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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 Student Activities Committee. 

2016-2017 Speaker Series - Upcoming Events

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

Monday, Oct. 10-Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016  |  Appleton Campus  |  Room E137A  |  11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants.

Speaker Series

Sex Signals

Tuesday, October 11, 2016  |  Appleton Campus  |  9 a.m. & 10 a.m. Room C190  |  6 p.m. Appleton Campus Commons

Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, “Sex Signals” provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Through the use of humor, the show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Students are thus engaged in a candid discussion on dating and the realities of date rape as they are challenged to provide solutions that will improve communications in interpersonal relationships.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet | October 10-13, 2016

The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Monday, October 10 - Thursday, October 13, 2016
Appleton Campus, Room E137A
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants.

 

Sex Signals | Tue., October 11, 2016

Sex Signals
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
Appleton Campus, Room C190
9 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Appleton Campus Commons
6 p.m. 

Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, “Sex Signals” provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Through the use of humor, the show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Students are thus engaged in a candid discussion on dating and the realities of date rape as they are challenged to provide solutions that will improve communications in interpersonal relationships.

Matt Glowacki | Thur., November 3, 2016

Matt Glowacki
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 133
11:30 a.m. 

Matt is a “Diversity Professional,” touring the country and presenting to audiences of all ages about three sectors that are of particular interest to him: “able-ism,” “look-ism” and racism. He helps audiences – particularly younger ones – understand the dangers of the words we use in labeling others and see that we all are similar despite what we might look like on the outside.

Sidney Moncrief | Mon., November 7, 2016

Sidney Moncrief
Monday, November 7, 2016
Appleton Campus, Room C190AB
11:30 a.m. 

Former Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball player Sidney Moncrief is committed to personal and professional development of individuals, teams and organizations. His vision is to impact and inspire others as they strive to achieve peak performance in the areas of team enhancement, leadership and social development.

Yaron Svoray | Wed., December 7, 2016

Yaron Svoray
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Appleton Campus, Room A170
11:30 a.m.

Yaron Svoray is an expert at researching, locating and retrieving stolen Nazi loot. He was born on a kibbutz in Israel and conscripted into the Israeli paratroop brigade. On leaving the army he joined the police as a detective. He and his wife moved to the United States, where he studied media and communication while working as an investigative journalist and public speaker. It was on one of those speaking tours that Yaron encountered a WWII veteran in a meeting that would change his life forever.

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs | Wed., February 1 & Thur., February 2, 2017

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 133
11:30 a.m. 

Because I Know the Truth: Ending Sexual Violence
Alexis shares her own experience as a survivor of sexual violence on her college campus and draws on the legacy of black feminist anti-rape activist June Jordan.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Appleton Campus, Room E130 
11:30 a.m. 

My People: Responding to Police Brutality
Alexis gives a multimedia poetic presentation on contemporary police brutality with an interactive component on community accountability for students.

Dr. Jerry Cockrell | Wed., February 15, 2017

Dr. Jerry Cockrell
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
S.J. Spanbauer Aviation & Industrial Center, Room 104
11:30 a.m. 

Dr. Jerry Cockrell is a psychologist, a 20,000-hour airline pilot, an authority on safety, and one of the funniest speakers in the United States. As one of the earliest developers of Crew Resource Management and one of the foremost educators on the subject, Jerry serves as expert witness in the area of human factors in numerous aviation accident areas.

Tony Bednarowski | Thur., March 2, 2017

Tony Bednarowski
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Appleton Campus, Room E130 
11:30 a.m. 

Tony has spent his time in the health and fitness industry as a competitive athlete, trainer, nutrition coach, educator, speaker, publisher and author. In his competitive years, Tony became fascinated with how, biologically, nutrition and the foods we consume have a profound effect on performance, body composition and overall blood chemistry as well as state of mind. Over the past 30 years, Tony has devoted his time to educating, coaching and mentoring people to take charge of their own health’s destiny.

Sex Signals | Thur., March 9, 2017

Sex Signals
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Appleton Campus, Room A170
9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. 

Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, “Sex Signals” provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Through the use of humor, the show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Students are thus engaged in a candid discussion on dating and the realities of date rape as they are challenged to provide solutions that will improve communications in interpersonal relationships.

Teri Jendusa Nicholai | Wed., April 5, 2017

Teri Jendusa Nicholai
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Appleton Campus, Room E130
11:30 a.m. 

Teri Jendusa Nicolai has survived the unthinkable. Her ex-husband tried to murder her in 2004. Hitting her in the head with a baseball bat, placing her in a garbage can, driving across state lines, and leaving her in a storage locker for 26 hours, Teri was found barely alive. She survived and speaks out about domestic violence awareness.

Speaker Series 2016-2017 - Past Speakers

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller
Monday, September 12, 2016
Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 135
11:30 a.m.

FVTC Manager Anthony Miller will discuss the importance of soft skills in today’s educational and work environment. Learn how to harness these attributes to interact effectively and harmoniously with others.

Bob Biebel

Bob Biebel
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 135
11:30 a.m.

Oshkosh resident and Lourdes Academy President Bob Biebel will motivate his listeners to get more out of life and to develop a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live.

Michael Miller

Michael Miller
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Oshkosh, Riverside Campus, Room 133
All Day

The “happiest person he knows,” Michael brings a rare blend of knowledge, practical student activities experience, passion and enthusiasm to every presentation. A former director of student activities at Fairfield University, Michael’s presentations reflect firsthand knowledge of the challenges leaders and professionals face on a daily basis.

C.L. Lindsay III

C.L. Lindsay III
Thursday, September 29, 2016 
Appleton Campus, Room E130
11:30 a.m.A former New York City attorney, C.L. Lindsay will help students understand the potential pitfalls of carelessness online. C.L. will cover such topics as implications of participating in campus confession sites, plagiarism & intellectual property, potential employers & online information, privacy and cyberbullying.

Student Life Center

Visit:
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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