Out of Class Events

See page 3 of Handout #1: You are required to attend 4 out-of-class events on campus.

Your paper summarizing all four events you attended will be due at the end of the semester.
For each events, write a 3-part summary as follows:
(1) summary of the event
(2) the relationship of the event to "Women Changing the World"
(3) the one point that struck you the most

Options for 3 of your 4 out-of-class events

Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm, Lipinsky
Presentation by damali ayo, Are You Ready to Fix Racism? (or are you still pretending it doesn't exist?)
damali focuses on community building and social activism and has won plaudits for her talks at many campuses. Through an interactive process, she leads audiences in developing multi-step programs to improve relationships within a community. She is author of "How to Rent a Negro," a satirical look at race relations, which garnered Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. .Living Flag: Panhandling for Reparations,. ayo.s radio story, won a Silver Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

In addition, damali will host a Tea Time for campus before her talk (with tea and goodies) in which she.ll facilitate a candid and intimate conversation about race and activism with students. She is great at creating an open dialog and pulling ideas out of people. She is a younger woman with a great sense of humor. Tea Time will be a really useful and memorable experience. Here is the invitation:
Tea Time with damali ayo Jan 19, 4:30 - 5:30pm, Intercultural Center, Highmsith Union
Bring your friends and come for a casual, honest and intimate talk about race, our campus community, and how to create change. Share the things you most want to say to your community, so damali can address them in her evening presentation to the whole campus. Have an honest, refreshing, and supportive conversation about race. Ask questions, share your hopes and frustrations. Come prepared to be challenged, laugh, think, and grow. All races are encouraged to participate. Refreshments will be served.
Please email RSVP for Tea Time: tpouliot@unca.edu

January 24, 6:15 (until 8:30), Kimmel Arena in Sherrill Center
Breakthrough Leadership, Brian Biro (an absolutely amazing presenter)
For more information, click here.
Want a free ticket?... see Dr. Manns

February 7 or 9, 12:30 (until 1:30), Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Study Skills/Goal setting

Thursday, February 9, 12:20 (until 1:30), Owen Conference Center (3rd Floor of Owen Building)
Women's Wisdom Exchange
Panel Discussion of five local successful women from the business and non-profit sectors will share their experiences as women in the working world, impart wisdom to the audience, and take questions from the audience. Each panelist will share challenges of being a woman in the workplace with particular attention to under what circumstances did they realize the gender inequality in the real world, and an experience overcoming a challenge. Also, panelists will share words of wisdom they wish they had received while in college.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:00pm (until 9:30), Highsmith Union Grotto
"Dreamshare" Movie and Workshop
Must register to attend. Register here
The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, two recent college graduates, on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. Along the way, the pair learns about topics like: discovering one.s passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success for the Millennial generation.

February 16, 7:00pm (until 9:00pm), Highsmith Union, Mountain Suites
"baggit" film about plastic/pollution

February 16 OR March 1 OR March 15, 12:30, Diningroom 100
This I Believe
More information here.

February 21, 12:20 (until 1:30), Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall
Panel Discussion and Q &A with Local Community Activists

February 28 or March 1, 12:30 (until 1:30), Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Advising, working with faculty and planning your courseload

March 20 or 22, 12:30 (until 1:30), Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Stress Management

March 21 & 22, 7:00pm, Humanities Lecture Hall
F-Word Film Festival: A Celebration of Films By and About Women
* Wednesday, March 21st: Screening of: Dish: Women, Waitressing and the Art of Service, & Two Spirits: This film discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine, & Arresting Ana: This documentary offers an unprecedented access into anorexia's hidden underground and considers how legal and free-speech issues are contested in a new media landscape. (These three films are tentative.)
* Thursday, March 22nd: Screening of Miss Representation: Miss Representation explores women's under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media

Monday, March 26, Sherrill Center
Women Standing UP & Standing OUT
5:30pm - Screening Miss Representation
7:00pm - Reception
7:30pm - Distinguished Panel Discussion
More information here

Thursday, March 29, 2:30pm, Private Dining Room 100
Our next installment of This I Believe, the biweekly forums for discussion, by members of the university community, of the beliefs that give meaning to our lives, takes place on March 29th. It's at 2:30 in Private Dining Room 100. We'll be hearing from two people: Kate Bove, a recent graduate who was the president of the Habitat for Humanity chapter as an undergraduate, and freshman Maria Lomeli. Please join use. There will be modest refreshments. This I Believe is sponsored by the NEH Professorship in the Humanities, the Health and Counseling Center, the Wesley Fellowship, Residential Education, and the Center for Creative Retirement.

