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Dots & Dashes

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Please check the full list of upcoming Morse events at http://morse.yalecollege.yale.edu/calendar

I. Pierson Tea with Saskia Stoltz – Today at 8 PM

II. White House AAPI Conference at Yale

III. Earth Day Challenge

IV. Alumni Fund Summer Employment

V. Yale Rep Show: Cymbeline

VI. Yale DILS Program (Directed Independent Language Study)

VII. The Lohmann and Van Sinderen Prizes for Undergraduate Printing and Design

VIII. Community Based Learning at Yale

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I. Pierson Tea with Saskia Stoltz – Today at 8 PM

Wednesday, April 13, starting at 8PM, Pierson will host a special Pierson Tea in the Common Room, with guest Saskia Stoltz, the founder of Power of Art House, an Amsterdam-based art collective that uses art as a means of highlighting contemporary social and political challenges. The group’s works have been exhibited throughout Europe (and beyond), including Moving People, a public art installation that came to Yale in February and that seeks to raise awareness for refugees worldwide.  Over half a thousand of her collective’s Moving People figurines–each the miniature likeness of a refugee–were installed around campus, marking the project’s first large-scale exhibition outside of the Netherlands.

“Almost 60 million people are on the run, worldwide. That amounts to nearly 60 million individual stories. Stories nobody wants to hear. Worse still, stories of people nobody really wants to know about. [With Moving People] we want to give these stories, these people, these refugees a human face. By telling their stories and opening eyes. Making connections and showing people a different way of looking at refugees. Encouraging empathy and strengthening social cohesion.”

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II. White House AAPI Conference at Yale

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) proudly invites you to attend the inaugural White House AAPI conference at Yale on April 29th .

The conference is designed to promote dialogue between students, community members, and the White House on four critical issue areas:

1.            Immigration Policies

2.            Healthcare and Social Services

3.            Workers’ Rights

4.            How to start a small business/entrepreneurialism

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! Students and community members are encouraged to not only learn about the government programs designed at targeting these issue areas, but also provide a direct avenue for participants to voice their concerns and insights. Keynote speakers will include prominent Asian American leaders at Yale and Asian American leaders from the White House Initiative. Breakout group speakers include senior level government officials from dozens of different agencies working specifically on the four issue areas.

Please join us for this historic conference! If you can attend all or part of the conference, please RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/1V0IhGI

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III. Earth Day Energy Challenge

Save energy, bring your college glory, AND EARN A FREE SALSA FRESCA STUDY BREAK!!!!!!

Earth day is coming up on Friday, April 22. The week leading up to then (Fri 4/15 to Thurs 4/21) the SSC Energy Squad will collect data on daily electricity usage of each college. The goal is for your college to make the biggest improvement in energy consumption (based on percentage decrease for the entire week). On Earth Day, the SSC will announce the winning college!

Freshman on Old Campus & annexed/off campus students: you can also participate towards your college’s victory by getting more people to like your college’s Sustainability FB page! We will look at the % increase of page likes at the end of the week, and add that percentage to your college’s energy usage percentage change! Additional bonus points for each photo posted to your FB page’s wall -anything related to energy saving/efficiency! For this challenge, these actions are just as important as reducing your energy consumption in the colleges.

Remember, the winning college will FREE SALSA FRESCA!! Daily standings will be published on each college sustainability FB page, the Yale Sustainability FB page, reported to the Head of Colleges. If competition is fierce, runner ups will also receive rewards!

Reducing your energy consumption is super easy! Turning off the lights and unplugging electronics not in use are great ways to start, both in your own rooms AND in residential college common spaces! For more energy saving tips (and to get your college bonus points for this challenge), make sure that you follow your college’s sustainability FB page (https://www.facebook.com/MorseSustainability/), and check out: http://sustainability.yale.edu/tools-resources/monthly-campaigns/energy

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IV. Alumni Fund Summer Employment

The Alumni Fund has a job posted for a full-time summer student worker.  We are hoping for a start date of June 1.  If you are interested in this job, please find more information in this posting:  https://www.yalestudentjobs.org/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=7013&s=1

Please email gloria.caprio@yale.edu if you have any questions.

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V. Yale Rep Show: Cymbeline

A faithful princess escapes house arrest in search of her young husband, a prideful commoner banished for his love.  A once-beautiful kingdom is soaked in the blood of a war incited by its power-hungry queen.  Treachery and betrayal loom at every turn.  Shakespeare’s dizzying romance, Cymbeline, comes to Yale Rep for the first time.

Looking for the best deal?  Tickets are just $14 with a 5-Ticket Student Pass.  Tickets can be used in any combination for Cymbeline or Happy Days and can be shared with friends.  There are no blackout dates, ticket exchanges are free, and multiple tickets can be redeemed for a single performance.

Purchase a Student Pass at www.yalerep.org or by clicking here.

Purchase single tickets for Cymbeline here.

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VI. Yale DILS Program (Directed Independent Language Study)

Want to study a language NOT taught at Yale? Apply now to the Yale DILS Program (Directed Independent Language Study). Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are eligible to apply. Spring 2016  Semester deadline isApril 15, 2016.

For more information and an application, visit us at: http://cls.yale.edu/dils or email dils@yale.edu.

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VII. The Lohmann and Van Sinderen Prizes for Undergraduate Printing and Design

The Lohmann and Van Sinderen Prizes aim to recognize and celebrate the broad range of interest in planning, craft, and invention that gives undergraduate design and printing at Yale its singular character. The judges are eager to see printed works of all kinds in order to reward skill, discipline, and imagination.

