OCTOBER GREETINGS FROM IDIS

As we enter the heart of the semester, our campus abounds with wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in community. Check out these upcoming events and reminders, and remember, your IDIS faculty are here to support you. Reach out if you're feeling inspired, overwhelmed, or just curious. Whether on Zoom, taking a walk around campus, or a chat in our offices, we look forward to connecting with you.

 

         – Suzanne Crawford O'Brien, Interim Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs

MONDAY OCTOBER 11TH IS 
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

PLU is located on the ancestral lands of the Southern Lushootseed Coast Salish, who include the Puyallup, Nisqually, and Squaxin Island nations. You can honor Indigenous peoples today by:

Man Made movie poster

CELEBRATE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 5:30 p.m. | The Cave

Monday October 11th is also National Coming Out Day! 
Join Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies faculty and students for a film screening of Man Made 
at 5:30 p.m. in The Cave. 

Let's come together to celebrate, support, and learn.

FALL GATHERING FOR NATIVE AMERICAN 
AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:00-5:30P.M. |AUC 133

Join NAIS students and faculty for our Fall gathering. We'll meet for food, conversation, and screening of the short film Bihttoš (Rebel)  by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Sámi/Blackfoot). 

 

Currently declared minors, students interested in the minor, and any Indigenous-identified-or-allied students are welcome!

POWELL-HELLER CONFERENCE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 | ON CAMPUS AND VIRTUAL

This year’s Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education explores  Holocaust Distortion and Denial. Our first collaboration with the world’s leading Holocaust center, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, will feature Dr. Yehuda Bauer and Dr. Christopher Browning.  Plan to attend!

Sustainability Professionals

CAREER CONNECTIONS:
SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONALS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 7:30 P.M.| VIRTUAL

Wonder how to translate a passion for sustainability and environmental justice into a future career? Join us for this exciting conversation with professionals  leading the way in sustainability: 

  • Mona Das, Washington State Senator 47th District
  • Grace Carlson, Transition Manager, King County Metro Light Rail
  • Kevin Hagen, VP of Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy at Iron Mountain, and former Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for REI
  • Marco Mazzoni, Program Manager, Clear Result Energy Efficiency

For more information and Zoom link email suzanne.crawford@plu.edu

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 
FALL GATHERING

Join ENVT students and faculty for our Fall gathering. Grab a to-go treat bag, re-connect with each other, and hear from current and former students about their work.

  • Kenzie Davidson ('20, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium)
  • Layne Perkins ('20, Nisqually River Foundation)
  • Nick Etzell ('23, PHIL/ENVT/BUSA)
  • Juli Rendler ('22 ENVT/BIOL B.S.)
  • Shalom Wundimu ('22 ENVT/CHEM)

GLOBAL STUDIES ADVISING ALERTS

GLST Majors and Minors with a Transnational Concentration: plan on taking ANTH 362 Transnational Lives this Spring 2022! This course examines transnational migration patterns and asks: How does migration impact gender roles? The health and economic conditions of migrants? And what does it mean to identify with more than one nation-state?

GLST students should also consider Dr. Ami Shah's course GLST 387 Global Activism. Students examine transnational activism, how it intersects with power and race, and the potential of it to both address problems and to cause harm. This course counts for all three concentrations in Global Studies!

UPDATES FROM THE WANG CENTER FOR GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGED EDUCATION

2020 study away photo contest winners are on display in the library – check them out!

 

Peace Corps Prep applications are open for the '21-22 academic year. The first deadline is October 15th.

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suzanne.crawford@plu.edu