2016 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address
“The Secret to Unleashing Inner Greatness”
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Important update, April 18, 2016: Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial attorney of the Southern Poverty Law Center, was originally scheduled to give the 2016 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote, but is unable to do so due to health concerns.
Benjamin Jealous is the former president and CEO of the NAACP. He is now a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, where he invests in high-growth companies that have a positive social impact and continues his goal of increasing opportunities for minorities in the tech economy.
A Rhodes Scholar, Jealous was named by Fortune and Time magazines to their “Top 40 Under 40” lists and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Jealous' new book, Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding, features personal essays from prominent figures in the black community.
The youngest president in NAACP history, he began his career at age 18 opening mail at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Jealous has been a leader of successful state and local movements to ban the death penalty, outlaw racial profiling, defend voting rights, secure marriage equality and end mass incarceration.
Under his leadership from 2008 to 2013, the NAACP grew to be the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, and became the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Jealous' leadership at the NAACP included bringing environmentalist organizations into the fight to protect voting rights, and convincing well-known conservatives to join the NAACP.
Prior to leading the NAACP, he spent 15 years as a journalist and community organizer. While at Mississippi's Jackson Advocate newspaper, his investigations were credited with exposing corruption at a state penitentiary and proving the innocence of a black farmer framed for arson. While at Amnesty International, he led successful efforts to outlaw prison rape, expose the increasing trend of children being sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and draw attention to expanded racial profiling in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Timothy N. Lincoln
Professor of Geology
Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
Office: Palenske 121
- Geology 101 Introductory Geology
- Geology 115 Oceans Atmosphere and Climate
- Geology 202 Ground Water
- Geology 210 Regional Field Geology
- Geology 307 Geochemistry
- Environmental 210 Ecology and Environmental Field Trip
- Environmental 206 Sustainable Living Seminar
With my wife Beth I am working on a long-term project mapping several quadrangles in the Precambrian core of the Black Hills, South Dakota. I also collaborate with Thom Wilch and our students on geochemistry and hydrology projects in the Kalamazoo River watershed.
Lincoln, Beth Z.; Lincoln, Timothy N.; Wilch, Thomas I.; Menold, Carrie; and McRivette, Michael (2011) Albion College’s ore exploration game: An integrative exercise. In the Trenches, v. 2 No. 4 pp. 10-11.
Fagnon, Brian, Lincoln, Timothy N. and Lincoln, Beth Z. (2011) Geologic Map of Wind Cave National Park. South Dakota Geological Survey 7.5 Minute Series Geologic Quadrangle Map 14, Scale 1:24000.
Fagnon, Brian, Lincoln, Timothy N., Lincoln, Beth Z., and Dyk, Darren W. (2011) Geologic Map of the Wind Cave Quadrangle, South Dakota. South Dakota Geological Survey 7.5 Minute Series Geologic Quadrangle Map 15, scale 1:24000.
Wilch, T.I. and Lincoln, T.N. (2013) Monitoring and characterization of the Upper Kalamazoo Watershed, MI: Undergraduate research in a local natural laboratory. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs v. 45, no.4, p. 69.
Wilch, Thomas I.; Bartels, William S.; Lincoln, Beth Z; Lincoln, Timothy N.; Menold, Carrie; and McRivette, Michael (2011) Using assessment and program review to strengthen geology programs: An example from Albion College. Geol Soc Am. Abstracts with Programs v. 43, no. 5 p. 298.
Lincoln, Beth Z.; Lincoln, Timothy N.; Wilch, Thomas I.; Menold, Carrie; and McRivette, Michael (2011) Albion College’s ore exploration game: An integrative exercise. Geol Soc Am. Abstracts with Programs v. 43, no. 5 p. 133.
Lincoln, Timothy N. and Lincoln, Beth Z. (2009) Precambrian geology of Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills, South Dakota. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs v. 41, no.7.
Lincoln, Beth Z.; Bartels, William S.; Lincoln, Timothy N.; Menold, Carrie; Van de Ven, Christopher; and Wilch, Thomas I. (2007) Research experiences for first and second year students at Albion College. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs v. 39, no. 6, p. 247.
Lincoln, Timothy N., 2006, Teaching instrumentation in an advanced undergraduate geochemistry course. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, no. 7, p. 284.
Lincoln, Timothy N. and Lincoln, Beth Z., 2004, Faulting in the Cicero Peak Quadrangle, Black Hills, South Dakota. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p.569
Lincoln, Timothy N. and Lincoln, Beth Z., 2003, Geology of the Cicero Peak and Mount Coolidge Quadrangles, Black Hills, South Dakota. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs, v.35, no. 6, p. 506
Elliot Brinker, '18
Major: Spanish and French
Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
What makes you want to be a teacher or educator?
I wanted to be a teacher only after I realized what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be as a person. In high school, I found that I have an interest in languages and cultures, and a passion for understanding more of the world. Ever since I was young I’ve had a love for helping others. Despite the technology and advances that have been made in our time I feel that too many people grow up only understanding the bubble that they live in. It is my desire to help open people’s eyes, and allow them to connect with more of humanity that drives me towards education.
What do you love about being in Albion's Shurmur Center?
The two things that I love most about the Shurmur Center are the support that it provides and shared passion of the entire center and education department. You are supported on every level and through every step of the process towards becoming an educator. The staff and faculty foster close connections with the students and professionals in field and in the classroom. It is always easy to tell that the driving force behind these connections is the passion of those involved in the Center.
This passion extends beyond the Albion College students that they teach and is rooted in a concern for the students that will be taught by the graduates of the Shurmur Center. While every Shurmur Center student is supported and encouraged, we are taught to reflect on our own interests and goals to assure that we are the most effective in our future jobs as educators.
How do you think this experience will help you in your career goals?
The Shurmur Center and the education department really prepare you to excel as an educator in the future. The program includes large amounts of field experience, starting with the very first course, which really prepare you to be in the classroom. For many people, it helps them decide what kind of field they want to go into. This reflects the Center’s desire to help the students of future graduates before anything else. On a more personal basis, the program very closely reflects my own personal career goals, not only in becoming a teacher, but by helping me become the kind of teacher I want to be. Albion’s teacher education program focuses on a holistic teaching approach that I feel will best assist my future students in their own goals and educations.
What do you love about Albion College?
So much of what I learn and what I do at Albion reflects my life and my future life. Almost all of my experiences at Albion College have not only educated me as a student, but also as a person. At Albion, I don’t feel any disconnect between my school experiences and the world around me. It is not that every fact I learn is specifically relevant to my own life, but every professor, student, or person I meet here helps me understand how everything is a lesson and how those lessons can help me shape my future.