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Liberal Arts Day

at 10:00AM to 2:00PM -

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Love what you do! Learn more about jobs in Liberal Arts and the AACC majors that support them.

Meet with faculty from each department and discuss the courses offered. Sit in on short presentations from our faculty and students that let you know what you can do with a degree in Liberal Arts. 

Liberal Arts Day events:

11 a.m.-noon

Personalizing the Past
Professor Frank Alduino, Ph.D.

Discover how Alduino's genealogically based project gives students an opportunity to explore their own historical past and make history personal and less esoteric. Scores of Alduino's students have discovered previously unknown things, both good and bad, about their ancestors.

Time Block:
11-11:15 a.m.

Travel Abroad Programs in the Liberal Arts
Associate Professor Anna Binneweg, D.M., Professor Scott Cooper and Assistant Professor Jodie Hogan

Go on an adventure with us as we share where AACC faculty and students have journeyed through Travel Abroad programs in the Liberal Arts. Learn how course outcomes of the World Languages department are incorporated while traveling in Cuba, Panama and Costa Rica. Travel with us through Austria and Spain to see how the Performing Arts department takes experiential learning to a new level.

Time Block:
11:20-11:35 a.m.

NFL Passer Rating
Associate Professor Jim Messenger

Did you know the NFL Passer Rating was created using algebra? Why is a perfect passer rating equal to 158.3333333...? Who has the highest passer rating for this season, any single season or for a career? Find out how mathematics was used to create the NFL Passer Rating for evaluating a quarterback's performance.

Time Block:
11:40-11:55 a.m.

Noon-1 p.m.

Philosophy? What Does That Have To Do With Anything?
Professor Carolin Woolson

Explore how philosophy can enhance your life by expanding your understanding of how we come to perceive the meaning of the world around us, and how that can help us to better understand ourselves and those we care about. 

Time Block:
Noon-12:15 p.m.

From Opera to Ethnomusicology: Stuff You Can Do with a Degree in Music
Associate Professor Doug Byerly and Associate Professor Chris Ballengee

Byerly (operatic baritone) and Ballengee (ethnomusicologist) provide an overview of the variety of career paths in music with a focus on their respective expertise in music performance and research on traditional music in Trinidad and Tobago.

Time Block:
12:20-12:35 p.m.

Environment, Culture, Society: Bridging Fields of Interest with GIS
Assistant Professor Bradley Austin, Ph.D., geography

This presentation features Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an interdisciplinary mode of inquiry with a host of applications across AACC's fields of interest. Following a brief introduction of geography and GIS, examine a few examples that help illustrate how geospatial technology can be leveraged to build on the existing interests of students, faculty and the community.

Time Block:
12:40-12:55 p.m.

1-2 p.m.

Students Reading Poetry and Tribute Speeches
Students of Professor Susan Cohen, Ph.D., and Associate Professor April Copes, Ph.D.

Listen to AACC students as they use public speaking and strategic language skills to deliver speeches and poems to inspire audience members about a person, group, institution or idea they respect and admire. Prepare your heart to be moved!

Time Block:
1-1:15 p.m.

Scene from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Professors Steve Canaday, Ph.D., and Suzanne Spoor, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Sean Urbantke

Listen to faculty read a 10-minute excerpt of a scene from Tennessee Williams play. Hear a critique of the reading from a theater professional. Learn about the theater program at AACC.

Time Block:
1:20-1:35 p.m.

Bad Habits? What's a Person to Do?
Professor Rachelle Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Cue, routine, reward. Many of our behaviors occur when we go on autopilot. We check our phones when we are bored, eat when we aren't even really hungry and tell the same bad jokes over and over again. Why does this happen, and how can we use this knowledge to replace bad habits with better ones?

Time Block:
1:40-1:55 p.m.


Student Union, Hawk's Nest