Where Am I Wearing? Author Timmerman at Cedar Crest College Oct. 11 and 12
Allentown, Pa. (Oct. 9, 2012)—Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes—the shared read for first-year students this year at Cedar Crest College—will be on campus Oct. 11 and 12 to discuss aspects of his book and professional and personal journey with students in the classroom, and during a free lecture for the public.
Timmerman’s schedule at Cedar Crest includes:
Thursday, Oct. 11
2:30-3:45 p.m.—Timmerman will meet with students in Professor Maynard Cressman’s first-year seminar class to discuss the global economy. Location: Curtis Hall 110.
5 p.m.—Timmerman will host a question-and-answer session with the media and communication students. Location: Tompkins College Center, Alcove A.
7 p.m.—Timmerman will present a public lecture in the Alumnae Hall auditorium, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Location: Oberkotter Center 1.
Friday, Oct. 12
1 p.m.—Timmerman will discuss with first-year students his academic journey from a student with an undeclared major to published author and world traveler. Location: Oberkotter Center 1.
Members of the media are invited to cover any and all of these events.
Where Am I Wearing chronicles Timmerman’s journey to places such as Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia and China to locate the people that created his jeans, T-shirt, flip-flops, and boxer shorts, and to humanize the issues of globalization. Where Am I Wearing was chosen for the shared read because it makes students think globally about issues they otherwise might not consider.
In the past two years, Cedar Crest has added a global studies major and revamped its study abroad program to provide many more opportunities. For example, the College now has exchange agreements in place with Linnaeus University (Sweden), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia), and enthusiasm continues to be strong for summer study abroad in South Korea.