Northwest University Calendar

Faith in Society Speaker Series

October 2, 2018 – October 3, 2018 | All Day

Event Details:

The Faith in Society Speaker Series is an opportunity to hear how business men and women integrate their faith with their corporate career. This year, we'll hear from Dr. Irvin Scott a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Schedule for October 3, 2018:

10:00 a.m. or 11:20 a.m. | Chapel service on “Becoming a Person of Influence...and Keeping
Your Faith”

3:30 p.m. | Student Forum (Argue HSC 104): Student-led discussion following up on Chapel
talk: “Being a Person of Influence—How To Get There From Here.”

7:00 p.m. | Public Lecture (Chapel): “A Bridge Between School and Faith.”

Biography:

Dr. Irvin Scott joined the faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education during the summer of 2016. At Harvard, Irvin’s concentration is educational leadership. His latest endeavor is the Leaders Institute for Faith and Education (LIFE), with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he and his team will bring leaders of faith and education together. There, Scott hopes to address questions such as: What role is there for faith communities to become more engaged partners in the work of improving student outcomes? What tools and resources might they need to increase their capacity to be engaged? Are there opportunities for educators to learn from faith communities regarding how to serve America’s most vulnerable children and communities?

Before joining the Harvard faculty, Scott served for five years as the deputy director for K–12 education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the investment of $300 million in initiatives focused on transforming how teachers are recruited, developed, and rewarded. Scott also led a team to initiate the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers experience, which has become a teacher-driven movement and can be found in a majority of states across the country.

For more information about Dr. Irvin Scott and his work, visit his Harvard faculty page here.

Location:

Butterfield Chapel

Sponsored by:

Provost's Office

Contact:

judy.fetzer@northwestu.edu

Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2018
Summer University: May-August Sessions May 8–Aug 17
Summer Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses End of the second day of scheduled classes
Memorial Day (University Closed) May 28
Fourth of July (University Closed) July 4
Fall Semester 2018
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (New Students) Aug 23
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (Returning Students) Aug 24
New Student Orientation (CELE Program) Aug 21-22
New Student Orientation (Undergraduate Program) Aug 23-26
First Day of Classes (Undergraduate Program) Aug 27
Academic Convocation Aug 29
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday (University closed) Sept 3
Reading Days (no classes) Oct 18-19
Priority Registration for Spring Semester Opens Oct 29
Last Day to Withdraw from a class Nov 16
Board of Directors Meeting Nov 15-16
Thanksgiving Break – No Classes Nov 21
Thanksgiving Holidays (University closed) Nov 22-23
Last Day of Classes Dec 10
Final Exams Dec 11-14
Student Semester Break (no classes) Dec 17-Jan 9
University Offices Closed Dec 24-Jan 1
Spring Semester 2019
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (New Students) Jan 13
Residence Halls and Dining Hall Open (Returning Students) Jan 13
New Student Orientation and Registration (CELE Program) Jan 10-12
New Student Orientation and Registration (Traditional Undergraduate) Jan 13
First Day of Classes (Undergraduate Program) Jan 14
Last Day to Register; Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Jan 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed) Jan 21
Presidents' Day (University closed) Feb 18
Spring Break (no classes) Mar 11-15
Priority Registration for Fall Semester Opens Apr 1
Last Day to Withdraw from a class Apr 12
Reading Day (no classes) Apr 18
Good Friday (University closed) Apr 19
Last Day of Classes May 3
Baccalaureate Chapel May 3
Final Exams May 6–9
Board of Directors Meeting May 9-10
Graduate Celebration May 10
Commencement May 11