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Spartanburg FLDD, Monday, November 4, 2013

A wonderful night was had by all the participants that were at the First Annual Spartanburg Future Leaders of Dialogue Dinner. The topic for this years dinner was, "Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World." The event was held in the Harley Room on Wofford College's campus. The students and faculty in attendance got to hear from Dr. George Williams with USC Upstate and Mr. Will Rothschild with the City of Spartanburg. Both men did an excellent job of discussing the topic of Social Media. The Moderators for each table shared their tables discussion, of the five questions they were given over dinner, with the room as well. Everyone was given a hand out for the upcoming Project Contest and previous years Art & Essay contest winners pieces were on display around the room for everyone to see prior to the dinner starting.

We’d like to thank our Sponsors for helping to make this event a wonderful success:

Religion Department, Wofford, Wofford, Halligan Campus Ministry Center, Dr. Ron Robinson, Chaplains Dept, Converse College, Rev. Jason Loscuito, USC Upstate College of Arts and Sciences, History Department, Wofford, Government Department, Wofford, VCOM, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations to the Student Winners. These five students have won the “Leadership Bridge” trip to Columbia, SC to meet with the Leaders of our State in February:

Daniel Francis from USC Upstate, Caitlin McAlhany from Converse College, Jordan Jones from Wofford College, Kulsoom Haq from Wofford College, Gabrielle Brizel from Wofford College

 

Clemson FLDD, Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Students from Clemson and Southern Wesleyan University gathered at the beautiful Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca for the Fourth Annual Future Leaders of Dialogue Dinner. Dr Jim Woodson with Tri County Technical College was the MC and added his own special touches to the evening to make it memorable.

The Speakers Dr Joe Mazer with Clemson and Dr Lewis Knight at SWU gave great speeches that captivated the audience with their knowledge of Social Media and how it affects us today.

We’d like to thank our Sponsors for helping to make this event a wonderful success:

Southern Wesleyan University, Economics Department, Clemson University, Dept of Religion and Philosophy, Clemson University, Chief Diversity Office, Clemson University, College of Health, Education and Human Development, Clemson University, MBA Dept, Clemson University, Creative Inquiry, Clemson University, College of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Clemson University, Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Center for Student Life

Congratulations to the Student Winners. These five students have won the “Leadership Bridge” trip to Columbia, SC to meet with the Leaders of our State in February:

Cesar Castellon from Clemson University, Mahavash Husain from Clemson University, Denasia Aldrich from Clemson University, Ali Kuru from Clemson University, Catrice Taylor from Clemson University

 

Greenville FLDD, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Furman University, Greenville Tec and North Greenville University Students gathered together for Greenville's Fourth Annual Future Leaders of Dialogue Dinner at Younts Conference Center on Furman's Campus. Dr. Aaron Simmons MC'd the event with his usual humor and ease of connecting with the participants. Dr. Echol Nix, FLDD Committee member for SCDF, welcomed all of the students as they gathered together to learn from each other and enjoy a meal together.

Mr Joshua Friesen from Greenville Tec spoke to everyone about his experiences in Journalism and working in London and how that pertains to Social Media's influence on us today. Mike Winiski from Furman's CTL department shared slides, in his discussion, on some very public social media blunders as well as Maps that students of his have prepared in class to outline social media in society and perhaps our desire to peer inappropriately into some of life's situations.

We’d like to thank our Sponsors for helping to make this event a wonderful success:

Department of Philosophy, Furman University, Department of Religion, Furman University, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean’s Office, Furman University, Greenville Technical College, Mass Communication Department, North Greenville University

Congratulations to the Student Winners. These five students have won the “Leadership Bridge” trip to Columbia, SC to meet with the Leaders of our State in February:

Porshae Simmons from Greenville Technical College, Melissa Steward from Furman University, Natalie Edwards from Furman University, Susanna Botkin from Furman University, Samantha McSwain from North Greenville University

 

Charleston FLDD, Monday, November 11, 2013

Atlantic Institute's (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) first ever Future Leaders of Dialogue Dinner in Charleston was held at the College of Charleston's Alumni Center at the School of Education, Health and Human Performance on Monday, November 11, 2013. It was a well attended event with the College of Charleston, The Citadel and the Medical University of South Carolina present representing 8 departments!
Mr. David Nelson, Comedian and Professor of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston, was the Emcee and gave a wonderful spin on the evening's format. The night began with Mr. Don Belk, SCDF Future Leaders Committee Member, giving a warm welcome to all attendees.
This year's theme was "Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World." Students and faculty all enjoyed the interesting topics that came up in discussions during dinner. There were questions given to each table to discuss over dinner, which guided all along tonight's theme.
After dinner, the first speaker of the night was Dr. Brian McGee, Professor of Communications at the College of Charleston. He gave an interactive discussion where one student even won a College of Charleston T-Shirt! Some topics he touched on were different forms of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, etc.), 'Mommie Bloggers', 'Disaster Relief', and a few ideas on how social media will change the world; for example, connecting communities even further by making the usage and disposable of things easier and faster.
The second speaker was Mr. Raphael James, Evening News Anchor from WCSC Live 5 News and WTAT Fox 24 News. He gave an inspirational speech focusing on how social media would not change our future, but we as a caring society could work together to bring progress to the future. He gave importance on dialogue and working together.
As the evening winded down, the student Moderators from each department spoke on their opinions of the night's table discussions. Afterwards, the exciting Future Leaders Project Contest was announced where the students can enter to win a trip to Turkey! The deadline is February 14, 2014. Also there was an interesting drawing where five students were randomly chosen from a raffle to attend a spirited tour to meet State Legislators in Columbia along with the other 20 students from other Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) Future Leaders Dialogue Dinners.
At the end of the evening, SCDF thanked Mr. Don Belk and Mr. Michael Haga, Associate Dean to the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, for their continual effort and support.
We look forward to hosting more Future Leaders dinners in Charleston and to see even more departments next time! It was truly a fun night for all!

