Horticulture Field Day
by Bob DuMond, Workforce Development
First of all, thanks
everyone for letting me go to the field day in Gainesville
last May. It was a great two-day experience. Three of
my students also went and as a former graduate, I was
able to get reduced rates for them to participate.
The talks the first day were good, but
the second day was outstanding. Dr. Bob Lyons from the
Ralston Arboretum in Durham spoke and showed slides on
a perennial border renovation project he completed. This
had special interest to me as we begin to develop the
maze garden beyond our greenhouse this fall. I was able
to speak with him afterwards and he was happy to help
us via the web with any questions in developing the gardens.
Dr. Jim Barrett from the university gave
a series of discussions and talks on use of different
growth regulators in greenhouse production. I enjoyed
this very much and picked up some new tips on growth regulator
application and management.
I also spent time listening to Dr. Dave
Clark speak on molecular genetics. UF is doing a great
deal of research on manipulating genes in plants to develop
and improve the length of time a plant will continue to
flower as well as dwarfism, ethylene insensitivity, leaf
senescence, and fragrance.
Dr Roger Styer from Batavia, IL spoke
on insects and diseases of perennials. Not only did he
cover the many different problems but identified the most
current control for each.
I also made some great contacts and enjoyed
the conference very much. It was so nice just to get away
and relax for a change—thanks again.
by Delores Hunt, Personal
On June 21-23 2003, Martha Richardson
and I attended this program which was sponsored by our
textbook’s publisher Milady. We were thrilled to
be seated in a room full of cosmetology instructors from
all over the United States. It is rare to have the opportunity
to experience professional development with instructors
of your discipline. The seminar is part of a Master Educator
series with certification after completing all 12 sessions.
The topics at this seminar were “Teaching
in a Dynamic Clinic” and “The Dynamics of
Hair Color.” Martha and I are both very confident
in teaching the process of hair coloring, however there
is always a technique or two to learn. The instructors
were excellent and had an obvious passion for our profession
There has never been a time in our history
that our classrooms have been filled with learners from
such diverse backgrounds, cultures and age groups. In
addition, technology plays a bigger part in the educational
process than ever before. As a result, cosmetology educators
and schools are presented the challenge of offering educational
programs that will reach every learner, regardless of
age, background, learning style, or culture. It is with
this thought the seminar catapulted us into the future
of cosmetology education. I am very proud that Martha
and I are using the newest technology available to us.
We have spent many hours learning the
WebCT platform and building online tests, getting ready
for our new home in blg.16. Our new classroom has it all
and our staff is using every bit of it. The team at the
Personal Service Institute is preparing students for the
workforce based on the current standards of the industry.
Assembly on Education Summer Symposium
by Suzanne B.
Garrett, Health Occupations
I attended both the Teacher
Preparation Workshop and the Assembly on Education offered
by the American Health Information Management Association
June 21st through June 25th in Columbus, Ohio. Both the
workshop and symposium provide an excellent opportunity
to network with other instructors and program directors
and to learn about and discuss issues that we all share
as we try to educate our students.
HIM program is not yet accredited, so it is especially
important for me to gain information about that process.
I met several individuals within the AHIMA organization
who were able to answer my questions and who graciously
offered assistance as we need it. Contacts were made and
renewed with the directors of programs in North Central
Florida. We realized we could be more proactive in our
areas (and supportive of each other) and we plan to meet
the future to discuss our own particular needs.
Teacher Preparation Workshop included topics covering
curriculum design, program evaluation, syllabi development,
and development of the professional practice experience.
While this workshop was conceived to assist new instructors,
it has evolved to include all instructors and participation
grows each year. The workshop covers the nuts and bolts
we all deal with.
theme of the Assembly on Education Symposium was “Technology:
Education’s Bridge to the Future.” I participated
in a breakout session on basic technology that covered
information on database terminology and how to set up
a simple database incorporating components of Access software.
realized from this experience that I need to gain more
knowledge in this area, but the information I did learn
will help to “jazz up” the Health Information
Systems class that I teach. In addition to this class,
there were sessions having to do with utilizing software
tools to save time, HIPAA and HIT curriculums, workforce
study presentations, and academic forums. All were very
interesting and served to emphasize future issues that
we will be facing
Life as a Summer Fellow
Pat Fleming, Business & Technology
six weeks this summer, I had the experience of an academic
lifetime at Washington State University as a Summer Doctoral
Fellow at Washington State University, along with six
other Fellows from various institutions around the country,
including Louisiana State University. The experience consisted
of daily morning seminars on various aspects of the professoriate,
including teaching and learning, grant writing, distance
learning technologies, and library research. Each afternoon,
I met with a faculty mentor who guided me in the dissertation
writing process. Seasoned with several university wide
social experiences with various WSU stakeholders, the
Summer Fellows program provided a welcome addition to
my academic arsenal.
