William Woods University has a number of interesting events coming up in the next few weeks. Free and open to the public, the events include:
That Which Is Sacred, A Native American Perspective
Noon, Monday, Feb. 21, Thurmond Chapel, sponsored by Travis Tamerius
When early explorers came to the Americas, they often described the indigenous peoples as having no religion. Since those first reports, that opinion has largely changed. Cindi Elliott, who has spent much time among various American Indian groups will offer insight into Native American spirituality. She’ll share some of their fundamental values as expressed in story and song and daily living and how those insights and discoveries can enrich lives today.
Immigration: Current Issues
7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, Library Auditorium, sponsored by Mary Mosley
Professor Judy Ancel of UMKC Department of Labor Studies and Vanessa Crawford of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates will speak on current issues in immigration. Are undocumented immigrants taking jobs from citizens? Are they driving down wages for all workers? Are they collecting “welfare” or other benefits? Do they come here to have children because they will be U.S. citizens? Does Missouri need more legislation to deal with undocumented workers? Learn about these and other issues facing the state and the nation.
International Justice Mission
8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, Cutlip Auditorium, sponsored by Residential Life
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.
Career Connections Fair
10 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, Multipurpose Room- Helen Stephens Sports Complex
Sponsored by Cheree Meeks
An opportunity for WWU students to develop connections that will assist them in their career planning. They can visit with representatives about full- and part-time jobs, internship opportunities, study abroad experiences and graduate programs.
Rethinking Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Go?
8 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, Library Auditorium, sponsored by Joe Kyger and Mary Mosley
Mark Haim, local talk show host and advocate for peace, justice and sustainability, will speak on the pros and cons of the Afghanistan War. Discussion to follow.
Right-to-Work: What it Would Mean for Working Missourians
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10, Model Courtroom, sponsored by Mary Mosley
Professor Sam White, of the University of Missouri Labor Education Program, will speak on the proposed legislation known as Right-to-Work, which is being considered by the Missouri legislature. He will talk about how this bill would affect the average person who works for a living in Missouri. He will present data on how such laws have worked in other states and whether it is a good idea or a bad one for Missouri.