Division Meeting this Week
Thursday, October 30, 2008
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
All meetings will take place in the following rooms:
Fine and Performing Arts - Steve Klien
Bergendoff Room 12
Language and Literature - Laura Green
Old Main 124
Natural Science - Darrin Good
Science Building 103
History, Philosophy and Religion - David Hill
Old Main 332
Business and Education - Randall Hengst
Social Sciences - David Dehnel
Old Main 122
HEDS Research Practices Survey
In last week's newsletter, the link to the HEDS Research Practices Survey was apparently out of date. If you wish to see the survey, you can find it at http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/about/infolit/fyillaa/
Carleton College led the team that developed the survey).
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Barbara Gottschalk will be on campus December 1-5. Please contact Ellen Hay if you would like to arrange for her to meet with one of your classes or a student group that you advise.
Fifteen years ago, Barbara Gottschalk helped found Seeds of Peace with John and Janet Wallach. In its first year, 46 teenagers from Israel, Palestine, and Egypt journeyed to camp in Maine for an intensive three-week workshop on conflict resolution. Today more than 4,000 young people are a part of this program that has expanded beyond the Middle East to also include young people from South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans. Using dialogue sessions, religious services and culture nights, students learn about each other and begin to develop a respect for diverse perspectives. Typical camp activities and special group challenges encourage the campers to strengthen their relationships with each other. The Seeds of Peace program has now developed a variety of regional programs in the Middle East and South Asia to continue its work. Educator workshops, dialogue sessions, community service projects and conflict management workshops promote peace and a "circle of concern" in those areas.
Barbara Gottschalk received her B.A. degree from Earlham College and a MSW from the University of Chicago. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Franklin Pierce University. She was a clinical and school social worker for 30 years before helping found Seeds of Peace.