Understanding Islam is the focus of an upcoming program organized by the Student Affairs Diversity Team. “Islam: Insights and Realities” will be presented Tuesday, November 2, 1 – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m., at Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This program, eighth in the Insights for Effectiveness series, will include:
- A broad overview of Islam by Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religions Kenneth Atkinson
- An introduction to the Muslim faith community in Cedar Falls-Waterloo by Professor of Industrial Technology Mohammed Fahmy (who is also the director of education at the local Islamic community center)
- A panel of Muslim faculty, staff and students
Previous Insights for Effectiveness programs topics dealt with students of color, disabilities, LGBT issues, international student experiences, transgender issues, gender communication, veterans’ adjustment to campus, and bias-based behavior on campus.
“Our campus environment is enhanced when we have these conversations, and we need to make steady progress to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected,” said Dr. Terry Hogan, Vice President for Student Affairs. “I commend the Diversity Committee for their diligence and hard work, as they strive to help us understand and appreciate individual differences.”
The campus community in welcome to attend the programs on November 2-3.
Please register by October 27.