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Class Hosts Celebration of Poet & Peace Activist William Stafford, Sept. 20

Students in a poetry course associated with the War & Peace curricular theme are organizing a local celebration as part of a worldwide day of recognition for the poet, teacher and peace activist William Stafford and his centennial year on Saturday, Sept. 20: 2 p.m. Guided meditation on community and […]

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September 1, 2014 at 6:15 pmEvents In Class

Archaeology in Israel: Digging into the Past

Archaeology in Israel: Digging into the Past

“I felt empowered by the first break into the ground. It really felt like I was uncovering the past through my efforts,” says Megan Norris ’14, who spent a month on a dig in Israel in summer 2013. “Every part of the work during the dig felt magical. It was […]

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May 5, 2014 at 3:53 pmIn Class

Students Visit Devotees of Krishna at End of 24-Hour Worship

Dr. Brian Collins and Sharon Fritz, left of Collins.

“Tucked away in the unlikely hills of West Virginia stands a remarkable community brought together by a common belief,” says Sharon Fritz ’15. “The beauty of rural West Virginia is surpassed by the splendor of the temples and grounds of New Vrindaban, and by the hospitality of the devotees,” she […]

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April 24, 2014 at 1:58 pmIn Class

ELIP Mock Interviews: Tips for Graduate Students Applying for Jobs

ELIP Mock Interviews: Tips for Graduate Students Applying for Jobs

Voices filled the room as pairs of graduate students and interviewers performed mock job interviews face-to-face or via Skype. In ELIP 5320 Oral Communication for the Graduate Researcher, students and community members teamed up for the interview role play on March 25. “Bringing complete strangers in, especially those with plenty […]

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April 14, 2014 at 1:20 pmIn Class News

Politics and Theater: Performing Race

Politics and Theater: Performing Race

Race Cards: Political science students used six words or less on cards “to stage a conversation about race and just kind of illustrate for the theater students in the audience how complicated and convoluted and complex racial issues really can be,” said Jack Bryne. Acting It Out: Theater students produced […]

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March 11, 2014 at 10:36 amIn Class

Flipped Out! The Flipped-Classroom Experience in General Physics

Flipped Out! The Flipped-Classroom Experience in General Physics

By Drs. Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks and David Ingram Physics & Astronomy What was it like before being flipped? Here’s some background: The course General Physics had been taught in a standard lecture-style format, with a primary audience of engineering students who are required to pass it to complete their […]

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February 4, 2014 at 11:44 amIn Class News

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

How Do They Know Which Way Is Up?

Gravity. Actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney provided a theatrical look at how humans might experience the lack of gravity in space. But what about plants? Humans have touched the moon and sequenced the human genome. But answers to how plants respond to gravity are just now being unlocked—by students […]

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January 30, 2014 at 12:53 pmIn Class Research