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Post-Lecture Community Conversation Moderated by Howard Teibel
At 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 4, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, join education consultant Howard Teibel for a community conversation on the week’s theme. As the founder of Teibel Education Consulting, for three decades, Teibel and his team have worked with higher education leaders to develop new habits and practices that shift how teams embody collaboration over cooperation. With the confluence of accelerating technology, external economic forces, demographic shifts and the questioning of the value of higher education, Teibel believes that the answer lives in learning to navigate building a culture of shared commitment, where academics, administrators and boards and students drive positive change. 

Library Day
Join us in celebrating this year’s virtual Library Day. On Thursday, Aug. 6, watch Chautauqua Institution social media channels for ways to share your favorite book, and at, scroll down to “Join the Friends” with a gift-by-mail in any amount.

Authors’ Hour
Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at Direct any questions to Week Six’s authors are Carolyn Haldeman (memoirist), author of Adventures of a Septuagenarian Teacher, and Karen Weyant (poetry), author of Stealing Dust and Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt.

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Birkenstock enthusiast and lover of all things yellow, Cloey Olkowski is the office manager at the Daily. This will be Cloey’s fourth season at the Daily and 20th season at Chautauqua. A native of Buffalo, New York, she is a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she majored in public relations with double minors in graphic design and psychology. Three seasons ago she placed second in the Old First Night Run/Walk and hopes to take home the virtual gold this season.