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  • The Big Picture: A Snapshot of Moral Education in China—Part 2
    forward to being further trained and educated so as to comprehend and serve the society better some problems remain unresolved in this field Inadequate funds from governments and schools and problems with institutional arrangements have seriously hindered college students off campus education and have resulted in a low participation rate of college students in social practice activities Shi Yan hua 2008 Some institutions or organizations for example may think of the activities as merely students excursions away from their classes and they do not approve of some student participants being treated as though they were special guests Shao Peng lai 2010 These critics often overlook the fact that college students should do practical work so as to bring their personal advantages into full play and learn to fulfill their potential in society Similarly in the eyes of some parents social practice activities of their children are a low priority Zhao Zhen hua 2006 They may misunderstand the real purpose of social practice and label it as a waste of time Some parents are not in favor of social practice for fear that their children might suffer hardship They think that their children might not have the necessary rights and protection that they need because university policies are vague Some institutions or organizations regard college students as cheap labor DuYong 2008 College students themselves may not realize the value of social practice activities Shao Peng lai 2010 There are only a few students who display genuine interest in the research technical support cultural service and mutual learning in the activities Shao Peng lai 2010 Appraisal and commendation by school authorities greatly motivate some participants and the organizers at the grassroots level Huang Yong bin 2010 Because the school authorities lay much stress on the report of the press in their appraisal

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  • The Big Picture: A Snapshot of Moral Education in China—Part I
    best thing she likes about teaching is sharing her experiences and opinions with her students and also learning some novel viewpoints from them She strives to establish a democratic and harmonious relationship by practicing dialogue teaching in the classroom In China many educators consider social practice to be an important and fundamental way to develop and improve young adults qualities especially their moral qualities such as responsibility love sympathy and justice I think it is the same in the USA What is social practice The understanding of the term is not uniform People in China often describe it from either a narrow or a broad perspective Social practice from a narrow perspective refers only to those activities organized out of school or campus From a broad perspective social practice refers to the activities which guide young people to contact the society know the society and serve the society During these social practices teen agers can be educated so that they may cultivate many kinds of moral and intellectual qualities So social practice relates to many aspects and fields At the same time it has various forms and can be a great influence on society At present more and more people look at social practice from a broad perspective Generally speaking social practice has three basic forms 1 Social practices in formal coursework These include discussion and debate case teaching special practice projects based on experiment and special surveys curriculum design etc 2 Social practices in school or campus These are extracurricular activities that take place in the school or campus These include work study programs volunteer services social work and community activities academic and entrepreneurial activities moral cultivation education activities and others 3 Social practices outside of school or campus These mainly include social investigations visit activities volunteer and work

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  • Student Newspapers
    Connecticut The Daily Campus Comedians Who Preach Religion s Ills Are Not Funny by Tyler McCarthy Yale University Yale Daily News Educating Our Campus by Sally Walstrom University of Southern California The Daily Bruin Orientation Should Provide Better Roadmap for UCLA Life by K Mosby Sacramento State University The State Hornet Students Waste Professors Time EDITORIAL by Opinion Staff Arkansas State University The Hearld College Campuses Should Not Allow Guns

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  • Character Clearinghouse
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  • "What Makes a Life Significant?" Exceptional Students Doing Exceptional Things - Hannah Coleman
    Some participants were providing direct services such as giving food to the homeless planting trees in a park or organizing a computer literacy training program to refugees Other participants like me spent the majority of their days working in an office helping the staff with the daily routine such as grant writing marketing or even drafting press releases Even though we all had very different experiences with our internships we all had the opportunity to help our organizations work towards achieving their missions Additionally the EASL program helped participants decide if they want to continue working for non profits in the future During our debriefing meetings some participants expressed that the program helped them realize that the non profit sector may not be the right path for them Other students were confident that they wanted to continue to work in the field after graduating I believe that these different realizations are both important in helping students decide what careers they may or may not want in the future 5 You are interested in pursuing a career in human rights law What aspects in your life have led you to this interest I have been interested in pursuing a legal career ever since I joined my school s mock trial team during my sophomore year of high school Even though I was arguing for a fictional case I was enthralled by the opportunity to fight for justice My interest in the legal field was further defined by my coursework during my first year of college While learning about genocides civil wars sex trafficking and apartheid I realized that there is not enough being done to prosecute individuals responsible for gross violations of human rights Although there