Dealing with Difference Institute

 Events Calendar

Difficult Conversations Series:

Brings students, faculty, and staff together to discuss challenging issues based on both real and perceived cultural differences. 

Location: Multipurpose/Activity Room, Multicultural Center
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Contact person: Dr. Debra Miretzky, d-miretzky@wiu.edu

Schedule:
  • September 25, 2013  When Social Networking Gets Nasty: Destructive Communication on Social Network Sites  
  • November 6, 2013  Stereotyping Each Other: Experiencing the Urban/Rural Divide on Campus 
  • February 5, 2014  Stereotyping Each Other: Experiencing the Urban/Rural Divide off Campus
  • March 26, 2014  The Challenge of Empathy: Why Is It So Much Easier to Pass Judgment?

 

A Is for Arab Exhibit:

This exhibit is from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at New York University and chronicles the history of the depiction of Arabs in U.S. popular culture for over a hundred years.

Location: Garden Lounge,  Malpass Library
Dates:: January 13 to 24, 2014
Time: The exhibit will be accessible during regular library hours.
Contact persons: Dr. Janice Welsch, jr-welsch@wiu.edu  and Ms. Tammy Sayles, tj-sayles@wiu.edu

 

21st Dealing with Difference Institute:

The 2014 institute will focus on “Social Justice and Education.”

Location: Multipurpose/Activity Room, Multicultural Center
Dates:  Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14
Time: Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact persons: Dr. Janice Welsch, jr-welsch@wiu.edu and Ms. Tammy La Prad, t-laprad@wiu.edu.

 

Additional programs will be posted as details are finalized.  Questions? Contact Dr. Janice R. Welsch ( jr-welsch@wiu.edu ) or Dr. J. Q. Adams ( jq-adams@wiu.edu )