Graduate Liberal Studies Program

The Fall 2006 Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

Title: Currents of Thought: A Cultural Symposium

The UNCW Graduate Liberal Studies program hosted its first annual academic conference on Saturday, November 4, 2006. To reflect the multidisciplinary and broad scope of the conference, a deliberate decision was made to use venues in beautiful and historic downtown Wilmington. This conference provided an opportunity for individuals to present papers showcasing the variety and intellectual depth they have harnessed through the Liberal Studies curriculum.

The opening reception was held on Friday, November 3, 2006 at 8 pm in the Three Hounds Gallery, 29 S. Front Street, Wilmington. Hors d'oeuvres were provided by Tango du Chat. By all accounts, the reception was a hit and the conference was off and running.

James Burke

Session I began at 9:30 am the next morning, Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the Three Hounds Gallery, Chandler's Wharf and offered the below listed presentations (in the order listed). Pictured is James Burke.

  • Amy Jerome, "Metamorphosis: Contemporary Views of Motherhood and Feminism"
  • James Burke, "The Journal of Frances Anne Kemble and the Stagecoach Line of Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road -- Enfield to Stantonsburg"
  • Rebecca Jean Long, "A Sense of Time and Place"

Steve Rosing

Session II began at 12:30 pm that same day, November 4, 2006 at Level 5 at City Stage and offered the below listed presentations. Pictured is Steve Rosing.

  • Steve Rosing, "To Vote with Your 'Greenbacks': Buying 'Cause You Care'"
  • Kris Jacobs, "Leaving Home"
  • Eric H. Bruton, Jr., "Might Peaceful Coexistence Be Possible? Or: In Closed Minded Camps, How Can Liberal Thinking Aide the Establishment of Peaceful Coexistence?"

Laura Wilhelm Perry Campbell

Session III began at 3 pm that same day, November 4, 2006 in the WHQR Gallery and offered the below listed presentations. Pictured above are Laura and Perry as they present.

  • Perry Campbell, "Bedrock Beliefs of the 19th Century as Seen in Currier and Ives Lithographs" Perry is pictured above.
  • Christine Bahnweg, "Teaching Math to Infants" (was unable to present)
  • Laura Wilhelm, "Ethical Considerations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Truths and Consequences" Laura is pictured above.

At 5:30 pm that evening, the closing of the conference at was celebrated by all at a dinner hosted by Tango du Chat followed by an 8 pm cocktail hour at Bella Festa. As illustrated by the photos below, it was a great dinner celebrating a well-run and informative conference.

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Mike and Denise WentworthJack and Laura WilhelmSandra and Perry Campbell

Adrian Varnam and Debra Jacobs

The GLS program offers its thanks and recognizes the magnificent efforts of the two MALS students who put this conference together and made it such a success. Pictured are Adrian Varnam and Debra Jacobs, the developers, architects, and builders of the Fall 2006 Graduate Liberal Studies Conference. Well done, Debra and Adrian ! ! !

In addition, many downtown Wilmington businesses and commercial entities offered their support, both monetary and in-kind. The UNCW Graduate Liberal Studies Program is pleased to recognize and thank the following:

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Check out the conference brochure in detail, including a map of the downtown and abstracts of the presentations.

Last Update: February 1, 2012