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Faculty Spotlight Series 2023. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box.

The Faculty Spotlight series will run from March 9 through May 16 and features nine of our incredible faculty presenting on a wide range of topics. 

The goals of this Spotlight Series are to:
•    highlight expertise, creativity, and scholarship among our faculty;
•    invite a deeper level of understanding of humans and the world around us;
•    encourage community members to self-reflect and expand their boundaries; and
•    expresss authentic, diverse viewpoints.

Location: Minnaert Center for the Arts, Black Box

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm; dates below.

This series is free and open to the public as well as all SPSCC students, staff, and faculty. All are welcome!

March 9 - Matt Ito, M.A.

Attunement, Kuleana, and Reciprocity: Land-Centered Literacies in the First-Year Writing Classroom

April 4 - Brad Schrandt, M.M.

The Art of Communication Through Jazz

April 19 - Chelsea Gustafson, Ph.D.

Biochemical Basis of Mammalian Circadian Rhythms

April 19 - Rob Mead, J.D.

The Fraying Safety Net for America's Elders

May 4 - Patrick Chapman, Ph.D.

The Evolution of Anti-Gay Bible Translations

In the 1900s the Bible became increasingly condemning of gays and lesbians, including in some passages that do not condemn homosexuality in the Bible’s original languages. This presentation compares the evolution of biblical translations with key moments in the gay rights movement and illustrates how Bible translators export Western anti-gay attitudes to Polynesian and other non-Western cultures.

May 4 - Bin Zhang, Ph.D.

What is Culture? Understanding Cultural Worldviews and Values in Today's World

May 16 - Jennifer Berney, M.F.A. | Sarah Tavis, M.F.A. | Kathleen Byrd, M.F.A.

Letting Readers In: Writers on the Intimacy of Body and Place