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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Question of the Month

Question of the Month

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's you! If you could have any superhero superpower, what would it be and why?

Superpower: time travel. I have always wanted to see the events of the past firsthand.
Mary Schoals, department assistant, Marketing and Public Information

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I'd be a teleporter. It'd cut all the time off the morning commute, and I'd save on gas. Anyone I touched when I teleported could come with me, so my husband and I could travel the world on date nights.
Jessica Rawlins, marketing and advertising coordinator, Marketing and Public Information

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My experience is limited in superheroes, since I grew up in a different culture. So here’s my attempt at identifying with a superhero more people recognize: Superman.

If I had the powers of Superman, I would be thrilled to look fit without exercising, since I’ll be able to jump over tall buildings (exercising thigh, calf and gluteus maximus muscles), fly through the air (extending and stretching abdominal muscles), and run faster than a speeding bullet (promoting cardiovascular fitness). Then I’ll petition the “Hero Naming” organization to create a “Superwoman” category. Wait… Isn’t that what they call moms who also work outside their homes?
Mary Mukhtarian, adjunct faculty, Business Studies Division

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Wonder Woman, of course! After looking at my December calendar, I can't possibly get everything done without some superpower! LOL!
Pam Lloyd, administrative assistant, Admissions Office

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Telepathy - to gain insight and control time, space, matter, etc.
Ahad Hayaud-Din, faculty, Social Science Division

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I'd like to have the superpower for finding the calm in calamity at all times--with the added bonus of being able to distribute this power to others as widely and often as needed.
Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College

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I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "superhero" power, or rather just "gifted," but the one thing I would love to be able to do is talk to animals-- any and all kinds. It would bring me a lot of peace and comfort if I could communicate more directly with them, and them me, instead of always wondering what they're thinking.
Madeline Bottoni, web writer/editor I, Marketing and Public Information

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My super power would be to clone myself. Then I could create a clone to do research, another to teach, and a third to scuba dive and hike through nature.
Jerry Bartz, lab coordinator, Geospatial Technology

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Teleportation: To get anywhere without sitting in traffic. My daily commute to work varies between 20 minutes and 1 hour, I never know what to expect.

On " Star Trek," they used a teleporter to travel, but imagine being able to teleport without a machine. You could sit on top of the Eiffel Tower or pop over to China for some authentic cuisine and be back in time for bed. I could see the world without taking any vacation days.
Brandy Baker, director of the nursing/allied heath skills lab, Health and Human Services Division