"taste of catawba" sessions
Experience the Difference: Catawba's First Year Experience
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In this session, you'll discover how Catawba faculty, students, and staff provide a coordinated set of programs, classes, and experiences designed to help students get the most from the all-important first year. Learn about our first year seminars, faculty academic advising, student support, and orientation to college life and Catawba College. Most importantly, you'll hear students discuss the highlights and important aspects of their own Catawba First Year Experience.
Everyone says the United States is polarized, but how do we know it? And if we are indeed “polarized,” what is the current state of our nation's politics? And how might this impact our elections? Drawing on the strengths in American history and politics in the Department of History & Politics, this session will offer some insights and perspectives on the polarized nature of our political landscape.
Creativity Across the Campus
At Catawba, students and faculty find themselves being creative both in the classroom and outside of it. Creativity happens in a chemistry lab as well as in a theatre or a music hall--on an international trip as well as on campus. Join us as we share a range of artistic endeavors: poems from an honors trip to Jamaica, a trumpet solo, a student-choreographed dance, two original five-minute plays, jewelry created in a chemistry class, and a song based on a Shakespearean text.
A Journey Through Science
Join Catawba College students and faculty in exploring fun science! You will be able to attend the following interactive sessions and will be guided by current Catawba students:
- Mosquitoes, Microscopes and Molecular Work: Species Diversity in the Catawba Preserve
- Reflections on Chemistry: Chemistry in a bottle
Sustainable Catawba: Dabble or deep commitment; what is your flavor?
Whether you plan to major in one of the college's four environmental degree programs or just have a desire to be involved in environmental stewardship projects on campus, here is your opportunity to learn about all the great things going on in environmental sustainability on campus.
The Ketner School of Business Difference: Experiential Learning
All Business School majors at Catawba are required to complete a minimum of 3 hours (120 hours of work) in Experiential Learning. This includes internships, mock interviews, etiquette and more. Students complete internships in profit and not-for-profit companies and also spend class time learning those all-important “soft skills” like networking, interviewing, developing a power resume, business ethics, etc. In this session you will hear how this course helps students gain those valuable “real world” skills as they get ready for life after college.
Assessing Sports Injuries in the NFL (From the Couch)
Come learn how to assess sports injuries that occur commonly in the NFL, from your couch! You will learn the basic mechanisms of a few common injuries, then watch some videos, and try your luck at guessing the injury and severity. For those of us interested in sports medicine, it gives a whole new and exciting dynamic to watching sports.
Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? Teaching Through Collaboration
Using personal connections, we will create collaborative learning groups. These groups will engage in productive struggle to solve everyday problems. Our Catawba faculty takes the time to teach these skills so that our graduates are able to leave Catawba with the ability to make an impact in their future classrooms.