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May 21, 2013
"The best experience I had was just trying to get out into the community and trying to get involved," said Taylor Shelton from Monmouth College, recalling her semester on the ACM Chicago Program in spring 2012.
Shea Love talking with award-winning spoken word artist Lamar Jorden.
For one of Shelton's classmates, Sam Sekulich from Lake Forest College, the program's fascinating speakers and field trips were continual highlights. "It was every day, every moment, you just tried to learn something from everything that you did," she said.
Talking to people and hearing their stories – whether it was panhandlers asking for spare change or young people finding their voices through poetry – was central to the experience of Shea Love, a Lawrence University student who participated on the program last fall.
Raising awareness, learning from many different people, and pursuing their interests and passions – all are themes that run throughout the stories these three program alumni tell about their off-campus study in Chicago. Read more
A Politician and a Journalist Give Students an Insider's View on Chicago Issues Feb 23, 2012
- Alderman Joe Moore and journalist Ben Joravsky, veterans of Chicago's political scene who just happen to share an ACM connection, square off (though politely) for Chicago Program students.
ACM Student Symposium Will Feature Eclectic Off-Campus Experiences Apr 12, 2011
- From speeding Vespas to the "wow" moments in language study, students will share stories of adventure, challenges, insights, and inspiration from off-campus study.
For Business Students, Leaping into an Internship Brings Big Rewards Mar 22, 2011
- Whether they're working at a start-up or an established company, Business, Entrepreneurship, & Society students gain valuable experience on internships.
Singing the Praises of Entrepreneurship Mar 3, 2011
- On the ACM Business, Entrepreneurship, & Society program, students visit entrepreneurs "where they live" to learn about starting and running a business.
Tempting, Astounding, Challenging – Read All About It in the ACM Student Blogs Sep 24, 2010
- With words and photos, and in their distinctive voices, Global Ambassadors offer unfiltered views of their off-campus study experiences around the world.
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- Research Ethics Are Focus of New Review Process for Students’ Independent Projects Jan 16, 2013
- Faculty collaboration and Symposium on Protecting Human Subjects created a process for ethical oversight of student research on ACM off-campus programs.
- Chicago Program's Mary Scott-Boria to Speak on Movement to End Violence Against Women Nov 15, 2012
- Panel will discuss Arrested Justice, the latest book by scholar activist Beth Ritchie at event on December 1 in Chicago.
- Schumptoberfest 2012 Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum Sep 17, 2012
- ACM faculty and students are invited to free conference at Grinnell College on October 13-14.
- No Joke! Chicago Arts Program Alumnus Makes Top 16 on "America's Got Talent" Aug 14, 2012
- Jacob Williams' stand-up comedy has propelled him to national TV and a shot at a million-dollar prize.
- Videos, Performances, and Presentations Will Highlight the Chicago Program Arts Festival May 1, 2012
- Students will share their creativity and talent at the event on May 8 at the Harold Washington Library.
- Faculty Keep on the Move During Site Visit to the Chicago Program Apr 28, 2012
- Professors from Beloit, Colorado, and St. Olaf see how program integrates neighborhood resources into curriculum.
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