Spring Semester is already in full swing (break is only 5 weeks away), so if you have not yet gotten involved with the Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership (RMJIL) in some capacity, what are you waiting for!?!? Check out the website, consider applying to the Leadership Board (applications will be sent out this week), and keep checking Haverticket for the chance to sign up for a spot at the Multicultural Etiquette Dinner we’ll host later this Spring. Last year RMJIL co-sponsored an East Asian (primarily Chinese) Etiquette dinner, with ISA and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. That event provided students with the opportunity to learn to eat with chopsticks and familiarize themselves with a new culture. This time around, the dinner will focus on countries and cultures that eat with their hands!
Hopefully you are preparing to have a restful and restorative Thanksgiving Break, spend a few days catching up on work/sleep/Netflix, and also check in on the “What Now?” tab of this blog, to make sure you’ve kept up with the many other offerings available to you throughout the year! Several wonderful leadership building opportunities within the Haverford Community are coming up pretty soon after you return that you (and/or your friends) might want to start thinking about!
Hello Sophomores! Welcome back!
Hopefully you’ve had some time to unpack and settle into your new rooms! As you readjust to life at Haverford College, this time without the built-in support that the Customs Program provides, perhaps you’re wondering how to branch out, meet more of your peers, or find good advice on navigating sophomore year. There are three things that I suggest you do this month that will ease your transition: Continue reading
Have you been tapped (officially or unofficially) to take over a club, organization, or position of leadership for next year? Perhaps you’re one of the newest members of Students’ Council or Honor Council? Or newly appointed, or elected, member of a committee, team, or student org?
If so – Congratulations!
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Last Friday night, March 21, 2014, Students’ Council Speakers Committee hosted Jose Antonio Vargas for their spring event. During his keynote address and question and answer period, Mr. Vargas repeatedly encouraged those in attendance to pursue difficult questions with complex answers, and to actively seek out opportunities to engage with those who hold viewpoints and life experiences that differ from our own. In essence, Mr. Vargas asked us to become more comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.
Starting Monday March 24, 2014, Haverford College is hosting a (Dis)Ability Awareness Week. Members of the Office of Disabilities Services, OAR, CAPS, CCPA, Dean’s Office, Collection Committee, 8th Dimension, SAO, and Quaker Affairs have all contributed towards the programs offered in some way.
The goal of this week is to “create spaces and begin discussions about disability – physical, invisible, learning, and mental health – and how it is a part of life on our campus. A variety of events are planned to develop awareness, understanding, skills, and actions as we strive to be an inclusive community that values all individuals, differences, and perspectives.”
Hopefully you are enjoying a relaxing Fall Break, catching up on work and also checking in on the “What Now?” tab of this blog, to make sure you’ve kept up with the many other offerings available to you!
The Student Council Co-Vice Presidents just sent out the applications for CP/AMA/PAF/HCO Committee (Co) Head. You may have missed it in the shuffle to pack and catch a flight or bus for Fall Break, so make sure you go back and search your overflowing inbox for it! This is a great opportunity to get involved in the Customs Program, and really help shape the program and experience of an entire new incoming class of fellow Haverfordians!
The responsibilities for Committee Head(s) of one of the components of the Customs Program includes: Continue reading
It’s never too early to get your finances in order (in fact, now is a GREAT time to figure this all out)! If you think you have this stuff figured out already, go to the workshop anyway to see if there are a few extra hints, tricks, and tips that Sam and Cara might offer!
If you have questions about when and how to get a credit card, how to negotiate a rental apartment lease for next summer (and post-graduation), how to tackle your loans, or how to develop an investment strategy for the stock market…this workshop is for you! (In other words, this workshop is for EVERYBODY.)
Financial Literacy 101, Thursday 10/3/2013 from 6:45pm – 8:00pm: www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/249661
We are bringing back two wonderful Bi-Co Alums to lead this workshop:
- Cara Petonic, BMC ’07 & Cornell MBA ’13: Currently working as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture
- Sam Morgan HC’06: Currently working as a Benefits Consultant at the McKeogh Company.
This event is brought to you by the Rufus M Jones Institute for Leadership. If you have any questions, please direct them toward the Rufus M Jones Institute for Leadership Board by e-mailing hc-rufusjones@hc.