1. The Department of Educational Administration Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) Program
Invites You To A Research Presentation
Monday, November 29, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 133F Erickson Hall

The Search for Meaning and Purpose: A “Learning Outcomes” Imperative?
by Jennifer A. Lindholm, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

This presentation will highlight the foundations for Dr. Lindholm’s research and writing, including her co-directed national study of undergraduates’ spiritual development. Findings from this study show that students’ religious engagement declines somewhat during college, but their spirituality grows substantially. Students become more caring, more tolerant, more connected with others, and more actively engaged in the search for meaning and purpose. Involvement in selected college activities contributes to students’ spiritual growth. Spiritual growth also enhances other outcomes, such as academic performance, psychological well-being, leadership development, and satisfaction with college. During the presentation, implications for educational research and practice will be addressed, along with Dr. Lindholm’s future research initiatives.

Dr. Lindholm is a candidate for a position in the Department of Educational Administration

2. MSU hosts 5 area centers: check the calendar for events that interest you.

Upcoming events at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Tuesday, November 30 – Chilean poet and activist Marjorie Agosín will visit MSU and present: "Beloved Memory: A Writer's Journey through Jewish Latin America", 7:00 pm, MSU Main Library North Conference Room (W449). Agosín will explore what it means to be a Jewish Latin American writer living in the USA and writing in Spanish. Honored for her work on human rights by the United Nations, Agosín will also address how historical and personal memory are deeply intertwined in her works as a poet.

Wednesday, December 1 - CLACS Seminar Series: "Applications of Social Media for Health Emergencies in the Americas" by Theresa Bernardo, director of information technology and associate professor of epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 3:00-4:30 pm, room 201 International Center.

January 21, 2011 – Deadline for call for papers for the CLACS 2011 Symposium “Diminishing Latin America’s Inequalities: Land, Food and Human Health Strategies”. If you are teaching a course spring 2011, please consider building the symposium (April 20-21) into your syllabus.

3. From The Council of Graduate Students:
3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Wed, November 24, 7pm – 9pm
Spartan Village Community Center; South Lounge
Join the Council of Graduate Students, The Graduate Student Union, International Student Association, and University Apartments and Council of Residents, for a Thanksgiving Dinner at MSU. Its on US! Feel free to bring your own dish from your own cuisine, but it is not required.

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