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

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Daytime Sessions

  • 9:35 - 11:00: "Historical Perspective on Civility in the U.S."
    Dr. Richard Whaley (Associate Professor of History, Marian University)
    Stayer Center Auditorium
  • 11:10 - 12:35: "Freedom of Speech and Public Safety Lunch Panel"; Moderator: Dr. James T. Gray (Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management, Marian University)
    Mike Mentzer (Former Executive Editor, Fond du Lac Reporter); Bill Lamb (Chief, Fond du Lac City Police); and Allen Buechel (Fond du Lac County Executive)
    Stayer Center Dining Room
  • 12:45 - 2:10: "Evolution of Language and Incivility"; Stayer Center Auditorium
    Dr. Jerry Burns (Professor of English, Marian University)
  • 2:20 - 4:15: "On Trial: Hate Speech Or Harmless College Prank?"
    Panel Session: Marian University Communication Dept. Students with Professor Vicky Hildebrandt
    Stayer Center Auditorium

 Evening Sessions

  • 6:30 - 8:30
    Keynote speaker: David Shribman (Executive Editor and Vice President, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
    Stayer Center Auditorium

David Shribman is the Executive Editor and Vice President of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, coming from the Boston Globe, where he was Assistant Managing Editor, columnist and Washington Bureau chief. He has also been national political correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and covered Congress and national politics for the New York Times. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995 and his column, "My Point," is syndicated nationally. He has been a regualar panelist on PBS's "Washington Week in Review," and a frequent analyst for BBC radio. He has lectured at universities and colleges around the country. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College, and his "I Remember My Teacher, A Tribute to the Nation's Great Educators," was published in April 2002. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and did graduate work at Cambridge University, England, as a James Reynolds scholar.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Daytime Sessions

  • 9:05 - 10:00: "Internationality of Civility Class Presentations"
    Keith Fairchild (Instructor of English, Marian University)
    Stayer Center Auditorium
  • 10:10 - 11:05: "Freedom of Speech vs. Wisdom"
    Dr. Arthur Pontynen (Smithsonian Fellow and Heritage Foundation Fellow) with the Marian Art Department
    Stayer Center Atrium and Auditorium
  • "Freedom of Speech, Civility, and Truth at Marian University"
    11:15 - 12:30, Stayer Center Dining Room: Lunch and Roundtable Discussion
    12:40 - 2:20, Stayer Center Auditorium: Panel Discussion; Moderator: Dr. Sheryl Ayala (Professor of Biology, Marian University)
    Panelists: Angie Vis '14, Dr. Jeffrey Reed (Dean of the School of Business & Public Safety and Professor of Business, Marian University), John St. Peter (Attorney), Shane Leach (Residence Hall Director, Marian University), and Dr. Edward Ogle (Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Marian University)
  • 2:30 - 3:55: "Guidelines for Civility from the World's Spiritual and Religious Traditions"
    Dr. Michael Ketterhagen (Associate Professor of Theology, Marian University)
    Stayer Center Auditorium


Completed Events

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




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Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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