Past Events

Start of 2013-2014 Calendar Year

August 2013

  • 8/12 Planning Session for Wilson Center Faculty & Staff - 10 am @ Wilson Center
  • 8/20-8/22 Foundations of Leadership Workshop for Freshmen Leadership Program, Facilitated by Dr. John Eastby and Dr. Curt Smith 
  • 8/26 Capital Hill Caucus - details to follow
  • 8/28 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech - 7:30 Crawley Forum

September 2013

  • 9/5 Current Events Series 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 9/7 Wilson Center Open House 11 am to 4 pm
  • 9/10 C Day - Campus Wide Activities
  • 9/12 9/11 Symposium-12 Years After - Mark J. Gerencser, former director of cyber security at BoozAllenHamilton - 7:30 PM 4th Floor Rotunda of Bortz Library
  • 9/17 American Shakespeare Center Production - The Merry Wives of Windsor 7 pm Jarman Auditorium, Longwood University
  • 9/17 American Shakespeare Center Workshop - Crawley Forum, 3 pm
  • 9/19 HOW TO FIND AND APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT - 4 PM WC
  • 9/19 Constitution Day - Dr. Eugene Hickok, HSC Trustee and former Deputy Secretary of Education, 7:30 pm Parents & Friends
  • 9/24 Careers in the National Security Arena Information Session - WC 7 pm
  • 9/25 Munich, 75 Years After, 7:30 pm Crawley Forum

October 2013

  • 9/29 Black Hawk Down - the movie, 3 PM Wilson Center
  • 10/2 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu with Lt Gen Jerry Boykin, MSG Matt Eversmann '88 and Col Thomas Matthews, 7:30 PM Crawley Forum
  • 10/5 Wilson Center Open House 11 am to 4 pm
  • 10/10 Current Events Series - Constitution, The Presidency & National Security 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 10/12 Wilson Center Open House 11 am to 4 pm
  • 10/25 Alumni Public Affairs Forum - Dr. Sofi Bin Salamon ’00 -  International Program Manager, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Dr. Reynolds Reed Skaggs ’92 - Associate Director for Plans and Programs US Army Research Laboratory Gilmer Hall 2 PM
  • 10/25 Alumni Public Affairs Forum - Adam LaVier '97, managing director of Millstein & Co, former deputy director at Dept. of Treasury, Wilson Center 4:15 pm
  • 10/26 Alumni Public Affairs Forum - Captain Brad Israel '04, Captain Michael Handlan '06 & SSG Jay Daniel '86 10:30 am Wilson Center
  • 10/26 Wilson Center Open House 11 am to 4 pm
  • 10/26 Book Signing - General Sam:  A Biography of Lieutenant General Sam Vaughan Wilson by Drew Prehmus '08 - 11:30 in the Wilson Center (click on book title for link to the bookstore)
  • 10/27 MBTI with Dr. Gail Funke, 3 pm Wilson Center
  • 10/29 Dedication of the Ram Thukkaram Family Room, 11:30 WC Living Room
  • 10/29 Western Culture Lecture, Dr. James Y. Simms, Gilmer G019 - 11:30

November 2013

  • 11/5 Western Culture Lecture, Dr. James Y. Simms, Gilmer G019 - 11:30
  • 11/5 Alexander P. Dyer, Leadership Talk to President's Leadership Council, 11:30 Crawley Forum
  • 11/5 Election Watch 2013 - 9 pm Wilson Center
  • 11/7 Public Service Interviews 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 11/9 Wilson Center Open House 11 am to 4 pm 
  • 11/10 Founders Day Lecture - The Liberal Arts and The Human Condition: Collegiate Education and the Challenge of Modernity - "The Light from Our Founding" Dr. Joseph Lane '90  7 PM Chairman's Room
  • 11/11 Economics Lecture - Parents & Friends, details to follow
  • 11/12 Annual Trip to Capitol Hill
  • 11/13 Challenge Federal Career Day - noon to 5 pm at Sweet Briar College
  • 11/14 ROTC Trip to Virginia War Memorial
  • 11/14 MOOT Court - Wilson Center 7:30 pm
  • 11/19 The Liberal Arts and The Human Condition: Collegiate Education and the Challenge of Modernity - Are the Liberal Arts a Universal Good or Are They Simply Something 'Western' Dr. John Agresto, 7:30 Parents & Friends
  • 11/20 The Liberal Arts and The Human Condition: Collegiate Education and the Challenge of Modernity -The Soul of Man Under Totalitarianism Dr. Daniel Mahoney 7:30 Parents & Friends
  • 11/24 Julious Smith '65 - FLP session with chairman emeritus of WilliamsMullen Law, 5:30 Settle Hall

