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Celebration of Teaching & LearningThe Mount’s annual public celebration of student achievement and faculty scholarship showcases fascinating topics presented in posters, lectures and presentations that are open to the campus community and the public.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

13th Annual Celebration Of Teaching & Learning

"Caring for our Common Home: Responding Together to Climate Change”
Keynote Address by Caroljean Willie, S.C

On behalf of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Committee, it is my pleasure to announce our keynote speaker, Caroljean Willie, S.C. Here is some information to allow you to think about ways a class you are teaching this spring semester might align with the keynote this year.

We are experiencing a pivotal moment in the world’s awareness and acceptance of the challenge of climate change.  Some evidence of this: the widespread acclamation for Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter, Laudato Si; the issuing of bold, new Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations that speak to every nation on earth; the anticipation around the upcoming Paris Conference on Climate Change.  There is a growing recognition around the planet that we must put into action plans that will be effective both within and across national boundaries.

Join the Mount community on April 14 as Sister Caroljean Willie shares her perspective on this important topic which affects all of us.

Caroljean Willie, S.C. holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education. She has extensive experience working cross-culturally throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America as a teacher, principal, teacher-trainer, cultural diversity consultant and retreat director. S. Caroljean is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and has also given presentations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. She recently completed two terms of office as the NGO representative at the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation and continues to work with micro financing projects in Africa. She is just beginning her service here as the Program Director for EarthConnection.

Please plan to join us for an interesting, thought provoking presentation that will allow you to consider climate change and the search for the common good—April 14th, 2016, at 9:25am in the Mount Theatre.

Schedule for April 14, 2016

Gathering time/coffee 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Theatre Lobby
Keynote 9:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Theatre
Break Out Sessions 10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Various locations
Lunch 12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dining Hall
Honors Convocation* 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Theatre
Poster Presentations 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Harrington Gym

*please excuse students from class if they are being honored