I complete my dissertation on the intersections of disability
theory and accessibility design in an age of digital production
in the English Department’s Text and Technology
program at the University of Central Florida, the experience
at Washington State has contributed mightily to my work.
Understanding how students feel who live on a campus,
entering and acclimating and acclimatizing to a different
environment, comprehending the role of the research university
in society and how its work impacts the community college
experience, listening, talking and socializing with a
bevy of simply put, very smart people, are only a few
of the remarkable experiences I had.
such as these are more than the seminars, the research
and an immersion into another academic culture. I had
the chance to touch papyrus and learn about representative
pieces from a papyrologist. From the university library’s
book restorer, I learned how Japanese rice paper is a
key element in book repair. I plumbed the largest collection
of Virginia Woolf publications and saw rare sketches and
photographs of the author. Cultural samplings included
significant contact with Asian and Native American students.
did I offer them? On the one hand, I was able to tell
them about our Teaching and Learning Institute, our experience
with distance learning, the “typical” community
college student and the governance of higher education
in Florida. I also conducted an ethnographic examination
of the nature of disability services on the Washington
State University. In this research, I assumed the point
of view of the disabled in all the presentations and seminars
I participated in. As I complete the electronic version
of this report, I will share this information with certain
principals at WSU as well as Kimberley Smith in Equal
Access Services at CFCC. This methodology holds some promise
for those administrators and staff involved in the provision
of services for students with disability in higher education.
will this fellowship experience benefit my students? Certainly,
any time we can live the other half of the teacher-student
dyad, we can identify with the disparate life stories
our students bring to us. In addition, the time to reflect
on the collision of theory and practice in any academic
environment will translate into meaningful pedagogical
addition to the diverse seminar topics, the opportunity
to work with a mentor, the time to pursue research interests
in a world class university library, the knot hole experiences
of wearing a back pack, of riding a bicycle, of taking
pictures with a film camera, and of living in a college
dormitory made fellow life rewarding.
speaking, I completed the major literature review for
my research, toured the state of Washington on the weekend,
rafted the Idaho whitewaters, and wrote an article for
an upcoming conference in technical communication. Back
at home, albeit virtually, I taught two sections of Personal
Wellness classes to a sweltering cadre of CFCC students.
opportunity to participate in this residential fellowship
experience at WSU, in part subsidized by the
will contribute to my classroom perspective, to my academic
credentialing, and to my memory bank of actual and virtual
Nachiappan Shanmugam,Business & Technology
attended this forum in Panama City, FL on April 24th &
25th. The discussions and activities in the form covered
the following items:
A.S. degree programs: There is a tendency to create
new degree programs for every subject that becomes somewhat
popular. The better approach would be to work with new
options within the existing degree programs.
Attracting new students: The participants reported that
they tried many approaches but the results were not
very encouraging. One idea that appealed to me was to
make mini-CD’s of the programs offered by the
colleges and distribute them widely wherever students
gather. Contact with home school associations and “faith”
based groups might also help.
Long distance learning: This was discussed in some detail.
Many complained about the “user unfriendly”
aspect of WebCT. Other programs mentioned were “Blackboard”
and “Desire to Learn.”
personal objectives in attending this forum were to make
contact with fellow educators in my field (drafting and
design) and learn their teaching techniques, including
the “pros” and “cons” of internet
courses—for example, some of the software available
is not user friendly. I also visited the labs related
to my area of teaching and was impressed by the work being
done by the students. CFCC, in my opinion, is behind in
up-to-date lab facilities, particularly in the building
materials and manufacturing areas. Good and impressive
labs will attract students and increase enrollment.
visit to the concrete and soils labs during the forum
were useful in highlighting the fact that practical demonstrations
of concrete and soil behavior will kindle student interest
and make learning a lot easier. Presently, all we are
doing is lecturing and making the students read the prescribed
we are presently using a software package called “Architectural
Desktop” to draw architectural plans, elevations,
and details. Students have complained about the user unfriendly
nature of the program. In visiting the CADD labs at the
forum, I learned about a software called “Archicad”
which appears to be easier to use and truly “three-dimensional.”
