Lunch & Learn with Gleaves

Lunch & Learn with Gleaves 1 PM every Tuesday and Thursday

As we stay home and stay safe, we are pleased to launch our new webinar interviews that will be broadcast live at 1 PM each Tuesday and Thursday. Lunch & Learn with Gleaves will be offered beginning March 31, 2020. Join Gleaves and a special guest from either the community or the Cook Leadership Academy for a brief video conversation that explores a provocative topic. Previous discussions will be available on our website, YouTube, or Facebook pages.

 

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Please use this link to join the webinar for every session:

https://zoom.us/j/715140715

Or Telephone:

US: +1 929 205 6099 Webinar ID: 715 140 715

All events will be available to stream live on our Facebook:

 www.facebook.com/hauensteingvsu

 

 


Previous Lunch & Learn Videos


July 9, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Christa Fernando

Gleaves is joined by Christa Fernando. Christa is a recent graduate from GVSU's biomedical science program, and our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. She will join Gleaves to share her experience as a leader on and off-campus, and the role that faith has played in her leadership development.

June 30, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Dr. Shannon Duffy

Gleaves is joined by Dr. Shannon Duffy. Dr. Duffy is a professor of history at Texas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in colonial and revolutionary American history from the University of Maryland, and a Masters from the University of New Orleans. Her research interests focus on Revolutionary Boston, the Atlantic Enlightenment, and the Classical tradition in eighteenth-century America. Gleaves and Dr. Duffy will discuss the diversity of our founders, and the conflicts that arose because of that diversity.

June 25, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Megan Sall

Gleaves is joined by Cook Leadership Academy alumna Megan Sall. In addition to serving as the Board's Chair on Grand Valley's Board of Trustees, Megan is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Wyoming. She will join Gleaves to discuss her experience in the Cook Leadership Academy, and how it prepared her for a career of leadership and public service.

June 23, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Paul Isely

Gleaves is joined by Paul Isely. Paul is a professor of economics and associate dean of GVSU's Seidman College of Business. Gleaves and Paul will review the recent data and discuss the economic ramifications of COVID-19 in West Michigan.

June 16, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Dr. Jason Duncan

Gleaves is joined by Dr. Jason Duncan, a professor in the Aquinas College History Department. Gleaves and Jason will discuss developments in the American presidency from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries until today.

June 11, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Ken James

Gleaves is joined by Ken James, Director of Inclusion at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, will join Gleaves to discuss the intersection of Black Lives Matter with our business community. In this conversation, Ken and Gleaves will dive into racial inequalities within our nation, the current unrest and protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, and the impact and response that we are seeing here in our Grand Rapids community.

June 9, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Nate Swanson

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Nate Swanson, a recent graduate from GVSU's College Student Affairs Leadership program, and our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. Nate will join Gleaves to share his leadership journey, and discuss the challenges of leading higher education in a paradigm-shifting pandemic.

June 4, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Cameron Jones

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Cameron Jones, a recent Grand Valley State University Political Science and International Relations graduate, and was a 2019 Truman Scholarship finalist in recognition for his deep commitment to public service. He is also a recent graduate of our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. Cam will join Gleaves to discuss his work on campaigns and his reflections on leadership.

June 2, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Brian Bowdle

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Brian Bowdle, an associate professor in the Grand Valley Psychology Department, specializing in cognitive psychology. Brian joins Gleaves to discuss what is missing in higher education today and what we can do about it. In their conversation, Brian will touch on wisdom and intellectual humility as concepts necessary for critical thinking.

May 28, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Freshta Tori Jan

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Freshta Tori Jan, a current Cook Leadership Academy lead fellow candidate, and bilingual student from Afghanistan studying international relations. Feshta joins Gleaves to discuss how her personal journey through poverty, terrorism, and different forms of injustice have enabled her to be a voice for those who are not able to share their stories and those who are not able to receive the opportunities she has sought.