December 2013

  • 12/09 Leadership and Ethics Grand Finale - By Invitation Only

January 2014

  • 1/19 Hile Rutledge '89 - "Multi-Generational Interactions" FLP - 3 pm Wilson Center
  • 1/28 State of the Union Address - 8 pm Wilson Center
  • 1/30 Military Leadership & National Security Studies Program Induction Dinner, 5:30, Settle Hall by invitation only
  • 1/30 Military Leadership & National Security Studies Program Lecture, Maj Gen Robert Livingston '78 7:30 Crawley Forum
  • 1/31 - 2/1 Model United Nations - high school students from the area, KSH 9 to 2:30

February 2014

  • 2/9 FLP - LeadOut Simulation with Dr. Gail Funke, 3 pm Chairman's Room
  • 2/18 Nixon & America: 1968-1974, Panel Discussion with Dr. Warner Winborne, Dr. David Marion & Dr. Caroline Emmons 7:30 pm Bortz Library 4th Floor - Note new date!
  • 2/19 Ignat Solzhenitsyn - Piano Concert, Crawley Forum 7:30 pm
  • 2/21 - 2/23 BSA Merit Badge College Weekend
  • 2/24 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow - MG Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret)  Ethical Leadership in Morally Bruising Environments 7:30 pm Parent & Friends - Note new date!
  • 2/25 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow - MG Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret) Coalition Building in Environmental Policy  4:15 Wilson Center 

March 2014

  • 3/5 Julious Smith '65, chairman emeritus of WilliamsMullen Law, 5:30 Settle Hall
  • 3/6 Ukraine-What Now?  A panel discussion on the current state of the Ukraine and Russia - Dr. James Simms, Dr. Roger Barrus, Dr. Warner Winborne and Lt Gen Sam Wilson via Skype.  4:15 in the Wilson Center
  • 3/20 A Civil Conversation with Congressman Robert Hurt '91, Charles Payne '88, Sec. Maurice Jones '86, Dr. Eugene Hickok '72, 7:30 pm Crawley Forum 
  • 3/25 Dr. Alan Farrell "What Happened Out There: WWI Vets Come Home" 4:15 Wilson Center
  • 3/25 Dr. Alan Farrell "Thou Knowest and I Know Not: A Soldier Reads Homer" 7:30 Crawley Forum
  • 3/26 Dr. Alan Farrell "Talking the Talk, Writing the Write: From Street to the Sheet" 4:15 Wilson Center
  • 3/26 Senator Mark Warner (Dem-VA) Teleconference with GVFA classes.  2:30 Wilson Center
  • 3/27 BG Thomas V. Draude (USMC, Ret) 11:30 am Settle Hall Board Room 
  • 3/31 Scott Schwind '93,"Careers in International Business and Energy Arena" 4:15 Wilson Center

April 2014

  • 4/10 Col Dan Donohue '73 USMC and LtCol Emmanuel Durville, French Marine Liason to Marine Corp Combat Development Command at Quantico, 4:15 Wilson Center
  • 4/11 Wilson Center Annual Board Meeting, 3:30 Wilson Center
  • 4/11 Wilson Center Patrick Henry Awards Banquet, Settle Hall 5:30 pm
  • 4/16 Dr. Will Harris "The Constitution & Leadership", FLP 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 4/25 Wilson Center trip to Richmond
  • 4/28 Leadership & Ethics Grand Finale - by invitation only
  • 4/29 FLP Grand Finale with Steve Martin '67 - leadership

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

Start of 2012-2013 Calendar Year

August 2012

8/10 Planning Session for Wilson Center Faculty & Staff - 10 am @ Wilson Center

  • 8/23-8/24 Pre-Orientation Freshman Leadership Workshop, Facilitated by Dr. John Eastby and Dr. Curt Smith 

