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story.lead_photo.caption The Break-Through sculpture incorporating panels from the Berlin Wall and the National Churchill Museum are seen on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton. The college is hosting the upcoming Hancock Symposium, based on the theme of creative thought and invention.

The 2018 Hancock Symposium starts today at Westminster College in Fulton. This year's theme is: "Creativity and Innovation: Imagining Our Way into the Future."

Today's schedule

9-9:20 a.m.— Opening of 2018 HSWC: Dr. Nate Leonard (Champ Auditorium)

9:20-10:15 a.m. — Plenary Session 1

Dr. Barbara Kerr, Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas: "Bottled Lightning: The Psychology of Creative People" (Cha.m.p Auditorium)

10:30-11:30 a.m. — Executive Session 1

Ashley Tate, Founder & Artistic Director, Ashleyliane Dance Company: "Community in Creativity: Dance as a Unifying Art Form" (Coulter Science Center Lecture Hall)

Gina Shannon, Assistant Director, Clinical Skills Progra.m., Emory University School of Medicine: "Giving the Gift: Applying Improvisation to Healthcare Simulation" (Church of St. Mary)

11:45 a.m. — Lunch (Backer Dining Room/Marsh-Jones Dining Room)

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Breakout Session 1 (Coulter Science Center)

Gabe Fleisher, Editor-In-Chief, Wake Up to Politics: "Politics and Media in the Digital Age" (Coulter Science Center Lecture Hall)

One-on-One with Barbara Kerr, Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas (CSC 239)

Mark Anastasio, Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis: "Computational Methods for Modern Biomedical Imaging Systems" (CSC 138)

One-on-One with Ashley Tate, Founder and Artistic Director, Ashleyliane Dance Company (CSC 304)

Beth Snyder, Owner & Product Development, OneCanoeTwo: "Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mountains, and Canoes: The Creativity in Etsy Entrepreneurship" (CSC 206)

One-on-One with Gina Shannon, Assistant Director, Clinical Skills Program, Emory University School of Medicine (CSC 305)

Jane Mudd, Assistant Professor of Art, William Woods University: "Seeing Like an Artist" (CSC 126)

2:45-3:45 p.m. — Plenary Session 2

Sarah Lench, Chief Curiosity Officer, Center for Innovation in Education: "Beyond the Toothbrush Test: The 21st Century Imperative of Fostering the Creative Potential of Every Student in Every School" (Champ Auditorium)

4-5:30 p.m. — The National Churchill Museum's Special Relationship Project (Church of St. Mary)

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