Briefs 3/5/12

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Mar 042012
 
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Soroptimist hosts program on sexual trafficking

Every day in small towns throughout Colorado and the U.S., women are children are forced into a life of sexual slavery.

In order to educate Northern Colorado about this hidden problem, Northern Colorado Soroptimist will host a program on human trafficking at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Fort Collins Hilton.

The chief speaker will be Dana Vaugn-Mgunda, the program director of gender violence education and support services at the University of Denver.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization of business and professional women aimed at fighting to end sexual slavery.

The program on the 20th is open to the public with prior reservations. RSVP by March 12 to Ann Rutledge by calling 970-223-5865 to reserve a seat.

Learning more about ‘The Work of God’

Father Michael Holleran, a former Carthusian monk and priest in the Archdiocese of New York, will be hosting a Q&A session Monday at noon in Lory Student Center, rooms 214-216.

Carthusians are a Roman Catholic monastic order whose members take a vow of silence. Holleran’s talk, “The Work of God,” explores how people can bring monastic values into their daily lives.

The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Theologian in Residence Program of Fort Collins.

Famed violinist to perform at CSU

Violinist John Fadial has played at the Smithsonian, the Phillips Collection and the Kennedy Center, and tonight, he’ll be adding to this illustrious list of venues by making a stop at CSU’s University Center for the Arts.

Fadial has worked as a soloist, concertmaster, chamber music performer, recording artist and teacher, and is currently on the string faculty at the University of Wyoming.

He will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Organ Recital Hall in the UCA. Tickets are $7 for CSU students, $12 for adults and $1 for youth.

Tickets are available at www.csuarttickets.com.

Get motivated over dead week

During the long hours you’ve spent forgoing your social life in favor of cramming for midterms, you might be asking yourself, “Why the heck am I in college anyway?”

And in time for this existential crisis, The Institute for Learning and Teaching is holding a motivation and goal-setting workshop tonight at 4 p.m. in the TILT Building, room 105.

The purpose of the workshop is to help set goals for college and beyond and to help participants understand the factors that are leading to low motivation in classes.

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