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30 min. Info Sessions | Food Studies in Italy | Summer 2022

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 12:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 11:30am EST
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST
Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 4:30pm EST

Come learn about the Food Studies in Italy Summer Program 2022! "Bioregions and Food Cultures of Italy": food studies classes, active-learning moments, field trips, and several great Italian destinations!

Taught in English, FDST250 “Bioregions and Food Cultures of Italy” will run from June 6 to July 2, 2022. The group will be based in Bologna but will travel to other locations, like Sorrento, on the Amalfi Coast, Venice, and Turin. This FDST250, 1 credit, is an elective course for the Food Studies Certificate, it has a Sustainability Investigations attribute, and it can count as a Topics Course for Italian Studies majors.

Program page: https://dickinson.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10151

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Career Center

Updated Times: Drop-In Hours at the Career Center

The Advising, Internships & Career Center will now be holding drop-in hours Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4pm. Stop by to get your resume or cover letter reviewed, talk about study strategies, review a graduate school application, and more!

Displayed through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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College Farm and Sustainability

Holiday Gift Boxes - Give a Gift from the Land from the Dickinson College Farm

The College Farm will once again be selling Holiday Gift boxes filled with our certified organic vegetables and other wholesome ingredients. Farm-made gift boxes are a great way to share a taste of the farm with others and make your gift giving easy. Orders can be picked up or shipped.

Our gift boxes will feature our popular favorites ~ Kosher Dill Pickles, Pickled Red Beets, Salsa, Pizza sauce, Marinara sauce, Strawberry Jam and Melon Marmalade. Gift boxes can be enhanced by adding our soap, wool yarn, grass-fed Beef Jerky and NEW this year are boxed note cards depicting Dickinson farm scenes.

A variety of gift box combinations are available that promise to satisfy your appetite for seasonal goodness in a jar. They are great for the many colleagues, neighbors, family, and foodies in your life!

We take pride in hand packaging our products and knowing that we are sharing our bounty with your friends, near and far. Please visit our website. dcorganicfarm.square.site

The last day to order gift boxes for shipping is Sunday, Dec. 12. The last day to order gift boxes for pickup is Thursday, Dec 16 by 12 noon.

Displayed through Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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Grass Fed Lamb and Beef from the Farm

The College Farm has certified grass fed, humanely raised lamb and beef for sale for your fall and winter feasts. Lambs will be ready mid-December - there is a limited supply, to pre-order email Matt at steimanm@dickinson.edu. Beef steaks, burgers, sausage and more are available for online retail sale now at https://dcorganicfarm.square.site/dickinson-farm-meat-store. All meat is satisfaction guaranteed and delicious!

Displayed through Friday, November 26, 2021
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General Announcements

Update: President's Open Hour with Students Nov. 16

Interim President John Jones ’77 P’11 and Student Senate President Shea Player ’22 will be available in the Dining Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 to visit with students. Stop by to share what is on your mind.

Displayed through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Contact: presofc@dickinson.edu

Bubble Tea Fundraiser

The WOC Summit and Asian and Asian-American Collective will be hosting a bubble tea fundraiser November 19, 2021 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Britton Plaza (rain location: HUB in front of social hall)

Displayed through Friday, November 19, 2021
Contact: womenofcolor@dickinson.edu

Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20, 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Social Hall

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. TDOR publicly mourns and honors the lives of individuals who might otherwise be forgotten. Join us as we read the names of individuals who lost their lives over the past year due to anti-transgender violence and hatred, followed by a silent vigil afterward.

If you have a piece of poetry/art work you want to share on Transgender Day of Remembrance or are interested in helping us read the names of folks who lost their lives in 2021, please email LGBTQ@dickinson.edu.

