Back to Class: Bright College

In September 2020, Drake University announced the establishment of John Dee Bright College, a two-year college designed to serve the needs of Des Moines-area learners for whom Drake, and indeed college, may not otherwise seem like a possibility. Bright’s curriculum, focused on interdisciplinary, team-taught, project-based seminars and short courses and approach to integrating advising, mentoring, and student services into the academic environment is the first of its kind in the nation.

This presentation from Bright College Dean Craig Owens will offer insight into the history and development of Bright College, its aspirations for the future, and its mission, including the role it will play in advancing Drake’s commitment to access and inclusion and to serving as an anchor institute for our hometown.

This event is presented in conjunction with The Ray Society.

When: Thursday, February 11
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. CT
Platform: Zoom (Registered attendees will be emailed an access link and instructions)

Bio:
Craig Owens is a professor of English, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and dean of the John Dee Bright College at Drake. Since 2003, he has taught courses in modern drama, British literature, literary study, and creative writing. In 2015 he won the Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the Year Award. He is the author of Staging Technology: Medium, Machinery and Modern Drama, editor of Pinter Et Cetera, and co-editor of The Shaken and the Stirred: The Year’s Work in Cocktail Drama. His play Open House won the 2013 Tallgrass Theatre Company’s Playwright’s Workshop Award.

For event accommodations or questions, please contact Amelia Klatt at amelia.klatt@drake.edu or 515-271-3378.

 

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Thursday February 11
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This presentation from Bright College Dean Craig Owens will offer insight into the history and development of Bright College, its aspirations for the future, and its mission.
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