Today’s TED is brought to us by Emilia McManus, an Idea Fund worker focusing on DiscoverDickinson, Jam Space, and some other Project Consulting and Idea Fund business. In this TED Talk by Derek Silvers, he explains the secrets behind actually starting a MOVEMENT (which is, coincidentally, kinda like what we’re trying to do here).
Couldn’t wait for this week’s TED Talk? Today’s is one of Justin McCarty’s favorites. Justin is a joint SHOP-CSE intern this summer, working on the Biodiesel plant with CSE and with Facilities for SHOP. This fascinating TED Talk by Majora Carter documents her efforts to attain environmental justice in the South Bronx, while also illustrating the effects of poor urban policy.
Today’s TED is one of Rebecca Shenton’s favorites. One of the Idea Fund Coordinators this summer, Rebecca loves this TED Talk by Amanda Palmer, because according to Rebecca, it “shows the power of crowd-sourcing, both as a means to raise money and also as a way to create unity and community.” As Rebecca so aptly put it, we’re all about community, choices, creativity, and people.
We’ve been on a bit of a delay with TuesdayTEDs, but not to worry, we’re back! And we’ve got a new feature this summer…..the TED Talks we’ll be posting are our summer interns’ favorites!
Getting us off to a great start is today’s: Rita Pierson’s Every Kid Needs a Champion. This inspiring video, calling on teachers to really believe and invest in their students, on a “real, human, personal level,” is the favorite of none other than Nick Bailey — coffee-lover, Peddler Manager, and an Idea Fund Fellow.
We know you were worried about not getting enough Idea Fund in your life this summer, being away from campus and all, and so we decided to bring Idea Fund to you! We’ve launched quite a few new social media accounts — for Idea Fund, SHOP, and the Peddler — so you can follow all the action….believe it or not, Carlisle is pretty crazy in the summer and we’re so glad to be here and be a part of it!
Want to see some incredibly artsy and beautiful photos of our handiwork?
SHOP’s Instagram is the place for you.
Interested in mug shots or just can’t get enough of coffee or the Peddler? The Peddler’s Instagram is where you want to be!
Checking up on the work IF interns are doing?
Check out the official IF Instagram!
Interested in videos?
SHOP’s Vine (find it on your phone “DsonSHOP”) is full of 6-second gems.
Looking for an interesting Twitter account?
Help us welcome the latest IF tweeters, SHOP!
(And also check out IF and Peddler’s,
in case you’re not already following us)
Want to learn new skills? Be part of an awesome team?
We’re recruiting new people for different Board and Team Leader positions for both the summer and fall 2013.
For the Summer internship opportunities, click HERE to get the application
(which is due tomorrow to email@example.com)
For the Fall, positions include roles on the Finance Team (like numbers?), Community Outreach (like people?), PR and Marketing (like social media and youtube?),
and Project Consulting (like business or projects?).
click HERE for more information and for the application (due 4/8 to firstname.lastname@example.org).
So sorry everyone — over here in PR/Marketing it’s gotten pretty crazy
(we’re trying all sorts of new things, like a youtube channel!!)
and unfortunately, somehow it’s completely slipped our minds to blog the minutes!
so here they come and we promise to do better in the future…forgive us?
In this week’s TuesdayTED, we’re featuring a Kid President who shares some inspirational words in his pep talk to humanity. According to him, “everybody’s good could give the world a reason to dance, so get to it!”
Did you hear about the local foods at the Thanksgiving Dinner at Dickinson last week? We sure hope so! The signage for it was beautiful! The following article in the Dickinsonian states that “Dining Service Sustainability Intern Lauren Bruns ’13 worked with Dining Services to bring local and sustainable ingredients at Dickinson’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 14.”
Read the article for more information about all the work that went in to bringing you the delicious meal you enjoyed last week!
Tonight was a great meeting. We’ve got a new project (Sustainable Soda — talk to Isaiah Muhammed and Peter Soeller to get involved. See the meeting minutes here for more information.
We’re also looking for some cool people interested in Leadership and Board roles in the Idea Fund! apps due Tuesday 11/26. Check out the link here.
And tomorrow from 6-10pm (and on Friday from 1-5pm) come hang out, talk to Board members, meet new people and get your questions answered at the Office! 169 West High Street. But also, if you ever walk past and the blinds are open, come on in!