Displayed through Saturday, November 20, 2021
Contact: LGBTQ@dickinson.edu

Vitality November 2021 Issue - Employee Newsletter

November brings thoughts of giving thanks, giving back and family gatherings. The November 2021 issue of Vitality includes opportunities to give back in our local community, while also including some sessions to help reduce our everyday stress for increased mental health and wellbeing. RAISE 2.0 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9. For those with aging loved ones, or who just want to learn more about aging minds, consider signing up for the Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia session on Wednesday, November 10 presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. A live/virtual resource and education session on substance use, called Drug Free Workplace, is scheduled on Thursday, November 11. The Fall Into Fitness Challenge continues through Saturday, December 11 for those wanting to have some fun with fitness! See this issue for a variety of virtual and live programs and information to stay connected and engaged this fall. See below for online options available to nurture our minds and bodies holistically:

RAISE 2.0 | Tuesday, November 9
Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia | Wednesday, November 10
Drug Free Workplace | Thursday, November 11
Central PA Blood Bank Donations | Friday, November 19 in the HUB Social Hall
FREE Biometric Screenings | November 23, 24 & 26
FREE Fitness Sessions | Camp Cardio, SitFit, Pilates & Wellness Yoga Online
Aetna 1:1 consultations | online by appointment
Fidelity 1:1 consultations | online by appointment
TIAA presentations | online various dates

Enjoy a variety of other community-based programs, events and opportunities that are also shared in the monthly issues of Vitality throughout the year. For details and more information regarding events offered in the upcoming month, check out the November issue of Vitality – and remember to register via Totara in the Gateway!

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to Vitality, we provide all issues in electronic format. We will not be offering printed copies of the November 2021 issue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you enjoy the convenience of viewing Vitality online!

Displayed through Monday, November 22, 2021
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Dining Services Volunteer Sign-Up

We are seeking volunteers for two- to three-hour shifts in a variety of capacities, including serving food on the line, helping in the dish room and assembling packaged meals and sandwiches. Rest assured that volunteers will be working side by side with our trained Dining Services staff members, and no prior food-service experience is required. Note that volunteers will need to wear safe, comfortable shoes (closed toe and heel, preferably non-slip) and comfortable, non-flowing clothing (long pants are required) with an eye to food spills and heat. Aprons, disposable gloves and hair restraints will be provided, though volunteers can also choose to wear a hat. And face coverings are required.

Sign-up in Totara.

Please check-in at the Dining Services Office prior to the beginning of any shift for which you sign-up to volunteer. All hourly paid employees should report hours worked in your primary position and department as usual. The hours worked in Dining Services will be tracked and reported directly to payroll for the current pay period, these hours should not be reported via your regular time entry method.

Displayed through Monday, November 22, 2021
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Dining Services' Thanksgiving Hours 2021

Dining Hall and Grab & Go
Tuesday, Nov. 23: Closed for Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 24—Saturday, Nov. 27: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 28: Dinner Only
Monday, Nov. 29: Regular Hours

Union Station
Tuesday, Nov. 23rd: Close at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24th—Saturday, Nov. 27th: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 28th: 2:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

The Juice Bar @ The Underground
Tuesday, Nov. 23rd: Close at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24th—Sunday Nov. 28th: Closed
Monday, Nov. 29th: 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Biblio
Tuesday, Nov. 23rd—Sunday, Nov. 28th: Closed
Monday, Nov. 29th: Regular Hours

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Professional Development and Wellness

Aetna 1:1 Consultations (Phone Appointment)

Monday, November 15 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Managing your money and making choices for your healthcare are challenges many of us face regularly. Take advantage of making an appointment to meet with our Aetna representative, Jean Enders, to get your questions answered about claims, learning to read an EOB (Explanation of Benefits), or learn more about online resources available to help estimate costs or save money! Register in Totara to select your appointment for a 1:1 consultation. A phone number to contact our Aetna representative will be provided upon enrollment and sign-up for the session.

More appointment options are available via Totara.

Displayed through Monday, November 15, 2021
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TIAA Individual Virtual Counseling Session

Wednesday, November 17 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don’t plan for your future alone—you can schedule a counseling session today

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Carolyn Sharp can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

*Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
*Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
*How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register for sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). You must register directly with TIAA.

