The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

    Getting to Know You: Pam Forman

    Favorite movie: That’s such a good question. I’m gonna say “Gallipoli,” the best anti-war film ever made.

    Favorite band: Katie Curtis

    Favorite song: “Hey Jude”

    Favorite book: Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own”

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    Favorite sport: Cycling

    Favorite show/sitcom: What would I even watch on TV if I watched TV? “SportsCenter.”

    Favorite animal/pet: African dwarf frogs

    Living or dead, who would you like to meet: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    Worst excuse you’ve ever heard: When I was a student, I said a javelin hit a transformer and the power surge wiped out my midterm.

    Something students do that annoys you: Eating noisy food

    Guilty pleasure: I must have one, hmm. This is a hard one … shopping for books on the Web.

    Worst fear: That I would never finish my dissertation, but I finished that, so I don’t think I have one anymore.

    Minnesota or Wisconsin: Minnesota. I love the Twin Cities.

    If you won the lottery: Find a good accountant or give my money to charity.

    Class you recommend to students: I really need to plug my course for Winterim. Women’s Studies 433, “Women and Sports.”

    Quote to live by: “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

    – Eleanor Roosevelt

    What did you want to be as a kid: A medical doctor or a writer or an archaeologist.

    When you get home from work, what’s the first thing you usually do: Make a pot of tea

    Weirdest experience as a teacher: Last fall when I was discussing the Amish and a student said he had been offered $1,000 to impregnate an Amish woman and turned it down.

    Most rewarding exerience as a teacher: Teaching the “Theology of Women” last spring.

    Craziest college student story: I went to a Halloween party put on by some chemistry graduate students, and we ate some brownies with marijuana and distilled tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    Words of wisdom for students to excel in school: Claim your education and take up space in classrooms and professor’s lives.

    One word that best describes you: Weird

    According to a professor ratings Web site you have received 4.7 (out of five), why do you think that is: I’ve been fortunate enough to be responsive to my students. I treat them with compassion, so they tend to respond.

    Getting to Know You is a weekly feature on Mondays compiled by the Showcase editors and various professors at UW-Eau Claire.

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