The Popel Shaw Center hosts and sponsors a variety of programs and events annually including scholarly lectures, cultural celebrations, campus dialogues, educational workshops, and student centered activities. Please email psc@dickinson.edu to learn more about events. We also welcome you join the PSC’s social media sites or log on to the PSC’s Engaged page for regular updates. The Center’s events can also be found on Dickinson Today and the events Calendar.

Fall 2018

SEPTEMBER

9/14: LATINX HERITAGE LUNCH 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bosler Atrium 

September 15-October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month! The Popel Shaw Center, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean studies, and Spanish welcomes ALL Dickinsonians to kick off Latinx Heritage Month (formerly Hispanic Heritage Month) at our 4th annual Latinx Heritage lunch. We will serve a variety of delicious foods from the Caribbean, feature numerous fun and festive activities and share info on upcoming Latinx programming! 

9/17: LANDIS LISTENS: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON ASIAN -AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) COMMUNITY @ DICKINSON 

5-6:30 pm, Landis House

The Popel Shaw Center invites students interested in exploring current and future opportunities for Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to build community at Dickinson to this listening and discussion session at Landis House. Dinner will be served! Please pre-register on the EngageD network and include your dietary preferences. We have room for up to 20 student participants (co-sponsored by Student Life).

9/21: HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND JAZZ CONCERT FEATURING GUITARIST RANDY NAPOLEON with THE DICKINSON FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE  

8 p.m., HUB Social Hall (free) 

Acclaimed jazz guitarist and educator Randy Napoleon, who has performed with Freddy Cole, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, Houston Person and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, among others will play a concert of jazz and pop standards with the Dickinson Faculty Jazz Ensemble, including Jim Miller, bass; Jeff Wohlbach, trumpet; Greg Strohman, trombone, and Tom Strohman, winds, and Dave Zygmunt, percussion (Co-sponsored with the Music Department).

9/24-29: CAMPUS INCLUSION WEEK 

12-3 p.m., Britton Plaza (Rain Location: HUB Basement)  

Campus Inclusion Week aims to inspire the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities, and learning more about campus inclusion resources. Each day on Britton Plaza focuses on a spotlight theme. Drop by the Campus Inclusion table on Britton Plaza (12-3:00 pm Monday-Friday). You can also learn about our Inclusion pledge, pick up information on campus inclusion resources, participate in interactive activities and receive free giveaways!  (Co-sponsored with BERT, CGSE, HR, Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity, ODS, LGBTQ Services, President’s Commission on Women, SAAC) 

9/26: INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGIES WORKSHOP  

4:30-6 pm., Althouse 207 

Facilitated by Donna Bickford (WGRC & WGSS) and Vincent L. Stephens (PSC & Music) 

In this interactive workshop, faculty members will learn more about how important concepts like implicit bias and microaggressions appear in their classrooms and develop productive strategies for responding to them. For Faculty & Staff only. Please register on Totara.

9/26: MultiRacial Mixer

Landis House, 6-7 pm

This fall’s first Mixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to discuss the connections and differences between “race” and “ethnicity” in their own lives. Come for delicious food and great discussion!  

9/29: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP STUDENT TRAINING RETREAT  

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Carlisle Comfort Inn & Suites 

Student leaders, club officers, and student employees are invited to register for the fall 2018 Inclusive Leadership Student Retreat. The Training is a Saturday workshop that aspires to helps student employees, leaders and volunteers develop greater cultural understandings of themselves, the Dickinson community, and national social patterns impacting life at Dickinson. You will emerge from the training as cultural ambassadors who can translate elements of the training into clubs, work environments and other spaces. 94 community members from 30 organizations and departments have participated and many transformed their organizations.

