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Inspiring the Future - Living the Promise

September 18, 2014

EWU's annual strategic plan celebration is back!

We hope you will join us at the 3rd Annual Strategic Plan Conference, Inspiring the Future – Living the Promise, where we will once again celebrate the outstanding progress that has been made over the last two years of the Strategic Plan and look ahead at year three actions.

This year, Inspiring the Future – Living the Promise will be a two-day event. Dr. John Gardner and Dr. Betsy Barefoot, leading national scholars from the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will join us on campus for two full days to share their knowledge and expertise.

This year's keynote speakers at the campuswide luncheon will be Dr. John Gardner and Dr. Betsy Barefoot from the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. They will also participate in a number of activities we have planned for the two-day conference.

The first campus-wide event will begin on October 2nd with a presentation of EWU’s First Year Experience pilot program and the general education reform called “Critical Foundations,” followed by a reception. The morning of October 3rd, President Cullinan will deliver her Presidential State of the University Address. The campus-wide luncheon featuring our keynote speakers, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Barefoot, will take place later that day and will be followed by breakout sessions and an open-house reception with poster presentations from faculty, staff and students.

Thursday, October 2nd

First Year Experience & Critical Foundations Showcase & Reception
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Hargreaves Library

Friday, October 3rd

Presidential State of the University Address
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Showalter Auditorium
Light breakfast provided starting at 7:45 a.m.
Doors Open & Book Signing
11:30 a.m. - noon
Pence Union Building 101/MPR
Lunch provided
Keynote
Noon - 2 p.m.
Pence Union Building 101/MPR
Dr. John Gardner & Dr. Betsy Barefoot
Breakout Sessions
2:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Patterson Hall

Reception & Poster Presentations
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Book signing: 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Pence Union Building 101/MPR

RSVP for the Keynote Luncheon
no later than September 29th

Questions or Special Needs: Persons with questions or special needs may make arrangements by contacting Ashley Raynor at araynor@ewu.edu or 509.359.4721.

First Year Experience & Critical Foundations Showcase and Reception: This is an opportunity for campus to learn about what will be taught in the First Year Experience pilot program and provide information about Critical Foundations, the general education reform. Dr. Gardner and Dr. Barefoot will be in attendance.

Poster Presentation Reception: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided. Poster presentations from faculty, staff and students will be set up around the room to learn more about the specific achievements made during the second year. Dr. Gardner and Dr. Barefoot will be in attendance.

Parking: Parking will be available in Lot 11. Permits will not be required for this day. Lot 11 is behind the Catholic Newman Center located at 837 Elm St. For the location on the map (N-7), Campus Map.

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