WNS Fall 2014 Events

9/16: “She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing”@11am-1pm in Krannert Ballroom A&B – for Berry College Faculty & Staff

Learn how to successfully save and invest through this in depth workshop. Learn the core concepts that guide all investing, get motivated, build a plan and take action, find ways to take on life’s challenges without damaging future financial well-being, discover more about yourself with the Financial Personality Type Quiz, and break down what your real goals are and learn how to reach them via group activities.  

9/11 “Can I Kiss You?” with Mike Domitriz @ 4pm & 7pm in Krannert Ballroom – CE credit

An engaging and interactive discussion on consent and what it means to be in a safe relationship with both friends and significant others.  

9/17 – “Feeding Frenzy” Film Screening @ 5pm in Evans Auditorium -  CE pending

While discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility, Feeding Frenzy trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from.  Discussion led by Dr. Conradsen will follow.   

10/8  “It's a Girl” Film Screening @ 7pm-9pm in Krannert Ballroom – CE pending

This film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.  Discussion led by Dr. Conradsen will follow.    

11/6 Sholeh Wolpe @ 7:30-8:30pm in McAllister Auditorium – CE credit

Sholeh Wolpé was born in Iran and spent her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. She is the recipient of 2013 Midwest Book Award, and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize. A poet, literary translator and an editor, Wolpé?s eight books include: Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths; Breaking the Jaws of Silence?Sixty American Poets Speak to the World, featuring some of the most respected voices in American poetry; and The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles.  She will read from her poetry.   

11/5 “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” @ 5:00 in Evans Auditorium – CE pending

A new film by award-winning director Darryl Roberts who, in a follow-up to “America The Beautiful”, examines the cause of our country’s obsession with dieting. “America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” also weighs in on the raging debate between doctors who say fat is healthy versus those who disagree.  The movie offers a passionate and sometimes humorous documentation of the battle to be… well… thin. You see everything from gastric bypass surgery, an obsessed fitness fanatic and a victim of anorexia.   Discussion will follow led by Dr. Conradsen.