2011 Interdisciplinary Studies and Community Engagement Symposium
Spring symposium will be held April 8-9, 2011.
Friday, April 8th - Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres begin at 5:30 PM followed by keynote
speaker, Dr. Phillip K. Tompkins, (Ph.D., Purdue University),
Professor Emeritus of Communication and Comparative Literature at the
University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Tompkins is the author of articles
published in such journals as The
James Joyce Quarterly, Esquire, The Quarterly Journal Of Speech, Philosophy And
Rhetoric, and Communication Monographs. He is the author of a number of
books, including Apollo,
Challenger, Columbia: The decline of the space program. For over ten years
Dr. Tompkins has served as a volunteer at the St. Francis Center, a homeless
shelter in Denver, Colorado. Active among non-profit organizations dedicated to
helping the homeless and indigent people of Colorado, Dr. Tompkins recently
published Who is my neighbor? Communicating and organizing to end
homelessness. Dr. Tompkins
lectures frequently at universities and organizations across the United States.
Events for Friday, April 8th will be held at Denver's historic L2
Arts and Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206.
Saturday, April 9th - A series of professional development
seminars for current students will be held at Auraria Campus. The goal
for this day is to present students with both advice and strategies for taking
your masters work into the public arena via community engagement.
Discussion leaders will be faculty, alumni, and public leaders who have taken
their academic work and effectively developed meaningful careers in civic
engagement. Issues such as networking, intellectual entrepreneurship,
non-profit work, and moving on to professional degrees or phds will be
discussed in a series of sessions.
Each session is designed to run around an hour and
half. Three morning sessions will begin at or around 10-11:30AM;
break for lunch, then afternoon sessions will be held from 1-2:30PM.
Check in will begin at 9AM in the Haber Library, Plaza Building, Room
M108. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.
This is a mandatory event for current students.
Swartz and Dr. Woodhull's Introductory Speech
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Dr. Phillip K. Tompkins
Phillip K. Tompkin's UC Denver Speech
What the Humanities and Social Sciences Can Teach Us About Ending
Evaluating Denver's Road Home
Annual Fall Essay Contest
CONGRATULATIONS to our
fall 2011 Essay Contest Winners:
MSS: Brett Reeder for his submission - "A Way Out of Critical
MH: Marylynne Lawson for her submission - "Explorations of
Culture and Consumerism at Disney's World Showcase; and
MH: Robert Windle for his submisison - "The Shifting Subject
in the World Without Critique"
Thank you to all who submitted papers!