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Full-Text Articles in Liberal Studies

Back Matter Jan 2102

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Lawrence, Fall 2017, Lawrence University Oct 2017

Lawrence, Fall 2017, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

No abstract provided.


Matriculation Convocation 2017: What Do We Stand For?, Mark Burstein Sep 2017

Matriculation Convocation 2017: What Do We Stand For?, Mark Burstein

Presidential Addresses

The Matriculation Convocation is the traditional start of the academic year. This is President Burstein's fifth Matriculation Convocation.


Leadership And The Liberal Arts: Achieving The Promise Of A Liberal Education, J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, Michael A. Genovese Sep 2017

Leadership And The Liberal Arts: Achieving The Promise Of A Liberal Education, J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, Michael A. Genovese

Michael A. Genovese

A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions. Edited by faculty from the Jepson School for Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the Jepson Studies in Leadership series will reflect the school's broad-based, liberal arts approach to the study of leadership. The Jepson School has faculty representatives from the disciplines of English literature, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, and organizational leadership. No ...


International Programs Minutes 09/06/2017, International Programs Committee Sep 2017

International Programs Minutes 09/06/2017, International Programs Committee

International Programs Committee

Minutes from the International Programs Committee Meeting, September 6, 2017, Science 2555.


Parental Influence On Second Generation Chinese-American Youth’S Career Choice And Development, Yingli Huang Sep 2017

Parental Influence On Second Generation Chinese-American Youth’S Career Choice And Development, Yingli Huang

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A large body of literature supports the claim that the role of parents in shaping Asian-American youth's career development is significant (Leong & Serafica, 1995; Leong & Hardin, 2002; Yuan, 2012; Sandhu, 2017; Qin, 2011). When considering the family impact on Asian-Americans’ vocational choices, researchers should examine the phenomena through culturally specific lens so that variables that are more cultural relevant are captured. This is a pilot study with the goal to provide a preliminary understanding of the ways in which first-generation Chinese immigrant parents influence the choice and development of a career to their second-generation young adult children. In this pilot study, I utilized ...


Education Is Transformation: The Impact Of Attitudes, Robert Decaul Sep 2017

Education Is Transformation: The Impact Of Attitudes, Robert Decaul

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

What truly informs success? Is it one’s education, career type, and socioeconomic status? I believe that more than ever before these three criteria appear to define our understanding of what success is. However, the development and transformation of education in the United States, which is marred by racism, has historically disadvantaged segments of our population especially in cities with a predominantly black population. New Orleans being a perfect example. Hurricane Katrina put the spotlight on education in New Orleans as the storm’s devastation of the city exposed the myriad of problems education was facing. This thesis is an ...


Literary Exposures For An Ecological Age, Christy Call Aug 2017

Literary Exposures For An Ecological Age, Christy Call

The Goose

This paper argues that exposures through literature to human fragility and vulnerability, which are default modes of life within the relational collective on-page, rehearse critical engagements for life off-page during a time of climate change.


2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University Aug 2017

2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Integrating Liberal Arts Into Management Education, Singapore Management University Aug 2017

Integrating Liberal Arts Into Management Education, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Management education is too narrowly focused and should adopt an inter-disciplinary approach…or face an inevitable demise


Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy Jun 2017

Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy

Mary Marcy

The liberal arts are higher education’s answer to Broadway, that "fabulous invalid" whose demise is predicted with both certainty and regularity. Claims that the liberal arts are in jeopardy have taken on increased urgency in the current economic climate. As students swell the ranks of community colleges, the presumption is that readily identifiable and employable skills rather than broad and deep learning are the primary focus of their educational ambitions. But in the case of the liberal arts, conventional wisdom is at odds with what experience and current data suggest. For example, the benchmark freshmen surveys conducted each year ...


Lawrence University One Hundred Sixty-Eighth Commencement, June 11, 2017, Lawrence University Jun 2017

Lawrence University One Hundred Sixty-Eighth Commencement, June 11, 2017, Lawrence University

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Open Source Micro Diplomas: New Credentials For New Learning, Jack F. Powers Jun 2017

Open Source Micro Diplomas: New Credentials For New Learning, Jack F. Powers

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The standard model for college in America—a four-year bachelor’s degree that teaches critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and written communication skills—is unaffordable and unattainable for most Americans. Only about a third of citizens aged 25 and over have achieved a baccalaureate degree or better. Two-thirds are left behind in precarious jobs that pay substantially less and that are losing ground. Everyone from politicians to parents repeats the mantra of “college for all”, but the reality is more like “college for the socio-economically gifted.”

At the same time, the modern world of work is evolving into a more complex ...


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 25, May 26, 2017, Lawrence University May 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 25, May 26, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 24, May 19, 2017, Lawrence University May 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 24, May 19, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 23, May 12, 2017, Lawrence University May 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 23, May 12, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


In Conversation With Seth Pollack, Seth Pollack, Marshall Welch May 2017

In Conversation With Seth Pollack, Seth Pollack, Marshall Welch

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education (EPiCHE)

In November 2016, EPiCHE Editor Marshall J. Welch sat down with service-learning scholar and practitioner Seth Pollack. They explored how the spiritual and religious dimensions of Seth’s life have influenced his personal passions and academic career.

Seth Pollack is Professor of Service Learning, and the founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). For the past 17 years, Seth has provided overall leadership for the Service Learning Institute at CSUMB. In 2005, he received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, recognized as the nation’s outstanding faculty in the field ...


