Event Archive

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 The Commons

This event has been cancelled.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On March 4, the event will focus on the Too Tired Project, a growing and interactive community that uses photography as a therapeutic tool to express personal experience with depression and anxiety, featuring artist Tara Wray. https://www.tootiredproject.com/

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Panel, Public Event
5:30-6:30pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020 The Commons

Presented by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Service Learning, and the KU Civic Engagement Ambassadors

This series features experts on different aspects of US democracy, and centers opportunities for civic engagement. It is intended to help demystify elements of the systems and processes at work in the US democracy. It is also an opportunity to ask questions of local experts who study and work in this realm. Programs in this series feature campus resources as well as specialists beyond the University. In Part II: The Voting Process, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters. Among the topics they will explore, are questions like:

-What are the primaries like in Kansas?
-How can I vote if I’m away from home?
-How can I participate in advance voting?
-What are the important deadlines I need to know?
-What are trends in voter turnout on campuses?
-What should I expect to see in my polling place?
-How does a KU affiliation affect my involvement?

Panelists:
Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, KU Student
Kelly Whitten, KU State Relations
Jamie Shew, Douglas County Clerk
Patrick Miller, KU Department of Political Science

Activity, Data & Democracy, Framing the Dialogue, Workshop
3:00-5:00pm Monday, March 2, 2020 The Commons
Supported by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities and The Commons.

This hands-on workshop will explore data, ethics, and social justice. Participants will have the opportunity to work in teams to analyze and visualize datasets related to political activism in the United States and around the globe. Datasets may draw on geopolitical, social media, and public data. Please bring a laptop.

Refreshments provided.

Artist Talk, Lecture, Public Event
7:00-8:30pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 The Commons
Sponsored by the Visual Art Department

Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Powers creates iconic graphic artworks that embrace sincerity and the power of poetry. Stemming from a hybrid of street art and old school sign painting, Powers reminds us of the importance of human connection, the inevitability of time, and the way we craft and recraft our own personal narratives.

Stephen’s celebrated mural project, A Love Letter for You, composed of a series of 50 rooftop murals, collectively express love from one to another, and from local residents to their neighborhood of West Philadelphia. In Powers’ own words, Love Letter is “a letter for one, with meaning for all” and speaks to all residents who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them.

Stephen Powers will be in-residence in the Visual Art Department from Monday Feb. 24 – Friday Feb. 28. He will work with students in Visual Art to create an original artwork in printmaking.

Activity, Care & Well-being, Public Event
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 26 the event will be devoted to the practice of yoga with an opportunity to learn how to make it trauma-informed. Led by Nikki Cohen, a graduate student in the clinical psychology department.

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the Center for Teaching Excellence, for instructors at all levels

Within the profession, pedagogy is commonly identified as the approach to teaching. In this two-part lunchtime discussion, those who teach--at all levels of the university--can share ideas and methods they have used. Join us for a lunchtime discussion around Positionality, Pedagogy, &

- How do instructors balance their identities and the commitments of teaching?
- Can positionalities contribute to the effectiveness of teachers?
- How can instructors manage productive discussion around conflicting opinions?
- Should teachers insert their own beliefs in discussions on sensitive topics?


 

Darren Canady, English
Derek Hutchinson, Curriculum & Teaching
Katie Rhine, African and African-American Studies & Geography and Atmospheric Science

Discussion, Panel, Public Event
2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and African & Caribbean Student Association.

Join us for a discussion on Caribbean Carnival Culture as we celebrate Trinidad Carnival!

Speakers:
Giselle Anatol, English Department
Timmia Hearn, Theatre and Dance Department
Cécile Accilien, African and African-American Studies Department


 

Coffee @ The Commons, Discussion
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 20, 2020 The Commons
Supported by the Photography Program, the Department of Design, the School of Architecture & Design, and The Commons

Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a photographer who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.

At Coffee @ The Commons, Cartagena will focus on the topic of “The Dream of Homeownership: A Copy Paste Cultural Phenomenon that Mexico Adapted from the US.” Later that evening, he will speak as part of the Hallmark Lecture Series at 6:00pm in Budig Hall 110.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 19, the event will focus on efforts to incorporate compassion into training for the next generation of scientists. Led by Jay T. Johnson (Geography & Atmospheric Science / Environmental Studies Program).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020 The Commons
 

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 12, the event will focus on Slow Research and will explore notions of Fast and Slow in relation to pace, productivity, and pleasure in the academy. Led by Jamene Brooks-Kieffer (KU Libraries).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

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