Social entrepreneurism is focus of 22nd Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values
Social entrepreneurism will be the hot topic when students, administrators and distinguished speakers from across the nation converge at Florida State University this week for a unique, annual conference that has helped to brand Florida State as a leader in the promotion of values and character development as essential components of a college education.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, the 22nd Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values will kick off two-and-a-half days of training sessions, keynote lectures and roundtable discussions, most of which will take place in the Student Services Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee. At press time, institute organizers at Florida State were expecting at least 150 participants.
For 2012, the institute's theme is "Values to Action: Preparing College Students to be Positive Changemakers in the Global Society."
"Consistent with prior years' themes, we will continue to focus on issues related to values, ethics and character in college student development, examining higher education's role in promoting social entrepreneurism," said institute co-director Eric Weldy, Florida State University's associate vice president for Student Affairs. "We hope that the institute serves as a reminder of the work that remains."
Each year since the inaugural conference in 1991, the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values has drawn student-affairs professionals, educators, campus ministers, and graduate and undergraduate students to the Florida State campus to discuss and promote character development. Established at FSU by its namesake, longtime educator and then-Vice President for Student Affairs Jon C. Dalton, the institute strives to answer questions about the role of higher education in fostering a sense of commitment to community and the common good. Among those questions:
Click here for the 2012 institute's complete schedule of events Feb. 2-4. Among the highlights:
For additional information, contact the following institute co-organizers in the Florida State University Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs: