Field Trips and Special Events
September 26, 2008
Fifty students gathered in the Great Room of Evald Hall to watch the first debate between candidates Obama and McCain. Joined by faculty members, Steve Klien and Margaret Farrar, the group had the opportunity to discuss their reactions at the completion of the debate. For many students, this was their first opportunity to vote in presidential election, and it was good to see the interest that they had in making a good choice. The event was covered by the local television stations, newspaper and online news sources.
Land Institute Field Trip
September 26-28, 2008
Students in the environmental studies learning community again traveled to Salina, Kansas to the annual Prairie Festival at the Land Institute. For over twenty years, researchers at the Land Institute have considered problems related to agriculture and grain production on the prairies. The agenda for the conference included sessions with the Lt. Governor of Kansas along with panels on conservation and agriculture and special music performances and art exhibits.
Four Kingdoms Renaissance Festival Field Trip
September 29, 2008
Students in the learning community that considered how marriage and family have changed over time attended a local renaissance fair. "The Third Annual Four Kingdoms Renaissance Festival's mission is to both educate and entertain the public about the culture and life in the middle ages and the Renaissance. It is our goal to foster a greater awareness for our European heritage as well as providing an enjoyable family oriented experience."