Two New Cultural Enrichment Opportunities

We have two new CE Opportunities that have been added to the calendar.


Wednesday, October 29th: 3:45—5:15 p.m.; Sarah Palmer Commons (Comer 202) No Sign Up Necessary.

Topic: Personal Responses to Crisis and Change

Books to be discussed:

  • Just Who Will You Be by Maria Shriver, in which Shriver explores her personal redefinition and the change of direction necessitated by her new role as first lady of California
  • Barefoot Heart, the Story of a Migrant Child by Elva Trevino HartBarefoot Heart is Elva Trevino Hart’s “expressive memoir of her childhood as the daughter of Mexican immigrants who worked as migrant workers to feed their six children” (Publisher’s Weekly).
  • Letters to My Mother: a Message of Love, a Plea for Freedom by Ingrid Betancourt, Lorenzo Delloye-Betancourt, and Melanie Delloye Betancourt, which contains “Franco-Columbian Ingrid Betancourt’s letter to HER mother,” while she was held captive by Columbian rebels. “The second letter is that of Ingrid’s children to THEIR mother in response.”(


Wednesday, November 19: 3:45—5:15 p.m.; Sarah Palmer Commons (Comer 202) No Sign Up Necessary.

Topic: Gender and the Language of Friendship and Love

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See; Set in 19th century China, See’s novel is the story of women’s lives, their friendships, their marriages and their extraordinary communication through a special language used only by women.
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Publisher’s Weekly describes Love in the Time of Cholera, as “a unique love triangle,” conveying the author’s “ironic vision and luminous evocation of South America.” According to the Library Journal, the book is “a compelling exploration of the myths we make of love.”