Concordia Students Think Outside the Classroom on Expo Day
Concordia’s Expo Day is a unique opportunity for students to “learn beyond the boundaries” as classes are suspended for a day and faculty members join students for excursions that take advantage of the rich cultural, historical, and educational opportunities new the campus. Here are a few examples of Expo Day destinations...
The Renaissance at the Cloisters was explained with a special guided tour of the museum and its gardens.
Shakespeare Drama Workshop prepared and rehearsed 60-second Shakespeare plays for Concordia's Renaissance Faire. Students were writers, actors, directors, musicians, and prop-makers.
United Nations Headquarters Tour included the General Assembly Hall, Council Chambers, special exhibits, and art work. Students attended a briefing by a UN staff member on Refugees.
Tenement Museum Visit exposed students to daily life in a typical 1920s tenement apartment, revealing the trials their ancestors had to endure when first arriving in America.
Outreach to Economically Disadvantaged High School Students. "How to Excel at College" was the well-received seminar presented by Concordia students. They then drove to Nyack to climb Hook Mountain.
Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art not only viewing of the current exhibits, but a visit behind-the scenes to see items not currently on view and how exhibits are staged.
Trip to the Westchester Funeral Home explored the social and psychological aspects of grieving and death in American culture.
New York Historical Society Tour viewed two exhibits at the museum on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, "John Brown: The Abolitionist and His Legacy" and "Lincoln and New York."
Upon returning to campus, students could attend the lecture "Think Globally-Act Locally: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals One Village at a Time", which celebrated the U.N.'s 64th Anniversary. The program was sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, Westchester Chapter, Concordia College, and the Bronxville Rotary Club.
Expo Day Opens Window on the World for Students
Concordia’s Expo Day is a unique opportunity for our students to “learn beyond boundaries” as classes are suspended for a day and faculty members join students for excursions that take advantage of the rich cultural, historical, and educational opportunities near the campus. On a recent Expo Day, Professor Loase from the Math Department hiked up Mt. Hook with four Math Team students, six other students hiked a peak called Anthony’s Nose, and 20 students spent the morning at the United Nations, with tours of the UN Meeting Rooms, special exhibits and a briefing from a member of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee.
Another group spent the day at the Metropolitan Opera, learning about the history of the building and the opera with a trip behind the scenes to get a close-up look at the costumes, wigs and scenery. The Social Sciences Department provided a special viewing of the award-winning movie “God Grew Tired of Us” while the Social Work Department hosted 19 students at the South Street Seaport for the “Bodies” exhibit, a dramatic look at the human body that has been hailed by critics. English students explored the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan, toured the East Village, watched a Ken Burns video on Walt Whitman’s Manhattan and experienced a performance by the tour guide of a hip-hop poem created on the spot. All in all, it was quite a day.