From Convocations to the APEX Event Series!
It is our great pleasure to introduce you to the Convocations Series for the 2017 – 2018 season! In addition to a fantastic lineup of events, you will notice a brand new look for the series. We are transitioning to become THE A.P.E.X. Event Series, which will include the prestigious level of academic speakers you have come to associate with the series, but will also have some other types of events to attract more of our student, faculty, staff and community audiences. The name is an acronym that stands Ask, Ponder and Educate, with the [X] representing the wide range of topics you can see each week. You can expect a series full of diversity, excellence, thought-provoking discussions, career findings and even laughs - a little something for everyone! Some of this season’s topics include aviation, dolphin research, sketch comedy from NYC, political journalism, outdoor adventuring and much much more!
Here are the Fall Events – More details about the people and events can be found through-out our website.
· Sept. 14: Lemon Andersen – Hispanic Heritage Month – poet and writer
· Sept. 21: Helen Foster Snow Day – celebrating her life and achievements.
· Sept. 28: Off the Cuff Improv Group – Comedy Focus Event
· Oct. 5: Alumni Spotlight – Alumni Speaker/Homecoming Week
· Oct. 12: Live Court – Live court session held on SUU’s campus.
· Oct. 19: Maria Hinojosa – Tanner Center Lecturer – award winning journalist
· Oct. 26: Sam Ratterree – “Day in the Life” Series – Aviation - Helicopter Pilot
· Nov. 2: The 1491’s – Native American Week – Sketch Comedy troupe
· Nov. 9: Kevin Fedarko – Grand Canyon Guide
· Nov. 16: Glen Valez & Loire Colter – World Music performers and cultural experts
Along with a new branding we are re-introducing a 1 credit course for the event series. This course is “Convo 2010” and is the perfect fit for any student in need of a 1 credit course that will allow them exposure to several different ideas and points of view.
For those of you interested in contacting us for possibly incorporating one of our guests in your class schedule, if you would like to suggest a speaker, or would like to collaborate, please follow the contact link on our website or email our director, Lynn Vartan.
The APEX team is excited and proud of the changes to series and can’t wait to share more with you! Please explore our new website suuapex.com to get more information on the events for the season. See you on Thursdays!