Scholars learn a "Smorgasbord" of lessons outside the classroom
RELEASED: July 5, 2007
[Editor's Note: Katt McGinley '09, a psychology major from Taylorsville, Ky., wrote this feature.]
DANVILLE, KY— In addition to regular academic courses, GSP students have the opportunity every week to attend classes that fall outside the usual realm of study in an exciting part of the program known as Smorgasbord.
Smorgasbord gives Scholars the opportunity to interact with their instructors in a more relaxed setting than the typical classroom. In order to enhance the casual nature of the classes, some of the instructors meet with their students outside the classroom. For example, Genny Ballard, assistant professor of Spanish at Centre, taught "Mexican Food Preparation" in the basement kitchen of Nevin Hall. Ballard also brought her own children, allowing her cooking students to form a more personal bond with her than is possible in traditional classes.
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