2013 Summer Program
Global Leadership Academy
June 9 through June 22
in the Centre Global Leadership Academy from Sunday, June 9,
to Saturday, June 22.
Centre College invites motivated high-school students to enroll in the Centre Global Leadership Academy. This new program is for rising juniors and seniors who seek an enriching academic and leadership experience.
Centre College, a highly rated national liberal arts college, attracts bright, highly motivated students from across the country and around the world; 86 percent of its graduates have studied abroad at least once. Centre is committed to developing global citizens, and the Academy emphasizes global diversity and awareness issues that are critical to any student preparing for higher education.
The intensive, two-week program incorporates courses led by Centre faculty, informed discussion, field study at area locations, and evening programs that include talks by leaders in their respective fields. Additional afternoon and evening lectures and discussions include topics on film studies and issues concerning the environment and food sustainability. Students will live on campus and be integrated into the life of the college.
Students should indicate their first and second preference of the three tracks below, all of which are interdisciplinary in nature and overlap in order to facilitate discussion and reflection with all students in the Academy. Click here for more.
Track One: Global Diversity and Cultures
Lee Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Religion
In order to be a global citizen, and particularly a leader within that citizenry, one must be aware of the great diversity our global society affords. Students in this track will examine and study religious diversity, including Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, within our immediate context, as well as examining cultural diversity through the lens of art and imagery. By immersing themselves in contemporary theories, readings, films, and through experiential learning, students will be well versed and literate in the global diversity of our contemporary world.
Track Two: The Global Environment
Matthew Klooster, Assistant Professor of Biology
Human activities have brought rapid and dramatic change in landscape composition that threatens our existence on the planet. This track will examine both scientific and ethical perspectives in order to better understand the fragility of the global environment. Students will be able to better ascertain the short- and long-term impacts of human activities on the global environment, and will discuss how leadership skills affect the global environment.
Track Three: Leadership and Problem Solving
Sarah Scott Hall, Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life
This track will help students realize their potential as leaders and give them the tools needed to take positive action in improving our world. Students will study leadership theories and leaders throughout history; gain greater self-awareness through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and StrengthQuest; develop creative problem-solving tools and work in small groups to solve real-world problems; learn the importance of positive thinking, persistence, appreciation of diversity, communication skills, time management, social media pitfalls and advantages, and the importance of a balanced lifestyle through speakers, workshops, and interactive activities.
Total program cost: $1,250
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the deadline of April 15.
Centre College, founded in 1819, is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Danville, Ky. Centre hosted its second Vice Presidential Debate on 10.11.12, and remains the smallest college in the smallest town ever to host a general election debate. For more, click here.