Seventh Annual Peace Week Celebration
PHSC will host keynote speakers, guest lecturers, exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops, peace and religion festivals, and musical performances for the seventh annual Peace Week, October 6–9. Peace Week events will be held on PHSC’s West Campus in New Port Richey, East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville, Spring Hill Campus, and Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel.
The opening ceremony will feature a musical performance by Lorri Hafer at the West Campus. Hafer is best known as lead vocalist with The Hillside Singers—most famous for their recording of the ‘Coca-Cola Song,’ “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”
Keynote presentations include a variety of topics:
Finding Peace in Nature by Daniel Caron, creator of Original Play®
Our Water, Our Future by John Moran, nature photographer
Sustenance, Sovereignty, and the Sacred by Dell deChant, Master Instructor, Department of Religious Studies at University of South Florida and William Schanbacher, Instructor and Undergraduate Director at the University of South Florida
Environmental Citizen Activism by Scott Camil, political activist, Vietnam veteran
When my Husband Became my Wife by Linda and Karen Schrader, transgender couple
Building Your Community—Lessons from Africa by Steve Turner, drum circle leader
Wellness Techniques for Resilience by Erin Senack-Daum, CEO and founder, Productive Visions
Climate Change as a National Security Threat by Gene Jones, founding member and current president of Florida Veterans for Common Sense and John E. Darovec, Jr., retired Air Force physician assistant and biologist
In addition to keynote speakers, a variety of guest lecturers and faculty presenters will host sessions throughout Peace Week. At the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala, a circular mural created from colored sand. Tibetans refer to the mandala as the “architecture of enlightenment” with meanings on many spiritual and artistic levels.
Resilience and Peace on Earth festivals, with drum circles, exhibits and displays, will be held at each campus. Those interested in expressing ideas about peace may enjoy creating scarf art, tie dye and sand art.
See the Peace Week page for a daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations or call 1-855-NOW-PHSC for more information. Peace Week 2014–Resilience is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and PHSC’s Student Activities department. All Peace Week events are free and open to the community.
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Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery Announces 2014-15 Schedule
The 2014-15 Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery’s Elemental Grandeur exhibit line-up has been announced and opens with The Creative Works, presented by The Red Apple School, on August 21. This year’s fine art exhibits will provide gallery visitors the opportunity to experience art in its most simplistic form and art that influences the world and offers insight into human diversity. The exhibits will be displayed in PHSC's art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library building on the College's West Campus in New Port Richey. All exhibits are offered at no charge and open to the public.
Refer to the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery page for hours of operation and an exhibit schedule. For additional information, please call 727-816-3231.