Homecoming Mini Courses

Alumni can return to the classroom during homecoming weekend – without having to worry about being caught off guard by a pop quiz or cramming for finals.

Mini-courses will cover a variety of topics, including how educational justice can transform public schools, what to expect next in the U.S. economy, meditation techniques, and the story of the university’s new coffee area.

Courses on how to travel on a tight budget and the future of Io, one of Jupiter’s moons, also are planned.

The documentary CODY: The First Step! also will be offered to alumni and friends. The documentary charts the story of recent Johnston graduate Cody Unser, who was struck with Transverse Myelitis at the age of 12 and paralyzed from the chest down. The documentary also chronicles her efforts to lobby for stem cell research. Unser will be present during the documentary. A question and answer session will follow the screening.

A film screening for a documentary chronicling the experiences and transformations of students in contemplative courses taught by Professor Fran Grace also is planned.

Homecoming’s mini-courses are designed to give alumni and friends an opportunity to interact with other alumni and professors, while also continuing a lifelong quest for learning and exploration.

Click here for more information, including course times and locations, and registration.

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