Archives for January 2019

Mapping a changing landscape: University of West Terrier to host three-day symposium on The Park of the future

How will The Park of the future look?

That will be the topic of discussion this Spring, when a delegation of experts gathers at the university for a conference on “the nature of the future and the future of nature.”

The three-day symposium is entitled “Mapping a Changing Landscape,” and a panel of experts is expected to draw heavily on historical trends in order to create a “map” of The Park as it will be fifty years from now.

The panel will include zoographers, ecologists, geographers, historians, and population specialists, as well as non-academic participants such as A.P. Civet, president, of the Society of Concerned Park Cultivators, Planters, Growers, and Farmers, Kalliope Wollybear, president of the Weather Makers, Producers and Sellers Alliance of The Park, Vadim Kobras, Chief Architect, Fleck + Stone, Kerman Astoa of Burrows and Beyond, and Wellington Whistlepig, president of the Park Association of Shops and Services.

The university is honoured to welcome as keynote speakers BirdBrains directors Gwendolyn Goose and Henry Gander, authors of “Zoocracy After Thirty-Five: A New Avian Era.”

The conference will take place April 26-28, 2019.

One-day course on Park government


The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to host a one-day course on Park government on Saturday, 12 January 2019.

The course, entitled, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Park Government,” is designed to teach everything any new Archon would need to know about zoocracy, sortition, and the duties of Archonship. The course will be taught in modules of one hour by historians Pieter Paard, Beatrice Zilonis, and Clark Cascanueces, and by political philosopher Magnus Marmoset. Special guests Noreen, adjunct professor of Human Studies, and technology expert Inari Marakatti, will lead a discussion.

The course is open to all Park residents and is offered free of charge.

The course will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., including a one-hour break and discussion.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. 12 January 2019.

Raymond H. Mink, Former Chief Archon and Park’s Chief Officer of Peace, to speak at annual Open House January 29


The President and Governors of the University of West Terrier are pleased to announce that Raymond H. Mink, The Park’s Chief Officer of Peace, will speak at the University’s annual Open House on January 29, 2019.

Mink will talk about the importance of education and the rôle that higher education plays in the maintenance of peace, order, and interspecial harmony. We look forward to welcoming Mink and we invite all Park residents to attend the talk and to discover the world of the University of West Terrier.

Annual Open House • 29 January 2019

Snacks, beverages, and brochures will be available from 12:00 until 20:30