TESOL Poster Session
Tuesday, December 6
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Come see student research on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). For more information, contact Tracy Davis at 989-774-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Living the Dream: It's Neil Gaiman's World; I Just Work in ItPresented by Joseph Michael Sommers, Ph.D
Wednesday, December 7
Park Library, Baber Room
Whether you're a creative writer, a literature specialist, a Whovian, or just someone who has time on a Wednesday night to talk--this lecture will have something for you as we unbundle the question of what makes Neil Gaiman so . . . Gaimany? And why does that speak to us so much and so well in these times? Refreshments will be provided.
Philosophy Speaker SeriesFeaturing Murray Clarke
Friday, December 9
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Murray Clarke, professor of philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, presents "Concepts and Concept Facilitators." This talk will be of special interest to psychologists and linguists, as well as philosophers.
Abstract: Philosophers have always been interested in general concepts, such as those of causation, mind, and identity. And, being philosophers, they have been and are interested in questions about the very idea of a concept: What is it for something to be a concept? What is it for someone to possess a concept? Do concepts really exist? Psychologists are also interested in concepts. Starting around the 1970s, they came up with theories such as the prototype theory, the exemplar theory, and the theory-theory of concepts. But are philosophers and psychologists asking the same questions about concepts? I shall argue that some psychologists have been providing epistemic (or internalist) accounts of the bodies of knowledge necessary to acquire concepts, while some philosophers have been providing non-epistemic (or externalist) analyses of the concept of “concept.” The questions, then, are somewhat different. Both questions are important and our answer to each must inform our answer to the other.
CHSBS Holiday Open HouseThursday, December 15
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Anspach Hall 113
2017 TLC ConferenceThe TLC Responds to Maryellen Weimer
Friday, January 27
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center
In October, the TLC welcomed Maryellen Weimer to campus to give several presentations based on her 2013 publication, Learner-Centered Teaching. Following her practical and insightful workshops, faculty discussed strategies to improve students’ engagement, skill, and independence as learners. On Friday, January 27th the TLC invites you to an all-day faculty conference to build on the momentum from Maryellen Weimer’s visit. Presenters will discuss a wide range of classroom strategies that focus teaching on a larger question - not just what students know, but what they can do with what they know.
- CMU’s climate for teaching and learning
- Designing assessment tools to develop learning skills
- Tech tools and active learning
- Learner-centered resources from the Quality Initiative
- Game-based active learning across the curriculum
- Pedagogical innovations from WI Institute participants
- Teachers talk about learning
For more information or to register online, visit the TLC website.
Fiction Writer Chris Bachelder
Thursday, April 13
Park Library Baber Room
More details to follow.
Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great LakesOn display daily in the main gallery
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)
The Museum of Cultural and Natural History
exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or email@example.com
. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.
Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open second Saturday of each month
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.