Events

Schedule of Events for Michael Gates Gill

TTU is excited to have Michael Gates Gill, author of How Starbucks Saved My Life, visit campus Tuesday, October 1, 2013 for a full day of activities and conversations revolving around his story and book.

 

Starbucks Breakfast & Book Signing - RUC Starbucks
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Stop by Starbucks in the RUC for your regular cup of morning pick me up, muffin, meet Michael Gates Gill, and have him sign your copy of
How Starbucks Saved My Life

 

UNIV 1020 (or equivalent) Presentation - Derryberry Hall Auditorium
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Dead Hour)
Come to the first of two possible plenary group presentations by Michael Gates Gill.  Students enrolled in a UNIV 1020 or equivalent class will be eligible to win a coupon for a free specialty drink in our campus Starbucks.  20 drawings for coupons will take place.  

 

The Majority Becomes the Minority - The Leona Lusk Cultural Center (RUC 2nd Floor)
Co-Sponsored by Office of Minority Affairs
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Listen to Michael Gates Gill tell his story of being booted from a life of privilege, finding himself working behind the counter at Starbucks, and the transformation of values as his old world slowly falls away--for the better.

 

The Art of the Sales Pitch - Marketing Yourself, Your Skills, & and Your Product - Johnson Hall 401
Co-Sponsored by the College of Business and Marketing Club
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Students interested in the fields of business and marketing, come hear the stories of Michael Gates Gill pitching ads for Ford, the Armed Services, Allegheny Airlines, Sprint, and countless other agencies.  

 

UNIV 1020 (or equivalent) Group Presentation - Derryberry Hall Auditorium
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come to the second plenary group presentation by Michael Gates Gill.  Students enrolled in a UNIV 1020 or equivalent class will be eligible to win a coupon for a free specialty drink in our campus Starbucks.  20 drawings for coupons will take place.  

 

Coffee Tasting and Conversations - RUC Swoops Food Court
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Michael Gates Gill is a coffee connoisseur.  In fact, Starbucks simply calls these experts Coffee Masters.  Come to Swoops for a Starbucks tasting from the master.  At his final event on campus, ask questions, hear stories, taste coffees, and experience how Starbucks saved his life.