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September 7 (Part 2 of 2)


On Eckerd's campus, Labor Day = The Beginning of Fall Term. Two annual events have already kicked off the first week of school: the Service and Internship Fair, which was attended by 50 employers/organizations and roughly 400 students; and Convocation, the official start to the academic year. College Program Series (CPS ) events switch into high gear next week. Scroll down to the Events@Eckerd column and peruse the section for something that interests you.  


As promised, here is Part 2 of 2 of the last 'summer' issue. Missed one? Visit the Inside Eckerd archives page to read past issues or invite a friend to join the mailing list. Help us build our Inside Eckerd network by sharing this email with your friends and family 'outside Eckerd'. Enjoy!        

Ceremony of Lights Recap. For real.


In our last issue, when you clicked on anything that looked and smelled like a Ceremony of Lights, you were directed to last May's Commencement ceremony. Our apologies! Click on this link or the photo below for a Ceremony of Lights recap.    


Eckerd College Ceremony of Lights 2012 
Ceremony of Lights 2012



Emergency Notification Siren Test:

Monday, September 10


Eckerd College puts the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff among its highest priorities. With a recent grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the College installed an emergency siren.


On Monday, September 10, the siren will be tested midday. It will sound like a standard fire siren lasting 30-60 seconds. You will also receive a text message and an email that will clarify that the alert is only a test.


Please save 89361 as "Eckerd Alert" in your cell phone. If you do not receive the emergency text message, please check to make sure your cell phone number is correct in ECWeb. Sign in with your email username and password, click on 'Personal Information', then update your cell phone number.  


In a real emergency, this siren will be sounded to alert individuals who are outdoors to seek shelter from imminent danger such as a tornado or person-at-large with a weapon. The siren will be accompanied by a text message and an email with more details.     


Faculty Focus: Alison Ormsby
Women of the Bundo secret society in Sierra Leone

This summer, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Alison Ormsby and her Ford Apprentice Scholar Sierra Voss '13 traveled to Sierra Leone to conduct research on sacred groves. "Sacred groves are small forested areas that have cultural or spiritual significance to local communities," said Professor Ormsby, the recipient of the 2008 Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award. "In Sierra Leone, sacred groves are associated with secret societies and are often where key cultural events occur, including initiation into the secret societies." 


Their research has resulted in a photography show, "Sacred Groves of Sierra Leone and India: Protecting the Environment through Cultural Traditions," that will be on display in Cobb Gallery from October 12 to 24. A College Program Series gallery talk has been scheduled for October 15 at 7:30 p.m.



Eckerd in the News
(click on a link to be redirected to the article) 

ABC Action News
September 7, 2012
- Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR) assists with sinking boat rescue

Bay News 9
September 6, 2012

- Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR) assists with sinking boat rescue


Tampa Bay Times
September 5, 2012 

- Guest column by Bill Felice, Professor of Political Science, comments by Chelsea Bliss '14, Chad Foreman '13, Lee Staley '14, Kaitlyn Lantz '14, Alex Simpson '12, Danielle Grant '12, Colton Thomas '14 and Tony Leyh '13


Fox 13 Tampa Bay
September 3, 2012  

- Comments by Andy Garrett '99 


Pittsburgh Tribune Review
September 2, 2012 

- Comments by Tony Brunello, Professor of Political Science

Winston-Salem Journal

August 30, 2012 

- Comments by Tony Brunello, Professor of Political Science

Huffington Post
August 30, 2012
- Comments by Jamey Handorf, assistant director of residence life

Winston-Salem Journal
August 29, 2012

- Comments by Tony Brunello, Professor of Political Science


Stateline: Pew Center on the States

August 27, 2012

- Comments by Tony Brunello, Professor of Political Science


People Magazine
August 28, 2012

- Feature story with Nick Springer '10 


Publishers Weekly
August 27, 2012

- Feature story with Dennis Lehane '88, co-founder/co-director of the Eckerd College Writers' Conference  


Phi Delta Theta (blog)

