October 23 Events & Activities

Community Engagement Day Schedule for October 23

For questions about individual events, please reach out to the sponsoring departments.
Time Event & Description

9-11 a.m.

Walk & Talk with Outdoor U

Meet under the Abbey Bell Benner or on the CSB Mall

Register for this event here.

We'll explore our local ecosystems afoot while discussing ideas of community, nature, and well-being.

10 -11 a.m.

I’m Glad You Asked: What is Intersectionality and Why is it Important?
With the Political Science Department and Intercultural & International
Student Services

Join the discussion via Zoom at this link.

It is recommended that folks planning to attend listen to this episode of the podcast I'm Glad You Asked

During this event, the hosts of the I’m Glad You Asked Podcast Regan Dolezal
and Elliot Edeburn are joined by Dr. Pedro dos Santos (Political Science),
Brandyn Woodard (Intercultural and International Student Services),
Kayla Vang (’22), and Jack Pieper (’21). As a group, they will discuss issues
related to intersectionality and queer theory, focusing on how these ideas can
help to make our campus more inclusive. This event will be an interactive,
inclusive discussion taking place entirely online.

Noon-1 p.m.

Linguistic Oppression with the French Club

Join this event via Zoom at this link.

Embrace cultural differences and become aware of how linguistic oppression effects
those on campus! Discuss what it means to speak a language properly and how
those who don't speak it face oppression.

1-2 p.m.

Opportunities Through CSB/SJU’s Undergraduate Research Program

Join this event via Zoom at this link.

Curious to learn more about Undergraduate Research? This workshop is for you!
Undergraduate research and creative work is one of the ultimate compliments
to any students’ academic experience, allowing you to apply what you are learning
in your coursework to a hands-on experience. Join us for a informative session
that walks you through our various programs and opportunities, and helps you
envision what your involvement could look like during your time at CSBSJU. With
opportunities to engage no matter your chosen field of study, we are truly “research
and creative work for all.” Students, Faculty, and Staff are all welcome to attend.

2:30 p.m.

The CSB & SJU Senates Present:
In Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Becoming an Antiracist, Multicultural Community

This live stream is free but requires a ticket if watching virtually or registration
if joining a Viewing Party. For more information, or to reserve space for either
option, click here. 

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the award-winning author of How to Be an Antiracist
and Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
His insights are sharp, informative and hopeful, serving as a strong platform for
any institution's discussion on racial discrimination.

6-7 p.m.

On Pumpkinification with Languages and Cultures Department

Join the Event via Zoom at this link.

For the Halloween season, the Languages and Cultures Department will deliver
a scholarly yet popular presentation on “pumpkinification” across cultures and
languages. From Seneca the Younger’s – The Pumpkinification of (the Divine)
Claudius to Perrault’s and the Grimms’ “Cinderella” and finally Washington Irving’s
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” becoming a pumpkin has often been a risk in world
literature. Dr. Jason Schlude (Latin), Dr. Karen Erickson (French), and Dr. Kurt
Hollender (German) will each briefly introduce this motif to a general audience
from their own world language idiom with an eye towards what it means for
community: these texts monitor the borders of ingroup and outgroup, the divine
and the mortal, class, and the everyday and the supernatural, just like, well, a
jack o’ lantern on the threshold.

7:30 p.m.

Frankenstein: A Radio Play
Adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel by Philip Grecian;
Directed by Sean Dooley

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU; Limited tickets will be made available
through the Fine Arts Programming Box Office

Live Stream link will be available closer to the event. This is an FAE event.

Frankenstein: a live radio play stays true to Mary Shelley’s gothic classic,
but the twist lies with the style of the telling. Set in the sound studio of a local
radio station in the 1940s, Philip Grecian’s adaptation comes to life. Music, old
fashioned live sound effects and 8 voice actors retell the famous tale, which
delves into human psyche, hubris and over-vaulting ambition. Many consider
the novel by Shelley to be the first work in the genre of science fiction as she
questions man’s role as a caretaker of nature and cautious for a need to make
thoughtful decisions regarding scientific progress.

– Excerpted from BWW review: Frankenstein: A live Radio play at screen plays
by Dan and Julie Izzo

9-10:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Decorating & Contest with the Joint Events Council and Exploring Latin American Cultures (ELAC)

Brother Willie’s Pub, SJU

Register for the event here.

Registration will open on Monday October 19.

Join the JEC and ELAC for a pumpkin decorating contest!
We’ll provide the pumpkins and the supplies! Registration is required.
You will also have the opportunity to pick up a pumpkin and decorating
supplies if you aren’t able to make it to the in person event.
Prizes awarded to the contest winners.