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November 14, 2008

11/19/2008 Colloquium: life-changing experiences

Libby Plowman, Ph.D. student in Family Social Science will share her life-changing experiences “down-under? which included internships at Big Brothers Big Sisters and Prison Outreach programs at JewishCare. Join us on Wednesday November 19 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.

October 30, 2008

11/12/08 Colloquium: I will not ever forget this summer – it changed my life

Janet Yeats, Ph.D. student in the MFT program will share her experiences leading trauma, grief and loss seminars throughout Kenya and teaching a Pre-Marital Counseling course at the International Christian Ministries School in Kenya.

October 20, 2008

10/29 Colloquium: Activate Your Lecture: Increase Students’ attention, interest, and retention

Join us on Wednesday October 29 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm for Activate Your Lecture: Increase Students’ attention, interest, and retention.

Amelia Blackerby, FSoS IT fellow will present a new teaching technology-student response systems “clickers.? She’ll share the pros and cons, testimonials from teachers and students, a few "behind the scenes" tips, and how to utilize the technology in your classroom.

October 15, 2008

10/22 Colloquium: Below the Line of Poverty - Teaching Experiences in Mozambique

Join us on Wednesday October 22 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm for:
Below the Line of Poverty
Teaching Experiences in Mozambique presented by Jill Trites

Jill Trites, a Senior Teaching Specialist in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, will share her recent volunteering experience in the Beira, Mozambique area teaching English courses to primary school students, youth, and adults and provided teacher training for the schoolteachers. She regards her teaching experiences as a significant opportunity to learn more about the culture and people of Mozambique, which is considered to be one of the poorest countries in the world with seventy percent of the population living below the poverty line.

October 8, 2008

10/15 Colloquium: “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

2008-2009 Family Social Science Colloquium. Wednesday October 15 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Mary Marczak, Evaluation Specialist for Family Development in Extension and graduate students Ali Hurtado, Alisha Hardman, Arthur Brown, KyuJin Yon, , and Omar Daar will discuss “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

September 25, 2008

10/08/08 Colloquium: Beyond Just Whiteness: Cultural Identity and European Americans

Janice Barbee, Director of European American Studies and Knowledge Production, Cultural Wellness Center
Sara Axtell, Community-Campus Health Liaison, University of Minnesota

Community organizers and scholars are recognizing that, while an analysis of whiteness is vital to racial justice work, it lacks the depth needed to sustain healthy cultural identity. This session will present a multi-layered model of European American cultural identity, and discuss the implications for health and justice work.

Join us on Wednesday October 8th, noon - 1pm at 278 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus

September 24, 2008

10/01/08 Colloquium: Patricia Schaber, Understanding Family Interaction Patterns with Alzheimer's disease

Join us on Wednesday October 1 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 PM
Patricia Schaber, Ph.D., Licensed Occupational Therapist, Assistant Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy, and ‘04 FSoS Graduate discuss Understanding Family Interaction Patterns with Alzheimer's disease: A Modified Analytic Induction Study.

September 18, 2008

9/24/08 Colloquium: Sami Rasouli, Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project

Join us on Wednesday September 24 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Sami Rasouli is the Iraqi-American founder and member of Muslim Peacemaker Teams, started in 2005 as a nonviolent response to the conflict and violence in Iraq. He will speak about the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project which seeks to raise consciousness in the American public about the well-being of Iraqis, their daily lives and their culture in order to build bridges between the people in both countries.

September 11, 2008

9/17/08 Colloquium: Marlina Gonzalez, Intermedia Arts

Join us on Wednesday September 17 in 278 McNeal from noon to 1 pm. Marlina Gonzales, programs manager at Intermedia Arts, artist and curator of Moving Perspectives: Art and the Immigrant Experience will discuss the diverse creative styles of immigrant artists who have come to live in Minnesota- living between two worlds- discovering new ways of life while keeping their cultures. Through photography, drawing and painting, folk art, sculpture and new media, they share their eclectic perspectives about their moving immigrant stories.

September 9, 2008

9/10/08 FSoS Colloquium

Join us on Wednesday September 10 in 278 McNeal from noon to 1 p.m. We will watch a short video from an Internet-based resource, TED, which brings together thought leaders and doers "who are challenged to give the talk of their lives." We will hear Tony Robbins discuss "Why we do what we do and how we can do it better." Then we will break into small groups to collectively reflect on the ideas he presented - the invisible forces that motivate our actions - and how they relate to our roles as people, students, faculty, staff, citizens, family members, etc.
Dessert provided!