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1:30-4:00 PM
Williams Auditorium

Rachael Freed wrote in “The Importance of Telling Our Stories” (The Huffington Post, November 15, 2010, 

We tell our stories to transform ourselves; to learn about our history and tell our experiences to transcend them; to use our stories to make a difference in our world; to broaden our perspective to see further than normal; to act beyond a story that may have imprisoned or enslaved us; to live more of our spiritual and earthly potential. 

“At Our Core,” the theme of the 2013-2014 Welcome Back Week, is a reference to the University’s six Core Values of Collaboration, Diversity, Ethical Community, Excellence, Learning, and Opportunity, and the national storytelling enterprise StoryCorps (


Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning | Retention and Student Success

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