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This event occurred on
April 18, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Coolidge, Arizona
United States

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Pence Center - Signal Peak Campus: Central Arizona College
8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, Arizona, 85128
United States
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Aaron Castro

Student Speaker
"Coaching Freedom: How Coaching a Youth Baseball Team Changed My Life."

Armineh Noravian

Engineering Adjunct Instructor
A new development in STEM is informed and compassionate engineering (ICE) model, where those who are economically disadvantaged are the customer and their voices drive the products developed by companies within which engineers are employed. It is important to start seeing the economically disadvantaged as the customers and learn from them what products would meet their needs. After all, who is to say that products for these customers would not meet the needs of more economically advantaged ones?

Barry Regan

Professor of Communication Studies
It is a common part of the human experience to determine what is true by using our past experiences as a filter and guide. However, what if that very impulse is contributing to the rise of “fake news?” What do we do then? This presentation will shed light on the role of attitudinal anchors in spreading “fake news” and how to combat it.

Carol Johnson

Professor of Honors
The Liberal in Liberal Arts education is often mistaken to mean the opposite of conservative but in reality refers to the practice of freedom. As the United States contends with societal woes such as political divide and the rise of hate groups, our higher education system is in a unique position to prepare students with civil discourse abilities and critical thinking skills that not only prepare them for a job out of college but for a fulfilling life of civic engagement.

Crystal McKenna

Professor of Biology
“How the face of science is changing, one student at a time” What do you think of when you think of someone who is a “scientist”? White lab coat? Goggles? And usually … Caucasian and male. Why is that? This presentation will explore why this is changing with generation Z, and what is driving that change.

Evelyn Carillo

Student Speaker
Overcoming Stereotypes About Mental Health

Liz Baroi

Professor of Psychology
This talk will present the common-sense approaches consistently applied by successful students from here in Pinal County and around the U.S., such as attending, mindful encoding, routine and consistent rehearsal, and understanding the link between ability and effort.

Steve Ornelas

Professor of Social Work & Psychology
Learn how to set your personal boundaries, identify negative people in your life, and identify your personal islands of stability.

Sue Tatterson

Professor of Digital Media Arts
From road trips to family vacations, we drive all over Arizona with a destination in mind. However, along the way, we often don’t explore the hidden gems or discoveries along the way. This presentation opens the eyes of the audience to photographs and capturing the lesser known landmarks, structures, and sights of the Grand Canyon State.

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