Student Life and Student Government Association are excited to present the 2014-15 speaker series. Students, employees, families and the local community are encouraged to attend these free presentations.
The Race Experience
- September 15-19
- Wausau Cafeteria
The Race Experience allows you to consider race, racism and identity in a new light. You can see yourself in a different skin; change your race to Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Indian. You can then share your favorite pictures via email. Stop by the Wausau Cafeteria anytime from September 15-19 for this one-of-a-kind race morphing experience. To learn more about The Race Experience, visit theraceexperience.net.
John Corvino: The Meaning of (Gay) Marriage
- Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m.
- Wausau Campus CHS 1004 with IVC to regional campuses (T132, M118, P133, W116, S103)
The debate over same-sex marriage rages on in the U.S., with a handful of states permitting it, many more banning it, and still others contemplating it. But the debate doesn't merely concern the rights of gays and lesbians: it touches upon the meeting of marriage itself, as well as the role of government, the significance of sex, the function of family, and the deep human longings for intimacy, love, and security. Join John Corvino - a national leader in the marriage debate - as he assesses the controversy and makes a compelling case for extending marriage to same-sex couples. To learn more about John, visit johncorvino.com.
Stephen Otero: Faces of War
- Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m.
- Wausau Campus CHS 1004 with IVC to regional campuses (T122, M124, P150, W109, S114)
Stephen has a rare and powerful insight into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked tirelessly to capture the history and tell the story of the great strides we as a nation have made while working with our allies. His story of struggle, survival and success as one who has been charged with living a full life that is designed to be an example for others to follow. Stephen shares the message that no matter what the outcome he is here today and his experience is one that helps him and those who hear his story to be a more responsible and productive citizen within this great country. To learn more about Stephen, visit papernapkinmarketing.com/portfolio-item/stephen-otero.
Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka: Cultivating a More Peaceful Life
- Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m.
- Wausau Campus CHS 1004 with IVC to regional campuses (T132, P135)
Presented with captivating storytelling and intense discussion, this unforgettable conversation with Arno and Pardeep illustrates a relentless confidence in the basic goodness of life and the human capacity for love in response to the murder of Pardeep's father Satwant Signh Kaleka and give other innocent people in the Sikh Temple shooting of August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The experiences of a former violent extremist intertwined with those of a survivor of violent extremism reveal a very practical guide for cultivating a more peaceful life. Themes of kindness, courage, forgiveness, and personal responsibility are illuminated. Participants are challenged to explore their own narratives with open honesty, and engage with our common humanity, building a foundation for happiness and success. To learn more about Arno and Pareep, visit serve2unite.org.
Teri Jendusa Nicolai: A True Survivor of Domestic Violence
- Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.
- Wausau Campus CHS 1004 with IVC to regional campuses (T115, M123, P135, W116, S114)
Teri Jendusa Nicolai has survived the unthinkable. Her ex-husband tried to murder her back in 2004 by hitting her in the head with a baseball bat, stuffing her bloody body in a garbage can, and driving her across state lines and placing her in a storage locker for 26 hours until she was found barely alive. She survived and is available to speak out and about Domestic Violence awareness.
Is there a speaker you'd like to see on campus? Send your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.