Senior Scholars:
Friday, October 5, 2018 10 a.m.

Dr. Sebastian Cobarrubias

European Citizenship or European Apartheid: what future for the EU, its borders and European Identity?

1) Queens University: Thursday, 10/4 6 p.m.
First Generation College Attendees’ Perspective on Community

2) Newcomer's Coffee Friday 9:30 a.m. meets by the membership desk,

3) Speaker Dr. Cobarrubias, UNCC
European Citizenship or European Apartheid: what future for the EU, its borders and European Identity?

Field Trip:  Wednesday,10/10 10 a.m.
Kings Mountain National Military Park

5) Lunch Bunch 10/12

6) James Comey (3/26/19) link to 20% discount tickets

7) Order your: Great Decisions 2019 edition 

8) "Lost a weekly email?"

9)  Membership renewal begins 10/15

Thursday 10/4 at 6 p.m.

Belk Chapel

First Generation College Attendees’ Perspective on Community

Faculty Facilitator:

Dr. Timothy J. Brown, Dean, Knight School of Communication,
 Community Guest Speakers:
 Kandi Deitemeyer, President, Central Piedmont Community College

Federico Rios, Immigrant and Integration Manager, City of Charlotte

Two of every three new jobs now require some level of postsecondary education – training credentials, an associate’s degree, a four-year degree or higher in a rapidly changing job market. Unfortunately, a wide gap exists in graduation rates between students from first generation or low-income families and those from higher income families. Engage with two Leading on Opportunity Council members and first generation college attendees as they share their personal stories, insights and perspectives on their educational journeys and recommendations to provide support for first generation college students. The power of social capital (networks) to equip students with the skills and education they need to build and support thriving families will also be discussed.

Friday, October 5 

Newcomer's Coffee @ 9:30 am

Meets by the membership desk
Dr. Sebastian Cobarrubias

European Citizenship or European Apartheid: what future for the EU, its borders and European Identity?
His research interests include border and migration policy, immigrant rights, social movements, global economic restructuring as well as critical uses of cartography. His current research, building off a recently completed Post-Doctoral project funded through the NSF, focuses on the externalization of border policy on the part of the European Union into Northern and Western Africa. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Geography, European Urban and Regional Studies and Environment and Planning D as well as chapters in edited volumes.

Field trip:  Wednesday, 10/10 

Kings Mountain 

National Military Park

Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle.

Leaves from the Queens University Sports Complex @ 10 a.m.

(More details)
Contact: John Ferguson at the meeting to sign up. 

Sign up:  Lunch Bunch  Friday 10/12


Baoding Restaurant, Napa on Providence , Rooster's and The Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Coordinated by BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt

Reservations taken at the Lunch Bunch table.

3/26/19 James Comey
Former FBI Diurector,
Belk Theater

Link to 20% ticket discount in the " speakers & events" page of our website. (A senior scholar thank you to Queens University.)
Great Decision 2019 edition

Available for $27

Contains topics to be discussed at our 2019 meetings.

Orders taken by
Ken Brown at the Friday meeting.
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"About weekly emails"

Membership & Dues

Renewal of membership begins on or after October 15 of each year with a new membership card. On or after October 15 new members will be issued a card that covers the remainder of the year and through December 31 of the following year.

New membership dues are $30 a calendar year that also includes the nametag. Renewal membership is $20 a year.

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

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http://www.seniorscholars.net/speakers-events.html for a list of monthly speakers.


Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

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