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Africa! More than a Continent – October Events

Africa! More than a Continent  — our ongoing 2015-17 campus theme — will be featured in these upcoming events, exhibitions, presentations, and readings. A calendar is updated regularly at africa.wcu.edu:

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 (Campus Dining Hall):  African Menu during Lunch
    There will be an African Menu offered during the lunch hours in the Campus Dining Hall.  $

2016-2017 One Book FYE – The Bright Continent Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade

The One Book selection committee is pleased to highlight The Bright Continent, this year’s One Book choice, which provides WCU students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to engage in a common intellectual experience around a particular theme or topic. Upcoming events involving The Bright Continent include:

o    October 4, 2016 (1:00p – 2:00p, UC Multipurpose Room): Panel Discussion #1 facilitated by Dr. Laura Wright, Professor of English and co-Chair, Campus Theme Committee
The Nature Map: To Feed, Fuel, and Build the Future
Join peers for a faculty facilitated discussion to examine themes and topics of The Bright Continent.

o    October 5, 2016 (4:00p – 5:00p, Blue Ridge Meeting Room A): Panel Discussion #2 facilitated by Tamera Cole, Lecturer, Communication
Kanju: The Fine Line Between Genius & Crime

Join peers for a faculty facilitated discussion to examine themes and topics of The Bright Continent.

o    October 6, 2016 (3:30p – 4:30p, Blue Ridge Meeting Room A): Panel Discussion #3 facilitated by Dr. Lane Perry, Director, Center for Service Learning
Stuff We Don’t Want: Doing Bad in Africa
Join peers for a faculty facilitated discussion to examine themes and topics of The Bright Continent.

o    October 11, 2016 (12:30p – 1:30p, UC Multipurpose Room): Panel Discussion #4 facilitated by Colin Townsend, Academic Advisor, Honors College
Fail States: Why African Government Hasn’t Worked
Join peers for a faculty facilitated discussion to examine themes and topics of The Bright Continent.

o    October 26, 2016 (6:00p – 8:00p, UC Grand Room):  Author Event
Dayo Olopade will discuss her journey of discovery and perspectives as author ofThe Bright Continent. The talk will be followed by a reception and a book signing event.

o    October 27, 2016 (8:00a – 11:00a, locations vary):  Author in the Classroom! (*This is not an open event.)
Dayo Olopade will visit selected classes to engage in a conversation about the themes and her perspective as author of The Bright Continent.

Other October event(s)

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 (Ramsey Center Concourse; 5p):  Catamount Walkabout
    An event that is designed to bring together the WCU campus around a common purpose — to raise awareness of the organization, Samaritan’s Feet, and the nearly 1.5 billion individuals without proper footwear.  For more information, contact Lane Perry at laneperry@email.wcu.edu or x2643.

 

Other Campus Theme Events (some dates tentative)
November 3: Students Present Digital Stories from Kenya Experience (5-7pm, McKee G22) 10 HESA (Higher Education Student Affairs) graduate students, who will be studying abroad in Kenya over Fall Break, will present digital stories of their learning experience.

November 7:  Free Enterprise Speaker Series @ WCU – Global Justice & Global Freedom: Book Forum with Author Q&A (4-5:15pm, UCT)

First week of December: Africa Diaspora Presentations. Students from Dr. Saheed Aderinto’s African Diaspora class will give five presentations on the history and cultural presence of Africans across the world at the Smoky Mountain High School.

January 9 – February 21, 2017:  Soft Diplomacy: Quilting in Liberia (Bardo Arts Center)

March 13, 2017: Music Concert: The Nile Project (Bardo Arts Center)

April 2017: Spring Literary Festival Reading by Sindiwe Magona (Specific date and time TBA)

— Submitted by Carol Burton

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