Academic

Waidner-Spahr Library Prize for Excellence in First Year Research

The Waidner-Spahr Library Prize for Excellence in First Year Research is designed to recognize and reward first-year Dickinson students who produce exceptional research projects.

The prize will be awarded in the spring to a first-year student who creates an outstanding research project for any class, in any discipline. The winning student will receive $100 and a certificate.

The awards committee will consider projects that effectively use properly cited research material to examine an engaging question. All submissions will be assessed against the awards rubric. Eligible research projects may include but are not limited to:

Research papers of any length

Multimedia projects

Lab reports

Posters

Field research studies

For consideration, students may submit their own work or have their work nominated by a professor or peer. Submissions are due by Monday, January 7, 2019. To submit a project or get more information about the award, please visit http://libguides.dickinson.edu/LibraryEvents/first-year-research-award.

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Contact: bombaroc@dickinson.edu
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End of Semester Printing

Students can submit a request until Noon, Thursday, December 20th to have them processed by the 21st (unless you select the Wait for Grades option) After the 21st current student transcripts with Fall grades will be processed starting January 16th 2019. Note: All transcript holds must be cleared by the student before his/her transcript can be produced.

Displayed through Friday, December 21, 2018
Contact: transcript@dickinson.edu
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Deadline for Major Curricular Changes

January 15, 2019 is the deadline for submitting to the Academic Program & Standards Committee major curricular changes for 2019-20, including changes to majors/minors, new majors, new centers, new programs.

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Contact: bolend@dickinson.edu
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Athletics

Today: Vote for Red Devils in Helmet Bowl II

Dickinson Football has received the most total votes so far in the Helmet Bowl II—a nationwide competition designed to match up teams from all three NCAA divisions, and crown the country's best football helmet. After winning the Centennial Conference Helmet Bowl title over Johns Hopkins, the Red Devil "Color Rush" black and red football helmet remains a top contender in the Sweet 16 round of the Helmet Bowl National Championship.

Red Devil Nation: we have a shot to win it all, so join us in today's voting surge! Be sure to vote before 3PM (EST) this afternoon, when the Sweet 16 round becomes complete.

Vote here http://bit.ly/2FJ3R2K multiple times which is allowed by Helmet Bowl rule, using all of your devices (desktop, laptop, mobile). Votes can be cast daily, and each round is one week, finishing up each Monday at 3PM (EST).

Follow Dickinson Athletics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and check dickinsonatheltics.com for the latest updates.

Thanks for your Red Devil pride and voting for Dickinson as we pursue the Helmet Bowl II National Champion crown!

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Campus Job Opportunities

House & Apartment Manager Applications Open

Apply to be a House & Apartment Manager (HAM) for the 2019-2020 academic school year. House and Apartment Managers provide support and residential assistance in the houses and apartments for primarily upper-level students. House & Apartment Managers support the mission of Residence Life & Housing by building and facilitating a strong community within the assigned area. Please contact reslife@dickinson.edu for more information and an application. Applications are due Sunday, February 10.

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Contact: reslife@dickinson.edu
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General Announcements

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Monday, December 17 | HUB, Mary Dickinson Room
Noon-1 p.m.

Free Blood Pressure Screening available to the campus community. Walk-in, no appointment needed!

Administered by UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle

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Contact: devwell@dickinson.edu

New Microsoft Office 365 Icons Coming Soon

To the Dickinson College Community:

The icons representing the applications in Microsoft Office will soon see their first redesign in over five years. Microsoft will be unveiling their newly-designed set of icons for Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, etc.) in the near future. While the new icons are similar to their traditional and familiar designs, a few are a bit more modern and streamlined than their predecessors, thus warranting this announcement alerting you of the impending change.

Click the ‘More Information’ link below for an interesting article on the new iconography changes and a sneak peek at new designs coming to Office 365, locally-installed versions of Office applications, and mobile apps soon.

Thank you!

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Contact: connella@dickinson.edu
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Use Leftover Flex Points on Catering!

Starting December 10th, a special Flex Catering Menu will be available for students to use remaining points.

