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Poetry Reading and Reception

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 in the Wiegand Gallery

Margaret Elysia Garcia and Zack Rogow.

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of the short story collections Sad Girls & Other Stories and Mary of the Chance Encounters.  She also writes and produces plays, poetry, and essays.  In 2016 she resurrected a school library in her small town that now houses over 20K titles and she was able to donate additional books to seven rural schools in two counties.  She’s a reporter for Feather River Publishing and an editor for Hip Mama Magazine.  She’s currently directing her fourth season of the national spoken word show Listen to Your Mother.  She blogs at http://www.throwingchanclas.com and working on her first non-fiction manuscript Throwing the Curve – about the world of plus size alternative modeling on the west coast.

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books or plays.  His eighth book of poems, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music, was published by Kattywompus Press.  He is also writing a series of plays about authors, incorporating their writing into the action.  The most recent of these, Colette Uncensored, had its first staged reading at the Millennium State of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and has a five-month run at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley in 2016.  His blog, Advice for Writers, has 190 posts on topics of interest to writers.  Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA in writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and serves as a contributing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.

NDNU’s Response to the E.O. on Immigration

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To:      NDNU Students, Faculty and Staff
 
From:  Judith Maxwell Greig, President
 
One of the many things that makes the Notre Dame de Namur University community so special is our diversity. We are a community formed by individuals from many walks of life, of every race and ethnicity, from many regions of the world, and with many different perspectives. Our diversity is a blessing that makes us stronger. We are honored that the gift of diversity is enshrined in the Hallmarks of NDNU, a legacy we have inherited directly from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
 
welcomeWe want to respond to the recent Executive Order on immigration signed by President Trump last week. Like many of you, I am saddened by these recent actions that have caused so much confusion and fear.
 
First, and most important, we want all members of our community to know that we support you during this time of uncertainty. You are welcome here. You are an important part of the university. NDNU joined yesterday with other members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in expressing opposition to the recent Executive Order. You can read the statement from ACCU here.
 
Many of us are concerned. While we have no way to know how this issue will play out in the coming weeks or months, we want to offer some assurances to members of our community:
 
        NDNU welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Once students are admitted, the university is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish.
        The university maintains a strong commitment to the privacy of student records for all students, consistent with state and federal laws. We do not provide information on immigration status to anyone except when required by law.
 
We will continue to monitor the situation and the impact it may have on our community and do our best to keep you updated. For international students concerned about the status of their student visas, please consult our International Students Office. Our Office of Counseling Services and Office of Spirituality are also available to assist.
 
Please know that we support you and recognize the value you add to the important work of NDNU.
 
Sincerely,
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Judith Maxwell Greig, PhD
President

Internship and Volunteer Fair TOMORROW

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Spirituality in Higher Ed Conference

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Library Workshops

Library workshops

 

Our wonderful librarians have devised a series of workshops, many of which may be of interest to you.  The following are the ones offered in the evenings:

Formatting Your Research Paper:  This workshop will go over citation management features of Microsoft Word as well as how to format a document to automatically generate a Table of Contents, a Bibliography, and Footnotes (though the last isn’t required in APA, so is less relevant for our classes, FYI).  Wednesday, November 4, 5-5:30PM

PowerPoint – Designing Effective Presentations.  Tips on designing effective presentations.  Wednesday, November 11, 5-5:30PM

Excel – Introduction and Basic Commands.  Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and make simple charts and graphs.  Wednesday, November 18, 4:30-5:00PM.

 

No need to register!  Notice courtesy of Sanjyot Pia Selkirk, our Academic Technology and Instruction Librarian.  (Thanks, Pia!)

 

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Diversity Week at NDNU

Diversity WeekSome events that may fit the schedules of evening students:
Tuesday, September 29:  St. Joe’s Lounge, 4:30-6:30, Film Screening:  If These Halls Could Talk.

Wednesday, September 30:  St. Joe’s Lounge, 4:30-6:30, Film Screening:  “Out and Around:  Our Not-So-Straight Journey Toward Equality.”  Film makers present!

Guy Kawasaki on Campus July 23

Guy KGuy Kawasaki is the “Chief evangelist” of Canva, an online, graphics-design service.  He is also a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  He is the author of “The Art of the Start, 2.0;” “The Art of Social Media;” “Enchantment;” and ten other books.

He will be speaking on “The Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses” on Thursday, July 23 from 6-7PM in the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Library on campus.

Open to the public; free admission!

 

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