Eco Day!

September 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm 1 comment

Eco day was Monday!  In order to help build community, encourage the students from different majors and faculty to intermix, focus attention on a topic or issue that doesn’t get much attention in our arts/academic centric community, and give a mental break from our routine, we have days interspersed throughout the year called “theme days.”

The first was Monday, providing a revisitation of a topic we first explored last February.  We rehabilitated the nature trail, built a raptor perch, planted trees, worked on the greenhouse, studied recycling.  These events provide such an opportunity:  it’s so instructive to a faculty member to see a young lady who so willing wields a bow or pen absolutely refuse to wield a rake or shovel.  On the other hand, how fun to see a young actor revel in being the ONE person in the group who has experience in pouring concrete, take charge of the situation, and lead the others in replacing the signs on the nature trail.

One might ask, what does the Eco topic have to do with an arts school?  Well, to borrow from Al Gore, if we don’t take care of our planet, we’re really not going to have much use for art, are we?

Our next theme day is November 4, with activities surrounding the election.  What does that have to do with art?  Well…

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Lissa  |  September 24, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Love the recycle poster in front of Bowman!

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