Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-11:50 

Please join us during one of our meditation sessions.

Short meditation session via Zoom https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/j/94716220119?pwd=a0pmeU1ORGRyeTgyRitMUTJZblBkUT09



Join CAFE for pomodoro sessions again this semester. All faculty and staff are welcome. The sessions use a focused cycle: set a goal, work towards it for 25 minutes, and then take a five-minute break. You will repeat the cycle three times. Choose the session that fits your needs: 

Research Writing Session: Thursdays @ 8:30-10:30am, via Zoom with Adam Franssen, https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/j/98155845624 

Research Writing Session: Mondays starting September 11, 8:30-10:30am, via Zoom with Kathy Gee, https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/j/98155845624



Since 2009, the Monday Blackwell Talks have provided a forum for faculty to get feedback on developing research and innovative ideas. This CAFE-sponsored seminar series is an informal, friendly environment where faculty present their research to colleagues who then ask questions and provide suggestions and additional ideas.


Blackwell Talks are Works in Progress

Are you completing a dissertation? Have you recently completed one? Are you preparing for a conference? Submitting for a publication? Do you have research that has been left on the back-burner for too long and wish to breathe new life into it?  Blackwell Talks are designed to showcase and support budding scholarship at its early stages.

Submissions are open to all faculty and staff and we look forward to considering your proposal for one of the Blackwell Scholar speaker slots. Blackwell Scholars will receive a $150 stipend and a certificate. All talks will be on Mondays from 12:00 to 12:50 in the Virginia Room.  Snacks and beverages are provided. We encourage presenters to attend all sessions in support of their fellow Scholars. 

Submission Details

Send your proposal via email to Dr. Kenneth Fortino: fortinok@longwood.edu by Monday, September 12.

Proposals must include:

  • Exact title of your presentation
  • Presenter name(s) with a short biography Presenter department(s) Presenter email address & phone Semester and Year of most recent Blackwell Talk for each presenter, if applicable Project Description:  Include a description of the subject of your presentation written for a general audience (250 word maximum).
  • Description of Project Status: Include a description of the current state of the project and how this project represents a work in progress that will benefit through feedback from talk attendees.  You could include questions or concerns that you have about moving forward with your research project (250 words maximum). 

 Presentations should plan to last no more than about 30 minutes, with the remaining time for discussion with the audience. Presenters may use slides for the talk but it is not required.

The audience for the Blackwell Talks will consist of your fellow scholars and colleagues from various academic areas, and the atmosphere is kept purposefully relaxed.

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Kenneth Fortino @ fortinok@longwood.edu or Christopher Swanson @ swansoncl@longwood.edu .



3:00-4:30pm (2 x month)

The focus of these interactive sessions is on teaching and learning. Our goals are simple-- to provide an opportunity for instructors to explore a variety teaching and learning practices and to share their ideas with colleagues. We will provide snacks and drinks.

The first F@C will be on September 16 focusing on teaching speaking and students with communication apprehension.