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Community Reflection

Community Reflection Fall 2015-- Every Friday of the Quarter at 11am in Stetson Chapel

Week 1, Friday, September 18
Map of the Ground at K (First Year Forum Group 3)
Join the Interfaith Student Leaders and other campus partners in a reflection focused on a broad overview of K and the social dynamics of being a student here.  We will explore identity, money, religion, and more! 

Week 2, Friday, September 25
What is Intersectionality?
(First Year Forum Group 2)
What does intersectionality mean?  How do our identities shape us, shape other’s expectations of us, and what does that mean for community life?  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Week 3, Friday, October 2
Brotherhood Movement
Gather with our brothers of color to discuss what it means to build a supportive community, how to survive on campus, and how to build a life that is meaningful to yourself and others. 

Week 4, Friday, October 9 (First Year Forum Group 1)
Intimate Partner Violence AwarenessOctober is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month.  We will remember those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to become a place free of violence.  (FYF)

Week 5, Friday, October 16—Fall Break Day – No classes.

Week 6, Friday, October 23
More in a Lifetime-- This reflection is part of the CCPD's Professional Development Institute and Homecoming 2015.  Alumni share how their K-Plan, coupled with their professional experiences, have helped shape career choices and personal decisions in their "Lives after K." Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office of Alumni Relations. 

Week 7, Friday, October 30  (Family Weekend)
Honors Day Convocation—
This service is a time to present special awards to students for their accomplishments  in a particular area during the previous academic year.  Please come and support your fellow students as they receive their awards.

Week 8, Friday, November 6
What Does it Mean to Be American? (First Year Forum Group 2)
Join the Interfaith Student Leaders in a reflection on what it means to be American in an increasingly diverse and globally connected world.  Hear from both domestic students and international students what it means to be an American. 

Week 9, Friday, November 13 
What is terrorism?  Who is a terrorist?
Terrorism is often associated with religiously motivated violence.  But not all religious violence is labeled terrorism and not all violence that is labeled terrorism is religiously motivated.  How is the label applied and what does it mean for us today?  Sponsored by the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Week 10, Friday, November 20
Thanksgiving Celebration
Students, faculty and staff will give thanks for the ridiculous, dumb, and just plain crazy mistakes they have made during their college experience, both socially and academically.  In following tradition, we will bring out the mistake bowl for a public airing of this year’s embarrassments.

 

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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