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Humanities Fest Week of Events

Apr

1

Monday

Maker's Market

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Commons
Description: Shop for treats and crafts handmade by students and staff.

Kiki's Delivery Service

Film Viewing and Conversation
Time: 10:15 A.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: Ms. Frank will host as we watch the 1989 anime classic about a young witch finding faith in herself.

True Grit

Film Conversation
Time: Noon
Location: Room 206
Description: Students in Dr. Buczinsky’s class watched the film already, and now they are preparing to discuss its central themes.

Give Up on Your Dreams to Succeed

Time: 1:45 P.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: Sometimes we can become fixated on something that we think we want, spending years pursuing it, only to find out our plans have changed in the process. Chyanne Husar will show us that it's a question of how to be aware of our dreams, when to keep pushing for them, when to adapt them, and how to come to terms with letting them go.

Apr

2

Tuesday

Maker's Market

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Commons
Description: Shop for treats and crafts handmade by students and staff.

The Fight to Protect the Pullman National Monument

Time: 10:15 A.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: In 2015, President Barack Obama established the Pullman National Monument on Chicago's far South Side. He proclaimed that the architecture, urban planning, transportation, labor relations, and social history of the Pullman Historic District have national significance. But since that time, some residents have grown increasingly worried that the National Park Service may not be protecting the historic resources of the monument to the degree they should. This panel discussion led by Pullman residents and members of the Pullman National Monument Preservation Society (PNMPS) will offer a chance for everyone to learn about the kind of struggles that go on behind the scenes at American’s national monuments and to learn why the Pullman National Monument is a place worth fighting to protect.

Underdog Flash Stories

Time: Noon
Location: Room 200
Description: Ever heard of “speed dating”? In this workshop, after a brief introduction to the flash form, Janine Harrison-Poore will leads us as we will engage in three rounds of “speed storytelling,” and then write our own flash underdog stories. Open mic to follow. Learn a contemporary creative form! Listen to inspirational stories!

A Student's Stories from the Stage

Time: 1:45 A.M.
Location: Room 315
Description: CCSJ’s very own Passion will tell us about her theater internship.

Underdog to Middledog: Spiritual Aspects of the Path to Financial Stability

Time: 3:30 P.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: Dr. Crist and Professor Rosetti will lead this panel discussion.

Calumet Revisited Forum: Calumet Regional Archives

Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Room 265
Description: A lecture by Steve McShane, archivist and curator at Calumet Regional Archives.

Apr

3

Wednesday

My Favorite Underdog Essay Contest

Time: 10:15 A.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: Hear some of the best submissions from Dr. Buczinsky’s EWPC 103 class.

Speech Day

A student competition to find the best orator!
Time: Noon
Location: Room 200
Description: An annual favorite! Come hear a few on-the-spot speeches from CCSJ students and clap loud and proud for your favorite!

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Time: 1:45 P.M.
Location: Room 200
Description: Join Ms. Avina for a bowl of cereal and a talk about some of the best Saturday morning cartoons.

The Mighty Ducks

Film Viewing and Conversation
Time: 3:30 P.M.
Location: Room 315
Description: Professor Skiba will host as we watch this 1992 Disney underdog story.

This Is Me: A Recital of Oddities

Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Barb Goodman Blackbox Theater
Description: Featuring music from the mega-hit “The Greatest Showman”, the Crimson Wave Band and Crimson Wave Voices join forces to perform soundtrack highlights including “From Now On”, “Million Lights”, “This is Me”, and more!

Apr

4

Thursday

Underdog Sidewalk Chalk

Time: 8:30 A.M.
Location: Back Lot
Description: We are tagging the campus in the name of art and the Underdog!

Keynote Address from Paralympian Jared Arambula And Crimson Joe Unveiling

Time: 10:15 A.M.
Location: Athletic Center
Description: He has won a gold medal for wheelchair basketball, and now he’s going to tell you his story. Stick around afterwards to learn about CCSJ's new mascot!

Magical History Tour: The Underdog in Art History

Time: Noon
Location: Room 315

Philosophy Poster Conference

Time: 1:45 P.M.
Location: Library

Against the Grain Reception and Poetry Reading

Time: 4:00 P.M.
Location: Bernard Gallery

Underdog Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Bernard Gallery

Apr

5

Friday

Hoosiers

Time: Noon
Location: Room 315
Description: Is there anything that gets the blood going more than Indiana basketball?
Professor Skiba will host a screening of the 1986 movie Hoosiers, one of the best sports films ever made. It’s loosely based on the 1954 Milan High School basketball team, the last small-town team to win the Indiana state championship, upsetting a much larger school. Jerry Goldsmith’s Academy Award-nominated music underscores game excitement. Gene Hackman is perfectly cast as a coach previously banned from coaching anywhere in New York state, now given a second and probably last chance to right himself. Dennis Hopper is equally convincing as the disgraced town drunk who knows his basketball. Can he redeem himself by contributing to the team on which his son plays? Barbara Hershey plays a teacher/acting principal who is openly skeptical about the hiring of the new coach.
As Business Management professor Steve Varela notes, the film also makes for a good study in motivation and strategy—what the coach does, how and when he does it, what he doesn’t do.

The Underdog Shall Rise: A Reader's Theatre

Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Barb Goodman Blackbox Theater

If you have questions or comments, contact:

Jennifer Young
Room 179
Phone: 219-473-4285
E-mail: jyoung@ccsj.edu