New format promotes creativity and innovation in an entertaining environment

February 27, 2014
Writer: Brian Baker

The March Brown Bag will be piloting a new design, modeled after the popular TED Talks. The design includes a new logo and a new name - "PIE Talks," which stands for Passion, Innovation and Enlightenment.

For many years, the University has successfully offered Brown Bag faculty seminars, where faculty share lunch together and listen to other faculty speak about topics related to learning. Typical attendance for Brown Bag is roughly 30-40 people; however, the new design hopes to bring in a much larger audience.

The program for the March Brown Bag will have a broader focus. Department chairs and fellow colleagues have identified two faculty members who are involved with creative work behind the scenes, whether on or off campus, that reflects their passion for learning, and have asked them to present at the event. This will give faculty the freedom to speak about things they feel are innovative and enlightening, encouraging them to present from the heart.

PIE Talks will create an environment fueled by creativity, inspiring ideas and a touch of entertainment.

There will be two sessions held on March 13, one at 11:30 am and one at 1:00 pm. 

Faculty who RSPV by emailing before 12:00 pm on March 12th will enjoy a free piece of pie at the event. 

For event details, visit the Brown Bag Seminars page.