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Illinois College Convocation Program


Monday, November 17, 2014

Don Wuebbles
Global Climate Change


Monday, November 17, 2014
11 a.m. - noon | Rammelkamp Chapel
Don Wuebbles, professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois, is an expert on numerical modeling of atmospheric physics and chemistry. He shares in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He will be speaking on the topic of how human activity is affecting the global climate and what the effects of global warming will be.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Claire Brakel Packer

"Another Way to Think about Immigration: Working with War Refugees"


Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8 p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
Claire Brakel Packer describes herself as “a quintessential Millennial do-gooder” and has held various instructional positions throughout the Midwest with a brief jaunt overseas. She is an Illinois College graduate and currently employed by workforce development agency in Detroit, where she works with refugees from Iraq and Syria. She earned a Master of Arts in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from St. Cloud State University.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lynn Harter
"The Courage of Creativity: Exploring the Role of Storytelling and Art Programming in Therapeutic Contexts"

Monday, November 24, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
Lynn Harter is the Steven and Barbara Schoonover Professor of Health Communication in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Guided by narrative and feminist sensibilities, her scholarly agenda focuses on the communicative construction of possibility as individuals and groups organize for survival and social change amidst embodied differences. Her research encompasses a range of issues including pediatric cancer care, disability-related concerns, the organizing of healthcare for underserved populations, poverty and homelessness. The various strands of Her program of research are connected by a primary concern: how symbolic, material, and corporeal resources foster resiliency among individuals living in vulnerable bodies?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Annual Choral Christmas Concert


Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
More info to come.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Randall Kennedy
"Optimism & Pessimism in American Racial Thought"

IC Connections Convocation

Monday, December 8, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel

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