Feb. 14, 2007
“This I Believe,” a media project produced by National Public Radio (NPR), is the inspiration for a project in the Composition and Communication class taught by Dr. Leslie Werden, assistant professor of English at Morningside College. Selected students from the class will read their personal narratives and discuss them during the Friday is Writing Day event slated for Feb. 16, at 12 p.m. in the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
NPR’s “This I Believe” is designed to engage people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
FIWD meets most Fridays throughout the school year from 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. The program, now in its 19th year, is designed to feature writers and their works, from journals to published pieces. Writers of all types from the campus and community read their work, followed by informal discussions of the writings. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria. All events will be held in the Hickman Dining Room, unless otherwise noted.
Additional presentations for upcoming FIWD events include:
Feb. 23: One Page Business Plans. Students from the Entrepreneur Group (E-Group) at Morningside College will read and discuss their one-page business plans.
March 16: Bioethics. Students from the course Seminar in Bioethics, taught by Dr. Tom Gilbert, professor of philosophy at Morningside, will read and discuss their papers.
Wednesday, March 21: “The Great Gatsby.” FIWD joins with Morningside’s Brown Bag Series in support of the One Book One Siouxland initiative as Dr. Sean Meehah, assistant professor of English, discusses this year’s selection and the era of the “Roaring Twenties.” Location is the Spoonholder Café in the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center, 1601 Morningside Avenue.
March 30: From Trees to Taste Buds. Readings from the life and times of a cocoa bean. Readings will be taken from selections that involve chocolate. Refreshments with a chocolate theme will be served. Location is the Spoonholder Café in the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center.
April 12: Creative Edge. The Morningside College student-run advertising club Creative Edge will present four multi-media presentations for their 2008 CTS Cadillac National Competition. Location is the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
April 20: Composition and Communication. A selection of students from the various sections of the course Composition and Communication will present their papers.
April 27: Winners of the “Kiosk” contest and the Excellence in Writing competition will read from their prize-winning non-fiction, poetry, and fiction. The “Kiosk,” an anthology of creative writing, is published annually by the English department at Morningside.