EPIC Terms are exciting, pre-semester programs during the month of August. Offerings have traditionally existed only for incoming students. Beginning this summer, EPIC Terms are now available for returning students as well. Programs range in topic and location, ensuring you find a program you will love.
PLACE (Perspectives on Living and Community Engagement) invites students to explore Richmond, Indiana, and the surrounding region to better understand the local community and envision their place within it. Students can select between an Environment-focused or Science-focused experience. Both experiences are led by faculty and student instructors who understand and appreciate the relationship between Earlham College and the local community. These programs carry no academic credit. The program fee is $300. The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2017.
Environment and Community: Learn more about Richmond and the Whitewater Valley through canoeing, biking, hiking, and other excursions, while also getting to know fellow students and considering your “place” in your new space.
The Science of Baking and Brewing: Cultivate laboratory skills while learning to think critically and quantitatively about the scientific process. Experience and critique the products of fermentation through trips to bakeries and shops around Richmond, including the local farmer’s market. This program is appropriate for all science skill levels.
August Wilderness gives students the opportunity to begin their Earlham education with a backcountry wilderness adventure that promotes introspection and personal development during this highly transitional point in their lives. Trips are led by student and faculty instructors who aim to facilitate an experience that encourages growth, self-discovery, and learning. Students can select between a Water or Mountain experience. Participants can earn three academic credits. The course fee is $1,895 (deposit of $250 reserves your place, and financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply by June 1, 2017). The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2017.
Water: This program takes students to Wabakimi Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, and involves lake and river paddling in the largest wilderness canoe reserve in the world. (Note that all participants need a valid passport to participate in this program due to the border crossing with Canada.)
Mountain: This program takes students to the Uinta Mountains in Utah and involves backpacking in elevations ranging from 8,000 - 13,000 feet.
Artistic Pursuit invites students to discover their artistic self and learn how to turn that passion into a career. Students will identify their own artistic motivations through a variety of exercises and class discussions. Presentations, consultations, and hands-on creation are just a few of the features of this EPIC Term. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are welcome to participate. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite art supplies.
This EPIC Term is co-sponsored by the Art Department and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Email Walt Bistline at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Medical Interpreting is partnering with LUNA Language Services for this EPIC Term. This collaborative course was designed specifically for Earlham students who have already achieved bilingualism in their studies and are seeking ways to apply their knowledge. Students also will receive 40 hours of field-based job shadowing, allowing a chance for applied practice of their newfound interpreting skills.
This EPIC Term is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and the Center for Global Education.
Email Mike Deibel at email@example.com
SophoMORE Summit provides currernt and rising sophomores with a variety of personality, leadership, and vocational tools for success. Students will learn how to connect their Earlham education to personalized career aspirations. This program will take place both on Earlham’s campus as well as in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This EPIC Term is sponsored by the Center for Career and Community Engagement.
Email Lea Staedtler at firstname.lastname@example.org.