At the College of Mount St. Joseph, the month of April is sure to bring a few things (like nice weather). Despite the fact that it is snowing and miserable outside, and the weather in Ohio can be unpredictable and depressing, April does have something to offer that will raise everyone’s spirits. Indeed, my favorite time of the school year is almost here, because soon the Celebration of Teaching and Learning will be in full swing.
The Celebration of Teaching and Learning is akin to a holiday at the College. Most classes are cancelled as students, faculty and staff eagerly rush about to the different events this day has to offer. For instance, the Harrington Center hosts student poster presentations, there are poetry readings, speakers in the theatre and awards are given in a variety of categories.
Every year, the Celebration of Teaching and Learning has a special theme. This year, the theme is “Our Stories, Their Stories: Meeting our Challenges and Molding our Identities”, which is all about storytelling and how it can influence our lives, our beliefs and our futures. The keynote speakers for the day will be Lynda Crane, Ph.D. and Tracy McDonough, Ph.D.
The Celebration of Teaching and Learning will be held on Tuesday, April 16 and is open for the public to attend. For more information, please click here.