Jan. 11, 2005
College students and faculty who completed a study trip to
Puerto Rico during the 2004 May Term will hold a multimedia
presentation and discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 11:45
a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center. The
free event is sponsored by the Academic and Cultural Arts
Series (ACAS) and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Morningside
College and The Coleman Foundation and is open to the public.
Funded by a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s
Title VI-B program, the Morningside trip was the second of
its kind to the Caribbean island. It offered a unique learning
opportunity that stressed education by engagement and immersion
into a new culture. Activities focused on exposing students
to Puerto Rico’s geography and commerce system, including
international trade, entrepreneurship, small business, and
politics. The group also visited various points of interest,
including the Camuy Caverns, El Yunque Rain Forest, and the
Ponce Museum of Art.
For more information contact Dr. Pam Mickelson, professor
of business and economics, at (712) 274-5473, or Dr. Lillian
Lopez, associate professor of history and political science,
at (712) 274-5225.