Announcements
May 10, 2011
FREE TICKETS:

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Hall performance by Dallas Brass. When: Concert is Sat., May 21, 8 p.m. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Community Relations through Wed., May 19. After that date, tickets are offered to faculty and staff.

May 03, 2011
AWC AND POOL HOURS:

AWC Building and Weber Pool Hours during final exams and commencement weekend.
AWC Building Hours:
Mon. - Wed., May 4, 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thurs. and Fri., May 5 – 6, 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat., May 7 – Beccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies are held in AWC, therefore workout facilities are closed for the day.
Sun., May 8 - AWC Summer Hours Begin 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Weber Pool Hours:
Mon. – Fri., May 2 – 6, 6 – 8:30 a.m. Lap Swim
11:16 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lap Swim
4 – 5:30 p.m. Open Swim
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Lap Swim
Open Swim: Mon., May 2, 7:30 – 9.m.; Tues., May 3, 6:30 – 9 p.m.; Thurs., May 5, 7:30 – 9 p.m.; Sat., May 7, Closed
Sun., May 8 - Summer Pool Hours Begin
1:30 p.m.  4 p.m., Lap and Open Swim

May 02, 2011
JOIN LAURA HENRY-STONE AND JAMES FARMER:

Meet the finalists for Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Action; hear them present and discuss their ideas with them. Laura Henry-Stone presents on "Service Learning for Sustainability." When: Mon., May 2, 3 p.m. Where: Room 208, Bolling Center. James Farmer presents on “Environment and Community: Where Sense of Place Levels the Land and Divides Communities.” This is on mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia. When: Wed., May 4, 3 p.m. Where: Room 208 Bolling Center. Come and engage the candidates and offer feedback to the search committee. Contact: Scott Hess

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM:

Interested in applying for a Fulbright Award for the 2012/2013 academic year? Application process starts full tilt in the fall with a mid-September campus deadline. For the best chance of success, you should start your application this summer! Contact: See me for advice before you leave campus or e-mail me over the summer. Also consult Fulbright Moodle site, listed under Programs, enrollment password is "fulbright,” and Fulbright website Fulbright Award . Also contact Sara Penhale as the Fulbright liaison.

KEY POINTS DURING ENROLLMENT:

Earlham employees. As you prepare to enroll for benefits, consider the following: During Open Enrollment which is April 20-May 20, you can either:
* Keep your current benefits in place. NOTE: If you choose this option, you will still need to re-enroll for any Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012. FSA's don't continue without re-enrollment.
* Change your benefit choices/add new benefits by making new elections before May 20. Contact: selmke@earlham.edu or call x1619.

SHARE YOUR STUFF:

We are collecting usable clothes, books, household items, school supplies and shoes to donate to Genesis, Goodwill and area churches. When: Mon. through Thurs. Where: Drop off points: 3 – 5 p.m., Lobbies of EH, Mills and Bundy. 8 -10 a.m. Barret, OA and Horner.

STD TESTING AND RESULTS:

STD testing and results at Health Services. When: Wed., May 4, 1 – 4 p.m. Walk in for results; schedule for testing. Quick result in 20 minutes. HIV testing is available. Blood tests only if you will be in town after graduation.

April 27, 2011
ENVIRONMENTAL CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS:

The two finalists for Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Action give 15-20 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Laura Stone presents on "Service Learning for Sustainability." When: Mon., May 2, 3 p.m. Room 208, Bolling Center. James Farmer presents on “Environment and Community: Where Sense of Place Levels the Land and Divides Communities.” This is on mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia. When: Wed., May 4, 3 p.m. Room 208 Bolling Center. Come and engage the candidates and offer feedback to the search committee. Contact: Scott Hess .

