Topics List

ABORTION

  • The Supreme Court on abortion
  • "Deconstructing the Birth Wall: Changes in the Law on Abortion" -
    Dr. Richard Stith, law

ABUSE

  • Sexual assault: crisis intervention and prevention -
    Paula Dranger, coordinator of sexual assault awareness education

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

  • Academic freedom and tenure: What does it mean? Why is it important? -
    Dr. William Marion, mathematics and computer science

AGING

  • Prevention and screening for heart disease
  • Prevention of osteoporosis -
    Dr. Theresa Kessler, nursing
  • Heart failure: A case study identifying disease procedures and therapeutic options
  • Osteoporosis: Optimizing management outcomes
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Multifaceted treatments for a complex disease – Julie Koch, nursing -
    Julie Koch, nursing
  • Issues connected with aging and older adulthood
  • Psychological aspects of neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, etc. -
    Dr. James Nelson, psychology
  • "How Humor Can Make You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
  • "Why Growing Older is More Fun Than It Used To Be" -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • Community resources for older adults
  • Caring for a loved one at home -
    Dr. Carole Pepa, nursing
  • Macular degeneration
  • How to live successfully with low vision -
    Dr. Verne Sanford, mathematics
  • Elder law
  • Living wills and durable powers of attorney -
    Linda Whitton, law

ALCOHOL AWARENESS

  • Party drugs: How to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. The use of alcohol and drugs in date rape. (Videos used in presentation)
  • OWI: Moral and legal aspects of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. (PowerPoint and videos used)
  • The Best Years of Your Life: Adult and minor liquor laws, binge drinking and their effects. (Videos used in presentation) -
    Chuck Garber, campus police

ANIMALS

  • Animals in literature -
    Dr. Stacy Hoult, foreign languages and literatures
  • Trends in the valuation of companion animals
  • Trends in separation, custody and estate planning issues and companion animals
  • Housing issues and companion animals
  • Legal issues relating to veterinary malpractice cases -
    Rebecca Huss, law

ANTI-SMOKING

  • Tobacco education, prevention and cessation efforts -
    Susan Gleason, Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition

AQUATICS

ART

  • An overview of the Brauer Museum of Art
  • Current exhibitions at the Brauer Museum of Art -
    Gregg Hertzlieb, Brauer Museum of Art
  • Arts and cultures of India
  • Devotional traditions of Hinduism -
    Dr. George Pati, theology
  • Landscape images in Chinese poetry and painting -
    Dr. Benjamin Ridgway, foreign languages and literatures
  • "Meet the Family," slides and lecture about the influence of the traditional snapshot
  • "Hot Idle: LTV Steel" -
    Aimee Tomasek, art
  • The interconnection between a theology of worship and the design of churches
  • The art of “Agnus Day,” a lectionary comic strip, and why comics work as an art form -
    James Wetzstein, Chapel

ASTRONOMY

  • Death of stars
  • Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope
  • "Astronomy, Cosmology and the Bible"
  • General astronomy topics -
    Dr. Bruce Hrivnak, physics and astronomy

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Emergency vehicle maintenance: Safely changing a flat tire, jump-starting a vehicle, vehicle checks
  • Defensive driving techniques -
    Chuck Garber, campus police

BIBLICAL STUDIES

  • Current biblical studies
  • "Jesus Seminar"
  • The role of the Bible in current conversations about forgiveness: from Washington, D.C., to the work of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission -
    Dr. Frederick Niedner, theology

BIOETHICS

BUSINESS

  • Conflict management
  • Making and attaining your goals
  • Effective communication in the workplace -
    Rebecca Bailey, communication
  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, associate law librarian
  • Public relations
  • International public relations -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication
  • Federal government Small Business Innovative Research grants for small business
  • Starting a small technology/engineering-based business -
    Dr. Kraig Olejniczak, engineering dean
  • Operations management
  • Operations research
  • Statistics
  • Quality management -
    Dr. Ceyhun Ozgur, decision science
  • Regulation of the telemarketing industry by federal and state governments -
    Steven Probst, law library

CAREER PLANNING

  • International Teaching: Taking Your Career Overseas -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education

CATHOLICISM

  • American religious history, especially the history of the Catholic church -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • American Catholicism
  • Trends in Global Catholicism -
    Dr. Mel Piehl, humanities and history

CHINA

  • Changing politics and society in China
  • U.S.-China relations
  • The Taiwan issue
  • The Hong Kong issue -
    Dr. Zhimin Lin, political science
  • Classical Chinese poetry
  • Contemporary Chinese cinema
  • Landscape images in Chinese poetry and painting -
    Dr. Benjamin Ridgway, foreign languages and literatures
  • Water quality issues in China, with a focus on Zhejiang province, and comparison to Northwest Indiana water quality
  • Travel in western China (including XIan and the Terra Cotta Warriors, Lhasa, Tibet, the Khazak minority and the Heavenly Mountains) -
    Dr. Jonathan Schoer, chemistry

CIVIL RIGHTS

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Protection of religious liberty under the constitution
  • Constitutional law and civil rights -
    Rosalie Levinson, law
  • Title IX's impact on intercollegiate athletics
  • Compliance, gender and minority issues in intercollegiate athletics -
    Jennifer Samble, athletics

COLLEGE

  • The college search and decision process (for high school audience) - Katie McKoon, admission

COMMUNICATION

  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, law librarian
  • Public relations
  • Public television
  • Communication and the arts
  • Technology and communication
  • International public relations
  • Commission on Undergraduate and Graduate Public Relations
  • Research and public relations
  • Technology and communication -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication
  • 20th Century presidents and the press
  • H.L. Mencken: Newspaper Columnist -
    Dr. James Startt, history
  • Information policy
  • Reading studies
  • The history of manuscripts and early books-
    Rob Vega, reference services librarian
  • How to write a news release
  • Talking to reporters
  • Changes in the media landscape -
    Dustin Wunderlich, university relations

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Community Research and Service Center
  • Community Outreach Partnership Center -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Facilitating A Community: Study circles on race relations -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs

COMPUTERS

  • Alice: A 21st Century Programming Language for Beginners -
    Dr. James Caristi, mathematics and computer science

CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Crime and criminal justice
  • Criminal law topics -
    Derrick Carter, law

CULTURE

  • Latin American women and their search for justice: The Chilean arpilleristas and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo -
    Dr. Debra Ames, foreign languages and literatures
  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • The multiracial experience and identity
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The Ethnic American Woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles
  • Multicultural education in a pluralistic society -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • The business ledger of Joseph Bailly, the first white settler of Porter County and how it paints a portrait of the fur trade in Michigan and northern Indiana in the early 19th Century -
    Dr. Randa Duvick, foreign languages and literatures
  • Ancient Roman and Greek culture, history and literature
  • Classical mythology (Lecture and/or slide presentations) -
    Dr. Mark Farmer, foreign languages and literatures
  • Latin American poetry
  • Women's writing in Latin America -
    Dr. Stacy Hoult, foreign languages and literatures
  • South Asian religions and culture
  • Arts and cultures of India -
    Dr. George Pati , theology
  • Classical Chinese poetry
  • Landscape images in Chinese poetry and painting
  • Contemporary Chinese cinema -
    Dr. Benjamin Ridgway , foreign languages and literatures
  • The Fabulous Growth of Chicago Theatres: Dramatic Lessons for Community Leaders -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English
  • Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture
  • Medieval and Renaissance food and cuisine
  • French culture and civilization
  • French cinema -
    Dr. Timothy Tomasik, foreign languages and literatures
  • "Living Together in Each Other's Worlds"
  • "How to Appreciate and Grow with Other Persons of Color"
  • "Getting Rid of Fears We See and Feel in Northwest Indiana" -
    LouJeanne Walton, social work
  • Intercultural sensitivity: Theory, research and implications for educational institutions
  • Making meaning from difference: Service-learning and intercultural sensitivity
  • Phenomenology and meaning-making: Student voices and understandings of cultural difference -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education
  • Race relations/diversity training
  • Schools and society
  • Gender relations/gender sensitivity training-
    Dr. Lissa Yogan, sociology

CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • American politics, courts, law and the presidency -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • How to tackle the issue of cyber-bullying and No Child Left Behind
  • International and global education in the classroom -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • American politics: Congress, the presidency, presidential persuasion, state government and public policy
  • Alternative voting systems: Borda counts, proportional representation and cumulative voting
  • Redistricting: Drawing Lines Matters -
    Dr. Jennifer Hora, political science
  • U.S. economic interest in the Middle East
  • Stateless Biharis in Bangladesh -
    Dr. Daniel Saros, economics
  • Executive power over foreign affairs
  • Government secrecy and the war on terror
  • The United Nations and the use of force
  • United Nations reform
  • Corporate governance and executive compensation -
    Dr. Jeremy Telman, law
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of No Child Left Behind:" A study of the intentions of, effects on teaching and improvements needed in recent legislation to meet the scholastic needs of all children (Projector/PowerPoint presentation) -
    Dr. Paul Tougaw, education
  • International conflicts
  • Issues in Europe or Latin America -
    Dr. Albert Trost, political science

DIVERSITY

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Facilitating a Community: Study circles on race relations
  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • The multiracial experience and identity
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The Ethnic American Woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles
  • Multicultural education in a pluralistic society -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Study circles in race/ethnicity
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • International and global education in the classroom -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • "Living Together in Each Other's Worlds"
  • "How to Appreciate and Grow with Other Persons of Color"
  • "Getting Rid of Fears We See and Feel in Northwest Indiana" -
    LouJeanne Walton, social work
  • Intercultural sensitivity: Theory, research and implications for educational institutions
  • Making meaning from difference: Service-learning and intercultural sensitivity
  • Phenomenology and meaning-making: Student voices and understandings of cultural difference
  • Pluralism and Particularity: Stories and Learnings about Religious Education in a Church-Related International School -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education

DRUG USE AND ABUSE

  • Party drugs: How to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. The use of alcohol and drugs in date rape. (Videos used in presentation)
  • OWI: Moral and legal aspects of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. (PowerPoint and videos used)
  • "The Best Years of Your Life:" Adult and minor liquor laws, binge drinking and their effects. (Videos used in presentation) -
    Chuck Garber, campus police
  • By teenagers
  • By college students
  • By adults
  • By women
  • By athletes
  • Current statistics and trends in drug use and abuse -
    Dr. Peter Venturelli, sociology

ECONOMICS

  • U.S. economic interest in the Middle East
  • History of political economic theories -
    Dr. Daniel Saros, economics

EDUCATION (Also see Higher Education)

