The symposium focused on two topics,
globalization and global citizenship. Two panels, consisting
of professors and graduate students, addressed each topic.
Question and answer sessions were offered after each panel
presented, and it was during these sessions that the most
and exchange of ideas took place, said Dr. Lynette Cruz, assistant
professor of anthropology and one of the panelists on global
Graduate student and member of the Global Leadership Organization,
Nicole Smith said, “I was pleasantly surprised at the level
of discussion.” Smith who co-facilitated a lunch-table
discussion said that she didn’t come to the first symposium,
held last November, but heard that the conversation was more
Freshman Mariah Munro said, “This was a really good way
to get people to learn about globalization. We’re exchanging
ideas, and that’s what globalization is all about. It’s
like there’s mini-globalization going on right here.”
Approximately 90 students, teachers, and faculty members attended
the symposium, organized by Student Life and the Office of Academic
Administration. The symposium began at 8:30 with a continental
breakfast served on the lanai, followed by two panel sessions
The lunch was a “working-lunch” in which audience
members were divided into groups. Faculty facilitators and student
co-facilitators sat at each table to continue the discussion
on symposium topics.
The panel on globalization consisted of Dr. Jon Davidann,
Dr. Nitti Villinger, assistant professor of management,
and Dr. Houston
Wood, associate professor of English.
The second panel on global citizenship consisted of Cruz,
Dr. Chris Fung, assistant professor of anthropology, Dr.
Soong, assistant professor of English, and graduate students
Nyka Kalenga and Jon Fogarty.