- Ireland: Our Living Traditions & Enchanting Past
Led by Lois McCullough, email@example.com, and Jenni Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and planned for March 7-15, 2014, travelers will spend a week in Ireland exploring
the cities of Cork and Dublin, visiting University College Cork, walking the Cliffs
of Moher, visiting Trinity College and kissing the Blarney Stone. Gain an understanding
of the geography, history, climate, food and drink, culture and daily life, sports
and music of Ireland by taking this magical trip to Ireland.
- Honors International Study
The Carolyn M. Small Honors Program offers its members the opportunity to travel internationally
each academic year. The trip will be accompanied by an academic course focused on
the various aspects of the location chosen for the international trip. The course
and the travel will engage students during the spring semester, 2014. The tentative
site being explored for spring break, 2014 is ITALY (Rome, Florence, and Venice).
Mary Ann Studer, email@example.com and Jeremy Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org will
be leading this experience.
- Service Leaders in Peru
Tentatively, in March 2014, Service Leaders will travel to Peru a to engage in service
and volunteer experiences. The students will have the opportunity to observe and engage
in the culture and participate in service projects that could include: helping children
in local orphanages, working in local rural schools, working with special needs children,
or promoting eco-tourism in rural areas. This trip will be led by Jessica Myers, email@example.com.
- Alternative Spring Break-Civil Rights Tour
Participate in a detailed journey in which all participants will be exposed to the
literature, music, and documentation relative to the Civil Rights Movement. The participants
will also learn about the unsung heroes of the civil rights, equality verses equity,
and the culture of the south. The trip will take place March 7 – March 14, 2014 and
led by Mercedes Clay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Social Policy and Practice with Special Populations
Students with an interest in how social policy and service strategies are influenced
and developed at the national level will journey to Washington DC in early November,
2013. Students will visit and learn how the needs of special populations of veterans,
the elderly and victims of domestic violence are advocated for by major national organizations.
Further, students will learn how meeting those needs through the development of governmental
and private programs grow out of both professional and political processes. This trip
will be led by Jeffrey Weaner, email@example.com and Alesia Yakos-Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by Elcin Haskollar, email@example.com, a select group of 25 students,with
diverse majors from global studies, forensic science, criminal justice, accounting, and
molecular biology, will travel to Washington DC on November 6-8, 2013. Students will
talk about Afghanistan with an army colonel at the Pentagon, walk around the White
House, visit the House of Representatives and the Senate, have coffee with Ohio Senator
Sherrod Brown, meet with experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,
visit Ford's Theater, visit the National Archives, and spend an afternoon at the Holocaust
- Imagine Philadelphia
Led by Don Knueve, firstname.lastname@example.org and Steve Sondergaard, email@example.com,
this trip of 25-40 \ students from Criminal Justice, Digital Forensic Science and
Forensic Science will travel to Philadelphia on March 19- March 22, 2014 to provide
participants the opportunity to observe major parts of the Criminal Justice System
in operation in a metropolitan area and to take advantage of cultural and art opportunities
that are present there. Tours include the Philadelphia Policy Department, the Philadelphia
Medical Examiner’s Office, the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, the Philadelphia
Regional Computer Forensics Lab, the Philadelphia Forensic Science Center and the
FBI. Also on the agenda is visits to the American Philosophical Society Museum, the
Philadelphia Zoo, the Liberty Bell, Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Regional
2012-2013 Imagine Initiatives
Cultural and Performing Arts – One Day Trips
- Lombardi – play at the Cleveland Playhouse, September 30, 2012 – Single day trip led by Barb
Sedlock and Tim Rickabaugh.
- Toledo Museum of Art – This trip on November 15, 2012 will give the students an opportunity to see the
permanent collection of art on display as well as the traveling exhibition of Edward
Monet’s work. Led by Jason Stockman and Doug Fiely
- Fort Wayne Ballet – This single day excursion in December, 2012 will take students to Ft Wayne, IN
to experience Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker ballet, accompanied by the Ft Wayne
Philharmonic orchestra. The trip is led by Andrew Schultz.