  • Multicultural education in a pluralistic society -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, associate law librarian
  • Behavior disorders/communication
  • Indiana's new teacher license structure
  • Collaboration: facilitating working groups and becoming a team -
    Dr. Doris Cole, education
  • ADD/ADHD interventions
  • Reading disabilities
  • Behavior intervention/discipline issues in schools
  • Recent changes in federal legislation governing special education and what they mean for schools -
    Dr. Maryann Dudzinski, education
  • "How" and "why" Americans should learn a foreign language -
    Dr. Randa Duvick, foreign languages and literatures
  • Constructivism: Inquiry-based learning in science
  • Cadet involvement in a teacher education program
  • How to tackle the issue of cyber-bullying and No Child Left Behind
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • International and global education in the classroom -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • Teaching from the Old Testament (Designed for pastors or teachers in adult Bible classes, Sunday Schools, or parochial schools) -
    Dr. George Heider, theology
  • An education for philanthropy
  • The place of reflection in civic life -
    Dr. Elizabeth Lynn, Project on Civic Reflection
  • Adult-child mentoring
  • Mentoring: What works, what doesn't? Program planning and screening mentors for personality qualities -
    Matthew Ringenberg, social work
  • The importance of foreign language study -
    Dr. Timothy Tomasik, foreign languages and literatures
  • Open-approach to teaching mathematics in K-12 classrooms to achieve higher-order thinking in students (Projector/PowerPoint presentation)
  • Using the "Inquiry Method" to teach and increase interest in mathematics and science (Projector/PowerPoint presentation)
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of No Child Left Behind:" A study of the intentions of, effects on teaching and improvements needed in recent legislation to meet the scholastic needs of all children (Projector/PowerPoint presentation)
  • Good classroom management: The secret to success in motivating students and maintaining a safe learning environment. (Projector/PowerPoint presentation) -
    Dr. Paul Tougaw, education
  • Intercultural sensitivity: Theory, research and implications for educational institutions
  • Making meaning from difference: Service-learning and intercultural sensitivity
  • Phenomenology and meaning-making: Student voices and understandings of cultural difference
  • Pluralism and Particularity: Stories and Learnings about Religious Education in a Church-Related International School
  • Developing principals as leaders in Oman
  • Leading change in K-12 schools through effective strategic planning and implementation
  • International Teaching: Taking Your Career Overseas -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education
  • Teaching philanthropic values to youth
  • Writing an autobiography -
    Dr. Ed Uehling, English
  • Reading studies -
    Rob Vega, reference services librarian

SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • ADD or ADHD
  • Reading disabilities
  • Recent changes in federal legislation governing special education and what they mean for schools
  • Behavior intervention/discipline issues in schools -
    Dr. Maryann Dudzinski, education

ENERGY

  • Electric power
  • Electric utility issues -
    Dr. Alan Kraft, electrical engineering

ENGINEERING

  • Waste management issues
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Solid and hazardous waste management issues
  • Landfill site selection issues
  • Environmental site characterization
  • Other environmental engineering topics -
    Dr. Zuhdi Aljobeh, civil engineering
  • Electric power
  • Electric utility issues -
    Dr. Alan Kraft, electrical engineering
  • VU's College of Engineering
  • Undergraduate engineering education in general
  • Electric power quality
  • Power engineering in general
  • Power electronics miniaturization and packaging
  • High-temperature electronics
  • Federal government Small Business Innovative Research grants for small business
  • Starting a small technology/engineering-based business -
    Dr. Kraig Olejniczak, engineering dean
  • Kenya village well and irrigation project
  • Soil laboratory and testing -
    Dr. Carmine Polito, civil engineering
  • Quantum mechanics and its applications -
    Dr. Doug Tougaw, electrical and computer engineering

ENVIRONMENT

  • Waste management issues
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Solid and hazardous waste management issues
  • Landfill site selection issues
  • Environmental site characterization
  • Other environmental engineering topics -
    Dr. Zuhdi Aljobeh, civil engineering
  • Groundwater and drinking water issues -
    Dr. Ken Luther, mathematics and computer science
  • "The Dustbowl, A Manmade Ecological Disaster" -
    Dr. John Ruff, English
  • Water quality in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes watershed
  • Water quality issues in China, with a focus on Zhejiang province, and comparison to Northwest Indiana water quality -
    Dr. Jonathan Schoer, chemistry

ETHNICITY

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • The multiracial experience and identity
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The ethnic American woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles
  • Multicultural education in a pluralistic society -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Study circles on ethnicity
  • International and global education in the classroom
  • Culturally responsive teaching -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology

FAMILY

  • Communication in the family, between significant others and between friends -
    Rebecca Bailey, communication
  • The Spiritual Life of Children: Perspectives from the history of Christian thought
  • The Vocation of Parenting: Perspectives from the history of Christian thought
  • The Vocation of Parenting: Perspectives from Martin Luther -
    Dr. Marcia Bunge, humanities and theology
  • Divorce recovery
  • Family systems theory in counseling
  • Parenting issues -
    Barbara Gaebel-Morgan, social work
  • Family law issues including divorce, child support, adoption, visitation, child abuse and neglect -
    Marcia Gienapp, law

FILM

FITNESS

  • Aquatics topics
  • Fitness in relation to general health and wellness -
    Rin Seibert, physical education
  • Goal setting: Preparing the plan
  • Biomechanics of sport/track and field
  • Track and field training -
    Tyler Wingard, track and field head coach

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • "How" and "why" Americans should learn a foreign language -
    Dr. Randa Duvick, foreign languages and literatures
  • The importance of foreign language study -
    Dr. Timothy Tomasik, foreign languages and literatures

GENDER

  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The ethnic American woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles-
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Title IX's impact on intercollegiate athletics
  • Compliance, gender and minority issues in intercollegiate athletics -
    Jennifer Samble, athletics
  • Gender relations/gender sensitivity training -
    Dr. Lissa Yogan, sociology

GENERATIONS

  • Adult-child mentoring
  • Mentoring: What works, what doesn't? Program planning and screening mentors for personality qualities -
    Matthew Ringenberg, social work

GOVERNMENT

  • "The American Legal Culture:" The role of law in the United States and what it gives, takes and shares with our culture
  • The American Constitution -
    Bruce Berner, law
  • Wealth of free information available to the public from the U.S. government, in print and online
  • Legislative history: Figuring out the intent behind federal and state laws
  • Administrative regulations, how federal and state agencies impact our daily lives -
    Sally Holterhoff, law librarian
  • American politics: Congress, the presidency, presidential persuasion, state government and public policy
  • Alternative voting systems: Borda counts, proportional representation and cumulative voting
  • Redistricting: Drawing Lines Matters -
    Dr. Jennifer Hora, political science
  • Federal government Small Business Innovative Research grants for small business -
    Dr. Kraig Olejniczak, engineering dean
  • Regulation of the telemarketing industry by federal and state government-
    Steven Probst, law library
  • Executive power over foreign affairs
  • Government secrecy and the war on terror -
    Dr. Jeremy Telman, law

HARASSMENT

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • How to tackle the issue of cyber-bullying and No Child Left Behind - Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • Sexual harassment law
  • Recent publications on sexual harassment - Rosalie Levinson, Duesenberg professor of law

HEALTH

  • Role of a family nurse practitioner
  • How to promote wellness -
    Elise Alverson, nursing
  • Addictions
  • Mental health in college
  • Stress reduction
  • Post elective abortion emotional outcomes
  • Sexual abuse recovery -
    Barbara Gaebel-Morgan, social work
  • Party drugs: How to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. The use of alcohol and drugs in date rape. (Video presentation)
  • "The Best Years of Your Life:" Adult and minor liquor laws, binge drinking and their effects. (Video presentation) -
    Chuck Garber, campus police
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
  • Pulmonary Function-Lecithin Sphinomyelin Ratios -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology
  • Tobacco prevention and cessation -
    Susan Gleason, Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition
  • Breast and/or cervical health
  • Healthcare in China
  • Prevention and screening for heart disease
  • Prevention of osteoporosis -
    Dr. Theresa Kessler, nursing
  • Heart failure: A case study identifying disease procedures and therapeutic options
  • Osteoporosis: Optimizing management outcomes
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Multifaceted treatments for a complex disease
  • Lyme Disease: Current treatment strategies -
    Julie Koch, nursing
  • Aging and health
  • Congregational health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Spirituality and health -
    Dr. Kristen Mauk, nursing
  • Issues connected with aging and older adulthood
  • Psychological aspects of neurological disorders such dementia, epilepsy -
    Dr. James Nelson, psychology
  • "How Humor Can Make You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
  • "Why Growing Older is More Fun Than It Used To Be" -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • Community resources for older adults
  • Caring for a loved one at home -
    Dr. Carole Pepa, nursing
  • If You Wear Contacts, What You Need to Know About Water-Related Risks -
    Paige Reichardt, law
  • Risk factors in sexual problems
  • Problems of sexually-abused children
  • Sexuality and health in men and women
  • Treatment of sexual problems -
    Dr. David Rowland, continuing education dean
  • Fitness and wellness topics
  • First aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillators) -
    Rin Seibert, physical education

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Leadership in the church and in church-related higher education -
    Dr. George Heider, theology
  • The College Search and Decision Process (for high school audience) -
    Katie McKoon, admission
  • VU's honors college -
    Dr. Mel Piehl, Christ College (honors college) dean

HISTORY

  • International affairs, especially European
  • German and Austrian affairs in the 19th and 20th centuries -
    Dr. Roy Austensen, history
  • American religious history, especially the history of the Catholic church -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • History of VU and the Ku Klux Klan
  • Overall look at VU history -
    Melvin Doering, archivist
  • The business ledger of Joseph Bailly, the first white settler of Porter County and how it paints a portrait of the fur trade in Michigan and northern Indiana in the early 19th French culture and history -
    Dr. Randa Duvick, foreign languages and literatures
  • Ancient Roman and Greek culture, history and literature
  • Classical mythology (lecture and/or slide presentations)
  • Epics and the Trojan War: The Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid -
    Dr. Mark Farmer, foreign languages and literatures
  • Women's history including the suffrage movement -
    JoEllen Lind, law
  • American social thought since World War II -
    Dr. Mel Piehl, Christ College (honors college) dean
  • "Laughing to Keep from Crying: America's Senses of Humor from Ben Franklin to Bill Cosby" -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English
  • President Woodrow Wilson
  • Twentieth Century presidents and the press
  • H.L. Mencken: Newspaper Columnist -
    Dr. James Startt, history
  • Medieval and Renaissance food and cuisine
  • Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture
  • French culture and civilization -
    Dr. Timothy Tomasik, foreign languages and literatures
  • European history (300 A.D. to 1500 A.D.)
  • The history of manuscripts and early books-
    Rob Vega, reference services librarian

HOBBIES

  • Sailing 101: The theory of sailing, shore school for beginners -
    Dr. David Scupham, biology

HUMOR

  • "How Humor Can Make You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
  • "Why Growing Older is More Fun Than It Used To Be" -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • "Laughing to Keep from Crying: America's Senses of Humor from Franklin to Cosby to Fey" -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • European international affairs
  • European Union and NATO
  • German and Austrian affairs in the 19th and 20th centuries -
    Dr. Roy Austensen, history
  • Human rights law and religious freedom
  • Globalization and Christian social thought -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • An introduction to Turkey, its culture and its politics -
    Dr. Ceyhun Ozgur, business
  • Changing politics and society in China
  • U.S.-China relations
  • The Taiwan issue
  • The Hong Kong issue -
    Dr. Zhimin Lin, political science
  • International public relations
  • Croatian public television and media
  • Korean public relations: education and agencies -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication
  • U.S. economic interest in the Middle East
  • Stateless Biharis in Bangladesh -
    Dr. Daniel Saros, economics
  • International law
  • International sports law
  • International trade law
  • Space law -
    Michael Straubel, law
  • United Nations reform
  • The International Court of Justice
  • International law
  • U.S. executive power over foreign affairs
  • U.S. government secrecy and the war on terror
  • The United Nations and the use of force -
    Dr. Jeremy Telman, law
  • Northern Ireland
  • Britain
  • Ireland
  • International conflicts, particularly in Europe or Latin America -
    Dr. Albert Trost, political science

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

  • International and global education in the classroom
  • Things I learned after traveling to Central America -
    Del Gillispie, biology and education
  • VU's international student population
  • Benefits of an international education -
    Dr. Hugh McGuigan, international studies
  • Pluralism and Particularity: Stories and Learnings about Religious Education in a Church-Related International School
  • Developing Principals as Leaders in Oman -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education

