2013 Topic: Primed to Serve, a Benefit of a Liberal Arts Education
In Professor Marshall Gregory's forthcoming book, Good Teaching and Educational Vision: Not the Same Thing as Disciplinary Expertise, he writes of the importance of "[making] some kind of positive contribution to the world: to do something to make the world more sensible or more peaceful or more civil or more intelligent, and more congenial to human flourishing." Write an essay that analyzes how your liberal arts experiences (in your core and major classes, your community requirements, your service work, or other experiences) have inspired or prepared you to make similar sorts of positive contributions to rationality, peace, civility, intelligence, or human growth.
Erlandson, Andrew, "Bologna and Blogs: A Student's Journey Towards Actualizing The Purpose of His Higher Education" (2013). Kristi Schultz Broughton Liberal Arts Essay Contest. 9.