February 7, 2011
Arts & Sciences lecture to feature misconceptions about psychology
Dr. Carolyn Kaufman, author of The Writer’s Guide to Psychology, will present the next Arts & Sciences Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, February 10 at 3 p.m. in WD 407. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Kaufman will debunk psychology myths ranging from serial killers to sex therapy and more. A Q & A session and book signing will follow at 4 p.m.
Lift weights to lose weight!
Join Exercise Specialist Tim Davis as he discusses the importance of resistance training to aid in increasing your metabolism and losing weight. Please bring your questions and your lunch for this informative lunchtime seminar. Let’s get moving together, Thursday, February 10 at 12 p.m. in the Human Performance Center, Delaware Hall 083.
Please contact Mandi Cecil at ext. 2083 to reserve your spot.
Distinguished Teaching Awards nominations submitted
More than 50 Columbus State faculty members have been nominated by students or colleagues for the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award. Of those, 34 nominees have submitted portfolios to be reviewed for the selection of finalists. Submissions are currently under review by the Distinguished Teaching Award selection committee.
Four winners will be recognized during Spring In-Service Day, April 22.
The committee would like to congratulate each of the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award nominees:
Donated birthday cakes help food pantry
Students in the TRiO/Student Support Services program are required to complete 300 hours of community service and one service project to receive a $1,000 educational award each year. The students’ 2011 service project is a “birthday cake kit drive.” The students will be collecting boxed birthday cake mixes; frosting mixes and/or canned frosting, and birthday candles to donate to the Broad Street Food Pantry. The cake kits will help less fortunate families to celebrate their children's birthdays. The service project is going on now and will end on Friday, February 25. Bring your donations to Franklin Hall Room 223, or call Stacey Rogers at ext 5531 for more information.
Bookstore offers reviews during February: Black History Month
All featured books are an additional 20% off.
Color-Blind by Tom Wise
Suggested Retail: $14.95
Columbus State Bookstore Price: $12.00
“At every turn and every corner, in every crevice and every crack, Tim Wise debunks the mythology of a color-blind society with the vigor of a statistician and the passion befitting one of the preeminent anti-racist theorists working today. You will literally lose your breath trying to keep up with the ways that Wise lays waste to the idea that we've achieved anything close to a 'post-race' society. If you don't know who Tim Wise is, you will after this book.” --Mark Anthony Neal,author of New Black Man and Professor of African & African-American Studies at Duke University
Passing Strange by Martha A. Sandweiss
Suggested Retail: $17.00
Columbus State Bookstore Price: $13.60
“This is a wonderfully intelligent and haunting book about love and race and secrets and revelations. The secrets were personal, and closely guarded. In showing how and why they remained secret, Marni Sandweiss reveals much about the American past and the American present.”
Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford University, author of The Middle Ground:Indians, Empires and Republic in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815.
And a special book for Valentines Day!
My Blind Date Went Blind by Virginia Vitzthum
Suggested Retail: $8.95
Columbus State Bookstore Price: $7.16
“In her newest book, My Blind Date Went Blind: True Stories of Dates Gone Wrong, sex and relationship columnist Virginia Vitzthum curates an anthology of the absolutely worst dates one could imagine. It’s unfathomable how rude and obnoxious people can be on dates, and yet hope springs eternal. Men and women just keep on dating random strangers in hopes of finding a reasonable facsimile of “the one.” The collection includes stories that span the generations, from “The Greatest” to Millenniums, from the time before computers to the time when the casual hook-up became de rigueur. Along with cute little tips, offensive pick-up lines, and the occasional happy ending sprinkled throughout, My Blind Date Went Blind could be the perfect reading material while waiting for that cutie from OK Cupid.” --Marie Mundaca