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FSW Faculty and Students Host Critical Thinking Lecture Series Presentations in July

Jun 26, 2018

JUNE 26, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Critical Thinking Lecture Series at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) returns this July with two lectures presented by FSW faculty and students. The Critical Thinking Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Presentations can be viewed live on the Thomas Edison Campus or digitally at other FSW locations.

“Identifying and Acknowledging Subconscious Biases” with Dr. Mary Ellen Schultz, professor, School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, FSW

Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

FSW Campus Locations - Thomas Edison Campus: Building U-102; Charlotte Campus: Building O-117; Collier Campus: Building M-201

Dr. Schultz earned her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from California Polytechnic State University, and her master's degree in education with a focus on bilingual education from Columbia University. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis on English as a second language from North Central University.

Dr. Schultz has a passion for people and spent several years volunteering with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Currently, Dr. Schultz serves as a full-time professor for the Division of Academic Success in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science at FSW. This year, Dr. Schultz presented at the national conference on First-Year Experience and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.


"Gaining a New Perspective: Italy Through Our Eyes" with FSW study abroad students

Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

FSW Campus Locations - Thomas Edison Campus: Building U-102, Collier Campus: M-201, Charlotte Campus: O-117

Learn about the experiences of 10 FSW students who studied abroad in Florence, Italy in June. FSW students took classes focused on the Italian language, art history, the ancient roots of Florence, architecture, marketing, and Italian cuisine at Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici.

For more information on the FSW Critical Thinking Lecture Series, contact Whitney Rhyne, director, Strategic Initiatives, at (239) 433-6943 or


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in January 2016. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: June 26, 2018

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