Freshmen pack Go (Subliminal Mix) - Sven Vath* / Moby - Mixmag Live! Vol. 2 October session of Citizenship Mizzou, a new requirement for incoming students. The most recent session served as a makeup for students who missed the August orientation events. N athan Hofer throws out a question to the sea of fresh undergraduates. Does religion cause violence? The roughly 1, people crowding into Jesse Auditorium are days away from taking their first college class.
A young woman toward the back raises her hand. Good, says We All Love Ol Mizzou - Various - Tiger Country (A Nashville Musical Salute) , an assistant professor of religious studies. Who disagrees? In the first few rows, another student stands up. He takes the microphone, turns to face his future classmates and says religion is to blame.
Just some. Radical Islam in particular. Now the rumble turns to a roar. Students jump out of their seats. Stephanie Shonekan, the moderator of the session, steps in to admonish the crowd. Hofer makes an appeal to anyone who wants We All Love Ol Mizzou - Various - Tiger Country (A Nashville Musical Salute) continue the conversation.
Mizzou chose to address the conundrum not through a letter to incoming students or an online training video. We created Citizenship Mizzou. The student band Talking Drum performs songs such as "Imagine" and "Blowin' in the Wind" in various musical styles to spark discussion among students in the audience.
The idea for Citizenship Mizzou arose from the race relation forums former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin held in fall At one session, Loftin said he wanted to create a diversity training course for all incoming students.
Eventually the pair was given full authority to create a program for new students, to be rolled out for the spring semester. Going in, they knew one thing for sure: Whatever they did would be face-to-face, not online. They also knew they wanted to involve faculty.
They ended up with a panel discussion featuring seven faculty members called Diversity Mizzou: A Taste of Things to Come. The sessions went OK, but after receiving feedback from students, Shonekan realized that both the name and the format needed a facelift for the fall semester. So, based on a student suggestion, they changed the name to Citizenship Mizzou, which was less weighted and a more accurate reflection of the broader themes they wanted to discuss — namely, what being a good citizen of the Mizzou community really means.
But more important, there was a shift in approach, from information giving to conversation starting. Capitalizing on music as an ice breaker, she decided to give the band the first exercise in the revamped session. They would tell personal stories of how they put the value into practice.
The number of new students in the spring semester is fairly small, and the sessions fit easily into lecture halls on campus. For fall, students filled Jesse Auditorium. Shonekan walked onto the stage for the first session, unsure whether the students would stare at their phones for two hours or actually engage with the program. For a fast second, nothing happened. Then a hand shot up.
Then another. And another. Lets Start It All Over Again - Manhattans - It Feels So Good (8-Track Cartridge, Album) took the We All Love Ol Mizzou - Various - Tiger Country (A Nashville Musical Salute) and shared their preference.
Others shared amongst themselves. They were engaged. During her presentation, Glick spoke about how her family had disowned her after she came out as gay.
After one of the sessions, a young white girl approached her and asked to talk. Because Glick had been vulnerable with her story on stage, the student felt safe talking to her about her own situation. That was awesome. But there are still points for improvement. Especially among those who attended the session that had the row over Islam and violence, students expressed a wish for more dialogue.
Despite wanting to be inclusive, sometimes I think I struggle to know how Spasm Theme - Spasm / Building Transmissions - Sonderweg reactions will be perceived by others. It was that new focus that the fall sessions brought — sparking student conversation — that proved most successful.
In a year as politically divisive asperhaps the best evidence that Citizenship Mizzou succeeded in that aim was an interaction Shonekan had with a student after one of the sessions. A new research initiative is set to create and deliver custom health treatments and cures. MU researcher highlights the value of self-determination for young adults with autism. Skip to navigation Skip to content. About Contact Subscribe.
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