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Code Switching: The Art and Cost of Language

By Alex Vickers

It’s 2009 and a video of President Barack Obama just went viral. But this video is not one of his Presidential speeches or addresses. No, the video is Obama paying for fast food at a restaurant and when offered change, he declines and tells the cashier “Nah, we straight.” This usage of informal language is by no means what we expect to hear from a such a prominent politician, much less a U.S. President. But what this video does exemplify is that we all indulge in “code-switching” – even the President of the United States.

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Apr 8
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The forced resignation of an African-American President at WIU

On July 1st, 2011, Western Illinois University (WIU) hired Dr. Jack Thomas to be the 11th President of their institution. Dr. Thomas was the first African-American president of WIU, and he was forced to resign on June 30th, 2019. During Dr. Thomas’ tenure at WIU the school continued to receive the “Best Regional Midwestern College” award by the Princeton Review.

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Feb 12
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Vagina Monologues Auditions

COME JOIN US IN THE WOMEN'S CENTER ON NOVEMBER 13, 2019 FROM 5PM-6PM AND AUDITION FOR A PART IN ASU'S 2020 PRODUCTION OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES!

Please RSVP on AppSync (https://appstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5097188) and fill out the Audition Application Form (https://appstate.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/356098) by November 11, 2019 in order to guarantee your spot in auditions. Each individual should have a 2-3 minute monologue of their choice prepared to perform.

*DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF RSVPs AND APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, EXTRA AUDITION DATES AND TIMES MAY BE ADDED TO THIS EVENT* 

Nov 5, 19
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Movie Night - Practical Magic

Come relax and watch Practical Magic with the Pagan Student Association before the last university break before finals. We will be providing free popcorn and soda for those who attend. 

Nov 5, 19
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Thelema 101 - Guest Speaker: Michael Berry

The Pagan Student Association will be welcoming a guest speaker, Michael Berry, for a discussion on Thelema, the spiritual philosophical tradition developed by ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley in the early 1900s. Thelema serves as the foundation for the Wiccan Rede, as the main creed in Thelema is found in two sentences: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "Love is the law, love under will." 

Nov 5, 19
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Spirit Break Book Discussion

The Pagan Student Association will be held on November 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm in PSU Roan Mountain. We will be discussing the book "Spirit Speak" by Ivo Dominguez and various concepts about spirit work that he covers. That means we will be discussing how to work with spirit guides, ancestors, ghosts, angels, and the divine. 

Nov 5, 19
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