STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Marisa Butler Sending Summer Semester At Assumption Colleges Italy Campus

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Marisa Butler, of Wilmington, is one of 19 students spending a month studying at Assumption College’s Rome Campus where the city, and country of Italy, become a living classroom.Assumption offers this month-long summer program to those students who are not able to take advantage of the opportunity to spend their fall or spring semesters abroad. While in Rome, students will take the Business of Italian Tourism class, which counts as a major elective for marketing, management, and international business majors, and one of Assumption is many online summer course offerings.“The summer program at our Rome campus is an excellent opportunity for students to remain academically active while also exploring the world,” said Greg Weiner, Ph.D., provost of Assumption College. “The city and country become a classroom as they explore history, art, and theology, which complement lessons learned in the classroom, culminating in a personal and educational experience unlike any other.”Nationally ranked as a top-ten best study abroad program in the U.S., Assumption’s Rome Campus provides students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that allows them to immerse themselves in the Roman culture. This program, which is offered during fall and spring semesters in addition to the month-long summer session, provides students with the luxury of residing in an authentic Roman neighborhood, close to a public transportation and a variety of shopping, dining, and other recreational options.As center of Christian devotion, Rome is the perfect place to deepen one’s faith; in addition to the Vatican, Rome’s historical churches are easily accessible to students, providing opportunities to learn more about the Catholic faith and how it is practiced throughout different cultures.Learn more about Assumption College’s Rome campus at www.assumption.edu/rome.About Assumption CollegeFounded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Taylor Santry Spending Fall Semester At Assumption’s Rome, Italy, CampusIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Narrating tales from an era bygone

first_imgDesires Unlimited, a Delhi based theatre group, is soon presenting the city’s first classical theatre festival titled Epoch – A Classic Theatre Festival. Commencing on 8 March, the festival will showcase the group’s flagship plays which include 3, Sakina Manzil and Rope, that are based on a bygone era.Epoch is set in a month, which is known for its significance be it historic or social. The festival captures two prominent yet classical themes of the month of March: ‘spring’ and Idus Martii (Ides of March). The Gandhian love story based in a pre-independent India, 3, Sakina Manzil promises to be refreshing like the spring. While, the play Rope which is a classic murder story, resonates with the touted Ides of March known popularly for assassination of Julius Caesar by Brutus. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play 3, Sakina Manzil which will be staged on 8 and 9 March is set in pre-independence era when the country was fighting for its independence, when the world was being ravaged by World War II, and the Hindi film Industry was learning to stand on its feet. Amidst all this, in an old apartment building of Bombay, 3, Sakina Manzil, a love story of two silent lovers Shashi and Comrade Shashi unfolds. Torn apart by destiny, they tread different paths only to meet again after five decades. The play explores how people despite the crisis of their times, managed to fall in love and sustain it over the years, no matter the distance or time that separated them.  The other play Rope being staged on 15 and 16 March, questions how we view murder. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDaniel and Sunny, graduates from St. Georges College Mussorie, fancy the notion of murder being an art. Influenced by Nietzsche and their own Prof. Kohli’s theories about superior beings, they consider themselves superior to their innocent classmate and strangle him. The two then call for a party and serve food from the chest that contains Dilip’s corpse. To add to the thrill, the guests include Dilip’s relatives, friends and Prof. Kohli. The plot thickens when Sunny starts to crack-up under pressure and Prof. Kohli begins to suspect. Desires Unlimited, established in 2006, is a production house for digital audio visual content. It was co-founded by a group of engineers cum artists from IIT Delhi. Though IITians are known for their Silicon Valley startups, these youngsters opted for a different playground all together. The group has created corporate films for brands such as Britania, Samsung, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).WHEN: 8-16 MarchWHERE: LTG Auditoriumlast_img read more

Restoring paradise

first_imgAs you enjoy winter this year, don’t forget the plight of the Jammu and Kashmir people who were affected by the recent flood. To ‘Spread the warmth’ and extend a supportive gesture, DLF Place, Saket in association with Cequin Ngo presents Spread The Warmth campaign. A social endeavour to bring back the glory of Kashmir by facilitating the victims with warm clothes, blankets, shoes and other useful materials.DLF Place, Saket is also holding an art exhibition in association with Delhi Street Art group. The art group is also be showcasing live painting sessions till 20 November  at the centre court Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’of the mall.The campaign was flagged off by Sara Pilot (Chairperson, Cequin) along with other well known faces of New Delhi like Jai Madan, Promila Bahri, Viraj Bahri, Jayashree Raghuram and others. All of them came forward to donate generously in order to support this noble cause. Café Delhi Heights, treated guests with delectable refreshments, appreciating their valued effort.  Benu Sehgal, Mall Head, Mall Management DLF Place, Saket said ‘The difficulty of the people of Jammu and Kashmir has always been a matter of concern, it’s just the floods have only made it worse. We urge people to take a pledge to contribute as much as they can to keep the needy warm and to bring a smile on their faces this winter. We feel it’s a great opportunity for everyone to do their bit for their well being. Each drop of support counts for them to settle back after this massive disaster’.Where : DLF Place, Saket When: 20 Novemberlast_img read more