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Fall Conference

August 06, 2012

Catawba College President Brien Lewis sought to inspire and motivate faculty and staff at the start the new academic year. During the annual fall conference held Monday, August 6, Lewis referenced the late Bart Giamatti, president of Yale University and the former commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Giamatti's thoughts on "the constant conversation" in higher education; Ben Franklin and his quote, "When you’re finished changing, you're finished;" excerpts from a poem by Robinson Jeffers, "To The Rock That Will Be A Cornerstone Of The House;" and even Jerry Reed, from his theme song for the movie, "Smokey and the Bandit."