Spring Break, Summer Study Tours Offer Unique Learning Opportunities
A study tour is a credit-bearing course in which the majority of the academic work is accomplished through group study and travel outside the UCO campus. It provides a group of students with an applied, supervised experience at an off-campus location, whether foreign or domestic, for a minimum of two or more overnights, and enhances the student's classroom knowledge of an academic discipline(s) through first-hand exposure. Once on site, travel during the study tour is an integral part of the learning process.
Study Tours offered in 2017 included:
- British Isles Study Tour
- Layers of Rome
- Polish Landscapes of Remembrance
- Applied Research Museum Studies-London
- Applied Research in London
- Cultures of Andalucia
- China, The Historical Dragon
- Nicaragua: Culture and Service
- Italy: Travel Photography and Video
- Museums of Washington, DC
uDefy Team Takes Second in National Competition to Combat Online Violence
The Department of Mass Communication’s uDefy team placed second in the Department of Homeland Security's national "Peer to Peer: Combating Extremism" national competition involving 80 universities to create a campaign to combat online violence. They were one of only four teams nationwide to be invited to present campaigns to a panel of government, business and nonprofit leaders in Washington, D.C.
Team members are Graphic Design major Kaitlyn Britschgi; Strategic Communications majors Thomas Johnson, Ashley Neese and Yusuf A. Shurbaji; and Strategic Communications alumna Laura Goehler. Faculty mentor is Sandra Martin, lecturer of Mass Communication. The campaign is available at http://www.udefyproject.com/. It addresses and responds to the challenges that extremists pose on and through social media.