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Featuring Chris Wallace

Featuring Chris Wallace2018-11-07T19:39:15+00:00
Chris Wallace

The 25th Annual
R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues presents

Chris Wallace

“A View From Washington”

10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Looney Complex Arena

Free and Open to the Public

Read Mr. Wallace’s Biography

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Convocation Luncheon

The R. Dan Boulware
Convocation on Critical Issues
registration deadlines have passed.

For registration details and event information contact

Alicia Otto
aotto@missouriwestern.edu
816-271-5670

About the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues
Missouri Western inaugurated the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues program in 1993, under the presidency of Dr. Janet Gorman Murphy. The program was started as part of an overall commitment to offer enriching experiences to students while bringing together the college and community. The Convocation is held in honor of R. Dan Boulware, former president of the Board of Regents.

Below is an excerpt from a talk at the inaugural Convocation by R. Dan Boulware, former Regent president, for whom the Convocation is named:

Today we start what we hope will become a tradition at Missouri Western State College. When students graduate from our college, if they have not been enlightened as to issues affecting our society and challenged to apply their skills and talents for the benefit of others, then somehow we will have missed the point of why they are here. If as faculty, administrators and educators, we do not strive to enhance our understanding of critical issues, we cannot properly educate our students and otherwise prepare and stimulate them to contribute to society. As citizens, if we do not deliberate upon the critical issues affecting our time, we cannot expect to understand them well enough to solve them.

These Convocations are intended to bring in learned and prominent national speakers to focus upon the critical issues of our time, stimulate thought and foster debate, to cause us to open our minds and consider for the moment, that which we may not have pondered and expand the horizons of our thought and knowledge. And in so doing, may we challenge one another to lift the educational process at this college to yet greater heights. Hopefully, these Convocations will become a focal point of our academic year for years to come and serve as a source of enlightenment to our entire community.

Dan and Dale Boulware, Martin Luther King III, Drs. Laurel and Bob Vartabedian.

Dan and Dale Boulware, Martin Luther King III, Drs. Laurel and Bob Vartabedian.

Platform Party at the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues

Platform Party at the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues

PAST SPEAKERS

  • 1993 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
  • 1994 Jeane Kirkpatrick
  • 1995 Cancelled (Colin Powell)
  • 1996 David McCullough
  • 1997 Colin Powell
  • 1998 Bill Bradley
  • 1999 Jerry Linenger
  • 2000 Patricia Schroeder
  • 2001 Daniel Schorr
  • 2002 Joseph Nye
  • 2003 David Gergen
  • 2004 Bob Woodward
  • 2005 J C Watts
  • 2006 Steve Forbes
  • 2007 Sam Donaldson
  • 2008 James Carville & Mary Matalin
  • 2009 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • 2010 Newt Gingrich
  • 2011 Thomas Friedman
  • 2012 T. Boone Pickens
  • 2013 Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • 2014 Douglas Brinkley
  • 2015 Tom Ridge
  • 2016 Cokie Roberts
  • 2017 Martin Luther King III