“Spectacular Things” Book Club discussion set for Wed., Feb. 20

Faculty and staff who have been reading Brian Schultz’s “Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom” will gather in the Bishop Quarter Room on Wed., Feb. 20, at 3:15 p.m. for a first discussion of this educational case study. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will enhance the conversation.

With facilitation by SOE faculty member Kathleen McInerney and CAS faculty member Michael O’Keeffe, the discussion will explore if and how author Brian Schultz’s experiences with a student-driven curriculum in a middle grade classroom speak to professors at a collegiate level liberal arts institution.

While copies remain of “Spectacular Things,” interested faculty and staff members are still welcome to “sign on” for the discussion and receive a complimentary copy of the book.  To do so, contact Ann Touhy in the School of Education (G203) at touhy@sxu.edu  or (773) 298-3177.

Author Brian Schultz will visit SXU on Wed., March 6, to discuss his experience, recounted in “Spectacular Things,” with Mercy Book Club participants. A final discussion of the book will take place on Tues., April 16, (3:15-4:30 p.m.) in the Bishop Quarter Room.

The Feb. 20 discussion launches the fourth semester of the Mercy Book Club. Conceived as a partnership between the Office for University Mission and Heritage and an academic unit of the University, the Book Club provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore ethical and religious issues particular to one discipline yet applicable to SXU’s larger educational endeavor. The School of Education is this year’s collaborative partner; last year’s partner was the School of Nursing.