T 9/4

Welcome and introduction. Develop leadership keywords.



T 9/11

Social gathering with the Pavlis Task Force (Douglas Houghton Hall - first floor west lounge).


Sa 9/15

Challenge course.


T 9/18

Speaker presentation by Tom Wujec, 7:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center . There will be a discussion backstage afterward until 10:00 p.m. Please arrive with your backstage pass, which you can pick up from Paige (in M & M 722) between 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. or between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m.



T 9/25

Post-presentation reflection. For next week, write a short reflection (1–2 typed pages) on "Why did I choose to become a participant in the Pavlis Institute?"


W 9/26

Speaker presentation by Terry Wychowski, 6–8 p.m. in the MUB Red Metal Room 105. A buffet dinner will be served. The speaker event with Terry Wychowski has been cancelled.

F 9/28

Optional presentations by Dr. Edward Gabriele: "The Spirit and Challenge of Research Ethics" (2:00 p.m., Wadsworth Annex) and "Trust and Truth—The Passion that is Research Integrity" (7:30 p.m., Fisher 129).


T 10/2

Introduction to communication and leadership. Short responses due.



T 10/9

Discussion of communication and leadership. Come prepared to thoughtfully answer the questions from last week.


R 10/11

Speaker presentation by Cindy May, 6–8 p.m. in the MUB Red Metal Room 105. A buffet dinner will be served.


T 10/16

Post-presentation reflection.World community grid presentation.


R 10/18

Optional presentation by by Annie B. Bond, hosted by Students for Environmental Sustainability. The title of her talk will be "Green Living Myths vs. Reality," and will followed by a hands-on workshop where participants can make their own green household cleaners. Forestry Building room G002, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Workshop to follow, from 7:00–8:30 p.m.


M 10/22

Optional presentation by Dr. Kevin Kruger, Associate Executive Director of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA): "Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century: Fostering Diversity and Leadership Development." MUB Ballroom, 12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.


T 10/23

Discuss schedule for next week. Continue investigating the World

Community Grid.


M 10/29

Speaker presentation—Johnnie James Jones III from the Make A Difference Youth Foundation, 6–8 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom A. A buffet dinner will be served.


T 10/30

Post-presentation reflection. For class next Tuesday, please read Emily Thrush's "Multicultural Issues in Technical Communication" (PDF).

F 11/2

Lunch with Jim Graham. M & M Room 610. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m., and his presentation begins at 12:20 p.m.

Sa 11/3

D80 Conference (be sure to register for the conference at the D80 website).


Leadership Symposium, 10:00 a.m., the MUB Ballroom. RSVP at activities@mtu.edu.


T 11/6

Discuss communication in a globalized world.



T 11/13

Movie presentation: The Yes Men.



Sa 11/17–
Su 11/25

Thanksgiving Break.



T 11/27

Discuss The Yes Men and A View from the Roof. Go over the evaluation criteria for the final presentations and assign presentation days.



T 12/4

Final presentations.



T 12/11

Final presentations, continued, and semester wrap-up.