JAPAN

LAW

  • Employment law topics
  • Labor law topics -
    Mark Adams, law
  • O.J. Simpson trial
  • American politics, courts and law and the Presidency -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence
  • Torts: Accidents and the laws concerning them
  • "The American Legal Culture:" The role of law in the United States and what it gives, takes and shares with our culture
  • The American Constitution
  • Contemporary legal culture -
    Bruce Berner, law
  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, law librarian
  • Human rights law and religious freedom
  • Ethical issues in law and business -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • Crime and criminal justice
  • General law topics
  • Courtroom cases
  • Legal analysis
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Criminal law topics -
    Derrick Carter, law
  • Civil justice system: Procedure, failings and civil jury issues -
    Laura Dooley, law
  • Family law issues including divorce, child support, adoption, visitation, child abuse and neglect
  • Clinical program of the VU School of Law -
    Marcia Gienapp, law
  • Medical malpractice law
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution -
    Daniel Gioia, law
  • Law-related fiction
  • Legislative history - figuring out the intent behind federal and state laws
  • Administrative regulations, how federal and state agencies impact our daily lives -
    Sally Holterhoff, law library
  • Trends in the valuation of companion animals
  • Trends in separation, custody and estate planning issues and companion animals
  • Housing issues and companion animals
  • Legal issues relating to veterinary malpractice cases -
    Rebecca Huss, law
  • Sexual harassment
  • Protection of religious liberty under the constitution
  • Constitutional law and civil rights
  • Update on state and federal constitutional law developments -
    Rosalie Levinson, law
  • Legal system
  • Death penalty
  • Affirmative action
  • Independent counsel statute -
    JoEllen Lind, law
  • "A Really Short Course in Legal Research" -
    Mary Persyn, law
  • Regulation of the telemarketing industry by federal and state governments
  • Using the "free" Web to conduct legal research -
    Steven Probst, law library
  • Dispute resolution
  • VU law clinic
  • Landlord/tenant relationships -
    Barbara Schmidt, law
  • "Deconstructing the Birth Wall: Changes in the Law on Abortion"
  • "Practice vs. Theory: Legal Education in America and Europe"
  • "The Constitution: No Right to Die and No Right to Live." The United States Supreme Court on abortion and euthanasia
  • "The Image of God and Man in the Least of our Sisters and Brothers" -
    Dr. Richard Stith, law
  • International law topics
  • International and domestic sports law
  • Space law
  • International trade law -
    Michael Straubel, law
  • The International Court of Justice
  • International law
  • Executive power over foreign affairs
  • Government secrecy and the war on terror
  • The United Nations and the use of force
  • Corporate governance and executive compensation -
    Dr. Jeremy Telman, law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Peer mediation in the schools
  • Arbitration
  • Other methods to resolve disputes outside of court -
    Ruth Vance, law
  • Criminal law/justice
  • Legal ethics
  • Product liability
  • Litigation -
    David Vandercoy, law
  • Elder law
  • Living wills and durable powers of attorney -
    Linda Whitton, law

LEADERSHIP

  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations - Michael Bushbaum, associate law librarian
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Motivation -
    Homer Drew, men's basketball coach
  • Leadership: building a team -
    Keith Freeman, women's basketball coach
  • Building coalitions (PowerPoint presentation) -
    Susan Gleason, Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition
  • Leadership in the Church and in Church-related Higher Education -
    Dr. George Heider, theology
  • Youth leadership and empowerment (for high school/college audience)
  • Staff and team building (for high school/college audience)- Katie McKoon, admission
  • Adult-child mentoring
  • Mentoring: What works, what doesn't? Program planning and screening mentors for personality qualities -
    Dr. Matthew Ringenberg, social work
  • The Fabulous Growth of Chicago Theatres: Dramatic Lessons for Community Leaders -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English

LIBRARY RESOURCES

  • Effective Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, law library
  • Wealth of free information available to the public from the U.S. government
  • Legislative history - figuring out the intent behind federal and state laws -
    Sally Holterhoff, law library
  • Using the "free" Web to conduct legal research -
    Steven Probst, law library
  • Information policy
  • Reading studies
  • The history of manuscripts and early books -
    Rob Vega, reference services librarian

LITERATURE

  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Ancient Roman and Greek culture, history and literature
  • Classical mythology (lecture and/or slide presentation)
  • Epics and the Trojan War: The Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid -
    Dr. Mark Farmer, foreign languages and literatures
  • Animals in literature
  • Latin American poetry
  • Women's writing in Latin America -
    Dr. Stacy Hoult, foreign languages and literatures
  • "Femme Fatal:" Fatal woman motif in literature and music -
    Dr. Marcia Lewis, music
  • Poetry reading of original works
  • Poetry workshop (two hours)
  • Why reading poetry matters and how to do it -
    Dr. Kathleen Mullen, English
  • American literature and landscape
  • Fairy tales
  • Valpo Core -
    Dr. John Ruff, English
  • Women's writing
  • Rediscovery of women and minority writers
  • Literature worth teaching and studying
  • Changing canon for what is considered "great literature" -
    Dr. Mollie Sandock, English
  • "Laughing to Keep From Crying: America's Senses of humor from Ben Franklin to Bill Cosby" -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English
  • Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture -
    Dr. Timothy Tomasik, foreign languages and literatures
  • Sports, especially baseball, in literature and society
  • Literature of the Vietnam War
  • Fiction by American women -
    Dr. Ed Uehling, English
  • The history of manuscripts and early books -
    Rob Vega, reference services librarian

LUTHERAN

  • The Vocation of Parenting: Perspectives from Martin Luther -
    Dr. Marcia Bunge, humanities and theology

