The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of USI’s College of Liberal Arts presents its 11th Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Friday, October 6, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carter Hall, University Center West
“I found myself in a tower, whose foundations were sunk so deep into the earth and whose top was so lofty, reaching up like a spire into the sky, that my whole existence already seemed bound to be consumed up and down it.” (Gérard de Nerval, Aurélia)
Session I: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Introductions, Dr. James Beeby, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and
Dr. David Hitchcock, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir, under the direction of Mr. Daniel Craig, Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Constance Swenty, Associate Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean of Nursing,
“Healthcare Teams Connect Communication Towers”
Session II: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ms. Jennifer Horn, Instructor of English, “Climbing the Fairy-Tale Tower to ‘Happily Ever After’ in Contemporary Times”
Dr. Srikanth Dandotkar, Assistant Professor of Psychology, “Towers, Signals, and Information Processing: Humans as Informavores (like herbivores and carnivores), and Human Minds as Cellphones”
Dr. Abigail Alexander, Assistant Professor of French, “Same Towers, Different Gods: Saving Notre-Dame de Paris”
Session III: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Dr. Jill Oeding, Professor of Business, “Be a Tower of Integrity: Stand Out from Your Peers in a Good Way”
Dr. Sakina Hughes, Associate Professor of History, “Women of Color in the Ivory Tower”
Dr. Steven Williams, Associate Professor of Sociology, “The Fall of Tower Records and the Death of the Artifact”
Session IV: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Roundtable: “Doors into Disciplines” (UC 2217-2218)
Dr. James Beeby, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (Moderator)
Dr. Glenna Bower, Professor of Kinesiology and Sport
Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson, Associate Professor of Health Informatics
Dr. Todd Schroer, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Sarah Stevens, Interim Director of University Honors Program
Session V: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Hanka, Associate Professor of Political Science, “The Towering Ego of the Trump Presidency: Will it Fall?”
Dr. Cacee Hoyer, Assistant Professor of History, “The Unbalanced Minaret: the Juma Masjid Mosque, Durban’s divided Indian Community, and Challenges to Early Anti-apartheid Resistance”
Session VI: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Original Poetry by Mr. John Gibson and Dr. Matthew Graham, Professor of English
Music of the Sephardic Jews of North Africa and the Middle East, performed by Dr. Norma Rosas-Mayen, Associate Professor of Spanish
Reception: 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Original artwork will be on display throughout the Colloquium featuring works by: Michael Aakhus, Brittney Byrd, Tylar Dean, Joan DeJong, Sarah Feagan, Danielle Lents, Gabe Mayer, Steven Miller, Levi Schulz, Brian Simpson. Logan Tharp, Glen Tyler, Rob Millard Mendez, Kathryn Waters, and Katy Whitehouse.
Presented by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Liberal Arts