Frederik Meijer Lecture Series
The Frederik Meijer Lecture series has been established to provide local and national presentations that focus on issues of leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship from the perspective of students, faculty members, and participants in business throughout the region.
Sir Ken Robinson
“Leading a Culture of Innovation”
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
7:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.
His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages.
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View previous Sir Ken Robinson lectures on YouTube:
Bring On The Learning Revolution: http://youtu.be/r9LelXa3U_I
"Passion for Entrepreneurship"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lecture 7:00 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditiorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Barbara Pierce Bush
"One Person Can Make a Difference Confronting Today's Global Health Challenges"
Monday, February 27, 2012
Lecture 7 p.m. in the Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room, Allendale Campus
Barbara is the Co-Founder and President Global Health Corps, the Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and the Echoing Green Foundation Fellow.
Bonnie Wesorick, RN, MSN, FAAN
"Leading Healthcare Transformation for Those Who Give and Receive Care"
Monday, November 7, 2011
Lecture 7 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center, 2nd floor, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Bonnie is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center (CPMRC), a business unit of Elsevier, and the Founder of the CPMRC International Consortium.
Tom Seidman, Owner, Honey Creek Pictures
“What’s So Good About Being a Liberal Arts Major?”
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lecture 6:30 p.m. on the Second Floor, Eberhard Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Please follow link to listen to his lecture (Lecture is in 2 parts):
Part 1: http://youtu.be/1f6tb5gUgf4
Part 2: http://youtu.be/ZJSLy_seeD4
B. Thomas Seidman, Producer/Director, has been working professionally in the entertainment industry for over twenty years, most prominently as a DGA assistant director for such filmmakers as Robert Redford (Ordinary People), Clint Eastwood (Honkytonk Man), and Peter Weir (The Dead Poets Society). Mr. Seidman will share his thoughts on the benefits of a liberal arts education for success in business and creative work.
Mr. Seidman graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College (a four-year liberal arts college), and subsequently attended the American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow. His documentary Los Angeles was selected for inclusion in the PBS series P.O.V.: The American Documentary and received an Emmy nomination. He has produced and/or directed a number of independent television projects, as well as several Los Angeles theater productions, including Desperate Characters, winner of the ADA award for best comedy direction, and the world premiere of The Last Pitch, an LA Weekly "Pick Of The Week." His most recent film, Horizontal Accidents, is a dark comedy produced by the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University as the 2010 Summer Film Project.
Dr. Jill Ker Conway, Distinguished Academic Lecturer
“The Next 50 Years in the United States”
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lecture 7 p.m. on the Second Floor, Eberhard Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
A successful author and academician, as well as the first woman president of Smith College, Dr. Conway serves on the boards of Colgate-Palmolive and Nike, and is the former chairwoman of the Lend Lease Corporation. Jill Ker Conway is equally successful in the business world. Dr. Conway shares her rich experience, insight, and wisdom.
Sponsored also by the GVSU 50th Anniversary.
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