are many legal complications that interfere with providing international justice I believe that more action must be taken to hold perpetrators responsible for their actions and prevent future massive human rights violations from occurring IHRE participants during a community service project at a rural elementary school 6 You went on a Study Abroad at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa through the International Human Rights Exchange IHRE Why did you choose this particular Study Abroad I chose go on a Study Abroad on the International Human Rights Exchange IHRE program for two main reasons First I knew I wanted to study in Africa for a semester since I have concentrated my studies on human rights in Africa I felt that the only way I could truly understand and apply the information I have learned at Emory was to travel and study in Africa I was extremely interested in learning more about apartheid so South Africa was the perfect place for me The second reason I chose to study in South Africa was because of the IHRE program which is the world s only full semester multidisciplinary program in human rights Although I have taken many courses on human rights at Emory I thought that it was important for me to immerse myself

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  • "What Makes a Life Significant?" Exceptional Students Doing Exceptional Things - Khatdija Meghjani
    led you to this interest How do you see this as a way to contribute to the common good I have always been extremely fascinated by global politics the ways in which nation states interact with each other the power play between nations with wealth and nations with resources and the ways in which regimes create and honor or fail to honor their social contracts with their citizens These theories and phenomenon never fail to amuse me and capture my interest As my feminism grew and was being shaped by a slew of issues my interest of the international stage began to take a major role in this process more particularly the ways in which women and violence against women are used as a tactic of war and means to stir the political pot of nations Within my international studies major my area of concentration is the Middle East and North Africa MENA I chose this region because it is but one part of the world where women began and fueled a revolution the Arab Spring of 2011 and 2013 but stand to gain the least from its outcome Women in this part of the world are a greatly marginalized minority and face issues incomprehensible to the rest of the world Not only do the faith based regimes in these countries have different standards for women they also fail to abide by global standards of human rights It is an injustice that the rest of the world either takes advantage of or refuses to recognize While these issues are not exclusive to the MENA region by any means I find the turbulence and political activity of this part of the world thoroughly captivating I do not know if my voice if and when someone is willing to listen will ever escalate to global change I do however know that I will continue to speak up for what I believe is right just and in the interest of the common good 8 You spent your early childhood in Hyderabad India How do you connect your background to your studies activism and academic and career interests I spent the first eight years of my life in Hyderabad India While these memories have faded over the years they still do play a vital role in my perspective of the world My family did not come from wealthy origins My grandparents on both sides married very young as Indian customs permit and worked extremely hard to instill different values in my parents Both my mother and father are from very small villages in rural India and never had the opportunities I have at my fingertips here in the United States Within a matter of two generations my family is sending one woman myself to Emory University and one woman my younger sister to Yale University for an education never afforded to them This stark change in lifestyle and educational opportunities can only be attributed to the selfless decision of my parents to immigrate to

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  • "What Makes a Life Significant?" Exceptional Students Doing Exceptional Things - Tesia Nasehi
    semester These are always educational interactive and fun This past academic year we hosted a Japanese tea ceremony a night of Norouz Persian New Year a Caribbean Carnival celebration and more Students can attend these events for pleasure or to earn credit for their Global Pathways Certificate 5 You are vice president of FSU s student organization Florida Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired FAER How did you become interested in the field of visual impairment During the spring of my freshman year and fall of my sophomore year I was vice president of FAER a student chapter of a much larger state organization and I thoroughly enjoyed it Now there is a new group of motivated hard working young women directing this student organization and they are accomplishing great things FAER is a service organization whose mission is to raise awareness about visual impairments and to expand opportunities for individuals with visual impairments on campus and in the Tallahassee community We also help make professional connections for our student members The field of visual impairment has always been a big aspect of my life My older brother Joe B has been totally blind since birth and because of this my mother has been working in the field for around 20 years She currently runs a nonprofit organization Lighthouse Central Florida in Orlando that provides rehabilitation services for independence and careers to individuals who are blind or visually impaired From a young age I volunteered at LCF and my two other siblings there are four of us and I always helped Joe B however we could he s our brother We love him so much as he s brought so much learning love and pure joy to our lives After witnessing all the accomplishments my brother and many other graduates from LCF made I can t help but be moved by their success stories I have been lucky enough to have my mother as a great resource in the field She is the one who expressed the huge demand for individuals to work and teach in this field She is the one who has shown me how much of a direct impact I can have and how rewarding it will be It only took one class Introduction to Visual Disabilities for my eyes to truly be