This year’s Common Hour, Living Boldly, is inspired by Wilson's sesquicentennial celebration marking 150 years of bold Wilson students. The fall series, which kicks off on September 2, will feature 11 talks and one dance performance. In the spirit of fostering critical thinking about pressing issues and big questions, all Common Hour events are free and open to the public.
This “Downtown” Common Hours will ALSO be held at 7 p.m. at Coyle Public Library in downtown Chambersburg.
The host of the “Warming Signs” Podcast, Weather Channel
When Doing Your Job Requires a Security Guard (11 a.m. at the Common Hour)
Being a local meteorologist, you already catch a good bit of flack. But throw climate change into the mix and it's a whole new challenge. How do you communicate the risks without causing further division? And where do you draw the line with protecting your family when threats are made against you? Join Kait Parker for a frank conversation on the choices we make that push us out of our comfort zone and where boundaries must exist.
Weather, Climate, and the Digital Dilemma (7 p.m. at the Coyle Free Library)
“Must be nice having a job where you can be wrong half the time!” Meteorologists hear comments like that pretty often… but how accurate are we at predicting the weather? And where does climate change come into the conversation? Join Kait Parker for a discussion on weather, climate change and how the digital age has changed everything. Please note: Coyle is asking people to reserve a spot due to limited seating: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/common-hour-with-kait-parker-tickets-78269…
Kait Parker is an atmospheric scientist that has studied and covered every major US storm on-air for the last decade. Before joining The Weather Channel digital team, she hosted America's Morning Headquarters on The Weather Channel and regularly appeared on Good Morning America. Additionally, she has worked as a meteorologist in West Palm Beach, Florida and Montgomery, Alabama. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Environmental and Atmospheric Science, she has also been an instructor for a graduate-level course on Climate and an undergraduate course on Storm Chasing.