Displayed through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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TIAA Individual Virtual Counseling Session

Wednesday, November 17 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don’t plan for your future alone—you can schedule a counseling session today

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Carolyn Sharp can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register for sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). You must register directly with TIAA.

Displayed through Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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College Prep for Parents

Session I - Admissions and Big Spring High School: Tuesday, November 16 | noon-1 p.m.
Session II - Financial Aid and Human Resource Services: Tuesday, November 30| noon-1 p.m.

Human Resource Services, Admissions and Financial Aid, in conjunction with local area high schools offer workshops for employees and their families to learn more about the college selection and financial aid process. The program will provide guidelines for starting the college search while attending high school, when to apply for college admission and early tuition grants, what is available through Financial Aid, and a summary of Dickinson’s three tuition programs. We encourage all parents to attend if your child is a junior or senior in high school and planning to attend college.

Sign up for the Zoom workshops in Totara.

Displayed through Monday, November 22, 2021
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Book Discussion: Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Wednesday, February 23 | noon-1 p.m. | TEAMS Online Book Discussion

Enroll and sign-up for this discussion through Totara or click on the more information link below. A Microsoft Teams link will be provided in the calendar invitation upon signing up.

The first 15 to register will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Any additional participants in the discussion will need to purchase or acquire their own book (in any form). The book can be found in libraries or purchased from a variety of vendors (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection.

Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

Displayed through Monday, November 22, 2021
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LIVE! Protecting Our Community Sessions


Friday, December 10 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | HUB Social Hall, East

Tuesday, December 14 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | ATS

Dickinson College is committed to providing a supportive working environment for all employees. As part of this effort, we offer educational programs to assist all employees with recognizing and addressing potential harassing and discriminating behavior. New employees are required to complete three web-based modules or attend Protecting Our Community within the first year of employment. Employees are also required to attend Protecting Our Community once every two years (or complete two web-based modules).

To register for the LIVE session, click on the more information link below or log into Totara through the Gateway. Once in Totara, search for “Protecting Our Community”. Click on the course, review the detail and select to “sign-up” for the session that fits your schedule.

Displayed through Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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Biometric Screenings

November 23, 24, 26
Walnut Bottom Professional Center | 419 Village Drive, Suite 7 | Carlisle PA 17015

The Biometric Screening provides a snapshot of your health looking at your fasting total cholesterol and glucose. Blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) also should be examined for a fuller picture, and can be done independently for 2021-2022 due to the pandemic environment. The screening is a collective review of your risk factors for developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes known as Metabolic Syndrome. Knowing your numbers provides the information to you for conversations with your personal physician. Do you know your numbers? If not, please plan to complete this health screening.

For fall 2021, a limited number of spots (100) for the biometric screening appointments are available (as walk-ins) at UPMC Carlisle Outpatient and Donor Center on select days during the months of September-October-November. Pre-registration in Totara is required to receive a screening voucher for your Biometric Screening during the fall 2021 semester. Walk-in appointments are offered during the week on the dates shown below - and a screening voucher is provided for presentation when you walk-in:

Walnut Bottom Professional Center | 419 Village Drive, Suite 7 | Carlisle PA 17015

November 23, 24, 26

Please Note: The UPMC Biometric Screenings are for EMPLOYEES ONLY. Students interested in a biometric screening should contact the Wellness Center to schedule their screening at studentwellness@dickinson.edu or by phone at ext.1663.

Some additional screening options are available with a small fee based on option(s) selected. If you decide to opt for any of the screenings with fees, your fee payment will be collected via payroll deduction for ease of processing your payment.

