Daytona State faculty to host free workshops

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Daytona State faculty to host free workshops

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Daytona State College’s Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research (CIWR) will host two free, public workshops in September, one centered around promoting healthy eating, the other on collaborative creativity.

Dr. Heather Eaton, English professor, health coach and nutrition specialist, will present the first workshop, “Mindful Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food, Cultivating Healthy Weight and Preventing Disease through Awareness Practices and Acupuncture,” on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. The session will be in the Mary Karl Memorial Learning Resources Center, room 211 on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Participants will learn how to enjoy food without feeling guilty, gaining weight or ruining one’s health.

On Thursday, Sept. 9, faculty from the college’s photography, music and English departments will present a special interactive session called “The Evolution of Pseudonym: Challenging You to Collaborate.” Participants will experience two video-poems and engage in a conversation about identity, voice and creativity with faculty members Eric Breitenbach (photography), Scott Velazco (music) and Dr. Michelle Lee (English). Attendees will discover how they can form their own creative collectives and partnerships that will result in informative and inspiring work. The workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Madorsky Theater in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus.

Students are encouraged to attend the workshops, which are free and open to the public.

CIWR is a collaborative of Daytona State faculty, faculty from other institutions, students and the community. It sponsors lectures, workshops and conferences of scholarly and artistic form, and advocates for collaboration and cooperation between the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and sciences, asserting that each of these domains plays an essential role in conceptualizing and improving the human condition. CIWR also publishes the acclaimed Journal of Florida Studies, a peer-reviewed online magazine dedicated to the study and appreciation of Florida.

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NOTE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.

Daytona State has repeatedly earned recognition as a leader in higher education. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers and, for two years running, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Daytona State among the top 10in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

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