Peacebuilding Conference & 5-year Anniversary of Peace Corps Preparatory Program at Knox College Celebration!
04/12/2013 - 04/13/2013
Friday, April 12 at 7pm and Saturday, April 13, 10am - 5pm
Harbach Theatre and Ferris Lounge
Galesburg, IL 61401
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Join us at this celebration to hear about Volunteer experiences, the Knox mission and Peace Corps Preparatory Program with excellent speakers, panels and events!
The events are free of charge and open to the public. Click Here to learn more and sign up with Knox College to attend the conference events.
Your local Peace Corps recruiter, Rok Teasley who served in Moldova, will be on hand throughout all events to answer your questions and provide tips to guide you through the application process. Graduating Seniors should start the application process now for assignments departing the first half of 2014.
|Friday, April 12|
Teresa Amott, Knox College president
|Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts|
Keynote Address -- Storytelling: A Key to Peacebuilding Locally and Globally
|Saturday, April 13|
|10:00 a.m.||Play for Peace Workshop
This 2-hour workshop engages participants in peacebuilding sessions led by an international conflict resolution non-governmental organization (NGO). We will also hear from a currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer. (Registration is required. Space is limited.)
|Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|12:45 p.m.||The Knox Mission and Peace Corps Prep: Educating for Peace
Jeff Wozencraft '10, Hannah Gdalman '09, Luke Karner '09, and Mike Dooley '09, Knox alumni and returned Peace Corps Volunteers
|1:30 p.m.||Service and Community Close to Home
Laura Blue '12, Anna Dvorak '12, Diana Preshad '12, and Tanya Novotnak '11, Knox alumni serving in AmeriCorps
|2:15 p.m.||Coffee Break||Ferris Lounge|
|2:30 p.m.||A Community Approach to Peace
Current KnoxCorps students present their work with the Galesburg community
|3:30 p.m.||Peace Corps and Career Paths|
Western Illinois returned Peace Corps Volunteers discuss how the Peace Corps influenced their careers after service.
About the Peace Corps: Read more or watch a video about what it's like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, and the many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.
For questions about this event contact Rok Teasley
Last updated Apr 10 2013