Student Videos from ‘Teaching, Writing, Reflecting’ Cluster

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Instructors Tina Baker, Lisa Baird, Sandy Davis and Blake Pridgen worked with Ignite students to produce documentaries for a cluster titled “Teaching, Writing, Reflecting: Documenting the History of the Teaching Tradition.”

“Violence in Schools,” by Kelsey Peryan, Jennifer Kelly, Heather Cribbs and Rachel Reiner
Part I

“Violence in Schools,” by Kelsey Peryan, Jennifer Kelly, Heather Cribbs and Rachel Reiner
Part II

“Public vs. Private vs. Homeschooling,” by Kaylee Miller, Kim Conway and Rachel Trufant-Robertson
Part I

“Public vs. Private vs. Homeschooling,” by Kaylee Miller, Kim Conway and Rachel Trufant-Robertson
Part II

“Public vs. Private vs. Homeschooling,” by Kaylee Miller, Kim Conway and Rachel Trufant-Robertson
Part III

“Gender in Schools,” by Courtney Buzzanca, Melissa Schafroth and Kate Wise
Part I

“Gender in Schools,” by Courtney Buzzanca, Melissa Schafroth and Kate Wise
Part II

“Disabilities in Education” by Shelby Anderson, Hayley Bowker, Michelle Clark and Ghellsea Guyer

“Church vs. State in Schools” by Jessica Skinner, Emily Barimo, Monica Hughes and Bethany Johnson

The ‘Good Life’ Learning Community’s ‘Free Compliments Project’

October 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Good Life” Learning Community, taught by Professor Roger Bradley (ECO 201), Professor Judith Burdan (ENG 171), and Professor Art Vanden Houten (POS 203), has been exploring the subject of the “good life” from a variety of perspectives.

In ENG 171, we read a selection of personal essays from the collection “This I Believe.” One of those essays, “Good Can Be As Communicable As Evil,” asserts that with small positive gestures we can help to make life better for each other. Reading that essay led to our “Free Compliments Project.”

For three consecutive Wednesdays, groups of students (our LC members are Kaela Amenta, Christina Bailey, Victoria Henderson, Olivia Higgins, Sarah Kirgis, Rebecca Lopez, Casey Pierce, Andrew Roman, Maddy Tavares, Aaron Turner, Marcia Vojcsik and Jessica Windisch) positioned themselves around campus and for an hour or so gave out free compliments to whoever walked by, making a small positive gesture toward building the “good life” at Flagler.

The experience was well-received by all involved.

“I think that the little things in life are what matter most, and giving out ‘free compliments’ to our fellow students and staff members is a great way to brighten up anyone’s day,” LC student Maddy Tavares said.

To find out more about the “Good Life” Learning Community and read some of the students’ personal definitions of the “good life,” go to http://www.flagler.edu/library/lc/goodlife.html.

‘The Power to Change Our World’ photos are online

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

For their final projects of the fall 2008 semester, the Ignite students presented “The Power to Change Our World: A Call to Action.” This campus event required students to creatively and effectively present an issue of social importance to the public. Topics ranged from homelessness to funding for arts education.

Students spend election night at Fox/CBS studios

November 5, 2008 by · Comments Off 

A small group of sophomores and Ignite freshmen watched the presidential election night returns at the local Fox/CBS news studios in Jacksonville.

Below, Ignite student Jessica O’Shea and sophomore David Matulewicz get interviewed on live TV for Fox 30.

Flagler College launches ‘Ignite’
learning communities

September 1, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Ignite is a Flagler College initiative to spark student engagement through first-year learning communities. The first Flagler learning communities are launching during the Fall 2008 semester, and the freshman participating in them are getting some exciting opportunities.

For the first semester, the learning communities will study the theme of “Power” through English, government and art classes. They’ll take field trips together, work on special projects, meet at gatherings – overall, they’ll have a unique experience designed to get them involved with their education.

Over the next five years, Flagler will expand the Ignite initiative to include all incoming freshman. The Ignite learning communities are a proven way to strengthen what Flagler College is already known for: providing students with a learning environment that’s both supportive and challenging.