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2016 EPL Agenda

Emerging Public Leaders
Emerging Diversity Leaders

Schedule of Activities

MD=Manly Dorms, JH=Johns Hall, DH=Dining Hall

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Sunday, June 19


1 – 1:45 p.m.: Students Arrive and Check into Manly Dorms (MD)

2 – 2:15 p.m.: Welcome Reception for Participants and Parents, MD

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.: Informal Introduction to the Program/Agenda Review, JH 109

2:50 – 3:30 p.m.: Diversity Bingo and Commonalities and Differences, JH 109

4 – 6 p.m: Poverty Simulation, Sally Morris, Professor of Sociology, JH 109

6:15 p.m.: Dinner, DH

7 p.m.:  Ice Cream Party, Icebreaker Activities and FUN! MD

Monday, June 20

What does it take to be a Leader?

(EPL Shirts)

7 – 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast, DH

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Cohort 1: Honing your Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, Victoria Kirby, JH 111
Cohort 2: Ethics, Don Raber, JH 109

10-11:30 a.m.: Psychology, The Power of Expectations:  Thinking Critically about the way we Perceive our World,
              Beth Pontari, Professor of Psychology at Furman, JH 109

11:45 – 1:45 p.m.: Luncheon with Secretary Richard W. Riley, former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education, and EPL Alumni, Hartness Pavilion

1:30 p.m.: Group Photograph with Secretary Riley

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: ISSUE FOCUS: Fundraising, Liz Seman, Executive Director of Corporate Engagement at Furman University, JH 109

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.:

Cohort 1:  Ethics, Don Raber, JH 109
Cohort 2: Honing Your Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, Victoria Kirby, JH 111

4:45 p.m.:  Pizza Dinner, College Admissions Information Session, and Tour of Campus, Hartness Welcome Center

8 p.m.:  Activity with Counselors, MD

Tuesday, June 21

Becoming a Community-Centered Leader

(Casual Attire-close toed shoes)

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, DH

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cohort 1: Frazee Dream Center
Cohort 2: United Ministries

12 p.m.: Lunch at Tommy’s Country Ham House

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Cohort 1 and 2: Agency Visit—Understanding Poverty and Homelessness, Triune Mercy Center, Behind the Scenes Tour, Ms. Pat Parker, Associate Director, meet with leader of Support Circles

2:45 – 5:00 p.m.: ISSUE FOCUS:  Global Poverty and Evidence Based Leadership, Erik Ching, Professor of History, JH 109

5:15: Meet vans in front of Admissions immediately after lecture (we will drive to Manly for you to get bathing suits then drive to White Oaks)

5:30 p.m.: Swimming and Cookout at White Oaks

8 p.m.: Activity with Counselors 

Wednesday, June 22 

South Carolina

(Casual Attire)

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, DH

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: History and Leadership: The Case of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina, Steve O’Neill, Professor of History, JH 109

10 – 11:30 a.m.: How Art Works in our Communities

Sara June Goldstein, SC Arts Commission Senior Coordinator for Statewide
Harriett Green, SC Arts Commission Visual Arts Director
Ross McClain, Furman Art Department Chair and Associate Professor
GP McLeer, Administrator of the City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs

12 p.m.: Lunch and Social Etiquette, Shannon Wilkerson Wilson, Hartness Pavilion 

2 p.m.: Depart campus at 2:00; meet vans in front of admissions office

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: How Does City Government Work? Greenville City Council Chambers, Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Free Time Downtown (Stay together and keep cell phones on!!)
4:45 p.m.: Dinner Barleys Taproom and Grill

Thursday, June 23

Importance of Diversity

(Casual Attire)

9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, DH

9:15 – 10: 00 a.m.: Diversity of Disability, Cathy Stevens, JH 109

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Lessons from Charleston, Liz Smith, Professor of Political Science, JH 109 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch: Elliot Epps, Linking your passion to service projects, JH 109

1:00 – 2:45p.m.: Stories about Diversity Leadership, JH 109

Chandra Dillard, SC State Representative and Director of Community Relations at Furman

Jessica Sharp: Diversity Coordinator at Greenville Health System
Adela Mendoza, Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance of South Carolina
Darian Blue, Senior Pastor of Nicholtown Baptist Church and Executive Director
of the Phillis Wheatley Association

3:00- 5:00: Poetry and Diversity, Glennis Redman, Poet in Residency at the Peace Center, JH 109

5:15 p.m.: Dinner in DH

Friday, June 24

Putting Theory into Action – Project Day!

(Casual Attire)

8 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast, DH

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.: Checkout of Rooms and Wrap-up/Evaluation, JH 109

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.:  Examples of effective projects, Megan Dodgens, JH 109

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.:

Workshop 1: Creating a Timeline, Budget, and Project Goals, Scott McPherson

Workshop 2: Diversity-focused project and pairing with DLI alumni, Megan Dodgens and Melanie Armstrong

11:30 – 1:00: Working Lunch: Your project goals and spring presentation, Melanie Armstrong

1:00 – 3:00: Evaluations, Project Timeline, Brainstorming

3 - 4 p.m.: Depart Campus and Begin your Project!!!