Schedule - March 27-28, 2009

8:00PM Friday Night - Dinner & Social Time

All attendees who plan to arrive Friday night are invited to a casual dinner in the private dining room at Restaurant 112 in downtown Bloomsburg beginning at 8:00PM until close. The cost of $20 will include an entree choice of Penne Pasta, Chicken Parmesan, or Salmon, as well as salad, drinks, and gratuity.

Advance reservations are not necessary, however payment by cash or check is requested upon arrival.

9:00-10:00 - Registration & Social Hour

All attendees are asked to check in at the lobby of McCormick Center for Human Services before gathering in room 1303 for networking (with people you don't already know).

10:00-10:30 - Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Review of Agenda (MCHS 1303)

Dr. Mark Usry, Conference Chair
Andrew Stout, Assistant Conference Chair

10:30-11:45 - Break-Out Session 1

Recruiting & Retention (Room 2314)
Moderator: Xzaviar Boston

Connecting with other Groups of Diversity: Stop The Hate March, and Other Great Ideas (Room 1303)
Moderator: Dr. Heather Feldhaus

Classroom Panels: Reaching Out to Students and Faculty (Room 1316)
Moderators: Ashley Ryman & Dr. Alana B. Atchinson

Assuming The Position: High School Outreach (Room 2303)
Moderator: Andrew Stout

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

Registration fee includes lunch in The Scranton Commons, our main dining hall.

1:00-2:30 - Keynote Speaker (MCHS 1303)

Making Connections in the Diversity Community
Dr. Terrell Jones, Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Penn State University

2:45-4:00 - Break-Out Session 2

X-men as Other (Room 1316)
Moderator: Dr. Christina Francis

Response to Hate Crimes: the Law and Art (Room 1303)
Moderator: Jason Godeke & Dr. Christina Mathews

Religion: Keeping the Faith (Room 2303)
Moderator: Rev. Maggie Gillespie

GSA Leadership: A Roundtable Discussion (Room 2314)
Moderator: Dr. Mark Usry

4:00-5:00 - Keynote Speaker (MCHS 1303)

Activism 101 – Pennsylvania and Beyond
Jake Kaskey, Policy and Outreach Coordinator, Equality Advocates Pennsylvania

5:00-5:30 - Open Forum, Closing Remarks, & Thank You (MCHS 1303)

Dr. Mark Usry, Conference Chair
Andrew Stout, Assistant Conference Chair

Participating Institutions
Bucknell University
Deleware Valley
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Francis Marion University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Keystone College
King's College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lehigh University of Pennsylvania
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Penn State Harrisburg
University of the Arts
West Chester University
York College
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