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Schedule of Events

President's Summer Alumni Retreat 2017

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Emcee: Keith Hardeman 

Friday, June 9

2:00-4:00 p.m. Check-in at the Mueller Leadership Hall Atrium

4:00-5:00 p.m. Opening reception, Marsh/Jones Lobby Area, Mueller Leadership Hall

5:00-5:45 p.m. Opening Speaker, President Akande, Marsh/Jones Room, Mueller Leadership Hall

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Marsh/Jones Room, Mueller Leadership Hall

7:00-8:00 p.m. "Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ Speech: Activist Rhetoric that Defined the Second Half of the 20th Century" by Timothy Riley, Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator, National Churchill Museum

Join Timothy Riley and special guest The Rt. Hon. Lord Watson of Richmond, High Steward of Cambridge University and author of Churchill’s Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World (Bloomsbury, 2016) as they discuss the special exhibition Sinews of Peace: The Power of Prose, which displays in its entirety for the first time the Museum’s copy of Winston Churchill’s famous speech.

Note: Lord Watson of Richmond will sign copies of his book and discuss the results of the June 8 British election after the event.


8:30 p.m. Gathering at the 1851 Underground

Saturday, June 10

8:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast, Coulter Science Center Atrium

9:00-10:00 a.m.  Keynote address by Sara Weir ’04, president of National Down Syndrome Society, CSC Atrium

10:15-11:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Advocacy for the Poor, with Dr. Audrey Remley. A discussion on how a liberal arts education should lead to a life of service — and not just service, but a commitment to understanding complex social goals. CSC 126

10:15-11:15 Breakout Session: Advocacy in Education — Developing Healthy Minds and Bodies. Featuring Dr. Linda Aulgur and Dr. Therese Miller. CSC 205

11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch in downtown Fulton. Lunch ticket will be provided — choose from participating restaurants.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Advocacy and the Arts: Self-Guided Tour of the Art House, Well Read Books and 1 Canoe 2. Located on Court Street.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Advocacy for the Arts with Wayne Zade and Natasia Sexton, Playhouse Bistro, 613 Court St.

3:00-3:45 p.m. Tour of historic Fulton Theater, 613 Court St.

4:00-5:00 Breakout Session: Living an Intentional Life — Applying the Principles of Advocacy, featuring Dr. Bob Hansen, CSC 205

5:00-6:30 p.m. Break

6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner at the Panettiere Presidential Residence, 250 South Westminster

8:30 p.m. Social gathering at The Copper Mine, 61 W. 2nd Street

Sunday, June 11

7:30-9:00 Breakfast, Marsh/Jones Room in Mueller Leadership Hall

8:00-8:45  Ecumenical Worship Service, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

9:00-10:00 a.m. Keynote address by Derick D. Dailey '11, J.D., Marsh/Jones Room in Mueller Leadership Hall

10:15-11:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Values-Based Activism — Advocating for the Environment. Featuring Featuring Dr. John Langton and Dan Oberle '77, Marsh/Jones Room in Mueller Leadership Hall

10:15-11:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Values-Based Activism — Advocating for Veterans, featuring Dr. Mark Boulton, Steve Hardin ’66, and Bret Robertson ’16, Panettiere Room in Mueller Leadership Hall

11:30-12:00 p.m. Closing remarks by President Akande, Marsh/Jones Room in Mueller Leadership Hall

12:00 p.m. Group Photo and Check-Out

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