SSG News 3/23/15

SSG News 3/23/15


March 18th Professors Hernandez-Muzquiz, Balzora, Kimber, and Grad held a critical thinking seminar using our heroes vs villains lecture series
theme. Students had a wonderful time engaging in critical thinking exercises.
Now Christian will interview one our amazing professors, Professor King, the Honors Coordinator on Central Campus. Take it away Christian! This is Christian Balzora here with SSG news along with Professor King. Professor King glad to have you on the show.
Thank you for having me. Alright I have a few questions for you. Does the past exist? Yes, if it didn’t exist then I wouldn’t
have a job first. Alright, if the past exists doesn’t that make
it the present? Ummmm…..I hadn’t thought about it that way… because in the African tradition the idea is that someone in your past – especially when someone passes away – as long as you continue to speak about them, they continue to exist. So I guess it does exist. So history would still exist in the present if you go along the African tradition. That is very interesting. Alright tell us about the future of history. Where do you see history going? Ummm..in terms of my field history, I think
is going into the internet. But I know that I rely heavily… and I really appreciate a lot
of the institutions, academic associations, historical associations… they have created their own Facebook pages, Instagram pages. The National archive for instance they have both an Instagram and Facebook page that I can use if I am looking for interesting information to add to my lecture or to add to my online classes. That definitely is where the field of history is headed… It will be very interesting to see history in the future. What is the one thing you would want people to know about the Honors institute? It is an opportunity to think more critically
and to have a safe intellectual space for students who are really interested in the
learning process. Well, thank you very much for your time. You’re Welcome. This is Christian Balzora with Professor King signing off from SSG News. On other news there are three more lectures left in the heroes and villains lecture series. YEAH!! On April 1st at 12:30 p.m. due to popular
demand the social sciences group and Institute of Public Safety will host COPS 3, “Bridging the gap between the student community and the police.” On April 8th the sub-theme
will be “Saints and Sinners – History and Myth.” On April 27 there would be student presentations and posters on the theme of saints and sinners. Hi, I’m Chelsea and I’m Javier and we
are part of the Dance Club. The Dance club is a club that meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. It’s about two hours long and every meeting we have a new teacher that teaches a new dance. So you always get a variety of styles – whether it be Latin dancing, Line dancing, ballet, anything, whatever you can bring to the table vice versa even if you don’t know, you can learn and apply it for whenever you go out. And we always go out on Tuesdays to practice at a dance studio. So you get to practice what you learn. So come on out to dance club.

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