Social and emotional intelligence are subjects of next free faculty lecture

(02-21-2013)

The Adams State University Faculty Lecture Series begins the spring semester with "How Body Movement Affects Our Everyday Lives: Physical Intelligence," by Matthew D. Luttrell, visiting assistant professor of music. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Porter Hall room 130.

We live in an age of technology. Cell phones, laptops, and pads of all shapes and sizes dominate our personal and work lives. However, with this technical connectivity, we are quickly losing the most fundamental aspect of being human: social and emotional connection.

Neuroscience has discovered that our brains are designed to be sociable – we crave interaction. No different than exercise for our muscles, the amount of face-to-face interaction we experience with others affects our ability to effectively communicate.

Luttrell will discuss concepts regarding social and emotional intelligence. This includes how our body language affects others around us, how we communicate non-verbally, and how to read situations effectively. This lecture will is given in an interactive environment, so be ready to participate.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Kristy Duran, assistant professor of biology, at 719-587-7767, or klduran@adams.edu.