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Lunch with a Purpose

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is excited to present its new series, Lunch with a Purpose. This series allows individuals to present their outstanding research to colleagues on campus, while fostering interdisciplinary discussions. Lunch with a Purpose occurs at the Eberly Center and guests are encouraged to bring their lunches while listening to the presentations. Please call 419.530.8570 to register, space is limited!

"Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares"

Wednesday, Jan. 31 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Sherry Stanfa-StanleySherry Stanfa-Stanley, Director of the UT Foundation and Development Communications

Meet author Sherry Stanfa-Stanley as she discusses her book, “Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares.” Sherry’s book shares a year of funny and often inspiring personal challenges, including suiting up as Rocksy the UT mascot for a Rocket soccer game; babysitting quadruplets; going on a raid with a vice squad and SWAT team; visiting a nude beach — and taking her 75-year-old mother; performing as a mime outside a shopping center in Newport, KY.; and crashing a wedding reception — even catching the bride’s bouquet in the process.

Living Better with What You Have: Maximizing Food Resources through Hands-on Programming

Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Laura SchmelzerLaura Schmelzer, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor of UT’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Dr. Schmelzer’s research focuses on the development of occupation-based programming for individuals living in poverty.


Good Grief! Using Service-learning to Explore the Concepts of Death and Dying

Wednesday, March 14 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Monita MungoMonita H. Mungo, PhD, Assistant Professor and Adviser, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Working with Heartland Hospice Care, the Medical Sociology in Community Practice course was created to provide students with an experiential learning opportunity focused on dying, death and the grieving process. Students volunteered at local hospices as “friendly visitors.” As a final project, students created flashcards with coping tips for grieving children to be used at a grief camp Heartland sponsors. The presentation will explore how service-learning affected the students’ learning outcomes.

Do Positive Feelings Increase Physical Activity? A Cross-Cultural Study

Friday, April 13 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Kelsey O’Brien, Jesup Scott Honors College Psychology Major, Spanish Minor

This research examines the relationship between affective associations (i.e., how one feels about something) and levels of health behaviors (e.g., frequency of physical activity). According to prior research, positive affective associations are more likely to predict intentions of health behaviors than cognitive variables (e.g., one’s beliefs). Interestingly, the desired affective state has been found to differ cross-culturally. For this study, data was collected from two sampling populations, one among undergraduate students at The University of Toledo, and the other among undergraduate students at the University of Ghana. The results have the potential to innovate health interventions on a more global scale.

Presentation Proposals
If you are interested in having your research considered for part of the Lunch with a Purpose Series, please complete this form.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Eberly Center Faculty Advisory Board for consideration. Individuals submitting proposals will be notified of the decision within 30 days of their submission
Last Updated: 1/17/18