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Symposium 2015

The Symposium Committee is pleased to present Sustaining the American Dream: Public Education and the Common Good as the symposium topic for the 2015-2016 academic year.

In response to feedback received from previous symposiums, we will use a different format this year. Instead of holding a few intensive, consecutive symposium days, the symposium will be comprised of multiple events throughout the year to allow for sustained examination of this complex topic. Additionally, space will be held for continuing and emerging conversations on select Fridays.

The Symposium will be coordinating with other groups, such as Keene Is Reading; Diverse Voices from the Field; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Modern Languages; and Political Science.

We invite you to participate by submitting a proposal for a presentation, exhibit, or performance related to the topics outlined in the Call for Proposals and to your discipline. We encourage faculty-student collaborations wherever possible and hope to feature work created by students. In the past, graphic design students created posters advertising sessions and journalism students contributed oral history.

The Symposium will conclude with a "Day of Action" in the spring, which will be dedicated to actualizing the symposium’s conversations and organizing next steps.

We hope you will join us in learning how the multifaceted issues in education reform impact our work, our students, and our community. We hope you will engage with this topic by adding your discipline’s perspective. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Keene Is Reading/ Symposium Dates

  • December 4, 2015
  • January 29, 2016
  • February 26, 2016
  • March 25, 2016
  • April 1, 2016
  • April 8, 2016

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Questions or comments about Symposium 2015? Please get in touch.

Kimberly Schmidl-Gagne