Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Kevin Powell
Roughly 100 students from Bloomsburg, Kutztown, West Chester and Mansfield universities will participate in the 10th annual Frederick Douglass Institute Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on April 22 to 23 in the Kehr Union.

This year's conference, “Education and Social Responsibility for the 21st Century,” will feature several student presentations and a keynote address by former MTV reality star, Kevin Powell, now CEO of his own entertainment company, candidate for public office and influential activist.

Thursday, April 21

  • Panel Discussions - 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Kehr Union. Panels on The Environment and Social Responsibility, Business and Social Responsibility and Vocational Education.
  • Information Fair - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kehr Union Multipurpose A. Campus and community organizations will share information about their programs and volunteer opportunities. Held in coordination with Campus Green Committee's Earth Day Celebration.
  • Panel Discussions - 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Kehr Union. Panels on Education and Social Responsibility, Teaching Social Responsibility and Current Education Issues.
  • Faculty Workshop - 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., Kehr Union Ballroom. Multiculturalism as Advanced Citizenship: Repositioning Diversity Education.
  • Panel Discussions - 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Kehr Union. Panels on Sexuality and Social Justice, Cultural Intersections andf Multiculturalism in the 21st Century.
  • Panel Discussions - 2 to 3:15 p.m., Kehr Union. Panels on International Concerns, Literature and Social Responsibility, and The Community and Social Responsibility.
  • Plenary Panel - 3:45 to 5 p.m., Kehr Union Hideaway. A discussion on opportunities for social responsibility featuring Bloomsburg Mayor Dan Knorr, philosophy professor Wendy Lee, and several student leaders. Co-sponsored by the Campus Green Committee's Earth Day Celebration.
  • Kevin Powell's keynote address - 7 to 8 p.m., Kehr Union Ballroom. Powell, a cast member of MTV’s Real World series who has authored several best-selling books, presents, “Leadership for a New Century.”
  • Diversity Game Show - 9 to 10:30 p.m., Kehr Union Ballroom. A fun-filled trivia game show testing your knowledge of diversity while making new firends. Prizes will be awarded!

Friday, April 22

  • Panel Discussions - 9 to 9:50 a.m., Kehr Union. Panels on Responsible Consumption, Recovery Efforts at Home and Abroad, and Child Rearing Practices.
  • Panel Discussions - 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., Kehr Union. Panels on U.S. Programs and Policies, Shopping Ways and Woes, Music and Entertainment.
  • Panel Discussions - 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Kehr Union. Panels on Health care and Medicine, Ethnic Identity in the U.S., and Race, Nationality and Literature.
  • Panel Discussions - noon to 12:50 p.m., Kehr Union. Panels on The Environment and Social Responsibility, Sex and Gender, and Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Panel Discussions - 1 to 1:50 p.m., Kehr Union. Panels on International Relief Efforts and Technology in Society.

Events are open free to the public. Contact Tina Entzminger, associate professor of English, by e-mail or (570) 389-4432 for more information.