Intergroup Relations

Intergroup Relations Skills Are Useful Everywhere!

by Nicole Rixen, IGR MSW Intern

April 2015

One of the best parts about interning at IGR is the amount of overlap that happens between this program and other groups around campus. This semester, not only did I start my work at IGR, I also joined the Michigan Ballroom Dance Team. During my interactions with a team of over 200 people, I have had the privilege of meeting other people who are not only passionate about dance, but about social justice as well.

Nicole Rixen and dance partner show off their dance talents.

Alumni Spotlight: David Sweetman

David Sweetman (Class of 2001) is part of a lucky group of Alumni to have taken “I, Too, Sing America” with Dr. Charles Behling, former Co-Director and IGR legend! David remembers...

Photo of David Sweetman


Staff Chat with IGR's Danny Alvarez

For this edition of "Staff Chat", a regular feature where we share things you may not know about your favorite staff and faculty members, we sat down with staff member Danny Alvarez. Danny is a Student Life Program Manager. In his role, Danny teaches courses, manages the CommonGround team, co-organizes IGR's National Intergroup Dialogue Institute, and does several other projects for the division. We hope you enjoy learning about Danny outside of his work role!

Danny Alvarez

Reflections from IGR's Graduate Student Instructors

April 2015

For this article, we asked some of our Graduate Student Instructors (GSI's) for their end-of-year reflections on their work teaching IGR courses.

Jessica Joslin
Training Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation


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