SC State Launches Fall 2009 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CEHSS) interdisciplinary research committee at SC State will begin their Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at 12 noon in Staley Hall Auditorium.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series, which was launched in spring 2008, introduces SC State faculty to the initiatives taking place within the CEHSS and to encourage collaborative research projects between disciplines. The series also provides a congenial atmosphere for colleagues to share thoughts and ideas. 

Dr. Arnold Murdock, director of the Office of Extended Studies will serve as guest speaker.  Murdock’s topic will be: “The Adult Learning Focused Institution: Extending Learning Beyond the Traditional Classroom.”

During his presentation, Murdock will address the importance of employing a variety of techniques to serve non-traditional students in an institutional setting.  Murdock will also define the term, ‘adult learner focused institution’ and discuss principles of effectiveness, while providing a model for educating non-traditional students.

“The Brown Bag Lecture Series is an exciting opportunity for faculty to participate in an intellectual community and professional development right here on campus,” said Dr. Angela Shaw-Thornburg, assistant professor of English at SC State. “My hope is that students, faculty, and members of the community will take advantage of what we have to offer,” she continued. 

Dr. Carol Apt, professor of sociology at SC State, will serve as guest speaker during the Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at 12 noon in Staley Hall Auditorium. Apt’s topic will be: “The Holocaust:  How Ordinary People Can Commit Atrocities.”

For more information on the Brown Bag Lecture Series, contact Dr. Angela Shaw-Thornberg at (803) 536-7944 or Mrs. Giselle White-Perry at (803) 536-8803.