COIL Brown Bag Series concludes on May 5

Monday April 21, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

The Coordinator of International Learning (COIL) Brown Bag Lunch Series has been announced for the Spring 2014 semester. The presentations will take place in the McEwen Hall Room 214 conference room the first Monday of each month from noon to 12:50 p.m.

  • Monday, March 3; Jessica Akey, Department of Communication, “The Progress of Public Health in Botswana.” Dr. Akey will discuss Botswana’s most pressing public health threat, HIV/AIDS, as well as other dimensions of public health through socio-cultural, political, economic, and environmental paradigms.
  • Monday, April 7: Brian Boisvert, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, “Teaching and Living Abroad in Segovia, Spain.” Dr. Boisvert will discuss the realities of teaching and living abroad in Spain. Before joining the faculty at SUNY Fredonia, Dr. Boisvert taught in Segovia through a study abroad consortium. During his time teaching abroad, Dr. Boisvert served to help direct the program and as a liaison between the host institution, Western Kentucky University, his students, and his own institution.
  • Monday, May 5: Natasha Farny, School of Music, “Brazil: A Land of Warmth and Generosity.” Dr. Farny will discuss her travels to the four coastal state capitals in Brazil as part of a performing and teaching tour. She will highlight her experience on the northern coast, famous for its cashews and many types of fruits; the cosmopolitan Cariocas, meeting the natives of Rio and the island people of Florianopolis.
Each presentation is free and drinks will be provided. For more information about the Brown Bag Series, contact Ted Schwalbe by email at

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