Events This Month
Events in September 2019
- - Women Writing Resistance: Jeanine Leane and Belinda Wheeler
Women Writing Resistance: Jeanine Leane and Belinda WheelerSULB 150D2200 169th St, Hammond, IN 46323Hammond, Indiana219-989-2645
The esteemed alumna English professor from South Carolina, Belinda Wheeler, and a scholar from Melbourne, Australia, sponsored by the government of Australia, Jeanine Leane will discuss crosscurrents in scholarship, art, and activism in Australian Aboriginal and U.S. African-American literature.Women Writing Resistance: Jeanine Leane and Belinda Wheeler
Women Writing Resistance: Jeanine Leane and Belinda WheelerWestville LSF 0021401 US-421, Westville, IN 46391Westville, Indiana219-989-2645.
The esteemed alumna English professor from South Carolina, Belinda Wheeler, and a scholar from Melbourne, Australia, sponsored by the government of Australia, Jeanine Leane will discuss crosscurrents in scholarship, art, and activism in Australian Aboriginal and U.S. African-American literature.
- - Fall Sports Festival
Fall Sports FestivalDowling Park, Hammond, INDowling Park, Hammond, INHammond, Indiana219-989-2540
Public Event and Free Admission!
Watch Pride teams in Action! Men’s & Women's Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Tennis. Meet & Greet with the PNW Players and more!
Food, Music, Kid’s Activities & VIP Tent!
- - Constitution Day with Dr. Saul Lerner
Constitution Day with Dr. Saul LernerSULB 150D2200 169th St.Hammond, IN219-989-2347
Professor Saul Lerner will be giving a presentation called “Undermining the US Constitution.” Professor Lerner will describe “ways that deliberate fraud, deceit, and lies are being used by partisans to undermine the United States Constitution, individual rights, and truth for the sake of financial advantage and/or support of ideological views at the expense of good government and the public.” The presentation will be held at 12:30 pm on the Hammond campus, in Room With a View, SULB 150D. Lunch will be served and the League of Women Voters will also be present to register voters from 11 am – 12:30 pm and again from 2 pm – 3 pm.This event is open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome.Constitution Day with Dr. Frank Colucci
Constitution Day with Dr. Frank ColucciWestville/DSAC Great Hall C1401 US-421Westville, IN219-989-2347
Professor Frank Colucci will give a presentation entitled “The Constitution and Political Equality” at 2 pm in DSAC, Great Hall C, on the Westville campus. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The League of Women Voters will also be on hand to help with voter registration as they will have a table outside of LSF 144, from 11 am to 1:30 pm.This event is open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome.
- - From Lore to History
From Lore to HistoryRoom With a View, Hammond Campus, SULB, 150D2200 169th St, Hammond, IN 46323Hammond, IN219-989-2347
On September 18, Dr. Kenneth Kincaid will host author, Janet Edwards Zenke, for a presentation entitled, “From Lore to History: From Diana of the Dunes to Alice Gray and Lessons for Aspiring Historians and Social Studies Teachers.” The event will be held in SULB 150D (Room With a View), and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
- - CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series- Dr. Margarita Saona
CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series- Dr. Margarita Saona
Art and Social Memory in Peru 1980-2000
Dr. Margarita Saona
Head of Hispanic and Italian Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room: SULB 150D
Margarita Saona studied linguistics and literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University in New York. She lives in Chicago, where she is head of the department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois. She is interested in issues of memory, cognition, empathy, and representation in literature and the arts. She has published numerous articles, two books on literary and cultural criticism, Novelas familiares: Figuraciones de la nación en la novela latinoamericana contemporánea (Rosario, 2004) and Memory Matters in Transitional Perú (Londres, 2014), two books of short fiction, Comehoras (Lima, 2008) and Objeto perdido (Lima, 2012), and a book of poems, Corazón de hojalata/Tin Heart (Chicago, 2017).
The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) investigated the human rights abuses that took place in Peru during the war between the Shining Path, other guerrilla movements, and the Peruvian Armed Forces. They concluded that the mass killings were in part the result of the indifference of the elites towards large sectors of the population. The CVR used many of tools to raise consciousness about past atrocities in Peru and the discriminatory practices that allow them. All those things appeal to rational and legal ways of fostering peace. However, the initiatives taken by the CVR also pointed to the need to change the way people felt. Empathy seems to play an important role in incorporating the experiences of others. In her presentation Saona analyzes works of art and other initiatives by activists in Peru who have attempted to foster empathy through their work in an effort to raise collective consciousness about the atrocities of the recent past. Her analysis demonstrates that there are specific mechanisms activated by works of art that trigger “memory like” effects in the viewers, promoting empathy in ways that can set the foundations for a common understanding of the traumatic past.
- - PNW Pedagogy Circle
PNW Pedagogy CircleHammond/CLO/2392200 169th St, Hammond, IN 463232
Dr. Deepa Majumdar will host another Pedagogy Circle event. This will be a Web Ex event over the Hammond and Westville campus. This event is for PNW instructors and is private.PNW Pedagogy Circle
PNW Pedagogy CircleWestville/SWRZ/1421401 US-421, Westville, IN 46391Westville, IN219-989-2347
Dr. Deepa Majumdar will host another Pedagogy Circle event. This will be a Web Ex event over the Hammond and Westville campus. This event is for PNW instructors and is private.
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