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      International Education Week and "We're All Widener" Multicultural Fair

      Nov. 5-11
      Where: University Center Atrium and other locations

      International Student Services, in collaboration with numerous other offices and clubs, is sponsoring International Education Week. Events will include a photo contest, coffee/tea samplings, restaurant trips to Philadelphia and international film screenings. The Multicultural Fair will be Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in University Atrium. Speaker Aman Ali will also give a talk called "30 Mosques in 30 Days: An American Adventure" from 7 – 8 p.m. on Nov. 9. Learn more.

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      Fall 2017 Bistro Dinner Series

      Nov. 8 and 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
      Where: Marriott Dining Room

      RSVP: For reservations, call 610-499-1127 or e-mail Reservations for parties of 6 or more must confirm the reservation the Friday before reservation date.

      Students in the Center for Hospitality Management are presenting the Fall 2017 Bistro Dinner Series. Reservations are required for the Bistro Dinner Series. Seating times are from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

      State Street Reading Series

      When: Nov. 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
      Where: Media Arts Center Gallery in Media, Pennsylvania

      Widener University and the Media Arts Council are hosting the State Street Reading Series. Come hear distinguished local writers read their work in a friendly art gallery setting. The featured authors will be T. Nicole Cirone, fiction and creative nonfiction reader for The Literary Review and an English instructor at Widener University, and Viet Dinh, a novelist, PEN/FAULKNER finalist, assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware and author of the novel "After Disasters."

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      Veterans Day Ceremonies

      Nov. 10, 10 a.m. (Commonwealth Law) and Nov. 10, 11 a.m. (Main Campus)
      Where: The Commonwealth Law ceremony will be in the Admin Building, A180. The Main Campus ceremony will be in front of Old Main (near flagpole at Veterans' Memorial)

      Please join us in recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of military service members at ceremonies on both the Main Campus and Commonwealth Law campus.

      Military Justice 101: What Constitutes Military Justice?

      When: Nov. 10, 9 – 10 a.m.
      Where: Widener Law Commonwealth, Admin Building, A180
      RSVP: Click here to register.

      Please join a presentation by Attorney Jonathan Crisp '98, the founder and owner of Crisp and Associates, LLC, a law practice specializing in criminal defense in state, federal and military courts worldwide. The discussion will focus on the different types of courts-martial and their jurisdictional limits. Are there differences between military and civilian trials? What are military specific offenses? What does non-judicial punishment mean, who can impose it, how does it work and more importantly, what effect does it have on the service member?

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      The First Amendment: Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World

      Nov. 14, 9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
      Where: National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

      RSVP: More information and registration is available online. Free shuttle transportation is available.

      Join the Widener University community for a panel discussion in the F.M. Kirby Auditorium, followed by student-led, small break-out groups. This program will reinforce Widener's commitment to mutual understanding, unity and respect – through thoughtful discussion.

      Evening at the Capitol

      When: Nov. 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m
      Where: Main Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol Building
      RSVP: Register for the event here. For questions, please contact Natasha Lewis at or 717-541-3974.

      The 2017 Evening at the Capitol will honor two alumni. The presentation of the Widener Law Commonwealth Law & Government Institute Public Service Award will be given to Michelle Henry '94, first deputy general of Pennsylvania. The presentation of the Widener Law Commonwealth Dean's Alumni Achievement Award will be given to James Schultz '98, senior associate counsel and special assistant to the president. The reception will be held in the Main Rotunda of the Harrisburg Capitol Building. The event is free to attend with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

      Reading by Stephanie Powell Watts

      When: Nov. 15, 4 – 5 p.m.
      Where: Kapelski LC1

      Novelist and short story writer Stephanie Powell Watts will give a reading. Powell Watts' stories explore the lives of African Americans in fast food and factory jobs, working door to door as Jehovah's Witness ministers, and pressing against the boundaries of the small town, post-integration South. Her debut novel, No One Is Coming to Save Us, follows the return of a successful native son to his home in North Carolina and his attempt to join the only family he ever wanted but never had.

      Remaking the City: Urban Development and Pragmatic Racialization

      When: Nov. 16, 4 – 5 p.m.
      Where: Lathem Hall

      Christopher Mele, a professor of sociology and adjunct professor of geography at the University of Buffalo, will give a talk based on research on Chester, Pennsylvania, titled 'Remaking the City: Urban Development and Pragmatic Racialization.' The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Project Pericles/Political Engagement Committee, Honors Program in General Education, Academic Service Learning Faculty Development Program, and Sociology Club.


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