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Calendar of Events

Date
Event
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017,
5 p.m.

Norman Miller Center 
2017 Israel/Palestine Trip Meeting
A meeting for students about the summer 2017 trip to Israel and Palestine.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Book Discussion 1: 12-1:30 p.m.

Book Discussion 2: 5-6:30 p.m.

Presentation Room, Mulva Library

Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty - a book discussion
By Kate Hennessy

As Dorothy Day’s youngest granddaughter, Kate Hennessy has had unusual access and insight into Dorothy Day and presents the first family portrait of the beloved activist now being considered for sainthood. Drawing on her own relationship with Day and previously unpublished and unexamined letters, diaries, and interviews with her mother Tamar (Day’s only daughter), Hennessy peels back the layers of hagiography and scholarship surrounding her grandmother to provide a fresh perspective on her work and inner life as never before.

Register online.

About Kate Hennessy
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren. Her work has appeared in Best American Travel Writing. Kate attended New York University and the School for International Living in Vermont. She has traveled and worked around the world, including as a counselor at an international summer camp in the former USSR, ESL Teacher in Guatemala and to Tibetan refugees in India, and as a curator at a small Vermont museum. She has also walked 750 kilometers on el Camino de Santiago in Spain. Kate divides her time between Ireland and Vermont.

Thursday, March 2, 2017,
7:30 p.m.

Walter Theatre, Pennings Hall of Fine Arts 

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding
“Growing up Palestinian in Israel: One Man's Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation”

By Aziz Abu Sarah, co-founder and co-CEO of MEJDI Tours

Watch the recording.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017,
7-9 p.m.

Presentation Room, Mulva Library
"Seeking Refuge" 
Join us for an open house gallery and interactive discussion about the refugee journey through the eyes of children. We'll be featuring the artwork and stories of refugee children from various conflict zones. Don't miss the unique opportunity to see the powerful drawings that trace their journey from their home country to asylum in Europe!

Our interactive discussion, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will consist of reflections from Dr. Pyne (Norman Miller Center), Dr. Osgood (Education) and Dr. Yesiltas (Political Science), all of whom have experience working with refugees or studying the recent wave of refugees into Europe.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Session 1: 11 a.m.

Session 2:
2 p.m.

Norman Miller Center 

Peace Corps Information Session
By Jason Lemberg, regional recruiter for Peace Corps

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 
7 p.m.

Ft. Howard Theater
What's in your water? Drinking Water Contamination in Wisconsin: A Panel Discussion

Cosponsored with the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Monday, March 27, 2017,
7 p.m.

Birder Hall 
The Mitzvah Project: A One-Person Play and Lecture
By Roger Grunwald

They were called “mischlinge,” a Nazi term meaning “mixed blood” or, more crudely, “half-breed.” It was used to describe Germans descended from one or two Jewish grandparents. By the outbreak of the Second World War, tens of thousands of “mischlinge” were serving in the German armed forces. The Mitzvah (the play), conceived, co-written and performed by actor and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, tells the tragic story of a German half-Jew who became a decorated officer in Hitler’s army. The Mitzvah is co-authored and directed by Broadway veteran, Annie McGreevey. The lecture examines the historical conditions that produced two centuries of German-Jewish striving, intermarriage and conversion, which, in turn, produced over a hundred thousand “mischlinge” soldiers.
 
March 30-31, 2017 Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies Conference

Gender, Peace, and Conflict: Toward a Deeper Understanding
An interdisciplinary conference for students and faculty at Alverno College in Milwaukee.
 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 Better Together Day
Better Together Day celebrates interfaith dialogue and service on campuses around the country. Part of the Interfaith Youth Core, Better Together Day events vary every year and at every campus. Look forward to hearing more about SNC's Better Together Day celebration on April 6

Friday, April 28, 2017
11 a.m.
Arbor Day - Tree Planting Ceremony