The CVC book review series is a tradition of sharing. Each review provides an opportunity for our college community to interact on a casual basis and to enjoy reviews that will stimulate ideas or insight and offer a relaxing setting.
Professional Development Credit can be applied.
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Kim Ross at 972-860-8150.
March 26, 2013, room B111
100 Years of Happiness by Nathan Carlin and David Capps
This book sums up 100 of years of research into the study of happiness—from 19th century scientific insights on the subject to the pop psychology perspectives of modern-day America.
Presenter: Susan Gordon, CVC Career Services Assistant.
April 30, 2013, room B111
State of the World Reports edited by The Worldwatch Institute
Our April 30 book review features sustainability, and the publications of the Worldwatch Institute. The Institute was established in 1974 with a mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. Its objectives include emphasizing universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, and transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability.
Worldwatch publishes an Annual Report that contains many essays by experts writing on a special theme or focus. In 2010 the theme was Transforming Cultures. In 2011 it was Innovations that Nourish the Planet. In 2012 it is Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. The newest edition for 2013 is titled: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
Instead of reviewing a book, Dr. Christina Tomczak will review a number of the essays contained in annual reports that she has shared with students in courses to explain and expand awareness about sustainability.
Sustainability is a term first adopted about environmentalists. But now it is broader as the concept has been expanded to focus on the resources, systems, type of government and values that are required to sustain the world and the pillars of a successful democracy. The future of our nation is at stake.
Presenter: Christina Tomczak, CVC Professor of Philosophy and Religion.