Hiram College


The Hiram College community will come together to discuss the annual ethics theme, “Age and Aging,” at the Teach-In on Sept. 11, 2014.

The Teach-In will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Dining Hall’s side rooms. The Teach-In is a Hiram College tradition that began in 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks as a way for students to respond to and talk about the crisis. Over the years, it has evolved into a format that fosters semi-formal engagement with the ethics theme throughout the whole curriculum. Students are encouraged to pick a topic of interest and discuss it over lunch with others in the Hiram community.

With 12 faculty/staff members scheduled to co-teach on six different topics, the Teach-In is a true example of interdisciplinary learning at Hiram College:

  • “Old People Smell: Ageism in Contemporary America” by Robin Shura, assistant professor of sociology, and Jason Bricker-Thompson, director of civic engagement
  • “Beyond Face Value: Ageism and Sexism in our Botoxed World” by Erin Lamb, assistant professor of biomedical humanities, and Emily McClung, instructor of nursing
  • “They’re so Old!!! Perceptions of Aging by Youth and Adults” nu Andrea Warner Stidham, assistant professor of nursing, and Catherine Schoenewald, instructor of nursing
  • “Grumpy Old Men or Wise Old Sages?: Global Perspectives on Aging in Mass Media” by Audrey Cunningham, assistant professor of communication, and Xinlu Yu, associate professor of communication
  • “Animal Assisted Aging” by Amber Chenoweth, assistant professor of psychology, and Sandy Madar, professor of biology
  • “Thanks for the Memories” by Carol Donley, professor emerita of English, and Rick Hyde, professor of theatre arts

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