Category Archives: Humanities

Active Learning Workshop II

Christina M. Frederick, Constance A. Barnes, Kallie B. Day, & Robert D. King presented a workshop focused on sharing a plethora of Active Learning techniques with Sierra Nevada College faculty at a Professional Development Worskshop on Tuesday, August 12.

We appreciate the enthusiasm from the audience and hope the content presented during this workshop will facilitate the practice of Active Learning at Sierra Nevada College in the coming Fall 2014 semester.

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Justice Club collects, distributes coats for Tahoe’s families

photo 5On Dec. 18, 2013 Sierra Nevada College’s newly founded Justice Club distributed over 150 items of warm winter clothing to underprivileged families in the Kings Beach area.

The Justice Club hosted a coat drive at various locations throughout Incline Village, including Sierra Nevada College, Raley’s and IV Coffee Lab for a month in the fall. The quality and quantity of donations far exceeded the clubs’ goals and provided an array of items, such as women’s ski coats and professional blazers, children’s snow onesies, and men’s technical backcountry ski gear.

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Visit Senior Project presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 4

Students, faculty and the public are invited to the Fall Term Senior Projects/Senior Portfolios from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in TCES 139.

An unusually rich selection of the work our Humanities and Social Sciences students have completed this year will be on display, including:

Senior Projects

 Gregory Block — Repurposing Industrial Wastelands: Why Brownfields Hold the Most Innovative Potential for the Future of Renewable Energy

 Chelsea CunninghamGraphic Novel

Spencer LopesHooked on Tahoe

Lusedna SandovalBilingual Education

 Kenneth StonemanWhy Writing a Novel Is a Matter of Perspective

 Emalee StoverThe Navaho Generating Station: An Opportunity for Justice in Black Mesa

Madeline WilsonPromoting a Meaningful Old Age through the Art Therapy Process

Senior Portfolios

Corey Donahue: Sustainability major: Wine Country Party Bike

Chelsea Cristoph: Digital Arts/Management major: Verbal Information into Multimedia Communication

Todd Karol: Sustainability major: Trail Head Juice

Ethan Rollins: Digital Arts/Entrepreneurship major: Creating Brand Awareness via Social Connections

Jared Stanley busy with art installation, upcoming poetry readings

Humanities Instructor Jared Stanley shared his work Sunday, Nov. 10, during an afternoon of poetry titled, “It Calls from the Creek,” hosted by ART OnSite. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the Nevada City community, the environment and the arts through outdoor art installations along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.

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Jared Stanley is a member of the public art group Unmanned Minerals which created “It Calls From the Creek,” a series of 10 installations along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City.  Jared is the author of two books, “Weeds” and “Book Made of Forest,” as well as other published work.  The tribute trail will be open through September 2014.

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Dr. Robert King: a passion for knowledge and learning

This article is reprinted from the Sept. 12, 2013 issue of the Eagle’s Eye, Sierra Nevada College’s campus newspaper.
By Carly Courtney

Hidden away on the second floor of Prim Library outside the office of Dr. Robert King, the only sounds pervading the still air are whispered questions and footsteps echoing through the grates from the floors above. The silence is broken when the doors swing open to permit two professors walking up the stairs, laughing and planning a meeting “for this time next week.”

King pulls a chair out across the desk, a plaid button-up shirt sticking out the bottom of his navy cardigan, and worn Vans sticking out from underneath his pants. He pushed his thick rimmed glasses up further on his nose, one of Sierra Nevada College’s younger Ph.D holding professors, and began to talk quickly and without pause.

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