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Why Studying History is Important Thursday, August 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dr. Andrew Myers, Professor of History
Liberal Education in the 21st Century: The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills in the Emerging Job Market
Tuesday, September 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. June Carter, Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Exploring the World One Language at a Time: Why Studying Foreign Languages is More Important than EverThursday, September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, Assistant Professor of French
Liberal Education and Political Empowerment: How College Prepares Active CitizensWednesday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. CLC Ballroom Dr. Abe Goldberg, Associate Professor of Political ScienceWhy African-American Studies MatterWednesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
URC Greatroom Dr. Cassandra Jones, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies
Why English Studies Are ImportantThursday, September 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.CLC Ballroom Dr. Celena Kusch, Chair of Languages, Literature and Composition
Class, Privilege, and Education: Exploring Attitudes toward Education across Different Social StrataTuesday, October 4, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Clif Flynn, Professor of Sociology, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs From Sparta to Spartanburg: The Importance of Physical Education in Forming the Mind Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Jim Kamla, Assistant Professor of Physical Education Education Matters: Education, HBCUs, and the Advent of FreedomWednesday, October 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tukey Theater Dr. Warren Carson, Professor of English
Navigating the Global Classroom: Notes from Studying AbroadTuesday, October 25, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. CLC BallroomInternational student panel, moderated by Mr. Patrick McCleary
Why Studying Sociology is Important Thursday, November 3, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CLC BallroomDr. Lizabeth Zack, Associate Professor of Sociology
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