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Three Centre professors will share their Life Stories on April 16


April 4, 2013 By Elizabeth Trollinger       
Life Stories

Centre professors are much more than the classes they teach, and three professors will have a chance to show students a different side at the beloved Life Stories event at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in Young 113.

Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honor society, this year’s Life Stories event will feature (in picture, from left) Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Associate Professor of International Studies and chair of the international studies program; Jeffrey Heath, assistant professor of mathematics; and Joe Workman, professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry program. The speakers were nominated and chosen by students in ODK.

“I consider it an honor to be selected to speak at Life Stories,” Heath says. “It is humbling that our students are interested in my personal life, and are curious to find out about what makes me tick.”

Professors generally have free range over what stories they tell and advice they give at the Life Stories event, and both the faculty members who speak at the event and the students who attend look forward to stepping out of their usual roles for the evening.

“It’s an opportunity for us to leave behind our ‘student’ and ‘teacher’ identities and engage each other as people,” says Natalie Pope ’13, co-president of ODK.

“Centre faculty and students interact on a daily basis both in and out of the classroom, but I think it is rare when we share our personal story about the events in our life that led us to who we are today,” echoes Heath. “Life Stories is an event where some of those stories are told.”

For information about other upcoming events at Centre this semester, click here.



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