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Monday
Sep 30

Prayers and Meditation; Mandala Building

9:30am Porter Campus Lobby A Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing.  According to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them.

Sand Mandalas: The Meaning Behind Their Creation and Destruction

9:40am Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Rebecca Whitlock

Sand Mandalas: The Meaning Behind Their Creation and Destruction Rebecca Whitlock

Peace Festival

11:00am West Campus Quad Artist Artists Rhonda Hancock, Calan Ree and Mary Petricone

Join local artists Rhonda Hancock, Calan Ree and Mary Petricone and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Peace Festival

11:00am Spring Hill Campus Courtyard Drum Circle Evie Harper, Mason Gehring and Giving Tree Music

Join local artists Evie Harper, Mason Gehring, and Drum Circle by Giving Tree Music and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Think Global Peace. Practice Local Peace.

11:10am Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Daniel Caron

Peace is more than thinking about happy thoughts. Finding and promoting 
peace is a skill that can be practiced and applied in every interaction. 
Personal peace can begin with awareness and expand to seeing options for 
daily challenges. Your responses to these options can influence your 
everyday outlook on life and how you interact with others.  How would 
fewer struggles and more harmony benefit your academic studies, your 
workplace interactions, and your family dynamics? Peace is worth finding 
and sharing.

Title TBD

11:10am East Campus A240 Speaker Professor Wesley Johnson

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Developing a Growth Mindset through Travel

11:10am North Campus B104/105 Speaker Wanda Vyborny

Explore the power and possibility of “yet” and discover how students faced fears, overcame challenges, and developed broader global and historical awareness in this recap of the Overseas Study in the Humanities 2019 trip to Italy.

Ever Grow a Garden?

12:40pm North Campus B104/105 Speaker Jeremy Scarborough

Jeremy Scarborough will use gardening as metaphor for investment and impact.

Creating a Crisis

2:10pm North Campus B104/105 Speaker Louise Downey/Matthew Voscinar

This presentation will examine the conditions that led to South and Central American refugees. It will also explore local organizations that offer support.

Think Global Peace. Practice Local Peace.

2:10pm East Campus A240 Speaker Daniel Caron

Peace is more than thinking about happy thoughts. Finding and promoting 
peace is a skill that can be practiced and applied in every interaction. 
Personal peace can begin with awareness and expand to seeing options for 
daily challenges. Your responses to these options can influence your 
everyday outlook on life and how you interact with others.  How would 
fewer struggles and more harmony benefit your academic studies, your 
workplace interactions, and your family dynamics? Peace is worth finding 
and sharing.

Building a Sustainable Future

2:10pm Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Olga Lombana, Project Coordinator, Gresham Smith

Join Olga Lombana, from Gresham Smith to discuss 10 actions students can put into practice daily (as a challenge). Followed by a “show and tell.” where she will present one of the projects from their office and discuss their sustainability initiatives.

Tea and Reception

3:45pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Dedication Prayers

4:00pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Part of daily rituals. Led by Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche.

Global Climate Change: Can Thinking Globally and Acting Locally Have an Impact?

4:00pm North Campus B104/105 Speaker Paul Mayer

In this workshop we will develop a practical description of the global climate change which is currently manifest and gain a better understanding of the causes of this change. We will also investigate possibilities for local action that could contribute to a global impact on climate change.

Tuesday
Oct 01

Prayers and Meditation; Mandala Building

9:30am Porter Campus Lobby A Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing.  Accordinging to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them.

Coffee with a Cop

9:40am West Campus R151 Speaker Corporal Alan Wilkett, PCSO

Join Corporal Alan Wilkett from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for a candid conversation about current issues facing law enforcement officers.

Peace Festival

11:00am Spring Hill Campus Courtyard Artist Mary Petricone, Calan Ree and Rhonda Hancock

Join local artists Mary Petricone, Calan Ree and Rhonda Hancock and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Peace Festival

11:00am Porter Campus 3rd Floor Patio Drum Circle Mary Petricone and Giving Tree Music

Join local artists Evie Harper, Mason Gehring, and Drum Circle by Giving Tree Music and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Applying the Ancient Wisdom of the Tarot to Modern Life

11:15am West Campus R151 Speaker Bridey Collins

Applying the Ancient Wisdom of the Tarot to Modern Life Bridey Collins

Think Global Peace. Practice Local Peace.

