Symposium 2014

Starr King’s third Symposium will be held on August 27-28, 2014.

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  • This urban retreat is an annual gathering of our entire student body, faculty, staff and trustees for two days of learning, ritual, celebration, food, music, community-building and service.
  • This 2014 Symposium is led by Provost, Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé in collaboration with other SKSM faculty and community leaders. Starr King students are requested to enroll.
  • Graduates are warmly invited to participate.
  • Several public events in connection with the Symposium are open to all.
  • Students please note: This is a two (2) step process (1) Complete the registration form on the SKSM Symposium website (www.sksmsymposium.org) for event needs; and (2) Enroll for the Symposium as a course through this SKSM website to ensure course credit. See How to Register for a Starr King Course.
  • Travel fellowships for low residency students available. Look for the full program, which is posted on the SKSM Symposium website.
  • This is a required course for all SKSM students. Students please go to the SKSM Symposium website (www.sksmsymposium.org) under Symposium Leaders tab and select “Recommended Reading” section on that website to see what reading is required before Symposium.
  • 1.5 units of credit will be given to students who are currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • In order to obtain credit, students must read all required readings before Symposium, SIGN the attendance roster for each event, and be active in large and small group discussions.
  • In addition, students are asked to work at least ONE work shift before or during Symposium. Making certain that you are signed in is the student’s responsibility.
  • Everyone is required to complete the Registration Form, so we can prepare for your presence and address any special needs.
  • For further information, please contact Dee Ward, Coordinator of Academic Programs (dward@sksm.edu).

View a slideshow of highlights from Symposium 2013 “Loving Our Earth”