Monday, September 22, 2008

AmShaZam will now take your questions

Ethics Awareness Week 2008, Utah Valley University

Before this, I thought giving talks in church were intimidating...

Over the summer, one of my professors wrote to me, asking if I would participate with her and a few other faculty members on a panel for the Ethics Awareness Conference that UVU holds each year on campus. This is where dignitaries, faculty, community members and students come to hear presentations which would raise our ethical awareness. Our panel was to address the very loaded question, "What is the value of a 'liberal' education on a 'conservative' campus?"

So, for our panel, Dr. Anderson presented first, followed by Dr. Wager, who was followed by Dr. Hamblin, and then (not Dr.) me. Intimidating? Uh, yeah! I gave my 10-minute presentation and then the floor was open to students, faculty and other audience members to engage in some Q&A. In the end, you'd have to ask someone who was there how it went, but I felt pretty good about it. I also fielded some questions and have lived to tell the tale.

Anyway, it was a good experience and best of all, is over! Phew!

(Picture coutesy of UVU's Department of Ethics and Values.)

10 comments:

Misty said...

So, did you all speak to that topic? I think having a "liberal" education is important. What were some of the questions?

Sullivan Family said...

You seriously rock!! Wish I could have heard you talk!! Gina

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

You look hot!!! Lucky them....they got to hear from someone intelligent, witty and smokin' :)

Julie said...

Dude you look so smart. So do we get to read a bit of your argument or what?

Jessica said...

Wow, way to go! Now your church lessons will be a breeze! What is UVU going to do without you?!

wemt007 said...

Cudos Amber!
Great topic.
Awesome responsibility.
Way to go!

Jessica G. said...

That is soooo awesome and as scary as it must have been, I am still pretty impressed.

Rachel said...

Melissa's right! Super hot! And no doubt you rocked!

G said...

You look so authoritative. I love Dr. Hamblin.

AmShaZam said...

Gina- you know Laura? That's so cool! What class(es) did you take from her?