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The Rockford University Forum Series presents speakers from a variety of disciplines and performers of stature in the arts. The series is designed to deepen and broaden students’ education at Rockford University. All full-time undergraduate students are required to attend a minimum of two Forum Series events each semester.
Admission is free* but tickets are required. Please contact the Box Office at 815.226.4100 for additional information.
*Except theater performances for the general public; Rockford University students are always free.

Upcoming Forum Events

FORUM: Sports Management SymposiumOpen in a New Window

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Regents Hall • Rockford University • 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Sports Management Symposium is an evening of discussion with leaders in the educational and sport management industry. The focus will primarily be on the latest trends in education and the path a student may want to consider when planning a career. Expert speakers will be discussing the importance of leadership, responsibility and hard work, and will answer questions raised during the discussion.

Current and future Rockford University students, faculty and community members interested in physical education and sport management are all invited to attend. This event is free.

Guest Speakers:

  • Carl Armato • Nelson Elementary School, Principal
  • Billy Cook • West Middle School, Physical Education Teacher, Asst. Principal
  • Tyler Fagan • RPS District 205, Dean of Physical Education, Health, Driver Education, and Wellness
  • Jody Flynn • Belvidere North High School, Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
  • Nick Maier • IceHogs, Personal Ticket Consultant
  • Aaron Moore • Chicago Bandits, General Manager
  • Brad Sholes • Rockford Aviators, General Manager
  • Mike Steuerwald • The Dome in Rosemont, Director of Operations
  • Jake Tuton • Chicago Blackhawks, Account Executive, Ticket Sales

The Sports Management Symposium has been organized by the Rockford University senior seminar class with the assistance of Jason Hunter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sports Management.  

Senior Seminar Class Members: Phil Andrade, Jamaul Armstrong, Jinks Arnold, Jessica Bjerning, Kyle Burger, Nick Finkenbinder, Alexis Ford, Billy Gaull, Jake Gorsuch, Chris Kimel, Nikkole Kutella, Kaleb Rich, Joe Rigg, Chris Senn, Kyle Smith, Terry Wiltshire


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