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Calendar of Events

Nov. 23

7-8 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Conversations at Home" 

Returning home after a semester at college can be stressful — even more so after months of political controversy and a pandemic. As you anticipate potentially difficult conversations back home, this virtual panel discussion will offer suggestions for a peaceful and productive transition. Please join the conversation with Dr. Jennifer Hockenbery (Dean of Humanities), Dr. Bruce Robertson (Director of Counseling and Career Development), Tanner Anderson (Area Coordinator and LGBTQ+ Support Services Coordinator), Derek Elkins (Interim Co-Director of the Emmaus Center), Dr. Robert Pyne (Director of the Norman Miller Center), and Bethany Kreklow (Student Community Organizer, Norman Miller Center).
 
To register, please use this link.

Nov. 29

6-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Celebrate the Living Legacy of Dorothy Day: a Hunger for God,  a Striving for Goodness, a Passion for Justice

Join David Brooks, Anne Snyder and Paul Elie for a conversation about Dorothy Day. Together they will reflect on how, in a time of pandemic and strife, 40 years after her death, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker inspire holiness and community.

This event is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Guild.

Follow this link to register.

March 23

7:00 p.m.

Birder Hall

"Etty"

Etty is a one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, adapted and performed by Susan Stein. Directed by Austin Pendleton.

Using only Etty Hillesum's words, Susan Stein's adaptation brings us to 1941 when Esther "Etty" Hillesum, a young Dutch Jewish woman, is living in Amsterdam. Upon the recommendation of her therapist, Julius Spier, she began a diary on 8 March 1941 to help her with her depression. Hoping to become a writer, the diaries take on their own literary life, presenting both Etty's growth as a writer and spiritual transformation. As deportations begin, she prepares for the three day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness, believing that humanity is the best and only solution for survival. Etty's words, insights and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances. In her gentle yet forthright way, Etty asks us not to leave her at Auschwitz but to let her have a bit of a say in what she hopes will be a new world.

April 8

5:15 p.m.
Reception

7:00 p.m..
Lecture

Walter Theatre

Spring Miller Lecture "Norbert of Xanten: The Enduring Relevance of a 900 year old Peacemaker" with Thomas Kunkel, president emeritus of St. Norbert College

Norbert, similar to the Miller Lecture Series, promoted unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, ethnicities and traditions. Join Tom Kunkel as he examines what Norbert was doing in his time and how these kinds of outreach and peacemaking are needed more than ever today.

Invite Only Reception
Michels Commons Ballroom

Lecture
Walter Theatre

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