In Our Time: Advancing Interfaith Studies Curricula At Catholic Colleges And Universities, Eboo Patel, Noah Silverman, Kristi Del Vecchio May 2017

In Our Time: Advancing Interfaith Studies Curricula At Catholic Colleges And Universities, Eboo Patel, Noah Silverman, Kristi Del Vecchio

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education (EPiCHE)

People who orient around religion differently are interacting with greater frequency than ever before. These interactions, especially in the context of college and university campuses, require young people to grapple with their own identities in ways that previous generations could more easily avoid. Conversations about religious diversity have become elevated at colleges and universities, which has led Drs. Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen to claim that religion is “no longer invisible” in the context of American higher education.

As an organization that works with hundreds of American colleges and universities every year, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) believes that Catholic ...


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 22, May 5, 2017, Lawrence University May 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 22, May 5, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Teaching For Toleration In Pluralist Liberal Democracies, Betto A.F. Van Waarden May 2017

Teaching For Toleration In Pluralist Liberal Democracies, Betto A.F. Van Waarden

Democracy and Education

This article determines which education enables the perpetuation of diverse ways of life and the liberal democracy that accommodates this diversity. Liberals like John Rawls, Stephen Macedo, and William Galston have disagreed about the scope of civic education. Based on an analysis of toleration—the primary means for maintaining a pluralist liberal democracy—I argue that schools should teach democratic participatory skills and a minimal exposure to diversity to enable citizens to participate in the democratic process of defining which cultural and religious practices the state should tolerate or prohibit through its laws. To make this argument, I contend, in ...


Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek) May 2017

Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the feminist significance of Anya Seton’s historical novels, My Theodosia (1941), Katherine (1954), and The Winthrop Woman (1958). The two main goals of this project are to 1.) identify and explain the reasons why Seton’s historical novels have not received the scholarly attention they are due, and 2.) to call attention to the ways in which My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman offer important feminist interventions to patriarchal social order. Ultimately, I argue that My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman deserve more scholarly attention because they are significant contributions to women’s literature ...


Groundhogs, Tanya Mason Smith May 2017

Groundhogs, Tanya Mason Smith

Dissertations

This dissertation contains a collection of stories that explore loss and grief, illness and disability, parent and child relationships, and marriage and its expectations within the gay community and the south.


On Growing Up Finnish In The Midwest: A Family Oral History Project, Ingrid Ruth Nixon May 2017

On Growing Up Finnish In The Midwest: A Family Oral History Project, Ingrid Ruth Nixon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explores what oral history interviews with my mother reveal about the familial and community dynamics that influenced Finnish-American children growing up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between 1930 and 1950. Close to four hours of oral history interviews were conducted with Viola Nixon, who is second and third-generation Finnish-American on her father’s and mother’s sides, respectively. After conducting a narrative analysis of the interviews, five themes emerged as significant to community function: family, language, education, work and church. I grouped some of these themes together to create three stories informed by materials drawn from the interviews ...


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 21, April 28, 2017, Lawrence University Apr 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 21, April 28, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 20, April 21, 2017, Lawrence University Apr 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 20, April 21, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 19, April 14, 2017, Lawrence University Apr 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 19, April 14, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


2017 Lecture Series Program, Bryonn Bain Apr 2017

2017 Lecture Series Program, Bryonn Bain

Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecture Series

Bryonn Bain is Brooklyn's own prison activist, actor, author, hip hop theater innovator and spoken word poetry champion.

Bringing arts, activism,and education to prisons for over 25 years, Bain's courses on hip hop, theater, spoken word poetry, police abuse and the prison crisis continue to impact youth at Rikers Island, boys Town Detention Center and those incarcerated at Sing Sing prison.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 18, April 7, 2017, Lawrence University Apr 2017

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 18, April 7, 2017, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


Holland Helpers, Kristin Budd, Stephanie K. Emelander, Lauren E. Hogikyan, Sharnell James, Nicholas Petrie, David Salerno Apr 2017

Holland Helpers, Kristin Budd, Stephanie K. Emelander, Lauren E. Hogikyan, Sharnell James, Nicholas Petrie, David Salerno

Undergraduate Research

Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus located in Holland, MI has been hoping to better support the Holland community. It aims to be a campus full of innovative ideas, inspired and supported by students, and representative of the Holland community. Over the course of the winter of 2017 we—an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students at Grand Valley State University—have engaged in the Design Thinking process order to develop an innovation designed to turn this vision into a reality. In the follow portfolio, you will be able to flip through our journey to find what we believe is ...


Building Bridges, Benjamin R. Cousino, Nathan P. Gillespie, Shelby Miller, Sue Pete, Elizabeth A. Shepherd, Philip M. Sheridan Apr 2017

Building Bridges, Benjamin R. Cousino, Nathan P. Gillespie, Shelby Miller, Sue Pete, Elizabeth A. Shepherd, Philip M. Sheridan

Undergraduate Research

Throughout the winter 2017 semester our interdisciplinary team utilized the design thinking process to redefine the purpose of the Grand Valley Holland Meijer Campus. As a process for collaborative and creative problem solving on complex challenges, Design Thinking requires empathizing with community stakeholders, iterative integration of insights, ideation, prototyping and testing. Through this process we have identified creative possibilities designed to support and enhance both Grand Valley State University’s Holland campus as well as the community of Holland. Our final prototype optimizes engagement with the campus. While an incredibly large and challenging undertaking, this experience confirmed that the design ...