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Sir Ken Robinson Comes to GV on Wednesday!

Date: March 25, 2013

This Wednesday, Sir Ken Robinson will come to Grand Valley's Allendale campus. He will present and sign books after his presentation.

He is the author of the book titled Element. The book, a New York Times best-seller, draws on stories of celebrities, business leaders, athletes and others to illustrate Robinson’s point that when people arrive at “the element,” they feel most inspired and achieve at their highest levels.

Kirsten Bartels, faculty fellow in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, incorporated The Element into her Liberal Studies and Honors classes before it was selected for CRP. Bartels said while the courses covered different subjects for different student populations, the book served both courses well.

“In the Creativity class, the book was used a way to allow students for self-exploration into their passions and reconnect with their creative sides,” she said. “It inspired them to take some risks.”

Bartels said Honors College students who read the book found it helpful when discussing their goals and potential barriers to achieving those goals.

Robinson will give be on campus Wednesday, March 27, for a presentation sponsored by the Frederik Meijer Lecture Series and CRP. “Leading a Culture of Innovation” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse; doors will open at 6 p.m.

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