Community Reflection

Community Reflection By Week

Community Reflection takes place 11:05am Friday

Week 1, Friday, January 10
Resolute—We all resolve to do and be certain things.  Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a reflection on the non-New Year’s resolutions that shape our lives.

Week 2, Friday, Friday, January 17
MLK Day –The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Reflection is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to speak from their own experience/heart on this year’s theme: Injustice to One is Injustice to All.

Week 3, Friday, January 24
Why We Play––An annual reflection on the greater purpose and meaning of athletics through the lens of current student athletes.  We also welcome our alumni home. Sponsored by the Athletic Department.

Week 4, Friday, January 31
God is a Woman—Reflect on Revelations of Divine Love written by Julian of Norwich, a 13th century Christian mystic. After seeing visions of God as a mother, Julian of Norwich taught about personal forgiveness, kindness, and the importance of womanly figures in everyone’s lives. Led by Aly Homminga, we will listen, sing and respond to Julian’s ancient, universal messages of love and forgiveness.

Week 5, Friday, February 7Midwinter Break Day – No Community Reflection

Week 6, Friday, February 14
Learning from Others—Gain a better understanding of autism and other developmental disabilities by hearing from caregivers, family and friends of people on the spectrum.  Sponsored by the Young Adult Program.

Week 7, Friday, February 21
Ancestral Reflection: My Black is…– A conversation about what being Black means to you. Sponsored by the Black Student Organization.

Week 8, Friday, February 28
Seed Stories—Reflect on food and seed sovereignty with the Just Food Collective!  Learn about seeds, seed libraries, and seed activism, as well as, what is happening on campus. 

Week 9, Friday, March 7
Sleep, Who Needs It?— Did you know that getting adequate sleep can help your memory, creativity, alertness, coordination, and productivity? Join the Student Health Center to reflect on the important role of sleep in your life.

Week 10, Friday March 14
Winter Sing A Long— Sing along to classic songs while learning how to maintain your sanity in a stressful time.  The music will be loud– the fun will be extreme.  Keep the winter blues away with some great music and the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Community Reflection Application

Interested in applying for a week of Community Reflection time? APPLY HERE