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Race in the Classroom

Panel Discussion

Bryan Information Commons

4:00 p.m.

Today’s college students have been exposed to more diversity than any generation before them. Does this mean that our classrooms today are post-

racial classrooms that are free of prejudice, racism and intolerance? Students and faculty members will discuss their experiences with race in the

classroom during this Java Jabber discussion.



Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East

Samih Baalbaki, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor at Coastal Carolina University

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116

4:00 p.m.

Join Samih Baalbaki and a group of interested students and faculty members as they discuss contemporary political and ethical developments in a rapidly

changing Middle East. The discussions are designed to help students and community members think about contemporary political and ethical issues in

the Middle East in a larger historical and religious context.



Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics 

Laura Baird, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Center

Recital Hall, Edwards Building, Room 152

4:00 p.m.

There are over 30 million users of public wilderness areas each year. Each user’s impacts are adding up to cause major damage to public, protected

areas such as state and national parks. Visitors literally love the parks to death.  It is far from clear how responsible citizens should respond to this

problem. Are we morally obligated not to visit National Parks? How should we behave when we are outdoors? Laura Baird, from the Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics Center, will discuss several responses to this challenge.



The Ethics of Marijuana Legalization

Panel Discussion

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building 116

4:00 p.m.

In recent years, the use of marijuana has been legalized in various ways and in various states. What are the consequences of this development? Is

marijuana really as unproblematic for your health as some people have argued? Join this Java Jabber discussion with students and faculty members as

they discuss the effects of marijuana legalization.



How to Survive the Trials and Tribulations of Freshman Year

Panel Discussion

Bryan Information Commons

3:30 p.m.

The first year of college brings new friends, excitement, and opportunities, but in addition it often leads to unforseen  challenges: What do you do with

the friend who does not leave you alone? How should you deal with a difficult roomate or a  very tough professor?  In this panel discussion, experienced

students will talk about the challenges they encountered in their  freshman year and how they responded to these challenges. Participants will recieve a

"Java Buck" good for $1 off any purchase at Starbucks in Kimbel Library.

Is College Worth The Money?

Panel Discussion

Kline Hospitality Suite 

3:30 p.m.

Attending college is more expensive than ever, but many college graduates do not find well-paying jobs. Is college really worth it? Should one avoid

majors in the humanities and instead go for majors in business or the sciences? These questions and more will be discussed by students and faculty.

Participants will recieve $1 off any purchase at Starbucks in Kimbel Library.