11:15am North Campus B104/105 Speaker Daniel Caron

Peace is more than thinking about happy thoughts. Finding and promoting 
peace is a skill that can be practiced and applied in every interaction. 
Personal peace can begin with awareness and expand to seeing options for 
daily challenges. Your responses to these options can influence your 
everyday outlook on life and how you interact with others.  How would 
fewer struggles and more harmony benefit your academic studies, your 
workplace interactions, and your family dynamics? Peace is worth finding 
and sharing.

Where Does Peace Fit Into Today's America?

12:30pm West Campus R151 Speaker Karen Davis

Where does peace fit into today's America Karen Davis

Food For Thought

12:40pm North Campus B104/105 Speaker Dr. Donna Burdzinski

Food For Thought with Dr. Donna Burdzinski

Rotaract Showcase

2:10pm West Campus R151 Speaker Rotaract

Rotaract Showcase presented by Rotaract

Coffee with a Cop

2:15pm East Campus A240 Speaker Corporal Alan Wilkett, PCSO

Join Corporal Alan Wilkett from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for a candid conversation about current issues facing law enforcement officers.

Coffee with a Cop

2:30pm North Campus B104/105 Speaker Deputy Woodward

Coffee with a Cop Deputy Woodward

Tea and Reception

3:30pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Dedication Prayers

3:45pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Part of daily rituals.  Led by Lama Sonam.

Think Global Peace. Practice Local Peace.

4:00pm West Campus R151 Speaker Daniel Caron

Peace is more than thinking about happy thoughts. Finding and promoting 
peace is a skill that can be practiced and applied in every interaction. 
Personal peace can begin with awareness and expand to seeing options for 
daily challenges. Your responses to these options can influence your 
everyday outlook on life and how you interact with others.  How would 
fewer struggles and more harmony benefit your academic studies, your 
workplace interactions, and your family dynamics? Peace is worth finding 
and sharing.

Wednesday
Oct 02

Prayers and Meditation; Mandala Building

9:30am Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing.  Accordinging to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them.

TBD

9:40am West Campus R151 Speaker TBD

TBD

Peace Festival

11:00am East Campus Patio Drum Circle Festival: Featuring Artists Evie Harper, Karen Heidler and Drum Circle

Join local artists Evie Harper, Karen Heidler and Drum Circle and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food crafts and music.

Peace Festival

11:00am Porter Campus 3rd Floor Patio Artist Rhonda Hancock

Join local artists Rhonda Hancock, Lynne Simone and Mary Petricone and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Peace Festival

11:00am North Campus Lawn/Rock Artist Artists Mason Gehring and Chelsea Fallon

Join local artists Mason Gehring, Chelsea Fallon and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food & crafts.

Building a Sustainable Future

11:10am West Campus R151 Speaker Olga Lombana, Project Coordinator, Gresham Smith

Join Olga Lombana, from Gresham Smith to discuss 10 actions students can put into practice daily (as a challenge). Followed by a “show and tell.” where she will present one of the projects from their office and discuss their sustainability initiatives.

Sustainability in India

1:00pm West Campus R151 Speaker Anita Mukerjee

Sustainability in India Anita Mukerjee

Human Trafficking: Breaking the Chains

2:00pm West Campus R151 Speaker Human Services, NAMI, Psi Beta and Cru student groups

Human Trafficking: Breaking the Chains Sponsored by: Human Services, NAMI, Psi Beta and Cru student groups

Title TBD

2:30pm Spring Hill Campus Conference Center Speaker Andrew Beman-Cavallaro and Kayla Kuni

TBD 

Tea and Reception

3:45pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Dedication Prayers

4:00pm Porter Campus Lobby A Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Part of daily rituals.  Led by Lama Sonam.

