Common Experience

WELCOME TO THE IU SOUTHEAST COMMON EXPERIENCE
An annual program designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation across campus, to strengthen the sense of community at Southeast and in the region, to encourage open discussion, civil discourse, and critical thinking, and to enhance the reputation of Southeast as a regional center of learning excellence.

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Essay Competition

Student Essay, Poetry, Art, Photography, and/or Research Paper Competition

All IU Southeast students are eligible to submit an interpretation of the theme “The Gift of Empathy: Seeing the World through the Eyes of Another” using any one of the following genres:

  • Essay
  • Poetry
  • Two Dimensional Art Piece
  • Photography
  • Research Paper

Submissions will be accepted as late as 5 p.m. on November 7, 2014. Submissions should be made to Cliff Staten, Co-Director of the 2014-15 IU Southeast Common Experience Program Committee. All entries should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word via email to cstaten@ius.edu. Art work and photography should be submitted to the School of Social Sciences main office in CV 140. Winners will be honored at the IU Southeast English Department Gala. They will receive cash prizes and their work will be placed on the IU Southeast Common Experience website.

Schedule of Events

August

Empathy in Education: Designing Courses that Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Tue., August 19, 2014 
University Center 127, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Introduction to Autism

Fall Semester, Thursdays 
Hillside Hall 202, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

September

Do You Really Know Me?

Tue., September 9, 2014 
Meadow Lodge, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Understanding Autism

Tue., September 16, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Common Experience Movie Night – Temple Grandin

Thu., September 18, 2014 
Ogle Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Book Discussion of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon (2003)

Mon., September 22, 2014 
New Albany Floyd County Public Library Auditorium, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

October

A Humanitarian Welcome: Understanding Refugee Settlement in America

Tue., October 7, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Empathy and Learning about Peoples of the World: A Discussion by IU Southeast Study Abroad Students

Wed., October 15, 2014 
University Center 127, 12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Common Experience Movie Night – Freak the Mighty

Wed., October 22, 2014 
University Center 127, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Empathy for Animals:  Reaching out for Animal Welfare

Mon., October 27, 2014 
University Center 127, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

November

I Know How You Feel: Having Empathy for and Sharing the Right Words with Others

Wed., November 5, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Discussion of the Common Experience book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon (2003)

Tue., November 18, 2014 
3rd Floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

25th Annual Model United Nations Security Council Conference for High School Students

Thursday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) November 20 and Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), November 21, 2014 
University Center (all rooms including the Hoosier Rooms)

December

January

Balancing Empathy and High Expectations for K-12 Students Who are Challenged

Thu., January 22, 2015 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

February

Common Experience Movie Night – Murderball

Thu., February 12, 2015 
University Center 127, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

March

Giving a Woop: Helping Yourself in Helping Others

Thu., March 5, 2015 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

A Visit to the American Printing House for the Blind

Fri., March 6, 2015 
Leave IU Southeast at 9 a.m.

Understanding Autism

Thu., March 12, 2015 
Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

April

Jeffersonville Friday Book Club Discussion of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon (2003)

Fri., April 10, 2015 
Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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