Civic Engagement Day: March 25

Civic Engagement Day is the culmination of year-long exploration of the civic engagement theme, an opportunity for members of the campus community to share and experience the broad learning that is taking place at the university. The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in events throughout the day. 

Kate Spike will be our civic engagement theme lecturer this year.  Her presentation title is: “Living and Learning in the Contact Zone.”  As Kate explains in her proposal, “the term ‘contact zone’ refers to any time two cultures and/or languages come into contact with one another.”  In Kate’s presentation she will demonstrate that “it is in this alternating discomfort, excitement, and confusion of the contact zone that we find ourselves stretched and learning.”  She gave her presentation at the Presidential Scholarship Competition in January and will give it again at the civic engagement forum in March.

Planned sessions include:

  • Making the Most of a Bluffton Education
  • Education Matters: Local Voices
  • Life in a Living, Learning Community
  • Passport to Cultural Understanding
  • Educational Issues From the Perspective of Bluffton Students
  • Education and Poverty Simulation
  • Conquering the Unconquerable Disease: Challenge Accepted!
  • The Economics of Public Education
  • Shut Up and Dance! Line Dance Workshop

>>> Session descriptions and schedule