Furrowed brows. Subtle scoffs. Stifled laughter. I’ve seen many judgmental reactions when I tell people the title of my degree, but who could blame them? How else can you respond when someone tells you she went to school for interdisciplinary studies in outdoor adventure leadership and journalism?
In an article published on Jan. 6, 2012, on USA Today College Online reporter Sonja Albrecht writes, “liberal arts colleges educate only 3 percent of all U.S. graduates, their alumni account for almost 20 percent of all U.S. presidents and 20 percent of Pulitzer prize.” If Liberal Arts schools accounted for 20 percent of all presidents and 20 percent of Pulitzer Prize winners, why is it that more students do not attend them?
Open mic and poetry slam nights, community service and political forums are not high on a freshman’s extra curricular list at Sierra Nevada College. Freshman students prefer day hikes, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and trips to San Francisco.
Free beer! The words resonated through a line of skiers and snowboarders 500 yards long, all waiting to get free lift tickets at Snowbomb in AT&T Park. Snowbomb, a ski/snowboard expo, exhibits brews, gear, lift tickets and massive amounts of swag to San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. The work force for this massive festival included 15 interns from Sierra Nevada College.
A new Strategic Plan, taking Sierra Nevada College through 2021, aims to create a university culture that emphasizes active learning, community service, university collaborations, student outcomes and learning through extra curriculars.
Over the past few weeks black bears have become a danger to themselves as well as the community. Bears have broken into Sierra Nevada College dorm rooms, off-campus students apartments, and a few cars in the Incline Village area. SNC has taken action to educate students about bear etiquette in order to avoid inappropriate human-bear interaction in the future.
Rosie Hackett, director of Outdoor Adventure Leadership, and Katie Zanto, chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, attended the Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Denver.
A job search can be a depressing and hopeless task at times. Everybody has been there, slaving over a resume and scanning the classified section over and over. But the career fair at Sierra Nevada College made it easy for students to meet with potential employers and make the first move toward a winter job.