February 21, 2013
Hair bands of the 1980s, “Twilight” and the television series “Community” are all major components of what communication arts lecturer Michelle Groover knows as life.
The Mount Vernon, Ill., native’s playlist currently consist of songs including “Daylight” by Maroon 5, “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “Piano Man” by Billy Joel.
“My favorite genre is pop. I think I’m pretty eclectic,” Groover said. “I’m not a fan of country music. There are some crossover hits I like, but I’m mainly pop.”
If she is not in her office or in front of her students, there is one other place you may find Professor Groover at Georgia Southern University.
“My favorite place on campus has to be Starbucks. I don’t go very often, but they have really great hot cocoa, and I like to people watch,” she said.
One thing that Groover would not be happy about is living in another era because there are a few things she insists she cannot go without.
“I couldn’t live without electricity and plumbing, so I wouldn’t be able to live any time before the 20th and 21st century,” she said.
Groover has a saying she lives by that she learned as a lesson in college; she also uses it to teach her students a lesson in life.
“Expect the unexpected; you never know what’s around the corner,” Groover said. “I met my husband my senior year of college, and I wasn’t looking for him.”