Black Lives Matter

As you’ve seen over the past few days, the site leadership team of officers and executives has been working to better understand and communicate with the membership of TarValon.Net about what is important to our community and how we develop programs to support these priorities. We have updated our organization and our programs to support those priorities, posted our Vision and Mission Statement, revised our Code of Conduct, and have been working to create more open, candid discussion forums.

Though the Statement of Diversity Support posted last week reflects our advocacy of all of our members it does not speak specifically to our support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The shocking and sickening murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis was one of many similar events in the sad history of racial injustice in the United States. It has led to important demonstrations around the world and has stimulated reflection for individuals, communities, and society. Addressing the deep issues at the heart of this vital movement will take time, and not just thoughts but committed, long-term pushes for social and legal reform. There is information available on the Servant of All forum, sharing how TarValon.Net and our members can support the goals of Black Lives Matter. Our team continues to collect more information and determine how we can combine our resources to make a direct impact. We welcome everyone to contribute their suggestions in the Servant of All forum.

We understand that this will be a long journey and that we still have a lot to learn, but we remain committed to providing resources, educating ourselves and others, and serving those in need.

Serinia Edoras

Amyrlin Seat

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Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship Opens for Applications

 

An undergraduate student studying how “individuals, cities, and industries” can reduce the risks of earthquake hazards. A medical student who wants to ensure that the “physical, mental, emotional and social health needs” of others are taken care of. An education student who wants to inspire.

 

What do all of these individuals have in common? They’re Wheel of Time fans who want to make the world a better place by being Servants of All.

 

They’re also all past winners of the Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship, which has just opened for 2020 applications. For more information, please see below.

 


 

The Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to fans of the Wheel of Time. One undergraduate student, and one graduate student, at an accredited college or university will be chosen each year to receive a scholarship. Previously it was called the Servant of All Scholarship, however, it was renamed in 2007 to memorialize the life of our beloved Robert Jordan. In 2010, the scholarship was opened to all Wheel of Time fans, instead of being restricted to TarValon.Net members.

 

It is with great pleasure that we are now accepting applications for the Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship. Rank in the Tower is not a factor, nor is major, or how far along you are in your studies. Any student who is a current undergraduate or graduate at an accredited college or university, and can craft an essay in the English language fluently, qualifies to apply for this scholarship. Previous recipients may reapply as long as they still meet the criteria.
The amount of each scholarship is $500 per student.

 

Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2020 thru June 5, 2020. Please access the application at the following link:

 

https://forms.gle/zySLjieAU2XW6ma27

 

The scholarships are awarded based on an essay. The topic of the essay shall be chosen by the Officers and Director of Community Outreach. Essays are read blind and voted on by the Hall of the Tower of TarValon.net Inc.

 

If you would like to view previous winning essays please see our library:

 

https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Annual_Robert_Jordan_Memorial_Scholarship

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WoT Memes

The goings-on in Randland provide some great material to feed the meme craze, and with the series coming to Amazon Prime, we’ve definitely seen an uptick in Wheel of Time meme activity. Here are a few to brighten your day!

 

(With thanks to Elia LePhant and Atarah al’Norahn for the memes.)

 

 

 

 

 

What are some of the best Wheel of Time memes you’ve seen out there?

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WoT Wednesday #0.5: A Question for Fans

 

 

This week for a pre-WoT Wednesday, Rafe asked what fans might want to see. We’re not quite sure if this meant what we’d like to see from him about the series, or what we’re most excited to see depicted on screen, but here are some of my favorite responses:

 

 

 

Narg Trolloc made a poll not 20 minutes before Rafe posted this, asking what people want to see.

 

 

 

 

A lot of other people wanted to know about casting and how they could possibly be involved with the show.

 

 

 

 

Several people were wondering what possible cuts there might be in the series.

 

 

 

 
One thing that people really wanted to know about was how channeling was going to be depicted on screen.

 

 

 

 

And some people just wanted to know a few particulars about how the series was going to be adapted.

 

 

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