Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
This Sunday, May 19, at 5 PM Richard Crocker, Dean of the Tucker Foundation and College Chaplain, will lead the College Ecumenical Christian Chapel service. This will be his final sermon before retiring this summer.
All are welcome to attend.
Join us for food and fellowship afterwards at '53 Commons (a.k.a Thayer Dining Hall and FoCo).
The SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth) Program has been selected to host an AmeriCorps*VISTA member during the 2013-2014 academic year!
This new position will seek to ensure greater college support and success for SEAD alumni through individual student support, creating opportunities for cohort engagement and reflection through an online forum, networking and relationship building with institutions where SEAD students are enrolled, and data and evaluation collection related to SEAD alumni's college attendance. This position represents an exciting opportunity for SEAD to significantly extend the support offered to SEAD students as they make the transition from high school to college.
For more information about SEAD, click here.
Join us in the Tucker Foundation Living Room at lunchtime on Tuesday, May 14 for the latest Upper Valley Voices. Karen Liot Hill '00 is a current city council member and former mayor of Lebanon, and owner of the Lebanon Diner.
Upper Valley Voices offers an enjoyable, unstructured lunch discussion with a member of the Upper Valley community. The individuals are welcome to speak about their passions, current work, life experiences, or any relevant subject. The luncheon aims to generate discussion between community members, students and faculty, and open the doors of the Foundation to those who many not be familiar with its programs.
For more details on our current schedule and speakers, click here.
Friday, May 10, 4-6 PM
Gold Coast Lawn, Tuck Drive (Rain Location: Fahey/McClane Basement)
For children of all ages, open to the public
The Tucker Foundation is sponsoring a kid's carnival and game day open to all children of all ages on Friday. This free event will have a number of different booths, including tie-dying, face painting, birdhouse building, cookie decorating, fortune telling, and more. There will also be a raffle drawing with lots of prizes donated by local Hanover businesses, such as toys, books, and gift certificates. Please stop by for the event, bring your kids, and play some games with us!
If you have any questions or would like to donate raffle prizes, food, or money to the event, please contact Joanna at Big.Brother.Big.Sister@dartmouth.edu.
"Body, Mind and Soul", a spiritual talk by Swami Bhakti Swarup Tirtha Maharaj
DATE: Friday, May 10th
TIME: 1:45-2:45 pm
WHERE: Rollins Chapel
Free and open to all!
About the speaker: Swamiji is an exalted teacher of the science of self-realization based on the Hindu Vedic scriptures. Swamiji has presented at various universities around the world, and has authored two books and been featured in several TV and Radio interviews in the US, UK, and India.
Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation
Nritya Vasantam, A Celebration of Spring
DATE: Saturday, May 11th
TIME: Cultural show at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 8 pm, Puja (religious service) beforehand at 5:30 pm
WHERE: Rollins Chapel (if raining, dinner will be in Rocky's Hinman Forum)
Free and open to all!
With scintillating Indian dance, soulful Indian music, and food! Performances by talented undergraduates and graduates performing Indian classical dance and Indian classical vocal music!
Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, Thayer Council, Programming Board, and OPAL
Saturday, May 11
The first 200 students who register will receive a free copy of The Guy's Guide to Feminism; lunch will also be provided to all participants!
Come engage with fellow students interested in becoming more effective mentors and knowledgeable mentees! Participants will discuss, build skills, and leave with specific strategies designed to improve both their mentoring and team-building relationships, as well as their understanding of themselves; brought to you by The Tucker Foundation, Athletics, the Dean of the College area, the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, and mentoring programs across campus.
RSVP to Tucker.Foundation@dartmouth.edu by Wednesday, May 8th. A great companion to the "Lives of Purpose" conference the week before!!
"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." - M. Scott Peck
For 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 values and relational-based approach to leadership. It sets aside the leader's own wants and needs in seeking the greater good of others. (Id.).
In 1500-2000 words, respond to the idea of servant leadership. Either express your feelings or thoughts on this concept and how you can practice it at Dartmouth or select a historical or fictional character and explain how that character's actions epitomize servant leadership. Submission is open to any freshman or sophomore, and any essay (previously written or original) is eligible.
• Essays need to be submitted to email@example.com using the subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" by May 10th, 2013
• Announcements will be made on May 24th, 2013
• Cash Prizes: 1st place = $500, 2nd place = $300, 3rd place = $200
Email firstname.lastname@example.org using subject line "Servant Leadership Essay Contest" with any questions
The Tucker Foundation is pleased to welcome Andrew Delbanco of Columbia University to deliver the 3rd Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture this coming Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 pm in Filene Auditorium.
Andrew Delbanco is one of the most thoughtful and prominent public intellectuals in America. His book, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, is outstanding for both its brevity and its thoughtfulness about the past, present, and future of American higher education. For that reason, Professor Delbanco is not only an important contributor to the college's series of Leading Voices in Higher Education, but he is also an ideal choice to commemorate and continue the important legacy of William Jewett Tucker, whose transformative presidency was singularly important for Dartmouth College's ascendancy in the ranks of American higher education. Professor Delbanco advocates for the essential importance of a moral dimension of education that few other prominent voices recognize, but that was at the heart of President Tucker's vision. For more information, click here.
An open reception in Occom Commons will follow the lecture. Light refreshments will be provided.
|Application Deadline:||EXTENDED until 12 noon on Friday, April 19|
|Interviews:||April 17 - April 26|
|Decision:||Early May 2013|
Go to our Student Hiring page to view the job descriptions and instructions on how to apply.
Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 PM
Join us for a conversation with author Tovar Cerulli (The Mindful Carnivore), Rabbi David Seidenberg, and Dartmouth's Muslim Advisor, Dawood Yasin. Mr Cerulli will share his trajectory as a practicing vegetarian, to a vegan, to a mindful carnivore. Rabbi Seidenberg and Dawood Yasin will discuss aspects of food relating to ethics, faith, tradition and spiritual connection from within Judaism and Islam.
The Tucker Foundation celebrates over Sixty Years of Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice with posters in the Berry Brickway. Learn how the Tucker Foundation has changed the lives of some of its twenty Student Directors; about the Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth and other mentoring programs that engage over 400 Dartmouth students annually; and about "Telling Our Stories for Social Change" and other community-based learning courses that enrolled a total of almost 600 students in 2012.
This is Multi-Faith Council program in cooperation with Residential Life's Diversity Committee and will include partner and small group discussion. It is an event that is part of the Dartmouth on Purpose conference. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM, and the program will go from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Friday, April 12
6-8 PM (service starts @ 6 PM, dinner begins at 7 PM)
At the Roth Center, 5 Occom Ridge
Please join Hillel on Friday, April 12 at 6 PM for a special service that will focus on learning the meanings of the prayers and structure of the Friday night Shabbat service. Come to learn about and participate in this Jewish tradition. Stay for a student-cooked dinner at 7 PM that will culminate in learning traditional Jewish songs sung at Hillel every Friday night.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 11:59 p.m.
Mandatory Info Sessions:
(must attend one to apply)
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30-6:30 PM Rocky 002
Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM Rocky 002
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A conversation with Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations at Hartford Seminary, and teacher of Jewish scripture, tradition, and spirituality. He is a passionate and experienced in multi-faith conversation and inter-religious peacemaking in Israel and Palestine.
Stories of sexual misconduct throughout society fill our news, and Buddhist teachers are not exempted. Yet the Buddhist tradition offers a unique perspective relevant to the larger discussion taking place in society today. How do we heal the personal pain and the conflict within families and communities when abuse occurs? How do we act wisely in a realm fraught with taboo, uncertainty, and conflicting cultural values?
Myoan Grace Schireson
Zen Teacher, Head of the Central Valley Zen Foundation, Clinical Psychologist, and Author
Free and open to the public
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Carpenter Hall, Room 13
Movie "Crazy Wisdom" about the life of Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Discussion afterwards with Shambhala teacher Donna Williams.
10 AM - Noon
Cutter Shabazz Lounge
Meditation Practice. Open to all, with instruction as needed.
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Presentation by Grace Schireson. With audience questions and comments, followed by coffee break.
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Panel discussion. The topic as it relates to our community and moderated by Grace.
Directions and contact information is available at www.uvzc.org/2013-seminar
Sponsored by the Rubin Foundation, Dickey Center, Religion Department, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, Tucker Foundation, Ethics Institute, Provost's Office, Women and Gender Studies Program, Dartmouth Zen Practice and the Upper Valley Zen Center.
This event aims to be a unique, eye- (and heart-) opening event that will consist of performances from Dartmouth student groups, including a cappella, dance, and spoken word pieces on themes related to human trafficking with the hope of giving voice to otherwise oppressed and silenced voices.
Additionally, there will be a panel of speakers who will talk about New Hampshire and New England's latest efforts to raise awareness about the issue and increase enforcement of anti-trafficking laws. They will also provide some practical tips regarding what members of the Dartmouth community can do to recognize warning signs of women being coerced into the sex trade and forced prostitution. Panelists include Grafton County Attorney General Lara Saffo, anti-trafficking coordinator Erin Albright from the International Institute of New England, coordinator Kate Semple Barta from the Welcoming All Nationalities Network of the Upper Valley, and assistant US Attorney Mark Zuckerman.
The event is will be taking place on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM in Dartmouth Hall, Room 105. The event will be coinciding with Dartmouth's first ever Human Trafficking Awareness Week, which is being organized by the student group the Modern Abolition Initiative.
Off this summer? Join us to learn more about funded leave-term service opportunities in the U.S. or abroad!
Monday, April 1st @ 5 PM in Rocky 001
Thursday, April 4th @ 5 PM in Tucker Seminar
Room 003 in North Fairbanks is now the Tucker Meditation Room. It is open to groups who would like to have regular meditation times and also to those looking for a quiet space for meditation during the day. The schedule is posted outside the door. All are welcome.
Dartmouth College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013. Dartmouth students contributed over 250,000 hours of community service through 25 local service projects, 5 college access programs, and 23 community-based learning courses in 2013.
