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Community Conversations (CC) are topical events presented in engaging environments. Be a part of a discussion panel or a debate; or bring your friends to a field research trip, author book talks, or performing arts productions. Community Conversations is the flagship living-learning community within the residential co-curriculum of University Housing. For more information about the Community Conversations program, contact Heather Kropf (, Residence Life Coordinator of Leadership and Academic Integration.


Winter 2013

All Winter Community Conversations are over. View a complete list of the conversations below.

Events already held this Winter

Oceans: The Final Frontier
January 17 at 7pm in GSH 117
Abstract: What lies in the dark depths of the ocean? How deep can scientists go into the ocean? How much of the oceans have humans explored? If any of these questions have interested you, or if just the ocean in general interests you, then you are in luck! Oceans: The Final Frontier is a Community Conversation looking to answer these very questions and MORE! Come to a night full of excitement, wonder, and the crazy cool deep dark secrets of our big blue oceans, and learn about the parts of the ocean you never knew about!
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Food and Politics
January 24 at 7pm in GSH 117
Abstract: Despite being one of the wealthiest countries on earth, millions are struggling with hunger in the US.  The obesity epidemic, genetically modified food, school lunches and organic food are increasingly addressed in the media as Americans question where their food is coming from. Whether or not individuals are trying to make an intentional political statement with their meals, the personal is political, and everyone eats!  Come learn more about the relationship between food production and distribution, the government, and you.
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Everyday Life of a (Not So) Average Student
January 31 at 7pm in LLC Performance Hall
Abstract: Every student faces their own struggles trying to keep up with school, family, friends and sleep. What happens when you throw sports, student government, and extracurricular activities into the mix? Come join our panel of students who juggle countless responsibilities, and find out how they keep their schedules under control. We’ll also provide a workshop from the Teaching and Learning Center about smart scheduling.
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Professionalism 101
February 21 at 7pm in LLC Performance Hall
Abstract: Looking for a job or internship? Join us for all you need to know to stand out and be a prime candidate.
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