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January 2016 CTU Doctoral Symposium

CTU hosts their quarterly doctoral symposium - January 2016Colorado Technical University hosted its quarterly Doctoral Symposium at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center on January 13-16, 2016. Doctoral candidates from across the country assembled to participate in workshops and make valuable connections with faculty, peers and alumni.

The Doctoral Symposium’s 112 participants had the opportunity to meet and listen to guest speaker Dr. David Levy, a professor of management at the United States Air Force Academy. Dr. Levy spoke about how simplicity trumps complexity and offered students a complimentary Kindle download of his newly published book, The Line: a very short, short story.

Workshops at the Symposium included:

  • Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Dissertation into a Business
  • Bloodlines: The Imperial Roots of Terrorism in South Asia—a Book Discussion
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things: Future Innovations
  • Scholarship, Research and Grant Writing

January 2016 doctoral symposium welcome receptionAn Alumni and New Student Welcome Reception was held on the first evening of Symposium to help first-time attendees meet alumni and learn strategies for success. “Students have noted that the symposium enhanced their learning and working with their professors has been an amazing experience,” said Dr. Gail Whitaker.


CTU Chief Academic Officer Connie Johnson at the January 2016 doctoral symposiumDr. Connie Johnson, CTU chief academic officer and provost, spoke to students and highlighted the purpose of the event: “This is about and for YOU. You are the reason we gather four times a year to discuss and debate, to teach and learn, and to share and study. You are the reason CTU’s Doctoral degrees continue to be leading among online degree programs.”

Learn more about CTU’s Doctoral Symposium series. For upcoming events hosted by Colorado Technical University, please visit our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Image 2: Students network and build new relationships at the Doctoral Community Reception
Image 3: Dr. Connie Johnson, chief academic officer and provost, delivers a powerful message of being your authentic self.