”We’re Jammin’: Bob Marley’s on Life and Love” presented by Kim Bateman, PhD
Sierra College Insights
7 to 8:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 plus complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks from 6:30 to 7 p.m. preceding program
Sierra College, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
On Friday, Jan. 9, community members will explore relationships through the song lyrics of Bob Marley with Dr. Kim Bateman as part of the engaging Sierra College Insights series held on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
From the blissful state of “One Love” to the impetus to “Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights,” many people have experienced relationships that transition from oneness to separation.
“Tapping into the universal messages shared in Bob Marley’s lyrics will provide a fascinating platform for us to discuss relationships,” shares Kim Bateman, Psychology Professor and Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee.
Using psychological theory, a folk tale, and good-natured humor, Bateman will outline the tasks inherent in practicing the art of reconciliation. Emphasis is placed both on negotiating tensions in organizational cultures and personal relationships. Participants may find themselves singing along with the progression of stages, joining in the final phase, which is where “We’re Jammin’.”
Seating for the 7 to 8:15 p.m. program is limited. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made at sierracollege.ticketleap.com.
Known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style, she has presented 64 research projects in the social and behavioral sciences at regional and national conferences and delivered several notable keynote addresses, including: "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference and "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book by the same title (anticipated release, March, 2015).
Oct. 10 “Are Books Dead?” with Gary Noy
Explore the past, present and future of publishing with retired Sierra College professor Gary Noy. Noy, a published author, developed the only full-service academic press operated by a community college. Expect a discussion of the adaptability of publishers to new technologies, the historical context of publishing, an examination of privacy concerns related to eReaders, the impact on brick-and-mortar bookstores, the rise of virtual bookstores, and the gulf between online publishing and traditional publishing. Reservations
Nov. 7 “Climate Change 101” with Derek Larson
Gain insights about the basic mechanisms that regulate earth's climate system during this science based presentation with Sierra College, Tahoe Truckee instructor Derek Larson who holds a masters degree in biology from Stanford University. “We will decouple science from hype and examine opposing arguments," promises Larson. Reservations
IF YOU GO
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee
11001 College Trail, Truckee
Refreshments, sponsored by Starbucks, available from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
7 to 8:15 p.m. program
There is no cost to attend. Space is limited. Visit sierracollege.ticketleap.com to make reservations.
Between the people, the panels, the thought provoking and action inspiring workshops and Farm to Table dinners, Peak Innovation is the most interesting Sierra-focused event to come to Tahoe City since I've lived in the area (2004).
Whether you are a long time resident, business owner, manager or newcomer interested in bettering your community, you will find interesting dialogue, proven models and effective strategies at the three-day conference held at Granlibakken. In addition to an incredible schedule and speaker line up, there are a variety of pre-conference offerings including training sessions designed just for organization and community leaders and managers as well as an energy retro fit tour at Granlibakken, guided hike and launch of the first ever Sierra Climate Adaptation Mitigation Partnership.
What is it? Sierra Business Council's first conference in five years - a time to connect and plan for better Sierra Nevada communities for current and future generations.
When and where is it? Wednesday, Oct. 8- Friday, Oct. 10,Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA
Who's coming? Community and business leaders from throughout the Sierra.
Who's presenting / speaking?
How much does it cost? $499 through Aug. 15 than registration jumps $100. Register here.
Discounted lodging offered through Granlibakken. You will receive a lodging discount code after registering for the conference.
Learn more and register at SierraBusiness.org.
As funny as it may sound, I'm kicking off summer with the launch of Tahoe Powder, The Tahoe Weekly's new winter magazine. An early evening of fun is on tap from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at Hacienda del Lago to celebrate the launch of this new San Francisco Bay Area publication highlighting all things Tahoe.
Where else are summer celebrations in full swing this week? Throughout Tahoe City, of course!
Do you know anyone who has swum the length of Tahoe – without a wet suit?
Trekked thousands of miles a year, year after year - solo?
Earned the “triple crowner” title for completing the Appalachian, Continental Divide and Pacific Crest trails?
It’s time to hear from these inspiring adventurers!
Tahoe Trips and Trails presents “The Mind, Heart and Soles of Thru-Hikers,” an engaging evening at the Cedar House Sport Hotel with proceeds benefiting the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Highlights include hearing from Bill Parnell, Justin Lichter, Nancy Huber, Larry Hillberg, Henry Shire and Liz Thomas.
Buy tickets in advance and you just might walk away from the night with a gift certificate for dinner at Stella (everyone who purchases in advance will be entered into a drawing).
IF YOU GO
Tuesday, June 17
5:30 refreshments | 6 p.m. Welcome by Tahoe Trips and Trails' owner Patty Baird
followed by funny film about the PCT and panel discussion with inspiring hikers
Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee