Southern Adventist University

Organized by:
Southern Adventist University

Participating Organizations:

AW Spalding Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

C. Branton Shearer, PhD provided three presentations on the campus of Southern Adventist University that were designed to inspire university students and faculty to make use of emerging neuroscience findings for both personal and career decision-making. Four main points were highlighted. 1) A wealth of neuroscience evidence supports the validity of multiple intelligences theory. 2) There are distinct neural architectures that bridge between MI theory and IQ. 3) Several key ideas have emerged guiding educational applications of neuro-evidence to learning, instruction, curriculum, and school design. 4) Students are living during the birth of the field of educational cognitive neuroscience and can position themselves to participate in this exciting new field in meaningful ways. University Psi Chi students provided 4th and 5th grade students at AW Spalding Elementary school information on the importance of caring for their brains. BAW pencils, brain erasures, stickers and BAW booklets were given to the elementary school students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

In class announcements

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Marketing for the university BAW presentations was primarily completed by the School of Education and Psychology professors and staff directly with their students (the target audience).


Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Both the Dean of the School of Education and Psychology and the Principal of AW Spalding expressed their gratitude for the BAW programming we provided. Additionally, professors and students indicated their genuine interest and thankfulness for the presentations that were provided

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

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Contact Information

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Contact Name:

Jim Wampler

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