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| Monday, April 8, 2019 |
Global event

Educating the Whole Student discussion series: Integrative learning

4:00 PM
The first of a series of discussions for faculty and staff on topics relating to student development and integrative learning.
Global event

Ancient Beaches in the Upper Midwest: Their Origin and Aquifer Value

4:00 PM
Presentation by Dr. Tony Runkel, Chief Geologist of the Minnesota Geological Survey, and adjunct professor in the Department of Earth Sciences; both are units of the University of Minnesota.
Title:
Ancient Beaches in the Upper Midwest: Their Origin and Today's Critical Value as Aquifers
Abstract:
Bob Dott, a famous geology professor from the University of Wisconsin, eloquently conveyed in several publications that the origin of sheet sandstones deposited along and near beaches hundreds of millions of years ago has long been a seemingly intractable problem. One outstanding question has been how such homogeneous, thin layers of sand were spread over thousands of square kilometers. This presentation will provide an overview of our current understanding of sheet sandstones in the upper Midwest. Our studies over the past couple of decades have solved much of the mystery over how they formed, although some outstanding problems remain. Also discussed will be how and why geologists study these sandstones: from an applied perspective that focuses on societal value. They are major aquifers that supply groundwater to much of the Midwest, but are threatened by water quality and quantity issues. A better understanding of their water-bearing properties allows us to improve management strategies to protect them.
Global event

Beloit Zen Community: Meditation and mindfulness

5:15 PM
Join us for siting and walking meditation, with a Zen focus. Learn how to center yourself, manage stress, and achieve more peace and wisdom in your everyday life. All are welcome. We will provide instruction in mindfulness techniques and practices for beginners, and also for experienced meditators. Roshi Myoyu Susan Andersen, of the Great Plains Zen Center, leads our sessions.
Global event

Queer Film Festival

7:30 PM
It's time for the second annual Queer Film Festival brought to you by SAGA! The theme this year is women loving women. We're bringing you four films over the course of four nights. The films and nights are: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (April 8th), Mosquita y Mari (April 9th), Boy Meets Girl (April 10th), and Rafiki (April 11th).
Below are the summaries for each film:
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018): After teenager Cameron Post is caught in the backseat of a car with another girl on homecoming night, her conservative Christian aunt sends her to a gay conversion therapy camp. Cw: Gay conversion therapy, descriptions of violence, self-harm, mention of suicide, blood. Runtime 96 minutes.
Mosquita y Mari (2012): In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A's and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet. -- (C) Official Site. Runtime 85 minutes.
Boy Meets Girl (2014): Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender woman living in small-town USA, dreams of becoming a fashion designer in New York. The film explores her relationships with her family, her childhood best friend Bobby, and new romantic interest, Francesca. Cw: transphobia, transphobic slurs, self-harm mention. Runtime 99 minutes.
Rafiki (2018): "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Cw: Violence. Runtime 83 minutes.