The Campus Read committee invites submissions of essays, fiction and poetry (500 words or less) that consider how your life, landscape and community are affected by the climate crisis, or that imagines how we can meet its challenges.
“The committee was intrigued by Katya Gordon’s local approach to climate activism and the similarity of her Two Harbors community on the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior to ours,” Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker said. “We hope her visit can help energize campus and local conversations and actions around climate change and sustainability.”
“We are so fortunate to have Lindsay King-Miller visiting with us,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Assistant Professor of English. “I love her compassionate, approachable advice writing and her smart, intimate personal essays on topics like parenting, pop culture, and grief.”
Finlandia University’s annual Campus Read programming is back for the 2017-18 academic year, and will begin Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. with author Dr. James Livingston. The entire community is invited to the event, which should feature a provocative and stimulating discussion based on his recent book, No More Work.
James Livingston started out as an economic historian writing about banking reform in the Progressive Era. His first book, which is still in print thanks to numerous financial crises, was Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913 (Cornell U Press, 1986). He is also the author of Pragmatism and the Political Economy of Cultural Revolution, 1850-1940 (UNC Press, 1994), The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the [...]
Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.
Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the [...]
Campus Read will continue on Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew, as Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Richard Gee will facilitate a Night of Learning and Action around the issue of private prisons and racial injustice.
“Students will learn about the cessation of Federal Department of Justice use of private prisons and why,” said Dr. Gee. “They will also learn about state contract occupancy guarantees and Real Estate Investment Funds private prisons use to reduce [...]
Classes across campus this week are reading Danez Smith’s work in advance of Smith’s visit to campus on September 30. Smith was selected as the Campus Read author for 2016-17 because their poetry speaks so powerfully of the need for racial and social justice.
In a list poem called “Alternate Names for Black Boys,” Smith supplies “guilty until proven dead” and “monster until proven ghost” as possible alternate names. Students readily catch the echo of the American [...]