Eligible pieces must have been planned and executed in the past academic year by a current Yale undergraduate. They may include publications and ephemera, class assignments, and self-initiated printing projects. Professional studio work will not be considered, nor will printmaking projects, per se. Entries can be made by both digital and traditional methods, although final renditions cannot be screen-based.

For more information, including submission instructions and images of past entries, visit lohmann.yale.edu. Entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, April 29, 2016, to Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections.

Prizes of up to $500 will be awarded at an informal ceremony on April 29 at 5 pm on the main level of the Haas Family Arts Library, where all entries will be on view.

Note: All winning entries become part of the Yale Residential Colleges Student Printing Collection immediately following the awards ceremony. The Arts Library encourages all entrants to donate their submissions to help build the collection.

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VIII. Community Based Learning at Yale

Community Based Learning at Yale is a Dwight Hall initiative that allows Yale undergraduates and community partners (nonprofits, city agencies, and other groups) to work together to meet both partners’ needs and students’ academic requirements. Instead of a final exam or paper, the CBL program gives students the chance to complete a final project applying their learning to help a community organization. CBL aims to nurture relationships between community partners, Yale undergraduates, and faculty by joining theory taught in the classroom and practical applications in the field.

We are currently recruiting and have both board and member positions available! If you are at all interested, have any questions, or would like to discuss ideas with us, please contact cbl@dwighthall.org or emon.datta@yale.edu. You can also visit our website at cbl.sites.yale.edu.

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Upcoming Morse Events:

Mellon Forum 2/1 6:30 PM at the House

Stephen Blum Financial Life After Yale 8:30- 9:30 PM in the Common Room

I. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

II. FOOT Leadership Opportunity

III. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

IV. Apply to be a Harvest Leader!

V. Student Opportunities at the Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program

VI. Commencement and Reunions Positions 2016

VII. Accent Magazine Photo Contest

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I. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

This summer, have fun and help make a difference in New Haven! The Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship seeks outstanding Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students not in their final year of study to work with organizations that promote economic growth, human development, and neighborhood vitality in New Haven.

Fellowship awards range from $4,400 to $7,800 based on experience, degree pending, and weeks worked. Fellowship placements range from 8-11 weeks from the end of May through August. All students may apply for placements proposed by local non-profit and public sector organizations that are posted on the PPSF website.
For more information and application materials, log on to the PPSF website (ppsf.yale.edu) or contact Karen King (karen.king@yale.edu).
Application deadline: February 1, 2016

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II. FOOT Leadership Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a FOOT leader?  Whether or not you did FOOT, we’re looking for dynamic, excited Freshmen and Sophomores to join our leader team!  Applications will be due the following Thursday, February 4th and can be found online at yale.edu/foot.

Any questions can be emailed to poobahs@gmail.com.
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III. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

In order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build their own libraries, and read for pleasure and education, Adrian Van Sinderen (YC 1910) established two prizes— one for seniors and one for sophomores— in 1957. The Senior Prize is $1,000, and the Sophomore Prize is $700.
For more information, including instructions and the application form, visit yale.edu/printer/vansinderen. Application materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016. You can view the poster advertising the prizes here.

Selected collections will be examined by appointment before spring vacation. If a collection does not reside at Yale, the student should be prepared to show the judging committee what he or she considers the most significant portion of the collection.

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IV. Apply to be a Harvest Leader!

Harvest is looking for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in leading pre-orientation trips next fall. As a leader, you spend five days on a local Connecticut farm with a group of freshmen while harvesting crops, singing songs, cooking and eating delicious food, and connecting with local agriculture. NO PREVIOUS FARM (OR HARVEST) EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We will be hosting an info session on Tuesday, February 2nd in Bass L01-A at 8pm. Applications are due the following Sunday, February 7th and can be found here.

Questions will be happily received at moobahs@gmail.com

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V. Student Opportunities at the Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program

The directors of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, a summer enrichment program for New Haven middle school students that is run out of Dwight Hall are looking for a team of talented and motivated Yale students to teach at U.S. Grant this summer. Teachers are paid $3,300 for the summer. The summer program runs from June 27th to August 5th.
Applications are due on February 12th, 2016. For more information, visit: http:usgrant.commons.yale.edu or email usgrantdirectors@gmail.com

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VI. Commencement and Reunions Positions 2016

The Residential College Superintendents need student help for Commencement and Reunions 2016. You must be available to work from May 13th through June 5th. Please do not apply if you cannot be available all days during this time frame. The positions you are applying for will cover a wide range of responsibilities assisting the Residential College Facilities Superintendents as we prepare for Commencement & Reunions and will include some weekend and evening hours. Deadline to apply is Wednesday February 17th. Additional Summer Housing Coordinator Positions will be available for the summer May 9-August 26.

If interested, please contact: Ian Hobbs or Michael Roberts (ian.hobbs@yale.edu Office #432-0527) or (michael.roberts@yale.edu office#432-0581)

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VII. Accent Magazine Photo Contest

Accent, the Multilingual Magazine at Yale, is looking for photo or graphic design submissions for its spring issue themed In Transit. This can entail a photograph or design conveying the idea of transitioning, be it geographical, spiritual, or personal. From moments you’ve captured while traveling the world to memories you’ve captured on campus, we’d love to showcase your work! First place will be considered for the cover of Accent Magazine’s spring issue, In Transit, and be guaranteed a place in our printed issue. The first two runners up will be considered for the printed issue and guaranteed a place on our website.

Please email questions, concerns and final entries (with your name, college, and year) to maria.melchor@yale.edu. The deadline is Friday, February 19.

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