Monday, December 11
4:30 p.m. Phased Retirement Informational Meeting
In response to faculty requests, the Human Relations Office has developed a phased retirement plan. Ken Johnson will discuss details and answer questions.
Tuesday, December 12
Reflections — Ken Wheeler, Admissions
11:30 a.m. Explore Lunch — "Coping with Depression" with Mike Tendall
Dealing with depression can often be one of the hardest obstacles some of us will face in our lives, especially when it is severe, long lasting, and seemingly without a cause. It is estimated that one in five people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives and each year about 17 million Americans will be diagnosed with clinical depression. This session will outline the signs of depression and offer strategies for treatment.
7:00 p.m. Explore — "From College to the Real World" with James Malinchak
In this powerful and award-winning presentation based on his top-selling book, James gives students unique "street smart" strategies for getting hired. James says, "Universities were built to give you knowledge, this presentation is designed to get you hired! It will not waste your time. The strategies in this presentation have one objective: to get you hired immediately!"
Wednesday, December 13
8:00 p.m. Flute and Clarinet Choirs Concert
Janet Stodd, flute director and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet director
Thursday, December 14
10:30 a.m. Convocation — "Taking the Country Back: The Religious Right in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" with Randall Balmer
Randall Balmer, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of American Religion at Barnard College , Columbia University , earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1985. He has lectured at the Chautauqua Institution, the Commonwealth Club of California and the Smithsonian Associates and to audiences around the country, and he has been a visiting professor at Rutgers, Yale, Drew, Northwestern, and Princeton universities and at Yale Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary, where he is also an adjunct professor. He has also been a visiting professor in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today, his commentaries on religion in America, distributed by the New York Times Syndicate, have appeared in newspapers across the country, and one of his essays, “Adirondack Fundamentalism,” appears in the Ninth Edition of The Norton Reader. He has published opinion pieces in the Des MoinesRegister, the St. LouisPost-Dispatch, the San DiegoTimes-Union, the Dallas Morning News, Slate, New YorkNewsday, the Albany Times-Union, the Nation and the New YorkTimes. His first book, A Perfect Babel of Confusion: Dutch Religion and English Culture in the Middle Colonies , won several awards, and his second book, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, was made into a three-part documentary for PBS.
Friday, December 15
Walk-in hours in the dean's office: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Conversations on Scholarship — "Egyptian Eyes: The Story of a Late Roman Glass Eyeliner Kit" with Emil Kramer