MARKETING

  • Public relations
  • International public relations
  • Research and public relations -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication
  • How to write a news release
  • Talking to reporters
  • Changes in the media landscape -
    Dustin Wunderlich, university relations

MATHEMATICS

  • Open-approach to teaching mathematics in K-12 classrooms to achieve higher-order thinking in students. (Projector/Power Point presentation)
  • Using the "Inquiry Method" to teach and increase interest in mathematics and science. (Projector/Power Point presentation) -
    Dr. Paul Tougaw, education

MEDICINE

  • Breast and/or cervical health
  • Prevention and screening for heart disease
  • Prevention of osteoporosis -
    Dr. Theresa Kessler, nursing
  • Heart failure: A case study identifying disease procedures and therapeutic options
  • Osteoporosis: Optimizing management outcomes
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Multifaceted treatments for a complex disease
  • Lyme Disease: Current treatment strategies -
    Julie Koch, nursing
  • Alternative/complementary medicine: What is it? -
    Dr. Carole Pepa, nursing
  • If You Wear Contacts, What You Need to Know About Water-Related Risks -
    Paige Reichardt, law

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Mental health in college
  • Psychotherapy
  • Positive Relationships
  • Addictions -
    Dr. Stewart Cooper, counseling services
  • Addictions
  • Mental health in college
  • Psychotherapy
  • Positive Relationships
  • Divorce recovery
  • Stress reduction
  • Family systems theory in counseling
  • Post elective abortion emotional outcomes
  • Sexual abuse recovery -
    Barbara Gaebel-Morgan, social work
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Multifaceted treatments for a complex disease -
    Julie Koch, nursing

MIDDLE EAST

  • An introduction to Turkey, its culture and its politics -
    Dr. Ceyhun Ozgur, business

MORAL ISSUES

  • Human rights law and religious freedom
  • Ethical issues in law and business -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • The life and work of Søren Kierkegaard
  • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  • The perplexities of human sexuality and personal love -
    Dr. Kevin Hoffman, humanities
  • The Christian calling to act for social justice -
    James Wetzstein, Chapel

MUSIC

Groups and soloists from the Department of Music are available on a limited basis for performances and adjudicating. Student groups are available as well. Call University Relations (464-5114) to inquire about scheduling a performance. Artists include, but not limited to:
  • Chapel organ demonstrations
  • Topics on music theory, church music and organ -
    Dr. John Bernthal, music
  • The healthy voice
  • "Femme Fatal:" Fatal women motif in literature and music -
    Marcia Lewis, music

NURSING

OPINION RESEARCH

  • VU Community Research and Service Center -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science

PERSONALITY

PHILANTHROPY

  • American traditions of philanthropic giving
  • An education for philanthropy
  • The place of reflection in civic life -
    Dr. Elizabeth Lynn, Project on Civic Reflection
  • "Teaching Philanthropic Values to Youth" (Sponsored through the Indiana Humanities Council) -
    Dr. Ed Uehling, English

PHILOSOPHY

  • The life and work of Søren Kierkegaard
  • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  • The perplexities of human sexuality and personal love -
    Dr. Kevin Hoffman, humanities

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • "Meet the Family," Slide show and lecture

POETRY

  • Latin American poetry
  • Women's writing in Latin America -
    Dr. Stacy Hoult, foreign languages and literatures
  • Poetry reading of original works
  • Poetry workshop (two hours)
  • Why reading poetry matters and how to do it -
    Dr. Kathleen Mullen, English
  • Classical Chinese poetry
  • Landscape images in Chinese poetry and painting -
    Dr. Benjamin Ridgway, foreign languages and literatures

POLITICS

  • "The Clintons and Their Public Image" -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Wealth of free information available to the public from the U.S. government, in print and online
  • Administrative regulations, how federal and state agencies impact our daily lives
  • Legislative history: Figuring out the intent of federal and state laws -
    Sally Holterhoff, law librarian
  • American politics: Congress, the presidency, presidential persuasion, state government and public policy
  • Alternative voting systems: Borda counts, proportional representation and cumulative voting
  • Redistricting: Drawing Lines Matters -
    Dr. Jennifer Hora, political science
  • An introduction to Turkey, its culture and its politics -
    Dr. Ceyhun Ozgur, business
  • United Nations reform
  • Executive power over foreign affairs
  • The United Nations and the use of force
  • Government secrecy and the war on terror -
    Dr. Jeremy Telman, law

PREJUDICE

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana -
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Facilitating a Community: Study Circles on Race Relations -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Study circles in race/ethnicity
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Peace and social justice -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • The study of hatred and prejudice that is related to religion, particularly to the way the Bible gets used in promoting bigotry -
    Dr. Frederick Niedner, theology
  • Intercultural sensitivity: Theory, research and implications for educational institutions
  • Making meaning from difference: Service-learning and intercultural sensitivity
  • Phenomenology and meaning-making: Student voices and understandings of cultural difference -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education
  • The Christian calling to act for social justice -
    James Wetzstein, Chapel

PSYCHOLOGY

  • The psychology of coaching-
    Keith Freeman, women's basketball coach
  • Spiritual formation and development in children, adolescents and adults
  • Spiritual and religious issues in counseling; spiritual direction and mentorship
  • Issues connected with aging and older adulthood
  • Psychological aspects of neurological disorders like dementia, epilepsy -
    Dr. James Nelson, psychology
  • Development of self
  • Gender relations/gender sensitivity training -
    Dr. Lissa Yogan, sociology

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Public relations
  • International public relations
  • Research and public relations -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication
  • How to write a news release
  • Talking to reporters
  • Changes in the media landscape -
    Dustin Wunderlich, university relations

