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    We’ve all been there. It’s a sunny afternoon, the caffeine high from your morning cup of coffee is starting to wear off, and the words coming out of your teacher’s mouth are floating in one ear and right out the other. Your eyes start to drift from your professor’s mouth down the neck to their shoes on the floor.

    “”What were they thinking?”” is an inquiry many of us have made in regards to our teachers’ outfits. For whatever reason, many academics forgot to read that one book on wardrobe. Here are a few exceptions, however, who are able to capture style much like the students they teach.

    “”I take care of myself, and I try and look as professional as I can,”” said Sarah Moore, an art associate professor.

    The way she puts colors together, Moore fits the description of somebody in the arts well. A pink scarf, for instance, is casually thrown over her blue cardigan.

    The self-described “”busy gal”” exudes a youthful, causal-cool aesthetic. However, she’s not taking any cues from students.

    “”Oh no, I’m far older than they are,”” she said.

    Take, for instance, political science assistant professor Faten Ghosn. She strolled into the Social Sciences building Tuesday wearing a simple but elegant black and white ensemble.

    “”I like to be professional but still feminine,”” Ghosn said. “”That’s very important in Lebanon.””

    Ghosn makes the grade in accessories: bold silver hoops, bangles and a watch, pieces that add a little flair without being overbearing and distracting.

    “”I am a teacher first,”” Ghosn said. “”Style second.””

    Cute as a button is the way to describe the outfit worn by Liz Pina, administrative assistant for the special education department.

    Take notice fellow faculty: Pina’s red and white polka-dot blouse, a purchase from Kohl’s, is a great example of how office attire doesn’t have to always be so “”blah.””

    Pina also knows how to proportion her wardrobe down pat; her blouse, cinched at the waist with a bow, accentuates her looser, floaty slacks.

    – photos by Alan Fullmer

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