MULCH SALE:

Earlham Football is having a mulch sale to raise funds for gear and equipment. The dark shredded mulch is a green product and is in a two-cubic-foot bag. The cost is $3.50 per bag or five bags for $16.25. The discount is for five-bag increments only. Prepaid orders are due by Thurs., April 28. We can deliver mulch within 10 miles of Earlham for $15 Delivery charge. Checks can be made out to Earlham Football PEP Club, and can be sent to Football at Drawer #204. Please include contact number and your home address if you want a delivery. Mulch pick-up is Sat., April 30 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Carpenter Hall parking lot, and most deliveries will be made in that time as well. Contact Matt Macy macyma@earlham.edu or call 765-220-5585. Thanks for your support.

April 25, 2011
Finals Week and Commencement Weekend Information Services Hours

Finals Week and Commencement Weekend Information Services Hours
Lilly Library:
Mon. through Wed., May 2 – 4, 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Thurs., May 5, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri., May 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., May 7 – 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wildman Science Library:
Mon. through Wed., May 2 – 4, 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Thurs., May 5, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., May 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., May 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sun., May 8, Closed
Friends Library and College Archives:
Mon. and Tues., May 2 – 3, 9 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
Wed. through Fri., May 4 – 6, 9 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m.
Sat., May 7, 1 – 2 p.m. and Sun., May 8, Closed
Instructional Technology and Media:
Mon. through Wed., May 2 – 4, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thurs. and Fri., May 5 and 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., May 7 – 8, Closed
Earlham Computing Services: Closed Weekends
Computing Center: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
HelpDesk Hours:
Mon. and Tues., May 2 – 3, 8 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 11 p.m.
Wed., May 4, 8 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
Thurs. and Fri., May 5 – 6, 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
Both after hour labs are open 24 hours until Mon., June 6

STRESS RELIEF:

Remember NERF — good Nutrition, daily Exercise, Rest/adequate sleep, and Fun! Stress affects body and mind so take good care of both. Deep breathing, yoga, stretching, visual imagery, laughter, and positive self-talk reduce stress, too. Every day, name three things for which you are grateful, and keep the bad stuff in perspective. Have a great summer. Contact: For more self-help tips, or to make a counseling appointment, go to Counseling Services

SWAG WOMEN'S READING GROUP:

We invite you to the following meetings/discussions as you have the time and interest: April 28 at the home of Mary Graves, 7:30 p.m., to discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson; May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the home of Rabun Bistline, to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Contact: For further information, contact Heide Hemker or call 937-437-7055.

April 22, 2011
OPEN ENROLLMENT NEW DENTAL COVERAGE:

With Open Enrollment this year we have added a new dental insurance benefit. This benefit is offered through Assurant Employee Benefits. Why is dental health so important? Recent medical studies have shown: Women are 7.9 times more likely to deliver a pre-term infant if they have gum disease while pregnant. The inflammatory effects of gum disease also cause inflammation of the arteries, increasing the chance of having a stroke. People with gum disease are 1.9 times more likely to die from a heart attack. Please consider adding Assurant dental coverage to your Earlham benefits package. Contact: selmke@earlham.edu or call x1619.

STD TESTING REDUCED PRICE:

Chlamydia and gonorrhea often have no symptoms and can cause infertility. So now is the time to get tested. Health Services has reduced the cost of the CT/NG urine test to $40 until April 29. How much is your fertility worth? Contact: Health Services by calling x1328.

SENIORS:

Don't go uninsured. Get details on health insurance availability after graduation. Contact: Visit Health Care Gov to see how you can continue your coverage. Also visit Facebook Young Adult Coverage

April 21, 2011
GET YOUR MULCH AND SUPPORT EARLHAM FOOTBALL:

Earlham Football is having a mulch sale to raise funds for gear and equipment. The dark shredded mulch is a green product and is in a two-cubic-foot bag. Cost is $3.50 per bag or five bags for $16.25. Contact: Matt Macy or call 765-220-5585 with any questions or to place an order.

