Library Zoom Backgrounds

Missing the Dickinson College Library? Now you can bring a little bit of the library to your Zoom meetings and video conference calls. Enhance your Zoom interactions with library themed backgrounds, now available to download. 

Waidner-Spahr Library Zoom Backgrounds -

You can check them at link above.

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12th Annual FYS Excellence in Writing Awards Contest

We are presenting up to three awards of $100 each for the best essays written in FYS classes. The essays can be of any length, in any genre, and for any FYS course. We accept one submission per student, and the essay must have been written in fall 2020 for a First-Year Seminar. You may revise your work with the help of professors, peers, or writing tutors as many times as you would like up until the due date.

We ask that all submissions include the assignment prompt, a cover sheet with the title of the essay, your name, the number and name of the FYS course, and the name of the FYS instructor. Please use the following link to enter your submission electronically: contest closes on January 5, 2021.

The winners will be notified in January and receive their awards at a special reception hosted by the Waidner-Spahr Library in the Biblio Café.

You can view the work of past winners here:

For more information, email Noreen Lape at or call 717-245-1904.

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Campus Alert

Planned Systems Outage

Please note that Information Systems will be updating server systems that support the Gateway, CLIQ, and some services on the college website on Sunday, November 1. The outage will last through the morning and into the early afternoon. Access to email and Moodle will not be impacted.

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College Farm and Sustainability

Virtual Cooking Class and Q&A with Espoir

Join the College Farm on zoom for our third virtual cooking class of the semester. This time one of our student farmers will be teaching participants how to make butternut squash pancakes. She will also be ready to answer any of your questions about the farm and sustainable living. This zoom class will take place Saturday November 7th at 1:00 pm. Register for the class using this link: Please be sure to check this document leading up to the event for a list of ingredients and pre-class instructions: This event is in collaboration with MOB and CSE. **If you are a student on campus, and would like to receive ingredients for this cooking class, please email

Displayed through Saturday, November 7, 2020

General Announcements

Flu Vaccination Clinic - November 5

Administered by Wellness Center Staff
Thursday, November 5 from 2-6 p.m.
HUB Social Hall | Appointments required

Flu vaccinations are available for students and employees. Click on the more information link to schedule your appointment. Please remember that you must enroll and then click the "SIGN-UP" button at the bottom of the selected appointment page. If you did not click the "sign-up" button, you are not registered.

Reminder: Once you have scheduled your flu vaccine appointment, an automated email confirmation from Totara will be sent that includes a flu shot form link. Please remember to download, complete and print the completed form prior to your scheduled appointment and bring it with you to save time checking in upon arrival at the flu vaccine clinic.

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Friday, November 6, 2020 R&D Deadline

The Research and Development Committee welcomes your proposals for Dana Research Assistantships for Spring 2021.

Displayed through Friday, November 6, 2020
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Pincus Lecture with Imani Chapman: You've Been (E)raced?

Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. EST

Join the Asbell Center for Jewish Life for the annual Pincus Lecture with Imani Chapman. This presentation will examine race as a critical part of identity. We will socially locate ourselves more broadly, then discuss the critical role of race in US society, disaggregating it from religion, nationality and ethnicity. Finally we will examine issues of racial dominance and how they playout in day-to-day culture.

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Pincus Lecture with Imani Chapman: Working with Ourselves & Others When Your Hair is on Fire

Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. EST

Join the Asbell Center for Jewish Life for the annual Pincus Lecture with Imani Chapman. We will begin by exploring how our instincts conspire to keep us in a defensive stance even as we say we want to work together. This will lead to a personal assessment of where we are on the action continuum and what conflict evokes in us. Finally we’ll look at the ways oppression play out on various levels simultaneously and what our role is in each.

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Professional Development and Wellness

Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Tuesday, November 3 | noon - 1 p.m.

Does the grocery store, with its infinite options, make you panic? Romaine calm! This month’s nutrition chat will be a virtual grocery store tour. We will explore the various sections of the store and how to decide what goes in your cart. We will focus on label reading, whole food options, components of easy-to-build meals, and cost effective buys. Enroll and sign-up for this nutrition information session in Totara or EngageD.

Displayed through Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Drug Free Workplace Session

Wednesday, November 11 | noon-1 p.m. | Zoom Presentation

Would you see and understand what was happening if a loved one or friend was challenged with substance use (or abuse)? Participate in this virtual workshop to better identify, comprehend and handle situations at home or at work by learning about this troubling reality for our community.

Enroll and sign-up in Totara, via the Gateway, to receive a link to this Zoom presentation. For more information and to register, click on the "more information" link below.

Displayed through Monday, November 9, 2020
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Thinking About Retirement? Check Healthcare Off Your List!

The Emeriti program is a tax-advantaged way to save now for health care costs during retirement. Full-time employees age 21 or older are eligible to contribute to the Emeriti Reimbursement Benefit. Dickinson makes employer contributions to full-time employees upon the age of 35 with at least one year of full-time service. The employer contribution is made to the Emeriti Reimbursement Benefit Account. The Emeriti Health Insurance Plan - a specially designed health insurance program for retirees and their dependents that complements Medicare.

The Emeriti Reimbursement Benefit is an innovative, tax-free way to pay for qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses. This plan is administered by a third-party administrator. It is known as the Emeriti Retiree Health Plan.

To learn more, join TIAA/Emeriti for a Zoom webinar (link available by click on "more information" below):

Thursday, November 12 at 2 p.m. | Webinar ID: 979 3967 5034 | Passcode: 798746

Or, to join by phone, dial 877-853-5257 and enter the webinar ID and passcode.

Need more information? Call the Emeriti Service Center at 866-363-7484 and press option #2, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Displayed through Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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RSVP Events

Artist Talk with Steve Prince

Join The Trout Gallery for a conversation with Artist Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at William & Mary. We will discuss Prince's work in The Trout's collection, and the multivalent ways in which art can be used as a balm in troubled times.

Displayed through Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Election 2020: The Day After

The election is over! Now what? Prof. Sarah Niebler (Political Science) and Prof. Kathryn Heard (Political Science/Law & Policy) will reflect on the 2020 election- and what may happen between now and the Presidential Inauguration. Come prepared for friendly conversation and be sure to bring your questions.

Wednesday November 4
7 p.m.

Please register on the WGRC event page at the link below. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of November 4.

Sponsored by the Office of Equity & Inclusivity (Asbell Center for Jewish Life, Center for Spirituality & Social Justice, Office of LGBTQ Services, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Women's & Gender Resource Center) and the Center for Civic Learning and Action.

Displayed through Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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