XC #14: Inter-religious dialogue & humorOn Tuesday 28 March, Professor Michael Birkel of Earlham School of Religion will be visiting campus to discuss his book Qur'an in Conversation. Michael is a Quaker scholar who learned Arabic and spoke with Muslim leaders across the U.S. about passages from the Qur'an that are especially meaningful to them, the process of Qur'anic interpretation, and the place of the Qur'an in contemporary North America.Michael will be speaking at an event called "Guest of the Qur'an: An Hour in Conversation" from 7-8 p.m. in Rice Commons (Student Center). The event will include time to talk together at tables about inter-religious engagement.The evening is co-sponsored by the ISC, as ...
Posted Mar 23, 2017, 3:17 AM by Laura Williamson Ambrose
Blog #7: AdichieDUE: thursday, 3/23TOPIC: The first two stories that you have read from Adichie's collection offer different ways of telling a story--narration. Using "The Headstrong Historian", explore how the story is told. Who tells it? How do we know? What difference does that make? You are encouraged to connect the "how" of this story to the "what". In other words, if there is something you found really fascinating, powerful, or even confusing, ask yourself: how does the narration affect this??
Posted Mar 21, 2017, 9:52 AM by Laura Williamson Ambrose
XC #13: Hidden FiguresPlease join us onApril 3rd, 2017, at 7-8:30pm in Rice Commons for "Women, STEM, Hollywood, and the Color Line: A Discussion of the Book and Movie Hidden Figures," sponsored by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) departments and Division for Mission of Saint Mary's College. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided!Participants are asked to read the book prior to attending (multiple copies are available through the Cushwa-Leighton Library and the St. Joseph County Public Library), and are encouraged to attend one of the showings of the movie in Carroll Auditorium on March 21st at 5pm and 7:30pm, sponsored by the Student Government Association.
Posted Mar 9, 2017, 5:36 AM by Laura Williamson Ambrose
XC #12: Truth, Lies, & PoliticsJustice Education, Gender and Women's Studies, and the Cushwa-Leighton Library Present:Truth, Lies, and Politics:Evaluating Information in the Social Media EraA Panel Presentation by Susan Baxter (COMM), Aaron Bremyer (Writing Center), and Ula Gaha (Library). Thursday, March 2 @ 4 p.m.Spes Unica 235
Posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:24 AM by Laura Williamson Ambrose
XC #11: Executive Order on Immigation panelJustice Education & Political Science present: President Trump's Executive Order on ImmigrationAn Informational Open ForumHosted by Professors Pat Pierce and Marc Belanger. Tuesday, Feb. 28 @ 4 p.m.Spes Unica 313
Posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:22 AM by Laura Williamson Ambrose