Students often feel distant from their professors, as if there is too much of a gap between them.
“We [the faculty] mystify students,” Dr. Bernice Strauss, director of Academic Support Programs, said.
On Wednesday Feb. 18, students will have a chance to bridge that gap and demystify themselves with an event that is part of the Brown Bag Speaker Series: SHSU Faculty: Up Close and Personal.
The Brown Bag Speaker Series is an ongoing program at SHSU that started about a year and a half ago. It is designed so that as SHSU grows, the informality of student-teacher relationships is not lost. This month’s Up Close and Personal will feature Ms. Courtney Winston, a professor in Family and Consumer Sciences. The presentation will be about one hour in length and will feature Ms. Winston answering such questions as, “what do you like to do in your spare time?” and “what are things about SHSU that you like? What would you change?”
The event will take place on Feb. 18 in the Farrington Pit at 12 p.m. It is set up so that students may bring their lunch, listen, and still be available for 1 p.m. classes.