‘Letters to My Younger Self’ at Southwestern College Nov. 5-9

The social science division at Southwestern College and Pi Gamma Mu are hosting “Letters to My Younger Self” Nov. 5-9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Deets Library on the Southwestern College campus.   The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge. 

“I am encouraging anyone, especially our students, to take advantage of such opportunities to listen and learn from people who are trying to help them connect the dots between college and career,” says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.  “The big picture is tying everything together: what these leaders know now that they wish they would have known in college. The theme is embedded around books, each speaker picking a book they wish they would have read in college. I think we have some very interesting speakers, very interesting book choices, and very interesting connections to specific disciplines in the social science division.”

The featured speakers include:
•       Monday, Nov. 5— Department of Psychology presents Allison Moltisanti.  Moltisanti is a neuropsychologist residing in Wichita. She received her Ph.D. from Florida State University, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Book she wishes she had read in college: “Sphere” by Michael Crichton
•       Tuesday, Nov. 6— Department of History presents J.K. Campbell.  Campbell recently joined SC faculty and the education division after 32 years in K-12 public education.  What he wishes he had read in college: “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair
•       Wednesday, Nov. 7— Department of Philosophy and Religion presents Rev. Mitch Reece.  Reece is the Wichita East and West District Superintendent for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. What he wishes he had read in college: “Canoeing the Mountains” by Tod Bolsinger. 
•       Thursday, Nov. 8—Leadership Southwestern presents Southwestern College President Brad Andrews.  Andrews earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in education from Drake University, and his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin. What he wishes he had read in college: “Shackleton’s Way” by Margot Miller and Stephanie Capparell
•       Friday, Nov. 9—Political science presents Russell Fox.  Fox is a leading voice in political science from Wichita. He received his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from, Brigham Young University and his Ph.D., from Catholic University of America.  What he wishes he had read in college: “Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community” by Wendell Berry.

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