Please pre-register on EngageD.  (Co-sponsored with SLCE)  

OCTOBER 

10/2: ELAINE HAYES (author of Queen of Bebop; The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan) LECTURE ON VOCAL JAZZ ARTIST SARAH VAUGHAN  

Lecture: 6:30-8 p.m., Stern Great Room 

Queen of Bebop book signing: 8-8:30 p.m., Stern Great Room 

Journalist, author and music scholar Elaine Hayes discusses the art, life and legacy of vocal jazz legend Sarah Vaughan. She will also sign copies of her acclaimed 2017 book Queen of Bebop; The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan. Haye’s’s lecture kicks off the Popel Shaw Center’s yearlong series

A Kaleidoscope of Excellence: Celebrating the art, activism, and scholarship of women of color. The PSC is distributing 10 free copies of Queen of Bebop to members of the Dickinson community planning to attend the lecture. Please email stephenv@dickinson.edu if you would like a copy.

10/11: DID YOU REALLY JUST SAY THAT?  Student Workshop  

5-6:15 p.m., Althouse 110 

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Students must pre-register to participate. Please register by Monday, October 8th. For first year students only. Fulfills the first-year diversity & inclusion requirement. Please pre-register on EngageD. 

10/18: DID YOU REALLY JUST SAY THAT?  Faculty & Staff Lunch & Workshop 

12-1:30 p.m., Althouse 110 

The Popel Shaw Center invites faculty and staff seeking to develop and improve their ability to respond effectively to cultural conflicts to attend this interactive workshop. The workshop can accommodate 25 participants, and lunch is provided.  Please pre-register on Totara by Thursday, October 11th

10/11: MultiRacial Mixer

Landis House, 6-7 pm

This fall’s second Mixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to share, connect and discuss. Come for delicious food and great discussion!  

10/28-11/2: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/DAY OF THE DEAD OFRENDA   

Come visit the annual campus display commemorating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead). in Waidner-Spahr Library near the Circulation desk!  (co-sponsored by LALC, & Spanish)

10/29: INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGIES 2.0 FAS WORKSHOP 

4:30-6 p.m., Althouse 207 

This advanced faculty workshop shares techniques for assessing and designing an inclusive syllabus that fosters maximum learning for all students. Facilitated by Donna Bickford (WGRC & WGSS) and Vincent L. Stephens (PSC & Music). For Faculty & Staff who have completed previous Inclusive Pedagogies workshops facilitated by Bickford and Stephens. Please pre-register on Totara

10/30: DID YOU REALLY JUST SAY THAT? STUDENT WORKSHOP  

5-6:15 p.m., Althouse 110 

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Students must pre-register to participate. Please register by Monday, October 8th. For first year students only. Fulfills the first-year diversity & inclusion requirement. Please pre-register on EngageD. 

NOVEMBER 

11/5: TOMIKA FERGUSON (Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University) LECTURE: The Politics of Disruption: Consideration of Gender, Race, Space, and Place in Athletics 

6-7:30 p.m., Althouse 106 

College campuses have been seen as idyllic spaces that encourage activism and unhindered self-expression, spaces where diverse thought is embedded into community and culture. Our current socio-political climate has raised questions regarding privilege, identity, and voice in forms of self-expression. Concerns about the scope of higher education institution’s responsibility to sustain safe and inclusive environments resonate with faculty, administrators, and students. In this presentation, Dr. Ferguson argues that methods to address equity and inclusion within higher education can be identified by exploring the politics of disruption found within Black women student-athletes’ college experiences. This is the second fall event in the Popel Shaw Center’s yearlong series A Kaleidoscope of Excellence: Celebrating the art, activism, and scholarship of women of color. (Co-sponsored with the WGRC) 

11/13: MultiRacial Mixer: Multicultural Food Mixer, Landis House, 6-7 pm: If you love great food, good conversation, and meeting new people, you must attend the Multicultural Food Mixer! This event, sponsored by the PSC and Asbell Center for Jewish Life, features a diverse menu of American, Jewish, South Asian, and regional U.S. cuisine, and provides an opportunity to discuss diverse culinary traditions! There are 25 seats available so please RSVP through our poster on EngageD!.

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Additional events and training opportunities may be added to the calendar occasionally.

Please direct questions and inquires to Vincent L. Stephens, PSC Director at stephenv@dickinson.edu