Hannibal-LaGrange University hosted a seminar recently that was held in the L.A. Foster Student Center. The seminar was a co-sponsored event of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Koch Foundation. Students were hand-picked to participate by Business Professor Mr. Scott Hall.
“The power of the seminar is seeing how our field of study influences our perspective on the subject matter and gaining an appreciation for the nuances offered by alternative points of view. My greatest reward from this event is the excitement and involvement I see in the students. There are so many interesting ideas that they come up with; I learn something every time.” said Scott Hall, business department chair.
In order to participate in the event, students and participating adults were required to read material by authors Timothy Keller, Miroslav Wolf, Deidre N. McClosky and Dorothy Sayers prior to the event. The purpose was to spark discussion about key ideas amongst students and faculty in four categorized sessions.
“I think this event really helped me broaden my perspective on real world topics. It also enabled me to think academically as well as spiritually on topics that are very interesting as well as thought provoking. It was interesting to see how my peers used their majors and knowledge to bring a different perspective.” said student and participate Kamey Fiedler. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s goal is to inspire college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous. These conferences are held nationally and this was the first one for Hannibal-Lagrange University to host. To learn more about the ISI, visit their website at home.isi.org