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

Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL

Purpose

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.

Keynote Speaker

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.

Hotel Reservations

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.

Map

A campus map can be found here: https://www.huntingdon.edu/wp-content/uploads/HC_Campus_Map2014-.pdf

Schedule

Preliminary Schedule

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

Contact

Tom Perrin (https://www.huntingdon.edu/directory/dr-tom-perrin/), Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English

(334) 833-4027

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.

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Tom Perrin, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English
Flowers 211
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106
+1 (334) 833 4027
tperrin@hawks.huntingdon.edu
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