Lectures presented on learning, coping with cancer, medical geology

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents three faculty lectures the week of Oct. 15.

Beth Rogowsky, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, will talk about her research on “Learning Styles” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Warren Student Services Center, room 004.

Her talk will focus on her research concerning teaching to a student’s learning style—especially for “auditory” learners—that has been shown to be detrimental to their academic success. Learn about the mounting research AGAINST tailoring instruction to a student’s learning style.

Skye Chernichky-Karcher, assistant professor of communication studies, will speak on “Parents Coping with Cancer: Understanding Diagnosed and Non-Diagnosed Parent Reports of Family Communication Processes After a Parental Cancer Diagnosis” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., in Warren Student Services Center, room 004 as part of the ICS Faculty Lecture Series.

Chernichky-Karcher will discuss her research that examines these processes and their utility for how families cope with cancer. Her presentation will review the unique challenges parents face as they experience and communicate about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and remission.

Also, Brett McLaurin, professor in the Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences will speak on, “Medical Geology: Mineral Dust Origin, Exposure Processes and Potential Health Impact,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hartline Science Center, Kuster Auditorium. Medical Geology is a multi-disciplinary field of study in geology focused on the health effects of geologic materials and processes on humans. Such health effects can be good or possibly hazardous.

All events are free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,300 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.