Important COM 101 information

On December 6, 2013, the College will hold its annual Community 101 Fair from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Events Arena of the Sullivan Center.  The Community 101 Fair brings together students, faculty, and other campus educators to celebrate and reflect on students’ learning during their first semester at Medaille College. Over this fall semester, all new, first-time freshmen worked together in learning communities to develop projects that engage with key issues in the local community.  At the Fair, students exhibit the Community 101 projects that they developed through their first-year learning communities.  The Community 101 Fair thus marks the culmination of a challenging first-semester experience that asks students to integrate academic and civic learning, and it is an opportunity for the entire campus community to celebrate students’ accomplishments.

I ask that you please excuse any of these students who may have a class with you during this time.  We are asking students to arrive to the fair no later than 1:30 – 1:45 p.m., so there is sufficient time for set-up.    These students will bring this to your attention.  A list of learning community students is attached for your convenience.

I also would like to encourage you to come to this event.  It has been scheduled to follow the last faculty meeting of the semester, and in general, students use poster boards, as well as a number of other creative approaches, to present the results of their learning over the semester.  The Community 101 Fair, in short, provides an opportunity to validate student work.  Your attendance at the Fair is important to our students.  It lets them know that faculty as a whole are interested in what they are doing and supportive of their efforts, as I know that you all are.  This interest and support can be a strong motivator to help students persist and succeed in their studies, and I know from previous years that our students really appreciated the strong faculty turn out.  I hope that it will be even stronger this year.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this event, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Deborah M. Ceppaglia, Professor

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