The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce the New Ideas series. Come learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. The New Ideas series will occur on the third Thursday of the month in the ZSR auditorium. Drinks begin at 3:00 pm to get the conversation flowing. Speakers will begin promptly at 3:20 pm and will each have 8 minutes to share their "new idea." This month's speakers: Jarrod Atchison, Communication Bernadine Barnes, Art Amanda Jones, Chemistry Jeff Solomon, English & WGS
For hundred of millions of Sufi followers worldwide, music lies at the heart of their tradition and provides a way of getting closer to God. From the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey to the qawwali music of Pakistan, Sufism has produced some of the world's most spectacular music celebrated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This documentary film further traces the shared roots of Christianity and Islam in the Middle East and demonstrates the ways in which Sufism forms a peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic bastion against fundamentalism throughout the world.
Kirt Gonzales, author of The Chauncey Street Monster: Domestic Violence Is a Worldwide Epidemic That Has to End, will speak on the idea that everyone has value. Attendees will be taught how to recognize an abuser, and what steps to take in abusive situations. He will explain the difference between domestic violence and domestic abuse. Most importantly, Gonzales will draw on the experience of his sisters life and murder to illuminate the subject of domestic violence. Kirt Gonzales has a Ph.D. in theology and Christian counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He splits his time at his counseling practice, advocating for victims of domestic violence, and making students favorite drinks at the Starbucks located in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. This event is co-sponsored with the WFU Intercultural Center.