Andrews University Agenda http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/ News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:19:00 -0000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:19:00 -0000 webmaster@andrews.edu webmaster@andrews.edu Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/47807 <p> The Office of Diversity &amp; Inclusion and the Institutional Diversity &amp; Inclusion Action Council present an opportunity to connect with others through &ldquo;Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC).&rdquo; FreeIC is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating meaningful conversations.</p> <p> The FreeIC event is for students, faculty and staff and is designed to encourage dialogue and interpersonal growth between individuals of different backgrounds.</p> <p> The program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6:30&ndash;8:30 p.m. in Chan Shun Hall. Food and co-curricular credit will be provided.&nbsp;Prior to the event, please complete this 1-minute <a href="http://andrews.freeic.org" target="_blank">survey</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Event Overview</strong></p> <ul> <li> Introduction: Overview of the event, the mission of FreeIC, and Diversity &amp; Inclusion plans for the year</li> <li> Breakout Sessions: In groups of 4&ndash;5 people, participants will share thoughts, opinions, and experiences with each other in response to FreeIC question cards</li> <li> Panel Discussion: A moderated panel discussion will focus on guidelines and best practices for engaging in meaningful, productive conversations on difficult topics</li> <li> Breakout Sessions: Participants will continue their small-group conversations, this time centered on tense or difficult topics. Participants will also engage panel members with questions and comments</li> <li> Closing remarks</li> </ul> <p> Co-sponsored by BSCF, AUSA, the Office of Campus Ministries, BSAS and AUGSA.</p> <p> To learn more about FreeIC, visit <a href="http://freeic.org" target="_blank">freeic.org</a>.</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:41:45 +0000