18th Annual Wheler Family Conference on World Affairs

Theme: Problem Solving

October 9, 2019

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About
The Wheler Family Conference on World Affairs, held at Cazenovia College since 2002 and funded through the generosity of the family of Gordon and Barbara Wheler of Cazenovia, NY, is an academic conference that brings to campus academics and professionals who speak to a specific theme of interest to our student body. 

All sessions of the Wheler Family Conference are free and open to the public. 

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Principal Speaker
McDonald Lecture Hall
2:30 p.m.

Emma Voigt
Passion, Purpose, and Change Management

Amy Olin Pavelka '13
Customer Experience Supervisor
NYCM Insurance, Edmeston, NY

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Moderator
Dr. John Robert Greene
Paul J. Schupf Professor, History and Humanities, Cazenovia College 
[ Faculty Profile ]

Breakout Panels

Panel 1 | 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.

Using Divergent Thinking to Solve Problems Through an Internal Auditor’s Eye

Wheler Conference Panelist Amy Wagner Mantor '94


Amy Wagner Mantor '94



Moderator
Kate George
Career and Internship Counselor
Cazenovia College

Location
Eddy Hall, Room 301     

Panel 2 | 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.

The Day the Nation Became a Neighborhood


Wheler Conference Panelist Adair Milmoe


Adair Milmoe
TRIO SSS/REACH Academic Coach
Cazenovia College

Moderator
Alyssa Kolb '21
Education Major 
Cazenovia College

Location
Williams Hall, Room 345   

Panel 3 | 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.

From Social Science to Business Management: Finding the Way to Your Why

Wheler Conference Panelist Amy Olin Pavelka '13


Amy Olin Pavelka '13
Customer Experience Supervisor
NYCM Insurance, Edmeston, NY

Moderator
Francine Varisco
Division Chair and Professor of Business & Management​
Cazenovia College

Location
Williams Hall, Room 245   

Panel 4 | 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.

Thinking Creatively:
Artists as Problem Solvers


Shannon Torgersen


Sarah Tietje-Mietz
Assistant Director
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

Moderator
Cyndi Pratt
Director of the Office of Special Services
Cazenovia College


Location
Coleman A & B   

Panel 5 | 10:10 - 11:05 a.m.

Workplace Discrimination: A Problem, Which Affects Us All

Wheler Conference Panelist Breanna Staffon


Breanna Staffon '13
Associate Counsel
NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO
Albany, NY

Moderator
Taylor Hodge '13 
Program Manager
Continuing Education & Graduate Studies
Cazenovia College

Location
Eddy Hall, Room 105   

Panel 6 | 1:25 - 2:15 p.m.

Framing Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective

Wheler Conference Panelist Yvonne Smith


Yvonne Smith
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work, Syracuse University


Moderator
Barb Lindberg
Program Director & Associate Professor of Equine Business Management
Cazenovia College

Location
Williams Hall, Room 345
 

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John Robert Greene
Conference Director
Dr. John Robert Greene
Paul J. Schupf Professor, History and Humanities
Cazenovia College
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For more information contact Dr. Greene at 315-655-7229 or rgreene@cazenovia.edu.

 
Portrait of the Barbara and A. Gordon Wheler
The Wheler Family Conference is made possible through the support and efforts of the Wheler Family, in particular Barbara and the late A. Gordon Wheler, former trustees of the College. The conference is a U.S. Constitution Day event. (http://constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday).