Struggles, Challenges, Change...Facing Life in Spite of Our Past: Hear Our Story, Tell Yours
The Social Work Department presents a panel discussion and open forum on the challenges and struggles of the formerly incarcerated. This event takes place Monday, March 11, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Engbretson Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Lorri Glass at 708.534.4919 or email@example.com. This program was made possible through a grant from the GSU Intellectual Life Committee.
Deployment, Homecoming, & Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Dr. John E. Mundt, Ph.D. and Staff Psychologist at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago will present on this topic on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. in Engbretson Hall. A question and answer session will follow.
This event is free and open to all. For more information or to make group arrangements, contact Ann Nagel at 708.235.7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program was made possible through sponsorship by the Friends of the Governors State University Library, Intellectual Life Committee, Office of Veterans and Military Personnel, and Student Senate.
Intellectual Life Grant Award Winners Spring 2013
The GSU Intellectual LIfe Committee has recently awarded 12 grants for the spring semester. Congratulations, winners! Our faculty, staff, and students can look forward to the following programs for Spring 2013:
- Crystal Blount - 2013 Women's History Month Celebration
- Maristella Zell and Tim Petigo - 2nd Spring Symposium on Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices in Higher Education
- Elizabeth Johnson - Africana/Hip-Hop Dance with Riley
- Jeff Stevenson - "Art Gathering: The Collector" - closing reception and panel discussion
- Elizabeth Johnson - Cracking the Code: Race and Relationships in the 21st Century (film viewing and discussion)
- Bonnie Gregg, LaTonya Holmes and Tina Hughes-Burke - GS2U (Giving Support 2 U) Workshop Series
- Terry Banies, Darryl Cooke, Patricia Miller, and Lorri Glass -Hope Constitutes Change: A Restorative Approach for Students Faced with a Criminal Background
- Deborah James and Maristella Zell - Media Studies and Social Work Connect through Experience: A Cross Discipline Transmedia Collaboration
- Ann Manning-Nagel - Veterans & Suicide Prevention
- Robin Thompson - Veterans Writing Group
- Robin Thompson - Veterans Writing Group Reception and Reading
- Deborah James - Women Make Media: Collaboration as Public Memory
Intellectual Life Grant Applications for Spring 2013
Intellectual Life Grants will be awarded for up to $500 for events taking place between January 22, 2013 and May 3, 2013 that promote and increase awareness of the arts, humanities and other intellectual topics of universal interest. Possible events might include lecture series, faculty research salons, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, exhibits, presentations in local communities and field trips.
The primary audience for these events is GSU students, although the events should be open to all members of the GSU community and the region.
GSU staff and faculty, as well as enrolled GSU students with a faculty collaborator, are invited to apply using the attached Intellectual Life Grant Application. Events must be promoted as sponsored by the GSU Intellectual Life Committee in addition to any other sponsors.
Selection Criteria include:
- Comparative analysis between grant projects presented,
- Value to the GSU community in terms of intellectual life,
- Strategies for promoting the event,
- Completion of the event within Spring 2013 Semester,
- Feasibility of the project based on the support of this grant plus any other sources of funding, and
- Grant funding may not be used to compensate GSU employees or to purchase hardware or software.
Submissions are due October 26, 2012. Please download and fill out the grant form and return it via email to email@example.com. Award winners will be notified by November 9, 2012.