Past Impact Events
October 29, 2003:
Halloween Party (costumes preferred). Dr. Keeley will share with us the 3 most scary ideas in Psychology
November 7-8, 2003:
Punderson Resort Retreat to share our understanding and reactions to the Hispanic books we are reading this semester:
- Evita First Lady: A biography of Eva Peron
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 100 Years of Solitude
- Alma Guillermoprieto, The Heart That Bleeds
- George Santayana, The Last Puritan
- John William Trythall, El Claudillo: A Political Biography of Franco
- Miguel de Unamuno, Three Exemplary Novels
- Fidel Castro, War, Racism, & Economic Injustice
- Jose Marti, Selected Writings
- Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro, Evita, the Real Life of Eva Peron
- Tom Hayden, The Zapista Reader
- Noam Chomsky, Latin America
- Saint John of the Cross, The Ascent of Mount Carmel
- Lope de Vega, The Sheep Wall & Punishment Without Revenge
- Salvador Allende Reader: Chile's Voice of Democracy
- Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, The Devine Narcissus
- Jacques E. Lavy and Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez: The Autobiography of La Causa
- Matthew C. Guttman, The Meaning of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City
- Borges, The Aleph and Other Stories
- Gerald Fitzgerald, The Political Thought of Bolivar
- Jorge J. E. Gracia, Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective
Seminar and theatre trip to New York City. Early September.
Great Books discussion in Ann Arbor.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men
- Confucius, Analects
- Poe, Eleonora, The Fall of the House of Usher , and The Purloined Letter
- Saint Augustine, Confessions
- The Lincoln/Douglas Debates
- Voltaire, Candide
- Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life
- Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile
- Mark Twain, Short Works of Twain
- Hans Christian Andersen, Aesop's Fables
- Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery
- Racine, Phaedra
- Cervantes, Don Quixote
- The Brothers Grimm, Grimms' Tales
- Moliere, Tartuffe
- Ben Franklin, Autobiography
- Tolstoy, A Confession
- Euripides, Electra and Medea
- Rachel Carson, A Silent Spring
- Elisabeth Griffith, In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journet into Night
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blythedale Romance
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
Participation in National Undergraduate Research Conference in Salt Lake City.
IMPACT seminar with 3rd year Catholic Seminarian, “The Link between Critical Thinking and Faith.”
Seminar in Cincinnati at Xavier University focusing on the religious views of Kant, as well as attendance at and discussion of the plays, Proof and All My Sons and Copenhagen. .
Publication of first IMPACT newspaper, Rara Avis, for the BGSU campus.
Building on our Scarecrow Book Discussions in Illinois, each Scarecrow participant will lead a discussion of his or her book for other IMPACT members and prospective IMPACT members.
Among the books to be discussed will be:
- Thomas Paine, Common Sense
- Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class
- Freud, Interpretation of Dreams
- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
- Aristophanes, The Birds
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
- Herman Melville, Billy Budd
- William Faulkner, Light in August
- Goethe, Faust
- Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
- Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
Halloween discussion of “scary” ideas, focusing on their dangerous implications.
Two-week discussion of Robert Bellah's Habits of the Heart: American Individualism in American Life.
February 6, 2002:
IMPACT's Faculty Scholars Program has officially begun! The first session of the Faculty Scholars Seminars starring Mark Gromko and featuring discussions about evolutionary genetics took place.
February 2, 2002:
IMPACT recently held its Spring Retreat at the Holiday Inn, Perrysburg. Students and faculty met from 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. to discuss important issues, to plan for future activities, and to welcome new IMPACT members. On a whole, the retreat was a success and much was accomplished.
January 29, 2002:
IMPACT recently sponsored an historic visit by economist Adam Smith (played by Dr. Kevin Quinn) and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (played by Dr. Kenneth Shemberg). The two sat down for a discussion about their main ideas, similarities and differences, moderated by IMPACT director Dr. Neil Browne. IMPACT students, faculty, and students from the Honors program were invited to attend this unique event.
October 3rd and 4th, 2001:
IMPACT sponsored a discussion (right) of the book Blood of the Liberals by George Packer and a movie discussion of A Gentleman's Agreement for IMPACT and the Honors Program. Advanced IMPACT students led the discussion in small groups and as a large group. The event attracted numerous students from the Honors program in addition to the IMPACT students and faculty.