|11:10 am-12:00 pm||Putin's Russia: Friend, Foe, or Something Else? - Ben Whisenhunt ''90 Hedges Conference Room|
With Vladimir Putin reaching the end of his second decade in power in Russia, many Americans are still confused by who he is and why he does what he does. Putin's personal and professional background shape much of what he does as the leader of Russia. This presentation will examine Putin's Russia in the context of Russian-American relations. ~Dr. Ben Whisenhunt is Professor of History at College of DuPage. He has published seven books on Russian history with an emphasis on Russian-American relations. He has led four student groups to Russia over the past decade, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Ryazan' State University in Russia in 2006. He is co-managing editor of Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS), and co-series editor of "Americans in Revolutionary Russia" published by Slavica Publishers. He earned a B.A. in history and Russian at Cornell College in 1990, an M.A. in history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Ph.D. in Russian history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
|11:15 am-11:55 am||Meditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit Allee Chapel|
Opens with breath and energy centered embodied practices (i.e. tai-chi or qigong) followed by guided and silent seated meditation. Enfolds insights from integrative health care and spiritual wisdom from age-old Buddhist, Christian contemplative, yoga, Vedanta, and other traditions. Typically ends with loving kindness meditation and/or Himalayan singing bowl sound healing. Led by certified teacher and chaplain. All welcome.
|11:30 am-12:30 pm||Dimensions workshop: understanding the application process (2) Thomas Commons|
Applying to professional and graduate programs is an involved process where any overlooked detail could mean being eliminated by an admissions committee. This workshop will review the application process for professional school (such as medical school, PT school, dentistry school, etc.), and will inform you how to prepare for the Health Professions Committee (HPC). This workshop must be attended in order to utilize the HPC! This session and the one Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. are identical.
|3:00 pm-6:00 pm||Freewrite Friday Van Etten-Lacey House|
Drop by the Van Etten-Lacey House (408 3rd St SW) on Friday afternoons (Weeks 1-3, 3-6 p.m.) to write alongside others in a cozy, inspiring setting. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cinnamon rolls as you write from one of the provided prompts or work independently. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome. Contact Madeleine Koenigsberg (mkoenigsberg21) with questions or ideas for collaborations with your class, event, or organization. Everyone is very much welcome!
|3:00 pm-5:00 pm||Peer Writing Swap Van Etten-Lacey House|
Thinking of submitting your work to Open Field, BOOM, or other literary magazines, but want some additional feedback on it before you do? Meet with other student writers downstairs in the bindery at the Van Etten-Lacey House to swap work. You will not be expected to stay for the whole two hours. Sponsored by Open Field. ***RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend this event and I'll follow up with more information.***
|3:15 pm||Music Seminar Student Recital Ringer Recital Studio|
|3:15 pm-4:00 pm||Statistics Candidate Presentation West Science|
The campus community is invited to meet a candidate for the tenure-track teaching position in the Department of Math and Statistics. The candidate will give a presentation titled “The Extrema Partition Test.” A reception will immediately follow in the Stafford Lounge.
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||High School Book Group Cole Library|
This month the HSBG book group will meet to discuss Sadie by Courtney Summers. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The books for these two discussion groups are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.
|4:15 pm-5:00 pm||Hip Hop Aerobics Fitness Class Dows|
Group fitness class combining hip hop, line dancing, and step aerobics with cardio exercise. Classes led by Tiyah Western and Hemie Collier.
|8:00 pm||Casino Night Orange Carpet|