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SPRING 2013 SEMESTER
“Going International: Experience Abroad as Life Change”
Panelists: Alexander Caviedes, Robert Dahlgren, Emily Ivey, Chiara De Santi, and Carmen Rivera. 3:00 p.m., February 18, Japanese Garden (in Reed Library)
“Earth Week Keynote Address”
Speaker: Dr. Marcus Eriksen, “The Perils of Plastic: Notes from the Oceans and the Great Lakes,” 7:00 p.m. April 18, Rosch Recital Hall
“Shifting Paradigms in Religious Studies: History, Culture, and Practice”
Speaker: Lynda L. Coon. Time and Place TBA
FALL 2012 SEMESTER
“Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography”
Exhibit in Reed Library until October 15
Talk by Rickie Solinger, “What Citizenship Looks Like – 1930’s and Today,” 6:00 p.m., Sept. 25, Japanese Garden (in Reed Library)
“After the Silence: John Cage, Chance and Change”
Presentations by Dr. Christopher Shultis, John Cage Scholar, Percussionist, Composer
Workshop at 3:00 p.m., October 15, 1080 Mason Hall
Open Interaction at 5:00 p.m., October 15, 1080 Mason Hall
Lecture at 6:00 p.m., October 16, Rosch Recital Hall
Performance at 8:00 p.m., October 17, Rosch Recital Hall
“Horses, Hounds, and Healing Arts: Animal-Assisted Learning and Therapy Programs
- Equine-Assisted Programs: Keynote and workshop by Claudia Monroe and Debbi Fisher, 11:00 a.m., October 20, Williams Center Horizon Room
- Canine-Assisted Programs: Keynote and workshop by Dr. Nancy Gee and Jonell Belcher, 11:00 a.m., November 3, Williams Center Horizon Room
“A Fulbright Fair”
Interactive Session with former Fulbrighters, 12:00 noon, November 7, S204 Williams Center
Dr. Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed media critic, author, and filmmaker, will deliver the Maytum Convocation Lecture on Sept. 19, kicking off the 2012-13 series theme, “A Time for Change: Shifting Paradigms, Creating Possibilities.”
Deadly Persuasion: Power of Advertising
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
King Concert Hall
This fall SUNY Fredonia welcomed Dr. Jean Kilbourne, renowned author, speaker and filmmaker whose critique of alcohol and tobacco advertising and its impact on today’s youth has brought her international acclaim. The title of her talk was, "Deadly Persuasion: The Power of Advertising."
Known for her ability to present provocative topics in a way that unites rather than divides, she argues that the advertising industry sells a great deal more than products. It sells values, images, and concepts of success and worth, love and sexuality, popularity and normalcy. Sometimes it sells addictions.
Kilbourne’s films, lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She is perhaps best known for the films that are based on her lectures, including, “Killing Us Softly,” which chronicles how advertising depicts women over a 20-year span. Kilbourne has also written many articles, including editorials in The New York Times, USA Today and The Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association. She has been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Boston Globe, among many others. She has been a guest on hundreds of television and radio programs, including, “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” “The Today Show,” “20/20,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Dr. Kilbourne has twice received the Lecturer of the Year award from the National Association for Campus Activities and was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular lecturers on college campuses.
The Maytum Convocation Lecture was once again free and open to the public. » Read Dr. Kilbourne's complete bio...
PANEL DISCUSSION (conducted prior to Dr. Kilbourne's address)
A panel discussion took place at 1:30 p.m. in Room S-204 of the Williams Center. The panel consisted of Dr. Cheryl Drout (Psychology), Dr. Jessica Akey (Communication), Dr. Jeanette McVicker (English) and Dr. David Larson (Business Administration). Dr. Kilbourne was a respondent.
Questions regarding Convocation matters may be addressed to Jack Croxton, Convocation Chair, at 673-3123 or send an e-mail to: Jack.Croxton@fredonia.edu.
Past Convocation Programs
Members of the Convocation Committee are: Michael Barone, Mira Berkley, Linda Brigance, Tracy Collingwood, Jack Croxton, Dawn Eckenrode, Amy Fisk, Lauren Orlowski, Karolyn Stonefelt, Denise Szalkowski, and Jefferson Westwood.