Thursday, November 8
3pm - 4pm
Whitfield Center Conference Room
WWII Panel Presentation
Join us for this thought provoking panel discussion including Raymond Geselbracht from the Harry S. Truman Library, Carl Freeman, WWII Veteran and U.S. Marines Capt. Jim Pippen, retired.. Moderated by Sue Ellen McCalley, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Psychology.
4pm - 5pm
Goppert Theatre: Helmes Room
Reception Honoring Our Veterans
Join us to honor those who have served our country. Featuring an appearance from the Avila Singers.
5pm - 6pm
Truman Lecture Speaker:
Louis Zamperini via live video conference
Mr. Zamperini is a WWII prisoner of war and former American Olympic distance runner. He will share his story of survival, resilience and redemption as reflected in Laura Hillenbrand's book about his life, Unbroken. This book has spent nearly 100 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, fourteen at number one, and is the book selection for Avila University's first year class Common Reading Program. Avila president Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., and the Avila Singers will also be featured.