Follow CentreTerm students in New Orleans with their daily blog reports
RELEASED: Jan. 12, 2006
DANVILLE, KYThanks to the ease of new Web technologies, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can follow—in words and pictures—the daily activities of Centre College president John Roush and the 17 freshmen enrolled in his CentreTerm course by visiting a blog they have created to record their experiences.
As noted in a mid-December story, the president and students in his "Rainmaking: The Study of and Preparation for Leadership" course have traveled to New Orleans and are living at Camp Algiers, where they are assisting the Salvation Army in its efforts to feed local residents whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Camp Algiers is, in Roush's words, "a semi-military operation of tents and staging areas" just across the river west of New Orleans.
In a stroke of good luck, Kirk Schlea, a Danville-based freelance photographer who frequently shoots for Centre, had made independent plans to volunteer with the Salvation Army. He has agreed to photograph the Centre experience, and many of his excellent shots are on display on the blog.
Visitand watch for frequent updates, both while the students are in New Orleans, and when they look back on their memorable CentreTerm experience from the Centre campus next week.
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