A Primer for Student Travel

Traveling internationally is one of the most rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating, humbling, and educational endeavors one can pursue. I haven’t met many people, once they’ve put an overseas trip or two behind them, who expressed no interest whatsoever in doing it again. I’ve been fortunate to share these kinds of experiences with a few of my colleagues […]

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The Opportunity for Study Abroad

That’s a pretty good-looking bunch, huh? My faculty partner and I have spent nearly two years putting together an upcoming study abroad trip for a group of communication students at West Texas A&M University. Since January, we’ve been teaching a weekly course in preparation for our “Travel Writing: Seoul and Tokyo” excursion this summer. That’s […]

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The 10-Book Challenge FINISHED: Book #10

Maus II, A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman I hadn’t anticipated reading Spiegelman’s other installment of Maus, but I was so impressed with the first one that I drove up to Amarillo today to purchase the second one. This one begins when Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, is brought to Auschwitz. The subtitle […]

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The 10-Book Challenge: Book #9

Maus I, A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman You can find Maus on various lists of must-read journalism. Spiegelman isn’t a journalist — he’s an artist — but he portrays his father’s story of surviving the Nazi holocaust in the style of journalism narrative. And, he also does it in the form of […]

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