Global Awareness Week on Campus, April 2-7

(LEBANON, Ill., March 21, 2018) — “Travel; the World” is the theme of the 2018 Global Awareness Week at McKendree University, April 2-7. Organized by the Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service (CCS), the week is an annual collaboration by faculty, staff and students with special events, speakers and activities to promote greater awareness of cultural diversity and global issues.

“This year, our keynote panel focuses on the empowerment of women and will feature three of our own community members,” said Colleen Smyth, CCS program coordinator. “We are also excited about the launch of a project called ‘Humans of McKendree,’ featuring pictures and stories of students in our community, that will be launched both on campus and online.”

Many activities are open to the public. Highlights will include:

Monday, April 2: Food trucks in the circle drive, noon to 2 p.m.; “Beyonce and Wonder Woman” keynote panel, Holman Library, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3: Tree planting for Holocaust Remembrance Day, front lawn, noon; “Europeans Emigrate to Africa: A History of Mediterranean Migration” presentation by Dr. Aurelie Capron, associate professor of Spanish, Piper Academic Center (PAC), Room 222, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4: “Vietnam: The Good, the Bad and the Insane Traffic” brown bag discussion, PAC 222, noon; “Racial Micro Aggressions: What Are You Trying to Say?” in Holman Library, 3:30 p.m.; Jewish Seder meal, Circuit Riders Room in Bothwell Chapel, 5 p.m. ($5; reservations required); “The Book of Jonah” discussion, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5: Yoga on the quad, 9 a.m.; native drumming, Eisenmayer Hall, noon; “Clinica de Migrantes” film, PAC 222, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 6: “Understanding North Korea” presentation by Dr. Brian Frederking, professor of political science, PAC 222, noon.