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Faculty Members,

Please consider incorporating symposium events into your syllabi and course schedule. The 2013 Global Citizenship Symposium, February 4-6, 2013, will bring many fine speakers and stimulating topics of conversation to campus.


Sixth Annual Georgia College
Global Citizenship Symposium

Literacy, Learning, & Leading:
Education for a 21st Century World

All events in Magnolia Ballroom unless otherwise indicated.


9 a.m. – Panel -Health Literacy and Patient Safety
Moderator, Carol Sapp 

10 a.m. - Break-out Sessions

Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney, Rebecca Tydings, Nurse Attorney

Readability of Health Literature, Heidi Fowler, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

11 a.m. - Break-out Sessions

Access to Health Care – Dr. Lora Crowe, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Personal Health Records, Jeanne Sewell, Assistant Professor, Nursing

2 p.m. – Race to Nowhere Documentary Film

3 p.m. - Presentation - Joshua Kitchens, GC LITC Archivist

Information Access and Informed Society - Digital Citizenship, Information Overload & Political Literacy

4 p.m. – Performance - “Miss Electricity” by Kathryn Walat – A&S Auditorium

A children’s show about the power of literacy with an anti-bullying message that will delight both children and adults, Directed by Iona Holder

7 p.m. -- Welcome Remarks - Dr. Steve Dorman, GC President

Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Dr. Roger Coate, Paul D. Coverdell Professor of Public Policy, GC

7:15 p.m. – Keynote Address – Alex Wirth, Harvard University, Class of 2016

Building a Campaign for Change? 



11 a.m. - Academic Leaders Workshop - Dr. John Saltmarsh & Dr. Tim Eatman
Pursuing the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

1 p.m.  - Scholarship & Public Life Sessions – Dr. John Saltmarsh & Dr. Timothy Eatman

Imagining America: The Arts and Civic Literacy - Dr. Timothy Eatman

What Does It Mean To Be A Public Scholar? - Dr. John Saltmarsh

2 p.m. – Race to Nowhere Documentary Film

4 p.m. – Performance - “Crisantemi,” Puccini
Dan Auerbach and string quartet will play a work by Puccini, which influenced his opera Manon Lescaut, which in turn was based on a 1731 novel 

7 p.m. – Keynote Address - Dr. John Saltmarsh & Dr. Timothy Eatman

Journey to Publically Engaged Scholarship


Noon – Keynote Address – Dr. Barbara Levin

21st Century Learning, Technology and Leadership
Sponsored by the John H. Lounsbury College of Education

1 p.m. – Panel - Northeast High School, Macon, GA

Campaign 2012: An Interdisciplinary Project Integrating Mathematics, Government, Technology, and Literacy 
Northeast High School Teachers
Moderator - Dr. Sandra Webb, JHL College of Education

This project is supported by the STEM Small Grants Program, a project of the Georgia College STEM Initiative, funded by the University System of Georgia’s Presidential Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative.

2 p.m. - Keynote Panel  - 21st Century Education Challenges

  • Moderator - Dr. Dan Bauer, Professor of English, GC COE 
  • Michael Thaler, Program Manager, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Georgia DOE
  • Dr. Barbara Levin, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Dr. Runee Salad, Principal Early College
  • Teach For America Representative

3 p.m. – Dr. LaTasha Jones, Teach for America

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. The presentation will speak to the impact of 28,000 TFA alumni and 10,000 current corps members on education in America.

7 p.m. - Baldwin County Academic Achievement Panel

Are We Making Progress in Baldwin County?

  • Moderator, Gregg Kaufman
  • Lyn Chandler, Baldwin School Board
  • Dr. Jim Lidstone, Live Healthy Baldwin
  • Linda Watson-Kaufman, Georgia College Afterschool Coordinator
  • Richard Hartry, YES Program Adult Education
  • Sandy Baxter, Communities in Schools
  • Gregory Barnes, Campus Club
  • Dr. Charles Martin, GC Center for Program Evaluation and Development
  • Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor of Economics
  • John Stone, BHS Language Arts Teacher

8 p.m. – Break-out Groups

  • Health, Nutrition, & Fitness Literacy

How are we reading the world, reading our bodies, and reading the food industry?
Jim Lidstone & Richard Hartry

  • Courageous Conversations

Is race a factor in Baldwin County’s education culture?

Alan Gee, Rosalie Richards, Dan Bauer, Becky McMullen, Chris Ingram, Herbert Chancellor, & Gregory Barnes

  • Workforce Development

How do we prepare today’s students and adults for tomorrow’s jobs?

Ben Scafidi, Sandy Baxter, Lyn Chandler, & Linda Watson-Kaufman

  • The Literate American Student
    What are the key literacy skills for 21st Century students? Engaging Education and Authentic Literacy

Charlie Martin, John Stone, & Joe Mocnik



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