Dialogue with FGCU experts
Inside Access is a series of virtual webinars, hosted by University Advancement. Featured are world-class faculty members who share their insights and expertise based on their academic discipline. Below you will find recordings on a myriad of topics ranging from current affairs and critical issues that affect our community. This series would not be possible without the philanthropic support of donors who give back to FGCU.
Researching the Health of Florida’s Waters
Dr. Mike Parsons, Professor of Marine Science and Director of the Vester Field Station, will take you on a deep dive into what's happening above and below the ocean. He and FGCU alum Adam Catasus, ‘15, '19, a research scientist and diver, will share insight into their research on water quality and environmental health.
Election 2020: Road to the White House & Congress
FGCU’s veteran political science professor, Dr. Peter Bergerson, has spent 50 years analyzing the intricacies of national politics, presidential decision making and the legislative process, speaking at national conventions and presidential inaugurations. Join him for an illuminating conversation on the upcoming 2020 election.
Student Engagement During a Pandemic
Keeping students engaged and supported can be challenging during a pandemic, but FGCU’s dedicated staff work hard to succeed. Hear from Dr. Christopher Blakely, interim assistant vice president and dean of students, campus life, and Dr. Brian Fisher, associate vice president of student engagement, on the ways in which the FGCU team has accomplished this in recent months and plans to do so this semester.
Mindfulness: Strategies for Staying Centered During Turbulent Times
Explore the application of mindfulness-based strategies in an uncertain world with FGCU professors, Maria F. Loffredo Roca, Ph.D, Juliana Griffin & Erik Sutherland. The strategies are aimed at promoting compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance.
A Conversation with the President
Advancement Vice President Kitty Green will moderate this talk with President Martin as the Fall 2020 semester begins. The conversation will be wide-ranging, including how the University is preparing to keep students safe in the face of COVID-19 while also meeting the needs of the community and preparing students for the future.
Breaking Biases – Work, Sports and Relationships
An insightful conversation about implicit, conscious and unconscious biases, how it impacts careers, plays out in athletics and relationships with Director of Equity, Ethics & Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Precious Gunter and FGCU Alumna and Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Chelsea Lyles ’10.
Reopening Schools with COVID-19 Implications
A conversation about the reopening of K-12 schools with education professors Dr. Elizabeth Elliott and Diane Kratt.
Art & Science of Putting
A conversation about the science and technology and art of putting with PGA Golf Management professors Mark Komives and Tara McKenna.
Space and Beyond
A science conversation about space, including NASA’s role today and the in the future and how we all can be part of exploring our galaxy, with Whitaker Eminent Scholar Derek Buzasi and FGCU alumna Lindsey Carboneau ’19.
Water, a vital resource
Join Dr. Greg Tolley, executive director of The Water School at FGCU; and Dr. Joanne Muller, a paleoclimatologist and chair of the Department of Marine & Earth Science, for an insightful look at the state of the region’s waters and how history enables us to predict the nature of future storms.
Economy, business and finance in SWFL
Panelists will be Lutgert College of Business’ Dr. Shelton Weeks, an expert in real estate and financial markets, who is frequently interviewed by the news media seeking his insights; and Dr. Tom Smythe, a professor of finance who has been widely quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Money Magazine.
Physical & Mental Health
Panelists will be Marieb College of Health & Human Services’ Dr. Alise Bartley, an expert in family counseling and director of FGCU’s Community Counseling Center; and Robert Hawkes, founding program director of FGCU’s Physician Assistant Program and a licensed physician assistant.