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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Colin, Jordan, and Associate Professor Jill Wilson post-presentation.

    Sharing the Results of Music-Making Experiences

    In this post, Associate Professor Jill Wilson shares her experience with two students who used their music practicums to engage with secondary students, build community, and create an outlet for music expression.

  • Camp Assistant Adrienne Clefisch molding a raccoon track with a camper.

    For Kids Who Love the Wild…

    As a longtime camper herself, Adrienne Clefisch '23 knows that Discovery Camps are for exploring, learning, and making new friends. As a camp assistant this year, she gained even more - a confirmation of a potential vocation and greater appreciation of the natural world.

  • Shelly Schaeufele '92, Dean of Students for Dorian Summer Music Camps.

    Staying True to Our Values with a Reimagined Dorian Summer Music Camp in 2021

    How do you give students a meaningful choral experience while observing COVID-19 protocols? In this post, Shelly Schaeufele '92 shares how the Dorian camp staff met the challenges and adapted successfully.

  • RAGBRAI 2021

    A Life Lesson from a Biking Grandma

    How do you prepare to cycle as many as 84 miles in a day? In this post, Paul Gardner reflects on what we can do to prepare for and improve on challenges we face.