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7pm - Lipinsky Auditorium
The word "code" has several different meanings. Dr. Judy Walker will discuss several types of codes and how they have affected daily life throughout history and today. When information is transmitted, errors are likely to occur. This problem has become increasingly important as tremendous amounts of information are transferred electronically every day. Coding theory examines efficient ways of packaging data so that these errors can be detected, or even corrected. Walker presents the material in a conversational tone. No previous experience in coding theory or algebraic geometry is required. Dr. Walker has conducted multiple projects focusing on women in mathematics and an .All Girls/All Math Summer Camp for High School Girls..

Wednesday, April 11th, 7:00pm, Humanities Lecture Hall
Sexual Harassment Awareness Speak-Out

April 12, 12:30pm, Private Dining Room in University Hall
This I Believe
Dr. Sandra Brown, a pastoral counselor, professor of theology, Asheville native, and active member of the NC Center for Creative Retirement, will talk about what gives meaning and purpose to her life. Dr. Brown will speak for about 15 minutes and then leave time for questions and discussion.
"This I Believe" is an international organization engaging people in sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. The idea originated in 1951 with broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, who hoped the program would allow .thoughtful men and women in all walks of life to write about the rules they live by, the things they have found to be the basic values in their lives. The series was revived in 2004, when producers hoped that they would encourage people to undertake .the difficult task of developing respect for beliefs differing from their own. Programs like the one here on the UNC Asheville campus are designed to open a dialogue about belief, so that in hearing how others approach life, we may find inspiration to think more deeply about our own philosophy. The series on the UNC Asheville campus is sponsored by the NEH Professor in the Humanities, Health and Counseling Center, Wesley Fellowship, Resident Education, and the NC Center for Creative Retirement.

April 10 or 12, 12:30 (until 1:30), Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Academic Recovery (What to do when things go wrong)

April 17 or 19, 12:30 (until 1:30), Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Study Abroad/Study Away

April 16, Highsmith 221, 11:00 (until 1:00)
April 17, Sherrill 468, 12:00 (until 1:30)
April 18, Cafeteria dining room 200, 12:00 (until 1:30)
Lowering Test Anxiety Workshop

April 18
Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium
Schedule can be downloaded here (click on the pdf link in the middle of the page)

April 19, Highsmith 235
April 24, Highsmith 223
12:00 (until 1:30)
Healthy Communications Workshop

Thursday, April 19 12:15 until 1:15 (lunch provided), Highsmith
For Young Adults: Accountability May Be Costing You the Job
How are you building character?
Applied Intelligence: Aligning your character and reputation for career and life success
Character: A way to stay grounded, happier, and more authentic in chaotic times
Presenter: Greg McCann, consultant, author, and professor of family business for over 15 years.
Since lunch is provided: RSVP required to cclarke@unca.edu (828)232-5091

April 20, 12:40 until 3:00, 114 Highsmith Not to Sound Racist but..
A workshop on racism and whiteness for UNC Asheville students facilitated by Reid Drake and Kyja Wilburn-Hyde
Students (only) may register by emailing rdrake@unca.edu

April 20, 12:00 (until 1:30), Intercultural Center
First Generation Roundtable
more information here

April 21, 3:00 until 4:00pm, Lipinsky Auditorium
Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and distinguished scholar of the humanities will speak at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium on Saturday April 21. A world-renowned advocate of liberal arts education, Professor Nussbaum is frequently ranked among the world.s top 100 public intellectuals. Professor Nussbaum will speak on topic of her recent book, Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities The event will be held from 3:00-4:00 and is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited. (2010).
Author of over twenty-five books, some recent titles include Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law (2004), Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership (2006), The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future (2007), Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality (2008), From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (2010), Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010) and Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011). Professor Nussbaum.s publications have been recognized by top awards from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the North American Society for Social Philosophy, and the Association of American University Publishers.

April 22, 2:00, Ramsey Library Glass House
Public Speaking Contest: 10 minute speech intending to persuade or actuate (awards: $175, $100, $25)
To enter as a contestant: email Rob Storrs rstorrs@unca.edu no later than April 17th