Jacob L. Krapfl:
“Bullets and Buddies: the Language of Coming Home”
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Alumni Campus Center Ballroom, Loras College
Our 2014 theme, ”The War (always) Comes Home”, marks the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of 2012 and Afghanistan at the end of this year. Jake Krapfl, who teaches English and Communications at Northeast Iowa Community College, is also an army veteran who served two tours of combat duty in Iraq and has self- published a novel. The words we use are defined for each of us by our experiences with those words. We choose words and use them to tell stories. In a very personal, engaging presentation, Krapfl proposes that we can all be more attentive to how our words and our stories can contribute to a positive shared cultural experience for all concerned - returning servicemen and women as well as those of us at home who have only a vague notion of the experience of war.
“Hike to Help Refugees”
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
A 1.2 mile fundraising hike beginning at Christ the King Chapel at Loras College, and ending at the Atrium at Clarke University.
Join us for a “City Hike” — we’ll be hiking through the neighborhoods of Dubuque, from Loras College to Clarke University. Take your hiking gear to the city sidewalks! The number of displaced people around the world has risen dramatically from 33,000,000 in 2013 to 51,000,000 this year. Imagine the population of not just one, but six New York Cities, wandering without a permanent home. Hike to Help Refugees is the largest grassroots donator to the UNHCR in the nation, and it’s all run out of a small office in Iowa City. This year, Hike to Help in Dubuque is held in conjunction with the International Peace Festival.
Registration at Loras College from 1-2 pm or online at http://iowauna.org/refugees-2/. Hike begins at 2 pm.
All proceeds go to the UNHCR to help refugee populations in desperate need.