50 Looks Good at VWC

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Fall symposium, October 3-7, to focus on 50th theme in honor of CollegeĆ¢€ s milestone anniversary


September 26, 2011

altA lot can happen in half a century. A college, for example, can go from an idea on paper to a preeminent liberal arts institution with 8,000 alumni. Fifty is a milestone worth celebrating and a number worth exploring.

For the second semester in a row, VWC professors will open their classrooms to the broader campus community with a series of special presentations following a particular theme and exploring it through the unique lens of their individual disciplines. Last semester, the series was titled “Love Liberally” and was scheduled to coincide with Valentine’s Day. This semester, in honor of the College’s silver anniversary, a 50th theme was the obvious choice.

VWC professors as well as guest presenters will answer the question "What Does 50 Look Like?" in a variety of intriguing ways in a series of lectures taking place at various locations on campus, October 3-7, 2011. These events present great opportunities for students from other areas of study as well as faculty and staff to explore new subject matter in a unique way. The full schedule is listed below.

"What Does 50 Look Like?"

VWC Fall Symposium, October 3-7


Historical Perspectives on Education in Hawaii: The 50th State
10-10:50 a.m. & 11-11:50 a.m.
Village II Social Sciences Lab
Guest speaker: Dr. Lin Logan, formerly with the VWC Education and History departments, winner of the Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Teaching Award (Speaking in Ginger Ferris' "School and Society" class)

What Does 50 Look Like? The Sandwich Generation
1-2:15 p.m.
Roop 2
Dr. Gabriela A. Martorell (Psychology)

50 Years of Fun with Freud and Friends: The History of Psychology at VWC
6-7 p.m.
Foley Classroom (Library 206)
Guest speakers: Dr. Barry Lipscomb, VWC Professor of Psychology Emeritus, and Dr. Stephen Mansfield, VWC Vice President for Academic Affairs & Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College Emeritus and College Archivist (Speaking in Dr. Taryn Myers' "History and Systems of Modern Psychology" class)


50 Ways to Commit a Crime Over the Last 50 Years: What Has Changed in Criminal Law?
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Village II Social Sciences Lab
Dr. Alison Marganski and Dr. Thomas Brown (Criminal Justice)

The Public Schools: A Look Back...
11-11:50 a.m.
Shafer Room
Guest speaker: Dr. Ed Brickell (on behalf of Education/Teacher Certification)


What Does 50 Pounds of Clay Look Like?
8:30 a.m.
Fine Arts Ceramics Studio
Professor Guilfoyle (Art) will begin the process of turning a 50 pound pot on the potter’s wheel.

50 Years after the Erection of the Berlin Wall: Has Germany Reunited?
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Shafer Room
Dr. Sara Sewell (History) and Dr. Aubrey Westfall (Political Science)

How to Dream You're 50: Tools for Any Age
12-12:50 p.m.
Clarke 118
Guest speaker: James T. White, The Center for Mind Body Healing (Speaking in Dr. Kathy Stolley's "Introduction to Sociology" class)

Religion in Public Schools 50 Years after the Supreme Court Outlawed Official School Prayer
7:30-9 p.m.
Monumental Chapel
Guest speaker: Dr. Charles C. Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Presented as part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom Cookson Lecture Series)


Samuel Barber's "Pas de Deux" from Souvenirs: Measuring Time in Dance
11-11:50 a.m.
Fine Arts 9
Guest presenter Todd Rosenlieb, Artistic Director of TRDance, and Lee Jordan-Anders (Music)

Advertising in the '60s: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World
2:30-4:10 p.m.
Batten 237
Dr. Linda Ferguson (Business & Communications)


Can You Make a Point without using PowerPoint? Examining Famous Speeches of 1961 - Does 50 Years Make a Difference in Public Speaking Styles?
12-12:50 p.m.
Clarke 214
Robin Takacs (Communications)