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Candles in the Night
Defining and Defying Darkness
Theme/Stage Design
Candles in the Night: Finding the Light in Dark Times
Adrian Matejka
MFA in Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Indiana University Bloomington Professor
Ruth Lilly Professor
Poet-in-Residence for IUB CAS
Simon Fellow by the United States Artists (2015)
Cave Canem Workshop
Guggenheim Foundation
Lannan Foundation
Published Work
The Big Smoke
The Devil's Garden
All Green
Richard Wilk
BA in Anthropology from New York University, Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Arizona
Distinguished Provost's professor of anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington
Director of Food Studies Program
Topical Interests: Economic, Applied and Cultural Anthropology,
Member of the American Anthropological Association's Global Climate Change Task Force
consultant for multiple native-rights organizations and USAID programs in Central America
Lee H.Hamilton
1965-1999: US Representative, Indiana 9th District
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee
Chairman of House Intelligence Committee
Professor of Practice at Indiana University; SPEA, SGIS
The Center on Congress, IU
US Homeland Security Advisory Council
9/11 Commission
Int'l Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
Co-Chair of the Nat'l Security Progress Group at the Bipartisan Policy Center
World Justice Project
Presidential Medal of Honor (2015)
James Self
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the USMC
Professor of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington
Christoph Irmscher
Ph.D., University of Bonn
Current professor at Indiana University, Bloomington
Provost Professor
George F. Getz Jr. Prof., Wells Scholar Program
Published Work
Reconsidering Longfellow
Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
The Poetics of Natural History
Ian Morris
Masters in Ancient History and Archeology, University of Birmingham; Ph.D., Cambridge University
American Historian
University of Chicago
Willard Professor of Classics, Stanford University
Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences, Chair of Classics Department, and Director of the Social Science History Institute
Notable Works
Why the West Rules--For Now
War! What Is It Good For?
Jenny Lawson
Author, Journalist, Blogger
"Furiously Happy"
Battles with mental illness
2011 Finalist at Weblog awards
Best Writing
Most Humorous Writer
Weblog of the Year
Melissa Stockwell
US Army Officer
Paralympic Swimmer
Motivational Speaker

2008 U.S. Paralympic Swim Team
3x Paratriathlon World Champion

Kyle Vogt
Computer and electrical engineering, MIT
Co-Founder, Investor...
Justin.tv, Inc.
Cruise Automation, Inc.
Computer and electrical engineering, MIT
Co-Founder, Investor...
Justin.tv, Inc.
Cruise Automation, Inc.
2015 Forbes 30 Under 30
Li Cunxin
Born into extreme poverty
Dancer (Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy)
Senior Financial Manager
Ronan Tynan
Modern-Day Renaissance Man
World-Renowned Tenor Singer
Gold Medal Winning Paralympian
Inspiring Messages about Overcoming Obstacles
Father Greg Boyle
Jesuit Priest from Los Angelos
BA in English, Gonzaga University
MA in English, Loyola Marymount University
Master of Divinitiy, Weston School of Theology
Sacred Theology Masters, Jesuit School of Theology
Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries
Tattoos on the Heart
The Power of Boundless Compassion
Hart Main
Creator of the 'Man Can' Candle Company
Founded at age 13, currently 17
new take on an industry
focuses on helping others...
Jeff Henderson
pent the majority of his youth involved in gangs and serving time in prison
made a positive change in his life, and discovered his true passion
Award winning chef, author, public speaker
Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove
If You Can See It, You Can Be It
Damien Escobar
American violinist
Born in Jamaica, grew up in Queens, NYC
Started playing violin at age 8, could play Mozart by age 9
accepted into Julliard School of Music at age 10, graduated at 13
Part of the violin hip-hop duo: Nuttin' But Stringz
Violins Against Violence
VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Jason Kyle
Co-owner, Human Resources
Comedian, Public Speaker, Host/Emcee at Jason Kyle Comedy
Lived, traveled, and worked in 50+ countries during his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Freelance Int'l Development Consultant
Josh Rushing
Award-winning broadcast journalist and photographer
Co-host of Fault Lines
Former Marine Corps Captain
-the sooner we involve the community, the larger this event can grow
*Winter Activities Fair
*Welcome Week.
-Social Events
+Small, themed events showing Ted Talk Videos, open discussion about topics, solutions.
-Chalking, Flyers, Tabling
-Possibly just hang out events, give-aways
-'Vote-in' Speaker(s)
-'Light the Stage' Campaign
Lowell Hawthorne
Immigrant from Jamaica, left family behind to pursue his dream
Founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill
the American Dream
Created a scholarship endowment, to aid others in their pursuit of the American Dream
Kehinde Wiley
BFA, San Fransisco Art Institute
MFA Yale University School of Art
Naturalistic Portrait Artist
Creates art with a necessarily unique concept
John Krakuer
American author and mountaineer
Author of national bestseller,
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven
Partook in the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster
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