Campus events for Wed., Feb. 24: Humanities degree planning, body image workshop, Dr. Esquibel on sundown towns, and more!

These are the events happening around campus for Wed., Feb. 24.

Planning for a Humanities Degree, Room 1725
Wed., Feb. 24: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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The Humanities faculty advisor will discuss degree requirements and course sequencing for the Associate Arts-General Transfer, the Associate of Fine Arts, and the Associate of Music Degree. In addition, the advisor will work with students to draft an educational (course) plan.

Margin to Center: Dr.Elena Esquibel on Sundown Towns, PUB 9208
Wed., Feb. 24: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Dr. Elena Esquibel earned a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University. During her Doctoral program, she focused on Intercultural Communication, Performance Studies, and Critical Communication Pedagogy as well as Critical Race Theory and performance ethnography as theoretical methodologies. She is a professor in the Communications Department at Shoreline.

Dr.Esquibel will discuss the hidden history of sundown towns or “all-White” communities that have historically banned African Americans after dark. Specifically, looking at southern Illinois as a case study.

Community Read: Octavia’s Brood, PUB 9208
Wed., Feb. 24: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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Join us for our weekly meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood. This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Manhunters, Aftermath, Fire on the Mountain.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

More Than the Mirror: Maintaining a positive body image in an image obsessed society, PUB 9102
Wed., Feb. 24: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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Do you or someone you know struggle with body image concerns?  Would you like to learn about body image and practice techniques for improving body image?  If so, join Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson, SCC counselor, for an interactive workshop in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2016.

Did you know?

• The rate of eating disorders among college students has risen to 10 to 20 percent of women and 4 to 10 percent of men (NEDA, 2013).

• Full-blown eating disorders typically begin between 18 and 21 years of age (Hudson, 2007).

• 35 percent of “normal” dieters progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25 percent progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders (Shisslak & Crago, 1995).

• Eating disorders are the mental illness with the highest mortality rate (Arcelus, 2011).

• Help-seeking decreases significantly when people are not aware of the options available to them (Ben-Porath, 2002; Friedman, 2009; Nolen-Hoeksema, 2006; Gould, 2007).

Intramural Yoga, Athletics Room 3025
Wed., Feb. 24: 12:35-1:25 p.m.

Take time out from your day to rejuvenate and build core strength. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Phins Basketball on the road against Everett
Wed., Feb. 24: 5-9 p.m.

Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 4.24.58 PMThe Phins Men’s and Women’s basketball teams take to the road to take on Everett. #GoPhins!

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