Monthly Archives: October 2015

Poetry Matters

— Hannah Gloeckl What started as an idea to produce a small service-learning project turned into a three-week literacy campaign, now called Poetry Matters. When Dr. Downes and I first brainstormed on the subject of my Honors project during the … Continue reading

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Melissa’s (Long) Postscript: Feeling Proud

— Melissa K. Downes I’ve known Hannah Gloeckl for several years and have always been impressed by how thoughtful, smart, and dedicated she is, but getting to see her tackle this project makes me even more proud. Hannah designed the … Continue reading

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Study Abroad: Five Lessons Learned

— Maggie Ditmore I studied at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany in the spring and summer of 2015. Here are some of the greatest lessons I learned while studying abroad. 1. The first few days will be the most gut … Continue reading

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International Programming and Study Abroad at Clarion University

— Ray Feroz Every semester Clarion University hosts students from around the world who are here to take coursework for a semester, an academic year, or longer. They have diverse majors. Clarion also offers a program for English learners to … Continue reading

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Intentional Risks

— Melissa K. Downes I don’t think of myself as a risk-taker. However, all our recent Hand in Hand discussions of risk-taking and pedagogy resonate powerfully for me. Over the last few years, I’ve been purposely seeking new teaching challenges … Continue reading

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Why I Should Teach Freshmen…At Least Occasionally

— Jeanne M. Slattery I’m teaching an inquiry seminar to freshmen this year. This is only the second time in more than 30 years where all of my students have been freshmen. Let me tell you, it’s been a learning … Continue reading

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