Throw a study party, end-of-semester bash or treat yo' self!

Check out the menu here: https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20205/campus_dining/190/catering/5

Special Catering menu available from December 10th-December 18th. Call 717-245-1318 to order!

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Contact: Hardinso@dickinson.edu
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Last Day! Use Leftover Flex Points on Catering!

December 18th is the last day to order a special Flex Catering Menu for students to use remaining points.

Throw a study party, end-of-semester bash or treat yo' self!

Check out the menu here: https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20205/campus_dining/190/catering/5

Special Catering menu available from December 10th-December 18th. Call 717-245-1318 to order!

Displayed through Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Contact: Hardinso@dickinson.edu
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Reel Night: Films by Dickinson Documentary Filmmaking Class

On Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Althouse 106, students from the Documentary Filmmaking class will be showing nine seven-minute films that they have been working on this semester: Slan Season, The Last Headstone, Carlisle and the Red Man of Other Days, The Mo’s of Carlisle, Nourish, War Kid, 10,000 Miles Away, Submit to the Square, and Survivance. Please join us to watch the films and enjoy some cookies.

Displayed through Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Contact: guardinj@dickinson.edu

Bookstore Holiday Sale

The Bookstore Holiday Sale will run from December 3rd through December 22nd. Take advantage of the 20% discount on items such as Clothing, Tradebooks, Drinkware, and Blankets/Afghans.

Displayed through Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Contact: bookstor@dickinson.edu

Graduating Seniors Apply Now: Young Alumni Trustee Position

Applications are now being accepted for the Young Alumni Trustee position. All seniors graduating by May 2019 are eligible to apply. The Board of Trustees established this two-year position as a way to bring new, young perspective to the board and its deliberations. See the link below for more information and to access the online application. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Don’t delay!

Displayed through Thursday, December 20, 2018
Contact: faryniak@dickinson.edu
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Cumberland County Commission for Women - Leadership Volunteer Opportunity

The Cumberland County Commission for Women (CCCW), a voluntary group appointed by the Cumberland County Commissioners, is looking for new members.

The mission of CCCW is to seek to increase opportunities for Cumberland County women and girls by identifying and promoting awareness of pertinent issues.

This group meets on a quarterly basis throughout the year on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October from 6-8 p.m. at various locations in Cumberland County. Additional meetings occur informally to plan special programs and volunteer or for community activities and outreach as needed.

CCCW membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Cumberland County, and includes a 3-year appointed term. Students, faculty and staff at Dickinson College are encouraged to apply for consideration of appointment.

For more information, please visit https://www.ccpa.net/57/Commission-for-Women, send an email to Jeanette Diamond at diamondj@dickinson.edu, or call ext. 8084.

To apply for membership, please click the link below for more information below and to access and complete the new member application form.

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Contact: diamondj@dickinson.edu
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A Jewish Social Justice Trip to Los Angeles

Join the Asbell Center for Jewish Life for an Alternative Spring Break 2019
A Jewish Social Justice Trip to Los Angeles
From Skid Row to the Glittering Lights
Meet the homeless residents of Skid Row, hear about what it is like to be Jewish in LA, visit the oldest synagogue in Los Angeles, and delve into the Museum of Tolerance and learn how Jews are taking a lead in fighting bigotry in the world.

Trip Date: Sunday, March 10th - Sunday, March 17th
Email Jewishlife@dickinson.edu to receive your application

Displayed through Friday, December 21, 2018
Contact: Jewishlife@dickinson.edu

Winter Break Mail Center UPDATE:

All FedEx and UPS Overnights, Ground and USPS parcels will be held at the carrier facilities during the winter break. The Last Day for receiving incoming packages will be December 21st. Please consider when shipping packages to the college within the next two weeks.

Displayed through Friday, December 21, 2018
Contact: ellermal@dickinson.edu

Testing Tuesday

Testing Tuesday will not be available during finals week on December 18, 2018. It will restart on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Wellness Center 717-245-1663.

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Textbook Rental Return Due Date

This is a reminder that all books rented during the FALL 2018 semester must be returned to the textbook department in the bookstore by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22nd. If you attempt to return your rented book(s) after bookstore hours you may return it to the Devil’s Den. Rentals not returned by December 22nd will result in a full retail replacement fee being charged to your student account. There will be no exceptions.

Displayed through Saturday, December 22, 2018
Contact: craink@dickinson.edu

Sell your books back for Cash!

Dickinson College Buyback will be Monday, Dec. 17 -Friday, Dec. 21, 8:30 - 5:00, and Saturday, Dec. 22, 11-2, located in front of the Bookstore. Student ID required. We buy books regardless of where your purchased them. Don't forget to return your rentals to the cash register in the Textbook Dept. of the Bookstore 8:30-4:30. Evening rental returns will be accepted in the Devil's Den.

Displayed through Saturday, December 22, 2018
Contact: holla@dickinson.edu

Mail Alert

The Postal Service has approved a price increase effective January 27, 2019, which will affect all mail classes and special services. A complete list of the proposed price changes can be viewed at https://pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index. If you have any questions in reference to future mailings or purchasing postage stamps for your department, please email ellermal@dickinson.edu.

Displayed through Saturday, December 22, 2018
Contact: ellermal@dickinson.edu

Check Out Dining Hours During Final Exam Week!

Check out this link to see what our hours are during final exam week.

https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20205/campus_dining/1968/special_announcements

Best of luck on your exams!

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Contact: Hardinso@dickinson.edu
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Inbound Email Warning Text Starting Monday, January 28th, 2019

To the Dickinson College Community:

Phishing messages can often be hard to spot, especially if they appear to be from a fellow Dickinsonian. To assist you in making an informed decision regarding the legitimacy of incoming email messages, on Monday, January 28th 2019, LIS will begin inserting a warning header into all email coming from non-Dickinson senders. This warning header will include brief text informing users that the email originated from a non-Dickinson source and urging caution when clicking links contained within the message.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS WARNING TEXT WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL EMAIL FROM NON-DICKINSON SENDERS, both legitimate (such as email from: colleagues/friends/family with external email accounts, professional listservs, valid messages from vendors/companies, etc.) as well as fraudulent (such as phishing messages). Further, if the incoming email message is formatted HTML, the warning header will be red to help make it stand out.

This warning will be especially helpful in the case of ‘spoofed header’ phishing messages where the sender has disguised their email address to appear as though it is from an @dickinson.edu address when, in fact, it is not. While users should exercise caution when clicking links contained in all email, if a message appears to be from an @dickinson.edu sender BUT contains the warning header, be very careful with the content of this message and consider reporting it to the HelpDesk via phishingalerts@dickinson.edu.

Thank you.

Displayed through Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Contact: connella@dickinson.edu

Phishing Self-Remediation Guidance Over the Holidays

To the Dickinson College Community:

This is a reminder that the Help Desk will be closed from 5PM on Friday, December 21st, 2018 until 8AM on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

Additionally, User Services has created guidance designed to assist anyone who may happen to fall prey to a phishing scam while the College is closed over the holiday break and LIS resources are not available to assist. In this document [linked below], you will find guidance on: Setting Up Password Self-Service BEFORE you need it, Knowing how to change your Dickinson password, Knowing how to find/remove mail forwarding AND mail rules (often maliciously added to compromised accounts), and Knowing how to protect yourself against phishing scams.

Click “More Information” below to view the document should you require its guidance over the holiday break.

Thank you and enjoy a restful holiday.

Displayed through Thursday, December 27, 2018
Contact: connella@dickinson.edu
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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Dickinson College Children's Center!

The annual DCCC Pancake Breakfast is coming soon! It will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 8-11am, in the HUB social hall. Lots to do for kids AND Adults! Silent Auction featuring local vendors, along with themed baskets. There will be a Scholastic Book Fair, plus a tasty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and eggs. It happens to be the same day as the Carlisle Ice Festival. Come for a warm breakfast, and enjoy an afternoon walking around downtown. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 2-12. Call the center 245-1088 for information on getting tickets.

Displayed through Friday, December 21, 2018
Contact: trumanc@dickinson.edu
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