Liberal Arts Sabbatical Series announces fall schedule
October 4, 2016
The series is free and open to the public. The lectures will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.
Friday, Oct. 7 (CE 309): Michael Snodgrass, international studies, "Back Home in Jalisco: Indiana Steel and Mexico's Emigrant Heartland." One hundred years ago, thousands of labor migrants departed the highlands of Jalisco for hard work in the steel mills of Indiana. Most returned home. Learn how this rarely explored history of return migration forged a migratory culture that persists to this day.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 (CE 309): Kevin Cramer, history, "Collecting and Giving: The Gustav Adolf Association Builds Its Philanthropic Network." With more than 1,000 local branches, the Gustav Adolf Association (1843-1885) served the German diaspora in Europe and the Americas. This Protestant philanthropic network apportioned strategic decisions on collections and aid between a national executive and regional and local leadership.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (CE 405): Peter Thuesen, religious studies, "Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather." Tornadoes, nature's most violent windstorm, strike the United States more than any other nation and pose a perennial challenge for forecasters. Tornadoes also confront Americans with profound religious mysteries. How have religious views of violent weather changed over time?
Wednesday, Nov. 2 (CE 309): Martin Coleman, philosophy, "Experience, Meaning, and the Common Practice of Philosophical Reflection." Philosophy is the activity of reading experience and extracting meanings to enrich experience and live humanely. Why does this matter? How is philosophical reflection continuous with sense-making through storytelling?
Wednesday, Nov. 30 (CE 309): Hannah Haas, English, "Liberal Arts Values and the Internship in English." When interns spend the bulk of their time on the job learning from supervisors, how can an online English internship course curriculum be used to ensure that interns' experiences go beyond professional training and uphold the values of a liberal arts education?
Visitor parking is available for a fee in the Vermont Street Garage.
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