Designed as a way to keep students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members engaged during this time of social distancing, the newly launched virtual Alumni College on the Road series is bringing Wittenberg’s personalized education straight to constituents’ homes. The program provides alumni with a lifelong learning opportunity, unique access to Wittenberg faculty, and the ability to engage with fellow alumni through the Zoom platform.
As part of this special learning experience, faculty members discuss trending topics in the world today, including flattening the curve, climate change, race, and the global pandemic’s impact. These virtual Alumni College presentations are streamed live and can be viewed on a computer, tablet, or mobile device by those who pre-registered for the event. RSVP for upcoming events.
Two events are already in the books, and two more are scheduled – one in June and another in July.
Nancy McHugh, professor of philosophy and chair of the department, will present the next event on June 24. Titled "Philosophy in Times of Crisis," McHugh’s presentation will be co-led by alumni and current students. RSVP by June 22. Seats are limited, so early registration is suggested.
On July 15, Scott Rosenberg, professor of history and African and diaspora studies program director, will present on “Race, Class, and Pandemics. Both events will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m. RSVP by July 13.
To enjoy the first two online, visit alumni college events to view the following Alumni College on the Road presentations:
- Sarah Fortner, professor of geology and director of environmental science, discussed “How Might COVID-19 Inform Climate Action?” (April 22, 2020)
- Jim Welch, professor of biology and department chair, discussed “Climate Change and Florida: Too much carbon for a carbonate state?” (May 20, 2020)