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REL 212: World Religions:

After 9/11, many Sikhs were persecuted by people in America who mistook them for Muslims. The wearing of turbans by men, the “Middle Eastern” looks, etc. In August 2012, seven people were shot and killed at s Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, because the killer mistook them as Muslims. At the same time, adherents like Sheena Khandari (p. 451: read this!) are having to rethink their outward expressions of faith.

Examine the 5 Ks of Sikhism. These are the ultimate expressions of faith in Sikhism.

1) Which intrigues you the most? Why?

2) Sheena says it is not the outward expression of religion that matters; instead, it is what is inside that counts. Is this a cop out or the sign of a genuine struggle to retain her faith in light of today’s realities?

3) Should America adapt to Sikh customs (for example, Sikh policemen being allowed to wear turbans instead of helmets or hats) or should they adapt to American customs? To get full credit for this question, you need to locate one web source–blog, video, website–that supports your views and share it with the class)

BUS 499: Business Administration Capstone:

Review the CIBC Mellon: Managing a Cross-Border Joint Venture Case Study found on page 219 in your textbook and respond to the following:

  • Compare and contrast strategic controls and financial controls. Provide specific examples of how each may be used to best serve a corporation.
  • As a strategic leader, determine if you would feel ethically responsible for developing your firm’s human capital and state why. Discuss whether or not you believe your position is consistent with the majority or minority of today’s strategic leaders.

SCI 115: Introduction to Biology:

Sometimes we are interested in the way that organisms are distributed across a particular habitat, as described in Chapter 16. Corina Tarnita’s research on the spacing of termite mounds in savanna ecosystems is one example. Watch the video about her research, found at: https://youtu.be/nJGpABrEatc, and then address the following:

  • What do you think is the most interesting aspect of Tarnita’s research?
  • Discuss how the termite mounds benefit other organisms on the savanna.