Brown Bag Discussions offer faculty an opportunity to share lunch together and listen to their colleagues speak about topics related to learning and teaching. Come get a free lunch and experience interactive discussions presented by your friends. Faculty presenters have the freedom to speak about things they feel are innovative and enlightening, items they find successful in the classroom and best practices. Instructors who regularly participate in Brown Bag Discussions often come away with new ideas that make their teaching more meaningful.

Listed below are the upcoming Brown Bag / PIE Talk Discussions. To reserve a seat and a lunch, RSVP to

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Upcoming Discussions:

Brown Bag Discussion

  • Thursday, October 18 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room
  • Friday, October 19 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room


TIM TANNER, Instructional Media Developer

Make it STICK in Their Minds!: The Important Silver Bullet of Visual Communication.

Academic and psychological research in recent years has opened our minds (no pun intended) to how the brain works, and how different factors can increase or decrease cognitive effectiveness.

Some of the biggest discoveries have centered around the appropriate use of Visual Assets—what works and what doesn’t.

Tim Tanner combines over two decades of professional Visual Design experience with a decade of Instructional Design experience and research, to present a quick workshop about what you need to know as you strive to teach more effectively, and to “…be a light on a hill in the scholarship of Learning and Teaching”(from David A. Bednar: BYU-Idaho, Aug. 21, 2001).


PIE Talk: (Passion, Innovation, and Enlightenment)

Thursday, November 15, from 1-2 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room

Friday November 16, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room



For additional information, please contact Shirley Hawkes at 496-1157 or

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