Below are the events and dates for the Eleventh Annual Academic Symposium. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact or call 920-923-8133.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

 Evening Sessions

  • 6:30 - 8:15
    Keynote speaker: Myles Rademan  
    Stayer Center Auditorium

Myles Rademan, president of Rademan & Associates, also serves as Leadership, Public Affairs & Communications Specialist for Park City, Utah. He is the founder and director of award-winning Leadership Park City. He regularly consults and facilitates with governmental bodies, education, banking & health care groups, corporations, trade associations and non-profits. He is a sought after speaker for conventions, meetings, symposia and retreats. For a complete biography of Mr. Rademan, please view the file below.

Keynote Speaker Bio: Myles Rademan Microsoft Word

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Daytime sessions will be held from 8:00am through 5:30pm, with all sessions held in the Stayer Center. An opening session led by Sr. Sally Ann Brickner regarding human rights, held from 8:00-8:55am in the Stayer Center Auditorium.  The symposium will culminate in a group discussion facilitated by Dr. Gary Boelhower from 4:05-5:30pm in the Stayer Center Dining Room.  Between them, however, multiple events will be held concurrently to allow guests to select and attend sessions addressing the topics of most interest to them. 

A complete schedule of event topics, presenters, and times can be found below.

Schedule of Events - Academic Symposium Microsoft Word


Completed Events

*Please see the "Video Presentations" link to view past events from the Academic Symposium*  

February Pre-Symposium Event

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:30 – 8:15 PM, Stayer Auditorium

​Living Wisely in Our Diverse United States

Speaker: Dr. Gary J. Boelhower, professor of theology and religious studies at The College of St. Scholastic in Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Boelhower, a consultant with a broad range of organizations on leadership and decision-making, will explore practical principles for listening to the wisdom of diverse voices.

The diverse religious traditions in America share a common vision for living wisely, for shaping an American dream that serves the rights of each and the good of all. Decision by decision we live out our dreams and create our reality. Decisions are our everyday opportunity to actualize our values and our calling, to bring a new American dream of justice and equality alive in organizations of every kind. Every important decision within our organizations has an impact on a diversity of stakeholders, rippling out into families, communities, nations and the ecosystem. Decisions are our everyday opportunity to do business with integrity, to inspire confidence, and to make our unique individual and organizational contribution to the world. In our desire to make the wisest possible decisions, we can gain practical insights from the spiritual wisdom traditions around the world.

Five principles for practical wisdom will be presented in this overview of wise decision-making based on the spiritual traditions that make up the diverse religious voices of America. The principles include 1. Respect all persons, 2. Appreciate the wholeness of being human, 3. Recognize the interconnectedness of all reality, 4. Value inner wisdom and personal experience, and 5. Attend to preservation and transformation. Each principle will be unpacked to demonstrate both procedures to deepen our methods for consideration and criteria or standards for wise choices.

Marian University

Fun Fact

On May 1, 2008, Marian College was officially recognized as Marian University (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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