Race in the Classroom
Bryan Information Commons
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
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
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
Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building 116
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
Bryan Information Commons
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?
Kline Hospitality Suite
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.