September 4, 2017
Johnson State College faculty from diverse disciplines will discuss their research in a campus lecture series that begins Sept. 14 and runs through most of the 2017-18 academic year.
The talks, all 4-5 p.m. in the Stearns Student Center Cinema, are free and open to the public. The series is supported by the JSC president’s office and Vermont chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
The faculty and topics include:
- Sept. 14, Gina Mireault, “Carry On: Infants’ Linguistic Experiences in Strollers & Backpacks;” how backpacks and other infant carriers can boost language opportunities for infants in their first year compared with strollers
- Dec. 14, Amy Welch, “To Run or Relax? Exploring the Arousal Antithesis for Stress Management;” a comparison of biofeedback and exercise in improving psychological health
- Feb. 8, 2018, Brendan Kelly, “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis;” how our personal well-being and the climate’s health are connected
- March 8, 2018, Hans Haverkamp, “Pulmonary Airway Function During and After Exercise in the Asthmatic;” an overview of asthma and how exercise can reduce asthmatic symptoms
- March 29, 2018, Leslie Johnson,” More Than Just ‘Baby Weight:’ The Stigma of Retaining Weight Gained During Pregnancy and Its Relation to New Mothers’ Well-Being and Comfort as Mothers”
- May 10, Maris Wolff, “The Unwritten Language of Hula;” the language of the indigenous Hawaiian people
On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a two-campus institution of higher education that combines the best of both colleges’ nationally recognized liberal arts and professional programs under a single administration. Driven by a mission to provide a high-quality, accessible, inclusive education for students in the state, the region, the nation and online, NVU will begin recruiting in fall 2017 for its first class starting in fall 2018.