Queen's University

Valentine's Day experts

2010-03-19

Online dating and loveMen’s and women’s Valentine’s Day expectationsJohn Pliniussen, professor of Innovation, Sales and eMarketing, can discuss the popularity of the online dating industry. In addition, he is able to explain how men and women differ with Valentine’s Day expectations and habits. He also adds personal experience to his knowledge of online dating and romance as he met his wife online, and his wife’s daughter also met her partner online. Dr. Pliniussen has received the Edwin-Appel Prize for Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College (Cambridge, Mass.), a world leader in entrepreneurship education. (613) 533-6729jpliniussen@business.queensu.ca Romantic relationships at workJulian Barling, professor of Organizational Behaviour and masters student, Jennifer Carson, can each speak to the issues that people face when they are in romantic relationships at work. Barling and Carson have contributed to the book entitled, ‘Balancing work and welling: The individual in the changing working life’ (K.Naswall, M. Sverke & J. Hellgren) by co-writing the chapter ‘Romantic Relationships at work: Old issues, new challenges.’jbarling@business.queensu.ca  (613) 533-2477jcarson@business.queensu.ca (613) 545-5364Music and our notions of loveKip Pegley, professor of Music, can explain how music influences notions of love among young men and women. She says that girls who listen to pop songs may have a different idea of love than boys who listen to heavy metal. Dr. Pegley is an expert in popular music and gender studies. Her book entitled 'Coming to You Wherever You Are: MuchMusic, MTV and the Construction of Youth Identities' will be published with Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2008. She is also an editorial board member for the journal Woman and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture.pegleyk@post.queensu.ca   613 533-6000 Ext. 78491The story of St. ValentineRichard Ascough, professor of New Testament with Queen's Theological College, can explain modern interpretations of the history of the story of St. Valentine’s Day.He has written five books and numerous articles and essays about Christian origins and the New Testament. Dr. Ascough has an ongoing interest in how religion intersects with film in terms of mythmaking, worldview and the creation of self or group identity.rsa@post.queensu.ca (613) 533-2110 ext. 78066

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