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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Open Book Project Plans Fall Events

Open Book Project Plans Fall Events

Since the Open Book Project committee announced “In the Sea There are Crocodiles” back in February as the new selected reading for the 2012-2013 academic year, we’ve all had a little bit of down time this summer to dive in and get reading!

Now that the fall semester is upon us, you can expect intriguing new campus events planned by the committee. Each event features specific themes and ideas from the book, so dust off the old desk calendar, grab a pencil and mark them down!

Institute for Political Studies Lecture Series: “Understanding the People and Politics of Afghanistan”
Sept. 10, noon, Bldg. K, Room K234
Ahad Hayaud-Din, social science instructor, will discuss some of the cultural differences between their population and our own.

Celebration of Cultures: “The Beauty of Home”
Sept. 25, noon-2 p.m., Commons Courtyard
The six countries featured in “In the Sea There are Crocodiles” are each represented at the event with music, dancing, food, special items and traditional clothing.

“Effects of Childhood Memories” Discussion with Julie Perez
Oct. 10, noon, Bldg. X, Room X3009
Julie Perez elaborates on children’s memories and how they affect their future.

“¿De Donde?” Drama Performance
Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m., Performance Hall
The immigration controversy is portrayed in this play, specifically relating to Mexico and surrounding areas.

Art Contest
Nov. 1 entry deadline; displayed entries Nov. 12-16
Applicants will redesign the book cover of “In the Sea There are Crocodiles“ or illustrate a scene from the book.