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Speaker Series

See nationally known speakers on a variety of inspirational topics. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Activities Committee. 

2017-2018 Speaker Series - Upcoming Events

Brenda Tracy

Brenda Tracy

Thursday, November 9, 2017  | 11:30 a.m.  |  Appleton Campus | A170ABC

#SetThe Expectation:  That Sexual Assault and Physical Violence are NEVER Okay
Brenda shares her powerful story of survival.  She battled depression and suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. The horror of gang-rape ate away at her spirit and soul every day. Today she is thriving. She wants to live, love, laugh and fulfill her destiny and  purpose – which is to help others and make sure that no one has to go through what she did.

Bill Miller

Bill 'Birdsong' Miller

November 15, 2017  |  6 p.m.  |  Appleton Campus  |  Commons

The Red Road to Victory: Reconciliation and Diversity
After a brief review of his Mohican tribal history and an intimate look into his native culture, Bill shares three personal stories. His journey from victim to victory is charted and he illustrates the wisdom of “the twelve feathers of healing” to model his vision of transformation through reconciliation. Bill illustrates the relationship between majority and minority cultures, the ineffectual result of teaching tolerance and assimilation, and instead promotes a redemptive culture of understanding and peace.

Brenda Tracy | Thur., November 9, 2017

Brenda Tracy

Brenda Tracy
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Appleton Campus Commons

11:30 a.m. 

#SetThe Expectation: That Sexual Assault and Physical Violence are NEVER Okay
Brenda shares her powerful story of survival. She battled depression and suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. The horror of gang-rape ate away at her spirit and soul every day. Today she is thriving. She wants to live, love, laugh and fulfill her destiny and  purpose – which is to help others and make sure that no one has to go through what she did.

Bill 'Birdsong' Miller | Wed., November 15, 2017

Bill Miller

Bill 'Birdsong' Miller
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Appleton Campus
6 p.m.

The Red Road to Victory: Reconciliation and Diversity

After a brief review of his Mohican tribal history and an intimate look into his native culture, Bill shares three personal stories. His journey from victim to victory is charted and he illustrates the wisdom of “the twelve feathers of healing” to model his vision of transformation through reconciliation. Bill illustrates the relationship between majority and minority cultures, the ineffectual result of teaching tolerance and assimilation, and instead promotes a redemptive culture of understanding and peace.

 

Dr. Patricia McConnell | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dr. Patricia McConnellDR. PATRICIA MCCONNELL

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  | 11-11:40 a.m.  |  Oshkosh Riverside Campus | Room 133

For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. She was forced to face her past by her love for Will, a young border collie whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core and trigger memories of three harrowing traumas and a shameful secret. In order to save her dog from his problem behaviors, Patricia had to first address her own long-buried emotional pain. As she did, she learned that willpower alone is not enough to heal. She recounts the compelling story of her past and how Will helped her recover.

Dave Funkhouser | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dave FunkhouserDave Funkhouser
Wednesday, December 6, 2017  |  9:30-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.  |  Appleton Campus  |  Room C190BC

Dave has received many awards for his outstanding leadership abilities during his 25 year career in law enforcement in Wisconsin.  Life changing experiences in both his personal and professional life lend themselves to Dave’s inspiring and motivational messages of leadership in the face of adversity, servant leadership, and tasking your spirit to remain strong in times of trouble.  A recent survivor of Stage IV cancer who beat the odds, Dave relates that leadership begins with leading ourselves and maintaining a positive outlook.

Speaker Series 2017-2018 - Past Speakers

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