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This year, the Carroll community will explore the broad topic of Humanity. In classrooms, workshops, lectures and discussions, and through the performing arts, we'll look at how things such as war, ethics, science, religion, hunger, abuse and lack of civility affect our humanity, both individually and collectively.

In previous years, campus-wide topics have included Food, Water and Energy.

FALL 2013

September    

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  Steven Galloway, author of the international best-seller “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” will be the keynote speaker at Carroll’s Opening Convocation, 3 p.m., Shattuck Music Center auditorium. Free and open to the public.
7   Showing of excerpts of “The Abolitionists” film as part of the Battle of Chickamauga Remembrance Day, 10 a.m., Community Room of the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave. Free and open to the public.
18   "Make Peace, Not War" lecture by Paul Chappell, 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom in the Campus Center. Chappell is an Army veteran of the Iraq War and Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. His presentation will focus on institutionalized approaches to conflict on an international level, while challenging and inspiring students and others to consider the ways we participate in war and peacemaking. Sponsored by the Spiritual Life Advisory Board. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
26   Professional Concert Reading of "Art," 7 p.m., Otteson Theatre. A debate over the purchase of an expensive piece of abstract contemporary art threatens to shred the friendship of three men. Free and open to the public.
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  Take Back the Night sexual assault awareness event featuring a survivor speak out, candlelight vigil and vigil walk, 7 p.m., Main Lawn (Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center, if rain). Presented by the Walter Young Center, Student Activities, Greek Life and The Women’s Center of Waukesha. Free and open to the public.
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  "Facilitating Healing: Community Response to Sexual Assault", noon, Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. A talkback event aligned with Take Back the Night, this panel includes a Waukesha County deputy sheriff who deals with sensitive crimes, a sexual assault nurse examiner, a professionally licensed counselor from the Women’s Center of Waukesha and a sexual assault survivor. Sponsored by the Walter Young Center. Free and open to the public.
October    
6   "The Abolitionists," (second showing) 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 2013, Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Excerpts of the film to be shown and facilitated by Civil War scholar Dr. Thomas Sobottke, adjunct professor of history at Carroll University. Students who attend "The Abolitionists" can earn 1 convocation point.
7   "Fractured," showing of a student-produced film, 6:30 p.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center. Julie, a high school senior, is contrasted with the character Laura she plays in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Both Julie and Laura must cope with an overbearing parent, abandonment and disappointment. As the film progresses, the reality of Julie's life begins to fracture. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
10   The Carroll Challenge panel discussion, 7 p.m., Otteson Theatre. Student readers of "The Cellist of Sarajevo" entered a writing contest to create an original work that engaged the novel and the Humanity theme. The winners, Laura Fischer, Natali Jankovic and Ashley Ehman, will participate in a panel discussion led by Susan Nusser and hosted by John Garrison, Lilly Goren and James Zager. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
17   Flashes of War: An Evening with the Author, 6:30 p.m., Oak Room, New Hall. Katey Schultz will give a reading and discussion of her short stories. Flashes of War was named 2013 Book of the Year in the category of literary fiction by the Military Writers Society of America. Sponsored by Student Affairs. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
25-26   "STOP KISS" by the Carroll Players, times vary, Otteson Theatre. When Callie and Sara's first kiss provokes a shocking act of violence, their lives are forever changed. This event is exclusive to the Carroll community.
29   "War in Sarajevo" lecture, 6:30 p.m., Humphrey Memorial Chapel. Carroll's academic year began with a look at the role of Humanity in war, specifically the war in Sarajevo in the early 1990s. This presentation will continue the conversation started with a reading of "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway. Dr. Kimberly Redding, associate professor of history, and Dr. Ankcia Petrovic, a former resident of Sarajevo, will speak. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
30   "Irish History, the 1916 Easter Rising" lecture, 6 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Internationally respected scholar, Lorcan Collins, will discuss the acts of oppression and violence that led the Irish people to rise up against the British in 1916, and the eventual establishment of the Republic of Ireland in 1922. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
November    
1-2   "STOP KISS" by the Carroll Players, times vary, Otteson Theatre. When Callie and Sara’s first kiss provokes a shocking act of violence, their lives are forever changed. This event is exclusive to the Carroll community.
6-7   Swinging for Change, a 27-hour swing-a-thon to benefit Exploit No More, nonprofit organization that is committed to raising awareness to and eliminating child sex trafficking in Milwaukee. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, to noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, Main Lawn. Presented by Residential Life and Housing Department. Donations accepted. Open to the public.
12   Stop Human Trafficking expert panel discussion, 6:30 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Sponsored by the Spiritual Life Advisory Board. The panel includes president of Exploit No More, a Human Trafficking Squad Supervisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a survivor of sex trafficking and co-founder of the Convergence Resource Center. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.
20   "Slavery by Another Name" film, 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" film series. A follow-up discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Charles Byler, professor of history. Students who attend will earn a convocation point. Free and open to the public.
22-23  

"Spring Awakening" by the Carroll Players, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Otteson Theatre. A group of late 19th century German students’ electrifying journey through the years of teenage self-discovery: morality, sexuality and rock ‘n’ roll. Due to sexual content and adult language, this show is not appropriate for patrons younger than age 16.

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 alumni/parents/seniors, and FREE with a student ID. Contact the Carroll University box office at 262.524.7633, boxoffice@carrollu.edu or tickets.carrollu.edu.


Spring 2014

Humanity: Around the Table
January    

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  Swipe for Haiyan, breakfast-dinner, Main Dining Room, Campus Center. Help Bayanihan for Haiyan raise $500 for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November 2013. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/bayanihanforhaiyan
February    

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"Humanity: Around the Table" by the Rev. Dr. Deborah Block '74, as part of Founders' Day Convocation 11 a.m., Shattuck Music Center. Free and open to the public.

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  "Freedom Riders" film, 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" film series. Free and open to the public.

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  Paul Loeb, author, speaker, and social activist, on civic engagement in higher education, 6:30 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Students who attend will earn a convocation point. Free and open to the public.
March    
7-8   "The Tales of Odysseus" by the Carroll Players, written and directed by James Zager, times vary, Otteson Studio Theatre. Homer's classic story of Odysseus' voyage home from the Trojan War is re-imagined in a high-tech environment. This event is exclusive to the Carroll community.

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  "Forgiveness, Transformation and Peace," presented by Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis of Against Violent Extremism and Serve 2 Unite, 6:30 p.m., Humphrey Memorial Chapel. Students who attend will earn a convocation point. Sponsored by Plowshare Center and Carroll University. Free and open to the public..
April    
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"CRASH" film and discussion, 7 p.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center. A showing of the Academy Award-winning film, "CRASH," about Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives who collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. The talkback discussion will be facilitated by Carl Ervin, director of cultural diversity, and Elena DeCosta, associate professor of Spanish. Free and open to the public.

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Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Slam Poet, 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. LASO presents slam poet Zihuantanejo, who rhymes about white privilege, individuals with disabilities, diversity issues and the duality of Chicano culture. His poetry is presented with emotional expressions and body language, and enhanced by his personal experiences. He has been featured in TED Talks and HBO premier events. De Costa will lead a post-performance discussion. Free and open to the public.

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"Portraits of Courage 50 Years On" performance, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Memorial Chapel. Portraits of Courage theater ensemble will present "50 Years On," the struggles and suffrage that African Americans continue to experience 50 years after Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech. They will share historical events and create awareness of real life issues happening today. Free and open to the public.

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"First Generation Diversity Students: Working for Success" by Dr. Nicolas Kanellos of the University of Houston, 7:30 p.m., Center for Graduate Studies, Room LL14. Dr. Kanellos will discuss issues that affect first-generation college students, particularly those of Hispanic origin, and best practices to encourage a culturally diverse campus. He also will have books for sale to sign, published by the bilingual press he founded, Arte Publico Press. Free and open to the public.

10  

"Iranian Cinema: Women on Both Sides of the Camera" by Barbara Scharres of the Gene Siskel Film Center, 6:30 p.m., Oak Room, Campus Center. Scharres is the director of the Gene Siskel Institute for the Study of Film at the Art Institute of Chicago. Iranian and Hong Kong cinema are her areas of expertise. Her presentation will include clips from contemporary female Iranian film directors and look at the roles played by women on both sides of the camera. Free and open to the public.

10  

"The Loving Story" film, 7 p.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center. Part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" film series. Free and open to the public.

11-12  

"Minchin's" by the Carroll Players, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Otteson Theatre. A dark and modern recreation of "A Little Princess," in which Sara Crewe finds herself at the mercy of Miss Minchin, a vindictive boarding school headmistress. Not appropriate for patrons younger than age 12.

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 alumni/parents/seniors, and FREE with a student ID. Contact the Carroll University box office at 262.524.7633, boxoffice@carrollu.edu or tickets.carrollu.edu.

 

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