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Sheila’s slides from her 2017 theme talks

Want to review some of the resources Sheila mentioned in her theme talks about Non-Violent Communication and Restorative Justice? Here’s her final slides: PowerPoint Slides PDF Slides

Videos from Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar

If you attended Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar: Once Upon a Time in Judea…. A Story-Focused Intro to the New Testament, or wished you could have, here are the videos that were shown.

Theme Talk Slides

If you would like a copy of the slides that have been shown during morning theme talks, Sheila will be providing us with many of them, which we will then post on our OMDSI website.

Summer Institute Right Relations Policy

We value compassion, so we promise that when any of us are out of covenant we will provide and participate in reconciliation processes so we can make our way back into covenant. SI Covenant, adopted July 19,  2016 Background Summer Institute is an intergenerational community of Unitarian Universalists who gather together one week each summer for fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. Many attendees find that SI is a transformative experience; however, conflicts and breaches of covenant will inevitably arise on occasion. The SI Committee on […]

Summer Institute registration opens at midnight, April 1

No, this isn’t a cruel April fools joke. You really can register for Summer Institute 2017 on April 1st! 2017 Programming Estimate Costs Scholarship Applications Register Here!

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

Seeking 2017 T-Shirt Designs!

It’s that time of the year! No, not that thing with the carols… it’s time for us to ask our wonderful, talented community for designs for the Summer Institute 2017 t-shirt! As a reminder, the SI 2017 theme is “Beyond Lip Service: The Courage to Communicate UU Values.” What do you get for designing the t-shirt? This year, you will receive TWO free t-shirts. You could get one t-shirt for you and one for a friend, or two for you – one colored, and one […]

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 […]

Summer Institute 2017 Proposals

Do you have an idea for a morning or afternoon workshop? Feel something was missing? Have a skill or interest to share? The deadline for proposals is October 30th. Please read the paragraphs at the top of the forms that describe campership levels. Morning Proposals: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/se7o7ay1g17zy5/ Afternoon Proposals: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/s14o1tb10c9dcdw/

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, […]

A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s clap when I forgot, pieing me in the face for a cause, happy hour, ice cream twice a day, silly games, and smiling children with painted faces. Yours, with Love, […]