2012 Family Weekend and Alumni Homecoming Events
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Panel Discussions with Professors, Saturday, October 6, 2012
"Money, Freedom, and Reflective Choice: Why the Humanities are Essential to Democracy"
Why should students study the Humanities and Liberal Arts in an age that is less reflective than the past and more inclined to easy answers? Drs. Joe Jones (PHRE) and Margaret Hrezo (POSC) will discuss why the questions posed by the Humanities and liberal arts are essential to human freedom, the maintenance of democratic government, and earning a living in the contemporary world.
Professors Margaret Hrezo and Joe Jones
Room 211, Young Hall
"How to prepare for and get a good job in today's challenging economy"
Dr. Hawkins will describe ways in which students at any point in their progression to graduation can make themselves more competitive to get and keep a good job in today's tough job market. After brief opening remarks, Dr. Hawkins will answer questions posed by members of the audience.
Dean Katherine Hawkins
Room 305, Young Hall
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
The Dirty Harry Problem: "Do you feel lucky?"
What is justice? How do we know when justice has been achieved? Is right and wrong easily differentiated? Do the ends justify the means? These are just a few of the many questions that we ponder as we address the topics of justice, legality, morality, ethics and fairness through an interactive, engaging and enjoyable problem-based exercise. Will you make the correct choices? As Detective Harry Callahan ("Dirty Harry") queries: "Do you feel lucky?"
Professors Tod Burke and Steve Owen will lead this interactive session, an activity they implement successfully in their classes in the Department of Criminal Justice.
Room 302, Young Hall