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Phone: (603) 646-3350
Fax: (603) 646-2645
Email: Tucker.Foundation@Dartmouth.EDU

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Tucker Student Spotlight

Julia Roper '15

Julia Roper '15
Student Director of Tucker Fellowships

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Lynden, WA

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The William Jewett Tucker Foundation educates Dartmouth students for lives of purpose and ethical leadership, rooted in service, spirituality, and social justice.

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Permaculture and Traditional Ecological Knowledege

Thursday, February 5, from 4pm-5:30pm in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Shanon Francis will be speaking on Permaculture and Traditional Ecological Knowledge as holistic systems for wellbeing and environmental stewardship. Shannon Francis is Hopi/Dineh from the Southwest homelands of Arizona and New Mexico. She is a certified Permaculture Design Instructor focusing on Indigenous Permaculture; weaving traditional ecological knowledge with innovative Science.

"21st Century Zion: America, Israel, and the Challenges of a New Era"

Monday February 9, at 4:30 pm in Murdough Cook Auditorium

Dartmouth College Hillel of the Tucker Foundation presents "21st Century Zion: America, Israel, and the Challenges of a New Era" a public lecture by New York Times Bestselling Author Ari Shavit. The event is free. Please call 603.646.0410 for more info.

MLK Multi-Faith Celebration

Sunday, January 18, at 3 pm in Rollins Chapel.

The William Jewett Tucker Foundation will host the annual Community Multi-Faith Celebration honoring the life and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reverend Starsky Wilson, president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation and co-chair of the Ferguson Commission, will be the featured speaker.

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MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 19, from 10 am to 3 pm at Collis Common Ground

Stop in for a moment or spend all day at the Tucker Foundation's quilting marathon for refugee relief. Join us to make quilts for global refugees with members of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Student Center (no skills required-if you can tie a knot, you can help!). Blankets will be sent to Lutheran World Relief. Last year, LWR sent $14.3 million worth of Quilts and kits to over 841,000 refugees.

Special Olympics Winter Games

Saturday, January 24, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Dartmouth Skiway

Looking for some winter fun? Come support over 125 athletes from around the Upper Valley in the 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games, held January 24 at the Dartmouth Skiway! Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:45 (volunteer registration at 8:30) and events will run until 2pm. All are welcome! Email for more information

Important Announcement

Tucker Foundation's Mission to Be Served Through Two Centers

Two new centers will carry on the work of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation. One will focus on religious and spiritual life and one will be dedicated to public service. 
Read more at Dartmouth Now | Read the Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a Tucker Fellowship in South Africa!

Looking for a meaningful way to spend 15S? Interested in working with the youth in South Africa?

The Tucker Foundation is offering a fellowship opportunity with the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in South Africa for the spring of 2015. The fellowship will send two students to work in the youth program, where they will help with different aspects of the program including tutoring students ages 5-15 in English, working one-on-one with older teens on college applications, and serving as mentors to support KYP's overall mission of empowering youth through educational support & after-school activities.

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3rd Annual Servant Leadership Essay Contest

M. Scott Peck writes that, "Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly." For the purposes of this award, "servant leadership" is defined as "the skills of influencing people to enthusiastically work toward goals identified as being for the common good, with character that inspires confidence" (Hunter, 2004, 32). A servant leads by influence and character rather than by coercion or power. Servant leadership is a relational-based approach to leadership. It sets aside the leader's own wants and needs in seeking the greater good of others (Id.).

This essay contest is open to current Dartmouth undergraduate students and any essay (previously written or original) is eligible.  In 1000-1500 words, respond to the following prompt:

"Serving others" is a term that is used in many different contexts. Please discuss its importance pertaining to leadership. Specifically, how can one lead from a position that is absent of inherent power, and how does service come into play? Illustrate your point through an example of a specific leader or a personal experience.

  • Essays must be submitted to with the subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" by January 19, 2015
  • Winners will be announced on January 26, 2015
  • Cash prizes include $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place

Create your own Upper Valley service project!

The Class of 1982 Upper Valley Social Entrepreneurship (UVSE) Fellowship is awarded annually to one Dartmouth undergraduate and supports the establishment of new, ongoing initiatives that expand economic and social opportunities for low-income people in the Upper Valley region on a sustainable basis. Projects should emphasize program entrepreneurship, revenue-generation or cost recovery, or community outreach and engagement. The grant covers one full-time leave term of immersion at the fellowship site and several terms of part-time involvement. Fellows must collaborate with a local non-profit organization or school.  For more information, click here.

Deadline: February 13, 2014 at 5PM


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Last Updated: 1/21/15