ETEAL Exploration Day to Highlight Applied Learning Opportunities at UNCW

Monday, February 29, 2016

UNCW students are invited to take part in the second annual ETEAL Exploration Day on March 2 to find out more about the applied learning opportunities at UNCW. The event, which ETEAL students helped organize, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in buildings along Chancellor’s Walk.

ETEAL stands for Experiencing Transforming Education Through Applied Learning. The goal is to help students gain professional skills and become stronger critical thinkers through applied learning experiences and research-based instructional strategies. On ETEAL Exploration Day, students are encouraged to explore a wide range of opportunities for applied learning in many disciplines. Tables will be set up in the lobbies of the following buildings: Cameron, Dobo, Leutze, McNeill, Morton, Osprey and the Teaching Lab, as well as at the Amphitheater.

“ETEAL Exploration Day allows students, the UNCW community and its supporters to learn more about how students can participate in high-impact experiences that will prepare them for graduation and beyond,” said Jess Boersma, director of ETEAL and associate professor of Spanish. “Even the event itself is an applied learning project.”

Communications studies students in associate professor Jeanne Persuit’s Advertising 2 class have been responsible for the conceptualization, promotion, logistics and execution of ETEAL Exploration Day.

This event also will showcase courses being offered in summer and fall 2016 so that interested students will be aware of their choices prior to pre-registration advising. Students and visitors will receive a “passport” that will be stamped at each location they visit, which can be redeemed for a coupon and entry into a prize drawing. Refreshments will be available at each site.

To get started, pick up a map at the Amphitheater and get a full listing of everything that will be going on around campus.

--Tricia Vance