Thursday
Oct 03

Prayers and Meditation; Mandala Building

9:30am Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing.  Accordinging to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them.

Citizen Science: Identifying and Reporting Bird Sightings to E-Bird

9:40am Spring Hill Campus Conference Center Speaker Breanna Perry

Peace Festival

11:00am West Campus Quad Drum Circle Evie Harper, Mason Gehring, and Drum Circle

Join local artists Evie Harper, Mason Gehring, and Drum Circle by Giving Tree Music and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Peace Festival

11:00am East Campus Patio Artist Mary Petricone, Lynne Simone and Chelsea Fallon

Join local artists Mary Petricone, Lynne Simone and Chelsea Fallon and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Peace Festival

11:00am North Campus Lawn/Rock Drum Circle Artists Rhonda Hancock, Karen Heidler and Drum Circle

Join local artists Rhonda Hancock, Karen Heidler, Drum Circle music and PHSC clubs and organizations. Enjoy tie-dye, food and crafts.

Coffee with a Cop

11:10am Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Corporal Alan Wilkett, PCSO

Join Corporal Alan Wilkett from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for a candid conversation about current issues facing law enforcement officers.

Inspiration Through Positive Public Art

12:40pm Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Zoe Seroky

The Tampa Foundation is a non profit that aims to inspire the Tampa Bay community through positive public art. They are working to build a city with character, a city we are all proud to call home.

 

 

They see Tampa Bay not just for what it is but for what it could be. They seek to turn vanilla box buildings into billboards for inspiration and transform normal street corners into positive pieces of art.

 

 

They believe the walls of our city should reflect the hopes and beliefs of the people that reside in it, Ultimately, they want these messages of community, hope and inspiration to not just live as paint on a wall but in the minds of those who pass by it each day.

The Art of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

12:40pm Spring Hill Campus Conference Center Speaker Holly Sigismondi

Holly Sigismondi will help you learn more about trash statistics, how to make choices that are best for the planet, and global and local hot topics.  She will also discuss small steps you can take starting today to help the environment and what Holly does as an artist.  Examples of her work will be on display and also found online via these links: https://www.instagram.com/hollymariephotographer_artist/ and https://www.hollymariephotographyart.com/shop.

Coffee with a Cop

2:10pm Spring Hill Campus Conference Center Speaker Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Join Hernando County Sheriff's Office for a candid conversation about current issues facing law enforcement officers.

Modern Tibetan Calligraphy Workshop

2:10pm Porter Campus Conference Center Speaker Konchok Tsultrim

Konchok Tsultrim was born as a nomad in Tibet.  As a teenager, he traveled to India to meet the Dalai Lama, seeking freedom and the chance to study his own culture.  In India, he trained in Calligraphy under a master Calligrapher.  He has taught Calligraphy to hundreds of students and has published a textbook.  He weaves together the ancient and the new via art capturing modern western life in vibrant Tibetan letters and figures.  Please visit his art gallery via this link:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/nomadCalligraphy

Tea and Reception

3:30pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Dedication Prayers

3:45pm Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Friday
Oct 04

Prayers and Meditation; Mandala Building

9:30am Porter Campus A Lobby Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing.  Accordinging to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them.

Reflections

11:30am Porter Campus Lobby A Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

Lama Sonam will discuss the importance of mediation practice in everyday life.  He will draw on his extensive experience as a meditation master and Buddhist teacher to provide insights on how to begin, maintain, and yield results from a consistent practice.

Dissolution Ceremony

12:30pm Porter Campus Lobby A Monks Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche

At the conclusion of the intensive period of meditation, the mandala is destroyed-or "dissolved"- as the yogic practitioner brings their practice to a close and prepares to enter back into their ordinary routine of everyday life.  This process of dissolution highlights one fo the principal tenets of the Buddha's teachings, which is the inborn impermanence of all that appears and exists in the phenomenal world.  Once we let go of the habits of clinging to the phenomenal experiences and things of this world we are able to be more at peace and can more thoroughly appreciate the present moment.