Crime and Law Enforcement Topic of MVCDS 2011 Issue Day

Posted Feb 25th, 2011 by Wesley Flaum  Category: Arts & Entertainment


“The Long-Arm of the Law” Crime and Law Enforcement in the 21st Century”

Students from around 10 area high schools will come together on Friday, March 4, for Maumee Valley Country Day School’s annual Issue Day. This year’s topic is “The Long-Arm of the Law: Crime and Law Enforcement in the 21st Century”

The keynote speaker is Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D. He is the Professor of Justice Studies and Director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence (ISPV) at Kent State University. Prior to coming to Kent State University to found the Institute, Dan was Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Dr. Flannery has extensive experience in evaluating school-based violence prevention programs in Ohio and elsewhere. His research has appeared in Developmental Psychology, the New England Journal of Medicine and numerous other journals. He received the Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from The Ohio State University. His address will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Millennium Theatre.

Following the keynote, students will take part in a series of workshops from 9:35 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The workshops will be led by 24 experts in the topic, including Honorable Judge Cubbon who will lead discussions on the children of Lucas County Juvenile Court, as will local lawyers, a State Trooper, and FBI agents. Following the four sessions, students will gather in the Millennium Theater again for the closing speech from Fritz Byers, a prestigious lawyer in the Toledo area.

Issue Day is a day-long symposium that brings area high school students together to discuss issues that impact their lives. Past topics have included “Conspiracies,” “Life, Love and Sex, “Does God Exist?” and “Morality in the World.” The symposium is planned and organized by the Junior Class. This is Maumee Valley’s 16th Issue Day.

Students will be attending from Maumee Valley Country Day School, Springfield H.S., Toledo Christian H.S., Ottawa Hills H.S., Central Catholic H.S., Notre Dame Academy St. UrsulaAcademy, and Bowsher H.S.

Thursday, March 1 at Maumee Valley Country Day School
8:30 – 9:30 Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D., keynote address
9:35 – 10:25 Session I
10:30 – 11:15 Session 2
11:15 – 11:55 Lunch
12:00 – 12:50 Session 3
12:55 – 1:45 Session 4
1:50 – 2:50 Fritz Byers, closing speaker
2:50 – 3:00 Closing

Maumee Valley remains the region’s premier college-prep school. It is the only accredited, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent school in the area and attracts students, Preschool through twelfth grade, throughout Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan, and internationally. The school enrolls 480 students, including 171 in the Upper School and 40 in the Class of 2010. Of that 481 total, 37 percent are minority students and 14 different religions and 15 cultural backgrounds are represented. Approximately 40 percent of students receive financial aid or scholarships totaling over $1.5 million. One hundred percent of students are bound for four-year colleges. There are 27 Upper School faculty members, 19 hold master’s degrees and two have earned a Ph.D.

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