The Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) contributes to the University’s mission by enriching the solid liberal arts foundation of the University, by enhancing the curriculum through experiential learning opportunities and, by promoting an awareness of the diversity of cultures and perspectives that exist in the global community.
Diversity and Multiculturalism are buzz words in our society. We are all part of the diverse world in which we live. All of us are what we should mean by Multiculturalism. Privilege, marginalization, stereotypes, ignorance, misinformation, and all of the "isms" are also part of the diverse world in which we live. This ACES will explore these topics in a contemporary way using personal anecdotes, news in the media, film references and your participation. The main outcomes are hopefully having one leave with a deeper understanding of one's own identity, a heightened awareness of diversity (especially cultural experiences), and a positive feeling about how influential each is to BVU and greater society's growth on these issues.
Dr. Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will discuss his work as a folklorist and ethnographer. Special attention will be on the material culture of the Middle East with an emphasis on increasing intercultural appreciation and understanding.
The 2015 Global Fellows will share experiences from their biological and cultural encounters after spending three weeks in Puerto Williams, Santiago, and Valparaiso, Chile - the southern tip of the world!
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588