Ales & Ideas presents Brain Rewiring for Dummies: Improving Your Cognitive Competence with Marian Derlet

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the next public event in the Ales & Ideas lecture series featuring free multimedia presentations by members of the CCC faculty and staff. 

Thursday, January 24th, CCC Developmental English Instructor Marian Derlet, MA TESOL, will offer Brain Rewiring for Dummies: How to Improve Your Cognitive Competence. The brain is a hot topic these days.  People tout the alleged marvels of neuroplasticity as the panacea for cognitive limitations. Are we all stuck with a set of hard wired connections that restrict our capabilities? Why does it seem as though the educational system can’t tap the potential of student brains?  Did a researcher really buy a seat on Jet Blue just for a brain? Marian Derlet will light up your neurons with tales of the good, bad, and simply wondrous qualities of our brains. Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 7:00pm.  Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase.  Minors are welcome. 

Marian has been studying student brains (informally) for thirty years and has been a College Preparation instructor at Clatsop Community College since 1998. She received her BA in Spanish from George Fox University and a MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Portland State. Last year, she completed a graduate certificate in “Mind, Brain, and Teaching” from Johns Hopkins University and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in education at George Fox.  Please join Marian and others for an enlightening and entertaining evening in a cozy community setting.  

Instructor Marian Derlet standing in front of a tree

Mark Your Calendar for Future Events:

  • February 28 - Kristin Shauck, MFA Painting, Creativity: The Mystery of the Muse
  • April 25 - Lucien Swerdloff, M Arch & John Goodenberger, B Arch Historic Preservation, The Original Sustainable Building Technique
  • May 23 - Jon Graves, MS Oceanography, The Columbia River Estuary: Natural and Human Changes in the Past 150 Years

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation requests.  Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Please direct other inquiries to:  Nancy Cook, 503-338-2335.

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