Discussion Groups 2005

Freshman Discussion Groups

The freshman discussion groups for The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down start on Wednesday, August 17 at Bartow Arena at 1:30. Students are encouraged to gather at 1:15 to be broken into groups of 28 for the 54 discussion groups.

The freshman discussion groups will introduce students to the kinds of intellectual inquiry and exchange they can expect in college classes. The discussion groups will allow students to hear and react to ideas, facts, and opinions that challenge their personal beliefs. Students are encouraged to come with open minds and respect for others' opinions, both of which are fundamental prerequisites for college preparedness.

Aug. 17 1:30-3:30
Multiple locations

Brown Bag Panel Discussions for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Sept. 7 12:00 - 1:00 pm
West Pavilion
Conference Room E
Brown Bag Panel Discussion #1 for faculty, staff, and students:
  • Carol Dashiff, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Graduate Studies in Nursing
  • Kathleen Nelson, M,D., Professor and Sr. Associate Dean, Pediatrics
  • Gregory Pence, Ph.D., Professor, Philosophy, and SOM (ethics)
  • Ferris Ritchey, PhD., Professor and Chair, Sociology
Oct. 11 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Hill University Center auditorium
Brown Bag Panel Discussion #2 for faculty, staff, and students:
  • Theodore Benditt, Ph.D., Professor, Philosophy
  • William Cockerham, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology
  • Marilyn Crain, M.P.H., M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Claire Lenker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, Social Worker, Pediatrics

Dorm Discussion Groups for students

Sept. 15-
Oct. 15
multiple times
Residence Halls
Dorm Discussion Groups for freshman students
Nov. 8 - Nov. 23 Multiple times
Residence halls
Dorm Discussion Groups for all students

Some UAB courses using the book

U105 University 105
EH 102 Composition II
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Pediatrics 10-418 Culture, Disease, and Healing