We'd like to thank our Sponsors for helping to make this event a wonderful success:

Higdon Student Leadership Center, College of Charleston, School of Business - Schottland Scholars, College of Charleston, Multicultural Student Programs & Services, College of Charleston, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, School of Education, Health, & Human Performance, College of Charleston, Graduate School, College of Charleston, Department of Political Science, The Citadel, Immunology & Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina

Congratulations to the Student Winners. These five students have won the "Leadership Bridge" trip to Columbia, SC to meet with the Leaders of our State in February:

Anthony Awkar MUSC, Andrew Spector College of Charleston, Charles Essi College of Charleston, Stefanie Bailey MUSC, Anna Whitworth College of Charleston

 

Columbia FLDD, Wednesday, November 13, 2013

University of South Carolina, Allen University, Columbia College and Coker University Students gathered together for Columbia's Fourth Annual Future Leaders Dialogue Dinner at Marriott Courtyard near the USC campus. The topic for this year's dinner was, "Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World." Mary King from WIS10 was amazing at interacting with the audience and speakers as the MC for our dinner.

Charles Bierbauer, Dean and Professor from College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina discussed how social media varies in different parts of the world. Gavin Weiser the Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Affairs and Department of Student Life at the University of South Carolina gave a very insightful speech about how twitter and social media keeps us very connected. Chris Bailey the Vice President and General Manager of WOLO-TV had a very informative slide show on how social media is changing TV and the news.

The Moderators for each table did an excellent job of sharing who they were and what their tables discussed over dinner.

We'd like to thank our Sponsors for helping to make this event a wonderful success:

College of Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Student Development & University Housing , University of South Carolina, Media Studies, University of South Carolina, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina, Office Multicultural Student Affairs, University of South Carolina, Communication Studies, Columbia College, Religious, Ethical, and Cultural Studies, Columbia College, Business Administration Faculty, Allen University, Division of Humanities, Allen University, Department of Computer Science, Coker College

Congratulations to the Student Winners. These five students have won the "Leadership Bridge" trip to Columbia, SC to meet with the Leaders of our State in February:

Travis Horne from University of South Carolina, Kaitlin Kindwall from Columbia College, Anthony Sullivan from University of South Carolina, Rodrea Zeigler from Allen University, Marla Smith from University of South Carolina

 

Columbia FLDD, Thursday, February 21, 2013

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) and Intercultural Dialogue Student Organization at USC were pleased to host its 3rd Annual Future Leaders Dialogue Dinner on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel under the theme of "Integrity in Global Context". The dinner, attended by over seventy students and faculty members of University of South Carolina, Benedict College, and Columbia International University, began with a pre-event reception at 6:00 PM

We had two speakers, Dr. David M. Aurich, Director, Academic Integrity at USC and Dr. Elvan Aktas, Assoc. Prof. of Finance, Valdosta State University, GA. We had wonderful discussions around tables by addressing preset questions about Integrity. The moderator of each table brought the summary of the discussions to the stage. Students were invited to participate in a raffle to win a three whirling dervishes performance ticket. Congratulations to winners!!! Dr. Gene Luna announced SCDF's first Future Leaders Project Contest. Participants are asked to submit a proposal for the fostering of inter-cultural dialogue and understanding in the South Carolina.

First Place Award: Dialogue Trip to Turkey in the summer 2013 for 10 days * (All expenses in Turkey will be covered by the SCDF)
Second Place Award: Dialogue Trip to Turkey in summer 2013 for 10 days with administrative fee of $750 *
Third, Fourth and Fifth Place Awards: SC Senate House tour and lunch with State Senators in Spring term.

The deadline for the contest is Friday, March 29th, 2013. An award ceremony will be held in April 2013 where the winners will be announced.

The Turkey trip will be held in June 14 - June 23, 2013.

PLEASE VISIT THE FUTURE LEADERS PROJECT CONTEST’s website for more information about the contest.

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) give a special thanks to its partnering student organization IDSO and all of the sponsoring departments, colleges, and centers of USC for making this program possible.

The 3rd Annual Future Leaders Dialogue Dinner was sponsored by:

Division of Student Affairs at USC, Department of Student Life at USC, Student Development & University Housing at USC

 

Furman University, Thursday, March 21, 2013

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) was pleased to host its 3rd Annual Future Leaders Dialogue Dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Younts Conference Center on Furman University's Campus. The theme of this years' dinner was "Integrity in Global Context". The dinner, attended by over fifty students and faculty members from Furman University and Greenville Tec, began with a pre-event reception at 6:00 PM
The group had the pleasure of listening to two great speakers, Dr. David M. Aurich, Director, Academic Integrity at USC and Dr. A. Kadir Yildirim, Furman Political Science Professor, as well as a talented M.C. Dr. Aaron Simmons

There were very intellectual discussions taking place around the tables throughout the dinner with regards to Integrity. The preset questions spurred large discussions on the role of social media and the responsibility society and communities play in instilling Integrity. The moderator of each table brought the summary of the discussions to the stage and gave a speech based on what their table discussed. The participants were reminded by a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to keep our discussion through the eyes of a ninth grader.

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) gives a special thanks to the sponsoring departments for making this program possible.

The 3rd Annual Future Leaders Dialogue Dinner was sponsored by:
The Classics Department at Furman
The Modern Language and Literature Department at Furman
The Philosophy Department at Furman
The Political Science Department at Furman

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