|ONE DAY UNIVERSITY|
THIRD ANNUAL SHOWCASED PRESENTATIONS BY THREE OUTSTANDING WNMU FACULTY
|by Karen Murphy|
|WNMU and WILL partnered to bring a stimulating and challenging day of 50-minute presentations by three outstanding WNMU Faculty on Friday, April 15. The One Day University is a free program open to the community, held annually in the Global Resource Center on the WNMU campus. The approximately 185 attendees were able to take part in the latest thinking on the arts, sciences and humanities and immerse themselves in the power of new ideas.|
|The Third Annual One Day University began with coffee and rolls sponsored by WILL. Frank Merritt, WILL Program Chair, introduced WNMU President Dr. John Counts, who welcomed the attendees. The three speakers were Michael Metcalf, Professor of Visual Arts; Deborah Heller, Professor of English; and Tres Camacho, Associate Professor of Biology. Coffee and rolls were available again during the morning break. The President's Office sponsored a delicious picnic lunch on a balmy yet windy day.|
|Michael Metcalf, MFA, began the presentations with his slide-lecture "A Visual Panorama Combining Contemporary Sculpture and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department Chair's Creative Process and Work."|
The participants' evaluations included such positive comments as "Michael's enthusiasm is contagious-makes me want to take an art class from him" and "exceptional-what a talented professor we have here at WNMU-extremely good speaker" and "inspiring, awesome-I want to take a course from him."
|The second speaker was Dr. Deborah Heller, whose slide-lecture was "Who's a Bluestocking? Learned Women in the Public Sphere, 1750 to the Present."|
Evaluation comments about her talk included "Scintillating!" and "Fantastic-She has passion for the subject" and "Sprightly and witty as a Bluestocking herself!"
|Dr. Tres Camacho, the third speaker, presented "The Molecular Basis of the Structure and Function of Cellular Systems (made kind of easy)".|
Dr. Camacho lively presentation kept the audience awake after lunch. The participants' evaluations included such positive comments as "He made it fascinating and fun!" and "Fabulous energy-good information with entertainment and enthusiasm," and "Dr. Camacho's enthusiasm for his subject is infectious."
|One Day University continued on after the three speakers were finished with two self-guided campus exhibits. The Miller Library exhibit was "Anita Scott Coleman: First African-American Graduate of WNMU." The WNMU Museum exhibit was "Traditional Apparel and Jewelry of Rural China."|
|We thank the WNMU staff and WILL volunteers who helped plan and carry out a most successful One Day University-once again! We can all look forward to next year's One Day University.|