On Thursday evening, Pickard Hall hosted the first Pizza with the Professors of the semester. Professors Erin Edgington and John Peterson were on hand for a pleasant evening of conversations and laughs. Erin is a professor in the Education department and has a passion for developing her students to think outside the box and engage in the content. As a Biology professor, John has a passion for exploring why living things do what they do. Conversation throughout the evening revolved around learning from those around you and appreciating their knowledge. Erin works with Engineering professors to develop her Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculum because the professors on this campus are the experts in their fields. John share how he is working with faculty in Animal Science to perform studies on cattle. Each professor shared examples of how they have benefited from being involved outside their field of expertise because of how much they learn about the world from someone else’s perspective. The point was made that while living in a residence hall, you have the opportunity to build friendships with people that are totally different than you. Four west resident Gus had some great questions that added to the discussion. Great job Gus!
If you missed this Pizza with the Profs, don’t fret! Make plans to attend this great event:
Start time is 6:00 pm in the basement TV lounge. Please see me if you have any questions.
Photo credit: Ramsey Beckmann