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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2013-14 Common Experience

Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?"

The primary purpose of the Indiana University Southeast Common Experience Program is to develop a common dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the local communities. The theme or dialogue of this year’s program is “Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?”

As members of society we are daily confronted with ethical questions and dilemmas. How we deal with these questions and dilemmas is the focus of this year’s Common Experience.

There are many ways to participate in this program. One may attend some or all of our numerous programs and events scheduled over the course of the academic year. One may also read our common reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and engage in book discussions in either the fall or spring semesters. Students can register in almost 40 courses that have assigned the common reading as part of the class. Faculty members, staff members, and members of the community are invited and encouraged to purchase the book, read it, and participate in one of the book discussions. All are welcome to come and participate in our on-going dialogue “Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?”

Schedule of Events

September

Research Ethics for Faculty and Students

Tue., September 3, 2013 
University Center 127, 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Drone Warfare: Legal, Ethical, and Strategic Issues

Thu., September 19, 2013 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

How to Survive a Plague

Tue., September 24, 2013 
University Center 127, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Science of HeLa Cells for Beginners

Mon., September 30, 2013 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

October

The Tinker Tour: Mary Beth Tinker and Free Speech in Public Schools

Wed., October 9, 2013 
Stem Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Poverty Simulation

Wed., October 23, 2013 
Hoosier Room, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

November

Enron, White-Collar Crime, and Ethics

Wed., November 6, 2013 
University Center 127, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Tue., November 19, 2013 
3rd Floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

December

January

Sportsmanship vs. Gamesmanship

Tue., January 28, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February

The Science of HeLa Cells for Beginners

Mon., February 10, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Miss Evers’ Boys

Mon., February 24, 2014 
University Center 127, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

March

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

Thu., March 13, 2014 
3rd Floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Religious Discussion Forum

Fri., March 14, 2014 
University Center 127, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

April

The Media and Environmental Concerns

Wed., April 2, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Mon., April 14, 2014 
3rd floor of the IU Southeast Library, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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