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Welcome to the first issue of Inside Eckerd brought to you by the Office of Marketing and Communications! This newsletter will provide you with news and information about what's happening at Eckerd College - our people, places, programs and public events. We invite you to learn more about your campus community and welcome your feedback anytime. Help us build our network by sharing this email with your friends and family 'outside Eckerd'. Enjoy!

Staff News


Join us for the first Staff Breakfast of the fall semester on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 am in Fox Hall. President Donald Eastman and Staff Council wish to say 'thank you' to staff for their participation in the successful "Many Experiences, One Spirit" campaign, which raised $82.7 million.

Last month, Eckerd College was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2011 Great Colleges to Work For program. Eckerd employees rated the College highly enough to be recognized in the 'Compensation and Benefits' category.


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Faculty Additions and Awards


At the College's annual Convocation ceremony, Dean of Faculty Betty Stewart introduced 10 new faculty members to the Eckerd community and announced the recipients of the John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and the Lloyd W. Chapin Award Excellence in Scholarship and the Arts.


Campus News
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Eckerd Alumnus Andrew Black '02 Named New Director of Constitutional Services for the Office of the General Assembly PC (U.S.A.) 


Eckerd's 2011-2012 Presidential Events Series Highlights College's Commitment to the Environment


2010-11 Service-Learning Report: Eckerd College Students Volunteered 72,500 Hours 


EC-SAR Team Responds to Record-Breaking Number of Maritime Assistance Calls in July  


Forbes Names Eckerd to "Top Colleges" List Four Years in a Row 


Fiske Guide 2012 Recognizes Eckerd for Strength in Business, Environmental Studies and International Studies  


Eckerd Students Cycle Across New England for a Fossil Fuel Free Future 


Eckerd College Featured in 2012 Edition of The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges 


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Eckerd in the News
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Review: Battles on football field and in small town in Sterling Watson's 'Fighting in the Shade' 

St. Petersburg Times

A book review of Professor Sterling Watson's latest work


Why Should I Go Here? The Importance of Choosing the Right College
Stoughton Patch
Bryan Arnott '15 shares why he chose Eckerd 


The limits of online learning
St. Petersburg Times
President Eastman's most recent op-ed 


New York, USA; Post-9/11 decline and rebirth 

Associated Press
Professor Anthony Brunello comments on September 11, 2001 


A Simple Theatre launches edgy agenda with 'Death and the Maiden'
St. Petersburg Times
A review of Professor Gavin Hawk's latest theater project  


The Most Pet-Friendly Colleges
Huffington Post
Eckerd is number one (again)! 


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Art: "Hodgell: Mostly Figures"

Through Oct. 7, Cobb Gallery


Art: "Monotype/Monoprint Invitational Exhibition"
Through Oct. 14, Elliott Gallery 


CPS: Jeff Klinkenberg, "Heaven is Under Our Feet: Adventures of a Florida Writer"
Thur., Sept. 22, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall


Film: "Certified Copy"
Fri., Sept. 23, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium


CPS, Music: Duo-Organists Renea Waligora and Robin Dinda
Sun., Sept. 25, 3 pm, Wireman Chapel


CPS, Film: "Lemon Tree"

Mon., Sept. 26, 6 pm, Miller Auditorium 

CPS: John Ferguson, "Some Things About the Gulf Stream and Sargasso Sea"

Tue., Sept. 27, 6:30 pm, Galbraith Auditorium


ASPEC: Jeff Klinkenberg, "Aspects of Florida's Culture"
Wed., Sept. 28, 4 pm, Lewis House 


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Only at Eckerd

Office of Sustainability 

Eckerd's new Sustainability Fellow Evan Bollier '11 is focused on the Presidents' Climate Commitment, low-flow shower heads, electronics recycling and the carbon offset fund.


Center for Molecular and Life Sciences
Currently under construction, this $25 million, 55,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will house Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry programs, as well as new academic initiatives that explore developments at the Chemistry-Biology Interface.

PEL's New Sarasota-Manatee Location
PEL has moved its Sarasota Center facility into the newly-constructed Cooper Creek Office, conveniently located right off I-75.

The Current: Student Newspaper
Named Florida's 'Best College Newspaper' by the Florida College Press Association

Who is Eckerd?

Andrea Willingham '12 of Odessa, FL
Taylor Leisher '14 of Wilmette, IL
Tiffany Pasco '04, IFM-GEOMAR Intern
Morris Shapero, Assistant Professor of International Business
Parking Matters

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