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September 2017

Meet My World/Weinstein Grant Presentation

September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2017 recipients of the Meet My World and Weinstein Grants will present about their experiences.  The Meet My World Grant gives international students the opportunity to share their home country and culture with a friend from the United States. Pairs are awarded up to $10,000 to travel to the international students' home country for a minimum of two weeks in the summer.  The Weinstein Grant is designed to support international students' engagement with the broader U.S. cultural context. Recipients are…

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Journalist and New York Times Magazine Writer Sara Topol

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM Sarah Topol is an award-winning journalist whose work ranges across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Businessweek, Esquire, Foreign Policy, Fortune, GQ, Harper's, Matter, Newsweek, the New Republic, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Playboy, Popular Science, Politico, and Slate.  Sarah Topol will discuss her recent reporting, supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, on Boko Haram in Nigeria.…

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Staley Lecture: Brian McLaren

September 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“JESUS BEYOND CHRISTIANITY: TAKING HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS OPEN SOURCE" SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 - 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM Brian McLaren is a prominent Christian pastor, author, activist and leading figure in the emerging church movement. Often cited as one of the most influential Christian leaders in America, he has authored 20 books on faith in a contemporary global context, including Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha,…

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Maloney Lecture: Stephen Prothero

September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"LEAVING AND LETTING GO" MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Stephen Prothero, C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion at Boston University, will deliver Davidson College’s 2017 Maloney Lectures, “The Art of Getting Lost: Wandering in the World’s Religions.” He will deliver his first lecture, “Leaving and Letting Go” on Monday, September 25, 2017; and his second lecture, “Reckoning and Return,” on Tuesday, September 26. A scholar of American religion, Prof. Prothero has commented on religion…

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Lecture: Issac Bailey ’95

September 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE BLACK SHEEP: REPORTING ON (AND LOVING) PEOPLE WHO DO AWFUL THINGS" The Batten Professor of Public Policy, Issac Bailey '95 will deliver a lecture entitled "The Black Sheep of the Black Sheep: Reporting on (and loving) people who do awful things." Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room

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October 2017

Former Mexican Foreign Minister and Author Jorge Castaneda

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jorge Castaneda stands among Mexico's most influential public intellectuals and political leaders. The author of ten books, Jorge Castaneda's writing about a wide range of global issues has appeared in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Newsweek. During his time as Mexico's foreign minister(2000-2003), Jorge Castaneda placed immigration at the center of US-Mexican relations.  

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Diwali, The Hindu Festival of Lights

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Asian Culture and Awareness Association, the Chaplain's Office, and Better Together in celebrating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Food will be served and there will be student performances. Come and bring a friend.  

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Davidson College Symphony Orchestra

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

10/20, Davidson College Family Weekend. Free and open to the public. Davidson College Music Department Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, 7:00 p.m., C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Knobloch Campus Center

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February 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Feb 16, 2018 07:00 pm Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-Brown Atrium Come by the Union Atrium for a celebration of Lunar New Year. This day, marked as the first on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, is the most important holidays in East Asia, celebrated in China, Vietnam, Korea, Tibet, Mongolia, and other countries. Whether you call it Chuxi, Tết, Seollal, Losar or Tsagaan Sar, it is a time to kick back and enjoy time with family and friends. Food, drink, and…

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March 2018

Meditation: A Tool for Conscience Living

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mar 13, 2018 07:00 pm Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room The Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monestary will be giving a talk on meditation as a tool for conscience living. Meditation is an important technique for quieting the mind and establishing an inner basis of clarity and well-being. Meditation allows us to relax from within the core of our spirit, and better understand the process that make up our life. The Monks will guide through some meditative…

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April 2018

Clint Smith Poetry Reading

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The English Department welcomes Clint Smith '10 for a poetry reading, which follows the presentation of the 2017-2018 Student Creative and Scholarly Writing Awards. Clint Smith is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callahoo Creative Writing Workshop, and the National Science Foundation. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and his writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the New Republic, the American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is…

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New Music Davidson

April 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Students of Prof. Stasack’s "Introduction to Digital Composition" and "Advanced Work in Independent Studies" show off their original songs and instrumentals in a variety of musical styles combing acoustic and digital composition processes and technology. Featuring Samuel Levine, Hannah Malkofsky-Berger, Chris Meyers, Jack Owens, Blake Skelton, Amelia Willingham, Dylan Hyman, Noah Batke, and Ken Lee. Free and open to the public.  

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July 2018

Freedom School Finale

July 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Every summer, Davidson College hosts a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools site. Freedom Schools is a national reading, social action, and cultural enrichment program. Our site serves 50 local K-eighth grade students. In addition to providing excellent reading and civic engagement enrichment in the mornings, the program provides unique and interactive afternoon activities. Afternoon Activity Coordinators provide a fun, themed learning opportunity to 10-15 children for 4-5 weeks. During the last week of the program, each Afternoon Activity showcases their…

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August 2018

Community Involvement Fair

August 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Center for Civic Engagement hosts an annual Community Involvement Fair where students, faculty, and staff explore the range of opportunities in our area and become familiar with the resources in our community related to social change issues. Learn more about Nonprofit and Community Partner Resources.  

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November 2018

Arts Symposium

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Davidson community will not want to miss the ArtsXpo Career Exploration Symposium hosted by the Center for Career Development through the generous support of Steven Shores '94 on November 15. Join us for a day of career exploration conversations, interactive breakout workshops and networking opportunities with key alumni and organizations in the arts with focus on arts in the community, arts administration, and visual/performing arts. Designed to be an immersive experience for all attendees, you'll have the opportunity to learn about industry…

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February 2020

Puppentines Day at Davidson College

February 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Students at Davidson College formed the Davidson For The Kids Club to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. They will hosting their second annual Puppentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th from 11:00-1:00 in the Sprinkle Room in the Knobloch Campus Center (Union). The group would love Davidson neighbors and their furry friend attend to help make the event as great as it can be! The group also has an offer for busy puppy parents.  They would be happy…

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April 2020

Tarfia Faizullah

April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two poetry collections, REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES (Graywolf, 2018) and SEAM (SIU, 2014). Tarfia’s writing appears widely in the U.S. and abroad in the Daily Star, Hindu Business Line, BuzzFeed, PBS News Hour, Huffington Post, Poetry Magazine, Ms. Magazine, the Academy of American Poets, Oxford American, the New Republic, the Nation, Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket, 2019), and has been displayed at the Smithsonian, the Rubin Museum of Art, and elsewhere. The recipient of…

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