Friday, September 27, 2013

Classroom Showcase

You have heard about Baker's outstanding faculty, and now is your chance to see it firsthand. The following faculty members have opened their classrooms just for you. Seating is limited. Classes to be announced soon.

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. | African American Literature

Case Hall 306 | Campus Map (3)

This survey course will trace the development of African American literature from the Antebellum Slavery and Reconstruction periods of the 19th century through the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Era of the early- to mid-20th century and beyond. We will see how writers have reflected, responded to, and led the way for political and cultural change, and in turn helped to shape African American identity. Emphasis will be placed on close, analytical reading of the literature in order to develop a better understanding of the intersections between style, structure, characterization, theme, historical and cultural context and meaning. Instructor: Tamera Slankard

10:30 - 11:20 a.m. | Writing for Mass Media

Boyd Center 124 | Campus Map (29)

This class teaches basic news reporting and writing skills for print and online media with an emphasis on recognizing and weighing news values and developing news judgment and news ethics. (8 guests) Instructor: Dave Bostwick

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Children's Literature

Case Hall 206 | Campus Map (3)

This course emphasizes the reading, evaluation, and presentation of literature appropriate for elementary and middle-level learners. The class will explore various literary genres through the reading of authentic children's books, poetry collections, picture books and novels. Specific topics of study include the history of children's literature, diversity of characters, settings, plots, themes and cultures, and prominent authors and illustrators. A variety of literary presentation and teaching methods will be explored. This course does not count toward the major in English. Instructor: Charlsie Prossor

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | American Literature, Colonial Period to 1890

Case Hall 306 | Campus Map (3)

Students will study representative works of prose and poetry that reflect the development of American literature and thought. The course examines recurrent themes, such as the American Dream, the promise of the frontier and the value and rights of the individual. The course acquaints students with some of the major authors of American literature, such as Emerson, Dickinson, Poe, Hawthorne, Whitman, Twain and Douglass. Students examine the relationship between the works and their historical and cultural contexts. Instructor: Tamera Slankard

11:30 a.m.  12:20 a.m. | Building Proficiency in French

Constant Hall 3 | Campus Map (9)

Students will refine their communicative skills by learning the more complex stylistic and grammatical features of the language and expanding their vocabulary. The length of readings and compositions will increase and students will deepen their cultural knowledge of the francophone world. Instructor: Erin Joyce

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Psychopathology

Mabee 406 | Campus Map (28)

This survey course uses a multidimensional approach to help students understand how biological, psychological, socio-cultural and even political forces contribute to psychological disorders. Students will learn the diagnostic criteria for the major mental disorders and review research on their causes, course and treatment. This course provides a foundation for students interested in learning more about mental health and/or pursuing a career in the helping professions. Instructor: Robyn Long

12:30 - 1:20 p.m. | Teaching Elementary Language Arts in the Content Areas

Case Hall 207 | Campus Map (3)

This course is the study of the development of language from early childhood through adolescence. Focus is on the interrelationship of a child's listening, speaking, reading and writing and their content area learning. Emphases are placed on theories of language development as well as effective classroom strategies for the teaching of the language arts. A 10-hour practicum in an intermediate classroom will be completed. The course serves as a foundation and prerequisite for the courses ED 352 Essentials of Reading and ED 354 Essentials of Reading Supervised Practicum. Instructor: Charlsie Prossor.

12:30 - 1:20 p.m. | Jazz Ensemble Practice

Owens Musical Arts Building 108 | Campus Map (32)

Jazz band rehearsal is open for anyone who would like to attend. No seating limitations. Instructor: J.D. Parr

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. | Drawing 1

Parmenter Hall Loft  | Campus Map (34)

Theory and practice in a variety of graphic media. Conte, ink, pencil and charcoal used in studio problems to acquaint beginning students with full range of drawing possibilities. Students will also research, write and discuss historical and contemporary theories and trends in drawing. The class meets six studio hours per week. Feel free to come and go. Instructor: Jennifer Jarnot

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. | Discovering French

Constant Hall 3 | Campus Map (9)

Students will develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing French while discovering connections between the French language and the cultures of French-speaking countries. This course does not count toward a major or a minor in French. Instructor: Erin Joyce

2:30 - 3:20 p.m. | French Conversation Cultural Context

Constant Hall 3 | Campus Map (9)

This course seeks to increase vocabulary and conversational skills through class discussion and oral reports and to refine pronunciation through a study of French phonology. Instructor: Erin Joyce

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bookstore Open

Student Union, 1st Floor

Browse the bookstore for your latest Baker gear including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, blankets and more.

11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Lunch

Dining Hall, Student Union, 1st Floor

The dining hall provides an all-you-care-to-eat meal, including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts and beverages. Cost is $7 at the door.

1 - 4 p.m. | Quayle Bible Collection Tours

Collins Library

Baker University's Quayle Bible Collection brings together significant Bibles and related materials. The current exhibit is Illuminating the Bible: Woodcuts and Engravings. Since ancient times, book texts were made more vivid and engaging with miniature paintings, pen-and-ink drawings, gold leaf and even doodles. This was a time-consuming process resulting in one-of-a-kind books. But with the advent of the printing press, lovely illustrations could be mass produced right along with texts using woodcuts and, later, engravings. Some of the finest artists of every era were engaged in book production. Illuminating the Bible shows how artists through the ages have interpreted and supplemented the biblical text.

1 - 4 p.m. | Old Castle Museum

Fifth Street Behind Collins Gym | Campus Map (31)

Visit the place where Baker started! The Old Castle Museum displays items of local and University history, housed in the building where classes first began in 1858. The current exhibit highlights politics and politicians at Baker.

1 - 4 p.m. | Maple Leaf Quilt Guild: Quilts as Art

Lumberyard Arts Center | 718 High St.

Many of Baldwin's finest quilters show off their beautiful works of art in fabric!

5 - 7 p.m. | Open for Dinner

Dining Hall, Student Union

The dining hall provides an all-you-care-to-eat meal, including hot entrees and sides, salad bar, fresh fruit, deli bar, potato bar, soup, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 at door.

7 p.m. | Arts Sampler

Rice Auditorium 

  • 7 - 7:30 Art exhibit in lobby
  • 7:30 Performance in auditorium

Experience the many artistic talents of Baker students and faculty. The Arts Sampler begins with an exhibit of artwork by professor Jenn Jarnot in the lobby. At 7:30, many talented Wildcats will take the stage! Several of our vocal and instrumental ensembles will be featured as well as the Speech Choir, and several poets will recite their work.