After further investigation into this software, I hope
to acquire it for use in our CADD labs
Joann Rivers, Health Occupations
Conference for Nurse Educators was held in Philadelphia,
PA June 6-8, 2003. Attendance at this conference was very
beneficial to me as an experienced nurse but novice educator.
I was free to attend sessions on an impromptu basis, which
allowed for minimal repetition of material.
plenary and networking sessions were generalized to the
already identified challenges for nursing educators. These
included topics on the shortage of nurses and nursing
faculty, and diversity (generational, cultural) in the
classroom. These sessions also provided an opportunity
to network with educators across the country, gleaning
ideas that might be trialed here at CFCC.
an attempt to provide a service to students, I have been
offering test-taking workshops for my first year students.
A poster presentation provided an opportunity to enhance
that concept to include general survival skills for success
in the nursing program, directed primarily to the first
semester student. This would be a no-cost, voluntary participation
offering available for students. I hope to implement this
during the fall semester.
choosing the sessions I would attend, I focused more on
developing interactive learning strategies, which included
the use of games, group projects, and use of multimedia
techniques. Many suggestions and a “webliography”
were provided to “surf” for a host of ideas
to enhance student learning through the use of these techniques.
this time, I do not consider myself knowledgeable about
creating an online nursing course. However, in order to
move into the future of educating tomorrow’s nurses,
I recognize the need for moving in that direction. I attended
a number of sessions related to creating and teaching
online nursing courses. These included some basic “how
to’s” to strategies for creating an online
course, and provided the impetus I needed to continue
to learn more about this venue.
sessions I attended definitely motivated me to trial some
new strategies this fall.
tales and tips for staying on track
written by and for our Adjunct Faculty Members
from Adjunct Isolation? Need to Grow Professionally?
Yourself a Little TLC!
Dina Iglio, Communications
the business of being an adjunct instructor lends itself
more toward the solitary. You are the sole instructor
of the course or courses you teach. You have your office
hours, check your mailbox, exchange brief pleasantries
with your fellow instructors and then proceed to your
class. In this age of learning communities and collaboration,
ours is an all-too-often professionally lonely existence.
Yet it need
not be that way. As a CFCC adjunct you can enjoy collaboration,
camaraderie and grow professionally! This was my experience
when I participated in the 2003 Summer Fantasy Workshop
at the Ocala campus.
I was doing my usual mail “triage” when I
perused an application to write a grant to participate
in the Teaching/Learning Center’s Summer Fantasy
Workshop. The basic premise behind the workshop is to
learn a new computer program and then bring that newly-acquired
skill to the delivery of your instruction. If your proposal
was accepted, any materials needed to facilitate your
workshop fantasy were provided. So if you needed a particular
program for example, it was given to you! In addition,
you would have time, three days to be exact, to hone your
skills and create the product you would use in your class.
be told, I filled out the proposal as a lark. I did not
expect to be accepted. Yet I wanted to become well-versed
enough with Microsoft PowerPoint that it would actually
become a facilitative tool instead of a technological
burden. I especially wanted to create a multi-media presentation
outlining my expectations for the courses I teach. (To
me, explaining the ground rules to students from the outset
makes for a much more pleasant course for teacher and
my proposal was accepted. I had three days to truly
learn PowerPoint, create my presentation and get paid
to do it! At first it seemed like a daunting task
but once under the expert tutelage of Kathy Kilcrease
and Steve Hill my concerns were transformed. At the
end of the three days I had a multi-media PowerPoint
presentation that is sure to keep my students engaged
and aware of my ground rules.
Seymore, Zinnia Calleung, and Dina learn PowerPoint
with the help of Kathy Kilcrease
workshop served as the perfect forum to thoroughly understand
the nuances of a program and play! There was the safety
that comes with teachers who artfully guide and facilitate
and the time to make mistakes and truly understand the
capabilities and limitations of a program. In addition,
I enjoyed commiserating with fellow colleagues who were
informative and supportive. It was an intense three days
that left me energized and inspired!
next time the application for a T/LC workshop finds its
way to my mailbox I will definitely apply! Yet it will
not be as a lark. I will apply knowing that if my proposal
is accepted I will enjoy yet another opportunity to grow
professionally and have a great time in the process! Kudos
and much gratitude to Steve Hill, Kathy Kilcrease and
Sandy Pell of the T/LC!
E B O C
(Big EyeBall On Campus)
from the Big EYEBALL
Dave Hartley, Fine Arts
so it’s been almost a year since the last column.
Time flies when you’ve got other stuff to do. Public
demand has been practically non-existent, so the time must
be right. AND there’s so MUCH to look at on the dust-filled
campus. No, it’s not the professors’ offices,
but the CONSTRUCTION. Only at airports will you find this
many chances of being run over by a forklift or backhoe.
Fortunately, we have practice dodging the golf-carts…
Anyway, here is a list of observations from the last few
months. The list even has sort of a theme. Enjoy.
what is reflected in the glass front of the new Ewers
Center. Two, or three retention ponds (Lake Dassance,
Lake Mall, and sometimes Lake Charles…depending
upon rain), McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Goodwill.
Now we know why the business department will be inspired
by their new quarters. Just by looking at the images in
the windows, you get the full range of American business
and the economy.
stop at a third story on the Ewers Center? Let us build
until the Lord creates new languages and we can’t
communicate with each other…oh, yeah, we’re
you tried to make Jenzabar do anything yet?
SERVICE, INTEGRITY, UNFUNDED, and all the other Learning
Themes perched on poles about campus, it’s a shame
we missed the REAL theme of CFCC this year...TRADING SPACES.
The Time-Life Home Improvement Books could be the reading,
we could paint each others offices…it’s mind
those of you who use the auditorium, we now have a NEW
FORM, which is also available online. We still have HUNDREDS
of copies of the old form, which was ordered about 13
years ago. Fully half of the auditorium budget of that
year was spent just on these forms. This old one was about
ten pages long, didn’t really work for most events,
and was difficult to fill out. The new one is on computer…
IS Workforce Development anyway? Sounds like a program
for pregnant teens.
an adequate building for the CFCC Maintenance Dept. Finally,
someplace to store all those old work orders….
of maintenance…is an awning-covered porch, with
seats and benches really the image we want over there?
Maybe community service people with palm frond fans could
complete the picture.
community service folks were hard at work cleaning the
carpet in the auditorium lobby days before they tore out
the ceiling there. Your tax dollars at work.
has revealed that Osama is apparently NOT in the never
used-bathrooms in Bldg 7. Jimmy Hoffa maybe, but not Osama.
Bin Laden is apparently in one of those storage containers
scattered around campus.
you think the retention ponds aren’t too impressive,
consider the size ship that delivered that many storage
play that party game where everybody takes off his shoes,
heaps them up and then scrambles to find them first? That’s
how we are going to find our office stuff when they open
the storage containers.
Hayes is retiring, but rumor is he isn’t going
far. That strange block building with the vents
out by the entrance to the college is Charles Hayes’
retirement villa. He will be peering from those
vents, supervising construction, for many years
to come. Good luck, Dr. Hayes!
the architect borrow the design of the round air
conditioning enclosure near the new Ewers center
from Ocala’s most famous public structure:
The famous Rose Bowl which has aromatically welcomed
travelers to Ocala for many years? With a lift station
and this round thing, we may be starting a city-wide
architectural welcoming theme. Yessir, the All-American
City…flushed with success.
the Ewers Center is complete, the rest of us on
campus may feel like we are living in Baghdad. With
limited electricity and water in Building 4…we
may be living in a Third World Country.
Is it true that Jenzabar software
is being used to run water and power systems in
One wonders how many students just
never found their classes this summer, as rooms
moved from one building to another. As fall begins,
maybe some of these ragged scholars will continue
chasing rooms from 8 to 7 to 9 to 4…to...
Cheryl Andrews should get some kind
of award for trying to schedule classes into non-existent
rooms this summer. Every room that isn’t an
office is now an air handler… (Jenzabar will
solve these problems, so don’t worry).
Hope you saw Meet Me in St. Louis
this summer, because the DAY after the show, the
workmen showed up and the theatre department disappeared.
Maybe, like Brigadoon, we will reappear…maybe
in less than 100 years.
Is it just me, or does the new main
entrance to the college (the one opposite the mall)
seem like some kind of cruel joke on our retired
population here in Ocala? Will people in the new
offices of the Senior Institute be able to look
out and see the plight of fellow retirees vainly
maneuvering their Buicks through that maze? Then
there are the rest of us, in our Hondas and Toyotas,
trying to avoid them! Maybe we can feed all the
information into Jenzabar…hmmm.
That big square building on the
back of the Ewers Center IS a roller rink, right?
If it is the ENTERPRISE CENTER, why do they have
to park the thing here? Spaceships take up a lot
of …ah, space.
EDUCATION AS A SCAVENGER HUNT…Fall
2003. Join Diann Stowers and Vela Weiss as they
search the post-apocalyptic rubble for remains of
their departments. Just yesterday over at the remains
of Building 4, someone spotted Charlton Heston being
chased by mutants, or apes, or drama students, or
Be careful if they tell you they
are renovating the air conditioning system in your
building. TECO really is an acronym for “They
Eat Communications Offices.”
For those of you who still don’t
know it…Marc D’Amelio is the auditorium
manager, and has been doing a great job since last
October. He moved in, got things under control and
fixed up his office just in time for the AC renovations…
A priest, a rabbi and a Jenzabar
walked into a bar…
some kind of Iraqi martial arts thing isn’t
Just belly-up to the JenzaBAR. Is
it true they are serving JENZ and tonic?
It’s always reassuring to
see the building you have worked in for 14 years
roped off with DANGER-ASBESTOS labels. Wheeze…cough,
cough. Workman’s Comp Force Development?
This year’s theme is SERVICE.
Do we serve fries with that…? More reflections
on the reflections at the Ewers Center.
Most of us don’t know where
our computers are, either…following the renovations.
Like a wayward pet, they will return to the owner,
if you know how to call them. Just walk to the center
of campus and yell “DAVE LANZILLA” at
the top of your lungs.
Have you noticed how stupid we are
all becoming? The percentage of so-called illiterates
the EVIL PUBLIC SCHOOLS (hey, we are part of that)
are spewing into the streets keeps going up. 500%
of Marion students are reading below grade level.
20% of adults in Marion County are illiterate. How
did they get that latter figure? A survey?
You have heard about the dyslectic
who walked into a bra?
CFCC needs to follow Marion
County’s example to provide better education.
Shorten the school day, and base the entire
curriculum on one test. Maybe we too can turn
out students with a range of skills that runs
all the way from A to B…
Or we could shorten the time
required to get an AA…chop the required
courses, and get those pesky students out
of here, and out of the way of the latest
drive-through education…all inspired
by…the reflection in the window of the
an ongoing effort to recognize faculty members
who demonstrate excellence in teaching and student
learning, the Teaching/Learning Steering Committee
instituted the “Constellation Award.”
This award will be given to a group of between
2-5 faculty members who, working together, have
designed and implemented an innovative program,
project, or course that has had a positive impact
on student learning at CFCC.
year’s group award recipient was The
Integrity “I” project, chosen
from the following nominated projects/groups.
to Paul Rossiter, Mike Bannester, and Tim Ingram,
and to all the nominees on your great projects!
This winning project evolved
from an idea that emerged from this year’s
“Integrity Learning Theme.” The
idea was to construct an “Integrity
I” to reflect CFCC learning theme. The
project, which turned out to be a model of
collaboration between faculty and students,
was spearheaded by Paul Rossiter, Tim Ingram
and Mike Bannester and involved students from
Auto Technology, Auto Body Repair and Welding
The initial challenge to the
students was to build an Integrity I from
scrap resources at minimal cost and to do
all work outside of class on a volunteer basis.
During the project students
from all these areas learned design techniques,
various welding, cutting and grinding operations
along with metal preparation, priming and
painting. The students also learned about
cinder block and concrete adhesion, bond and
the project evolved, more and more students
became involved. All the students who participated
became aware that for a manufacturing process
to work, it needs to have certain things:
innovation and design, various stages in the
manufacturing process, knowledge of and skill
in using different pieces of equipment and
a team effort for completion.
Learning with Academic Systems
Judith Wood in College Prep and Intermediate
Algebra brought Interactive Learning with Academic
Systems, a system of online courses, to campus
in spring 2000. At the request of the Intermediate
Algebra students, the College Algebra class,
taught by Dr. Michael Jamieson, was added in
fall 2001. In fall 2002, Cassandra Robison implemented
an online version of Interactive English and
the College Prep writing course.
Interactive Learning with
Academic Systems allows students an alternative
to “traditional” lecture classes
with either an on-campus or online Academic
Systems class. It also engages students one-on-one
with the course content, which
enhances student learning and allows the instructor
the opportunity to provide more individual
instruction based on students’ needs.
