1. ESR Baccalaureate 2015

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    Baccalaureate worship of Earlham School of Religion of 2015 held in the Nicarry Chapel of Bethany Theological Seminary.

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    • 2014 Writing Colloquium, "Writing and the Nonviolent Life" with Fr. John Dear

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      What does it mean to live – and write – the nonviolent life? Drawing on his latest book, The Nonviolent Life, Fr. John Dear will reflect on his 35 years of teaching Gospel nonviolence, working for peace, and writing prophetically. With stories of writing in war zones and in jail cells, of blogging and meeting book deadlines, Dear will invite us to use writing as one tool in the Christian life of prophetic ministry and lead us in a short writing exercise to cultivate our vocation as Christian peacemakers. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Fr. Dear has proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus and the way of nonviolence for more that 30 years. He has led peace organizations, worked in homeless shelters, traveled in war zones and been arrested more than 75 times for acts of civil disobedience against war. As a writer, he has published more than 30 books, including Living Peace, Jesus the Rebel, The God of Peace, Peace Behind Bars, The Questions of Jesus, Lazarus Come Forth, A Persistent Peace, and his latest book, The Nonviolent Life.

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      • Panel Discussion #1 - The Spirit of Volunteerism

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        Stan Banker: Stan Banker is a graduate of Taylor University (1973) and Earlham School of Religion (1976). He has served as a Friends minister for 43 years including 21 years at Indianapolis First Friends Meeting. He also served as associate superintendent of Iowa Yearly Meeting and editor of Quaker Life magazine. Following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, Stan helped form Na Rive (www.narive.org) to provide educational opportunities for Haitian children living in the Dominican Republic. He also partnered to create a fair-trade coffee cooperative of 39 farmers in the Dominican Republic. Stan has led fourteen tours to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Kirsten Bunner: Kirsten Bunner, B.A., 2011, M.A.T., 2014, Earlham College, has been a Quaker most of her life. While at Earlham, Kirsten was involved in advocacy against sexual violence and conflict resolution at the Derry Peace and Reconciliation Center in Northern Ireland. Currently, she is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in Indiana; is a volunteer with the Sierra Student Coalition of the Sierra Club; and works extensively with the fossil fuel reinvestment campaign, a coalition of over 300 college universities that call for college endowments to withdraw funds from fossil fuels and reinvest in local communities and renewable energy initiatives. Kirsten spends her spare time supporting initiatives that work towards peace and justice in the world. Peggy Hollingsworth: Peggy Ann Hollingsworth is a lifelong member of Russiaville, Indiana Friends Meeting. She continues to fulfill many roles there and in Western Yearly Meeting. Presently she is a WYM Trustee of Earlham College, as well as a member of the Earlham School of Religion Board of Advisors. She has served over four decades in leadership with the United Society of Friends Women International and the WYM USFW. An Indiana University graduate (BS in Education, MLS), Peggy's career was in school librarianship, including 34 years at Connersville HS. In retirement she continues to participate in several educational and religious organizations in all three of her "chosen" communities. Aaron Nell: Over the last ten years, Aaron Nell has worked as a mediator and youth advocate. Richmond has provided many opportunities for Aaron to employ known gifts and cultivate new ones through volunteering. Some of those roles have included facilitating non-violence workshops in prisons, accompanying adults with learning disabilities to Quaker meeting, serving as a mediator, and for most of the last year, hosting a poetry open mic at Roscoe's Coffee Bar and Taproom. Many of these opportunities took root by following invitations from passionate individuals wanting to expand the circle of service and advocacy they believed in.

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        • Earlham Commencement May 10, 2014

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          John David Dawson, President, presides over the 2014 Earlham Commencement exercises held May 10, 2014 on Chase Stage on the Earlham College campus in Richmond, Indiana. Celebrate the accomplishments of the students from Earlham School of Religion, the Earlham Master of Arts in Teaching program and the graduates of Earlham College.

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          • Earlham College Baccalaureate 2014

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            Earlham College Baccalaureate Service Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30 am Prelude Performed by New Measures Processional “As” by Stevie Wonder Welcome Mallory Beth Reed and Leslie Mariah Sage Prayers Kubra Kasikci, Joseph Townsend Adams, Abraham Emmanuel Shklar, Rachel Anna Winsberg Original Poetry Taylor Kathleen Jeromos and Eunice Ogugua Onyekweli Anthem “How Can I Keep from Singing?” Traditional Quaker hymn arranged by Dan Graves Baccalaureate Choir Conducted by Danielle Steele, Assistant Director of Choral Activities Storytelling Rawan Adel AlOstath, Abigail Emily Beatty, Yazan Mohammad Deek, Marian Grisel Garcia, Anton Guz, Winona Allene Hawker-Boehnke, David Graham Jones, Michael Lawrence Marvin, Yamukumba Frank Mbaya, Nicole Shantelle Nembhard Reading 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Basil AbdulRazeq Farraj Introduction of Speaker Victoria Makuru and Caroline George Yambesi Message “A World Yearning for Your (Sometimes Funky) Love” James Logan, Associate Professor of Religion, Associate Professor and Director of African and African American Studies, Second Year Class Dean Silent Worship Worship from silence reflects the Quaker belief that God is accessible to every person. An appropriate way to respond to this capacity within us to know God directly is to become still and listen. We center ourselves and listen not just as individuals, but as a group. Choral Response “Be Blessed” by Hezekiah Walker, Gospel Revelations Choir Directed by Shenita Piper, Gospel Revelations Performance Director Benediction Linnea Gretchen Burgevin and Mark Anthony Dixon Recessional “Mario (Non Stop)” by Franco & OK Jazz Postlude Performed by Brimleys The Class of 2014 remembers classmate and friend Alec Henriksen.

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            • Earlham College's Center for Integrated Learning copy

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              The Center for Integrated Learning (CIL) provides students with the tools they need to make the most out of their Earlham experience — and plan for the future. The CIL integrates students' intellectual pursuits with opportunities for funded internships, career discernment and purposeful advising to enhance the likelihood for post-graduate success.

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              • Joseph Moore Museum: Gateway to post-graduate success

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                For many Earlham College students, the Joseph Moore Museum is an opportunity to put theory into practice and bring together their academic and professional interests. For senior neuroscience major Kate Roosa, the museum has also prepared her to pursue a career in museum exhibit development or educational programming after graduation.

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                • Earlham 2013 Alumni Awards

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                  Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards presented by the Earlham College Alumni Association, October 19, 2013. This year's honorees include Helen Greenwood Hansma '67, Lew Frederick '73 and Juan Dies '88.

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                  • Fully Present at Earlham College

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                    Fully present means being thoroughly immersed in your learning. It means being intentionally direct in your actions. It means being completely invested in a community of people who listen to each other and learn from new perspectives. It means being comfortable with who you are as you explore your place in the world. And it's about understanding that becoming fully present is the best way to become fully prepared for the future.

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