FRIDAY FACULTY LUNCH

Each Friday during the Fall and Spring academic semesters, a faculty volunteer gives a 30 minute lunchtime talk on her/his scholarship and/or teaching practices. Faculty members are invited to learn a little more about their colleagues, chat with others that attend the presentations, and enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch. Talks start at 12:30 p.m. and are usually over a little past 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs.

Spring 2019 Schedule


Jan 25     Julie Kingery (Psychology), Jamie Bodenlos (Psychology),                Laurence Erussard (English), Donna Davenport (Dance), &                Michelle Iklé (Dance)

Mindfulness in the College Classroom: Benefits and Practical Strategies

Abstract: What is mindfulness, and how can engaging in mindfulness practices be beneficial for our students? During this talk, members of the newly formed HWS mindfulness cohort will discuss what we learned at the “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education” workshop in the fall. We will engage the audience in various mindfulness practices that we have implemented in our own courses at HWS. We will welcome questions and feedback from the audience, and invite others to join us in this initiative aimed at increasing awareness about mindfulness on campus and helping to expand mindfulness-based offerings for students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 1       Renee Monson (Anthropology and Sociology)

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Feb 8       John Halfman (Geoscience & Environmental Studies)

Increasing our Understanding of Blue-Green Algae and their Toxins in the Finger Lakes

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Feb 15     Leah Shafer (Media and Society)

Brand Name Vision: Props in the Films of John Hughes

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Feb 22     Lina Žigelyte (Media and Society)

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Mar 1       TBA

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Mar 8       Brien Ashdown (Psychology)

TBA

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Mar 15     Robin Lewis (Environmental Studies & Sustainable Community                Development)

TBA

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Mar 22      Spring Break - No Talk

Mar 29      Shannon Straub (Biology)

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Apr 5        Steven Lee (Philosophy)

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Apr 12      Janette Gayle (History)

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Apr 19      Jack Harris (Anthropology and Sociology) and Chris Annear                (Anthropology and Sociology)

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Apr 26      Bob Cowles (Music)

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May 3       David Galloway (Russian Area Studies & OAFA)

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CONTACT

Shannon Straub, straub@hws.edu

Robin Lewis, lewis@hws.edu


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