Civic Engagement Day
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.
The Civic Engagement theme for 2017-18 year was "Integrity, Truth, Virtue: Bluffton's honor code in the world"
Got a presentation idea?
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to present! Details and applications for the 2018-19 Civic Engagement Day will be posted in spring 2019.
See how last year went... 2016-17 Civic Engagement
Marathana Prothro will be the 2018-19 civic engagement lecturer. She will present "Using Ancient Wisdom to Stop Destructive Communication in its Tracks: Reining in Gottman’s Horsemen."
“My lecture would center on the Four Agreements as described by Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., and correlate them with what researcher John Gottman describes as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Gottman is a researcher whose emphasis is on the kinds of communication that bring destruction to relationships—criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. Each of the Four Agreements directly correlates with a seemingly simple (yet beautifully rich) ‘antidote’ to each of Gottman’s ‘Horsemen.’ Though the Agreements — let your word be impeccable, don’t make assumptions, don’t take anything personally, always do your best — draw from ancient wisdom in an oral culture, they are particularly relevant in a post-modern secondary orality and will give students tangible options for moving away from division and toward understanding, without necessarily compromising.”