Speed Reading, Behrbaum Style
Although Anita and Mike Behrbaum must be the fittest campus couple, they still make time to read. Anita and Mike have been teaching health and physical education at GRCC since 1990 and 1974 respectively. In addition to reading student papers, Mike reads to stay current in the ever-changing health, fitness, and wellness field, and Anita reads because "reading enables me to build perspective I can gain nowhere else."
Anita's book of choice is The Autobiography of Malcolm X (by Malcolm X and Alex Haley) which she read in college and a few times since. Anita says that the book "allowed me, on some level, to experience the life of Malcolm X which was eye-opening and extraordinary." Mike chose to be photographed running with The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm, "because Fromm’s emphasis on active love shaped his perspective on relationships."
This is the last of five special GRCC Read posters developed for National Library Week. The posters will be displayed in the library, so come on over and have a look at the originals! Many people helped make these posters possible. Special thanks to those who agreed to pose and to those who helped produce them, especially Julie Spiers, Ann Lovell, and Jennifer Dysart. If you would like to suggest someone to be featured in a Read poster for National Library Week 2008, please contact me, Brenda Philip.