Our final Ecumenical Christian Chapel Service of the term will be this Sunday from 5-5:30 PM. Dean Francine A'Ness will be the guest speaker. Please join us for dinner afterwards at '53 Commons.
All are welcome.
Ensemble Zephyrus under the direction of Lindsey Warren will perform at Rollins Chapel on Saturday, March 9 at 7 PM. This short concert will incorporate a cappella choral music alternating with moments for reflection between pieces. This concert will be sponsored by the Tucker Foundation as a benefit for the Outdoor Leadership Experience, a mentoring program for middle school students.
On Sunday, March 10 at 4pm Zephyrus will present the concert at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon on Rt 14. This concert will be a benefit for the Vermont Independent School of the Arts.
Both concerts are admission by donation. For more information contact EnsembleZephyrus@gmail.com.
Dartmouth students involved in Prison Project work to enrich the lives of students and inmates. Read more here.
Achieving the Dream, a DC-based non-profit organization, is hiring a Community Engagement Program Coordinator through the DPCS Post-Grad Fellowship program. For a full job description and application instructions, go to the DPCS Post-Grad Program Positions page. The application deadline is March 6!
|Application Deadline:||February 22, 2013|
|Interviews:||March 4 - March 8|
|Decision:||March 8, 2013|
Go to our Student Hiring page to view the job description. More announcements about hiring to become a Student Director/Intern of a Tucker Foundation program or area will be posted soon!
Join us in viewing "After I Pick The Fruit," a timely and important film that humanizes the national debate on immigration through the vital perspective of women migrant laborers.
Wednesday, Feb. 20th
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Loew Theater, The Black Family Visual Arts Center
Director, Nancy Ghertner, will introduce the film and be available for Q&A following the screening.
Meet the Director! Lunch discussion with food provided.
Thursday, Feb. 21st
Noon - 1:00 PM
Rocky 1930 Room
Tired of the Djrama behind Django? Learn more about the history of slavery in America from a different perspective. Come watch the true story of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, a prince from West Africa who was enslaved in the United States for 40 years and eventually emancipated on the order of US President John Quincy Adams.
Movie Information: "A Prince Among Slaves"
DATE: Saturday, February 16
LOCATION: Occom Commons (in Goldstein of the McLaughlin Cluster)
CASUAL DISCUSSION AFTERWARDS
Co-sponsored by Al-Nur Muslim Students Association, the Tucker Foundation, Dartmouth African Students Association, and the Afro-American Society
Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel
Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers
The 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-faith Celebration was held at Rollins Chapel this past Sunday. The guest speaker was Rabbi Arik Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel, and there were amazing performances from the Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers, X.ado, and the World Music Percussion Ensemble. Approximately 200 people were in attendance.
For a list of other Tucker related events in celebration of MLK, like the Day of Service on Monday, January 21, go to our 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Activities page.
January 21, 2013
Presented as part of Dartmouth's celebration of Martin Luther King Day
"The Art of Non-Conformity: Making the World Better"
Remarks by Carol Folt,President
Opening Address by James Nachtwey '70, Photographer
Featuring over 40 students sharing their global experiences through presentations and panels throughout the day, including many students who have been or are currently active in Tucker programs!
Reception to follow with remarks by Associate Dean of Faculty for International & Interdisciplinary Studies, Lynn Higgins and Director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Alysson Satterlund
The Forum is part of the MLK Day celebrations and is a collaborative effort by The Dickey Center, Institutional Diversity & Equity, Tucker Foundation, Rockefeller Center, Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research, Off-Campus Programs, Office of Pluralism & Leadership, Office of the Provost, Rassias Center, Dean of the College Division, and Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program.
Please join us for thoughtful Ecumenical Christian Worship at Rollins Chapel from 5:00-5:30 PM with a musical prelude beginning at 4:45 PM. All are welcome. The theme for Winter Term '13 is "The Art of Faith." For those interested and able, we also have dinner together at "53 Commons" after the service.
The Rev. Nancy Vogele (the new Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Tucker) and Judy Williams (the interim Assistant Chaplain and Quaker Campus Minister) will be leading worship this Sunday, January 13,
and doing a "dialogue sermon."
Stay tuned for a schedule of who else will be preaching this term.
The Rev. Nancy Vogele has been appointed as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation.
Nancy brings great gifts and experience to this position. Immediately after her graduation from Dartmouth in 1985, she worked for two years as Tucker's first Volunteer Coordinator. After spending two additional years as a volunteer in mission with the Episcopal Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she attended Yale Divinity School, where she received her M.Div. degree. She also received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1999 from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. For the past eleven years, Nancy has been rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in White River Junction, Vermont, where she has led a very socially concerned congregation.
As Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Nancy will coordinate the twenty-five groups comprising the United Campus Ministers as well and working with Tucker's multifaith council, the Rollins Chapel ecumenical worship services, Tucker's extensive faith and service activities, and many other programs.
We welcome Nancy back to the Tucker Foundation!
Last Updated: 5/21/13