May 26, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Ron White

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Ron C. White, a New York Times best-selling biographer and historian. Ron joins Gleaves to share his thoughts on leadership in tumultuous times, as well as to discuss his forthcoming book, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President, set to be released on May 4, 2021. Ron will also give us a glimpse of his current project, a biography of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the famous Union officer from Maine who made a name for himself during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

May 21, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Lucretia Dunlap

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Lucretia Dunlap, a recent graduate from GVSU with bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology, recipient of the Robert Henderson Leadership Award from the psychology department, and a Cook Leadership Academy fellow. Lucretia joins Gleaves to discuss failure, resilience, and mental health in leadership.

May 19, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney (An Extended Edition): Jeff Polet

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Polet. Jeff is an author and professor of political science at Hope College in Holland. He joins Gleaves to discuss how COVID-19 is changing the way we think about politics, and the -isms that inform our politics (e.g. conservatism and progressivism).

May 14, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Brent Reed

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Brent Reed, a recent graduate from GVSU with a master's degree in health administration and a Cook Leadership Academy fellow. Brent joins Gleaves to discuss his experience with leadership in crisis, telehealth, and healthcare reform.

May 12, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney (An Extended Edition): Michael Kimmage

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Dr. Michael Kimmage in an extended edition of Lunch & Learn with Gleaves. Dr. Kimmage is an author, historian, and professor of history at the Catholic University of America. He will join Gleaves to discuss his new book, The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy.

May 7, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Ellie Harnden

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Ellie Harnden, a recent GVSU graduate in special education with an emphasis in cognitive and emotional impairments, and Cook Leadership Academy fellow. Ellie will join Gleaves to discuss school closures related to COVID-19 and children who experience trauma.

May 5, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney (An Extended Edition): H W Brands

Gleaves Whitney is joined by H.W. Brands in an extended edition of Lunch & Learn with Gleaves. Bill is a long-time friend of the Hauenstein Center, a renowned historian, and best-selling author. He will join Gleaves to discuss his new book, Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West.

April 30, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Connor Cavallaro

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Connor Cavallaro, a recent GVSU graduate in management information systems and Cook Leadership Academy fellow, to discuss his experience studying abroad in Italy as a Cook Leadership Academy Independent Initiative project.

April 28, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Hank Meijer

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Hank Meijer. Hank is the executive chairman of Meijer, Inc, a scholar-associate of the Hauenstein Center, and biographer. Hank, author of Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, joins Gleaves to discuss Frank Murphy, who was mayor of Detroit, governor of Michigan, US attorney general, and justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

April 24, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Dami Olufosoye

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Dami Olufosoye, an international student who in just a few days will earn her Master of Public Health and graduate as Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy Fellow. Dami will share her unique perspective of how two different federal health care systems are responding to this global pandemic.

Apirl 21, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Lisa Perhamus

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Dr. Lisa Perhamus, director of Grand Valley State University's Padnos/Sarosik Civil Discourse Program, to discuss ways to create spaces that spark civil discourse.

April 16, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Kahler Sweeney

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Kahler Sweeney, a graduating Master of Public Administration major and Cook Leadership Academy fellow candidate, to discuss his commitment to serving in local communities in addition to his experience in the Michigan Army National Guard.

April 14, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Dr. Michael Ryan

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Dr. Michael Ryan. Dr. Ryan has spent more than four decades as a psychologist helping young people with learning disabilities. He also specializes in helping veterans cope with the trauma of their experiences in uniform. Dr. Ryan will discuss treatments and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those who are suffering.

April 9, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Nate Gillespie

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Nate Gillespie, an alumnus from the Cook Leadership Academy, to discuss the new organization he helped develop, Coronavirus Civilian Corps. This organization's goal is to aid individuals and communities who are suffering from COVID-19.

April 7, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Gregory Dykhouse

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Gregory Dykhouse, history, Shakespeare, and drama teacher at Black River Public School in Holland, MI, to discuss how his students are faring in the new normal of "stay home, stay safe," and will share lessons he has gleaned from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

April 2, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Riley Pearl

Gleaves Whitney is joined by graduating Cook Leadership Academy fellow candidate, Riley Pearl, to share her leadership journey as a full time student battling cancer.

March 31, 2020, Lunch & Learn with Gleaves Whitney: Winston Elliott

Gleaves Whitney is joined by Winston Elliott, Editor-and-Chief and President of the "Imaginative Conservative", and the Free Enterprise Institute, to discuss Homer's "The Odyssey".