Award winning students: Liberal Education
UW-Parkside students Oksana Lanum, Elizabeth Garcia, and Chida Thao have been named the campus winners for the 2011-2012 Liberal Education Essay contest. The contest had student address the value of undergraduate learning including knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrative and applied learning.
This year, students were asked to write on the topic:
Liberal education is often thought of as something that happens within the classroom. How, though, have other experiences you have had on your campus helped you understand and appreciate a liberal education?
In their essays, students could write about a range of extra- and co-curricular experiences such as student organizations, study abroad, service learning, undergraduate research, lectures, recitals, exhibits, plays, or films.
Lanum, a nursing major, titled her essay "A Liberal Education"
Garcia, majoring in communication, wrote on "Learning, Wisdom and Action versus Inaction" and
Art major Thao authored "Past, Future, and Now"
The students will be honored by Provost Terry Brown and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science Dean Yohnk at an awards event Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m., in the room 131 of The Rita (CART 131). Awards winners will give a public reading of their essays. The reception is co-sponsored by the General Education program and the Teaching and Learning Center. It is free and open to the public. Online registration is now available.
The campus Liberal Education Essay review committee is Theresa Castor, Patricia Cleary, Teresa Coronado, Dana Oswald, and Suzanne Swiderski. The Liberal Education contest is sponsored by the UW System Advisory Group for the Liberal ArtsFor more information, call Castor at ext. 2252 or access firstname.lastname@example.org by email.