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Community Reflection on Empathy and Kindness (Redux) (Open to All)

Based upon the response to the Nov. 18 dialogue, David Voelker will facilitate a repeat session of the community reflection on kindness and empathy. Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of the recent election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable, at this time? This nonpartisan discussion is open to all members of the campus community (students, staff, and faculty) regardless of political orientation. The reflection will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 in Wood Hall 410 (Education Center for First Nations Studies, conference room). Although participants may leave a little early if necessary, it’s important to arrive on time. Please contact Voelker at voelkerd@uwgb.edu with any questions or if you need special accommodations.

Prof. Voelker: ‘The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition’

Prof. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) will speak to the Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Mauthe Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. His talk, “The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition,” will explore the myth of the first Thanksgiving celebration and its relationship to the tradition we now know as the Thanksgiving holiday. The history of this holiday raises significant questions about how we understand our national identity, especially with respect to the role of First Nations. All members of the campus community are welcome to join the service. Contact him with questions voelkerd@uwgb.edu.

David Voelker leads community reflection Friday

Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of last week’s election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable? Please join facilitator David Voelker for a reflective discussion from 11 a.m. to noon, on Friday, Nov. 18 in Wood Hall 410 (Education Center for First Nations Studies, conference room). This nonpartisan discussion is open to all members of the campus community, regardless of political orientation. If you would like to participate, it’s important to arrive on time. Please contact David Voelker at voelkerd@uwgb.edu with any questions or if you need any special accommodations.

Global Studies looks at ‘The Irish Easter Rising 100 Years Later’

The last Global Studies Roundtable Discussion of the fall semester will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. The discussion, “The Irish Easter Rising 100 Years Later,” will go over the Irish rebellion that established the Republic of Ireland in 1916, and what that means now, 100 years later. Led by Prof. Caroline Boswell, UWGB’s resident British historian, the event will take place in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum next week

Two faculty members from Humanistic Studies will be presenting their work from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in Room 103 of the University Union. Prof. Hye-kyung Kim will present, “Neo-Confucian Metaphysics of Gender” and Prof. Vince Lowery will present, “Finding the Crack in the ‘Golden Door': Investigating the Turn-of-the-Century Southern Immigration Movement.” Please join them for great insight and light refreshments.

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