RACE

  • Bias-motivated incidents in Northwest Indiana-
    Dr. Larry Baas, political science
  • Facilitating a Community: Study circles on race relations
  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • The multiracial experience and identity
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The ethnic American woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles
  • Multicultural education in a pluralistic society -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Study circles in race/ethnicity
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Peace and social justice -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • Alternative voting systems: Borda counts, proportional representation and cumulative voting
  • Redistricting: Drawing Lines Matters -
    Dr. Jennifer Hora, political science
  • Compliance, gender and minority issues in intercollegiate athletics -
    Jennifer Samble, athletics
  • "Cross-Cultural Issues/Living Together in Each Other's World"
  • "How to Appreciate and Grow with Other Persons of Color"
  • "Getting Rid of Fears We See and Feel in Northwest Indiana" -
    LouJeanne Walton, social work

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Communication in the family, between significant others and between friends
  • Conflict management
  • Relationship maintenance and repair
  • Self-esteem
  • Making and attaining your goals
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Effective communication in the workplace -
    Rebecca Bailey, communication
  • "Collaboration: Facilitating Working Groups in Becoming a Team" -
    Dr. Doris Cole, education
  • Team building -
    Homer Drew, men's basketball coach
  • Positive Relationships
  • Divorce recovery
  • Family systems theory in counseling
  • Communication skills
  • Parenting issues -
    Barbara Gaebel-Morgan, social work
  • Building Coalitions (PowerPoint presentation) -
    Susan Gleason, Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition
  • The perplexities of human sexuality and personal love -
    Dr. Kevin Hoffman, humanities
  • Staff and team building (for high school/college audience)- Katie McKoon, admission
  • Adult-child mentoring
  • Mentoring: What works, what doesn't? Program planning and screening mentors for personality qualities -
    Dr. Matthew Ringenberg, social work

RELIGION

  • History of Lutherans in America
  • Religion in America topics -
    Dr. James Albers, theology
  • The Spiritual Life of Children: Perspectives from the history of Christian thought
  • The Vocation of Parenting: Perspectives from the history of Christian thought
  • The Vocation of Parenting: Perspectives from Martin Luther
  • Contemporary attitudes toward children and the church's response
  • Child advocacy and the church: Theological foundations
  • Biblical perspectives on children -
    Dr. Marcia Bunge, humanities and theology
  • Human rights law and religious freedom
  • American religious history, especially the history of the Catholic church
  • Globalization and Christian social thought -
    Dr. Zachary Calo, law
  • Topics in ancient and medieval Christianity
  • Social concerns and spirituality in ancient and medieval Christianity and their relationship to Christians today -
    Dr. Lisa Driver, theology
  • Healing in the religions of the world
  • Christianity and healing
  • Interreligious dialogue in theological perspective -
    Dr. Christoffer Grundmann, theology
  • Preaching from the Old Testament (for pastors)
  • Teaching from the Old Testament (for pastors or teachers in adult Bible classes, Sunday Schools or parochial schools)
  • Leadership in the Church and in Church-related Higher Education -
    Dr. George Heider, theology
  • Protection of religious liberty under the Constitution -
    Rosalie Levinson, law
  • Religions of the world, especially Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and religions of China and Japan -
    Dr. Ted Ludwig, theology
  • Jews and Christians and development of mutual understanding
  • Christian response to the Holocaust -
    Dr. James Moore, theology
  • Spiritual formation and development in children, adolescents and adults
  • Spiritual/religious issues in counseling; spiritual direc-tion and mentorship -
    Dr. James Nelson, psychology
  • Current biblical studies
  • "Jesus Seminar"
  • The role of the Bible in current conversations about forgiveness from Washington, D.C. to the work of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission -
    Dr. Frederick Niedner, theology
  • South Asian religions and culture
  • Hinduism
  • Indian Christianity
  • Devotional traditions of Hinduism -
    Dr. George Pati, theology
  • American Catholicism
  • Trends in Global Catholicism -
    Dr. Mel Piehl, Christ College (honors college) dean
  • "The Image of God and Man in the Least of Our Sisters and Brothers" -
    Dr. Richard Stith, law
  • Church-related higher education
  • Religion and politics -
    Dr. Albert Trost, political science
  • Christians in the Middle East
  • Christians in Southeast Asia
  • Women and Islam
  • Women in the Abrahamic Religions
  • Islam
  • Muslim-Christian dialogue in Indonesia -
    Dr. Nelly van Doorn-Harder, theology
  • Pluralism and Particularity: Stories and Learnings about Religious Education in a Church-Related International School -
    Dr. Jan Westrick, education
  • The interconnection between a theology of worship and the design of churches
  • The art of “Agnus Day,” a lectionary comic strip, and why comics work as an art form
  • The Christian calling to act for social justice -
    James Wetzstein, Chapel
  • Spirituality
  • Women in the church
  • The church's global and ecumenical connections
  • Deaconess ministry
  • Leading a Bible study -
    Louise Williams, Lutheran Deaconess Association

SCIENCE

  • Constructivism: Inquiry-based learning in science
  • Pulmonary function-lecithin sphinomyelin ratios -
    Delphina Gillispie, biology and education
  • Regional climate modeling
  • Atmosphere-land interactions -
    Dr. Ki-Hong Min, geography and meteorology
  • Water quality in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes watershed
  • Water quality issues in China, with a focus on Zhejiang province, and comparison to Northwest Indiana water quality -
    Dr. Jonathan Schoer, chemistry
  • What is genetic engineering, anyway? (Visual aids used) -
    Dr. David Scupham, biology
  • Computers and technology
  • Nanotechnology -
    Dr. Doug Tougaw, electrical and computer engineering
  • Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes
  • Tours of the VU Weather Center -
    Dr. Bart Wolf, geography and meteorology

SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • Youth leadership and empowerment (for high school/college audience)- Katie McKoon, admission

