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    Pacific to Honor President Eibeck with Presidential Inaugural Series

    Jan 26, 2010

    University of the Pacific is celebrating the beginning of Pamela A. Eibeck's presidency with a series of events throughout the 2009-2010 academic year. The Presidential Inaugural Series features scholarly, cultural and creative activities that highlight the University's strengths and distinctiveness and celebrate Pacific's history, tradition and promising future.

    Highlights include:

    • A symposium on social and emotional competence in higher education, featuring a lecture by Stockton native Daniel Goleman (March 17)

    • The 2010 Brubeck Festival, featuring concerts by Christian McBride and Brubeck Institute graduates, and a symposium on contemporary jazz education (April 8 - 10)

    • A symposium on renowned environmentalist John Muir (April 23 - 24)

    • Unveiling of a design for a work of art that celebrates the legacy of environmentalist John Muir (April 24)

    • A diversity symposium and evening performance (April 30)

    "The beginning of a presidency is a rare and historical occasion for any university," said Tom Zuckerman, chair of Pacific's Board of Regents. "It is only fitting that we honor President Eibeck with a university-wide celebration reflecting the core values and goals of this institution."

    Eibeck became Pacific's 24th President on July 1, and will be formally installed in a ceremony in the Alex G. Spanos Center on Friday, March 19.

    Presidential Inaugural Series events were selected by a committee chaired by Elizabeth Parker, dean of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Selection was based on events that embody core Pacific values such as responsible leadership, a commitment to the local and global community, a superior academic experience and a 'practice ready' education. The series started in October with the Italian Festival Week, followed shortly after by the Pat Kennedy Parliamentary Debate Tournament on Nov. 6.

    For more information see www.Pacific.edu/Inauguration


    Presidential Inaugural Event Series

    October 2009 - May 2010


    Installation of Pamela A. Eibeck, Pacific's 24th President


    Fri., March 19, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

    Alex G. Spanos Center

    Free and open to the public


    The installation ceremony will include an academic procession, guest speaker and musical performances by Pacific's Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet and Conservatory of Music choirs and ensembles.




    Italian Festival Week

    October 19 - 24, 2009 (past)

    The week-long celebration of Italian art and music included an art exhibit, a presentation of modern Italian short films, four concerts of Italian music and a symposium on Italy in the period between the 1930s and 1950s. The concerts included performances by Italian musicians and multimedia artists based in Italy and by Pacific Conservatory of Music students and professors.

    Pat Kennedy Parliamentary Debate Tournament

    Fri., November 6, 2009 (past)

    Pacific's Fifth Annual Pat Kennedy Parliamentary Round Robin competition featured twelve elite speech and debate teams for the double-elimination, invitation-only competition, including Pacific's team. The event included two-person teams from UC Berkeley, UCLA, Pepperdine University, Rice University, Southern Illinois University and the United States Air Force Academy, among other schools. The competition kicked off the Pacific's Paul Winters Invitational, a three-day speech and debate tournament involving about 60 colleges from across the country.

    Men's Basketball Game and Student-Athlete Academic Event Pacific vs. UC Santa Barbara

    Thurs., Feb. 4, 2010 7 p.m.

    Alex G. Spanos Center

    Tickets: $5 Pacific faculty/staff

    $10 Adults

    $8 Seniors (62+) and Youth (13-17)

    Free for children (12 and under) courtesy of Wells Fargo

    During halftime of the men's basketball game, student-athletes with at least a 3.0 grade point average will be recognized in a ceremony led by Pacific's Director of Athletics Lynn King. Recipients represent Pacific's 16 intercollegiate programs as well as the Athletic Training department, cheer team and the Tiger Dancers.

    Symposium on Social and Emotional Competence in Higher Education

    Wed., March 17, 12 noon - 9 p.m.

    Pacific Stockton campus

    Free and open to the public

    International experts highlight a daylong symposium showcasing Pacific programs designed to increase students' social and emotional competence. The symposium is part of Pacific's culture and commitment to whole-person education and its mission to prepare graduates for responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

    12 p.m. (DeRosa Center Ballroom)

    Richard Boyatzis, competence guru and author of "Resonant Leadership," "Primal Leadership" and "The Competent Manager," will discuss the impact of social emotional competence on student development.

    2:15 p.m. (Grace Covell Banquet Hall)

    Members of Pacific's Center for Social and Emotional Competence, Academic Affairs and Division of Student Life will discuss whole-student learning programs at Pacific.

