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Eliza Rockefeller '17

Eliza Rockefeller
Assistant for Multi-Faith Programs

Major: Religion Major and Studio Art Minor

Hometown: New York City, NY

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2014 News Archive

Praying With Their Legs: A Project Preservation documentary

Dartmouth College Hillel presents Praying With Their Legs: A Project Preservation documentary by Rena Sapon-White '14.  There will also be a student led panel discussion and information session about Project Preservation.

Thursday, November 6
5:00 PM
Filene Auditorium

Boston Service Trip for International Students

Dec. 4-5, 2014

Interest Form Deadline: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)
More Information and forms are available online at

Questions about this trip? Blitz:

Annual Voices of Faith Dinner Event

Voices of Faith is a multi-cultural, multi-faith event during which students share and discuss their thoughts and experiences about what it is like to practice (or not practice) their faith or spirituality at Dartmouth. Voices of Faith is free and open to all members of the Dartmouth community. Dinner will be provided. RSVP to by 12 noon on October 20.

Deadline: 2015 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Want to meet new Dartmouth students who are passionate about social justice?
Interested in learning more about issues of literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness or the environment?
Want to spend spring break on an international or domestic service trip to engage in meaningful short-term service projects?

*APPLICATION Deadline: 11:59 PM - Monday, October 6, 2014

The trip descriptions and the online application can be found at

Questions? Blitz

Dartmouth Hillel High Holiday Schedule

A list of services for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays is available here.

Where Is The Love with Jefferson Bethke

Where Is The Love with Jefferson BethkeSexual abuse, protests, hatred, discrimination...we've felt and seen it all in the past few years. "Where Is The Love" is an attempt to turn the page on who we were and start looking at who we could be. Jefferson Bethke will be speaking about "Identity" and what true love looks like when practiced.

Friday, Sept. 26, from 7-9 PM in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Saturday, Sept. 27, from 12-2 PM in Collis Common Ground

These events are free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by Fellowships of Christian Athletes (FCA), Navigators, Agape, Cru, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

For more information, contact Adam Frank '15.

KIRTAN with Swami Gurusharanananda on 9/23

Please join the Shanti Hindu Organization* at 7 PM in Rollins Chapel for KIRTAN with Swami Gurusharanananda, a disciple of Anandamayi Ma, who lives on the island of Omkareshwar in the middle of the Narmada River. Suggested donation of $15 to help support a school that Swamiji is running for the benefit of poor children.

*The Shanti Hindu Organization is a student group sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation.

For more information, contact Prasad Jayanti: (603) 646-1292 or

Multi-Faith Conversations begins on 9/23

Multi-Faith Conversations meets Tuesdays during the term from 5:45 – 7:00 PM for dinner and conversation in Tucker 105. Students of any or no faith are welcome to join. All we ask for is an interest on issues of faith and spirituality as an important aspect of campus life and a willingness to share and listen.

Excerpts from Convocation 2015

"May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be fully alive," the Rev. Nancy Vogele '85, director of religious and spiritual life at Dartmouth, told members of the Class of 2018 at Convocation on September 15.

"Asking tough questions and pursuing bold ideas is not easy; it isn't easy for anyone. Yet perseverance is inextricable from excellence," Provost Carolyn Dever told the Class of 2018 during Convocation on September 15. Read more at

Fall Term 2014 Events

Tanya Budler '15Dear Dartmouth '18s,
I am the senior student director of the Tucker Foundation, Dartmouth's center for service, spirituality, and social justice. We have a lot of exciting events planned for you this fall! Come meet the Tucker family, serve the community, or join conversations about what spirituality means to you. We look forward to meeting you.

Welcome to Dartmouth!
Tanya Budler '15

  • Volunteer during Day of Caring on Monday, 9/8 (advance registration required)
  • Meet us at the Info Expo on Tuesday, 9/9, from 2-4 pm @ Leverone
    OR the Activities Fair: Sunday, 9/14, from 4-6 pm on the Dartmouth Green
  • Enjoy free gelato at the Tucker Open House on Tuesday, 9/16, from 3-5 pm
  • Explore service opportunities at the Volunteer Fair: Wednesday, 9/17, 5-8 pm @ Collis Common Ground
  • Join us for Multi-Faith Conversations and dinner on Tuesdays from 5:45-7 pm starting on Sept. 23
  • Participate in any of our two dozen student religious groups
  • Like us on Facebook!

SEAD II Graduation is July 25!

SEAD II Summer '14: Walking to class

It's hard to believe that July is almost over and that at the end of this week our amazing SEAD II scholars will be graduating and heading home.  It's been another incredible experience this summer for the the sixty plus Dartmouth students and staff, and SEAD scholars from sharing meals to fundraising and walking in the Prouty, to conducting research on the Isles of Shoals, to practicing yoga, and much more.  Many thanks to everyone who makes this program so successful!

