Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 30 2003

Concord Social Sciences Division Announces Symposia for Fall 2003

Athens, W. Va. - Webster’s Dictionary defines symposium as “a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related subjects.”

This fall, several members of Concord’s faculty, along with a special guest, will deliver short addresses on a wide range of topics, from “Virtual Reality and Mental Illness” to “Truman on Trial – War Crimes of WWII.” These symposia will take place every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Concord College’s State Room, located in the College Center.

Dr. John David Smith, chair for the Concord College Social Sciences Division, announces the following Fall 2003 Social Science Division Symposia.

VIRTUAL REALITY AND MENTAL ILLNESS – Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Astur from Yale University.

UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP – Tuesday, October 14, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speaker will be Dr. Rodney Blackman of Concord College.

ETHICAL DECISION MAKING – Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speaker will be Professor Christina Rock of Concord College.

TRUMAN ON TRIAL – WAR CRIMES OF WWII – Tuesday, October 28, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speaker will be Dr. Joseph Manzione of Concord College.

VOTING TECHNOLOGY – Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speaker will be Dr. James White of Concord College.

ANTIGONE INTERVENTION – MOOT/MOCK COURT – Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speakers will be Dr. Carol Manzione and Assistant Professor Bonnie Dorsey of Concord College.

“THE PATRIOT ACT” – AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS – Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m., College Center State Room. The speakers will be Dr. John David Smith and Assistant Professor Sarah Whittaker of Concord College.

“The community is welcome and encouraged to attend,” stated Dr. Smith. “Attending lectures like these help those working in the social science field. Also, community members with interests in these areas can stay abreast of current social issues.”

For more information, contact Mrs. Donna Roberts, 1-304-384-5352.

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CONCORD COLLEGE NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5231 if special accommodations are required.

Lori Gunno, a student in Concord College’s business department, wrote this press release. Her hometown is St. Albans, W.Va. Her major is marketing and she plans to graduate in May 2004.

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