Conversation One, May 16, 2018

Another semester nearly gone.  Will there be a Conversation today?  Well I’ll be there!  If you’re around and interested, stop in.  And no matter how many people there are, something interesting’s bound to happen…

There will be intermittent Conversation opportunities during the summer.  If interested, get on the mailing list.

Thanks to everyone who made this another amazing semester!

Conversation One
4:30 pm, May 16, 2018
Sojourner Truth Library Conference Room (M39)

Conversation One, May 2, 2018

I’m really frustrated by blame.  What good does it do? We seem to love identifying “bad guys” – and yes, they’re usually guys – then punishing them extremely harshly.  So, given the consequences, it’s natural that fear of blame puts us all in a defensive crouch. What should we do instead?

When did you last avoid a conversation for fear of blame?  Do you remember the last time you were blamed? What would you rather do or see others do? (Or are you OK with it?)

Care to discuss?

All are welcome – New Paltz students, staff & faculty, and members of the community.  This means YOU!

Conversation One
4:30 pm, May 2, 2018
Sojourner Truth Library Conference Room (M39)
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Live from the Sojourner Truth Library – Janus Adams

One idea we talked about today was to somehow capture what happens in Conversation One.  What might that be like, and mightn’t we lose the amazing quality that brings people back again and again?

Well, some may remember, we did actually capture one, when Janus Adams visited campus last fall.  So here, without further ado, The Janus Adams Show – Live from the Sojourner Truth Library, Friday, October 13th, 2017

Huge ups to Janus and her amazing technical team at WJFF.  Admittedly, this is not an entirely normal  edition – we don’t usually have a national celebrity and mic setup.  But the wonder is, it’s not that different.

Let me know what you think.