Community Reflections Winter 2014-- Every Friday of the Quarter at 11am in Stetson Chapel
Week 1: Friday, January 10, 2014
Healing Service—Come spend time reflecting on the parts of life that we sometimes don't acknowledge. Bring your grief, sadness, pain, and anger and leave knowing that you are part of a community of travelers ready to support you along your path. Find light and life and beauty at the beginning of winter quarter.
Week 2: Friday, January 17, 2014
MLK Day—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Reflection is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to speak from their own experience/heart on this year's theme: Redeem the Dream: All Hands on Deck.
Week 3: Friday, January 24, 2014
The Power of Assumptions—This reflection, sponsored by the Center for International Programs, is meant to challenge people to question what they assume of people who are not from the U.S. and to realize, from the perspective of our students, the kind of effect assumptions can have on a person, and how it isn’t just Americans who assume things about other cultures, but international students as well.
Week 4: Friday, January 31, 2014
Taking WOW Even Further—This community reflection is to increase awareness on how to be a healthier person with the hope that people will walk away feeling more knowledgeable about overall physical, mental, and emotional health to better themselves and those around them. Sponsored by the Peer Health Advocates.
Week 5: Friday, February 7, 2014
Midwinter Break—No Community Reflection
Week 6: Friday, February 14, 2014
Why We Play—An annual community reflection to give the campus a sense of the greater purpose and meaning in athletics and to also welcome an alumna, Marj Snyder, who is in the Athletic Hall of Fame, to share her thoughts about how athletics has shaped her life. Sponsored by the Athletic Department.
Week 7: Friday, February 21, 2014
The Many Faces of Fossil Fuels—Come broaden your view of the effects of fossil fuels. Let's move beyond the environmental impacts, while not belittling their importance, to give us all a better understanding of how fossil fuels impact our global community. Sponsored by Divest Kalamazoo College.
Week 8: Friday, February 28, 2014
Black History 365—By reflecting on the role that blacks have played in society and how to honor these contributions not only one month out of the year but for the whole year, members of the BSO invite the community to a deeper understanding of everyone’s history and how our histories interconnect allowing for more fruitful discussions and interactions.
Week 9: Friday, March 7, 2014
Sing-a-Long—Join the Student Chaplains for a musical reflection! Be prepared to sing your heart out with friends, sharing laughter, and familiar tunes.
Week 10: Friday, March 14, 2014
Reflections on Rejection—Hear faculty and staff, along with current and former students, talk about their experiences with rejection and what they learned from those experiences. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development and the Counseling Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Reflection Application (1040 KB Word Document)The Community Reflection Application