Common Reading Experience in UNIV 101
This I Believe II will enable the campus community to explore how our personal beliefs are established and change over time. Students, faculty, and staff will examine such issues as social justice, forgiveness, faith and religion, patriotism, hope, and responsibility to the community. We believe all participants will find something in this book that will make them think and will lead to a greater appreciation of the university experience.
Dialogue on Diversity requires attendance of five people from each of the more than 400 campus student organizations. Participants gather in small groups and are encouraged to share personal experiences to help cultivate leadership abilities. One of the goals of the program is “to find out where the similarities are, where the differences are, and why they should matter.” Topics such as race, religion, culture, family, and values are included in the discussion. Click here to register.
The Northern PACT, which is designed around Ernest Boyer’s Principles of Community, has been signed by thousands of students pledging to take responsibility for making the NIU community a caring, open, just, disciplined, and celebrative place in which to live and learn. The theme for 2011-12 is an “Open Community, where freedom of expression is welcomed while respecting others.”
Sign the Northern PACT and get a free T-shirt by visiting the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development in the Campus Life Building, room 150, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students who desire to live their spirituality while engaging others in conversations about multi-faith commonalities are residing together in Grant Towers. This floor celebrates open-minded, intellectual curiosity, tolerance of multiple beliefs, and the freedom to practice one’s own spirituality. Residents have opportunities to participate in service projects, discussions about the social impact of faith, and field trips to local and regional places of spiritual importance. Students also have a great deal of freedom in suggesting discussion topics and planning floor activities.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Click here to sign up or donate.