- Toledo Symphony Excursion – This trip will take students on February 9, 2013 to the Toledo Museum of Art to
experience one of the popular works of classical music ever written, Orff’s Carmina
burana. Included is dinner and a visit from one of the symphony players for a questions/answer
session. The trip is led by Andrew Schultz.
- World of Business-Cincinnati – This trip to Cincinnati, OH will provide students with many opportunities to expand
on material learned in the classroom in an experiential fashion. Led by Jay Page,
Mike Wolfe and Blen Solomon, this trip will occur sometime in April, 2013.
- Dayton Drumline Excursion – Attendees will experience the Indoor Drumline Dayton Regional Competition and have
the opportunity to observe the marching band percussion ensemble working together
to create a unique performance. Led by Andrew Schultz, the trip will take place on
April 20, 2013.
Cultural and Performing Arts – Multi Day Trips
- Alternative Spring Break Civil Rights Tour is a detailed journey in which all participants will be exposed to the literature,
music, and documentation relative to the Civil Rights Movement. The participants will
also learn about the unsung heroes of the civil rights, equality verses equity, and
the culture of the south. The trip will take place March 8-March 15, 2013 and led
by Mercedes Clay
- Summer Choir Tour 2013 is a nine night, ten day trip traveling west through major US cities to reach the
final destination of Denver, CO. A typical day will involve performing for one of
two high schools during the day and performing at a church in the evening. This will
include time for travel, site seeing, cultural activities, recruiting and meeting
with DC alumni. Andrew Schultz will be leading this trip May 10-May 19, 2013
- Ann Arbor Film Festival led by Mary Catherine Harper and Todd Comer will spend two days, March 22-March 23,
2013, in Ann Arbor to take in a wide range of films from around the world, attend
lectures about film techniques, and attend lectures and discussions with artists and
DC to D.C. / DC Edventures
- Battles in Pennsylvania-The Civil War & 9/11 - September 14-20, 2012, led by Gregg Gunsch and Tim Wedge. Students will be assisting
at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s annual training conference
held in Hershey, PA. Students will also have the opportunity to explore some historical
sites in the area of the conference such as the Gettysburg battlefield and the Memorial
site of United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11.
- Meet Me in St. Louis led by Ken Wetstein will be a cultural and historical sampling of St. Louis, MO nicknamed
the “Gateway to the West.” The trip will include a trip to the Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch), the Museum of Westward Expansion, and the Cahokia
Mounds State Historic Site, a settlement site of mound-building native cultures. This
trip will run from April 4-April 7, 2013.
- Criminal Justice, Digital Forensic Science and Forensic Science will travel to Chicago on March 20, 21 & 22, 2013 led by Don Knueve to provide opportunities
for student to observe major parts of the Criminal Justice System in operation in
a metropolitan area. The group will tour agencies such as the Chicago Police Department,
the Cook County Jail, the Regional FBI Computer Forensics Lab, the state Crime Lab,
and the US Marshall Service.
- DC Paris Cultural Connection will provide DC students with an international experience that will engage them in
developing competencies in intercultural relations, communications, and sensitivity.
In addition it will heighten students’ global awareness as they research, analyze,
and present information about Paris and their intended exploration. The Paris adventure
will run from December 11-17, 2012 and be led by Mercedes Clay and Sandra Golden.
- London Heroes & Heroines led by JoAnn Burkhardt and Fred Coulter. This is a fast-paced 5 day trip to London
having the study of Heroes and Heroines (and a few villains!) as its framework. The
participants will use public transportation in London to visit museums and historic
sights and even spend the evening at the theatre. The trip will run March 8-13, 2013.
- Spain – Members of the DC women’s soccer team under the leadership of Alex VanderSluijs,
will travel to Spain in July, 2013 to have a great cultural experience visiting Madrid
and Barcelona. Included in the trip will be stops at some of the most famous stadiums
in the soccer world, and watching games.