2017 Levertov Award

May 11th, 2017 § 0

Image‘s 14th Annual Denise Levertov Award
Richard Rodriguez

7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 25
415 Westlake
Seattle, Washington

Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez in 1982 published Hunger of Memory, a widely read memoir that remains controversial today for its objections to affirmative action and bilingual education.

Rodriguez’s second book, Days of Obligation, on the moral landscapes of Mexico and the United States, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Brown, Rodriguez’s book on racial mixing—the paradox of being brown in black-and-white America—was nominated for a National Book Critics award. His most recent book, Darling, explores the significance of desert landscapes in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

In 1992, the federal government honored Rodriquez’s work with the Frankel Prize (the award now renamed the National Humanities Medal). At present Rodriguez is writing a book on why beauty matters.

Mega Meet-Up

April 27th, 2017 § 0

April 27, 2017
2:30-5:00 pm
Weter Lounge

Attend to meet representatives (many are alums!), learn about the work they are doing, and find out about full-time, part-time and internship opportunities just in time for summer and/or graduation.

Sample organizations include:

College Success Foundation
Educational Resources and Referrals – China (ERRC)
One Day’s Wages

Life After College Presentation

March 29th, 2017 § 0

How to Thrive After College:
Embrace Transition, Fail Magnificently, and Find Your Purpose
in the Most Unexpected Place

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150

Paul Angone is one of the leading experts on helping twenty-somethings thrive after college. He is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, and he is the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions of people in 190 different countries. His work has been featured by Bloomberg News, The Chicago Tribune, and Business Insider. He is also a frequent contributor for Relevant Magazine and has worked with companies such as Wells Fargo, Intel Security, and Aflac on how to engage and lead Millennials.

Paul graduated from Westmont College with a BA in Communication Studies and has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Paul lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and three children.

University Scholars Lecture With Dr. Reggie Williams

March 8th, 2017 § 0

Dr. Reggie Williams, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will deliver the annual University Scholars Lecture on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

His lecture, titled “The Black Jesus of Harlem and Howard Thurman: The Implications for Christian Ethics Derived from Valuing the Body of Christ as Black,” draws on his research in working with black churches in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. This time was critical in shaping Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology in his books Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship.

It was during these years that Bonhoeffer found the vibrancy of the black church, in a time of great international turmoil, to be a location of prophetic hope and deep resistance to the idolatry of nationalism. His experience helped frame Bonhoeffer’s resistance to national socialism in his native Germany during World War II.

Admission to Dr Williams’s lecture is free and open to everyone.

Justice Discussion

January 24th, 2017 § 0

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