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Collins-Sibley to Speak at Upcoming LINC Luncheon

January 9, 2012

Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley, professor of English at the University of Mount Union, will present Tell Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You Who You Are: Food Culture(s) and Global Community on Tuesday, January 24 at the LINC Luncheon.Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley, professor of English at the University of Mount Union, will present Tell Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You Who You Are: Food Culture(s) and Global Community on Tuesday, January 24 at the LINC Luncheon. The luncheon will be held in the Hoover-Price Campus Center at noon, which is located on the University’s campus. 
 
Collins-Sibley’s presentation is about the role of food in culture and community including food ethics and community service. In addition to those topics, she will discuss ways in which she has integrated these topics into specific courses at Mount Union such as College Writing: Food Writing and the Politics of Hunger, College Writing: Food Writing and the Ethics of Eating and Black Diaspora Culture.
 
A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1994, Collins-Sibley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative litera­ture from Stanford University, a master’s degree in intercultural communication/French to English translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. Prior to join­ing the faculty at the University, she taught at Earlham College, University of Iowa and Louisiana State University.
 
Collins-Sibley is highly interested in the literatures of Africa, comparative literature, contemplative pedagogy, cognitive science and narra­tive, critical theory, post-colonial literature and women’s stud­ies. Her work has been published in The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, The Black Scholar, Friendly Woman and The Southern Review, among other academic journals.
 
The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and a chance to interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.
 
The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. during the fourth Tuesday of the months of September, October, November, January, February and March. The cost of each lunch is $10, but a discounted season ticket is available for $50. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.
 
Additional sessions will be held on February 28 featuring Dr. Len Cooper, assistant professor of communication, who will present Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?, and Dr. Kevin Meyer, assistant professor of psychology, will present Face Your Fears on March 27.
 
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-3296 or pontiucm@mountunion.edu.

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