The Department of Languages and Literature will team up with the Benedictine Library to sponsor the annual Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam—one of BenU's most popular and well-attended extracurricular events. Music, food, and poetry, with prizes for the best poems.
An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the author of Tattoos on the Heart and the founder of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year. This event is free and open to the public.View Event Details
The Center for Civil Leadership will welcome author, public speaker, and MSNBC/NBC News contributor Charlie Sykes to campus. Sykes's talk is entitled "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View." This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Wilson Chen, Dr. Fannie Rushing, and Dr. Pat Somers
coordinated the "Teach-In on Social Justice & Race," drawing 1,200 participants to BenU on March 6, 2017.
Date: October 19
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Coal Ben
Event Sponsor: Dept. of Languages & Literature
Contact: Dr. Wilson Chen email@example.com
Open mic begins at 7:00 pm
Poetry slam begins at 8:00 pm
Participants in the poetry slam should bring at least two original poems to share. Winners will receive awards.
Free and open to all.
Date: November 03
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium
Event Sponsor: The Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Civic Leadership
Contact: Jean-Marie Kauth firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year.
An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Boyle’s presentations for leaders on hope as a powerful tool have made him a popular speaker. He has given commencement addresses at numerous universities and has spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers and many others about the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.
This event is free and open to the public.
Date: November 05
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon 5th floor)
Contact: Ms. Cathy Gaddis (630) 829-1873 email@example.com
Date: November 14
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium
Event Sponsor: Center for Civic Leadership
Contact: Dr. Phil Hardy firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Sykes is a prominent news contributor, author and public speaker, having extensive speaking experience in issues of higher education, politics and our “alternative reality” media. He is currently an MSNBC/NBC News contributor, where he appears about six times a week. He was previously one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years and is best known for his confrontation with Donald Trump in March 2016. He was also the co-host of the National Public Radio show “Indivisible,” which originated from WNYC public radio.
He is the author of eight books including, “A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character,” “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing,” and “Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education.” Sykes’ newest book is “How the Right Lost Its Mind.”
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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