The Fifth International Mountain Day Celebration at Utah Valley University

5th Annual International Mountain Day Celebration

at Utah Valley University

Hosted by

Utah Valley University Library, LI120

December 5, 2014

Orem, UT

AGENDA

10:00 am Opening Remarks by Joseph McCain, President, Utah International Mountain

Forum (2013-2014), Utah Valley University with further introduction of Dr. Rusty Butler, Associate Vice President, International Affairs and Diplomacy, focal point for

Mountain Partnership, Utah Valley University

10:10 am Greetings by Dr. Rusty Butler, Associate Vice President, International

Affairs and Diplomacy, focal point for Mountain Partnership, Utah

Valley University and reading letters with greetings from the Mountain

Partnership Members:

The Mountain Institute;
City of Orem;
Gruppman International Music Institute;
and

Video greetings from Conrad Anker, prominent mountain climber and author
10:29 am Dane Ross, Vice President of the Sustainable Mountain Development Club,
Utah Valley University presents Certificate to Dr. Butler

10:30 am Remarks by Jesler Molina, President of Utah International Mountain Forum

(UIMF) with further introduction of Colten Sponseller, Vice President of UIMF

10:35 am Remarks by Colten Sponseller, Vice President of UIMF with presentation of a video-documentary about UIMF and contributors to the video:

Jesler Molina
Linda Munoz
Kami Winder
Jesse Gray
Jordan Giles
Joseph McCain
Christopher Wiltsie
10:40 am Video documentary about UIMF

10:50 am Dane Ross, Vice President of the Sustainable Mountain Development Club,

Utah Valley University, presents Certificates to Colten Sponseller and video contributors

11:00 am Remarks by Christine Biehle with further introduction of Dr. Keith Snedegar,

Chair of the organizing Committee for Annual Utah High School Essay Contest

11:05 am Remarks by Dr. Keith Snedegar about project with further introduction of three

winners of the fourth Contest on March 28, 2014

11:15am Readings by Essay Contest Winners:

Melody Hatcher, Salem Hills High School
Maranda Fisher, Copper Hills High School
Brayten Torsak, Provo High School
11:45 am Dane Ross, Vice President of the Sustainable Mountain Development Club,

Utah Valley University presents Certificates to Dr. Snedegar and contest winners

11:50 am Remarks by James Nielsen, Vice President, Foreign Affairs Club, UVU

with further introduction of Linda Munoz, Vice President of UIMF

11:55am Inauguration by Linda Munoz of the Organizing Committee of the Women of the

Mountains Conference with inviting to podium and short introduction:

Secretariat

Linda Munoz, Chair
Jesler Molina
Hailey Young
Tamara Hammond
Protocol

Paola Rondon, Chair
Salifou Fofana
Djiba Soumaoro
Lisa Shepherd
Hailey Eggleston
Kami Winward
Media

Sam Siebach, chair
Christine Behle, member
Jordan Giles, member
Carlos Alarco, member
Logistics group

TBA

Cultural Program

Dean Torsak, member
Kamille Gerrard, member
12:30 pm Chris Wiltsie, President of the Sustainable Mountain Development Club,

Utah Valley University presents Certificates to the members of the organizing

committee

12:30 pm-

1:00pm Refreshments

1:00 pm Remarks by Toni Medina, President, Foreign Affairs Club, UVU with further introduction of Dr. Michael L. Minch; Professor, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Utah Valley University

1:10 pm Presentation of the Sustainable Mountain Development and Conflict Transformation Global Database

Dr. Michael L. Minch; Professor, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Utah Valley University

1:30 pm Q&A with Toni Medina as moderator

1:45 pm Chris Wiltsie, President of the Sustainable Mountain Development Club,

Utah Valley University presents Certificate to Dr. Minch

2:00 pm Remarks by Colten Sponseller, Vice President of UIMF with further introduction

of Dr. Daniel Fairbanks; Dean, College of Science & Health, Utah Valley

University

2:10pm Presentation: Quinoa: From the Andes the World’s Most Nutritious Food

Dr. Daniel Fairbanks; Dean, College of Science & Health, Utah Valley University

2:35 pm Q&A with Colten Sponseller as moderator

2:50 pm Chris Wiltsie presents Certificate to Dr. Fairbanks

3:00 pm Remarks by Jesler Molina, President of UIMF with further introduction of Dr. Jeff Torlina Associate Professor of Sociology, Utah Valley University

3:10pm Panel of Regional Scholars on Family Farming

Don Earl Albrecht; Director of Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University

Dr. Carol Ward; Associate Professor of Sociology, Brigham Young University

Dr. Jeff Torlina; Associate Professor of Sociology, Utah Valley University

4:10 pm Q&A with Dr. Torlina as moderator

4:30 pm Chris Wiltsie presents Certificates to participants of the panel

4:40 pm Remarks by Dr. Baktybek Abdrisaev, Advisor, UIMF, with summary of the results of IMD 2014 celebrations and plans for 2015

4:50 pm Chris Wiltsie presents certificate to other contributors of the IMD 2014

Greetings from: Dr. Butler

14-12-04-1-LETTER-FROM DR. BUTLER

Greetings from: The Mountain Institute

14-12-04-2-Letter to UVU for IMD 2014-AT

Greetings from: Orem City

14-12-04-3-UVU Letter

Greetings from: Gruppman International Music Institute

14-11-24-Letter-of-greetings-GIMI

Video greetings from Conrad Anker, prominent mountain climber”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Y7VZPjHhw&feature=youtu.be

Video: Utah International Mountain Forum and the United Nations Sustainable Mountain Development Agenda”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTo2W-U6VU