COMING HOME 2016: "Vocation and Service, a Journey of the Soul"--2nd Annual Meeting

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COMING HOME 2016: "Vocation and Service, a Journey of the Soul"--2nd Annual Meeting

Time: January 29, 2016 to January 31, 2016
Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute
City/Town: Santa Barbara, CA
Website or Map: http://www.pgiaa.org/3362-2/
Event Type: conference, annual meeting
Organized By: PGIAA-Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2016

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Pacifica Graduate Alumni Association (PGIAA) announces its second annual Coming Home celebration, “Vocation and Service, A Journey of the Soul.” The Association and Pacifica Graduate Institute will join forces to celebrate and honor the contributions of current and past members of our Armed Forces. “Coming Home 2016” will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 from Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The opening events are a welcome and tribute to veterans across the United States of America and are free and open to the community. “We are proud to host this year’s tribute and welcome you to our campuses,” said Dianne Travis-Teague, Director of Alumni Relations. Our veterans are called to embark on service to a cause greater than self. In the course of their journeys, they learn many things. Civil society needs to create spaces where we can learn about their journeys and welcome them home. Highlights will include special presentations by Pacifica alumnus, Eduard Uzumeckis, PhD (2011 Myth). A special screening of Ground Operations will be presented. This documentary film is part of a social action campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan foods producers. Dulanie Ellis, the filmmaker will host a panel following the screening.

Other special events include a gala reception, a faculty lecture series and an alumni/ae authors special showcase. The Chancellor’s Reception will be highlighted by the presentation of the Wendy Davee Award for Service and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

The 2016 Faculty Lecture Series will feature Elizabeth Nelson, Jennifer Selig, Matthew Bennett, Glen Slater and Dennis Patrick Slattery. In addition, the Pacifica Bookstore will co-sponsor the second annual Alumni Authors Spotlight, a spectacular showcase of publications by Pacifica Alumni/ae. The authors will share a brief synopsis of their work and sign copies of their books.

”2016 is also the beginning of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s 40th Anniversary Celebration,” said Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Founding President and Chancellor. “We are honored to launch our celebrations during the Alumni Associations’ Coming Home weekend. Forty years have passed since the idea that would become Pacifica Graduate Institute was birthed in Isla Vista, in a two-room apartment next to the University of California Santa Barbara.”

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Comment by PGIAA-Pacifica AlumniAssociation on January 21, 2016 at 12:47pm

PGIAA will be giving away 2 signed copies of The Red Book and two passes to Pacifica's 40th anniversary celebration in April! If you haven't registered for Coming Home 2016 yet, now is the time!

Comment by PGIAA-Pacifica AlumniAssociation on January 21, 2016 at 12:46pm

For everyone attending Pacifica Graduate Institute's "Coming Home 2016" next week, there will be a special "Memorial Table" set up to honor beloved students and alumni who have passed away. Please bring photos or small items that have significance to place on the table if you want to remember and celebrate a PGI loved one.

Comment by PGIAA-Pacifica AlumniAssociation on January 13, 2016 at 1:38pm

Pacifica's "Coming Home" 2016 event continues to evolve! Check out our current schedule of events---and consider offering a poster session if you have something to say about 'Vocation and Service" A Journey of the Soul."

This Event is open to the public, including non-Pacifica students. Join us! Details HERE

Comment by PGIAA-Pacifica AlumniAssociation on January 11, 2016 at 7:28pm

Callling all Pacifica alumni and interested others!--We've just announced more details and our lineup of speakers and scheduled for Pacifica's annual "Coming Home" -- just 10 days away, from January 28-31 in Santa Barbara. 

SPEAKERS & EVENTS

Coming Home 2016 festivities offer a special welcome to our military (active and veterans).

The weekend will include an honored guest, Dr. Edward Tick, Director and Co-Founder of Soldier’s Heart, a hugely-popular Chancellor’s Reception, Faculty Lectures (including Glen Slater, Jennifer Selig, Dennis Slattery, and Elizabeth Nelson), Military Honor Guard, Alumni Voices, premiere of the movie Ground Operations, Reunion Gatherings, Alumni Authors’ Spotlight and much more! Depth Psychology Alliance Founder and Alumna Bonnie Bright will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.

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