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Valencia’s 2013 Peace Week Celebrations

Valencia is planning an exciting line-up of speakers, films and festivities to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace, on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. […]

May 2013 Kudos

May 12th-18th Two Adjunct Professors Honored at Winter Park Excellence in Learning Awards Ceremony By Aaron Bergeson At this year’s Winter Park Excellence in Learning Awards Ceremony, two adjunct instructors were nominated by students and employees to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award for demonstrating a commitment to learning. Anthony Baker, who teaches English and […]

Moving In, Moving Out: Using the Movement Model to...

By Carol J. Millenson Scholars…monks…leaders…seekers…creators…poets and artists! Tucked away on Lake Lily in Maitland, a group of faculty, staff and community members joined together on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2013 for a workshop to continue conversations about peace and justice. This annual event, coordinated by the Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI), was […]

Rethinking the Curriculum to Integrate Peace Studies

Last fall, 32 colleagues representing over 20 disciplines came together for a day-long workshop titled Integrating Peace Studies, which was led by Dr. George Lopez from Notre Dame University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This was Dr. Lopez’s second visit to the college to discuss peace studies. Additionally, he has trained three teams of […]

Peace and Education on Valencia Night at the Islamic...

With the aim of bringing people of different religious and cultural backgrounds together to debunk myths about Islam, the Peace and Justice Initiative, the office of diversity and inclusion, and the Islamic Society of Central Florida (ISCF) collaborated to host Valencia Night at the ISCF! Over 300 Valencia students, faculty, and staff gathered at ISCF […]

Faculty Workshop: Integrating Peace Studies in Your Curri...

In June, four of our colleagues traveled to Notre Dame University to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for its “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” summer institute. This group included Lee Thomas, dean of social sciences on East Campus, James McDonald, professor of criminal justice technology, Terry Miller, professor of criminal justice, and […]

Pathways to Peace – A Memorable Experience

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Thanks to everyone who helped make our Pathways to Peace: Week of Remembrance possible. We had a strong turnout for all of our events last week, and I believe that it was truly a meaningful and memorable learning experience for our students and […]

September 11 Memorial – Pathways to Peace: A Week of Reme...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona I almost can’t believe it, but we’ve completed our September 11 memorial! With the help of more than 100 students, staff, and community volunteers, we have installed 2,977 flags at the Osceola Campus, one for every person who was killed in the September […]