MONDAY JULY 10, 2017 1ST DAY OF CLASSES
8:00 AM Breakfast in the Dining Hall
8:45 AM Orientation to Campus Computing (Lynn 253)
9:00 AM The Historian’s Witchcraft: Salem Witches Fact and
FYS - HUMA
Fiction (Lynn 253)
Dr. Christopher Pearl, Assistant Professor of History,
discusses the historian’s craft to upend popular lore
about the witches of Salem using original sources from
the Salem Witch Trials.
11:10 AM Making the Most of Your College Visits (Lynn 253)
Vice President for Enrollment Management Mike
Konopski will spend time talking to us about
the importance of preparing for your college visits.
12:15 PM Lunch with a Veep
Vice President Konopski keeps the dialogue going and
joins us for lunch in the Dining Hall.
1:00 PM From Bean to Brew: The Politics & Power of Coffee
FYS - SSCI
Dr. Caroline Payne, Associate Professor of Political
Political Science, examines the evolution of one of the
earth’s most powerful commodities: coffee. Students
will learn about how coffee is cultivated, harvested, and
processed, with special attention paid to the millions of
people who make your morning cup of coffee possible.
Students will also explore the international coffee market
and be asked to consider the strengths and weaknesses
of the system overall, its positive and negative effects
in the context of specific coffee-producing countries,
and alternatives to the conventional coffee market,
which include the specialty coffee movement, organic,
free trade, and direct trade certifications.