Melody Pannell, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center will speak.
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Barry T. Meek, Associate General Counsel at the University of Virginia, and Douglas L. Guynn, Counsel at BotkinRose PLC, will present “Freedom of Expression: What are the Limits,” as part of Bridgewater’s celebration of Constitution Day.
Fiddler Doug Van Gundy joins Marc Harshman, Poet Laureate of West Virginia, to present a program of storytelling, music and poetry grounded in the geo-mythos of West Virginia.
Mark Kelly is a retired American astronaut, engineer and U.S. Navy Captain. He is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and is an author, political activist, and aerospace executive and consultant. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He has also commanded Space Shuttle Discovery and is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions. With 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, 375 aircraft carrier landings, 39 combat missions and more than 50 days in space, Mark Kelly is one of our country’s most experienced pilots.
The film, The Undocumented will be shown as the first of a two-part convocation. The second part will be on Oct. 19.
The second part of a two-part convocation featuring Maximo Anguiano, who is the Executive Director of the Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund.
Stephen Corey, author of 10 books and numerous poems, essays and reviews, will speak on “Writer and Editor: at Odds and in Cahoots.”
Dr. Sean Moore, a research physician at the University of Virginia, will present amazing discoveries about the human body by observations with the natural world.
Andrew Onimus, who was diagnosed with major clinical depression and severe anxiety, will speak on “Minding Your Mind.”