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Dean Antczak to speak at Wheelhouse Talk

  • Dean Fred Antczak

Posted on November 05, 2012

Frederick J. Antczak, dean of Grand Valley State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be the next speaker at the 2012-13 Wheelhouse Talks, a leadership- and experience-based lecture series hosted by Grand Valley’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

Antczak will speak to Hauenstein Center Cook Leadership Academy fellows and the general public about his life experience and philosophy on leadership. 

Fred Antczak Wheelhouse Talk

Wednesday, November 7

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

2 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids

RSVP requested at

Antczak is a master of rhetoric, having taught the subject at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and the University of Iowa. Antczak has taught at Grand Valley since 2004.

Antczak’s first book, “Thought and Character: the Rhetoric of Democratic Education,” won a Phi Beta Kappa Book Award. He has served as the president of the Rhetoric Society of America, and as an expert commentator on political rhetoric for MSNBC, the Washington Post, FOX News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reuters, Newsday, PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, the Boston Herald, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

Antczak is the third speaker in the series, and will be followed by:

— Kerri Reinbold, owner and founder of Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse (1-16-13)

— Troy Evans, transformational pastor and founder of The Edge Urban Fellowship (2-13-13)

— Leann Arkema, CEO of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (3-27-13)

All Wheelhouse Talks are free and open to the public. 

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