First-Year Forums

A Sampling of Forum Topics

“The Real Buzz: The Truth and Lies about Campus Alcohol.”

“When Race Becomes Real: Can We Talk about Race?”

“Environmental Challenges in China.”

“Einstein’s Magical Year 1905”

First-Year Forums are intended to help entering “K” students learn the history and tradition of our College, consider critical educational issues, and continue their academic and personal growth. Forums are built around the Dimensions (educational outcomes) of a “K” education: intercultural understanding, leadership, social responsibility, career readiness, lifelong learning. They take on many forms, including special dramatic presentations, interactive learning sessions, and structured conversations.

First-year students attend five or more forums during the Fall term.