August 22, 2012

- Remarks by Eckerd President Donald R. Eastman III 


Santa Barbara Independent

August 17, 2012 

Tampa Bay Times
August 17, 2012
- Feature story with Logan Owens '08

Tampa Bay Times

August 16, 2012


Tampa Bay Business Journal

August 16, 2012



August 16, 2012 

- A Simple Theatre premieres first play by Lee Irby, Continuing Part-Time Assistant Professor of History 


Tampa Bay Times

August 16, 2012

- A Simple Theatre premieres first play by Lee Irby, Continuing Part-Time Assistant Professor of History  


Inside Higher Ed

August 15, 2012

- Audio commentary by Peter Meylan, The Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences 


The Royal Gazette

August 15, 2012  

- Comments by Peter Meylan, The Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences 


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Only at Eckerd

Tracy Kidder
, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains, will be a visiting scholar-in-residence at Eckerd from September 17-21. Tampa Bay Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft will moderate "A Conversation with Tracy Kidder," on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Hall.
Eckerd's popular Friday night film series returns to Miller Auditorium on September 14 with the Korean flick The Day He Arrives. All films begin at 7 pm. Admission is free.

The Health and Wellness Committee, administered by the Human Resources office and comprised of various EC staff members, is pleased to bring the Am I Hungry? workshop back to campus.


Am I Hungry? is a unique and extremely valuable approach to intuitive eating. The main focus of this 8-week program (Sept. 25 - Nov. 13) is mindful eating habits, rather than weekly weigh-ins and counting calories. This "all foods fit" approach to eating is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to eat healthier. Please join us for an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Triton Room.




Through October 5, Cobb Art Gallery, Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm  


7 pm, Sept. 12, Fox Hall September 12, 2012


7 pm, Sept. 14, Miller Auditorium  


7:30pm, Sept. 19, Fox Hall


7 pm, Sept. 21, Miller Auditorium 


7 pm, Sept. 24, President's Dining Room

4 pm, Sept. 26, Lewis House 


CPS: Sexual Health Forum

12-4 pm, Sept. 28, Hough Quad

CPS: International Cinema Series, "Film Socialisme"

7 pm, Sept. 28, Miller Auditorium 


Go Tritons!

Calling all fans, come cheer on your Tritons for the first home games and matches of the season! (And, check out the revamped Athletics website that was overhauled during the summer.)

Friday, Sept. 7

Volleyball vs Newberry (S.C.) College, 7:30 pm


Saturday, Sept. 8

Volleyball vs Northwood (Mich.) U., 5 pm

Men's Soccer vs North Georgia College & State U., 5 pm

Women's Soccer vs Johnson & Wales U., 6 pm


Friday, Sept. 14

Volleyball vs U. of Puerto Rico, 7 pm


Saturday, Sept. 15

Volleyball vs Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) U., 11 am

Volleyball vs Flagler College, 2 pm


Tuesday, Sept. 18

Women's Soccer vs Florida Tech, 7 pm


Wednesday, Sept. 19

Men's Soccer vs Florida Tech, 7:30 pm


Friday, Sept. 21
Volleyball vs Florida Tech, 7 pm


Saturday, Sept. 22

Women's Soccer vs Nova Southeastern U., 5 pm
Men's Soccer vs Nova Southeastern U., 7:30 pm


Friday, Sept. 28

Volleyball vs Saint Leo U., 7 pm


Saturday, Sept. 29

Men's Soccer vs Barry U., 5 pm 

Women's Soccer vs Barry U., 7:30 pm  

Where Are They Now?

Florida Poets Project - Peter Meinke
Poet Peter Meinke Reads for the Florida Poets Project
Professor Emeritus of Literature Peter Meinke

A familiar name and face on campus and in the local community, Professor Emeritus of Literature Peter Meinke taught at Eckerd for 27 years and was named the first Poet Laureate for the City of St. Petersburg in 2009. Here, he reads some of his work as part of the Florida Poets Project while sitting in a chair bearing a vintage Eckerd emblem.  

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