The Prindle Conversations on Leadership Ethics: "The Value and Values of Leadership"
A series of conversations with DePauw alumni and other notable individuals who are excellent leaders in their respective professional fields.
"The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education at West Point, Oxford and the Battlefields in Afghanistan"
Craig Mullaney, Monday, October 1, 2012 8:00pm DePauw Memorial Union Ballroom
(This event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/depauw162)
Craig Mullaney tells a compelling story in his memoir "The Unforgiving Minute." He takes us through his grueling training at West Point and his experiences as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, then to his leadership of an infantry platoon trapped in a deadly firefight in Afghanistan. He came back from the war to teach at the US Naval Academy and then work in the Obama administration. Mullaney's memoir is about his personal life as well as his experiences as a soldier at war. He writes of the pain of betrayal when his father abandons the family and about the joy of falling in love and trying to keep the relationship alive while he goes off to war. Craig Mullaney's
Craig Mullaney's book has been praised by writers and military leaders, including General David Petraeus, who commanded the military efforts in both Afghanistan and Iraq. "The Unforgiving Minute is a wonderful, beautifully written story of the education and development of a young soldier-scholar, the coming-of-age of an infantry officer, and the exercise of a small unit leader's responsibilities in a tough, complex, and frustrating situation in Afghanistan. It captures particularly eloquently and movingly the relationships among those who walk point for our nation as part of that most elite of fraternities, the brotherhood of the close fight."
"Tough Decisions: A Multiple Perspectives Approach for Returning Athletes Back to Play"
Kimberly Peer, November 13th & 14th, 2012 7:00pm Prindle Institute
Dr. Kimberly Peer, Associate Professor and Athletic Training Education Program Coordinator at Kent State University, will present her research and lead a discussion regarding return to play decisions involving athletes and sports participation. While the talk can pertain to all injuries, a highlight will be on the current trend of head injury in sport. Related issues to be addressed will be levels of sport participation (youth, high school, college, and professional), communication between parents, athletes, coaches, and medical personnel, and the role of the greater community in addressing safe athletic participation.