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EPIC Terms

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.

Incoming Student Programs

Returning Student Programs

PLACE (August 13-18, 2017)

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 (July 27 - August 17, 2017)

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 (August 13-18, 2017)

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.

Artistic Pursuit ...

  • is a five-day workshop for students who will start their sophomore, junior, or senior year at Earlham in the Fall semester.
  • is for students who are invested in making art their career.
  • provides students with the ability to understand their artistic motivations.
  • teaches students how to have confidence in their work.
  • mentors students to design the most appropriate career path.
  • prepares students to understand how to make a living as an artist.

Artistic Pursuit ...

  • is a non-credit bearing five-day experience, running from Sunday, August 13, through Friday, August 18, prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. It is led by faculty of Earlham’s Art Department, Earlham's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Rachel Meginnes of Plainweave Studios.
  • In-depth group discussions
  • Artist Research Project
  • 2D Art project
  • Student Presentations
  • Short and Long-term Goals Generation
  • Financial Assessment and Projections
  • Day trip to Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

Faculty Coordinators:

Cost:

  • Program fee of $225
  • Includes all expenses during the program - accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation

Questions? Looking for more information?

Email Walt Bistline at bistlwa@earlham.edu

Introduction to Medical Interpreting (August 6-18, 2017)

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.

Introduction to Medical Interpreting ...

  • is a twelve-day immersive experience for students who will start their sophomore, junior or senior year at Earlham in the Fall semester.
  • is for students who have a proficiency in English and another language.
  • teaches students the basics of interpretation, particularly in a healthcare setting.
  • provides students with skills to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • prepares students for potential careers in healthcare and in interpreting.

Introduction to Medical Interpreting ...

  • is a non-credit bearing ten-day experience, running from Sunday, August 6, though Friday, August 18, prior to the beginning of the Fall semseter. It is led by faculty of Earlham's Center for Global Health, Earlham's Center for Global Education, and LUNA Language Services.
  • Learn basic interpreter and health care information skills, including HIPAA and confidentiality
  • Cultivate advocacy and culturally appropriate communication skills.
  • Become immersed in professional development and technical practice
  • Job shadowing of Medical Interpreters in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mentoring of individuals and groups at Earlham College and in Indianapolis, Indiana

Faculty Coordinators:

  • Mike Deibel, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry; Director of the Integrated Program in Health Sciences; Co-Director of the Center for Global Health
  • Patty Lamson, Ph.D., Director of International Programs

Cost:

  • Program fee of $450
  • Includes all expenses during the program - accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation

Questions? Looking for more information?

Email Mike Deibel at deibemi@earlham.edu

SophoMORE Summit (August 13-18, 2017)

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.

SophoMORE Summit …

  • is a five-day leadership experience for students who will start their sophomore or junior year at Earlham in the Fall semester.
  • is a highly interactive course where students will explore their personal strengths.
  • will provide students with skills to become leaders on and off-campus.
  • teaches students how to make decisions that support their personal goals, values, and interests.
  • prepares students for potential vocational and career exploration.

SophoMORE Summit ...

  • is a non-credit bearing five-day experience, running from Sunday, August 13, through Friday, August 18, prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. It is led by faculty of Earlham’s Center for Career and Community Engagement.
  • Leadership and team building activities
  • Strengths and skills assessment
  • Exploration of majors and career choices
  • Day trip to Indianapolis, Indiana to discover different careers based on students' interests
  • Alumni networking
  • Community service project in Richmond, Indiana

Faculty Coordinators:

Cost:

  • Program fee of $225
  • Includes all expenses during the program - accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation.

Questions? Looking for more information?

Email Lea Staedtler at staedle@earlham.edu.