opened and mind to be set People don t realize that individuals who are blind can do everything that you and I can do with our vision they just have different ways of doing it I used to say they can do everything except drive but with our technology today even that is changing In fact I would say the biggest inhibiting factor in a person with a visual impairment s success is the social perception of blindness society pities those who are blind and expects failure from them Persons with visual impairments just need to believe in themselves and they need others to also believe in them With the right education or rehabilitation they ll realize that they can do 6 What are your career plans I hope to work in various positions within the field of visual impairments After undergraduate and graduate school I will be certified to teach students ages 3 to 21 who are visually impaired or blind I will also be a certified orientation and mobility knowing where you are in a space and how to travel safely instructor for individuals who are visually impaired or blind Additionally I would like to be certified as an Early Intervention specialist in order to work with parents and their babies birth to 3 years who are visually impaired or blind It is my dream to combine my love for this field with my passion for all things international If this means teaching abroad then bring it on 7 Some students may be unsure about what paths they want to take and the kinds of lives they want to lead What about you Do you have very specific goals and ideals for which you are striving If so how are you working toward those goals If not please explain Tess I would consider myself one of the lucky few who came into college with specific interests and somewhat specific goals The reason I say lucky is because as we all know college is extremely expensive and difficult to maneuver through especially if you don t know where you re headed However I think that is the point of going to a university at least it was at one time You go to college to explore and gain knowledge that helps you make more sense of the world and your purpose within it You go to discover yourself by challenging everything you once believed in I always encourage my friends to study their interests during their undergraduate years and with the increasing demand for master s degrees refine their career studies in graduate school The hard part is separating the interests which should remain hobbies and the interests that should turn into a career I love the field of visual impairments so that field is where my main degree lies However I have no intentions to solely remain in that specific position or field my entire career There re too many awesome things I could do during my life to have a pick one mindset I never want to feel like I have to pick and choose which goals to pursue Instead I m trying to find ways to tweak and combine them in order to make them more of a reality 8 Some critics think that students should stick to work that relates only to their academic education In other words it is the not the business of higher education to teach students to be good citizens virtuous people or caring souls but rather knowledgeable and skillful in their fields How would you respond to these comments I would have to say I disagree whole heartedly Why can t we have

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  • "What Makes a Life Significant?" Exceptional Students Doing Exceptional Things - Marlene Baldeweg-Rau
    but when I was by myself on stage I panicked But being vice president of InternatioNole has put me in the position where I have to talk to a large group of students As student assistant I have had to interact with different organizations when planning an event with them and have had to interact with a group of exchange students from Jamaica and Germany Both positions have let me learn how to be a leader but also a great follower InternatioNole and being a student assistant always involved a team effort When one person falls short then the whole team falls short It is important to be able to know and understand the overall plan and intention for an event and what your role is toward making this event successful As leader I learned it is important to have confidence in myself and to take initiative If something is not being done then go do it yourself Also since it s a team effort it is important to have respect for everyone and their ideas Everyone plays a crucial role I loved how Leigh Ann the director of the Intercultural Programs treated all of the student assistants with respect and truly wanted to hear our input This made me feel important and as if I was making a positive difference for the Center for Global Engagement It is because of this team effort that I felt personally responsible I knew that if I did not do my part then there would be consequences later for the success of the exchange program or an event for InternatioNole Never did I want to let the board members of InternatioNole or the other student assistants down because of something I could not deliver If I said I could do something then I knew I had to live up to my word b What event has been your favorite and why This is a really difficult question because I have loved every event For InternatioNole one of my favorite events was InternatioNole Fusion This event was a night where we had about 15 different organizations including InternatioNole perform at Club Downunder a venue on FSU campus I have played clarinet I took dance classes for 13 years and I am a big supporter of the arts so I was excited to combine two things that I love InternatioNole and the arts Performances included everything from comedy by the troupe 30in60 to Panamanian Vietnamese Indian dancing to a magician from Kuwait to music from a member of the Acabelle group and much more It was an evening of music dance comedy and magic and it was a chance to collaborate with other organizations and to show the amazing diversity that is on FSU campus This event was an idea I had in the back of my mind for a while and it was great to see it come to life As a student assistant for Intercultural Programs I have helped with a lot of intercultural events that my colleagues planned I was part of a very talented team which included three undergraduate students a graduate assistant and the director of Intercultural Programs My favorite event but one of the most hectic weeks of the year is when the students from the University of West Indies and the Technical