Themes and Provost Fellows
Each year a new public affairs theme guides various events, programming and the Public Affairs Conference.
A committee of students, faculty, staff and community members select a theme each year from nominations submitted by the campus community. That theme is introduced at New Student Convocation and is carried throughout the academic year within the three pillars of public affairs: ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
Provost fellow for public affairs
The provost fellow is responsible for refining the chosen public affairs theme, developing and promoting public affairs activities, and serving as the chair of the Public Affairs Conference. The office of the provost welcomes nominations for a provost fellow for Public Affairs.
SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2023-2024 PUBLIC AFFAIRS THEME
|Year||Theme||Provost fellow/Conference chair|
|2020-21||The Power of Voice||Dr. Amanda Brodeur|
|2019-20||The 21st Century Digital World||Dr. Paul Durham|
|2018-19||Unity in Community||Dr. Kevin Evans|
|2017-18||Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences||Dr. Michael G. Burton|
|2016-17||Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspective on Self-Government||Dr. Kevin Pybas|
|2015-16||Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit||Dr. Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk|
|2014-15||The Ethical Citizen: Can You Make a Difference?||Dr. Kurt Heinlein|
|2013-14||Global Perspective: Why it Matters||Dr. Kevin Evans|
|2012-13||Inclusive Excellence||Dr. Gilbert Brown|
|2011-12||Culture of Connectivity||Dr. Kurt Heinlein|
|2010-11||Leading in a Global Society||Dr. Gloria J. Galanes|
|2009-10||Peril and Promise||Dr. Mahua Barari Mitra|
|2008-09||Sustainable Actions for a Sustainable Future||Dr. D. Alexander Wait|
|2007-08||Seeking Solutions: Conflict, Violence and the Courage to Change||Dr. Dianne Strickland|
|2006-07||One World, Many Voices||Dr. Ken Rutherford|
|2005-06||Horizons of Citizenship||N/A|
|2004-05||Celebrating the Intellect||Dr. John Strong and Dr. Kathy Pulley|