Primary Theme: Economy
Education, Resources, and Power
- Dickens, C. (2010). Hard times. New York: Simon & Schuster Paper Backs. (Original work published in 1854).
- Veblen, T. (1994). The theory of the leisure class. (pp. 1-13). New York: Dover Publications, Inc. (Original work published in 1899).
All lectures from noon – 1 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center unless otherwise noted.
Theme 1: Education
|Jan. 18||Kelly Brotzman, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, The Shepherd Poverty Program, Washington & Lee University||Higher education as (trans)formation|
|Jan. 25||Phil Stone, PhD, JD, President, Sweet Briar College||Sweet Briar: Exception or the rule in higher education economics?|
|Feb. 1||Nichole Sanders, PhD, Director of MA Program in History, Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lynchburg||The digital turn: Humanities and the value of a liberal arts education|
|Feb. 8||Scott Robert, MSA, Assistant Director of Career Development and Internships, University of Lynchburg||The importance of personal finance|
Theme 2: Resources
Emelyn Gwynn, ’15, Director, Altavista on Track
|Revitalization: How small businesses are the backbone of our economy|
John Styrsky, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, School of Sciences, University of Lynchburg
|What is happening to our bees? The potential economic threat of colony collapse disorder|
Beth Savage, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Assistant Director, Westover Honors, University of Lynchburg
|Invisible women: Legal and economic rights in the Eighteenth Century|
Qamar Schuyler, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
|Marine life in the Plasticene era|
Theme 3: Power
|Jonathan Zur, President and CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities||Achieving success through inclusion|
|Mar. 28||David Richards, PhD, Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lynchburg||Microfinance giving power to the powerless|
Rie Godsey, CEO and Leslie Phillips, President, Meriwether Godsey Inc.
|A company’s roadmap: From core values to the kitchen sink|
|Apr. 18||Gerald Prante, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics, University of Lynchburg||Measures of economic inequality|