1. Mental Wealth Seminars


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    Please excuse the "umms" and "errs", this was our first try! You can view the powerpoint slides at http://slideshare.net/mentalwealthuk/presentations.

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    • Bard College Commencement 2009


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      Bard's One Hundred and Forty-Ninth Commencement tooks place on Saturday, May 21, 2009. Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 405 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2009 and 128 graduate degrees. The commencement address was be given by New York State Governor David A. Paterson, who receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Honorary degrees were also awarded to social activist Geoffrey Canada; The Emerson String Quartet; geneticist Susan Gottesman, economist Jeffrey D. Sachs; social entrepreneur Stef Wertheimer; and historian and author Garry Wills.

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      • 2015 Bradley Symposium


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        A college education has long been both a key ingredient to upward mobility and a crucial means of educating virtuous citizens. But as tuition and college debt have skyrocketed, graduation rates have fallen, and liberal education has been increasingly squeezed out of the curriculum, higher-education has also become a major source of risk and anxiety for middle-class families. Is the traditional college model sustainable? Will technology transform teaching and learning? Is there still room for real liberal education on our campuses?

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        • School of Education All School Meeting - 9/13/2013 opt2


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          This meeting is designed for all faculty, staff, and students in the school. Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball discusses our progress on our goals last year, our goals for the coming year, and the overall “state of the School of Education.”

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          • Undergraduate Commencement 2013


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            To order a copy of the 2013 School for Professional Studies (SPS)/Graduate, or Undergraduate ceremonies, visit: takeonedigital.com/vanguard/ For more information on the 2013 Commencement ceremonies, visit: commencement.vanguard.edu/ View the student photo slideshow at: http://commencement.vanguard.edu/commencement-2013-photo-gallery/ Watch the full recording of the Undergraduate Commencement online also at: vanguard.edu/live/

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            • COIL Institute - Freshman Foundations Workshop - Day 2 Part 1 - Goals Exercise and Theories on Intercultural Communication


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              September 17, 2011 Lead: Betsy Hansel Summary: A discussion and presentation covering several theories about crossing cultures and intercultural learning in general. These come from a few different theories: • Business: Hofstede – awareness that there are differences, comparing cultures in broad strokes • Languages: Byram – understanding and assessing various types of knowledge (savoirs) and understanding related to culture • Communication: Bennett – DMIS - individual development in intercultural competence. Discussion of ethnocentrism, “ethno-relativism” defense and minimization and how these may be spotted in online class discussions. How instructors can guide students with questions. • International Relations: Pittinksy – From an international relations point of view, Pittinsky writes about “allophilia” or the positive attitudes people have about other cultures in general, and he looks for ways to encourage these attitudes as an improvement over “tolerance” which he sees as more neutral. Allophilia contributes to building relationships.

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              • 2014 SMC Spring Commencement


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                The 2014 SMC Commencement Ceremony.

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                • COIL Institute - Freshman Foundations Workshop - Day 1 Part 3 - Presentation of Team Projects and Developing Innovative Student


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                  September 16, 2011 Leads: Rosina Chia and Elmer Poe Summary: This session focuses on what is unique, exciting and problematic about globally networked learning environments. The workshop leaders will describe strategies specific to this course format that actually take advantage of the students’ distance from each other and which engage the students structurally and conceptually. The session will explore these possibilities and will include discussions of practical ways to effectively move beyond the surface issues in the online environment.

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                  • The Big Disruption: The Coming Transformation of Higher Education


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                    Lynn Sutton, Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, will preside over a panel discussion on the future of higher education. Under Dr. Sutton’s leadership, the ZSR Library has focused on outreach to students and faculty and has become the unquestioned intellectual center of campus. Known for its innovative and creative approach, ZSR was the winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Panelists include: Rogan Kersh, Provost of WFU Rogan Kersh received his B.A. from Wake Forest in 1986 and returned as provost and professor of political science in July 2012. In this role, he oversees the academic mission and programs on the Reynolda Campus at WFU. He works closely with President Hatch, the deans, and faculty and administrative colleagues to support and enhance research, teaching, and graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Schools of Business, Divinity, and Law. He also coordinates academic programming with the administration of the School of Medicine. Prior to arriving at WFU, Kersh was associate dean of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he was professor of public policy. Kersh has published three books on American political history and on health policy; his By the People: Debating American Government (with James Morone) was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. He has published over 50 academic articles and does frequent media commentary on U.S. politics. He has been a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, a Luce Scholar, a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 15 years’ teaching at Yale, Syracuse, and NYU, he won four university-wide teaching awards. Kersh received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale in 1996 and has professional experience in the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament, and at think tanks in Tokyo and Washington, DC. Andy Chan, VP of Personal and Career Development, WFU As the first career development professional to receive a vice president position in higher education, Chan is leading the transformation of traditional career services to a completely new paradigm. He leads the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) which includes Personal and Career Development, Mentoring Resource Center, Professional Development for Arts and Sciences, Leadership Development, Family Business Center and Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. Chan serves as a senior staff member for Provost Rogan Kersh and also on President Nathan O. Hatch’s Cabinet. Chan has transformed the former office of career services into a nationally regarded leader in college career development by expanding the office’s capabilities and breadth with a team of 30, designing a state-of-the-art career office, and adding many new resources and programs for all students (from first-years to seniors, and for all majors). The OPCD also teaches and equips students with competencies for life and career success as they enter a world that is global, competitive, and ever-changing. The OPCD has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chan is passionate about students and Wake Forest – and also helping parents successfully coach their college student. He can especially empathize with the challenges parents face, as his oldest son is a college junior. Michael Riley, Editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education Michael Riley is CEO and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington, D.C. Before joining The Chronicle this year, Riley was the editorial director of Bloomberg Government, helping to launch the startup and build its editorial operations. Riley had been editor and senior vice president of Congressional Quarterly, overseeing its journalistic enterprises, including its online operation, CQ.com, and its print publications, CQ Today and CQ Weekly. Before joining CQ, Riley served as editor of The Roanoke (Va.) Times, a newspaper that gained national recognition for its innovative approach to online journalism. He began his journalism career in 1981 as a newspaper reporter at The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C., and then spent a decade as a senior correspondent and bureau chief for TIME magazine. While at the magazine, Riley covered national politics and several presidential campaigns.

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                    • COIL Institute - Freshman Foundations Workshop - Day 1 Part 1 - Opening Remarks and Introduction Exercise


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                      September 16, 2011 Lead: Jon Rubin Summary: Jon Rubin will review the workshop program for the next days and the Institute agenda for the next eighteen months. He will introduce the COIL staff and the workshop leaders and will pose some questions about the goals of the Institute and our understanding and expectations of collaborating at a distance. Leads: Rosina Chia and Elmer Poe Summary: Following upon the online introduction exercise begun in the ramp-up, each fellow will introduce their assigned partner after an additional intervention exercise is completed.

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