Author Archives: Gina Phillips

Help Wanted! Apply Within!

Summer Institute is looking for a few good people to provide service and leadership in critical areas for making SI run. If you are interested in putting your skills and passion to work to make the community work, now is the time! In furtherance of our goal of making Summer Institute more accessible to more people, and our operations more transparent, we are opening up some community leadership positions to an application process. If you have done one of these job in the past and […]

Congratulations Rabbi Horowitz

Congratulations to Rabbi David Horowitz, two-time Summer Institute theme speaker,who was honored last month in Akron. He was awarded the Tikkun Olam Award at the Campus Gala of the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. The video made in his honor can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oca_nR7V2EA

New Year (almost), New Camperships

Hello SI’ers! As the weather has made a very sudden turn to winter, let’s all distract ourselves with thoughts of Summer! If you submitted a workshop or seminar proposal, you probably noticed that there were some new names for camperships. This year the Summer Institute Planning Council is trying something new. Instead of the traditional “half camperships” and “full camperships” that are given for work done at SI, we now have four tiers of camperships. First things first, though. What is a campership? A campership […]

A Spooky Reminder

Want to hear something spooky this Halloween season? The morning seminar and afternoon workshop proposal deadline is creeping, creeping, closer… closer… through the darkest night, on bat’s wings and spider’s legs… There have been some issues with the links to proposals, however. I apologize for any confusion. The morning seminar application is here: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/se7o7ay1g17zy5/ And the afternoon workshop application is here: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/s14o1tb10c9dcdw/ The deadline is frighteningly close, so don’t delay (hint: it’s the day before Halloween). Gina Phillips, SIPC Chair

Can You Hear Me?

Do you remember what the pitch man in the Verizon commercials used to say? “Can you hear me?” That’s also what I used to think, before I joined the SIPC. Can they hear me? I would wonder. Are they paying any attention to what I was thinking? Many of you are probably wondering that now. I can tell you, we do listen, we do pay attention, we do hear you. For example, we’ve been looking at the 2016 Summer Institute Survey results. We spent several […]

Relive the Magic

If you have not yet had a chance to fill out the 2016 SI feedback survey, we would greatly appreciate it if you would! Here is the link. The link is not specific to you; more than one person per household can use the same link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/si2016eval Also, if you want to relive the magic, there is more than just the slideshow available. To see all of Brad Bolton’s photos from the week, go here: https://proftalon.smugmug.com/Summer-Institute/SI-2016/ Thank you all for a great week! In Community, […]

Check out

Please turn in your key, preferably in the small manilla envelope it came in, by noon at the latest at CSIC. This is accessed via the middle door in Stevenson. Remember to check lost and found and the quad for your things as well.

Evaluation

The 2016 evaluation is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/si2016eval We read them all and care about your thoughts. Thank you so much!

National Day of Action

​Today is a national day of action to support the movement for Black Lives Matter using the hashtag #FreedomNow. If you would like to gather for a group photo for social media supporting this action, please go to the church parking lot around 7:30, between Peek and vespers. A BLM banner for us to hold is being made right now. Join Ivy in the JFO room at the church to help with the banner. It would be great if we could get a big crowd […]

Water fun

Regretfully, the pool is closed again today. The lifeguard had emergency surgery.  BUT! We have fun water toys that will be out in the quad area this afternoon. Come play and cool off!

Lost meal card

If found please give to a SIPC member.

Registration almost closed

If you are registering today you need to be in the Science Center by 5!

Speaking of Covenant and Community…

Several years ago, I taught a Sunday School class for 10th graders. For a semester, we played a game. First, we pretended we were creating a Unitarian Universalist high school. We asked the youth, “what would this high school be like? How would it be different than – and the same as – your current school? What would the curriculum be? How would the rules be made, and what would happen if they were broken? Would there even be rules?” After that, we pretended to […]

Thank you thank you thank you

I want to say a huge thank you to the people who helped Summer Institute Planning Council members Liz Bright, Dan Flippo, and me staff the Summer Institute booth at General Assembly. These people are Helene Roussi, Nic Gill, Cliff Adams, Rylan Phillips, and Claire Ramsey (who drove TWO HOURS each way to do it). Thank you thank you thank you to you all. Gina Phillips  

Scholarship Applications for 2016

Scholarship Applications 2016 Scholarship applications are now available. Please click here to read instructions and access the forms. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline has changed this year. It is now May 1st, 2016 (in past years it was the end of May). This is the firm deadline for mailing both the application and letter of support. Which, by the way, are two things the scholarship coordinator really, really wants to receive together. Also note that the form is slightly different from past years (we’re hoping it […]