New Feature! Notes from the Faculty Lounge (Spring 2012)

William Gorton (Alma College) and Jonathan Havercroft (University of Oklahoma) recently published an article in the Journal of Political Science Education (Jan 2012, Vol. 8 Issue 1) on Reacting to the Past: "Using Historical Simulations to Teach Political Theory".

Abigail Perkiss (Kean University) wrote a guest column about her class for the New Jersey Star-Ledger,  "Kean University history professor helps connect past, present".  Her class was also showcased in the campus newspaper, Kean Exchange.

In a web story for Barnard College’s homepage, Rebecca Stanton connected “Reacting” to Barnard's newly-inaugurated multi-year interdisciplinary project, "For The Public Good," and to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Eastern Michigan University produced a new video on “Reacting” featuring Professor Mark Higbee’s class, which is available on YouTube.

Andrew Keitt's “Reacting” class at the University of Alabama, Birmingham also created a video about their classroom experience.

This video featured Jonathan Truitt's game about the Mexican Revolution, displaying the outstanding work from the anarchists in Nicolas Proctor’s game design seminar at Simpson College.  Truitt’s class was also featured recently in Central Michigan University’s alumni journal

The Grand Forks Herald featured Professor Melissa Gjellstad’s first semester teaching RTTP at the University of North Dakota. The First-Year Experience Program at UND also produced this video.

Kamran Swanson’s class received attention from The Harold, the student newspaper at Harold Washington Community College.  

An article about the Ides of March game led by Jane Barnette last summer at Kennesaw State University appeared in Flourish magazine.

A two-page spread on the Art in Paris, 1888-89 game was published in a new magazine on engaged learning at Georgia College.

A Union College article showcased one of its “Reacting” classes taught by Professor Ben Tyner.


The news items above were shared by members of the "Reacting to the Past" Faculty Lounge on Facebook.