Teaching Beyond the Classroom activities are made possible by the support of a generous benefactor. We are grateful that our students are able to have such enriching experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Each semester, faculty members compete for the Mid and Major Teaching Beyond the Classroom awards. These funds range between $5,000 and $20,000.
Professor Steffen Kaupp and Professor John Deak will travel to Vienna in June with their students. This excursion will allow students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, modern day Austria, and its role within the European Union.
Professor Matthew Ashley and ProfessorTzvi Novick will take their classes on a three-day trip to Washington DC during Fall Break 2018 to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The goal of this trip will be not to come to the "meaning" of the Holocaust or to "solve" the painful problems it presents, but to appreciate and learn from attempts to respond to it both creatively and responsibly.
Professor Anre Venter and Professor Lucien Steil will take their students on an immersion experience through a community placement throughout the semester with the Clubhouse of St. Joseph County, an organization that provides adults with mental illnesses hope and opportunity. During Fall Break 2018, students will experience a week long immersion in Italy at San Patrignano, a residential recovery community for youth struggling with addiction.
The Small Teaching Beyond the Classroom award is given on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and is for up to $1,500. The awards can be for on-campus projects and off-campus projects. Included below are events at the DeBartolo Performing Arts and Other Campus Venues, Guest Speakers/Artists events, Projects, Celebrations, Local Events Near Campus, and Chicago and Beyond.
With the help of Teaching Beyond the Classroom and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Professor Jeff Spoonhower and visiting lecturer's Steve Copeland and Will Roget, II will present a series of lectures, a group panel, and several class visits on the challenges and rewards of game development, during the Fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, and the public will have the opportunity to learn about the world of video game development from three veteran developers with over 40 years of combined professional experience. Spoonhower, Copeland, and Roget have closely collaborated in the production of an award-winning independent video game titled Anew: The Distant Light.
Professor Erika Doss will bring to her African American Art class, in September, a lecture by art historian and artist Professor Carmenita Higginbotham. Professor Higginbotham's knowledge will expand students' understanding of modern American art to a larger and more nuanced consideration of the roles that race, racialized assumptions, and racism play in the construction, and deconstruction, of modern American art history.
In October, Professor Alex Chavez will host for his Ballards to Hip-Hop: Music, Migration, and American Latinos class an audio and sound design workshop led by Yollocalli Arts Reach of Chicago, Illinois. The workshop will center around sound editing, sound recording, and narrative story-telling. The skills acquired will aid students in producing their own multimedia final projects in the form of podcasts that will subsequently be featured on Yollocalli's Studio Y youth-led program Wattz Up, broadcast on Chicago radio station 105.5 FM Lumpen Radio.
During October and November, Professor Monica Jancha and her class will take part in the TalkAbroad Conversation Exchange via video-chat with native speakers of Spanish. These speakers are trained, professional conversation partners from Latin America. These conversations will allow students to have authentic conversations about culture in countries that they are studying. Students will write a reflection about the experience and will give a presentation at the end of the semester.
Professor Christopher Chowrimootoo and his Music and Cluture classes will travel to Chicago in November to experience Siegfried at the Lyric Opera. This experience will allow students to learn about intersections between opera and philosophy.