It’s 3017 and the world is experiencing an apocalypse. The last surviving people consist of University of Arkansas professors, stranded on a life raft – but it can only hold one. Time is running out. The future of the human race depends on one of these professors. Who will it be?
The Life Raft debate is an engaging opportunity for University of Arkansas students to meet professors from various colleges across campus and learn about the strengths and interdependence of the various disciplines.
The event will happen at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Arkansas Union Theatre.
You – the students – will listen to each professor’s defenses and rebuttals about why they should remain on the life raft, and choose which professors to kick off. This will be done in 3 rounds, and there will be an opportunity for students to ask professors their own questions. The fate of humanity is in your hands, so choose your professor wisely.
To help us survive this apocalyptic event, we will be providing essential survival food after the debate. In addition, there will be an opportunity for prizes if you make it through the entire thing. It’s your chance to win some great gear, such as a survival pack, a Bluetooth speaker, and even a special gift from University Recreation (UREC)!
So, come support your discipline! Hear your professor out! Who will be the chosen one? It’s all in your hands.
This year’s Life Raft Debate will feature the following faculty:
- Kate Chapman, Psychological Science
- Kate Shoulders, Agriculture Education, Communications and Technology
- Noah Bilig, Landscape Architecture
- Matthew Patitz, Computer Science and Computer Engineering
About @Home: Life Raft Debate is a part of University Housing’s @Home series. The @Home series includes 14 events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year designed to promote the three primary tenants of academic success, personal development and multicultural education.