In Brief: November 3

ICS lecture
Guenther looks at social justice, human rights across borders

Dr. Christina Guenther will present “Julya Rabinowich’s Transnational Poetics: Remembering Border-Crossings in Theater and Fiction” on Monday (Nov. 7) as part of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society’s Faculty Fellows Lecture Series.

Guenther, a faculty member in German in the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages and an ICS Fellow, will discuss her teaching and research focus of contemporary German/Austrian literature and culture, the Holocaust, memory and migration studies. Her presentation, meant to encourage dialogue about social justice and human rights across borders, will address how Austrian author, playwright, painter and translator Rabinowich engages literary genres to foreground experiences and consequences of migration. Guenther’s project highlights Rabinowich’s contribution to the process of transnational memory-making and its implications with regard to collective identity construction in this transnational era.

Her talk is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. For more information:


Michael Arrigo to address ‘The Art of Risk’ at ICS Fellows Lecture

The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society will host Michael Arrigo, School of Art, for an ICS Faculty Fellows Lecture from 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.

Arrigo, who specializes in video, installation and painting, will present “The Art of Risk: Leg Up/Land On Your Feet,” a multimedia artwork that uses video interviews, installation art and performative game play to explore our assumptions and cherished ideals about fairness, opportunity, risk, responsibility, failure and success.

The artwork brings together experiential, narrative and quantitative ways of representing and understanding the world. Arrigo says, “There is power and truth in our lived experiences. There is power and truth in our shared stories. There is power and truth in hard data. Like magnets, these truths sometimes attract and sometimes repel each other, but pack them in a tight enough space and epic collisions seem inevitable . . ."

His presentation will be a thoughtful and entertaining space where these powers converge and these truths collide. Learn more or the ICS website.

Professional Development Training Series for staff and faculty

The Office of Human Resources is offering complimentary professional development trainings to the staff and faculty of BGSU. Register for these classes by contacting Suzi Saunders, human resources training specialist, at

November Sessions:
  • Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Stress Management for Supervisors, 118 George Mylander Hall, Firelands
  • Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m., Tough Conversations in the Workplace, 201 Union
  • Nov. 8, 10 a.m., Employment Law Basics Training, 104 Huntington Bldg.
  • Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Employee Relations Training, 314 Union
  • Nov. 15, 10 a.m., HIPAA Training, 315 Union
  • Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Developing Resilience and Managing Change, by Impact Solutions, 315 Union
  • Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Common Communication Mistakes at Firelands, 163N Allied Health Bldg., Firelands
  • Nov. 29, 10 a.m., Supervisory Skills 101 Training, 315 Union
  • Nov. 30, 3 p.m., Team Building: Preventing and Resolving Conflict by Impact Solutions, location TBD

For additional training inquiries or suggestions for training topics, contact Saunders or Lisa Dubose, HR manager of employee relations and training and development, at

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:37AM