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Community Lecture Series

2016-17 Flagler College Community Lecture Series

Challenges at the Crossroads: Finding Solutions to Local Issues

Based on Ernest L. Boyer’s work, higher education’s purpose has morphed throughout its 350-year history in the United States.  Additionally, he argues, various countries’ philosophies on its purpose range from “a means to self-development” to “an end in itself”. 

Since the GI Bill of 1944, people have seen the offer of an education as more of a right than a privilege, and its purpose as “equipment for service.” But now, just as when Boyer wrote his special report, Scholarship Reconsidered in 1990, we are facing continuously changing variables, with seemingly no constants, shaping and reshaping the world around us. 

As an institution of higher education, we are a knowledge nucleus nestled in a small, historic town.  A town that is growing, and in some ways, out of our control.  There will be strains, pressures and new challenges to consider.  How can we responsibly apply our knowledge to our surrounding societal context, prove helpful to our local population and institutions, and take our learning, discoveries, exploration and investigations beyond the classroom and into the world – our world of St. Augustine, Florida. 

Spring Semester

Dr. Basas

Tuesday, January 17

"We are in This Together: Building Bridges Within and Beyond the D/deaf Community"

Time: 10 a.m. | Place: Solarium

Laura Mongiovi

Tuesday, February 21

“Deep Space: How Three-Dimensional Experiences Shape Critical Thinking and Foster Community”

Time: 10 a.m. | Place: Solarium

Sarah E. Miller

Tuesday, March 21

"Rising Tides and Racism: Addressing Contemporary Problems through Public Archaeology"

Time: 10 a.m. | Place: Solarium

Sarah E. Miller

Dr. Lisa Baird

Tuesday, March 28

“Screen Life: The Digital Divide in Academia and Community”

Time: 10 a.m. | Place: Solarium

Dr. Lisa Baird

Dr. James Pickett

Tuesday, April 11

“The Hidden Curriculum: From Digital Media to Civic Professionalism”

Time: 10 a.m. | Place: Solarium

Dr. James Pickett

Ticket Information

Tickets are $5 per person per lecture or $15 per person per semester. For questions about this series, please contact Tonya Creamer, Event Coordinator, at tcreamer@flagler.edu or (904) 826-8617.