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    • January 31, 2017 in Education

    PHSC Hosts Peace Week Celebration

    Pasco-Hernando State College will host keynote speakers, guest lecturers, exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops, peace and religion festivals, and musical performances for the ninth annual Peace Week, February 13-16. Peace Week events will be held on PHSC’s East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Spring Hill Campus, and West Campus in New Port Richey.

    The opening ceremony will feature a Love Symposium moderated by PHSC Vice President of Academic Affairs and College Provost Stanley Giannet, Ph.D. on Monday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. on the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road in the Performing Arts Center.  Love Symposium panelists will include PHSC professors of ethics, humanities, psychology and philosophy for discussion on Psychological and Philosophical Reflections on Healthy and Unhealthy Love.

    Keynote presentations scheduled throughout the week include a variety of topics:

    The Resilience of Love by Aubrey Hall, prevention educator at Sunrise


    Wherever You Go, There You Are by Dean Kohrs, Ph.D., national speaker, change consultant and author


    DREAM BIG and The One Thing that Changes EVERYTHING by Hector Marcel, social entrepreneur and change management consultant


    How Gender Inequality Contributes to Power Based Personal Violence by April Johnson, community engagement coordinator, Dawn Center


    Learning to Love Again and The Role of Love in Law Enforcement by Daniel Caron, creator of Original Play®


    Mindfulness by Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche


    In addition to keynote speakers, a variety of guest lecturers and faculty presenters will host sessions throughout Peace Week. At the East Campus in Dade City, 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.

    Peace and Love festivals, with drum circles, exhibits and displays, will be held at each campus. Those interested in expressing ideas about peace may enjoy creating crafts, including tie dye and sand art.

    Visit www.phsc.edu/peace 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 2017–Love is sponsored by PHSC’s Student Activities department. All Peace Week events are free and open to the community.

    Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.