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Rocky Mountain-Cascade


Phi Theta Kappa: Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region
(Regional Honors Institute)

Gold, Gods, and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power on November 18 & 19, 2006 (Turner, Oregon)


Saturday, November 18

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Dining Room
  • 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. The Middle East, Second War and American Strategic Interest - Cyrus Partovi
  • 10:45 - 12:00 p.m. First Seminar Meeting
  • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Dining Room
  • 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Conversation with the Scholars from Student Visions - Elena Hillier
  • 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Second Seminar Meeting
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Dining Room
  • 7:00 -10:00 p.m. Activities organized by the Regional Officers

Sunday, November 19

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Dining Room
  • 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Project Presentations - The Scholars from "Student Visions"

The Hosts:

  • Art Laycock - Regional President, Omicron Xi Chapter, College of Southern Idaho
  • Jennifer Richards - Regional Vice President, Alpha Xi Zeta Chapter, Clackamas Community College
  • Heather Fair - Northern District Senator, Rho Theta Chapter, Mt. Hood Community College
  • Richard Me Waters - Eastern District Senator, Omicron Xi Chapter, College of Southern Idaho
  • Sandy Lovelady - Southern District Senator, Rogue Community College

The Seminar Leaders:

  • Seminar #1 ~ Janet Asay - Advisor, Omicron Phi Chapter, Treasure Valley Community College
  • Seminar #2 ~ Don Asay - Advisor, Omicron Phi Chapter, Treasure Valley Community College
  • Seminar #3 ~ Velda Arnaud - Advisor, Sigma Zeta Chapter, Lane Community College
  • Seminar #4 ~ Russell Tremayne - Advisor, Omicron Xi Chapter, College of Southern Idaho

The Speakers:

  • Cyrus Partovie
    earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science at Lewis and Clark College. He spent seven years in the Iranian Diplomatic Service before the Iranian revolution and from 1982-1988 he served as a Foreign Policy Analyst in the Secretariat of the former Crown Prince of Iran. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences in the Department of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.
  • Elena Hillier
    is a Phi Theta Kappa alumna and founder of "Student Visions", a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities, activities, and an environment for personal growth, commitment to community, and acceptance of all people. Its programs are structured to help students of all ages from all walks of life to achieve academic success for themselves and to extend the same compassion to others.
  • The Scholars from "Student Visions"
    are in the United States this academic year under a United Nations sponsored program which will culminate with each student presenting before his or her country's diplomatic corps at the United Nations.
  • Meder Jumagulov, Kyrgyzstan
  • Maxim Krivenko, Russia
  • Oleksandr Polozhyvets, Ukraine
  • Iryna Voronchenko, Ukraine
  • Pavel Scarlat, Moldova
  • Assel Zholdybayeva, Kazakhstan
  • Hamza Al-Shaishani, Jordan
  • Rami Ziara, Palestine
  • Hussain Qasem, Kuwait
  • Salaheddine Zaitouni, Morocco
  • Rami Sabri, Jordan
  • Shehab Taqi, Yemen
  • Eli Joyner, U.S
  • Kiara Aguillon, U.S
  • Azat Divayev, Russia
  • Andrey Ritter, Russia
  • Ruslan Almashev, Kazakhstan
  • Myahriban Seytliyeva, Turkmenistan
  • Stefan Vangheli, Moldova
  • Angela Zaki, Lebanon
  • Salah Amine Ould Hamaouda, Algeria
  • Samer Anabtawi, Palestine
  • Rezhwan Mustafa, Iraq
  • Christine Pham, U.S.
  • Michael Park, U.S.