February 25th, 2008
Ami Regier of Bethel College sent this photo she took during her LearnChicago! program last month. She writes, “I love this picture of Jose’s face with Emiliano Zapata’s face. Jose did a very important, compelling portrayal of how significant public art is to communal identity and history and growth.”
Students took a walking mural tour in Pilsen, a neighborhood in Chicago.
February 9th, 2008
Bethel College (KS) students on a LearnChicago! trip with Rev. Jesse Jackson (center) after a Rainbow PUSH meeting. The students were here with Professor Ami Regier for a Theater Immersion week. In addition to attending plays, they learned about the rich and complex dynamics of these plays’ history, cultures and politics through tours and events such as this.
photo by Adrian Burrows
February 4th, 2008
Students from our 2008 Spring Session visit Millenium Park in downtown Chicago!
photos by Rebecca Mehl
February 2nd, 2008
From The Rough Guide to the USA
“Chicago is in many ways the nation’s last great city. Sarah Bernhart called it “the pulse of America” and, though long eclipsed by Los Angeles as teh nation’s second most populous city after New York, Chicago really does have it all, with less of the hassle and infrastructure problems of its coastal rivals.
“Founded in the early 1800s, Chicago grew up with the country, serving as the main connection between the established East Coast cities and the wide-open Wild West frontier. This position on the sharp edge between civilization and wilderness made the city into a crucible of innovation. Many aspects of modern life, from skyscrapers to suburbia, had their start, and perhaps their finest expression, here on the shores of Lake Michigan.”