Eight groups of Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff gathered over dinner in the Magnolia Room on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview: Acts of kindness, character as being intentional in our relationships, and although layered, recognizing that we’re all on a journey to demonstrate good character.


o   The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams

o   The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

o   Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

o   A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

o   What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather

o   Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy