Westminster Thinks Big

Westminster Thinks Big

Join Westminster alumni, faculty, and students for an evening of thought-provoking, TED-style presentations. These short talks will inspire you to think big.

When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 | 6–7:30 p.m.

Where: Vieve Gore Concert Hall

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Presenters

Ranjan Adiga

Westminster Faculty

I Come from a "Third-World" Country, But I'm Not a Third-World Person

Ranjan Adiga was born and raised in Nepal. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Westminster. He is a published fiction writer whose stories have been featured in Story Quarterly and Belmont Review, among other journals. His work focuses on the immigrant experience. He also partners with Promise South Salt Lake on a summer writing workshop that centers on immigrant children and the power of storytelling.

Ranjan Adiga

Chelsea Anowi ’22

Westminster Student

Through the Lens of a Musician: What It Means to Do Enough

Chelsea Anowi is an Honors student and a second-year cognitive psychology major and music minor. She was born in California, spent time in Nigeria, and now calls Utah her home. As a student of psychology, she enjoys learning about the human mind, behavior, and the way individuals think. As the associate second violinist in the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, she fills all her spare time with music. Examining the way music and psychology intersect is part of her day-to-day existence.

Anowi Chelsea

Anthony Englert ’10

Westminster Alum

Entrepreneurship Will Save Us

Anthony Englert is a financial advisor who specializes in working with entrepreneurs, executives, and affluent families. Anthony spent 10 years with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management before joining Merrill Lynch. He received a B.S. in finance from Westminster and later served three years on the Westminster Alumni Board. Anthony grew up in Salt Lake City and has lived in New York City for the past seven years. He recently relocated to Denver with his fiancée and their two dogs. He enjoys hiking, skiing, travelling, and trying new restaurants. Two of his favorite trips involved rafting Class V and VI rapids in Patagonia and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Anthony Englert

Cliff Hurst

Westminster Faculty

To Know That We Do Not Know

Cliff Hurst joined the Westminster faculty in the fall of 2012 with 30 years of experience in business and management, including 24 years running his own management consulting practice. He teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at both the MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also a director of the Robert S. Hartman Institute of Formal and Applied Axiology. In 2018, Cliff became the editor of the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice. In October of 2019, Westminster hosted the annual meeting of the Hartman Institute here on campus. Cliff enjoys camping, kayaking, sailing, rowing, and occasional downhill skiing.

Cliff Hurst

Maggie Regier ’20

Westminster Student

The Whole Damn Cake: The Intersection of Arts and Public Health

Maggie Regier is a senior at Westminster and currently serves as ASW student body president. She has been able to design her own major—community health leadership—which combines theatre management and public health to take a holistic approach to community advocacy. Maggie is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, as well as uplifting gender-marginalized voices onstage. You can learn more about her at www.maggieregier.com.

Maggie Regier

Ned Skanchy MBA ’12

Westminster Alum

Share Your Home, Save the World

Ned Skanchy has worked in all aspects of the multifamily housing industry for the past 15 years, including management, development, finance, and acquisitions. Ned is the president of Urban Hive Properties, which currently manages a portfolio of apartments in Salt Lake and Weber Counties. Ned is a social entrepreneur and believes in finding self-sustaining, private solutions to issues facing our communities. Ned is a co-founder and board member of the Westminster Social Impact Incubator. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids and enjoys all outdoor activities.

Ned Skanchy