SC State to host Brown Bag Lecture

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CEHSS) Interdisciplinary Research Committee will hold it's final lecture for the 2008 spring semester on Tuesday, April 29 in Room 369, A wing, Turner Hall from 12 noon to 1:00 p. m. The lecture series was developed to introduce faculty to the work currently conducted within the College and encourage research projects between various disciplines. Faculty members can enjoy their lunch while spending an hour with colleagues discussing their scholarly activities in an informal setting. It offers an excellent opportunity to build professional networks and list of scholarly activities.

The faculty lecturer for April will be Dr. Cassandra Sligh-DeWalt, Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling program. Her lecture topic will be “Finding the Researcher within You.” She will present several ways that she uses classroom assignments to promote collaboration with her students. She and her students take the research from their classes and develop poster, symposia, and other information annually at the Association for the Advancement of Research in Education (AARE). Her research with her students has led to her students being chosen as research fellows and mentors at AARE. Dr. Sligh DeWalt will also demonstrate how her research with her students may also be an impetus for her continuing research and collaborating with the University of Costa Rica and other third world countries.

A list of past lectures is listed below. The committee is accepting lecture topics for next academic year (Fall 2008 to Spring 2009). For additionl information, please contact:

Dr. Charlotte Hamilton at (803) 536-8822 or or
Mrs. Giselle White-Perry at (803) 536-8803 or

January 30, 2008
Mrs. Giselle White-Perry, Assistant Professor
Department of Human Services (Criminal Justice Program)
"Criminal Justice Student Perspectives on Keys to Success in the Classroom".
Location: 121 A, Turner Hall

February 27, 2008
Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages
"Challenges of Communication Education.
Location: 369 A, Turner Hall

March 26, 2008
Dr. Angela Shaw-Thornburg, Assistant Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages
"Minstrels in Copenhagen: Travel to Europe in the Fiction of African American Women"
Location: 369 A, Turner Hall

April 29, 2008
Cassandra Sligh-DeWalt, Ph.D., C. R. C.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counseling Program)
"Finding the Researcher within You"
Location: 369 A, Turner Hall