Opera North Benefit Concert for Willing Hands

Young artists from Opera North will perform arias from Street Scene, My Fair Lady, & La Traviata to benefit Willing Hands. Willing Hands distributes free, wholesome food to our neighbors in need in the Upper Valley.

Cookies, lemonade, and iced tea will be served after the performance. For more information, contact Susan Ferraro at or (603)643-3703.

Co-hosted by Students Fighting Hunger, a project of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College.

2014 Ramadan Reflections on Wednesday, July 9

2014 Ramadan Reflections poster 

Join us this Wednesday, July 9, at 8 PM in Collis Common Ground as Dartmouth students Alisha (of the Thayer School), Ziad '15, and Asia (of the Geisel School of Medicine) reflect on their unique experiences of Ramadan.

In Islam, Ramadan is a time of personal and collective renewal. Come hear our panelists' insights, join our dinner discussion, and enjoy the fine food prepared by Taste of Africa. 

Sponsored by the Al-Nur Muslim Student Association and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at the Tucker Foundation

2014 Senior Collage

2014 Baccalaureate Celebration on Saturday, June 7, at 3PM

Join the Dartmouth community on Saturday, June 7 at 3 PM in Rollins Chapel for a multi-faith service of thanksgiving and celebration in honor of graduates and their families!  Special music and presentation by Rev. Elizabeth Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey (of "Peter, Paul, and Mary" fame).  Doors open to the public at 2:30 PM.

2nd 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 any freshman or sophomore, and any essay (previously written or original) is eligible.  In 1500-2000 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 or authority, 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 May 10, 2014

  • Winners will be announced on May 16, 2014

  • Cash prizes include $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place

Register now for the Social Justice Forum on Wed., 4/30

Join the Tucker Foundation for our end of the year celebration dinner Wednesday, April 30, from 6:00-7:30 PM in Collis Common Ground! The dinner will begin with a panel of 6 students who will share their Tucker stories from the year.  Come share your experiences over dinner, reflect on what social justice means to you, and learn about the opportunities available through the Tucker Foundation. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

RSVP to by Mon., April 28.

Make a Difference, Make an Impact: Careers for the Common Good Panel

Tuesday, April 15
5:00-6:30 PM
Carson L01

What's it like to work in non-profits in health, community service, public policy or education? How can you make a difference while making a living? Join a panel discussion and hear from professionals representing a wide range of organizations within the non-profit arena.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Professional Development & the Tucker Foundation.

And They're Off!: Alternative Spring Break Trips head out

Seventy-two students are heading to Ohio, Denver, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Florida, and the Dominican Republic at the end of the week to embark on projects through Tucker's Alternative Spring Break Trips.

Annual William Jewett Tucker Lecture & Speaker Announced

All are invited to attend the 2014 William Jewett Tucker Lecture entitled "Becoming Global Citizens: Civil Discourse Across Difference and for Social Change" on February 4 at 4:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Hanover Inn. Speaker Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities; currently, he is professor of philosophy and law at NYU.

Share a meal and be inspired by conversation with Claudia Anguiano

Professor Claudia Anguiano will be in the Tucker Foundation Living Room from 12 pm - 1pm for a special MLK-themed What Matters to Me and Why. Light lunch provided.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Tucker Living Room, South Fairbanks Hall

MLK Community Multi-Faith Celebration: Sunday, January 19 at 3 PM

The William Jewett Tucker Foundation is hosting the annual Community Multi-Faith Celebration honoring the life and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 3 pm in Rollins Chapel. Father Greg Boyle, of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California and NY Times Bestselling Author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, will be the featured speaker. Father Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest and founder/executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. To find out more about the MLK Community Multi-Faith Celebration and our other MLK events, please go to our MLK Events page.

POSTPONED: Tucker Tuesday lunch discussion with President Philip J. Hanlon '77

President Hanlon's visit on Tuesday, January 14 has been postponed.  We are hoping to re-schedule with President Hanlon's Office for a Spring Term date. What Matters To Me and Why will begin this term on Tuesday 1/21 with Professor Claudia Anguiano for a special MLK-themed lunch discussion. For more information about this winter's stellar lineup of speakers for What Matters To Me and Why and Upper Valley Voices, please go to our Tucker Tuesdays Events page.

Congratulations to Tucker's TLC Class of 2017! 

The Tucker Leaders in Community are a group of first year students who engage with the Upper Valley community, develop friendships and skills as ethical leaders, and explore contemporary issues of service, social justice, and spirituality. Meet the TLC Class of 2017!

New Muslim & Multi-faith Advisor

The Tucker Foundation is happy to announce the recent hiring of Sharif Rosen for the position of Muslim & Multi-faith Advisor! For more information about Sharif, please click here. Welcome Sharif!

You can also read the article about Sharif that was printed by The Dartmouth on January 10 here.


Last Updated: 12/18/14