University Conference to Focus on Preparing Students for the 21st Century

Truman’s eighth annual University Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 20. “Preparing Truman Students to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century” is the theme for the day.

The Conference is an opportunity for the entire University community, faculty, staff and students, to review and collectively address key issues affecting the future of the University and its ability to provide students with the best possible opportunities to learn and develop their talents both inside and outside the classroom. There will be no classes from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

Erik Peterson will present the plenary address, titled “Seven Revolutions,” at 9:15 a.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. He is senior vice president at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he is director of the Global Strategy Institute. Peterson also holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at CSIS.

Students, faculty and staff can participate in a variety of presentations and discussions during the day, including this year’s Baldwin Lecturer, William Poole. He will present “Inflation Dynamics” at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. 

All Conference participants are invited to the Technology Fair in the afternoon on the day of the Conference.

Finally, the Conference will conclude at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Activities Room with the presentation of the Technology Fair and TruTech awards and recognition for Truman’s involvement in the United Way program.

Please register by Feb. 15 by completing the form e-mailed to students, faculty and staff and sending an e-mail to
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