AURCO 2011 Conference - WSU Lake Campus

17th Annual Conference - Ohio's Regional Campuses: Transforming Education to Help Transform Ohio

Friday Arts Walk - April 8, 2011: 6:30 - 9:30 PM (Dickie Hall)
Saturday Conference - April 9, 2012: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wright State University - Lake Campus, Celina, OH
Lake Campus photo

Celebrate the 17th anniversary of the AURCO Conference at Wright State University - Lake Campus. In addition to presentations on the teaching, service, and scholarship that is occuring on Ohio's 24 university regional campuses, the conference will also feature:
   -- as broad or narrow as desired
   -- focused on a specific discipline (i.e. Literature) or teaching topic (teaching online)
   -- held on Friday with reports discussed at panel sessons on Saturday
   -- to discuss discipline or teaching related issues
   -- to discuss adjunct issues at a regional campus
   -- to discuss staff issues at a regional campus
student essay and student poster contest
   -- for branch campus students to present their creative or scholary work
student panel
   -- new this year!
   -- for students to discuss issues of importance to them

Keynote Speaker

Steven Angle Photo

Dr. Steven Angle, Provost, Wright State University

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven Angle, Provost of Wright State University. Under the leadership of President David Hopkins and Provost Angle, the university has taken the lead in creating productive linkages with businesses and other institutions in the counties that it serves. Dr. Angle will speak to how the Lake Campus fits into the university’s broader efforts and, by extension, how regional campuses can enhance their role and their value to the communities that they serve.

Steven R. Angle is Wright State University's provost and chief academic officer, overseeing the colleges, schools, libraries, research centers, and institutes. He is also responsible for the divisions of Advancement, Business and Finance, Curriculum and Instruction, Enrollment Management, Research, and Student Affairs.

A nationally recognized researcher in synthetic organic chemistry, Angle, Ph.D., earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, his master's in organic chemistry from UCLA, and his doctorate in organic chemistry from UC-Irvine.

Angle was dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, before being named provost at Wright State in 2007. Angle is involved in implementing Wright State's campus-wide strategic plan. The five-year plan defines the university's role in the world and its future direction in the region and beyond. "We want to be known and admired for our diversity and have a transformative impact on the lives of our students and the communities we serve," Angle says.

The provost has helped define the Ohio Centers of Excellence at Wright State, which range from human-centered innovation to medical readiness. He is working to help them realize their potential, saying they could help define Wright State and have a huge impact on the region. Angle has also been responsible for the campus budget process and is deeply involved in the University System of Ohio's strategic plan, which includes converting Wright State from quarters to semesters.

In addition, the provost has ushered in a new generation of leaders at Wright State, overseeing the hiring of an array of deans and associate provosts. Developing Wright State's international programs and partnerships has also been a key focus for the provost.

Friday Night Arts Walk

Join us on Friday, the night before the AURCO conference, for an eclectic mix of art, entertainment and social fun. All forms of art and avocation-related demonstrations are welcomed. Contact Marty Kich to reserve space to set up.

Digital Photo Contest We are accepting submissions from faculty, staff, and students for the digital photo contest through March 31, 2011. There will be several $100 prizes, as well as plaques for the best submissions in various categories. You do not have to attend the conference to submit photos. Small groups of photos can be sent via email to Marty Kich at Larger files can be mailed on CD to Martin Kich, AURCO Conference Digital Photo Contest, Wright State University Lake Campus, 7600 Lake Campus Drive, Celina, OH 45822.

For More Information

Contact Marty Kich: 419-586-0374 or email: