Baird Sustainability Fellows Program
To Honor Excellence in Advancing Sustainability through Academics and Service
APPLICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 4, 2013
Seniors from all majors and all academic divisions are invited to apply for candidacy as Baird Sustainability Fellows, a college-wide honors program. The Baird Sustainability Fellows program recognizes graduating seniors who have advanced sustainability goals on or beyond the Dickinson campus through excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. This college-wide honor, named for Spencer Fullerton Baird, a prominent naturalist of the 19th century and Dickinson alumnus and professor, is open to seniors from all majors and academic divisions.
Earning recognition as a Baird Sustainability Fellow is a highly selective process. Seniors apply by October 4, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the Baird Honors Committee. Those meeting the rigorous standards of the honor will be invited to participate in the program, which includes the half-credit interdisciplinary Baird Honors Colloquium in spring 2014 and serving as a spokesperson and leader for sustainability at Dickinson College. Upon completion of the Colloquium and service requirements, program participants will have earned recognition as Baird Sustainability Fellows.
Selection of candidates, and award of the Baird Sustainability Fellow honor, will be decided on the following criteria:
• Attainment of advanced level sustainability competencies and dispositions through academic work, practice and service.
• Evidence of a substantial scholarly or service project of exceptional quality, significance and impact that is related to sustainability.
• Demonstrated leadership in advancing sustainability goals of a campus or community group.
• High scholastic achievement, as evidenced by a 3.4 or higher GPA.
• Character and behavior that exemplify the values of civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, social justice and global perspective.
APPLY NOW to be honored as a 2014 Baird Sustainability Fellow. This opportunity is open to poets and physicists, artists and anthropologists, philosophers and psychologists, historians and humanists, economists and environmental scientists – anyone who has engaged deeply in scholarship and action aimed at helping to create a sustainable world.
BAIRD SUSTAINABILITY FELLOW INFO SESSIONS WILL BE HOSTED ON:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Noon, Kaufman 178
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:30 pm, Kaufman 178
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Noon Kaufman 178
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Noon, Kaufman 178
For questions about the program and application process for this award, please contact:
The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), Kaufman 190
Neil Leary, Director, email@example.com, 717.245.1954
Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.245.1117
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