Learning in the Lyceum is a series of presentations every Wednesday. The events are planned by Global Connections, a student initiative that readies graduates to compete in an international marketplace.
Programs take place in the International Lyceum, located in the Student Services Building on the Morristown campus. All sessions will be video-streamed to other campuses. On the Sevier County Campus, events may be viewed in ACAD 143. At the Greeneville/Greene County Campus, events may be viewed in room 209. At the Claiborne County Campus, events can be viewed in room 80. Events start at 12:40 p.m.
The schedule for fall semester includes:
Sept. 5 – International Fee Trips for 2012
Learn about free or close-to-free trips to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival and the U.S. Holocaust Museum and war memorials in Washington D.C.
Sept. 12 – Green Dot and Safety on Campus
Learn about a growing program built on the premise that any given community can measurably and systematically reduce violence within any given community.
Sept. 19 – Ecuador and the Galapagos
International Travel Scholarship recipient Lance Snodderly will discuss his summer adventure.
Sept. 26 – Walking Through Paris
International Travel scholarship students will give a presentation about their trip to Europe.
Oct. 3 – Hillbilly Norte: Hispanic Migration and the Paradoxes of Development in the Rural South
Dr. Chris Baker, professor of sociology, explores the impact of recent multicultural immigration to rural east Tennessee and its affects on the economy and society.
Oct. 10 – Stress: What It Is and What You Can Do About It
Learn new stress management techniques to handle day-to-day stress.
Oct. 17 – Sweet 16 vs. Quinceanera: Who Has the Best Parties?
Vivian Gladson, instructor of sociology, discusses traditional celebrations that mark the transition from childhood to young woman.
Oct. 24 – An Artist with No Hands
Meet inspiring artist Becky Guinn, who lost her hands and feet but not her talent. See how she continues to paint and teach.
Oct. 31 – Witches and Witchcraft
Just in time for Halloween!
Nov. 14 – Job Application Workshop
Got a degree? Learn how to use it to land a job!
Questions about the Learning in the Lyceum Series can be directed to Eileen Bowers, coordinator of international education, at (423) 318-2347.