Event Updates from the Brown Center

Spotlight

The Brown Center invites you to our Faculty Spotlight on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Carlton Union Building’s Lee Garage. The spotlights series is a showcase of research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement of the campus community. Stop by and learn about the research of our talented Stetson community!

Details about the time and place can be found on Stetson’s Event Calendar. The two professors participating in this spotlight are:

Dr. Su Young Choi, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Department of Communication and Media Studies

Authoritarian Communication, Peripheralization, and the Politics of Environmental Hazard

Dr. Katya Kudryavtseva, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art

Politics of Display: Kazimir Malevich’s Works in the Soviet Museums (1930s-1980s)

Difficult Dialogue Workshop

The Brown Center is hosting a workshop in collaboration with the office of Community Engagement and Campus Vibrancy. Below is a description of what is being offered if you are available to attend this workshop. We are sponsoring a session on Friday, Feb. 28, 1-2 p.m. in the Hand Art Center, room 102.

Title: Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Presenters: Savannah-Jane Griffin & Joanne Harris-Duff

Teaching controversial subjects is an inherent part of some courses and disciplines. Topics around identity and values can come up in many fields, and any course dealing with current events presents an opportunity for politically-charged topics to arise spontaneously in class discussions. How we manage those discussions, however, can greatly impact how useful the conversations are to our instructional goals, and what sort of impact they have on the dynamics of the class. In this workshop, participants will learn and discuss strategies in navigating difficult conversations in the classroom.

Application Reminders

Also, don’t miss these upcoming opportunities to share your work! If you are interested in being a part of our poster presentation Spotlight, be sure to email your proposal (title, abstract, headshot, and bio) to the Brown Center and Chris Griffin (cggriffi@stetson.edu) by Friday, Feb. 28. The online application form for presenting at our 6th Annual Colloquium is now open. Be sure to fill it out by March 8!