University of Dresden come to FSU for their exchange A lot of planning happens beforehand and when they arrive we are still planning when things are canceled or do not happen the way we planned for them to happen Nevertheless it is one of my favorite times of the year because I have the opportunity to meet ten students from FSU that are about to embark on a very exciting adventure and ten students from either Jamaica or Germany that are usually coming to the United States for the first time These weeks are a lot of work in combination with classes exams and other commitments but to see relationships form between the students to see them get excited over something we put in the itinerary to see their minds and eyes expand is what makes everything so worth it Being part of a great team of woman that are motivating to be around and doing something I love made it never feel like a job Marlene and students from Jamaica 4 Have you found that many international students are initially reluctant to take part in campus events If so how do you encourage them to participate I have met a variety of students with many different personalities I have found international students that are a little reluctant or find friends from their own country and just hangout with them but their culture how they are brought up and their own personality really play a factor in how they are going to approach their experience at FSU I understand that it can be really intimidating to try to get out of your comfort zone to meet new people and participate in campus events especially when you feel like you do not belong to FSU But what is fantastic about the Center for Global Engagement CGE are the many opportunities that they provide for international students Before they even arrive they are usually in contact with and emailing about where to live who can pick them up from the airport where to buy a car anything in regards to paperwork etc Mrs Kristen Hagen associate director for CGE is always there every step in the way for the international students and faculty that reach out to her She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure everyone feels comfortable and is having a great experience Once international students arrive they have an orientation where they learn about opportunities on FSU campus and at the Center for Global Engagement In addition to InternatioNole there are many other organizations to get involved with and there are events such as Global Coffee Hour which takes place every Friday from 5 6 40 p m Global Coffee Hour is a chance to eat some free tasty snacks drink coffee or tea and meet students Most often after coffee hour there are usually a few groups of students that have made plans during coffee hour and then leave together to hangout Also having a Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with people Usually students will post on the InternatioNole wall inviting other students to go to a concert with them or to try dance lessons or to take a weekend trip somewhere The Center for Global Engagement is a great support system for the international students but it all depends on the student With any new place new experience it is all about taking that first step to getting out of your comfort zone 5 Who have been the most influential role models in your life This is the easiest question to answer because without a doubt the most influential role model in my life is my mother Margita Baldeweg She has gone through so many obstacles in her life but has not let a single one of them get in her way She wanted to see what life was like outside of East Germany and did not let a wall control her life She was the first in her family to leave Germany and there were many sacrifices but she would do it again Her desire to see the world and travel to New York City is what pushed her and I always remind myself of this when I am not having my best day My mother and father now own the New Yorker Staats Zeitung and the California Staats Zeitung As a person my mother is someone that does not care what other people think of her she is a woman that does not wear makeup or put a lot of effort in how she looks she is someone that puts her children first no matter what When anything bad or good happens my mother is the first person I call Throughout my life my mother was working for the newspaper taking care of us four and doing everything in between Everything she does in one day is remarkable and I know I am blessed to have her as my mother My biggest push in life is to make my mother proud and to one day be able to give her the chance to travel again 6 Some students may be unsure about what paths they want to take and the kinds of lives they want to lead What about you I am 100 unsure of what path I want to take but I know there are many different paths that I can walk down because of the variety of interests that I have it s just deciding which one I want to walk down first I know I want to find a job where I can use my creative abilities to make some sort of difference in the world To all of you graduates and upcoming seniors it is okay if you do not have your life planned out As long as you stay motivated and determined and do not settle for something that is convenient and comfortable then everything will be okay We are young and there is a whole world to explore My goal is to find something where I wake up every day and look forward to going to work Never do I want to work and only look forward to my vacation time We only have one life to live so might as well do something we are truly passionate about a Do you have goals and ideals for which you are striving If so how are you working toward those goals My overall goal is to find something that I am passionate about and to be able to use my creative abilities to help make some sort of positive impact I am interested in a variety of things which include travel writing working for a nonprofit teaching English abroad filming and producing working for a university in a center such as the Center for Global Engagement writing books etc For the longest time I wanted to write for a travel magazine but I recently took this course called Television Writing and Hosting and it introduced me to the world of reporting and broadcasting I loved interviewing people and sharing their story to the world Reporting included writing interacting with people being creative in how you film and put the package together and then watching your vision become a reality I am now looking into internships where I