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University Neighbors Lecture Series

Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-478-8634
Website: www.westcottcc.org/arts-culture/lecture-series/



University Neighbors Lecture Series Coming Events

Building Our Future: The Syracuse City School District's Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Featuring Jaime Alicea, SCSD Schools

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse

Superintendent Jaime Alicea has dedicated his career to the Syracuse City School District, having worked his way up from a teaching assistant to Chief Operations Officer over the course of his 33-year career before being named Superintendent. A member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Mr. Alicea also served on several local boards and committees, including the Onondaga County Public Library Strategic Planning Committee, SUNY Oswego Educational Administration Program Advisory Committee, Youth Leadership Greater Syracuse Founding Committee, New York State Education Department Assessment Committee. He currently serves on the Gifford Foundation Board of Directors and the Hope for Education Subcommittee.

Discussion will touch on topics such as: Overview of the components of the strategic plan including the mission, vision, core beliefs and commitments. Priorities, goals and tasks. For each of the five priorities, Supt. Alicea will share the connection to the core beliefs and how they will be measured. Using the plan. Highlight the commitments SCSD will make to actively engage with the plan.


Stephanie Miner, former Syracuse mayor

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse


Rosemary Pooler, U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit Judge

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse


Adventures in Writing for Kids
Featuring Bruce Coville

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse

Bruce Coville has published over 100 books for children and young adults, including the million copy bestseller Aliens Ate My Homework, as well as the much-loved Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher. He is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening. The film version of his book Aliens Ate My Homework can be seen on Netflix. He lives in Syracuse with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville.

Discussion will touch on topics such as the ups and downs, pitfalls and pratfalls, of a life spent writing for children; thoughts about why this literature matters; the ever-present danger of censorship; and why pleasure is the key to literacy.


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