2019 Schedule and Session Descriptions

8:00-8:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast in the Hinman Forum at the Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College

9:00-9:45 am • Keynote Presentation
Dr. Christena Cleveland D'03 | Location: Rocky 3»

10:00-10:45 am • First Breakout
Bridging the Gap Between Worldview and Work | Location: Rocky 1»
The Work of Art: Creativity and Collaboration: | Location: Rocky 2»

11:00-11:45 am • Second Breakout
Dartmouth: History and Hope: | Location: Rocky 1»
Racial Reconciliation and Vocation: | Location: Rocky 2»

Conference Concludes, but we would be delighted if you could join us for lunch, and the following optional activities!

12:00-12:15 pm • Special Performance by X.ado
X.ado: | Location: Hinman Forum»

12:15-1:15 pm • Lunch
Please join us for lunch: | Location: Lunch buffet available in Morrison Common»

1:15-2:00 pm • Closing Discussion
Closing Discussion: What Comes Next? | Location: The Rockefeller Center's 1930s Room»

2:00-3:00 pm • Closing Mixer
Join panelists, EWS board members, and conference participants for refreshments and conversations, in the Hinman Forum at the Rockefeller Center.

Dr. Christena Cleveland will discuss, “What Does the Cross Mean in an Unequal World”

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Searching for meaningful work is nothing new, and Ms. Oliver’s words have inspired generations of readers to consider the weight of their vocational decisions. But this weight seems particularly burdensome for university students today. In the midst of picking majors, landing internships, and “finding your passion,” students must reconcile several competing influences while building concepts of work and purpose. Personal interest, practicality, social expectations, financial sustainability, where to live, that intangible sense of purpose – with so much to consider, it can be easy to lose sight of the question in favor of manufacturing the “right” answer. This interactive discussion between three alumni will center on how they have navigated these tensions in their own careers, and how worldview shapes the space between questions and answers.

Micah Taylor D’21

Catalina Gorla D’09, Chief Executive Officer of TruDataRx

David Stone D’79, Founder and CEO of First Rate

Louis Tucker D’95, CEO of Mission Sync LLC

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In this panel, Evelynn Ellis and Sunny Nam discuss the role of music in their lives and at Dartmouth. We will consider the ways art can do the work of connecting communities and sustaining the soul. How can we use the arts to engage across cultural and racial divides and to build trust?

Tyné Freeman

Evelynn Ellis, Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity

Sang Wook Nam, Lecturer, Technical Director, Bregman Media Labs

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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

How does the Christian worldview find hope in dark times and make sense of troubled histories? In this panel, we feature the voices of Dartmouth alumni Annie McCune, ‘79 and N. Bruce Duthu, ‘80 who will reflect on the College’s history and share their stories of faith at Dartmouth as one of the first female students and as a native student, respectively.


Sara Holston D’17, EWS Board Member, Author


Annie McCune D’79, EWS Board Member

N. Bruce Duthu D’80, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies

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How might a Christian worldview inform how we think about and reach for racial reconciliation? In this special discussion, we focus on alumni journeys and explore their convictions, knowledge, and experiences regarding racial reconciliation.


Adriana Flores D’13


Dr. Christena Cleveland D’03, Associate Professor, Duke Divinity School

Dr. Jared Daughtery D’03, Director of Grants at Shaw University

Michael Chen D’01, National Director for Training in the Coalition for Christian Outreach

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X.ado (ZAH-doh) is Dartmouth College’s co-ed, Christian a cappella group. Our name has two parts: the Greek letter Chi is the first letter in Xristos which means Christ, and “ado” means “to sing for”. Founded in 1992, we’ve spent 25 years sharing the good news of Christ through music. Our repertoire ranges from gospel to choral to pop, and our venues range from Dartmouth fraternities to churches to locations like Seattle, WA or Seoul, South Korea during our annual tour!

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Please join us for a short reflective time where we will take stock of what we have learned and imagine where the road might take us from here.

“What does it mean to be an agent of reconciliation, and how can we carry what we have learned back to the unique spaces we each occupy? Discovering the answer to this question may not be easy, but it begins in supportive community – not isolation.

To close out the conference, we will take stock of our individual hopes and goals for reconciliation in our contexts. Then, we will learn from one another’s experiences and share concrete suggestions for moving those hopes closer to reality. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate in this short but powerful activity where we pull together what we have learned and imagine the next steps of the journey.”

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