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Celebration of Teaching & Learning will be held Tuesday, April 15

April 15 will mark the 2014 Celebration of Teaching & Learning, the Mount’s annual public celebration of student achievement and faculty scholarships. The event showcases fascinating topics presented in posters, lectures and presentations that are open to the campus community and the public.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Curnutte

Mark Curnutte, social justice and minority affairs reporter at The Cincinnati Enquirer, will deliver the keynote address. Author of A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter’s Notes on Families and Daily Lives, (available in the Mount bookstore) Curnutte will touch on his experiences in Cincinnati’s marginalized communities and in Haiti, where he has worked extensively among the poor, minorities and immigrants.

He will talk about the people he has met in these communities and how their lives are affected both positively and negatively, by the attitudes and actions of the larger society.


Curnutte is a 1984 Miami University graduate who has 20 years experience with The Enquirer. In addition to social justice and issues of race, Curnutte for nine seasons covered the Bengals and NFL for The Enquirer.

His morning presentation, The Search for Common Ground and the Common Good, will kick start the day of events that celebrate faculty & student achievements.

Schedule of Events

Coffee Bar

9 a.m.
College Theatre Lobby

The Search For Common Ground And The Common Good

Keynote Speaker: Mark Curnutte
9:45 -10:45 a.m.
College Theatre

Women’s & Children’s Rights Are Human Rights

10:45 -11:45 a.m.
Clifford Room
A Panel with Mary K Fleming, Ph. D., Nazneen Kane, Ph.D., Kate Lassiter, Ph. D., & Jennifer Morris, Ph. D.

Ethical Literacy in a Digital Age

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Classroom Building CL119
Robert Bodle Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and New Media Studies

Poetry Session

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Recital Hall
Featuring poets from College of Mount St. Joseph, McAuley High School, Mother of Mercy High School, Purcell-Marian High School, Seton High School (tentative participants)

Honors Convocation

Noon-1:15 p.m.
College Theatre


Noon-2:15 p.m.
Fifth Third Dining Hall

Awakened by Fire

2-3 p.m.
Clifford Room
Jeff Hillard, M.A., M.F.A., Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages

You Can’t Get There From Here: Finding American Humor on the Frontiers of Maine

2-3 p.m. 
Clifford Room
Peter M. Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History

Evaluation of a Blackboard Orientation Module for Blended and Online Courses

2-3 p.m.
Science Building SC 207
Dr. Christa Currie, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physical Sciences; Dr. Clarissa Rosas, Director, Multicultural Special Education Program; Kim Hunter, Director, Instructional Technology

Domestic Violence Awareness Projects

2-4 p.m.
Harrington Gym Lobby
Tracy McDonough, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology; Georgana Taggart, J.D., Professor of Legal Studies; Students of IDS 212



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