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Faculty members participated in a four-day, three-night writing retreat from Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24 at the Spencer Hotel and Spa at the Chautauqua Institute. The Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of Mission & Identity provided this opportunity for faculty to enjoy uninterrupted writing time and colleague fellowship. Participants were given unstructured time to develop their own academic or creative works. Each evening, the group gathered for dinner and conversation. The retreat provided many graces including community building across disciplines, walks around the Institute, yoga, idea sharing and rich productivity.

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Pictured (l-r) top row: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity and Graham Stowe, assistant professor, English; director, Writing Center
Pictured (l-r) middle row: Barbara Burns, chair and professor, Teacher Education; Jean Gregorek, associate professor, English; Anita Butera, assistant professor, Criminal Justice; Sarah Woodside, assistant professor, Management; Fernanda Astiz, professor, Teacher Education; Secil Erteror, assistant professor, Sociology and Mick Cochrane, chair and professor, English
Pictured (l-r) bottom row: Erin Robinson, chair and professor, Sociology; Janet McNally, associate professor, English; Jenn Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology; Peg McCarthy, vice president, Academic Affairs; Jane Fisher, associate professor, English; Jonathan Lawrence, associate professor, Religious Studies and Richard Reitsma, chair and associate professor, Modern Languages
Not pictured: Karl Kozlowski, associate professor, Kinesiology; Mary Becker, assistant professor, Finance and Joshua Russell, assistant professor, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation

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Common meal space at the Spencer Hotel

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Yoga class guided by Erin Robinson

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity