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Sack Lunch Seminar

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Strand Union Building, Room 168

Sack Lunch Seminar--Listening is an Act of Love: "Tuesdays with Morrie and Maureen

Come learn about this intergenerational writing project offered by Jill Davis, instructor of English, pairing MSU students with senior elders in the Bozeman Community.  This assignment gives students the opportunity to learn not only about national history, the Great Depression, farming in the dust bowl, and the experiences of women as they entered the work force, but also taught students local histories of the Gallatin Valley and Montana State University. This on-going project connects each student with an elder over a nine-week period to converse and conduct interviews, presenting a polished biographical narrative to their elder partner at the end.    Join us to learn more about this fascinating process from the students' perspectives.  As the Exponent pointed out in a recent article: "Just like in the book (Tuesdays with Morrie), students form a relationship through spending time with a senior and explore themes such as acceptance, happiness, perseverance, and love."

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