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  • Dearing, Joel B
  • Created Date
  • 1998-04-16
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  • Springfield College
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  • This column, titled “Personal Contact,” is part of a series of reflections written by Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics Joel Dearing on April 16, 1998. Dearing was Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics during the 1997-1998 academic year. During this time, he started a weekly column in the Springfield Student newspaper called, “Reflections on Humanics.” In his column from the week of April 16, 1998, D... more
    This column, titled “Personal Contact,” is part of a series of reflections written by Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics Joel Dearing on April 16, 1998. Dearing was Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics during the 1997-1998 academic year. During this time, he started a weekly column in the Springfield Student newspaper called, “Reflections on Humanics.” In his column from the week of April 16, 1998, Dearing discusses the topic of personal contact and how the technology of 1998 (drive throughs, automation, voice mail, conference calls, satellite transmissions, email) makes it difficult to maintain the aspect of personal contact. Dearing highlights how several secretaries in all different departments at Springfield College do an amazing job with personal contact. Dearing again references his STOP EVERYTHING FOR HUMANICS DAY coming up on April 22nd and encourages people to attend and engage in a chance to make “personal contact” with each other. Dearing next addresses his perspective on several topics that he has not had the chance to focus on this year. Topics include Dr. Jesse Parks, the School of Human Services, Reeds Landing, and the School Structure at Springfield. Dearing concludes his reflection by thanking the colleagues that have supported him the most throughout his year as Distinguished Professor of Humanics. Once again, Dearing reminds students to fill out entry forms for the $250 scholarships and encourages students to join him to promote STOP EVERYTHING FOR HUMANICS DAY on Sunday, April 19th by reaching out to neighbors in the community. Dearing earned his BS from Springfield College in 1979 and taught as an associate professor of Physical Education at the college. Dearing also coached women’s volleyball for 22 seasons (1989-2010). He finished his career with a win-loss record of 595-196 and a .752 winning percentage. Dearing was the recipient of several different Coach of the Year honors throughout the years. less
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