Biometric Screening (Lipid Profile with fasting glucose, Total cholesterol, HDL/LDL, triglycerides): FREE
LiveWell Screening (includes the above Lipid Profile free screening) and many others to provide a snapshot of overall health: $35.00
Ferritin (snapshot of your iron level stored in your blood): $20.00
HBa1C (three-month look at your glucose levels to better detect diabetes): $15.00
TSH (snapshot of Thyroid and metabolic function): $25.00

For more information, please email devwell@dickinson.edu or view the Biometric Screening course page in Totara.

Displayed through Friday, November 26, 2021
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RSVP Events

We Make History

Join the Department of Africana Studies and The Trout Gallery for an evening of:

Art Chats: informal conversations facilitated by Africana Studies Interns and Trout Gallery Student Interpreters
Making History: a hands-on art activity that allows participants to re-write history from a new perspective
Apps-To-Go: All participants receive a locally sourced appetizer-to-go box

When: Saturday November 13th

Time: 1-2:30PM

Where: The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Art chats will feature works of art in the current Trout Gallery exhibitions:

Horace Pippin: Racism and War and Tracing Slavery: Moses Williams and Kara Walker

Registration is limited to 18 participants. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to mollm@dickinson.edu.

Displayed through Friday, November 12, 2021
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International Potluck

We are gathering students from all corners of our campus to share their comfort foods with one another! It could be a snack, a main dish, a side dish, a dessert, or a drink, but whatever it is, come ready to share with others what is food item means to you!

Displayed through Monday, November 15, 2021
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International Student Admission Focus Group

Calling all Dickinson international students! The international admissions staff is excited to meet you, hear about your college search process, and listen to your ideas and thoughts about recruiting more international students to Dickinson. This will also be a great opportunity to meet other international students at Dickinson. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday - 11/16/21
12:00-1:00 p.m. (Common Hour)
Waidner Admissions Office

Wednesday - 11/17/21
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Waidner Admissions Office

Use this link to sign-up: https://forms.office.com/r/ejfBNhUD9Q

Have questions? Email Ryan Harper at harperry@dickinson.edu.

Displayed through Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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(CCLA) Civic Skills Academy workshop - Dine Along to Dialogue

Holiday breaks are right around the corner, and for many of us, this means returning home to relatives and friends, possibly for the first time since coming to Dickinson. While we may welcome these reunions, we may also find ourselves entering those uncomfortable, sometimes volatile conversations fraught with ideological disagreements. Microaggressions and insensitive jokes may also encroach on our gatherings, and we may not feel equipped or courageous enough to confront them.

Does this ring a bell? In this workshop, we will explore these dinner table divides and the self-assuring steps we can take to handle them. We will practice managing safe, productive, and civil dialogue across differences while interrupting oppressive remarks and behaviors. Overall, this session will help you guide conversations, listen, respond, check in, and get away--skills that you can use from the dinner table to the college classroom to the community discussion and advocacy space.

We will be joined by guest facilitator Jan Arminio, co-chair of the Greater Carlisle Community Responders Network.

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Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Chipotle Fundraiser for Dickinson Cheerleading

Support Dickinson Cheerleading at Chipotle on Monday, November 15th from 4pm-8pm! Be sure to mention our fundraiser or show the flyer at the cashier.

For online or mobile orders to pick up, use the code: R6NQDY7.

Location: 40 Noble Blvd STE 32, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Displayed through Monday, November 15, 2021
Contact: Cheerleading@dickinson.edu

Children's Center Charleston Wrap Fundraiser!

DCCC is having a fundraiser with Charleston Wrap! This online fundraiser offers over 2,500 items if you're looking for yourself or trying to find that unique gift, and the items can be shipped right to you or the person your gifting! They not only have wrapping paper, they offer kitchen gadgets, hats/scarves, candles, handbags, electronics, and much much more! To order go to: registercw.com and enter the DCCC organization ID: 21518! For more information reach out to the Children's Center at 1088, or email Cheri Truman at trumanc@dickinson.edu Thank you for supporting DCCC's fundraising efforts

Displayed through Friday, November 19, 2021
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