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, May 10 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room
  • Friday, May 11 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room


DR. ANDY BRADBURY and REED STODDARD of the Counseling Center

Improving our awareness, understanding and response to student mental health challenges.  We will discuss trends in common mental health concerns of college students.  A discussion of how faculty can be helpful, campus resources for prevention and intervention, and proper referral procedures will be reviewed.


PIE Talk: (Passion, Innovation, and Enlightenment)

Friday, June 15, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MC 387 Special Events Room

Friday June 15 from 1-2 PM, MC 387 Special Events Room


STEVE HUNSAKER, Language and International Studies Faculty

Remembering Chile A perspective on travel as an irreplaceable study for understanding context.


TIMOTHY RARICK, Home and Familty Faculty and BOYD BAGGETT, Accreditation Liaison Officer

Promoting and Protecting the Family at the United Nations

Every year,  Tim Rarick and Boyd Baggett take a handful of carefully selected students to attend the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in NYC.  Here they meet with delegates from a wide variety of countries and offer social science based solutions to help them see how the family is the cause and the solution to the majority of societal problems in their country.  They also attend many different events to learn from and influence the discourse.  Finally, they have often been invited to speak in high-level events on important topics related to the family and international policy.  Come learn about their adventures and what you can do in your own sphere of influence.

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

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