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About The Common Experience

 

The Common Experience serves to facilitate increased interactions among faculty, staff, and students through a focus on common contemporary themes, related readings and academic endeavors. On an annual basis, the Common Experience faculty committee selects a timely and relevant theme and invites participation from across the campus to prepare a series of lectures, seminars, and complementary academic activities by faculty, authors, community and civic leaders for the following academic year. CE lectures and activities extend student learning and faculty-staff-student experiences beyond the classroom. Students will engage in deconstructing and exploring a common subject, treated and examined through multidisciplinary lenses, and learn to value intellectual- and personal-responsibility and apply academic thought towards finding meaningful solutions to real-world problems.

 

     

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    Advisory Board

    Janet Abbott, Compact Scholars

     

    Kara Bauer, Residential Education

     

    Steve Barbone, Philosophy

     

    Sara Giordano, Women's Studies

     

    Vinod Sasidharan, Hospitality and Tourism Management

     

    Christy Samarkos, Residential Education

     

    Stephen Schellenberg, Geological Sciences

     

    Yvonne Hernandez, Student Life and Leadership 

     

      Sylvia Quero, Academic Engagement Programs
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