Upcoming Speakers

 

Michele Norris
Michele Norris
2015 MLK Commemoration Speaker

February 18, 2015
7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center

Free & Open to the public, The event will be simulcast in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom and Assembly Hall.  Attendance Verification will be provided.

Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Center and the Office of the
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Join the Multicultural Student Center and the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management as we welcome Michele Norris as the 2015 MLK Commemoration speaker.  This annual event is an opportunity for the campus and local community to gather and celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Award-winning journalist Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American Journalism. Her voice informs, engages and enlightens listeners with thoughtful interviews and in depth reporting as one of the hosts of NPR’s longest-running national flagship program, All Things Considered until 2012.  While on sabbatical, Norris spent a time traveling the country and developing two successful initiatives: The Race Card Project and NPR’s Backseat Book Club.  In her 2010 book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, Norris focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of the Obama presidential election, and explores her own family’s racial legacy

Archie Manning
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An Evening with Archie Manning

March 24, 2015
7:00 PM
Hanner Fieldhouse
Tickets will be required (ticket distribution information to be announced)

Arrive early – limited seating.
Doors to Hanner Fieldhouse will close at 6:45 PM. No one will be admitted to the event after that time.

Sponsored by: Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and the Office of the
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor. He was selected Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. He currently serves in public relations and consulting capacities for several local, regional and national companies, including Gatorade, Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, Direct TV and Zurich. For 25 years he hosted four Archie Manning Cystic Fibrosis benefit golf tournaments in Louisiana and Mississippi and is active in a wide variety of charitable and civic causes.

While in pro football, he received the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, the Bart Starr Humanitarian Award, the Spirit of Good Sports Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and the U.S. Jaycees named him one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans. In 2005 Archie received the Legends award from the Davey O’Brien Foundation and the Aspire award, a tribute to life’s coaches, from the Cal Ripken Foundation. Archie was honored by the United States Sports Academy with the 2006 Distinguished Service Award. Also, he received the Silver Buffalo, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award. Archie received the Reds Bagnell Award from the Maxwell Football Club, he was the 51st winner of the Bert Bell Award, and was honored at the Super Bowl in New Orleans with the Pat Summerall Award. Archie and his wife Olivia were recipients of the National Pathfinder Award for their work in post-Hurricane Katrina.

Student Ticket Distribution: March 2-10

  • Students need to present their Eagle ID at the time of ticket pick-up and will be limited to one ticket per person.

  • Tickets will be distributed from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily at the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, Russell Union 1056.

 

Faculty & Staff Ticket Distribution: March 5-10

  • Faculty and staff also need to present their Eagle ID at the time of ticket pick-up and will be limited to two tickets per person.

  • Tickets will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily at the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, Russell Union 1056.

 

Community Ticket Distribution: March 9-10

  • Tickets will be distributed from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily at the Hanner Fieldhouse box office.

  • Tickets will also be available to the local Savannah Community at the Coastal Georgia Center, located at 305 Fahm Street, next to the Savannah Visitor Center.  Tickets will be distributed during regular business hours.

All tickets are complimentary and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will not be available at the door the evening of the event.  No photographs or recording of the event will be allowed.

Mark Fenton
Mark Fenton
Healthy Communities By Design

February 10, 2015
7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center

Proof of attendance will be provided.

Sponsored by: College of Health & Human Science, Center for Sustainability, University Wellness Program

Build communities that support a healthier, more physically active population, and more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles. Mark Fenton is a public health, planning, and transportation consultant who is trying to help America find its way to more active and more livable cities, towns, and neighborhoods. He works with organizations and communities around the country to build environments, policies, and programs that help to create places where more people walk, bicycle, and take transit more of the time. Active community designs lead to economically, environmentally, and socially thriving cities, towns, and rural settings where people of all ages, abilities, and incomes lead long, vibrant lives.


Jake Byczkowski
Jake Byczkowski
Solo Cup Culture

February 17, 2015
7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center

Proof of attendance will be provided.