    3:30 p.m. (Grace Covell Banquet Hall)

    Experts Cary Cherniss, James Parker and Scott Taylor will explore the theories, outcomes and development of social emotional intelligence.

    7 p.m. (Faye Spanos Concert Hall)

    Daniel Goleman, a Stockton native and author of "Ecological Intelligence," will discuss making sustainable buying decisions.

    National Ethics Trial Competition

    March 18 - 20, Time TBA

    Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento campus)

    Student trial lawyers from top advocacy programs across the country will compete in a mock trial competition designed to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in trial work and encourage professional responsibility. The teams will be judged by retired Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa, Chief Justice James Hardesty of the Nevada Supreme Court and other judicial and legal leaders.

    2010 Brubeck Festival

    April 8 - 10

    Faye Spanos Concert Hall and Recital Hall

    Details to be announced

    The Brubeck Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the theme "10 Years of the Brubeck Institute" during the 2010 Brubeck Festival, which will include a performance by renowned jazz bassist Christian McBride, the first musical director of the Institute. The festival will feature lectures and a symposium on contemporary jazz education, as well as performances by the DownBeat award-winning 2007 and 2009 editions of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, the Yosvany Terry Quartet that includes two members of the first class of Brubeck Fellows and many others.

    Italian Legal Traditions and Cultures

    Mon., April 12, Time TBA

    Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento campus)

    Milan Professor Fausto Pocar, a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, will lead a seminar on Italy's legal traditions and cultures. The event will also feature professors from University of Parma. (Parma, Italy is a sister city of Stockton.) The seminar is part of the University's celebration of Italian music and culture that also included a week-long Italian Festival in October on Pacific's Stockton campus.

    John Muir: Naturalist & Scientist Symposium

    April 23 - 24

    Pacific Stockton campus

    Tickets $70 for both days (April 23 - 24)

    Experts on John Muir will give a number of lectures on the naturalist and environmentalist during a three-day symposium focused on Muir's work. Experts will explore Muir's botany, geology, scientific inventions and his contributions to natural history and impact on outdoor recreation and environmental education. The symposium will also include a tour of the John Muir National Historic Site. To pre-register for the symposium contact Bill Swagerty at 209.946.2527 or wswagerty@pacific.edu, Jaiya Elliss at jellis@pacific.edu or Bonnie Jo Gisel at bjgisel@yahoo.com.

    Friday, April 23, time TBA

    Bonnie Gisel, author of "Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botany"

    Donald Worster, author of "A Passion for Nature," an authoritative biography of John Muir

    Dick Shore '59, environmental educator and Muir expert

    Display of John Muir Papers will be available throughout the day in Grace Covell.

    Sat., April 24, time TBA

    Graham White, who leads the John Muir Environmental Education Initiative in Scotland

    Richard Beidelmann, zoologist and botanist, author of "California's Pioneer Naturalists"

    Rick Bass, nature writer and environmentalist

    Students will participate in sessions focusing on Muir and environmental education.

    Unveiling of Design of Work of Art inspired by "the spirit of John Muir"

    Sat., April 24

    Time and location TBA

    The unveiling of the winning design of a work of art inspired by "the spirit of John Muir" and commissioned by Pacific Powell Scholars and the art department will be unveiled. The artist of the design will also be introduced.

    Pioneering Diversity and Strengthening Community

    Fri., April 30

    Time and location TBA

    Free and open to the public

    President Pamela Eibeck and NASA astronaut and Regent Jose Hernandez, a1985 Pacific graduate, will host "Pioneering in Diversity, Strengthening Community" on April 30. The half-day symposium will allow community leaders and activists to learn about past Pacific diversity programs and allow them to express what they think should be done in the future to help underrepresented students. Community members can submit ideas and proposals at diversitypioneers@pacific.edu until Monday, March 15.

    The Colors of Rhythm and Rhyme

    Fri., April 30, 7 p.m.

    DeRosa University Center's Grand Ballroom

    Tickets: $5 in advance/$6 at the door general admission

    $3 in advance/$4 at the door for students

    The multicultural performing arts program will feature students from Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College and local elementary and high schools. The event is designed to highlight the local community's diversity through a variety of acts, including music, poetry and dance performances.

    For updated event information please see www.Pacific.edu/Inauguration