September 2012

  • 9/4 C-Day - Campus Wide
  • 9/6  Leadership Farmville Session I - Overview and Orientation 
  • 9/8 2013 Alumni Summer College Planning Session - 10:30 Hillen Seminar Room at WC   
  • 9/8 HSC v CNU Football Game - Open House on Wilson Center Lawn 
  • 9/10 9/11 SymposiumAmbassador Eric S. Edelman, 7:30 PM 4th Floor Rotunda of Bortz Library
  • 9/10 ROTC Contracting Ceremony, John Wirges '15 - Memorial Gates at 2:00 pm
  • 9/16 Constitution Day Reception and Dinner - Board Lounge 5:30 pm
  • 9/17 Constitution Day -William F. Connelly, Jr., John K. Boardman Politics Professor @ Washington & Lee University 4pm Parents & Friends Lounge James Madison Rules America: the Constitutional Origins of Congressional Partisanship  
  • 9/20 9/11 Symposium with Lt. Gen Wilson, Lt. Gen Boykin and James Locher 7:30 pm Crawley Forum
  • 9/20 Leadership Farmville Session II - Local Gov't & Law Enforcement  
  • 9/22 HSC v Huntingdon Football Game -Family Weekend - Open House on Wilson Center Lawn
  • 9/23 Stephen Martin '67, co-founder of the Martin Agency, Freshmen Leadership Program, 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 9/26 Current Event Series Dr. Edith Simms, Lynchburg College, "Single Sex Education" 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 9/26 "Careers in the Intelligence Community" 7 pm Wilson Center

October 2012

  • 10/3 Debate Watch 2012 - Watch and discuss the first presidential debate, Wilson Center 9 pm
  • 10/4 Dr. James Ceaser Lecture - "Crossroads: The Stakes of the 2012 Election",  7pm Parents & Friends Lounge 
  • 10/9 Current Event Series Dr. Matt Bowman & Dr. Mike Utzinger, "The Candidates, Religion & the Election" 4:15 pm Wilson Center
  • 10/11 "A Small Boat in a Global Sea" Calvin R. Hastings, CEO of Caldon, Inc. 7:30 pm Crawley Forum
  • 10/11 Leadership Farmville Session III - Economic Development  
  • 10/12 Alumni Public Affairs Forum - Matthew Lakin '02 "A Report from the Middle East" 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 10/12 Notices sent to all H-SC sophomores inviting them to apply to the Military Leadership/National Security Studies Program
  • 10/13 HSC v Emory & Henry Football Game - Cookout on Wilson Center Lawn
  • 10/16 Todd Reid '96, State Director for US Senator Marco Rubio, 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 10/18 American Shakespeare Center - Workshop on Leadership, 4 pm Crawley Forum
  • 10/25 Leadership Farmville  Session IV -  Education
  • 10/27 HSC v Guilford Football Game - Open House on Wilson Center Lawn
  • 10/28 Freshmen Leadership Program - Dr. Gail Funke - Meyers-Briggs Test
  • 10/30 Sears Summer Internship Scholarship Program - Becca Snyder, Career Services - Luncheon

November 2012

  • 11/1 Faculty Oversight Committee Luncheon - Settle Hall, noon
  • 11/5 Constitutional Center at Montpelier - Dr. David Marion "The Presidency and Foreign Policy" Workshop for high school teachers in Prince William County
  • 11/6 Election Watch 2012 -Wilson Center, 9:30 pm until ?
  • 11/8 Leadership Farmville Session V - Healthcare
  • 11/10 "The Game" HSC v RMC - Open House at the Wilson Center 
  • 11/11 Veterans Day - Wreath Laying Ceremony at Memorial Gates - 4 pm
  •  11/15 Annual Wilson Center "Trip to the Hill"
  • 11/15 DC Alumni Gathering, "The Changing Role of Giving in the Making of Public Policy" Dr. Carol Adelman, Charles Payne, Peter Kellner, The St Regis Hotel, Washington DC, 6 PM
  • 11/20 Wilson Center Spring Planning Session - noon
  • 11/27 "War of 1812 - Bicentennial of the War" Political Scientist Roger Barrus and Historian Kirk Pilkington, 4:15 Parents & Friends
  • 11/29 JB Potter "Teaching as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany" 4:15 pm in the Wilson Center

  December 2012

  • 12/6 Leadership Farmville Session VI - History, Culture and Volunteerism
  • 12/11 Leadership & Ethics Grand Finale - Lt. Gen Boykin & Guests, By Invitation Only
  • 12/11 Book Signing - Col Oliver North will sign his latest book, Heroes Proved 12:30 in the Wilson Center
  • 12/12 Wilson Center Faculty and Staff Christmas Lunch
  • 12/13 Ice Cream Social for all guys in the Wilson Center Program 4 pm

January 2013

  • 1/10 Leadership Farmville Session VII - Communication
  • 1/12 Martin Luther King Commemoration Program General Larry O. Spencer, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, 3pm, Moton School Civil Rights Learning Center 
  • 1/18 Public Service Program -Deadline to submit application is 2/11/2013
  • 1/21 Current Events Series- The Making of a Presidential Inauguration Lt. Col Rucker Snead '81 Wilson Center @ 4:15 pm
  • 1/24 Military Leadership/National Security Studies Induction Dinner - by invitation only 
  • 1/24 Military Leadership/National Security Studies Lecture - "Why Do Soldiers Fight?" Lt. Gen Samuel Wilson, Lt Gen William Boykin and Dr. Alan Farrell - Crawley Forum Hall 7:30 pm

February 2013

  • 2/7 Dr. Peter Lawler, Professor of Government at Berry College,"Change We Can See - And Half-Believe In!" 7:30 pm in Parents & Friends
  • 2/13 Farmville Leadership - Session VIII Trip to General Assembly
  • 2/10 Hile Rutledge'89 "Multi-Generational Interactions" Freshmen Leadership Program 4 pm, Wilson Center
  • 2/16 Winter Ball
  • 2/20 Shakespeare Scholar in Residence - Dr. Paul Cantor, UVA Professor of English 7:30 pm 4th Floor Library
  • 2/20 Shakespeare Scholar in Residence - Dr. Paul Cantor, UVA Professor of English 4:15 pm Parents & Friends
  • 2/22 - 2/24 BSA Merit Badge Weekend, Lagoon Field and Wilson Center
  • 2/27 A Holocaust Symposium "What is a Good Life? A Dramatic Discussion of the play, 'Good'" Prof. Matthew Dubroff, 7pm Crawley Forum
  • 2/28 A Holocaust Symposium "Words and Deeds during WWII and the Holocaust: Nazism's Anti-Semitic Propaganda for Germany and for the Arab Countries" Dr. Jeffrey Herf, 4 pm Crawley Forum
  • 2/28 & 3/1 A Holocaust Symposium "Good" 8 pm Johns Auditorium

March 2013

  • 3/3 "Robert E. Lee & Leadership" FLP - Capt Steve Knott '82 USN ret - Wilson Center 4 pm
  • 3/4 "Strategic Leaders & Sea Power" Capt Steve Knott '82 USN ret - Wilson Center 4:15 pm
  • 3/4 "Strategic Leadership & Wicked Problem: FDR in 1941" Bortz Library 4th Floor 7:30 PM
  • 3/5 "Normandy 1944: The German Lieutenant who Stopped an Allied Breakout - Leadership Game-Changer" Capt. Steve Knott '82 USN ret Wilson Center 7 pm
  • 3/7 Leadership Farmville - Graduation at Hampden-Sydney College
  • 3/11 Capital Hill Caucus - Capital Hill Club 4 - 6 pm Washington, DC
  • 3/19 Current Events Series "The American Political System, Truths That you Don't Know & What you Should do About it" Dr. Dale Jones, Wilson Center 4:30 pm

April 2013

  • 4/2 Current Events Series - Paul Cooksey '70 Lessons Learned from Iraq 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 4/5 - 4/7 Bill of Rights Institute - Dr. David Marion, Guest Instructor at workshop for high school teachers, Montpelier, James Madison Home in Orange County
  • 4/7 FLP Lead Out Simulation with Dr. Gail Funke, 4 pm - Chairman's Room
  • 4/11 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow -A. Richard Norton - 4 pm Wilson Center
  • 4/17 Current Events Series - Is Korea a Serious Problem? Prof. Eric Dinmore and Dr. Warner Winborne 4:15 Wilson Center
  • 4/19 Wilson Center Annual Board of Advisors Meeting, 3 pm WC
  • 4/19 Wilson Center Awards Reception & Banquet - 5:30 Chairman's Room, Board Lounge and Dining Room
  • 4/26 Wilson Center Trip to Richmond - details to follow
  • 4/29 Leadership & Ethics Celebration - By Invitation Only

June 2013