From Fan to Filmaker: The Journey to Bring Batman to the Silverscreen
Michael Uslan was the executive producer of the Batman movie series. His forum series was about his struggle over the course of his career to create a Batman movie in Hollywood. Uslan wanted to take the character Batman out of the comics and onto the silverscreen. He told students that they will have to try over and over again to achieve their goals after college and encouraged them to take risks.
Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society
Temple Grandin has Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD) and is well known for her work in animal science, animal welfare, and the livestock industry. She also advocates for early intervention for children with autism. She encouraged educators to focus on chidlren's strengths. Her discussion focused on how people think in different ways and all of these different types of minds can create amazing things.
The Price of Shame
Monica Lewinsky's discussion focused on how social media influences online bullying. In the second part of the discussion Lewinsky have advice to people that have/are experiencing bullying. One of her main points to decrease bullying was to reach out to friends and family about what is happening. Lewinsky also urged companies to take a more proative stance against bullying.
Step Afrika is a profession dance company that focuses on rythm based music. This groups is unique in using the body as an another instrument, such as foot stamping and clapping. This type of dance became popular with students i nthe early 1900s.
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Cirque Zuma Zuma was a major production that eluminated the stage. The group has been described as an African style Cirque du Soleil. Cirque Zuma Zuma has traveled around the world, consisting of dancers, acrobats, and musicians.
Recurring Event: Commencement
The school year begins in Zorn Arena and the college chapter also ends there. Every semester Zorn Arena hosts a commencement ceremony to celebrate the new graduates from the university. Each students takes a final walk from Hibbard Hall to Zorn Arena in their cap and gowns, going down the aisle to grasp the final goal, obtaining a degree.