King's Herald - Spring 2013

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King’sConnect Professor Jacques Goutor Memorial Scholarship Late last year, an appeal was sent to King’s history graduates for donations to commemorate the memory of Jacques Goutor, long time esteemed professor of history. The response was heartwarming and, as a result, a permanent endowed scholarship fund was established. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student with the highest average who is registered in honors history for their second year. The organizing committee, professors Gerry Killan, Paul Webb, and Stephanie Bangarth,

will be contacting all donors to express gratitude for their generosity (though there is a long list, so it will take a while). Donations are still coming in. Anyone who was missed in the original mailing, or who would still like to make a donation may certainly do so through the King’s University College Foundation Office. Please contact 519-433-3491 x4500 or or donations can be sent to 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3

Liberal Arts 101 Since 2008, a unique program at King’s has made university-level learning experiences accessible to disadvantaged members of the London community. Liberal Arts 101 is a tuition-free experience that welcomed 15 eager participants in fall 2012. The group met on Tuesdays to participate in lectures that included: Contemporary Issues within First Nations Communities, Drugs: Truth, Lies and Fears, The Chinese Miracle, Modernizing Canada: Electricity and Everyday Life, Occupy: Democracy and the Tragedy of the Commons and Understanding the United States 2008 Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis.

Organizing committee members gather to sign the donor agreement for the Jacques Goutor Memorial Scholarship. Back (L-R): David Sylvester, Erin Lawson and Sauro Camiletti Front (L-R): Stephanie Bangarth, Betty Goutor and Paul Webb

50 years at King’s On December 5, 2012, King’s celebrated John Snyder and his 50 year anniversary of teaching at King’s. Congratulations John! < King’s student Bryn Wilson and John Snyder


The King’s Herald | spring 2013

Each session began with a communal meal followed by a lecture offered by a King’s faculty member and a group discussion facilitated by social work students. “The most common reason people say they come is to learn,” notes Liberal Arts 101 co-founder and director of the School of Social Work Barbara Decker Pierce. “Their eagerness and openness to new knowledge is truly inspiring.” Decker Pierce goes on to note that some participants attend to assess their readiness to enter a post-secondary program, while others appreciate the opportunity to get out of isolated settings and to engage with other people.

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