Upcoming Events Offered by the Chaplain's Office
The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life offers numerous programs and events over the course of the year. Here are some of the upcoming events and activities for September:
Book discussion: Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
Tuesday, Sept. 19, noon-1 p.m.—Driscoll Student Center, Fireside Room (125)
DU's One Book, One DU!
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. Paul Michalec (Morgridge College of Education) will co-facilitate the discussion.Bring your lunch and talk about the book that should be the talk of DU!
On the 2nd Wednesday of each quarter, we gather to reflect on a question "of the moment." This fall, given all that has befallen us, it seems VERY appropriate to look for, and share, ideas of finding hope.Join us on the morning of Sept. 20 for an interfaith ceremony, followed by a (free!) breakfast and conversation. The ceremony will be at 8 a.m., at the Holocaust Memorial/Social Action Site (just east of the Anderson Academic Commons, under the Buchtel Bell Tower). The breakfast will follow immediately (8:30 a.m.) in the Special Events Room of the AAC.Both are FREE and open to all. We ask that you RSVP if you're planning on attending (so that we can feed you appropriately). Contact Chaplain Gary Brower for more information.
Soul and Role
Thursday, Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m.—Driscoll Student Center, Fireside Room (125)
Consider joining a circle of faculty and staff interested in exploring the ways that our work can sometimes force a disconnect between who we are at the core of our being (our call to serve others in higher education) and our roles as professionals in academia. We will also share stories of strategies we've learned to foster productive relationships between soul and role in academia. The sessions will be co-led by Chaplain Gary Brower and Paul Michalec (Morgridge School of Education). For more information, visit the Soul & Role website or contact Chaplain Gary.