January 22, 2008

Education college plans brown bag lecture series

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Four lunchtime lectures focusing on research with popular appeal conducted by faculty members from the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will take place during the spring semester.

"Ours is a collegial, supportive and productive scholarly community," said Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum.

"This new brown bag series, which focuses on scholarship, broadly defined, emanating from our faculty and students, demonstrates this. People will share work they are preparing for conference or journal submission or discuss work that is pretty much completed. I hope that faculty, students and staff from across campus will attend."

The first talk takes place Monday, Jan. 28. Assistant Professor Jennifer Colvin from workforce education and development will talk about China and its development of the field of human resources.

Professor William Coscarelli of curriculum and instruction will talk Tuesday, Feb. 26, about understanding people who are hard to understand.

On Wednesday, March 19, Professor Mark J. Kittleson of health education and recreation will talk about the impact of social networking on personal health and wellness.

Assistant Professor Peter J. Fadde of curriculum and instruction will end the series Tuesday, April 22, with a talk on intuition as learned behavior.

All four presentations will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Wham 219, with light refreshments provided by the dean's office. Audience members may bring and eat their lunches during the presentations.