Wagner Alum Bob Beckel is the author of a new memoir, “I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction.” Bob Beckel’s visit will be a unique opportunity to hear from a Wagner alumnus who has been directly involved in some of the most momentous political and foreign policy affairs of the past half century and exchange views with him on current events. Following the program, Beckel will be signing copies of his book.
Beckel’s political career began while he was still a student at Wagner College, when he worked for Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. After graduation, he served in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1971 to 1972 and taught politics at George Washington University. In 1977, Beckel joined the U.S. State Department as the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state in the Carter Administration, helping shepherd the Panama Canal Treaty to ratification. Carter then named him as a special congressional liaison working on the SALT II treaty and Mideast affairs. Beckel was campaign manager for Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign. He became known for coining the campaign slogan, “Where’s the beef?” Beckel went on to be an analyst on the Fox News Channel, where he co-hosted the program, “The Five.” He is now a CNN pundit and columnist for USA Today.
OX Fam is an incredible organization that helps bring awareness to class differences and hunger throughout the world by facilitating and sponsoring events across the country.
The OX Fam banquet is an event in which participants will be exposed to the varying levels of living conditions different classes have to deal with in regards to food portions, while exposing participants to the feelings and issues that come with this separation. This event is a great way to start the discussion on how to bridge the gap, and what we can do as individuals to help.
Visit OX Fam America for more information and ways to help.
On November 30, Wagner College Theatre will host a special mock rehearsal of The Most Happy Fella, their newest show on the Mainstage.
Guests will have the memorable opportunity to observe the creative process as the artists make last minute preparations before opening night. Be prepared for a look behind the scenes of one of the best theatre departments in the country, this is surely a night you won't want to miss.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the mock rehearsal. Guests will have the chance to speak with the actors/actresses.
Register through alumniconnect.wagner.edu.
Annie Novak is the founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint Brooklyn and Growing Chefs, an educational program for children which brings them into contact with farming, gardening, fresh food, etc. She will be speaking to some of the freshman Learning Communities.
AIDS awareness information
Please join us in saying goodbye and congratulations to Dr. Sara Klein, Dean of Campus Life and Engagement, who will be leaving Wagner after 9 years of service in various roles for a position at Stevens Institute of Technology. We will miss her leadership at Wagner and wish her the very best in her new position. We will be holding a reception for her in the Faculty Dining Room on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
For those interested in a career in Health Services, come have coffee w/ a successful alumni who can answer your questions!