Miss Representation

For those who may be interested:

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4), there will be a showing of Miss Representation (a documentary about how the media depicts women, especially women in power) in Vander Vennet Theatre in the Student Center.

The following evening (Wednesday, November 5) there will be a followup discussion of the film in the Student Center’s Conference Rooms A, B, and C.

Both events start at 7:00 pm.

Group presentation and related assignments

You’ll find an assignment sheet covering much of the remaining work for the semester here. The sheet covers the following assignments, all of which are linked to one another (it’s helpful to think of them as different pieces of one project):

  • Group presentation
  • Annotated bibiliography
  • Article review
  • Sourced essay

Ebola lecture next week

For those who may be interested, Career Crossings and College Relations are sponsoring the following lecture next week:

Alumna Dr. Mary Anne Luzar (’72), the Chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with the National Institutes of Health, will be presenting next week on the ethical issues related to Ebola. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Career Crossings Office and College Relations.

“Ebola Unmasked: International Efforts to Halt the Current Epidemic and the Bioethical Challenges Facing Each Approach”
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Refreshments Provided

Dr. Luzar’s lecture will focus on the current developments regarding the Ebola Pandemic and its global impact in areas of public health, ethics, and economics. It will trace the history of earlier Ebola outbreaks and discuss the current preparation in the U.S. for what may come in the future. A review of the research to find a treatment will be discussed. Other pandemics have taught us valuable lessons and we will explore how they may inform the current public health decision makers.

The presentation is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the community.

New information

Please note that I’ve added a paragraph about late work to the Grading page. It’s information that should have been there since the beginning of the semester; its absence was an oversight.

Because the information was missing, I’ve not enforced the late work policy to this point.

Church and the City

Each year, the Justice Education program offers a one-credit experiential learning course titled “The Church and the City.” The course provides students with the opportunity to explore the topic of immigration in some depth. Here’s the course description:

Church and the City:   a one-credit, experiential course, now in its 4th year, where students delve into the topic of immigration firsthand.  There is an immersion weekend (October 31-November 2) done in collaboration with LaCasa di Amistad that includes homestays with immigrant families, site visits to local agencies, and interaction with community leaders.  In addition, there are several preparatory and post-immersion sessions that explore immigration policy and the underlying social justice issues related to immigration.

There will be two information sessions next week: one on September 9th, and one on the 10th. The deadline to register for the course is September 19.

Please see the linked flier for additional information.

2014 Church and City Flier.pdf