By Caliesha Comley
The WRVG Student Radio Station is hosting an open forum on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. in Asher 112. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and administration who make up the Georgetown Tiger family. This event is Nexus pending.
The forum is being presented as an opportunity for the college community to convene to celebrate the things they enjoy about campus and express concerns for the things they do not.
Daniel Chick, the News and Information Manager for WRVG, and Sydney Mosko the station’s General Manager have collaborated on this event, which has been in the making since the beginning of the year. The WRVG representatives also see this forum a great way to “kick-off Dr. Greene’s presidency and open discourse in a time of transition.”
Dean of Students Laura Wyly and Associate Dean of Students James Koeppe will serve as panelists and will address questions from the audience. Chick will moderate the forum.
The forum asks students to probe their minds about campus culture, what keeps them on campus and what things they would like to change. The forum is framed in context of improvements that can be made in the future while reflecting on the great things are already happening at GC.
“Often, campus news does not trickle down well to students,” explained Chick. “The demand for artificial stability has also stifled discourse on this campus.”
This event is also a time for myths and misconceptions about recent or lingering campus news to be clarified. The hope is that the forum will provide cultural enhancement for the campus community and create open dialogue for increased understanding.
Topics of discussion may include but are not limited to events on campus, residence life policies and freshman concerns. Additionally, the forum may address recent unpopular decision made concerning, for example, the Board of Trustees’ decision to decline protests for a revised non-discrimination policy for faculty. Students are also encouraged to discuss why they came to GC and why they have decided to stay.
Chick also encourages students to, “Be respectful, but don’t be afraid to voice your concerns.” The Open Forum was designed to foster discussion and a sense of community at Georgetown College.
If students cannot attend, or do not feel comfortable initiating discussion at the event, they are free to email questions or concerns to either Chick (dchick0) or Mosko (smosko0) before the forum begins.
WRVG will not broadcast the event, but radio representatives plan to write a summary of the discussion which will be published in the next issue of The Georgetonian.