Intellectual Life grants announced

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The Intellectual Life Committee and chair Lydia Morrow Ruetten announced the recipients of $500 Intellectual Life Grants last week.

The recipients and a short description of their programs include:

Yevette Brown of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts/CAS
“Respond to Violence Youth Forum – How Long Will I Cry” readers theater with follow-up panel discussion between GSU student performers and local high school students.

Sarah Ezell, Darlene Wright and Crystal Blount, psychology and counseling,
Life-Span to Financial Literacy Fair. The structure of the event includes a presentation of brief talks as well as a financial resource fair on each stage of an individual’s financial decisions across the developmental life span.

Andrae Marak, CAS/HSS
2014 Midwest World History Association Conference: “Human Rights in World History”, Keynote Address by Juan Gonzalez, author of Harvesting Empire and co-host of "Democracy Now."

Patricia Robey, COE/Division of Psychology and Counseling
“Twelve Life Changing Lessons from the Airport.” The content of this presentation is designed to help the participants assess if they are on the course in life that will take them where they really want to end up.

Patricia Robey, COE/Division of Psychology and Counseling
“How to Balance School, Work and Life.” This workshop will help students/participants look at their priorities and strike a healthy balance between what’s most important.

The mission of the Intellectual Life Committee is:

• To expand the intellectual opportunities available to the GSU community and South Suburbs,
• To contribute to the enhancement of intellectual pursuits, and
• To increase the growth of and participation in intellectual endeavors.

“The primary audience for Intellectual Life events is GSU students, although the events are open to all members of the GSU community and the region,” said Ruetten. “With our new class of incoming freshmen, we look forward to introducing them to the work of the Intellectual Life Committee and the events that we assist in supporting,” she said.

Posted by Michael Drakulich at 05/05/2014 03:43:47 PM