ASC first Faculty Lecture is September 22


The Adams State College Fall 2010 Faculty Lecture series begins with "All in the Family: Understanding Family Dynamics", by Dr. Linda Christian, professor of teacher education, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

Why do fish and relatives stink after three days? Why do people in your family expect you to solve their problems? How do you know what the rules are in a family? Did the conflicts between you and your partner seem to center in minor issues like where to squeeze the tooth paste and when to open holiday gifts? Have you ever been in a home and thought, "wow, what a great place to be a kid"? Do you and your partner seem to have very different ways of resolving conflicts? How much of your identity is tied to your family? Why are television families so entertaining?

Dr. Linda Christian

Dr. Linda Christian

This presentation will focus on examining the family as a system with certain characteristics that help define how we function within our families. We will discuss the roles, rules, boundaries and hierarchies that all families have and how understanding those can facilitate change of family dynamics. Come with your sense of humor and an open mind.

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. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: