Ted Curtis, Assistant Professor in the College of Hospitality and Management is the Lynn celebrity starring in this month’s READ poster.
For his poster, Professor Curtis chose the book Take Time for Paradise: Americans and their games by A. Bartlett Giamatti.
About his choice, Professor Curtis says:
“Baseball’s greatest Renaissance man – the late commissioner of Major League Baseball and beloved president of Yale University — both enthusiastically engages the mind by drawing timeless parallels between athletics and the liberal arts, and delicately touches the heart by creating seamless transitions from baseball to imagination, all thus honoring sport and justifying its continued intellectual exploration.”
Ted Curtis joined Lynn University in 1999. He received his BA in English from Tufts University, his MS in Education/Sports Management from Nova Southeastern and his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Professor Curtis teaches courses in Sports Law, Sports Facility Management, Introduction to Sports Management, Business of Professional Sports, and Business of Amateur and Intercollegiate Sports.
Lynn Women’s tennis player, Christine Johnstone, is the star in this month’s READ poster.
Christine chose the book “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling. About the book, Christine says “I loved reading about Harry’s magical life.”
Christine is originally from Southampton, Ontario and has played on the Women’s tennis team for 4 years. She is majoring in Biology and has a 4.0 GPA. In addition to playing tennis, Christine has served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has participated in over 300 hours of community service while at Lynn.
Diane Dicerbo, Director of Academic Advising, Assistant Professor & Director of Pine Tree Camp is the featured Lynn celebrity for this month’s READ poster.
For her poster, Diane recommends the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. About her selection, Diane says:
“This book depicts my true meaning of a mother-child relationship. The tree (mom) gives everything to the boy freely because she loves him, and its feelings are finally reciprocated by the boy when he returns to the tree for a rest in his old age. Despite getting nothing in return for a long time, the tree (mom) puts the boy’s needs foremost, because it wants him to be happy. The only time the tree (mom) is sad is when it feels that it has nothing left to give the boy.
If we as parents waited on reciprocity before caring for our children, then we would all be doomed.”
Lynn University student athlete Javon Robinson is the featured Lynn celebrity for the February READ poster. Javon chose the book “Peace is every step” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Regarding choice, Javon says
“I chose this book because it offers assistance in going through life peacefully and mindfully everyday. It helped me learn how to deal with unfortunate situations that may occur throughout the day and appreciate the gift of life; not only my own life, but the lives of others as well.”
Communication Professor stars in January READ poster!
Denise Belafonte-Young, Assistant Professor in the College of International Communications, is the featured Lynn celebrity for the January READ poster. In her poster, Professor Belafonte poses with the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In explaining her choice, Professor Belafonte states:
“Lord of the flies has always had a lasting impression on me. As I read it through college, I became aware of my journey of curiosity of gender in communication and was intrigued with the roles of power and survival. I was also taken with similar stories such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the film “The Wall” by Pink Floyd which took me through British and European archetypes.”
Professor Belafonte joined Lynn University faculty as an adjunct professor in September 1997. She received her BA and MFA in Television Production from Brooklyn College. Her teaching specialties include television production, public speaking and media programming. Professor Belafonte also serves as the advisor to the Lynn Chapter National Broadcasting Society. The society began in 2003 at Lynn. In 2007, under the direction of Professor Belafonte, it was awarded the rookie chapter of the year.
This is the 6th poster published by Lynn Library this year and the 16th since the program began in March 2008.