The Interactive Learning software provides
students with an opportunity to develop a
customized learning plan based on individual
skill levels and needs.
three feel that they are providing students
with an opportunity for an appropriate, alternative
approach to learning, as well as various means
of support to promote success in these subjects.
Livingston and Maggie Davis engaged nursing
students in a learning experience, known as
the Teddy Bear Clinics, which was designed to
expose elementary children to the nursing profession.
One of the things that nurses are often asked
to do is to teach about health issues. This
project allowed the nursing students to develop
age-appropriate activities and to be creative
and open in the development of the programs
for the children. The clinics were initially
presented to students at College Park Elementary
Each clinic began with
a skit about some health related problem. The
children then rotated through
six different stations with their stuffed
animals to learn about safety, eyes, ears,
heart and pain. They were also able to ask
the nurses about their stuffed animals’
health problems. At the final station the
children were rewarded with a Teddy Bear sticker
and a coloring book donated by Munroe Regional
Medical Center. At the end of every program
a Nurse Teddy Bear was awarded to one of the
students via a random drawing.
Thirty-two nursing students
participated in the clinics along with 238
College Park Elementary Students. This year
the Teddy Bear Clinics are headed to South
Ocala Elementary School.
Zanger is an internationally known author and
speaker. Originally from the United States,
Zanger has lived for many years in Israel where
he is a journalist, television commentator,
and perhaps the world’s most famous tour
guide. He has recently become well known to
Americans through his frequent appearances on
historical documentaries such as A & E’s
Mysteries of the Bible series.
During the week of March 4th,
2002, Debra Vazquez and Kay Wilcox, using
monies from a T/LI mini-grant, brought Zanger
to campus for a four day series of events
which included a public presentation on “Symbolic
War: The Possibility of Peace
in the Middle East” as well as visits
to various classes including their English
Composition classes, Jack Thursby’s
Art History, Steve MacKenzie’s Living
in the Environment, and Dr. Ron Cooper’s
Comparative Religion. Zanger spoke on subjects
ranging from Literature of the Holocaust to
Water and World Politics.
in the project consider it a resounding success.
The public presentation drew a large audience
from at least as far as Gainesville. In the
classrooms, Zanger met with nearly 170 students.
Projects like this are what a learning-centered
college is all about: innovative ideas, interdisciplinary
partnership, and community participation.
waters is a series of four one-hour on-line
classes that have been team developed and taught.
The course, which covers state water issues,
was initially developed under a grant given
to the CFCC Science Department by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District. Over the
past three years Barb Deisch and Steve MacKenzie
have instructed the course and have developed
and modified activities, lessons, and labs for
the course to optimize student learning.
A sweeping overhaul of the
course in 2002 by Steve and Barb resulted
in it being organized into three levels that
allow students to progress from
basic conceptual knowledge
to problem solving and then on to the development
of critical thinking skills.
1999, Florida Waters was recognized as a “Program
of Accomplishment” by the Florida Department
of Education Office of Environmental Education
and in 2001, Florida Waters was one of 2 programs
to receive the “Sharing Success in Environmental
Education.” Florida Waters continues
to be a popular course, consistently filling
early each term in the
and welcome to another great year for the
CFCC Book Club!
Thanks to those of you who
made suggestions for the second year of
this effort. This year, we are going to
try to read and discuss a particular work
every other month. Other times
will be dedicated for general literary discussion
and, hopefully, sharing of each other's
writings. Each meeting will take place in
Building 1 in the Teaching and Learning
Center at noon—please bring your own
lunch. We tried to include some works consistent
with our service theme and then other recommendations
just for the plain old fun of reading. I'm
also trying to provide you with this list
in advance for plenty of reading time. Here
is our schedule:
September 15 All The Kings Men
by Robert Penn Warren
October 6 General literary discussion
(sharing favorite books, writings, etc.)
November 3 The Klan Unmasked
by Stetson Kennedy
Nothing scheduled due to end of term but
persuaded to hold an off campus reading
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
could bring a hardback book of our choice
to our Learning Resource Center. Please
me if you'd like to do this so I can make
January 12 Me Talk Pretty One Day
by Dave Sedaris (we need light reading
February 9 General literary discussion
Monday, March 8 Life of Pi by
Yann Martel (it's on New York Times bestseller
April 12 Queen Noor by, you guessed
it, Queen Noor
to see you in September! - Amy Mangan
Please send in your book reviews for our
regular “What Are We Reading Now?”
column for the next issue of Directions.
We’d love to hear from you! - Sandy