Appalachia Seminar - Fall

Social Concerns Seminar
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Classes are on Tuesdays from 7:00–8:30 p.m. beginning on September 11.

A service-learning and community-based learning course, this seminar involves experiential learning at a variety of different sites in the Appalachia region of the United States. Coupled with on campus class sessions providing preparation, team formation, and follow up, students will spend their midterm break on a service-learning immersion with one of 15+ community partners in Appalachia. While learning about the communities in this region and the challenges they face and hopes they possess, students may focus on themes such as sustainability, food justice, housing, education, energy, or a combination thereof.

Seminar Fee: $300 charged to your student account upon completion of the seminar (please contact Greg White for inquiries regarding financial assistance)

Full seminar fee will be charged for all withdrawals after September 18, 2018.

Immersion Dates: October 14-20, 2018.

The fall 2018 seminars are football friendly.

Things to note:

As part of participation in a seminar, we seek to live intentionally and simply during the immersion. This may look different at each site. Some sites, for example, allow fewer showers. Others may have simpler sleeping arrangements. Most do not have internet. We ask that you take the opportunity to invest fully and embrace the change of pace and amenities. Let us know if you are concerned about something.

  • You will receive more specific details from your site leader during preparation classes.
  • Most meals will be prepared by your team or in conjunction with your hosts. Meals are provided throughout travel to and from your immersion location. You will have a limited budget for meals which will be enough to eat simply and be well nourished.
  • Site leaders will be liaison with community partner contacts.
  • Lodging varies depending on the site–you will likely be responsible for your own bedding.
  • You must participate in all class sessions and entire immersion in order to complete requirements for the course.

Appalachia Sites

 

Application Process: 
  • Final application deadline: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 11:59 p.m. 
  • Acceptance for the Appalachia seminar will take place on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. If we receive more applications than we have spots, early applicants will be given primary consideration.
  • You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
  • Notification of Appalachia site placement will happen no later than the first date of class, September 11. 
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • No admittance into the seminar after the first class session
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

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Upcoming Events

November 2018

27
Lecture by Willam Galston
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
28
Higgins Alumni Network Lecture
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

December 2018

05
Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
05
Pizza, Pop, & Politics
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
06
Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

January 2019

15
16
Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

March 2019

21
Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
21
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

05
Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

04
Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)