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 ( 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 ( 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 (

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