Posts by Cindy Stewart:
It’s an exciting day at the ExCollege…the upperclass students who are teaching Explorations and Perspectives seminars for first-year students start their training tonight with a kick-off dinner and inspiration from Steve Cohen, lecturer in the Education Department. Then they’ll go through intensive training for teaching and advising through next Tuesday, and next Wednesday, the first-year students arrive to start Orientation. Can you believe it?
Tweet Though I haven’t posted much this summer, we’ve actually been rather busy in behind-the-scenes work on fall courses, orientation, first-year seminars, and even a possible fall event or two. The ExCollege also welcomes our new Program Assistant, Melissa Burke, who starts work next week. Look for some posts from her soon!
Tweet So we finally got the course descriptions and instructor bios posted on our website. Check ‘em out at the upcoming courses link.
Tweet One of our lecturers from last Fall, A. David Lewis, was a guest on NPR’s Here and Now to discuss Muslims in comics. Check out the interview at http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/05/12/muslim-comic. David taught Religion in Graphic Novels for us in Fall 2010.
Tweet Changes to the ExCollege staff, changes to our course listing, changes in the weather…we’re just full of changes over here. First, our Program Assistant for the last two years, Alison Mehlsak, finished up her time with us this past Friday. We’ll miss her a great deal, but we’re excited to announce the new Program [...]
Tweet Wahoo! The ExCollege Board met on Wednesday (for FIVE hours) to select the courses we’ll be offering in the Fall. Here is the PRELIMINARY list. It is subject to change, but we’ll post updates on our website throughout the summer. Fall 2011 Courses This is a PRELIMINARY listing of courses for the Fall 2011 [...]
Tweet A post from Ali Mehlsak: So a few weeks ago Cindy mentioned that I was headed to Rice University in Houston for a conference. I promised a blog entry, and finally, here it is! What to say first about my trip…Well, I left a clear, crisp forty-degree Boston morning for the muggy eighty-degree afternoon [...]
Tweet Our last event of the year is coming up on Monday night (5/2). Stop by Hotung Cafe in the Campus Center for Faculty-Student Trivia Challenge. Several teams of faculty and staff are prepared to challenge all the student teams that can fit without violating fire code. The fun starts at 8pm. Quizmaster Bob from [...]
Tweet I haven’t blogged all week! What’s happening? Well it’s been a little crazy around the ExCollege. Let’s see…we are finalizing the Explorations and Perspectives seminars for the fall (see below for a list), getting all of the application information together to make final selections for fall visiting lecturer courses (on our website by May [...]