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| Friday, October 6, 2017 |
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FS&P Meeting

12:15 PM
Faculty Status and Performance Committee (FS&P) Meeting
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Fully-Funded MA Programs in China!

12:30 PM
Miranda Zuo, who graduated in 2011, will be on campus to talk about Yenching Academy, which offers full-funded MA programs for highly qualified students from around the world. She has been working at Yenching Academy since July 2015. She'll do an information session presentation in Weeks from 12:30-1:30 on Friday, October 6. Take advantage of this informational opportunity!
See full information below:
The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a multidisciplinary Master’s program in China Studies within China’s top university, taught primarily in English. It draws students from more than 40 different countries each year, and offers a 12 month full fellowship which may be extended for a second year in Beijing. Scholars complete a highly customizable academic program, and write and defend master’s theses in their areas of interest. Each scholar works closely with a Peking University faculty advisor to complete the thesis. Scholars are actively engaged in Peking University campus life, and encouraged to become involved in the wider community. The Academy supports their efforts to launch new initiatives and develop leadership skills. On October 6, Beloit alumna Miranda Zuo, Senior Manager of Admissions at the Yenching Academy, will introduce the program to prospective applicants. The application deadline for the 2018 Cohort is December 11, 2017.
Please note that this info. session is targeted to International, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan applicants. Mainland Chinese passport holders are admitted through a separate application process, and according to the Chinese Ministry of Education’s regulations, must qualify for exemption from China’s Graduate Entrance Examination based on their universities’ recommendations. Chinese students earning their degrees at Beloit are therefore not eligible to apply, but are welcome to attend this event.
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Yenching Academy - Information Session

12:30 PM
Alumna Miranda Zuo will be on campus to share information about Yenching Academy at Peking University. The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a multidisciplinary Master’s program in China Studies within China’s top university, taught primarily in English. It draws students from more than 40 different countries each year, and offers a 12 month full fellowship which may be extended for a second year in Beijing. Scholars complete a highly customizable academic program, and write and defend master’s theses in their areas of interest. Each scholar works closely with a Peking University faculty advisor to complete the thesis. Scholars are actively engaged in Peking University campus life, and encouraged to become involved in the wider community. The Academy supports their efforts to launch new initiatives and develop leadership skills.
On October 6, 12:30 - 1:30pm, Beloit alumna Miranda Zuo, Senior Manager of Admissions at the Yenching Academy, will introduce the program to prospective applicants. The application deadline for the 2018 Cohort is December 11, 2017.
Please note that this information session is targeted to International, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan applicants. Mainland Chinese passport holders are admitted through a separate application process, and according to the Chinese Ministry of Education’s regulations, must qualify for exemption from China’s Graduate Entrance Examination based on their universities’ recommendations. Chinese students earning their degrees at Beloit are therefore not eligible to apply, but are welcome to attend this event.
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SCIENCE FRIDAY Chemistry of Shapes: Nanoscience by Stephen Rudisill'09

12:30 PM
Chemistry of Shapes: Nanoscience & Additive Manufacturing Fundamentally, chemistry is all about shapes. From electron configurations in organic molecules, to nanoscale particles, all the way up to macroscale objects, the physical and chemical properties of materials are strongly dependent on how their constituent elements are arranged. This presentation will explore chemical techniques for generating nanoscale and microscale objects with complex geometry, as well as methods to uniquely address different areas or locations on those objects. Specific topics/applications discussed include solar thermochemical reactions, biomedical prosthetics, 3D printing, chemical industry, and careers in chemistry.
Stephen Rudisill’09 holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Theater Arts from Beloit College. He then went on to complete an M.S. and Ph.D in Materials Chemistry at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, studying sol-gel chemistry, templated ceramics, and other methods of morphology control in nanoscale solids. After completing his dissertation in 2015, he took a job as a R&D Chemist in HP Inc.’s 3D printing organization, where he develops fluidic agents for the Multi-Jet Fusion technology platform. His family – Rhiannon Rudisill’09 and twins Ethan and Evelyn – live and work in San Diego, CA.
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Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Rural Sustainability in Japan

4:00 PM
Michael Dylan Foster Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures University of California, Davis Abstract: In an increasingly interconnected and mobile world, people in small rural communities throughout Japan are working hard to find ways to promote heritage tourism but still preserve their own traditions. How do people share their local tradition with others without altering the meaning it has for them? Faced with economic challenges, aging populations, and a declining number of children, how do small rural communities negotiate a desire for continuity with a need for change?
This talk will discuss two “visiting-deity rituals” [raihōshiin gyōji], Namahage of Akita Prefecture and Toshidon of Kagoshima Prefecture, and compare the very different ways residents use these traditions to attract tourists while at the same time preserving what they see as the integrity of the rituals themselves.
Bio: Michael Dylan Foster is a Professor in the UC Davis Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, where he teaches classes on Japanese folklore, heritage, tourism, and popular culture. He is the author of The Book of Yōkai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore (UC Press, 2015), Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yōkai (UC Press, 2009), and numerous articles on Japanese folklore, literature, and media. He is also the co-editor of The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World (Utah State University Press, 2016) and UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Indiana University Press, 2015).
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Cross Country At Benedictine University Eagle Invite

4:00 PM
Watch Live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/beloit/
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Sustainability Rummage Sale

5:00 PM
This first weekend of October, Sustainability will be hosting a HUGE rummage sale.
Bring all those sweatshirts that remind you of your ex and make some $$$. Looking for a sweet pair of boots? We got you. Need someone to stitch up the hole in your favorite shirt in exchange for your photography skills? Skill-trade away. Give your things a new life, reduce waste, be kind to each other.
**All unsold items have the option of being donated to Good Will at the end of each day.
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Kids Night Out

6:30 PM
The program gives parents a night off and gives the kids a fun, safe and enjoyable place to participate in a variety of sports activities, including volleyball, basketball, kickball, swimming and much more. Plus there will be games, movies and concessions.
The cost is just $10.00 per child and is open to youth in grades Kindergarten thru Eighth grade. “Kids Night Out” is run at the Beloit College Sports Center from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Event Admission Fee: $10.00
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Volleyball At Grinnell College

7:00 PM
Watch the game live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/beloit/
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The Forgiveness Project

7:30 PM
Developed and presented through a special arrangement with Chicago's Erasing the Distance Theatre Company.
Drawn from interviews on all sides of the Chicago justice system, The Forgiveness Project explores the humanity behind the headlines by wrestling with the role forgiveness plays in our mental health when we're entangled with the justice system. What kind of forgiveness does a perpetrator hope to receive from the judge? How do judges, police officers, or prison guards even contemplate forgiveness? Can a family ravaged by violence absolve someone who murdered their loved one? Join us as we reflect on where Chicago's coming from and imagine the possibilities we can create together.
Show dates: Oct. 5, 6, 8 and Oct. 12, 13, 14, 2017

URL: www.beloit.edu/theatre/tickets
Event Admission Fee: $5, $7, $10
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Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble Concert

7:30 PM
A performance by the professional period instrument and vocal ensemble.
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First Friday Flicks: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

9:00 PM
A free showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone... and costume contest!