Where the Campus Meets the World: Vocation and Post-College Transition
A Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Regional Gathering
February 21–22, 2020
This gathering will explore strategies for faculty and staff members who seek to help students put into practice beyond the classroom and the campus what they learn about vocation in the undergraduate setting. It will include discussions of obstacles that can arise as students pursue their callings after college—including structural and socio-economic factors, disabilities, cross-cultural challenges, and the tendency of some forms of “service” to do more harm than good. The gathering will include a visit to the renowned Legacy Museum and the Memorial for Peace and Justice.
Sondra Wheeler, Martin Ashby Carr Professor of Christian Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary
Costs for the Gathering
For participants from NetVUE member institutions: the registration fee of $50 per person covers all conference costs, including a visit to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice; all meals on Friday; Saturday breakfast; and Friday night accommodations. Participants must make their own hotel reservations at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Montgomery. Participants may also stay the night of Thursday 2/20 at the special conference rate, but at their own expense.
The Doubletree Hotel, downtown Montgomery
120 Madison Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
Click here for the hotel website: https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/alabama/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-montgomery-downtown-MGMMADT/index.html
Or call 334-245-2320 with the special rate code “HUC”
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel in Montgomery. NetVUE will cover accommodations for Friday night for NetVUE members. Each guest will be required to have a credit card on file for incidentals. For members reserving a room for Thursday, February 20, the NetVUE rate of $139 per night will apply.
Hotel reservations must be received by 1/21/2020 in order to receive the special conference rate.
A campus map can be found here: https://www.huntingdon.edu/wp-content/uploads/HC_Campus_Map2014-.pdf
Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:00 pm–8:00 pm: Arrival, Registration, Dinner on your own
8:00 pm–9:00 pm: Opening Reception
Friday, February 21, 2020
7:15 am–9:15 am: Breakfast at hotel
9:15 am–10:00 am: Transport to Huntingdon
10:00 am–10:30 am: Plenary address, J. Cameron West, President, Huntingdon College
10:30 am–10:45 am: Break
10:45 am–11:45 am: Panel session I: Structural Barriers to Vocation
11:45 am–1:00 pm: Lunch – discussion at tables
1:00 pm–2:00 pm: Panel session II: Disability and Vocation
2:00 pm–2:15 pm: Break
2:15 pm–3:15 pm: Small-group discussion
3:15 pm–3:30 pm: Break
3;30 pm–4:30 pm: Keynote
4:30 pm–4:45 pm: Break
4;45 pm–5:45 pm: Small-group discussion
5:45 pm–7:45 pm: Dinner at Huntingdon and transport to hotel
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:15 am–8:15 am: Breakfast at hotel
8:15 am–9:00 am: Transport to Huntingdon
9:00 am–10:00 am: Panel session III: Non-toxic Service
10:00 am–10:30 am: Discussion
10:30 am–11:00 am: Transport to Legacy Museum
11:00 am–2:00: Visits to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace and Justice; lunch on your own at the museum or in the area
Tom Perrin (https://www.huntingdon.edu/directory/dr-tom-perrin/), Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English
This event is made possible by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). NetVUE is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc.