Series highlights service to others
May 23, 2007
By George Mauzy
The second of three panels in the Affirming Humanity series will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in Baker University Center 242. The event is free and open to the public, and a free lunch will be available.
The Affirming Humanity series celebrates the work and contributions of people who are engaged in and committed to service and outreach to others. The first Affirming Humanity panel discussion was held April 30.
"This series of panels, titled Affirming Humanity: Lives of Service, provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the good works of those engaged in service activities that are little known, though vitally important to the people and communities they serve," said Elizabeth Graham, professor of communication studies and one of the coordinators of the series.
Panelists include Schuyler Cone, assistant professor in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences; Akil Houston, visiting instructor in the Department of African American Studies; Jaylynne Hutchinson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies; Jane Palmer, coordinator of prevailing wage; Dale Tampke, assistant provost for undergraduate student retention; and Arthur Trese, associate professor, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology.
Each panelist will briefly talk about his or her service activities before taking questions and comments from the audience.
Executive Vice President and Provost Kathy Krendl will welcome attendees to the event and College of Education Dean Renee Middleton will serve as moderator.
Panel members were nominated by their peers for their ethics and actions of service, goodwill and respect for others.
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Ombuds Office, Institutional Equity, University College and University Human Resources are sponsoring the series.