SEEKING THE CORE OF QUAKER LEADERSHIP:

Save the date for the 2011 ESR Leadership Conference titled “Seeking the Core of Quaker Leadership.” Through plenary sessions and workshops we discuss and seek the core of Quaker leadership. When: August 12-14, 2011. Students can attend this conference for a reduced fee of $75. Contact: For full details visit Quaker Leadership Conference

April 19, 2011
LABYRINTH WALK:

ESR student Dave Wunker leads a labyrinth walk to find the spirit within. When: Sat., April 23, 4:30-6 p.m. Where: Cope Environmental Center, 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville. Free admission. Contact: RSVP Cope Environmental Center 765-855-3188

April 18, 2011
CAN'T CONCENTRATE?

The easiest and most effective solution is to teach your mind not to wander. When you lose concentration, remind yourself: "BE HERE NOW." Focus back on your task. You'll probably have to do this over and over in the beginning but that's OK. Just "BE HERE NOW." Practice ignoring. Don't look for who just dropped lots of books, or just walked through the door, or at the wiggling person next to you. Make a “mind tunnel” between you and the task or the person you are supposed to be listening to. Paying attention is a decision! Contact: For more self-help tips, or to make a counseling appointment, go to Counseling Services

DANCE ALLOY USHERS:

We are looking for six ushers for Dance Alloy for the nights of the April 29 and 30. You will get to see the show for free.

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April 14, 2011
TIMES FOR STD TESTING:

STD Testing is available Wed., April 20, Noon to 4 p.m. at Health Services. Contact: Call x1328 for an appointment. Note: there will not be testing on Fri., April 22.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR BENEFITS:

As part of the annual open enrollment for benefits employees may elect the new VSP vision plan. Under this plan employee's pay a per pay period cost which is $6.20 per pay monthly or $2.86 per pay biweekly. This plan is eligible for discounts at network doctors such as $10 co-pay for a WellVision Exam every 12 months. There are ten in-network doctors in the Richmond area. More information to follow here in Around The Heart. Contact: selmke@earlham.edu or call x1619.

GO ONLINE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:

Earlham College students from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences declare their support for BDS Earlham. BDS Earlham is a campaign to get Earlham to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard, because they are profiting from Israeli violations of international law and principles of human rights. Contact: Check out the video and proposed resolution at BDS Earlham Also contact bdsearlham@gmail.com

April 13, 2011
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR BENEFITS:

Open Enrollment for employee benefits takes place from April 20 through May 20. During this time you are able to make changes to your current coverage and to sign up for the new vision and dental coverages. Contact: Ken Selm or call x1619.

April 12, 2011
EARLHAM ORIGINAL SONGS AVAILABLE AT THE BOOKSTORE:

A CD of original songs by Kathy Taylor featuring Earlham musicians Forrest Tobey, Keith Cozart and Yim Rodriguez is now available. Proceeds support two projects in Curaçao, Kolegio Erasmo the only primary school that teaches children in Papiamentu and Mami Sa, an organization that supports young mothers. Contact: Cost is $15 and available at the Bookstore.

April 11, 2011
HOP ON IN:

The Earlham Bookstore invites you to the "Crack an Egg" Sale. Browse the store, bring in the items you want to purchase, crack an egg out of our basket and inside you find your discount, ranging from 20 to 50 percent off. (see store for sale exclusions) We have new Heartwarming candles, Colorado Nut snacks and lots of great gifts for graduation. When: Sale runs, Wed., April 13 through Fri., April 15.

DO YOU PROCRASTINATE?

To overcome procrastination, try setting small, realistic goals and breaking work into smaller pieces; use a time management tool; focus on successes and strengths; change your work environment to maximize your work efforts; ask for help when you need it. Contact: For more self-help tips or to make a counseling appointment, go to Counseling Services

SPIRIT IN NATURE WALK:

ESR student Dave Wunker leads a meditative walk to experience spirit in nature. When: Sun., April 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Where: Cope Environmental Center, 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville. Free. Contact: RSVP with Dave Wunker at 765-855-3188 and visit Cope Environmental Center.

