Scout is a rockstar and a stellar ambassador of the ODAL Program.
Scout Sorcic (an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Ski Business & Resort Management major) not only attended, but also presented at the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference (WROLC) in Los Angeles this month.
Yeow! Here are her highlights from the adventure!
Highlights from Scout:
- Being a solo presenter from Tahoe surrounded by huge schools from Southern California and being the only one to present twice.
- Having 46 people show up for her Backcountry Games Workshop. She also received 18 emails from enthusiastic conference attendees with new games to add to her growing list, found on her blog, YeeHaw Backcountry Games.
- Learning about post grad positions and how to better apply for outdoor jobs
- Sunny and 75°
- Explaining to people that outdoor ed is her degree, not just a hobby.
- Hearing Brendan Leonard speak. He is the author of the “New American Roadtrip Mix tape” and owner of Semi-Rad.com
Sierra Nevada College Psychology Students attended the 26th annual Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) conference held from May 22-25 in San Francisco, CA. Undergraduate student researchers included Margaret K. Burns and Kallie B. Day. Sierra Nevada College alumni included Constance A. Barnes. Christina M. Frederick was also in attendance and presented alongside each of the students mentioned above.
The presentations included Cosmetics Use is Irrelevant When Considering Student Retention by Margaret K. Burns and Christina M. Frederick and Active Learning in Practice: Alignment and Misalignment of Faculty and Undergraduate Perspectives by Christina M. Frederick, Constance A. Barnes, Carly S. Courtney, Briana T. Crespo, Kallie B. Day, Robert D. King.
A unexpected highlight of the trip included meeting Dr. Philip Zimbardo who led the Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971.
We look forward to attending many more APS conferences in the future.
Eagle’s Eye editors take a stop during their stroll through Central Park in New York City. From left to right are Drew Fisher, Sage Sauerbrey, Marissa Stone, Eliza Demarest, Samantha Marquardt and Keala Reeverts.
Big sights, big sounds and a big journalism conference captivated six students and one adviser from the Eagle’s Eye newspaper, March 12-15 in New York City.
The College Media Association hosted the National College Media Convention, which attracted 1200 student journalists to participate in over 250 sessions, tours to top publications such as New York Times, keynotes by famous journalists like CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and a Times Square location in the center of the media capital of the United States.
Eagle’s Eye Managing Editor Marissa Stone, News Editor Samantha Marquardt, Photo Editor Eliza Demarest, Online Editor Drew Fisher, Sports Editor Sage Sauerbrey and Asst. Photo Editor Keala Reeverts, along with Adviser Tanya Canino, jetted across country on a Red Eye, arriving in New York City at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 12. After navigating the subway to their hotel, the SNC group began sightseeing with walks through Central Park, a stop at McGee’s Pub (the inspiration for How I Met Your Mother) and finished the night with the musical, Once.
Thursday through Sunday were devoted to the journalism conference, where students could pick and choose which sessions they wanted to attend. Continue reading
Not only are Outdoor Adventure Leadership students confident in the wilderness, they are compassionate in the community – due to the Service Learning component of Sierra Nevada College’s Interdisciplinary Studies department.
“Our students are doing innovative and great things through their service learning and senior portfolio projects,” said Assistant Professor Rosie Hackett.
Katie Zanto, left, and Rosie Hackett, right, are presenting at the International Conference for Experiential Education.
And others are taking notice of SNC’s exceptional program. Katie Zanto, chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies department, and Hackett, program director of Outdoor Adventure Leadership, have been invited to speak at the International Conference for Experiential Education, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Denver, Colo.
“It has been exciting for us to collaborate on this presentation and in the process, to explore how our unique interdisciplinary studies program is offering outdoor adventure leadership students the chance to bring their ODAL skills back into their communities,” said Zanto.