This series will expose students, faculty and staff to poignant, controversial, and conversation starting films, relevant to leadership.  After each film, moderated discussion will allow all attendees the opportunity to participate by sharing their thoughts and ideas about the film, the broad issues in the film, and leadership.


Face Reading

Tuesday, October 28
12:00 pm
House of Maize and Blue, Union @ Dearborn

Join us for this amazing interactive lecture and learn about the art of face reading!  All are welcome to attend this free Welcome Week lecture!  Lin will demonstrate how face reading can be used in everyday life to help with decision making, law enforcement, sales and even dating!  Don't miss out on this fun, interactive workshop!



The Principal Story

Wednesday, September 24
5:00 pm
House of Maize and Blue, Union @ Dearborn

The Principal Story tells two stories, painting a dramatic portrait of the challenges facing America's public schools and of the great difference a dedicated principal can make. Tresa Dunbar is a second-year principal at Chicago's Nash Elementary, where 98% of students come from low-income families; in Springfield, Illinois, Kerry Purcell has led Harvard Park Elementary, with similar demographics, for six years. Tod Lending (Omar & Pete, POV 2005) and David Mrazek followed both women over the course of a school year, discovering each one's unique styles yet similar passions. The Principal Story takes the viewer along for an emotional ride that reveals what effective educational leadership looks like in the 21st century.



Detroit Unleaded with local Director Rola Nashef

Wednesday, November 11

2:00 pm

Location TBA

Join us for a screening of the critcally acclaimed film, Detroit Unleaded.  This film was directed by Dearborn native Rola Nashef who will visit campus to talk about her film.  As one of only few Arab-American female directors, Ms. Nashef is receiving critical acclaim for her work and is pleased to be able to come to her hometown of Dearborn, MI to share the film with UM-Dearborn.