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2016FallSymposiumURCreativityEngagement has ended
Tuesday, December 6 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Radical Empathy and Other Liberal Arts Life Lessons

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I was working at UNC Asheville recruiting students through the Office of Admissions when I first began the Master of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program.  UNC Asheville’s main selling point is that it is a public liberal arts university, a private school feel for a public school price.  Before that job, I had no idea what the liberal arts were and had to google the term in anticipation of my interview.  My undergraduate university had general education, but I mainly spent my four years in the same building with the same group of people.  Any good recruiter knows that stories are the key to winning people over to your cause.  Facts and statistics are icing on the cake, but the stories are what people remember.  Because I had no liberal arts stories of my own, I used those of my coworkers when convincing students of why a liberal arts education was not only preferable, but essential.  Now that I have completed a graduate degree in the liberal arts, I am happy to share my own stories and the lessons that the liberal arts have taught me through three papers that showcase my intellectual journey.

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Tuesday December 6, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Karpen Hall-Laurel Forum