Students in the English Department’s Creative Writing elective enjoyed the riches of participating in literary discussions with three area English professors each of whom conducted a literary seminar of choice: Professor Don Connell, Professor Marjorie Paolette, and Dr. Jill Voran.
According to Dr. Jackie Baugh
who teaches this elective, "Part of ‘college preparatory’ involves getting our students ready to effectively interface with a wide variety of teaching personalities on college campuses. Our students quickly adjusted to the wide range of teaching styles evidenced by these three educators, and they, in turn, were most complimentary about the interface experience with our upperclassmen."
Another of Dr. Baugh's initiatives, this time for her Public Speaking class, has students recording podcasts of their speech entries for the annual Voice of Democracy contest. Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with its Ladies Auxiliary, sponsors a scholarship competition. This year, participants were required to submit a speech on the topic of a patriotic theme. Under the direction of Dr. Baugh, students in the Public Speaking class wrote and recorded speeches on the topic ... Service and Sacrifice by America’s veterans benefit today’s youth by...The speeches have been submitted for judging by the regional organization. Click here to view the podcasts