Feed the Bees: Your Role in Saving our Pollinators
Join Campus Ops Staff members, Jackie Hamstead, Bethany Beliveau and Melissa Acker to learn about creating pollinator gardens and growing your own wild flowers from seed. We will discuss the different pollinator gardens on campus and how the grounds department grows many of the wildflowers planted in these areas. In addition, different methods of seed propagation will be reviewed.
“To Teach or Not Teach to the Test: Strategies for Preparing Students to Sit for Certification Exams or College Admission Tests”
Is your class or the material in your class part of preparing students to sit for a certification exam or college admission test? Do you struggle with how to prepare them for this test? Please join Aubri Rote for a conversation on strategies to balance the need to “teach to the test” while also engaging students in other important parts of a course such as open-minded discussion and critical thinking.
"Democracy, Law, and Dred Scott"
"The Duchess of Malfi: Humor and Tragedy Make Strange Bedfellows"
The use of humor in early English Renaissance tragedies (e.g. by Marlowe), had a significant connection with the Vice figure from Medieval Mysteries and Moralities. This was a drama in ascent, in invention. This drama, in many ways, takes a long last look backwards at its heritage. In this paper, I will look at the use of humor in the work of the late Renaissance tragedian, John Webster’s, The Duchess of Malfi . This is a drama in decline, almost visibly deconstructing itself. Webster looks grimly forward toward what will come to be called the Age of Enlightenment, specifically at the problems posed for two sorts of individuals (the good, represented by the Duchess, and the intelligent, represented by Bosola). His characters are trapped with a new sense of autonomy and justice in an old hierarchical system – a system that has by now become thoroughly decadent and desperate. Bosola/intelligence looks with despair at the new world; Duchess/goodness looks with hope. While both die in their respective challenges to authority, they do so not before taking out that authority. Cardinal/church and Ferdinand/state die also – at the hands of intelligence in the name of goodness. Only Bosola and the Duchess achieve a kind of dignity in the end, in no small measure through the humor they employ. The creative tension in which humor and tragedy are held has much to tell us today as we cope with some of the unintended consequences of The Age of Enlightenment.