could learn more about the producing side of things I guess my dream job at the moment would be Anthony Bourdain in his show The Layover He gets to travel write film and travel all over the world for a job I mean you wouldn t want to do that b Do you plan to combine all of your interests and majors editing writing media humanities and travels into a future career The field of humanities lets me study three things that I have always been interested in communications music history and art history Editing Writing and Media helped me improve my writing and introduced me to the technology that many writers are using today I feel that it is possible to combine all of my interests into one future career but if not I am sure everything I have learned has benefited me now and will continue to benefit me in the future Communications music and art are all components of a country s culture and studying this has helped me explore the American culture in addition to other countries I am not sure just yet what the title of my future career is but I am sure it is out there c Are you fluent in both English and German and do you think being bilingual has made a big difference in your outlook about varying cultures and backgrounds Unfortunately I am not fluent in German My first language was German but when I learned English around the age of six it strangely vanished I still can understand a good amount of German but being able to speak it is quite difficult for me Many people tell me it will just come back one day but I think that if I want it to come back one day then I need to go to Germany and live there for a year For the month of June I will be participating in the program called Capital Travel Review where I will take German classes in the morning and then help research and write articles for their travel guidebook for Berlin Germany I thought this would be a great start after graduating FSU to practice my writing skills doing something I love but also a good push in learning the German language If I don t learn it now I don t know if I will ever learn it I think being bilingual is a great advantage to have in life I am envious when I hear students speak two different languages Speaking two languages not only can help you with finding a job but it also shows your pride in your family background I want to learn German so I can feel closer to my family in Germany and to feel like a true German Right now my siblings and I are known as the kids from America and that is cool but it definitely separates us I know my mother and Oma are proud of me but I think learning German will really make them proud knowing that I put the time and energy to learn German 7 As a college graduate what are your immediate plans post graduation As of right now I will work for a couple weeks hosting at Riccardo s a family owned small Italian Restaurant Afterward I will participate in the program through the City Travel Review for one month in Berlin Germany Then I will travel for about two weeks possibly through Italy and France and then meet up with my mother and siblings to celebrate my Oma s 90 th Birthday in Germany That is all I have planned at the moment Many people when they ask what I am doing after graduation and I give them the answer of I am not sure this look of worry crosses their faces However I am not too worried anymore There are so many opportunities out there but they just have to be found I have started applying to a few jobs and internships but my options are open Once I become fluent in German I plan to apply for the Fulbright Scholars Program for the following year 8 Some critics think that students should stick to work that relates only to their academic education In other words it is the not the business of higher education to teach students to be good citizens virtuous people or caring souls but rather knowledgeable and skillful in their fields How would you respond to these comments I understand where these critics are coming from Right now our job market is not that great and it seems more beneficial to focus on just your academic education and activities relating to what you are studying This seems the best way to get a career in the future and the main reason why we are attending college in the first place to get an education However it is during these four years that a student learns so much about themselves as a person It is their first time living on their own away from their parents the first time they have to go grocery shopping for themselves the first time that they are managing their own time the way they want to the first time they are relying on themselves In addition to a great education a university provides a chance to learn outside of the classroom While learning about yourself and figuring out what field to study why not explore as many interests as possible This is the time to discover hidden talents and passions and this might result in finding out what a student wants to do for the rest of his or her life My sister is studying pre med at University of Florida and she came into her freshmen year determined to join every organization that was related to the medical field One day her friend asked her to go to a meeting for fencing so she wouldn t have to go alone My sister tried out the equipment and fell in love with the art of fencing Over winter break with some of her scholarship money she bought fencing gear and is now traveling with the team and participating in competitions and she only started this past fall She knows she is not going to the Olympics anytime soon but she is doing something that she loves and never thought she would be good at or even like Through the experience she has made a great group of friends and she told me that what helps her get through the long days of classes is knowing that she has fencing practice later that day What is also great is that many of these organizations events activities or workshops are often times free or there is a discount for students At FSU we have had major performances come to campus world renowned speakers at workshops so many opportunities that are offered at little or no cost My sophomore year I was able to watch the best tap dancer in the world Savion Glover perform during Seven Days of Opening Nights How cool is that All of these opportunities add to the overall college experience in a positive way Joining an organization also is a chance to get involved with a group that shares the same interests as you

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