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2 Truths And A Lie: Faculty Edition

Think you know everything there is to know about the Honors College faculty? Think again. In each of the statements you see below the faculty members, try to see if you can figure out which one is the lie.

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  1. Dr. Kevin Lanning

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    "Neither of my parents went to college"
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    "I have broken both shoulders and one knee in ski accidents."
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    "The first time I was on a plane was to fly to France for study abroad."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was just one shoulder

  2. Dr. Chris Ely

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    "I hit a deer on my moped on the night of my 15th birthday"
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    "My dog is 19 years old"
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    " Someone once threw up on my shoes on the Russian subway."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    His dog is only 14. More importantly, if you picture Dr. Ely on a moped then your day will be 100x better.

  3. Dr. Yasmine Shamma

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    "I won the spelling bee when l was in school (twice)"
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    "I have never seen Jurassic Park or Jaws"
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    "I have a black belt"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    To be fair, I wouldn't be surprised if she actually had a black belt.

  4. Dr. Michael Harrawood

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    "I once got arrested for talking too dirty at a NASCAR event."
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    "I'm an Eagle Scout"
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    "I can't ride a bicycle"
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    Wrong!

    "I was the youngest Eagle Scout in Charlotte (and the first Catholic). That was 1965, when I was 15. Once I rode a bike from Paris to Rome. I went to France on my 22nd birthday and stayed until I was nearly 30. In 1971, I was a City Desk Reporter for the Florence, SC, Morning News. They asked me to do a last minute story covering the Miss Darlington 500 Beauty Pageant (Yes! That's the kind of thing most local news reporters work on). I rode up on a motorcycle with long hair and a beard and the cops thought I was a "hippie" -- a very charged word in those days. I said "Fuck!" and they took me to jail. Beat me up a little bit on the way in. I was 21 then."

  5. Dr. Jacqueline Fewkes - Which of the following did she NOT major in in undergrad?

    Which of the following did Dr. Fewkes NOT major in in undergrad?

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    Soviet Studies
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    Microbiology
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    Psychology
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    Anthropology
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Her major upon entering undergrad was Soviet Studies.... until the Soviet Union fell after her first semester. She then went on to study microbiology briefly and ended up with anthropology which is what she would eventually get her degree in.

  6. Dr. Laura Vernon

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    "I have once lived on a sailboat"
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    "I owned a red motorcycle"
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    "My favorite dance is the jitterbug"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dr. Vernon isn't the type to by tied down to any one style of dance.

  7. Dr. Ashley Kennedy

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    "I've eaten a cockroach"
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    "I can speak 2 languages fluently"
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    "I have visited over 20 countries"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    22 countries to be exact and the cockroach tasted as bad as you would expect.

  8. Dr. Julie Earles

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    "I love soda"
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    Incorrect
    "I took an eight week mindful meditation course"
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    "I love Lord of the Rings"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dr. Earles actually rarely eats or drinks anything with added sugar in it.

  9. Dr. Bhagyashree Kundalkar

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    "I have travelled to five different countries"
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    Incorrect
    "I speak five different languages"
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    "I can play five different instruments"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    While she can only play the violin, she can speak English, Hindi and Marathi, and (not so fluently anymore) Tamil and Bengali. She has also been to China, Japan, Russia, Canada, and India.

  10. Dr. Mark Tunick

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    "I once lived next door to a candidate for Vice President of the United States."
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    "Several years ago I completed the San Francisco marathon in just under 3 hours."
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    "When I was little I wanted to grow up to be a mashed potato."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He once lived next to Admiral Stockdale (Ross Perot’s VP candidate) but the mashed potato thing is probably the cutest thing I've ever heard.

  11. Dr. Chris Strain

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    "I met my wife in a World of Warcraft online chat room."
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    "I worked as a singer on a cruise ship."
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    "I once ate so much BBQ in Clewiston that I had to pull off the highway outside of Belle Glade and lie down on the side of the road."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    To be fair, I think we can all relate to the BBQ incident. And while he didn't meet his wife in a WoW chat room, he DID get a free cruise while he was in college touring with his undergrad a capella group.

  12. Dr. Timothy Steigenga

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    "During the Guatemalan civil war I was detained and held overnight in a prison in Antigua."
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    "The exact number of cars I have owned in my life is 16"
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    "I hit a hole-in-one the first year I learned how to golf."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dr. Steigenga has actually owned upwards of 50 cars in his lifetime.

  13. BONUS: Which of these statements about the Honors College isn't true?

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    One of the directory signs on campus has arrows pointing in all the wrong directions
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    We have a history of receiving FAU Alerts for raccoons on campus
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    There is a room on campus dedicated entirely to dogs and is not owned by FAU
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    There is an electrical pole on campus that doesn't lead anywhere and acts as an advertisement for FPL
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    Wrong!

    The directory sign is no more though it was outside the HC building (which, according to the sign, was the ResHalls) for a short period of time before being removed. We've definitely received FAU Alerts for raccoons multiple times in the last few years (that were seen chasing alumni Tokio Sano and Dr. Miguel Vázquez on separate occasions). The dog room is located in the WB building on the first floor. The electrical pole is out in the arboretum next to a sign about FPL.

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