Katie Bonner '15
Tucker Foundation Office Assistant
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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.
Monday February 9, at 4:30 pm in Murdough Cook Auditorium (LIMITED SEATING)
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.
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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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.
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 Special.Olympics@Dartmouth.edu for more information
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.
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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.
Blitz Tucker.Fellows@dartmouth.edu for more info.
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.
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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