Weekly Feminist Happenings February 2nd-8th

Composite of Calendar Pages and ClockWednesday, February 3rd

Reframing Student Success Holistically as an Institutional Outcome: How do colleges and universities conceive excellence and/or success in relation to critical thinking, social responsibility and self-actualization? How do the experiences of marginalized college student groups—particularly black men—challenge and inform institutional definitions of excellence? What is the relationship between institutional conception of excellence and supports for underrepresented students? The lecture will address the abovementioned questions while exploring the benefits approaching and engaging students holistically toward the goal of increasing measurable outcomes like graduation, retention and persistence. Essentially, how do we reframe and define student success within the intersection of culture, academics and communal engagement?

Hotchkins is a critical race, organizational leadership scholar who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in educational leadership and policy with a focus in higher education. Hotchkins currently operates a cultural leadership bridge program called The V(i)llage in Utah, which serves 10 schools throughout Utah.

The V(i)llage focuses on the leadership development, cultural validation, positive academic outcomes and community engagement of students who self-identify as black.

Dr. Hotchkins’s research focuses on how institutions of higher education engineer the creation of an equitable public life for historically disenfranchised people? Specifically, in what ways do institutional climates impede and/or positively influence the access, retention and completion of underrepresented students—and ultimately student success. Details: At Westminster College in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5th

Love is Blind – Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired Fundraiser & Auction: Have you considered what it would be like to be blind? The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired strives to enrich the lives of Utah’s blind and visually impaired children and young adults. Through educational programs including Braille instruction to recreational activities, UFB has been helping these children and young adults conquer their fear through building self confidence and independence. Love is Blind is UFB’s annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization. The fundraiser and auction will be include guest speaker Becky Andrews and a blindfolded dessert, so guests can treat their sweet tooth without the interruption of sight. FOX 13 TV hosts of “The Place,” Brittany and Brooke Graham, will host and MC the evening. Details: From 6-9 p.m. at The Leonardo. Tickets are available here.

Saturday, February 6th

Muslim Community Center Open House: The Muslim Community Center in Cottonwood heights welcomes our fellow citizens of other faith to stop by at our Open House to explore what Islam is really about. We welcome anyone with any question and we will serve food and refreshments. There are about 3-7 million Muslims in the US and this Open Hosue is your chance to learn about Islam and fellow Muslims. Details: From noon to 5 p.m. at the Muslim Community Center (1888 Fort Union Blvd).

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