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2012 - 2013 Events



Lost? Guiding Today's Holy Cross Students
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hogan Suites A/B/C

Keynote Speaker: Eric Estes, Ph.D., Dean of Students and Departments of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College.

Workshop on helping our students navigate from first year to graduation and beyond. Topics include: Who are our students? How can we help them discern their path? How do we advise them through a Holy Cross liberal arts education? How do we help them prepare for life after Holy Cross? What resources are available - to them and to us?

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion, Inside the Professors' Studio, Wednesday, September 19, 2012
with Janine Shertzer, Paige Reynolds, and Katherine Kiel (Moderator)


Twisted: The Dreadlock Chronicles and the Politics of Hair
Monday, October 15, 2012
Levi's Browsing Room, Dinand Library

Keynote Speaker: Bert Ashe, Associate Professor of English and Program Coordinator of the American Studies Program at University of Richmond. Professor Ashe will be presenting an excerpt from his memoir Twisted: The Dreadlock Chronicles and the Politics of Hair

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion, Diversity and Teaching, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Facilitated by Amy Wolfson and Daniel Klinghard
Dinand Library, Faculty Lounge

Diversity & Inclusion Teaching Activity


An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Practice
October 23, 30, 2012 & November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012
Melissa Blacker, M.A.
Read more:

John Kabat-Zinn on "The Science of Mindfulness:"

Sylvia Boorstein on "What we Nurture:"

Sylvia Boorstein on "Loving Kindness:"

Meditation App:

White Noise via iTunes:


Integrating Community Engagement into Teaching and Learning through CBL   
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rehm Library
Bridget Franco, Assistant Professor, Spanish
Julianne Croes '12, Social Worker,
Lutheran Social Services
Michelle Sterk Barrett, Director of the
Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning

Quantitative Reasoning Workshop, November 5, 2012
Smith Labs (Room 154)
Eric Gaze, Ph.D
Corrine Taylor, Ph.D

Wellesley College Study Packet For Workshop
Workshop Presentation

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion, American Professors, Asian Students: Teaching at Jesuit Universities Abroad
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
with Danuta Bukatko and Patricia Bizzell
Dinand Library, Faculty Lounge


Students as Deep Thinkers: What the Best College Teachers Do

January 17, 2013
with Ken Bain, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Urban Education, University of the District of Columbia

Books by Ken Bain:
"What the Best College Teachers Do" (April 30, 2004)
"What the Best College Students Do" (August 27, 2012)



Writing Effective and Efficient Writing Assignments and Rubrics
with Jumi Hayaki, Michelle Mondoux and Sahar Bazzaz
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hogan Suite A
Wine and Cheese Discussion

Assignment Rubric
Assignment Flow Chart

Weekly Mindfulness and Zen Meditation Group

Every Tuesday at 8:15am-9:15, Rehm Library
Starting January 29, 2013

Mindfulness and Zen meditation are practices that require bringing complete attention to activity, thought, sensation and emotion experienced in the present moment. The practice of meditation allows us to see things as they actually are (including ourselves) and not as we think they are, or imagine them to be, or have been told that they are. The fruits of this practice are the development of clearer awareness, the capacity to stay centered in the face of difficulty and distress, and ultimately, having a meditative orientation as a continuous part of our daily life, including our lives as teachers and mentors at Holy Cross.

Higher Education Reading Group Discussion, The Highest Vocation, February 7, 2013
Author: Helen Fox


Faculty Evaluation of Teaching Performance Workshop: Use and Misuse of Student Rating
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Speaker: Susan Wyckoff, Ph.D., V.P. for Academic Affairs, Colleges of Worcester Consortium



Innovative Pedagogical Methods that Deepen the Liberal Learning Experience: A Discussion with Dr. Edward Zlotkowski

April 4, 2013
Levi Browsing Room, Dinand Library

Edward Zlotkowski is a professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University and in 1990 founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center.  He received his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.



The Personal and the Professional in the Teaching of Evolution
Monday, April 8, 2013, Smith Labs

David Jackson, Ed.D., Prof. is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Science Education, and Associate Department Head in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia.