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Report for April 2011


SYMPOSIUM BY THE NUMBERS

5

Students who shared their reflections on the unrest in the Middle East after being evacuated from study abroad programs in Egypt this semester.

 

7

Students who won the seventh annual JAF debate, arguing the negative case for the resolution that “A free market economy provides the greatest hope to alleviate poverty and is compatible with Christian ethics.”

 

17

Icons crafted and presented by students in Jennifer Hevelone-Harper’s HIS341 course.

 

28

Total Symposium events, ranging from a brass quintet performance to a presentation on “Medicine and Global Missions” to a sculpture contest using recycled materials. Thirteen of these events drew 50+ attendees.

 

129

Students who watched Gum for My Boat, a documentary about a surf club for impoverished children in Bangladesh and the most heavily attended of seven documentaries or films shown during Symposium.

 

265

Students who “walked the course of American education,” a creative, self-guided presentation that revealed the array of educational paths and the circumstantial forces that can shape those paths for students of all ages in the United States.

 

370

Students who read for thirty or more minutes during the Jenks Library’s “Big Read on the Quad” (perhaps lured there by the homemade cookies, zero of which remained by the event’s end).

 

2,025

Total Christian Life and Worship credits earned by students during Symposium

(or, on average, 1.5 credits per student).