SEXUALITY

  • Sexual assault: Crisis intervention and prevention -
    Paula Dranger, coordinator of sexual assault awareness education
  • The perplexities of human sexuality and personal love -
    Dr. Kevin Hoffman, humanities
  • Sexuality and health in men and women
  • Risk factors in sexual problems
  • Treatment of sexual problems
  • Problems of sexually-abused children -
    Dr. David Rowland, graduate studies and continuing education dean

SORORITY/FRATERNITY

SPORTS

  • Parenting your athletic child: How parents can use athletics as a means of fostering growth in their child
  • "Team Play"
  • Basketball fundamentals
  • Basketball individual workouts
  • Basketball coaching
  • The psychology of coaching
  • Leadership: Building a team -
    Keith Freeman, women's basketball coach
  • Soccer: Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) -
    Daniel Gioia, law
  • Experiences as a woman scorekeeper for men's basketball -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • Title IX's impact on intercollegiate athletics
  • Sports law
  • NCAA rules and regulations
  • Compliance, gender and minority issues in intercollegiate athletics -
    Jennifer Samble, athletics
  • The future of VU softball
  • Developing an organized softball practice plan (both indoor and outdoor)
  • Strength and conditioning for female softball players
  • Developing effective communication with your team -
    Randy Schneider, softball coach
  • Running
  • Domestic and international sports law -
    Michael Straubel, law, track coach
  • Sports, especially baseball, in literature and society -
    Dr. Ed Uehling, English
  • Goal Setting: Preparing the plan
  • Coaching theory
  • Biomechanics of sport/track and field
  • Track and field training
  • The roles of certification programs in sport -
    Tyler Wingard, track and field head coach

STRESS MANAGEMENT

STUDY ABROAD

  • International and global education in the classroom
  • Things I learned after traveling to Central America -
    Del Gillispie, biology and education
  • Valpo's study abroad programs
  • Benefits of an international education-
    Dr. Hugh McGuigan, international studies

TECHNOLOGY

  • Slide Shows: How to make more effective presentations -
    Michael Bushbaum, associate law librarian
  • Power electronics miniaturization and packaging
  • Starting a small technology/engineering-based business -
    Dr. Kraig Olejniczak, engineering dean
  • Computers and technology -
    Dr. Doug Tougaw, electrical and computer engineering

TELEVISION

  • Public television
  • Croatian public television and media -
    Dr. Bonita Neff, communication

THEATRE

  • Designing costumes for the stage -
    Ann Kessler, theatre
  • The Fabulous Growth of Chicago Theatres: Dramatic Lessons for Community Leaders -
    Dr. Arvid Sponberg, English

TRAVEL

  • Things I learned after traveling to Central America -
    Del Gillispie, biology and education
  • "I'll Take Manhattan:" Tips for visitors to New York City -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • An Introduction to Turkey, its culture and its politics -
    Dr. Ceyhun Ozgur, business
  • Travel in western China (including XIan and the Terra Cotta Warriors, Lhasa, Tibet, the Khazak minority and the Heavenly Mountains) -
    Dr. Jonathan Schoer, chemistry
  • Pilgrimage in Spain (Slide presentation)
  • Holy places of India (Slide presentation)
  • Puebla, Cholula and the University of the Americas -
    Dr. Richard Stith, law
  • Prince Edward Island: Smallest of Canada's provinces -
    Linda Whitton, law

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

  • Christ College -
    Dr. Mel Piehl, Christ College (honors college) dean
  • Continuing Education and Graduate Division
  • The value of a graduate degree -
    Dr. David Rowland, dean of graduate studies and continuing education

VALPO CORE

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

  • Emergency vehicle maintenance: Safely changing a flat tire, jump-starting a vehicle, vehicle checks -
    Chuck Garber, campus police

VIDEOTAPING

  • Taking great videos of the family vacation
  • The filming of Crusader basketball -
    Phillip Powell, communication

VIETNAM WAR

VIOLENCE

  • The International Court of Justice
  • Executive and legislative war powers in the U.S.
  • The United Nations and the use of force - Dr. Jeremy Telman, law
  • International conflicts, particularly in Europe or Latin America -Dr. Albert Trost, political science

VOLUNTEERING

  • American traditions of philanthropic giving
  • An education for philanthropy
  • The place of reflection in civic life -
    Dr. Elizabeth Lynn, Project on Civic Reflection
  • VU's Engineers Without Borders chapter
  • Kenya village well and irrigation project -
    Dr. Carmine Polito, civil engineering

WEATHER

  • Regional climate modeling
  • Numerical weather prediction
  • Atmosphere-land interactions -
    Dr. Ki-Hong Min, geography and meteorology
  • Severe weather preparedness
  • Field study of severe storms
  • Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes
  • Tours of the VU Weather Center -
    Dr. Bart Wolf, geography and meteorology

WOMEN

  • Latin American women and their search for justice: The Chilean arpilleristas and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo -
    Dr. Debra Ames, foreign languages and literatures
  • Raising confident and successful daughters
  • Making Waves: Experiences and history of Asian-American women through autobiographical writings
  • Women of Hope: Latina women in the U.S.
  • The ethnic American woman: Problems, protests and lifestyles -
    Jane Bello-Brunson, multicultural programs
  • Women's writing in Latin America -
    Dr. Stacy Hoult, foreign languages and literatures
  • Women's history including the suffrage movement -
    JoEllen Lind, law
  • Women in the Bible
  • Experiences as a woman scorekeeper for men’s basketball -
    Dot Nuechterlein, sociology
  • Title IX's impact on intercollegiate athletics
  • Compliance, gender and minority issues in intercollegiate athletics -
    Jennifer Samble, athletics
  • Women's writing
  • Rediscovery of women and minority writers
  • History of feminism
  • Women's movement -
    Dr. Mollie Sandock, English
  • Women in the church
  • Deaconess ministry -
    Louise Williams, Lutheran Deaconess Association

WRITING

  • Effective writing in the workplace -
    Joyce Hicks, Writing Center