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Workshops

Research & Scholarship Planning Workshop
Thursday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., CFAC 115 (lunch provided)

Faculty who are launching a new project, hoping to write a CRF or sabbatical proposal, seeking outside funding, preparing reappointment dossiers, or just thinking about how to link research to teaching, may wish to participate in this 3-hour workshop. During the first half of the workshop, a panel of experienced faculty, grant-writers, proposal reviewers, and deans will share their thoughts on what is most important in preparing and executing a research plan. During the second half, they will work with faculty participants to address questions and help individuals formulate specific plans. Lunch will be provided during the working time. (Sponsored by the Office for Research and Scholarship.)

To participate, please RSVP by May 13, 2013.

2013 Calvin Sustainability Summit
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Chapel Undercroft and DeVos Communications Building Atrium

The day will kick off with a presentation on the State of Sustainability at Calvin Report. The morning will focus on experiential learning via field trips on campus and two other Grand Rapids locations in order to highlight sustainability activities in "place." Following lunch, small groups will break out to look at sustainability questions going forward. Some of the break-out groups will examine the tremendous portfolio of action plans from previous summits to identify "low-hanging fruit," that is, sustainability steps that can not only save the planet but also save money for Calvin College. Other small groups will think about how to make a way for the sustainability efforts to continue as part of the daily work that is done on campus.

All Calvin faculty and staff are invited to attend. Past Sustainability Summits at Calvin have been highly attended and productive events. The summit is free, but registration is needed to obtain an accurate count for field trips and lunch (provided). (Sponsored by the Office of the Provost.)

To participate, please RSVP by May 31, 2013.

Intercultural Workshop: Facing Racism
June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., SC322 (lunch provided)

A half-day anti-racism workshop based on "Facing Racism: A Biblical Approach to Being an Inclusive Community of God" developed by the CRCNA Office of Race Relations. The interactive session will draw attention to the damaging, systemic effects of racism and provide a path toward reconciliation and healing. (Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Affairs.)

To participate, please RSVP by May 31, 2013.

Book Groups

Dear White America, by Tim Wise - Tim Wise urges white America to reject the ease of overlooking race and embrace the increasingly multicultural future of America. (The first ten to sign up will receive a free book.)

June 5, noon - 1:30 p.m., SC322.
Bring your own lunch.
RSVP by May 24.

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, by Moustafa Bayoumi - Bayoumi asks Arab and Mulslim Americans (much like W.E.B. Du Bois posed to blacks over a century ago in The Souls of Black Folk), how it feels to be a "problem." This book reveals the responses of seven Arab Americans, sharing their lives as young adults in Brooklyn, NY. (The first ten to sign up will receive a free book.)

June 19, noon - 1:30 p.m., SC322.
Bring your own lunch.
RSVP by May 24.