Office of the Provost


April 17, 2014

Jolita Hylland Benson Education Lecture
Dr. Milton Chen
7:00 p.m., Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson UC
"Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools"

Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), will discuss how school systems are reinventing themselves, focusing on their growing edges of innovation in districts, states, and nations.  These Edges are redefining the nature of "school" as it was known in the 20th Century and include 1) the  Thinking Edge, 2) Curriculum Edge, 3) Technology Edge, 4) Edge of Time & Place, 5) the Co-Teaching Edge, and 6) the Youth Edge.  The Six Edges form the framework of his 2010 book, selected as one of the 10 best books of 2010 by the American School Board Journal.

The Edges address fundamental shifts to our thinking about schooling:  ways in which technology is transforming when, where, and how students learn; and roles of teachers and students as teachers form teaching teams with other experts and students take on more responsibility for their own learning.  Dr. Chen will show examples of these innovative practices from, the Lucas Foundation's multimedia Web site and its archive of documentaries.


May 3, 2014

Pyramid Staging and Events presents PLU MBA Executive Leadership Series 
Robin Ryan, Career Counselor, Best Selling Author and National Speaker
Leraas Hall, Rieke Science Center

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "60 Seconds and You're Hired"
  • 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Resume Workshop for MBA Students

Robin Ryan has a busy career counseling practice in Seattle providing individual career coaching, resume writing services and interview preparation to clients nationwide.  Robin's advice and articles have appeared in most major magazines and newspapers including:  Money, Newsweek, Fortune, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Seattle Times and her syndicated career column is seen in over 100 newspapers nationwide.  Robin hold's a Master's degree in Counseling and Education and a Bachelor's degree from Boston College.  She is a former director of counseling services at the University of Washington Seattle.

The PLU School of Business would like to thank Pyramid Staging and Events and Garfield Book Company for generously supporting this series.