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The Network & Knowledge Connection

The Network & Knowledge Connection‘s purpose is to serve as a voice for all graduate students in determining ways to enrich the graduate experience both academically and socially. It is open to all graduate students and meets monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters from 12:15pm-1:30pm. Guest speakers are occasionally invited to speak on topics of your choice. All graduate students are invited and encouraged to participate to discuss the needs, concerns, and ideas for the graduate population.


Recent Speakers

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October 12, 2021 - The Servant as a Leader - Introduction to Servant Leadership
Cortney Wilson, Director of the William B. Turner Center for Servant Leadership

Cortney gave a presentation in which she defined Servant Leadership as a philosophy in which the leader‘s primary objective is to serve. Servant Leadership differs from traditional leadership, in which the leader‘s primary concern is the success of his or her firm or organization. The lecture gave all of the attendees ideas on how to motivate and encourage individuals to do their best in the community and to be willing to help one another.

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September 14, 2021 - Study Abroad Opportunities for Graduate Students
Eric Spears, Director of the Center for Global Engagement

Dr. Spears spoke about study abroad resources and opportunities, including international internships and exchange programs. He also shared his personal experiences of studying abroad and emphasized the importance of developing a global worldview.

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