Lunch and Learn: Crack the Code to a New Language
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Valhalla
Bring your lunch and interact with Des Moines-metro business leaders who use foreign languages on a daily basis. These discussion leaders will talk about how they use their second language in their professions and to connect with community members. Table Leaders will rotate between tables in order to hear different perspectives. Organized by Grand View’s Modern Languages Advisory Committee.
RAFFLE: TWO ATTENDEES WILL WIN AN AMAZON OR STARBUCKS GIFT CARD! (Must be present for the drawing at the end of the event.)
LUIS ARREDONDO was born and raised in Durango, Mexico and immigrated to the United States without documents at age 12. God changed his life at 17 while a homeless, wandering, hopeless teen. He felt called to vocational ministry and studied in Italy, Brazil, and the USA. He played soccer from D3 to semi pro. After ten years in the inner-city vocational ministry, he moved to Des Moines and today works for Fellowship of Christian Athletes to serve Des Moines Public Schools and Grand View University through sports. At Grand View, he provides spiritual coaching for some of the teams to help them in their journey and growth.
DR. HEIDI GOEPP is a General Dentist, with a solo practice in West Des Moines, Iowa since 1995. Dr. Goepp is the first dentist in Des Moines to create a fully bilingual office. Dr Goepp, a Latina herself, did not grow up speaking Spanish. She started studying Spanish in high school. Today, practicing for 32 years, Dr. Goepp attracts patients from around the state. Patients are grateful to know someone can actually understand their dental concerns, while they speak in their native tongue. Being bilingual opens ones’ talents to more than one audience.
HEATHER JONES works for the Polk County Financial Empowerment Center to help infuse financial literacy into our county and is the director of the 20/20 Vision Project. Her community work includes the Urban Dreams Board, Des Moines Branch of the NAACP Executive Board, Modern Languages Advisory Committee at Grand View University, and the Greater Des Moines Y-Camp Advisory Board. She is a 2016 graduate of New Leaders Council Des Moines, 2020 graduate of the Community Leadership Program at the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and a 2020 Des Moines Business Record 40 Under 40 Honoree.
SONDRA SCHREIBER is an experienced international education professional with over ten years of higher education experience working in International Student and Scholar Services, Intensive English Programs and Education Abroad. Since 2016 she has been the Director of Global Health at Des Moines University, where she facilitates international experiences for medical and health sciences students, develops international partnerships and hosts medical exchange students. During the pandemic, she has worked with international partners to develop innovative virtual global health experiences.
Presentation: Close and Distant World: The Impact of Digital Technology on Social Relations and Identity
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Location: Rasmussen 212
Dr. Baba-Singhri will present his paper, applying socio-symbolic-positivism, which critically examines the impact of technological advancement on social relations and the journey into a culture of identity constructions in the world of communication. The paper argues that technological advancement has not only contributed in creation and shaping of a culture of “new world order” in social relations and transactions, but has also contributed to the emergence of a seeming endless identity possibilities that was once a distant imagination; thereby creating a world that appears close but distant apart from the socio-scientific normal.
DR. AHMADU BABA-SINGHRI is professor of sociology at Grand View. A native of Nigeria, he has done extensive research on the African perspective and is involved in many civil-human rights development committees and boards.
Student Panel: Online Learning During COVID
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Speed Lyceum | Zoom link
Grand View students will discuss their online learning experience during the past two years as we have faced the COVID crisis. Panel discussion will focus around questions regarding the benefits and drawbacks, the impact of Hy-Flex learning on a sense of community and belonging on campus and off campus, student-student rapport and student-teacher rapport.
AHREN DAVIS is a senior at Grand View, majoring in psychology. He is on the View Crew, and men's outdoor and indoor track and cross-country
ISABELLE JUHLER is a junior at Grand View, majoring in biochemistry. She is on the View Crew and the women’s golf team. teams.
HUNTER SHANNON is a sophomore at Grand View, majoring in physical education. He is on the View Crew and the men's bowling team.
DR. HEATHER BRADY (moderator) is GV Professor of Liberal Arts, Core II Director and Global Vision Week Coordinator