Activities & Gatherings
Fri. 7th June - Spring Deadline for SIR Membership Applications
|Check here for Fall 2013 Activity Announcements!|
|Spring 2013 Induction Ceremony||July 18th, 8:30pm MC 127C|
|International Experience/Internship Info Session||June 27, 6:30pm, MC 127C|
|Modernization in Africa: Confronting Globalization in Indigenous Cultures
||May 22nd, 6pm, Hinckley Chapel|
Recent Notable Events:
|Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 @ 6:00pm.
Location: Hinckley Chapel.
Event: Modernization & Rural Africa: Confronting Globalization in Indigenous Cultures
Additional Details: Two African speakers will present their perspectives on the challenges of development. Is development a good thing? What is lost in the process? Education, politics, agriculture, technology, education, international aid, and tradition versus modernity all have tremendous impact and will be discussed and debated. Prosper Lwamasaka is an education administrator in the Kampala Uganda School District. He oversees the curriculum and faculty for over 2000 public schools. Ssimbwa Busulwa is a tribal leader responsible for maintaining the traditions of his culture, while at the same time preparing his people to meet the challenges of the modern world. We invite you to come and learn about these important topics.
|Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:00pm.
Location: Taylor Chapel.
Event: Sufism: The Heart of Islam
Additional Details: Hajj Syed Salman Chishty, from India, is a leader of Sufism, a central sect of Islam. He speaks of love of God, love of family, love of worship, and love of neighbor. "Love towards all, malice towards none" is the principle laid down by Syed Salman's ancestor and founder of Sufism in the 12th Century. Syed Salman has spoken at the United Nations, to a delegation of nations in and around South Asia, has spoken at John's Hopkins University and at the Library of Congress. He believes that interpersonal communication is more important than public discourse, so please come with questions!
See Bro. David Peck interview Syed Salman here.