May 16: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 31: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Did you select and claim your Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Award yet this spring?

Wellbeing and Work-Life Balance are part of our culture at Dickinson, and through this philosophy we offer a variety of programs and events to benefit the Dickinson community. Participating in wellness-related programs benefits employee wellbeing, and also provides the opportunity to earn an incentive reward! The Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Program (WIP) is a healthy-rewards program that is open ONLY to employees.

For 2017-2018, the WIP design encouraged participants to complete a biometric screening and health risk assessment (HRA) to meet the engaged award level of the WIP. Going beyond these two initial steps, participants can achieve the energized level or elite level by participating in all areas of the wellness program - physical wellness, emotional wellness, financial wellness, intellectual wellness and nutrition. Overall wellbeing and work-life balance are the goal of our programs for the Dickinson community!

Employees - Complete the online 2017-2018 Wellness@Dickinson Reporting Form online via Totara's Wellness@Dickinson course page link, by Thursday, May 31 to claim your Wellness@Dickinson incentives! If you have not already done so, enroll in the Wellness@Dickinson course in Totara, then scroll to the bottom of the course page to complete the linked incentive reporting form. For assistance call ext. 8084, send an email to - or simply stop by on one of the two open session days/times listed above.

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Water Aerobics - A great way to exercise for impact ... without impact!

Water Aerobics
Instructor: Miriam McMechen
Mondays, beginning June 4 through July 23
Kline Center Pool | 5-6 p.m.

Water aerobic exercise burns calories, tone muscles and refreshes with a dip in the pool! Feel the BURN while you ENJOY a great low-impact, aerobic workout to music in a stress-free environment. Great for all levels of fitness!

If you have never tried this type of exercise, you may be surprised at the aerobic workout you get from this 60-minute session. Try it, and reap the benefits for a better toned and conditioned feeling with the benefit of staying cool in the pool!

Register now in Totara via the Gateway ( by enrolling in the Water Aerobics course and signing up for the summer sessions. For assistance with registration, please send an email to or call ext. 1503.

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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Become a Friendship Family!

We are looking for interested faculty, staff, alumni, and non-Dickinsonians to join the Friendship Family program for 2018-2019! Whether you are single or a family of seven you can volunteer to welcome an international or long-distance domestic student. You will be paired in July and the Office of New Student Programs will plan several Friendship Family events throughout the academic year. You can apply here:

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