Sponsored by: University Wellness Program, Health Services, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Counseling & Career Development Center

Jake Byczkowski, with CAMPUSPEAK, asks, “Why do many college students continue to drink even after experiencing alcohol related harm?” He guides students through his personal journey to discovering his own drinking problem, and reveals how he created a solution specific to his own needs. He approaches the topic with healthy humor and relatable stories, and he changes the way students think about the culture of alcohol that many rely heavily upon in college. Jake challenges the conventional definitions of common terms associated with alcohol abuse, such as “problem drinking” and “binge drinking.” He sheds new light on these topics and brings a modern twist to the discussion of harm reduction. Jake’s message is not that alcohol is bad; rather, the harm and danger that can come along with it is the problem.


Michele Norris
Michele Norris
2015 MLK Commemoration Speaker

February 18, 2015
7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center

Free & Open to the public, The event will be simulcast in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom and Assembly Hall.  Attendance Verification will be provided.

Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Center and the Office of the
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Join the Multicultural Student Center and the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management as we welcome Michele Norris as the 2015 MLK Commemoration speaker.  This annual event is an opportunity for the campus and local community to gather and celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Award-winning journalist Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American Journalism. Her voice informs, engages and enlightens listeners with thoughtful interviews and in depth reporting as one of the hosts of NPR’s longest-running national flagship program, All Things Considered until 2012.  While on sabbatical, Norris spent a time traveling the country and developing two successful initiatives: The Race Card Project and NPR’s Backseat Book Club.  In her 2010 book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, Norris focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of the Obama presidential election, and explores her own family’s racial legacy

Zohra Sarwari
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No I Am Not A Terrorist

March 5, 2015
6:00 PM
Nessmith Lane Assembly Hall

Sponsored by: the Arabic Club, the Center for International Studies, Multicultural Student Center, the Department of Foreign Languages & the Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC)

Are all Muslims terrorists? What does Islam say about “terrorism’? What is behind the veil?
This is a golden opportunity to change the way students think about Muslims and other religions. Over 50% of Americans have no basic understanding of the Muslim faith, which causes discrimination and intolerance on campuses. An Orthodox Muslim, Zohra has faced many challenges. Her personal journey began at the age of six when she came to America from Afghanistan. Her parents could barely speak English when they arrived, and toiled in low-paying jobs just to make ends meet. Zohra married at the age of 19, and went on to acquire a Bachelor’s degree, and MBA and is currently working on a Bachelor degree in Islamic Studies. Since a young age, she has been exposed to intolerance and bigotry, initially when living in New York City; then moving to the suburbs of Virginia; to high school in California; and finally residing in a seemingly bucolic Mid-western city in Indiana. Zohra mixes her humor, enthusiasm and passion with inspirational stories that will empower your audience to understand terrorism, Islam and Muslims in today’s society.


Archie Manning
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An Evening with Archie Manning

March 24, 2015
7:00 PM
Hanner Fieldhouse
Tickets will be required (ticket distribution information to be announced)

Arrive early – limited seating.
Doors to Hanner Fieldhouse will close at 6:45 PM.

Sponsored by: Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and the Office of the
Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor. He was selected Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. He currently serves in public relations and consulting capacities for several local, regional and national companies, including Gatorade, Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, Direct TV and Zurich. For 25 years he hosted four Archie Manning Cystic Fibrosis benefit golf tournaments in Louisiana and Mississippi and is active in a wide variety of charitable and civic causes.

While in pro football, he received the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, the Bart Starr Humanitarian Award, the Spirit of Good Sports Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and the U.S. Jaycees named him one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans. In 2005 Archie received the Legends award from the Davey O’Brien Foundation and the Aspire award, a tribute to life’s coaches, from the Cal Ripken Foundation. Archie was honored by the United States Sports Academy with the 2006 Distinguished Service Award. Also, he received the Silver Buffalo, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award. Archie received the Reds Bagnell Award from the Maxwell Football Club, he was the 51st winner of the Bert Bell Award, and was honored at the Super Bowl in New Orleans with the Pat Summerall Award. Archie and his wife Olivia were recipients of the National Pathfinder Award for their work in post-Hurricane Katrina.

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