April 08, 2011
DON'T BE SILENCED:

Ensure that your voice is heard on campus! Be sure to cast your vote on the important issue concerning the Earlham community and institution: Will Earlham support academic freedom or anti-racism? Exercise your democratic right so we can know where our community stands on these issues. When: From Mon., April 11 to Fri., April 14, look for tables at Runyan, Carpenter and Dennis/Stanley from Noon – 1 p.m. Every vote counts!

RHYTHM, REGGAE AND JAZZ CONCERT:

Come see the Earlham Rhythm Project and Latin Jazz Ensemble perform followed by Gizzae, a sizzling Chicago Reggae band. The concert is a benefit for Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center. When: Fri., April 15, 6:30 p.m. Where: 4th Floor Blue Club. Food is available for purchase. Tickets are $15 or $12.50 each for a table of eight. Note: you must be 21 years old to enter the Blues Club. Contact: 765-935-4291 to purchase tickets or make reservations.

April 07, 2011
TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY:

You are invited to help staff members fill a basket of favorite recipes as staff recognize and celebrate Doug and Ellen Bennett at the Staff On-campus Luncheon. When: Thurs., April 21, Noon. Where: Richmond Room. Bring or send two copies of your favorite recipe to the luncheon or e-mail to Lyn Thomas. One copy will be used to compile the gift and the second will be transformed electronically and then made available electronically to the wider Earlham community. Include your name. For more information contact Cathy Grimme, Rachel Kelly or Lyn Thomas.

SENIOR ART SHOW RECEPTION AND SYMPOSIUM:

Come see the senior art majors' final projects. Lots of good food and good art. When: Sun., April 10. Studio Art Reception, 1 – 3 p.m. in Leeds and Ronald Galleries. Art History Symposium, 3 p.m. in the Hancock Room, Runyan Center. The show is up from April 10 through May 7.

MAY TERM AND SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATIONS:

May Term and Summer Housing Applications may be obtained from the Office of Residence Life. You must complete the form and have the appropriate signatures in order for the application to be accepted. Applications must be turned in by Fri., April 22, 5 p.m. We cannot guarantee housing if your application arrives after the deadline of April 22. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Office of Residence Life.

April 04, 2011
LUTHER FOR TODAY:

Dr. Hans-Martin Barth, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Marburg University, Germany, visits Bethany Theological Seminary. He is a published theologian and expert on Martin Luther. All are invited to hear on “Luther for Today.” When: Tues., April 19, 9:55 a.m. Where: Room 20, Bethany Seminary. There is also a reception at 4 p.m. that same day. Contact: Ken Rogers

CHANGES AND STRESS:

It’s natural to feel stressed and depressed when you experience transitions. Adjustment can take as long as the grief process does. Be patient with yourself as you find your “new normal.” Ours is a fast-food, feel-good society and we don’t like to wait or feel uncomfortable. If you give yourself the time, you’ll become more comfortable and less upset with the transition. Changes are difficult and don’t happen overnight, but they are well worth the time and effort you put into a successful transition. Contact: For more self-help tips, or to make a counseling appointment, go to www.earlham.edu/~sas/counseling/

LSAT PREP COURSE:

A Kaplan LSAT preparatory course is being offered in Oxford, Ohio August 28 through Sept. 29, just in time for the October LSAT test date. Classes take place on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings; the course costs approximately $1,400. We are currently seeking interest, and will pursue transportation options once assembled.

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STUDENTS LACKING TRANSPORTATION:

Does not having a car make it difficult to get into Richmond? Come talk about the lack of transportation for students. Come to discuss with community members. When: Tues., April 12, 5 p.m. Where: Little Sheba’s, 175 Fort Wayne Ave.

