Stormwind University is proud to announce its Colloquium Series in 2016!
WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month at the 6th bell of the evening ((6pm pacific)).
WHERE: The gatehouse at the east entrance to Darnassus.
WHAT: Stormwind University professors and guest speakers from the Alliance will present fascinating talks on academic subjects of importance to us all—delivered in a friendly and non-academic tone that everyone can understand and enjoy.
Topics may include and are not limited to:
- Martial arts and sparring
- First aid
- Defense against dark arts
- The art of relic recovery
- Mechanized automatons and other engineering topics
- Performing arts
- Psychology in the modern world
- Alliance law and jurisprudence
- And many more!
LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS
Are you an expert in your field—and can explain it in simple terms to a knowledge-thirsty audience? SIGN UP! We have spots open throughout the year. Talks should be around 20 minutes (expect about 10 minutes for questions) for 30 minutes total.
To propose a talk:
- Send a note ((in-game)) to Pommie
- ((Send an email to shoo+pommie@BlackLotus.info))
- ((Send a direct message on Twitter to @pommie_tappet))
- ((Send an ask on Tumblr to pommie-tappet))
NEXT TALK: JANUARY 20th, 6pm ((pacific))
TOPIC: Titanic Worship and Religion
Q: Wait … what?
A: It’s a monthly role-play event where we pretend a lecturer gives a public talk on an academic—but Warcraft- and role-play–related—subject to the general public. Well, the general Alliance. Talks are in the common tongue. Sorry Horde!
Q: Isn’t this just like Stormwind University’s Literary Conclave?
A: Nope! The Literary Conclave is weekly and is for fiction. The Colloquium Series is monthly and is for non-fiction.
Q: Come on! How is a talk on “The Mechanisms of Druidic Shapeshifting” not fiction?
A: It is fiction for us, the players of World of Warcraft, but it’s not fiction for our characters.
Q: Isn’t this just the Alliance Medical Association talks?
A: It was inspired by the Alliance Medical Association, certainly! But instead of limiting topics to medicine, Stormwind University embraces all “academic” subjects.
Q: FOR THE HORDE!
A: That’s not a question, but maybe Kezan University will offer a similar series!
Q: This sounds fun! May I do a talk?
A: Sure! See above and look for “To propose a talk”.
Q: What if I have a question not listed here?
A: Contact Stormwind University! Visit us on the web at www.Stormwind-University.com or contact any of the officers.
Last edited by Pommie Tappet on 2016-01-07 6:16 pm; edited 2 times in total
This all looks amazing, Pommie! :D
Excellent job, I especially love the ad poster graphic that you'd put together!
I'm really excited for this! Do we already have a calendar event set for this? If not, let's certainly make it official there and see about inviting some folks to attend! :)
Again, I love this Pommie, and thank you again for taking up this event and putting the special SWU stamp on it!
I just might have to come up with something to talk about on one of my characters, to speak at a later colloquium! :D
Love it! Once again, Pommie, you've outdone yourself and gone that extra mile! :D
Looking very much forward to Arstan's colloquium on this very interesting and rather unique topic of discussion! :) Let's see people try to debate and outdo him, this time! (LOL Sarcasm, in reference to how that one person kept debating and expounding during Oswin's Titan speech! :P )
((TY for the encouragement. The talk's been written for over a week. I did some edits yesterday and will do another one today. At some point, I should stop. >.< ))
Stop, Arstan. STAHP.
(LOL This coming from a fellow "edit it to death" writer! >_< )
But more to the point, I'm really excited to see how this turns out on the 17th! :)