University Theme

University Theme Events

Find below a listing of all University Theme-related events for the upcoming school year. If you have an event related to the University Theme of Environment: A Foundation for Social Responsibility, please send an email to


October 14, 2015: The CBT Ferguson Lecture

3:00 p.m., University Union Grand Ballroom

Tyler Gage is the co-founder and co-CEO of Runa, a social enterprise that produces clean energy beverages and uses its supply chain to improve the livelihoods of thousands of indigenous farming families in the Amazon. Runa now supports over 3,000 farming families in Ecuador, and Runa products are sold in over thousands of stores across the country. Tyler has been recognized as a Forbes "30 Under 30 Entreprenuer" and recently received the Citizen Leader of the Year Award from the International Speciality Food Association.  After his lecture, he will have a 30 minute question and answer session.

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Contact Lori in the CBT Dean's Office, Stipes Hall 101, 298-2442 for more information.