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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Signature Question: How do people understand and engage in community life?

Click on the video below to hear a first-year student talk about his fascinating experience exploring this Signature Question in his Quest I History 205: History of Pirates course.


Quest I Student Learning: Exhibits and Opportunities

Art Exhibition and Reception
The Art 101 Quest I students have created artwork addressing identity, sustainability, and civic engagement. They are curating their own show, promoting it on campus with posters, social media and fliers, and installing their first art exhibition in the Annex Gallery, second floor of the Arts and Communication Building.

Please join us for the reception on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex Gallery. Music, snacks, and drinks will be provided. If you are unable to attend the reception, the gallery will be open for viewing from Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 22, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Speech Contest
Prizes! Campus Celebrity Judges! Excellent speaking and reasoning!

The annual Quest Speaking (Communication 111) Speech Contest will be held in Reeve on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Preliminary rounds will be held at 3:30 p.m. with the final round at 6:00 p.m. Quest Speaking students selected from their classes will present 6-8 minute persuasive policy speeches.

Black Thursday Commemoration
This year’s annual commemoration of Black Thursday, staged by the Black Student Union on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Reeve 307 at 5 p.m., will present the history in a manner that Quest I students in particular will be able to understand and appreciate. Please consider encouraging your students to attend.

Everyone can learn more at the Black Thursday website HERE.

The Laramie Project at Fredric March Theatre
By Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft

Performance dates and times:
Nov. 20-23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Fifteen years ago, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Focusing on the local community’s reaction during the year after the murder, this poignant theatrical collage explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which it is capable.

For more campus events designed to enhance student learning, please check "Quest Activities" in your Google calendar.

USP Assessment:
Surveys to be Distributed on Friday

Need Help?
For assistance, please use the following contact information:
email: usp@uwosh.edu
website: uwosh.edu/usp

Watch for the University Studies Program Update each Tuesday of the fall 2013 semester!
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