CCU Guest Speakers

Listed below are upcoming and previous Celebrating Culturual Uniqueness guest speakers.

Daniel Juday
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Daniel Juday
Daniel Juday is a speaker, trainer and consultant in the diversity and inclusion, leadership development and employee engagement space. Juday highlights the humanity and shared values at play and brings in innovative content, new ideas and strategic exercises to support learning and growth in ways that are meaningful and productive to all involved. Daniel loves traveling, meeting new people and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believe that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building and professional growth. As the former Director for the Ohio and Indiana Diversity Councils, Daniel took a fledgling organization and grew its corporate membership ranks by almost 2,000% in two years. He now owns and runs his own speaking and consulting business and works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards and corporate entities - all in pursuit to help them grow their leadership impact and make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He can be found online at https://www.danieljuday.com/.

 


Betsy Struxness
Monday, March 19, 2018
Marion Center

Betsy Struxness

The Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness initiative hosted a former star from the musical “Hamilton.” With class discussions featuring the book “Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life,” students will continue to examine the cultural impact both the musical, and Alexander Hamilton himself, have had on our country.

Betsy Struxness is a performer and photographer based in New York City. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, Betsy has gone on to all sorts of performing adventures from cruise ships to voiceovers, Broadway to TV, you name it. On Broadway, Betsy made her debut with Wicked, and then very quickly joined the cast of Memphis right before its run into the Tonys. Her first originating experience was with Leap of Faith, to be joined in swift succession by Scandalous and Matilda. Her biggest honor to date though has been bringing the smash hit Hamilton from the workshop to off-Broadway to Broadway. Other credits include: Theater: Shakespeare in Love (Viola)-Virgina Rep; Wicked (ensemble, Nessarose u/s)-Chicago & San Francisco; All Shook Up (ensemble, Sandra & Natalie u/s)-1st National Tour; TV: Onion News Network, Broad City and Louie; Voiceovers: Checkers, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Century Link, Shell, Geico, Stolichnaya, GoGurt. In between all that however, Betsy enjoys her free time as a traveler and photographer. Shooting everything from landscapes to portraits. Bridging the gap between the performer and photographer, you can check out Betsy’s semi-known Hamilton-inspired series: #StruxSelfie. www.betsystruxness.com Twitter and Instagram: @be_strux

Event Video – Betsy Struxness