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April 2018

C Henry Smith Oratorical Contest 2018

Bethel students are invited to register for this writing and speaking contest, which features a local $300 first prize and an additional $300 national first prize. The C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and locally sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and the Bethel College departments of Bible and Religion and Communication Arts. Bethel students are invited to share original orations…

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August 2018

Community Discussion of Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War

To commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Humanities Kansas is launching a multidimensional, statewide oral history project in partnership with the Library of Congress. Through oral histories and memoir, stories will be collected of Kansans as they share their experiences, both at home and abroad. At the end of the project, participating organizations will have the opportunity to submit their collected stories from veterans to the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project in…

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September 2018

KIPCOR Film Series: Focus on Immigration

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 p.m., KIPCOR begins its 2018-2019 film series with a screening of two short films about immigration: "Locked in a Box" and "To Breathe Free" These award-winning documentaries offer a modern take on the Syrian refugee crisis and the massive expansion of immigration detention centers in the U.S. A local expert from the International Rescue Committee in Wichita, and a local immigration attorney, will be on hand to answer your questions and lead the…

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KIPCOR Core Skills: Conflict 101

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This first session is CONFLICT 101: Come learn and build skills in dealing with the everyday realities of conflict - from our families to our workplaces and larger society. Start with…

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HOPE Fall Session 2018

September 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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HOPE consists of four interactive, skill-building, educational classes designed to reduce the negative impact of divorce or separation conflict on children by helping parents learn healthy habits for more positive co-parenting. * Understand your child’s right and need to love both parents * Focus on your child’s needs instead of your own desires * Recognize relationship transitions * Develop effective communication skills * Minimize conflict & manage emotions * Create healthier boundaries while building trust & respect This class consists of four sessions:  September 24, October…

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October 2018

KIPCOR Core Skills: Circle Process for Mediators

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This first professional Mediator session is Circle Process for Mediators: Join us to learn the basics of the circles process and how it can improve your mediation practice. This class is…

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KIPCOR Core Skills: Communication Skills for Tense Times

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session is Communication Skills for tense Times: Are you tired of hot-button issues dividing your colleagues and social media pages? Frustrated with kitchen-table debates that get nowhere? Come to practice…

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January 2019

KIPCOR Core Skills: Teams that work

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This event has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Join us on February 7 for the next class, Building a Trauma-Informed culture at Work and Beyond.

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February 2019

KIPCOR Film Series: More Than a Word

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Please join us as the KIPCOR Film Series continues on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. "More Than a Word" tackles the controversy over Native-American-themed sports mascots and nicknames, with a particular focus on the pro football team in our nation's capital. Following the film we will enjoy a talkback session featuring Dr. Edward Valandra, Dean of St. Francis Indian Schools and Sherman Padgett, Principal, Wichita Heights High School.

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April 2019

C Henry Smith Oratorical Contest 2019

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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<b><i>Bethel students are invited to register for this writing and speaking contest, which features a local $300 first prize and an additional $300 national first prize. </i></b> The C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and locally sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and the Bethel College departments of Bible and Religion and Communication Arts. Bethel students are invited to share original…

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