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Emmanuel Jal: From Child Soldier to Peace Activist

Recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal escaped his situation and unbelievable challenges to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. Join us for an exciting and lively lecture with Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier, and political activist. Jal travels around the world to spread his message of reconciliation and peace through music and inspirational talks.

Utah Brewers Guild Seminar with Will Deutschman

Join us on Sept. 24 at 4pm at Wasatch Brewpub for an informative presentation by Will Deutschman, PhD of Westminster with Q&A to follow. This event is free for UBG members. Brewing water and its chemical makeup are essential factors in the quality of finished beer. The ion content, pH, and buffering capacity of brewing water can have effects early in the process such as with the mash efficiency and sugar profile of the wort. Later in the process, potential effects include the flavor, clarity, and package stability of the beer. We will discuss briefly which ions are important to various parts of the brewing process, how to gauge what effects they may have on the brewing process or properties of the finished beer, and how to compensate for those effects, should that be necessary.

What to Expect When Your Expectations are too High

What to expect when your expectations are too high: What strategies are effective in supporting growth and learning in children? All Caregivers are Welcome.

High expectations are important when working to raise and support adolescents, but can sometimes turn into counterproductive pressure. Hear from Dr. Sam Goldstein, Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center and national expert in teaching and learning, Rowland Hall principals, and students, about strategies that support learning and growth without sacrificing the relationship. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Emmanuel Jal: Story of a War Child

Join us for an exciting and lively lecture with Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier, and political activist. Jal travels around the world to spread his message of reconciliation and peace through music and inspirational talks. About Emmanuel Jal: In his early life, Emmanuel was recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan. After overcoming unbelievable challenges and escaping his situation, he went on to become a successful recording artist and peace ambassador.

Emmanuel's long list of accomplishments includes six awards nominated studio albums, co-starring in the film The Good Lie with Reese Witherspoon and involvement with a number of global charity organizations, including the British Council, the Child Soldiers Initiative, Amnesty International and Oxfam. In 2010, he released ‘We Want Peace’, part of a wider campaign of the same name that called for peace, protection, and justice for all of Sudan, as well as calling for an end to all conflicts that affect innocent people around the world. For his outstanding commitment to peacebuilding, he was awarded the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent 2018, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – UNESCO 2016, The Hunt Humanitarian Award, The Dresden Peace Prize and The Common Ground Award amongst others. Emmanuel is also the creator of Jal Gua, a gluten-free superfood powder An extremely resilient man, Emmanuel speaks and performs all around the world, delivering a message of hope and peace. He uses his past experiences and background to change lives and inspire youth all over the world who have become disengaged with education and society. Through all of his successes, Emmanuel’s greatest pride is his charity, Gua Africa, which supports those affected by war and poverty in South Sudan.

About the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series: UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series.This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community.

The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund. Emmanuel Jal's lecture is also sponsored by the Barbara L. & Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Register online:

All ages are welcome but it is recommend ages 12+.  Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.

UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. 

Kid Quill with MoonLander

Student Athlete

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From Executive Producer LeBron James comes an examination of the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. From LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Steve Stoute’s United Masters, Student Athlete unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of four young men at different stages of their athletic careers, as well as a coach-turned advocate and a whistle-blowing shoe rep who exposes the money trail.

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Peter Bradley Adams

No matter the form, when it comes to art, there are a number of different tacks to take. Some artists continually push their work across new horizons. Others stand a bit more still in order to continually refine the capturing of their vision. Singer/songwriter Peter Bradley Adams falls into the latter category of perfectionists chasing their own perfection. With A Face Like Mine, he may well have caught it.