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Community Reflection 11:05am Friday

Week 1, Friday, March 31 Fresh Start—Gather to celebrate the Persian New Year, Naw Ruz, the beginning of spring quarter, and the eventual return of warm weather. What does it mean to make a fresh start? In what areas do you need a fresh start? What lessons from the past will you carry into the future? Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Week 2, Friday, April 7 La Luz de Nuestrx Camino: Hope in our Communities--The logo for the Latino Student Organization is a sun with the letters ‘LSO’ in it. Join us for a reflection on what allows us to shine and bring life and light to ourselves and to those around us. Sponsored by LSO.

 

Week 3, Friday, April 14 Good Friday to Easter Service—Join us for a service retelling the gospel story of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, the crucifixion and resurrection.  All are welcome to this service, which will be both faithful to the Christian experience and open to those who are unfamiliar with this central holiday in the Christian tradition.

 

Week 4, Friday, April 21 Founders Day— Celebrating 184 years of community.

Week 5, Friday, April 28 Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Memorial Service—Come hear students speak about what remembering the Holocaust means to them on a personal or communal level.  Sponsored by Hillel of Kalamazoo College.

Week 6, Friday, May 5 Loving Earth Day—Join the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) for a reflection focused on educating us all on being more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We believe that humans are rooted in nature and have a spiritual connection to the outdoors that is essential for our physical and mental health.

 

Week 7, Friday, May 12

Memories from the Study Abroad/Away Journal--Come for a reflection on study abroad and study away experiences.  Whether you are just getting back from study away/abroad or preparing to leave campus next fall, join us as we think through the ways cultural awareness impacts our identities at home and abroad.  Sponsored by the CIP.

Week 8, Friday, May 19 Failure— Hear faculty and staff, along with current students, talk about their experiences of failure and what they learned from those experiences.  We all fail at something, and it is time to bring those experiences out into the open! Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Week 9, Friday, May 26 The Cauldron Join us for the unveiling of the 2017 edition of The Cauldron. We will be announcing the winners of this year’s Divine Crow Award as well as the Stephanie Vibbert Award. The authors/artists of these distinguished works will then present their award-winning pieces. Sponsored by The Cauldron.

Week 10, Friday, June 2 Sacred Music Celebration—Celebrate the diversity of students’ religious, cultural and spiritual traditions through the medium of music. Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders.

 

Interested in applying for a week of Community Reflection time? 

You and/or your group need to fill out the application you find below.  All applications are due Monday of 8th week the preceding quarter.  Decisions are typically made by the end of 9th week.  Applications are judged on a variety of characteristics.  The selection committee tends to favor events that lead listeners/participants through a thoughtful, reflection on a matter of meaning or importance.  The committee tends to reject applications that come across as an advertisement for a group or a subject.  We hope that everyone who leaves community reflection feels that they have been challenged to think and feel in a new way.    If you have any other questions, contact Chaplain Candido at ecandido@kzoo.edu

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