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Speaker Series

See nationally known speakers on a variety of inspirational topics. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Series is sponsored by the Campus Engagement Organization. 

2018-2019 Speaker Series

Arrive Alive Tour | Monday, September 10, 2018

Arrive Alive Tour LogoArrive Alive Tour: Impaired and Distracted Driving Simulator
Monday, September 10 | Appleton Campus | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Use Entrance 15

A moment in time can change a life forever. Impaired and distracted driving endangers drivers, passengers, and pedestrians and kills thousands of people each year. Arrive Alive allows drivers to safely experience impaired and distracted driving with a focus on the devastating consequences. This powerful simulation will challenge you to make a commitment of safe driving to yourself and to your community.

John Luznicky | Thursday, September 13, 2018

John Luznicky: Impaired Driving Awareness & Impact
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Appleton Campus
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Room E130

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Commons

John Luznicky is a Wisconsin licensed and certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. He is an approved Driver Safety Plan Treatment Provider, an OWI Homicide Group Facilitator, and Program Director. A frequent speaker at various Victim Impact Panels across Wisconsin, John shares his story of drunken driving and the ripple effect caused by his actions. John encourages people to make safe choices and warns of the far-reaching effects of impaired driving and the devastating impact on people’s lives. 

Beth Erdman | Thursday, September 24, 2018

Beth Edman: Chemical Spill Response
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Public Safety Training Center, Room PS157

Beth is an Environmental Project Manager with more than 18 years of experience in various areas of the Environmental field.  She has project management experience in both the private and public sector as a Senior/Advanced Hydrogeologist and Spill Coordinator with particular expertise in spill response and environmental investigation and remediation. She focuses on response team procedure and proactive safety coordination.

 

Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Guante: Page.Stage.Engage - Gender Violence Prevention Work through an Arts Lens
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Appleton Campus, Room F108


Guante explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance. Whether deconstructing traditional notions of masculinity, challenging dominant narratives related to race and racism, or just telling stories about the different jobs he’s had, Guante strives to cultivate a deeper, more critical engagement with social justice issues, ones based in empathy and agency.

Dr. Jodi Merriday | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dr. Jodi Merriday: WiFM (What's in it For Me)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Appleton Main Campus
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Room E130
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Room E130

Social justice ambassador, Dr. Jodi Merriday has the capacity to unpack “difference,” increase cultural literacy, and engage the audience using popular culture as a lens.
An Exploration of ism’s—classism, racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism…
- Increase your cultural awareness
- Expand your understanding, tolerance and appreciation of differences, and
- Strengthen your capacity to respond to each other with sensitivity and cultural competency

Cathe' Fish | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cathe' Fish: Aeronautical Decision Making & Human Factors
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.
Oshkosh Spanbauer Center, Room 104

Cathe' Fish has taught motivating and entertaining aviation safety courses in all fifty of the United States and Europe. She is a seventeen-year National Accident Prevention Counselor. Flying since 1973, she is a certified single-engine, multi-engine and instrument flight instructor. Her 6,000 hours of flight time include flying for a commuter airline, flying as a USDA contract pilot and teaching 300 students how to fly. Cathe’s captivating and motivating speaking style, along with her humor, makes this program a one-of-a-kind in the industry.

Dr. Justine Shuey | Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Dr. Justine Shuey: Addressing Rape/Abuse Culture

Monday, November 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 135

We live in a society that teaches people not to get raped rather than don’t rape. The conversation around rape culture needs to change. We know sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and more are far too common. Stop shaming and blaming the victim and learn about healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, communication, and affirmative enthusiastic consent.

Dr. Justine Shuey | Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Dr. Justine Shuey
Addressing Rape/Abuse Culture

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Appleton Campus, Room E130

We live in a society that teaches people not to get raped rather than don’t rape. The conversation around rape culture needs to change. We know sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and more are far too common. Stop shaming and blaming the victim and learn about healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, communication, and affirmative enthusiastic consent.

Anna Sankaran | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Anna Sankaran: Title 9: What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, February 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Appleton Campus, Room E130

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving any type of federal financial aid.  While Title IX is a very short statute, over time it has been given a broad scope and now covers sexual harassment and sexual violence on college campuses. Under Title IX, schools are legally required to respond and remedy hostile educational environments, and failure to do so is a violation that means a school could lose its federal funding.  The law in this area is constantly changing, and it is important for both students and faculty to be aware of what is going on.  Anna Sankaran, who is a lawyer by day and a stand-up comic by night, will make sure you are up to date with the basics of Title IX and all recent changes.

Anna Sankaran | Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Anna Sankaran: Fight from the Beginning to the End
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Appleton Campus, Room E130


Anna Sankaran, who is a trial lawyer by day and a stand-up comic by night, will teach you about the civil litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through the discovery process, trial, and post-judgment, including settlement and dispute resolution.  In addition, Anna will give practical advice about the key roles paralegals play in this process, as well as the ethical rules that govern paralegals.

Katrina Mazier | Friday, March 8, 2019

Katrina Mazier: Teens of Tomorrow - Suicide Prevention Awareness
Friday, March 8, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Appleton Campus, Room F108

One life lost to suicide is one too many. Today, a shocking 13% of our youth have attempted a suicide over the past year.  There are many contributing factors that play a role in these attempts, but mental health problems are a key factor.  Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable! Katrina Mazier, (our current Miss Green Bay Area 2018 and mental health advocate) talks about her struggles and her personal journey to let others know they are not alone.

Student Life Center

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Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Student Life Center is located in Room E137, on the Appleton Campus, next to the Commons.

Call: 920-735-2545

email: studentlife@fvtc.edu

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