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April 01, 2011
MILLER FARM COMMUNITY GARDEN 2011:

We are working to organize this year's community garden at Miller Farm. We will schedule a logistical meeting once we know who is interested

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March 31, 2011
LUNCH AND LEARN WORKSHOPS:

The Office of Wellness Programs, Human Resources and Community Relations would like to invite you to attend a series of free Lunch and Learn Workshops. The workshops are presented by Dr. Johnson of Johnson Chiropractic are held conveniently on campus. Brown bag your lunch and join us for the following dates and topics:
Thurs., April 7 – Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well
Tues., April 12 – Stay Fit White You Sit: Ergonomics for a Healthier You
Tues., April 19 – Solutions to Stress-Caused Health Problems
Contact: RSVP to Ken Selm selmke@earlham.edu or call x1619. Seating is limited.
Also, visit Lunch and Learn

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE:

Townsend Community Center is hosting a Community Garage Sale as a fundraiser. Booth space is $15 for one table and two chairs. Reserve space by April 13. When: Garage Sale is April 16, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Where: Townsend Center, 855 N. 12 Street.

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March 30, 2011
USHERS AND BOX OFFICE HELP NEEDED:

Come be an usher and enjoy free admission to the “Major Barbara.” Contact: Sign up sheets have been posted on the Theatre bulletin board outside the Fine Arts Office in Runyan Center. Volunteers who usher or sell tickets for the production get to see the show for free. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays April 8 -9 and 15-16. Ushers report at 6:45 on the night they choose. Box Office assistance is needed during meal times.

March 28, 2011
RESEARCH ON CHINA:

Seeking students to participate in a Ford-Knight collaborative research project on China's Emerging Identities in Fall 2011. Contact: If you want to know more about this project, e-mail Marya Bower.

FREE TICKETS FOR CIVIC THEATRE:

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for the Civic Theater production of “Man of LaMancha.”. When: Sat., April 9, 7:30 p.m. Students may pick up tickets at the Office of Community Relations through Wed., April 6. After that date, tickets are offered to faculty and staff. Shuttle service may be available to this event from 6 p.m. to midnight at the circle on the south end of Runyan. Check with Runyan desk.

March 25, 2011
RECLAIM YOUR STUFF FROM THE WOMYN'S CENTER:

The Womyn's Center is doing a big spring cleaning. Any member of the Earlham community who has left items such as artwork or kitchen items in the center should claim those them before Sun., March 27, 3 p.m.

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March 24, 2011
WEEKLY MECHANIC SHIFTS:

The Bike Co-op is offering mechanic hours every Wed. and Fri. from 3-5 p.m. Come by to get your bike tuned up, learn more about the bike, or just hang out. Where: Gurney House basement on College Avenue.

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LEARN BASIC BIKE MECHANICS:

The Bike Co-op is offering introductory bike mechanic classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 beginning Thurs., March 31. Cost for the classes is $5.

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MUSIC, EMOTION AND NEUROSCIENCE:

A year from this spring participants in this project explore the current state of research in neuroscience with respect to music and emotions. The project should be of special interest to students in music, neuroscience, and psychology. Contact: Dan Graves to indicate your interest. Although applications are due next fall, students who plan to be off campus should contact me as soon as possible to complete applications this semester.

ATTENTION RISING SENIORS:

As you think about your first year of life after Earlham, would you like to have $10,000 to undertake a one-year public service project anywhere in the world? If this appeals to you, consider applying for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award. Contact: Deb Jackson or call x1225 by April 1 for more information on the application process.

FIRST AID CERTIFICATION:

Fri., April 8 is the last day to register for both WFR and WFA, two highly intensive wilderness first aid courses. This certification is great to have if you plan to work at a summer camp this year. Contact: Anneke Johnson or visit Wilderness Program . For more information, grab a brochure located in the Outdoor Education Center, the climbing wall and online.

SENIORS GET YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS:

Come and get your vaccination or immunization records. You will probably need them for jobs and graduate schools. Health Services is closed in the summer, so come get them before the semester ends.